Upcoming Brighton Free Jazz Shows

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...
British saxophonist Evan Parker performing live at Spicejazz, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show 1:

Mopomoso On Tour
April 24th, 2013 –
Entry: £6 / £5 members & unwaged
Venue –Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton.
Doors at 7pm and the first act is on at 7.30pm.

House Full of Floors:
Evan Parker: saxophones
John Russell: guitar
John Edwards: bass

Pat Thomas: piano, keyboards

Alison Blunt Trio
Alison Blunt: violin
Benedict Taylor: viola
David Leahy: bass

Alex Ward: clarinet
Kay Grant : vocals

And show 2:

May 29th, 2013 – 8pm
Entry:£6 / £5 members & unwaged


Chris Parfitt – soprano sax, flute, piano, loops, vocals
Tim Rancelant – tenor sax, flute, spoken word
Stuart Revill – guitar,

Good Companions
132 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3TE

Uncertainty Music Series Upcoming Concerts

Stephan03 (Photo credit: Bungalow.Brian)

From New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series:

Saturday 13 April 2013
Jasmine Lovell-Smith + Nathan Friedman Duo, Chris Cretella Solo
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 4 May 2013
Take Your Time with Liz Allbee, Rachel Bernsen and Megan Craig
319 Peck St
New Haven, CT

Sunday 5 May 2013
Secret Keeper (Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump) + Bill Solomon|Carl Testa Duo

319 Peck St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 11 May 2013
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 8 June 2013
Jonathan Moritz’s Secret Tempo Trio (with Mike Pride and Shayna Dulberger)
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 8 July 2013
BLISTER (Lucio Menegon + David Grollman) and Alejandro Acierto
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Dusted Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Dusted:

Artist: Jeff Albert’s Instigation Quartet
Album: The Tree on the Mound
Label: RogueArt

Artist: Samuel Blaser Quartet
Album: As the Sea
Label: Hatology

Artist: Josh Abrams Quartet
Album: Unknown Known
Label: RogueArt

Artist: Barn Owl
Album: V
Label: Thrill Jockey

Artist: Dave Douglas Quintet
Album: Time Travel
Label: Greenleaf

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

ICP Orchestra - 3 clarinets
ICP Orchestra – 3 clarinets (Photo credit: mediageek)

From NYTimes.com:

Rez Abbasi Trio (Saturday) The guitarist Rez Abbasi has made a string of worthy albums in recent years, and on “Continuous Beat” (Enja) he connects with an especially responsive rhythm team: the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Satoshi Takeishi. The fluidity of their rapport, and the repertory, partly nods to the memory of Paul Motian, a master drummer with whom Mr. Abbasi had plans to collaborate, before Mr. Motian’s death in 2011. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, includes a drink. (Nate Chinen)

The Bad Plus with Bill Frisell (Friday and Saturday) Following up on a fruitful collaboration that made for a highlight of last year’s Newport Jazz Festival, the Bad Plus — Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass and David King on drums — brings its dynamic Midwestern expressionism into contact with Mr. Frisell, the jazz guitarist most synonymous with lyrical grace in an Americana vein. At Newport they mostly played songs by Paul Motian, a shared hero and mentor; what’s on deck for this engagement is a welcome mystery. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, (212) 721-6500, jalc.org; $65 for the first set, $55 for the second. (Chinen)

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra (Thursday) Mr. Berger, the composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., begins a new season with his Improvisers Orchestra, a group of 25 or more musicians attuned to his designs (including Mr. Berger’s wife and longtime collaborator, the poet and vocalist Ingrid Sertso). According to custom, the orchestra will play an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m., followed by a performance at 9 p.m. Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10. (Chinen)

Borah Bergman Memorial (Monday) Borah Bergman, who died last year at age 85, was a pianist drawn to free improvisation, and to a highly developed form of ambidexterity. His memorial service will feature testimonials, in both a musical and literal sense, from the alto saxophonist Oliver Lake; the drummer Andrew Cyrille; the violinist Jason Kao Hwang; and the pianists Denman Maroney, John Blum and Chris Forbes (among many others). At 7:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue, at 54th Street, (212) 935-2200, saintpeters.org; donations accepted. (Chinen)

Claudia Quintet (Thursday) This precisely calibrated but willfully spontaneous chamber-jazz group led by John Hollenbeck, a drummer and composer, makes the layering of timbre a suspenseful event. The ensemble — now with Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Matt Moran on vibraphone, Red Wierenga on accordion and Chris Tordini on bass — will be playing new music intended for a forthcoming album. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, includes a drink. (Chinen)

Curtis Hasselbring’s New Mellow Edwards (Tuesday) On his rambunctious new album, “Number Stations” (Cuneiform), the trombonist Curtis Hasselbring draws inspiration from cryptic shortwave-radio signals, entrusting his own garbled materials to a band with Chris Speed on reeds, among others. Here Mr. Hasselbring leads New Mellow Edwards, his working band, which includes Mr. Speed, along with Chris Lightcap on bass and John Hollenbeck on drums. At 10 p.m., Korzo, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com, (718) 285-9425; $10 suggested donation, with $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Instant Composer’s Pool Orchestra (Saturday) The name of this Dutch ensemble, often abbreviated to ICP Orchestra, conveys both the immediacy and the integrity of its mission. A 10-piece group active since the late 1960s, it happens to include some of Europe’s sharpest improvisers, like the drummer Han Bennink, the cellist Tristan Honsinger, and the multireedists Ab Baars, Tobias Delius and Michael Moore. At 9 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn, littlefieldnyc.com; $15 in advance, $18 day of show. (Chinen)

Ben Perowsky Presents Reunions Part II (Friday) Mr. Perowsky, a nimble and assertive drummer, anchors two regrouped bands that used to be fixtures of the downtown scene. His rugged trio, with the tenor saxophonist Chris Speed and the bassist Scott Colley, convenes at 8 p.m., and up at 9:30 p.m. is Trio Iffy, a group led by Mr. Speed, with Jamie Saft on organ and other keyboards. At Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $10. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey (Wednesday) A spectacular young drummer on jazz’s leading edge, Mr. Sorey has proved himself a serious new-music composer besides. On this occasion he works not only with his regular rhythm-section peers, the guitarist Todd Neufeld and the bassist Thomas Morgan, but also with an eminent elder, the rhapsodic but never ingratiating pianist Masabumi Kikuchi. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Greg Ward Quartet (Friday) A versatile young saxophonist with a full plate of sideman activity, Greg Ward fills his work with nods to electronic music, postrock and other modern enticements. His quartet includes the guitarist Dave Miller, the bassist Zack Lober and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (212) 242-1063, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)