Newsbits: McManus / Face the Music / Shipp


avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terrence McManus‘ Trancetempo Quartet, featuring Terrence McManus-guitar, compositions, Ellery Eskelin-saxophone, Mat Maneri-viola, and Billy Mintz-drums, will play the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, April 18.

Face the Music, an ensemble of teenagers focused on playing modern classical music, is profiled.

Matthew Shipp will play Saturday April 14, 8 pm at the First Unitarian Church in Pittburgh.

The Guardian features a piece on exposing children to avant-garde music.

Yarn/Wire Plays Percussion and Piano at Issue Project Room


Yarn/Wire, a quartet formed at Stony Brook University in 2005, has specialized in the limited canon for two pianists and two percussionists, expanding the repertory with a steady stream of commissions. On Thursday evening, the group — Laura Barger and Ning Yu (who joined in September), pianists; and Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg, percussionists — inaugurated a residency at the Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn, meant to serve as an incubator for fresh material.

Umbrella Music Through April 15

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Mar 28
The Hideout

Mar 29

Apr 01
Hungry Brain

Apr 04
The Hideout

Apr 08
SET I: Wolter Wierbos
SET II: Wierbos/Baker/Kessler/Zerang
Hungry Brain

Apr 11
Wilkerson, Jr./Williams/Nakatani
The Hideout

Apr 15
SET I: Bererberg
SET II: Pedway
Hungry Brain

All About Jazz Reviews

Charles Gayle on piano, 1994-11-14, Paris, Pas...
Charles Gayle on piano, 1994-11-14, Paris, Passage du Nord-Ouest (13, rue du feaubourg Montmartre) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Thomas Buckner / Edyta Fil / Ilia Belorukov / Alexey Lapin / Juho Laitinen
Bewitched Concert (Intonema Records)

Tom Rainey Trio
Camino Cielo Echo (Intakt Records)

Hasler / Paeffgen / Berger
Hasler / Paeffgen / Berger (No Business Records)

Charles Gayle Trio
Streets (Northern Spy Records)

Kidd Jordan
On Fire (Engine)

Steve Lehman Trio
Dialect Fluorescent (Pi Recordings)

Conversations (TUM Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose