Vision Festival 19 Announced for June 11-15 in New York

Hamid Drake
Cover of Hamid Drake

The Vision Festival lineup was recently announced by Arts for Art:


Charles Gayle – A LifeTime of Achievement
Gayle Trio + Dance:
Daniel Carter (reeds), Miriam Parker (dance), Charles Gayle (b), Michael T.A. Thompson (d)

Gayle Quartet
Charles Gayle (sax), Dave Burrell (p), William Parker (p), Michael Wimberly (d)
Poet David Mills

Charles Gayle & the Vision Artist Orchestra
Charles Gayle (p, conduction)
Kidd Jordan (ts), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Ingrid Laubrock (ts)
Ted Daniel (tpt), Steve Swell (tb)
Jason Kao Hwang, Mazz Swift (vln, vna)
Nioka Workman (cello), Shayna Dulberger (b), Andrew Cyrille (d)


Poet: Steve Dalachinsky

Mary Halvorson + Susan Alcorn
Mary Halvorson (el-g), Susan Alcorn (lap steel gtr)

Wimberly Harlem Ensemble
Antoine Roney (ts, ss), Larry Roland (b), Nioka Workman (cello), Michael Wimberly (perc)
Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Souleymane Bodolo (dance, choreography)

Sainkho Namchalok + Ned Rothenberg
Sainkho Namchalok (voice), Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)

Peter Brötzmann + Hamid Drake + William Parker
Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Hamid Drake (perc), William Parker (b)


Poet: Ramya Ramana

Dickey Quartet
Whit dickey / Mat Maneri / Michael Bisio / Rob Brown

Women with an Axe to Grind
Shayna Dulberger / Kris Davis / Mazz Swift / Patricia Nicholson

Jemeel Moondoc Quintet,
Jemeel Moondoc (as), Steve Swell (tb), Nathan Breedlove (tpt), Hill Green (b), Newman Taylor Baker (d)

James “Blood” Ulmer Trio
James “Blood” Ulmer (elg), Calvin Jones (b), Cornel Rochester (d)


Poet: David Henderson

Satoko Fujii New Trio +1
Satoko Fujii (p), Todd Nicholson (b), Yoshi Shutto (d), Kappa Maki (tpt)

Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp (p), Michael Bisio (b), Whit Dickey (d)

Nasheet Waits (d), Eric Revis (b), Orrin Evans (p)

Sonic Projections
Nicole Mitchell (fl), David Boykin (ts), Craig Taborn (p), Chad Taylor (d)


Poet Quincy Troupe

Angelica Sanchez + Omar Tamez
Angelica Sanchez (p), Omar Tamez (elg)

Fay Victor + Tyshawn Sorey
Fay Victor (voice), Tyshawn Sorey (d, perc, found instruments)

Jordan + Burrell + Parker + Drake
Kidd Jordan (ts), Dave Burrell (p), William Parker (b), Hamid Drake (d)

Connie Crothers (p), Henry Grimes (b, vln), Melvin Gibbs (el-b)

Roy Campbell Tribute Band
led by Sabir Mateen, Rob Brown, Andrew Bemkey, William Parker, Hamid Drake

New Paths Festival in Philadelphia in April and May

Ken Vandermark
Cover of Ken Vandermark

From Philapdelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to announce the New Paths Festival for April and May 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014 – 8:00pm
Ken Vandermark’s Made to Break
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia , PA
Price: $25 General Admission Buy Tickets
MacArthur Fellow and Chicago jazz legend Ken Vandermark visits Philadelphia for the first time in over five years to premiere a piece inspired by the Barnes collection with his latest and most radical ensemble, Made to Break. Inspired by elements of Ethiopian music, Dutch group The Ex, the New Music concepts of John Cage and Morton Feldman, and jazz and improvised music history, Vandermark has devised a compositional framework that engages and complements Dr. Barnes’s peculiar personal curatorial philosophy.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 8:00pm
Milford Graves
Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia , PA
Price: $40 General Admission Buy Tickets

Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 2:00pm
New Paths Festival: On Film
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
In preparation for the New Paths Festival, Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present a day of documentary films at the International House.
+Rising Tones Cross
+Soldier of the Road: A Portrait of Peter Brötzmann

Sunday, May 11, 2014 – 8:00pm
William Parker / Muhammad Ali Duo + Odean Pope
First Unitarian Church Side Chapel
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $25 General Admission Buy Tickets

Monday, May 12, 2014 – 8:00pm
William Parker / Muhammad Ali Duo + Marshall Allen
First Unitarian Church Side Chapel
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA
Price: $25 General Admission Buy Tickets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 8:00pm
William Parker / Muhammad Ali Duo + Dave Burrell
First Unitarian Church Side Chapel
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA
Price: $25 General Admission Buy Tickets

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 8:00pm
William Parker / Muhammad Ali Duo + Bobby Zankel
First Unitarian Church Side Chapel
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA
Price: $25 General Admission Buy Tickets

All About Jazz Reviews

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...
A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzmann, a key figure and doyen in European free jazz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Steve Lacy
Avignon and After Volume 2 (Emanem)

Barry Guy New Orchestra
Amphi – Radio Rondo (Intakt Records)

Michel Edelin Quartet
Resurgence (Rogue Art)

Yoni Kretzmer 66 Boxes
Graceless (OutNow Recordings)

Alan Broadbent And NDR Bigband
America The Beautiful (Jan Matthies Records)

Dave Rempis / Lasse Marhaug
Naancore (Aerophonic Records)

Peter Brötzmann / Peeter Uuskyla
Dead And Useless (Omlatt Records)

Xavier Reija
Resolution (Moonjune Records)

Roscoe Mitchell/Tony Marsh/John Edwards
Improvisations (OTOrocku)

Tchicai – Kohlhase – Fewell – McBee – Hart
Tribal Ghost (NoBusiness Records)

Adasiewicz – Erb – Roebke
Yuria’s Dream (Veto Records)

Montreal-New York Quartet Tour Australia

The Montreal-New York Quartet is about to do a six-date tour of Australia, performing works by some of the greatest American avant-garde composers, as well as new pieces by two young Australian composers, John Encarnacao and Erik Griswold.

The Montreal-New York quartet, comprising Tim Brady, electric guitar; Thomas Buckner, baritone; Lori Freedman, bass clarinet; and Pemi Paull, violist will interpret works by John Cage, Christian Wolf, Annea Lockwood, Tim Brady, as well as Encarnacao and Griswald.

Australian Tour Schedule
April, 2014

April 7 & 9: The University of Adelaide
Elder Conservatorium of Music
Adelaide, SA
April 7, afternoon: class and workshop
April 9, 8pm: Concert

April 10: Monash University
3 – 5pm Classes and workshops
Performing Arts Center, Building 68, Monash University
Clayton, VIC

April 14: The University of Melbourne
1:10 – 2:00pm Melba Hall
Melbourne, VIC

April 16 Queensland Conservatorium
6:30pm Clocked Out Series
Ian Hangar Recital Hall
So. Brisbane, QLD

April 17: University of Western Sydney
2:00pm University of Western Sydney Playhouse Theatre
Sydney, NSW

New Releases: Rosalind Hall / After the Rain / John Coltrane / Steve Swell

John Coltrane
Cover of John Coltrane

Rosalind Hall’s Carriage of the Voice is now out from Avantwhatever.

After the Rain’s The Night Must Fall is the inaugural release from Bang the Bore.

Resonance Records is releasing a newly-discovered John Coltrane recording featuring Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, Sonny

Schemata and Heuristics for Clarinets, by NYC based composer and trombonist Steve Swell, is coming out on Relay Records. It features clarinet work of: Ned Rothenberg, Guillermo Gregorio, Miguel Malla and Zara Acosta-Chen.