A new trio, Thumbscrew, featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, will play its first two gigs at Cornelia Street Café in New York on March 11th and The Windup Space in Baltimore on March 14th.
Doctor Dark, a Captain Beefheart Tribute band, is back together for new recordings and touring.
John Zorn will guest on the next Napalm Death release.
RLP 2125 – Bushman´s Revenge: Never Mind The Botox (LP)
RCD 2123 – Bushman´s Revenge: A Little Bit Of Big Bonanza (CD)
RCD 2122 – El Doom & The Born Electric (CD)
RLP 2119 – Scorch Trio with Mars Williams: Made in Norway (2LP)
RLP 2118 – Elephant9: Live at the BBC (LP)
Thursday, February 9th: Soar Trio at Cliff Bells
Formerly known as BoxDeserter Trio, the name change was made to separate the trio’s identity from the large ensemble version of BoxDeserter. An improvising chamber group, Soar Trio consists of pianist Thollem McDonas, saxophonist Skeeter Shelton and double-bassist Joel Peterson. Contemporary Concert Music, Free Jazz and Free Improvisation are all part of the mix; we’ll probably hear some special guests in the course of the evening’s three sets.
The acoustics suited the experimental works that the Wet Ink Ensemble performed at the inaugural concert, the first installment of Gaudeamus Muziekweek New York. The series is an American version of a Dutch new-music festival that has flourished since 1945. The festival, in Utrecht, does not focus particularly on Dutch music; its scope is international, and the Brooklyn edition is following suit, with a Dutch group, Ensemble MAE, joining two American ones, Wet Ink and the International Contemporary Ensemble, in programs that are global and eclectic.
Plaster – Platforms (Kvitnu)
Dorn – Mund und Ohr Geffesselt (Houzztek)
Vladislav Delay – Vantaa (Raster-Noton)
James Murray – Floods (Slowcraft) Antipop Consortium with Matthew Shipp & William Parker – Knives From Heaven (Thirsty Ear)
Voices from the Lake – Voices from the Lake (Prologue)