Yells at Eels Play Jazz in the Atrium’s 25th Anniversary Tonight

From the Dallas Observer:

A quarter-century ago, Dallas Museum of Art debuted its weekly music series, Jazz in the Atrium. Local trumpet player Dennis Gonzalez was among the first to perform for the series on Sunday, January 17, 1990. He has not performed for the series since. Gonzalez had not even given the experience or the series much thought until he was recently contacted by the museum and asked to return. It was only then that he realized that performing for Jazz in the Atrium, which is now on Thursday evenings, would have him coming full circle.

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Gong and Soft Machine Founder Daevid Allen Has Six Months to Live

Gong, playing live in the Zappa club in Tel-Av...

From The Guardian:

Daevid Allen, the eccentric frontman of the prog-psych-space-jazz fusion group Gong, has announced that he has only six months to live.

In a statement, Allen said the cancer for which he had previously been treated has returned and spread to his lung. He said he would not be pursuing further treatment.

Very sad news. His work in the early 70’s was truly groundbreaking.

Dusted in Exile Reviews

From Dusted in Exile:

Mostly Other People Do The Killing — Blue (Hot Cup)
John Carpenter — Lost Themes (Sacred Bones)
Noveller — Fantastic Planet (Fire)
Michael Pisaro — Continuum Unbound (Gravity Wave)
Icepick — Hexane (Astral Spirits)
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Complete Early Percussion Works (Mode)
Peter Brötzmann/John Edwards/Steve Noble – Soulfood Available (Clean Feed)

Extended Techniques February 2015 New York Calendar

From Extended Techniques:

NYC Calendar February 2015

THURSDAY, February 5
7:30PM Electric Voices!: Pamela Z and Joan La Barbara in Concert
VENUE: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
ADMISSION: FREE

SUNDAY, February 8
8 pm Dunkelman-Kaiser-Mori-Zorn Quartet
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Henry Kaiser (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY – SUNDAY, February 10-15
John Zorn’s week at the Village Vanguard
VENUE: Village Vanguard
ADMISSION: $30

WEDNESDAY, February 11
8PM Synth Nights: Eli Keszler
Featuring performances by Leila Bordreuil and Mariel Roberts (cello), Tom Chiu (violin), Anthony Coleman (piano), Eli Keszler (drums), and Geoff Mullen, (guitar, controls).
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, February 11/12/13/14
09:00 PM – Matt Mitchell 4tet
Matt Mitchell – Piano
Chris Speed – Ten Sax/Clar
Chris Tordini – Bass
Dan Weiss – Drums
VENUE: Seeds
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, February 13 and MONDAY, February 16
8 PM | 7:30 PM Ensemble ACJW
Program:
• ROUSSEL Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op. 40
• MEREDITH MONK Backlight (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
• RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
VENUE: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
ADMISSION: check with the venue

TUESDAY, February 17
8 pm Uri Caine (piano) Tim Berne (sax) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, February 21
7:30 PM Symbiosis II: Music from Australia
Performers: Voice (Jane Sheldon), piano (Lisa Moore), and clarinets (Eileen Mack)
Program: Beat Furrer: Invocation VI (2007) for soprano & bass flute 9′ David Lang: vent (1990) for flute & piano 8′ David Bedford: Come in here child (1968) for soprano & amplified piano 9′ Inés Thiebaut: cuncta fluunt (2013-14) for soprano & flute 5′ Claude Vivier: Hymnen an die nacht (1975) for soprano & piano 6′ Beat Furrer: Presto con fuoco (1999) for flute & piano 8′ Maurice Ohana: Deux Incantations (1996) for soprano, flute & piano 10′
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $10-15

SATURDAY, February 21
8 pm Dragnet
Uri Caine (piano) Erik Friedlander (cello) Clarence Penn (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, February 21
8:30 PM Katja Cruz & Howard Curtis w/ Darius Jones
Katja Cruz – vocals
Howard Curtis – drums
Special Guest – Darius Jones – Saxophone
ADMISSION: $15
VENUE: ibeam

SUNDAY, February 22
8 pm IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
Uri Caine (piano) John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $25

TUESDAY, February 24
6PM JACK Quartet
Program: Georg Friedrich Haas String Quartet No. 8 (2014) U.S. premiere
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: FREE

Edgetone Records Winter Releases

Mikko Innanen at moers festival 2007
Mikko Innanen

From Edgetone Records:

Ceccato/Babin/Golinski – Tor
Ceccato/Babin/Golinski channel the spirits of the jazz trio in an unfolding set of extended improvisations that are both focused and free. Both titles , “Grit” and “Starch,” are completely spontaneous and the natural complicity between the three performers is apparent across remarkably varied textures that are illuminated by the intimate recording style of “Tor”.
Drew Ceccato – tenor saxophone Tommy Babin – bass Chris Golinski – drums

Eli Wallace – Cabbages, Captain, & King
This recording is Cabbages, Captain, & King’s debut album since their genesis in 2013. With a unique trio format of piano, guitar, and drums, the direction of the music and the sound of the ensemble is unconventional. The music can be loosely tied to the avant-garde free-jazz idiom, however the diversity of repertoire creates for variegated musical terrains from bombastic and raucous, to sparse and delicate.
Eli Wallace – piano John Arkin – drums
Karl Evangelista – guitar

Matt Davignon – Oa
Oa (Hugh Behm-Steinberg and Matt Davignon) uses spoken stories, phrases, words and phonemes as the building blocks for improvised experimental music. Matt has been electronically manipulating sounds for over 20 years, including building an organic voice for drum machine on releases such as “Living Things”. Hugh’s poetry has been published in the books “The Opposite of Work” and “Shy Green Fields”.
Matt Davignon – electronics, programming
Hugh Behm-Steinberg – electronics, programming

Heikki Koskinen – Kellari Trio
KELLARI TRIO (Cellar Trio) was born in Teppo Hauta-aho‘s cellar. Long time musical partners Teppo and Mike (Heikki) invited Mikko to a recording session – in the cellar – and the music clicked immediately. Besides a few written melodies, the tunes were created spontaneously with just a few outlines and intrument choices. This recording captures the freshness born out of discovering new musical avenues and responding to ideas through intense listening.
Heikki “Mike” Koskinen – e- trumpet & tbn, tenor recorder, perc. Mikko Innanen – alto & bari sax, flutes, perc. Teppo Hauta-aho – bass, cello, perc

IMA + ATTO PLAIN
ATTO PLAIN is a sound project based on filmic intentions and the interaction of the two-dimensional plain. With focus in message delivery through morse code, XY assignments, plain-field traveling on water vs. land, and light interaction with circuitry and filmic influence through voices.
IMA is an electro-percussive duo of Nava Dunkelman and Jeanie-Aprille Tang. The origin of this project came from our intention to express our voice through timbre in percussion and electronics.
Nava Dunkelman – percussion Jeanie Aprille-Tang – electronics Michael Mersereau – guitar

‘Drumming’ Puts Spotlight on Percussion Works

From NYTimes.com:

During a performance of Thierry de Mey’s “Musique de tables” for percussion trio (1987), Ian David Rosenbaum, Christopher Froh and Ayano Kataoka sat at a table on the stage of Alice Tully Hall like three somber-faced magicians, their athletically choreographed tap-dancing hands eliciting a remarkable array of tones and timbres from the pieces of wood laid flat in front of them.