Jazz Listings from the New York Times

Marty Ehrlich

Source: The New York Times.

Marty Ehrlich: Philosophy of a Groove (Friday) Mr. Ehrlich is a veteran explorer with an interest in multiple traditions and modes of playing. He’s a proficient and lyrical improviser on clarinet, saxophone and flute, all of which he’ll play in this band, which comes by its lofty name with a heavy rhythm section: James Weidman on piano, Jerome Harris on bass and Ben Perowsky on drums. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319 corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble (Thursday) Jazz converges persuasively with Arabic folk traditions in Two Rivers, led by the Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player and vocalist Amir ElSaffar. As on “Crisis,” a gripping album released last year, the group’s lineup next week will include Tareq Abboushi on buzuq, a kind of lute; Ole Mathisen on saxophone; Carlo De Rosa on bass; and Zafer Tawil on oud and hand percussion. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

William Hooker Quartet (Sunday) Mr. Hooker, a drummer aligned with the more combative side of free jazz, anchors a group with Chris DiMiglio on trumpet, Mark Hennen on piano and Larry Roland on bass. At 6 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com. (Chinen)

Matthew Shipp at the Stone (Tuesday through July 17) Mr. Shipp is a pianist committed to the act of discovery, and he has set himself up for it next week at the Stone. He’ll begin on Tuesday with a long-running free-jazz duo with the Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman (8 p.m.), followed by a set with the trumpeter Nate Wooley and the drummer Whit Dickey (10 p.m.). On Wednesday he’ll play two sets with a close compatriot, the bassist William Parker, joined first by the multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter (8 p.m.) and then by the saxophonist Rob Brown (10 p.m.). And on Thursday Mr. Shipp will lead the latest iteration of his trio. At Avenue C and Second Street, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

Greg Ward and 10 Tongues (Friday) A resourceful alto saxophonist from Chicago, Mr. Ward has an impressive new album, “Touch My Beloved’s Thought,” featuring his 10-piece band, 10 Tongues. The album is his intriguing response to “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady,” a classic 1963 suite by Charles Mingus — and just as Mingus designed his work as a ballet, Mr. Ward collaborated with a choreographer, Onye Ozuzu, though it’s unclear how that aspect of the work will surface here. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, fifth floor, at West 27th Street, 646-494-3625, jazzgallery.org. (Chinen)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s Season Begins Tonight

Source: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Calling all dog lovers! PNME is back with a World Premiere Commission by Russell Pinkston entitled Off Leash and dedicated to dog lovers around the globe, a tour de force piano solo by Steven Bryant in his PNME debut, a haunting Persian soundscape by Iranian composer and sound guru Shahrokh Yadegari, and the World Premiere of David Stock’s song cycle Songs of Solomon, to whom our 41st season is dedicated. Pittsburgh visual artist Val M. Cox will unveil and dedicate a newly commissioned artwork in david’s honor at these performances. don’t miss this unique chance to Stock up on Stock!
Russell Pinkston: Off Leash
Steven Bryant: RedLine
David Stock: Songs of Solomon
Shahrokh Yadegari: Earthly Verses

Join PNME master percussionist Ian Rosenbaum for a Wednesday Showcase. Christopher Cerrone’s evocative and personal Memory Palace is the centerpiece of a program built around Ian’s life experiences. Ian’s personal, communicative performances are legendary. Don’t miss this unique and intimate look at one of America’s greatest percussive artists!
David Crowell Celestial Sphere
Tawnie Olson Meadowlark
Mark Applebaum Aphasia
Andy Akiho Stop Speaking
Christopher Cerrone Memory Palace

Dylan and the Beatles on tour? Well, almost… Dylan is a master poet and lyricist to be sure. Some of his greatest lyrics including “Blowin in the Wind”, “Mr. Tambourine Man”, and “Forever Young”, have been completely reimagined by Oscar-winning American composer John Corigliano. Touching, shattering, explosive, inward looking, and uniquely American – words you thought you knew… reimagined anew. Combine these with rising star Gabriella Smith’s haunting Number Nine – based on the Beatle’s While Album, and chase them with David Lang‘s These Broken Wings… you’ve got yourself an American Icons party! Roll out the Red Carpet!
David Stock: Fun der alte Welt
David Lang: These Broken Wings
Gabriella Smith: Number Nine
John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man

Internationally-acclaimed composer and steel drum virtuoso Andy Akiho presents a showcase of original work. Joined by PNME’s resident percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, this performance will not only connect with you through its unique, soulful, and unmistakably Akiho rhythms, it will cause you to question everything you thought about the steel drum. Trinidad and Tobago… eat your heart out!
All works by Andy Akiho:
Hada Iro
Crown Heights
Stop Speaking
Haiku 2
Daidai Iro

What could possibly compete with the Wednesday program you just saw featuring the staggering virtuosity of Andy Akiho you ask? How about an entire program of Akiho works including both Andy AND the whole PNME team?!! Akiho is one of the most compelling new voices in American composition and will doubtless be one in a long and growing line of Pulitzer Prize winning composers championed and commissioned by the PNME. Bring your lime green bandana tonight folks; it will be a complete Akihodown!
Andy Akiho:
NO one To kNOW one
wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem
David Stock:

Join us for a special night out at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse on Pittsburgh’s North Side—1055 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh. This will be a fun and informal gathering of the whole PNME team, local composers, friends, and family. Tonight we will officially kick off the David Stock memorial campaign, and it will be a chance to hang with the cool kids, tell stories, and sample some rather enlivened beverages! Bring your Stock-tales. 6:30 p.m.

Yeats, Puts, Stock, and Cardenes….? I want to have dinner with that quartet! PNME will close its season with a premiere by Pulitzer-winning composer and PNME favorite Kevin Puts. His new song cycle In at the Eye, based on party by William Butler Yeats was co-commissioned by PNME. We welcome legendary violinist Andres Cardenes to the lime green stage to perform David Stock’s Philosopher’s Stone with us in our final season tribute to our dear friend David. Don’t miss this unique pairing of minds and hearts – it is what David was all about!
Kevin Puts: In at the Eye
David Stock: The Philosopher’s Stone*
David Stock: Santa Fe Salsa

Newsbits: Electroacoustic Music / The Music Construction Machine / Norgard in NY / Zappa Documentary / Improvised Music in New Orleans / Defunkt Review

Frank Zappa, Ekeberghallen, Oslo, Norway

An article on NewMusicBox focuses on the structural underpinnings of electroacoustic music.

Niklas Roy’s Music Construction Machine uses mechanical algorithms—wheels, pulleys, levers—to make music with real musical instruments.

The Lost Dog New Music Ensemble will present the oft-unheard music of Per Nørgård, “the current eminence grise of Danish composers” (The New Yorker), at 8:00 PM on Friday, July 29th, with a recital of solo piano music by Jacob Rhodebeck. Taking place at MISE-EN_PLACE in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jacob’s survey of Nørgård’s extensive piano repertoire is a coda of sorts to the unprecedented volume of Nørgård performances New Yorkers heard last month.

The new Eat That Question documentary on Frank Zappa is reviewed.

An article covers improvised music in New Orleans, featuring a profile of Jeff Albert.

Jazz Right Now reviews a recent release from Defunkt.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Peter Kuhn – The Other Shore (No Business)
J.D. Emmanuel—Minimal Electronic Music 1979-83 (Black Sweat)
Peter Kuhn – No Coming, No Going: 1978-1979 (No Business)
Abul Mogard — Works (Ecstatic)
Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Buoyancy (Relative Pitch)

San Francisco Scene: July 8-14, 2016

USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay ...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, July 8

Fri 7/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Dan Thorpe :: Homecoming (three years later)
Australian composer/performer Dan Thorpe presents a new work about loss and healing for prepared piano, electronics and field recordings. Supported by bay area dream-pop wizards GENUIS.

Fri 7/08 8:00 PM Santo Recording [2565 West, Oakland Ca]
Bill Orcutt & Jacob Felix Heule
Jooklo Duo

Fri 7/08 8:00 PM Royce Gallery [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Pamela Z Arts presents Z Program 60
Come celebrate Pamela Z’s birthday (and the 10th anniversary of the ROOM Series) with an evening featuring a collage piece called “60 Minutes” (apologies to Morley Safer) in which Pamela and some of her colleagues and collaborators perform 60 mini-movements tightly scored to a timeclock. Ms. Z will also present a few short works for voice, electronics to fill out the program.

Fri 7/08 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Xenakis, Cage, Tenney, Penderecki, Beyer, Vitkova, Bruckmann, Ingalls, sfSound

Saturday, July 9

Sat 7/09 4:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SOUNDSMITHS: Celebrating Instrumental Invention – The second annual C4NM window gallery fundraiser
The second annual window gallery fundraiser!!!!
Celebrate the Bay Area instrument inventing community, with a full roster of performances featuring Phil Dadson, Paul Dresher, Cheryl Leonard, and others, plus a silent auction of one-of-a-kind instruments.

Sat 7/09 8:00 PM The ROOM Series [2901 Mariposa St SF]
Pamela Z Arts presents Z Program 60
Come celebrate a milestone birthday for Pamela Z (and the 10th year of the ROOM Series) with an evening featuring a collage piece called “Sixty” in which Pamela and many of her dear friends, colleagues, and collaborators perform 60 mini-movements tightly scored to a time clock. Ms. Z will also present a short set of works for voice, electronics and video to open the program.

Sat 7/09 8:00 PM Berkeley Arts [2133 University Avenue Berkeley]
8 pm
Phillip Greenlief – solo saxophone improvisations
9 pm
The Miscreants
Ben Goldberg – clarinet
Trevor Dunn – acoustic bass
Scott Amendola – drums

Sat 7/09 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Reich, Boulez, Sciarrino, Brown, Niblock, Saunier, sfSoundGroup

Sunday, July 10

Sun 7/10 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Dunkelman/Fluke_Mogul
Gabby Fluke-Mogul – violin/Nava Dunkelman – percussion
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – tenor sax, flute/Theo Padouvas – cornet/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, flute/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums

Sun 7/10 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
sfSoundFestival: Feldman, Boulez, Oliveros, Brown, sfSoundGroup

Sun 7/10 8:00 PM Temescal Art Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Suki O’Kane premiering a piece “Sweeping, Swept, Out of My Head” for quartet of brooms and hand-held projections at the most awesome Shapeshifters Cinema, Oakland’s monthly series for expanded cinema.

Tuesday, July 12

Tue 7/12 7:00 PM Great American Music Hall [859 O’Farrell St SF]
Deerhoof / Skating Polly / Otzi

Thursday, July 14

Thu 7/14 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm Christine Richers – cello/laptop
8:50pm Alien Planet
CJ McCaslin – percussion/electronics/trumpet, Shelia Bosco – keyboard/electronics
9:30pm Dan Thorpe – keyboard/electronics

Full Blast South American Tour

A shot from a 2006 performance by Peter Brötzm...

Source: Marino Pliakas.

July 11, CHILE-Valparaiso, El Internado
July 12, CHILE-Santiago de Chile, Radio Universidad, Sala Master
July 13, BRA-Salvador, Teatro Icba/Goethe Institut
July 14, BRA-Belo Horizonte, Festival Sô(M)-Encontro Internacional de Arte Sonora
July 15, BRA-Jundiaí, SESC Jundiaí
July 16, BRA-Sao Paulo, FIME Festival @ SESC Consolaçao
July 17, BRA-Rio de Janeiro, Club Audiorebel

Peter Broetzmann (GER), Reeds
Marino Pliakas (CH), E-Bass
Michael Wertmueller (CH), Drums