Dan Blacksberg Profiled

From Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra:

Trombonist Dan Blacksberg strives to expand the range and role of trombone in improvised music. This Philadelphia native also happens to be highly sought-after in the world of klezmer, leading and co-leading several groups that have earned titles such as “the world’s greatest Hasidic hardcore band” and “klezmer power-trio” (that group, Leviticus, includes TCO’s own Tyshawn Sorey). Read on to learn about the many contexts in which Dan works as a musician and about the current commissioning project for his group Archer Spade.

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Newsbits

Anthony Braxton

The Tri-centric Foundation has released a solo piano performance from Cory Smythe undertaking Anthony Braxton‘s Composition 30. The release is free for subscribers.

Jason Adasciewicz’s Sun Rooms will play Chicago tonight, and is previewed.

Captain Beefheart’s Bat Chain Puller will see an official release.

Bridge Records has a new release out from Tod Machover.

Also in the new release department is E.E. Tension and Circumstance by Keith Rowe and John Tilbury, on Potlatch.

Finally, Carl Testa has released two new EPs, My Memory Consists of Nothing but Numbers and Feelings and 4 Miniatures for Automated Organ.

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

MATT EARLE, JASON KAHN & ADAM SUSSMANN – Concerts Melbourne + Sydney
ALEKS KOLKOWSKI / UTE WASSERMANN – Squall Line
ANTJE VOWINCKEL – Hier Und Da
ARIEL SHIBOLET – Live At The Total Music Meeting
ARIEL SHIBOLET / NORI JACOBY – Scenes From An Ideal Marriage
ARIEL SHIBOLET / HAGGAI FERSHTMAN – Happiness For Things Unseen
STEVE LACY FIVE – Blinks… Zürich Live 1983

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Barre Phillips, 2008, moers festival
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From Free Jazz:

Ingrid Laubrock‘s Sleepthief – The Madness of Crowds (Intakt, 2011)
The Ames Room – Bird Dies (Clean Feed, 2011)
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet – Apparent Distance (Firehouse 12 Records, 2011)
Ken Vandermark – Mark in the Water (Not Two, 2011) **½
Ken Vandermark Sextet – Strade d’Aqua/Roads Of Water (Multikulti, 2011) **½
Mikołaj Trzaska Clarinet Quintet – IRCHA – Lark Uprising (Multikulti, 2011) ****
ROVA : Zorn – The Receiving Surfaces (Metalanguage, 2011) ****
The Thing w/Jim O’Rourke: Shinjuku Growl (Smalltown Superjazz, 2011) ****½
Lol Coxhill, Barre Phillips, JT Bates – The Rock On The Hill (Nato, 2011) ****