Vital Weekly 960

From Vital Weekly:

Howard Stelzer – Narrow Escape (Cd by Obsolete Units) *
Marsen Jules – Sinfonietta (Cd by Dronarivm) *
Lana Trio – Live in Japan (Cd by Vafongool)
Ueli Derendinger – Tsuru No Sugomori(cd by Percaso)
Ola Paulson – Return, Serene Skoarri (Cd by Konvoj)
Lotte Anker &Amp; Jakob Riis – Squid Police (Cd by Konvoj)
Maninkari – L’ocean Reve Dans Sa Loisivete (Cd by Three:four Records) *
K. leimer – the Grey Catalog (Cd by Palace of Lights) *
Elisabeth Flunger &Amp; Stefan Scheib – Passage (Cd by Chamafu Nocords)
Muu for Ears 12 (Cd Compilation by Muu)
Nick Hoffman – Necropolis (Cd by Organized Music from Thessaloniki) *
VA AA Lr – Newhaven (3″cdr by Organized Music from Thessaloniki) *
Francisco Meirino &Amp; Jamasp Jhabvala – Additive Manufacturing (Cd by Gerauschmanufaktur) *
Thorsten Soltau X Comrades – Roman Feast &Amp; a Grape from Thor Heyerdahl’s Table (Double Cassette by Gerauschmanufaktur)
Chris Forsyth &Amp; Nate Wooley – Third (Lp by Rekem Records)
Hhy &Amp; the Macumbas – Throat Permission Cut (Lp by Silo)
Janek Schaefer – Inner Space Memorial in Wonderland (Lp by Dekorder)
Janek Schaefer – Unfolding Luxury Beyond the City of Dreams (Lp by Dekorder)
Mattin &Amp; Hong-kai Wang – Collapsing Ourselves (Lp by Avar Mkhw)
Haarvöl – Hebetude (Cdr by Pad Online) *
the Imaginary Soundscapes – Field Factory (3″cdr by Taalem) *
Ryosuke Miyata – in a Darinage Outlet (3″cdr by Taalem) *
Kissy Suzuki – Exploring the Seas of Consciousness (3″cdr by Taalem) *
the Tobacconists – the Ultra Eczema Sessions (Cassette by Powdered Hearts) *

The incandescent piano of Vijay Iyer

From Livemint:

Of the performers who have made it to the A-list, pianist-composer Vijay Iyer perhaps shines the brightest. A critics’ favorite and Grammy award nominee, Iyer has been fulsomely praised as an extravagantly gifted pianist and composer who is bringing a new sensibility in intricate improvisations, which is much in evidence in the albums he has released in the past few years.

The life of Will Connell to be celebrated in New York City

From peoplesworld:

A favorite elder statesman and unsung hero of Free Jazz, who served as a powerful conduit between the Black Arts Movement and the Downtown avant garde, passed away suddenly on November 19, just days shy of his 76th birthday. Will Connell had been planning a week-long residency over the Christmas season at the Stone in New York City, intended as a retrospective into his 50-plus years in the music as well as a showcase for his current projects.

DC Jazz Loft Series Schedule For December and January

Ken Vandermark, at "Sonore" concert,...
Ken Vandermark

From CapitalBop:

Upcoming Performances of
Creative Music in DC

Sunday, December 14 @ 8:00PM
Anthony Pirog Trio :: Brian Settles Trio
This show marks the debut of CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft Series, a quarterly special edition of the DC Jazz Loft, always held at a different DIY locale. Presented with support from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Anthony Pirog uses his guitar and a cornucopia of effects pedals to make steadily intensifying collages. With his trio, featuring bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Ches Smith, two of Creative Music’s finest, he builds fuzzed out, oddly ecstatic climaxes, or crosshatched patterns that drift apart as quickly as they form. Joining him on the bill is Brian Settles, a ruminative and potent DC-based saxophone player, with his own trio featuring vibraphonist Jerry Gentry and drummer Tomas Fujiwara.
The Fridge
516 8th Street SE
rear alley
Enter through the alley between E street and G street SE

Thursday, December 18 @ 7:30PM
Tatsuya Nakatani
Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned and widely recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating his own sound. Nakatani performs and tours all over the world, having taught master artist classes, workshops and given lectures, revolving around his unique sound. His music has been published over sixty CD recordings in the USA and Europe. He has performed SOLO percussion for the majority of his musical career since the late 1990s.
Tatsuya Nakatani will perform a solo set, followed by a collaborative performance featuring Jaimie Branch, Gary Rouzer, Luke Stewart, Ken Manheimer, Meredith Bove, and more! Additional performance by Jane Claire Remick
Back Alley Theater
5501 Colorado Ave NW
Enter through the stairwell on the corner of Colorado Ave and Kennedy Street NW

Sunday, December 21 @ 7:00PM
Jeff Cosgrove Trio featuring William Parker and Matthew Shipp
Presented by Transparent Productions…presenting the best in Creative Music since 1997
The trio will be supporting their critically acclaimed recording Alternating Current.
For the past few years drummer Jeff Cosgrove has been developing his personal and interpretive style while performing in groups across diverse musical genres.
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street NW

Friday, January 2 @ 8:00PM
The Age Of Heroes, Leo Svirsky, Naxalite, Stephen Palke
THE AGE OF HEROES is the solo project of Nairobi-based artist Andrew Anda. LEO SVIRSKY is a pianist, composer, and accordionist currently based in the Netherlands. He is active in new and improvised music scenes, as well as interpreting the standard piano repertoire. Rounding out the bill are sonic explorations from NAXALITE and STEPHEN PALKE.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Saturday, January 3 @ 8:00PM
Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel
Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Most recently, he has released the Solar Live 11.15.13, a live reinterpretation of Solar Motel as Chris Forysth & the Solar Motel Band (w/ guitarist Paul Sukeena, bassist Peter Kerlin, and drummer Steven Urgo), a four-part suite of ecstatic, spiritual psychedelia that splits the difference between unabashed classic rock thrills and a spikey avant garde sense of adventure.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Monday, January 12 @ 8:00PM
Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo :: Anthony Pirog Ensemble
Presented as part of CapitalBop’s Weekend of the Avant Garde in Jazz, January 10 – 12
Chicago saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley had been operating in each other’s orbits for several years, having worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex. In October 2013, they put together their duo project when they toured the United States for the first time. With this unique ensemble, they deal directly with each other’s iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies, and have created a book of original material that takes inspirational cues from the under-appreciated work of John Carter and Bobby Bradford. Vandermark and Wooley have worked together to create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition, and have then placed it into the raw and intimate context of this duo.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE