R.I.P. Lemmy Kilmister

RIP Lemmy. While I am not familiar with his Motorhead work, Lemmy was an early member of British psych band Hawkwind (1972-75), and he played bass and sang for them on several albums.

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AMN Reviews: Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015; Pi Recordings)

pi58_500Henry Threadgill is one of those rare musicians who never puts out anything less than strong recordings.  As such, his new releases are worth purchasing unheard, an act that is becoming rare. In For a Penny, In For a Pound is a double CD release (though at slightly less than 80 minutes, it might have been able to fit on a single CD) featuring Threadgill’s characteristically active and complex compositions.

With Elliott Kavee on drums and percussion, Christopher Hoffman on cello, “Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, and “Liberty Ellman on guitar, the album includes of four long suites ostensibly one for each of these instruments, as well as two shorter introductory pieces, one per CD. Nonetheless, each suite is not in any way limited to the proclaimed instrument. For instance, Ellman’s guitar is prominent on Ceroepic (For Drums and Percussion), though a drum solo is featured more than halfway through the piece. For the most part, the titular instrument is not the most salient feature of each piece.

Instead, each suite showcases Threadgill’s compositional approach – somewhere between creative jazz and chamber music. Often, two or more themes are apparent, including contrapunctal lines, as well as foreground and background melodies. The intricacies do not sound forced; instead, they are a natural result of Threadgill’s vision. But perhaps the most pleasing tracks on In For a Penny, In For a Pound are the introductory pieces, as they consist of knotty, concise statements.

Threadgill composes with great intellect, while he and his group perform with distinct mastery. In For a Penny, In For a Pound is a pleasure, and it will take many listenings to fully explore all of the nooks and crannies.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 28/2015

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Emanem
Last Tour-steve Lacy Quintet: Steve Lacy (Soprano Saxophone), Irene Aebi (Voice), George Lewis (Trombone), Jean-jacques Avenel (Double Bass) and John Betsch (Drums)

Tuning out Tour: Veryan Weston, Tracker-action Organ/ Jon Rose, Vln/ Hannah Marshall, Cello

Setola Di Maiale | Sho Shin Duo
Free the Cat: Sho Shin Duo-riccardo Marogna: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Electronics Riccardo LA Foresta: Drums, Percussions & Objects

Umlaut
the Music of Alvin P. buckley: Pierre Borel – Alto Sax Louis Laurain – Trumpet Antonio Borghini – Double Bass Hannes Lingens – Drums

Driff
Never Odd Or Even: Jorrit Dijkstra – Alto Sax, Lyricon, Analog Synthesizer, Effect Pedals

Bathysphere: a Huge Ensemble of Great Musicians

Matchbox: Jorrit Dijkstra – Alto Sax, Lyricon Pandelis Karayorgis – Piano Nate Mcbride – Bass Curt Newton – Drums

Circum-disc
Outre Mesure: Marc Dosiere : Trumpet, Fluegelhorn Jerome Rosele : Tenor Saxophone Jean-louis Morais : Guitar, Compositions Olivier Verhaeghe : Bass Charles Duytschaever : Drums

Antipodes: Jerome Descamps : Trombone Christian Pruvost : Trumpet Nicolas Mahieux : Double-bass Peter Orins : Drums

Cleanfeed
the Transcendent Function: Mat Maneri Viola / Daniel Levin Cello

Live at Culturgest: Luís Lopes Electric Guitar / Jean-luc Guionnet Alto Saxophone

Ernie Krivda
Requiem for a Jazz Lady: Ernie Krivda, Ts/ David Thomas (Piano), Jeff Halsey (Bass) and Renell Gonsalves (Drums)

Amirani
Hotend: Dan Clucas, Cor/ Mark Weaver, Tba/ Dave Wayne, Dr, Elec

Cafe OTO in January

Maggie Nichols

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

Friday 1 January 2016, 10pm
Hieroglyphic Being Live Set with Orphy Robinson & Mark Sanders
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Sunday 3 January 2016, 8pm
Nii Noi Nortey &Amp; Mark Sanders
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Monday 4 January 2016, 8pm
an Impromptu Evening with Terry Day
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Wednesday 6 January 2016, 8pm
Luc Ex / Veryan Weston / Mark Sanders / Hannah Marshall
£10 £8 Advance £5 Members

Thursday 7 January 2016, 8pm
Alan Wilkinson / Steve Noble / John Edwards (Trio)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Saturday 9 January 2016, 8pm
Heather Leigh + Simon Fisher Turner
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Sunday 10 January 2016, 8pm
East Warsaw Ensemble
£10 £8 Advance Free for Members

Monday 11 January 2016, 8pm
Bhob Rainey + Vactrol Park + Mark Wastell / Olie Brice / Dominic Lash / Alan Wilkinson (Quartet)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Tuesday 12 January 2016, 8pm
Sharpen your Needles 4:
Evan Parker and David Toop
£5 £4 Advance £2 Members

Wednesday 13 January 2016, 8pm
Blurt
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Thursday 14 January 2016, 8pm
People Band
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Friday 15 January 2016, 8pm
Find Me in the Dark &Amp; Cafe Oto Present:
Editions Gravats: Black Zone Myth Chant + Jiflure + Low Jack
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Saturday 16 January 2016, 8pm
Editions Mego 20th Anniversary:
Thomas Brinkmann + Chra + Russell Haswell + You (Graham Lewis / Tim Thighpaul Sandra Lewis / Valentina Magaletti / Matthew Simms)
£18 £16 Advance £14 Members

Sunday 17 January 2016, 8pm
Lsc and Cafe Oto Present:
Craig Leon Plays ‘Nommos’ with the Silk Street Sinfonia
£18 £16 Advance £12 Members

Tuesday 19 January 2016, 8pm
Sarah Gail Brand / Maggie Nicols / Mark Sanders / John Edwards (Quartet)
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Wednesday 20 January 2016, 8pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
House of Mythology Label Launch W/ Members of Ulver (Djs) &Amp; Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O DJ’ing
£6 £5.80 (Ticket Abc)

Thursday 21 January 2016, 8pm
Zweikommasieben:
Dale Cornish (Live) + S S S S (Live) + Zweikommasieben Djs
£6 £5 Advance £4 Members

22–23 January 2016
Tony Allen &Amp; Jimi Tenor W/ Moog Sound Lab + Blood Sport – Two Day Residency
More Info &Amp; Tickets

Sunday 24 January 2016, 8pm
King Ayisoba + Zea + Ayuune Sule
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Tuesday 26 January 2016, 8pm
Mumbly Wolfs with Alan Courtis + Guests
£8 £6 Advance Free for Members

Wednesday 27 January 2016, 8pm
Xenia Pestova Performs Hans Otte’s ‘the Book of Sounds’
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Friday 29 January 2016, 7pm
Tom Wheatley – Double Bass
Free Event

Friday 29 January 2016, 8pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Emanative &Amp; Collocutor Duo. Featuring Earl Zinger + Sarathy Korwar &Amp; Sealionwoman + More Tba
£10 £8 (Ticket Abc)

Saturday 30 January 2016, 8pm
David Thomas and Two Pale Boys
£15 £12 Advance £8 Members

Sunday 31 January 2016, 8pm
Touch Presents…
Simon Scott + Mark Van Hoen + Tony Myatt with Jon Wozencroft

All About Jazz Reviews

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

Source: All About Jazz.

Evan Woodle
Nth (Table and Chairs Music)

Adam Pieronczyk & Miroslav Vitous
Wings (Fortune Productions)

Tomeka Reid
Tomeka Reid Quartet (Thirsty Ear Recordings)

Bobby Bradford / Frode Gjerstad Quartet
The Delaware River (NoBusiness Records)

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt
Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt (Tzadik)

Joe McPhee / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Charles Downs
Ticonderoga (Clean Feed Records)

Chris Kelsey/Lewis Porter
Free: Kelsey/Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 1 (Self Produced)

Giya Kancheli
Chiaroscuro (ECM Records)

Rich Halley 4
Eleven (Pine Eagle Records)

Nat Birchall
Nat Birchall: Invocations (Jazzman Records)

Bram De Looze
Septych (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Rodrigo Amado
This Is Our Language (Not Two Records)

The Stone in January

English: Matana Roberts @ ATP Curated by The D...

Source: New York’s Stone.

1/1 Friday (VP)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Craig Taborn (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Billy Martin (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello) Steve Swell (trombone) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: JAMIE SAFT TRIO WITH CHRIS SPEED
Jamie Saft (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Chris Speed (sax, clarinet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/2 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Tim Keiper (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Matt Mitchell (piano) Charles Bernstein (poetry) George Lewis (trombone) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: BRIAN MARSELLA SOLO
Brian Marsella (solo piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/3 Sunday (SKJB)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Drew Gress (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Ken Vandermark (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Clarence Penn (drums) Mark Feldman (violin) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Kenny Wollesen (vibes)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: ERIK FRIEDLANDER AND MIKE NICOLAS
Erik Freidlander (cello) Michael Nicolas (cello)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/4 Monday (DDT)
8 pm
Pamelia Stickney and Dalit Warshaw
Pamelia Stickney (theremin, piano) Dalit Warshaw (piano, theremin)
A RARE CONCERT BY THESE THEREMIN VIRTUOSOS!

1/5 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier/Chris Corsano/Ingrid Laubrock/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Chris Corsano (drums) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Side A
Ken Vandermark (sax) Chad Taylor (drums) and a special guest (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/6 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Mat Maneri/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark Trio
Mat Maneri (viola) Joe McPhee (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Tom Rainey/Ned Rothenberg/Ken Vandermark/and a surprise pianist Quartet
Tom Rainey (drums) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Ken Vandermark (reeds) and a special guest (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/7 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Ikue Mori/Joe Morris/Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Quartet
Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Eric Revis 11:11 Quartet
Eric Revis (bass) Jason Moran (piano) Nasheet Waits (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/8 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo
Ken Vandermark (reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
CD release concert for All Directions Home
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
DEK
Lizabeth Arnik (piano) Kiki Dern (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/9 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Kristof Curzmann/Okkyung Lee/Marina Rosenfeld/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Kristof Curzmann (lloopp) Okkyung Lee (cello) Marina Rosenfeld (turntables) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Paal Nilssen-Love/William Parker/Steve Swell/Ken Vandermark Quartet
Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) William Parker (bass) Steve Swell (trombone) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/10 Sunday (AVKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: JIM BLACK TRIO
Teddy Klausner (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Jim Black (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark Duo
Paal Nilssen-Love, Ken Vandermark (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Made To Break
Tim Daisy (drums) Kristof Curzmann (lloopp) Casper Tadhouders (electric bass) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/12 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Peter Evans and Ches Smith
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Peter Evans (trumpet) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Kevin Tkacz and Ohal Grietzer
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Kevin Tkacz (bass) Ohal Grietzer (electronics)

1/13 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Vijay Iyer and Miya Masaoka
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Vijay Iyer (piano) Miya Masaoka (koto)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Helga Fassonaki, Ava Mendoza and Tomas Fujiwara
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Helga Fassonaki (pocket trumpet) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

1/14 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Nate Wooley, Evan Rapport and Caroline Shaw
Matana Roberts (clarinet, alto sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Evan Rapport (alto sax) Caroline Shaw (violin)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Shoko Nagai, Stuart Bogie, Forbes Graham and Hannah Marcus
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Shoko Nagai (piano) Stuart Bogie (clarinet) Forbes Graham (trumpet) Hannah Marcus (violin)

1/15 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Nicole Mitchell, Matt Lavelle and Myra Melford
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Nicole Mitchell (flute) Matt Lavelle (trumpet) Myra Melford (piano)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Fay Victor, Shayna Dulberger and Qasim Naqvi
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Fay Victor (voice) Shayna Dulberger (bass) Qasim Naqvi (drums)

1/16 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Matana Roberts, Jessica Pavone, On Davis, Daniel Carter and Latasha Diggs
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Jessica Pavone (viola) On Davis (guitar) Daniel Carter (saxophones) Latasha Diggs (electronics/voice)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Amirtha Kidambi and Eliot Krimsky
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Eliot Krimsky (piano)

1/17 Sunday (JAKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: URI CAINE TRIO
Uri Caine (piano) Mark Helias (bass) Clarence Penn (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Matana Roberts, Liberty Ellman and Mike Pride
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Patrick Holmes (clarinet) Mike Pride (drums)

10 pm
Matana Roberts, Tomeka Reid, Jason Moran and Ryan Sawyer
Matana Roberts (alto sax) Tomeka Reid (cello) Jason Moran(piano) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

1/19 Tuesday (ICS)
8 pm
Rova—Zorn Quintet
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, John Zorn (saxes)
Collaborating in one way or the other over the entire 38 year span of Rova including shows in Bay Area and in NY. This quintet always seems to sound like it’s been playing together forever. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Plays the Music of Berne, Carter, Curran, Smith, Zorn
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Rova Quartet plays 4 pieces commissioned by Rova in the late 20th century from Wadada Leo Smith, Tim Berne, Alvin Curran, and the late, great John Carter; plus a classic Rova arrangement of a piece from Zorn’s Masada song book.

1/20 Wednesday (SC)
8 pm
ROVA plus Nels Cline + Trevor Dunn + Allison Miller
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Nels Cline (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Allison Miller (drums)
Rova plus Nels Cline, Trevor Dunn and Allison Miller: performing pieces by Cline, Adams, Ochs and Rova, some recorded in 2011 for the New World Records label. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Rova Quartet NOW
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
New Original Works for sax quartet by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams.

1/21 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
European Windows 1 — Steve Lacy’s Saxophone Special
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs (saxes) Jon Raskin, Eyal Maoz (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Rova’s reworking of Lacy’s classic sextet recording from 1974.

10 pm
European Windows 2 — Rova Quartet plays John Butcher, Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Barry Guy
Bruce Ackley Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Pieces by four great British-born composer-improvisers, specially commissioned by Rova.

1/22 Friday (HW)
8 and 10 pm
SAX & DRUMS!! ROVA plus Tom Rainey and Michael Sarin
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes) Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin (drums)
Originally performed at Leipzig Jazz Festival in 20033 with Paul Lytton and Raimond Strid. This is only the 3rd show in USA, the first two being in San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 and 2015. Music by Rova members, plus John Coltrane’s “Living Space.”

1/23 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Figure 8 aka ROVA Saxophone Octet
Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Marty Ehrlich, Vinny Golia, Jon Irabagon, Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
The 1993 Smash-Up commissioned by JazzFestival Saalfelden. All original works by Larry Ochs and Steve Adams for 8 saxophones. TWENTY DOLLARS

1/24 Sunday (VPMC)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: JOHN MEDESKI AND KENNY WOLLESEN
John Medseki (piano) Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Scott Colley (bass) Nate Smith (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Art of the Improviser: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Andrea Parkins + Ken Filiano + Mike Lockwood
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass, effects) Andrea Parkins (electronics) Mike Lockwood (drums) Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)

10 pm
Rova Quartet: The Works
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Music composed by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams; chosen from the 20th century book (1978 – 1999) just for this concert.

1/26 Tuesday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Craig Taborn, Chris Speed, Dave King and Chris Lightcap
Craig Taborn (piano) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Dave King (acoustic and electronic drums) Chris Lightcap (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/27 Wednesday (BS)
8 pm
Craig Taborn and Val Jeanty
Craig Taborn (piano) Val Jeanty (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn, MR and Ches Smith
Craig Taborn (piano) MR (sax) Ches Smith (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/28 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
Craig Taborn and Diego Barber
Craig Taborn (piano) Diego Barber (classical guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn, Ches Smith, Matt Mitchell and Mat Maneri
Craig Taborn (keyboards) Ches Smith (electronic drums) Matt Mitchell (keyboards) Mat Maneri (viola)
An all electronic group! TWENTY DOLLARS

1/29 Friday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Craig Taborn Trio
Craig Taborn (piano) Gerald Cleaver (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/30 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Farmers By Nature
Craig Taborn (piano) William Parker (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1/31 Sunday (VPSK)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: CRAIG TABORN SOLO
Craig Taborn (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Craig Taborn and Dan Weiss
Craig Taborn (piano) Dan Weiss (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Craig Taborn and Mat Maneri
Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)
TWENTY DOLLARS