ATTN:Magazine Reviews

From ATTN:Magazine:

Clade – Klavierstücke
Debating Math + Cerlan – Split
Wet Nurse – Lacrimosa
Ix Tab – R.o.c.


A Closer Listen Reviews

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Matana Roberts

From A Closer Listen:

Michel Banabila & Oene van Geel ~ Music for viola and electronics II
Mark Vernon ~ Things That Were Missed In The Clamour For Calm
Kuba Kapsa Ensemble ~ Vantdraught 10 Vol. 1
Beatriz Ferreyra ~ GRM Works
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld ~ Never were the way she was
Matana Roberts ~ Coin Coin Chapter Three: river run thee
Anoice ~ into the shadows / Interview with Takahiro Kido

Upcoming Cleveland Shows

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Rent Romus

From Cleveland’s New Ghosts:

SU 5/8 Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
MO 5/18 Lina Allemano‘s Titanium Riot @ The Bop Stop
TU 5/19 Spectral (Rempis/Ochs/Johnston) @ The Bop Stop
MO 6/1 Jonah Parzen-Johnson @ The Bop Stop
W 6/10 Rent Romus‘ Rustbelt Ensemble @ The Bop Stop
SU 6/14 Will Guthrie w/ Aaron Dilloway & Fire Death @ Now That’s Class

Out and Upcoming Avant Releases

The following are a random bunch of releases that have either come out recently or are coming out soon, from Fully Altered Media:

Ross Hammond
Flight (Prescott Recordings)
Available: April 14, 2015
Hammond draws from both a vast lineage of individualistic folk and blues music as well as the more egalitarian traditions of collectively improvised jazz and free improvisation, arriving at a synthesis of concepts that is strikingly current. His solo music is a testament to the notion that there is plentiful depth, soul, and, in all meanings of the term, “swing” in guitar playing that embraces diverse musical strategies while striking out, in definitive fashion, on its own journey.

Erik Friedlander
Illuminations (Skipstone Records)
Available: April 21, 2015
Cellist Erik Friedlander’s latest solo release was originally commissioned by the Jewish Museum in New York City which hosted an exhibit of ancient books from Oxford University’s Bodleian Collection. The exhibit brought together ancient illuminated texts in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew. Illuminations weaves inspirations from ancient book making with ritual dance movements and Renaissance vocal forms. The listener may feel they are hearing a lute or a viol da gamba.

Kris Davis Infrasound
Save Your Breath (Clean Feed Records)
Available: May 12, 2015
With the release of this record, pianist-composer Kris Davis – one of the most progressive, prolific figures on New York City’s creative jazz scene – will debut her octet project Infrasound. Davis has created an album-length suite for a unique instrumentation, one whose power led to the name Infrasound – that being the term for a low-frequency sound that’s felt as much as heard. The virtuoso Infrasound band features four bass clarinets – played by Ben Goldberg, Oscar Noriega, Andrew Bishop and Joachim Badenhorst – plus guitarist Nate Radley, accordion and organist Gary Versace, drummer Jim Black and the leader on piano.

Andrew Bishop
De Profundis (Envoi)
Released: May 12, 2015
Tenor saxophonist Andrew Bishop has been playing trio with bassist Tim Flood and drummer Gerald Cleaver for the better part of two decades, with all of them being from Michigan. On their latest release, De Profundis, Bishop seeks inspiration from the Renaissance composer Josquin de Prez, and places his compositions in an improvised framework.

Dave Douglas
High Risk (Greenleaf Music)
Available: June 23, 2015
Extending his experimentation with electronics from the mid-aughts, trumpeter and conceptualist Dave Douglas releases High Risk, which pairs his precocious talents alongside those of an equally virtuosic talent, electronic musician Shigeto. The quartet is rounded out by two other expansive musical minds: drummer Mark Guiliana and bassist Jonathan Maron.

John Hollenbeck
Songs We Like A Lot (Sunnyside Records)
Available: June 23, 2015
Following up on his previous release Songs I Like A Lot, John Hollenbeck releases his second recording with The Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Songs We Like A Lot: a series of Hollenbeck’s arrangments, covering Cyndi Lauper, Daft Punk, Burt Bacharach, and more. Features Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry (vocals); Uri Caine (piano/keyboards), and Hollenbeck (mallet percussion)

Ben Goldberg
Orphic Machine (Royal Potato Family/BAG Production)
Released: March 25, 2015
Featuring Ben Goldberg – clarinet; Ron Miles – cornet; Nels Cline – guitar; Myra Melford – piano; Greg Cohen – bass; Ches Smith and Kenny Wollesen – drums

Myra Melford
Snowy Egret (Enja/Yellowbird)
Released: March 25, 2015
Featuring Myra Melford – piano; Ron Miles – cornet; Liberty Ellman – guitar; Stomu Takeishi – bass; Tyshawn Sorey – drums