Jamie Saft at the Stone Previewed

Jamie Saft plays Bob Dylan, John Zorn & Jamie Saft

From The Village Voice:

April marks the first month of residencies at Zorn’s Avenue C artist-friendly music hub The Stone and the jazz visionary tapped Saft to fill six nights; the bearded wonder naturally had a host of groups to pick ‘n’ choose from. While there won’t be a performance of utterly devastating “Jewish Heavy Metal” in the form of Black Shabbis or triptastic improv space jazz with The Spanish Donkey, there will be apocalyptic psych-blues from Slobber Pup (who are celebrating a scorching new record, Black Aces), a Saft solo show under his Burning Genitals moniker and a duo collab with legendary drummer Jerry Granelli.

Avant-Apps Releases YappoPhone for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

From Avant Apps:

Avant-Apps announces the release of YappoPhone on April 21 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The YappoPhone brings the sound poetry of Jaap Blonk to the touch platform.

The YappoPhone is a sample playback instrument with a touch interface for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This app provides the ability to play multiple sounds simultaneously, continuously repeat selected sounds and the ability to sequentially step or play through a sound as a series of small fragments.

The YappoPhone from Avant-Apps is FREE and available from the Apple App Store on April 21

Please visit us at: http://www.avant-apps.com

YappoPhone is a collaboration with the composer, performer and poet Jaap Blonk. For information please visit http://www.jaapblonk.com

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Peter Brötzmann, moers festival 2010
English: Peter Brötzmann, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Various Artists: Long Story Short (Wels 2011 curated by Peter Brötzmann) (Trost, 2013) *****
Decoy With Joe McPhee – Spontaneous Combustion (OTOroku, 2013) ****
Made To Break: Provoke (Clean Feed, 2013) ****
Made To Break: Lacerba (Clean Feed, 2013) ****
Marc Riordan Quartet – Binoculars (Club Nerodia, 2012) ***½
Saadet Türköz, Giovanni Maier, Zlatko Kaučič – Zarja-Tay (Rudi Records, 2012) ****

Alec K. Redfearn in Europe

From Alec K. Redfearn:

May 2: L’Ubu – Caen, France (with Idiot Saint Crazy)

May 3: Le Reaume – Bricquebec, France
Reaume, 50260 Bricquebec, France
+33 2 33 08 39 31

May 4: Moulin Mer – Logonna-Daoulas, France (with Cumbia del Barrio Loco)

May 5: House show – Rennes, France

May 6: Jet FM 92.1 – Nantes, France

May 6: Le Stakhanov – Nantes, France (with Zëro)
7 Rue de la Bâclerie 44000, Nantes, France
02 40 47 14 00

May 7: Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, France (with Forêt)
45 rue de Chaussas, 31200 Toulouse, France

May 9: Le Celtic – Tarbes, France

May 11: L’Aubarge de Badassac – Pailhès, France

May 12: Asile 404 – Marseille, France (with Moondawn)
135 Rue d’Aubagne, 13006 Marseille, France
+33 9 72 31 57 71

May 15: TBA – Reims, France

May 16: L’An Vert – Liege, Belgium
Rue Mathieu Polain 4, 4020 Liege, Belgium
+32-(0)4 344 47 37

May 17: OCCII – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 671 7778

May 18: La Compilotheque – Bruxelles, Belgium (with Xavier Dubois)
Quai des Péniches 50
Akenkaai 50, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

May 19: Kinky Star Club – Gent, Belgium
Vlasmarkt 9, 9000 Gent, Belgium
+32 9 223 48 45