Daily Archives: February 22, 2012

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes: HUIB EMMER – Green Desert ELODIE – La Lumiere Parfumee ARVO ZYLO – 333 JOЁLLE LÉANDRE & INDIA COOKE – Journey BEAT CIRCUS – Boy From Black Mountain LED BIB – Sensible Shoes GUTBUCKET – A Modest … Continue reading

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Upcoming Alabama Shows

From Tuscaloosa’s Creative Campus: Harris Eisenstadt and his critically acclaimed quintet Canada Day will lead off Sonic Frontiers, a cutting-edge avant-garde jazz series on The University of Alabama campus. The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, … Continue reading

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Bargemusic, With the Pianists Olga Vinokur and David Kalhous

From NYTimes.com: The composer Morton Feldman wrote vast works of whisper-soft chords and eerie harmonies that unfold with glacial, regal slowness. Encouraged by John Cage, Feldman — who had a day job working in his family’s coat-manufacturing business until he … Continue reading

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AMN Picks of the Week: Noomena / Vander / Method of Defiance / Anduin / Braxton

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 … Continue reading

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Charles Wuorinen’s Works at the Guggenheim Museum

From NYTimes.com: Mr. Wuorinen, known for his complex, 12-tone music, has denounced populist trends in classical music. But along with his modernist colleagues Pierre Boulez and Elliott Carter, Mr. Wuorinen seems to have mellowed in recent years, writing more accessible … Continue reading

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz: Jason Stein Quartet – The Story This Time (Delmark, 2011) ***** Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet – Live in Basel (Hate Laugh Music, 2011) ****

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