Cecil Taylor At Antioch

Cecil Taylor at moers festival 2008

Source: WYSO.

The American jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is a pioneer of what is called free jazz—music which often discards notated scores and breaks with meter and conventional harmonic progression. Now 87, his first recordings were released in the 1950s. In the late 1960s and early 70s Taylor taught at Antioch College and recordings from his years in Yellow Springs are found in the WYSO archives.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1057

Source: Vital Weekly.

VORTEX – MOLOCH (CD by Cyclic Law) *
SHRINE – ORDEAL 26.04.86 (CD by Cyclic Law) *
BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE – THE END OF IT ALL (CD by Cyclic Law) *
ANDREW CHALK – EVERYONE ONE GOES HOME WHEN THE SUN SETS (CD by Faraway Press)
ELODIE – ODYSSEE MUSIQUE EN SCENE II (CD by Faraway Press)
STEFANO GENTILE/GIGI MASIN – IL SILENZIO DEI TUOI PASSI (CD and book by 13/Silentes) *
MICHAEL VLATKOVICH – MORTALITY (CD by Pfmentum)
MICHAEL VLATKOVICH – MYRNOFANT’S KISS (CD by Pfmentum)
SCHWALBE UND ELEFANT- ICH ALS DU (CD by Wide Ear Records)
KITTEN SPARKLES – THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF KITTEN SPARKLES (CD by 777 Was 666) *
OTSO – DENDERMONDE (CD by Elli Records) *
ORCHESTRAMAXFIELDPARRISH – THE SILENT BREATH OF EMPTINESS (CD by Faith Strange) *
ORCHESTRAMAXFIELDPARRISH – PRESENTS AERA (2CD by Faith Strange) *
ORCHESTRAMAXFIELDPARRISH – CROSSING OF SHADOWS (CD by Faith Strange) *
BLOD – KÄRE JESUS/MANDYS BIL (7″ by I Dischi Del Barone)
[MULTER] – KÖLN 4/11/2006 (CDR by Klappstuhl) *
OMRR – MUSIC FOR THE ANXIOUS (CDR by Eilean Records) *
LARB – THE STORY OF (triple CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
ORIFICE – FUGE FUNCTION (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
SKREI & EMERGE (cassette by Attenuation Circuit)
THISTURBIA: RASALASAD VS AMANTRA (3″CDR by Thisco)
MAGNETHISM: RASALASAD FEAT. VON MAGNET AND WILDSHORES (3″CDR by Thisco)
CITY MEDICINE – CATCH ME (cassette, private) *
KRUBE/ARV&MILJÖ (split cassette by Fragment Factory)
ODD PERSON/MIGUEL A. GARCIA – NOOSPHERTILIZER 5 (split cassette by Aubjects)
NOOSPHERTILIZER IV (2 cassette by Aubjects)
HOMOGENIZED TERRESTRIALS – E TISTULO NO. 2 (cassette by Aubjects) *

The Scores of Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

Source: The Hum Blog.

Over the course of the last week – as the fate of America, and specters of race, have occupied so many of our minds, my thoughts kept falling back toward Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith’s masterpiece Ten Freedom Summers. In my view, the work is among the most important compositions to emerge in the last 100 years. It should, and does, by that count, stand on its own as a triumph of organized sound – but it is also a work whose context should not (and arguably can not) be discounted. Wadada Leo Smith is unquestionably one of the most significant and singular composers working today – not to mention his towering accomplishments as a musician and improvisor. Ten Freedom Summers, which was begun in 1977 (loosely at the instigation of Leroy Jenkins) and completed in 2011, is his crown jewel (to date) – structured around themes and figures associated with the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, and the effect of that movement on the psychology of America as an entity.

Setola di Maiale New Releases

English: Julia Kent at the Primavera Sound Fes...

Source: Setola di Maiale.

LUFTSCHIFFFEIERTAGSERINNERUNGFOTOALBUM
GROSSE ABFAHRT
(Frank Gratkowski, Kjell Nordeson, Lisa Mezzacappa, Phillip Greenlief, John Bischoff, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Matt Ingalls, John Shiurba)

CLASSIFIED
NERVIDI
(Michele Anelli, Dominik Gawara, Stefano Giust)

RADIO JAMMING
LO DEV ALM
(Daniele Pagliero, Julia Kent, Andrea Reali)

FASSBINDER WUNDERKAMMER (LP, available on January 1st, 2017)
ALESSANDRA NOVAGA

NUMEN – LIFE OF ELITRA LIPOZI
PATRIZIA OLIVA

PANTALICA (A SITE-SPECIFIC RECORDING)
TIM HODGKINSON / GANDOLFO PAGANO / DAVIDE BARBARINO

Reinier Van Houdt plays Robert Ashley in NY

Source: Interpretations.

Reinier Van Houdt plays Robert Ashley
Brian Schober & Jane Ross Sorkin: White Witch Project

Dutch pianist Reinier Van Houdt performs Maneuvers for Small Hands (1961), one of Robert Ashley’s first major explorations. The work is a catalogue of puzzles for the contemporary musician, consisting of 110 cards in which 10 fundamental actions are spun out into 110 movements. Brian Schober and Joan Ross Sorkin present a monodrama about voodoo, murder, and revenge, scored for soprano and percussion. Based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, a white woman notoriously known as “The White Witch of Rose Hall,” with mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert and percussionist Jared Soldiviero.