Upcoming Philadelphia Shows

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, March 9, 8pm
Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, bass; Whit Dickey, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street, $15

Please join Ars Nova Workshop for the Philadelphia debut of the Matthew Shipp Trio. Following 2011’s spectacular The Art Of The Improviser LP, tonight Shipp’s Trio celebrates the upcoming release of Elastic Aspects on Thirsty Ear Recordings.

Shipp’s played piano since he was 5-years-old, studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with saxophonist Joe Maneri, and cut his teeth working with Roscoe Mitchell and David S. Ware. He’s since worked with many leading jazz musicians, including William Parker, Khan Jamal and Joe Morris. His most recent recording is The Art Of The Improviser—a double-LP showcasing one side of solo pieces and another with his trio featuring bassist Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey.

The trio formed in 2009, though the three have worked with each other in various configurations over the years—Dickey worked in trio with Shipp and William Parker, and also alongside Shipp in David S. Ware’s Quartet. Bassist Bisio’s been on the scene since the early 1980s, working over the years with Joe McPhee, John Tchicai and Marilyn Crispell. Following their debut recording in 2011, the trio is set to release a series of new compositions and improvisations on Thirsty Ear Recordings titled Elastic Aspects, which they will perform tonight.



Ars Nova Workshop’s Full Concert Schedule:
03/09/2012 Matthew Shipp Trio @ Philadelphia Art Alliance
03/15/2012 Aster + Mario Diaz De Leon @ The Rotunda
04/04/2012 Ballister + Lasse Marhaug @ The Maas Building
04/14/2012 Endangered Blood @ The Maas Building
04/15/2012 Steve Lehman Trio @ The Rotunda
04/21/2012 Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ Johnny Brenda’s
06/12/2012 The Thing w/Joe McPhee@ Johnny Brenda’s


Newsbits: Shipp / Plaistow / Frith / Andriessen

Avantwhatever is bringing  Jim Denley (Balloonsax), Sam Pettigrew (Bass + Electronics ), Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Vocals) & Ben Byrne (Data Tapes) and Anthony Magento (Stereoscopic Visions & Abstractions) to Melbourne.

Burning Ambulance provides a link to an hour-long Matthew Shipp Trio set.

Insubordinations has a new Plaistow release out for free download and streaming.

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sam pettigrew & dale gorfinkel & toshimaru nakamura (Photo credit: somaya)

Dither’s 2012 Benefit Concert featuring Fred Frith, Eve Beglarian, and Mark Stewart is coming Sunday, March 4, from 3:00-6:00 pm at Retrofret in Brooklyn.

Louis Andriessen and Anais Nin are featured in LA this week.

March at the IBeam

From New York’s IBeam:

Jeff Davis and Devin Gray present Poulder Night
Thursday, March 1st 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

‘Primitive Seven’ (Belgium) ft. Steve Nelson.
Saturday, March 3rd 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Rema Hasumi Trio
Friday, March 9th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Dave Scott Quintet
Saturday, March 10th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Travis Laplante Quartet
Friday, March 16th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Q | Cat Toren Band
Saturday, March 17th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Vinnie Sperrazza Presents
Friday, March 23rd 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Vinnie Sperrazza Presents
Saturday, March 24th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Friday, March 30th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Andrew Coltrane – Urge to Kill
Mark Fell – Multistability
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Z’EV & Nick Parkin – The Ascending Scale
New York Ripper – Addiction
Goghal – Aeger
Nascitari – Noi eravamo come voi, Voi sarete come noi
Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert – (Fake) The Facts
Throbbing Gristle – Greatest Hits
Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth: The Live Sound Of Throbbing Gristle

This Week in Buenos Aires

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Thursday 1 MARCH
Ramiro Franceschin: guitar & compositions
Mauricio Deambrosi: tenor sax
Damián Falcónn: Contrabass
Bruno Varela: drums
at un lugar en ortuzar , A Thomas 1612 21.30 hs

Friday 2 MARCH
21.30´ DARÍO ÍSCARO : solo guitar
Noel Morroni: Rhodes & Composition
Matías Traut: Trombone
Leo Cejas: Contrabass
Andrés Elstein: drums
at un lugar en ortuzar , A Thomas 1612 21.30 hs

Saturday 3 MARCH
pipi piazzolla trio
Pipi Piazzolla drums
Luico Balduini , guitar
Damian Fogiel , tenor sax
Thelonius . Salguero 1884 1er piso after midnight 00.30 js

Lautaro Capella – flauta y saxos
Eduardo del Águila – guitarra
Roberto Moreno – bajo, composición y arreglos
Mariano Valentín Gómez – batería
at un lugar en ortuzar , A Thomas 1612 , 21.30 hs