DMG Newsletter August 30th, 2013

Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah Sanders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Cacaw: Knoblock/Noriega/Davis! Joseph Daley’s ‘Seven Heavenly Virtues’! Matt Ulery’s Loom! Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels! Charles Waters/Andrew Barker Qt!

John Ehlis/John Tchicai! Linda Oh! Luis Lopes Huminization 4tet with Rodrigo Amado/Aaron & Stefan Gonzalez! Michel Gentile/Daniel Kelly/Rob Garcia!

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree! Federico Squasabia/Danilo Gallo/Nelide Bandello! Brian Ellis! Kaboom Karavan! Syntaks! Harold Budd! Bruce Gilbert & Baw!

John Stevens’ Away! Slide Hampton/Karl Berger/Glenn Ferris! Mulatu Atsake! Thad Jones & the Danish Radio Big Band! Captain Beefheart! Ornette Coleman! Sun Ra Arkestra! Pharoah Sanders! Roky Erickson 77-79!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues in 2013 With:

Sunday, September 1st:
6pm: FRANK GRATKOWSKI & THOMAS HEBERER – Alto Sax & Trumpet!

Sunday, September 8th:
No In-Store While the Guelph Jazz Festival in Ontario is Happening!

Sunday, September 15th:
6pm: DANIEL CARTER / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVICH! Multi-Horns & Contrabass!

Sunday, September 22nd:
6pm: JESSICA LURIE & KANE MATTHIS – Alto Sax & Kora Duo!

Sunday, September 29th Double-Header:
6pm: GHOSTS OF THE HOLY GHOST SPERMIC BROTHERHOOD Featuring: ANDY HAAS / DAVID GROLLMAN / MICHAEL EVANS!
7pm: THE CORE TRIO plus WILLIAM PARKER Featuring: THOMAS HELTON / SETH PAYNTER /JOE HERTENSTEIN!

Sunday, October 6th Double-Header:
6pm: BRIAN PRUNKA NASHAZ – Oud Player & Band – CD Release Set Featuring: KENNY WARREN / NATHAN HERRARA / VIN SCALIA / BRAIN PRUNKA!
7pm: TRISMEGISTUS with JOE MOFFETT/BEN GERSTEIN/SEAN ALI/DEVIN GRAY!

Coelacanth in Brooklyn, September 11

Coming to Wednesday, September 11th, 9pm at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn:

Coelacanth
Daniel Levin – cello
Russ Lossing – wurlitzer
Gerald Cleaver – drums

The coelacanths, which are related to lungfishes and tetrapods, were believed to have been extinct since the end of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. The discovery of a specimen off the east coast of South Africa in 1938 makes the coelacanth the best-known example of Lazarus taxon, an evolutionary line that seems to have disappeared from the fossil record, only to reappear much later.

The Rites and Rituals of Matthew Shipp: An Interview

Matthew Shipp
Matthew Shipp (Photo credit: digital_freak)

From Clifford Allen, a Shipp interview about music and beyond.

Pianist-composer Matthew Shipp is one of the leading lights of contemporary improvised music, and perhaps one of the most well-known figures in recent avant-garde music. A harmonic inventor and deeply spiritual player, Shipp’s longtime association with tenor saxophonist David S. Ware (1949-2012) helped to put both players in the spotlight at a time when free music received little mention among the jazz press. Shipp was born December 7, 1960 in Delaware and studied at the New England Conservatory with Ran Blake and in Philadelphia with Dennis Sandole. Coming onto the New York scene in the late 1980s, Shipp has recorded frequently as a leader in solo, trio and duet contexts for labels such as Rogue Art, Hat Hut, FMP, Silkheart, Cadence, 2.13.61, No More Records and Thirsty Ear (for which he enjoys a curatorial status). His current trio features bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey, and Shipp’s latest solo recording Piano Sutras is out in September on Thirsty Ear. This interview was conducted under the auspices of the New York City Jazz Record in July 2013, and what follows is the full text.