Newsbits: Abrams / Falzone / Dal Niente / Rother

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009
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James Falzone and group will play Quartet For The End Of Time Mar. 30th + Apr. 1st in Chicago.

On April 28, at Montgomery County Community College, Philadelphia saxophonist/bandleader Bobby Zankel’s big band the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound will premiere a new piece written expressly for the ensemble by legendary pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams, who will conduct the ensemble. Ars Nova Workshop has the second of a series of articles about the event.

Ottawa’s Stretch Orchestra is profiled.

Recent Chicago performances of MusicNOW and Dal Niente are reviewed.

Michael Rother of Kraftwerk and Neu! is interviewed.