San Francisco Scene: July 18-25, 2015

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From the Bay Improviser:

Saturday, July 18
Sat 7/18 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Golden Path CD release concert

Sunday, July 19

Sun 7/19 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence #7. The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just your ears. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names, and there will be a full set by Gino Robair/Unpopular Electronics.

Monday, July 20

Mon 7/20 9:00 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring THE EDOMITES plus LESIONREAD (BUFFALO, NY) plus KRISTACHUWAN (ABQ, NM)

Tuesday, July 21

Tue 7/21 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Nathan Clevenger Chamber Group
Composer/guitarist Nathan Clevenger presents a new chamber jazz sextet. The group’s compositions are modular and constantly blur the lines between composition and improvisation, space and density, and jazz, folkloric and modern classical textures.

Wednesday, July 22

Wed 7/22 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Kevin McHugh and Akihiko “Akkun” Ando

Thursday, July 23

Thu 7/23 8:00 PM LSG Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Gallery [509 Ellis Street SF]
8pm Bleeding Vector
Eric Vogler- guitar, Lorin Benedict- voice
9pm Aurélie Lierman – voice
with Motoko Honda – electronics

Friday, July 24

Fri 7/24 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kate Campbell + Anne Rainwater [don’t be a stranger series #1]
Brilliant local pianists Kate Campbell and Anne Rainwater play game-based music by Rozalie Hirs, György Kurtág, John Zorn, and an immersive collaboration with Danny Clay. Pre-concert party with the artists begins at 7:30; music proper begins around 8.

Saturday, July 25

Sat 7/25 7:30 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Kallie Ciechomski, violist
NY City violist on tour. Repertoire features solo unaccompanied works for viola that have all been written in her lifetime, with an emphasis on composers who are women.

Sat 7/25 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Black Spirituals, Charles Barabé, Jean-Sébastien Truchy, Black Givre the best of the Bay Area and Montreal’s experimental music and video scene will descend on San Francisco’s Center For New Music, Saturday, July 25, $5-$10 sliding/FREE for members of CNM.

Sat 7/25 10:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
9Fingers + Wiener Kids

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Jimmy Bennington Upcoming Dates in Chicago

From www.jbcolourandsound.com:

*Fri. July 17 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Sat. July 18 at colour and sound house concert series, rogers park, 8-10pm (music from 9pm-10pm)
featuring jimmy bennington – drums, fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones, and legendary brian smith – bass
suggested donation $20.00, BYOB, RSVP to bamesjennington@hotmail.com http://www.jbcolourandsound.com

*Mon. July 20 as part of the lifeline theatre story telling project at the redline tap, 7-9pm
jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums and fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones http://www.jbcolourandsound.com

*Sat. July 25 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Wed. July 29 as part of 2nd story hosted at mayne stage in rogers park, 8-10pm, $ cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums, fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones, and devin foster – bass

*Sat. Aug. 1 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Sat. Aug. 8 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Fri. Aug. 14 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Sun. Aug. 15 at glenwood avenue arts fest in rogers park, 4-5pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
featuring jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums, fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones, and mike harmon – bass

*Sat. Aug. 22 at rhythm room bar and bistro, evanston, 7-11pm, no cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound trio

*Sun. Aug. 23 at redline tap, rogers park, 9-12midnight, $5.00 cover, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums, artie black and dustin laurenzi – saxophones, and mike harmon – bass *special guest artist opener talib, 9-10pm

*Thur. Aug. 27 vic’s happy hour (courtesy of vic’s drum shop) at the cobra lounge, $ cover, 7-8pm, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums, fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones, and devin foster – bass

*Mon. Oct. 5 at the university of chicago’s arts incubator, 7-9pm
jimmy bennington colour and sound – featuring jimmy bennington – drums, fred jackson jr. of the AACM – saxophones, and mike harmon – bass, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com

*Thur. Nov. 12, comfort music series at comfort station, $ cover, 7:30pm, http://www.jbcolourandsound.com
jimmy bennington colour and sound

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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From The New York Times:

Michaël Attias IBeam Residency (through Sunday) Mr. Attias is a saxophonist and composer of investigative bent, and he’s exploring a few different avenues during his residency at IBeam. Highlights include a performance with the Anthony Coleman Trio (Friday at 8:30 p.m.); a freely improvised set with the bassist Sean Conly and the drummer Tom Rainey (Saturday at 8:30 p.m.); and two sets with his ensemble Spun Tree, featuring Mr. Conly, Mr. Rainey, the trumpeter Ralph Alessi and the pianist Matt Mitchell (Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 p.m.) 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com. (Chinen)

40Twenty (Wednesday through July 25) The collective known as 40Twenty — Jacob Sacks on piano, Jacob Garchik on trombone, Dave Ambrosio on bass and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums — explores an intersection of buoyant swing, rugged counterpoint and complex harmony. The band settles in for four nights at Seeds, an intimate, artist-run space in Brooklyn. At 8:30 p.m., 617 Vanderbilt Avenue, at St. Marks Avenue, Prospect Heights, seedsbrooklyn.org. (Chinen)

Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde (Monday) Mr. Garchik is a trombonist, composer and arranger brimming with bright ideas, and on “Ye Olde,” an album due out this fall, he imagines a heavy-metal soundtrack to a faux-medieval tale set in Flatbush, Brooklyn. As on the album, which works better than that description might suggest, he appears here with the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and three texture-mad guitarists: Jonathan Goldberger, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook. At 7:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village; 212-967-7555, joespub.com. (Chinen)

Jenny Scheinman (Tuesday through July 26) Ms. Scheinman, a violinist of deep lyrical gifts, has lately put emphasis on her singer-songwriter side in a way that suggests a continuity rather than a departure. Still, her return to chamberesque improvised music at the Village Vanguard next week is a welcome turn of events, especially given her choice of partners: the clarinetist and saxophonist Doug Wieselman, the pianist Myra Melford and the drummer Rudy Royston. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (through Sunday) Mr. Threadgill, who at 71 is still a blazingly original composer, bandleader, alto saxophonist and flutist, has an assuredly spiky new album — “In for a Penny, In for a Pound,” a suite on two discs — that showcases the oblique cohesion of Zooid, his longtime chamber-improv band. The group sets up shop at Village Vanguard, as it did to momentous effect around this time last year. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Harry Partch (c. 1969), from the cover of The ...

From The New York Times:

Bargemusic (Friday through Sunday) New music for piano takes the spotlight on Friday as the pianist Edward Philip Fisher presents a program featuring music by Boulez, Ronald Stevenson and Esa-Pekka Salonen. On Saturday, Steven Beck, a formidable pianist steeped in contemporary music, begins his two-concert perusal of the complete Variations and Bagatelles by Beethoven, while Sunday is the start of the cellist Jeffrey Solow’s two-part survey of Bach’s six solo cello suites with commentary. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, bargemusic.org. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

‘Delusion of the Fury’ (Thursday and Friday) A menagerie of alien-looking instruments will fill the stage when Ensemble Musikfabrik and the director Heiner Goebbels bring to life this work by the West Coast maverick composer Harry Partch. Presented by Lincoln Center Festival, it blends elements of Japanese and Ethiopian folklore and theater with Partch’s unorthodox tuning systems and intricate rhythms. Earlier in the evening the percussionist and vocalist David Moss opens a window into Partch’s idiosyncratic art in “Bitter Music,” a lecture-performance of music written during his itinerant years in the mid-1930s, which reflects the fragmentation and uprooting of traditions of the Great Depression. “Harry Partch: Bitter Music” at Thursday at 6 p.m.; “Delusion of the Fury” at Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., City Center, 131 West 55th Street, Manhattan, 212-721-6500, lincolncenterfestival.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Secret Chiefs (through Sunday) Electronic music, rock and other traditions from around the world collide in the music of the Secret Chiefs, which wraps up its residency at the Stone with a polyglot list of guest performers. Friday’s late set features a performance of John Zorn’s “Masada Book II”; Sunday brings together the pianist Craig Taborn, the bassist Thomas Morgan and the percussionist Gerald Cleaver in performances of Zorn Bagatelles. Full details online. Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)