Upcoming Detroit Shows

From the Bohemian in Exile:

Sunday, September 9th: Joel Peterson Chamber Music concert at Detroit Institute of Arts Two sets of chamber music that I’ve written over the past two years, featuring a great cast of symphonic and new music musicians. It’s free, with sets at 1 pm and 3 pm in Rivera Court.

Lisa Raschiatore- Bb clarinet James Greer- viola
Shannon Orme- bass clarinet Abby Alwin- Cello
Eric Ronmark- tenor saxophone Francis Yun- piano, harpsichord
Sonia Lee- violin Clem Fortuna- glass Harmonica, vibraphone
Constance Markwick- violin

Wed. Sept. 12 Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Johan Nystrom @ 2739 Edwin
American free-improvisation trail blazer and saxophonist Jack Wright brings his new trio, featuring bassist Evan Lipson (Normal Love) and percussionist Johan Nystrom. Doors at 7 pm; $5-10.

Coming soon:

9/25 Dirty Three with Magik Markers @ Trinosophes
Its been several years since Australian instrumental rock trio Dirty Three returned to the site of their first American show- but they’re coming back! Detroit-related Art brut rockers Magik Markers open the show. Advanced tickets are on sale at Peoples Records (Detroit) and Stormy Records (Dearborn).

10/18 William Hooker 3, Home of Easy Credit @ Trinosophes

11/17 Thollem McDonas

11/20 Oluyemi Thomas, Kenn Thomas, William Parker, Kurt Prisbe

Newsbits: Davis / Skirl / Gordon / Polarity Taskmasters

NYC Drummer Jeff Davis releases LEAF HOUSE on Fresh Sound/New Talent Records, featuring Russ Lossing and Eivind Opsvik, on October 16th.

New York’s Shapeshifter Lab will feature a Skirl Records Party with Dave King (The Bad Plus), Jim Black, Ikue Mori and Others October 1st.

Troy, New York’s EMPAC will feature the world premiere of Rushes, a composition for seven bassoons by Bang on a Can ensemble founder Michael Gordon (who was recently in residence with BoaC at MASS MoCa for their annual Summer Music Festival).  The show takes place September 15.

The Polarity Taskmasters (Emily Hay, Brad Dutz, and Motoko Honda) will play Portland on Thursday, September 20.

New All-Bass Release to Benefit 2012 Sonic Circuits Festival

On the evening of September 2, 2012, eight bassists gathered together at the Pyramid Atlantic studio and art gallery to stage a benefit for the DC Sonic Circuits Festival. The show has now been released as a name-your-price download from Bandcamp, the proceeds going to defray the costs of the 2012 Sonic Circuits Festival. The music encompass free jazz, non-idiomatic improvisation, ambient atmospheres, and other explorative sounds for acoustic and electric bass instruments–a diversity of approaches to the bass in its multiplicity of forms.

PascAli (Sean Ali and Pascal Niggenkemper): prepared double basses
Gary Rouzer: prepared electric bass, objects & motors
Daniel Barbiero: double bass
Luke Stewart: double bass
Mike Coltun: five-string electric bass
T.A. Zook and Doug Kallmayer: NS design basses
Doug Kallmayer: five-string electric bass and open-tuning piccolo bass

September Point of Departure

John Surman-- Birdland; September 2, 2009 Phot...
John Surman– Birdland; September 2, 2009 Photo: Claire Stefani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Point of Departure:

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker

Vonski: an appreciation by Kevin Whitehead

A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange

The Book Cooks:
John Surman: The Belting Zodiac
by Mike Pearson (Soundworld; Rayleigh, Essex, UK)

Far Cry: a column by Brian Morton

Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings

Ezz-thetics: a column by Stuart Broomer

Harris Eisenstadt: Freedom in Structure: an interview with Troy Collins

Travellin’ Light: Jason Robinson

Sons of Daughters in Madison

From Madison’s Surrounded by Reality Music:

Sons of Daughters
Sunday, September 16, 8pm

Patrick Breiner – tenor sax, clarinet, voice (Easton, CT)
Aaron Darrell – bass, voice (Boston, MA)
Devin Drobka – drums (New York, NY)

Sons Of Daughters are on the hustle. Not even two years as a band and they’ve already set out on over a half dozen DIY tours in support of 4 DIY recordings. Their newest CD, Beyond Animals, is by far their most reckless, joyous, and genuine recording to date and their first to feature all original music.

This trio of decorated Berklee and New School grads met in Milwaukee in April of 2010. But don’t let their stunning pedigree fool you. This ain’t no Downbeat reading, elbow rubbing, Blue Note wannabe college trio. These guys are bona fide road warriors with an agenda: to climb the highest hill, yell the loudest, and to make damn sure that what they’re saying means something.

Patrick Breiner, Aaron Darrell, and Devin Drobka all contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to devil may care free jazz avalanches. Breiner’s tenor saxophone and clarinet are augmented by vocals (his own and those of bassist Darrell). Drobka is the wild card, as likely to play with any object within reach as he is to play his drum kit. In short, a helter-skelter new twist on the classic chordless jazz trio.