AMN Picks of the Week

Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Alio Die / Francesco Paladino – Angel’s Fly Souvenir (2005)
Alio Die / Nick Parkin – Aquam Metallicam (2001)
São Paulo Underground – The Principle of Intrusive Relationships (2008)
São Paulo Underground – Tres Cabeças Loucuras (2011)
Taylor Ho Bynum / Sextet – Apparent Distance (2011)
Dixie’s Death Pool – The Man With Flowering Hands (2011)

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Ratchet Series at the Skylark

From Chicago’s Ratchet Series:

The Ratchet Series at the Skylark
2149 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Tel: (312) 948-5275
all shows 10pm

Monday, November 14

Luke Polipnick – guitar
Ben Willis – bass
Geoff Brady – percussion

Monday, November 21

Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Tomeka Reid – cello
Devin Hoff – bass and compositions (L.A.)
Mike Reed – drums

Monday, December 5

Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

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Henryk Gorecki Memorial Concert at Le Poisson Rouge

Henryk Miko?aj Górecki, Polish composer
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The Polish composer Henryk Gorecki died last Nov. 12, and to commemorate the first anniversary of his death Le Poisson Rouge and the Polish Cultural Institute presented two of his substantial chamber works in a free concert on Tuesday evening. Le Poisson Rouge was packed for the occasion: 45 minutes before the performance listeners who thought they had arrived early enough to get a seat were filling the standing room.

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George Lewis, Composer Portrait, at Miller Theater

George Lewis
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Virtually every consideration of George Lewis, an imposing performer and scholar now serving as a professor and the vice chairman of the music department at Columbia University, will invoke the term trombonist-composer. If you’ve encountered Mr. Lewis’s playing, stressing instrumental prowess seems natural; if you haven’t, dip into an album like Anthony Braxton’s “Quartet (Dortmund) 1976,” and you will hear instantly why Mr. Lewis is revered among avant-garde jazz aficionados.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Nils Petter Molvaer at Moers Festival 2006, Ge...
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From All About Jazz:

Robert Kusiolek / Anton Sjarov / Ksawery Wojcinski / Klaus Kugel
Nuntium (Multikulti Project)

Evan Parker
Evan Parker’s Psi Label Celebrates First Ten Years

Marilyn Mazur
Celestial Circle (ECM Records)

Nils Petter Molvaer
Baboon Moon (Sula Records)

Sam Rivers
Fuchsia Swing Song (Blue Note Records)

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