Upcoming Transparent Productions Shows

Lucian Ban at Jazzy Spring 2007 Hierogliphycs ...

From Washington DC’s Transparent Productions:

Sunday, December 1, 2013 – Lewis “Flip” Barnes’ Nemesis
Flip Barnes/Roy Campbell/Ted Daniel/Matt Lavelle–trumpets, Asim Barnes-guitar

Sunday, December 8, 2013 – Bill Cole New Trio
Cole-reeds, Ras Moshe-reeds, Shayna Dulberger-bass

Sunday, January 5, 2014 – Avram Fefer Trio
Fefer – reeds, TBA – bass, TBA – drums

Sunday, January 12, 2014 – Michael McNeil Trio
McNeil – piano, Ken Filiano – bass. Phil Haynes – drums

Sunday, January 26, 2014 – Lucian Ban & Matt Maneri Duo
Lucian Ban – piano, Matt Maneri – violin/viola

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Tributes

Taylor Ho Bynum writes in The New Yorker:

A certain kind of creative magic was happening in the mid-nineteen-sixties on the South Side of Chicago. A group of African-American experimentalists organized themselves into a collective called the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, or the A.A.C.M., that has produced some of the most revolutionary American sounds of the past fifty years. Rather than adopting any particular style, the A.A.C.M. nurtured the radical individualism of its members, blowing past the idiomatic restrictions of jazz while embracing its tradition of innovation. The combination of a supportive community of fellow outsiders with a committed philosophy of artistic independence and creative investigation resulted in an extraordinary cohort of musicians and composers: Muhal Richard Abrams, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, and Henry Threadgill, to name a few. Last week, this family lost one of its members, an artist less known to the wider public but admired deeply by his peers: Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, who passed away on November 9th.

and The New York Times chips in as well:

Mr. McIntyre had an earthy, imploring sound on tenor sax, and could evoke the keen bluster of hard bop even as he pushed toward free-form abstraction. He also played flute, clarinet and percussion, and occasionally performed in face paint and tribal costume.

London Jazz Festival Lineup

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year’s London Jazz Festival starts today, and here are a few highlights:

Medeski, Martin and Wood + Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – SOLD OUT
LONDON Ronnie Scott’s
Friday 15 November | 6:15PM

Nils Petter Molvaer with Tord Knudsen
LONDON Kings Place
Friday 15 November | 7:30PM

Bruno Heinen: Stockhausen’s Tierkreis
Saturday 16 November | 4:00PM
Stockhausen’s composition was first derived from the sound of twelve music boxes, four of which have been in Bruno Heinen’s family …

Loop Collective
LONDON Kings Place
Saturday 16 November | 5:30PM

Medeski, Martin and Wood + Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – SOLD OUT
LONDON Ronnie Scott’s
Saturday 16 November | 7:15PM

Nils Petter Molvaer with Hilde Marie Kjersem Band and Spin Marvel
LONDON Kings Place
Saturday 16 November | 7:30PM

Schlippenbach Trio Vs Noszferatu
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
Saturday 16 November | 7:45PM

Black Top
Cafe OTO
Saturday 16 November | 8:00PM

Medeski, Martin and Wood + Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – SOLD OUT
LONDON Ronnie Scott’s
Saturday 16 November | 11:15PM

Mopomoso presents John Russell’s Quaqua
Sunday 17 November | 8:30PM

Luc Ex Assemblee + Samuel Blaser Trio + Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic
Cafe OTO
Sunday 17 November | 8:45PM

Louis Moholo-Moholo and Alexander Hawkins + The Mediums
Monday 18 November | 8:30PM

Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Barre Phillips
Cafe OTO
Monday 18 November | 8:45PM

Alexander Hawkins Piano Trio
Tuesday 19 November | 8:00PM

John Etheridge
LONDON Crazy Coqs
Tuesday 19 November | 8:00PM

Maggie Nicols / Denis Charolles / David Chevallier + Laura Jurd
Tuesday 19 November | 8:30PM

6ix + Barre Phillips and Phil Wachsmann
Cafe OTO
Tuesday 19 November | 8:45PM

John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain: Remember Shakti – SOLD OUT
LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
Thursday 21 November | 7:30PM

Evan Parker
Thursday 21 November | 8:30PM

Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
Cafe OTO
Thursday 21 November | 8:45PM

Alexander Hawkins Curates
Thursday 21 November | 11:45PM

Black Saint and The Sinner Lady + Lords of the Lower Frequency
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
Friday 22 November | 7:45PM

Chaos Collective
Spice of Life
Friday 22 November | 8:00PM

Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
Cafe OTO
Friday 22 November | 8:45PM

John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet + Royal Academy of Music Big Band
LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room
Saturday 23 November | 7:45PM

Philip Catherine and John Etheridge + Pascal Schumacher and Sylvain Rifflet + Igor Gehenot Trio
Saturday 23 November | 8:30PM

Wadada Leo Smith – Ten Freedom Summers
Cafe OTO
Saturday 23 November | 8:45PM

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
LONDON Barbican
Sunday 24 November | 7:30PM

Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard – SOLD OUT
LONDON Wigmore Hall
Sunday 24 November | 7:30PM

Freedom Improv Sessions
Charlie Wright’s
Sunday 24 November | 7:30PM

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Marty Ehrlich
Marty Ehrlich (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Dave Douglas Quintet (Friday through Sunday) The industrious trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas recently turned 50 and broke in a new quintet, releasing two albums on his own Greenleaf label. He features the band — with Jon Irabagon on saxophones, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass and Rudy Royston on drums — in an engagement that doubles as the release celebration for “DD | 50: Special Edition 50th Birthday Recordings,” a boxed set that supplements those albums with a wealth of additional music and footage. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set on Friday and Saturday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212) 576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25 and $30. (Chinen)

Marty Ehrlich at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) The multireedist Marty Ehrlich has been in residence at the Stone this week, performing in a range of improvisatory settings. Among the coming highlights are a performance of “A Trumpet in the Morning,” the title track of his new large-ensemble album, on Friday at 10 p.m.; two sets, at 8 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, by the Ray Anderson-Marty Ehrlich Quartet, with Mr. Anderson on trombone, Brad Jones on bass and Matt Wilson on drums; and another pair of sets, on Sunday, involving the cellist Erik Friedlander and the bassist Drew Gress. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Either/Or Plays George Lewis (Friday) George Lewis, a trombonist, composer and pedagogue affiliated with both Columbia University and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, will perform several pieces here in duet with the “discopoet” Khari B. But the heart of the concert features Either/Or, the new-music chamber ensemble, performing Mr. Lewis’s music, notably “Thistledown” (which it commissioned) and “Hexis” (receiving its East Coast premiere). At 8 p.m., Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan, (212) 594-7149, aacm-newyork.com; $30, $15 for students. (Chinen)

ESP-Disk 50th Anniversary Concert (Sunday) ESP-Disk, an important avant-garde label of the 1960s, recently resumed production, selling its visionary catalog through retailers and online at espdisk.com. This festive convocation will feature artists from the roster, including the saxophonists Giuseppi Logan and Elliott Levin and the multi-instrumentalists Kali. Z. Fasteau and Alan Sondheim. From 3 to 9 p.m., Jack, 505 ½ Waverly Avenue, jackny.org; $10. (Chinen)

Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up (Saturday) A drummer working along jazz’s experimental fringe, Mr. Fujiwara favors a mode of playing that’s forward-leaning but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He’s preparing to record his third album with this smart band, which features the trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, the saxophonist Brian Settles, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the bassist Michael Formanek. 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)

Ideal Bread (Wednesday) Led by the baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton, Ideal Bread puts a new shine on music by Steve Lacy, the great soprano saxophonist (and, briefly, Mr. Sinton’s mentor). Along with Mr. Sinton, the band comprises Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Tomas Fujiwara on drums and, as of earlier this year, Adam Hopkins on bass. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Oliver Lake Big Band (Friday and Saturday) Oliver Lake, a multireedist and composer with acres of experience in the self-sustaining avant-garde (he was a founder of both the Black Artists Group in the 1960s and the World Saxophone Quartet in the ’70s), presents a version of the band heard on his steamrollering recent album, “Wheels.” At 9 and 11 p.m., The Jazz Gallery at Salt Space, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, (646) 494-3625, jazzgallery.org; $20, $10 for members. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

American Symphony Orchestra (Sunday) Leon Botstein leads this ensemble in a tribute to Elliott Carter, one year after he died at age 103. The clarinetist Anthony McGill, the soprano Mary Mackenzie and the mezzo-soprano Teresa Buchholz join this survey of some of Carter’s most important works. At 2 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $12.50 to $50. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

White Light Festival (Tuesday and Thursday through Nov. 23) On Tuesday, the intensely accomplished JACK Quartet will plunge the audience into complete darkness for its performance of the Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas’s “String Quartet No. 3,” whose score specifies that it is to be experienced through the ears only. Starting on Thursday, the Mark Morris Dance Group revisits one of Mr. Morris’s most loved works, “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” the incandescently joyful setting of Handel’s oratorio based on poems by Milton. The charismatic early-music specialist Nicholas McGegan conducts the MMDG Music Ensemble and the Riverside Choral Society Chamber Singers as well as a fine cast of soloists: the sopranos Dominique Labelle and Yulia Van Doren and the tenor John McVeigh. Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Clark Studio Theater, Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza; limited availability; Thursday through Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500, whitelightfestival.org; $40 to $100 remaining. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Charles Wuorinen Tribute (Wednesday) The 75th birthday of this modernist master is celebrated with a concert featuring some of his works for solo piano and string quartet, performed by the musicians he composed them for: the Brentano String Quartet and the pianists Ursula Oppens, Alan Feinberg and Anne-Marie McDermott. At 7:30 p.m., Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, (212) 685-0008, Ext. 560, themorgan.org; $35, $25 for members. (Schweitzer)