The IBeam in December

From New York’s IBeam:

Jesse Neuman’s Wolf Face / Pete Robbins and Silent Z

Saturday, December 1st 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Jesse Neuman and Wolf Face 8:00 pm
Jesse Neuman / trumpet
Loren Stillman / tenor sax
Simon Jermyn / guitar + electronics
Rob Jost / bass
Jeff Davis / drums

Pete Robbins and siLENT Z 9:30pm
Pete Robbins / alto sax + compositions
Jesse Neuman / cornet + electronics
Mike Gamble / guitar + electronics
Simon Jermyn / bass + electronics
Tyshawn Sorey / drums

Mara Rosenbloom TRIO / Conly, Neufeld, Hertenstein

Wednesday, December 5th 8:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Mara Rosenbloom TRIO

Mara Rosenbloom – piano
Sean Conly – bass
Mark Ferber – drums

9:30 PM

Sean Conly – bass
Todd Neufeld – guitar
Joe Hertenstein – drums

40twenty / Jesse Stacken

Thursday, December 6th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

First Thursday of the Month Series, hosted by Vinnie Sperrazza and Jesse Stacken
Thursday, Dec. 6th

8:30 PM
40twenty w/ special guest Ellery Eskelin- tenor sax CD release show!!!!!

Jacob Sacks- piano
Dave Ambrosio- bass
Vinnie Sperrazza- drums
special guest Ellery Eskelin- tenor sax

10 PM

Jesse Stacken- piano
Eivind Opsvik- bass
Jeff Davis- drums
w/ special guest Michael Attias- alto saxophone

Protest Music/ Adam Hopkins Group

Friday, December 7th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Protest Music 8:30 pm

Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Pascal Niggenkemper – double bass
Weasel Walter – drums

Adam Hopkins Trio 9:30 pm

Adma Hopkins – double bass
Anna Weber – tenor sax
Nathan Elman-Bell – drums

Swim Team/ Julian Pollack Quartet

Saturday, December 8th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Swim Team

Casey Berman – Tenor Saxophone
Elliot Berman – Bass
Tim Merle – Drums
Mike Sink – Piano

9:30 PM

Julian Pollack Quartet

Julian Pollack – Piano
Nir Felder – Guitar
Martin Nevin – Bass
Evan Hughes – Drums

Jeff Davis Double Bill

Sunday, December 9th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

Jeff Davis Trio w/special guest Samuel Blaser

Jeff Davis – drums/compositions
Russ Lossing – piano
Eivind Opsvik – bass
Samuel Blaser – trombone

TBA 9:30PM

Richard Andersson Quintet

Tuesday, December 11th 9:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

9:00 PM

Richard Andersson – bass
Ralph Alessi – Trumpet
Herb Robertson – Trumpet
Tony Malaby -Saxophone
Nasheet Waits – Drums

The Dream

Friday, December 14th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation


The Dream

Daniel Carter – Reeds
William Parker – Bass
Federico Ughi – Drums

Travis Laplante Quartet/Frode Gjerstand Trio

Saturday, December 15th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation

8:30 PM

Travis Laplante Quartet:

Travis Laplante- Tenor Saxophone
Mat Maneri- Violin
Michael Formanek- Bass
Randy Peterson- Drums

10:00 PM

Frode Gjerstad Trio:

Frode Gjerstand- saxophone/clarinet
Jon Rune Strom- Bass
Paal Nilssen-Love– Drum

Avant-Garde Music Composer John Cage Celebrated with Concerts, Exhibit at Wesleyan

Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Wesleyan:

To honor Cage’s time and achievements at Wesleyan, the university will celebrate the centenary of Cage by focusing on his understanding of music as a social process through a collection of events Dec. 3-8. The Center for the Arts will host three musical performances on “John Cage and Public Life” as part of its “Music & Public Life” series, a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music.

On Dec. 5, Richard Kostelanetz, a noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of John Cage’s work at 7 p.m. the CFA Hall. The free lecture will be followed by a performance of John Cage’s Lecture on the Weather (1975), which was commissioned for the U.S. bicentennial and intended to be performed by Americans who have renounced citizenship.

On Dec. 7, the Wesleyan University Orchestra will perform John Cage’s Etcetera (1973), which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. The cost is $5 for the general public and $4 for Wesleyan students. Following the performance of Etcetera, the Wesleyan New Music Alliance will offer an extended performance of Cage’s HPCHD (1969) in Beckham Hall.

On Dec. 8, local and Wesleyan musicians will perform Cage’s Song Books at 8 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. The free concert will feature vocalists David Barron and Anne Rhodes MA ’06, and Wesleyan Professors of Music Ronald Kuivila and Neely Bruce. Rhodes will recreate the role performed by Neely’s wife, Phyllis Bruce, numerous times between 1978 and 1987.

In addition, Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives will host an exhibition titled “John Cage Writes” Dec. 3-March 10, 2013. The exhibit, mounted in the museum cases on the first floor of Olin Library, will focus in part on the five books Cage wrote that were published by Wesleyan University Press: Empty Words, M, Silence, X, and A Year from Monday. Silence has been hailed as one of the most important works on music by a 20th century composer.

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Albatrosh – Yonkers
Hirsute Pursuit – Tighten That Muscle Ring
Eternity – Pestiferous Hymns – Rev. I-I-XXXIII
Burial Ground – Phantasm
Terrapin – Killing HF Harlow
Funerary Call – Fragments From The Aethyr
Pumpkin Buzzard – Love
Emeralds – Just to Feel Anything
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Parais – Son Of A Bitches Brew
1982 + BJ Cole – Self Titled
Thewhitehorse – An Eternity Of Black & Red

This Week in Buenos Aires

English: Photograph of percussionist, Ches Smi...
English: Photograph of percussionist, Ches Smith. Photograph by David Horvitz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

Modern Classic Festival 2012

Klangforum Wien (Austria) Director: Baldur Brönnimann

Wednesday 28
La lumière du noir, Alberto Posadas (2010)
Hot, Franco Donatoni ( 2006)
Thallein, Iannis Xenakis (1984)
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester, Györgi Ligeti (1985/88)

Thursday 29
Still , Beat Furrer (1998)
Monodie, Georg Friedrich Haas (1998/99)
Monadologie XII, Bernhard Lang (2010/11)
Sala Principal, Teatro Colón (Libertad 621) 20:30hs

November 27

Ches Smith‘s Congs for Brums -solo music.
drumming, vibraphone playing, electronics, misc percussion, or composing.
Teatro Gargantúa, Jorge Newbery 3563, 21.00 hs

JAM DE MARTES ( new jazz )
Damian Poots , guitar
Mauricio Dawid , contrabasd
francisco Cossacella , drums
Ladran Sancho ,Guardia Vieja 3811 22.30 hs

November 28

Emanuel Brusa y sus Chanchos Chifladores (free jazz )
Emanuel Brusa: Clarinet y direction
Christian Terán: Trumpet & fliscornio.
Julián López Di Muro: Trumpet .
Andres Hayes: Saxophones.
Diego Fagalde : Guitar.
Damian Esteban Falcon : Contrabass
Hernán “Chiquito” Gnesutta: drums
Un Lugar En Ortuzar , ALVAREZ THOMAS 1612 , 21.30 hs

November 29

LUCIO BALDUINI ( new jazz )
Carto Brandan(drums)
Jesus Fernandez (keyboards)
Mariano Sivovi (contrabass)
Lucio Balduini (guitar).
Virasoro Bar , Guatemala 4328 . 21.30 hs

November 30

Rodrigo NUÑEZ – Nicolas CHIENTAROLI : Pianos
Virasoro Bar , Guatemala 4328 . 19 hs

Santiago Leibson (piano )
Maximiliano Kirszner (contrabass)
Nicolás Politzer (drums)
Virasoro Bar , Guatemala 4328 after midnoght show

The UNDER_LINE Benefit Launch in New York, December 4

Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano (Photo credit: Eddy Westveer)

From Arts for Art, Inc.:

On Tuesday, December 4th, Arts for Art will launch the Under_Line campaign with a special Benefit Event featuring world-renowned musicians and a visual presentation portraying the history of jazz within the lower east side. The Under_line campaign is focused on securing support to create a space that will showcase visionary music and collaborative performances. It will mark the return of un-compromised music and creative expression to an area with a deep connection and heritage in music and cultural arts.

Tuesday December 4th, 2012 All Star Benefit Launch for The Under_Line LET’S BUILD IT

6:30PM – Doors Open
-Join the Artist Round Table
-Food sponsored by La Esquina & Blue Ribbon and Open Bar by Absolut
– The history of Creative Music and Art on the Lower east side with Old Fliers and Photos by Raymond Ross, Michael Wilderman, Jamel Shabazz, Nick Ruechel and Peter Gannushkin

7:15PM – 7:30PM – D.J. Spooky Antartica ‘excerpt
D.J. Spooky excerpt from Antartica

7:30PM – 8:00PM – Four Solos
John Zorn- sax
Henry Grimes – bass
Christian McBride– bass
Roy Campbell- trumpet

8:30PM – 9:00PM – Graves-Lovano Special Duo Performance
Milford Graves – drums
Joe Lovano – sax

9:00PM – 9:30PM – Bluiett /CGayle / CMcBride / WParker / Cooper-Moore
Hamiet Bluiett – baritone sax
Charles Gayle – tenor sax
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Christian McBride – bass
William Parker – bass
Cooper-Moore – drums

9:30PM – 10:00PM – Joe Lovano / Judi Silvano & Friends
Joe Lovano – sax
Judi Silvano – voice
William Parker – bass
Billy Martin – drums

10:00PM – 10:15PM – Yoshiko Chuma.

10:15PM – 10:45PM – John Forte and Friends
band TBA

11:00PM – 11:30PM – McPhee / Masaoka / Brown / Gerstein / Naqvi
Joe Mcphee – sax, trumpet
Rob Brown – alto sax
Miya Masaoka – koto
Ben Gerstein – trombone
Mark Helias – bass
Qasim Naqvi – drums

Coming to Seattle


THU. 11/29, 8 PM – Composers at the University of Washington present new music for acoustic and electronic media by Ivan Arteaga, Jeff Bowen, Yigit Kolat, Doug Niemela, Marcin Paczkowski, Kim Rivera, Anthony Vine.

SAT. 12/1, 8 PM – Triptet, new CD release concert – Tom Baker (guitar), Michael Monhart (sax), Greg Campbell (percussion)

TUE. 12/4, 8 PM – Amy Denio (reeds, accordion, voice) & amazing pianist Thollem McDonus

THU. 12/6, 8 PM – Lori Goldston (cello), Jessika Kenney (voice), Dylan Carlson (electric guitar), Greg Campbell (percussion, horn)

SAT. 12/8, 8 PM – Eric Barber (saxophone, electronics) + Robin Holcomb (piano, voice)

FRI. 12/14 – music of John Cage by Jarrad Powell, Jessika Kenney, and dancer Beth Graczyk

SAT. 12/15 – fundraiser for publication of REAL BOOK; pianist Gust Burns performs selections from his recent collection of scores made by erasing material from popular jazz songs in The New Real Book – solo and quartet with Paul Kikuchi, Carmen Rothwell, Jacob Zimmerman