Mary Halvorson on Tour

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

From Mary Halvorson:

March 6th-15th Plymouth European tour
Jamie Saft (keyboards, piano), Joe Morris (guitar) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Chris Lightcap (bass) & Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Friday, March 6th @ Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Saturday, March 7th @ Centro Cultural del Matadero (Huesca, Spain)
Sunday, March 8th @ Stockwerk (Graz, Austria)
Monday, March 9th @ Klub Gromka (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Tuesday, March 10th @ IndArt Zone Pardon, To Tu (Warsaw, Poland)
Thursday, March 12th @ Porgy & Bess (Vienna, Austria)
Saturday, March 14th @ Kulturverein Waschaecht (Wels, Austria)
Sunday, March 15th @ Rote Fabrik (Zurich, Switzerland)

Secret Keeper (with Stephan Crump)
Mar 31 [] Amherst College [] Amherst, MA
Apr 1 [] Wesleyan University [] Middletown, CT
Apr 2 [] Bop Shop [] Rochester, NY
Apr 3 [] 80 Gladstone [] Toronto, ON
Apr 4 [] Constellation [] Chicago, IL
Apr 6 [] Purdue University North Central [] Westville, IN
Apr 6 [] Purdue University [] Hammond, IN
Apr 7 [] City of Asylum [] Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 17 [] Cornelia St. Cafe [] NY, NY

March at Roulette

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010
Tyshawn Sorey 

From New York’s Roulette:

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Dave Ruder “The Gentleman Rests” Dave Ruder presents The Gentleman Rests, a meditation for five vocalists and five instrumentalists on one of the most quietly dramatic events in recent American history…

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble: The Room Is James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble performs music from their recently released recording “The Room Is” as well as the premiere of new compositions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Christian Wolff at 80: A celebration with Joey Baron, Vincent Chancey, Thomas Morgan, Robyn Schulkowsky, and Nate Wooley A program of Christian Wolff’s compositions including “Song for Six” (written for the finale of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Park Avenue Armory in 2011), “Quintet” (premeired at Roulette in 2009), a selection of “Exercises”, and a percussion duo….

Robert Browning Associates presents: BASSAM SABA ENSEMBLE with Juan Perez Rodriguez, Arab Music from the Levant to Al-Andalus One of the nation’s leading figures of Arab music, Bassam Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist performing on oud, violin, buzuq, saz and Western classical flute. …

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
[RESIDENCY] Ha-Yang Kim: TERMINALS TERMINALS is a full-length meditative audiovisual work on the peripatetic quality of contemporary life; arrival and departure points, the constant states of flux both in exterior locations and interior realms, sojourns through dense cosmopolitan urbania to vast natural landscapes, the extreme degrees of human connection-communion-discord-solitude. …

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Nicolas Collins with Either/Or In his first NY concert in four years Nicolas Collins presents a mix of recent works for ensemble and solo electronics with Either/Or.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Kathleen Supové: Closed Doors/Open Window Pianist Kathleen Supové will present 4 new works by some of America’s most exciting and imaginative composers.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
[RESIDENCY] Tyshawn Sorey’s KOAN II Tyshawn Sorey is a composer-performer, educator, and scholar working across an extensive range of musical idioms. Sorey performs (percussion, trombone, and piano) nationally and internationally with his own ensembles, as well as with such artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, John Zorn, Misha Mengelberg, Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lehman, Tim Berne, and Myra Melford….

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Bob Ostertag Solo // Jim Staley + Ikue Mori Bob Ostertag performs a rare solo show of new works.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
[GENERATE] A Solo Voice: Works by Odeya Nini and Gelsey Bell Evolving over the last three years, A Solo Voice is an investigation of extended vocal techniques, resonance and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. …

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
INTERPRETATIONS: Thomas Buckner: AACM 50th Anniversary Tribute Baritone Thomas Buckner presents an evening of music celebrating the legacy of Chicago’s Association For the Advancement of Creative Musicians on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary….

Robert Browning Associates presents: KALA RAMNATH North Indian Music for Violin Master violinist Kala Ramnath hails from a musical family that has produced some of the greatest Indian violinists, including T. N. Krishnan, and N. Rajam….

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
[GENERATE] Object Collection with SCENATET New York Girls 2: Space Control New York City Girls: 2 is a sequel and expansion to include members of both Scenatet and Object Collection. The evening-length performance will include instrumental and vocal music, theatrical elements, lights and staging, and live video….

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Ear Heart Music presents Arkora and Ear Heart Music Ensemble – “Songs and Glosses” This performance offers the New York premieres of two works, one with vocalist, one with narrator, which expertly explore literary angles and a search for deeper meaning through color and nuance….

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn: String Theories Founded in 2007, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn has become an integral part of New York City’s vibrant and diverse musical landscape, bringing together creative instrumentalists, composers, and like-minded organizations and ensembles to collaborate on adventurous musical projects and present them to the public at an affordable price.

David Murray Profiled

English: David Murray playing at Cully Jazz Fe...
David Murray

From The Washington Post:

A 20-year-old Murray took jazz by surprise in 1975, when New York was still reeling from the death of John Coltrane. The penetrating certainty and harmonic sparseness of Coltrane’s late work left people awed. Murray made his mark by reengaging with the older, more lyrical styles of Don Byas and Ben Webster, and he built new room in the avant-garde for blues humor and playful ironies.

March at the Cornelia Street Cafe

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Wednesday, Mar 04 – 8:30PM
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Jonathon Goldberger, guitar; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Jeff Davis, drums, comp.

Thursday, Mar 12 – 8:30PM
Marty Ehrlich; Sara Schoenbeck; Eivind Opsvik; Harris Eisenstadt

Friday, Mar 13 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Saturday, Mar 14 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Friday, Mar 20 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Barry Altschul, drums; Joe Fonda, bass; Jon Irabagon, tenor sax

Saturday, Mar 21 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Mat Maneri, viola; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Lucian Ban, piano; Bob Stewart, tuba; Nasheet Waits, drums

Saturday, Mar 28 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
John Hebert , bass; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; Eric McPherson, drums

Coming to Pittsburgh: Ben Goldberg and Hypercolor

From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Ben Goldberg
Sun March 22 8 pm 21+ $16 adv/$20 door
Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St, Lawrenceville

Named the #1 rising clarinetist in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll, San Francisco-area musician Ben Goldberg has been around for much longer. He was a member of famed Berkeley klezmer revivalists The Klezmorim (who had releases on important folk labels such as Arhoolie and Flying Fish). With Dan Seamans and Kenny Wollesen (of John Zorn’s Masada) he formed the New Klezmer Trio, right in the thick of the Radical Jewish Culture movement, and released three CDs on Zorn’s Tzadik label with that group in the ’90s (they also reconvened in 2009 with Greg Cohen on bass).

Monday March 10 9 pm $7 21+
Howler’s Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield
with special guests ((microwaves)) and Billy Castle

The past few months have seen a stream of truly—and in some cases mind-bogglingly—wonderful guitar-centric power trio albums. Yet, the eponymous debut of the Brooklyn-based avant-jazz-rock band Hypercolor stands out, but not for the reasons you’d think. Sure, the trio consists of musical brainiacs James Ilgenfritz and Lukas Ligeti; genre omnivores whose own work and collaborations draw as heavily from the worlds of free improvisation, contemporary classical, various ethnic musics, and art-rock as they do from jazz. How guitarist Eyal Maoz, best known as one of the most distinctive young musicians in John Zorn’s orbit, has remained an underground sort of figure is beyond me. Like his bandmates, his playing is distinctive and virtuosic, and his recordings to date have been consistently fresh and restlessly eclectic. Take, for example Hope and Destruction (Tzadik, 2009) which successfully fused traditional Yiddish melodies and modern metal with the hyperactive rhythms of 70s disco-funk.