Magma in Chicago, March 26, 2016

Following up Friday night’s show, we saw the second Chicago performance of Magma last night. Same venue, different vantage point.

From the floor the sound seemed better than the balcony, though the overall mix was still not ideal. The high end was distorted and the keyboards kept stepping on the vocals. I suspect that the sound system at Reggie’s Rock Club is great for the 70’s hard rock that they often feature (i.e., it is loud). But for a band with the subtlety of Magma, this venue is probably not the best.

Still, Magma is Magma and always a treat. They played the same three songs from the previous evening (Theusz Hamtaahk, Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh, and Kobaïa), as well as Zombies (later re-worked on Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré).

Once again, enjoy the photos.

 

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April at the Stone 

Source: New York’s Stone.

4/1 Friday (NB)
8 pm
Sam Newsome Quartet
Sam Newsome (soprano sax) Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass) Meg Okura (violin) Reggie Nicholson (drums)

10 pm
Sam Sadigursky & Meg Okura Duo
Sam Sadigursky (clarinet, bass clarinet) Meg Okura (violin, erhu)
Music inspired by Hiroshima panels.

4/2 Saturday (NB)
8 pm
The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble plays music of Ryuichi Sakamoto
Meg Okura (violin) Anne Drummond (flute) Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) Sam Sadigursky (bass clarinet) Or Bareket (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

10 pm
The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble plays Phraoh’s Daughter
Basya Schechter (vocal, oud) Meg Okura (violin) Anne Drummond (flute) Sam Sadigursky, Or Bareket (bass clarinet) Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

4/3 Sunday (RKMC)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: TYSHAWN SOREY TRIO
Corey Smythe (piano) Chris Tordini (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Jean Michel Pilc, Sam Newsome & Meg Okura Trio + guests
Sam Newsime (soprano sax) Jean-Michel Pilc (piano) Meg Okura (violin)

10 pm
Meg Okura and Friends with Strings Attached + guests
Meg Okura (violin, erhu) Sam Newsome (soprano sax) Christopher Hoffman (cello) Nick Russo (guitar)

4/5 Tuesday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
Shekhina Big Band
Frank London, Ron Horton, Steve Gluzband, Pam Fleming, Rob Henke (trumpets) Matt Haviland, Brian Drye, Curtis Hasselbring, Jacob Garchik (trombones) Briggan Krauss, Lynn Ligammari, Matt Darriau, Greg Wall (saxes) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Uri Sharlin (piano) Brian Glassman (bass)

4/6 Wednesday (ICS)
8 pm
Art Ensemble of Chicago Tribute
Frank London (trumpet) Doug Wieselman (reeds) Peter Apfelbaum (reeds) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Newman Taylor Baker (drums) Hilliard Greene (bass)

10 pm
AEC Tribute—electric
Frank London (trumpet) Doug Wieselman (reeds) Peter Apfelbaum (reeds) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Newman Baker (drums) Hilliard Greene (bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar)

4/7 Thursday (ICS)
8 and 10 pm
Loisaida Sextet (dedicated to John Farris)
Frank London (trumpet) Marty Ehrlich, James Brandon Lewis (saxes) Anthony Coleman (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Newman Taylor Baker (drums)

4/8 Friday (AI)
8 pm
Salomé: Woman of Valor:
Frank London (trumpet) Adeena Karasick (poet) Deep Singh (percussion) Shai Bachar (keyboards)

10 pm
Psychedelicatessen
Frank London (trumpet) Adeena Karasick, Kim Rancourt (spoken and shouted word) Deep Singh (percussion) Shai Bachar (keyboards) Yoni Halevy (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Vasko Dukovski (clarinet)

4/9 Saturday (BM)
8 pm
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars
Frank London (trumpet) Eleanor Reissa, Sarah Gordon (voices) Aaron Alexander (drums) Ron Caswell (tuba) Brian Drye (trombone) Brandon Seabrook (guitar, banjo) Michael Winograd (clarinet)

10 pm
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with special guests Steven Bernstein, Paul Shapiro and more
Frank London (trumpet) Eleanor Reissa, Sarah Gordon (voices) Aaron Alexander (drums) Ron Caswell (tuba) Brian Drye (trombone) Brandon Seabrook (guitar & banjo) Michael Winograd (clarinet) with special guests Steven Bernstein, Paul Shapiro and more

4/10 Sunday (JABF)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: LIBERTY ELLMAN SOLO
Liberty Ellman (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

4:30 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: DITHER
Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore (guitars)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 and 10 pm
Brooklyn Polyphony: David Bindman Sextet
David Bindman (sax) Frank London (trumpet) Royal Hartigan (drums) Wes Brown (bass) Jen Baker (trombone) Matan Rubinstein (piano)

4/12 Tuesday (HW)
8 pm
REED BASKET
Andy Biskin, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, Sam Sadigursky (clarinets)

4/13 Wednesday (AV)
8 pm
16 TONS (selections from the Alan Lomax songbook)
Andy Biskin (clarinet) John Carlson, Kenny Davis, Dave Smith (trumpets) Matt Wilson (drums)

10 pm
QUARTET
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Tony Malaby (sax) Kent McLagan (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)

4/14 Thursday (AI)
8 pm
IBID
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Ben Holmes (trumpet) Brian Drye (trombone) Jeff Davis (drums)

4/15 Friday (JB)
8 pm
DOGMENTAL BAND
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Ron Horton (trumpet) Brian Drye (trombone) Ben Allison (bass) Matt Wilson (drums)

4/16 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Andy Biskin, Nate Radley and Kent McLagan
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Nate Radley (guitar) Kent McLagan (bass)

10 pm
BILL LASWELL AND YAMAKI HIDEO DUO
Bill Laswell (bass) Yamaki Hideo (drums)
A RARE NY APPEARANCE BY YAMAKI HIDEO, ONE OF THE BUSIEST AND MOST ACCOMPLISHED DRUMMERS IN JAPAN! NOT TO BE MISSED. TWENTY DOLLARS.

4/17 Sunday (JAIS)
4 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO
Brian Marsella (piano) Drew Gress (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
NOTE THE DIFFERENT START TIME—FOUR PM—NOT THE USUAL 3PM!!! TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
DUO
Andy Biskin (clarinet) Rob Schwimmer (piano)

4/18 Monday (VP)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: NOVA EXPRESS
John Medeski (piano) Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Scott Colley (bass) Nate Smith (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
NED ROTHENBERG
APR 19–APR 24

4/19 Tuesday (HM)
8 pm
Rothenberg Quintet for clarinet and strings
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet) Mivos Quartet: Olivia De Prato (violin) Joshua Modney (violin) Victor Lowrie (viola) Mariel Roberts (cello)

10 pm
Viewfinder for String quartet and NEW work for shakuhachi and string quartet
Rothenberg Quintet for clarinet and strings
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, shakuhachi)
There will also be a world premier solo violin piece “Old Questions Anew” performed by Olivia De Prato.

4/20 Wednesday (RK)
8 pm
Ned Rothenberg and Uri Caine
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds) Uri Caine (piano)

10 pm
Ned Rothenberg and Marc Ribot duo
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds) Marc Ribot (guitar)

4/21 Thursday (HM)
8 and 10pm
Ned Rothenberg and Inner Diaspora
Mark Feldman (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Jerome Harris (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, shakuhachi)
TOTALLY DIFFERENT MUSIC PERFORMED AT EACH SET!

4/22 Friday (HM)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier and Ned Rothenberg duo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)

10 pm
Nels Cline, Ikue Mori and Ned Rothenberg trio
Nels Cline (guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)

4/23 Saturday (NB)
8 pm
David Tronzo, Marcus Rojas and Ned Rothenberg trio
David Tronzo (guitar) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)

10 pm
Ned and the “Fly”
Steven Bernstein (trumpet) David Tronzo (guitar) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)

4/24 Sunday (AVBF)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: TRIGGER
Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 and 10pm
Ned Rothenberg’s Sync
Samir Chatterjee (tabla) Jerome Harris (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar) Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)
TOTALLY DIFFERENT MUSIC PERFORMED AT EACH SET!

4/25 Monday (DDT)
8 pm
RICHARD “DUCK” BAKER SOLO
Duck Baker (guitar)
A rare and special NY appearance by this acoustic guitar master!

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
SCOTT ROBINSON
APR 26–MAY 1

4/26 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Sonic Solipsisms
Scott Robinson (solo multi-instruments)

10 pm
Nucleus…?
Scott Robinson (multi-instruments) Julian Thayer (bass, etc.)

4/27 Wednesday (BM)
8 pm
Afar
Scott Robinson (multi-instruments) Frank Kimbrough (piano)

10 pm
Scott Robinson Birthday Mayhem!
Klaus Suonsaari (drums, perc.) Julian Thayer (bass) Frank Kimbrough (piano) plus surprise guests!

4/28 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
Creative Situations for 3 Mezzo Soprano Saxophones
Scott Robinson, Dave Pietro, Allen Won (mezzo soprano saxes) Kevin Norton (marimba)

10 pm
aRT
Pheeroan akLaff (drums) Scott Robinson (tenor & bass saxes, theremin, tenora) Julian Thayer (bass)

4/29 Friday (SK)
8 pm
Immensities for Large Instruments (Chamber Music Compositions by Scott Robinson)
Scott Robinson (bass & contrabass saxes, contrabass sarrusophone, bass tarogato etc.) Sharon Robinson (alto flute) Kevin Norton (bass marimba) Bohdan Hilash (bass & contrabass clarinets) David Gould (contrabass clarinet & basset horn) and others TBA

10 pm
Down And Out
Scott Robinson (contrabass sax, sarrusophones) Tony Scherr (bass balalaika) Julian Thayer (string bass, bass banjo) Kenny Wollesen (contrabass drum set)

4/30 Saturday (JB)
8 pm
Scott Robinson’s “Spacetette”
Scott Robinson (saxes, theremin, sonic laser actuator) Kevin Norton (vibes, drums, percussion) Pat O’Leary (bass, cello, toys) Julian Thayer (bass, phono-fiddle) and, if available, Marshall Allen (alto sax, EVI)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Heliosonic Toneways (a 50th Anniversary celebration of Sun Ra’s Heliocentric Worlds)
Scott Robinson (tenor sax, bass marimba, theremin, tuned bongos) Philip Harper (trumpet) Frank Lacy (trombone) Tim Newman (bass trombone) JD Parran (bass clarinet) Yosvany Terry (alto sax, flute) Pat O’Leary, Julian Thayer (basses) Matt Wilson (drums) and, if available: Danny Thompson (baritone, flute) Marshall Allen (alto sax, EVI)

DMG Newsletter March 25th 2016

Ellery Eskelin

Source: DMG.

Peter Brotzmann Rare Solo! King Crimson – Live in Toronto 2015! ICP Orchestra! The Ex + Guests – Live at Bimbuis – 25 Years! Henry Kaiser Solo Acoustic! Three Anthony Braxton Box Set Pre-Orders on Sale! Elliott Sharp//JACK Quartet/Jenny Lin! New Moondog CD! Ken Aldcroft & William Parker!

Jessica Jones/Tony Jones Quartet! Steve Kuhn/Steve Swallow/Joey Baron! Marc Mommas/Vic Juris Qt! Terrence McManus & John Hebert! Plus Historic Discs from Augustus Pablo! William S. Burroughs! Captain Beefheart & Magic Band! Johnny Cash! Hank Williams! The Everly Brothers! Buddy Holly & More..!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, March 27th:
6pm: HENRY P. MELBOURNE – Solo Tenor Sax
7pm: TIERRA MESTIZA: OMAR ANTONIO TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ – Guitar & Keyboard

Sunday, April 3rd – Rare Triple Header:
6pm: FRANCOIS GRILLOT & CECILE BROCHE – Contrabass & Violin
7pm: PHILLIP GREENLIEF – Solo Sax
8pm: MICO & TAMIO SHIRAISHI

Sunday, April 10th – Another Rare Triple Header:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE BEYOND DUO With BERN NIX!
7pm: KADAWA: TAL YAHALOM – Guitar/ALMOG SHARVIT – Bass/BEN SILASHI – Drums
8pm: GORDON GRDINA – Guitar & Oudist from Vancouver returns

Sunday, April 17th:
6pm: SARA SCHOENBECK / SANDRA WEISS / ANDREW DRURY- Two Bassoons & Percussion
7pm: ALLISON LAZUR – Solo Tuba & Fixed Media

Sunday, April 24th:
6pm: ROB PRICE / ELLERY ESKELIN / TREVOR DUNN
7pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / SEAN CONLY / BRIAN GRODER

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!

The Necks and Alvin Curran Play in New York Reviewed

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Source: The New York Times.

The Necks created an hour of exquisite, constantly evolving tintinnabulation on Thursday night at the Whitney Museum of American Art, sharing a bill with a solo performance by the composer Alvin Curran. It was a rare United States appearance by this Australian trio, which has been collaborating for 30 years on music that defines a particular, meditative intersection of Minimalism, with its systematic repetition, and jazz, with its improvisatory openness. The Necks explore motion within stasis and freedom within boundaries, applying detailed, subtle virtuosity and the stamina of nonstop playing to summon a rapturous concentration.