AMN Picks of the Week

Bozzio performing with Fantômas, Quart Festiva...

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.

Terry Bozzio – Prime Cuts (2005)
Tyondai Braxton – Central Market (2009)
Anthony Braxton – Sextet (Molde) 2005
Paul Tognola / Andrew Ponzoni – freejazzLIVElectronics (2011)
Upsilon Acrux – Upsilon Live (2010)
Jeff Kaiser / Tom McNalley / Ted Byrnes – External Logic Machine (2011)
Corpseboy and Justin Cassidy – Grain of the Voice (2010)

New York Guitar Festival Alternative Guitar Summit

Trevor Dunn

From the New York Guitar Festival:

Alternative Guitar Summit Lineup

3 night pass for $40
$15 in advance, $20 at door
advance tix highly recommended!

Jan. 13

7:30- 8:10- Mark Stewart (guitar) and Gyan Riley (guitar)
8:20- 8:50- Joel Harrison and Anupam Shobhakar (sarod)
9:00- 9:40- Ben Monder (guitar) and Pete Rende (Keyboards) play songwriter Jimmy Webb
9:50- 10:45- Pillow Wand- Nels Cline (guitar) and Thurston Moore (guitar)

Jan 14

7:30-8:15- Knox Chandler (guitar and effects) and Ismail Lalal (drums)
8:25- 9:10- Dave Tronzo (guitar) and Jay Granelli (bass)
9:20- 10:05- Liberty Ellman (guitar) and Vijay Iyer (piano)

Jan 15: Honoring Jim Hall

8 to 11pm
1) Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Obed Calvaire (drums)
2) Vic Juris (guitar) and Mary Halvorsen (guitar)
3) Jim Ridl (piano) with Vic Juris (guitar)
4) Steve Cardenas (guitar) and Jacob Sacks (piano)
5) Adam Rogers (guitar) and David Binney (sax)
6) Joel Harrison String Choir (arrangements of Subsequently and Misterioso for 2 guitars and string quartet)
7) Nels Cline (guitar) and Trevor Dunn (bass)
8) Scott Colley (bass) and Chris Potter (sax)

This Week at the Super Coda

Jason Ajemian & The HighLife

From New York’s Super Coda:

This THURSDAY 1/5 The Super Coda unfolds at Vaudeville Park – a beautiful gallery/performance space located at 26 Bushwick ave. and created by the magnificent Ian Colletti.

The Super Coda presents: jJjay + the Brooklyn premier of Slide Life.
Featuring 3 performances blurring the distinctions between poetry, music, and performance art. in order of appearance:
Joseph Keckler – astounding operatic virtuoso and performer who includes fantastical visuals and theatrical elements in his work.
Jason Ajemian and the High Life – mind-blowing large ensemble led by the incomparable Mr. Ajemian, blowing our glass hearts full of jazz, poetry, graphic scores and intricate orchestration.
Jonathan Wood Vincent – Chief of avant-storytelling and piano man par excellence. Curator at Papacookie.

and the Brooklyn Premier of Slide Life – by Jason Ajemian and The High Life, Directed by Mollie McKinley. Follow the adventure of one Wilbur Hammer as he returns home to Appalachia from his travels to deal with his landlord (played by Chesterhill local Lord Bobby) and his blonde-beehived sweetheart, Darlene Hammer. Shot on location at the Harold Arts, Chesterhill, Ohio. Inspired by our local friend and Desert Shield veteran, Bobby, who along with his hand-made battle axe, makes his big screen debut.