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.
Anna Webber’s Simple Trio – Binary (2016)
Hyper + Amir ElSaffar – Saadif (2016)
Amendola v. Blades – Greatest Hits (2016)
Rivener – Svengali Gaze (2016)
Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones – Holy Science (2016)
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel – 10 (2016)
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Cortex – Live in New York (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
David S. Ware and Matthew Shipp Duo – Live in Sant’Anna Arresi, 2004 (AUM Fidelty, 2016) ****
David S. Ware/Apogee – Birth of a Being (AUM Fidelity, 2015) ****½
Tatsu Saitoh + Naoki Kita – Six Trios Improvisations with Tetsu & Naoki (Travessia, 2016) ****
Tetsu Saitoh – Operita: Looking for Songs – Live at Gewand Hotel Hiroshima (CD + DVD, Travessia, 2016) ****½
Taiichi Kamimura＋Tetsu Saitoh – Choros & Improvisations Live (Travessia, 2016) ***½
Ryotaro Yahagi – After Meeting with Dance: Ryotaro 10 Trials (DVD, Travessia, 2016) ***½*
Yoni Kretzmer Five (Out Now, 2016) ****½
Mount Meander – Mount Meander (Clean Feed, 2016) ****
MOONBOW- When the sleeping fish turn red and the skies start to sing in C major I will follow you till the end (ILK Music, 2016) ****½
Mette Rasmussen, Alan Silva, Ståle Liavik Solberg – Free Electric Band (ForTune, 2016) ***
The latest from Bobby Bradford and Hafez Modirzadeh is reviewed.
Distances Ouïes Dites by Jean-Luc Guinnet and Dedalus is out on Potlatch.
Pan y Rosas has a new free improv release from Cecilia López, Amanda Irarrazabal, and Cecilia Quinteros.
The Improvised Blog reviews Mark Dresser‘s Sedimental You.
The Discreet Music podcast includes an interview with Barry Cleveland, as well as a bunch of interesting music.
Source: I Care If You Listen.
The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in Chicago. In more than 32 events around the city, it included more than 350 Chicago musicians, 88 Chicago composers, 54 world premieres, 5 sound installations, a colloquium from George Lewis and numerous panel discussions which ranged from the celebratory (NewMusicBox LIVE!) to advisory (‘Championing Emerging Composers’) to contemplative (‘New Music, Old Problems’). The Festival was advertised on the normal streets of Chicago with banners. It provided the national anthem at the Chicago marathon. It included a live concert on WFMT Radio, and many of its performances will subsequently be broadcast in Europe.