Upcoming Steve Colson Performances

From Steve Colson, a seminal member of the AACM:

Sept 6th – Steve & Iqua Colson 40 Years in the Moment
at the Jazz & Heritage Pavillion as Part of The Chicago Jazz Festival

October 17, 2015 – Penn Ar Jazz – Atlantique Jazz Festival #12
Brest, France
Adegoke Steve Colson, solo Piano

October 23, 2015 – AACM New York Chapter
50th Anniversary Celebration
Steve and Iqua Colson: 40 Years In The Moment
with Marlene Rice (vn), Reggie Workman (b) and Andrew Cyrille on Drums

November 19, 2015 – TONES FOR CD Release
Adegoke Steve Colson – Solo Piano Performance
Steinway Hall
1155 Avenue of the Americas NY, NY


Vital Weekly Reviews 993

From Vital Weekly:

Junji Hirose – Ssi-5 (Cd by Ftarri) *
Khost – Corrosive Shroud (Cd by Cold Spring)
David Rothenberg & Korhan Erel – Berlin Bülbül (Cd by Gruenrekorder)
Nate Wooley – Battle Pieces Sound (Cd by Relative Pitch)
Peter Evans & Tim Dahl Mike Pride Pulverize the Sound (Cd by Relative Pitch)
Arkora – Songs from the Rainshadow’s Edge (Cd by Redshift)
Bad Sector – Cephus (Cd, Private) *
Mingle – Static (Cd by Kvitnu) *
Yaporigami – a Hectic Truer (Cd by Ff Space) *
Sylvain Chauveau – How to Live in Small Spaces (Cd by Brocoli) *
Darkrad – Little Black World (Cd by Audiophob) *
Nam-kahr & Sielwolf – Atavist Craft (Cd by Sombre Soniks) *
Negru Pvlse – Fervere (Cd by Ur Muzik) *
Artefactum – Rosarium Hermeticum (Cd by Ur Muzik) *
Peter J Woods – Impure Gold, PT Ii (Lp by Ftam)
Roger Döring & Konrad Korabiewski – Komplex (Lp by Gruenrekorder)
Jochen Arbeit & Michael Esposito – all the Fucking Voices (7″ Flexi Disc by Phantom Archives/firework Editions)
Emil Klotzsch – Gott (Cdr by Eta Label) *
Ceccato & Babin & Golinski – Tor (Cdr by Edgetone Records)
Oa – Oa (Cdr by Edgetone Records)
Dag Rosenqvist – the Forest Diaries (Cdr by Eilean Records) *

Steve Swell News

Steve Swell-Living Theater.2.9.08From Steve Swell:


Kanreki: Reflection and Renewal 60th birthday double CD including performances and compositions that have not been released along with 4 of my paintings and 4 of my poems. Includes Darius Jones, Ned Rothenberg, Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Weasel Walter, C Spenser Yeh, Michael Vatcher, Tom Buckner and more. (NotTwo) September release.

Kende Dreams: Hommage to Bela Bartok This is a release of my compositions inspired by Bela Bartok. The band is Rob Brown, Connie Crothers, William Parker and Chad Taylor (Silkheart SHCD 160) September/October release.

Krakow Nights A live performance in Krakow this past March of Peter Brotzmann/Steve Swell/Paal Nilssen-Love (NotTwo) September release.
Soul Travelers: Steve Swell Quintet Quintet of mine with Jemeel Moondoc, Dave Burrell, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver playing and improvising on my compositions. (RogueArt) 2016 release.

I will also have a solo release as part of finishing my degree at Empire SUNY, self produced this September/October.


I will be having a week at the Stone in NYC from November 24-29 (closed the 26 for Thanksgiving). There will be a new group I will co lead with Gebhard Ullmann called the Chicago Plan with Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang. We will tour the midwest and record in Chicago in September (please see my website for dates). I will also be playing EdgeFest in October with Jason Hwang’s great group Sing House and will do a short tour in November with Frode Gjerstad, Paal Nilssen-Love and Jon Rune Strom in NY, Philly and Rochester.

Next Year:

February tour with Gebhard Ullmann’s Basement Research (Europe)
April tour with Paal Nilssen-Love and Peter Brotzmann (Europe)
May tour to Florida, New Orleans, Alabama and Houston with Dave Burrell’s Duo
October (first half) tour with Paal Nilssen-Love and Peter Brotzmann (Europe)
October (second half) with the Chicago Plan, Gebhard Ullmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang (Europe)