Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Cooper-Moore
Cooper-Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

This week, ISSUE’s 10th Anniversary festival continues with four free events

Wednesday, September 25th – 8:00pm
On Nature and Our Supplements:
In poems and in pictures
Free / $10 suggested donation
Today, we approach Nature cautiously, altered by highly refined drugs. We ingest, inject, imbibe various medications and pharmaceuticals supplements to keep the body alive, awake, attuned to ever changing bodily states. All ducks are dabblers. Sunrise and shadows falling across the forest floor, waves upon the shore beach walks and park prowling our pockets filled with pills; tote bags carrying vials, syringes or bottles; news reports of bee colony collapse, icebergs melting, plastic patch growing, atmospheric turbulence, ocean temperatures rising… Where’s the awe?

Thursday, September 26th – 8:00pm
Elliott Sharp
Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly
Eli Keszler
Free / $10 suggested donation

Renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp– a leader in the NY arts community and a long-time supporter of ISSUE– plays a set of his signature solo guitar improvisations, an evening that includes sets by the arresting percussionist and former Artist-In-Residence Eli Keszler, and the Mauritanian duo Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly. Combining Moorish sounds with influences spanning blues, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, and flamenco, Seymali’s songs address the political cultural spectrum of contemporary urban Africa.

Friday, September 27th – 8:00pm
Cooper-Moore
Henry Grimes + Hprizm/High Priest
Free / $10 suggested donation
A catalyst in the world of creative music for over 30 years, Cooper-Moore is renowned as a composer, performer, instrument builder, storyteller, teacher and organizer. Tonight he is joined by Faye Victor, Brian Price, Pascal Niggernkemper and Chad Taylor to present a selection of song cycles with words and lyrics by Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois and Michael Jay Price.

Poet and master jazz basist/violinist Henry Grimes premieres a new project with MC, composer and producer HPrizm aka High Priest– a collaboration seated in their mutual devotion to music, the spoken and written word, truth, freedom, justice, beauty, revelation, joy, and uproar.

Sunday, September 29th – 6:00pm
Jonathan Kane’s February
Dan Joseph Ensemble
Jason Bartel
Free / $10 suggested donation

One of the hardest-hitting drummers around, Jonathan Kane’s percussion has been heard in collaborations including the legendary Swans, Rhys Chatham, and La Monte Young. His most recent endeavor, February, summons elements from this diverse resume into a distinctive take on American roots music. February are joined by Jason Bartell of Fang Island playing solo, and the Dan Joseph Ensemble performing Joseph’s sextet Tonalization (for the afterlife), dedicated to the memory of the late Suzanne Fiol, founder of ISSUE.

Supply and Demand, Not Streaming, Hurts Musicians?

Demand curve
Demand curve (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an already controversial article, it is posited that the inability for many quality musicians to make a living in the arts is due to a supply / demand mismatch rather than digitization, streaming, or piracy. While I cannot say I endorse everything this guy is saying, from the stack of releases sitting next to me on my desk, I think he is on to something.

Record companies complain the Internet will destroy music. Musicians complain that they can’t make a living any more. The unsympathetic public, feeling the squeeze themselves, tell them to get a proper job. The problem isn’t piracy — it’s competition.

John Coltrane: The Posthumous Years

In honor of his birthday, Burning Ambulance reviews two posthumous John Coltrane releases:

Today would have been saxophonist John Coltrane‘s 87th birthday, had he not died of liver cancer in 1967, at 40. In the wake of his passing, his wife Alice arranged with Impulse! Records to release previously unheard music recorded in the final years of his life. Two of these albums—Cosmic Music, from 1968, and Infinity, from 1972—are among the most controversial titles in the Coltrane catalog, But they’re also among the best of his late-period work.

Gapplegate Music Reviews

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007
English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Gapplegate:

Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet, Circuitous
Harris Eisenstadt September Trio, The Destructive Element
Book of Three, Continuum (2012), Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hebert, Gerald Cleaver
Giuseppi Logan, …and They Were Cool
Nobu Stowe & Alan Munshower with Badal Roy, An Die Musik, 2006

DMG Newsletter September 20th, 2013

Ken Vandermark, at "Sonore" concert,...
Ken Vandermark, at “Sonore” concert, Lviv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

John Zorn & Thurston Moore! Matthew Shipp Solo! Pierre-Yves Mace! Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet! Jacques Demierre! Ralph Alessi/Jason Moran/Drew Gress/Nasheet Waits! Ken Vandermark Topology Nonet with Joe McPhee! Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band + Nels Cline! Zevious! Alex Hills! Captain Beefhaert: Mono Milk!

Miriodor! Jamie Baum Septet! Dave King/Chris Speed! Mostly Other People Do the Killing! Ben Monder/Skuli Sverrison/John Patitucci/Theo Bleckmann! Tony Malaby/Per-Oscar Nilsson Qt! Frank Gratkowski/Philip Greenlief/Jon Raskin! Jonathan Moritz/Shayna Dulberger/Mike Pride!

Charity Chan/Peter Evans/Tom Blancarte/Weasel Walter! Peter Madsen & Alfed Vogel! Gustafsson’s Fire! Huntsville! Mats Eilertsen Trio! Francois Bayle! Huntsville! Iancu Dumitrescu! Marginal Consort! Carol Kleyn! Schneider TM! Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun! Mats Eilertsen!

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

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 Guest WILLIAM PARKER – Featuring: THOMAS HELTON / SETH PAYNTER /JOE HERTENSTEIN + WILLIAM PARKER!

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

Sunday, October 13th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE REUNION! Featuring: DANIEL CARTER! KURT RALSKE! STEVE X. DREAM! BOB MUSSO and Other Guests!

Sunday, October 20th Double-Header:
6pm: DANIEL LEVIN – Solo Cello!
7pm: JESSE DULMAN/RAS MOSHE/WILL CONNELL!

Sunday, October 27th Double-Header:
6pm: NICK DIDKOVSKY/HAN-EARL PARK/CATHERINE SIKORA!
7pm: The Return of Downtown Legend SAMM BENNETT!

All About Jazz Reviews

Deutsch: Steve Swallow c/o Carla Bley & The Lo...

From All About Jazz:

John Butcher, Thomas Lehn, John Tilbury
Exta (Fataka)

Christy Doran’s New Bag track review
Mesmerized (Double Moon Records)

Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
Live At “A Space” 1975 (Sackville)

Vandeweyer / Van Hove / Lovens / Blume track review
Quat Live At Hasselt (No Business Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Janet Feder
Songs With Words (Self Produced)

Samuel Blaser Quartet
Samuel Blaser Quartet: As the Sea (Hatology)

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow
Trios (ECM Records)

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion
A Mirror to Machaut (Songlines Recordings)