Jeb Bishop has been in Carrboro for eight months, but the complications have yet to let him settle in. When his wife accepted a job at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in July, he followed her down from Chicago, where the trombonist had spent more than 20 years as a key cog in the city’s famed free jazz scene.
But there were tours with The Whammies and Peter Brötzmann‘s Chicago Tentet, two vastly different ensembles—the first, a reverent and studied tribute to experimental jazz great Steve Lacy; the second, a world-renowned ensemble that specializes in ever-evolving textural expanses.
From Musique Machine:
Dice Factory – Self Titled
Steve Moore – Light Echoes
Steve Roach – Soul Tones
Forrest Fang – Animism
Oblive – Slovenian Darkness/Krokodil Warfare
Ballerina in Blood/Vasectomy Party – Split
Rat At Rat R – Amer$ide/Rock & Roll Is Dead Long Live/Rat
Pumpkin Buzzard – Sweat Angle
Nurse With Wound – A Sucked Orange / Scrag!
Black Leather Jesus/Richard Ramirez – Latex
Vasilisk – Tribal Zone
Ethernet – Opus 2
Roland Etzin – TransMongolian
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe – Hapax (Legomenon)
From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:
THU. 2/21, 8 PM – Philip Greenlief (saxophone), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Sam Ospovat (drums) trio + Jacob Rex Zimmerman (sax) and Jameson Wanagon (guitar) open
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)”
FRI. 3/1, 8 PM – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA
WED. 3/6, 8 PM – Pianists Victor Noriega and Gust Burns celebrate the release of their new CD 2 Trios
SAT. 3/9, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents NY composer/sound artist Carver Audain + Seattle composer Rafael Anton Irisarri
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.
Lee Hyla – My Life on the Plains (2013)
Roscoe Mitchell – Duets with Tyshawn Sorey (2013)
Rempis Percussion Quartet – Circular Logic (2005)
Little Worlds Book Two (2013)
Atelier o Divino – Trevas Redux (2012)