Newsbits: Butcher / Hartford New Music Fest / Hollenbeck / Brotzmann / Cartwright

Peter Brötzmann at "Sonore" concert,...
Peter Brötzmann at “Sonore” concert, Lviv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nick Butcher has released Free Jazz Bitmaps, Vol. 1, a compilation of six Chicago-oriented jazz musicians. A reception celebrating the release will take place tonight.

The Hartford New Music Festival is tomorrow and will feature performances of pieces by John Cage and Anthony Braxton.

John Hollenbeck has three upcoming shows in New York.

Peter Brotzmann is interviewed prior to an upcoming show in Moncton, Canada.

Merciless Ghost, a trio featuring George Cartwright, will be playing some shows this summer.