Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

John Zorn Birthday Celebration in Glasgow This Saturday


From Herald Scotland: This Saturday, to celebrate his 60th birthday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov devote an entire evening to the comparatively classical side of Zorn. Though he began composing in the 1970s, … Continue reading

Posted in Artist Profile, Performances

Newsbits: Decoy with Joe McPhee / David S. Ware Memorial / Tone Yasunao in NY / BMOP Releases


A release from Decoy with Joe McPhee will be out soon, featuring Alexander Hawkins / Hammond B3, John Edwards / Double Bass, Steve Noble / Drums, Joe McPhee / Pocket Trumpet, Alto Sax. Another review of the David S. Ware … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary Halvorson


From Spectrum Culture: The New York Times has described guitarist Mary Halvorson as “an improviser of sly, beguiling logic” while the Wall Street Journal went on to declare Mary Halvorson “one of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz.” … Continue reading

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Touching Extremes Reviews


From Touching Extremes: Rhodri Davies – Wound Response Chora(s)san Time-court Mirage – Live at the Grimm Museum Volume One Gianni Mimmo / Daniel Levin – Turbulent Flow

Posted in Reviews

Free Jazz Blog Reviews


From Free Jazz: Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver – Living Jelly (Leo, 2012) ****½ Jooklo Danish Group – Mixture of Energies (Holiday Records, 2012) **** Frank Rosaly – Centering And Displacement (Utech, 2012)**** Eivind Aarset – Dream … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for David S. Ware Reviewed


From NYTimes.com: The memorial — organized by his manager and producer, Steven Joerg, and his widow, Setsuko S. Ware — was a bittersweet confirmation of his legacy, in words and images but especially in music. Inevitably, it felt like a … Continue reading

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