Source: Ars Nova Workshop.
William Parker Sextet
65th Birthday Celebration
Sat, 01/21/2017 – 8:00pm
Painted Bride Art Center
Ars Nova Workshop, Painted Bride Art Ceneter, and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are thrilled to celebrate the 65th birthday of bassist/composer William Parker with an all-star sextet performance featuring some of the legendary free-jazz bassist’s Philly-based contemporaries.
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
XL Philadelphia Septet
Sat, 02/18/2017 – 8:00pm
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of bassist/composer Moppa Elliott’s irreverent ensemble Mostly Other People Do the Killing, celebrating the release of the second album by their expanded septet incarnation, Loafer’s Hollow.
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The Freedom Principle
Fri, 02/24/2017 – 8:00pm
Ars Nova Workshop welcomes the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to Philadelphia in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the legendary cult film Love Jones, in which El’Zabar and Avery both appeared.
Thu, 03/02/2017 – 8:00pm
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the expansive tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, celebrating the release of their second album, “Blade of Love.”
Donny McCaslin‘s Blackstar Quartet
Tue, 03/07/2017 – 8:00pm
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his quartet, which became the backing band for Blackstar, David Bowie’s final recording.
Source: Second Inversion.
Partita for 8 Voices Remixes
Sarah Kirkland Snider: Unremembered: VIII. The Witch (New Amsterdam)
Aphex Twin: Mt. Saint Michel performed by Alarm Will Sound (Cantaloupe Music)
Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Evan Ziporyn): Four Player Piano Studies performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars (Cantaloupe Music)
Lisa Bielawa: Synopsis No. 12 “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” Michael Norsworthy, clarinet (BMOP/Sound)
Source: 7 Questions for… Han-earl Park – a Jazz Noise.
Han-earl Park has been called a musical philosopher. Han-earl Park plays guitar. Han-earl Park improvises. Han-earl Park invents machines that improvise (seriously, it’s called io 0.0.1 beta++). Han-earl Park is difficult to describe, so here’s what it says on his own website, “Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (박한얼) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised musics for twenty years.”
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders, Caroline Pugh – Sirene 1009 (Buster and Friends 2017) ****½
Dave Burrell & Bob Stewart – Play the Music of Jelly Roll Morton and Dave Burrell: The Crave (NoBusiness, 2016) ****
Brötzmann – Graphic Works, 1959-2016 (Wolke Verlag, 2016) *****
New Old Luten Quintet – Krawall! (Euphorium Records, 2016) ****
DKV/Thing Trio – Collider (Not Two Records, 2016) ****½
Radian – On Dark Silent Off (Thrill Jockey, 2016) *****
Richard Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida and Masama Akita – Process and Reality (Cuneiform, 2016) ****½
Source: Touching Extremes.
DAUNIK LAZRO / JOËLLE LÉANDRE / GEORGE LEWIS – Enfances
BY MASSIMO RICCIJANUARY 16, 2017
CARL STONE – Electronic Music From The Seventies And Eighties