Lost Civilizations in Alexandria, VA on November 13

LOST CIVILIZATIONS (Photo credit: IntangibleArts)

On December 13, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/) returns to Saint Elmo’s Coffee Pub, 2300 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA (http://goo.gl/maps/xrm7D) . Here’s a free download of our June 15, 2013 performance at this venue: http://goo.gl/xcO0m; and here’s a free download of our most recent performance, November 30 at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center: http://goo.gl/dEIhQG. The performance starts at 8 pm. Details: http://lost-civilizations-at-st-elmos.tumblr.com/; https://www.facebook.com/events/611605578881997.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project:
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) 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). On November 13, the project will be joined by percussionist Amanda Huron (http://amandahuron.net/music-culture/).


Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Nils Petter Molvaer at Moers Festival 2006, Ge...
Nils Petter Molvaer at Moers Festival 2006, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From Free Jazz:


Thomas Borgmann, Wilber Morris & Denis Charles – Live in Poland (Not Two, 2013) ****
Stirrup – Sewn (428 Music, 2013) ***½
Frank Rosaly / Cicada Music (Delmark, 2013) ****½
Jason Roebke and Tobias Delius – Panoramic (Not Two, 2013)****
Keefe Jackson’s Likely So – A Round Goal (Delmark, 2013) *****
Alexander Hawkins: Song Singular (Babel Label, 2013) ****½
The Dickens Campaign – Oh Lovely Appearance (Self, 2013) ***
Nils Petter Molvær & Moritz von Oswald: 1/1 (EmArcy, 2013) ***


The 2014 Tri-Centric Music Festival

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From The Tri-Centric Foundation, events taking place at New York’s Roulette:


Thu – Sat April 10-12, 2014: The Tri-Centric Presenting Series
The music of Anthony Braxton, including Composition No. 46 (for chamber ensemble), Composition No. 146 (for 12 flutes, 2 tubas, and percussion), and Braxton’s Falling River Music Nonet, presented alongside new projects by James Fei, Nate Wooley, and Fay Victor.

April 10 – The Trillium Chamber Players perform Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 46, plus the James Fei ensemble.

April 11 – Tri-Centric presents Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 146 (for 12 flutes, 2 tubas, and percussion), plus the Nate Wooley ensemble.
April 12 – Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Music Nonet, plus the Fay Victor ensemble.

Thu – Sat April 17-19, 2014: Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables)
A semi-staged, multi-media concert performance of Braxton’s latest four-act opera, featuring a cast of 12 vocalists, 12 instrumental soloists, and full orchestra.

Conductor – Anthony Braxton
Director – Acushla Bastible
Associate Director – Louisa Proske
Video Director – Chris Jonas
Associate Video Director – Dylan McLaughlin
Choreographer – Rachel Bernsen
Assistant Producer/Rehearsal Pianist – Amy Crawford
Producer/Music Director – Taylor Ho Bynum
Vocalists: Roland Burks, Tomas Cruz, Lucy Dhegrae, Chris DiMeglio, Kristin Fung, Nick Hallett, Kyoko Kitamura,
Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Jen Shyu, Peter Stewart, Vince Vincent

April 17 – Trillium J, Acts I & II
April 18 – Trillium J, Acts III & IV
April 19 – matinee: Trillium J, Acts I & II, evening: Trillium J, Acts III & IV


Steve Swell New and Upcoming Releases

Description unavailable
Description unavailable (Photo credit: movaxdx)


From Steve Swell:


Dragonfly Breath (NotTwo) – Paul Flaherty, Steve Swell, C. Spenser Yeh, Weasel Walter – Live at Issue Project Room
Matter Anti Matter (RogueArt) – Rob Maurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra featuring Roscoe Mitchell w/ Nicole Mithchell, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Chad Taylor, Mike Reed, Matt Bauder, Mat Lux, John Herndon, Jason Adasiewicz
Inner Ear – Return From the Center of the Earth (live in Chicago) – (Bocian Records) – Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell, Tim Daisy, Per-Ake Holmlander
Hyrrokkin (LP) (Sickroom Records) – Ed Ricart, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell, Jason Ajemian, Roy Campbell
Resonance Ensemble: Head Above Water (Live in Belgium and Chicago studio recording, double CD): (NotTwo) – Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Mark Tokar, MIchael Zerang, Tim Daisy, Vaclav Zimpel, Steve Swell, Mark Tokar, Devin Hoff, Mikolaj Tzraska, Magnus Broo, Per-Ake Holmlander

Steve Swell Quintet w/Dave Burrell, Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc
Garrison Fewell, John Tchicai, Steve Swell (w/tune of mine), Reggie Nicholson, Dimitry Ishenko, Roy Campbell (NotTwo)
Jemeel Moondoc’s Zookeeper’s House w/Matt Shipp, Steve Swell, Newman-Taylor Baker, Hill Greene, Roy Campbell (Relative Pitch)
Resonance Ensemble (New Box Set!) Live in Krakow (NotTwo) same as above plus Christoff Kurtzmann
Basement Research – Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Julien Arguelles, Gerald Cleaver, Pascal Niggenkemper (new German label)
Rodrigo Amado, Gabriel Ferrandini, Steve Swell, Miguel Mira, Rodrigo Pinheiro (TDB)
Ed Ricart, Mark Sanders, Steve Swell, Michael Foster, Jason Ajemian (TBD)
James Ilgenfritz, Gino Robair, Steve Swell (TBD)
Andrew Raffo Dewar, Garrison Fewell, Steve Swell (Estuaries follow up, recorded by Jimmy Katz) (TBD)
Teun Verbruggen, Steve Swell, Peter Jacquemyn (duos and trios) (TBD)
Carlos Costa, Sean Ali, Jonathan Moritz, Steve Swell (TBD)


Two New Michael Vlatkovich Releases from pfMENTUM

Michael Vlatkovich 3
Michael Vlatkovich 3 (Photo credit: michaelz1)


From pfMENTUM:


Michael Vlatkovich – Multitudes Telepathic

Michael Vlatkovich — trombone and percussion
Clyde Reed — electric upright bass
Dave Wayne — drumset and percussion
Mark Weber — poem cycle

Michael Vlatkovich
You’re Too Dimensional –

Michael Vlatkovich – Compositions, Trombone
Jim Knodle – Trumpet
Phil Sparks – Bass
Greg Campbell – Drums, French Horn*