AMN Picks of the Week

Henry Threadgill - Zooid
Henry Threadgill – Zooid (Photo credit: volume12)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Henry Threadgill‘s Zooid Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp (2012)
Harris Eisenstadt – Canada Day Octet (2012)
Steve Lehman – Dialect Fluorescent (2012)
Steve Lehman – Manifold (2007)
KTL – KTL V (2012)

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New Open Ears Music Downloads

More shows from New Orleans’ Open Ears Music:

Tim Daisy, Dave Cappello, Ray Moore & Jeff Albert – Audio Archive – 12 June 2012
Tim Daisy & Dave Cappello (drums), Ray Moore (saxes), Jeff Albert (trombone)

Bodhi3 – Audio Archive – 5 June 2012
Musicians: Mike Mito (woodwinds), Rebecca Green (bass), Jeff Zielinski (drums)

Tarik Hassan – Audio Archive – 29 May 2012
Tarik Hassan (bass), Jesse Morrow (bass), Barry Stephenson (bass),Paul Thibodeaux (drums)

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

FRANÇOIS CARRIER / MICHEL LAMBERT – Nada
CHRISTIAN WOLFARTH – Acoustic Solo Percussion Vol. 1-4
ATZBE – Zone De Memoire
PETER HANSEN – World News
JÙLIO RESENDE – Assim Falava Jazzatustra
CHRIS HEENAN / DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA – Der Schlaue Fuchs
YANNIS TSIRIKOGLOU – .::. .::. .::. [Dust]
KIKUCHI YUKINORI + TIM OLIVE – Difference And Repetition

This Week at Cafe OTO

English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spec...
English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spectral Music Festival in London on 2009-10-15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Cafe OTO:

THOMAS LEHN : TWO DAY RESIDENCY
TUES 26 JUNE ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
with Tim Hodgkinson, Hannah Marshall, Philipp Wachsmann

WED 27 JUNE ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
with John Butcher, Roger Turner

Two day residency with EMS synthi maestro Thomas Lehn joined a ‘string’ trio the first night featuring Tim Hodgkinson on lapsteel guitar/clarinet, Hannah Marshall on cello and Philipp Wachsmann on violin/electronics and on the second night by saxophonist John Butcher and percussionist Roger Turner……

ZAIMPH + ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB + DALE CORNISH
THURS 28 JUN ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door

Zaimph is the solo project of ambient noise artist Marcia Bassett. Although legendary for white-hot guitar and vocal brutality, Zaimph’s recent recordings and performances infuse cracked-raga song structures with dense electronic and synthesiser drones to create soundscapes where a lurking apocalypse is eclipsed by shimmering, meditative beauty. She’ll perform alongside Neil Campbell’s Astral Social Club – a potent trip of shattered technoid psychedelia…..

WOODEN WAND + DUKE GARWOOD + DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA
FRI 29 JUN ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £9 on the door

James Jackson Toth, known to the world as Wooden Wand, is a maverick, good-hearted troubadour whose blend of smoky Americana has been garnering plaudits for the last decade. Unafraid to mix psychedelic workouts with sweet and soulful country, his varied and prolific output has resulted in a wealth of lyrically rich songs; the kind whose lines stick in your head for a lifetimes. With almost 30 albums to his name, for labels like Ecstatic Peace, Young God, Blackest Rainbow and most recently Fire, Wooden Wand is a remarkable and individual talent…

THE LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
SUN 1 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £6 / £4 concs

Regular meeting of The London Improvisers Orchestra. The LIO draws on London’s rich pool of improvising musicians and is part of a long and varied heritage that stretches back to the free-jazz big bands of Chris McGregor and Mike Westbrook, the intuitive ensembles of John Stevens and purely improvising groups such as the Continuous Music Ensemble…

NATE WOOLEY / ADAM LINSON / MATT WRIGHT / SEYMOUR WRIGHT
MON 2 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door

Nate Wooley is one of the rising stars of the American experimental scene, a trumpet virtuoso whose musical explorations have taken him through ecstatic jazz, free improvisation, drone composition, and noise into a place very much his own, characterised by intense dynamics, an acute awareness of space, and a complex and organic sense of structure. He returns to Cafe OTO to perform alongside turntablist Matt Wright, Adam Linson’s bass and electronics and saxophonist Seymour Wright……..

UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES #5 – SCULPTURE / JOEL STERN / ROGER BEEBE / STEPHEN CORNFORD / SIMON PAYNE
TUES 3 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door

Unconscious Archives transverses noise core and vision spectacle bringing together expanded cinema and sonic propositions from London and afar. This bumper issue of Unconscious Archives offers a foray into the transcendental world of flicker and colour fields, monstrous electronics, energized animatics, and kinetic and kinesis film forms with Sculpture’s outsider polymedia rave warp, Joel Stern’s interstellar expeditions uncovering the slip streams between audio.

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Ingrid Laubrock, moers festival 2010
English: Ingrid Laubrock, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith, Han-earl Park – Cork 04-04-11 (Bandcamp, 2012) ***½
Catherine Sikora, Ian Smith, Han-earl Park – Cork 04-04-11 (Bandcamp, 2012) ****
Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio – Sources (ECM, 2012) ****
Daniel Erdmann – How To Catch A Cloud (Intakt 2011) ****½
Mikko Innanen – Clustrophy (TUM Records, 2011) ***½
Veryan Weston, Ingrid Laubrock, Hannah Marshall – Haste (Emanem, 2012) ****½
The Shoreditch Trio – Again – Live In Brussels (Amirani, 2011) ***½
David Krakauer: Book of Angels, Vol. 18: Pruflas (Tzadik, 2012) ****
Tom Rainey Trio – Camino Cielo Echo (Intakt, 2012) ****
Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform, 2012) *****
Peter Brötzmann/John Edwards/Steve Noble: … The Worse the Better (OTO roku, 2012) **** ½
The Resonance Ensemble – What Country Is This? (Not Two Records) 2012 ****½