Chicago Scene: July 11-17, 2015

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, July 11th 2015

12:00PM-7:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
The Freedom Principle : Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now — Opening day
Rio Negro II Unveiling and Talk : Douglas R Ewart, George Lewis, Douglas Repetto
Chad Kouri, Jazz Movement Studies
Natural Information Society and Lisa Alvarado : Performance and Talk
Tomeka Reid, Silvia Bolognesi
Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30-$10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Homage to Malachi Maghostut Favors
Douglas R Ewart Clarinet Choir : Dee Alexander, Tatsu Aoki, Harrison Bankhead, Mwata Bowden, Douglas R Ewart, Duriel Harris, J D Parran, Sterling D Plumpp, Ni’Ja Whitson, Edward Wilkerson

Sunday, July 12th 2015

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
null point : Ethan Hayden, Zane Merritt, Colin Tucker
Andy Nogal, Alison Lowell

9:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300 (Free)
Theo Katsaounis, Donny Mahlmeister, LeRoy Bach, Ryan Packard, Fred Lonberg-Holm

Monday, July 13th 2015

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Katinka Kleijn, Johnathan Meyer, Mars Williams

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Option Series
Jim O’Rourke Films, The Green Pasture Happiness

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Corey Wilkes

5:45PM at the St James Cathedral, 65 E Huron, 312.787.7360 (Free)
Here and Now 2 : A Spektral Sampler Pack
Spektral Quartet — music by Arvo Pärt, David Reminick

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Amen : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Mazzarella, Anton Hatwich, Avreeayl Ra

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

7:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Adventures In Jazz, Chicago And Beyond : A Tribute To Fred Anderson
Borderbend Arts Collective

7:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($10 suggested donation)
Steve Coleman Residency Kick-Off Concert

8:30PM at Tritriangle, 1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl ($10-$5 suggested donation)
Flandrew Fleisenberg
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Aaron Zarzutzki
Personal Injury Lawyer
Will Soderberg

Thursday, July 16th 2015

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee ($5 suggested donation)
Andrew Clinkman, Jim Baker
Keefe Jackson, Steve Hunt

7:30PM at Café Logan, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($10 suggested donation)
Steve Coleman with Local Musicians

Friday, July 17th 2015

6:00PM at the Millennium Park Chapel, Columbus and Monroe
The Air We Breathe
Douglas R Ewart

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Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 16/2015

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

Hoodoo Blues and Roots Music: Alberto Popolla Clarinets / Errico Defabritiis Alto Sax / Gianfranco Tedeschi Double Bass / Fabrizio Spera Drums / Guest: Luca Venitucci Organ, Melodica, Amplified Zither

Too Many Continents: Nick Fraser Drums / Tony Malaby Tenor and Soprano Saxophones / Kris Davis Piano

Satan in Plain Clothes: Martin Küchen Saxophones / Thomas Johansson Trumpet / Mats ÄLeklint Trombone / Jon Rune Strøm Double Bass / Tollef ØStvang Drums

Leo Records
Leo Records, 35th Anniversary, Moscow: Frank Gratkowski / Alexey Kruglov / Simon Nabatov / Oleg Yudanov

Homage to Paul Bley: Arrigo Cappelletti / Furio Di Castri / Bruce Ditmas

Pow-bee: Andrea Buffa / Stefano Bataglia / Fiorenzo Bodrato / Dario Mazzucco

Drip Audio
a Day’s Life: Tony Wilson Sextet

Slam Productions
Improgressive: Errico DE Fabritiis, as, Ss/ Alberto Popolla, Cl, as, Bcl

Not Two
Unknowable: François Carrier, as, Chinese Oboe, Michel Lambert, Dr/ Rafal Mazur, B

Jack Mouse | Scott Robinson
Snakeheads and Ladybugs: Jack Mouse, Dr/ Scott Robinson, Sax, Cor, Cl

Kali Z Fasteau
Piano Rapture: Kali Z. Fasteau, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Voice; Kidd Jordan, Tenor Saxophone; L. mixashawn Rozie, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Flute, Djembe; J.d. parran, Alto Flute, Alto Clarinet; Ron Mcbee, Percussion

Too Many Continents: Nick Fraser Drums / Tony Malaby Tenor and Soprano Saxophones / Kris Davis Piano

AMN Picks of the Week: Far Rainbow / Max Johnson / Michel Banabila / Matana Roberts / Nate Wooley / Joe Morris

English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Far Rainbow – No Medicine That Can Cure A Fool (2015)
Max Johnson Trio – Something Familiar (2015)
Michel Banabila – Jump Cuts (2015)
Matana Roberts – Always (2015)
Nate Wooley – Battle Pieces (2015)
Joe Morris – Solos Bimhuis (2015)

DMG Newsletter July 10th, 2015

Alice Coltrane

From DMG:

New from Clean Feed: Evan Parker/Joe Morris/Nate Wooley! Nick Fraser/Tony Malaby/Kris Davis! Daniel Levin With Wooley/Moran/Zetterberg! Frantz Loriot & Joachim Badenhorst! Simon Nabatov & Mark Dresser!

Jason Roebke Trio! New Atlantis erupts: Chris Pitsiokos/Max Johnson/Kevin Shea! Elliott Sharp & Scott Fields! Stephen Haynes/Joe Morris/Ben Stapp/William Parker/Warren Smith! Upsilon Acrux! Maja Ratkje! Ross Hammond/Steuart Liebig/Jon Bafus!

Plus Historic Discs from John Coltrane Quartet! Alice Coltrane LP!Muddy Waters & BB King! Johnny Cash LP! And Sale Discs from Lou Grassi/Marshall Allen Po Band! The Nu Band! Anthony Braxton Ninetet! Hugh Hopper & Kramer! Ned Rothenberg Double Band! N.A.D. and more!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, July 19th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & LEX SAMU – Reeds & Trumpet!

Sunday, August 9th – Tuba Double-Header:
6pm: CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH – Solo Tuba!
7pm: BEN STAPP – Solo Tuba!

Radu Malfatti & Ensemble, London 1st August 2015

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From Bang the Bore:

Radu Malfatti has long been a pivotal figure in improvised and experimental music, from his early day with ensembles like the Brotherhood of Breath to his subsequent involvement with the Wandelweiser collective and radical investigations into the relationship between music and silence. Long known as a trombone player, he is currently exploring the possibilities of the bass harmonica. Malfatti’s visits to London are rare nowadays, so the Hundred Years Gallery are very lucky to be able to present this concert with a magnificent line-up of musicians. There will be two improvised quartets and a sextet composition by Malfatti.

Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD
Saturday 1st August 2015
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | Entry £5 / donations