ZS March Tour

Tour dates from ZS:

3/6 — Gooski’s, Pittsburgh, PA *
3/7 — Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
3/8 — Experimental Sound Studios – Chicago, IL *
3/8 — The Observatory – Chicago, IL *
3/9 — Swerp Mansion – Chicago, IL §
3/10 — The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL *
3/11 — house show – Little Rock, AR *
3/12 — Bryan Street Tavern – Dallas, TX *
3/13 thru 3/15 — SXSW – Austin , TX
3/16 — TBA – Louisiana *
3/17 — Timucua White House – Orlando, FL
3/18 — Lil Indies – Orlando, FL *
3/19 — 529 – Atlanta, GA *
3/20 — NC Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC *
3/21 — Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
3/23 — location TBA – New York, NY +

All About Jazz Reviews

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp
avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Sudo Quartet
Live at Banlieue Bleue (No Business Records)

The Group
Live (No Business Records)

Thiefs (Melanine Harmonique Recordings)

Ernest Dawkins
Afro Straight (Delmark Records)

Matthew Shipp
Greatest Hits (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Fontanelle: Vitamin F (Southern Lord Recordings)

Curtis Hasselbring
Number Stations (Cuneiform Records)

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House
Strong Place (Intakt Records)

AMN Picks of the Week: Zs / Ches Smith and These Arches / Dan-Leo / Ben Goldberg / Anthony Braxton

English: Photograph of percussionist, Ches Smi...


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.


Zs – Grain (2013)
Ches Smith / These Arches – Civilization (2010)
Dan-Leo – Sometimes Is Like That (2013)
Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind (2013)
Anthony Braxton – Trio (NYC) 2011


Newsbits: Collapse Guitar Quartet and 9Volt in NY / Solos in Portland / Oliveros and Others in LA / New Soft Machine Legacy Release / Washington Square Contemporary Music Society in NY

English: Mohammed Fairouz at work on his secon...
English: Mohammed Fairouz at work on his second symphony in New York City, 2009. Photo by Kurtis Young. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Collapse Guitar Quartet will perform at Spectrum, NYC, Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM. 121 Ludlow St. New York NY 10002.

9Volt + diNMachine will perform April 7 AT Manhattan’s Bowery Electric, Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM, 327 Bowery New York, NY 10003.

Four unique voices perform solos on March 12, 2013 at The Gallery at Port City, Portland. Dr. John C. Savage (flute, saxophone), Madelyn Villano (violin), Danielle Ross (dance), Ken Ollis (drums).

New works by Pauline Oliveros, Mohammed Fairouz, and four others to be featured in The Industry’s FIRST TAKE, a West Coast Opera Workshop, June 1, 2013 2:00-5:30pm. Free performances of six operatic works-in-progress at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in collaboration with wild Up chamber orchestra.

The latest release from Soft Machine Legacy is out.

On Friday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m., the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society will present the New York new music collective “ensemble mise-en” in their third concert of the season at the TENRI Cultural Institute in New York City. This concert will include two world premieres of works by Irish composer Karen Power and American composer Eric Lyon, a US premiere by Korean composer Eunhye (Grace) Park, and a New York premiere by Isang Yun. Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, a frequently programmed composer by ensemble mise-en, will also be featured on the concert. The project is also supported by DMFF (Dansk Music Publishers Association) through KODA’s Funds for cultural and social purposes. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and can be purchased online at wscms.brownpapertickets.com or at the door prior to the concert.