Sound It Out Series at the Greenwich House

Tim Berne

Source: New York’s Greenwich House Music.

April-June 2017

Greenwich House Music School: 46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village; http://www.greenwichhouse.org, 212-242-4770.
Series producer: Bradley Bambarger

Saturday, April 22, 8:00 p.m. – House-rocking trio returns!
Anna Webber’s Simple Trio

Anna Webber, tenor saxophone/flute; Matt Mitchell, piano; John Hollenbeck, drums

Last fall’s Sound It Out show by Anna Webber’s Simple Trio so rocked the house that the saxophonist/flutist is returning with pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer John Hollenbeck for an encore show this spring. Anna and company will be playing material from the trio’s latest album, Binary (Skirl). Praising the band’s first record at length, The New York Times said: “Simple is her best work yet, recorded with two of the best musicians working in New York’s high-concept avant-garde: pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer John Hollenbeck. These pieces are bracing and engineered to show the range of the group: intense collective improvisation; rapid, chromatic steeplechases; research into long tones and textures.” All About Jazz, reviewing Binary, commended it as “an affecting… collection of sonorities and melodies.”

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 p.m. – New chamber jazz!
Harris Eisenstadt’s Recent Developments

Harris Eisenstadt, drums/compositions; Nate Wooley, trumpet; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Rubin Kodheli, cello; Anna Webber, flute; Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon; Joe Daley, tuba; Patricia Brennan, vibraphone; Eivind Opsvik, double-bass

The ever-prolific Harris Eisenstadt has led multiple bands in the Sound It Out series, and he returns with his latest, aptly dubbed Recent Developments. All About Jazz has declared Harris “one of his generation’s leading composers,” while The New York Times described his new project this way: “ ‘Recent Developments’ sounds like language from a research study, but it’s also the new body of work by Mr. Eisenstadt, a freethinking yet methodical drummer and composer.”

Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. – Sound It Out 5th anniversary fundraiser!
“Motian in Motion”

Michaël Attias, alto saxophone/bandleader; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Loren Stillman, alto sax; Dan Blake, tenor sax; Frank Kimbrough, Russ Lossing and Angelica Sanchez, piano; André Matos, guitar; Sean Conly and Chris Lightcap, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, Jeff Davis, Vinnie Sperrazza, Harris Eisenstadt and Billy Mintz, drums

Few musicians exerted a more iconic influence on the jazz of the 21st century than the late, great drummer-composer Paul Motian. His legacy stretches from early days drumming in the original Bill Evans Trio and with Keith Jarrett’s American Quartet to his later star trio with Bill Frisell & Joe Lovano and his youthful Electric Be-Bop Band. This concert – the first of four special events celebrating the fifth-anniversary month of the Sound It Out series – will be an all-star tribute to Motian’s music-making, with performances by an incredible revolving band including alto saxophonists Michaël Attias and Loren Stillman, trumpeter Ralph Alessi, tenor saxophonist Dan Blake, pianists Frank Kimbrough, Russ Lossing and Angelica Sanchez, guitarist André Matos, and bassists Sean Conly and Chris Lightcap – plus featured drummers Satoshi Takeishi, Jeff Davis, Vinnie Sperrazza, Harris Eisenstadt and Billy Mintz. More performers to be announced…

Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. – Sound It Out 5th anniversary fundraiser!
Fay Victor’s Herbie Nichols Sung

Fay Victor, voice; Michaël Attias, alto and baritone saxophones; Anthony Coleman, piano; Ratzo Harris, double-bass; Rudy Royston, drums

Fay Victor’s hard-swinging Herbie Nichols Sung ensemble returns to help celebrate the fifth-anniversary month of the Sound It Out series – with ticket proceeds going to help fund Greenwich House Music School, whose wonderful hospitality makes Sound It Out possible. Fay will lead an all-star band in her vocal re-creations of music by the great, unsung bop-era pianist-composer Herbie Nichols, who penned the music for Billie Holiday’s “Lady Sings the Blues.”

Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. – Sound It Out 5th anniversary fundraiser!
Matt Mitchell solo + Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell duo

Matt Mitchell, piano; Tim Berne, alto saxophone

Tim Berne kicked off the Sound It Out series in June 2012 with his band Snakeoil. Now he helps celebrate the fifth anniversary of Sound It Out in league with Snakeoil bandmate Matt Mitchell – with ticket proceeds going to help fund Greenwich House Music School, whose wonderful hospitality makes Sound It Out possible. Matt’s new Screwgun album, førage, presents the compositions of Tim Berne like they’ve never been heard before.

Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – Sound It Out 5th anniversary fundraiser!

“Monk on Guitars”

Rez Abbasi, guitar/bandleader; Nels Cline, Miles Okazaki, Liberty Ellman, Steve Cardenas, Anders Nilsson and Mike Baggetta, guitars; Stephan Crump and Chris Lightcap, bass; Colin Stranahan and Gerald Cleaver, drums; more TBA

No classic jazz composer’s art so lives and breathes night after night on bandstands across the country and around the world like that of Thelonious Monk. Melodically, harmonically, rhythmically and texturally, Monk’s music is always itself – fresh and accessible, surprising and renewable – even as it is interpreted by generation after generation, yielding new possibilities no matter the instrumental and stylistic variables.

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John Luther Adams New Release and Residency at Symphony Space

Source: Symphony Space.

John Luther Adams‘ new and utterly enrapturing choral work, Canticles of the Holy Wind, will be released on Cantaloupe Music on May 12, in conjunction with a Symphony Space performance of the piece by chamber choir The Crossing and musical director Donald Nally, who are also featured on the recording. The evening-length work will surround the audience with four choirs of eight singers each in the sanctuary of St. Michael’s Church in Manhattan and will be followed by a release party, during Symphony Space’s week-long John Luther Adams Residency.

The John Luther Adams Residency at Symphony Space also includes cinematographer Lucian Read’s introduction of film excerpts from his current project, a documentary about Adams and environmental concerns that he explores in his music; a conversation and reading with longtime collaborators Adams and author Barry Lopez; an evening of piano works chosen by Adams and performed by Lisa Moore, and an outdoor performance of Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds, in its New York premiere by the commissioning ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. For this last immersive work, performers are situated throughout Morningside Park, playing material based on the songs of birds native to the eastern hardwood forest.
John Luther Adams at Symphony Space

A Documentary Portrait with Lucian Read
May 8, 7:30 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space

John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez
May 9, 7:30 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space

The Pleasures of Being Lost
May 11, 7:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Lisa Moore, piano

The Canticles of the Holy Wind
May 12, 7:30 pm
St. Michael’s Church
The Crossing
Donald Nally, musical director

Ten Thousand Birds
May 14, 3:00 pm
Morningside Park
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, music director

Vancouver Jazz Festival Innovation Series 

Source: Coastal Jazz. These concerts represent a subset of the festival that is more focused on creative music.

Fri, Jun 23
DÁLAVA

Fri, Jun 23
TALKING PICTURES WITH ACHIM KAUFMANN

Sat, Jun 24
DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP

Sat, Jun 24
THUS OWLS

Sun, Jun 25
NICK FRASER TRIO WITH TONY MALABY AND KRIS DAVIS

Sun, Jun 25
LSD TRIO

Mon, Jun 26
INGRID AND CHRISTINE JENSEN WITH BEN MONDER: INFINITUDE

Mon, Jun 26
PERCH HEN BROCK & RAIN

Tue, Jun 27
LUC EX NAKED WOLF

Wed, Jun 28
V. VECKER (WITH SHOBALEADER ONE)

Wed, Jun 28
SATOKO FUJII & KAZE

Thu, Jun 29
CLAUDIA QUINTET

Fri, Jun 30
CAT TOREN’S HUMAN KIND

Fri, Jun 30
GORDON GRDINA SEPTET FEAT. JON IRABAGON

Sun, Jul 02
PLIMLEY/REED/VAN DER SCHYFF

Sun, Jul 02
GARD NILSSEN‘S ACOUSTIC UNITY

Sun, Jul 02
BASSDRUMBONE

Sun, Jul 02
GERRY HEMINGWAY/TONY WILSON/JOHN GROSS

Thu, Jul 27
QUATUOR ANDRE LACHANCE

Vital Weekly 1078

Source: Vital Weekly.

ABSENT MUSIC – CHEZ RENEE (CD/DVD by EE Tapes) *
LORENZO MASOTTO – AEOLIAN PROCESSES (CD by Dronarivm) *
THE OCTOPUS – SUBZO[O]NE (CD by Leo Records)
JUXTAVOICES – WARNING: MAY CONTAIN NOTES (CD/DVD by Discus Music)
ORPHAX – 2.20 (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
SO LONG FAREWELL REPAIR – LIVE AT THE GLAD CAFE (CD by Iorram Records)
1982 – CHROMOLA (CD by Hubro Music)
P.O.P. [PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION] – IKEBANA (CD by FMR Records)
KILT – ELECTROACOUSTIC IMPROVISATIONS (CD by Earshots)
MUSLIMGAUZE – PORT SAID/REPORT SAID (2CD by Aquarellist) *
MENSIMONIS – CLONE FEVER (CD by Opa Loka Records) *
DRØNE – A PERFECT BLIND (LP by Pomperipossa Records)
YANN LEGUAY – HEADCRASH (LP by Vlek)
JONAS OLESEN &RUBE SØCHTING – FELT (LP by Bin)
16:9 – ECHOLOCATION (CDR by Coriolis Sounds) *
JAMES S. TAYLOR & CEDRICK EYMENIER – FALLEN OF THE BACK OF A LORRY (2CDR by Coriolis Sounds) *
MATTHEW ATKINS – FIFTY THREE LOOPS (CDR by Minimal Resource Manipulation) *
TATSURO KOJIMA – A->B (CDR by Eilean Records) *
SOUND MECCANO/JURA LAIVA – SALTY WIND AND INNER FIRE (CDR by Eilean Records) *
A.F. JONES – FOUR DOT THREE TO ONE (CDR by Kendra Seiner Editions) *
MORE EAZE – WORK (CDR by Kendra Seiner Editions) *
KSE 11TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM (CDR compilation by Kendra Seiner Editions)
GRZEGORZ BOJANEK – STORIES OF AN OLD MAN (CDR, private) *

Intakt Festival Day 1 Reviewed

English: Barry Guy, Jazz bassist; Picture take...

Source: ft.com.

It had, said the MC, taken 33 years, 15 hours and 25 minutes for Intakt to showcase its artists in London. Now the Swiss contemporary music label is making up for lost time: this gig, packed almost to excess, launched a 12-day festival devoted to its musicians.

The event also marked the 70th birthday of double bassist Barry Guy, one of the first artists to record for Intakt. The four-ensemble event ranged from early music to the avant-garde and from the through improvised to the rigorously composed. In each setting, Guy delivered sensitive interplay, technical finesse and a gorgeously rounded tone.