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Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 25/2014

Dave Liebman
Cover of Dave Liebman

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Phil Haynes
No Fast Food: Phil Haynes, Dr: Dave Liebman, Sax, FL/ Drew Gress, B

Thomas Maintz
Present: Thomas Maintz, G/ Scott Colley, B/ Jonathan Blake, Dr

Ken Thomson
Settle: Ken Thomson, Bcl, as/ Russ Johnson, Tp/ Nir Felder, G/ Adam Armstrong, B/ Fed Kennedy, Dr

Cleanfeed
Basement Sessions 3: Jonas Kulhammer, Sts, Soprillo S, FL/ Jorgen Mathisen, Ts: Torbjorn Zetterberg, B/ Espen Aalberg, Dr

Live in Ljubljana: Adam Lane’s Full Trhottle Orchestra

Belleke: Joachim Badenhorst, Bcl, Cl, Ts/ Frantz Loriot, Vla/ Pascal Niggenkemper, B

Leo
Plasmic: Agnes Heginger, Vo/ Elisabeth Harnik, P/ Uli Winter, Clo/ Fredi Proll, Dr

Papilio Noblei: Rank Ensemble

Reverie: Ivo Perelman, Ts/ Kerl Berger, P

Kit Demos
a General History of Flame: Kit Demos, B, El B/ Jeff Platz, G/ Charlie Kohlhase, Bari Sax, Ts/ Tod Brunel, Bcl, Cl/ Pandelis Karayorgis, Wurlitzer Piano

Klaxon Mutant Allstars
Robot Invasion: Klaxon Mutant Allstars

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

Rattle
Refractions: Nick Granville, G/ Roger Manins, S/ Olivier Holland, B/ Ron Samson, Dr

The Stone in September

Mark Feldman
Cover of Mark Feldman

From New York’s Stone:

9/2 Tuesday (KM)
8 pm
In the Spirit of Don Cherry
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Peter Apfelbaum (sax) Mark Helias (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Ingrid Sertso (voice)
Music by Don Cherry and originals related to it.

10 pm
In the Spirit of Don Cherry
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Peter Apfelbaum (sax) Mark Helias (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Special guest Carsten Radtke (guitar)
Music by Don Cherry and originals related to it.

9/3 Wednesday (KM)
8 pm
KIKK
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Ken Filiano (bass) Kenny Wessel, Special guest Carsten Radtke (guitars)

10 pm
KIKK and Kirk Knuffke
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Ken Filiano (bass) Kenny Wessel (guitar) Kirk Knuffke (cornet)
Duos with Karl and Kirk and also a quintet!

9/4 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
KIKK and Jason Hwang
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Ken Filiano (bass) Kenny Wessel (guitar) Jason Hwang (violin)

10 pm
KIKK and Jason Hwang
KIKK and Kirk Knuffke
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Ken Filiano (bass) Kenny Wessel (guitar) Jason Hwang (violin)
Duos with Karl and Jason and also a quintet!

9/5 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
TZADIK NIGHT—Strangely Familiar
Karl Berger (solo piano)

10 pm
TZADIK NIGHT—Gently Unfamiliar
Karl Berger (piano) Joe Fonda (bass) Harvey Sorgen (drums)
CD RELEASE PARTY!

9/6 Saturday (SC)
8 and 10 pm
KIKK + Graham Haynes and Warren Smith
Karl Berger (piano, vibes) Ingrid Sertso (voice) Graham Haynes (cornet) Kenny Wessel (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass) Warren Smith (drums)

9/7 Sunday (SV)
8 pm
Close Encounters
Karl Berger (vibes, piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Ingrid Sertso (vocals)

10 pm
Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra
Karl Berger and his orchestra
Strings, horns, percussions, vocals.

9/9 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Evan Parker, John Escreet, John Hebert and Tyshawn Sorey
Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones) John Escreet (piano) John Hebert (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Evan Parker with Joe McPhee, Barre Phillips, and Chris Corsano
Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophone) Joe McPhee (trumpet) Barre Phillips (bass) Chris Corsano (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/10 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Fred van Hove solo; Peter Evans, Evan Parker and Charles Evans
Fred van Hove (piano) Peter Evans (trumpet) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones) Charles Evans (saxophone)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred van Hove solo; Peter Evans, Evan Parker, John Hebert and Tyshawn Sorey
Fred van Hove (piano) Peter Evans (trumpet) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones) John Hebert (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/11 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Matthew Shipp and Evan Parker
Matthew Shipp (piano) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Nate Wooley, Jeremiah Cymerman and Evan Parker
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/12 Friday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Rocket Science
Peter Evans (trumpet) Craig Taborn (piano) Sam Pluta (electronics) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/13 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Milford Graves and Evan Parker
Milford Graves (percussion) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

9/14 Sunday (HM)
8 pm
Duos with Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman and Evan Parker
Ikue Mori (live electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Quartet with Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman and Evan Parker
Ikue Mori (live electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/15 Monday (KR)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics) and many special guests
Come on down and help support The Stone at one of our rare improv rent parties! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
IMA
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics)
A special set of music by this fabulous San Francisco based duo!

9/16 Tuesday (RJP)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/17 Wednesday (BK)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/18 Thursday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/19 Friday (TY)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/20 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/21 Sunday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/23 Tuesday (SV)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/24 Wednesday (BLG)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/25 Thursday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/26 Friday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/27 Saturday (JA)
8 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

9/28 Sunday (SV)
8 and 10 pm
Steve Coleman and Five Elements with special guests
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Bryant (piano) Anthony Tidd (bass) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Sean Rickman (drums)

9/30 Tuesday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
We All Break–a meeting of Haitian Drums and Creative Music
Matt Mitchell (piano) Daniel Brevil (traditional Haitian percussion) Markus Schwartz (traditional Haitian percussion) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

The IBeam in September

From Brooklyn’s IBeam:

IC Unit
Sunday, September 7th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation
Exploring instant counterpoint with:

Daniel Carter: saxes, flute, trumpet, clarinet
Anders Nilsson: guitar
Claire de Brunner: bassoon
Yasuno Katsuki: euphonium
Jochem van Dijk: bass guitar
w/ special guest Ken Kobayashi (drums) + TBA

Fred Van Hove & Lou Grassi
Tuesday, September 9th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Fred Van Hove – Piano
Lou Grassi – Drums
(sets at 8:30 & 10)
Fred Van Hove’s New York City performances are sponsored by the Robert D. Bielecki foundation.

Sean Noonan
Saturday, September 13th 8:30 PM $10 Suggested Donation
Bruised by Noon Solo Release with guest improvisers (8:30 pm)
Special Guest – Alex Marcelo – Piano
New Noon Trio (10:00 pm)
Kirk Knuffke – Cornet
Ken Filiano – Bass
Sean Noonan – drums/compostions/vocals

FONT Emerging Series
Tuesday, September 23rd 9:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

9pm – Victor Haskins -Solo Trumpet

10pm – Jonathan Saraga Quartet
Jonathan Saraga – trumpet,
Lage Lund – guitar
Matt Brewer – bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums

11pm – Jackie Coleman & The Chase Experiment
Jackie Coleman – trumpet & Arrangements
John Replogle – trumpet
Sam Hoyt – trumpet
Mike Taylor – trumpet
Aaron Rockers – trumpet
Brad Whiteley – keys
Deen Anbar – guitar
Adam Minkoff – bass & vocals
Nick Anderson – drums
Maria Eisen – vocals

FONT Emerging Series
Wednesday, September 24th 9:00 PM $10 Suggested Donation

9pm – Sam Neufeld Trio
Sam Neufeld – trumpet
Albert Baliwas – alto saxophone
Devin Starks – upright bass

10pm – Benje Daneman Group
Benje Daneman – Trumpet
Rob Clearfield – Piano
Sam Weber – Bass
Austin Walker – Drums
w/ Ashley Daneman – Voice

11pm – Mike Irwin Trio
Mike Irwin – Trumpet
Max Johnson – Bass
Kenny Wollesen – Drums

AMN Reviews: Steve Lehman Octet – Mise en Abime (2014; Pi Recordings)

pi54_270The title of this album refers to the phenomenon of standing between two mirrors and seeing an infinite reproductions of one’s image. And the way that Lehman brings intellectualism to creative music, comparisons to M. C. Escher and recursion are perhaps appropriate. Joined by Chris Dingman, Jonathan Finlayson, Drew Gress, and Tyshawn Sorey, among others, Lehman’s octet features five horns, vibes, bass, and drums. The result is a busy, almost frantic, feel stretching across eight tracks.

While Mise en Abime resembles free jazz at times, it is too pre-planned to fall squarely into that category. Particularly, this album continues Lehman’s foray into spectral music, though it does not seem as much at first listen. Instead his hard bop, Braxton, and Ellington influences are at the fore throughout most of this recording. But on some tracks, such as Beyond All Limits, shimmering spectralism creeps in to good effect.  Lehman instructs his group to create sweeping background sound effects. Whether Lehman composed some of these pieces in the spectral domain is unclear, but ultimately it does not matter.  Hearing Mise en Abime is like listening to two different albums played on top of one another.  This combination works, but it leaves you with a sense of wonderment over the composer’s ability to synthesize all of the sounds and keep them straight.

A very compelling release that is cerebral, but never too academic in nature. Highly recommended.

Celebrating the Sun Ra Centennial

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Sun Ra 

From the Chicago Reader:

May 22 was the official centennial of the birth of the brilliant bandleader, composer, and keyboardist Sun Ra, but I’m thankful that the entire year is being used to celebrate his memory and particular brand of visionary genius. Chicago, where Herman Poole Blount (a native of Birmingham, Alabama) assembled the earliest versions of his Arkestra in 1953, has gotten in on the act in numerous ways, but some of the most exciting events are happening this week. Yesterday, as part of the Chicago Jazz Festival, saxophonist Marshall Allen (who took the reins of Arkestra after the death of fellow saxophonist John Gilmore in 1995, two years after Ra passed away), trumpeter Art Hoyle (who played with the Arkestra in the 50s), writer and Columbia University professor John Szwed (who authored the authoritative Sun Ra biography Space Is the Place), and writer, gallerist, and Sun Ra scholar John Corbett engaged in a lively, discursive panel discussion on Ra’s legacy at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall. And on Sunday, Allen will lead the Arkestra in a performance that will close out this year’s festival, with an 8:30 PM set at Pritzker Pavilion.