AMN Picks of the Week: Knifeworld / Thurston Moore and John Moloney / Paul Dolden / Mary Halvorson

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...
Mary Halvorson

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Knifeworld – The Unravelling (2014)
Thurston Moore / John Moloney – Caught on Tape – Full Bleed (2014)
Paul Dolden – Who Has the Biggest Sound? (2014)
Mary Halvorson – Reverse Blue (2014)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Final Show

Bang on a Can All-Stars
Cover of Bang on a Can All-Stars

From the Rite of Summer Music Festival:

Rite of Summer Music Festival presents the final concerts of its 2014 season as Grand Band performs “A BIGGER PICTURE” on *Saturday, September 6th at Colonels’ Row on Governors Island, NYC. Featuring two free one-hour programs of contemporary six-piano music including the world premiere of Yale composer Ben Wallace’s A Road You Can Go, a circus-like, funk-inspired piece for a panoply of keyboards,
auxiliary percussion, melodicas, toy pianos and a solo keytar, New York premieres by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon and Grand Band member Paul Kerekes, as well as Steve Reich’s seminal classic Six Pianos. Grand Band is made up of pianists Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Lisa Moore, Isabelle O’Connell and ROS Co-Director Blair McMillen.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 24/2014

Gino Robair
Gino Robair (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Pko Records
Courage Music: Ellen Rowe Quintet

Setola Di Maiale
Thollem/robair: Gino Robair, Perc/ Thollem Electric, Rhodes, Analog Effects

Ost Quartet: Nico Soffiato, G/ Eli Asher, Tp/ Greg Chudzik, B/ Devin Gray, Dr

Dave Fabris
Lettuce Grey: Dave Fabris, G/ Featuring Ran Blake

Gordon Beeferman
out in Here: Gordon Beeferman, P/ James Ilgenfritz, B/ Michael Evans, Dr

Pharoah &Amp; the Underground

Signal Problems: Danny Gouker, Tpt/ Eric Trudel, Ts/ Adam Hopkins, B/ Nathan Ellman-bell, Dr

Tandem: Bobby Bradford, Cornet/ John Carter, Cl

Bruce Friedman | Alan Cook
Base 4: Bruce Friedman, Tp/ Derek Bomback, G/ Alan Cook, Dr, Perc

Fmr | Music on the Edge
Pyongyang Express: Pete Whyman, as, Ss/ Frank Van Der Kooij, Ts/ Chris Caldwell, Bari Sax

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

Overground to the Vortex: F Carrier, as/ M Lambert, Dr/ John Edwards, B/ Steve Beresford, P

New on NoBusiness Records

Chad Taylor
Cover of Chad Taylor

From NoBusiness Records:

William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas – “Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival”
RED trio & Mattias Ståhl – “North And The Red Stream”
Daniel Blacksberg trio – “Perilous Architecture”
Kent Carter, Gianni Lenoci, Bill Elgart – “Plaything”
Earl Cross, Muhammad Ali, Rashied Al Akbar, Idris Ackamoor – “Ascent Of The Nether Creatures”
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano – “MALUS”
Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor – “A Way A Land Of Life”

Steven Schick Performs ‘Mathematics of Resonant Bodies’


During the aptly named “Shimmer,” the entrancing third movement of John Luther Adams’s “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” (2002), Steven Schick created a celestial, kaleidoscopic palette of sounds by playing on several triangles. Another alluring section unfolded with intriguing rhythmic patterns on the cymbals. In “Roar,” a halo of sounds emerged in a vigorous crescendo from the tam-tam (a type of gong).