AMN Picks of the Week: Nick Zoulek / Fujii and Fonda / Jack O’ The Clock / Jonathan Finlayson / Francios Couture

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

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.

Nick Zoulek – Rushing Past Willow (2016)
Satoko Fujii / Joe Fonda – Duet (2016)
Jack O’ The Clock – Repetitions of the Old City – I (2016)
Jonathan Finlayson / Sicilian Defense – Moving Still (2016)
Francios Couture – Spam Me (2016)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Peter Brötzmann, moers festival 2010

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Peter Brötzmann/Peeter Uuskyla – A Crack To Beauty (Omlott, 2016) ***½
Peter Brötzmann/Peeter Uuskyla – Holy Drinker 7’inch (Omlott, 2016)
Borah Bergman/Peter Brötzmann/ Frode Gjerstad – Left (Not Two, 2016) ****
Laboratorio Musicale Suono C + Peter Brötzmann: DEComposition (Setola Di Maiale, 2016) ****
Brötzmann/Parker/Drake – Song Sentimentale (LP and CD) (Otoroku, 2016) ****½
José Bruno Parrinha / Luís Lopes / Ricardo Jacinto – Garden (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½
Raymond Boni / Jean Marc Foussat / Joe McPhee– The Paris Concert (KYE Records, 2016) ****½
Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Fält – Life and Other Transient Storms (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
Jim Black Trio – The Constant (Intakt, 2016) ****½
Angharad Davies – 5.5.16 (Otoroku, 2016) ****
Angharad Davies & Tisha Mukarji – Ffansïon | Fancies (Another Timbre, 2016) *****

Seattle Scene: October 20 – November 5, 2016

English: Frode Gjerstad, moers festival 2008

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.

Earshot: Frode Gjerstad Trio
Thu. Oct. 20, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10 advance

The fierce Norwegian saxophonist Frode Gjerstad, much applauded in earlier Seattle appearances, performs with Chicago-based cellist and prolific avant-garde composer Fred Lonberg-Holm and Jon Rune Strøm, a first-call modernist bassist throughout Scandinavia. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Earshot: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
Fri. Oct. 21, 8 PM; $18/$16/$10 advance

Romanian pianist Lucian Ban has impressed on the New York scene with his Third Stream-oriented explorations. His brilliant collaborations with violist Mat Maneri, long a leading jazz innovator, have become legendary. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Katsura Yamauchi/Blood Moon Raga
Sat. Oct. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Japanese saxohonist Katsura Yamauchi has developed an original style mixing improvisation and minimalism with melodic elements, at the same time challenging and accessible, unrecognizable and beautiful. Blood Moon Raga is Arrington de Dionyso (reeds/vox), Oomung Varma (tabla), and Nathan Gibson (modular synth) exploring the meetings between Hindustani classical and early Minimalism.

Renée Baker & Ensemble
Fri. Oct. 28, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Chicago violinist, composer, and improviser Renée Baker has been at the forefront of creative/avant garde music as a member of the AACM, founder of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, etc. Here she leads ten outstanding Seattle musicians in works combining conduction, graphic scores, and standard notation. Presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Fest.

SAT. 10/29 – The Sound Ensemble performs music by John Teske, Tom Cipullo, Greg Dixon, John Cage, John Luther Adams, Anna Throvaldsdottir

THU. 11/3 – Seattle Modern Orchestra performs Wolfgang Rihm, Vykintas Baltakas, and Andrew Waggoner, with guest pianist Gloria Cheng

FRI. 11/4 – Seattle Composers’ Salon w/ Keith Eisenbrey, Jeremy Shaskus, Daniel Webbon, Neil Welch

SAT. 11/5 – Nonsequitur presents Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), with Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum

The 5049 Podcast is Coming Back

Source: Jeremiah Cymerman. Cool news. Glad it wasn’t gone long.

From its inception in 2013, to its untimely demise in 2015, the 5049 Podcast was an integral part of the international creative music scene. Week after week, I was honored and delighted to sit down with some of the world’s most distinctive, creative and original musicians for long form and free-wheeling conversations about creativity, inspiration, disappointment and the day to day of creating original music in the twenty first century. After two years and eighty six episodes, the show was cut short due to financial strains and an overwhelming amount of work outside of the podcast.

October 24th, 2016 will mark the return of 5049 Podcast, and hopefully through this platform, we will be able to create a more sustainable financial model through direct involvement with you, the listener, that will allow for a long and healthy life for the show. New episodes of the podcast will become available each Monday in iTunes for FREE and the show will always be free. The purpose of this Patreon page is to invite the audience to participate and help the show, and me, with the support needed to make the best show possible. Revenue generated here will go directly to paying for server space and maintaining the 5049 website, maintaining the archive, hardware issues and to help fund all upcoming 5049 related projects.