The Spectrum in January

From New York’s Spectrum:

Spectrum Listings for January 2014

New York, NY

Saturday 4 January
7:30 PM: Natti Vogel

Sunday 5 January
3 PM: Helena Basilova, Piano

Sunday 5 January
7 PM
New Series: Soundscapes
Violinist Cornelius Dufallo and bassist Patrick Derivaz introduce their new series of ambient music.

Friday 10 January

7:30 PM Miolina: Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins
Works by Eve Beglarian, Milica Paranosic, Isang Yun and Lynn Bechtold, among others.

Friday 10 January
9 PM
Ramin Arjomand: Reinterpretations.

Saturday 11 January
7 PM Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Cello: Bach Suites Album-Release Party

Saturday 11 January
9 PM
Dawoud Kringle & Renegade Sufi

Sunday 12 January
5 PM
Seth Gilman Presents Early-Late: New Vintage Baroque

Sunday 12 January
7 PM
Jorn Swart, piano: Album release of “A Day in the Life of Boriz”

Monday 13 January
7:30 PM
Tongues In Trees with Grey McMurray, Sunny Jain and Samita Sinha

Tuesday 14 January
7 PM Sophie Demeer (vox) & Dominic Duval (bass) ensemble

Tuesday 14 January
9 PM Jazz: Curated by Chris Pitsiokos

Wednesday 15 January
7 PM
EZUFF-PP#3 = The “3rd Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival Projection Project” is a

Thursday 16 January
7:30 PM
Chamber Music America event/party: Susman, Pollick, Spaneas and Kwon.

Friday 17 January
9 PM: Gregor Huebner, amplified violin

Saturday 18 January
7:30 PM Opening act
8:45 PM Florent Ghys, bass
9:45 PM ensemble, et al.

Sunday 19 January: Triple bill with Ariel Artists
7 PM
Francesca Anderegg (Minnesota), violin
Canciones Populares – Ravel, Gershwin, de Falla, Bartók
Contemporary Voices of Latin America – Revueltas, Nobre, Davidovsky, Lavista, Moya
Spatial Reasoning – Adams, Takemitsu, Saariaho, Kyriakides, Francis
UnStrung – Francis, Hertzberg, Norman, Needham, Shields, Moya

8 PM
Akropolis (Ann Arbor), reed quintet
Akropolis Unraveled – Dooley, Turbin, Zare, Namir, McCarthy, Bark, Doest
Under the Influence – Garrett Schumann, McCarthy, Peres, Gershwin, Ives, Namir, Ellington
Musical Snapshots – Debussy, Turbin, Tongur, Bark, Doest

9 PM
Friction Quartet (San Francisco), string quartet
Temptation and Addiction – Randall-Myers, Berg, Janáček
Eco Chamber – DeLuca, Smith, Stoffregen, Vasks
Beyond Minimalism – Beethoven, Glass, Adams
Unmanned – Dicke, Reich, Crumb, Shostakovich

Tuesday 21 January
9 PM
Kevin Norton‘s Breakfast of Champignon(s)

Wednesday 22 January
7 PM
Elissa Cassini presents: Contemporary Brazilian Music

Thursday 23 January
7:30 PM
Tenth Intervention presents Subversion: Music about conflicts, politics, and war

Sunday 26 January
3 PM
Augustus Arnone, piano: Music by Finnissy

Sunday 26 January
7 PM
Composer / pianist Kathy Tagg presents the first event in her monthly series

Monday 27 January
8:15 PM
Esther Noh & Melissa Tong, violins

Tuesday 28 January
9 PM: Jazz Pianism: Trio tribute to Michel Petrucciani

Wednesday 29 January
7:30 PM Ambient-Chaos

Friday 31 January
8:45 PM SoSaLa
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on saxophones and vocals, Greg Zweiben on electric bass, Kaveh Haghtalab on kemancheh (Persian bowed string instrument) and drums plus guest.


Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Mats Gustafsson at Moers Festival, June 2006, ...
Mats Gustafsson at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From Free Jazz:


Jim O’Rourke, Paal Nilssen-Love, Lasse Marhaug: The Love Robots (Pika Disk, 2013) ****½
Fire Room: Second Breath (Bocian, 2013) ****
Otomo Yoshihide, Paal Nilssen-Love, Lasse Marhaug: Explosion Course (Pica Disk, 2013) ****½
Paal Nilssen-Love & Mats Gustafsson – Sin Gas (Bocian, 2013) ****
The Thing: Boot! (The Thing Records / Trost, 2013) *****
Erik Friedlander – Claws and Wings (Skipstone, 2013) ****
Erik Friedlander – Haunted (Skipstone, 2013)
Landon Knoblock’s CACAW – Stellar Power (Skirl ,2013) ****
New Atlantis Octet – Unto The Sun (Not Two, 2013) ****
Forebrace – Bad Folds (Copepod Records, 2013) ****½


OTOroku Releases

English: Otomo Yoshihide
English: Otomo Yoshihide (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


From the OTOroku label.


Otomo Yoshihide / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher – Quintet/Sextet

Otomo Yoshihide – Piano Solo

Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore – Vi Är Alla Guds Slavar

Roscoe Mitchell / Tony Marsh / John Edwards – Improvisations

Fred Frith & Christian Marclay – Live at Cafe OTO – 2012

Thurston Moore & Alex Ward – Live at Cafe OTO – £100.00

Decoy with Joe McPhee – Spontaneous Combustion