The Bad Plus tackle Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in Chicago

From the Chicago Reader:

The centennial of Igor Stravinsky‘s masterpiece The Rite of Spring has been celebrated throughout 2013, but Chicagoans will get the opportunity to take in one of the more unusual and provocative treatments of the ballet score when the Bad Plus perform their interpretation—which they call “On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring,” partly admitting the danger of a jazz-oriented trio tackling such an iconic work of modern classical music—Friday night at the Logan Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Chicago.

AMN Picks of the Week: Matana Roberts / Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pandi / Metallic Taste of Blood / Dabrowski Sorey Duo

Merzbow + Balazs Pandi
Merzbow + Balazs Pandi (Photo credit: Seth Tisue)

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.

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (2013)
Merzbow / Mats Gustafsson / Balazs Pandi – Cut (2013)
Metallic Taste of Blood – Metallic Taste of Blood (2012)
Tomasz Dabrowski / Tyshawn Sorey – Steps (2013)

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Marc Ducret at moers festival 2006
Marc Ducret at moers festival 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Free Jazz:

Marc Ducret: Tower Vol.3 (Ayler, 2013) ***½
Evan Parker & Matthew Shipp – Rex, Wrecks & XXX (RogueArt, 2013) ****
Bojan Vuletic – Atemwende (Nate Wooley and Mivos Quartet) (Ignoring Gravity Music, 2012) ***½
Sons of Kemet – Burn (Naimlabel, 2013) ****
Nor Cold – Nor Cold (Multikulti, 2013) ****½
John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart – Tribal Ghost (NoBusiness, 2013) *****