AMN Picks of the Week: Rich Halley / Steve Roach / Dave Bryant / Discepoli & Barbiero / Mondo Flockard

English: Steve Roach performing at SoundQuest ...

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Rich Halley / 5 – The Outlier (2016)
Steve Roach – Shadow of Time (Expanded) (2016)
Dave Bryant – The Garden of Equilibria (2016)
Massimo Discepoli / Daniel Barbiero – An Eclipse of Images (2016)
Mondo Flockard – Spirals (2016)

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San Francisco Scene: August 5-12, 2016

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From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, August 5

Fri 8/05 7:00 PM Grace Cathedral [1100 California St, San Francisco, CA]
Presented in collaboration with The Ghiberti Foundation at Grace Cathedral.

Fri 8/05 8:30 PM Studio 961. Headlands Art Centre (closest studio to the Nike site, 3′ by car from main buildings at Headlands [Headlands Art Centre. Sausalito (studio 961)]
Sound artists Aki Onda (Japan / NY) & Phil Dadsonics (NZ) “in dialogue with a Room “. .Studio 961. Headlands Art Centre. 8.30 pm
Aki Onda is renowned for his cassette tape player performances . .Dadson for his experimental musical instruments . .for this event, studio 961.

Saturday, August 6

Sat 8/06 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Senyawa
Jogjakarta’s Senyawa embodies the aural elements of traditional Indonesian music whilst exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions. Their music strikes a perfect balance between their avant-garde influences and cultural heritage to create truly contemporary Indonesian new music.

Monday, August 8

Mon 8/08 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Monday Aug 8th at Studio Grand brings together 3 acts not to be missed. Opening with Rob Ewing solo, followed by Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta duet, and culminating in a set by Bay Area improvising quartet The Supplicants, w/ Richard Howell, David Boyce, David Ewell and Sameer Gupta.

Tuesday, August 9

Tue 8/09 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Voices & Such: sfSoundSalonSeries presents Lorin Benedict, Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin, and Julie Barwick
An evening showcasing voices, plus one pianist. In the first set, vocalists Lorin Benedict and Ron Heglin will improvise a few pieces together, and then pianist/composer Julie Barwick and Lorin will play a movement from the Shostakovich Cello Sonata (reworked for voice). The long-standing vocal duo of Ron Heglin and Kattt Atchley will present improvisations in the second set.

Tue 8/09 9:00 PM The Uptown [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland , 94612]
Active Music Series returns to the Uptown with DunkelpeK, Rova Saxophone Quartet, and William Winant/Marshall Trammell Duo

Thursday, August 11

Thu 8/11 7:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Karl Evangelista + Lewis Jordan + Marshall Trammell (Solo/Duo/Trio)
A special evening of music at once passionate, cerebral, and charged, featuring saxophonist/poet Lewis Jordan, guitarist Karl Evangelista, and drummer/percussionist Marshall Trammell. Trammell will begin the evening with a solo set, followed by a rare duo offering from Evangelista and Jordan (performing a brand new set of folks songs, unlikely melodies, and originals). The three firestarters convene for a trio exploration at night’s end.

Thu 8/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 PM Clarke Robinson – synthesizer
9:00 PM Andrew Jamieson’s Trouble Ensemble
Mia Bella D’Augelli – violin, Andrew Jamieson – keyboard, Roger Kim – guitar
Tim DeCillis – drums, Joshua Marshall – tenor saxophone Rent Romus – alto saxophone

Friday, August 12

Fri 8/12 5:00 PM De Young Museum [50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA]
Soundwave presents Auricular Arrangements as part of the popular Friday Night series at the de Young Museum

Fri 8/12 8:00 PM Peralta Station [3005 Peralta Oakland]
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK, Hamir Atwal Quartet, OMMO

Fri 8/12 8:00 PM The Peralta Station [3007 Peralta Street]
Jordan Glenn’s BEAK, Hamir Atwal Quartet, OMMO

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

English: Reid Anderson, bass player of the ame...

Source: The New York Times.

THE BAD PLUS (Tuesday through Aug. 14) This hyperintelligent and crashingly heroic trio — Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass, David King on drums — revives some proven old strategies on “It’s Hard,” out later this month. The album, which will be previewed in part during this weeklong run, deftly reimagines familiar songs by popular figures ranging from Prince to Johnny Cash to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village, 212-475-8592, bluenote.net. (Chinen)

CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA GROUP (Tuesday and Wednesday) A drummer of explosive power, Ms. Blackman Santana is at home in a vertiginous fusion vein. Her band has Aurelien Budynek on guitar, Zaccai Curtis on piano and Felix Pastorius on electric bass. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, 212-576-2232, jazzstandard.com. (Chinen)

JEN SHYU AT THE STONE (Tuesday through Aug. 14) Ms. Shyu is a vocalist and player of folkloric stringed instruments, drawn to fascinating and often challenging designs. Her weeklong residency at the Stone will involve what she calls a six-day ritual, “Song of Silver Geese,” with collaborators including Mat Maneri on viola, Ben Monder on guitar, John Hébert on bass and Hong Jinwook on soribuk, a traditional Korean drum. At 8 and 10 p.m., Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (Chinen)

JOHN ZORN: BAGATELLES AT THE VANGUARD (Tuesday through Aug. 14) One of the least expected new staples at the Village Vanguard has been John Zorn, the avant-garde composer, alto saxophonist and provocateur. Next week he will draw from his Book of Bagatelles — some 300 short pieces composed last spring — with a different configuration of musicians for every set. Among them are the pianist Uri Caine, performing in duos with John Medeski on organ and Jon Irabagon on saxophone, at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday; Asmodeus, a group with Marc Ribot on guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday; Craig Taborn, performing a solo piano set at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday; and a quartet led by Mr. Irabagon at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. At 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, 212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com. (Chinen)

FIMAV 32 Review


Source: Musicworks. A little late, but…

The Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville (FIMAV) arrives with the late, brief spring of Quebec’s central region, an energizing jolt between winter and summer that sees the flowering of older vines and new life bursting through the earth. This year’s instalment of FIMAV did what it has done very well for many years: present challenging music that can find a substantial audience, while also testing the frontiers with little-known but significant musicians.

It’s unlikely that a group of microtonal tubaists will ever find an audience as large as that of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, but they’re both ardent explorers at the creative edges of music; it’s FIMAV’s great virtue that it makes a home for both, using the elastic concept of musique actuelle to range freely through genres. Events ranged from afternoon sound artists to late-night avant-rockers, with listeners creating their own paths through the festival’s nineteen performances. Composer-trombonist George Lewis once declared, “what I always wanted: music as a space for reflection on the human condition.” That’s a lofty goal and a rare event, but several groups were able to do it, whether working with or without a script, playing with associates they had either known for fifty years or had just encountered.