Vision Festival 18 Full Lineup

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From Arts for Art, the complete lineup for Vision Festival 18:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 – Milford Graves: A Lifetime of Achievement

7:30 Afro/Cuban Roots
 Milford Graves – drums
David Virelles – acoustic piano
Román Díaz – percussions (congas, batá drums, añá), vocals
Dezron Douglas – acoustic bass
Román Filiú – alto saxophone

8:30 Milford Graves Transition TRIO
Milford Graves – drums
D.D. Jackson – piano
Kidd Jordan – tenor saxophone

9:30 Milford Graves NY HeArt Ensemble
Milford Graves – drums
Charles Gayle – tenor saxophone
William Parker – bass
Roswell Rudd – trombone
Amiri Baraka – poetry


7:00 Maria Mitchell / Terry Jenoure
Maria Mitchell – dance
Terry Jenoure – violin

7:45 Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten Ensemble
Roy Campbell – trumpet
Bryan Carrott – vibes
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Hilliard Greene – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

9:00 Rob Brown U_L Project
Joe McPhee – trumpet, sax
Rob Brown – alto saxophone
Miya Masaoka – koto
Mark Helias – bass
Qasim Naqvi – drums

10:00 Roscoe Mitchell Trio
Roscoe Mitchell – reeds
Henry Grimes – bass
Tani Tabbal – drums

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – A French American Connection

Steve Dalachinsky – poetry
Didier Petit – cello

7:30 Bern Nix Quartet
Bern Nix – guitar
Francois Grillot – bass
Matt Lavelle – trumpet
Reggie Sylvester – drums

8:30 East-West Collective
Didier Petit – cello
Sylvain Kassap – clarinets
Xu Fengxia – guhzeng
Larry Ochs – tenor sax
Miya Masaoka – koto

9:30 The French-American Peace Ensemble
Francois Tusques – piano
Louis Sclavis – clarinets
Kidd Jordan – tenor sax
William Parker – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

The East-West Collective and The French-American Peace Ensemble have been made possible through the French-American Jazz Exchange, a joint program of FACE (“French American Cultural Exchange”) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”), Florence Gould Foundation, and Institut Français.


2 pm Visionary Youth Band– coT.I.M.E. initiative bklyn / Jeff Lederer, Jessica Jones
2:30 York College Creative Ensemble – CUNY Queens / Tom Zlabinger – Director
3 pm Achievement First Middle School Band – Brooklyn / Gene Baker director
3:30 All schools (80 young musicians) under direction of William Parker
with guest artist Hamid Drake

5 pm Panel on the French-American exchange of musical ideas & social, political ideals past and present
moderated by Michel Dorbon (RogueArt record label)

7:00 Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up
Brian Settles – sax
Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Michael Formanek – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

8:45 Davis/Revis/Cyrille Trio
Kris Davis – piano
Eric Revis – bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums

9:45 Simmons / Burrell Duo
Sonny Simmons – alto saxophone
Dave Burrell – piano

10:45 Reggie Workman WORKz
Reggie Workman – bass
Marilyn Crispell – piano
Odean Pope – tenor saxophone
Tapan Modak – tablas
Pheeroan akLaff – drums


3:00 Panel – building real access to Creative Jazz

5:30 Film Butch Morris “Black February” by Vipal Monga

7:00 Inner City: Migration
Miriam Parker – dance, choreographer
Jason Jordan – dance
Hamid Drake – drums
Jo Wood Brown – art
Robert Janz – guest visual artist

7:30 Oluyemi Thomas Group
Oluyemi Thomas – sax
Ijeoma Thomas – voice/words
Henry Grimes – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

8:30 Hamiet Bluiett
Lineup TBA

9:30 Mario Pavone ARC Trio
Mario Pavone – bass
Craig Taborn – piano
Gerald Cleaver – drums

10:30 Marshall Allen & McBrides BASS ROOTS
Christian McBride – bass
Lee Smith – bass
Howard Cooper – bass
Marshall Allen – alto saxophone

Coming to Seattle

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WED. 4/17, 8 PM – The Grace in Letting Go: Michele Khazak (voice), Adam Kessler (drum set), Lalo Bello (congas) + PK, solo bass

TUE. 4/23, 8 PM – WA Composers Forum presents piano/percussion duo Denise Fillion & Chris Graham performing music of Stockhausen, John Luther Adams, Bruce Hamilton, Adam Haws

THU. 4/25, 7:30 PM – IMP Fest 5: Bill Frisell with students + Insistent Caterpillars

FRI. 4/26, 7:30 PM – IMP Fest 5: Eric Revis w/ Ted Poor & Cuong Vu with students + Sequoia

SAT. 4/27, 7:30 PM – IMP Fest 5: King Tears Bat Trip + Japanese Guy + How Glass Is Made

MON. 4/29 – Seattle Modern Orchestra benefit with pianist Stephen Drury performing music of Lachenmann, Cage, and Ives

THU. 5/2, 8 PM – Christian Pincock Group, new compositions for large ensemble

FRI. 5/3, 8 PM – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA

SAT. 5/4, 8 PM – Keith Eisenbrey plays solo piano music by himself and Neal Kosaly-Meyer

AMN Reviews: Sarah Hughes – accidents of matter or of space

Sarah Hughes: accidents of matter or of space [Suppedaneum Number One]

This new CD by composer/improviser Sarah Hughes is a documentary recording in a sense that goes beyond the usual manner in which a sound recording is a document of the events it captures. As hinted at in the title, accidents of matter or of space is an audio preservation of moments encapsulating the specifics of a physical space and divisible units of time.

Nowhere is the documentary aspect more to the forefront than in Criggion (after only), the CD’s opening track. Criggion (after only) is a solo improvisation for Hughes on zither, recorded at an abandoned and partly demolished radio station in Powys, Wales. A typically thoughtful performance, Hughes’s improvisation, with its subtle dynamics and well-spaced sound gestures, somehow communicates the melancholy of the slow encroachment of the natural world on the dilapidated ruin of the transmission facility. The sounds surrounding the zither have a suspenseful quality—one can imagine, and perhaps is in fact hearing, doors creaking back and forth as wind blows through empty rooms. This piece, consistent with much of Hughes’ work, is as much about the contingencies of place as it is about the sounds produced by the performer. It is a highly porous kind of work, one that opens itself up to the sounds—and indeed life—external to itself, in an ongoing exchange of aural currents.

In addition to the Criggion improvisation are three different versions of Hughes’ composition (can never exceed unity) for five players, performed by Rhodri Davies on harp, Neil Davidson on guitar, Jane Dickson on piano, Patrick Farmer on electronics, and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga on zither. The score, which is included with the CD, is an elegantly spare piece based on time proportion in which each musician is given a duration in which to play, the durations being based on a succession of ratios of two to one. The three versions are themselves arranged roughly according to the same ratio, the first being 20 minutes in length, the second 10 minutes, and the third four minutes plus. Each take is distinctively its own, differing in terms of textures and dynamics as well as in length.


All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

Joelle Leandre & Jerome Bourdellon
Evidence (Relative Pitch Records)

Multiple Artists
Lisa Ullen / Nina de Heney / Okkyung Lee / Mariam Wallentin
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Barry Altschul
The 3dom Factor (TUM Records)

Soft Machine Legacy
Soft Machine Legacy: Burden of Proof (Moonjune Records)

Ivo Perelman/ Matthew Shipp/ Michael Bisio/ Whit Dickey
The Edge (Leo Records)

Rob Mazurek Octet
Skull Sessions (Cuneiform Records)

Dave Douglas Quintet
Time Travel (Greenleaf Music)