Igloo Magazine Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Francesco Clemente / Heinrich Dressel :: Il Faro (MinimalRome)
Amir Baghiri :: Light Textures (Attenuation Circuit)
Autistici :: Attaching Softness (Audiobulb)

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Improvisations at Real Art Ways: Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes present SPECTACLE in Hartford

Vision Festival
Joe Morris

From Improvisations at Real Art Ways:

SPECTACLE
6-11 PM, Saturday, May 24, 2014
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT

$15/$12 for members
The “Improvisations” series was created in 2011, and offers nine concerts each season and is now in its third year of presenting. Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, who perform with a guest, or guests, sharing concerts of completely improvised music, curate the series. To date, their guests have included Tyshawn Sorey, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Mark Dresser, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Ingrid Laubrock, Sara Schoenbeck, Nate Wooley, and many others.

The current season of Improvisations concludes with an evening-long assembly of musicians that mixes well-known players with emerging players in a series of ad hoc groupings of various sizes and culminating with all the players performing in the large ensemble, Abstract Forest.

Joe Morris guitar/bass
Stephen Haynes/cornets

Jerome Deupree/drums
Taylor Ho Bynum/ cornet
Tatsuya Nakatani/percussion
Mat Maneri/viola
Daniel Levin/cello
Ben Stapp/tuba
Brad Barrett/bass
Andria Nicademou/vibraphone
Chris Cretella/guitar
Daniel Pencer/tenor sax, clarinet
Zoe Christiansen/clarinet
Minta White/ flute
Matt Plummer/trombone
Matt Chilton/reeds
Sean Sonderagger/reeds

Ken Vandermark: Feeling free to break jazz conventions

Ken Vandermark
Cover of Ken Vandermark

From MiamiHerald.com:

When a band names itself Made to Break, you can’t help think its music is in some respect combustible, that whatever formation it was built on was designed to splinter and scatter – and maybe even make a bit of racket in the process. That explains some of what makes this quartet formed by Chicago reed player and free jazz forefather Ken Vandermark work.

Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2: A Marathon Performance (Aches, Too)

From NYTimes.com:

Composers have frequently tormented musicians with awkward or almost unplayable passages, but dehydration is a threat probably peculiar to those performing the second quartet by Feldman, an exuberant New Yorker who died in 1987 at 61. The Kronos Quartet backed out of a performance in 1996 because the physical pain became too much.

This Week at the ISSUE Project Room

Eyvind Kang
Cover of Eyvind Kang

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Muriel Spark
THU, MAY 1 – 8:00PM
Yarn/Wire/Currents: Christopher Trapani & Pete Swanson
FREE / $10 SUGGESTED DONATION
Yarn/Wire/Currents, a new and ongoing collaboration of ISSUE and Yarn/Wire, continues with the premieres of newly commissioned works for piano/percussion quartet by Christopher Trapani and Pete Swanson. Following Yarn/Wire’s dynamic 2012 collaboration with Swanson, the pairing returns for another foray into the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound. Trapani evokes the sensation of suspension and stopped time, inspired by Micahel Clune’s book Writing Against Time.

FRI, MAY 2 – 8:00PM
Jacob Kirkegaard: ISFALD
FREE / $10 SUGGESTED DONATION
Berlin-based Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard returns to ISSUE to present ISFALD, a recent immersive solo soundwork. The piece features the sounds of ice, recorded with underwater microphones at the Ilulissat icefjord and with vibration sensors at the melting glaciers of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in June 2013.

COMING SOON
FRI, MAY 9 – 7:30PM
The Imprint of the City

WED, MAY 21 – 8:00PM
Nazoranai (Ambarchi / O’Malley / Haino)

FRI, MAY 23 – 7:00PM
TECTONICS: Alvin Lucier‘s “Criss Cross” with Stephen O’Malley & Oren Ambarchi / Eyvind Kang / Iancu Dumitrescu + more

SAT, MAY 24 – 8:00PM
TECTONICS: Harley Gaber, “The Winds Rise in the North”

May at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Gerald Cleaver
Cover of Gerald Cleaver

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Saturday, May 03 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
KRIS DAVIS TRIO
Kris Davis, piano; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Gerald Cleaver, drums

Thursday, May 08 – 8:30PM
MAT MANERI QUARTET
Mat Maneri, viola; Eliot Cardinaux, piano; Will McEvoy, bass; Randy Peterson, drums

Friday, May 09 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TAMARINDO TRIO, CD RELEASE: ‘SOMOS AGUA’
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; William Parker, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

Saturday, May 10 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TAMARINDO TRIO, CD RELEASE:
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; William Parker, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

Monday, May 12 – 8:30PM
SARAH BERNSTEIN STRING QUARTET WITH SCOTT TIXIER, MAT MANERI, RUBIN KODHELI
Sarah Bernstein, violin/composition; Scott Tixier, violin; Mat Maneri , viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello

Wednesday, May 14 – 8:30PM
CHES SMITH QUARTET
Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Mat Maneri, viola; Stephan Crump, bass; Ches Smith, drums

Saturday, May 17 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JEFF DAVIS, CD RELEASE: DRAGON FATHER
Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Oscar Noriega, alto sax, clarinet; Russ Lossing, piano; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Jeff Davis, drums, comp.

Wednesday, May 21 – 8:30PM
DEVIN GRAY’S RELATIVE RESONANCE
Chris Speed, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Chris Tordini , bass; Devin Gray, drums

Saturday, May 31 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MATT BREWER
Matt Brewer, bass; Steve Lehman, alto sax; Lage Lund, guitar

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

The Dalston Culture House now houses the Vorte...
The Dalston Culture House now houses the Vortex Jazz Club. (October 2005) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Vortex:

THU 01 – SAT 03 MAY • 20.00 • £12.50
LED BIB – 3 NIGHT RESIDENCY
Tenth anniversary celebration with two new releases and THREE live dates at the Vortex.

MONDAY 05 MAY • 20.00 • £10 • MD
THE BUREAU OF ATOMIC TOURISM: NATE WOOLEY/ TEUN VERBRUGGEN/ HILMAR JENSSON/ ANDREW D’ANGELO/ JOSEF DUMOULIN/ TIM DAHL
An avant-garde free jazz outfit led by drummer Teun Verbruggen.

THURS 8 MAY • 20.00 • £10
THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century.

FRI 16 MAY • 20.00 • £14
MCCORMACK & YARDE DUO FT. ELYSIAN QUARTET
McCormack & Yarde Duo first came together for a one-off set at the Vortex in the summer of 2008 and has since gone on to become one of the premier UK jazz duos. Tonight they are joined by British string ensemble, Elysian Quartet, who specialize in contemporary, experimental and improvised music.

TUESDAY 20 MAY • 20.00 • £10 • MD
ELEVATION; LUCIAN BAN/ ABRAHAM BURTON/ JOHN HEBERT/ ERIN MCPHERSON
A powerhouse quartet, ELEVATION presents four of the most creative jazz musicians today working at the forefront of contemporary jazz.