AMN Picks of the Week: Jim Black / Braxton & Bynum / Kaze

Anthony Braxton playing a contrabass saxophone
Anthony Braxton playing a contrabass saxophone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Jim Black / AlasNoAxis – Antiheroes (2013)
Anthony Braxton / Taylor Ho Bynum – Duo (Amherst) 2010
Kaze – Tornado (2013)

Mark Dresser on Tour

Mark Dresser 1
Mark Dresser 1 (Photo credit: michaelz1)

From Mark Dresser:

Tues. Sept. 3
Mark Dresser Solo at Le Poisson Rouge, NY, NY
followed by Dawn of Midi – http://www.dawnofmidi.com/

Thurs. Sept. 5
Mark Dresser Solo at 61 Local, Brooklyn, NY

Fri. Sept. 6
Mark Dresser, Myra Melford and Matt Wilson in Trio M at Kitano, NY, NY

Sat/Sun. Sept. 7 & 8
with Larry Ochs at The Stone, NY, NY
– Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton, saxes; Kjell Nordeson, drums; Mark Dresser, bass.
– Jones Jones featuring Larry Ochs sax; Vladimir Tarasov, drums; Mark Dresser, bass.

Mon. Sept. 9
Mark Dresser Ned Rothenberg Duo at Jack Theater, Brooklyn, NY

Wed. Sept. 11
Dresser with Sarah Weaver in ResoNations at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY, NY
Sarah Weaver, Jane Ira Bloom, Mark Dresser, Oliver Lake, Joe McPhee and more in ResoNations: Breath of Peace – A September 11 Concert of Remembrance, Healing, and Creating Peace. More info. coming soon at http://www.sarahweaver.org.

Thurs. Sept 12
Mark Dresser Solo and with Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State at Greenwich House, NY, NY

Fri. Sept 13
Mark Dresser’s East Coast Quintet CD RELEASE CONCERT FOR NOURISHMENTS
Cornelia Street Café, NY, NY
Featuring Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Michael Dessen, trombone; Denman Maroney, piano; Michael Sarin, drums; Mark Dresser, bass and compositions.

Sat. Sept 14
Dresser with Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State at the Institute for the Musical Arts, Goshen, MA

Fri. Oct. 4
Dresser with Nicole Mitchell’s Ensemble at Angel City Jazz Fest, LA, CA

Wed. Oct. 23
Mark Dresser West Coast Quintet CD Release Concert Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
Featuring Ben Schacter, tenor sax; Michael Dessen, trombone; Joshua White, piano; Kjell Nordeson, drums; Mark Dresser, bass and compositions.

Thurs. Oct. 24
Mark Dresser’s West Coast Quintet CD Release Concert at Blue Whale, LA, CA
Same personnel as Oct. 23.

Fri. Oct. 25
Mark Dresser’s West Coast Quintet CD Release Concert at Dizzy’s, San Diego, CA
Same personnel as Oct. 23.

Sat. Nov. 9
Mark Dresser, Roswell Rudd, Bobby Bradford at Umbrella Festival, Chicago, IL
Collective concert featuring three of the great improvisers of our time. Dresser has recorded with each of these great players, but this will be the first time Rudd and Bradford have ever played together.

December 13
Mark Dresser’s East Coast Quintet CD Release Concert at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT
Featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa, reeds; Michael Dessen, trombone; Denman Maroney, piano; Michael Sarin, drums; Mark Dresser, bass and compositions.

Peter Brötzmann, Michiyo Yagi and Fred Van Hove shine at Berlin’s three-day celebration of the avant-garde

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

From Jazz Wise:

Staring out from glaring pink posters, the wired eyes of a deranged toy monkey – cover image for Berlin’s A L’Arme! Festival – gave further indication (if the name was not yet enough) as to the event’s artistic agenda: strap in for three nights of uncompromising avant-garde music! The second edition of this Spree-side improv spree duly delivered on arresting moments. The power couple of Thurston Moore and Mats Gustafsson made the main hall tremble in the climactic peaks of their Friday set, as gentle bowed-guitar drones and saxophone sparks gave way to shattering sub-bass electronics and feedback screams. In the same room the previous evening, the Falling River Music of esteemed Chicago composer Anthony Braxton.

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Marilyn Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Ph...
Marilyn Crispell in concert, April 29, 2008 Photo: Claire Stefani (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Gapplegate:

Sao Paulo Underground, Beija Flors Velho E Sujo
Andrea Centazzo, Marilyn Crispell, Stolen Moment
Francois Carrier, Overground to the Vortex
The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Phalanx
Satoko Fujii Ma-Do, Time Stands Still
Way Out Northwest, The White Spot

All About Jazz Reviews

Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10
Steve Noble Quartet, the Vortex 19.05.10 (Photo credit: andynew)

From All About Jazz:

Mary Halvorson Septet
Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12 Records)

Mark Dresser Quintet track review
Nourishments (Clean Feed Records)

Arborea
Fortress of the Sun (ESP Disk)

Peter Brotzmann / Steve Noble
I Am Here Where Are You (Trost Records)

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet track review
Circuitous (Driff Records)

Kaze
Tornado (Libra Records)

Barbez
Bella Ciao (Tzadik)