Jazz trio Ballister in Lexington Previewed

Fred lonberg-Holm
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From Kentucky.com:

At the onset of Smolder, one of three lengthy improvisations that make up Ballister’s third album, Mi Casa Es en Fuego, the music begins as three separate entities. Or expressions. Or outbursts. Dave Rempis’ saxophone punctuation starts with a series of jabs and pops that eventually bounce about with an almost mischievous agitation. Countering that are the cello colors of Fred Lonberg-Holm that sound less like the product of an instrument usually thought of for its chamber-like qualities and more like the scratchy, electric disturbances of guitarist Marc Ribot. Underneath it all is Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, whose playing can reflect frenzied immediacy one minute, brutal deconstruction the next and, in select passages, an icy calm.

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April at Roulette

Anthony Braxton
Anthony Braxton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Roulette:

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
[COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] SECOND NATURE: Cassie Tunick, Heather Harpham, Danny Tunick In this fully improvised performance, distinctly evolved narratives dovetail with intricate dances

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
[COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] SECOND NATURE: Cassie Tunick, Heather Harpham, Danny Tunick In this fully improvised performance, distinctly evolved narratives dovetail with intricate dances

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Gabrielle Herbst – Bodiless A new opera for a new generation of new sensibilities, based on Hélène Cixous’s Dream I Tell You

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
The Tri-Centric Presenting Series: The Trillium Chamber Players perform Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 46, plus the James Fei Ensemble 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….

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
The Tri-Centric Presenting Series: Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 146 (for 12 flutes, 2 tubas, and percussion), plus the Nate Wooley ensemble. 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….

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
The Tri-Centric Presenting Series: Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Music Nonet plus the Fay Victor Ensemble. 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….

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables): Acts I & II 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….

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables): Acts III & IV 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….

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 @ 3:00 PM
Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables): Acts I & II 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….

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables): Acts III & IV 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….

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
[EAR HEART MUSIC] American Opera Projects and American Modern Ensemble – Two New Operas American Modern Ensemble (AME), in partnership with American Opera Projects (AOP) and presented by Ear Heart Music (EHM), performs “The Wanton Sublime & The Companion,” a pair of one-act chamber operas….

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Talea Ensemble

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
[INTERPRETATIONS] Tom Hamilton // Ned Rothenberg’s Inner Diaspora New works from electronics artist Tom Hamilton & a new ensemble project from Ned Rothenberg

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Laetitia Sonami: “Some Birds…” Including new work by Eliane Radigue and duo with James Fei

Eric Dolphy Festival in New Jersey, May 30 and 31

Eric Dolphy
Cover of Eric Dolphy

From Baristanet:

The 50th anniversary of the passing of Eric Dolphy, an American Jazz multi-instrumentalists whose legacy has hugely influential other jazz musicians, as well as musicians in other genres, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, became a rallying point among the community members, who formed Seed Artist’s Board. They put together a major Dolphy celebration and the launch of the Freedom of Sound series as its coming-out party and the organization’s first step towards a major contribution to the arts, arts education, and a more engaged community.

Shows Coming to Nashville

From Nashville’s Theatre Intangible:

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Thursday, March 27th, 9 p.m., Betty’s Grill, 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Underground free jazz saxophonist Jack Wright teams up with experimental percussionist Andrew Drury. The press release states,

The core of this duo is the depth and originality of the individual voices combined with their intense listening and commitment to the present moment. It is intimate music, often raucous and always adventurous. And it is executed with minimal materials—a couple saxophones and usually, instead of a full drum set, just a floor tom and some percussion accoutrements. Wright is a somewhat underground figure in the U.S., at the same time legendary for giving revelatory performances that reach both experienced listeners and people unaccustomed to free improvisation. Drury works some kind of promethean magic on a floor tom, using it as a stage for a theater of small objects that he charms into producing amazing sounds.

Also appearing are People (Noa Ben-Amotz and Chris Davis) and Onika & Allen.

Friday, March 28th, 9 p.m., Boheme Collectif, 919 Gallatin Ave., Suite 8, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Mike Kluge brings you the first Future Night of 2014. This one features the music of The Perfect Hours, Autran, Lust and the Black Cat, and Gay Vibes and the installations of Adrienne Outlaw, Zach Adams, Yospeh Kennerly, David Wright Lagrone, and Dale Liska. The show will feature projections by Devin Lamp.

Sunday, March 30th, 10 p.m., Betty’s Grill, 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Thrash violinist Joey Molinaro is passing through Nashville and will be joined by Graphic Tease, Marid, and Pleasuredome.

Monday, March 31st, 7 p.m., Fisk Memorial Chapel, Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith will be performing with pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Don’t miss this one!
The evening will begin with an energized set of solo piano from master jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut making his 1st return to Nashville in over a decade. The New York Times notes Chestnut as a “highly intelligent improviser with one of the surest senses of swing in jazz.”

Tuesday, April 1st, 10 p.m., Betty’s Grill, 407 49th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Chris Murray is curating some “April Fools wackiness at Betty’s” for this show featuring Close Your Eyes I’m Changing, Flesh Control, Harvest Team, Night Moves, and a special guest.

Cafe OTO in April

Sir Richard Bishop
Cover of Sir Richard Bishop

From London’s Cafe OTO:

DEAN BLUNT: FREE JAZZ
TUESDAY 1 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • SOLD OUT

IDEOLOGIC ORGAN #7: AI ASO + NORBERT MÖSLANG + KASSEL JAEGER
WED 2 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

IANCU DUMITRESCU & ANA-MARIA AVRAM + GUESTS TBA
THU 3 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

RADIAN + WILL GUTHRIE / DAVID MARANHA
SUN 6 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

JOE MCPHEE & DECOY: TWO DAY RESIDENCY
MON 7 APRIL ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 3-day pass
TUES 8 APRIL ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 3-day pass

KING AYISOBA + ZEA (ARNOLD DE BOER / THE EX) + HOWIE REEVE
WED 9 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

RED TRIO + JOHN BUTCHER
THU 10 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

DIANE CLUCK: TWO-DAY RESIDENCY
FRI 11 APRIL ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
With support from Victor Herrero
SAT 12 APRIL ’14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
With support from Iñigo Ugarteburu

BURKHARD BEINS / JOHN BUTCHER / MARK WASTELL TRIO
SUN 13 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

MAMMANE SANI
MON 14 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

CIAN NUGENT AND THE COSMOS + BRIGID POWER RYCE
TUES 15 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

BLACK TOP #10: PAT THOMAS, ORPHY ROBINSON AND SPECIAL GUESTS: EMI WATANABE + ANSUMAN BISWAS
WED 16 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

EUGENE CHADBORNE
THU 17 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

THE QUIETUS PRESENTS: EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD // LARGE ELECTRIC ENSEMBLE + ALEXANDER TUCKER
FRI 18 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

DENOVALI SWINGFEST: THOMAS KÖNER + PIANO INTERRUPTED + ORIGAMIBIRO + PETRELS
SAT 19 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £18 adv / £TBA on the door

SIR RICHARD BISHOP + MIKE COOPER / TIM O’DWYER DUO
SUN 20 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

POOR BUT SEXY – DANCING ACROSS THE IRON CURTAIN
TUES 22 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £4 on the door

MARISSA NADLER
WED 23 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • SOLD OUT

MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO [FEAT. CHARLES HAYWARD, VIV CORRINGHAM, NICK DOYNE-DITMAS] + PRESCOTT
THU 24 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY / OKKYUNG LEE DUOS
FRI 25 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

MONOTYPE RECORDS PRESENTS: KOMORA A + BORIS HEGENBART + WE WILL FAIL + TROPHIES
SAT 26 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 door / £12 two-day pass

MONOTYPE RECORDS PRESENTS: SCHLOSS MIRABELL + MIRT+TER + ZAŁĘSKI / HAYWARD / STANISZEWSKI
SUN 27 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 door / £12 two-day pass

IAN NAGOSKI PRESENTS ‘100 MOONS: STORIES OF GREAT FORGOTTEN MUSICIANS AND THE BOUNDARIES OF HUMANNESS FROM 78RPM RECORDS’
MON 28 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

BLEED PRESENTS: CHARLES COHEN + RABIH BEAINI
TUES 29 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £12.50 adv / £TBA on the door / £20 two-day pass
WED 30 APRIL ’14 • 8:00PM • £12.50 adv / £TBA on the door / £20 two-day pass