Ron Anderson’s PAK to Tour Japan this Month

English: Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK
English: Ron Anderson at the Silent Barn with PAK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From PAK:

For this tour the members of PAK will be Ron Anderson (bass) Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) Nonoko Yoshida (sax).

April 11 Tokyo – CLUB GOODMAN
April 13 Toyohashi – HOUSE OF CRAZY
April 14 Nagoya – VALENTINE DRIVE
April 15 Kyoto – METRO
April 16 Kobe – HELLUVA LOUNGE
April 17 Hiroshima – OTIS
April 18 Matsuyama – BAR CAEZAR
April 19 Kochi – DHALIA
April 20 Takamatsu – TOO NICE
April 21 Okayama – PEPPERLAND
April 22 Osaka – CONPASS

Terry Bozzio Solo Drum Tour

From Terry Bozzio:

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set on Forthcoming North American Tour!

Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

Aug 15, 2014 – Mexicali, BC, Mexico – Lob Bar (Bol Bol)
Aug 17, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
Aug 23, 2014 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Aug 26, 2014 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Aug 28, 2014 – Conroe, TX – Dosey Doe
Aug 29, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX – McDavid Studio
Aug 31, 2014 – Austin, TX – One World Theater
Sept 04, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Sept 05, 2014 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Sept 10, 2014 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sept 11, 2014 – Wilmington, DE – World Café
Sept 13, 2014 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Sept 14, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 15, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 16, 2014 – Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Palace Theater
Sept 19, 2014 – Richmond Hill, ON, Canada – Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Sept 21, 2014 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzches
Sept 24, 2014 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
Sept 26, 2014 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
Sept 30, 2014 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
Oct 05, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 06, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Orpheus Theatre
Oct 16, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Imperial
Oct 17, 2014 – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – Tidemark Theatre
Oct 19, 2014 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
Oct 20, 2014 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Oct 23, 2014 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi´s
Oct 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s
Oct 26, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

John Russell at Mopomoso 10/6/07
John Russell at Mopomoso 10/6/07 (Photo credit: _mattxb)

From Free Jazz:

Harry Miller: Different Times, Different Places (Ogun, 2013) ****½
Douglas/Doxas/Swallow/Doxas – Riverside (Greenleaf,2014) ****½
Zevious – Passing through the Wall (Cuneiform, 2013) *****
John Russell / Ståle Liavik Solberg – No Step (Hispid Recordings, 2014) ****
Made to Break: Cherchez La Femme (Trost, 2014) **** ½
Glue – Chats With The Real McCoy (CS, 2014) ****½
Robert Kusiolek/Perry Robinson/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel – The Universe (MultiKulti, 2014) ****
Max Johnson Trio – The Invisible Trio (Fresh Sound Records, 2014) ****

Interview with Tomas Fujiwara

111031-Thirteenth Assembly--JT-26
111031-Thirteenth Assembly–JT-26 (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From Jazz Right Now:

Cisco Bradley: You played with the Matana Roberts Quartet. I would love to hear about your involvement with that. Maybe I am wrong, but it was my impression that that band never recorded.

Tomas Fujiwara: There actually is a record, a live record, called The Calling, it was basically done on the room mic at Zebulon at one of our gigs. We had a regular gig there about once a month or once every six weeks.

AMN Picks of the Week: D.C. Improvisers Collective / Blood Trio / André Foisy / Keir Neuringer / Richard Pinhas / Barry Guy

Cover of Heldon

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.

D.C. Improvisers Collective – In the Gloam of the Anthropocene (2014)
Blood Trio – Understory (2013)
André Foisy – The End of History (2014)
Keir Neuringer – Ceremonies Out of the Air (2014)
Richard Pinhas – Desolation Row (2013)
Barry Guy / New Orchestra – Amphi / Radio Rondo (2014)

Colin Webster / Graham Dunning Tour

From Colin Webster:

Colin Webster & Graham Dunning
April Tour:

15th April – Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
22nd April – Servant’s Jazz Quarters, London, UK
24th April – Quadrant Lounge, Wolverhampton, UK
25th April – The Penthouse NQ, Manchester, UK
26th April – Fabric Lab, Bradford, UK
27th April – The Ship and Mitre, Liverpool, UK
29th April – The Doghouse, London, UK

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Kemialliset Ystävät
Cover of Kemialliset Ystävät

From the ISSUE Project Room:

THU, APRIL 10 – 8:00PM
Jooklo Duo with Bill Nace
Tomutonttu AKA Finnish sound artist Jan Anderzén (Kemialliset Ystävät) returns to ISSUE. In his first US performance since 2010, Tomutonttu presents lyrical and layered abstractions of reeds, samples, and electronics. The Italian free jazz combo Jooklo Duo are joined in a trio by guitarist Bill Nace— best known as half of Body/Head— with whom they released a collaborative album in 2012.

FRI, APRIL 11 – 8:00PM
Mark Fell
In recent years Mark Fell’s practice has included a number of tonal works. These typically have little or no rhythmic content and often explore unfamiliar tuning systems. Tonight Fell presents a tonal mix of extended duration including new and unreleased works by himself as well as references to the various traditions that have informed his practice. In particular Fell is keen to establish a dialogue between the American minimalists, including Terry Riley and the more recent works of Zbigniew Karkowski, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and others, engaging the spectrally lush tonal structures pioneered by Christophe Charles and popularized by Christian Fennesz.

FRI, APRIL 18 – 7:30PM
Jason Lescalleet: “Trophy Tape”
*at Anthology Film Archives

SAT, APRIL 19 – 8:00PM
Evan Calder Williams: “Violent X” with Taku Unami

MON, APRIL 21 – 8:00PM
WSB100: Elliott Sharp & Steve Buscemi

Ultima Festival New York
Featuring CC Hennix, Henning Christiansen, Lubomyr Melnyk, Serena-Maneesh & more