Newsbits: Can Can Heads / Angela Morris / Nicole Mitchell / The Near Death Ensemble / Downbeat Critic’s Poll / Recordings from Rhizome DC / Spectral Music Festival

Jazz Right Now reviews the latest from Can Can Heads and Angela Morris, as well as Nicole Mitchell’s Maroon Cloud playing live in NY.

A Jazz Noise reviews the latest from The Near Death Ensemble.

Tom Hull provides his detailed ballot from the Downbeat Critic’s Poll.

Rhizome DC, a non-profit community arts organization in Takoma Park, DC, is now making available recordings of performances of experimental music realized at its Maple House space. The recordings can be streamed and downloaded from Rhizome DC’s page.

A performance from the recent Spectral Music Festival in Boston in reviewed.