Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Darius Jones – Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) (AUM Fidelity, 2011)
Kris Davis – Aeriol Piano (Clean Feed, 2011)
Amir ElSaffar – Inana (Pi Recordings, 2011)
Dead Cat Bounce – Chance Episodes (Cuneiform, 2011)

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Narrowminded has a new electroacoustic release out from Coen Oscar Polack, entitled Spectral Churches.

Eyal Maoz will be playing solo guitar on Friday October 28, 2011, 5-7 PM, at Earthmatters venue and radio station, 177 Ludlow St. New York City. Zip 10009. Http://

Amon Tobin‘s recent New York performance is reviewed.

Lee Sankey has a new book coming out called Brainstruments, in which he posits that a musician’s mental model is what separates great musicians from average ones.

Ravish Momin has a new duo EP out.

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Dusted Reviews

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From Dusted:

Artist: Roll the Dice
Album: In Dust
Label: Leaf

Artist: Akira Sakata
Album: Live At the Hungry Brain / And That’s The Story Of Jazz…
Label: Family Vineyard

Artist: David S. Ware
Album: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Vol. 2)
Label: AUM Fidelity

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Classical Music From The New York Times

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Brooklyn Rider (Monday) This adventurous, energetic young quartet performs a work of its own, “Seven Steps,” along with Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 3 (“Mishima”); Christopher Tignor’s “together into this unknowable night”; John Zorn’s “Kol Nidre”; and a work from outside the group’s normal purview, Beethoven’s C-sharp minor quartet (Op. 131). At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $25 and $37. (Allan Kozinn)

Chamber Music of Robert Ashley (Tuesday and Thursday) Even aficionados of Mr. Ashley’s seminal modern operas might know little of his chamber works, which makes this four-evening series — the start of a month filled with his works — especially inviting. Tuesday’s program includes works for violin, string quartet and voice, while Thursday brings an expansive mix of players; both evenings span five decades of idiosyncratic invention. (The series runs through Nov. 5.) At 7 p.m., Incubator Arts Project, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, East Village, (212) 420-1916,; $15, or $30 for a three-event package. (Smith)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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Tim Berne, Tyshawn Sorey, Ryan Ferreira (Tuesday) Mr. Berne, an alto saxophonist and composer drawn to raw texture and knotty convolution, matches up with a pair of ambitious younger players, each bringing his own ideas: Mr. Sorey, on drums, and Mr. Ferreira, on guitar. At 10:30 p.m., Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718) 285-9425,; $10 suggested donation, with a two-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Cryptogramphone at the Stone (Tuesday through Nov. 13) Cryptogramophone, a stylishly progressive Los Angeles label run by the violinist Jeff Gauthier, has taken over the Stone for the next couple of weeks, airing out its left-of-center aesthetic one show at a time. Among the early highlights are a duo performance by the multireedist Vinny Golia and the pianist Denman Maroney (Tuesday at 10 p.m.); Gregg Bendian’s Trio Pianissimo, led by Mr. Bendian, a drummer and composer (Thursday at 8 p.m.); and Goat Structure, an ensemble with Mr. Gauthier, Mr. Bendian, the pianist David Witham and the bassist Steuart Liebig (Thursday at 10 p.m.). At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10 cover per set. (Chinen)

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Samdhi (Tuesday and Wednesday) At heart Mr. Mahanthappa, an alto saxophonist of slashing clarity, has long been a proponent of fusion, at least in the cross-cultural sense of the word. His new album, “Samdhi” (ACT), evokes another usage: it’s a driving electro-acoustic album with the guitarist David Gilmore, the bassist Rich Brown, the drummer Damion Reid and the mridangam player Anand Ananthakrishnan. (All but Mr. Ananthakrishnan resurface here.) At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232,; $20 cover. (Chinen)

Medeski Martin & Wood and Antibalas (Saturday) Medeski Martin & Wood — the shrewd and unsinkable groove band, now celebrating its 20th year — has long been celebrated for its Halloween shows, and this should be no exception. The band is teaming up with Antibalas, the high-octane Brooklyn Afrobeat group that powered “Fela!” on Broadway; each headliner will play one set, and then they’ll combine for a roiling finale. At 8 p.m., Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, Clinton, (800) 745-3000,; $27.50 in advance, $35 on the day of the show. (Chinen)

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Open Ears Music Shows

From New Orleans’ Open Ears Music:

Dave Cappello – 2 August 11 – Audio Archive
Dave Cappello, Jimbo Walsh, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jeff Albert

Mike Jenner – 18 Oct 11 – Audio Archive
Mike Jenner (sax), Brian Prunka (guitar), Tarik Hassan (bass), Darrian Douglas (drums)

Plunge – 11 Oct 11 – Audio Archive
Plunge: Mark McGrain (trombone), Tom Fitzpatrick (saxes), James Singleton (bass)

WATIV – 20 Sept 11 – Audio Archive
WATIV: Will Thompson, Chris Alford, James Singleton, & Simon Lott

Low Stress Quintet – Kyle Cripps – Audio Archive 13 Sept 11

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