The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

15 Corners of the World / Eugeniusz Rudnik – Motion Picture Sound Essay (Bolt)

Magnus Granberg – How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky? (Another Timbre)

AMM – Spanish Fighters (Matchless)

Philippe Battikha – Invisible Backgrounds (Samizdat)

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Large Ensemble 4 CD Set! Generations Quartet: Oliver Lake/Michael Jefry Stevens/Joe Fonda/Emil Gross! Jason Roebke Octet: Greg Ward/Keefe Jackson/Jason Stein/Josh Berman/Jason Adasiewicz/Mike Reed! Two from Peter Brotzmann: William Parker & Hamid Drake & Defibrillater! Laurie Anderson! Dave Douglas’ Dark Territory! Herb Robertson Trio!

Aaron Bennett/Darren Johnston/Lisa Mezzacappa/Frank Rosaly! Three from MIA Legend Peter Kuhn: Toshinori Kondo/Arthur Williams/William Parker/Denis Charles! Greg Ward & 10 Tongues! Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids! Jeff Parker Trio! Pauline Oliveros & Musiques Nouvelles! Chris Brown! Merzbow! Daniel Higgs LP & Much More..!

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

Sunday, July 17th:
6pm: PAULA SHOCRON / DANIEL CARTER / PABLO DIAZ!
7pm: HOME OF EASY CREDIT: TOM BLANCARTE & LOUISE DE JENSEN!

Sunday, July 24th:
6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA!
7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS!

Sunday, July 31st:
6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT – Trumpet/Bass/Drums!

Sunday, August 7th – Rare Triple Bill:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KEN-YA KAWAGUCHI – Contrabass & Shakuhachi!
7pm: NICO’s SPLIT CYCLE!
8pm: XUAN YE / SEAN ALI / JASON DOELL – Voice & Electronics / Contrabass / Laptop!

Wadada Leo Smith Interviewed by John Corbett

Source: BOMB Magazine.

Trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith has spent five decades as a positive force in global improvised music. Born in Mississippi in 1941, he joined Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1967 and promptly appeared on 3 Compositions of New Jazz (Delmark, 1968), Anthony Braxton’s first record. The watershed LP included “The Bell,” a work that introduced—in embryonic form—Smith’s new method of notation, something he would later term “Ankhrasmation.” In the 1970s, during an extended period based in New Haven, Connecticut, Smith wrote notes (8 pieces) source a new world music: creative music, a powerful self-published treatise on the state of African American music and the politics of improvisation. He also founded his own label, Kabell Records, documenting his evolving concept, which he has emphatically referred to as a system of language scores, in marked contrast with the more common idea of graphic scores.

Ayler Records Releases

Source: Ayler Records.

Michel Blanc – “Le Miroir des Ondes” (aylCD-151)

Comprised of twelve musical parts, Le Miroir des Ondes was composed around and from various news events that occurred between 1972 and 1989. With it, Michel Blanc wanted to translate into music his own feelings about some events that crossed his life at the time, with the idea to convey to the listener a sound space that could penetrate his/her imagination, whether or not he/she would be aware of the events. The choice of instrumentation for this project is based on major musical aesthetics of the time, namely: contemporary music, rock, concrete music and improvised music, and jazz derivatives.

Joëlle Léandre – “Can You Hear Me? (2015 re-creation)” (aylCD-146)

This hybrid piece, where for the first time the musician has agreed to play the problematic role and function of ‘composer’, can be read both as a form of achievement and as a founding act. Indeed, ‘composing’, as she makes it clear here, with the structure constantly generating and encouraging individual expression, is nothing else for her than a transposition to ‘another stage’ of the improviser’s gesture and a transfusion into a band’s plural entity of the complex spread of a thought both intimate and collective, made even more unique by its will to be shared. […] Because she constantly feeds all her experience as an improviser into her writing, Léandre has clearly created, with “Can You Hear Me?”, a major milestone in her already illustrious career.

Sarah Murcia – “Never Mind the Future” (aylCD-149)

Sarah Murcia presents “Never Mind the Future”, a variation on the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind the Bollocks” album. In dissecting and reinterpreting each song, it is not a simple exercise in covering tunes but a will to actually feed on the music of the Sex Pistols in order to express hers. A music that blends jazz, rock and song, where Sarah Murcia is accompanied by her band ‘Caroline’, with the addition of pianist Benoît Delbecq and dancer/crooner Mark Tompkins. It is also a way to return to a mythical group and to a worship album that, as a listener, I myself started listening to when I was 8 years old… I guess it was just the right time for Sarah and I to meet one another and go forward with this project.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1040

Source: Vital Weekly.

Gaap Kvlt — Jinn (Cd by Zoharum) *
Rara — W//\tr (Cd by Zoharum) *
Phurpa — Chöd (2cd by Zoharum) *
David First/the World Casio Quartet — The Complete Gramavision Session (Cd by Pogus) *
Matthew Grigg &Amp; Tobias Brügge – Vocabularies (Cd by Unknown Tongue Records)
Three Free Radicals – Diary of a Left-handed Sleepwalker (Cd by New Focus Recordings)
Florian Wittenburg — Eagle Prayer (Cd by Murnichtnur) *
Sal Solaris — Thresholds (Cd by Zhelezobeton) *
Mira Drevo — Sledy Na Snegu (Cdr by Zhelezobeton) *
Now It’s Dark: David Lynch Tribute (Cd Compilation by Zhelezobeton)
Annabelle Playe — Vaisseaux (Lp by Dac Records)
Frans DE Waard — This Is Supposed to Be a Record Label… Staalplaat: Eleven Years of Distortion in the Independent Music Industry (Book by Timeless)
Matthew P. hopkins — W’s (7″ by Albert’s Basement)
Doc Wör Mirran Featuring Rat Scabies — We Sting the Blues (Cdr by Miss Management) *
Doc Wör Mirran — Raj Instrumental (Cdr by Mirran Threat) *
Doc Wör Mirran — He-man Musak (Cdr by Mirran Threat) *
Nigel Samways & Foss Moigne — Sanyo 07.1/sanyo 07.2. Remixes (3″cdr by Intoy) *
Bundesliedermacherwettbewerb Des Gesundheitsministeriums in Sachen-anhalt 2016 ‘Ein Fächer Voller Liebe’ (Cassette Compilation by Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse)
Desire Path (Cassette Compilation by Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse)
Aciem/flectere (Cassette Compilation by Noyade Records)
Graham Dunning/Tom Wallace — Down into Dusk (Cassette by Earshots! Recordings)
Nils Quak — Einige Sehr Populäre Songs (Cassette by Wounded Knife) *
Cukier — Road to Recovery (Cassette by Wounded Knife) *

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

July 4, 2016
Bad Astma, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen
Maria Bertel Thomas Eiler

July 4, 2016
Jacob Anderskov, Kasper Tranberg, Fabian Arends, David Helm, 5e, Copenhagen
David Helm Fabian Arends Jacob Anderskov Kasper Tranberg

July 4, 2016
Jeppe Zeeberg’s Dadaism and Jazz Celebration, Skuespilhustes, Copenhagen
Adam Pultz Melbye Anders Vestergaard Jeppe Zeeberg Lars Greve

July 4, 2016
Jesper Løvdal & Palle Danielsson, 5e, Copenhagen
Jesper Løvdal Palle Danielsson

July 4, 2016
Joakim Berghäll, Joona Toivanen, Morten Pedersen, Gallery Bohème, Copenhagen
Joakim Berghäll Joona Toivanen Morten Pedersen

July 4, 2016
Lotte Anker, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Simon Toldam, 5e, Copenhagen
Lotte Anker Simon Toldam Ståle Liavik Solberg

July 4, 2016
Sax & Drums x2, 5e, Copenhagen
Ståle Liavik Solberg Sture Ericson Thomas Strønen Torben Snekkestad

July 3, 2016
Del_F64.0 with Wojtek Bajda, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Wojtek Bajda Zara Paz Zustand D

July 3, 2016
Don Fender meets Von Rickenbacker, 5e, Copenhagen
Claus Bøje Nils Davidsen Peter Friis-Nielsen Sture Ericson

July 3, 2016
Lars Bech Pilgaards Slowburn, Skuespilhustes, Copenhagen
Lars Bech Pilgaard Lars Greve Thomas Eiler Thommy Andersson

July 3, 2016
Lennart Heyndels & Asger Thomsen, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Asger Thomsen Lennart Heyndels

July 3, 2016
Liudas Mockunas, Mikko Innanen, Markus Pesonen, Håkon Berre, Gallery Bohème, Copenhagen
Håkon Berre Liudas Mockūnas Markus Pesonen Mikko Innanen

July 3, 2016
Lotte Anker, Andrea Neumann, Michael Vorfeld, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Andrea Neumann Lotte Anker Michael Vorfeld

July 3, 2016
LUBB, Huset-KBH, Copenhagen
Adam Pultz Melbye Pat Thomas Peter Ole Jørgensen

July 3, 2016
Mia Dyberg, Wojtek Bajda, Oliver Laumann, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Mia Dyberg Oliver Laumann Wojtek Bajda

July 3, 2016
Simon Toldam Trio, 5e, Copenhagen
Knut Finsrud Nils Davidsen Simon Toldam

July 2, 2016
Andi Otto Solo, GL Holtegaard Attemosevej, Copenhagen
Andi Otto

July 2, 2016
Hanoi°Berlin featuring Lotte Anker, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen
Andrea Neumann Boris Baltschun Burkhard Beins Kim Ngoc Tran Lotte Anker Luong Hue Trinh Michael Vorfeld Mike Maijkowski Ngo Tra My Nguyen Thuy Dung SonX

July 2, 2016
Mark Solborg & Simon Toldam, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Mark Solborg Simon Toldam

July 2, 2016
Soma & Lil with Merete Smedegaard, GL Holtegaard Attemosevej, Copenhagen
Lil Lacy Merete Smedegaard Soma Allpass

July 2, 2016
Tomasz Dąbrowski Solo, Christianshavns Beboerhus, Copenhagen
Tomasz Dąbrowski