Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor conned out of $500,000 prize

From Reuters, a more thorough explanation of how Mr. Taylor has allegedly been bilked.

Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor was swindled out of a prize worth about $500,000 by a general contractor who befriended him while working on the house next door to Taylor’s in New York City, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Noel Muir of Uniondale on New York’s Long Island, was awaiting arraignment on a charge of grand larceny in Brooklyn’s criminal court on Tuesday morning, and could not be reached for comment. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

Igloo Magazine Reviews

From Igloo Magazine:

Alessandro Parisi / Adamennon :: Il Plenilunio Del Fuoco (Flight Recorder)
Moss Garden :: In the Silence of the Subconscious (Carpe Sonum)
Babe Rainbow :: Falling Apart (Kinky Beggar)
Pausal :: Along the Mantic Spring (Infraction)
V/A :: The Silence Was Warm Vol. 5 (Symbolic Interaction)
Yagya :: Sleepygirls (Delsin)

Baltimore Electronic Music 2014 Summerfest Concert Two

From the Baltimore SDIY Group:

Baltimore Electronic Music 2014 Summerfest Concert Two

Please come out & join us for a really fantastic night of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions that will coincide with an absolutely awesome musical voyage into another galaxy of sound alterations. Location: Electric Maid (http://electricmaid.org/ & http://www.facebook.com/electric.maid) 268 Carroll Street NW Washington, DC 20012 (202-545-3980), directly across from the Takoma Park Metro (subway) Station – http://www.wmata.com/

Event Dates & Times: August 16th 2014 (Saturday) 7:45pm to 10:55pm. Doors open anytime from 1/2-hour to 1 hour before the show starts.

Current Lineup of Performing Artists as of 08/12/2014:

1. 7:45-8:15pm: Stefan Prosky

2. 8:25-8:55pm: Dave Vosh http://youtube.com/davevosh

3. 9:05-9:35pm: Brendan Becker “Inverse Phase” http://inversephase.bandcamp.com/ or http://inversephase.com/

4. 9:45-10:15pm: Jeff Bagato “Tone Ghosting” http://www.toneghosting.com & Logan Mitchell Sr “Synth Tech Project” http://sites.google.com/site/synthtechproject

5. 10:25-10:55pm: “micFreak” https://www.facebook.com/micfreak, http://www.twitter.com/micfreak

Firehouse 12 Fall Series

English: Evan Parker with Alexander von Schlip...
Evan Parker 

From New Haven’s Firehouse 12:

2014 Fall Jazz Series Schedule

09/12 :: Ingrid Laubrock Quintet
09/19 :: Evan Parker | Joe Morris | Nate Wooley
09/26 :: Michael Gregory Jackson
10/03 :: Michael Musillami Trio + Kris Davis
10/10 :: Manuel Valera Trio
10/17 :: Mike Pride‘s From Bacteria to Boys
10/24 :: The Wee Trio
10/31 :: Joe McPhee | Daniel Levin | Chris Corsano
11/07 :: The Nels Cline Singers
11/14 :: Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg Duo
11/21 :: Andrea Parkins Duo
12/05 :: Jonathan Finlayson’s Sicilian Defense
12/12 :: Lee Konitz Quartet

Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents: Raw Power Weekender, London, on Friday. August 29

From Baba Yaga:

On the 29 / 30 / 31 of August Baba Yaga’s Hut is taking over The Dome & The Boston Arms in Tufnell Park for the second outing of RAW POWER. Two stages, 3 days featuring some of the best psych heaviness, space rock, synth crazyness, left field electronica and much more.

The Oscillation
Thought Forms

Acid Mothers Temple
Teeth of the Sea
Richard Pinhas
Evil Blizzard
That Fucking Tank
Moon Gangs
Hey Colossus
Early Mammal

Bo Ningen
Terminal Cheesecake
Black Mothday August
Young Husband
The Comet is Coming
Ela Orleans
Gum Takes Tooth
Henry Blacker
Girl Band
Gentle Friendly
Bad Guys

Hung Drawn & Quartered (NTS)
Full House (NTS)
Ethan Saunders (NTS)
The Quietus
Nana Nicol (Resonance FM)
Teeth of the Sea (DJ)
Alien Jams (NTS)
Cacophonous Sarcophagus
Matt Ridout (Black Impulse)
Gary the Tall (NTS)

William Hooker Trio in DC Previewed

From DCist:

As with any other style of music, New York has always had a vital avant-garde community and drummer William Hooker has been one of its important voices for over 30 years. His work covers the entire range of exploratory sounds described above, and can be heard on over 60 recordings he has released as a bandleader, as well as live in the world’s most prestigious venues.