Turning 60, John Zorn Sees His Eclecticism as a Musical Norm

zorn (Photo credit: febbrile)

From NYTimes.com:

The composer and saxophonist John Zorn was easy to spot in the atrium of the Guggenheim Museum one evening last month. As chatty patrons filed in for a performance of his work, Mr. Zorn — for decades the most prolific and polarizing figure in New York’s downtown scene — sat silently in a T-shirt and camouflage combat pants, gazing up at the otherworldly light installation by the artist James Turrell.


New Releases from Ambiances Magnetiques

Jean Derome performing at the Guelph Jazz Festival
Jean Derome performing at the Guelph Jazz Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Via actuellecd.com:


Ensemble SuperMusique
Bruit court-circuit

Joane Hétu
La Femme territoire ou 21 fragments d’humus

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay

Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Steve Beresford
Steve Beresford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Gianni Lenoci Hocus Pocus 4 (feat. Taylor Ho Bynum): Empty Chair (Silta Records, 2013) ****½
François Carrier, Michel Lambert, John Edwards, Steve Beresford – Overground to the Vortex (Not Two Records, 2013) ****
Shofar: Ha-Huncvot (Kilogramm, 2013) ****
Neil Metcalfe (Flute), Guillaume Vittard (Double Bass), Daniel Thompson (Guitar) – Garden of Water and Light (FMR, 2013) ****
Daniel Thompson (Guitar), Alex Ward (Clarinet), Benedict Taylor (Viola) – Compost (CRAM, 2013) ****
Scoolptures – Please Drive By Carefully (Leo, 2013) ****
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Jeb Bishop – The Flame Alphabet (Not Two, 2012) ****½
Axel Dörner and Mark Sanders – Stonecipher (Fataka, 2013) ***½
Rob Oswanski – December’s Moon (Palmetto, 2013)
The Hutchinson Andrew Trio – Prarie Modern (Chronograph Records, 2013)
Barry Romberg’s Random Access – Crab People ( Romhog, 2013)
Christopher Alpiar Quartet – The Jazz Expression – (Behip, 2013)
Alex Wyatt – There’s Always Something (Nowt, 2012)

This Week in Buenos Aires

fernando posseFrom Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

wednesday 7/10
Guillermo Roldán Trío + Enrique Norris
Guillermo Roldán ,bass
Tatiana Castro Mejía, piano
Hernán Rodríguez ,drums
guest enrique norris , cornet
at Onyx Club Av Pueyrredón 2476, 23.00 hs

thursday 7/11
PREMA * free jazz*
Sergio Paolucci: soprano asax
Omar Grandoso:trombone
Leandro Kalén:piano
Fernando Maximiliano Posse:contrabass
Lucas sofia:drums
Al Escenario ,Gral.A.de Lamadrid 1001 , 22.00 hs

leisbon, piano
maxi Kirszner , bass
nico Politzer , drums
At casa Presa ,valdenegro 2636 , 20.30 hs

friday 7/12
viaggio / norris / nuñez / franceschin
viaggio / bass
norris / cornet piano
nuñez / piano
franceschin/ guitar
At Besares club, Besares 1840 , 21.00 hs

Fede Lazzarini , trumpet
Emma Famin , alto sax
Miguel Crozzoli , tenor sax
Pablo Moser , barítone sax
Pablo Butelman & Francisco Slepoy , guitars
Santiago Leibson & Nicolas Chientaroli , pianos
Fernando Toyos & Germán Lamonega , contrabasses
Andres Elstein & Francisco Cossavella, drums
reiners , guitar
elstein, drums
torres fernandez, sax
bayon , contrabass
AT casa presa , valdenegro 2636 , 21.00 hs

saturday 7/13
Eduardo Herrera – Zelmar Garín
voice/ guitars /percussion/ objects / unclassified songs
AT La Libre – Bolivar 646 – 21.00 hs