Upcoming Shows at Trinosophes

Deutsch: Ken Vandermark mit dem "Free Mus...
Deutsch: Ken Vandermark mit dem “Free Music Ensemble” am 15.5.2004 im Club W71 in Weikersheim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Detroit’s Trinosophes:

Wednesday, Oct 30: VCVD (Frode Gjerstadt, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Stine Janvin Motland, Stale Liavik Solberg), Jason Stein/Tim Daisy Duo

Two outstanding improvised music groups in one evening! Headlining the show is VCDC, a quartet comprised of leading Norwegian improvisers and one American. Our series has often featured the talents of saxophonist Frode Gjerstad over the years, most often in his trio with young powerhouse drummer Paal Nilssen Love; he’s also a member of the Brotzmann Tentet and has worked with Joe McPhee. This time he brings some fellow Norwegians that haven’t been heard here yet: Stine Janvin Motland (vocals) and Ståle Liavik Solberg (drums). Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chicago’s most versatile creative cellist, rounds out the group. Not only has he worked with improvised music heavy-weights like John Butcher, Peter Brotzmann, Michael Zerang, Joe McPhee, Jim O’ Rourke, Peter Kowald etc., but he’s also contributed to recordings and performances by Smog, Wilco, US Maple, Super Chunk, God-is-my-co-pilot and other rock notables.

Opening the show are two more of Chicago’s finest improvisers, Jason Stein and Tim Daisy. Jason is one of the few people in creative music to exclusively focus on the bass clarinet. He’s had an active career, with recordings on such notable labels as Delmark, Leo, Atavistic and Clean Feed; collaborators include a range of American and European notables: Peter Brotzmann, Ken Vandermark, Eric Boeren, Michael Zerang and many others. Tim Daisy is a heavily in-demand creative drummer and award winning composer who was also named one of “13 Drummers for the Future” by Downbeat magazine. He’s recorded 6 records with The Vandermark 5 and is on dozens of releases with some of the premiere musicians in new music- including John Tchicai, Jeb Bishop, Fred Anderson, Dave Rempis etc.

Friday, Nov. 1: Amir ElSaffar workshop

Hailed as one of the most important new voices in jazz, trumpeter Amir ElSaffar has one foot firmly in the world of jazz improvisation and the other firmly in the music of the middle east. He’ll be performing with his quintet at Arab American National Museum Friday evening, but first he’ll conduct a workshop Friday morning at Trinosophes. ElSaffar has developed an extensive method of playing quarter tones on brasswinds and his knowledge of middle eastern modal improvisation is extensive. We expect this to be an informative workshop for musicians and non-musicians alike- all are welcome.

11 am; $5-20 donation

Coming Soon:

Nov. 15: Clay Rendering, Rebel Kind, Hydropark and more
Nov. 16: The Blackman’s Revue
Nov. 18: William Hooker

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Paul Lytton in concert with Ken Vande...

From Free Jazz:

Brian Questa – Jazz Booty (self released, 2013) ****
Joachim Badenhorst – Nachtigall and Sparrow Mountain
Joachim Badenhorst, John Butcher, Paul Lytton – Nachtigall (Klein, 2013) ****
Carate Urio Orchestra – Sparrow Mountain (Klein, 2013) ****½
Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch – Comeuppance (Not Two, 2013) ****½
Tania Giannouli & Paulo Chagas – Forest Stories (RAT, 2013) ***½
Fred Hersch and Julian Lage – Free Flying (Palmetto Records, 2013) ****
Kidd Jordan & Hamid Drake – A Night in November (Valid Records, 2013) ***½

Touch Releases

John Butcher and Burkhard Stangl
John Butcher and Burkhard Stangl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the UK Touch label:

Burkhard Stangl – Unfinished. For William Turner, painter [CD + zipped MP3]
Phill Niblock – Touch Five
Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall – Monstrance
Bruce Gilbert and BAW – Diluvial
Chris Watson – In St Cuthbert’s Time
Geir Jenssen – Stromboli
Marcus Davidson – The Passing

Interview with Brian Settles

Brian Settles Quartet
Brian Settles Quartet (Photo credit: americanartmuseum)

From CapitalBop:

 

Brian Settles builds an edgy sound chemistry, tinted by warble and subtle irritation and wounds for the licking. But sometimes he sounds startlingly patient. What makes his playing great is that it emphasizes what this sound connotes – he’s waiting for something. What, though? For you to give him space? For you to listen harder, so he can really begin? For inner quiet? On his sophomore album, Folk, due out Nov. 12, the D.C. native and outré-flowing saxophonist situates himself amid an intimate cohort: Corcoran Holt on bass and Jeremy Carlstedt on drums. Both are members of Central Union, the five-person unit featured on Settles’ debut album, Secret Handshake, which was named CapitalBop’s No. 1 recording of 2011. That record turned its musicians into thin and translucent layers, like cellophane, and employed them in such varied lineups (some tracks with Settles in duo with Carlstedt’s drumming, others as full quintets, others somewhere in between) that you had to consider in a new way every instrument’s reason for being there. In anticipation of Folk‘s release Settles will headline a performance at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Wednesday. He’ll be playing in a slightly different trio from what’s on the record: Carlstedt on drums and Neil Podgurski, also a member of Central Union, on piano. In the interview below Settles discusses the upcoming gig, the deep connections that make up his ensemble, and the “quiet intensity” that guides his playing.

The Stone in November

Marty Ehrlich
Marty Ehrlich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Stone:

11/1 Friday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Doc Chad and Tatsuya Nakatani Duo
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar, banjo, voice) Tatsuya Nakatani (drums, voice)

11/2 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Doc Chad Solo
Eugene Chadbourne (guitars, banjo, voice)
World Premiere “From the Dreamory.”

11/3 Sunday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
New Directions in Appalachian Music
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar, banjo, voice) Evan Gallagher (keyboards) Thomas Heberer (trumpet) Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion, voice) Leslie Ross (bassoon)

11/5 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Dave Scanlon Solo
Dave Scanlon (guitar)
TEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Dave Scanlon, Austin Vaughn, Brad Henkel
Dave Scanlon (guitar) Austin Vaughn (drums) Brad Henkel (trumpet)
TEN DOLLARS

11/6 Wednesday (RJP)
8 pm
Dave Scanlon Solo
Dave Scanlon (guitar)
TEN DOLLARS

10 pm
Dave Scanlon, Nonoko Yoshida, Nathaniel Morgan and Dave Grollman
Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) Nathaniel Morgan (alto sax) Dave Grollman (snare drum)
TEN DOLLARS

11/7 Thursday (JM)
8 and 10 pm
Girls and God
Alena Spanger (voice) Dave Scanlon (guitar, voice)
TEN DOLLARS

11/8 Friday (SC)
8 and 10 pm
Pet Bottle Ningen
Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) Chuck Bettis (electronics and voice) Kevin Norton (drums)
Compositions by Dave Scanlon and Nonoko Yoshida. TEN DOLLARS

11/9 Saturday (BS)
8 pm
killer BOB
Max Jaffe (drums) Rob Lundberg (bass) Dave Scanlon (guitar)
Performing (o)n(o) repeat and pieces from “fear may be a builder.” TEN DOLLARS

10 pm
killer BOB
Max Jaffe (drums) Rob Lundberg (bass) Dave Scanlon (guitar)
TEN DOLLARS

11/10 Sunday (ICS)
8 pm
killer BOB
Daniel Ellis-Ferris (voice) Max Jaffe (drums) Rob Lundberg (bass) Dave Scanlon (guitar)
Performing “JOBS.” TEN DOLLARS

10 pm
killer BOB
Max Jaffe (drums) Rob Lundberg (bass) Dave Scanlon (guitar)
TEN DOLLARS

11/12 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Music for String Quartet and Alto Sax
Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) Lev Zhurbin (viola) Alex Waterman (cello) Marty Ehrlich (alto sax)
“Starlings Suite” (2013), String Quartet No. 1 “Plowshares People” (1993)

10 pm
First Meeting
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)

11/13 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Music from “Fables” In the beginning was the Word
Erica Hunt (poet) Marty Ehrlich (reeds) David Lopato (piano)

10 pm
First Meeting
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Kate Gentile (drums)

11/14 Thursday (HB)
8 pm
Music for the Rites Quartet: “Frog Leg Logic”
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) James Zollar (trumpet) Michael Formanek (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)

10 pm
Music for the the Traveler’s Tales: “Malinke’s Dance”
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Adam Kolker (tenor sax) Michael Formanek (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)

11/15 Friday (ICS)
8 pm
Marty Ehrlich Sextet: “News on the Rail”
Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Jack Walwrath (trumpet) Ray Anderson (trombone) James Weidman (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Ben Perowsky (drums)

10 pm
The Marty Ehrlich Sextet “A Trumpet in the Morning”

11/16 Saturday (JR)
8 and 10 pm
The Ray Anderson/Marty Ehrlich Quartet:
“Let Me Hear You Say”
Ray Anderson (trombone) Marty Ehrlich (reeds) Brad Jones (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)

11/17 Sunday (HM)
8 pm
Music for the Dark Woods Ensemble: “Just Before the Dawn”
Marty Ehrlich (clarinets, flute) Erik Friedlander (cello) Drew Gress (bass)

10 pm
Music from “Sojourn”
Marty Ehrlich (clarinets, flute) Erik Friedlander (cello) Drew Gress (bass) Liberty Ellman (guitar)

11/19 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
Compositions of Adam Rudolph performed by Arnold Lee, Michael Mohamed and Niels Bantilan
Arnold Lee (tenor and soprano saxes) Niels Bantilan (dancing) Michael Mohamed (drums)

10 pm
Adam Rudolph and Antoine Roney Duo
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Anointe Roney (soprano and tenor saxes)

11/20 Wednesday (JA)
8 pm
YeYi Duet: A Wordless Psalm Of Prototypical Vibrations
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes)

10 pm
YeYi duet with Go: Organic Choir
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes) and surprise vocalists
Composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph.

11/21 Thursday (RJP)
8 pm
YeYi duet plus special guest Oliver Lake
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes) Oliver Lake (alto sax, flute, bamboo flutes, percussion)

11/22 Friday (TY)
8 pm
Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes) Alex Marcelo (fender rhodes, percussion) Kenny Wessel (electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, percussion) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (acoustic bass, oud, sintir) Brahim Fribgane (oud, cajon, dumbek, tarija, vocal) James Hurt (stick and hand drums, bells, keyboards, melodica, percussion) Matt Kilmer (frame drums, percussion) and special guests

11/23 Saturday (SC)
8 and 10pm
Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes) Alex Marcelo (fender rhodes, percussion) Kenny Wessel (electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (acoustic bass, oud, sintir) Brahim Fribgane (oud, cajon, dumbek, tarija, vocal) James Hurt (stick and hand drums, bells, keyboards, melodica, percussion) Matt Kilmer (frame drums, percussion) and special guests

11/24 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Go: Organic Orchestra Flutes
Zé Luis Oliveira (c and alto flute, bamboo flutes) Ralph M. Jones (alto and c flute, hulusi, bamboo flutes) Kaoru Watanabe (noh kan, fue, c flute) Michel Gentile (c and alto flute, bamboo flutes) Sylvain Leroux (tambin fulani flute, c flute, sheng, bamboo flutes)
Composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph.

10 pm
Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet plus Go: Organic Orchestra Flutes
Adam Rudolph (handrumset, kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion) Ralph M. Jones (flute, bass clarinet, husli, ney, alto flute, soprano and tenor saxes, bamboo flutes) Alex Marcelo (fender rhodes, percussion) Kenny Wessel (electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, percussion) Shanir Blumenkranz (acoustic bass, oud, sintir) Brahim Fribgane (oud, cajon, dumbek, tarija, vocal) James Hurt (stick and hand drums, bells, keyboards, melodica, percussion) Matt Kilmer (frame drums, percussion) Zé Luis Oliveira (c and alto flutes, bamboo flutes) Ralph M. Jones (alto and c flutes, hulusi, bamboo flutes) Kaoru Watanabe (noh kan, fue, c flute) Michel Gentile (c and alto flutes, bamboo flutes) Sylvain Leroux (tambin fulani flute, c flute, sheng, bamboo flutes)

11/26 Tuesday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
POVO NOVO – The Mapping Of A Digital Jungle – Part I
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
WORLD PREMIERE!

11/27 Wednesday (BK)
8 and 10 pm
POVO NOVO – The Mapping Of A Digital Jungle – Part II
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
WORLD PREMIERE!

11/29 Friday (GCP)
8 and 10 pm
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – ABRAXAS plays MASADA
Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (gimbri) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

11/30 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn‘s METEMPSYCHOMAGIA
Aram Bajakian (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

SPECTRUM XXI Festival 2013 in Germany Tonight and Tomorrow

English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spec...
English: Tim Hodgkinson performing at the Spectral Music Festival in London on 2009-10-15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From SPECTRUM XXI festival 2013:

BERLIN
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR Am Wriezener Bahnhof 10243 Berlin

Wednesday, October 30 th at 9 pm
Club Kantine Am Berghain

HYPERION INTERNATIONAL
conductors
IANCU DUMITRESCU, ANA-MARIA AVRAM
with
Stephen O’Malley, Tim Hodgkinson, Yoni Silver, Eran Sachs, Alex Drool, Ioan-Marius Lacraru, Andrei Kivu, Adam Scheflan, Schmil Frankel

Program

Ana-Maria AVRAM
“Spacetime-Assymmetry” for ensemble and computer sounds
“Vers La Flamme” for e-guitar, computer sounds and acoustic instruments
“Etudes Orphiques” for bass clarinets and computer sounds
(world premieres)

Iancu DUMITRESCU
“Falling Stars” for electric guitar, computer sounds and percussion
“Utopias” I-II-III for ensemble
“Chimerae” (I) – for instruments and computer sounds

BERLIN 2013/11/01
at 9 p.m.
N K PROJEKT
Elsenstr. 52/m2.Hinterhaus Etage 2
12059 Berlin Neukölln
0049(0)17620626386

HYPERION INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE
plays World premieres and German premieres by Radulescu, Dumitrescu, Avram, Hodgkinson, O’Malley, Sachs