Lisa Mezzacappa Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa is set to premiere her most ambitious work to date, Glorious Ravage, an evening-length song cycle for large ensemble and film at the Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, September 26, and at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco, October 1-2. The work takes its inspiration from Victorian-era lady adventurers who traveled the world. The work is also the product of an extensive collaboration with four moving image artists: Konrad Steiner, Alfonso Alvarez, Kathleen Quillian, and Janis Crystal.

Newsbits: Blue Buddha / Sun Ra Compilation / ICE Reviewed / Tandaapushi Release / Frank Rosaly Release / Steve Roach Video

The Tzadik-released debut from Blue Buddha is reviewed at AudAud.

Strut Records is releasing a new Sun Ra compilation, To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds.

The International Contemporary Ensemble’s first show of their Fall season is reviewed.

Jvtlandt has released the debut album by French / Belgian powertrio Tandaapushi, featuring Léo Dupleix, Laurens Smet and Louis Evrard on keyboards, bass and drums.

After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label. Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space.

And finally, a Steve Roach video profile is available:

Gilles Aubry & Rob Millis / Greta Pistaceci / Matt Davis in Bristol UK

Source: Bang the Bore.

Café Kino, 108 Stoke’s Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU
8pm, Thursday 8th October 2015

Psychopomps Aubry and Millis rotate cosmic life cycles around the axis of the funerary temple of Manikarnika, Varanasi, juxtaposing the pseudo-immortality of fixed recorded sound with the disembodiment process of cremation rituals. Context and counterpoint are provided via field recording, archival material, gathered ambience and a selection of early Indian 78rpm records.

Multidisciplinarian artist, sound artist, musician and non-musician. Pistaceci operates between the poles of delicately regulated theremin to ear-splitting noise processes, sculpture to exposed-nerve performance art, improvisation to installation. See also Earth Creature and the A Band.

Electromagnetism, field recordings and trumpet directed via processes, prepared material and improvisation. Likely to be found in company with Zeitkratzer, Angharad Davies, Mark Wastell and Rhodri Davies with releases via Quakebasket, Erstwhile and Another Timbre.

Argento Chamber Ensemble’s ‘Scelsi Rediscovered’ Reviewed

The concert, part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds festival, also featured an American premiere by the composer Georg Friedrich Haas.

Source: The New York Times.

Scelsi Rediscovered” was the title given to the Argento Chamber Ensemble’s simmering concert Friday evening at the Czech Center New York. But it hasn’t been all that long since this enigmatic, reclusive Italian master was discovered in the first place. Not until the years before Scelsi’s death in 1988 did his works — some more than 50 years old at that point — become widely known.

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Eye of Ra (Self Produced)

Bechet: Our Contemporary (Reddy Music)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Black Light (Cuneiform Records)

Tania Giannouli Ensemble
Transcendence (Rattle Records (New Zealand))

Arvo Part
Musica Selecta: A Sequence by Manfred Eicher (ECM Records)

Michael Bisio
Accortet (Relative Pitch Records)

Julian Julien
Terre II (Self Produced)

Jon Irabagon
Behind The Sky (Self Produced)