DMG Newsletter May 18th, 2012

Gunter Hampel, Offside Festival Geldern/German...
Gunter Hampel, Offside Festival Geldern/Germany 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Wadada Leo Smith Golden Quartet + Orchestra 4CD set! Zorn/Moonchild! Tisziji Munoz & John Medeski! Pharaoh Sanders ’63-64 4CD Box! Ned Rothenberg: Clarinet Harmonics! Linda Oh Group + Jen Shyu! Timba Harris! Janel Leppin & Anthony Pirog! Jacob Young/Jarle Vespetad/Roy Powell: Interstatic! Gunter Hampel European-New York Quintet 2CD!

Jamie Saft/Eraldo Bernocchi: Metallic Taste Of Blood! David Fiuczynski‘s Planet Microjam! Rubatong! Paul Van Kemenade/Aki Takase/Han Bennink! Mole! Fred Ho Saxophone Liberation Qt! Todd Bishop plays Ornette! Rare CDs featuring Raoul Bjorkenheim! Wayne Krantz All Stars: Howie 61!

John Cage: Rare Percussion Works v2! T R Mahalingam! John Luther Adams! Aiyun Huang: Percussion Theater DVD! Steve Roden & Machinefabriek! Cakewalk! Ivory Coast Soul! Hank Mobley: Newark 1953! Baris Manco! VU Live! D.A.F.!

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DMG’s 21st ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
FOUR MONSTER GUITARISTS!
ONE MASTER DRUMMER!

KALABALIK: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, ANDERS NILSSON and GERALD CLEAVER
CD Release Party for Kalabalik’s debut CD on DMG/ARC Records!
and

NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE
First appearance as a duo!

Friday, May 25th, 7 – 10 PM
doors open at 6 PM

At Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, NYC. / 212-505-3474

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show
Students: $15 Day Of Show at ticket booth with valid school ID

Purchase tickets in advance here:
http://secure.gigmaven.com/events/8051/orders/new

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS SUNDAY – NO In-Store – so just come down and shop!

Sunday, May 27th Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER – Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!
7pm: MARTIN PHILADELPHY’S PUZZLE WORKS – Solo Guitar!

Sunday June 3rd, 2012 at 6pm:
ZOMBI JAZZ from Florida!

Sunday, June 10th Double-Header Featuring:
6pm: RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON / KYOKO KITAMURA!
7pm: ALEX WEISS Duo !

Sunday, June 17th -Vision Fest – No In-Store Performance that night!

Sunday, June 24th Double-Header:
6pm: MATT LAVELLE – Trumpet & Bass Clarinet / CATHERINE SIKORA – Tenor Sax!
7pm: MOGAUWANE MAHLOELE – Percussion & African Strings!

Sunday, July 1st at 6pm:
THE BROOKLYNITA TRIO Featuring: ERIKA DAGNINO (poetry), BLAISE SIWULA (reeds) & KEN FILIANO (bass)

Sunday, July 8th at 6pm :
Sohrab’s SoSaLa Featuring: SOHRAB SAADAT LADJEVARDI – Sax & Vocal / BRIAN PRUNKA – Oud / DAMON BANKS – Bass!

Sunday, July 15th at 6pm:
JACK WRIGHT – Sax & JOHAN NYSTROM – Drums!

Sunday, July 22nd at 6pm:
YAD Featuring Jeffrey H. Shurdut / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Todd Capp/ Danny Moore / Scott May

Sunday, July 29th Double-Header:
6pm: Tzadik Recording Artist: YOSHI FRUCHTER!
7pm: VINNY GOLIA – Multi- Reeds Wizard & Nine Winds Label Celebration!

Music and More Reviews

mary halvorson
mary halvorson (Photo credit: carlo pecoraro)

From Music and More:

Kullhammar/Aalberg/Zetterberg – Basement Sessions Vol. 1 (Clean Feed, 2012)
Alexander Hawkins – All There, Ever Out (Babel Records, 2012)
Andrew Lamb Trio – Honeymoon on Saturn (CIMP, 2012)
Mary Halvorson – Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12, 2012)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Georges Aperghis (Thursday) The Miller Theater concludes its season with a Composer Portrait featuring a tremendously exciting prospect: a commissioned premiere by the dramatically provocative Greek composer Georges Aperghis, performed by the superb International Contemporary Ensemble and led by Ludovic Morlot. The program includes four further works by Mr. Aperghis, from 1978 to 2008. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway, at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, (212) 854-7799, millertheater.com; $25. (Smith)

Lisa Bielawa and Ashley Bathgate (Thursday) Appearing as part of a two-week series coordinated by the guitarist and composer Gyan Riley, these two busy artists slip into John Zorn’s bare-bones East Village laboratory for an intimate double bill. Ms. Bielawa, a composer and vocalist, taps her colleagues from a touring production of Philip Glass’s “Einstein on the Beach” for an 8 p.m. program of her own vocal works. Ms. Bathgate, the Bang on a Can All-Stars cellist, shares her 10 p.m. set with the pianist Vicky Chow and the percussionist Ian Rosenbaum. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10 per set. (Smith)

Caleb Burhans and Todd Reynolds (Friday) These two composing violinists use electronics — processing effects and tape loops — to extend the sounds and compositional techniques available to them. They offer an evening of their recent explorations, which are usually thought-provoking and entertaining, and never entirely predictable. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Kozinn)

Jeremy Denk (Monday) This excellent pianist has made a specialty in recent years of works by Ives, Ligeti, Beethoven and Bach. Here he offers Book 1 of Ligeti’s Piano Études and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 (Op. 111). At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $25 in advance, $30 at the door. (Schweitzer)

Eclipse Quartet (Monday and Tuesday) A Los Angeles string quartet highly regarded for its new-music advocacy, the Eclipse Quartet comes to Brooklyn with a pair of tantalizing programs. On Monday the group enlists the pianist Vicki Ray for a performance of Morton Feldman’s “Piano and String Quartet.” Tuesday’s program includes a premiere by Roscoe Mitchell, as well as modern masterpieces by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Ben Johnston encountered far too infrequently. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363, roulette.org; $15, or $10 for students and 65+. (Smith)

Jenny Lin (Wednesday) This inventive pianist devotes her concert at the Stone to music written for dance — specifically, for Merce Cunningham and his company — by John Cage, David Behrman, John King, Stephan Moore, Christian Wolff and Gordon Mumma. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Kozinn)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Darcy James Argue, moers festival 2009
Darcy James Argue, moers festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (Tuesday) This ambitious ensemble has announced plans for its second album, “Brooklyn Babylon,” featuring music composed for a recent multimedia commission. It’s probably safe to assume that some of that music — which blends modern jazz with aspects of postminimalism and atmospheric indie rock — will turn up here. At 10 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $17 in advance, $20 day of show. (Nate Chinen)

Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers (Friday through Sunday, Tuesday through May 27) Mr. Frisell, a guitarist inexorably drawn to the rustic byways of American music, recently released the album “Beautiful Dreamers” (Savoy), featuring a springy trio with the violist Eyvind Kang and the drummer Rudy Royston. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Mary Halvorson Quintet (Saturday) Mary Halvorson, a guitarist fond of smart ungainliness and prickly fluency, recently released “Bending Bridges” (Firehouse 12), her cool but provocative third album — and the second to feature this agile quintet, with a front line of Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet and Jon Irabagon on alto saxophone. (There’s one substitution on this album-release gig: Stephan Crump fills in for John Hébert on bass.) At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

David Virelles and Continuum (Thursday) An up-and-coming, freethinking Cuban pianist heard in excellent form with Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Mr. Virelles steps forward as a bandleader with Continuum, featuring the bassist Ben Street, the drummer Andrew Cyrille and the percussionist and vocalist Román Diaz. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $15, $10 for members in the first set; $10, $5 for members in the second set. (Chinen)