IBeam Brooklyn in September

Source: IBeam Brooklyn:

Sylke E. Bearheart
Saturday, September 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Sylke E. Bearheart – saxophone
Nicolai Noiser – trumpet
Joe Morris – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 1)
Thursday, September 10th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Kate Gentile Quartet (8:30 & 10pm)
Jeremy Viner- clarinet/tenor sax
Matt Mitchell- piano & laptop
Adam Hopkins- bass
Kate Gentile- drums & compositions
Kate Gentile’s music has been described as “hyper-detailed….designed to spur multi-faceted improvisation.” Her quartet has been playing a new book of often-dense compositions containing varied forms and unconventional rhythms and harmonies that demand a spectrum of improvisational creativity. Each night will feature two entirely different sets of music.

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 2)
Friday, September 11th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Kate Gentile Residency (Night 3)
Saturday, September 12th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Matt Mitchell- piano & compositions
Kate Gentile- drums & compositions
*with special guests:
Adam O’Farrill- trumpet
Brandon Lopez- bass
Snark Horse plays enigmatic and expansive one-bar compositions, complete unto themselves and modular on a micro and macro level. Snark Horse was designed and bred to play with the wildest of wild cards.
Kate Gentile with Michael Attias, Matt Mitchell, & Sean Conly 10pm
Michael Attias – alto
Matt Mitchell – piano
Sean Conly – bass
Kate Gentile – drums & compositions

Friday, September 18th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Thomas Johansson – trumpet
Kristoffer Alberts – reeds
Ola Høyer – double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums
Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over one hundred live-performances and three albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Bushman’s Revenge, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Team Hegdal, SAKA, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, AKODE, Honest John, and The Heat Death.

The Ullmann/McGorry Group
Saturday, September 26th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
David Ullmann-Guitar
Craig McGorry-Sax
Jay Cho-Piano
Tony O’Blaney-Bass
John Marino-Drums

San Francisco Scene: August 28 – September 4, 2015

From the Bay Improviser:

Friday, August 28

Fri 8/28 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Tonal Masher meets Bari Blaster: Aram Shelton & Jon Raskin + John Bischoff Solo Electronics
Raskin’s Bari Blaster meets Shelton’s Tonal Masher in their first meeting as a duo. This set aspires to shed light on innovative ways in which the saxophone can be used. This will be a no rules event. John Bischoff will perform a set of solo electronic pieces built from intrinsic features of the electronic medium: high definition noise components, tonal edges, imperfections, transitions, digital shading, and non-linear motion.

Saturday, August 29

Sat 8/29 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
JThon’s EP Release Party
Ep Release Party for my first EP, with live performances, live DJ’s, food and drinks. opportunity for networking and having a good night.

Sunday, August 30

Sun 8/30 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
sfSound and Special Guests
Celebrating Stefano Scodanibbio
sfSound; Luciano Chessa, dan bau; Tom Dambly Trumpet Quartet; Del Sol String Quartet; Benjamin Kreith, violin; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Scott Walton, bass

Sun 8/30 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
A Night of Improvised Duets
Nick Obando, alto sax
Josh Allen, tenor sax
Ross Hammond, guitar
Eli Wallace, piano

Monday, August 31

Mon 8/31 9:30 PM VAMP music • art • consignment [331 19th Street Oakland]
Avant-Jazz & Experimental Noise Every Monday featuring Evangelista/Atwal/Obando plus Spirituals in Dialogue

Wednesday, September 2

Wed 9/02 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society Anniversary Show

Thursday, September 3

Thu 9/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series @ 509 Cultural Gallery [509 Ellis Street SF]
8pm Logan Hone/Greg Uhlmann Duo
9pm Shadow Revolutions (Sharkiface & Fletcher Pratt)
Duo of Sharkiface and Fletcher Pratt doing noisy horror soundtracks and ghostly chopped n screwed remix jams.

Two of Los Angeles’ most creative young musicians, multi-instrumentalist Logan Hone and guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, will team for a California tour in September 2015. The duo will present a dynamic set of music that combines song with elements of free improvisation and blurs the lines between jazz, indie rock, and avant-garde.

Friday, September 4

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Logan Hone & Greg Uhlmann

Fri 9/04 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Righteous Intonation:
Chris Brown- 6Primes- piano works in limit 13 just intonation
Stephen Parris/Daniel Schmidt- Gamelan Encinal- just slendro tuning

6Primes (2014)
Six Pieces for Piano in 13-limit Just Intonation
by Chris Brown

Mary Halvorson Interview

Source: Burning Ambulance:

Guitarist Mary Halvorson is one of the most prolific artists on the current jazz/improv scene; she’s appeared on 65 albums since 2003, including several as a leader (she has a trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, to which she adds horn players—trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonists Jon Irabagon and Ingrid Laubrock, trombonist Jacob Garchik—to make a quintet or a septet). She’s been a member of groups led by Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn, Mike Reed, Marc Ribot, and many others, and participated in more improvisatory contexts with, it seems, half of New York’s avant-music community. Now, she’s releasing her first solo album, Meltframe, on the Firehouse 12 label.

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City.

Source: The New York Times:

Chris Dingman Subliminal Trio (Friday) Mr. Dingman, a vibraphonist and composer drawn to softly luminous effect, has a chamberlike new album, “The Subliminal and the Sublime,” inspired by nature — with an eye toward both the grandeur and the granular. This trio features two core members of its cast: the pianist Fabian Almazan and the guitarist Ryan Ferreira. At 10:30 p.m., ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com. (Chinen)

Go: Organic Orchestra (Sunday) The percussionist and composer Adam Rudolph has an endlessly pliable outlet in the Go: Organic Orchestra, a (very) large ensemble trained to execute his ideas, and stocked with improvisers like the multireedist Ned Rothenberg and the cornetist Graham Haynes. This is the conclusion of a monthlong residency at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. At 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue, at Lincoln Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-622-3300, bqcm.org. (Chinen)

Jon Irabagon Quartet (Wednesday) Jon Irabagon has two new albums arriving in a couple of weeks: “Inaction is An Action,” an often starkly abrasive solo recital played on sopranino saxophone; and “Behind the Sky,” a reflective, melodic post-bop affair for a small group. This one-nighter focuses more on the second option — though perhaps not to the exclusion of the first — with a band featuring the pianist Matt Mitchell, the bassist Chris Lightcap and the drummer Nasheet Waits. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net. (Chinen)

Mario Pavone: ‘Blue Dialect’ (Sunday and Monday) The rock-solid yet deeply exploratory bassist Mario Pavone has an excellent new album, “Blue Dialect,” featuring his trio with Matt Mitchell on piano and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. The group draws from the album in this engagement, joined (on Sunday only) by Dave Ballou on trumpet and Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)