Newsbits: de Ritis / Eulachon / Taylor / RIO Movie

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English: Cecil Taylor Français : Cecil Taylor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project is releasing a new recording from Anthony Paul De Ritis featuring DJ Spooky.

Eulachon is a new “intermingling of music, sound, poetic, critical, and theoretical recordings, texts, and scores.” Their first issue is available.

Cecil Taylor at the Issue Project Room is reviewed.

Romantic Warriors II is a funded indie film project documenting the Rock In Opposition (RIO) scene from the 70’s until now. Initial clips look pretty great!

Eclipse Quartet at Roulette Reviewed


Some music can instantly seduce with eclectic elements, whether Bach’s counterpoint and Schubert’s melodies or Steve Reich’s hypnotic energy and Georg Friedrich Haas’s soundscapes. Then there are works, including pieces by Morton Feldman, that often require substantial effort from listeners. Indeed, those who have mastered the art of lengthy meditation may be best equipped to concentrate on his glacially slow, highly repetitive sounds.

Neneh Cherry & The Thing Tour Europe

Tourdates from Tiny Mix Tapes:

06.30.12 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Ljubjana Jazz Festival
07.01.12 – Stadt, Austria – Porgy & Bess Bezirk Innere
07.02.12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music bar
07.05.12 – Træna, Norway – Traena Festival
07.10.12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Jazz Festival
07.15.12 – London, UK – Village Underground
07.16.12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Mlekweg
07.18.12 – Berlin, Germany – Radialsystem
07.20.12 – Molde, Norway – Teatret Vårt
07.23.12 – San Sebastian, Spain – San Sebastian Jazz Festival Donostia

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Marty Ehrlich
Marty Ehrlich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Wild Chamber Trio – “10.000 Leaves” (Nottwo, 2012) ****
Mockuno NuClear – Drop it (No Business, 2012) ***
Marty Ehrlich‘s Rites Quartet – Frog Leg Logic (Clean Feed) 2011 ****
Broken Bones & Psychos: Solo Percussion from Will Guthrie & Ches Smith
Will Guthrie – Sticks, Stones and Breaking Bones (Antboy, 2012) ****
Ches Smith – Psycho Predictions (88 Records, 2012) ****
The Thing with Barry Guy – Metal (NoBusiness, 2012) *****
Michael Moore Quintet: Rotterdam (Ramboy, 2011) ****
Michael Moore Quartet: Amsterdam (Ramboy, 2011) ****
Michael Moore Quartet: Easter Sunday (Ramboy, 2011) ****