Jazz Right Now reviews the new Jungle release and the new Yoni Kretzmer release, and profiles William Parker.
Marshall Allen’s work with Cinema Soloriens is profiled.
The new album, Blade of Love, is out from sax quartet Battle Trance.
Dreamland, a Louisville venue for experimental music, is profiled.
The latest release from Positively Underground is reviewed.
Source: Detroit’s Trinosophes.
Sunday, Sept 4: Alex Harding hosts post-Jazz Festival jam session
Join us for a late-night, open jam-session following the Detroit Jazz Festival. Kicking off the proceedings is Alex Harding’s trio featuring the ubiquitous Djallo Djakate on drums and Jim Alfredson on organ. After their first set, the room will open up for other musicians to perform, including some TBA heavy-hitters from the festival.
Tuesday, Sept. 6: James Harrar’s Cinema Soloriens featuring Marshall Allen
Cinema Solariens is the multimedia project by filmmaker and musician James Harrar. He has been crafting densely lyrical film-poems since the late 1980s, exhibiting at such prestigious venues as the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Andy Warhol Museum and Yamaguchi Center for Art & Media. Harrar also plays tenor sax and various electronics. Harrar has performed with Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Arthur Doyle, Anne La Berge, Chris Cutler & Geoff Leigh (Artaud Beats, Henry Cow), Michael Gibbons (Bardo Pond), Cathy Hayden, Giovanni Barcella, Eric Thielemans, Charles Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Majid & Art Jenkins (Sun Ra Arkestra) to name a few.
9/14: Leonard King Orchestra
10/15: Battle Trance, Ben Willis Bass Quartet
10/16: Frode Gjerstad Trio featuring Fred Lonberg-Holm
Source: The New York Times.
Steve Coleman is the most important jazz musician that many fans have never heard of. He’s been the leader on 30 albums in the last three decades and the mentor to a dozen younger artists now making headlines, yet he’s remained an underground figure, content to burrow his own pathways. Lately, though, his profile’s been rising. In the last two years, he’s won a trifecta of arts prizes: a Guggenheim fellowship, a Doris Duke performing artist award and a MacArthur genius grant.
On Tuesday, to celebrate his 60th birthday, he begins a monthlong residency at the Stone, in Manhattan’s East Village, playing almost every night with his longstanding quintet, Five Elements. It’s a throwback to a much earlier era, when the likes of John Coltrane or Thelonious Monk took over the stage at clubs like the Five Spot or the Half Note for a month or more to work out their next new things.