Clean Feed New Releases

English: Elliott Sharp live at Saalfelden 2009...
Elliott Sharp

Clean Feed:

CF 315 Chris Lightcap‘s Bigmouth “Epicenter”
Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth second chapter for CF demonstrates how tight and special this band is. After the previous hit album “Deluxe”, this amazing quintet delivers more ear catch melodies and devoted solos from everybody in the band.

CF 319 Mario Pavone “Blue Dialect”
After almost 15 years wishing to put out some special project of Mario Pavone’s music the occasion finally happened. What else could we wish more than this outstanding piano trio with two of the firefront players of our time, Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums.

CF 320 Deux Maisons “For Sale”
First time also for trumpet raising star Luis Vicente on Clean Feed. This very original music comes from the heads and hearts of some of the most amazing players of French new generation, the Ceccaldi brothers, and a very special musician/drummer named Marco Franco. This record will surprise many people but not the ones that heard this band live before.

CF 323 Eve Risser “Des pas sur la neige”
One of our favourite records in recent years was “En Corps” trio with Eve, Benjamin Duboc and Edward Perraud on the great french label Dark Tree. If you don’t have a copy just get it on, Bertrand Gastaut’s label doesn’t do much but what they do is really special. All this to say that releasing a solo Eve Risser record is very special to us. She’s totally unique. Amazing technique outside and inside the piano, great taste and a rare sense of exploration through beautiful landscaping atmosphere.

CF 324 Pascal Niggenkemper solo “Look with thine ears”
Pascal’s solo record can be discribed as putting the bass to sing with everything he has (both the instrument and the musician). Extended techniques, nerve, soulful music from the heart. A showcase of 21st century bass that shouldn’t be missed.

CFG 007 Various Artists “I Never Meta Guitar Three”
Third chapter of this showcase of 21st century guitars. We really believe we’re writing history here. All songs are made specially for this project curated, produced and sometimes recorded, mixed and mastered by guitar ace Elliott Sharp. Through Elliott’s ears we can have a hint of what guitar can be today.

CFG 008 Elliott Sharp “Octal Book 3”
Also third chapter for Octal’s journey by Sharp. His custom made handcrafted Koll 8 string guitar keeps sounding like nothing you heard before. Both the player and the instrument are one of a kind, as most of you know. Every Octal sound different from the one before so don’t dare to think that if you heard one you heard them all.

Additionally we have also four new releases on Shhpuma: Focus on the exceptional artist Helen Mirra that brings us two uncommon duets: first with the grandiose Fred Frith (exclusive on LP) and second with the Chicago based sound artist Ernst Karel. Finally two releases by the very talented Portuguese musicians Norberto Lobo / João Lobo, that prepared for us ten unclassifiable magnificent compositions. And Coclea that leads us trough a beautiful interstellar journey.

Newsbits: Tonino Miano’s New Book / Black Cube SP, Jacob Fred, Skerik in New Orleans / With Hidden Noise in NY / American Gamelan in Nashville

Lou Harrison
Lou Harrison

Non-Tonal Technical Studies for Piano by Tonino Miano is a new collection of studies for the contemporary pianist aimed at supporting an understanding of non-tonal relationships and meet the technical demands of modern and contemporary piano across genres. It is the first comprehensive educational method of non-tonal technique written to date. To be released March 21st, 2015. More info here.

New Orleans’ Open Ears Music is featuring Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SP plus Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey with Skerik on April 28th.

As part of its series of exhibitions exploring the poetic dimensions of art, science, and technology, With Hidden Noise is the title of an exhibition currently installed in Art Center’s Williamson Gallery, through May 3, 2015. With Hidden Noise asks viewers to become privileged listeners, and to contemplate the exquisitely nuanced qualities of objects forged by sound – forms shaped entirely by artists’ disruptions to the big silence. With Hidden Noise features internationally noted artist and Art Center alum Steve Roden, as well as distinguished participants Taylor Deupree, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, Steve Peters, Michael J. Schumacher and Stephen Vitiello.

On Sunday, March 15th, VORTEX returns to Nashville with VORTEX and the American Gamelan. The American Gamelan is a percussion instrument loosely based on the Indonesian Gamelan. The instrument was invented and constructed by composer, maker, and radical visionary Lou Harrison and his partner William Colvig out of aluminum tubes, bars, and found materials like cans and oxygen tanks. The one at Blair School is one of only four in existence. The daylong event begins with a documentary on Lou Harrison and ends with performances featuring the American Gamelan.

Vital Weekly 973

From Vital Weekly:

Huntsville – Pond (Cd by Hubro) *
Marsen Jules – the Empire of Silence (Cd by Oktaf) *
Nick Mott – Here Begins the Great Destroyer (Cd by Lumberton Trading Company) *
Asmus Tietchens &Amp; Okko Bekker – E (Cd by Die Stadt/auf Abwegen) *
Trolleybus – Buiten Dienst (Cd, Private)
Nørstebø/strid/DE Heney – Oslo Wien (2cd by Vafongool) *
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson &Amp; Bj Nilsen – Avantgardegasse (Lp by Ultra Eczema) *
the Legendary Pink Dots – the Maria Dimension – Complete Recordings (5lp by Soleilmoon Recordings)
Stick in the Wheel – Common Ground/hasp (7″ by Static Caravan) *
Bch+c – Live: Taking a Shot (Cassette by Small Scale Music)
Ellwood Epps &Amp; Yves Charuest – LA Passe (Cassette by Small Scale Music)
Military Position – Anti-human (Cassette by Trapdoor Tapes)
Le Son a Grisli – a 2004-2014 Retrospective (E-book)

Fotofono Send-Off Fest

From New York’s Fotofono:


Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 pm
Zach Layton
Shelley Hirsch / Bernd Klug
Phill Niblock

Sunday, March 15 (matinee) at 3:00 pm
Tucker Dulin / Ben Owen
Seth Cluett / Tim Feeney

Tuesday, March 17 at 8:00 pm
Jamie Kelly
Michael Shumacher
Byron Westbrook

Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 pm
Anne Guthrie / Billy Gomberg / Lea Bertucci

Sunday, March 22 at 8:00 pm
Leila Bordreuil / Tristan Shepherd
Kevin Jones / Bruce Tovsky

Monday, March 23 at 9:00 pm
Richard Kamerman and friends tba,
engaging with Eric Laska’s sound installation
(see below)

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
Sarah Halpern
Tim Geraghty

Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 pm
OptoSonic Variations
Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer
Lea Bertucci / Barbara Held / Shelley Hirsch / David Watson

Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 pm (time tbc)
Delicate Essence (@ the delicatessen)
“The hubbub of preparation leading to an exquisite moment of subtle operation”
Bradley Eros with Optipus & Étalage

Friday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
Che Chen
Ohal Grietzer / Patrick Holmes
Marcia Basset / Andrew Lafkas / mpld / Barry Weisblat

From Monday 3/16 to Saturday 3/22
afternoon and evening (exact time tba)

Bryan Eubanks / Catherine Lamb
Richard Garet / Wolfgang Gil /Daniel Neumann

From Monday 3/23 to Saturday 3/22
afternoon and evening (exact time tba)

Erik Laska
Gill Arno / Jordan Paul

“Made in Chicago”: Jack Dejohnette With Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams and Henry Threadgill

Jack DeJohnette in 2006
Jack DeJohnette

From Jazz Police:

Regarded as the incubator of avant garde jazz, Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is a non-profit “collective of musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music.” In honor of AACM’s 50th anniversary, jazz drummer, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Jack Dejohnette revisits his roots in the avant-garde scene in a concert featuring three of the greatest artists to emerge from the AACM: pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams and reedists/composers Henry Threadgill and Roscoe Mitchell. The quintet is completed by prolific Chicago bassist Larry Gray. Following their debut gig at the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival, a New York show in February 2015, and the March 10th release of their album Made in Chicago (ECM), DeJohnette and company now bring the music to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 12, in the McGuire Theater (8 pm).