Newbits: Victor / Mengelberg / Musillami / Vlatkovich / Dunn / Open Music Ensemble

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On Wednesday, March 7th at 8:30 p.m., Brooklyn-based vocalist Fay Victor will perform a special set of duets with the legendary Dutch pianist and bandleader Misha Mengelberg at The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Out today is Mettle, veteran guitarist/composer Michael Musillami‘s sixth release with his flagship trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller.

pfMentum has released An Autobiography of a Pronoun, a new release from the Michael Vlatkovich Ensemblio.

Kyle Bobby Dunn has made available a new track from his upcoming 2CD release.

A show from the Thirteenth Assembly is available for a short time on BBC3.

The Open Music Ensemble has some pretty cool acoustic, improvised, and unpredictable Eastern-influenced music up on Myspace.  They are also playing February 10th at Tibet House in NYC.

ICE premieres major new works by George Lewis and Nicole Mitchell


The lines separating avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and other experimental idioms blurred long ago, but rarely more dramatically than on Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In a provocative program by the International Contemporary Ensemble, also known as ICE, new and recent scores tested listeners’ preconceptions on how music is made and perceived. Inevitably, some of the works proved more effective than others, but the best of them showed how accomplished composers can create gripping musical languages for themselves.

Musique Machine Reviews

English: Throbbing Gristle live Français : Thr...

From Musique Machine:

Reinhold Friedl – Inside Piano
Ruine – Des Araignées Cherchent Mon Coeur
Last Rape – The Dark Is Death’s Friend
Sir Isaf Gul – Four-String Guitar & U
Flagellant – Monuments
Jenks Miller and Nicholas Szczepanik – American Gothic
Insurgent – The 99 Names Of God
Merzbow – Dead Zone
Manuel Mota & Jason Kahn – Espírito Santo
Throbbing Gristle – The Secound Annual Report

New Releases from Leo Records

Out on

Leo Records:

Gebhard Ullmann / Jurgen Kupke / Michael Thieke (The Clarinet
Trio) – 4
Francois Carrier / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin – In Motion
Andrea Buffa / Carlo Actis Dato / Fiorenzo Bodrato / Dario
Mazzucco – 30 Years Island
Gebhard Ullmann / Chris Dahlgren / Clayton Thomas (Bass X 3) – Transatlantic
Anto Pett / Bart van Rosmalen – Playwork
Swedish Mobilia; Andrea Bolzoni / Dario Miranda / Daniele
Frati – Knife, Fork and Spoon
Matthias Ziegler – La Rusna; Music for Flutes
Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver – Family Ties



February 1, 2012
Yoni Kretzmer Two-Bass Quartet, Brooklyn Lyceum
Mike Pride Reuben Radding Sean Conly Yoni Kretzmer

January 31, 2012
Jason Stein Darius Jones Ben Gerstein Pascal Niggenkemper Chad Taylor, Korzo
Ben Gerstein Chad Taylor Darius Jones Jason Stein Pascal Niggenkemper

January 31, 2012
Kirk Knuffke & Andrew D’Angelo Quartet, Korzo
Andrew D’Angelo Ben Street Bill Goodwin Kirk Knuffke