Conjure at INTAR Series Coming to New York

From Andrew Drury:

Tuesday, October 8, 8pm
CONJURE @ INTAR
Solos, Duos, Trios, and the full Conjure Collective Ensemble

Featuring:
Daniel Blake (soprano & tenor saxophones)
J.D. Parran (multi-reeds)
Frank Lacy (trombone)
Cristian Amigo (guitar)
Alexis Marcelo (keyboards)
Kevin Ray (bass)
Andrew Drury (drums)

This is the debut of the Conjure Ensemble AND the first night in our Tuesday Night Concert series that happens once a month through January. The first set will feature various solo, duo, and trio performances by Conjure musicians. The second set will feature the full Conjure Ensemble (Frank Lacy won’t be at the second set).

Location:
INTAR
500 West 52nd St, 4th floor (at 10th Ave)
New York, NY
(212) 695-6134
Admission: $10

Conjure @ INTAR Tuesday Night Concert Series:
Oct 8 Conjure Ensemble Debut! preceded by Solos/Duos/Trios
Nov 5 J.D. Parran Ensemble, Alexis Marcelo Group
Dec 3 Cristian Amigo Group, William Hooker (in partnership w/ Hell’s
Kitchen Cultural Center, Inc.)
Jan 7 Andrew Drury Quartet, Daniel Blake Group

AMN Reviews: Christoph Schiller – Variations

Christoph Schiller: Variations [at63]

This latest recording from Swiss composer/instrumentalist Christoph Schiller consists of an assemblage of seven improvisations for spinet, piano and amplified objects. The seven individual pieces function as constituent parts of a kind of canon, or linked sequence, of overlapping voices, each voice consisting in a sound source. Schiller recorded two improvisations each on spinet, objects and piano, respectively, and then layered them in order to create a suite of thickening and thinning sounds and textures.

The sequence opens with an improvisation for spinet alone, moves to an overlay of the two spinet pieces and then on to an overlay of spinet and objects, and continues in this vein until culminating with the second piano improvisation by itself. The sounds are sparse and organic, the creaks and scrapes of metal and wood punctuated at times by the resonance of tones from the piano or spinet. By virtue of the formal context Schiller creates, this democracy of sounds reveals itself to be, in essence, musical.

http://www.anothertimbre.com

Vijay Iyer’s ‘Open City’ Performance Reviewed

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 NYTimes.com:

The first striking thing about “Open City,” Vijay Iyer’s large-ensemble suite heard twice over the weekend at Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University here, wasn’t sound but a kind of theory of possibility suggested by the sight of the 20 people onstage. Here were 18 musicians who weren’t typical large-ensemble players, but bandleaders, individual voices, thinkers. Here, too, was the Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole — author of the recent novel from which the work’s title was borrowed — and the rapper Himanshu Suri, or Heems, formerly of the hip-hop group Das Racist.

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Barre Phillips, 2008, moers festival
English: Barre Phillips, 2008, moers festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All bout Jazz:

Matthew Shipp
Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Iro Haarla Sextet
Kolibri (TUM Records)

AVC
Busk (Babel Label)

Francois Cotinaud / Barre Phillips / Henri Roger / Emmanuelle Somer
No Meat Inside (Instant Musics Records)

Nate Wooley – Peter Evans – Jim Black – Paul Lytton
Trumpet and Drums: Live in Ljubljana (Clean Feed Records)

The Wrong Object
After the Exhibition (Moonjune Records)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Red Hot (Hot Cup Records)

DMG Newsletter October 4th, 2013

English: Steve Stapleton Français : Steve Stap...
English: Steve Stapleton Français : Steve Stapleton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Robert Wyatt ’68 – the Lost 1st Solo Album! Dave Douglas 50th Birthday 3 CD+DVD Box Set! Erik Friedlander/Ikue Mori/Sylvie Courvoisier! Pipeline with Ken Vandermark/Joe Morris/Guillermo Gregorio/Frederik Ljundkvist/Fred Lonberg-Holm! Scott Robinson & Frank Kimbrough!

Graham Lambkin/Jason Escalleet 2CD! Alvin Lucier! Chrome Hoof! Anomonous: Josh Sinton/Denman Maroney/Ben Miller! Luc Ferrari! Pixel! Core Trio! Tatvamasi! Fairport Convention Maidstone 1970 DVD! Fankhauser’s MU! Arthur Russell!

Remaining copies of Avant-Composer releases from the Die Schactel and Robot labels: Phill Niblock! Steven Stapleton! Allesandro Bosetti! Luigi Archetti! David Jackman/Organum! Christina Kubisch! McDonas/Scodanibbio! Aldo Clementi! Alvin Curran! Luc Ferrari!

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

Sunday, October 13th – Celebrating the CBGB’s Music & Film Festival:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE REUNION! Featuring: DANIEL CARTER! KURT RALSKE! STEVE X DREAM POPKIN! BOB MUSSO! WILL DAHL! DAVE DREWITZ & 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: Downtown Legend SAMM BENNETT Will Perform on Mouthbow & Jawharp!

November 3rd Double-Header:
6pm: ADAM LANE / VINNY GOLIA / VIJAY ANDERSON!
7pm: JAMES BRANDON LEWIS/ERI YAMAMOTO/MAX JOHNSON/ JUAN PABLO CARLETTI – Tenor Sax/Piano/Double Bass/ Drums!

November 10th Double-Header:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & AVA MENDOZA -2 Great Guitarists from CA! 7pm: OMAR TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ!

November 17th Double-Header:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE/DANIEL CARTER/CLAIRE deBRUNNER-Flute/Horns/Bassoon!
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER & MICHAEL EVANS – Sax & Drums Duo!

November 24th
6pm: JEFFREY SHURDUT FREE/JAZZ WARRIORS!