The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Bennett / Johnston / Mezzacappa / Rosaly – Shipwreck 4 (NoBusiness Records)
Parak.eets (Ute Wassermann / Richard Scott / Emilio Gordoa) – Natura Venomous (Creative Sources)
The Linda Sharrock Network – They Begin To Speak (Improvising Beings)
Anthony Burr/Anthony Pateras – The Long Exhale (Immediata)

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Peter Kuhn Touring the Northeastern U.S. in March

Saturday 3/11 Metta Music: Music and Meditation: (Peter Kuhn, William Parker, Dave Sewelson, Federico Ughi) 5C Cultural Center 8:00PM corner of 5th and Ave C NYC $10 suggested (no one refused)

Sunday 3/12 Real Art Ways, 3:00PM (Trio Peter Kuhn, William Parker and Lawrence Cook) 56 Arbor Street Hartford, CT

Monday 3/13 Peter Kuhn/Dave Sewelson hosting an open session 8-9:30PM Chez Minou at Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Hwy Hoboken, New Jersey

Tuesday 3/14 Outpost 186 Cambridge MA 8:30PM (Peter Kuhn, Dave Sewelson, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Damon Smith)

Thursday 3/16 Audacious Love (Peter Kuhn, William Parker, Dave Sewelson, Leonid Glaganov) Muchmore’s 9:00PM 2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211 $10 suggested (no one refused)

New Jvtlandt Releases

Source: Jvtlandt.

M(h)ysteria Family Drug

“Family Drug” is the premiere recordings of M(h)ysteria, a new trio founded by Giovanni Di Domenico. While featuring the instrumentation of a classic organ trio, M(h)ysteria charges a rather darker path. Not a swinging session, this is an expression of coping with the chronic tensions of modern daily life, with its inherent distractions and mounting stress, as well as a larger feeling of foreboding. Its sound a symptom of a future glittering with menace.

Tigers Mind Paradiso Pudding Mix

tigers mind plays improvised music that ranges from the quiet and introspective to uncontrolled primal screams. They are interested in exploring extreme sound practices: high pitched piercing sounds, churning drones and cacophonic freejazz. They are inspired by consciousness expanding techniques and ritualistic music, scraping off layers off control and instrumental and compositional skill to tap into the music’s primitive, physical and anti-intellectual subcutis.

Lost Civilizations, Lisa Said, Andrew Toy, and Kevin Lowther in DC, February 20

On February 20, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project returns to its residency at Dew Drop Inn DC for an evening featuring a set by the amazing Lisa Said, accompanied by drummer Andrew Toy and violinist Kevin Lowther.

Lisa Said grew up in a large Egyptian family in the small hills of Tennessee…around senior washboard bands, listening to the 60s/70s oldies on the radio, and watching Hee Haw, American Bandstand, and Soul Train. Now and then, she had to attend loud parties of Arabic speakers with her family and clapped along with the music while rolling her eyes while men threw dollar bills at the hired belly dancer. While straddling the two very different cultures, Lisa sought solace in LPs, radio, and cassettes while wandering off singing outside and making up songs.When Lisa was six years old, she received a plastic Dukes of Hazzard guitar and wanted so desperately to learn how to play it but didn’t have anyone to show her. She then took to playing harmonica since she could teach herself, but her siblings admonished her from practicing in their vicinity. It wasn’t until after her travels up and down the East Coast and hanging out with punks, poets, hippies, and rock & rollers that she finally learned how to play guitar, starting with the blues because she had them…and she had them bad. Her self-taught guitar skills collided with her nomadic stories, and her songs were born. With an affinity for early 70s music, classic country, and North African percussion, she wants to evoke the poets and bards that have accompanied her through her journey. Her music reflects an intersection of folk, rock, & country with a Middle Eastern tinge and pop sensibility.

Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and baritone sax) and T. A. Zook (basscello). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Sam Lohman (drums) Larry Gomez (percussion), Patrick Whitehead (flügelhorn and trumpet), Leah Gage (drums) and Emily Chimiak (violin). This evening, the project will be accompanied by master percussionist Larry Gomez.

This event is no cover/no minimum.
For additional information: tedzook@hotmail.com

Wadada Leo Smith Brings Ten Freedom Summers to Georgetown Day School

Wadada Leo Smith

Source: Washington City Paper.

The great tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter once said, “Jazz musicians take solos to demonstrate equality in a constant and not temporary way.” If there is one musician who has devoted his body of work trying to demonstrate equality through the music—through what he would call “creative music”—it’s trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians co-founder, who was named Artist of the Year and Composer of the Year in the most recent JazzTimes critics poll, is known for writing music that challenges aesthetic and socio-political norms with an ethos of extreme urgency paired with an almost brutal compassion; hearing him for the first time is a shock to the system. And the newest group of Beltway residents to be electrified in this experience will not be D.C.’s artistic insiders or cultural elites, but the students of Georgetown Day School.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1069

Source: Vital Weekly.

ALEJANDRO ALBORNOZ – FLUCTUACIONES (CD by Pueblo Nuevo) *
… THAT FIRST SEASON (2CD compilation by Winter-Light)
THE CORE TRIO WITH MATTHEW SHIPP (CD by Evil Rabbit)
BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA – MODUS OF RAW (CD by Evil Rabbit)
OGUZ BUYUKBERBER & SIMON NABATOV – WOBBLY STRATA (CD by Trytone)
TUNNELS OF ĀH – SURGICAL FIRES (CD by Cold Spring)
BURIAL HEX – THRONE (CD by Cold Spring)
BIRGIT ULHER & FELIPE ARAYA – REPLICA SCORIACON (CD by Inexhaustible Editions) *
CARL STONE – ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES (3LP by Unseen Worlds) *
NEU KONSERWATIW (LP compilation by Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien)
ANDREAS O. HIRSCH – ROW (LP by Makiphon)
BLUE CHEMISE – INFLUENCE ON DUSK (LP by Greedy Ventilator)
BORIS HAUF – CLARK (LP by Shameless)
NOISE WAR (5CD by Audio Dissection/Industrial Recollection)
COLDSORE – POLLUTANT (CDR by Totes Format) *
FJORDNE & STABILO – ANDREW (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
BRAIN DRAIN – RECORDED FUTURE (cassette, private) *