Newsbits: Hollenbeck, Herbert in London Reviewed / The White Album Times 100 / Michael Pisaro Release / Ideal Bread in New York Reviewed

Herbert at Moers Festival 2006, Germany
Herbert at Moers Festival 2006, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian reviews John Hollenbeck and Matthew Herbert at the London Jazz Fest.

Rutherford Chang has produced a version of the Beatles‘ White Album mixed with itself 100 times. The New York Times discusses the effort.

72-minute CD version of Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds, for crotales and sine tones, composed by Michael Pisaro, is now available.

A review of an Ideal Bread performance in New York is available.

Bernard Parmegiani Tributes

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While coverage of Bernard Parmegiani’s recent passing has been slim, a few websites have put together pieces that we will call “tributes”. In the mean time, if you’re at all into electroacoustic music, or just hearing weird but interesting sounds, check out the 12CD box of Parmegiani’s music. It is a pretty phenomenal release.

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Bushman’s Revenge and Cortex in Baltimore, December 7

From Baltimore’s Orion Sound Studio:

This young and extremely eminent trio mixes the energy of rock with the freedom of jazz in the most exciting and exhilarating ways. UK magazine Jazzwise called their previous album ”insanely good” and likened them to Jeff Beck being backed by Elvin Jones. It´s possible to find several references in their music, but quite difficult to name other groups that they actually sound like. If you dig Jimi Hendrix, Red period King Crimson, Albert Ayler,Coltrane and heavy electric jazz it´s very likely that you will find plenty to dig into here as well. Needless to say, we highly recommend this great trio.

Even Hermansen-guitars
Rune Nergaard-bass
Gard Nilssen-drums

Cortex is a Norwegian band which plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over fifty live performances and two studio albums, they position themselves as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members have their formal background from the Jazz departments at the Universities in Trondheim and Stavanger, and they are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers i Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, Team Hegdal, Saka, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, All Included, Honest John, and The Heat Death.

Cortex is Thomas Johansson (trp),
Kristoffer Berre Alberts (sax),
Ola Høyer (bass),
Gard Nilssen (dr)



November 20, 2013
Arto Lindsay with Paal Nilssen-Love, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Arto Lindsay Paal Nilssen-Love

November 20, 2013
Mats Gustafsson Solo, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Mats Gustafsson

November 20, 2013
Richard Hell Reading, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
John Corbett Richard Hell

November 20, 2013
The Thing and Joe McPhee, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Joe McPhee Mats Gustafsson Paal Nilssen-Love

Interview with Drummer Chris Corsano

Chris Corsano
Chris Corsano (Photo credit: digital_freak)

From Broward Palm Beach New Times:

Chris Corsano is one of the most sought-after percussionists in the nebulous sphere of intentional aural insanity that constitutes free music and its various iterations as noise, psychedelia, and having-something-to-do-with-jazz. Since the late ’90s, Corsano has performed solo and in infinite combinations of players — both heartily obscure and incredibly popular. In the early 2000s, his partnership with free jazz sax shredder Paul Flaherty thrust his singular technique and experimental methods onto a higher platform of notoriety and esteem. Since then, he has collaborated with everyone from day-and-night trippers like Six Organs of Admittance, acoustic diviners like Matt Valentine and Erika Elder, and even Björk.