April / May Perfect Sound Forever is Out

English: Chris Cutler with the Peter Blegvad T...

Source: Perfect Sound Forever. Highlights include:

Obsolete format revived?

Farewell to a guitar master

Composer’s sound of silence- interview

Probing his Probes program- interview

Their origins, back to 3000 BC

Straight talk about replacement stylii

RIP 2 great prog bassist/singers

Zambian funk, tango noise, surf music

Vijay Iyer Tour Schedule Through Summer

English: The Vijay Iyer Quartet performed an i...

Source: Vijay Iyer.

Vijay Iyer to Perform at The Village Vanguard in New York City
May 9th – May 14th, 2017 with Acclaimed Vijay Iyer Trio

Vanguard Debut To Feature Iyer Alongside Decade-Plus Collaborators Stephan Crump & Tyshawn Sorey

Vijay Iyer Sextet with Graham Haynes, Mark Shim,
Steve Lehman, Stephan Crump, Tyshawn Sorey To Record, Tour in Spring, Summer and Fall 2017

Thursday, April, 13th – NEW YORK CITY
Preview of Ojai Program at The Greene Space

Friday, May 5th – HOUSTON, TX
Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (Vijay Iyer + International Contemporary Ensemble) at Da Camera Society

Tuesday, May 9th – Sunday, May 14th – NEW YORK CITY
Vijay Iyer Trio at The Village Vanguard

Friday, May 19th – CHICAGO, IL
Vijay Iyer Sextet at Logan Center – University of Chicago

Saturday, May 20th – COLUMBUS, OH
Vijay Iyer Sextet at Wexner Center

Thursday, June 8th – Sunday, June 11th – OJAI, CA
Music Director at Ojai Festival

Thursday, June 15th – Saturday, June 17th – BERKELEY, CA
Music Director at Ojai North at UC Berkeley

Artist-in-Residence, Molde Jazz Festival, Norway:

Monday, July 17th – MOLDE, NO
Vijay Iyer + Mike Ladd: “Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project” at Molde Jazz Festival

Tuesday, July 18th – MOLDE, NO
Vijay Iyer/Wadada Leo Smith Duo + Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn Duo at Molde Jazz Festival

Thursday, July 20 – LONDON, UK – Vijay Iyer Trio at Wigmore Hall

Friday, July 21st – MOLDE, NO
Vijay Iyer Sextet at Molde Jazz Festival

Saturday, July 22nd – MOLDE, NO
Vijay Iyer + Cikada String Quartet at Molde Jazz Festival

Friday, August 4th – NEWPORT, RI
Vijay Iyer + Wadada Leo Smith Duo at Newport Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 5th – NEWPORT, RI
Vijay Iyer Sextet at Newport Jazz Festival

September 17th – Monterey, CA
Vijay Iyer Sextet at Monterey Jazz Festival

Dave Holland Interview

Jazz double-bassist Dave Holland at North Sea ...

Source: Vortex Music Magazine.

After five decades, 40-plus albums as a bandleader, and nearly double that number as a sideman, Dave Holland is still making music that matters. Once termed “possibly the most accomplished pure jazz composer among bassists after Charles Mingus,” Holland, a soft-spoken Englishman who rose to international prominence with Miles Davis’ early-1970s Bitches Brew-era group, also appears—in perhaps an equally impressive feat—to have mastered the collaborative dynamics and mechanisms so often underlying it. An unquestionably gifted and prolific musical talent, he appears an equally blessed facilitator in ensemble settings, deftly underpinning his bandmates’ prodigious gifts while never losing sight of, or over-asserting, his own.