Henry Cow, Music For Films, News From Babel and Oh Moscow play the music of Lindsay Cooper in London

Henry Cow performing in Fresnes, France, 16 No...
Henry Cow performing in Fresnes, France, 16 November 1975. 

From Serious:

Henry Cow, Music For Films, News From Babel and Oh Moscow play the music of Lindsay Cooper
Friday 21 November | 7:30PM
LONDON Barbican
Silk Street

To celebrate the life and work of Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013), four legendary bands are coming together from points halfway across the earth to perform Lindsay’s music at the Barbican as part of EFG London Jazz Festival. The concert will feature Henry Cow (1968 – 1978, who said they’d never re-form), Lindsay Cooper’s Music for Films (1982- 1986, which does what it says on the label), News From Babel (1984 – 1986, who never performed live), and Oh Moscow (1987 -1993, assembled to play the song-cycle of the same name).

The confirmed lineup features:
Alfred Harth
Anne-Marie Roelofs
Chris Cutler
Dagmar Krause
Fred Frith
John Greaves
Michel Berckmans from Univers Zero (bassoon)
Phil Minton
Sally Potter
Tim Hodgkinson
Veryan Weston
Zeena Parkins

Still Not Chasing the Fan-Base —The Djam Karet Interview

Djam Karet
Cover of Djam Karet

From Exposé Online:

With 30 years of making music together and 17 studio releases behind them, the members of Djam Karet have much to be proud of. The band has received outstanding reviews from the music press and respect from great musicians all over the world, but still operate on the remote fringes of popularity – pretty much by choice. This lack of willingness to compromise their vision has earned them a unique place in the world of instrumental progressive rock. Exposé was able to catch up with several members of this enigmatic ensemble following the release of their latest studio album.

Jason Adasiewicz’s Creative Emergence

Mike Reed’s Myth/Science Assembly

From Newcity Music:

Stand in a room while Jason Adasiewicz is performing and his artistry is self-evident. The rarest musicians are those who are able to overcome the technical standards of their instrument and in turn breathe life into a new playing style; unquestionably unique, a different way of looking at the world. Sometimes that’s what it takes to capture an audience’s attention. Even frequent collaborator and jazz immortal Peter Brötzmann was not a fan of the vibraphone before he heard Jason Adasiewicz. “He actually hates that instrument,” laughs Adasiewicz, sitting with one on his right, a drumkit to his left. That’s because, until now, no one has ever played the vibraphone like he does.

Wilco’s Nels Cline Jams With the Les Paul Trio In New York

Nels Cline
Nels Cline (Photo credit: soundfromwayout)

From Rolling Stone:

When he took the stage at Iridium in New York on June 16th, as this week’s guest with Monday night regulars the Les Paul Trio, guitarist Nels Cline sported an “Ecstatic Peace!” sticker on his Fender Jazzmaster – a reference to Cline’s long association with that record label’s founder, Sonic Youth guitar icon Thurston Moore. On an evening usually reserved for technical decorum and jazz standards – parameters set by the late Les Paul when he reigned on guitar and that bandstand every Monday from 1995 until his death in 2009 (and before that, downtown at Fat Tuesday’s) – Cline’s fashion accessory was practically a live grenade, a suggestion that trouble could go off at any moment.

Robert Rich Interview

Robert Rich at DEMF
Robert Rich at DEMF (Photo credit: glacial23)

From Musique Machine:

Along with Steve Roach, Robert Rich is one of the pioneers of the America ambient music– his discography stretchers over 30 years, and he’s credited as influencing & helping create the dark ambient form, as well been one of the first ambient artists to create a more minimal & slower ambient sound. Over the last year or so there’s been a series of reissues of his early works, and one of the most recent of these reissues is the four vinyl Lp box set Premonitions 1980-1985, which collects together rare and unreleased material from his formative years as a ambient artist. Robert kindly agreed to give M[m] a email interview discussing his early work & releases, his infamous 1980’s sleep concerts, and the new Premonitions boxset.

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Tony Oxley
Cover of Tony Oxley

From Free Jazz:

Akio Suzuki – Mu Ro Bi Ko (Senufo, 2014) ***
Chris Pitsiokos, Weasel Walter, Ron Anderson – Maximalism (Eleatic, 2013) ****
Big Four with Tony Malaby – Mind the Gap (Self, 2014) **½
Tony Oxley – 75 Years (Incus, 2013) *** ½
Ivo Perelman – Book of Sound (Leo, 2014) ***½
Ivo Perelman – The Other Edge (Leo, 2014) ****½
Ivo Perelman – Two Men Walking (Leo, 2014) ****
Brio – Acid Cock (Long Song Records, 2014) ***
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes & Chris Corsano – Malus (NoBusiness, 2014) ****