The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Paal Nilssen-Love

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke – Row for William O. (Relative Pitch, 2016) ****
Nine/Two at Constellation (Constellation, 2015) ***½
Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey – Buoyancy (Relative Pitch, 2016) ****½
Demierre/Dörner/Kocher Trio, Teatar &TD, Zagreb, Croatia; 4/7/2016
Starlite Motel – Awosting Falls (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Paal Nilssen Love Large Unit – Ana (PNL, 2016) ****½
Torben Snekkestad – The Poetics of a Multiphonic Landscape (ILK, 2016)
Nick Millevoi – Desertion (Shhpuma, 2016) ****

Bent Knee Tour Dates

Source: Bent Knee, a vocal-oriented, avant-progressive band is on tour. I hope to review their new release on Cuneiform Records soon.

MAY 19 THU ONCE Ballroom Somerville, MA
MAY 20 FRI Songbyrd Music House Washington, DC
MAY 21 SAT Orion Studios Baltimore, MD
JUN 2 THU Empire Portland, ME
JUN 4 SAT Lyric Hall New Haven, CT
JUN 5 SUN News Cafe Pawtucket, RI
JUN 8 WED Bube’s Brewery Mt Joy, PA
JUN 9 THU The Bowery Electric New York, NY
JUN 11 SAT Louie’s Back Room Kalamazoo, MI
JUN 12 SUN Ladder 11 Dayton, OH
JUN 13 MON Minibar Kansas City, MO
JUN 16 THU Elbo Room San Francisco, CA
JUN 17 FRI SLG Art Boutiki San Jose, CA
JUN 18 SAT Black Forest Eugene, OR
JUN 20 MON Victory Lounge Seattle, WA
JUN 21 TUE Coo Coo Nest Port Angeles, WA
JUN 22 WED The Vault Nanaimo, Canada
JUN 23 THU Bube’s Brewery Mt Joy, PA
JUN 25 SAT Campbell Bay Music Festival Capital, Canada
JUL 28 THU Burg Herzberg Festival Breitenbach Am Herzberg, Germany
AUG 4 THU Eurocentrum Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Taka Kigawa Masters the Conflicting Rhythms of Ligeti

Source: The New York Times.

With each passing year, Ligeti’s 18 études for solo piano (1985-2001) seem less like “new music” and more like classics. These pieces’ connection to their ancestors — Debussy’s own set of études, their movement perpetual, whether fast or slow; the grandiose drama of Liszt; the complex rhythmic games of Conlon Nancarrow — are ever more obvious.

Battle Trance New Album and Tour Dates

Source: Travis Laplante.

Tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance is proud to announce their sophomore album Blade of Love, which will be released digitally and on CD August 26 on New Amsterdam Records, with a vinyl edition released by NNA Tapes.

Tour dates include:

9/8 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
9/10 – FMRL – Nashville, TN
9/11 – Eyedrum – Atlanta, GA
9/13 – Songbyrd Music House – Washington, DC
9/22 – St. Peter’s Church – New York, NY
10/6 – Bop Stop – Cleveland, OH
10/7 – Fuse Factory – Columbus, OH
10/10 – GateSound – Madison, WI
10/13 – Constellation – Chicago, IL