Newsbits: Cosey / Braxton / 577 / Ribot / Deviant Septet / Bennington

Guitarist Pete Cosey has passed away at age 69.

The latest Braxton Tricentric Foundation release, Solo (wesleyan) 2005, is out. This album was recorded during Anthony’s 60th birthday celebration concerts (“Anthony Braxton at 60: A Celebration”) held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

577 Records announces a new donation-supported curator series: “The curator will provide three titles with one of the three CDs featuring him or herself and the others chosen from musicians he or she knows or works with. The idea is that the three CDs in each series be related based on the curator’s choice and musical taste. We’ll be assigning the first curation to sax player David Schnug. David is a musician based in NYC. He is a really talented sax player and very involved in the community. David is coordinating the following three CD releases as part of his curation: 1-David Schnug Trio (David Schnug sax, Chris Tordini bass, Max Goldman drums), 2- Aella (Patrick Breiner sax, Max Goldman drums, Mette Henriette Rolvag sax), 3- Alan Bjorklund’s Amygdala (Alan Bjorklund trumpet, Andrew Carrico baritone sax, Trevor LaGrange piano, Ryan Clackner guitar, Pascal Niggenkemper bass, Cody Brown drums).”

Kyle Bobby Dunn has posted a video in anticipation of his upcoming 2CD release.

From Tuesday-Sunday, June 26th-July 1st, with sets at 9 & 11, the Marc Ribot Trio w/ Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor, will play the Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. South at 11th St., New York. 212-255-4O37.

The Deviant Septet’s recent New York performance is reviewed.

Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound play live at the Lighthouse in Chicago (1236 w chase ave @ n sheridan rd in rogers park (by the lake), 773.764.9414). Featuring: jimmy bennington – drums, CIMP, Cadence Jazz, and Unseen Rain Recording Artist (NY), AACM members fred jackson – saxophones, jerome croswell – trumpet, flugelhorn, brian sandstrom – NRG Ensemble / Green Mill All Star, on
june 7 and 21, july 5 and 19, and aug 2 / 16 / 30.

DMG Newsletter June 1st, 2012

Robert Fripp
Robert Fripp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Pauline Oliveros 12CD Box! Henry Threadgill’s Zooid! Peter Brotzmann & Trio Roma! Robert Fripp & the Metropole Orchestra! Paul Dunmall Trios & Quartets! Hexentrio: Plimley/Guy/Niggli! Federico Ughi/Darius Jones/Eri Yamamoto/Ed Schuller! Maria Monti With Steve Lacy/Alvin Curran!

Philip Cohran Hypnotic Brass Band! Howard Riley St Cyprians! Meridian Arts Ensemble DVD! Peter Jacobson! Gustafsson Fire! + Ambarchi! Trevor Taylor Circuit! Robert Millis DVD! Public Image Ltd Returns! Wired Lab: Ambarchi et al! Pyrolator!

Celano/Baggiani Group with Michael Moore! Jakob Ullmann 3 CD Set! Lajos Dudas Qt! Martin Philadelphy Puzzle! Conrad Schnitzler! Esper Eriksen Trio! Frances-Marie Uitti & Gareth Davis! Ernstalbrecht Stiebler! Pierre Schaeffer! Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 9! Suzanne Ciani! Spiritual Jazz Europe Compilation!

Annette Peacock’s I’m The One! Joachim & Rolf Kuhn! Kazuo Oehara! Clearlight! Ash Ra (Tempel)! Psychedelic Sitar comps! Crass! Curtis Knight! The Miasmah label! Earl Hooker! Lightnin’ Hopkins! Mance Lipscomb! Fred McDowell! Brazilian Nuggets! Merrell Fankhauser! Ake Sandin! Abner Jay! Baby Grandmothers! Parson Sound! Trad, Gras Och Stenar! Thai Beat A Go-Go! Monochrome Set!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performances continue with:

This Sunday June 3rd, 2012 Double-Header:
6pm: ZOMBI JAZZ from Florida!
7pm: JANEL (LEPPIN) & ANTHONY (PIROG) – Cello, Guitar & Electronics!

Sunday, June 10th Double-Header:

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:

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:

Sunday, July 22nd at 6pm:
YAD Featuring Jeffrey H. Shurdut / Gene Moore / Gene Janas / Todd Knapp/ 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!

AMN Reviews: From the Mouth of the Sun – Woven Tide (Experimedia)

Experimedia is the in-house imprint of the online musical emporium of the same name, boasting an impressive stock of spearhead electronica of all imaginable shapes and sizes and an absolute treasure trove for those trawling the depths of the new cassette underground. ”Woven Tide” is a gripping collaboration between Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist working out of their respective studios in Topeka, Kansas and Gothenburg, Sweden. Aside from four full-length solo releases to date, cellist Martin has worked with the prolific Ruger Zuydervelt, aka Machinefabriek, who may be the tissue connecting the two virtual friends, as Rosenqvist has also recorded with the Dutchman. Under the nom-de-musique Jasper TX, he has also created reams of ambient and drone music.

”Woven Tide” is an album of texture and sincerity made of strings and piano, electronics and field recordings, many tracks shrouded in tape hissing like a guttering flame. Martin´s cello on ”Pools of Rust” has a plain, rural sacrality that subsequently sweeps into heavenly exhiliration on ”Color Loss”. ”My Skin Drinks Light That Has Passed Through Leaves” has the smokey aroma of Celtic balladry, and piano and cello duet gracefully on ”Sitting in a Roofless Room”. The elegiac mood is stretched to a rackingly emotional twenty minutes across ”Like Shadows in an Empty Cathedral” and ”A Season in Waters”, naked, expository ambience tempered with the comfort of a lullaby lilt and optimistic string crescendo.

If it were a colour, this album would be crushed peach and if it were an adjective it would be broken-hearted. It is a spare but resonant work, an affecting accomplishment, probably the best either of them have done. Several of the piece are also featured in a new Irish documentary, ”Remember Me, My Ghost”.

Stephen Fruitman

Monsieur Délire Reviews

Thinking Plague in 1998 From the left: Dave Ke...
Thinking Plague in 1998 From the left: Dave Kerman, Dave Willey, Deborah Perry, Mark Harris, Shane Hotle, Mike Johnson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Monsieur Délire:

NICK VASALLO / Monuments Emerge (Innova)
1000 / (shoe) (Red Toucan)
THINKING PLAGUE / Decline and Fall (Cuneiform)
THE MEMORIALS / Delirium (ind. – merci à/thanks to XO Publicity)
BLACK OX ORKESTAR / Nisht azoy (Constellation)
NATURA MORTA / Natura Morta (Prom Night Records)
SIGUR RÓS / Valtari (XL Recordings)
GOH LEE KWANG / _, And Vice Versa (Herbal International)
PASCAL BATTUS, LIONEL MARCHETTI & EMMANUEL PETIT / La vie dans les bois (Herbal International)
ERGO / If Not Inertia (Cuneiform)
ACCORDION TRIBE / Lunghorn Twist (Intuition)
JOHANNES WELSCH / Schizophonia (Sonic Flame)
LARS HOLLMER / With Floury Hand (sketches) (Cuneiform)
APACHE DROPOUT / Apache Dropout [expanded CD reissue] (Family Vineyard)