Weasel Walter Interview

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Weasel Walter is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases. Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation. During the 1990s, Walter was a catalyst in the Chicago music underground playing with improvised music luminaries such as Kevin Drumm, Ken Vandermark and Jim O’Rourke as well as many experimental rock bands centered around the Skin Graft record label such as the Flying Luttenbachers, Lake Of Dracula, and Bobby Conn.

AMN Picks of the Week: Ed Palermo / Sam Newsome / NYTT LAND / Weathers & Chrisman

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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.

Ed Palermo Big Band – The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II (2017)
Sam Newsome – Sopranoville: New Works for Prepared and Non-Prepared Saxophone (2017)
NYTT LAND – Fimbulvinter (2017)
Andrew Weathers / Seth Chrisman – Ogallala (2017)

Chicago Scene: February 18-25, 2017

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, must RSVP)
Lasse Marhaug

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, or $40 festival pass)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival
Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble — music by Luis Amaya, Kate Soper, Daniel Dehaan, Fjòla Evans, Travis Weller, Gilda Lyons, Richardo Zohn-Muldoon
Quince with Carol Genetti — works by Olivia Block

Sunday, February 19th 2017

3:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10-$5)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival
Miranda Cuckson — music by Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Steve Lehman, Huang Roa

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15, or $40 festival pass)
2nd Annual Frequency Festival : Hard Music, Hard Liquor
Ensemble Dal Niente featuring Greg Beyer, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Mabel Kwan, Ben Melsky — music by Huck Hodge, Joan LaBarbara, Mark Andre, Iannis Xenakis, Ray Evanoff, Murat Çolak

9:00PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Figment : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bill MacKay, Nick Macri, Julian Kirshner

Monday, February 20th 2017

6:00PM at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island, 312.857.5561 (Free with reservation)
Perle Noire : Meditations on Joséphine
Tyshawn Sorey with Julia Bullock, Alice Teyssier, Ryan Muncy, Rebekah Heller, Jennifer Curtis, Daniel Lippel

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dream Stuff
Avreeayl Ra Septet with Ed Wilkerson, Steve Berry, Peter Maunu, Jason Roebke, Alex Duvel, G RA

Friday, February 24th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Stephen Dorocke, John Abbey, Jason Adasiewicz, Adam Vida
Jonathen Chen, Tatsu Aoki
Adam Sonderberg, Joseph Clayton Mills

Saturday, February 25th 2017

4:00PM at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston IL, 847.448.8620 (Free)
Birdhouse Jazz Series
Jason Stein Trio with Kent Kessler, Hamid Drake

7:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 ($30) (wheelchair-accessible)
Music for Merce
Curated by John King, featuring David Behrman, Joan La Barbara, Fast Forward, George Lewis, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Quinta, Phil Selway, Christian Wolff

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Stephan Crump / Ingrid Laubrock / Cory Smythe! Aki Takase & David Murray! Four from Cuneiform: Microscopic Septet/Chicago/London Underground/Thinking Plague/Ed Palermo Big Band! Stuart Popejoy/Steve Swell/Avram Fefer/Sarah Bernstein/Kenny Wolleson! Iconoclast!

Ross Hammond Solo 12-String! Jon Irabagon New Trio! Plus Historic/Archival/Restocked discs from: Terry Riley Classic 2 CD Set! Karen Dalton! Duology Andrew Cyrille! Marco Eneidi’s Cosmic Brujo Mutafuka! Big Ellery Eskelin Collection of Rarities! FMR Sale and LP’s from Diz & Bird! Marcel Duchamp! And even more..!

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The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, February 19th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK – Drums & Sax – Toronto / New York
7pm: MOOSEBUMPS: Sax and Drums from Sweden

Sunday, February 26th:
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN / JONATHAN MILBERGER / MICHAEL LAROCCA
7pm: JOHN WELSH / AUSTIN WHITE / ANDERS ZELINSKI- Guitar/Bass/Drums

Sunday, March 5th:
6pm: MUSIQUE LIBRE FEMMES QUARTET: CHERYL PYLE / JAMIE BAUM / CLAIRE DALY / CLAIRE de BRUNNER – 2 Flutes, Baritone Sax and Bassoon!

Upcoming Events at the Vortex Jazz Club

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 19 FEBRUARY 2017

MOPOMOSO
This month Mopomoso presents an all UK programme of small group interplay with seven highly regarded musicians The Paulinus trio – John Rangecroft (reeds) / Marcio Mattos (bass) / Dave…
Time: 2 – 6PM

HUW V WILLIAMS TRIO WITH DEVIN GRAY, GEORGE CROWLEY
Huw Vaughan Williams – Bass Devin Gray – Drums George Crowley – Saxophone HUW VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Winner of the 2012 Yamaha Jazz Scholars Prize from The Royal Welsh College of…
Time: 7.30 – 10.30PM

MON 20 FEBRUARY 2017

WARRIORS INTL PRESENT: FREEDOM THE ART OF IMPROVISATION LOFT JAM SESSION
Warriors international presents – Freedom: The Art of Improvisation loft Jam session. The monthly open-minded Freedom Improv session, Voted by the Evening Standard one of the Top 6 Uk jam sessions. Curated by Cleveland…
Time: 8 – 11PM

WED 22 FEBRUARY 2017

EVAN PARKER/JOHN EDWARDS/MARK SANDERS
One of the most respected saxophonists, who is known for his innovative approach to improvised music. Evan’s regular nights at the Vortex have continued for nearly 20 years, and he…
Time: 8 – 11PM

TUE 28 FEBRUARY 2017

ALAN WILKINSON/PAT THOMAS/JOHN EDWARDS/PAUL HESSION
Alan Wilkinson(reeds)/Pat Thomas (kbds)/John Edwards(bass)/Paul Hession(drums) This amazing first time quartet brings together long-time associates saxophonist Alan Wilkinson and drummer Paul Hession for an increasingly rare performance alongside two of the…
Time: 8 – 11PM