John Coltrane’s ‘Interstellar Space’ at 50 

Rashied Ali

Source: Rolling Stone.

Fifty years ago, when drummer Rashied Ali entered the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for his latest session with John Coltrane, he was surprised to find the rest of the saxophonist’s band absent. “I went in there, and I was setting up, and I didn’t see Jimmy [Garrison], I didn’t see Alice [Coltrane]; I didn’t see nobody else,” Ali recalled in 2003. “I was like, ‘Where’s everybody else?’ and [John] said, ‘It’s just going to be you and me.'”

Seattle Scene: February 23 – March 4, 2017

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Lori Goldston & Friends
Thu. Feb. 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Cellist and composer Lori Goldston performs new work, including the debut of solo cello songs commissioned by Entre Rios Books, in response to a forthcoming collection of poems by Melissa Mueller, Mary’s Dust and a duo with guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson, and other guests.

Noel Kennon + Austin Larkin
Fri. Feb. 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Composer Noel Kennon presents a new work for a sextet of alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, and double bass. Austn Larkin presnets new works for his new ensemble You Are Fire Dressed in Black You Are Fire Dressed in Black You Are Fire Dressed in Black.

THU. 3/2 – James Falzone (clarinets) & Bonnie Whiting (percussion)

FRI. 3/3 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA

SAT. 3/4 – Sound Ensemble, music inspired by literature by Anthony Plog, Tom Baker, Kevin Clark, Christopher Gainey

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ned Rothenberg, Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier – In Cahoots (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½
Chris Corsano, Sylvie Courvoisier and Nate Wooley – Salt Task (Relative Pitch, 2016) ****
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Ikue Mori, and Evan Parker – Miller’s Tale (Intakt, 2016) ****
Philip Gibbs – Infinite Spirit Perfect Now (Environmental Studies, 2016) ****
Langford, Gibbs, Skerman, Anstey, Kirkbridge – Exchange (Freetone, 2017) ***½
Evan Parker, Mikołaj Trzaska, John Edwards, Mark Sanders — City Fall – Live at Cafe Oto (Fundacja Słuchaj!, 2016) ****½
Matt Turner and Hal Rammel – As on a Pivot of Air (Penumbra, 2016) ****
Joe McPhee / Daunik Lazro – The Cerkno Concert: Music for Legendary Heroes (Klopotec, 2016) *****
Joe McPhee / Jérôme Bourdellon – Octoblue (Label Usine, 2016) ****
Joe McPhee / Evan Parker / Daunik Lazro – Seven Pieces : Live at Willisau 1995 (Clean Feed, 2016) ****½

New and Upcoming ECM Releases

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...

Source: All About Jazz.

John Abercrombie Quartet
Up and Coming
John Abercrombie: guitar Marc Copland: piano Drew Gress: double bass Joey Baron: drums

Theo Bleckmann
Theo Bleckmann: voice Ben Monder: guitar Shai Maestro: piano Chris Tordini: double bass John Hollenbeck: drums

Colin Vallon Trio
Colin Vallon: piano; Patrice Moret: double bass; Julian Sartorius: drums

Ralph Towner
My Foolish Heart
Ralph Towner: classical and 12-string guitars

Craig Taborn
Daylight Ghosts
Craig Taborn: piano, electronics; Chris Speed: tenor saxophone, clarinet; Chris Lightcap: double bass and bass guitar; Dave King: drums

Julia Hulsmann Trio
Sooner And Later
Julia Hülsmann: piano; Marc Muellbauer: double bass; Heinrich Köbberling: drums

Newsbits: Eleonore Oppenheim / Basil Kirchin / Led Bib / Robert D. Bielecki Foundation Awards

Home by Eleonore Oppenheim is reviewed.

Musique concrète composer Basil Kirchin is profiled.

A recent performance of Led Bib in London is reviewed.

The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation award recipients for 2017 so far include:
Americas Society — Conlon Nancarrow Series, 2018
Creative Music Studio — CMS 2017 Workshop and Concerts
ISSUE Project Room — The Necks 30th Anniversary Concert Series March 2017
Microscope Gallery — 2017 Event Series Sponsor
Intakt Jazz Festival — London April 2017
Gebhard Ullmann — Travel Expenses for Vision Festival 2017
Tomas Fujiwara — Double Trio Debut Recording

Second Inversion Reviews

Source: Second Inversion.

Daníel Bjarnason and Ben Frost: SÓLARIS with Sinfonietta Cracovia (Bedroom Community)
Timo Andres: Thrive on Routine; American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Sono Luminus Records)
Olga Bell: Perm Krai (New Amsterdam Records)
Glenn Kotche: Drumket Quartet No.51; So Percussion (Cantaloupe Music)
Philip Glass: Piano Étude No. 10; Bruce Levingston, piano (Sono Luminus)
Charles Wuorinen: Big Spinoff; Alarm Will Sound