Exclaim.ca Reviews

Français : Olafur Arnalds en 2007
Français : Olafur Arnalds en 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From exclaim.ca:

Olafur Arnalds – For Now I Am Winter
Bachar Mar-Khalifé – Who’s Gonna get the Ball from behind the Wall of the Garden Today?
Riverrun – Unravel

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love Is the Devil
Nundata – Wallnut Wall
Hair Police – Mercurial Rites
Twinsister​moon – Bogyrealm Vessels
Frédéric Nogray – BUITI BINAFIN (déambulation à la lisière du monde)
Voices – From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary
Jeff Gburek – The Watermark
Deathchain – Ritual Death Metal
Ritual Stance / Wet Dream Asphyxiation – Split
Dead Body Collection – Paura

Nels Cline Interview

Nels Cline
Nels Cline (Photo credit: soundfromwayout)

From All About Jazz:

Through more than 40 years of playing, he’s still awestruck by who he plays with, very humble about his guitar playing skills, mystified by the attention he receives, aware that at his core is an intense drive and need for collaboration and, through it all, is just a really nice guy.

This interview took place at the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival, where he performed with Fred Frith, more commonly known as a guitarist but who has played bass with Naked City, as he currently does with OrkestROVA, where Cline handles the guitar chair.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

April 6, 2013
Collapse Guitar Quartet, Spectrum
Eyal Maoz Jonathan Goldberger Ty Citerman Yoshie Fruchter

April 6, 2013
Tipple, Spectrum
David Watson Frode Gjerstad Kevin Norton

April 6, 2013
Ty Citerman Shayna Dunkelman Kaoru Watanabe, Spectrum
Kaoru Watanabe Shayna Dunkelman Ty Citerman

April 5, 2013
Tatsuya Nakatani Trio, Clemente Soto Velez
Edward Wilkerson Tatsuya Nakatani William Parker

April 3, 2013
Matthew Shipp & Darius Jones, The Stone
Darius Jones Matthew Shipp

April 3, 2013
Matthew Shipp & Ivo Perelman, The Stone
Ivo Perelman Matthew Shipp

Taylor Ho Bynum Update

Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet (Photo credit: John Pham)

From Taylor Ho Bynum:

8pm, Thursday April 11
Quartet Collective (Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, and me)
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn

8pm, Sunday April 21
Tri-Centric Orchestra – New Compositions (Brooklyn) 2013
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
Newly commissioned music for 18 musicians from the fantastic composers Nicole Mitchell, Jason Kao Hwang, and Kamala Sankaram. I’ll be doing some conducting and playing some cornet, along with quite an amazing cast of players: Mike McGinnis, Matt Bauder, Josh Sinton, Vincent Chancey, Joseph Daley, Amy Cimini, Marika Hughes, Ken Filiano, Bryan Carrott, Amy Crawford, Rohin Khemani, Tomas Fujiwara, Fay Victor, and Carl Hancock Rux. (Whew!)

Plus some new recordings coming out in the next few months, so stay tuned:
Anthony Braxton/Taylor Ho Bynum – Duo (Amherst) 2010 DVD (New Braxton House Records)
Taylor Ho Bynum/John Hébert/Gerald Cleaver – Book of Three: Continuum (2012) (Relative Pitch Records)

Alarm Will Sound at Zankel Hall Reviewed

English: Tyondai_Braxton, moers festival 2008
English: Tyondai_Braxton, moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Again, Carnegie Hall provided a new piece, “Fly by Wire,” by Tyondai Braxton, a multi-instrumentalist known for his work in the math-rock band Battles and a composer now in demand for high-profile engagements. Mr. Braxton’s piece flitted among styles with a cartoonish energy. But his leaps never felt abrupt: fidgeting strings, chattering percussion, a flatulent trombone and a cinematic gallop in triple time coexisted peaceably in his playfully surreal conception. That seven-minute premiere shared the concert’s first half with three works of similar concision. “Journeyman,” by the Alarm Will Sound pianist John Orfe, opened the program with a gleaming Neo-Classical integrity — all tart harmonies, deftly balanced timbres and assertive beat.