Chicago Scene: September 26-30, 2015

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, September 26th 2015

2015 Hyde Park Jazz Festival

1:00PM Tatsu Aoki “Miyumi Project”
8:30PM Tomeka Reid Ensemble
5:00PM Ari Brown Quintet
5:00PM Dave Rempis, Frank Rosaly
9:30PM Henry Threadgill, David Virelles

7:30PM-9:00PM at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave, Evanston IL, 847.866.6260 ($15)
Bethany Younge, Jessica Aszodi, Katherine Young, Jenna Lyle, Eli Namay, Nick Meryhew, Emily Beisel, Nomi Epstein — improvisations and works by Carolyn Chen, Nomi Epstein, John Cage, John Holland

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio

Sunday, September 27th 2015

2015 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
3:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30) (wheelchair-accessible)
Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Ragin, Tyshawn Sorey
Roscoe Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Kikanju Baku
7:00PM-9:00PM at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001
James Falzone, Jason Stein, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Angela James
7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30) (wheelchair-accessible)
Roscoe Mitchell, James Fei, William Winant
Roscoe Mitchell, Jaribu Shahid, Tani Tabbal

9:00PM at The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee, 773.235.5300
Ed Wilkerson, Jim Baker, Steve Hunt

Monday, September 28th 2015

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$5)
Pandelis Karayorgis Solo

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tomeka Reid’s Hear in Now

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Thollem McDonas, James Falzone, Matthew Lux, Bill Mackay
Sound Of The City Workshop

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King Crimson at Usher Hall Reviewed

Robert Fripp

King Crimson at Usher Hall jazz article by Ian Patterson, published on September 26, 2015.

Source: All About Jazz.

The only thing more surprising than King Crimson’s return to live duty in 2014 after an absence of six years was the new, three-drummer line-up; the trio’s position across the front of the stage represented a radical departure from the norm but Fripp‘s King Crimson is essentially an ongoing experiment in new possibilities. The day it stands still musically is the day it atrophies.

Mary Halvorson Tour Dates

Source: Mary Halvorson.

September 28th- October 3rd
MELTFRAME (Mary Halvorson solo guitar) European record release tour!
Double bill with Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums
Monday, September 28th @ Sala Harpago Gatto Blu (Catania, Italy)
Tuesday, September 29th @ Café de Ruimte (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Wednesday, September 30th @ Stadtgarten (Köln, Germany)
Thursday, October 1st @ Moriska Paviljongen (Malmö, Sweden)
Friday, October 2nd @ Dinamo (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Saturday, October 3rd @ Teatro Fabbricone (Prato, Italy)

Sunday, October 11th @ The Stone (Ave C @ 2nd Street, NYC) 3pm
John Zorn‘s Bagatelles: Kris Davis
Kris Davis (piano), John Hébert (bass) & Tyshawn Sorey (drums) w/ special guest Mary Halvorson (guitar)

Wednesday, October 14th @ SEEDS (617 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn) 8:30pm
The Out Louds
Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Ben Goldberg (clarinet) & Mary Halvorson (guitar)

Friday, October 16th @ BRIC Jazz Fest (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn) 9pm
Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) & Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

Friday, October 23rd @ Edgefest, Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor, MI) 8pm
Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums) plus special guest Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone)

Saturday, October 24th @ Edgefest, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Ann Arbor, MI) 8pm
Taylor Ho Bynum Edgefest PlusTet
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone)
Plus UM Creative Arts Orchestra, area artists, and Edgefest performers

Sunday, October 25th @ 9338 Campau Gallery (Hamtramck, MI) 2pm
Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

Tuesday, October 27th @ Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, NYC) 11pm
Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde
Jacob Garchik (trombone), Ava Mendoza (guitar), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Vinnie Sperrazza (drums)
also on the bill: Mossenek, Windhorse, Portraiture

DMG Newsletter September 25th, 2015

Source: DMG.

New from Not Two: Three from Ken Vandermark: The Resonance Ensemble! Duo with Barry Guy! Rara Avis Italian Quintet! Steve Swell All-Star 2 CD Set! Rodrigo Amado/Joe McPhee/Kent Kessler/Chris Corsano! Szilard Mezei Septet! Ulrich Gumpert Quartett!

Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed & New Mike Reed with Matt Shipp & Marquis Hill! From Rare Noise: Animation with Bob Belden & Bill Laswell! Lorenzo Felicate/Steve Jansen/Pat Mastelotto! Metallic Taste of Blood! Ensemble Dissonanzen! Restocked: Wadada Leo Smith & N’Da Kulture! Misha Mengelberg & Sabu Toyozuma!

Plus Archival Recordings from Jackson C. Frank! The Dub Revolutionaries! Frank Wright/Noah Howard Quartet Rare LP! The Jazz Epistles with Hugh Masakela & Dollar Brand! And Even More!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, September 27th & Monday & September 28th:
FONT FEST Comes to DMG! FONT is The Festival of New Trumpet 2015

Sunday, September 27th – Triple-Header – $10 for the Night!
Curated by Aaron Shragge & Featuring:
7pm – Chad McCullough & Dan Cray Duo:
Chad McCullough – Trumpet
Dan Cray – Piano
8pm – John Blevins & MATTERHORN
John Blevins – Trumpet
Jeff McLaughlin – Guitar
Marty Kenney – Bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – Drums
9pm – Leo Hardman-Hill – trumpet
Katherine McShane – cello
Zoe Christiansen – Accordion
Daniel Pencer – tenor saxophone

Monday, September 28th – Triple-Header – $10 for the Night
Curated by Nate Wooley and Featuring:
7pm – Jaimie Branch & “Illionaires”
Jaimie Branch-trumpet
Anthony Pirog- guitar
Jason Nazary – drums
8pm Joe Moffett – Solo Trumpet
9pm – Brandon Lewis Quartet
Brandon Lewis – Trumpet
Kevin Theodore – Keyboard
Ben Carr – Bass
David Frazier Jr. – Drums

Just added: Rare Thursday, October 1st set:

Sunday, October 4th – Final DMG FONT FEST Celebration Featuring Several Trumpeters:

Rudresh Mahanthappa on Tour

Source: Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Indo-Pak Coalition
Oct. 3 – Raksha Benefit, Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 6-7 – Creative Music Foundation, CMS Workshop, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
Oct. 21- Jazz Institute of Chicago, 2015 Annual Gala, The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL

Bird Calls
Oct. 24-25 – Blues Alley, Washington DC
Oct. 31 – Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
Nov. 2 – Teatrul de vara Bacau, Bacau, Romania
Nov. 4-5 – Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
Nov. 6 – Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Nov. 7 – Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany
Nov. 8 – Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
Nov. 10 – Círculo de las Artes de Lugo, Lugo, Spain
Nov. 12 – Paraninfo de La Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Nov. 13 – Auditorio del Museo Picasso de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Nov. 14 – Teatro Isabel la Católica, Granada, Spain
Nov. 16 – Ghent Jazz Club, Ghent, Belgium
Dec. 12 – Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York, NY

Nov. 20-25 – The NYUAD Arts Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Nov. 26-Dec. 5 – India and Sri Lanka

with Rez Abbasi
Dec. 19 – Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA