The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ehran Elisha: Three Quintets
Variable Geometry Orchestra – Quasar (Creative Sources, 2016) ***½
Sachiko M & Eddie Prevost – 17.2.14 (Otoroku, 2016) ****
Andrew Cyrille Quartet – The Declaration of Musical Independence (ECM, 2016) ****
Andrew Cyrille and Bill McHenry – Proximity (Sunnyside, 2016) ***½
Oren Ambarchi / Stefano Pilia / Massimo Pupillo – Aithein (Karlrecords, 2016) ****
Keiji Haino / Jim O’Rourke / Oren Ambarchi – I Wonder If You Noticed ”I’m Sorry” Is Such A Lovely Sound It Keeps Things From Getting Worse (Black Truffle, 2016) ****
Oren Ambarchi / Kassel Jaeger / James Rushford – Pale Calling (BlackTruffle, 2016) ***

The Cornelia Street Cafe in October

Ellery Eskelin

Source: Cornelia Street Cafe.

Friday, Oct 07 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass

Saturday, Oct 08 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Tyshawn Sorey, drums, comp.; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass

Friday, Oct 14 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Michaël Attias , alto sax; Matt Mitchell, piano, analog synth; Christopher Hoffman, cello; Kim Cass, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums

Thursday, Oct 20 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
Chris Speed, clarinet, tenor sax; Red Wierenga, accordion; Chris Tordini, bass; Matt Moran, vibraphone; John Hollenbeck, drums, comp.

Thursday, Oct 27 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
Jeff Lederer, tenor sax; Rene Hart, bass; Allison Miller, drums

Saturday, Oct 29 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
Jacob Sacks, piano; Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums

October at Spectrum

Source: New York’s Spectrum.

– John King’s Born Into Flames Series feat. Guy Klucevsek (Oct. 1)
Album Release show for Klucevsek’s Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy (Starkland)
Special guests: Todd Reynolds, Kamala Sankaram & Phillip Bush

– David Whitwell’s Radical Brass (Oct. 2)

– Maurizio Grandinetti (Basel, Switzerland) (Oct. 2)

– Marcelo Toledo & Jorge Chikar (Oct. 2)

– Rosella Spinosa (Oct. 6)

– Joel Forrester (Oct. 6)

– Aquiles Hadjis (Tokyo) (Oct. 7)

– New [Complexity] British Invasion Festival (Oct. 7)
Concert I: Jacob Rhodebeck performs Michael Finnissy’s Folklore

– David Whitwell & Xenophobia Quartet (Berlin/NYC) (Oct. 8)

– New [Complexity] British Invasion Festival (Oct. 8)
Concert II: Gleb Kanasevich performs premieres by McBride, Erber
and Kanasevich alongside Hasanova

– Yukiko Sekino (Oct. 9)

– Stephane Ginsburg (Brussels) (Oct. 10)
Residence Performance 1

– Stephane Ginsburg (Brussels) (Oct. 11)
Residence Performance 2

– Stephane Ginsburg (Brussels) (Oct. 13)
Residence Performance 3

– New [Complexity] British Invasion Festival (Oct. 13)
Concert III: Augustus Arnone performs music of Michael Finnissy

– Kris Wettstein & Andrew Jameson (Oct. 14)

– Acoustic Frontiers Series with Michael Lytle, Robert Dick & James Ilgenfritz (Oct. 15)

– Teodora Stepančić & Assaf Gidron (Oct. 16)

– Dre Hočevar Surface of Inscription/Nate Wooley Quartet/Lester St.Louis Large Ensemble/Sam Newsome (Oct. 18)

– Ambient-Chaos Series with Robert Pepper (Oct. 21)

– Zach Seely’s (con)temporary (in)sights Series feat. Sky Macklay Composer Portrait (Oct. 22)

– Scapegoat (Oct. 22)

– Mivos Quartet (Oct. 23)

– Iktus Percussion (Oct. 28)

– Quiet City (Oct. 28)

– Kirk Knuffke & Frank Kimbrough hosted by Luigi Santosuosso (Oct. 29)

– Josh Modney (Oct. 29)

Colin Stetson Performs Henryk Górecki in Chicago

English: Colin Stetson, moers festival 2010

Source: Chicago Reader.

Though he’s collaborated with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, reedist Colin Stetson is best known for his remarkable solo work. He’s developed a mind-warping practice in which he deploys extended techniques used most often in free improvisation—circular breathing, extreme tonguing effects, et cetera—to create a kind of richly atmospheric art-pop using only his breath and a horn (most often a tenor or bass saxophone, but only one at a time). By positioning an army of microphones on and around his instrument (as well as one on his neck to pick up the humming sounds he makes in his throat), tapping the horn’s various pads and keys, and using circular breathing, he’s able to create beats and simultaneous lines. Even if the results weren’t so impressive musically, it’d make for a good circus act.

October at the IBeam Brooklyn

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

Blaser / Lossing / Seok
Monday, October 3rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Samuel Blaser, trombone
Russ Lossing, piano
Dayeon Seok, drums
Performing original compositions by Lossing and Blaser… and more.

Yoon Sun Choi, solo \\\ Gabriel Zucker’s Weighting
Wednesday, October 5th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:30pm – Yoon Sun Choi, piano and voice
9:30pm – Weighting (Gabriel Zucker, Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O’Farrill, Eric Trudel)
Composer and pianist Gabriel Zucker presents Weighting, an extended new work written for an all-star band featuring Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), and Eric Trudel (tenor saxophone). Written in 2014-2015 and premiered in New York last summer, Weighting is inspired by a series of passages from Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethowers and ranges the musical gamut from guided free improvisation to complex metric figuration and Messiaen-inspired harmony. The band will record the work for Zucker’s third studio album later in October. Samples from the premiere can be heard online here. Gabriel Zucker is a pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York. Classically trained in piano and composition, Zucker combines maximalist compositions with the progressive improvisation of New York’s creative music scene. His music has received two ASCAP composition awards, and he has performed throughout New York at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Jazz Gallery, as well as across the Northeast, Canada, and Europe. Recent/current collaborators include Tyshawn Sorey, Tony Malaby, Perry Robinson, AdamO’Farrill, Dre Hocevar, Eric Trudel, Billy Mintz, and the Sirius Quartet.