Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Zeena Parkins performing with Cosa Br...

From Free Jazz:

Zeena Parkins – Double Dupe Down (Tzadik 2012) **½
Michael Attias – Spun Tree (Clean Feed, 2012) ****
Andreas Kaling: As If There Was A Tomorrow (JazzHausMusik, 2012) ****
Kirk Knuffke & Jesse Stacken with Kenny Wollesen, Like a Tree (SteepleChase 2012) ****
François Carrier and Michel Lambert w/ Daniel Thompson, Neil Metcalfe and Guillaume Viltard – Shores and Ditches (FMR Records, 2012) ***½
Joe Morris, Agustí Fernández, Nate Wooley – From the Discrete to the Particular (Relative Pitch, 2012) ****
Soren Kjaergaard / Ben Street / Andrew Cyrille – Femklang (Ilk, 2011) *****
John Tilbury – For Tomasz Sikorski (Bôłt, 2012) ****

Modern Classical at The Cell (New York) on February 9

Edison Denisov in Sortavala, Summer 1975. Phot...
Edison Denisov in Sortavala, Summer 1975. Photo by © Dmitri Smirnov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Cell in New York is featuring the following show:

The cell theatre presents ensemble mise-en! (2/9/2013) – FREE ADMISSION!

The ensemble mise-en will be playing another exciting concert at the cell theatre on February 9 at 8pm. We’ll be performing premières by five different composers from three different continents. We would like to invite all of you to join us for this free event! And after the performance, everybody is welcome to stay for the reception, with beer provided by the Brooklyn Brewery. Don’t forget to bring your family & friends!

The program:
Quinn Collins (USA)
Summer Music for chamber orchestra (2012, world premiere)

Elliott Schwartz (USA)
Texture (1966, rev. 2013, world premiere)

Hans Abrahamsen (Denmark)
String Quartet No. 3 (2008, US premiere)

Edison Denisov (Russia)
Five Studies for Bassoon Solo (1983, US premiere)

Bent Sørensen (Denmark)
Ständchen (2007, US premiere)

Upcoming New York Shows

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Vision Festival folks:

Evolving Series Upgrade 2013

Friday & Saturday nights / Sunday afternoons
Monday evenings – A mini-fest once a month
The Evolving Music Upgrade runs on the first weekend of each month,
Friday through Monday!

At Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St. near Delancey

Day 1: Friday 1st

@ LES Gallery

Hosted by Miriam Parker
9pm Cooper-Moore Duo
Cooper-Moore – handcrafted insts.
Brian Price – woodwinds

10.30pm: Tyshawn Sorey Duo
Tyshawn Sorey – drums
Fay Victor – voice

Day 3: Sunday 3rd
@ Kabayitos Theater
The Sunday Afternoons are designed as family-friendly events where children can participate, interact or simply be exposed with live performances, music, dance and words.

Hosted by Andrew Drury
2pm: Kids-Ride facilitated / directed by Zak Sherzad
Zak Sherzad – cello and cornet
Hard Edge – sound design

3pm: LPHC, Inc.
Daniel Levin – cello
Ivo Perelman – sax
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
Day 2: Saturday 2nd
@ Kabayitos Theater

Hosted by Paul deLucena
9pm: Bill Cole – A Tribute to Jayne Cortez
Bill Cole – db. reeds & didgeridoo
Joseph Daley – tuba
Althea SullyCole – voice
Warren Smith – drums

10.30pm: Brian Settles Duo
Brian Settles – sax
Jeremt Carlstedt – drums
Day 4: Monday 4th
@ Kabayitos Theater

Hosted by Jason Kao Hwang
7.30pm: The Daves
Dave Sewelson – baritone sax
Dabe Hofstra – tuba
Steve Moses – drums

8.40pm: Ingrid Laubrock & Mary Halvorson Duo
Ingrid Laubrock – sax
Mary Halvorson – guitar

9.50pm: Attias/Malaby’s Barisop
Tony Malaby – soprano sax
Michaël Attias – baritone sax
Pascal Niggenkemper – bass
Jeff Davis – drums

AMN Picks of the Week – Radere / Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Alamaailman Vasarat / Christian Lillinger’s Grund

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Troxy, London

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Radere – Dreamless (2013)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (2012)
Alamaailman Vasarat – Valta (2012)
Christian Lillinger / Grund – Second Reason (2012)



January 26, 2013
Ken Ueno & Ikue Mori, Spectrum
Ikue Mori Ken Ueno

January 26, 2013
Peter Evans Charity Chan Weasel Walter Tom Blancarte, Spectrum
Charity Chan Peter Evans Tom Blancarte Weasel Walter

January 26, 2013
Tristan Honsinger Thomas Heberer Pascal Niggenkemper, Downtown Music Gallery
Pascal Niggenkemper Thomas Heberer Tristan Honsinger

January 20, 2013
The Whammies, Roulette
Han Bennink Jeb Bishop Jorrit Dijkstra Mary Oliver Nate McBride Pandelis Karayorgis

Mostly Other People Do the Killing Interviewed

MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum
MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum (Photo credit: svennevenn)

From All About Jazz:

Mostly Other People Do the Killing is frequently typecast as one of today’s most humorously irreverent young jazz groups, based in no small part on their provocative name, which was inspired by a quote attributed to inventor Leon Theremin—a survivor of the Soviet gulag who exonerated Stalin because “mostly other people did the killing.” Bassist and founder Moppa Elliott (born Matthew Thomas Elliott) has repeatedly insisted in interviews that the band isn’t actually intended to be irreverent however, as much as it is anti-hero worship.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 02/2013

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...
saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano Jazz Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

No Business
Channels of Consciousness: William Hooker Quintet

Nasty &Amp; Sweet: Thomas Borgmann/ Wilber Morris/ Reggie Nicholson

Bouquet: Charlotte Hug/ Frédéric Blondy

Three Compositions: Roscoe Mitchell &Amp; Co.

Passages: Alexandre Pierrepont/didier Petit

East Side Banquet: Confusion Bleue

Asuka Kakitani
Bloom: Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra

Little Bluedevil: Bille Noertker’s Moxie

New Artists
Tranceformation: Crothers, Filiano, Wolper

Schmetterling: Simon Rose, Sax Solo Simon Rose

Coconut: Eric Boeren &Amp; Band