New Ghosts Spring 2016 Concert Series 

Der Jazz- und Experimentalmusiker Eugenen Chad...

Source: Cleveland’s New Ghosts.

Friday, March 25th at Mahall’s 20 Lanes (13200 Madison Avenue, Lakewood)
Eugene Chadbourne (guitar)
9:00pm / $8 advance / $10 day-of-show (local openers TBA)

Thursday, April 7th at Now That’s Class (11213 Detroit Avenue)
Chatoyant (Marko Novachcoff, reeds; Matt Smith, guitar; Joel Peterson, keyboards; James Baljo, drums)
9:00pm / $10 (local openers TBA)

Monday, May 23rd at The Beachland Tavern (15711 Waterloo Road)
Peter Brötzmann Duo with Heather Leigh (reeds, pedal steel guitar)
8:30pm / $20 (local openers TBA)

Tuesday, May 31st at The Bop Stop
Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums)
8:00pm / $15

San Francisco Scene: March 4-11, 2016

Top of the Transamerica building, downtown San...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, March 4

Fri 3/04 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
Two Aerials
Mark Clifford – vibes, drums, electronics, keys
Crystal Pascucci – cello, voice, electronics, keys
Johnston, Johnson & Anderson
Darren Johnston – Trumpet
Max Johnson – Double Bass
Vijay Anderson – Drums

Saturday, March 5

Sat 3/05 4:00 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church [2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705]
An evening of new works, presented by baritone Thomas Buckner, with premieres, including Bun Ching Lam’s “Canzoniere CXXVI” for voice, flute, and therobo (based on Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarca’s most famous poem to Laura) and an epic new work from “Blue” Gene Tyranny, “Solving Scriabin’s Chord (Love, Consider, Imagine)” , for voice and piano. Also on the program is an untitled work for solo theorbo by Kyle Hovatter performed by Adam Cockerham, and Wadada Leo Smith’s “Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience, 1849, Six Ideas” for voice, piano, cello, alto flute, viola, percussion and pre-recorded sounds by Louis Lopez, conducted by Wadada Leo Smith.

Sat 3/05 9:00 PM The Hatch [402 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612]
Grex, Inner Ear Brigade, Mark Allen-Piccolo at The Hatch
Grex (Karl Evangelista-gtr, vox; Rei Scampavia-keys, vox; Robert Lopez-drums)
Inner Ear Brigade (Bill Wolter-gtr, etc.)
Mark Allen-Piccolo (MAP et al.)

Sunday, March 6

Sun 3/06 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Herndon/Katz Duo
Julie Herndon – piano, harmonium, harmonica
David Katz – vocals
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute
Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Bill Noertker – contrabass
Jason Levis – drums

Sun 3/06 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
[don’t be a stranger #7] Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble + Chartreuse
A new music double bill for the ages, featuring two pioneering groups from across the country performing music by 20th and 21st century composers. Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will present works by Giacinto Scelsi and Bay Area composers, among others – string trio Chartreuse will perform west coast premieres of works by Younge, Isaacson, and Rubin.

Monday, March 7

Mon 3/07 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103]
$15 General / Free for Members of The Lab
7:30 pm Doors / 8pm Music
Greg Kelley: trumpet, amplifier, pedals
Bill Nace: electric guitar, amplifier, pedals

Tuesday, March 8

Tue 3/08 7:30 PM Omni Oakland Commons [4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
Tonal Masher
Fred Frith + Nava Dunkelman Duo
See Saw Quartet

Tue 3/08 8:00 PM Life Changing Ministry [Oakland]
‘Fraid o’ Freyja (Suki O’Kane, drums – Dylan Bolles, Wurlitzer – Edward Shocker, guitar)
just-intoned electric version of Thingamajigs Performance Group
duo B.
Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) + Jason Levis (drums) play Cecil Taylor, kindof
The Blues
New American Free Jazz Underground; Post Apocalyptic collateral jammage

Tue 3/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations030816: Vicky Chow
Pianist Vicky Chow makes San Francisco debut, performing new Canadian works by Remy Siu, Adam Basanta and American composers Andy Akiho, and Steve Reich.

Wednesday, March 9

Wed 3/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Play or Die 2016 #1:
Adam Theis + Larry Ochs + Jordan Glenn Trio
Randy McKean’s Bristle (McKean, Lisa Mezzacappa, Cory Wright, Murray Campbell)

Thursday, March 10

Thu 3/10 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8pm Johnston/Romus/Monford
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Rent Romus – alto/soprano sax/flutes/percussion
Mike Monford – alto saxophone (Detroit)
9pm Nathan Clevenger’s Elective Infinities
Sarah Zaharako-violin
Aram Shelton-alto sax, clarinet
Eric Perney-bass
Britt Ciampa-drums, percussion
Nathan Clevenger-compositions, guitar

Thu 3/10 8:00 PM Signal Flow 2016 [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2016 (Concert 1) – Signal Flow is a four-day festival of creative music and innovative sound art in all its forms, featuring new work by graduate students of the Mills College Music Department. Centered in Littlefield Concert Hall and spreading across the Mills campus in the hills of Oakland, the festival celebrates a wide diversity of new approaches to sound through collaborative performances, improvisations, installations, and multimedia experiments.​
Please visit for a listing of artists and dates/times.

Friday, March 11

Fri 3/11 7:00 PM Radius Gallery [1050 River St. #127 Santa Cruz, CA 95060]
Joseph Davancens (contrabass), Weston Olencki (trombone), and Andrew C. Smith (electronics, Fender Rhodes) perform Catherine Lamb’s monumental work matter/moving, alongside contemplative music by Craig Shepard, Larry Polansky, and Joseph Davancens.

Fri 3/11 7:30 PM Bing Studio Space [Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen Street Stanford CA 94305]
Please join us for night 1 of 2 in the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space as CCRMA presents – MARCH MATTESS – two eclectic evenings of multichannel electronic and acoustic music from 7.30PM on Friday March 11th and Saturday March 12th. These concerts are curated by Matt Wright CCRMA’s new Technical Director and demonstrate the various aspects of his musical career and his many performance and research activities. From new instrument designer to computer music researcher, from samba to oud performance, from network audio concerts to improvising electronic ensembles – Matt has collaborated and performed with an amazing variety of world class musicians and artists. So please come along and experience performances and music by:
Edmund Campion
Curtis Roads
David Wessel
Indian music with Manik Khan and William Rossel
John MacCallum
Arabic music with Ali ‘Amr, Briana DiMara, Faisal Zedan
Ali Momeni
Roberto Morales
Mark Applebaum
CREATE Ensemble network feedback performance
Charlie Roberts
John Schott
Lee Heuermann

Fri 3/11 8:00 PM Signal Flow Festival 2016 [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
Signal Flow Festival 2016 (Concert 2) – Signal Flow is a four-day festival of creative music and innovative sound art in all its forms, featuring new work by graduate students of the Mills College Music Department. Centered in Littlefield Concert Hall and spreading across the Mills campus in the hills of Oakland, the festival celebrates a wide diversity of new approaches to sound through collaborative performances, improvisations, installations, and multimedia experiments.

Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Source: The New York Times.

Iancu Dumitrescu (Saturday) Born in 1944 in Romania, the composer Iancu Dumitrescu has been a leading figure in Eastern European contemporary music, long associated with the spectral style of composition. He is less well known in America, which makes this Composer Portraits program at the Miller Theater, featuring the excellent ensemble Either/Or, so timely. Saturday at 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, (Tommasini)

Jon Gillock (Tuesday) The eminent organist Jon Gillock, a friend and disciple of Messiaen, continues this series devoted to the organ works of that towering French composer as part of the acclaimed Ascension Organ Series. The next program includes the “Diptyque” and “Les Corps Glorieux.” At 8 p.m., Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, 212-358-7060, (Tommasini)

Alvin Singleton (Thursday) A celebration for this composer features chamber and solo pieces, including the American premiere of “Argoru IV,” with the violist Stephanie Griffin. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 917-267-0363, (Allen)

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Bill Frisell, moers festival 2010

Source: The New York Times.

Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan (Tuesday through March 13) Mr. Frisell, an introspective but expansively creative guitarist, has worked countless times at the Village Vanguard, but not often in a duo. Last year around this time he settled in with Mr. Morgan, a deeply intuitive bassist, which makes this a repeat engagement. (It’s also the first half of a two-week residency by Mr. Frisell, who will devote the second half to music from his new album, “When You Wish Upon a Star.”) At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, (Chinen)

Steve Lehman Quintet (Friday and Saturday) The alto saxophonist Steve Lehman is a state-of-the-art musical thinker — a composer of high academic credentials and complex algorithm — but he has a true affinity for postwar jazz modernism, as a benchmark and a literature. His quintet consists of close associates: Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Chris Dingman on vibraphone, Matt Brewer on bass and Justin Brown on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., The Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, (Chinen)

Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret (through Sunday) Ms. Melford, a pianist-composer of restless imagination and rigorous execution, has been making her debut as a leader at the Village Vanguard, with the same ensemble that appears on “Snowy Egret,” a standout album from last year. Its ranks consist of improvisers with a keen ear for textural interplay: Ron Miles on cornet, Liberty Ellman on acoustic guitar, Stomu Takeishi on the acoustic bass guitar and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, (Chinen)

Matt Mitchell at the Stone (Friday and Saturday) A pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard, Mr. Mitchell has been using his weeklong residency at the Stone as a consolidation of his interests. On Friday he presents Normal Remarkable Persons, a band that includes the saxophonists Tim Berne and Travis LaPlante; on Saturday he plays the early set in a duo with the drummer Dan Weiss, and the late set with a chamberlike large ensemble, conducted by Ohad Talmor under the banner “Sprees.” At Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, (Chinen)

Marc Ribot (Friday and Thursday) Mr. Ribot, the flinty, soulful and endlessly inventive guitarist, performs in two strikingly different settings in the coming week, beginning on Friday at Le Poisson Rouge with Los Cubanos Postizos, his beloved retro Cuban band. Then he’ll play his first of three Thursdays this month at Sunny’s, a prized dive bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with a trio he calls the Jazz Bins, featuring Greg Lewis on Hammond B-3 organ. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474, Thursday at 10 p.m., Sunny’s, 253 Conover Street, 718-625-8211, (Chinen)

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 04/2016

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Old Growth Forest: Jeb Bishop Trombone | Tony Malaby Tenor Saxophone | Jason Roebke Double Bass | Harris Eisenstadt Drums & Compositions

Everybody’s Somebod’s Nobody: Fred Frith, G/ Darren Johnston, Tp

Collective Effervescence: Lester St.louis Cello | Bram DE Looze Piano | Dre Hocevar Drums | Chris Pitsiokos Saxophone | Philip White Electronics & Signal Processing

Red Toucan
Rope: Uwe Oberg – Piano Frank Paul Schubert – Soprano Saxophone Wilbert DE Joode – Bass Mark Sanders – Drums

Passages: the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Equal Poise: Simon Nabatov, P/ Mark Dresser, B/ Dominik Mahnig, Dr

Tree, Wind and Flowers: Mike Nord, G, Elec/ Georg Hofmann, Dr, Perc/ Andreas Stahel, FL, Vo

Hot Cup
Make the Magic Happen: Jon Lundbom – Guitar Jon Irabagon – Soprano Saxophone Bryan Murray – Tenor and Balto! Saxophones Moppa Elliott – Bass Dan Monaghan – Drums

Lucia Martinez
Desalambrado: Lucia Martinez, Perc/ Agusti Fernandez, P

Steak: Paul Cadier, Ts, Perc/ Axel Gaudron, Dr, Tp, Perc/ Flavien Légland, B, Perc

Michael Bisio
Accortet: Michael Bisio, B/ Kirk Knuffke, Cor/ Art Bailey, Acc/ Micahel Wimberly, Dr

Hidden Voice: Aruan Ortiz, P/ Eric Revis, B/ Gerald Cleaver, Dr

Cipsela Records
Divergent Paths: Daniel Levin, Cello/ Rob Brown, as