The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Recommended Records
Recommended Records (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From The Squid’s Ear:

Borbetomagus – Trente Belles Anneés
(Agaric)

Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp – Greatest Hits
(Thirsty Ear)

Satanic Abandoned Rock & Roll Society – Bloody Imagination
(Mikroton Recordings)

Cassiber – The Way it Was
(Recommended Records)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Ellery Eskelin
Ellery Eskelin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Caramoor Jazz Festival (Friday through Sunday) This annual festival — held in an open-air theater at Caramoor, in Westchester County — celebrates its 20th anniversary with a three-part programming idea. “The Foundation of Jazz,” on Friday night, will feature the pianist Luis Perdomo and the singer Luciana Souza. “The Language of Virtuosity,” on Saturday, is a showcase for the pianists Vijay Iyer, Adam Makowicz and Benito Gonzalez; the trumpeter Charles Tolliver, with his big band; and the trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. And “Freedom. The Lifeblood of Jazz,” on Sunday, will include the Mingus Big Band; the guitarist Lionel Loueke, with his trio; the saxophonist James Carter, with his Organ Trio; and the percussionist Jason Marsalis, with his Vibes Quartet. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, N.Y., (914) 232-1252, caramoor.org; $25 to $50 on Friday, $15 to $55 on Saturday and Sunday. (Chinen)

Ellery Eskelin Trio (Friday and Saturday) The tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin recently released “Trio New York II” (Prime Source), the second album by a hard-charging band featuring Gary Versace on organ and Gerald Cleaver on drums. The group, which combines soul-jazz grease with the heat of abstraction, appears here in modified form, with Jochen Rueckert subbing for Mr. Cleaver. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, which includes one drink. (Chinen)

Peter Evans’s Zebulon Trio (Wednesday) Peter Evans, a trumpeter with an expressive command of timbre and texture, named this trio — with John Hébert on bass and Kassa Overall on drums — after the sorely missed club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where it recorded an album last year. The album, “Zebulon,” is now out on Mr. Evans’s own More Is More Records, and provides a loose framework of expectation here. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, which includes a drink. (Chinen)

Ingrid Laubrock Quartet (Saturday) The saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock this year released “Strong Place” (Intakt), her second album with the restless unit she calls Anti-House. Here she enlists the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the trombonist Ben Gerstein, the tuba player Dan Peck and the drummer Tom Rainey. 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 cover, free for members. (Chinen)

Jason Mears and Electric Quintet (Friday) Jason Mears, an adventurous saxophonist originally from Alaska, recently released his debut album, “Book of Changes: Part 1” (Prefecture), evoking the frontier bravura associated with Miles Davis’s early jazz-rock bands. The group that Mr. Mears calls his Electric Quintet has Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Angelica Sanchez on Wurlitzer electric piano, Kevin Farrell on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. At 6 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, which includes one drink. (Chinen)

Michael Moore at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) The saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Moore — not to be confused with the filmmaker, in case that needed saying — is a native Californian who has spent more than 30 years in the Netherlands, working with an honor roll of European improvisers. He’s wrapping up a residency at the Stone, digging in with an array of New York partners. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 for each set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Odean Pope Saxophone Choir With James Carter (Friday through Sunday) Led by Mr. Pope, a tenor saxophonist and composer from Philadelphia, this band features nine saxophones and a rhythm section and produces an unmistakable, vibrant sound. As on a recent album, “Odean’s List” (In and Out), this engagement features yet another saxophonist as a guest soloist: Mr. Carter, a longtime admirer and fellow traveler of the band. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 475-8592, bluenote.net; $35 at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

Classical Listings From The New York Times

Photograph of Brian Eno at a 2006 Long Now Fou...
Photograph of Brian Eno at a 2006 Long Now Foundation discussion with Will Wright (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Timo Andres (Tuesday) In celebration of his new album, “Home Stretch” (Nonesuch), which includes the title work, a vivid reinvention of Mozart’s “Coronation” Concerto and “Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno,” this talented, playful young composer and pianist speaks with Peter Mendelsund, the book jacket designer, and Leo Carey, a senior editor at The New Yorker. Mr. Andres will also play his own works and pieces by Mozart and Mr. Eno. At 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, near Houston Street, SoHo, (212) 334-3324, housingworksbookstore.org; free. (Woolfe)

Bang on a Can Music Institute (Friday through Aug. 3) The new-music collective Bang on a Can is firmly rooted in downtown New York culture. But every July, it decamps to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a residency program devoted to creative experimentation and play. In addition to special events and performances, there are twice-daily gallery recitals, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., through Aug. 3. One of this week’s highlights: the collective and special guests in Julia Wolfe’s evening-length art ballad, “Steel Hammer.” Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass., bangonacan.org, massmoca.org; free with museum admission. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

The Stone in August

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010
English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NY’s Stone:

 

August 2013 at the Stone
curated by Vijay Iyer / Brad Lubman and Lauren Radnofsky for Ensemble Signal / Mary Halvorson / Satoko Fujii / Fred Frith

8/1 Thursday (MJC)
8 and 10 pm
Thums UP
Vijay Iyer (keyboards, electronics) Himanshu Suri (lyrics) Rafiq Bhatia (guitar) Kassa Overall (drums)

8/2 Friday (SC)
8 and 10 pm
Trioing
Vijay Iyer (piano) Harish Raghavan (bass) Justin Brown (drums)

8/3 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
Tirtha
Vijay Iyer (piano) Prasanna (guitar) Nitin Mitta (tabla)

8/4 Sunday
8 and 10 pm
Vijay Iyer, Mari Kimura and William Parker
Vijay Iyer (piano, electronics) Mari Kimura (violin, electronics) William Parker (bass)

8/6 Tuesday
8 pm
microSig 1
Carson Moody (percussion) Special Guests Matt Evans, Amy Garapic (percussion)
Improvisations and John Zorn‘s Gri Gri.

10 pm
microSig 2
Red Wierenga (electronics, keyboards) Eli Asher (trumpet, electronics) Taylor Levine (electronics, guitar)
World Premiere Improvisationals and Compositionals by Red Wierenga.

8/7 Wednesday (SC)
8 pm
microSig 3
Lauren Radnofsky (cello) Nicholas Tolle (cimbalom) Adrian Sandi (clarinet) Paul Coleman (sound design)
Music by Brad Lubman including new works for clarinet, cello, cimbalom and electronics.

10 pm
microSig 4
Christopher Otto (composer, mezzo violin) Emily DuFour (guest, alto violin) Kevin McFarland (tenor violin) Lauren Radnofsky (baritone violin) Greg Chudzik (contrabass violin) Paul Coleman (sound design)
Music by Christopher Otto for 5 Hutchins Instruments and electronic drone.

8/8 Thursday (JA)
8 pm
microSig 5
Bill Solomon (percussion) Kelli Kathman (flute) Paul Coleman (sound design)

10 pm
microSig 6
Oliver Hagen (piano) Adrian Sandi (clarinets)
Works by Oliver Hagen, Adrian Sandi, and Brad Lubman, plus John Zorn’s fay çe que vouldras, and The Steppenwolf.

8/9 Friday
8 pm
microSig 7
Paul Coleman (composer, electronics, sound design) Kelli Kathman (flute) Bill Solomon (percussion) Lauren Radnofsky (cello)
Algorithmic works with multi-channel electronics by Paul Coleman.

10 pm
microSig 8
Steve Parker (trombone) Mike Gurfield (trumpet) Nathan Koci (horn) Paul Coleman (sound design)

8/10 Saturday
8 pm
microSig 9
Jamie Jordan (soprano) Paul Coleman (sound design)

10 pm
microSig 10
Greg Chudzik (bass) Nathan Koci (Aaccordion) Ken Thomson (clarinet, sax)

8/11 Sunday (ICS)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ty Citerman (guitar) Ken Thomson (sax) George Spanos (drums) Jad Atoui (electronics) Ikue Mori (electronics) and many special guests
This is the night that helps pay our rent so come on down and help The Stone stay open! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

8/13 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Joe Morris (guitar)

10 pm
Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Brandon Seabrook (guitar)

8/14 Wednesday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Thumbscrew
Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

8/15 Thursday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Thumbscrew
Mary Halvorson (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

8/16 Friday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Mary Halvorson Septet
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Tim Berne (alto sax) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) John Hébert (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
3 night record release event for Illusionary Sea on Firehouse 12 records!

8/17 Saturday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Mary Halvorson Septet
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Tim Berne (alto sax) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) John Hébert (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
3 night record release event for Illusionary Sea on Firehouse 12 records!

8/18 Sunday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Mary Halvorson Septet
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Tim Berne (alto sax) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) John Hébert (bass) Ches Smith (drums)
3 night record release event for Illusionary Sea on Firehouse 12 records!

8/20 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Duo with Tom Rainey
Satoko Fujii (piano) Tom Rainey (drums)

10 pm
Briggan Krauss, Kappa Maki, Nels Cline, Satoko Fujii, Michael T.A. Thompson
Briggan Krauss (sax) Kappa Maki (trumpet) Nels Cline (guitar) Satoko Fujii (piano) Michael T.A. Thompson (drums)

8/21 Wednesday (DDT)
8 pm
Satoko Fujii Trio with Rene Hart and David Miller
Satoko Fujii (piano) Rene Hart (bass) David Miller (drums)

10 pm
Junk Box
Kappa Maki (trumpet) Satoko Fujii (piano) John Hollenbeck (drums)

8/22 Thursday (RJP)
8 pm
Satoko Fujii and Ikue Mori
Satoko Fujii (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics)

10 pm
Fujii Quartet
Satoko Fujii (piano) Kappa Maki (trumpet) Rene Hart (bass) David Miller (drums)

8/23 Friday (SK)
8 pm
Min-Yoh Ensemble
Kappa Maki (trumpet) Satoko Fujii (piano) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Andrea Parkins (accordion)

10 pm
Satoko Fujii and Kaze
Satoko Fujii (piano) Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) Special Guests

8/24 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Satoko Fujii Large Ensemble
Andrew D’Angelo (alto sax) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Joe Morris (guitar) Rene Hart (bass) David Miller (drums) Cancura (tenor sax) Josh Sinton (baritone sax) Kappa Maki (trumpet) Special Guests

10 pm
Minamo
Satoko Fujii (piano) Carla Kihlstedt (violin)

8/25 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Brass and Percussion Ensemble
Kaze: Kappa Maki, Frank London, Nate Wooley (trumpets) Satoko Fujii (piano) Special Guests

10 pm
Fujii Trio with Rene Hart and David Miller
Satoko Fujii (piano) Rene Hart (bass) David Miller (drums)

8/27 Tuesday (CWL)
8 and 10 pm
Fred Frith and Laurie Anderson
Fred Frith (guitar) Laurie Anderson (violin, keyboards)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

8/28 Wednesday (GCP)
8 and 10 pm
Fred Frith Trio
Fred Frith (guitar) Jason Hoopes (double bass) Jordan Glenn (drums)

8/29 Thursday (GCP)
8 pm
Fred Frith and John Zorn
Fred Frith (electric guitar) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith Solo
Fred Frith (electric guitar)

8/30 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Fred Frith, Nava Dunkelman and Jeanie-Aprille Tang
Fred Frith (piano) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics)

10 pm
Normal
Fred Frith (home-mades) Sudhu Tewari (heavily assisted ready mades)

8/31 Saturday (SK)
8 pm
Fred Frith, Ikue Mori and Nate Wooley
Fred Frith (electric guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10 pm
NORMAL
Fred Frith (home-mades) Sudhu Tewari (heavily assisted ready mades)