Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

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

Some interesting shows taking place this weekend at the Newport Jazz Festival:

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron
Joe Lovano, saxophones; Dave Douglas, trumpet; Lawrence Fields, piano; Linda Oh, bass; Joey Baron, drums

The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell
Reid Anderson, bass; Ethan Iverson, piano; David King, drums; special guest Bill Frisell, guitar

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Darcy James Argue, composer, conductor; Erica von Kleist, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, John Ellis, Josh Sinton – woodwinds; Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, Ingrid Jensen – trumpets; Mike Fahie, Marshall Gilkes, James Hirschfeld, Jennifer Wharton – trombones; Sebastian Noelle, guitar; Gordon Webster, piano; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jon Wikan, drums

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Maria Schneider Orchestra
Maria Schneider, composer, conductor; Steve Wilson, reeds; Charles Pillow, reeds; Rich Perry, reeds; Donny McCaslin, reeds; Scott Robinson, reeds; Tony Kadleck, trumpet; Greg Gisbert, trumpet; Laurie Frink, trumpet; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Keith O’Quinn, trombone; Ryan Kaberle, trombone; Marshall Gilkes, trombone; George Flynn, trombone; Gary Versace, accordion; Lage Lund, guitar; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Clarence Penn, drums

Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell
Jenny Scheinman, violin; Bill Frisell, guitar

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Samdhi
Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone, laptop; David Gilmore, guitar; Rich Brown, electric bass; Rudy Royston, drums

John Hollenbeck‘s Claudia Quintet + 1
John Hollenbeck, drums, percussion, keyboards; Red Wierenga, accordion; Chris Speed, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Drew Gress, bass; Matt Mitchell, piano; special guests Theo Bleckmann, vocals; Kurt Elling, vocals

Coming to Seattle


WED. 8/1 – flute summit with avant flute legend Robert Dick, Clifford Dunn, John Savage, Paul Taub. [Editor’s note: forget whatever bias you may have against solo flute concerts: this should be quite spectacular.]

FRI. 8/3, 7 PM doors/7:40 music – Substrata Festival 1.2: Lawrence English (Australia), Scanner (UK), Daniel Menche (Portland); full festival passes are sold out, but a limited number of tickets for this show are still available online in advance only.

SAT. 8/4 – Substrata Festival 1.2: THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT but there will be a free lecture by Lawrence English at 1 PM followed by a panel discussion with the artists at 2 PM, in the Chapel

THU. 8/9 – Mouth of Gravity, with Denney Goodhew (piano), Mark Oi (guitar), Adam Kessler (drums)

FRI. 8/10 – ILLUHA, with Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date

SAT. 8/11 – Neal Kosaly-Meyer performs John Cage‘s Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegan’s Wake

FRI. 8/17 – New Mexico trombonist Christian Pincock plays solo with a computer-based instrument and homemade controller system of sensors

MON. 8/20 – saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson + The Westerlies (with Andy Clausen)

THU. 8/23 – Nick Mendonsa with Neil Welch (sax) and Chris Acasiano (drums), weaving threads of out jazz, rock, spoken word, and ambient drone

SAT. 8/25 – Nonsequitur presents Bryan Eubanks and Cat Lamb, individual and collaborative works for solo instruments and electronics

Creative Differences Fall / Winter 2012 Schedule

Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek (Photo credit: Taekjoo)

From Baltimore’s Creative Differences:

@ The Windup Space
12 W.North Ave,Baltimore MD 21201
$10 at the door

A rare duo performance by guitarist Bill Orcutt,one of the most influential noise artists of the 20th century and an incredible percussion innovator, Chris Corsano.

@The Metro Gallery
1700 N.Charles St,Baltimore MD 21201
$15/10 students w.ID

Creative Differences presents an exclusive U.S performance by these two world renown double bass improvisers. Dresser and Formanek will each play a solo set and then they will come together for a much anticipated duo performance, their first ever meeting in this format.

SEPT 15 – Ned Rothenberg/SYNC

SEPT 16 – Sao Paulo Underground

SEPT 29 – Lafayette Gilchrist with New Volcanoes

OCT 6 – Michael Formanek Quartet w.Tim Berne,Craig Taborn,Gerald Cleaver – “Small Places” – ECM Release Concert

OCT 14 – Philip Greenlief & Susan Alcorn

NOV 4 – Ab Baars & Ig Henneman

NOV 18 – 10³²K (Frank Lacy, Andrew Drury & Kevin Ray)

DEC 2 – Jason Robinson Ensemble w.Marty Ehrlich,JD Parran,Marcus Rojas,Bill Lowe,Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress,George Schuller, Ches Smith

DEC 8 – Ben Goldberg w. Nels Cline, Ellery Eskelin, Rob Sudduth, Ches Smith

DEC 15 – Frode Gjerstad w.Jon Rune Strøm,Paal Nilssen-Love

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Seven Lies About Girls/Dere​k Roge – Split
The Sleep Sessions/Rez Epo – Sudden Momentary Episodes Of Being Pulled Into An
The NIGHT Product – A Thing That Is Nothing
Pharaoh Overlord – Lunar Jetman
Lea Cummings – Order of Light
Vomir/Goghal – Amour Du Fossoyeur/Morbus Mora
Carrion Black Pit – The Living Dead And The Dead Living Become All The


English: Phil Minton Français : Phil Minton
English: Phil Minton Français : Phil Minton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


July 21, 2012
Andrea Neumann performs Water Walk by John Cage, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Andrea Neumann

July 21, 2012
Aus dem Konversationslexikon, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Burkhard Beins Michael Renkel Sven-Ake Johansson

July 21, 2012
Caspar Brotzmann Marino Pliakas Michael Wertmuller, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Caspar Brotzmann Marino Pliakas Michael Wertmuller

July 21, 2012
Peter Brotzmann & Keiji Haino, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Keiji Haino Peter Brötzmann

July 21, 2012
Phil Minton & Roger Turner Interview & Impromptu Performance, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Phil Minton Roger Turner

July 21, 2012
Speak Easy, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Martin Blume Phil Minton Thomas Lehn Ute Wassermann

July 21, 2012
The Tradition Trio, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Alan Silva Johannes Bauer Roger Turner

July 20, 2012
Andy Moor & Colin McLean, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Andy Moor Colin McLean

July 20, 2012
Els Vandeweyer Olga Nosova Louis Rastig Thomas Lehn, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Els Vandeweyer Louis Rastig Olga Nosova Thomas Lehn

July 20, 2012
Hevyweights, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Masahiko Satoh Peter Brötzmann Takeo Moriyama

Upcoming Offbeat Jazz Releases

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A list of upcoming releases in the jazz vein from Fully Altered Media:

Russ Lossing
July 17, 2012 (Sunnyside Records)

Marco Capelli’s Italian Surf Academy – The American Dream
July 31, 2012 (Mode Avant)

Elliot Sharp’s Terraplane – Sky Road Songs
September 11, 2012 (Enja/Yellowbird)

Dave Douglas – Be Still
September 25, 2012 (Greenleaf Music)

Rez Abbasi – Continuous Beat
October 9, 2012 (Enja)