The Free Musics by Jack Wright Reviewed

AMN reviewer Dan Barbiero writes about The Free Musics by Jack Wright, a new book on the evolution of free jazz / improv since the 1970’s.

Saxophonist Jack Wright’s first encounter with free jazz occurred in 1967, when a chance meeting with Charlie Haden resulted in Wright’s being invited to see Haden play with Ornette Coleman. Wright, who at the time was a conventional jazz saxophonist, describes the music as having struck him as “chaotic” and the experience as having been “traumatic.” Nevertheless, five years later he was moved to seek it out again. Staring into the abyss had been frightening but compelling. So much so that by 1979, Wright was himself playing free improvisation; since then, he has gone on to sustain a decades-long career as a free player.

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Other Minds Festival 22 – Lou Harrison

Lou Harrison

Source: Other Minds.

JUST 100: HOMAGE TO LOU HARRISON—HARRISON-GAMELAN MASTERPIECES
Saturday, May 20, 2017 San Francisco, CA 7:30 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th St., San Francisco CA

Conductor Nicole Paiement, who has recorded a generous selection of Harrison’s music, returns to lead a chorus of 100 with gamelan in the Esperanto rendition of the fourth century Buddhist text, The Heart Sutra. (The first concert in this series scheduled for February 18, 2017.) Curated by Other Minds Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian.

Threnody for Oliver Daniel (1990, Lou Harrison)
Meredith Clark, harp

Suite for ‘Cello and Harp (1948, Lou Harrison)
Emil Miland, cello; Meredith Clark, harp

Pedal Sonata for Organ (1987/1989, Lou Harrison)
Jerome Lenk, organ

Praises for Michael the Archangel (1946-47, Lou Harrison)
Jerome Lenk, organ

Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1974, Lou Harrison & Richard Dee)
Shalani Vijayan, violin; William Winant Percussion Group, Nicole Paiement, conductor

La Koro Sutro (1972, Lou Harrison)
Massed choruses including Resound, Mission Dolores Choir, others TBA; William Winant Percussion Group; Nicole Paiement, conductor

Vital Weekly Reviews 1081

Source: Vital Weekly.

JAMIE DROUIN & HANNES LINGENS – ALLUVIUM (CD by Intonema) *
TEGH – DOWNFALL (CD by Midira) *
THE STAR PILLOW – INVISIBLE SUMMER (CD by Midira) *
UNDERTHESNOW – POPSONGS (CD and book by Silentes) *
FRANCISCO MEIRINO & MIGUEL A. GARCIA – NONMENABSORBIUM (CD by Idiosyncratics) *
ANTHOLOGY OF LITHUANIAN ART MUSIC IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2CD by MIC)
KAZUYA ISHIGAMI – CANCELLER X (CD by Kyou Records) *
JOHN KAMEEL FARAH – TIME SKETCHES (CD by Neue Meister)
KRISTINA FUCHS & JEROEN VAN VLIET & METE ERKER – LINDEN (CD by Trytone)
INGRID SCHMOLINER & ELENA KAKALIAGOU – NABELÖSE (LP by Corvo)
HAMPUS LINDWALL & LEIF ELGGREN – ATTEMPT NO. 6 (LP by Firework Edition Records)
AUME – ELEMENTAL (DVD/CD by Mobilization) *
JAAP BLONK – FEHLBERLINER U-WIRR (CDR by Hybriden Verlag) *
ELYNOR FREYSS & JOSHUA ADAM ACOSTA/BRUNO DUPLANT & DANIEL JONES – INTERPRETATIONS (CDR by Rhizome.s)
DAVID VELEZ & PEDRO CHAMBEL – CONITINUITY (CDR by Rhizome.s)
PIERRE GERARD & BRUNO DUPLANT – EDTUDES (CDR by Rhizome.s)
DREAMSTATE VS. HEIKI – STONE SHORE (CDR by Paper+sound) *
MICRODEFORM – NEURAL REGRESSION (CDR by Aphelion Editions) *
GARETH JS THOMAS – WANDSWORTH SPORTS (cassette by Aphelion Editions) *
MAP 71 – GLORIOSA (cassette by Fourth Dimension)
LEO DUPLEIX & LAURI HYVARINEN/RADIODA (split cassette by Spina! Rec)
ILIA BELORUKOV & LUIS LOPEZ & KONSTANTIN SAMOLOVOV/ALBERT CIRERA & DMIITRIY LAPSHIN & RAMON PRATS (split cassette by Spina! Rec)
OHR/SERGEY KOSTYRKO & ALEXANDER ZAITSEV (split cassette by Spina! Rec)