Newsbits: Look and Listen Festival / Greg Fox and Kid Millions Reviewed / Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda Performance

The Look and Listen competition is offering composers a $1000 cash prize as well as a performance of his or her work at the 2016 Look & Listen Festival in New York City.

The Quietus reviews the new release from Greg Fox and Kid Millions.

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda will perform for an intimate audience at The Hill, a monumental (yet very personal) work of art, isolated on remote private land 70 miles East of El Paso, September 19, 2015 3PM. Akio Suzuki (Kyotango, Japan) – handmade instruments, found objects; Aki Onda (New York, New York) – tapes, electronics, radio, found objects.

Taylor Ho Bynum & Abbey Rader Duet in Miami August 19 with Webcast

English: Taylor Ho Bynum, Moers Festival 2007

An upcoming duet of Taylor Ho Bynum & Abbey Rader will be webcast live on

Audiotheque is proud to present another performance by visiting artist, Taylor Ho Bynum (brass) this time along side the legendary Abbey Rader (drums). Gustavo Matamoros (saw) will join them in a piece or two.

Taylor Ho Bynum & Abbey Rader: Duet

7:30 PM | have a refreshment & secure a good seat
8:00 PM | concert & webcast begin on time!

FREE (donations accepted)

Complete Communion Jazz Reviews For August

Tim Berne

From The Quietus:

William Parker – For Those Who Are, Still
(Aum Fidelity)

Mette Rasmussen & Chris Corsano – All The Ghosts At Once
(Relative Pitch)

Matana Roberts – Always
(Relative Pitch)

Stefan Keune, Dominic Lash, Steve Noble – Fractions
(No Business)

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – You’ve Been Watching Me

Sun Ra Arkestra Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen – Babylon Live
(In and Out Records)

Utech Family Fundraiser

Keith Utech is the founder and operator of Utech Records, label that has released albums from James Plotkin, Lasse Marhaug, and Justin Broadrick, as well as fostered the work of newer projects like Locrian, Nadja, and Horseback.

His wife, Kim Utech, recently lost her battle against breast cancer. A crowdfunding effort has been set up to assist Keith with living expenses while he takes time off to be with their kids and to help with the expenses incurred while Kim was receiving treatment.

Please consider donating anything you can.

You can also download a benefit compilation from Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the family.

I have donated on behalf of myself and Avant Music News and I hope that you do the same.

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From The Free Jazz Collective:

Wadada Leo Smith & John Tilbury – Bishopsgate Concert (Treader, 2014) ****½
Tashi Dorji – Appa (Bathetic Records, 2015) ***½
Nate Wooley – Battle Pieces (Relative Pitch, 2015) ****
Earth Tongues – Rune (Neither Nor, 2015) ****½
Les Amants De Juliette – S’Electrolysent (Quoi De Neuf, Docteur, 2015) ***½
Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers – Crisis (Pi, 2015) ****½