Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...

Source: The New York Times.

Vijay Iyer: ‘Relation: A Performance Residency’ (through March 31) Mr. Iyer, a visionary pianist and composer, has settled in for a monthlong residency in the lobby gallery of the Met Breuer. This will be his final week, with highlights including a pair of ensembles featuring the bassist Matt Brewer and the drummer Marcus Gilmore (Sunday); Radically Unfinished, a piano duo with Craig Taborn (Tuesday); and Fieldwork, a collective trio with the saxophonist Steve Lehman and the drummer Tyshawn Sorey (Wednesday and Thursday). Separately, Mr. Iyer will perform two sold-out concerts, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, with the trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, drawing from their new album, “A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke.” 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street, Manhattan. For information and set times, visit metmuseum.org/vijaybreuer or call 212-570-3949. (Chinen)

Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos (through Sunday) The intensely thoughtful pianist-composer-bandleader Guillermo Klein always brings new information to his club engagements — especially with this state-of-the-art midsize band, featuring intuitive partners like the saxophonists Bill McHenry, Chris Cheek and Miguel Zenón. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.net. (Chinen)

Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri (Friday) On his new album, “The Bell,” Ches Smith subverts expectations at every turn, starting with the idea that a drummer’s album might prioritize drumming. It’s an interior, enveloping, enigmatic experience — and the same should be true of this concert, with Mr. Taborn on piano, Mr. Maneri on viola and Mr. Smith on drums, vibraphone and timpani. At 7 p.m., Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, 212-620-5000, rubinmuseum.org. (Chinen)

Tyshawn Sorey Trio (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Sorey, a powerfully inventive drummer who has applied most of his recent focus toward composition, presents the trio found on his most recent album, “Alloy.” Featuring the pianist Cory Smythe and the bassist Christopher Tordini, it’s a chamber unit as comfortable with new-music protocols as with any jazz dialect. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Music and More Reviews

English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010

Source: Music and More.

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – Bring Their ‘A’ Game (Hot Cup Records, 2016)
Roswell Rudd/Jamie Saft/Trevor Dunn/Balazs Pandi – Strength and Power (Rarenoise Records, 2016)
Michael Blake – Fulfillment (Songlines, 2016)
Kenny Barron Trio – Book of Intuition (Impulse, 2016)
Dan Weiss – Sixteen: Drummers Suite (Pi Recordings, 2016)
Matana Roberts – Always (Relative Pitch, 2015)

San Francisco Scene: March 25 – April 1, 2016

USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay ...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar:

Friday, March 25

Fri 3/25 7:45 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
New Music Open Mic
A showcase for composers and performers who want to try something new or have a polished work to share but do not have enough material for an entire show. We usually have a wide variety of performers and styles including solo instrumental works, fixed media pieces, and live multimedia pieces.

Saturday, March 26

Sat 3/26 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Chris Mann: things i’d like to have said

Chris Mann is an Australian poet, writer, performer and improviser specialized in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, which the artist describes as “the mechanism whereby you understand what I’m thinking better than I do.” Mann’s works for voice are based on complex texts, freely composed to allow a play of wit and humor. He explores the textures and gestures of speech, with its rhythms and qualities of color, pitch, intonation and emphasis. Mann’s unique style of reading these incredibly dense, parenthetical texts at a high speed has brought him recognition as a unique performer and recording artist.

Sat 3/26 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Eine Kleine Henze Fest
A celebration of the chamber music of Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012), including a performance of his early masterpiece, “Kammermusik 1958” for Tenor, Guitar, and 8 solo instruments.

Sunday, March 27

Sun 3/27 7:30 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation improv workshop). The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or just come to listen. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names.

Sun 3/27 7:30 PM Mills College Chapel [5000 Macarthur Blvd Oakland CA]
Lucky Cloud 05: Booker Stardrum // Kristina Dutton // IMA

Wednesday, March 30

Wed 3/30 7:45 PM Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Arrington de Dionyso (throat singing/invented winds/flute/bass clarinet) in duet with Persian percussion virtuoso and world-wide phenomenon Pezhham Akhavass (tombak/daf). PLUS Bay Area premiere of REAK:Trance Music and Possession in West Java (60 min), shot on location and directed by Arrington de Dionyo.

Thursday, March 31

Thu 3/31 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 PM Jake Rosenzweig – double bass
8:50 PM Garrett Hickman – trumpet
9:25 PM Glenn/Dunkelman
Jordan Glenn – drums, Nava Dunkelman – percussion

Thu 3/31 8:00 PM Turquoise Yantra Grotto [32 Turquoise Way SF]
Samalan & Uniensory Sounds
Alan Tower and Kim Riccelli
The Samalan is both an instrument and an environment. It is an elemental force of nature unlike anything people have experienced before. Some will be invited inside the chamber for a fully immersive sonic experience. Along with it being fun it can alter one’s sense of self, time and silence.
A few will have the chance to play the Samalan at the end of the evening.

Friday, April 1

Fri 4/01 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
Landscapes with Doug Carroll and David Samas

Fri 4/01 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Drive Stanford CA 94305]
hk&tcs (helen newby, bethanne walker, weston olencki) are Bay Area based musician playing a wide ranging repertoire who perform chamber music and a lot of objects, texts, images, words, and things that explore power relationships and extreme semiotic confusion.
Their program for April 1st:
Helmut Lachenmann – Pression
Bernhard Lang – Monadologie XVI
Andrew Greenwald – a thing is a hole in a thing it is not (VI)
Kaija Saariaho – oi kuu
Salvatore Sciarrino – Come venmo no prodotti gli incantesimi?
Charlie Sdraulig – few
Kurt Isaacson – radiant species
Weston Olencki – casting

New From Mikroton Recordings

Source: Mikroton Recordings

Kurt Liedwart / Phil Raymond

Phil Raymond lives in Moscow and has been working with microlevels of sound for ten years. In 2009 he worked mainly with electroacoustic manipulations of percussion using different methods of computer processing and recording. “Rim” is his second recording released by Mikroton family of labels following critically acclaimed “Absence” released by Mikroton Digital in 2008. In 2009 he joined his forces with Kurt Liedwart, a Moscow-based musician and curator of Mikroton Recordings. Phil submitted his recordings of percussion and Liedwart reworked them live adding more sounds of his own like processed percussion, sinewaves and quiet noises.

Keith Rowe / Martin Küchen
The Bakery

Keith Rowe was invited to a residency that Martin Küchen, through support from the Swedish Arts Council, was granted a few weeks in the autumn of 2013 at the Vor Anker artist residency, Vienna, Austria. During these weeks work included recordings and concerts with Keith Rowe, both at Anker Brot Fabrik and at the Amann studio in Vienna. This CD is recorded live at Christoph Amann’s studio in October; concerts with Matija Schellander, a visit to Radu Malfatti, recordings at a nuclear power plant and in an old water tower and recordings made to the exhibition work of Johannes Heuer.

Norbert Möslang / Ilia Belorukov / Kurt Liedwart

Norbert Möslang had been playing in Voice Crack duo with Andy Guhl in 1972-2002, they’ve been working with “cracked everyday-electronics”, modifying and recontextualising the use of home electronics. Ilia Belorukov hails from St. Petersburg and works mainly with prepared saxophone in the field of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects like Wozzeck, Mars-96 and others. In 2009 he joined his forces with Kurt Liedwart, a Moscow-based musician and curator of Mikroton Recordings and organizer of Teni Zvuka festival. In 2014 they invited Norbert Möslang to take part at Teni Zvuka Festival, played two concerts in trio and made 4 hours of recording overall which formed thirty four minutes of “sale_interiora”. The three musicians generate pulsing waves of rushing sound, piercing whisltes, bombastic microsound glossolalia, conjuring wide panoramas of sound colours and light streams.

Strøm: Gaudenz Badrutt / Christian Müller

“X” frames different levels of abstraction, of focus, of examining the duo’s wide range of musical languages – noise, drone, deconstruction, analog electronics and digital potential, acoustic and processed sound material. Despite the conceptual rigor, “X” is a playful and improvised, light and subtle re-interpretation and re-flection of the band’s musical universe. With their 11th album, the two musicians behind Strøm propose their very own axis to map the possibilities of immediate play and the consistency of instant composing.

Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins
Future Perfect

The three gentlemen formed a live performing electroacoustic work unit throughout the first decade of this century, exploring hybrid musical areas shaped by digitized samples, analogue circuits and acoustically produced sounds stemming from a diverse range of materials and objects. This first phase has been documented on the “Labor” compilation (Charhizma, 2003) and on their trio release “Zur Stabilen Stützung Eines Körpers Ist Es Notwendig, Dass Er Mindestens Drei Auflagepunkte Hat, Die Nicht In Einer Gerade Liegen” (Absinth Records, 2006).

Red Hook Jazz Festival Lineup

Ari Hoenig at Moers Festival, June 2006, Germany

Source: The Red Hook Jazz Festival takes place in Brooklyn this June. Artists include:

Celebrating its ninth continuous year presenting the finest jazz musicians playing today — and proudly from the grassroots — the 2016 Red Hook Jazz Festival will be presented on two consecutive Sundays, June 12 and 19 from 1-6 PM in the community garden and ecological center the Urban Meadow, located at the corner of President and Van Brunt Streets near the Columbia St. waterfront in Brooklyn, NY.

June 12

Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up
Tomas Fujiwara: drums/compositions
Michael Formanek: bass
Mary Halvorson: guitar
Brian Settles: tenor saxophone/flute
Jonathan Finlayson: trumpet

Rez Abbasi’s Junction
Rez Abbasi: guitar/compositions
Mark Shim: tenor saxophone/MIDI wind controller
Ben Stivers: keyboards
Kenny Grohowski: drums

Steven Bernstein: slide trumpet
Briggan Krauss: alto saxophone
Tony Scherr: bass
Kenny Wollesen: drums

June 19

Jeff Davis Authorities Trio + 1
Jeff Davis: drums/compositions
Kirk Knuffke: cornet
Eivind Opsvik: bass
Special Guest Jonathan Goldberger: guitar

Matt Pavolka Horns Band
Matt Pavolka: acoustic bass, trombone
Kirk Knuffke: cornet
Loren Stillman: alto saxophone
Jacob Garchick: trombone
Mark Ferber: drums

Ari Hoenig Group
Ari Hoenig: drums
Other players TBA

James Brandon Lewis Trio
James Brandon Lewis: tenor saxophone
Luke Stewart: electric bass
Warren Trae Crudup III: drums

Bobby Previte & the Visitors
Bobby Previte: drums/compositions
Mike Gamble: guitar
Michael Kammers: saxophones/keyboards
Kurt Kotheimer: bass