Interview with Peter Evans and Jon Irabagon


MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum
MOPDTK at Bergen Jazzforum (Photo credit: svennevenn)

Peter Evans is one of the most extremely innovative trumpet players as well as the creative leader of groups and projects such as Zebulon Trio or the Peter Evans Quintet (with whom he recorded his astonishing Ghosts in 2011). Jon Irabagon, winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, has recorded with such artists as diverse as Barry Altschul, Dave Liebman, Wynton Marsalis or Mary Halvorson, among others. They are both part of Mostly Other People Do The Killing, a jazz quartet also featuring ‘Moppa’ Elliott (bass) and Kevin Shea (drums).

Newsbits: Vijay Iyer’s New Release / Oneohtrix Point Never in LA / Premoticon in NY / League of Composers Competition / Ives’ Study / Improvised Beings Releases

Charles Ives
Cover of Charles Ives

Vijay Iyer‘s new release is reviewed here and here.

Oneohtrix Point Never‘s recent LA show is reviewed, as is Premoticon in New York.

The League of Composers/ISCM-US Section Composers’ Competition is open to all composers with United States citizenship or legal residence. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and possible performance in New York City.

Charles Ives‘ study has been recreated.

Improvised Beings has released two new offerings, Benjamin Duboc: St. James Infirmary, and Itaru Oki: Chorui Zukan.

Ordnance, Tape Only Recordings Available for Free

From Radio Free Midwich.

‘Ordnance, Tape Only’, or oTo to its friends, was a sound-art off-shoot project from fencing flatworm recordings, the micro-label I co-ran with Sean Keeble in the early years of this century. There were fifty oTo releases, with each release limited to a numbered fifty copies, all on one-sided cassette tapes. Apart from the artist name and the catalogue number no other information was included. It became a cross section of the UK noise underground at the time and even attracted the attention of the international experimental jet-set with, for example, Thurston Moore donating some skronking.