Vital Weekly 956

Reviews from Vital Weekly:

Minny Pops – Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement (2cd by Factory Benelux) *
Neil Leonard – for Kornellis (Cd by Gasp)
Neil Leonard – Mil Maneras (Cd by Gasp)
Triple Point – Phase/transitions (3cd by Pogus)
Massimo Berizzi – (Cd by Diplodisc)
Alessandro Monti – Spiritdzoe (Cd by Diplodisc)
Diplocomp – a Diplodisc Sampler (Cd by Diplodisc)
Michael Vorfeld – Skin (Cd by Nurnichtnur) *
Harry Merry – Orama a-delic Palooza O-matic (Cd by Blowpipe) *
Rhodri Davies &Amp; John Butcher – Routing Lynn (Cd by Ftarri) *
Ecovillage – One Step Above (Cd by Plop) *
Eisuke 000ka – Road of the Sun (Cd by Oversoul Sound Studio) *
Azizy – Chelidron (Cd by Kaico) *
Francisco Meirino – Beyond Repair (Cd by Sincope) *
Tom James Scott – Teal (Lp by Skire Records)
Cavern of Anti-matter – Total Availability and the Private Future/cluster of Rainbows (7″ by Peripheral Conserve)
Jliat – Drone Survival Guide (Cdr by Jliat) *
D’incise – O Esplendor Natural Das Coisas E Inferno (Cdr by Moving Furniture Records) *
Me-w – Two (Cassette by Individual Lines)
Laynegarrett – Assemblages (Cassette by Individual Lines)

AMN (Retro) Picks of the Week: Cardiacs / Louis Dufort / Monique Jean / Natasha Barrett

Recently I had the opportunity to purchase almost 50 used CDs at a very good price. I’m slowly going through these and will be posting some of the better ones in a few special “retro” Picks of the Week articles. Enjoy.

CardiacsOn Land and in the Sea (1989)
Louis Dufort – Connexion (2000)
Monique Jean – L’adieu au S.O.S (2003)
Natasha Barrett – Isostasie (2002)

Frode Gjerstad’s Long Journey to His First All-Norwegian Trio

English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008
English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From, some words in anticipation of a Friday concert in South Carolina.

Nowadays, when Norwegian free jazz saxophone colossus Frode Gjerstad performs in a trio, it’s typically with two fellow countrymen: bassist Jon Rune Strøm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. But when Gjerstad first started playing jazz, he didn’t have many people to play with.

Ze Couch Shows in New York

From ze couch:

Ze Couch Series is an apartment series hosted in Brooklyn, NY, in three different apartments in Bushwick, Queens, Park Slope and Flatbush. The idea of these events is to hear different kinds of music in an intimate setting and to share this experience with people of various different backgrounds and nationalities. Guests bring friends and drinks. A suggested donation is requested and all the money goes to the musicians. For each event, we provide food.

November 30th @ 533 Ocean Avenue
Daniel Levin: Cello & Juan Pablo Carletti – Drums
Jake Sokolov-Gonsalez – Cello
Kuba Cichocki – Piano

December 14th @ 27 Arion Place
James Ilgenfritz – Bass
Jack Wright – Saxophone, Zach Darrup – Guitar, Joe Hertenstein – Drums
Carl Testa – Bass

Big Ears Festival 2015

Bryce and Aaron Dessner
Bryce and Aaron Dessner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Big Ears Festival 2015 takes place March 27-29 in Knoxville Tennessee. Artists include:

Kronos Quartet
Laurie Anderson
Terry Riley
Max Richter
Ben Frost
Bryce Dessner
The Bad Plus
Bill Frisell
Jamie xx
Perfume Genius
Rhiannon Giddens
Tanya Tagaq Clark
Nels Cline
“Häxan” re-scored by Demdike Stare
Sam Amidon
A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Nosaj Thing
Gyan Riley
Harold Budd & Keith Lowe
Steve Gunn
Amen Dunes
Jozef Van Wissem
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Holly Herndon