Festival of New Trumpet Music Makes a Stop at Roulette

From NYTimes.com:

It’s hard to imagine that a work consisting of 52 trumpets could be a “chamber” version of anything, but Henry Brant’s imagination was large scale. He originally wrote “Flight Over a Global Map” for 100 trumpets, one of several works — including “Orbits” for 80 trombones, soprano and organ — that he composed for vast brass or wind forces. “I don’t think you’ll miss the other 48 trumpets,” said the composer Neely Bruce, who conducted the arrangement for 52 trumpets and percussion at Roulette on Wednesday. The performance was part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, whose theme this year is “Music for Small, Medium and Massive: Premieres, Fanfares and Remembrance,” an apt title for a Sept. 11 concert.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra (Friday) Mr. Berger is a composer, conductor and former guiding spirit of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, N.Y., now celebrating its 40th anniversary. His primary outlet of late is the Improvisers Orchestra, a group of several dozen musicians attuned to his designs (including his wife and collaborator, the poet and vocalist Ingrid Sertso). According to custom, the orchestra will play an open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m., followed by a performance at 9 p.m. El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, at 103rd Street, Manhattan, (212) 665-9460, tallerlatino.org; suggested donation, $15, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio (Saturday) Mr. Crump, a bassist, leads Rosetta Trio, a kind of chamber string ensemble with two guitarists, Liberty Ellman (acoustic) and Jamie Fox (electric). The group’s new album, “Thwirl” (Sunnyside), is a collection of intimate, engrossing originals likely to crop up again here. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Mark Dresser Quintet (Friday) A master of abstract texture and extended techniques, the bassist Mark Dresser has an expressive new album, “Nourishments” (Clean Feed), that puts a hard spin on the postbop quintet language. He’ll have one substitution here — enlisting the saxophonist Marty Ehrlich in place of Rudresh Mahanthappa — but otherwise feature the album’s lineup of Michael Dessen on trombone, Denman Maroney on prepared piano and Michael Sarin on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $15 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Peter Evans at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) Peter Evans is a trumpeter with a dizzying command of timbre and texture, and he isn’t afraid to clobber you with it. He concludes his residency at the Stone with a different group each night, beginning on Friday with a quintet featuring Ron Stabinsky on piano, Tom Blancarte on bass, Sam Pluta on electronics and Jim Black on drums. On Saturday he’ll lead an octet that includes all of the above, along with Brandon Seabrook on guitar and banjo, Dan Peck on tuba and bass, and Ian Antonio on percussion. Sunday’s two shows will feature Rocket Science, with Mr. Pluta, the pianist Craig Taborn and the British saxophonist Evan Parker, who’ll begin his own residency at the club with the same group. Friday and Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 for each set on Friday, $20 on Saturday and Sunday; $10 for students. (Chinen)

Festival of New Trumpet Music (through Oct. 2) This annual hornucopia founded by Dave Douglas shines a light on new works by or for trumpeters, and the offerings within the next week fit the bill. Among the highlights are the Douglas Detrick Quartet, on Saturday at Village Zendo in NoLIta; the Laura Kahle Trio, on Sunday at Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn; Matt Holman, on Monday again at Douglass Street Music Collective; and a mini-series organized by Jeremy Pelt on Tuesday and Wednesday at Smoke on the Upper West Side, featuring younger trumpeters like Josh Evans, Vitaly Golovnev and Bria Skonberg. A full schedule is at fontmusic.org. Saturday, starting at 8 p.m., Village Zendo, 588 Broadway, Suite 1108, at West Houston Street; suggested donation, $20. Sunday and Monday, starting at 8 p.m., Douglass Street Music Collective, 295 Douglass Street, near Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn, 295douglass.org; suggested donation, $10. Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m., Smoke, 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street; no cover. (Chinen)

Oliver Lake Big Band (Tuesday) Oliver Lake, an alto saxophonist with a penetrating sound and an estimable stature in the post-’60s avant-garde, draws from his fine new album, “Wheels” (Passin’ Thru), with a stouthearted crew, including partners like the trumpeter Freddie Hendrix and the alto saxophonist Darius Jones. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, (212) 258-9595, jalc.org; $35 cover, with a $10 minimum; $25 for students. (Chinen)

Matt Mitchell and Ches Smith (Saturday) Matt Mitchell, a hyperacute pianist recently heard to great effect in bands led by Tim Berne and Dave Douglas, is about to release “Fiction” (Pi Recordings), his own proper debut. It’s an unusual outing: a collection of self-invented études, often harrowingly complex, played in coordination with Ches Smith, the drummer in Mr. Berne’s quartet. This concert will feature the same book of music. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, (212) 242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Evan Parker at the Stone (Tuesday through Sept. 22) A titan of the British jazz avant-garde, and one of the leading saxophonists in his idiom anywhere, Mr. Parker will be in residence at the Stone next week, kicking off on Tuesday with a group called Rocket Science, with Peter Evans on trumpet, Craig Taborn on piano and Sam Pluta on electronics. On Wednesday Mr. Parker will interact with a different set of partners, including the drummer Tyshawn Sorey; on Thursday he’ll play an early set with the Bleeding Edge Trio, featuring Mr. Evans and the cellist Okkyung Lee, and a late set in duologue with the guitarist Han Earl Park. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $20 for each set, $25 on Sept. 21; $10 for students. (Chinen)

Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief & Mayhem (Monday) Ms. Scheinman, a violinist, favors a style both folksy and exploratory, leaning a bit more to the latter with this working band, which draws here from a recent album. Her partners are the engagingly prickly guitarist Nels Cline, the stalwart bassist Todd Sickafoose and the polymorphically propulsive drummer Jim Black; playing an opening set, unaccompanied, is the effervescent young guitarist Julian Lage. At 6 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $15 in advance, $18 at the door. (Chinen)

76 Moments of Joseph Jarman (Sunday) Joseph Jarman, a multireedist and spiritual guide hailing from the first wave of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, will turn 76 this weekend, providing both a sense of occasion and a framing device for this concert. At 7 p.m. he’ll perform with the John Ehlis Ensemble, featuring Mr. Ehlis on guitar, Thurman Barker on drums and Douglass Ewart on woodwinds and spoken word. At 8:15 p.m., a small assembly of poets, including David Henderson and Thulani Davis, will pay homage to “Non-Cognitive Aspects of the City,” his interdisciplinary piece from the late ’60s. The final performance, at 9:30 p.m., will feature the Lifetime Visions Dojo Band, established by the pianist Chris Chalfant as an extension of Mr. Jarman’s practice as a Shinshu Buddhist priest. ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

Sex Mob Residency (Friday and Saturday) Sex Mob, the rugged and irreverent quartet led by the slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein — also with Briggan Krauss on alto saxophone, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums — continues its three-night engagement at ShapeShifter Lab, pairing with a different opening act each night. On Friday it’ll be the experimental trio Thiefs, and on Saturday it’ll be the singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray. At 8:15 and 9:30 p.m., 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15 each day, $12 for students. (Chinen)

Zorn @ 60: Masada Marathon (Sunday) If the output of any composer can be likened to a world, then John Zorn’s Masada is a sprawling continent, with its own richly varied climate, its own regional twists on a governing tongue. Among those traversing it here, as part of Mr. Zorn’s 60th birthday festivities, are the Masada String Trio and Electric Masada; the similarly committed ensembles Bar Kokhba and the Dreamers; the clarinetist David Krakauer; the cellist Erik Friedlander; and the experimental rock band Secret Chiefs 3. At 7 p.m., N.Y.U. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 La Guardia Place, at Washington Square South, Greenwich Village, (866) 811-4111, nyuskirball.org; $35 to $60. (Chinen)

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

English: Tobias Delius, moers festival 2010
English: Tobias Delius, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Vortex:

SUN 15 SEP • 200:00 • £8 • MD
Mopomoso continue their monthly free improv. residency. Stefan Keune (saxophone), Dominic Lash (bass) and Steve Noble (drums) perform with fiery intensity in this new trio. Taiwanese pianist Shih-Yang Lee will play a solo set as part of his first trip to Europe, and the virtuosic combination of Satoko Fukuda (violin), Henry Lowther (trumpet) and John Russell (guitar) creates a sacred sound that cascades over the audience like “light through stained glass”. Music that captures the heart and speaks to the soul.

TUE 17 SEP • 20:00 • £10 • MD
Launching their new album, this two-horns-no-chords quartet, led by drummer Matthew Jacobson play in palindromic sequences (mirroring their name) of downtown grooves with catchy riffs and collective improvs. A joyful ruckus interspersed with eerie, pensive moments, the group plays free jazz with bold improvisations, enticing hooks and tuneful melodies.
The Quadraceratops have appeared at numerous London jazz nights including LUME, Jazz at the Sallsbury and SE collective.

THU 19 SEP • 20:00 • £8 • MD
The first gig of a short UK tour for this new free jazz trio. Tobias Delius is one of Europe’s most creative reeds players, “bending chord changes and bar lines as far as they’ll go without breaking”. Double bassist Olie Brice and drummer Mark Sanders had often discussed their shared love of Toby’s playing, and are delighted to invite him over for this trio tour.

The Fuse Factory Announces its 2013-2014 Frequency Fridays Season

From Columbus’s Fuse Factory:

Frequency Fridays is heading into its fourth year, featuring sound artists, electronic musicians, and experimental musicians from Columbus and central Ohio, as well as Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Boston, and California. Frequency Fridays is a monthly performance series featuring visual and sound artists, musicians, makers, and technologists whose experimental work with diverse media investigates the migration of computing out of the desktop PC and into the physical world. Each month, Fuse Factory curators produce a public event involving kinesthetic expression, sonic exploration, and immersive environments made possible by computers, the ‘net, mobile technologies, and homemade instruments. Our curation is inclusive: we do not select performers based on genre. Rather, we are most interested in improvised and aleatoric experimental music that is challenging, uncompromising, and exploratory. The Frequency Fridays series is strictly invitation only – we do not accept unsolicited proposals, and we draw heavily upon the touring musicians and artists we host throughout the year.

All performances take place at the Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St., CMH 43202); doors open at 8pm; admission $10 (two for $15) unless noted. Our 2013-2014 Frequency Fridays season is generously sponsored by the The Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season:

October 4 2013: Dark Matter :: White Fire, Meridien (Nick Hennies, Greg Stuart, Tim Feeney), Jon Satrom, Ben Bennett

November 1 2013: Central Inhabitants, Becky Grajeda, Adam Wetterhan, TEXTBEAK

December 6 2013: Forest Management, Nautical Almanac, Hard R, Samuel Hoar

January 3 2014: Jessica Rylan, Scenic Railroads (Mike Shiflet, Joe Panzner), Cheryl Pyle + Premik Russell Tubbs, Aaron Quinn

February 7 2014: Nakatani Gong Orchestra

March 7 2014: Monica Panzerino, Lesley Flanigan, Peter + Jessica Speer, Tone Elevator

April 4 2014: Vic Rawlings, Anna Friz, Al Margolis + Tom Hamilton, Brett Burleson + Ryan Jewell

May 2 2014: Hot Date (Shayna Dulberger + Chris Welcome), C. Lavender, Brian Labycz, Circuitry Room

June 6 2014: Truus de Groot, James Connolly, FBK (Kevin Kennedy), Plural (James Johnson)

Upcoming Detroit Shows

English: Author: Fender Joe
English: Author: Fender Joe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Detroit’s Trinospheres:

Thursday, Sept 12: Bob Marsh, Jones-Behnke Syndication

A native Detroiter with a BFA in sculpture from Wayne State, Bob Marsh is best known as an multi-instrumentalist working at the edge of experimental music, improvisation and art’s intersection with other disciplines. He will be performing a Detroit-specific, work-in-progress at Trinosophes, which he describes:

“In this performance I try to find meaning in the complex swirl of emotions, thoughts, impulses that range from deeply sad to burning rage evoked by seeing the photographs of Philip Jarmain. Using a ground cloth I painted on the streets of Detroit 25 years ago, I have created a kind of urban camouflage suit, including a cape and other clothing articles. This suit produces a desolate sound that I imagine could be heard blowing across the vast vacant areas of Detroit. Through movement, text, singing, and an audio collage, against the backdrop of mural sized photographs of the once stately and regal buildings of decaying Detroit, I try to sort through the isms that ate the heart out of the city of my birth and artistic growth. Apart from the home of my childhood, which looks much the same, except for the requisite burglar bars, most of the buildings in which the meaningful experiences of my life and creative growth took place have disappeared, have been erased, plowed down, paved over or left as tracts of plain dirt. When this personal loss is multiplied hundreds of thousands of times over, the destruction becomes biblically epic and enormous.”

Opening the show is the new improvised chamber music duo, Jones-Behnke Syndication, featuring Molly Jones (flute) and Patrick Behnke (Fender Rhodes/piano). They did an impromptu session at Trinosophes a few weeks ago (just to rehearse), and it was stellar.

Doors at 7:30 pm; music at 8 pm. $5-10 suggested donation.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Paradise Hoax and one Emojiman Emoji
Two men adrift in a shuttlecraft fly thru a tear in times fabric encounter an alien planet engulfed in a rich neon junglescape …. are they alone? jay rowe and jimbo easter have been lost in a tascam tape rift recording an epic concept record “paridise hoax” over the coarse of a years time. with lendings to sun ra,magma, and late70’s john carpenter this soundtrack delivers a view of a truly alien world limited to 30 special edtion delux cds available at show only!!!!! as well as the debut of paridise hoax film with musical accompaniment in a one time rare performance…..freak out brotherz.

The debut of one Emojiman Emoji opens the show. Doors at 9 pm; $5

Coming soon
Sept. 18: Elliott Sharp and local improvisors

Muhal Richard Abrams at Interpretations

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009
English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Interpretations:

Muhal Richard Abrams
Solo & Ensemble: “Dialogue Social”

Thursday September 26, 2013
8PM at Roulette, in Downtown Brooklyn
509 Atlantic Ave (corner of Atlantic and 3rd Ave)

The 25th Season of Interpretations opens with renowned composer, pianist, and AACM founder Muhal Richard Abrams, presenting “Dialogue Social”: A two-part full evening work fusing mesmerizing compositional structures and social commentary. The first half features Abrams playing solo piano, while the second half features a stellar ensemble including Amirtha Kidambi, Richarda Abrams, Thomas Buckner (voices), Amina Claudine Myers & Joseph Kubera (piano), Tom Hamilton (electronics), Tom Chiu (violin), Meaghan Burke (cello), JD Parran (clarinets), & Warren Smith (percussion).

World-renowned pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams has been in the forefront of the contemporary music scene for well over forty years. Muhal is a co-founder of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founder of The AACM School of Music and President of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, New York City Chapter. In 2012 Muhal was named BNY Mellon Jazz 2012 Living Legacy Awardee by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Muhal was the first recipient of the grand international jazz award, “The JazzPar Prize”, which was awarded to him in 1990 by the Danish Jazz Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1999 Muhal was presented a proclamation by Richard M. Daley, Mayor of the City of Chicago, declaring April 11, 1999 as Muhal Richard Abrams Day in Chicago. The versatile Mr. Abrams and members of The AACM are responsible for some of the most original new music approaches of the last three decades. His 1967 debut, Levels and Degrees of Light on Chicago’s Delmark label, set the course for his own career and that of many of his AACM contemporaries, including Henry Threadgill, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Leo Smith, and Anthony Braxton. Though his music is noted for its vanguard edginess, he nonetheless bridges everything in his playing from boogie-woogie to bebop to free improv, as evidenced by Sightsong and Rejoicing With the Light, both on the Black Saint label. Abrams has been a composer that moves through the classical tradition as well. Novi, his first symphony for orchestra and jazz quartet, has been performed at various festivals, and the Kronos Quartet performed his String Quartet No. 2.

This Week in Buenos Aires

ELSTEIN FACEFrom Buenos Aires,su Nueva Musica:

I Magnus Lindberg:
1.Dos Coyotes, para violonchelo y piano (1991/2002)
2.Stroke, para violonchelo solo (1984)
Igor Stravinsky: 3. Pulcinella suite (1949; transcr. Karttunen-Lindberg, 2007)
II Igor Stravinski: 1. Canción rusa (aria de la ópera Mavra)
Magnus Lindberg y Anssi Karttunen:
2.Dos Coyotes – Improvisación
Magnus Lindberg:
3.Santa Fe Project, para violonchelo y piano (2006)
Magnus Lindberg, piano
Anssi Karttunen, violonchelo
Teatro Colon 20.30 hs 12 and 14 september

Martin Lambert ; Ezequiel Dutil , Lucio Balduini ; Jesús Jesus Fernandez
Nico Said Leo Paganini Diego Goldszein; Martin Lambert .
Dos conciertos al precio de uno , CASA PRESA 21 HS .
At Casa Presa 21.00 hs

Sergio Paolucci,sax
Omar Grandoso,trombone
Leandro Kalén,piano
Fernando Maximiliano Posse,contrabass
Lucas sofia,drums
At Lamadrid 1001 , 21.00 hs

21 hs / video The Multiple Otomo Project / OTOMO YOSHIHIDE
21.30 hs / concerts
Omar Grandoso y Roberto Etcheverry / ROM (
Zelmar Garín y Segio Merce (drums& sax)
At Domus Artis 21.00 hs

Richard Nant (trumpet) – Alan Plachta (guitar) – Ezequiel Finger (vibes) – Gabriel Spiller (drums).-
At Virasoro bar 21.30 hs

nora sarmoria piano / iwakawa , japanese flutes
At Espacio enjambre 21.00 hs


Miguel Crozzoli: sax
Francisco Slepoy: guitar
Fernando Toyos: contrabass
Lucas Goicoechea y Emma Famin: sax
Juan Bayon y Maximiliano Kirszner: contrabass
Andrés Elstein: drums
At El Quetzal 21.30 hs