Newsbits

Records on wheels, Toronto, sept. 24 1977

A new release from Bobby Bradford, Mark Dresser, and Glenn Ferris is reviewed.

Christian Hertzog lists the LA classical music performances he’s looking forward to in 2012.

From Straight to Bizarre, a DVD of Frank Zappa’s early attempts at setting up records labels, is briefly reviewed.

At Brooklyn’s Littlfieldan upcoming show: Jan 18 @ Littlefield, 622 Degraw St Brooklyn NY, 8pm, Mivos Quartet – Higgins: String Quartet No.2, Op.7, Eric Wubbels – This Is This Is This Is, Diamond Terrifier (ZS), Sleepy Peopl, Oracle DJs.

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AMN Picks of the Week

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.

Claudia Quintet +1 / Kurt Elling / Theo Bleckmann – What is the Beautiful? (2011)
Bill Laswell / Raoul Björkenheim / Morgan Ågren – Blixt (2011)
Alon Nechushtan – Dark Forces (2011)
Motian Sickness – The Music of Paul Motian, For the Love of Sarah (2011)
Gušmundur Steinn Gunnarsson – Horpma (2011)
Evans / Pluta / Altieri – Sum and Difference (2011)
Peter Evans / Quintet – Ghosts (2011)
Alio Die / Mathias Grassow – Praha Meditations (2010)

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010
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From Free Jazz:

Chicago Trio – Velvet Songs (RogueArt, 2011) ****
Ikue Mori, Mark Nauseef, Evan Parker, Bill Laswell – Near Nadir (Tzadik, 2011)
Matana Roberts – Coin Coin, Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres (Constellation, 2011) *****
John Zorn – A Dreamer’s Christmas (Tzadik, 2011)
The Vinny Golia Octet – Low And Inside – Music For Baritone Saxophone (Nine Winds, 2011) ****
Peter Evans – Beyond Civilized and Primitive (Dancing Wayang 2011) ****½
Evan Parker & Zlatko Kaučič – Round About One O’clock (Not Two, 2011) ****

Touching Extremes Reviews

English: Phil Minton in concert with Speakeasy...

From Touching Extremes:

BLOOM PROJECT – Sudden Aurora
CONURE – Strings, Locations
PAULINE OLIVEROS / FRANCISCO LÓPEZ / DOUG VAN NORT / JONAS BRAASCH – Quartet For The End Of Space
TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION – Save The Planet
BRENT FARISS – Four Environments… Collapsing
“BLUE” GENE TYRANNY – Detours
PHIL MINTON / OKKYUNG LEE – Anicca
PETER EVANS – Beyond Civilized And Primitive