Chicago Scene: July 6 – July 17

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This is a weekly overview live performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, July 6th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Michael Mizrahi

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara

Monday, July 7th 2014

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne, 773.489.4757
Ratchet Series
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Corey Wilkes Quartet

Thursday, July 10th 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus : Vincent Davis, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Scott Hesse, Emma Dayhuff, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Dave Rempis, Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy

Friday, July 11th 2014

8:00PM at Transistor, 3441 N Broadway, 312.631.9408
The Green Pasture Happiness : Aaron Zarzutzki, Daniel Fandiño, Brian Labycz
Jason Stein, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy

Sunday, July 13th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Jon Mueller’s Death Blues : Jon Mueller, Jim Warchol, Ken Palme
Vaster Than Empires : Erica Dicker, Allen Otte, Paul Schuette

Monday, July 14th 2014

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Ryan Nyther Quartet

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

8:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Splice Series
Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman, Lou Mallozzi, Frank Rosaly

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy
Jason Stein, Daniel Levin, Josh Abrams, Tim Daisy (48)

10:30PM at Honky Tonk BBQ, 1213 W 18th, 312.907.7895
Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Anton Hatwich

Thursday, July 17th 2014

9:00PM at Multi Kulti, 1000 N Milwaukee, 4th Fl
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus : Vincent Davis, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Scott Hesse, Emma Dayhuff, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Frank Rosaly Solo
Frank Rosaly with The People’s Quartet : Eli Namay, Spencer Jenich, Phil Sudderberg, Kedgrick Pullums

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Amen Dunes
Deradoorian
Axxas / Abraxas

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:
http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

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Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Saturday, July 5
Sat 7/05 7:00 PM 871 Cayuga [871 Cayuga Street, San Francisco]
A delightful evening of duos:
Shelton-Glenn duo (Aram Shelton: reeds; Jordan Glenn: drums)
and
Rankin-Parker/Pearce (Teddy Rankin-Parker: cello; Daniel Pearce: drums) More…

Sat 7/05 8:00 PM The Hillside Club [2286 Cedar St Berkeley, CA 94709]
A performance of original music by renowned double bassist/composer/vocalist, Jeff Denson with his quartet, Secret World. The group features extraordinary trumpeter, and former member of the Pat Metheny Group, Cuong Vu, as well as Dahveed Behroozi on piano and Jon Arkin on drums.

Sunday, July 6
Sun 7/06 4:30 PM Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society [311 Mirada Rd Half Moon Bay, CA 94019]
A performance of original music by renowned double bassist/composer/vocalist, Jeff Denson with his quartet, Secret World. The group features extraordinary trumpeter, and former member of the Pat Metheny Group, Cuong Vu, as well as Dahveed Behroozi on piano and Jon Arkin on drums.

Sun 7/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm
DunkelpeK
Nava Dunkelman – percussion
Jakob Pek – guitar, miscellany, piano
8:30pm
Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute
Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute
Brett Carson – piano
Bill Noertker – contrabass
Jordan Glenn – drums

Monday, July 7
Mon 7/07 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Makeout
-The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music
Set #1: Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson Duo
Set #2: Host Family (Nathan Clevenger/Karl Evangelista/Jordan Glenn/Jason Hoopes)
Set #3: Beauty School (Matt Chandler/Tom Djll/Jacob Felix Heule)

Tuesday, July 8
Tue 7/08 8:30 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents SFSound In C + Malocculsion + Gosling

Wednesday, July 9
Wed 7/09 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue, between Shattuck & Oxford, walking distance from downtown Berkeley BART]
Ornetteology plays two sets, starting at 8 pm Steve Adams – alto saxophone; Myles Boisen – guitar; John Finkbeiner – guitar; Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone; John Hanes – drums; Darren Johnston – trumpet; Lisa Mezzacappa – bass

Thursday, July 10
Thu 7/10 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Another wonderful day in Ben Goldberg’s ongoing sonic exploration into the fundamentals of beauty, harmony, and human expression.

Thu 7/10 8:00 PM The ROOM Series (at Royce Gallery) [2901 Mariposa Street (near Harrison), San Francisco, CA]
ROOM: Upright, an evening of Bay Area piano virtuosi playing contemporary music on the Royce Gallery’s old Melville Clark upright piano (and Pamela Z’s Schyling foetal grand.) Pianists Sarah Cahill, Luciano, Chessa, and Joe Lasqo, will perform solos and/or works in various ensemble configurations (2 hands, 4 hands, 6 hands, and 8 hands) acoustically and processed, prepared and neat, shaken and stirred. Composer/performer Pamela Z will join them for a tutti finale.

Thu 7/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:15pm: window/door/river (Bob Marsh – cello and voice; Evangel King – movement and sound)
8:30pm: Thea Farhadian and Dean Santomieri
9:15pm: Oa (Hugh Behm-Steinberg and Matt Davignon – musically-manipulated voice recordings)

Friday, July 11
Fri 7/11 7:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum [2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720]
Experience Gabriel Saloman’s densely atmospheric, reverb-drenched, minor-mode soundscapes filling BAM/PFA’s interior space. Salomon, best known for his work as half of Yellow Swans, is a Vancouver-based musician and artist who has been performing experimental, conceptual, and freely improvised music for over fifteen years. Moving from twisted psychedelic pop into darker sonic exploration, the duo Father Murphy (Rev. Freddie Murphy and Chiara Lee) utilizes kabbalistic chanting, chiming bells, and tinny drones played on toy keyboards to create the sound of “Italian Cult Psychedelia.”

Fri 7/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Australian pianist Jacob Abela and Bay Area flutist Meerenai Shim perform a concert of new electro-acoustic works. Program includes world premieres by Emma O’Halloran (Ireland), Isaac Schankler (USA), and Lachlan Hughes (Australia).

Fri 7/11 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Annie Lewandowski (prepared piano) & Theresa Wong (cello, voice)

Fri 7/11 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Rova:Arts presents STEVE LACY‘S SAXOPHONE SPECIAL
ROVA SAX QUARTET
Henry Kaiser – el gtr
Kyle Bruckmann – electronics
40 years after the groundbreaking performance of Lacy’s “Saxophone Special”, Rova, Kaiser and Bruckmann present a re-imagining of this seminal work for saxophone quartet, electric guitar and electronics—ground zero for the formation of Rova, and carrier of the DNA that continues to generate a proliferation of unorthodox instrumental groupings in post-jazz improvised music.

Saturday, July 12
Sat 7/12 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
East Bay guitarist, composer and bandleader Nathan Clevenger creates smart, dreamily layered and extremely ambitious music that grooves and floats, expands and contracts to accommodate the stellar musical personalities in his ensembles. For this performance, Clevenger presents a wide range of new and recent works, including a series of pieces for solo wind instruments, performed by Cory Wright; an extended work for a new quartet, Book of Exits; and new music for his signature ensemble, the Nathan Clevenger Group.

Sat 7/12 8:00 PM Intersection for the Arts [925 Mission Street, Suite 109 (at 5th Street) SF]
The Astonishing Sea, experimental audio/visual performances revealing hidden worlds happening on our water planet. Music duo Mem1 performs ‘Mascaret’, featuring one of North America’s few tidal bores. Cheryl E. Leonard and Oona Stern present sound and videos works inspired by the polar oceans with special guest musician Phillip Greenlief. Elia Vargas conjures ‘Liquid Landscapes,’ a performance installation where audiences walk through projected mist and sound that meld the digital and the natural. More details at http://www.soundwavesf.com/6/july12/

Sat 7/12 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild (A benefit for Amnesty International)

Just Outside Reviews

From Just Outside:

Greg Kelley/Jason Lescalleet – Conversations (Glistening Examples)
Jason Lescalleet – Much to My Demise (Kye)
(Various) – Trophy Tape (Glistening Examples)
Marc Charig/Jörg Fischer/Georg Wolf – Free Music on a Summer Evening (Spore Print)
Brian Groder Trio – Reflexology (Latham Records)
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Peter Evans – The Freedom Principle (NoBusiness)
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Peter Evans – Live in Lisbon (NoBusiness)
Rodrigo Amado – Wire Quartet (Clean Feed)
Philip Sulidae – History of Violence (Unfathomless)
Socrates Martinis – North (More Mars)

Ornette Coleman And the Free Jazz Movement

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English: Ornette Coleman at Enjoy Jazz Festival 2008, Heidelberg, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From allAfrica.com:

During the late 50’s and early 60’s, the word “Freedom” stood out as a politically charged word in American public discourse and it would be difficult to find a term that was more explosive and laden with varieties of meaning being proclaimed with more emotion during those tumultuous years. “Freedom” was very much something to live for, or, for a few, even to die for. There were the “Freedom Riders”, the “Freedom Singers”, and there was the “Freedom Vote”. The word was imprinted on the public’s consciousness and dramatized in speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King. It was sang in hymns and brandished at all battlegrounds of the civil rights movement. The influence of this Freedom Movement on Free Jazz was therefore very visible and expressive. However, the sociopolitical ramifications of this music are in many ways decisive in distinguishing the new free jazz players from the older generation of experimental jazz performers. From a purely musical point, freedom i e atonality in jazz music had appeared many years before Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor raised it into a decisive issue. But all of these precursors of free jazz were white musicians and representatives of the status quo.

Extended Techniques July New York City Calendar

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From Extended Techniques:

NYC Calendar: July 2014

SUNDAY, July 6
8 PM Geri Allen, Laurie Anderson
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Geri Allen (piano) Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics)
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, July 6
8:30 PM Simon Nabatov
VENUE: IBeam
DETAILS:
Michael Attias & Simon Nabatov (8:30 pm)
Michael Attias – Alto Saxophone, Simon Nabatov – Piano
Simon Nabatov, Max Johnson & Gerald Cleaver (10:00 pm)
Simon Nabatov – Piano,Max Johnson – Bass, Gerald Cleaver – Drums
ADMISSION: $15 suggested donation

FRIDAY, July 11 and
SATURDAY, July 12
8 PM Rosas danst Rosas
VENUE: Lincoln Center Festival, Gerald W. Lynch Theater
DETAILS:
Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Dancers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sandra Ortega Bejerano, Tale Dolven, Elizaveta Penkova, Sue-Yeon Youn
Music Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/209378?show_date=2014-07-11%2020:00:00
ADMISSION: from $35

SATURDAY, July 12
9:30 PM Jen Shyu & Mat Maneri
VENUE: IBeam
DETAILS:
Jen Shyu (voice, Taiwanese moon lute, gayageum), Mat Maneri (viola)
ADMISSION: $10

SUNDAY, July 13
8 PM John Zorn improv night—A Stone Benefit
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: John Zorn, Louie Belogenis (saxes)
ADMISSION: $25

TUESDAY, July 15
10 PM Eyal Maoz’s Crazy Slavic Band
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Jay Rozen (tuba) Chris Stromquist (drums) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Frank London (trumpet and horn) Rob Henke (trumpet and horn) John Carlson (trumpet and horn) Briggan Krauss (saxophone)
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, July 15 and
WEDNESDAY, July 16
8 PM Bartok/Mikrokosmos
VENUE: Lincoln Center Festival, Gerald W. Lynch Theater
DETAILS:
Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music Bela Bartok
Musicians Ictus, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Stefan Ginsburgh
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/209381?show_date=2014-07-15%2020:00:00
ADMISSION: from $35

THURSDAY, July 17
10 PM 9 Volt with Tim Berne
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Rick Parker (trombone, effects) Eyal Maoz (guitar, effects) Yoni Halevi (drums) Tim Berne (sax)
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, July 17
19:00 Music of Morton Feldman
VENUE: Spectrum
DETAILS: Stephane Ginsburgh, piano + Kurt Ralske, video.
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, July 19
10 PM Abraxas plays John Zorn
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (gimbri) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Eyal Maoz (guitar)
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, July 19 and
SUNDAY, July 20
10 PM and 8:30 PM Matt Mitchell Residency – Normal Remarkable Persons

VENUE: IBeam
DETAILS:
Matt Mitchell – piano, compositions, Tim Berne – alto saxophone, Shane Endsley – trumpet, Travis Laplante – saxophone, Tyshawn Sorey – drums, trombone, melodica, Ches Smith – drums, vibes, percussion
ADMISSION: $15 suggested donation

SUNDAY, July 20
10 PM Hypercolor
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Lukas Ligeti (drums) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar)
Previewing their upcoming debut CD on Tzadik (TBR 09/14), this strangely marvelous rock-spastic-jazz band features composition by all three members. Like experimental grafting surgery gone horribly awry, Hypercolor bears limbs borrowed from 80s NYC No-Wave, and early jazz/rock, and orchestral rock textures.
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, July 22
8:00 PM Arto Lindsay
VENUE: LPR
DETAILS: w/ Zs and Bigyuki, http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/arto-lindsay-july-22nd-2014/
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, July 25
7:30 PM Pam Tanowitz Dance / eighth blackbird
VENUE: Lincoln Center Out of Doors?Damrosch Park Bandshell
DETAILS:
John Zorn’s PASSAGEN featuring Pauline Kim Harris
Annie Gosfield’s The Spectators (excerpt) featuring FLUX Quartet
Erase by Andy Akiho (New York Premiere)
Murder Ballades by Bryce Dessner (New York Premiere)
Counting Duets by Tom Johnson/Etudes by Gyorgy Ligeti
these broken wings 3 by David Lang
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/210652?show_date=2014-07-25%2019:30:00
ADMISSION: free

SUNDAY, July 27
8 PM and 10 PM Drummingbirds
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Rakalam Bob Moses (drums, percussion, voice) Cyro Baptista (percussion, voice) Billy Martin (drums, percussion, video)
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, July 28
10:00PM Wooley/Laubrock/Corsano
VENUE: Evolving Series, 107 Suffolk Street
DETAILS: Nate Wooley – trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax, Chris Corsano – drums
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, July 29
8 PM Marilyn Crispell and Tyshawn Sorey
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Marilyn Crispell (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
10 PM Marilyn Crispell trio
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Mark Helias (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
ADMISSION: $20