Milford Graves Interview and Profile

Milford Graves
Milford Graves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NY Mag:

“Funny how that got started,” recalls Milford Graves, the 60-year-old jazz drummer, herbalist, acupuncturist, martial artist, teacher, savant, and shaman known to most as Professor Graves, an honorific due him as much for his formidable street cred as for his position at Bennington College, where he has taught music courses for the past 28 years.

ICP Orchestra’s April North American Tour

Han Bennink in Austin Texas April 2006
Han Bennink in Austin Texas April 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From ICP Orchestra:

April 2 Colorado Springs
April 3 Seattle
April 4 Oakland
April 5 Portland
April 6/7 Chicago
April 9 Detroit
April 10 Pittsburgh
April 11 Philadelphia
April 12 Baltimore
April 14 Buffalo
April 17 Montreal

The current group includes:

Drummer Han Bennink (who has played with Sonny Rollins and Derek Bailey).
Clarinet/tenor saxophonist Ab Baars (The Ex, Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Cecil Taylor).
Tenor saxophonist Tobias Delius (played with Georg Graewe).
Double bassist Ernst Glerum (John Zorn, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, Jamaladeen Tacum, Don Byron, Amsterdam String Trio).
Trumpeter Thomas Heberer (Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Douglas, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, Elliott Sharp, Bob Moses).
Cellist Tristan Honsinger (various Cecil Taylor groups).
Michael Moore on clarinet/alto sax (Jaki Byard, Joe Maneri, Gunther Schuller, Dave Douglas).
Mary Oliver on viola (premiered works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis; played with Joelle Leandre, George Lewis).
Wolter Wierbos on trombone (Henry Threadgill, The Ex, Sonic Youth, Mingus Big Band, Gerry Hemingway)

Musique Machine Reviews

Jeremiah Cymerman
Jeremiah Cymerman (Photo credit: IntangibleArts)

From Musique Machine:

Baptists – Bush Craft
Semai – Delubrum
Boar – Dead Existence
Varrst – Respect Your Colors
Tenebrous Liar – End Of The Road
Gareth Davis & Machinefabriek – Grower
William Fowler Collins – Tenebroso
Heldtentod – The Ghost Machine
Jeremiah Cymerman – Purification/Dissolution
Vomir/Crucifix Eye – Self Titled
Sink – Holy Testament

Steve Moore and Radio Massacre International Coming to the Gatherings Concert Series in Philadelphia

From The Gatherings Concert Series:

Steve Moore w/Charles Cohen – 13 April 2013

Steve Moore’s music moves from big synthesizer proclamations to small sequencer dances, yet maintains a natural flow throughout. Building larger cycles from smaller ones the musical energy surges along interlocking lines of notes and patterns – its mechanized echo rumbling and churning like a well-tuned engine. Elevated lead lines and effect soaked chords deepen Moore’s sound. With style and assurance his surpassing artistry and emotional heat holds us in its grip. Steve Moore’s CD Light Echoes (2012 Cuneiform) has received substantial airplay on STAR’S END. Working a strange and marvelous spell we hear its detailed and fluid movement with our heads, but the music reaches far into our minds.

Steve Moore makes his Philadelphia concert debut at The Gatherings Concert Series on Saturday 13 April 2013. Sonic innovator Charles Cohen will provide a Ambient/Textural opening set. All this happens within the remarkable setting of the St. Mary’s Hamilton Village church sanctuary.

Radio Massacre International – 18 May 2013

Radio Massacre International is a trio of English musicians (Steve Dinsdale, Duncan Goddard, Gary Houghton) known for extended concerts of epic aural excursions. Performances are largely improvised and veer off into areas dictated by mood, circumstance or whim. RMI’s recorded output reflects the diversity and complexity of this work, which is often compared to that of the Berlin-School of cosmic music. But RMI is not simply re-creating the music of this era, rather they further explore and contemplate the expressional mode and the instruments that made it possible – in hopes of realizing new ideas.