AMN Picks of the Week: Mean Crow / Adam Rudolph / Bass Communion and Freiband / Slobber Pup

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Ross Hammond / Luke Stewart / Nate Scheible – Mean Crow (2015)
Adam Rudolph / Go Organic Guitar Orchestra – Turning Towards the Light (2015)
Bass Communion & Freiband – Bass Communion & Freiband (2015)
Slobber Pup – Pole Axe (2015)

John Luther Adams Performance in New York Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

Along with a $50,000 grant, the award included a three-concert series at the Miller Theater, presenting a trilogy of Mr. Adams’s works, all in their New York premieres. The first took place on Wednesday, with the International Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Steven Schick, and the JACK Quartet performing “Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing,” a piece begun in response to the death of Mr. Adams’s father in 1991 and completed in 1995.