Angelica 27 Festival

0fe94150-b46c-408a-ad90-a8067f455ca8The full schedule for the festival Angelica 27 in Bologna, May 4 – 31 , has been announced.

Details at Angelica 27.

This years festival includes:

  • Jacques Demierre
  • David Moss & Daan Vandewalle
  • ALTERATIONS – Steve Beresford, Peter Cusack, Terry Day, David Toop
  • Ghédalia Tazartès
  • TENORES DI BITTI “MIALINU PIRA”  – Omar Bandinu, Marco Serra, Bachisio Pira, Arcangelo Pittudu
  • ARKE SINTH – Giovanni De Poli, Marco Sambin, Michele Sambin, Alvise Vidolin
  • Natasha Barrett
  • SKRAP – Heiða Karine Jóhannesdóttir Mobeck,Anja Lauvdal
  • Audrey Chen & Phil Minton
  • AMETSA – Beñat Achiary, Erwan Keravec
  • WAYS FOR AN ORCHESTRA – Phil Minton, Veryan Weston, Fabio Sacconi, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Tonino Battista direzione – playing the music of  Minton, Weston, Jacques Brel, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Eric Dolphy, Arthur Sullivan,Frankie Armstrong and Lindsay Cooper
  • Bob Ostertag & THE ALTERNATIVE FACTS – Julia Reidy, Mazen Kerbaj, Phil Minton
  • Annette Peacock IN PERFORMANCE WITH Roberto Dani & Roger Turner
  • Robin Holcomb & Wayne Horvitz
  • Piccolo Coro Angelico
  • LIBERARE LA VOCE
  • Roscoe Mitchell & Francesco Filidei
  • SOLISTI & ORCHESTRA  – Thomas Buckner, Gianni Trovalusci, Roscoe Mitchell, Nicola Baroni with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Tonino Battista direzione – musiche di Sylvano Bussotti, Roscoe Mitchell.

Details at http://www.aaa-angelica.com/aaa/festival/edizione-festival-2017/

AMN Picks of the Week: Dominic Lash Quartet / Grant Cutler / Jaimie Branch / Crystal Mooncone / Kate Mohanty

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.

Dominic Lash Quartet – Extremophile (2017)
Grant Cutler – Self Portrait (2017)
Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)
Crystal Mooncone – Listening Beam Five (2017)
Kate Mohanty – The Double Image (2017)

Tzadik Records March Release

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: Tzadik.

John Zorn : There Is No More Firmament

There is No More Firmament is a remarkable collection of recent compositions from 2013–2016 that showcase the range, variety and continued creativity of Zorn as he enters his sixties. Connected together with a thread of intensity, magic and madness, the music tells a twisted and complex story of a magical descent into madness. The compositions include two works for brass ensembles, a woodwind quintet, jazz piano trio, string trio and two solo pieces for clarinet and trumpet, with the outrageous trumpet solo Merlin appearing in two realizations—one by jazz master Peter Evans and another by the European classical virtuoso Marco Blaauw.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1074

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Source: Vital Weekly.

SALA – SCARE ME NOT (CD by Unfathomless)
NO MASK EFFECT – DRIFT TO YOU (CD by Where Ambient Lives)
ELEGI – BANSULL (CD by Dronarivm)
KEIJI HAINO & JOZEF DUMOULIN & TEUN VERBRUGGEN – THE MIRACLES OF ONLY ONE THING (CD by Sub Rosa)
GEORGE LEWIS & SPLITTER ORCHESTER – CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION SET (CD by Mikroton)
NAKAMA – MOST INTIMATE (CD by Nakama Records)
NOWA ZIEMIA 2 ADRJANCZYK/BANASIK/KRYCHOWIAK (CD by Zoharum)
MACIEK SZYMCZUK – LIGHT OF THE DREAMS (CD by Zoharum)
EXPO 70 – LIVE IN THE PIT KFJC 89.7 FM (2CD by Zoharum)
MACHINEFABRIEK – ASSEMBLAGE (CD by Zoharum)
DOCETISM/GHOSTS OF BRESLAU/IXORA (CD by Zoharum)
RASTER- NOTON SOURCE BOOK 1/ARCHIV 4 (CD/book by Raster–Noton)
PINKCOURTESYPHONE – TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ONLY A PORTION OF YOUR EMOTIONS (CD by Editions MEGO)
SPLITTER ORCHESTER & FELIX KUBIN – SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAGRAM (LP on Gagarin)
PHILIPPE LAURENT/AIRWORLD – CONSIDERATIONS INACTUALLES (LP by Schwerkraft Records)
EFFENAAR (7″ compilation by Discos Transgenero)
MEKANIK KOMMANDO – IT WOULD BE QUIET IN THE WOODS IF ONLY A FEW BIRD SING (LP by Tonefloat)
EVENTS AT THE FATAL PARTY (12″ by Contort Yourself)
SHARK STORY OF THE CENTURY (12″ by Contort Yourself)
FEW TRICKS FOR NERVOUS DEALMAKERS (12″ by Contort Yourself)
A DISSEMINATED DARKNESS ON INNER PERSONALITY STATUS (12″ by Contort Yourself)
REN WALTERS & CLINTON GREEN & MICHAEL MCNAB – AT THE SALT MUSEUM (CDR by Shame File Music)
JOE MUSGROVE/MAKRO & HETLEV – SURFACE NOISE VOL. 3 (split CDR by Shame File Music)
SWAMP SOUNDS/UNCLE POPS & THE DUMBLOODS (split CDR by Bearsuit Records)
FRANCESCO PAOLO PALADINO – ARIAE (CDR by Silentes)
GUILLAUME EYMENIER – A STAKE SET (FOR TESS) (CDR by Coriolis Sounds)
W. ZABARKAS – THE ORIGIN OF DREAMS (CDR by Glistening Examples)
JEROEN DIEPENMAAT – KNIP/PLAK EP03 (self-released cassette)
REGOLITH/SAGAAN – SP12T (cassette by Spl1t Editions)

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 07/2017

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Eli Wallace
the Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture: Eli Wallace, P/ Rob Pumpelli, Dr

Blaise Siwula
Rags to Ragas: Blaise Siwula Cl, as/ Luciano Troja, P

Amirani
Prossime Transcendenze: Gianni Mimmo, Ss + Two Different Sets of Musicians

Improvvisatore Involontario
Igiganti Della Montagna: Ferdinando D’urso: as Lorenzo Paesani: Pianoforte Federico Sconosciuto: Violoncello

Han Earl Park
Sirene: Han Earl Park, G/ Dominic Lash, B/ Mark Sanders, Dr/ Caroline Pugh, Vo, Tape Recdr

Cleanfeed
Iron Lung: Gorilla Mask

Avant Noir: Liza Mezzacapa Band

Too Lazy to Panik: Velkro

Noah Preminger
Meditations on Freedom: Noah Preminger Quartet

Hotcup
Loafer’s Hollow: Mostly Other People Do the Killing

Jeffrey Morgan/lawrence Casserley
Exoplanets: Jeffrey Morgan, as, P, Cl/ Lawrence Casserley, Signal Processing

Steven Bernstein Residency at the Stone

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Source: New York’s Stone.

An impactful presence on the New York scene over the past 30 years, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader Steven Bernstein has immersed himself in such a wide array of music with his bands Sexmob, Millennial Territory Orchestra, Diaspora Soul, Universal Melody Brass Band, Spanish Fly, Blue Campfire and the Butler-Bernstein Hot 9 that he defies easy categorization. A former member of the Lounge Lizards and Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, Bernstein has also composed works for film, theater and dance in addition to doing arrangements for a diverse list of artists ranging from Lou Reed to Lee “Scratch” Perry, Allen Toussaint, Marianne Faithfull, Linda Ronstadt, Rufus Wainwright, Darlene Love, Mario Pavone, Bill Frisell, John Lurie and the Kansas City All-Stars.

He’ll be showcasing all of his main groups during a very special weeklong residency at John Zorn‘s Lower East Side hub of experimentation THE STONE, beginning on Tuesday March 28th and going through April 2. Every night will feature a distinct group.

3.28 – Diaspora Special Edition:
Arturo O’Farrill (piano) Peter Apfelbaum (sax) Tony Scherr (bass) Billy Martin (drums) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
Steven Bernstein takes traditional Jewish music and reworks it in a variety of contexts. From the Cuban and Soul to the blues-informed but never obvious, Bernstein demonstrates with this project that music is truly universal, and can be moulded and shaped an infinite number of ways to make music that is both timely and timeless.

3.29 – Sexmob:
Briggan Krauss (sax) Tony Scherr (bass)
Kenny Wollesen (drums) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)
Now celebrating its 20th year, Sexmob is a venerable New York City music institution. The band’s four founding members—Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen—defy genre, instead replacing it with their own inimitable musical language. The quartet fearlessly blows apart musical parameters whether steering their arrangements through gutbucket swing or igniting them with New Orleans brass band second-line fervor; dubbing them out into ether or blasting them with punk jazz abandon. New album, Cultural Capital out on April 14th, the first Sexmob album with exclusively original music.

3.30 – Millenial Territory Orchestra:
John Ellis (reeds) Peter Apfelbaum (reeds) Erik Lawrence (reeds) Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Charlie Burnham (violin) Matt Munisteri (guitar) Ben Allison (bass) Ben Perowsky (drums) Steven Bernstein (trumpet)

3.31 – Spanish Fly –
Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Dave Tronzo (guitar)

4.1 – Blue Campfire:
Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Dave Tronzo (guitar)
Adam Rogers(guitar) Steve Cardenas (guitar)

4. 2 – Universal Melody Brass Band:
Frank London (trumpet) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Art Baron (trombone)
Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Oscar Noriega (sax) Marcus Rojas (tuba)
Billy Martin (drums)
Each of the musicians is a band leader and virtuoso improviser in their own right – expect that this combination of two trumpets, two trombones, two saxophones, tuba, and drums will be a sound like no other