Source: City of Chicago :: Chicago Jazz Festival. Highlights include:
38TH ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
September 1-4, 2016
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Preston Bradley Hall
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Mwata Bowden One Foot In, One Foot Out
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.: Tarbaby featuring Nasheet Waits, Orrin Evans & Eric Revis with Special Guest Oliver Lake
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Conducted by Carla Bley
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.: Tatsu Aoki‘s MIYUMI Project featuring Tsukasa Taiko, Jon Jang & Francis Wong
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: The Bad Plus Perform Ornette Coleman’s SCIENCE FICTION with Tim Berne, Ron Miles & Sam Newsome
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Von Freeman Pavilion (South Promenade)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.: Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights
7:10 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.: John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet
Condensed Endeavour is the latest quietly malevolent dronework from NYM, who after his/her/their solo debut on Attenuation Circuit now asphalts a performance by label stalwarts Gerald Fiebig and Emerge at culture hub Cairo in Würzburg recorded back in November of 2013.
The present reviewer has not heard the original, which is summarily described as a drone work. Over thirty-six minutes, NYM takes a bulldozer to a junkyard on a lousy day, under the roil of angry skies. Rust sings, essential gases leak, seeding the clouds with even more vitriol. The slow-motion grind opens wide into a sucking, air-emptying drone, inside of which co- and antivalences are being worked out, discreet textures are plasticined and melodies almost eked out. It grows thick as tar, cooling under a final, icy wind.
Source: Touching Extremes.
Anna Zaradny – Go Go Theurgy
Adrian Knight – Obsessions
The Avengers – On a Mission
Oren Ambarchi / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford – Pale Calling
Nicolas Bernier & Francisco Meirino – Fiction
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Kazuya Matsumoto – Mizu no katachi (Spekk, 2015) ***½
Simon Nabatov – Equal Poise (Leo Records, 2016) ****
Beyond Jazz: Plink, Plonk & Scratch, the Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966–1972 (2nd Edition) – Trevor Barre (Compass Publishing, 2016) ****1/2
A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation – John Corbett (University of Chicago Press, 2016) ****
Keefe Jackson & Jason Adasiewicz – Rows and Rows (Delmark, 2016) ****½
Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi – Birdwatching (ECM, 2016) ***½
Ziv Taubenfeld / Shay Hazan / Nir Sabag – Bones (Leo Records, 2016) ****
Albert Beger Quartet – Freedom Is An Option (Jazzis, 2016) ***
Source: The New York Times.
The narrow study where Carla Bley does her composing, upstairs in her rustic-modern house here, was the picture of tidy efficiency one recent afternoon. Handwritten sheet music covered a writing stand and the rack of an upright piano. A blank legal pad sat on a desk. Bookshelves held scores in labeled folders: “Healing Power.” “Liver of Life.” “Ups and Downs.”
Source: ISSUE Project Room.
Wed 18 May, 2016, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Celebrated pianist Chris Abrahams appears in a rare New York solo performance at ISSUE Project Room’s 22 Boerum Place theater. Perhaps best known as the piano player with the long form trio the Necks, Abrahams’ music explores the resonating properties of the vibrating piano string.
ENDE TYMES VI: INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES AT KNOCKDOWN CENTER
June 2nd 6pm (Reception) 8pm (Performances), June 4th & 5th 2pm – 6pm (Exhibition Hours)
ISSUE co-presents installations and performances at Ende Tymes VI on Thursday, June 2nd at Knockdown Center. The festival’s opening night features a reception for installations followed by performances from Jason Lescalleet, 5chimpfluch Grupp3, Heat Identity, Hive Mind, and Aki Onda.
The Baltimore SDIY Group announces its 2016 Springfest electronic music concerts, to be held Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14 at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012. Both concerts are all-ages with a $10 admission.
Concert One features Cat Canary and the Grins, Dave Vosh, John Saint John, Rick Kowalski, Ryan Biller, Paolo Valladolid and Derek Jones.
Friday, May 13, 7:45-11:00 PM. Doors at 7:00 PM.
Concert Two features Dave Vosh & Keith Sinzinger, Bev Stanton, Julius Bucsis, Mike Marcus, Amber Dunleavy and Travis Johns.
Saturday, May 14, 7:45-11:00 PM. Doors at 7:00.
For more information, visit the Baltimore SDIY webpages.