AMN Picks of the Week: Opik-3 / If, Bwana, Gerald Fiebig / Duplant, Chambel, Kelly / Unrepeatable Quartet / Chrysakis, Matthews, Pedreira / Dominic Lash / Ben Goldberg

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.

Opik-3 – Opik-3 (2013)
If, Bwana / Gerald Fiebig – Split (2013)
Duplant / Chambel / Kelly – (Winter Pale) Red Sun (2013)
Unrepeatable Quartet – Edmonton 2012 (2013)
Chrysakis / Matthews / Pedreira – Garnet Skein (2013)
Dominic Lash Quartet – Opabinia (2014)
Ben Goldberg – Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues (2013)

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Polwechsel – Traces of Wood (Hathut, 2013)
Furthermore — Achim Kaufmann & Michael Moore play Herbie Nichols (Ramboy recordings, 2013) ****½
Adam Pieronczyk – The Planet Of Eternal Life (Jazzwerkstatt, 2013) ****
Yong Yandsen – Disillusion (Doubtful Sounds, 2013) ***½
Various Artists – Solos Vol. 2 Blow Improvised Music from Blowing Instruments Players (Solosolo, 2013)***
The John Lurie National Orchestra: The Invention of Animals (Amulet, 2014) ****½
Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Piano Nights (Play it again Sam, 2014) **** ½
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Sunset Mission (Wonder, 2000) **** ½
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Black Earth (Wonder, 2002) *****
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Dolores (Play it again Sam, 2008) ****
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Beileid (Play it again Sam, 2011) ***
Charles Evans – Subliminal Leaps (More Is More, 2013) ****
Kaja Draksler – The Lives Of Many Others (Clean Feed, 2013) ****½

 

Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2014 Lineup Announced

From FIMAV, these shows take place May 15-18:

Patton and Fennesz at Fimav
Patton and Fennesz at Fimav

MEREDITH MONK
with KATIE GEISSINGER
(USA)
Canadian Premiere

THE RATCHET ORCHESTRA
with MARSHALL ALLEN
« Sun Ra @ 100 »
(Quebec, Canada, USA)
World Premiere

AVA MENDOZA
« Unnatural Ways »
(USA)
Canadian Premiere

SARAH NEUFELD / COLIN STETSON
(Quebec, USA)
World Premiere

GGRIL
(Quebec)

GROS MENÉ / RENÉ LUSSIER
(Quebec)
World Premiere

JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
(Liban, Quebec)
Première Québécoise

RICHARD PINHAS / KEIJI HAINO
MERZBOW / TATSUYA YOSHIDA
(France, Japan)
World Premiere

UFOMAMMUT
(Italia)
Canadian Premiere

FRANÇOIS CARRIER / MICHEL LAMBERT
(Quebec)

FRED FRITH / EVAN PARKER
(England)
Canadian Premiere

PIERRE LABBÉ / MICHEL FAUBERT
« parlures et parjures »
(Quebec)
World Premiere

GORDON GRDINA
« Haram »
(Canada)
Première Québécoise

ASTMA
(Russia)
Canadian Premiere

KEN VANDERMARK
« Audio One »
(USA)
Canadian Premiere

KEIJI HAINO / OREN AMBARCHI / STEPHEN O’MALLEY
« Nazoranai »
(Japan, Australia, USA)
Canadian Premiere

EVAN PARKER
« ElectroAcoustic Septet »
(England, Japan, USA)
Canadian Premiere

MAJA RATKJE SOLO
(norway)
Canadian Premiere
DUCHESS SAYS
(Quebec)

FRED FRITH
« The Gravity Band »
(England, USA)
Canadian Premiere

+ a circuit of 7 sound art installations in public spaces and 2 visual art exhibits

Firehouse 12 Spring Jazz Series

From New Haven’s Firehouse 12:

Ben Allison
Cover of Ben Allison

03/21 :: Ben Allison Trio
03/28 :: Kevin Hays New Day Trio
04/04 :: Kneebody
04/11 :: Thumbscrew
04/18 :: Bad Touch
04/25 :: Rudy Royston 303
05/02 :: Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
05/09 :: Noah Baerman and The Jazz Samaritan Alliance
05/16 :: Russ Nolan Quartet featuring Manuel Valera
05/23 :: Barry Altschul and The 3dom Factor
05/30 :: For Living Lovers: Brandon Ross and Stomu Takeishi
06/06 :: Linda Oh Group – Sun Pictures
06/13 :: Satoko Fujii Trio + 1

JACK Quartet on Tour

Upcoming shows from the JACK Quartets:

February 14 Washington, DC Library of Congress
February 19 New York, NY Morgan Library & Museum
March 1 Pittsburgh, PA Music on the Edge
March 5 Bronx, NY Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert
March 9 Philadelphia, PA Bowerbird
March 15 Seattle, WA University of Washington
March 15 Seattle, WA University of Washington
March 28 Carlisle, PA Dickinson College

BB&C (Berne, Black, and Cline) on Tour in Europe

From Nels Cline:

English: Nels Cline @ All tomorrow's parties f...
Nels Cline

February 2014: Tour with BB&C – Tim Berne, Jim Black & Nels Cline
13.02 – IVRY-SUR-SEINE, France – THEATRE D’IVRY-ANTOINE VITEZ
14.02 – BIRMINGHAM, Great Britain – CBSO Centre
15.02 – LONDON, Great Britain – VORTEX Jazz Club – VORTEX Jazz Club
16.02 – DORTMUND, Germany – Domicil
18.02 – GENT, Belgium – Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
19.02 – AARHUS, Denmark – Atlas at Voxhall
20.02 – COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Jazz House Copenhagen
21.02 – CORK, Ireland – Triskel Arts Centre
22.02 – DUBLIN, Ireland – The Workman`s Club
23.02 – ZÜRICH, Switzerland – Moods
24.02 – BOLZANO, Italy – Carambolage
25.02 – WELS, Austria club – Alter Schlachthof Wels
26.02 – SEVILLA, Spain – Teatro Central de Sevilla
27.02 – SANTANDER, Spain – Salón de Actos Facultad de Medicina
28.02 – GRANOLLERS (Barcelona), Spain – Casino de Granollers