Monthly Archives: January 2012

Newsbits: Glass at 75, Darius Jones, Trio M, Zeuhl in Belgium

Philip Glass‘s 75th birthday was celebrated at Le Poisson Rouge. Aum Fidelity will be releasing the latest from Darius Jones in April. Trio M (Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, Matt Wilson) will be in Hollywood this Friday. Also this weekend, Univers Zero, … Continue reading

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The Super Coda at Small Beast, February 6th

From New York’s Super Coda: 8:30 – Monsoon in Bloom – compositions of swirling, circular rhythmic patterns, mainly static harmony, intense dynamics and bursts of infectious melody. Starring Lucas Brode, Isaac Jaffe, Gabe Yonkler, Sam Wagner. 9:15 – BISAFURI – … Continue reading

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Upcoming Philadelphia Shows

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop: Saturday, February 18, 8pm AMIR ELSAFFAR & THE TWO RIVERS ENSEMBLE Amir ElSaffar, trumpet + santur + vocals; Ole Mathisen, saxophones; Tareq Abboushi, buzuq; Safer Tawil, oud + percussion; Carlo DeRosa, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums … Continue reading

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DMG Newsletter January 27th, 2012

From DMG: Bjorkenheim’s Scorch Trio Live 2LP-Only! John Zorn & Banquet of the Spirits! Zeena Parkins! Terry Riley! Elliott Sharp! Jim Black Trio! Uri Caine All Stars! Barry Guy/LJCO DVD! Sonore CD! Gustafsson’s Fire + O’Rourke! Andre Vida with Braxton/Sorey/Dorner! … Continue reading

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From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET: January 28, 2012 Ellery Eskelin Trio New York, Bimhuis, Amsterdam Ellery Eskelin Gary Versace Gerald Cleaver January 27, 2012 Bik Bent Braam, Bimhuis, Amsterdam Angelo Verploegen Bart van der Putten Carl Ludwig Hubsch Eric Boeren Frank Gratkowski Frans … Continue reading

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine: Phurpa – Trowo Phurnag Ceremony Andreas Bick – Fire and Frost Pattern Circle Of Ouroborus – Eleven Fingers Where Is This – Narcissus At The Gym Anonymous – Tarawa Ritual Stance – Bare Before The Altar Various … Continue reading

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AMN Reviews: Quentin Sirjacq – La Chambre Claire (Schole Recordings)

Quentin Sirjacq, “La Chambre Claire” (Schole Recordings) Japanese label Schole has a big old soft spot for European Romanticism, as a number of the solo piano outings by founder Akira Kosemura sweetly testify. In reissuing “La Chambre Claire” by Quentin … Continue reading

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