Tarbaby, Featuring Oliver Lake, Reviewed

Olver Lake
Olver Lake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Tarbaby opened its first set at the Jazz Standard on Tuesday night in search-party mode, warily poking around uncertain terrain. The pianist Orrin Evans was the first on the scene, his sparsely darting intervals evoking the trace of a flashlight beam. He was soon joined by the others: Eric Revis on bass, Nasheet Waits on drums, Oliver Lake on alto saxophone. After some formless preamble, they locked into the slinky syncopations of “Rolling Vamp,” by Mr. Lake. It led them down a trail without giving up any secrets.

Dave Holland on Tour

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From Dave Holland, a tour in support of his new release:

Upcoming U.S. Prism Appearances:

September 21 / Monterey Jazz Festival / Monterey, CA
September 28-29 / The Dakota / Minneapolis, MN
October 1 / Evanston Space / Evanston, IL
October 4 / MIM Music Theatre / Phoenix, IL
October 5 / Royce Hall, UCLA / Los Angeles, CA
October 6 / SFJazz Center / San Francisco, CA
October 8-9 / Jazz Alley / Seattle, WA
November 26-30 / Birdland / New York, NY

Upcoming International Prism Appearances:

October 16 / Basel, Switzerland
October 17 / Clermont-Ferrand, France
October 19 / Hradel Kralove, Czech Republic
October 20 / Vienna, Austria
October 21 / Skopje, Macedonia
October 23 / Toulouse, France
October 24 / Frankfurt, Germany
October 25 / Umea, Sweden
October 27 / Oslo, Norway
October 29 / Gorzow, Poland
October 30-31 / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 1 / Lausanne, Switzerland
November 3-4 / London, UK
November 5 / Elancourt, France
November 6 / Ales le Cratere, France
November 7 / Brescia, Italy
November 8 / Starsbourg / France
November 9 / Nevers, France

Dave Holland’s Prism· Prism
Dare2 Records · Release Date: September 3, 2013

John Zorn & Friends Will Play Next Year’s Adelaide Festival

John Zorn
John Zorn (Photo credit: volume12)

From theMusic.com.au:

Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Milford Graves, Bill Laswell and Joey Baron are among his international guests, while Australians like the Elision Ensemble and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will also collaborate with the legendary musician. He plays six completely different shows at Adelaide Festival in 2014 and four of them are over three hours long; this is a feast of John Zorn for fans who have been starved of his live performances and it’s all very exciting.

The Spectrum in September

Hightlights of shows coming to New York’s Spectrum:

10 PM Wednesday 4 September
The Acoustic Frontier: Inaugural Concert. Michael Lytle, winds; Denman Maroney, piano, Robert Dick, flute and Ken Filiano, bass.

8 PM Saturday 7 September
The third annual

$10 door $7 student/senior

10:20 Charles Gayle Trio
9:30 ODO (FORMA)
8:40 Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille
7:50 Diamond Terrifier
7:00 Driphouse (darren ho)

3 PM Sunday 8 September
Marilyn Nonken Vox Voileés CD release party. Tickets $20/$15

Tristan Murail: Territoires de l’oubli
Joshua Fineberg: Grisaille, Tremors, Lightning
Hugues Dufourt: Erlkonig

7 PM Sunday 8 September
Erika Dohi, Piano and Gina Izzo, Flute
Gina Izzo, flute & Erika Dohi, piano
Spectrum, Sunday, September 8, 7pm
DOUBLE BILL with the Sirius Quartet (Fung Chern Hwei/ Gregor Huebner, violins; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello)

6:30 PM Monday 9 September
Ambient-Chaos : Jazzfakers, Duet For Theremin and Lapsteel, dRachEmUsiK, Globular Cluster

7:30 PM Wednesday 11 September
Eyal Maoz, guitar + Praxis String Quartet

7:30 The Praxis String Quartet plays Eyal Maoz

Fanveil for String Quartet
Boded for String Quartet
The X for String Quartet and Effected Electric Guitar


Esther Noh, Melissa Tong – violins
Arthur Dibble – viola
Brian Snow – cello

8:10 – 9 Edom (Tzadik records)
Eyal Maoz – guitar
Brian Marsella – keyboards
Sheni Bluemankranz – bass
Yuval Lion – drums

7 PM, Thursday 12 September
Eavesdropping presents Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or

Composer / curator Guy Barash’s contemporary music series, Eavesdropping, is migrating to Spectrum to kick off a fourth year of exciting programming.

Fall 2013 opening event: David Shively and Richard Carrick of Either/Or join Elliott Sharp for a concert that will include a performance of Sharp’s monumental graphic score Foliage as well as group improvisations, solos and duets. The three musicians will use a wide range of sonic materials including guitars, piano, and percussion instruments.

Appropriately, an after party will follow!


8 PM Friday 13 September
Loneliness as Style:
Special Friday the 13th show, curated by RAFT (These are Powers)

8 PM Saturday 14 September
Everyman, et al.; Funk/Fusion/R&B
John Bimbiras: Guitar, Lead Vocals and Flute
Allen Branch: Percussion and Backup Vocals
Dylan Kaminkow: Bass Guitar and Backup Vocals

3 PM Sunday 15 September
Tentative: New Vintage Baroque
Lindsay McIntosh, et al.
Salon Baroque Concert & Rap Cantata

7 PM Sunday 15 September
Gumi Shibata (on tour from Japan), Piano: ‘Postminimal Portraits’ [approximately 60 min]

1. Parhelia for Piano and Electronics (2006)
Vedran Mehinovic

2. Ninna Nanna for Solo Piano
‘Lulluby’ for Gumi Shibata (2012-13) Michael Vincent Waller

3. Terry e Morty for Solo Piano (2012) Michael Vincent Waller

4. After the Wars (2007-08) Peter Garland


5. ‘Per Gumi’ for Solo Piano (2013) Michael Vincent Waller

6. Patterns of Plants, 23rd Collection (2013) Mamoru Fujieda

7. …La Cathedrale Engloutie (1909-10) Claude Debussy
with Hommage Electronics by Gumi Shibata (2013)

7:30 PM Wednesday 18 September
Caroline Chin (violin), and Brian Snow (‘cello):
Elliott Carter CD Release Concert, and the official debut of HiLo Duo

Elliott Carter: Music for Violin & Cello
Centaur Records

Elliott Carter: Tre Duetti for violin and cello

Elliott Carter: Figments 1 & 2 for solo cello

Elliott Carter: Rhapsodic Musings and Fantasy from Four Lauds for solo violin

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello

8:30 PM Thursday 19 September

8:30-9:00 Dead Branches theater performance- a reading of a work-in-progess/upcoming play by Teddy Rodger, Tess Harrison, Erica Min, and Others

9:00-9:45 Dave Scanlon
Also featuring Alena Spanger and Rob Lundberg

9:45-10:30 No Lands
New Amsterdam Records

10:30-11:15 Glockabelle

7 PM Friday 20 September
The super coda (aka composer / ‘cellist / Valerie Kuehne) presents:

1. Emile Lesbros (composer / vocalist / guitarist form Paris)

2. Natura Morta (France / US)
Frantz LORIOT (violin, viola, effects)
Carlo COSTA (drums, objects)
Sean ALI (bass, effects)

3. Electric Pop Art Ensemble (France)
Norbert LUCARAIN (drum kit.,beatbox, synthesizer.)
Boris DARLEY (electric piano, laptop)
Norbert LUCARAIN (drum kit.,beatbox, synthesizer.)

4. Tess Miller (sound/performance artist from Detroit)

8 PM Saturday 21 September

3 PM Sunday 22 September
Dalit Warshaw, Piano

The program will feature premieres of the following works:
The Sexton Preludes (2012)
Responses (2013)
First Love Song (2013)
Confessional [or: The Trial and the Ecstasy of Chiara Signorini] (2013)

7 PM Tuesday 24 September
Daniel Rothbart: Sculpture installation opening.

Daniel Rothbart, who has worked and exhibited extensively in Europe and the US, was invited to participate in this year’s Volta art fair in NYC, where Spectrum manager Glenn Cornett approached Mr. Rothbart, proposing an exhibit and a collaboration. This opens a series of performances that will take place over the course of a month.

The opening will feature performances of contemporary Indian music by:
Mihir Sarkar, Musikara, Network Music Performance System
Naren Budhakar, Tabla & Vessell Rohan Krishnamurthy, Mridangam

7PM Wednesday 25 September
Jane Ashe Presents: Out by Ten
New York City New Music veterans Danny Tunick and Chris Mannigan perform a wide-ranging program of Contemporary Classical works for Alto saxophone, marimba and vibes, including World Premieres by New York composers Drew Krause and Dan Joseph, as well as works by Cornelius Cardew and Walter Hartley. In an ardent attempt to fracture the standard format of the classical concert, master storyteller Jane Ashe will respond to each piece with a story.

6:30 PM Thursday 26 September
Opening party / concert for Experi-MENTAL Festival 5 : Presented by PAS Musique and Alrealon Musique

Painting Exhibition by Robert L. Pepper
Party/Opening Starts at 6:30
Visuals by Jim Tuite all evening!

8 PM Friday 27 September
Thanatos: 20th Anniversary of the release of their first EP, “The Endless Night Inside”
Binary Partners: A blend of Burroughsian imagery, battery=operated electronics and Theremin
Niabi: Dreampop, shoegaze, flights of fancy and wonder

7:30 – 9:00 PM Saturday 28 September
Experimental theater group Terra Incognita gives the second of their two debut performances at Spectrum.

9 PM Saturday 28 September
Jeanann Dara Presents: Loneliness as Style
Jeff Tobias (of NYMPH) curates

3 PM Sunday 29 September
Kathleen Tagg, piano; Eileen Mack woodwinds

Coming to Seattle

English: Photo of jazz French horn play Tom Varner
English: Photo of jazz French horn play Tom Varner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

THU. 9/5 (note: the Salon returns to the usual Fridays in November) – Seattle Composers’ Salon, recent works by Mark Wilson, Eric Scribner, Peter Freeman, Angelique Poteate, Cole Bratcher

SAT. 9/7 – Nonsequitur presents Vance Galloway performing Triptych, for solo electronic guitar, signal processing, and field recordings based on the shifting perceptions of time and place, familiarity and belonging that occur when traveling; Charles Stanyan opens.

SAT. 9/14 – Complete Communion: Music of Don Cherry, with Eric Barber (sax), Tom Varner (French horn), John Seman (bass), Paul Kikuchi (percussion) and Ben Thomas (vibes)

THU. 9/19 – Danse Perdue, butoh performance with live music

FRI. 9/20 – NYC Electronicist Matthew Ostrowski + artist TBA

FRI. 9/20 – Also on this date at 7 PM, Steve Peters has a sound installation opening at Jack Straw New Media Gallery. Please stop by on your way to the Matt Ostrowski concert! Or another time. It will be up until November 8.

SAT. 9/21 – Paul Hoskin’s annual contrabass clarinet solo concert

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Delmark Records
Delmark Records (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

John Zorn – Lemma (Tzadik, 2013) ***½
John Zorn: The Mysteries (Tzadik, 2013) ****½
John Zorn – Dreamachines (Tzadik, 2013) ****
Devin Hoff – Ansible (Bandcamp, 2013) ***½
Triptet – Figure In The Carpet (Engine, 2012) ****
Hunger Pangs – Meet Meat (ForTune, 2013) ****
Mikrokolektyw – Absent Minded (Delmark, 2013) ****