Eclectic Northern Spy Music Label Hosts Festival

Cooper-Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From WSJ:

he well-attended performances featured freejazz icon Cooper-Moore, longtime avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors as well as newer projects like the electronic-leaning Aa (pronounced “big a little a”) and a multimedia noise duo Mystical Weapons, which features Sean Lennon and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Northern Spy’s Tom Abbs and Adam Downey founded the label after they spent three years resurrecting the legendary ‘60s freejazz label ESP-DISK, which released crucial albums from freejazz legends Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Ornette Colemen as well as psychedelic folk artists like The Fugs and Pearls Before Swine. Without the baggage of the old label, which was notorious for not paying its artists, the two were free to build something fresh and follow their own far-flung interests.

Vijay Iyer News and Events

English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an i...
English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an intense and spirited set of music as part of the Albright-Knox’s Art of Jazz series 3/16/08. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Vijay Iyer:

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd Collaborate Again on
Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project
Out September 10, 2013 on Pi Recordings

Iyer Debuts OPEN CITY: The Vijay Iyer Large Ensemble Project
October 4-5, 2013
As Part of 2013 Peak Performances Season
at Montclair State University

Peter Evans Interview

Trumpeter Peter Evans
Trumpeter Peter Evans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Jazz Right Now:

Trumpeter Peter Evans has exploded onto the New York creative and improvised music scene since 2003, releasing a series of critically-acclaimed albums. He delivers potent solo performances and leads a number of innovative groups featuring his talents both as an improviser and composer. His success is based upon rare gifts: a vibrant imagination, the ability to perform circular breathing for extended periods, crisp flutter tonguing, and a variety of other innovative techniques.



September 7, 2013
Jones Jones, The Stone
Larry Ochs Mark Dresser Vladimir Tarasov

September 7, 2013
Ochs-Shelton Quartet, The Stone
Aram Shelton Kjell Nordeson Larry Ochs Mark Dresser

September 6, 2013
Public Beneficiary, Douglass Street Music Collective
Aram Shelton Josh Sinton Mary Halvorson Stephan Crump

September 6, 2013
Secret Keeper, Douglass Street Music Collective
Mary Halvorson Stephan Crump

September 5, 2013
Eric Revis Quartet, Smalls Jazz Club
Bill McHenry Chad Taylor Darius Jones Eric Revis