AMN Picks of the Week: Battle Trance / Dead Neanderthals / Lucas Brode / Ashley Paul / Tramuc and Darius / Steve Lehman

English: Steve Lehman, moers festival 2010
Steve Lehman

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.

Battle Trance – Palace of Wind (2014)
Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)
Lucas Brode – Prixvyou (2014)
Ashley Paul – White Night (2014)
Tramuc and Darius – Rebirth of Time (2014)
Steve Lehman Octet – Mise en Abīme (2014)

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Cafe OTO in September

Ken Vandermark
Cover of Ken Vandermark

From London’s Cafe OTO:

BIRD ON THE WIRE PRESENTS: ALICE BOMAN
MON 1 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8.50 adv / £TBA on the door

KAMMER KLANG – BACK FROM DARMSTADT / TOWARDS THE BLESSED ISLANDS WITH DISTRACTFOLD ENSEMBLE / OLIVER COATES SOLO & ELECTRONICS
TUES 2 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door

EVAN PARKER / JOHN EDWARDS / MARK SANDERS WITH MIKOLAJ TRZASKA
WED 3 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

ALEX WARD SEXTET WITH OLIE BRICE/TOM JACKSON/HANNAH MARSHALL/RACHEL MUSSON/STEVE NOBLE
THU 4 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

OTO PROJECT SPACE // COLLECTED STRINGS / 3 DAYS 3 CELLOS 3 VIOLINS 3 DOUBLE-BASSES
FRI 5 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 / £10 3-day pass

THE LOWLAND HUNDRED + HALLOCK HILL
FRI 5 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

CONTACT GONZO – AFTERNOON SHOW
SAT 6 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 4:00PM (performance starts 4:30PM) • FREE ENTRY

OTO PROJECT SPACE // COLLECTED STRINGS / 3 DAYS 3 CELLOS 3 VIOLINS 3 DOUBLE-BASSES
SAT 6 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 / £10 3-day pass

OTO PROJECT SPACE // COLLECTED STRINGS / 3 DAYS 3 CELLOS 3 VIOLINS 3 DOUBLE-BASSES
SUN 7 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 6PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5 / £10 3-day pass

KJETIL MØSTER / JOHN EDWARDS / DAG ERIK KNEDAL ANDERSEN
SUN 7 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

SATOKO FUJII / NATSUKI TAMURA / JOHN RUSSELL
MON 8 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

PHANTOM ORCHARD (ZEENA PARKINS / IKUE MORI) PLUS SPECIAL GUEST STEVE NOBLE
TUES 9 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door

ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE – LONDON LIVE SESSIONS I ALBUM LAUNCH
WED 10 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

OTO PROJECT SPACE // PATRICK FARMER. SARAH HUGHES. SAMUEL RODGERS: FOUR DAY RESIDENCY
THU 11 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 10AM-7PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

FIELDHEAD + PACO SALA + CHARLES-ERIC CHARRIER
THU 11 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £6 adv / £8 door

OTO PROJECT SPACE // PATRICK FARMER. SARAH HUGHES. SAMUEL RODGERS: FOUR DAY RESIDENCY
FRI 12 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 10AM-7PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

MOMUS PRESENTS: “AN EVENING WITH HARVARD MOMOTO” – A CABARET FEATURING THE SONGS OF HOWARD DEVOTO
FRI 12 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 door

OTO PROJECT SPACE // PATRICK FARMER. SARAH HUGHES. SAMUEL RODGERS: FOUR DAY RESIDENCY
SAT 13 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 10AM-7PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

MOMUS PRESENTS: “AN EVENING WITH DYBBUK MOMIE” – A CABARET FEATURING THE SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE
SAT 13 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • SOLD OUT

OTO PROJECT SPACE // PATRICK FARMER. SARAH HUGHES. SAMUEL RODGERS: FOUR DAY RESIDENCY
SUN 14 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 10AM-7PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

DEAR SERGE – DE LA WARR PAVILION WITH OREN AMBARCHI/JOHAN BERTHLING, lll人, RIE NAKAJIMA, SHELLEY PARKER AND PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES
SUN 14 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 12-6PM • De La Warr Pavilion • FREE ENTRY

ALAN WILKINSON AT 60: HESSION/WILKINSON/FELL + WILKINSON/EDWARDS/NOBLE + GUESTS TBA
SUN 14 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS: MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ON TOUR: ‘A COSMIC AND EARTHLY HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC ACCORDING TO MISSISSIPPI RECORDS’ (FILM & TALK PRESENTATION) WITH MARISA ANDERSON + LORI GOLDSTON + DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
MON 15 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 7:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

THE TAPEWORM’S BUNCH OF FIVES – CM VON HAUSSWOLFF / DALE CORNISH & PHIL JULIAN / ANDREW POPPY / OSMAN ARABI / AUTODIGEST / ZEROCROP
TUES 16 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £5 adv / £7 on the door

PICKPOCKET RECORDS & MYTHS OF THE FAR FUTURE PRESENTS: GRIMM GRIMM + SERAFINA STEER + MOON ZERO
WED 17 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £5 adv / £6 on the door

KONZERT MINIMAL PLAY ANTOINE BEUGER AND CATHERINE LAMB
THU 18 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

KEN VANDERMARK / EDDIE PRÉVOST – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door / £20 2-day pass
Ken Vandermark / Eddie Prévost / John Tilbury
SATURDAY 20 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door / £20 2-day pass
Ken Vandermark / Eddie Prévost / Guillaume Viltard

RIE NAKAJIMA & PHILL NIBLOCK WITH ANTON LUKOSZEVIEZE
SUN 21 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

GABRIEL MENDEL SALOMAN (YELLOW SWANS) + ANTTI TOLVI
MON 22 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS: MAGIK MARKERS
TUES 23 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

BRÖTZMANN / NOBLE / TIPPETT
THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door / £20 2-day pass
SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door / £20 2-day pass

ADAM BOHMAN: DRAWINGS AND COLLAGES
FRI 26 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER ’14 • DAILY • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY

BARBICAN AND CAFE OTO PRESENT: FIRE! ORCHESTRA @ THE LAUNDRY
FRI 26 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • The Laundry • £20 adv

CAFE OTO AND NO GLOBE PRESENT: KING AYISOBA + GUESTS
FRI 26 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

OCEANS OF SILVER AND BLOOD + BYRON WESTBROOK + STEVE GIBSON/ADRIAN NEWTON/STUART RIDDLE
SUN 28 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

JOSEPHINE FOSTER WITH VICTOR HERRERO
MON 29 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS: MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ON TOUR: ‘A COSMIC AND EARTHLY HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC ACCORDING TO MISSISSIPPI RECORDS’ (FILM & TALK PRESENTATION) WITH MARISA ANDERSON + LORI GOLDSTON + DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
TUES 30 SEPTEMBER ’14 • 7:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

Le Poisson Rouge in September

John Lurie
Cover of John Lurie

From Le Poisson Rouge:

Tue., September 09, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Strange and Beautiful: Ensemble LPR performs string quartets by John Lurie and his compositions re-imagined for string quintet
w/ arrangements by Evan Lurie, David Handler, Anthony Coleman, John Medeski, Jane Scarpantoni, Doug Wieselman and more

Tue., September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Strange & Beautiful: SexMob plays film music of John Lurie and Inner Greatness performs the Music of John Lurie
w/ Steven Bernstein , Tony Scherr , Briggan Krauss , Kenny Wollesen , Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof) , Doug Wieselman , and Adam Brisbin

Tue., September 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
LPR + Wordless Music present Carla Bozulich and William Tyler
featured

Thu., September 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Strange & Beautiful: Antibalas and Hellbent perform the music of John Lurie & The Lounge Lizards
w/ Antibalas , Michael Blake , Steven Bernstein , Marcus Rojas , and Calvin Weston

Fri., September 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Kneebody

Sat., September 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Strange and Beautiful: A Celebration of the Music of John Lurie, The Lounge Lizards and Marvin Pontiac @ The Town Hall
w/ John Zorn , Flea , John Medeski , Evan Lurie , Billy Martin , Michael Blake , Calvin Weston , and many more

Upcoming San Francisco Area Shows

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, August 29

Fri 8/29 6:00 PM The De Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. San Francisco, CA 94118]
Fridays at the De Young Presents: Broken Shadows Family Band
(New Roots Music for Internationalists)

Saturday, August 30

Sat 8/30 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Jacob Felix Heule, Jordan Glenn and Robert Lopez Percussion Trio

Sat 8/30 8:00 PM Eastside Cultural Center [2277 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94606]
Dohee Lee – MAGO / ARA Gut(work in progress performance)

Sat 8/30 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
The Zen Disaster Electric Guitar Trio
With electric guitarists Henry Kaiser, Barry Cleveland, and Chris Muir

Sunday, August 31

Sun 8/31 7:30 PM SIMM Series [Outsound Presents @ Musicians Union Hall 116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Instagon
Lob – bass, Andre Custodio – drums
Jaroba – saxophones, Eduardo Poyart – keyboards
An invoked musical entity that is called upon by the deamon rider Lob and whomever he has asked to undertake this task with him for the current excursion.
8:30 T.D. Skatchit
Tom Nunn, David Michalak – Skatchboxes

Sun 8/31 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Quattuor Elephantis ::||:: John Bischoff (with guest Tim Perkis)
Quattuor Elephantis represents an intelligible entirety, dynamic and volatile, perceived through the kaleidoscopic effluence of the Four Cosmic Pillars. John Bischoff will perform solo electronic pieces which incorporate a custom analog circuit of his own design.

Monday, September 1

Mon 9/01 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music
Set #1: DunkelpeK (Nava Dunkelman/Jakob Pek)
Set #2: Nathan Clevenger Group (Kasey Knudsen/Cory Wright/Aaron Novik/Sam Bevan/Jon Arkin/Nathan Clevenger)
Set #3: Miami Ham (Brian Pedersen/Josh Marshall/Robert Lopez/Sung Kim)

Wednesday, September 3

Wed 9/03 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OAKLAND FREEDOM JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS: RHYS TIVEY QUARTET + AVANT RED

Thursday, September 4
Thu 9/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
James Fei, Bill Hsu, & Gino Robair
Bay area improvisers James Fei (reeds), Bill Hsu (electronics, interactive animations), Gino Robair (electronics, percussion), joined by a special guest percussionist from Israel, present an evening of improvisations on acoustic and electronic instruments, and interactive video.

Thu 9/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
8:00pm Stobbe/Torres/Braziel
Scott Stobbe guitar/percussion, Elizabeth Torres sax0phones, Scott Braziel Keyboards
9:00pm Flowtilla w/ Special guest Ralph Carney
Len Paterson – guitar/electronics, Randy Odell – drums , Ralph Carney – reeds, Ellen Schoenwetter – bass

Thu 9/04 8:00 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
East Bay Composers Colloquium #1 is a night of entirely new compositions by several active bay area performers/improvisers. The composers for this show are Jordan Glenn, Crystal Pascucci, Karl Evangelista, Rachel Condry and Mark Clifford.

Friday, September 5

Fri 9/05 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jarring Sounds, Amy Foote and Alexis Luque are partnering together to present music by San Francisco based composer Kyle Hovatter.

Fri 9/05 9:30 PM Duende [468 19th Street Oakland]
The Scott Amendola Trio
Scott Amendola, drums; Jeff Parker, guitar; John Shifflet, bass

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Barry Altschul, moers festival 2011
Barry Altschul

From NYTimes.com:

Tootie Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street (Wednesday) Albert (Tootie) Heath is a jazz drummer of experience — he was born in 1935, the youngest of the Heath Brothers and has worked near the music’s aesthetic center for some 60 years — and he presides as a resident sage in this trio. Featuring a pair of collaborators in their 40s, Mr. Iverson on piano and Mr. Street on bass, the group draws from a stylistically diverse and often-delightful recent album, “Tootie’s Tempo.” At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net; $25. (Chinen)

Irabagon Festival (Friday and Saturday) A smart young saxophonist who has successfully ducked in and out of the mainstream jazz tradition, Jon Irabagon works on Friday with an expeditious trio that’s gearing up for its third album. It features two generations of elders, the bassist Mark Helias and the drummer Barry Altschul. On Saturday, Mr. Irabagon will lead a quartet with Michael Formanek on bass, Tom Rainey on drums and an unbilled special guest. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $10 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Matt Pavolka’s Horns Band (Sunday) The Horns Band, which released its self-titled debut album this summer, is the chief expressive outlet for the bassist Matt Pavolka. Drawing from contemporary strategies as well as the small-group music of Duke Ellington, his tunes accomplish a lot with earthy beauty and shifting momentum, and put a strong spotlight on the band’s members: the cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the trombonist Jacob Garchik, the alto saxophonist Loren Stillman and the drummer Mark Ferber. At 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347-422-0248, barbesbrooklyn.com; $10. (Chinen)

Ches Smith Trio (Thursday) Just over a year ago the drummer Ches Smith convened this exploratory trio for the first time — not a left-field proposition, given that its other members, the violist Mat Maneri and the pianist Craig Taborn, have history with each other, and with him. Still, the group is likely to bring an agenda of fresh indeterminacy to this concert, which begins the fall season of the estimable Sound It Out series. At 8 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students. (Chinen)

John Zorn’s Masada: Angels at the Vanguard (Tuesday through Sept. 7) The composer, alto saxophonist and conceptual ringleader John Zorn has recently enjoyed a full flourishing of his music in previously unlikely places, like the Newport Jazz Festival and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up is the Village Vanguard, where he’ll preside over a weeklong exploration of his Book of Angels project, featuring a dozen different bands, including Malphas, a duo of Mark Feldman on violin and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano (Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.); the Uri Caine Trio (Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.); and the cellist Erik Friedlander, in a solo set (Thursday at 8:30 p.m.). At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 and $30 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Sun Ra Arkestra: Still out of This World

Sun Ra
Cover of Sun Ra

From The Hamilton Spectator:

Born 100 years ago in Birmingham, Ala., Herman Poole Blount was gifted with a keen ear for music. He cut his teeth playing piano in burlesque joints in the mid-1930s. By 1947, he’d completed a stint as pianist and staff arranger for the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. In the mid-1950s, he changed his name to Le Sony’r Ra, and established his band which appeared under various names, the constant there being Arkestra. With their Afro-Egyptian outfits, colourful robes, capes and headgear, the band certainly stood out from the pack.