Scofield Medeski Martin & Wood on Tour in December

Medeski Martin and Wood
Cover of Medeski Martin and Wood

From Medeski Martin & Wood:

December 4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
December 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
December 6 – Westhampton Beach, NY – Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
December 7 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
December 8 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
December 9 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
December 11 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
December 12 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
December 13 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
December 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 20/2014

Paul Dunmall
Paul Dunmall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Cherry Pickin: Paul Dunmall, Ts, Saxello/ Mark Sanders, Dr/ Chris Mapp, B/ Jim Dvorak, Tp, Vo

Aut Records
Jargal: Luciano Caruso, Ss, Keyb/ Giogio Pacorig, Fender Rhodes, Vo/ Nello Da Pont, Dr

Schrodinger’s Cat: Paolo Bruso, G/ Riccardo Marogna, Bcl, Ts/ Niccola Romanin, Dr, Effects

Fmr | Music on the Edge
Northern Lights-music by Stephen Gross: Susie Hodder Williams, Flutes/ Chris Caldwell, Bcl, C Cl, Ss/ Graham Roberts, G

Delta Saxophone Quartet: Graeme Belvins, Ss/ Chris Caldwell, Bari Sax/ Tim Holmes, Ts/ Pete Whyman, as

Adm Schroder
Let’s: Adam Schroder, Bari Sax/ Anthony Williams, G/ John Clayton, B/ Jeff Hamilton, Dr

Tom Chang
Tongue and Groove: Tom Chang, G/ Greg Ward, as/ Jason Rigby, Ts/ Chris Lightcap, B/ Gerald Cleaver, Dr/ Akshay Anantapadmanabhan, Kanjira, Mridangam/ Subash Chandran, Konnakol

Edgetone Records
Flower Futures: Chris Broderick, C Melody Sax, Cl, B Cl/ Amar Chaudhary, El P, Organ/ Polly Moller, Vo, FL/ Larry the O, Dr/ Tim Walters, B, Computer

Sisters Where: Joelle Léandre, B/ Nicole Mitchell, FL, Afl

Blaise Siwula
Merido Encuentro: Blaise Siwula/ Armando Martin/ Edgar Caamal/ Alvar Canto Torres

New Artists
Tranceformation: Connie Crothers, P/ken Filiano,b/ Andrea Wolper, Vo

Lawnmower Ii: Luther Grey, Dr/ Jim Hobbs, as/ Kaethe Hosteller, 5 String Vln/ Winston Braman, El B

Unit | Christoph Gallio
Live in Zurich: Christoph Gallio: as, Ss/ Jan Roder, B/ Oliver Stridle, Dr

Man Forever brings thunder, bliss to the Middle East

From The Boston Globe:

As drummer for Oneida, the New York-based psych-freakout band that embraces maximalism in thrilling ways, John “Kid Millions” Colpitts made a name for himself with his relentless mastery of his instrument — playing that could at times stretch on for hours, should the band be presenting one of its trademark marathon shows. But the concept for his solo project Man Forever didn’t come about until he caught a friend’s ensemble performing Lou Reed’s notoriously noisy “Metal Machine Music,” which the German composer Ulrich Krieger had arranged as a chamber work.

Months Full of Meredith Monk Performances

Meredith Monk
Meredith Monk (Photo credit: Marc-Anthony Macon)


Meredith Monk will spend next season celebrating the 50th anniversary of her first New York concert – a work called “Break,” at the now defunct Washington Square Gallery, in September 1964 – with concerts all over Manhattan and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The timing could not be better: as the current occupant of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Monk has a spotlight and resources greater than she has had for most of the 50 years since that first show.

5049 Records Podcast: Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft
Cover of Jamie Saft

From 5049 Records:

Jamie Saft is a remarkable musician who has been making a major impact on the New York scene since his return to his hometown in 1993. As a pianist he has played on the records of Dave Douglas, Laurie Anderson, Bad Brain and John Zorn, for whom he has not only held down the keyboards in many bands, but also engineered several important records. For this talk Jamie tells a lot of interesting and hilarious tales from the life of a musician who seen and done a whole hell of a lot.

Musique Machine Reviews

Oren Ambarchi
Cover of Oren Ambarchi

From Musique Machine:

Novasak/Vomir – c20 Split
Bastard Sapling – Instinct Is Forever
Oren Ambarchi / Stephen O’Malley / Randa – Shade Themes from Kairos
Thewhitehorse – The Returned Man
Exivious – Liminal
Flesh Coffin – Horror Vacui
Horrible Mess – Concrete and Clay