Newsbits

Bob Drake

Bob Drake‘s latest CD is out.

A new/old Zappa release, Carnegie Hall, is reviewed.

Steve Bernstein is interviewed about his Sly Stone cover album.

Charming Hostess will join the OccupySF folks Sunday, October 16 at 4pm in Sue Bierman Park, San Francisco.

Andrea Centazzo will perform October 20th 2011 at 7 PM at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 1023 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles. Admission is free.

Pauline Oliveros is celebrating her 80th birthday.

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Anthony Braxton: A Grand Thinker Of American Music, Inviting 'Friendly Experiencers'

Anthony Braxton playing a contrabass saxophone
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From NPR:

The rap on composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton has always been that his music is difficult. But Braxton himself is far from austere. He’s easily approachable, so much so that he uses the term “friendly experiencer” to describe his audience.

He’s now known as one of the grand thinkers of American music. He is a product of Chicago’s seminal free jazz collective, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. He’s a MacArthur Fellow. He’s written five operas. He’s a professor at Wesleyan University; as a teacher, he’s encouraged successive waves of creative protégés, many of whom have recorded and performed with him.

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Monsieur Délire Reviews

itsnotyouitsme | ERMP 08.16.08
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From Monsieur Délire:

YMUSIC / Beautiful Mechanical (New Amsterdam Records)
ITSNOTYOUITSME / Everybody’s Pain is Magnificent (New Amsterdam Records)
MORAINE / Metamorphic Rock: Live at NEARfest 2010 (Moonjune)
BVDUB / I Remember (Translations of ‘Mørketid’) (Glacial Movements Records – merci à/thanks to John Bourke P.R.)
WINTER FAMILY / Red Sugar (Sub Rosa – merci à/thanks to John Bourke P.R.)
HASSE POULSEN / Progressive Patriots (Das Kapital)
HYBRID 10TET / On the Move (BBB – merci à/thanks to Toondist)
CORRIE EN DE GROTE BROKKEN / Vier!: Het Beste van de Grote Brokken (Brokken Records)

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A Music Series Where Uncertainty Is Embraced

From NYTimes.com:

UNCERTAINTY is getting a particularly bad rap these days, not least from politicians and pundits who blame it for the reluctance of businesses to hire and consumers to spend. But to Carl Testa, a musician for whom the act of making art is not divorced from the conditions in which it is made, the rise of uncertainty is a precursor to social transformation.

DMG Newsletter October 14th, 2011

Rob Mazurek

From DMG:

John Zorn & The Dreamers: Christmas Album! Blixt: Bill Laswell/Raoul Bjorkenheim/Morgan Agren! Claudia Quintet + Theo Bleckmann & Kurt Elling! Rob Mazurek‘s San Paulo Underground! Phillip Johnston & Joel Forrester!

Unreleased Albert Ayler! David S. Ware Solo! Julius Hemphill’s ‘Dogon A.D.’ Finally Reissued! Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance! Darius Jones Trio! Ned Rothenberg & Kazuhisa Uchihashi! Elliott Sharp: Solo & Duo CDs! Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio!

Braxton Trillium E: New Opera Box Set! Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge, and Spontaneous River Orchestra CDs! Aki Takase & Han Bennink! Klezmatics All-Stars Live! Louis Andriessen! Sofia Gubadulina! Oren Ambarchi & Joe Talia! Christian Fennesz! Martin Philadelphy!

Tony Levin/David Torn/Alan White Trio! Phillip Johnston’s Snap Sax Quartet! Samuel Blaser Qt! Moraine! Slivovitz! Peter Garland! Asmus Tietchens!

Noah Howard Book! Two Sun Ra 12″ EPs! Blue Humans! Heikki Sarmanto Juhani Altonen! Roberto Zorzi/Tim Berne/Mark Feldman/Herb Robertson/Bobby Previte!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, October 16th at 6pm: UK’s finest featuring:
ALEX WARD – Clarinet & DOMINIC LASH – Contrabass!

Sunday, October 23rd at 6pm: (This Set Might Start Late, Stay Tuned)
LOUIE BELOGENIS / DAN FABRICATORE / FEDERICO UGHI!
Amazing New Tenor & Soprano Sax/Contrabass/Drums Trio!

Sunday, October 30th Double-Header – Two Great Duos!
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTADT & BRIAN SETTLES – Great Drums & Tenor Sax Duo!
7pm: PascAli – A Prepared Bass Duo featuring:
SEAN ALI on Double Bass & PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER – Double Bass!

Sunday, November 6th Double-Header (note early start time)
5pm: FABIEN SEVILLA – Solo Acoustic Bass!
6pm: DEVIN GRAY Duo!

Sunday, November 13th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW ENSEMBLE!

Sunday, November 20th: Two CD’s Release Celebration Featuring:
6pm: KEN ALDCROFT – Solo Guitar Compositions & Duo with WILLIAM PARKER!
7pm: KEN ALDCROFT / WILLIAM PARKER / ANDY HAAS TRIO!

Sunday, November 27th at 6pm:
JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!

Sunday, December 4th at 6pm:
TOM BLANCARTE / LOUISE D. E. JENSEN / DAMON HOLZBORN !
New Contrabass / Saxophone / Electronics Trio!

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