Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Joe Maneri (4/3/04 at the 40 Watt Club in Athe...

From NYTimes.com:

A Concert to Celebrate the Life of Joe Maneri (Saturday) Joe Maneri, who died in 2009, was a saxophonist, composer and pioneer of microtonal theory. His legacy is celebrated in this benefit for the Boston Microtonal Society, featuring adventurous improvisers like the trumpeters Dave Ballou and Roy Campbell and the saxophonists Tony Malaby and Josh Sinton. At 8 p.m., Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn, 295douglass.org; tinyurl.com/ahf5vm7; suggested donation, $10. (Chinen)

Curtis Hasselbring’s Number Stations (Sunday) On his rambunctious new album, “Number Stations” (Cuneiform), the trombonist Curtis Hasselbring draws inspiration from cryptic shortwave-radio signals, entrusting his own garbled materials to Chris Speed on reeds, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Matt Moran on vibraphone and marimba, along with a bassist and two drummers. The same holds true here, with Chris Lightcap on bass and Jim Black and Satoshi Takeishi both on drums. Feb. 10 at 8 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10. (Chinen)

William Parker: ‘Alphaville Suite’ (Thursday) Mr. Parker is known as a bassist best suited to combustible free-form settings, but he’s also a composer unafraid of pursuing ambitious ideas. For this concert, the first installment in a three-night residency, he presents a live soundtrack to “Alphaville,” the 1965 Jean-Luc Godard film, with an ensemble that includes the trumpeter Lewis Barnes, the alto saxophonist Rob Brown, the pianist Cooper-Moore, and an improvising string quartet with Alex Waterman on cello and Jason Hwang, Jean Cook and Mazz Swift on violins. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363, roulette.org; $15, $10 students and members. (Chinen)

Newsbits: Butch Morris / Locrian / Ralph Kaminsky / Music of Now Marathon / Herriott and Saint in Wisconsin / Ben Frost

There will be a Memorial Service for Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris this Thursday, February 7, at 7PM at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, located at 172 Norfolk St., NY, NY.

Experimentalists Locrian have announced their first live performances in nearly two years: March 10 Denton 35 Festival, Denton Texas @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios w/ PRURIENT, March 11 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown w/ Boreas & Jason Zeh, March 12 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington, Chicago, IL w/ Dead Dragon Mountain & DeadLevel.

The New York Times reviews Alarm Will Sound, Either/Or, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the JACK Quartet and the Talea Ensemble honoring Ralph Kaminsky.

The Times also reviews the beginning of the Music of Now Marathon Festival.

The Jeff Herriott/Trevor Saint duo play Monday February 18, 8pm at Audio for the Arts 7 S. Blair St, Madison Wisconsin.

Ben Frost is profiled ahead of his upcoming Minneapolis performance.

Coming to Seattle

Craig Taborn, Piano
Craig Taborn, Piano (Photo credit: frawemedia)

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

THU. 2/7, 8 PM – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: LaDonna Smith (violin, voila, vox), Amy Denio (accordion, alto sax, vox), Beth Fleenor (clarinet, vox), Paul Hoskin (contrabass clarinet); Tucker Dulin, Greg Powers, Stuart Dempster (trombones); Craig Taborn (piano), Ivan Arteaga (sax, clarinet), Paul Kikuchi (percussion), Wayne Horvitz (electronics)

FRI. 2/8, 8 PM – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Tucker Dulin (trombone), Gust Burns (piano), Mark Collins (bass), Jonathan Way (electronics); LaDonna Smith (vioin, viola, vox); Craig Taborn (piano), Paul Hoskin (baritone sax), Mark Ostrowski (percussion) – also at noon this day: Craig Taborn master class at Cornish, PONCHO Hall

SAT. 2/9, 8 PM – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: LaDonna Smith (violin, viola, vox), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Monica Schley (harp); Tucker Dulin (trombone); Craig Taborn (piano), Greg Campbell (percussion) – also at 1 PM this day: Gust Burns & Craig Taborn at Gallery 1412

WED. 2/13, 8 PM – Beth Fleenor Workshop Ensemble: the 11-piece ensemble performs Fleenor’s 2012 conduction work SILT + music for blindfolded ensemble. Focused intention, deep grooves, and other celestial manifestations in real time….

FRI. 2/15, 8 PM – Neil Welch, saxophone

SAT. 2/16, 8 PM – David Hahn & Concert Imaginaire – Cave Canum

THU. 2/21, 8 PM – Philip Greenlief (saxophone), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Sam Ospovat (drums)

FRI. 2/22, 8 PM – Banned Rehearsal is a multi-instrumental free improvisation group founded in Seattle in 1984; this is their second public performance, with members Keith and Karen Eisenbrey, Neal Koasly-Meyer, Aaron Keyt, and Steve Kennedy

SAT. 2/23, 8 PM – Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney: “The Face of the Earth (Rokh-e-Khåk)”