The remarkable story of Robert Rich and the Sleep Concerts

From FACT Magazine:

First performed in the early 1980s, the concerts saw Rich perform through the night to revellers drifting in and out of light sleep. Over nine or ten hours, Rich would perform a synthesis of found sound, prepared drones, and live instrumental playing at very low volumes. “In real time I’ll be mixing and blending those together, whilst also playing guitar and flute and keyboards, but through loops and long delays – everything being very slow. Anything resembling a melody could unfold over a half an hour or so. The concentration is really one of subtlety, slowness, extremely slow crossfades, and keeping that deep level of continuity.”

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 28/2014

Dave Liebman
Cover of Dave Liebman

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Fresh Sound
for Emotional Use Only: Rotem Sivan, G/ Haggan Cohen Milo, B/ Mark Mclean, Dr

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

the Secret Escapades of Velvet Anderson: Nicole Mitchell, FL/ Craig Taborn, P/ David Boykin, Ts/ Chad Taylor, Dr, G

Mark Lotz
Solo Flutes: Mark Lotz, Flutes, Vo

Peter Van Huffel
House of Mirrors: Sophie Tassigon, Vo/ Peter Van Huffel, Cl, as, Ss/ Julie Sassooon, P/ Miles Perkin, B

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

Belleke: Frantz Loriot (Vla), Joachim Badenhorst (Cl), Pascal Niggenkemper (B)

the Sumary of 4: Heinz Ggeisser, Perc/ Fridolin Blumer, B/ Reto Staub, P/ Robert Morgenthaler, Tbn

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

the Sea in the Forest: Liudas Mockunas, Sax/ Petras Geniusas, P

Jimmy Bennington
Exotic Coda: J B, Dr/ Demian Richardson, Tp/ Ken Filiano, B

the Whisper of Flowers: David Boyce, Ts/ Henry Hung, Tp/ Markus Hunt, B/ Tim Orr, Dr

the Grip: Finn Peters, as, FL/ Oren Marshall, Tuba/ Tom Skinner, Dr

The fractured jazz vibrations on Sun Ra’s “Space Is the Place”

From, a retrospective review:

Sun Ra was a jazz musician—but like most jazz musicians, that simple label is very misleading and fails to accurately convey the influence and effect he had on the genre, and music in general. His wildly eccentric lifestyle and off-kilter compositions made him a beacon for people who had become bored of jazz musicians who kept to a rigid set of rules, a practice that led to the creation of the more mainstream smooth jazz sound. And smooth jazz held no interest for Sun Ra.

Adrian Belew North American Tour

From Adrian Belew:

Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails. For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew’s music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and technical mastery of his instrument.

USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:

10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivieres, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre