April at An die Musik LIVE

Events coming to Baltimore’s An die Musik LIVE:

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 8 & 9:30 pm
Julia Hülsmann Quartet
with Theo Bleckmann
A Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill In America
Theo Bleckmann: vocals
Julia Hülsmann: piano
Tom Arthurs: trumpet, flugelhorn
Marc Muellbauer: double bass
Heinrich Köbberling: drums

Wednesday, Aril 22, 2015 7:30 PM
Afro Asian Music Ensemble
Founder Fred Ho (August 10, 1957 – April 12, 2014)
The Afro Asian Music Ensemble is the product of over three decades of renowned composer-saxophonist Fred Ho’s revolutionary and multicultural musical and theatrical productions. Consisting of royal hartigan (drums), Masaru Koga (alto sax), and Ben Barson (who wields Fred Ho’s own Mark VI Baritone Sax), and other notable alumni from Fred Ho’s bands including Wes Brown (bass), David Bhindman (Tenor Sax), and Bhinda Kiedel (soprano sax), the ensemble represents the core of Fred’s compositional legacy. Fred Ho wrote for this 6 piece ensemble for the majority of his career, combining groovy mixed meters bass lines with Chinese percussion, Korean operatic tuning systems, and infectious funk — all set to agitprop titles with uplifting references to the people’s struggle for liberation and dignity!

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 8 & 9:30 pm
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil
“You’ve Been Watching Me”
CD Release Concert
Tim Berne: Alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega: Bass and B-flat clarinets
Matt Mitchell: Piano and electronics
Ryan Ferreira: Electric and acoustic guitars
Ches Smith: Drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani


Creative Differences Spring Schedule

David Torn
David Torn

From Baltimore’s Creative Differences:

Thursday April 9 – Windup Space 8.30pm $10
Andrew Bishop/Tim Flood/Gerald Cleaver plus Dave Ballou/Michael Formanek/Mike Kuhl

Sunday April 26 – Creative Alliance 8pm. $23/17
Ben Goldberg/Donny McCaslin/Michael Formanek/Hamir Atwal

Wed April 29 – Single Carrot Theater 7.30pm $15
Gary Lucas and Joel Harrison
Advance reservations required. Email bernard@creativedifferences.us

Sunday May 3 – Windup Space 9pm $10
Lafayette Gilchrist with New Volcanoes

Thursday May 21 – Windup Space 9pm. $10
Talibam plus Microkingdom

Sunday May 24 – Windup Space 8pm $15/10
Spectral (Larry Ochs/Dave Rempis/Darren Johnston)

Wednesday June 3 – Windup Space 8.30pm $20
David Torn

Sunday June 14 – Windup Space. 8pm. $20/15
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

The Windup Space
12 W.North Ave,Baltimore MD 21201

Creative Alliance at Patterson Theater
3134 Eastern Avenue,Baltimore MD 21231

Single Carrot Theater
2600 Howard St

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Polski: Bartłomiej Oleś, perkusista, kompozytor
Bartłomiej Oleś

From Free Jazz:

Jachna Buhl – Atropina (Requiem, 2014) ***½
TOM Trio – Radical Moves (ForTune, 2014) ****
Bartlomiej Oles & Tomasz Dabrowski – Chapters (Fenommedia, 2015) ****½
Fortuna & Dys – Maciejewski Variations (DUX Recording Producers, 2014) ****
Jachna, Tarwid & Karch – Sundial (Fortune, 2014) ****
Sambar – Melt! (Nottwo, 2014) ****
Olbrzym I Kurdupel – Work (Kilogram, 2014) ***
Pole – Radom (Kilogram, 2014) ****
Kamil Szuszkiewicz – Bugle Call and Response (Wounded Knife, 2014) **½
Tomasz Sikorski & Julius Eastman – Unchained (Bolt, 2014)
Lori Goldston – Creekside (Bandcamp, 2014) ***½
Birgit Ulher and Leonel Kaplan – Stereo Trumpets (Relative Pitch, 2015) ***½
Benjamin Duboc & Alexandra Grimal – Le Retour D’Ulysse (Improvising Beings, 2015) ****½

Bike-riding jazz musician Taylor Ho Bynum to perform in Miami

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007
Taylor Ho Bynum

From southflorida.com:

Jazz composer Taylor Ho Bynum has been creating freewheeling music for the past two decades. But when he performs this week in South Florida, he’ll do so literally. Starting Wednesday, April 8, and continuing through Sunday, April 12, the cornetist and bandleader will be pedaling some 150 miles through Miami on a bicycle, stopping to perform improvisational jazz at venues such as New World Center’s SoundScape Park and Koubek Center Theater.

PDX Eye & Ear Control Episode 2: Doug Detrick

From PodOmatic:

PDX Eye and Ear Control is an occasional interview podcast brought to you by the Creative Music Guild, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports creative, experimental music in Portland, OR. Hosted by Ben Kates and Brandon Conway, PDX Eye and Ear Control features mostly local musicians mostly discussing their work. In this episode we speak with trumpeter, composer and executive director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.

MATA Festival redefines ‘avant garde’

English: Composer Philip Glass, Florence 1993
Philip Glass

From NJ.com:

The way that Du Yun describes this year’s MATA festival, it almost sounds like a musical mecca, with melting pot tendencies in the vein of its locale, New York. “Art music is an evolving matter, and so are a lot of cities,” she says. “That’s what MATA is, featuring all these composers from around the world.” This year, Du Yun is the artistic director behind the programming for the festival, which runs April 13 through 18 at The Kitchen. Created in 1996 by Philip Glass, Eleanor Sandrewsky and Lisa Bielawa, MATA celebrates music written by composers under the age of 40.