Jazz Listings From The New York Times

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp

Source: The New York Times.

Dave Holland (Tuesday through Feb. 21) During the early and mid-1990s, the bassist Dave Holland had an inspired younger partner in Kevin Eubanks, a guitar virtuoso with fluency in myriad styles. They parted ways for a while — Mr. Eubanks to “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and Mr. Holland to a series of acclaimed bands and albums — but reunited a few years ago, to strong effect. Next week they’ll be working in a trio with Obed Calvaire, a smartly assertive drummer. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

Darius Jones at the Stone (Tuesday through Feb. 21) The alto saxophonist Darius Jones favors a robust and personal take on post-1960s free jazz, and he’s an artist brimming with ideas, many of which will surface here. Highlights include Cosmic Lieder, his duo with the pianist Matthew Shipp, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday; a quintet with a front line featuring Jason Stein on bass clarinet and Ben Gerstein on trombone, at 10 p.m. on Tuesday; and D’ Troy-t Alchemy, a new project involving Marty McCavitt on electronics, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 p.m. on Thursday. Full details are online. Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Dan Weiss Large Ensemble (Friday and Saturday) The drummer Dan Weiss recently discovered his aptitude for large-format composing. “Sixteen: Drummers Suite,” due out later this month, is an ambitious work obliquely inspired by six of his jazz-drumming touchstones — its movements bear titles like “Elvin” and “Philly Joe” — for the improvising chamber orchestra he leads here. Its ranks include some important figures in the contemporary avant-garde, like the vocalists Jen Shyu and Judith Berkson, the guitarist Miles Okazaki and the pianists Matt Mitchell and Jacob Sacks. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

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Mary Halvorson Listening Mix

English: Mary Halvorson, Jazz guitarist; Pictu...

Source: Walker Art Center provides a few representative samples of Ms. Halvorson’s work.

Last year, Mary Halvorson was credited as an instrumentalist on eight releases. Two years prior, she was on eleven; the year before that, eighteen. Ever the versatile guitarist, each collaboration sees her slipping into any number of roles stylistically. Her 2015 solo release Meltframe, however, finds her unaccompanied for the first time, and channeling the sounds of an entire band through a singular guitar. In anticipation of her solo performances on February 11, as the inaugural artist for this year’s Sound Horizon series, it seemed appropriate to make a listening mix to showcase the many aspects of Halvorson’s craft.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1019

English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007

Source: Vital Weekly.

Orphax – Time Waves (Cd by Moving Furniture Records) *
Zeitkratzer & Keiji Haino – Stockhausen: Aus Den Sieben Tagen (Cd by Zeitkratzer) *
Zeitkratzer – Kore (Cd by Zeitkratzer) *
Urs Leimgruber & Alex Huber – Lightnings (Cd by Wide Ear)
The River – The Swim Sessions (Cd by Sibylsings)
Ternoy/cruz/orins – Qeqertarsuatsiaat (Cd by Circum Disc)
Sakay – Antipodes (Cd by Circum Disc)
Oguz Buyukberber & Tobias Klein – Reverse Camouflage (Cd by Trytone)
Pharoah Chromium – Gaza (Lp, Private)
Opcion – Monos/und (Lp by God Records)
Ogrob &Amp; Vomir – Diffusions Intradermiques Et Enregistrements En Cavites Corporelles
(Lp by Editions Vibrisse)
Lary 7 – The End of an Era (Lp by Fylkingen Records)
Nurse with Wound/Charles-Louis Philippe – Faits Divers (3″cd/book by Lenka Lente) *
Virtaranta Okuda Berger Trio – Live @ Rojisce (Cdr by Zvocniprepihi) *
Sho Shin Duo – Free the Cat (Cdr by Setola Di Maiale) *
Jamie Drouin – Attraction (Cdr by Rhizome.s) *
Dominic Lash with Patrick Farmer and Tim Feeney – Performance (Cdr by Rhizome.s) *
Goh Lee Kwang – Radio Station Exp (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Simon Whetham – Contrivance (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Diatribe & Christian Alvear – Roshambo (Trio) (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Yan Jun – On 3 Pipes (3″cdr by 1000füssler) *
Ray Sands – Escalator Attendant (3″cdr by Ceil) *
Bebe Et Lulu – Un Hydrolat Lacrymal (Cassette by Z6 Records) *

Uncertainty Music Series Upcoming Shows

Source: New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series.

Saturday 13 February 2016
8pm
Stephen Niemitz Trio plus Shayna Dulberger Solo
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 12 March 2016
8pm
Krists Auznieks’ Thyme featuring Noël Wan plus 1 group TBA
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 9 April 2016
8pm
TBA
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 14 May 2016
8pm
Amirthha Kidambi’s Elder Ones plus 1 group TBA
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Saturday 11 June 2016
8pm
TBA
Never Ending Books
810 State St
New Haven, CT

Michael Foster Artist Profile

Source: Jazz Right Now:

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist working in the fields of free improvisation, noise, free jazz, graphic & video notation, performance art, and other forms of weird music. Foster utilizes extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering the instrument’s history and traditional roles.