Upcoming Shows at Trinosophes

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra (Photo credit: steveburnett)

From Detroit’s Trinospheres:

Monday, Dec. 2: Suzuki Junzo , Kohoutek
Japanese guitarist Suzuki Junzo began the evolution of his solo sets with something he calls “broken blues.” Mixing a droning electric guitar with American folk idioms and hints of guitar experimenters like Derek Bailey and Jandek, Junzo’s music is never literally a “blues”, but an impressionist take on the idea of the blues. At times minimalist, at others psychedelic, his music has continued to evolve; besides the solo pieces, his new record Sings II features some heavy-weights of experimental Japanese rock: Acid Mothers Temple‘s Kawabata Makoto and Fushitsusha drummer Takahashi Ikuro.

Philadelphia’s Kohoutek perform sludgy psyche-rock with nods to both The Melvins and Ornette Coleman. A free improvising collective, the members also work simpler, textural passages and electronics into the mix, with an anything-goes sense of freedom. It’s been about 5 years since they’ve been to Detroit, which makes this a rare appearance for both acts.

Doors at 8 pm; $5 min donation.

Saturday, Dec. 7: Nakatani Gong Orchestra with Tatsuya Nakatani, Dave Shettler, Marko Novachcoff, Jay Rowe, Joel Peterson, Josh Ferrel, Clara Hardie, James Baljo, Clem Fortuna and others

Every time Tatsuya comes to town it’s an event, but this time the virtuoso percussionist has put together his most ambitious ensemble yet. The first time he assembled his Nakatani Gong Orchestra, we were instructed to provide non-musicians mostly- “teacher, baker, artist, scientist- all are good” was the request. This time out he has expanded the size of NGO and is using a full line-up of musicians with backgrounds in bowing things- strings or otherwise.

As a performer, Tatsuya has radically pushed the limits of solo percussion as a concert experience. His extended-technique drumming sets a standard that players around the world have been influenced by and his bowed gong work is without peer. With about a dozen Detroit musicians supporting him, this will be a definite sonic treat not to be missed.

Doors at 8 pm; $10 suggested.

Sunday, Dec. 8: Dave Bixby with Matthew Smith, Dave Shettler, Greg Beyer, Bill Corrigan

Having grown-up outside Grand Rapids, Dave Bixby first became involved in music around the 60’s Michigan folk and garage-rock scenes. By the end of the decade, he had a religious conversion and began making acoustic concept records that were religious in theme, but incongruently dark and lonesome sounding. His late 60‘s/early 70‘s releases, Ode to Quetzcoatl and Harbinger’s Second Coming, were originally used as promotional vehicles for The Group- a cult that Bixby had joined. Forced to go underground with The Group, he disappeared into obscurity in the mid 70’s. His records have been rediscovered in recent years and reissued on new labels- leading to Bixby performing live for the first time in decades. For this evening, he will be joined by an all Detroit backing group.

DMG Newsletter November 29th, 2013

English: Photo of Paul Bley, recording solo pi...
English: Photo of Paul Bley, recording solo piano in 2006, photographed by Carol Goss. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From DMG:

Oliver Lake 7CD set! Andrew Cyrille 7CD set! David Murray (v2) 7CD set! Paul Bley 9CD set! Art Farmer 6CD set! …and with Recordings Never Before on CD.. Giorgio Gaslini 11CD set!

Two NEW Zorn albums to wind up 2013! Two NEW LPs from Otomo Yoshihide! Two NEW J G Thirlwell/Foetus CDs! Two NEW Lisa Mezzacappa CDs!

Sun Ra at Red Garter NYC 1970 2CD set [+ bonus disc of photos]! More from Omar Tamez! Decibel plays Alvin Lucier! Rodd Keith! Jocelyn Robert! Pat Murano & Kelippah label!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, December 1st:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KYOKO KITAMURA – Double Bass & Vocals!

Sunday, December 8th:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT STRING QT With TOMAS ULRICH/KEN FILIANO/GWEN LASTER!

Sunday, December 15th Double-Header:
6pm: PHILLIP GREENLIEF & INGRID LAUBROCK – Sax Duo!
7pm: TODD CAPP MYSTERY TRAIN!

Sunday, December 22nd:
6pm: TESLA COILS: BLAISE SIWULA/HARVEY VALDES/GL DIANA! Sax/Guitar/Laptop!

Sunday, December 29th:
Annual DMG Holidaze/New Years Party!

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On Monday, December 23rd from 7pm until…

Downtown Music Gallery’s 23rd Anniversary Celebration & Guitar Marathon will take place at Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery at 2nd St in the East Village, NYC (across the street from where DMG was located from 2003 until 2009!)

7:15: DEE POP & VAL OPIELSKI!
8pm: ELLIOTT SHARP/MELVIN GIBBS/DON MACKENZIE!
9pm: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/ANDERS NILSSON/SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
10pm: NELS CLINE/MICHAEL LEONHART/DEVIN HOFF/MICHAEL TA THOMPSON!

Tickets: $25 $35 on day of show

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Archie Shepp during an open-air conce...
English: Archie Shepp during an open-air concert in the Old Town of Warszawa, Poland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee
Human Encore (Clean Feed Records)

Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
I Hear the Sound (Archie Ball Records)

Peter Lemer Quintet
Local Colour (ESP Disk)

Myra Melford
Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12 Records)

David Murray Infinity Quartet
Be My Monster Love (Motema Music)

Adam Lane Trio
Absolute Horizon (No Business Records)

Irene Schweizer – Pierre Favre
Live in Zurich (Intakt Records)