Newsbits

OutNow Recordings is a new label out of Israel that just Launched with six releases. Check out their Bandcamp page to listen for free.

The latest release from the Claudia Quintet, What Is the Beautiful?, is reviewed.

Darcy James Argue and Danijel Zezelj‘s Brooklyn Babylon will premiere soon in New York.

String metal band Judgement Day is profiled.

The Edmonton Journal profiles drummers Ari Hoenig and Jerry Granelli.

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In Madison This Weekend

From Surrounded by Reality Music:

Sunday, October 23
DEAD CAT BOUNCE (Brooklyn)
doors: 7:30 pm, show 8 pm
location: Audio for the Arts (7 South Blair)
tix: $8 at door
RSVP

Jared Sims, Charlie Kohlhase, Terry Goss, Matt Steckler – saxes + winds
Dave Ambrosio – bass
Bill Carbone – drums
learn more: http://sonicbids.com/deadcatbounce

Saturday, October 22
ARP OF THE COVENANT w/ Glacier
9 p.m. location: Buraka Restaurant (543 State St.)
$5 suggested donation
RSVP

Arp of the Covenant (space jazz):
Brad Townsend, bass
Mark Siegenthaler, keyboards
Nick Zielinski, drums
learn more: http://www.arpofthecovenant.com

Glacier:
Luke Polipnick, guitar
Geoff Brady, percussion and stuff
Ben Willis, bass
learn more: glaciersounds.tumblr.com

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Music and More Reviews

Bill Laswell

From Music and More:

The Magic Band – 1: Oxford, UK – June 6, 2005 (Sundazed, 2011)
Julius Hemphill – Dogon A.D. (Arista/Freedom 1972, 1977; International Phonograph, 2011)
Side A – A New Margin (Clean Feed, 2011)
Bill Laswell, Raoul Bjorkenheim and Morgan Agren – Blixt (Cuneiform, 2011)

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A celebration of piano innovators in Baltimore

Dave Burrell
Cover of Dave Burrell

From Creative Differences:

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES presents LABYRINTHS – A celebration of piano innovators
@ The Windup Space
12 W.North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201
http://www.thewindupspace.com

SATURDAY 3 & SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER,2011

$35 advance 2 night pass. (available Nov 1 from http://www.brownpapertickets.com)
$20 per evening on the door.

Saturday @ 8pm
Lafayette Gilchrist – solo
Inside Out ( Lafayette Gilchrist,Michael Formanek,Eric Kennedy)
Dave Burrell w. Michael Formanek & Eric Kennedy

Sunday @7.30pm
Dave Burrell – solo
Marilyn Crispell and Michael Formanek Duo

Creative Differences is proud to present this exclusive 2 night event featuring Dave Burrell,a veteran of the Jazz avant-garde. Marilyn Crispell,one of the worlds most respected contemporary piano innovators and Baltimores own Lafayette Gilchrist who is going from strength to strength on the international Jazz scene.

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Nieuw Ensemble Plays Varese

Edgard Varèse
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THe Dutch Nieuw Ensemble are playing pieces from Stravinsky, Guo, and Varese over the coming weeks. The shows feature:

Density 21.5 (Varese)
Octet (Stravinsky)
Parade (Guo)
Octandre (Varese)
Déserts – met video van Bill Viola (Varese)

Dates include:

Wed 26 October 2011 The Hague Dr Anton Philipszaal 8.15 pm
Thur 27 October 2011 Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ 8.15 pm
Tue 8 November 2011 Enschede Muziekcentrum 8 pm
Wed 9 November 2011 Den Bosch Verkadefabriek 8.30 pm

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Craig Taborn
Cover of Craig Taborn

From NYTimes.com:

Festival of New Trumpet Music (Friday through Sunday) Focused by instrument and inclination, this exploratory festival resurfaces at the Jazz Standard with yet another distinguishing feature: Kenny Wheeler, a trumpeter of integrity, now 81, visiting from his home in London. On Friday and Saturday he’ll be a featured guest soloist with the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, a texture-rich big band. On Sunday he will lead his own quintet, with a veteran partner, the bassist Dave Holland, and three serious younger players: the alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, the pianist Craig Taborn and the drummer Rudy Royston. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $30. (Chinen)

Jon Irabagon Trio (Friday) A saxophonist of formidable technique and frisky temperament, Jon Irabagon explores an agenda of creative stamina with this trio, spinning a set’s worth of variations off a single song form. His drummer, as on the recent album “Foxy” (Hot Cup), is Barry Altschul, an avant-garde veteran; on bass is Mark Helias. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Amina Claudine Myers / Steve and Iqua Colson (Friday) The New York chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians presents one of its perennial concerts, headlined by longstanding members: Ms. Myers, a pianist-composer of restlessly broad imagination, playing a solo recital; and the husband-and-wife team of Steve Colson, a pianist, and Iqua Colson, a vocalist, leading a quartet with Roy Campbell on trumpet and Thurman Barker on drums. At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, aacm-newyork.com; $30, or $15 for students. (Chinen)

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Classical Music From The New York Times

Sofia Gubaidulina in Sortavala, 1981
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From NYTimes.com:

Gidon Kremer (Saturday) Performing as part of Lincoln Center’s second White Light Festival, this redoubtable violinist pays homage to Bach with a concert in which that composer’s imposing Chaconne for solo violin mingles among chamber works by Valentin Silvestrov, Sofia Gubaidulina and Shostakovich. At 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500, lincolncenter.org; $45 to $75. (Smith)

SONiC (Friday and Saturday) This sprawling new celebration of 21st-century composers aged 40 and under concludes with four final events. Alarm Will Sound leads the charge with a lively mix of premieres and recent pieces on Friday evening at Roulette in Brooklyn, followed by an after-hours electronic-music set. On Saturday the American Composers Orchestra offers a free concert at the World Financial Center, including a new work by Bryce Dessner, a guitarist for the popular alt-rock band the National; later that night, a program of percussion music at Joe’s Pub ends the festival with a bang. At 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday; for addresses and prices, see sonicfestival.org. A pass is available to reduce all admission costs. (Smith)

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