Lampo Winter/Spring 2014

120908 Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From Chicago’s Lampo:

Lampo Winter/Spring 2014

JAN 11 8 pm
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 69th Street
Admission FREE; RSVP
Presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art

FEB 1 8 pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 W Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon
Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation

MARCH 15 8 pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 W Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon
Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation;
with generous support from the Goethe-Institut Chicago

APR 5 9:30 pm
Bond Chapel
1050 E 59th Street
Admission FREE; No RSVP
Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society

MAY 17 8 pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 W Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon
Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation

JUN 21 8 pm
Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 W Burton Place
Admission FREE; RSVP info soon
Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation

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December 23, 2013
Anders Nilsson, Raoul Björkenheim, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Tim Keiper, The Bowery Electric
Anders Nilsson Raoul Björkenheim Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz Tim Keiper

December 23, 2013
Dee Pop & Valerie Opielski with Nels Cline, The Bowery Electric
Dee Pop Nels Cline Valerie Opielski

December 23, 2013
Elliott Sharp, Melvin Gibbs, Don McKenzie, The Bowery Electric
Don McKenzie Elliott Sharp Melvin Gibbs

December 23, 2013
Nels Cline, Michael Leonhart, Devin Hoff, Michael T.A. Thompson, The Bowery Electric
Devin Hoff Michael Leonhart Michael T.A. Thompson Nels Cline


Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 31/2013

English: Pierre Borel, Jazz saxophonist; Pictu...
Pierre Borel, 


From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:


Between the Lines
Itinéraire Bis: Double Trio DE Clarinettes

James Hall
Soon We Will Not Be Here: James Hall, Tbn, Comp/ Matthew Vitti, Baritone Vocals, Evan Mazunik, P/ Ronen Itzik, Dr

the Impossible
the Impossible: Tony Irving, Dr/ Mitch Green, B/ Sam O’brien, as

Twine Forest: Angelica Sanchez, P/ Leo Smith, Tp

the Lives of Many Others: Kaja Draksler, P

the Braxtonnette Project: Pierre Borel, as/ Louis Laurain, Tp/ Antonio Borghini, B/ Tobias Backhaus, Dr

[Ro]: Hannes Lingen, Dr/ Hannes Buder, G

Descriptions: Matthias Shubert, Ts/ Simon Nabatov, P

the Enchanted 3: Vlady Bystrov, Reeds, Cl/ Anne-liis Poll, Vo, Elec/ Anto Pett, P

Blazing Flame Plays High Mountain Top: Steve Day, Vo + Many Others

Circum | Libra
Tornado: Christian Pruvost/ Atsuki Tamura/ Satoko Fujii/ Peter Orins

Ears on Socks off: Her Majesty’s Ship with Fred Lonberg-holm


Lost Civilizations Coming to DC’s Velvet Lounge, Jan. 3

On January 3, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project ( shares the bill with Dubpixel ( on the stage of Washington DC’s iconic Velvet Lounge, located at 915 U Street in the historic U Street Corridor (; ”Doors” are at 9:00 pm; music starts at 9:30; details:;

Dubpixel ( (a.k.a. Doug Kallmeyer) is a composer, musician, multi-media artist and sound engineer. Bass and the art of approaching the mixing console as an instrument has led to ongoing collaborative work with many independent and industry musicians, engineers, and visual artists.
Currently residing in The Washington dc metro area , Kallmeyer has been touring internationally for over a decade, providing music for independent film as well as commercial release. Listen to what’s on tap:; see the visual feast that awaits, courtesy of video artists Monica Stroik and Robin Bell: No better mindfloss for clearing away your NYE cobwebs!

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (; is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics) and Emily Chimiak (violin).


AMN Picks of the Week: Spinifex / Parker, McPhee / Risset / Marsen Jules

Joe McPhee & Decoy


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.


Spinifex – Hipsters Gone Ballistic (2013)
Evan Parker / Joe McPhee – What If They Both Could Fly (2013)
Jean-Claude Risset – Elementa (2001)
Marsen Jules – Beautyfear (2014)


Cecil Taylor Wins 2013 Kyoto Prize

Cecil Taylor at moers festival 2008
Cecil Taylor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Burning Ambulance:

The Kyoto Prize, a sort of Japanese equivalent to the Nobel Prize, has been awarded every year since 1985 in three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Science, and Arts and Philosophy. The Inamori Foundation, which awards the prizes, does it to honor “those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.”

The Arts and Philosophy category is divided into four fields: Music, Arts, Theater and Cinema, and Thought and Ethics. The 2013 Kyoto Prize laureate for Arts and Philosophy is pianist Cecil Taylor; previous winners were Olivier Messaien (1985), John Cage (1989), Witold Lutoslawski (1993), Iannis Xenakis (1997), György Ligeti (2001), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2005) and Pierre Boulez (2009).

Le Poisson Rouge in January

English: Bobby Previte Live at Saalfelden 2009...

From New York’s (le) poisson rouge:

Fri., January 03, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Nico Muhly & Pekka Kuusisto
w/ music of Bach, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Nico Muhly

Tue., January 07, 2014 at 7:00 PM
WJF10: Winter Jazzfest Kickoff featuring Bobby Previte‘s TERMINALS
w/ John Medeski , Nels Cline , So Percussion , guests , and Helado Negro

Thu., January 09, 2014 at 7:00 PM
WJF10: Winter Jazzfest presents SummerStage/Charlie Parker Jazzfest Showcase featuring
w/ the Revive Big Band , featuring special guests Bilal , Dr. Lonnie Smith , celebrating Blue Note Records 75th Year Anniversary , and + The Wallace Roney Orchestra, performing Wayne Shorter‘s “Universe”, “Twin Dragon” and “Legend” (never released music written for Miles Davis)

Fri., January 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Ensemble LPR
w/ Taka Kigawa (piano) , Oliver Hagen (conductor) , and music of Ligeti, Varèse, Dai Fujikura, Zosha Di Castri, and Brad Lubman

Sun., January 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Calefax Reed Quintet Plays Stockhausen