Review of Recent Premieres at Seattle’s Wayward Music Series

Source: An Eclectic Night of Premieres at Wayward Music Series

A large and eager crowd attended the Good Shepherd Center’s Wayward Music Series for a concert of premieres organized by flutist Paul Taub on November 20, 2015. The new works, all by local Seattle composers, were written for mixed chamber ensembles with flute included in each. With a low rumble of the piano, a glassy and unsettling cello line emerged from the texture in Andy Clausen’s new work Endlichheim. The piece moved to a minimalistic texture with simple orchestration, allowing for the counterpoint of lines between the bass clarinet and flute to emerge. Pianist Christina Valdes illuminated the work with her technical prowess and intensity, creating an energetic opening to the concert.

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Thinking Plague and Others in Austin January 9

Source: CultureMap Austin.

Thinking Plague venture in adventurous, challenging, sometimes knotty musical directions similar in many ways to the multi-genre explorations of European Rock in Opposition bands of the ’70s. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active since 1982, have released seven critically acclaimed studio albums between 1984 and 2015, and toured nationally and internationally. This is their first performance in Austin and first ever Texas tour.

Read our review of Thinking Plague’s In This Life remaster.

The Cornelia Street Cafe in January

Source: New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Saturday, Jan 02 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JACOB SACKS QUINTET
Jacob Sacks, piano; Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

Thursday, Jan 07 – 8:00PM
BASS FEST.: PETER BRENDLER QUARTET
Peter Brendler, bass, comp.; Rich Perry, tenor sax; Peter Evans, trumpet; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Friday, Jan 08 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
BASS FEST. : MATT PAVOLKA, THE HORNS BAND
Matt Pavolka, bass, comp.; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Loren Stillman, alto sax; Jacob Garchik, trombone; Mark Ferber, drums

Saturday, Jan 09 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TONY MALABY’S APPARITIONS
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Ben Gerstein, trombone; Michael Formanek, bass; Billy Mintz, drums; Randy Peterson, drums

Saturday, Jan 16 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
SAM NEWSOME/ANDREW CYRILLE DUO
Sam Newsome, saxophone; Andrew Cyrille, drums

Sunday, Jan 17 – 9:30PM
STEPHAN CRUMP’S RHOMBAL
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax; Adam O’Farrill, trumpet; Stephan Crump, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Tuesday, Jan 19 – 8:00PM
SAX FEST: JON IRABAGON QUARTET
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Luis Perdomo, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Rudy Royston, drums

Wednesday, Jan 20 – 8:00PM
SAX FEST: JON IRABAGON TRIO
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Nasheet Waits, drums

Thursday, Jan 21 – 8:00PM
BENOIT DELBECQ’S THE CONVERSATION
Benoit Delebeq, piano; Mark Turner, tenor sax; John Hébert, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums

Coming to Portland

Source: Portland’s Creative Music Guild.

I’d Rather Not Talk About It & Jason Urick
January 6, 2016 — 8pm, over by 10
5-15, sliding scale
Turn, Turn, Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

Lisa Schoenberg & Ally Clarys, Desert of Hiatus
January 20, 2016 — 8pm over by 10
5-15, sliding scale
Turn, Turn, Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

Ches Smith Trio & Blue Cranes
February 15, 2015 — 8pm
15-20, sliding scale
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Le Poisson Rouge in January

English: (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Source: New York’s (le) poisson rouge.

Mon., January 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Jenny Lin Uri Caine

Sun., January 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Piano Steampunk 2: Where is Chopin? – Jenny Q Chai, piano

Wed., January 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Ex Bill Laswell Colin Stetson Happy Apple presented by 2016 NYC Winter Jazzfest

Fri., January 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM
2016 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon: Over 100 different groups, 500 musicians, 2 nights, 11 venues // Night One

Sat., January 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM
2016 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon: Over 100 different groups, 500 musicians, 2 nights, 11 venues // Night Two

Sun., January 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Channeling Coltrane: Rova’s Electric Ascension
w/ Nels Cline , an opening set by Julian Lage , and presented by 2016 NYC Winter Jazzfest

Tue., January 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Taka Kigawa, Mariel Roberts, Will Lang, and Iktus Percussion present Xenakis
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