DMG Newsletter January 5th, 2012

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From DMG:

Anthony Braxton & Buell Neidlinger Do Monk! Sun Ra: Complete Ann Arbor Concerts 1972/3/4! Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron at Bimhuis! Christy Doran’s New Bag! Sangeeta Michael Berardi/John Esposito! Per Tjernberg/Mats Oberg/Bengt Berger! Noah Howard Biography!

Juhani Altonene/Heikki Sarmanto! Michael Nyman/Peter Brotzmann/Evan Parker! Nisennenmondai! ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny! Jonas Braasch DVD! Franco Evangelisti! Art Zoyd! Scritti Politti! Deathprod! Roberto Cacciapaglia!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues in the New Year With:

Sunday, January 8th, 2012 Double-Header: Two Great Duos featuring:
6pm: GL DIANA & KYOKO KITAMURA – Laptop & Experimental Vocals!
7pm: HAN-EARL PARK & TRACY McMULLEN – UK Guitarist & Tenor Sax Duo!

Sunday, January 15th Double-Header Featuring:
6pm: YUKARI – Solo Flute Performance!
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN on Snare Drum & ALIZA SIMONS on Euphonium!

Sunday, January 22nd Double-Header:
6pm: TERRENCE McMANUS – Solo Guitar!
7pm: KUS & RIKA Featuring:
MARKUS RUCHMANN – Beatbox, Loops & Sounds / FREDERIKA KRIER – Violin & Loops!

Sunday, January 29th at 6pm:
The Return of RADIO I-CHING! Featuring:
DEE POP – Drums / ANDY HAAS – Reeds / DON FIORINO – Guitar!

Sunday, February 5th at 6pm:
MAX JOHNSON & SYLVAIN LEROUX – Acoustic Bass & Flute Duo!

Sunday, February 12th at 6pm:

The ‘Creative Music’ of Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton

From, a preview of the remixed Braxton Black Saint / Soul Note recordings:

Most important is that, among those musicians currently alive and plying their trade, Braxton’s work may well be that which most defies any form of classification. Clearly Giovanni Bonandriri, who was responsible for much of what went into the Black Saint and Soul Note catalogs, saw Braxton as a jazz musician; and he certainly has done some impressive jamming with the best of them (including, in this particular collection, Max Roach, Mal Waldron, and Don Byron). On the other hand musicians more commonly associated with the “classical” side of the avant-garde, such as Richard Teitelbaum and Frederick Rzewski, have also performed with him in what may best be called both “chamber” and “orchestral” settings.


Concert Imaginaire is an experimental outfit that has a few interesting samples available.

Sons of Kemet and Trevor Watts‘ performance at the Vortex is reviewed.

An upcoming LA show featuring Emily Hay and Vinny Golia is previewed.

The Praxis Quartet performing Maoz, Dvorak, Little and Brahms will play Sunday, Feb 26, 7 pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY,, and Saturday, March 3, 7:30 pm, Church-in–the–Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375.

Also, coming Feb. 5th at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, is the Diana Wayburn Ensemble presenting original compositions & improvisations based in West African music with classical and jazz influences. The Jesse Stacken Trio is featured as well.

Nicole Mitchell Moves, but Still Performs in Chicago


But Ms. Mitchell has been absent from the local scene lately. Her performances of her composition “Harambee: Road to Victory” with the Chicago Sinfonietta at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville on Jan. 15 and at Symphony Center on Jan. 16, will be two of only a handful of appearances on local stages since July. One reason is financial. It proved to be a challenge for even so accomplished a jazz artist to make a living at her craft here, so she moved 2,000 miles away, to Long Beach, Calif., to take a “dream job” and earn a steady paycheck. In August Ms. Mitchell, 44, became assistant professor in a relatively new program integrating composition, improvisation and technology at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s always been important to me to have that role, as a teacher, because I feel really fortunate for the mentorships I’ve had,” she said.