Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 17/2013

English: Trevor Watts on alto saxophone, perfo...
English: Trevor Watts on alto saxophone, performing at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur GA USA on 25 Oct 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Challenge: Sme-John Stevens,dr/ Jeff Clyne, B/ Bruce Cale, B/ Trevor Watts, as/ Paul Rutherford, Tbn/ Kenny Wheeler, Flhrn

New Surfacing: John Stevens, Perc, Cornet, Vo, Tp/ Nigel Coombes, Vin/ Roger Smith, G

Sitting on your Stairs: Lol Coxhill, Ss/ Michel Doneda, Ss

Satoko Fujii Ma-do: Natsuki Tamura, Tp/ Satoko Fujiee, P/ Norikatsu Koreya, B/ Akira Horikoshi, Dr

Colin Webster | Mark Holub
the Claw: Webster, Ts, as, Bari Sax/ Mark Holub, Dr, Perc

Rob Mosher
Rob Mosher’s Polebridge: Rob Mosher, Ss, Cl, Eng Horn/ Micah Killion, Tpt/ John Marcus, Vln/ Stephanie Nilles, P, B3, Vo/ Andrew Small, B, Fiddle

Circuitous: Dave Rempis, Ts, as, Bari S/ Keefe Jackson, Ts, Bcl, Cbcl/ Pandelis Karayorgis, P/ Frank Rosaly, Dr

Window a Doorway: Guillermo Gregorio, Cl/ Steve Swell, Tbn/ Pandelis Karayorgis, P

the Whammies Play Steve Lacy Vol 2: Jorris Dijkstra, as, Lyricon/ Pandelis Karayorgis, P/ Jeb Bishop, Tbn/ Mary Oliver, Vln, Viola/ Nate Mcbride, B/ Han Bennink, Dr

Cocoon: P Karayorgis, P/ Jef Charland, B/ Luther Gray, Dr

Red Toucan
Knoten: Thomas Heberer, Tp/ Achim Kaufman, P

Norbert Stein
Pata on the Cadillac: Norbert Stein, Ts/ &Amp; Band

Muscle Kings of Mexico: Sami Sippola, S/ Ville Rauhala, B

Mike Mahaffay
Natural: Mike Mahaffay/ John Jensen/ Michael Lastra/ Lisa Lipton/ Michael Moss/ Scott Steele/ Enrique Ugalde

DMG Newsletter July 19th, 2013

Lol Coxhill
Lol Coxhill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

John Carter/Bobby Bradford: Flight Fo Four! Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson Duo! Dowland Project: Potter/Surman/Guy/Homburger! Alon Nechushtan/Ken Filiano/Bob Meyer!

Just Not Cricket 4LP Brit Improvisers Box Set! Gary Peacock & Marilyn Crispell! Caspar Brotzmann NoHome! Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri!

Master Musicians of Bukkake! Morton Feldman/Carolin Widmann! Max Nagl Solo! Keller Quartett! Kaskashian: Kurtag/Ligeti!

Paul Motian 6 CD Box! Jack DeJohnettte Special Editon 4 CD Box! Zappa’s Token TV Show! Stefano Scodanibbio’s Final Reinventions!

Saboten + Lol Coxhill! Claude Delcloo’s Full Moon Ensemble! Quercus: June Tabor/Iain Ballamy/Huw Warren! Iain Matthews & Egbert Derix! The Fall! John Kirkpatrick! Julian Cope!

Dharma Blues Band! Bobby Hamilton Quintet! Bakerloo! Taj Mahal Travellers! It’s a Beautiful Day CD+DVD!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, July 21st Double-Header:
6pm: GL DIANA / BLAISE SIWULA / HARVEY VALDES – Laptop/Sax/Tesla Guitar!

Sunday, July 28th Double-Header
7pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Solo Sax!

Sunday, August 4th Double- Header:
7pm: DOMINIC FRAGMAN – Solo Drums!

Sunday, August 11th Double-Header:
6pm: MAX JAFFE – Solo Drums!

Sunday, August 18th:
6pm: GIACOMO MERENGA & TERRENCE McMANUS – Electric Bass & Guitar Duo!

Sunday, August 25th:
6pm: The Return of SUBURBAN BOHEMIA with:

A L’arme! Festival in Berlin

Artist Yagi Michiyo plays a bass koto
Artist Yagi Michiyo plays a bass koto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Radialsystem V, this fest takes place August 8-10.

19.30 Uhr // Halle
Els Vandeweyer (BEL) plays “Rebonds B pour percussion solo” by Iannis Xenakis (GR)

Anthony Braxton Falling River Music Quintet (USA/GER)
Anthony Braxton, Reeds
Ingrid Laubrock, Reeds
Mary Halvorson, Electric guitar
Taylor Ho Bynum, Cornet
Liz Allbee, Trumpet

21 Uhr und 21.45 Uhr // Saal
Bauer – Parker – Drake (GER/USA)
Conny Bauer, Trombone
William Parker, Double-bass
Hamid Drake, Drums

21 Uhr und 21.45 Uhr // Studio A
Wolfgang Heisig (GER) plays “Studies For Player Piano” by Conlon Nancarrow (MEX)

Barcode Quartet (AT/UK)
Elisabeth Harnik, Piano
Annette Giesriegl, Voice
Alison Blunt, Violin
Josef Klammer, Percussion and electronics

22.45 Uhr // Halle
Steamboat Switzerland (CH)
Marino Pliakas, Electric bass
Dominik Blum, Hammond organ
Lucas Niggli, Drums

19.30 Uhr // Halle
Peter Brötzmann UK Trio (GER/UK) + Jason Adasiewicz (USA)
Peter Brötzmann, Reeds
John Edwards, Double-bass
Steve Noble, Drums
Jason Adasiewicz, Vibraphone

21 Uhr und 21.45 Uhr // Saal
Thomas – Corsano (AUS/USA)
Clayton Thomas, Double-bass
Chris Corsano, Drums and percussion

21 Uhr und 21.45 Uhr // Studio A
Wolfgang Heisig (GER) plays “Studies For Player Piano” by Conlon Nancarrow (MEX)

Anker – Mori – Lonberg-Holm (DK/JP/USA)
Lotte Anker, Reeds
Ikue Mori, Electronics
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Cello and electronics

22.45 Uhr // Halle
Gustafsson – Moore (SWE/USA)
Mats Gustafsson, Reeds and electronics
Thurston Moore, Electric guitar

19.30 Uhr // Saal
Fred Van Hove (BEL), Piano

20.30 Uhr // Halle
FM Einheit, Metal spring, clay bricks, drills, metal sheet and percussion
Massimo Pupillo, Electric bass

21.45 Uhr und 22.30 Uhr // Saal
Bauer – Evans – Rastig – Nilssen-Love (GER/USA/NOR)
Johannes Bauer, Trombone
Peter Evans, Trumpet
Louis Rastig, Piano
Paal Nilssen-Love, Drums

21.45 Uhr und 22.30 Uhr // Studio A
Wolfgang Heisig (GER) plays “Studies For Player Piano” by Conlon Nancarrow (MEX)

Ignaz Schick Electroacoustic Ensemble (GER/JP/IT/AT)
Ignaz Schick, Reeds, turntable and electronics
Toshimaru Nakamura, No-input mixing board
Matthias Müller, Trombone
Marta Zapparoli, Manipulated tapes field recordings
Werner Dafeldecker, Double-bass
Paul Lovens, Drums and percussion

23.30 Uhr // Halle
Yagi – Sakata – Honda (JP)
Michiyo Yagi, 21-string koto, 17-string bass koto and vocals
Akira Sakata, Reeds and vocals
Tamaya Honda, Drums

AMN Reviews: Eclipse Quartet with William Winant

Eclipse Quartet with William Winant [New World Records 80740-2]

This intriguing new release from New World Records features the unusual combination of string quartet with percussion. The Eclipse Quartet—Sarah Parkins, violin; Sarah Thornblade, violin; Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; and Maggie Parkins, cello—are joined by percussionist William Winant for an eclectic program of three substantial works, one each from three experimental composers representing two generations. Although disparate in approach and sound, all three works demonstrate the deeply sympathetic relationship that can obtain between string quartet and percussion.

Frederic Rzewski’s Whimwhams (1993) for string quartet and marimba opens the disc. The work, structured in units of eleven, draws on a late-modern vocabulary of harmony and phrasing to set up a rhythmically complex relationship between the quartet and the marimba. James Tenney’s Cognate Canons (1993) follows and alters the atmosphere considerably. Although its dynamics are largely subdued and its expressive range deliberately limited, it is predominantly a compelling study of subtly dramatic contrasts–of long-bowed chords and pointillistic events carried on plucked strings, and of timbral differences between the strings and the various pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. The closing piece is the notably eclectic s:c:a:t:t:e:r:i:n:g by Zeena Parkins, sister of violinist Sarah and cellist Maggie. The three section work, which gives a prominent role to Winant on the metallophone, a tuned percussion instrument constructed for Lou Harrison, incorporates composed and improvised passages, as well as electronic white noise, string drones and the players’ vocalizations. What might have been a ragbag of effects is in fact a coherent work, thanks to its well-plotted structure and the performers’ deft realization.