AMBIcom 2013

Soma (Steve Roach & Robert Rich album)
Soma (Steve Roach & Robert Rich album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Hearts of Space:

MAY 3-4-5, 2013

The Hearts of Space radio program was born in 1973 at KPFA-FM in Berkeley. We began national syndication 10 years later in 1983. So 2013 is a year of milestones — in addition to the 30 and 40 year anniversaries, we’ll be passing program #1,000 in the HOS series!

AMBIcon 2013 is a weekend event hosted by Hearts of Space producer STEPHEN HILL, organized around 4 live surround-sound concerts featuring 8 core Hearts of Space artists: DAVID DARLING, STEPHAN MICUS, JEFF PEARCE, ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, STELLAMARA, and TIM STORY. We’ll also have interviews and Q&A sessions.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour 27/2012

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...
English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Satoko Fujii (藤井郷子) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

hemlock: the ratchet orchestra

invitation: peggy lee band

evil rabbit
u-experimenttal: mark alban lotz, fl/ meinrad kneer, b/ + guests

recall pollock: roland dahinden, tbn, perc/ hildegard kleeb, p

the gift: ivo perelman, ts/ mike bisio, b/ matt shipp, p

f(our)r alto: florian bergmann, as/ frank gratkowski, as/ benjamin weidekamp, as/ christian weidner, as

le vent et la gorge: frak gratkowsky quartet

muku: natsuki tamura, tp/ satoko fujii, p

creative sources
white smoke: mike goyvaerts, perc/ jeffrey morgan, ss, ts/ willy van buggenhout, EMS synth

andreas schaerer
please don’t feed the model: schaerer, vo/ eberle, tp, flhn/ rom, g

andy haas
notes on miasms: andy haas, sax, elec/ ken aldkroft, g

trio: joe fonda, b/ michael jeffrey stevens, p/ harvey sorgen, dr/ treuneusz wojtczak, ts, bcl/ maciej obara, as

Charming Hostess News

Charming Hostess 1
Charming Hostess 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Charming Hostess.

NOVEMBER with Charming Hostess includes a benefit for people displaced by Sandy, and Hardly Strictly Klezmer.

Thursday, November 15
Jewlia, Jessica Lurie, and secret special guest
Oakland House Concert to benefit Sandy relief*
Email for reservation and location

Thursday, November 29
Charming Hostess, Kugelplex, Red Hot Chachkas
Hardly Strictly Klezmer
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA

DECEMBER brings Charming Hostess to our residency at Meridian Gallery in SF, with a new installation on teraphim. Teraphim are often translated as “household gods”–they were figures used for home worship, for divination, to seek justice and to determine authority. Participate in our installation during the day on Thursdays, or come Thursday nights for our Jewish music series. We are so excited to be at Meridian with the incomparable Dohee Lee…What an honor. See you soon for bright lights on a dark night!

Meridian Gallery Residency: Dark Nights, Bright Lights
Thursdays in December: 6, 13, 20
12PM-5PM: Participate in “Teraphim”–hepatoscopy, belomancy, text study, meditative movement, idol-contemplation and more! See website for details.
8PM: Jewish music series. Join Charming Hostess and friends as we move from Khanukah to Solstice, from mystic contemplation to sweaty dancing, from the intimate to the apocalyptic. Charming Hostess will open each evening with a short set and then be followed by Jewish luminaries who will light up this intimate space. Get apocalyptic for Khanukah!

Thursday, December 6
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, I-Tal-Ya

Thursday, December 13
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, Jeremiah Lockwood

Thursday, December 20
Teraphim 12PM-5PM
Charming Hostess, Kugelplex

Meridian Gallery
535 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA

Harrison Bankhead Profiled

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Morning Sun, Harvest Moon” (2010), his debut disc as a group leader, came about almost by accident. It features an all-star lineup of drummers Avreeayl Ra and Ernie Adams, woodwind specialists Mars Williams and Ed Wilkerson, and violinist James Sanders. Augmented by Jim Baker on synth and singer Saalik Ziyad, this cast of seasoned and versatile veterans will cap the eighth annual Umbrella Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music at 10 p.m. Sunday at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont.