Upcoming New York Shows

Violinist Jason Kao Hwang performing on 18 Nov...
Violinist Jason Kao Hwang performing on 18 November, 2006 at Sangha in Takoma Park, Maryland. Other performers, not pictured: Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn; Andrew Drury, drum kit; Ken Filiano, string bass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Vision Festival folks:

Times: The evenings run from 7:30 to 10:30pm
Where: LES Gallery – Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey & Rivington)
Tickets: $11 per set / $16 for 2 sets / $22 all night
Students/Seniors – $8 per set / $12 for 2 / $18 all night

Monday april 9
Present is Past / Future is Now
7.30 Welf Dorr Unit
Welf Dorr – sax
Dave Ross – guitar
Dmitry Ishenko – bass
Joe Hertenstein – drums
8.30 Rob Brown Quartet
Rob Brown – compositions, sax
Kenny Warren – trumpet
Peter Bitenc – bass
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
9:30 John Tchicai Ascencion Unending
John Tchicai – sax
Alex Weiss – sax
Rosie Hertlein – violon / voice
Garrison Fewell – guitarist
Dmitry Ishenko – bass
Reggie Nicholson – drums

Monday April 16
The Edge of Tomorrow
7.30 Jason Kao Hwang EDGE
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet, flugelhorn
Andrew Drury – drum set
Ken Filiano – string bass
Jason Kao Hwang – composer, violin, viola
8.30 The Jeremy Carlstedt Trio
Jeremy Carlstedt – Drums/Songs
Vincent Chancey – French Horn
Tim Motzer – Guitar/Bass/Electronics
Marco Cappelli – guitar
Ken Filiano – bass
Satoshi Takeishi – percussions

Monday April 23
Creative Sounds of Dissension
7.30 Nicole Peyrafitte “BI-Valve” a new body of work that includes paintings & texts
8.30 Ras Moshe Band
9:30 Sabir Mateen Group
Sabir Mateen – Reeds, Flute & Piccolo
Raymond A. King – Piano
Jason Kao Hwang – Violin & Viola
Daniel Levin – Cello
Jane Wang – Bass & Cello
Michael Wimberly – Drums & Percussion

Monday april 30
Standing Strong in the Ephemeral Now
7.30 Charles Down Centipede
Ras Moshe – tenor sax
Matt Lavelle – trumpet and bass clarinet
David Ross – guitar
Francois Grillot – bass
Charles Downs – drums
8.30 Roy Campbell Trio
Roy Campbell – compositions & horns
William Parker – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums
9:30 Fay Victor Ensemble Reconfigured
Fay Victor – voice, compositions
Anders Nilsson-electric guitar, effects
Ken Filiano-double bass, effects

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Stanislav Bobrytskyy, Andy Gone – Live at Babuin (self released, 2012) ****
Atomik Clocks – Magdan in Charleroi (self-released, 2011) ***½
Graculus – Small Things (Whi Music, 2012) ****
Zombi Jazz – Forclosure (self-released, 2012) ***½
Skogen – Ist Gefallen In Den Schnee (Another Timbre, 2012) *****
Anto Pett & Bart van Rosmalen – Playwork (Leo, 2012) *****
Bogdo Ula – Prisoners of Freedom (self-released, 2011) ****

Colin Stetson and Tyshawn Sorey with Sarah Neufeld in Troy NY

Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Colin Stetson + Tyshawn Sorey with Sarah Neufeld
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:30 PM
EMPAC Studio 2
Troy, NY
$18 general admission / $13 non-Rensselaer students, seniors, and Rensselaer faculty + staff / $6 Rensselaer students

Saxophonist Colin Stetson and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey push the boundaries of convention to produce musical complexities that border on the unreal. Each performing a set of their own works, Sorey and Stetson use extraordinary techniques to take their instruments into uncharted territory, creating music that exists in a cross-genre realm, drawing from jazz, classical, and pop with equal measure.

Special guest Sarah Neufeld, of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre, opens with a set of her own investigations into solo violin.

Colin Stetson’s first solo record was New History Warfare Vol. 1 in 2008. His latest solo record, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, was released in 2011. Stetson has worked with dozens of artists, including Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, and David Byrne, among many others. He is currently a member of the band Bon Iver.

Tyshawn Sorey is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a range of musical idioms. As a percussionist, trombonist, and pianist, he has performed and/or recorded with his own ensembles and with those led by Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, and Johannes Lauer, among many others. Sorey’s releases, That/Not (2007) and Koan (2009), have received widespread critical acclaim.

Canadian Sarah Neufeld began playing the violin at the age of three. She is best known as a member of the indie rock phenomenon Arcade Fire, as well as instrumental post-rock ensemble, Bell Orchestre. With these bands, she has received five Juno awards, two Brit awards, Canada’s Polaris Music Prize, and a Grammy for Album of the Year. Other projects include collaborations with Montreal bands the Luyas, Snailhouse, and Esmerine, and most recently, a body of music for solo violin that was recently featured in a short film by Jason Last for Italian Vogue, Scalpel/Stradivarius.