The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Susan Alcorn

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Aishi Oyauchi -Hikureteyomowakuraku (Armageddon Nova, 2016) ****
Mark Solborg & Herb Robertson: Tuesday Prayers (ILK, 2016) ****
Thurston Moore & Frank Rosaly – Marshmallow Moon Decorum (Corbett vs Dempsey, 2016) ****
Loren Connors – The Red Painting (Family Vineyards, 2016) ***½
Tom Carter & Loren Connors – untitled (Family Vineyards, 2016) ****
Loren Connors & Clint Heidorn – Light (Family Vineyards, 2016) ****
Susan Alcorn – Evening Tales (Mystra Records, 2016) ****
Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté (s/r, 2016) ****
Jack DeSalvo & Dom Minasi – Soldano Dieci Anni (Unseen Rain, 2016) ****
Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (FOOM, 2016) ***1/2
Harvey Valdes – Point/Counterpoint (s/r, 2016) ****
John Lundbom & Big Five Chord – Plays all the Notes & Make the Changes (HotCup, 2016) ****
Karl Van Deun & Ruben Machtelinckx – Shapes (El Negocito Records, 2016) ****
ALSO (Katharina Ernst / Martin Siewert) – Live at Wirr (Trost, 2016) ****
Rotozaza – Zero (Leo Records, 2016) ****
Christian Fennesz & Jim O’Rourke – It’s Hard For Me To Say I’m Sorry (Editions Mego, 2016) ****

Seattle Scene: September 9-24, 2016

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

FHTAGN + Working Title (Lite)
Fri. Sept. 9, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

FHTAGN, the maximalist improvisation & game orchestra with an ever-rotating lineup of more than 30 musicians from various disciplines, present Music to Make Love to your Favorite Creature By, an experimental piece celebrating the sounds of copulation in the animal kingdom. Working Title (Lite) is a spin-off of the group Working Title, with drummer Will Lone and reed player Jeremy Shaskus.

Spill + Bad Luck
Thu. Sept. 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums/percussion, formed in 2003. Buck is one of Australia’s most adventurous exports and a member of the trio The Necks. Mayas plays the inside and exterior of the piano with preparations and objects to explore textural, fast moving sound collage. Bad Luck is the 10-year collaboration between Chris Icasiano on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone/electronics.

SAT. 9/17 – Christopher Hydinger’s Antenna Project offers an evening of live-scored improvised participatory performance – come dance, do yoga, draw, photograph, whatever

THU. 9/22 – Will Smith/Timm Mason/Skerik

FRI. 9/23 – Christian Asplund/Scott Wheeler Duo with Tom Baker (guitar), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Greg & Thomas Campbell (percussion)

SAT. 9/24 – Nonsequitur presents Jeff Greinke and friends

Aum Fidelity To Release Ware / Shipp Recording

David S. Ware

Source: Aum Fidelity.

On October 21, AUM Fidelity will release Live in Sant’Anna Arresi, 2004, the 2nd volume in its David S. Ware Archive Series, and first release of the saxophone master in rare duo performance with fellow master of music, pianist Matthew Shipp. Though they shared 17 years together in the legendary David S. Ware Quartet (along with bassist William Parker and a series of drummers), Shipp recalls that he and Ware performed duo concerts perhaps six times at most during that period. Thankfully, on this latter-day occasion at Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz in Sardinia, their work together in this form was professionally recorded.
This concert is one continuous long-form improvisation in two parts; it spans an incredibly wide range of approaches and dynamics. The ecstatic deep listening experience of free jazz performed at a highest level avails itself here in full. Their delighfully pithy “trading fours” encore to the concert is also included. Obviously the very deep levels of communion which were developed within the context of Ware’s Quartet inform this work. In equal evidence is each of them embracing the leaderless duo context, challenging and expanding their mutual language throughout. The wonderful portrait of Matthew & David featured on the album cover was taken by world-renowned New York City-based photographer Sylvia Plachy, and Matthew Shipp contributed liner notes.

September Avantwhatever Melbourne Show

Source: Avantwhatever.

Adam Nash
A Jetty Lined with Brightly Painted River Canoes
Kawai Yoshitake

The Alderman
134 Lygon St

Wednesday September 14
Entry $10 | 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Performer details:

Adam Nash

Dr Adam Nash is widely recognised as one of the most innovative artists working in virtual environments, realtime 3D and mixed-reality technology. He is a digital virtual media artist, composer, programmer, performer and writer, working primarily in networked and real-time 3D spaces, exploring them as live audiovisual performance spaces, sites for data/motion capture and generative audiovisual environments. He has worked as composer and sound artist with Company In Space (AU) and Igloo (UK), exploring the integration of motion capture into realtime 3D audiovisual spaces.

A Jetty Lined with Brightly Painted River Canoes

A Jetty Lined with Brightly Painted River Canoes is a blank slate, heavily informed by work in radio making (Radio National, Paper Radio, Better Off Dead, Wiluna Remote Community School) and music (Speed Painters, ii, Aleks and the Ramps). Curious about the parameters set by a live performance (time, amplification, contained space, physical activity, assumptions of attention), A Jetty Lined with Brightly Painted River Canoes will (probably) be a sounded response to a handful of questions: Is it valuable to sound nice? What is entertaining? Are stories distracting? How do performers manage audience attention? What do we all wish to achieve by being present, and to what extent can we satisfy all parties?

Kawai Yoshitake

Kawai Yoshitake is visiting Melbourne from Japan, while he is here he has been listening to what the city has to offer and making some beats of his own.