Dusted Reviews

Lasse Marhaug + Dror Feiler

From Dusted:

Artist: Jasper TX
Album: An Index of Failure
Label: Handmade Birds

Artist: Celer
Album: Without Retrospect, the Morning
Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Luc Ferrari
Album: Presque Rien
Label: Recollection GRM

Artist: Lasse Marhaug and Bruce Russell
Album: Virginia Plane
Label: Spring Press

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

From NYTimes.com:

Ellery Eskelin Trio (Saturday) Ellery Eskelin is a tenor saxophonist drawn to rhythmic tumult and tonal friction, qualities he should have no problem fostering with this trio, with Kris Davis on piano and Billy Mintz on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing (Thursday) This impudent but wickedly proficient free-bop quartet — led by the bassist Moppa Elliott, with Peter Evans on trumpet, Jon Irabagon on saxophones and Kevin Shea on drums — celebrates the release of “Slippery Rock!” (Hot Cup), its fifth album, inspired by the idea of smooth jazz (but hardly beholden to it). At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Ches Smith and These Arches (Tuesday) A smartly unruly drummer active in devious art-rock and outsider jazz, Ches Smith leads These Arches, a texture-rich quartet featuring Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Andrea Parkins on accordion and organ. The group will play Mr. Smith’s music, mainly from an album due out next month, aptly titled “Hammered.” At 8 and 9:30 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $12 cover. (Chinen)

Lost Civilizations, Janel and Anthony, and Jacco Gardner in DC, March 5th

JANEL & ANTHONY (Photo credit: IntangibleArts)

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://www.soundclick.com/lostcivilizations ; http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8852179) will be sharing a bill with Janel and Anthony (http://www.janelandanthony.com), who were at honored by the 2013 WAMMIEs (http://mobtownmusicguide.com/2013-wammie-winners/) with separate nominations for Modern Rock Instrumentalist and winning as a duo for Modern Rock Recording (“Where is Home”), and headliner Jacco Gardner (http://www.jaccogardner.com/), a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 5, at 9th & Beats, which is located at 1219 9th St NW, Washington DC 20001. Doors are at 7:30; music at 8:00.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) (http://www.alkem.org/mikesebastian/; http://www.myspace.com/mikesebastian) and T. A. Zook (basscello, lap steel guitar; misc. instruments) (http://modisti.com/12/members/zook/profile/; http://www.soundclick.com/tazook), which began in 2008. On March 5, we will be joined by Jerry Busher (percussion & electronics) and Doug Kallmeyer (bass & electronics). Performances by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project are totally unscored, unrehearsed and extemporaneously improvised on the spot. It has been described as:

Janel and Anthony are a Washington DC based instrumental duo whose elegant experimental music has gained the attention of some of the world’s most important improvisers and musicians, and captivated live audiences (and NPR and BBC listeners) locally and abroad. For Where Is Home, their second album and first release on Cuneiform, the duo have created a lush, orchestral work investigating the treacherous emotional terrain at the hyper-mobile heart of 21st century America. Drawing on everything from Hindustani ragas and surf rock licks to Appalachian laments and post-bop harmonies, the album alternates between intricately lapidary, electro-acoustic soundscapes and brief improvised dialogues. Transcending music genre as well as geographic locale, Where Is Home is rooted equally in the 21st century’s global village and in Washington’s vanished past.

The evening’s headliner, Jacco Gardner, is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. Album ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities out February 11 2013 on Trouble in Mind and Excelsior Recordings in Benelux. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects.

Full details are posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/10964514.