July at the Spectrum

Elliott Sharp
Cover of Elliott Sharp

From New York’s Spectrum:

– Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic presents Spectral Interzone – Jazz for the eminently civilized (July 3)
John O’Gallagher; Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, John O’Gallagher, Travis Reuter & Cody Brown;
John O’Gallagher, Johannes Weidenmueller & Michael Sarin

– Matt Marks’ Crossfade series (July 5)

– Krom art-jazz/rock trio (July 5)
Adam Kromelo, Raviv Markovitz & Jason Burger

– Cornelius Dufallo & Patrick Derivaz’s seventh installment of Soundscapes, their
new series of ambient music with featured guest, Ken Butler (July 6)

– Chris Otto, violin; with eight-channel electronics installation – two-hour experience (July 8)

– Gadfly: Jazz curated by Chris Pitsiokos (July 8)
Chris Pitsiokos trio feat. Max Johnson & Kevin Shea

– Spectrum’s Singer-Songwriter Series + Open Mic, hosted by Aline Queen (July 9)

– Chris Otto, violin; with eight-channel electronics installation – two-hour experience (July 9)

– Reception/Opening for Chris Otto, violin; with eight-channel electronics installation – two-hour experience (July 10)

– Chris Otto, violin; with eight-channel electronics installation – two-hour experience (July 11)

– Chris Otto, violin; with eight-channel electronics installation – two-hour experience (July 12)

– The Avant Garde Ball for Fashionistas and Eccentrics (July 12)
Host: Scott M. Rifkin

– Seth Gilman’s Early-Late Series (July 13)

– Gabriel Zucker presents: Tuesdays on the Spectrum (July 15)
Sam Torres Quartet; The Tweedy Birds play Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Jacob Sunshine, Gabriel Zucker,
David Halpern & David Su

– Joel Forrester – Jazz Piano Salon (July 15)

Elliott Sharp – SyndaKit (July 16)

– Stephane Ginsburgh, piano & Kurt Ralske, video (July 17)
The Music of Morton Feldman

– Jessica Meyer, violist & composer (July 17)

– Mick Rossi’s Outliers series continues with his Anti-Matter ensemble (July 18)
Mick Rossi, Billy Drewes, Ron Horton, Kermit Driscoll & Michael Sarin

– Halcyon Chamber Series; Luke Krafka, cello et al. (July 19)

– Alexandra Pinel’s What the heck is this, karate? dance (July 19)
Urban Matter dance company’s first evening length work performed by Emie Hughes,
Robert Eisenhower, Lydia Mokdessi, Shannon Sollars, Jessica Leigh Smith and Leigh
Schanfein. Directed & choreographed by Alexandra Pinel.

– Alexandra Pinel’s What the heck is this, karate? dance (July 20)

– Ramin Arjomand’s series, Reinterpretations (July 20)

– Violinist duo of Elissa Cassini & Yorrick Troman (July 20)

– Hitomi Honda, piano (July 23)

– American debut of pianist Cliff Ker (July 23)

– Jane Ash and Susan Seliger present Out by Ten (July 24)
Come Hear A Story: 3 Moth-GrandSlam-Story-Winners and 4 Jazz Musicians Mix it Up

– Nathan Hook/Mobiustrip (July 25)

– Grex (July 25)

– Minor Music Marathon hosted by Jesse Krakow (July 26)

– Leighanne Saltsman & Melinda Faylor (July 27)
All-Purcell program

– Kathleen Tagg’s New Sounds Africa series (July 27)

– Ambient-Chaos (July 30)
Host: Robert L. Pepper (PAS Musique)
Compactor; Pulcinella

– ensemble, et al. performance along with The Kraken Quartet (July 31)

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Newsbits: Scott Walker and Sunn O))) / Brandon Evans on Bandcamp / Avantwhatever Show in Australia / Two Octets

Sunn O)))
Cover of Sunn O)))

Apparently, Scott Walker and Sunn O))) are working on a new album.

Brandon Evans’ recent release of most of his catalog on Bandcamp is profiled.

Australia’s Avantwhatever is hosting Boquillas (Drone) and Bison Grass (Drone), featuring Aaron Wallace, Kevin Lo, Michael O’Dwyer and Trent Brown on vocals, acoustic guitar, dictaphone, strings, percussion and laptop, at The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick, on Sunday July 13.

An article features Steve Lehman’s and Jason Roebke’s octets.

Uncertainty Music Series Upcoming Concerts

From New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series:

Saturday 12 July 2014
8pm
Andy Allen plus Friendship Tapes
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Wednesday 23 July 2014
8:30pm
Broadcloth (Anne Rhodes, Nathan Bontrager, Adam Matlock) plus vocalist/composer Jen Shyu
at The BIG ROOM
319 Peck St (in Erector Square)
New Haven, CT

Saturday 9 August 2014
8pm
TBD
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 13 September 2014
8pm
BOLT featuring Jorrit Dijkstra, Eric Hofbauer, Junko Fujiwara, Eric Rosenthal
at Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Igloo Magazine Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Dryft :: The Blur Vent (n5MD)
North Atlantic Drift / Northumbria :: Split EP (Polar Seas)
Laica :: ID Solution EP (Phatic Musk)
Asymmetrical Head :: Information World EP (Bewegung)
Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann :: I (Students of Decay)
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project :: 17 Years in Ektachrome (Hand-Held)

Memories of Horace Silver 1928-2014

Horace Silver
Cover of Horace Silver

From NewMusicBox:

Horace wrote great tunes that have a way of improving you harmonically and rhythmically if you play them frequently (or every night, in my case). He also liked very fast tempos, and if you weren’t on top of it you’d get rolled right over. It goes without saying, then, that I learned a lot harmonically and technically. Much of what I learned from Horace Silver, however, was not music in the technical sense. These things helped me to become a leader and turned out to be as important as improving my grasp of harmony and my execution. I thought I would share some of them with you here.

Interview with Nate Wooley, Part II: Early Years in New York City

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120908 Nate Wooley (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From Jazz Right Now:

This interview is the second in a three-part series with one of New York’s most exciting trumpet players, Nate Wooley. In this portion, he talks about how he got established in New York, his involvement in lowercase (EAI) music, and how he developed a number of bands that came to have a big impact on the New York scene. See part one of the interview here.

Jenny Scheinman Features Her Own Songs at Le Poisson Rouge

English: Violinist Jenny Scheinman at the Aust...
Violinist Jenny Scheinman

From NYTimes.com:

Her accompaniment on the album, which was thoughtfully produced by Tucker Martine, features the guitarist Bill Frisell and the drummer Brian Blade: brilliant colorists who, like her, have long slipped freely in and out of jazz. They rejoined her here, bringing a warm, flowing austerity to their framing of the songs, the picture of sensitivity and poise.