The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – self-titled (Discrepant, 2015) ****
Virginia Genta, David Vanzan, Dag Stiberg, John Wesseltoft – Det Kristike Punkt (2015, Feeding Tube Records) ****
LOK 03+1 (Alexander von Schlippenbach / Aki Takase / DJ Illvibe / PaulLovens) – Signals (Trost, 2016) ****
Harris Eisenstadt – Old Growth Forest (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Harris Eisenstadt – Canada Day IV (Songlines, 2015) ****
Invisible Guy – Knuckle Sandwich (BAG, 2016) ***1/2
John Dieterich, Ben Goldberg, Scott Amendola – Short-Sighted Dream Colossus (s/r, 2014) ****
Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg – Dialogue (BAG Productions, 2016) ****

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April at Le Poisson Rouge

English: Colin Stetson, moers festival 2010

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

Fri., April 01, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Magma: The Endless Tour
w/ Helen Money
featured

Wed., April 06, 2016 at 7:30 PM
On the Rise at LPR
w/ YVETTE , Pill , Kel Valhaal , Dreamcrusher , Eddi Front , and Truant (DJ)

Mon., April 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM
Jozef Van Wissem
w/ Holy Sons

Mon., April 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Colin Stetson presents SORROW, a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony
w/ Justin Walter (solo)

Sō Percussion at Carnegie Hall Reviewed

Matmos

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Since Sō Percussion first came across my radar, it’s been abundantly clear that the quartet is all about collaboration, having worked with Dan Deacon, Bryce Dessner of The National, Aron Sanchez of Buke and Gase, and Matmos, just to name a few. On Friday, February 12, 2016 at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Sō’s Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Swilinski, and Jason Treuting expanded their musical network even further, this time partnering with three intriguing composer/performers know for their strong ties to rock aesthetic: Glenn Kotche of Wilco, guitarist Steven Mackey of Big Farm, and Shara Worden from My Brightest Diamond.

Magma Interview

Photo du concert de Magma à la salle des Fetes...

Source: Lithium Magazine.

Magma has been crafting intricate and challenging music since 1969. Balancing elements of Kobaïan lyrics overtop of songs that sound like a mix of jazz and prog music, the band sound quite relevant now given the current trends on modern rock music. Servicing a 14-date North American tour (13 now, due to inclement weather) that finishes up in Toronto on Saturday April 2nd at the Opera House – Stella (with Christian beside her weighing in where needed) fielded a few questions with Lithium Magazine via phone from their hotel in Chicago, before playing their first of two nights in a row there.

Roulette in April

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...

Source: New York’s Roulette.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
William Hooker – EVIDENCE: The Baldwin Suite Drummer William Hooker pays homage to multifaceted author James Baldwin as part of the author’s 90th birthday celebration.

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] Austin Vaughn: Solo / Trio Austin Vaughn is a musician who plays the drumset. He has been living in New York since 2011. His solo music has primarily been an investigation/celebration of various acoustic phenomena, e.g. exploration of overtones, sympathetic vibration, and interference beating via “extended” percussion techniques in addition to the totally ordinary….

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] Juiced: Music of Brendon Randall-Myers An eclectic mix of classical, chamber pop, and math rock, this program of music by Brendon Randall-Myers is a kind of composerly manifesto. Each of these four pieces embodies a different compositional preoccupation, and each was written for and with close friends and longtime collaborators, drawing on shared musical influences, personal idiosyncrasies, and years of work together….

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 @ 8:00 PM S
[RESIDENCY] Okkyung Lee: Red Eclipse Loosely inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece “L’Eclisse” and meant to accompany future video projects, these pieces will evoke the feeling of longing, time suspended in the air, misunderstandings of self (or selves) and fragility. …

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin: Recollections: Songs from Aphasia This multi-media oratorio, a collaboration between “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin draws its inspiration from the “Aphasians” — people who lost their ability to speak as a result of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or other kinds of brain damage, and who are reclaiming their memories and their language….

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin: Recollections: Songs from Aphasia This multi-media oratorio, a collaboration between “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin draws its inspiration from the “Aphasians” — people who lost their ability to speak as a result of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or other kinds of brain damage, and who are reclaiming their memories and their language….

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Interpretations: Marek Chołoniewski // Adam Rudolph: Music for Strings and Percussion Krakow-based composer Marek Choloniewski presents a retrospective program of interactive solo and ensemble works for involving video, brainwaves, facial movements and other re-imaginings of musical performance. Composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents new works for percussion ensemble and string quartet, as well as solo music, including the New York premiere of “Orbits” (2014) for percussion quartet, and the world premiere of his “String Quartet No. 2” (2016)….

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio w/ Drew Gress + Kenny Wollesen Sylvie Courvoisier steps out with her long awaited first recording for piano trio. One of the most creative pianists in the downtown scene, and a long time collaborator of Mark Feldman, Ikue Mori and many others, Sylvie combines a brilliant technique with a wild imagination that straddles classical, jazz, improvisation and more. Featuring the dynamic rhythm section of Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress, the music combines the best of improvisation and composition in the classic piano trio format. …

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[RESIDENCY] Collaborative Duets: Gelsey Bell and Biba Bell // Gelsey Bell and John King Vocalist and composer Gelsey Bell completes her Roulette residency with collaborative duets with Biba Bell and John King.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

March 24, 2016
The Necks, Whitney Museum
Chris Abrahams Tony Buck Lloyd Swanton

March 24, 2016
Alvin Curran Solo, Whitney Museum
Alvin Curran

March 23, 2016
Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta, Barbes
Sameer Gupta Ross Hammond

March 22, 2016
Flip City, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
David Aaron David Gould

March 22, 2016
APUH!, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
Mats Dimming Hampus Öhman-Frölund Adrian Åsling Sellius