Bowerbird Fall Schedule

Alison Knowles in San Francisco, CA in 2011
Alison Knowles in San Francisco, CA in 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Philadelphia’s Bowerbird:

FALL 2013 SEASON

CHARLES CURTIS
solo cello works by Alison Knowles, Alvin Lucier, Eliane Radigue, Tashi Wada, and Christian Wolff
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Tuesday, September 24, 8pm

CLAIRE CHASE
works for flute and electronics by Reich, Lucier, Varese, and more
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Wednesday, October 9, 8pm

SENDAI TRANSMISSION
Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, October 18, 8pm

CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND (record release show)
MIND OVER MIRRORS
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, November 15, 8pm

Steve Lehman on Tour

English: Steve Lehman, moers festival 2010
English: Steve Lehman, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Steve Lehman:

Sep 25, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman with Jonathan Finlayson and James Hurt @ Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Steve Lehman presents an evening of music for saxophone, trumpet, piano and live electronics as part of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation Festival.

Sep 30, 2013
8PM
Wet Ink Ensemble @ Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
The Wet Ink Ensemble perform works by Anthony Braxton and other composers.

Oct 16, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman Trio @ Yoshi’s Jazz Club, San Francisco, CA
Steve Lehman, Alto Saxophone; Matt Brewer, Bass; Damion Reid, Drum Set

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Oct 17, 2013
7PM
Steve Lehman Trio @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Steve Lehman, Alto Saxophone; Matt Brewer, Bass; Damion Reid, Drum Set

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Oct 18, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman Trio @ Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA
Steve Lehman, Alto Saxophone; Matt Brewer, Bass; Damion Reid, Drum Set

Nov 8, 2013
9PM & 10:30PM
Steve Lehman Octet @ The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY
Steve Lehman alto saxophone and live electronics; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone; Tim Albright, Trombone; Chris Dingman, Vibraphone; Jose Davila, Tuba; Drew Gress, Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drum Set

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Nov 9, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman Octet @ Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI
Steve Lehman alto saxophone and live electronics; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone; Tim Albright, Trombone; Chris Dingman, Vibraphone; Jose Davila, Tuba; Drew Gress, Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drum Set

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Nov 10, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman Octet @ Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Steve Lehman alto saxophone and live electronics; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone; Tim Albright, Trombone; Chris Dingman, Vibraphone; Jose Davila, Tuba; Drew Gress, Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drum Set

Nov 13, 2013
8PM
Steve Lehman Octet @ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
Steve Lehman alto saxophone and live electronics; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone; Tim Albright, Trombone; Chris Dingman, Vibraphone; Jose Davila, Tuba; Drew Gress, Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drum Set

AMN Picks of the Week: Anthony Braxton / Atrium Carceri / Fielder, Dove, Jackson, Smith

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton (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.

Anthony Braxton – Echo Echo Mirror House (2013)
Atrium Carceri – Void (2012)
Atrium Carceri – Seishinbyouin (2004)
Alvin Fielder / David Dove / Jason Jackson / Damon Smith – From-To-From (2013)

AMN Reviews: Geometrie Variabili – The Breath

Geometrie Variabili: The Breath [LBN021]

It’s always a pleasure to encounter improvisation grounded in an innate sense of developing structure. This excellent new set of improvisations by the Italian quartet Geometrie Variabili—made up of Adriano Orru (double bass); Silvia Corda (piano and melodica), Elia Casu (electric guitar); and Antonio Pinna (drums, zither and melodica)–certainly qualifies and is indeed a pleasure to listen to.

Geometrie Variabili crafts meticulously realized ensemble pieces that often sound composed both in their overall trajectories and in their melodic and harmonic details. The music of Steve Lacy was one of the inspirations for the recording; it can be heard in the title track, named for one of the elements of Lacy’s Tao Suite, and in their slow, asymmetrical take on the Thelonious Monk composition Ask Me Now, as well as in the loose-limbed swing of Stakeout. A perhaps slyly oblique allusion to the Monk-Lacy nexus may be found in the title of There’s No Evidence, a track drawing on a more overtly avant range of sounds and techniques beginning with a fleet, rapid duet of double bass and guitar, followed by Orru’s characteristically eloquent pizzicato soliloquy. An intervention of scraped metal percussion and Corda’s inside-the-piano playing leads the piece to a gradual crescendo. Breaking Crust also explores edgier sonic territory, with struck bass strings, guitar glissandi, and Pinna’s solid pulse moving the music back and forth over imaginary barlines. The group’s fundamentally melodic instincts are captured in Coastline, with its movement in half-steps framing ghost tones and spiccato bowing on the bass and a fine duet for Corda and Casu. The Long Gleam brings the set to a close with a slowly evolving meditation on and around a single tone.

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Concerts Honor Issue Project Room’s 10th Anniversary

English: William Basinski live. Polski: Willia...
English: William Basinski live. Polski: William Basinski. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

For adventurous classical-music cognoscenti, the signal events are concerts by the composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros (Sept. 14); the cellist Charles Curtis, alone (Sept. 20) and with the Bay Area electronic composer Tashi Wada (Sept. 21); the pioneering Minimalist Tony Conrad (Oct. 18); the ambient soundscaper William Basinski (Oct. 19); and the innovative piano-and-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire (Oct. 26).

All About Jazz Reviews

130505 Sharp-Gibbs-Niggli, Lucas Niggli
130505 Sharp-Gibbs-Niggli, Lucas Niggli (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From All About Jazz:

Jonathan Moritz Trio
Secret Tempo (Hot Cup Records)

Musson – Noble – Sanders
Tatterdemalion (Babel Label)

Matt Mitchell
Fiction (Pi Recordings)

Billy Bang
Da Bang! (TUM Records)

Arve Henriksen
Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon)

Arrigo Cappelletti Quintet
Hot Music (Leo Records)

Ornette Coleman / Bachir Attar / The Master Musicians of Jajouka
The Road to Jajouka (Howe Records)

Nate Wooley Sextet
(Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (Clean Feed Records)

Elliott Sharp / Melvin Gibbs / Lucas Niggli track review
Crossing The Waters (Intakt Records)