Coming to the Cornelia Street Cafe

English: Mary Halvorson with Anti-House at Clu...

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Wednesday, Apr 03 – 8:30PM
Jeff Denson, bass; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Vadim Neselovskyi, piano; Dan Weiss, drums

Friday, Apr 05 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Peter Evans, trumpet; Bryan Murray, tenor sax; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Brandon Seabrook, banjo; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Moppa Elliott, bass; Kevin Shea, drums

Saturday, Apr 06 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tomas Fujiwara, drums, comp.; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Brian Settles , tenor sax; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Adam Hopkins, bass

Thursday, April 25th, 8:30pm
Mat Maneri Trio, Feat: Mat Maneri, Ed Schuller, Randy Peterson
20th Anniversary Concert

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Nils-Petter Molvaer,Moers Festival 2011
English: Nils-Petter Molvaer,Moers Festival 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Alexey Lapin – Concerto Grosso (SoLyd, 2012) ****
Ballister – Mi Casa es en Fuego (Ballister Music, 2013)****
Anna Clyne: Blue Moth (Tzadik, 2012) ****½
Samech: Quachatta (Tzadik, 2012) ****
Andy Laster: Riptide (Tzadik, 2012) ***
Jon Raskin and Carla Harryman: Open Box (Tzadik, 2012) ** ½
Vincent Courtois – The Mediums (La Buisonne, 2012) ****
Nils Petter Molvaer – Baboon Moon (Sula Records, 2011) ***
Claudio Scolari’s Project – Synthesis (Principal Records, 2012) ***½

Vision Festival 18 to Honor Milford Graves

Milford Graves
Milford Graves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Arts for Art:

Vision Festival 18
Wednesday June 12 – Sunday June 16, 2013
At Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Celebrating Milford Graves
For A Lifetime Of Achievement

AFA is excited to announce that Milford Graves will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This legendary drummer, scientist, herbalist, martial artist and acupuncturist is truly a renaissance man whose work has for too long gone either under the radar or like so many great artists, has been misunderstood. His groundbreaking work and scientific approach to understanding the effect of rhythm on the heart is matched with a belief in the power of art to move and inspire. As a drummer, his roots are in latin/Cuban rhythms, which will be reflected in the first group on June 12 where he has invited David Virelles to join him with a group of 3 other Cuban musicians. The Rest of the Night will be All Stars including Kidd Jordan, DD Jackson, Charles Gayle Roswell Rudd Amiri Baraka and William Parker!

Schedule for
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Honoring Milford Graves

7:30 Afro/Cuban Roots
Milford Graves – drums
David Virelles – acoustic piano

Román Díaz – percussion (congas, batá, añá), vocals

Dezron Douglas – acoustic bass
Román Filiú – alto saxophone


Milford Graves – drums
D.D. Jackson – piano
Kidd Jordan – tenor saxophone


Milford Graves – drums
Charles Gayle – tenor saxophone
William Parker – bass
Roswell Rudd – trombone
Amiri Baraka – poetry

VF 18 HIGHLIGHTS: Marshall Allen, Christian McBride; Roscoe Mitchel, Henry Grimes, Tani Tabal; Rob Brown, Joe McPhee; Campbell’s Akhenanten Visions, William Parker, Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, Louis Sclavis, Francois Tusques; East West Collective- Larry Ochs, Didier Petit, Miya Masaoka, Sylvain Kassap, Xu Fengxia; Kris Davis, Eric Revis, Andrew Cyrille; Sonny Simmons, Dave Burrell; Reggie Workman, Marilyn Crispell, Odean Pope; Hamiet Bluiett; Mario Pavonne, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver