Dusted Reviews

If Bwana
If Bwana (Photo credit: kubia)

From Dusted:

Artist: Jeff Parker Trio
Album: Bright Light in Winter
Label: Delmark

Artist: Eyvind Kang
Album: The Narrow Garden
Label: Ipecac

Artist: If, Bwana and Trio Scordatura
Album: E (and sometimes why)
Label: Pogus

Artist: Pauline Oliveros
Album: Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1963-1970
Label: Important

Artist: Monolake
Album: Ghosts
Label: Monolake

Artist: The Thirteenth Assembly
Album: Station Direct
Label: Important

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

English: Franco Donatoni
English: Franco Donatoni (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Deviant Septet (Thursday) An exciting young ensemble that proposes to realize the promise Stravinsky saw in his instrumentation for his “Histoire du Soldat,” the Deviant Septet presents the premiere of 12 new pieces inspired by Stockhausen’s “Tierkreis” and its astrological associations. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $10 for students and 65+. (Steve Smith)

Lukas Ligeti (Thursday) This composer and percussionist has many musical interests, and composes in a variety of styles, unified by his clear personal voice. This time Mr. Ligeti is experimenting with jazz, playing drums in an ensemble that includes Leron Thomas on trumpet, Travis Sullivan on saxophone and Evan Lipson on bass. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Kozinn)

Locrian Chamber Players (Thursday) This ensemble has a rigorous definition of “new music” — only performing works composed in the last decade. Here they offer recent pieces (including two premieres) by Judith Weir, Ned Rorem, Jason Freeman, Russell Platt, Rita Ueda, Yao Chen and David Macdonald. At 8 p.m., Riverside Church, 10th floor performance space, Riverside Drive, at 122nd Street, Morningside Heights, (914) 923-5511, locrian.org; free. (Schweitzer)

New York New Music Ensemble (Tuesday) To close its 35th anniversary season, this virtuosic ensemble offers a program that includes two scores written for the ensemble in the last five years — Anneliese Van Parys’s “Fragrances” (2008) and Philippe Hurel’s “Step” (2007) — as well as a pair of older scores, Franco Donatoni’s “Ave” (1987) and Gérard Grisey’s “Vortex Temporum” (1996). At 8 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, (212) 501-3330, kaufman-center.org; $20, $10 for students. (Kozinn)

Prism Quartet (Thursday) This consistently stimulating saxophone quartet ends its season with a characteristically enterprising overview of Minimalism, featuring works by two founding fathers of the style, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, and by two latter-day composers who applied its lessons, John Adams and Michael Torke. Completing the program is a new piece by Samuel Phillips-Corwin, the winner of the Prism Quartet/Walden School Commissioning award. At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org; $21, $15 for students and 65+. (Smith)

Stefano Scodanibbio Tribute Concert (Friday) Until his death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in January, Stefano Scodanibbio was widely admired among new-music circles as a prodigious double bassist, a fascinating composer and a bold improviser. Honoring him here are the bassist Scott Dixon, the violinist Benjamin Kreith, the bass-flutist Matteo Cesari and the Del Sol String Quartet. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $10. (Smith)

Talea Ensemble (Sunday) As part of the Roger Smith Hotel’s informal Inside Out series, this enterprising new-music band is presenting its cellist, Chris Gross, in a daunting program of unaccompanied works: Helmut Lachenmann’s “Pression” (1968), Milton Babbitt’s “More Melismata” (2006) and Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Sonata for Cello Solo (1960). At 4 p.m., Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue, at 47th Street, 16th floor, (212) 339-2092, taleaensemble.org or rogersmithlife.com; $15. (Kozinn)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Guillermo Klein, moers festival 2009
English: Guillermo Klein, moers festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Downtown Music Gallery’s 21st Anniversary Show (Friday) Downtown Music Gallery, an essential avant-garde record store, celebrates its legal age with an amiable collision of temperaments, featuring the unlikely pairing of the guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage; and Kalabalik, a free-improvising collective made up of the guitarists Raoul Bjorkenheim and Anders Nilsson and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. (The occasion doubles as a party for Kalabalik’s self-titled debut on DMG ARC, recorded live at the Downtown Music Gallery last year.) At 6 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20 in advance, $20 on day of the show. (Chinen)

Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers (Friday through Sunday) 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)

Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos (Tuesday through June 3) The pianist and large-ensemble composer Guillermo Klein has a new album, “Carrera” (Sunnyside), that reflects his recent state of mind on returning to Buenos Aires after a long stretch in Barcelona. He draws from the album here with his flagship band, stocked with improvisers from multiple coordinates, including the trumpeters Taylor Haskins and Richard Nant and the saxophonists Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry and Miguel Zenón. 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)

Matana Roberts (Friday) Ms. Roberts, an alto saxophonist of probing insight, leads a flexible and responsive ensemble in this second of three performances at the Jazz Gallery, as part of an extended residency. Her band mates are the guitarist Liberty Ellman, the bassist Kevin Tkacz and the drummer Ches Smith. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Double Tandem – Cement (PNL, 2012)
Janel and Anthony – Where is Home (Cuneiform, 2012)
Many Arms – Many Arms (Tzadik, 2012)
Steve Swell’s Nation of We – The Business Of Here: Live @ Roulette, August 13th 2008 (Cadence, 2012)
Talking Cows – Almost Human (Jazzsick Records, 2012)
Aych – As the Crow Flies (Relative Pitch, 2011)
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up – The Air is Different (482 Music, 2012)

May/June/July Schedule for Out Of Your Head Baltimore

From Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head:

5/29/12
Andrew Delclos-bassoon; Alan Munshower-drums; Alex Weber-bass; Jackie Pollauf-harp; Mick Kittens-clarinet

6/5/12
John Dierker-reeds; Zack Branch-bass; Jim Hannah-percussion; Justin Fogelman-guitar

6/12/12
Mike Ross-drums; Peter Formanek-sax; Jake Leckie-bass; Sean Wilson-guitar

6/19/12
Todd Marcus-reeds; Mike Cerri-trumpet; Brian Brunsman-bass; Blake Cramer-vibes; Will Redman-drums

6/26/12
Chris Pumphrey-rhodes; Matt Frazao-guitar; Ethan Snyder-drums; Derrick Michaels-sax

7/3/12
Andrew Delclos-bassoon; Zach Swanson-bass; Savino Palumbo-piano; Susan Alcorn-pedal steel

7/10/12
John Dierker-sax; Anthony Pirog-guitar; Alex Weber-bass; Jake Leckie-bass; Erich von Marko-drums

7/17/12
Dave Ballou-trumpet; Jon Birkholz-keys; Jarrett Gilgore-sax; Mike Kuhl-drums

7/24/12
Jon Lipscomb-guitar; Matt Rynes-reeds; Zack Branch -bass; Nick Horner-microphone; Jason Cohen-drums

7/31/12
Ben Frock-trumpet; Dan Ryan-guitar; Joe Bussey-bass; Will Redman-drums; Erik Spangler-electronics