Dusted Reviews

Vladislav Delay
Vladislav Delay (Photo credit: neofob)

From Dusted:

Artist: The Group
Album: Live
Label: NoBusiness

Artist: Hecker
Album: Chimerization
Label: Editions Mego

Artist: Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Album: Slippery Rock!
Label: Hot Cup

Artist: Vladislav Delay
Album: Kuopio
Label: Raster-Noton

Artist: Tim Hecker / Daniel Lopatin
Album: Instrumental Tourist
Label: Software

Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Album: Gamak
Label: ACT Music

Artist: Michael Pisaro
Album: The Middle of Life / The Punishment of the Tribe By Its Elders
Label: Gravity Wave

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Mario Pavone
Mario Pavone (Photo credit: NaturaLite’s “snap decisions”)

From NYTimes.com:

Kris Davis Capricorn Climber (Saturday) The pianist Kris Davis has been generating nothing but interesting music in recent months, and has a new band, Capricorn Climber, that seeks out the unexpected corners within established musical relationships. Her partners, all adept with spontaneous texture, are the tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, the violist Mat Maneri, the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the drummer Tom Rainey. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with $10 minimum.

Marc Johnson and Eliane Elias (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Johnson, a bassist of deeply sonorous style, and Ms. Elias, a pianist with a transparent touch and a fondness for subtle harmonic shading, recently released a lovely album together, “Swept Away” (ECM), with the saxophonist Joe Lovano and the drummer Joey Baron. For this engagement, the headliners, a husband-and-wife team, work with the veteran drummer Victor Lewis. At 8 and 10 p.m., Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, (212) 582-2121, theiridium.com; $35 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Giuseppi Logan Quartet (Thursday) Mr. Logan is an alto saxophonist whose promising start, on the mid-1960s free-jazz scene, was curtailed by a mysterious silence. (In one prominent accounting of the era he was said to have vanished; in fact he was homeless, having suffered the ravages of drug dependency.) His comeback has been lovingly chronicled, and championed by younger musicians like Matt Lavelle — who has organized this concert, and who will play fluegelhorn and alto clarinet in the band, alongside the bassist François Grillot and the drummer David Miller. (Also on the bill, playing a 9:30 p.m. set, is the cellist Gil Selinger.) At 8 p.m., Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (917) 709-7799, thefirehousespace.org; $10. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone’s Arc Trio (Friday) Mr. Pavone, a bassist-composer of experience and vision, presents a new body of music composed for this trio, with two exceptionally intuitive partners: the pianist Craig Taborn and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Jesse Stacken / Matt Pavolka / Vinnie Sperrazza (Thursday) Mr. Stacken, a pianist, joins Mr. Pavolka, a bassist, and Mr. Sperrazza, a drummer, in exploratory interplay. The trio plays at 10 p.m., and an earlier set, at 8:30, will consist of a far-ranging solo performance by the baritone saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson. At 10 p.m., IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com; jessestacken.com; $10 suggested donation. (Chinen)

David Virelles and Continuum (Friday through Sunday) A freethinking young Cuban pianist, Mr. Virelles released one of last year’s best and most intriguing albums: “Continuum” (Pi), an ever-shifting amalgam of ancient folklore and avant-garde protocol. Mr. Virelles presents this project at the Village Vanguard, where he has worked in bands led by the saxophonists Chris Potter and Mark Turner. He’ll have the same rhythm section as on the album: the bassist Ben Street, the percussionist-poet Román Díaz, the venerable drummer Andrew Cyrille. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum.

KARL 2000, Emily Bate, Keir in Philadelphia

Albert Ayler
Albert Ayler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Philly’s Rip Rig, Sunday, February 3rd, 8pm:

Karl 2000

Daniel Rovin – Saxophone / Austin White – Bass / David Miller – Drums are Karl 2000. Other projects incluse Pet Bottle Ningen, killer BOB, etc.“Karl 2000plays music by combining elements of Traditional Russian Folk tunes with Albert Ayler enthusiasm, original compositions with the humor and playfulness of The Bad Plus, arrangements of solo piano repertoire for Saxophone-Bass-Drums and popular covers such as David Cassidy’s ”I Think I Love You” and Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” to name a few. Karl’s primary influence is The Alexandrov Ensemble, taking choral music and presenting it in the power-trio format. With Daniel Rovin on tenor saxophone, Austin White upright bass & Dave Miller drums, Karl plays hard, free-swinging jazz with a passion for the masses.”


Keir Neuringer has been called a “drum-pounding prophet of doom, keyboard playing last poet and sax marathonist” whose “percussive riffs and musical spitfire sermons disrupt neurons and reorient thinking – and hit the gut.” Raised in New York, he learned the saxophone from an early age, studied composition as a Fulbright Scholar in Krakow, and was a graduate of the The Hague’s interdisciplinary ArtScience Institute, where he created video, theater, and installation works. On the saxophone, he performs intensely physical circular breathing improvisations that honor and build upon diverse music-making traditions. He also plays a vintage Farfisa organ while simultaneously drumming and singing. Neuringer travels widely to present his work, collaborating closely with Rafal Mazur, Ensemble Klang and DJ Sniff. He has shared bills with Deerhoof, Faust, Philip Jeck, and Peter Brotzmann, and improvised with Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, and electronic music pioneers (and former mentors) Joel Ryan, Marek Choloniewski, and Michel Waisvisz. He moved to Philadelphia in the summer of 2012.

“Sounds as if he’s eviscerating the metal and splintering his reed as he plays.” (Ken Waxman, Jazzword)

Emily Bates

Emily Bate’s current musical work borrows from and responds to American popular music from the 30s, 40s, and 90s. She writes not-quite-right pop songs, and bends ears with dissonant approaches to conventional harmony.