Tarans Free Jazz Hour Podcast 20/2012

This is an official photo of Fred Tompkins. Th...
This is an official photo of Fred Tompkins. The copyright belongs to Fred Tompkins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Tarans Free Jazz Hour:

MULTIKULTI
free solo: wojtek traczyk, b

BAMBEEN GREY
harry: bambeen grey

EL GALLO ROJO
AIRE: pierro bittolo bon, as, bari s/ riccardo marogna, cl, bcl/ marco quaresimin, b/ niccolo romanin, dr

SLAM
gersures and zoom: admir shkurtaj trio

HOTCUP
escape from societry: sam kulik and and

NEW ARTISTS
live at the freight: jessica jones and mark taylor 4tet

EMANEM
haste: veryan weston, p/ ingrid laubrock, s/ hannah marshall, cello

RICH HALLEY
back from beyond: rich halley 4

MICHIEL BRAAM
on the move: hybrid 10tet

ANDREAS SCHAERER
cinema hildegard: hildegaard lernt fliegen

FRED TOMPKINS
freedom ring: fred tompkins music and poetry ensemble with michael castro

cécile: fred tompkins composition performed by various musicians

Baars / Henneman Duo to Tour US this Fall

BaarsHenneman
BaarsHenneman (Photo credit: Conor Lawless)

From the WIG Foundation:

DUO BAARS-HENNEMAN TOUR TO 14 US CITIES, OCTOBER 13 – NOVEMBER 6, WITH NEW PROGRAM AUTUMN SONGS

Duo Baars-Henneman, featuring two of the leading composer-improvisors on the thriving Dutch jazz scene – multi-reed player Ab Baars and violist Ig Henneman – embark on a 14-city US tour from October 13 to November 6, 2012. They will feature their new program, Autumn Songs, a suite of free improvisations and compositions inspired by poems about autumn in all its different facets.

US tour dates include:
o Saturday, October 13
Earshot Jazz Festival, Chapel Performance Spac,e 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA
http://earshot.org, 8 p.m. 206-547-6763

o Sunday, October 14
Blue Monk, 3341 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR
9:00 p.m. http://thebluemonk.org, 503-595-0575

o Wednesday, October 17
Space 12, 3121 E. 12th Street, Austin, TX
$5 suggested donation http://epistrophyarts.tumblr.com/ 512-517-2248

o Friday, October 19
Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St., Houston, TX
8:00 p.m. Tickets: $13; $10 w. student ID http://www.namelesssound.org, 713-928-5653
Free 18 and under

o Tuesday, October 23
Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
10 p.m. Tickets: $10 http://www.openearsmusic.org, 504-948-2583

o Thursday, October 25
Conundrum Music Hall, 626 Meeting Street, Columbia, SC
8 p.m. Tickets: $10 http://conundrum.us, 803-250-1295

o Saturday, October 27
Sugar Maple, 441 East Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
9:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 http://mysugarmaple.com, 414-481-2393

o Sunday, October 28
Lakeside Inn, 15251 Lakeshore Road, Lakeside, MI
4:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 Portoluz Jazz On A Summer’s Day Double Bill with Smokeless Heat Trio
http://portoluz.org, 312-752-5316

o Tuesday, October 30
Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
8:00 p.m. Suggested Donation $10. http://hallwalls.org, 716-854-1694

o Wednesday, October 31
Edgefest – Kerrytown Concert Hall, 415 North 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
http://kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 734-769-2999
Tickets: $10-30; Festival passes: $135; Day passes: $50

o Friday, November 2
Bowdoin College, Studzinski Recital Hall – Kanbar Auditorium, Brunswick, ME
Free 7:30 p.m.
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/

o Saturday, November 3
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 South 18th St., Philadelphia, PA
8:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 http://arsnovaworkshop.org, 215-545-4302

o Sunday, November 4
The Windup Space, 12 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
8 p.m. Tickets: $15/$10 students http://thewindupspace.com, 410-244-8855

o Tuesday, November 6
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 Presented by Search & Restore http://shapeshifterlab.com

Vision Festival 17 Full Review

It is a little late, but DMG has posted an extensive, detailed review of this year’s Vision Festival.

The need for the Vision Festival becomes increasingly obvious with every succeeding year. Produced by Patricia Nicholson-Parker, it accomplishes what all the government/corporate subsidized big-deal NYC festivals fail to do: provide a wonderful week-long environment to rejoice in the spirit of communal free/jazz and other creative musics. Seven days of some five or so sets per night is almost too much to take in, but overall it is well worth the nightly admission – cheap! – and this year’s location at the new Roulette performance theatre provided consistently good sound and sight lines – and air conditioning! I caught some 31 sets (!) in all and yes, there was an abundance of great music. The other thing I love about this shindig is getting to hang with avant/jazz diehards from around the world: Italy, France, Canada, the South, the Midwest and the West Coast were all represented.