Lincoln Center Salutes Steve Reich

American composer Steve Reich performing clapp...

Source: Lincoln Center Salutes Steve Reich.

Lincoln Center’s “Reich/Reverberations” festival proved Steve Reich’s musical effect can withstand poor acoustics. The July 19, 2016 concert displayed an important idea in Reich’s work through Triple Quartet (1998), WTC 9/11 (2010), and Different Trains (1988). These whirlpool pieces of energy, prerecorded pieces, and narrative weight are not easy listening; then add a room full of New Yorkers about to hear September 11th air traffic recordings and panicked violins. The programming order helped with digestion.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

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Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ich Bin N!ntendo – Lykke (Shhpuma, 2016) ****
Monkey Plot & Frode Gjerstad (FMR, 2015) ****
Joe McPhee Survival Unit III ‎– Barrow Street Blues (Holiday, 2015) *****
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – We Be All Africans (Strut, 2016) ***½
Joëlle Léandre 10 – Can You Hear Me? (2015 re-creation) (Ayler, 2016) ****½
Over the Pavement: Detroit’s Festival of Art Music (Tom Weber Films,2015) ****
Protean Reality – s/t (Clean Feed, 2016) *****
Steve Lehman’s Camouflage Trio – Interface (Clean Feed, 2016 (2004)) ****1/2

Firehouse 12 Fall Jazz Series Announced

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Source: New Haven’s Firehouse 12.

Ben Wendel Quartet
Friday, September 16, 2016

Taylor Ho Bynum 7-tette
Friday, September 23, 2016

Kris Davis and Craig Taborn Duo
Friday, September 30, 2016

John Raymond – Real Feels
Friday, October 7, 2016

John Schott Trio
Friday, October 14, 2016

The Claudia Quintet
Friday, October 21, 2016

Matt Mitchell Quartet
Friday, October 28, 2016

Brian Adler – SHANKAR
Friday, November 4, 2016

Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones Quartet
Friday, November 11, 2016

Kevin Hays Trio
Friday, November 18, 2016

Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio
Friday, December 2, 2016

John Hébert Quartet
Friday, December 9, 2016

Catching up with Henry Kaiser

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Still, keeping up with Kaiser could be a full-time job. He’s been on more than 270 albums since 1977 (about seven records per year). And it’s not just a matter of numbers: the sheer variety of sounds and collaborators is staggering. His 2015 releases included Megasonic Chapel, with percussionist William Winant, cellist Danielle DeGruttola, pianist Tania Chen, and haegum player Soo-Yeon Lyuh; Echoes for Sonny, a Sonny Sharrock homage with guitarists Robert Musso and Nick Didkovsky, bassist Jesse Krakow, and drummer Weasel Walter; At CNMAT, a 2007 electronic trio with Chris Muir on the Buchla 200E and the late David Wessel on SLABS; You Can’t Get There from Here, a 2010 studio session with cellist DeGrutolla, bassist Michael Manring, guqin (zither) player Wu Na, mridangam (barrel drum) and kanjira (frame drum) player Anantha R. Krishnan, and vocalist Gautam Tejas Ganeshan; The Celestial Squid, with guitarist Ray Russell, saxophonists Steve Adams, Joshua Allen, Phillip Greenlief, and Aram Shelton, bassists Manring and Damon Smith, and drummers Winant and Walter; and Garden of Memory, a box set of Kaiser’s live electric guitar solos from the annual walk-through concerts in Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes columbarium.