AMN Picks of the Week: McPhee & Boni / Bajakian / Noice / Sound Etiquette / Some Some Unicorn / Squier Squier

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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.

Joe McPhee / Raymond Boni – Live From The Magic City (1985, first release in 2016)
Aram Bajakian – Dolphy Formations (2016)
Alexander Noice – Music Made With Voices (2016)
Sound Etiquette – Sound Etiquette (2016)
Some Some Unicorn – Unicornucopia (2016)
Squier Squier – OverSleep (2016)

2016 Best of Lists from Around the Web: Part I

It’s that time again. We gather best-of-2016 lists from around the web and provide links here.

Sure, we haven’t reached the end of the year yet, but some intrepid individuals just cannot be held back. The AMN Best of 2016 is coming in early January. Stay tuned…

The Improvised Blog
Music and More
PopMatters best jazz of 2016
Jazz Right Now Best Records of 2016
Jazz Right Now Best Concerts of 2016
The Big City best new music of 2016

5049 Records Podcast 93 – Michael Nicolas

Source: 5049 Records.

Cellist Michael Nicolas, without exaggeration, exists at a level of musicianship that very few people ever get to. A former student of Fred Sherry and a graduate of Julliard, he has worked extensively in the past decade with the International Contemporary Ensemble, John Zorn, Third Sound and most recently, as the cellist for Brooklyn Rider. He just released his debut solo album “Transitions” on the Sono Luminus label, and starting December 13th, he will be in residence for six nights at the Stone in New York City. For this talk, Michael and I discuss his early years as a cellist, his entry into contemporary music, and more recently, his entry into the world of free improvisation.

New World Records Recent Releases

Source: New World Records.

Lei Liang: Luminous
The Formosa Quartet, Aleck Karis, piano; Third Coast Percussion, Daniel Schlosberg, piano; Michael Lewanski, conductor; Mark Dresser, contrabass solo; The Palimpsest Ensemble, Steven Schick, percussion, conductor

Jon Gibson: Relative Calm
Jon Gibson, winds, keyboards, autoharp, ambient recording, soprano saxophones; Joseph Kubera, keyboards; David Van Tieghem, percussion

Rova Orkestrova: No Favorites! (for Lawrence “Butch” Morris)
Rova: Bruce Ackley; soprano sax; Steve Adams, alto sax; Larry Ochs, tenor sax; Jon Raskin, baritone sax
Tara Flandreau, viola; Christina Stanley, violin; Alex Kelly, cello; Scott Walton, acoustic bass; John Shiurba, electric guitar; Jason Hoopes, electric bass; Jordan Glenn, drums; Gino Robair, conduction (on Nothing Stopped / But A Future)

Barney Childs: Heaven to clear when day did close
David Ward-Steinman, piano; Nancy Turetzky, flute, piccolo; Bert Turetzky, contrabass; Phillip Rehfeldt, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon; Scott Vance, clarinet; Ron George, percussion, bass drum; Chris Corman, Blake Van Vliet, bass drum



December 4, 2016
Kawabata Makoto & Tatsuya Nakatani, JACK
Kawabata Makoto Tatsuya Nakatani

December 4, 2016
Talibam! with Tamio Shiraishi & David Watson, JACK
Matt Mottel Kevin Shea Tamio Shiraishi David Watson

December 2, 2016
Stephanos Chytiris & Charmaine Lee, IDIO Gallery
Stephanos Chytiris Charmaine Lee

December 2, 2016
Todd Capp’s Mystery Train, IDIO Gallery
Todd Capp Watson Jennison Andrew Lafkas Matthew Ostrowski Kurt Ralske

November 28, 2016
Jeremy Carlstedt, Josh Sinton, Ken Filiano, 65 Fen
Jeremy Carlstedt Ken Filiano Josh Sinton

November 28, 2016
Ingrid Laubrock, Weasel Walter, Damon Smith, 65 Fen
Ingrid Laubrock Damon Smith Weasel Walter