Newsbits: Maneri, Parker, and Ban / Carla Bley / Brian Marsella / Susan Alcorn / Magma / Jaimie Branch

English: Susan Alcorn

The latest from Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, and Lucian Ban is reviewed.

Carla Bley is interviewed and profiled.

The Chicago Reader covers Brian Marsella’s treatment of John Zorn.

Susan Alcorn was recently awarded $40,000.

Seventh Records is releasing a new version of Magma’s Wurdah Itah with 25 minutes of new takes.

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die is reviewed by Bandcamp and the Village Voice.

Jack O’ The Clock West Coast Tour

Source: Jack O’ The Clock, a rare opportunity to see one of the country’s most innovative ensembles in action.

6/2/17 – 8PM
Rocketboy Arts House Concert
(open to public, all ages)
840 West Third Avenue,
Eugene, OR
w/ Mood Area 52

6/3/17 – 8PM
Ash Street Saloon
225 SW Ash St,
Portland OR
w/Mercury Tree, Volcanic Pinnacles

6/4/17 – ALL DAY,
we go on last at 9PM
SeaProg Festival
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA, 98118

6/17/17 – 9PM
Starry Plough,
3101 Shattuck Avenue,
Berkeley, CA
w/Atomic Ape, Hedersleben

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Bill Frisell

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Vision Festival 2017 – Day 2: The Resistance Begins
Vision Festival 2017 – Day 1: Calling All Visions
Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan – Small Town (ECM, 2017) ****
Jack Wright – The Free Musics (Spring Garden Music Editions, 2017)
Noah Kaplan Quartet – Cluster Swerve (HatHut, 2017) ****
Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (International Anthem, 2017) *****
Matthias Müller – Solo Trombone (Mamü, 2017) ****

The Roulette in June

Source: New York’s Roulette.

CURATED BY MEREDITH MONK: SONG OUT! FOLK ‘N’ POP FANTASIES
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
New songs by Dick Connette, Rachelle Garniez, and Mimi Goese, featuring vocals by Suzzy Roche and Ana Egge.

[RESIDENCY] JAMES BRANDON LEWIS & CHAD TAYLOR // HEROES ARE GANG LEADERS
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and drummer Chad Taylor honor the great saxophone + drum duos.

HANS TAMMEN & THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA: CLEPSYDRA
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Orchestra performs Clepsydra, a score produced from electronic sample and hold procedures.

[RESIDENCY] TOMEKA REID LARGE ENSEMBLE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Tomeka Reid continues her 2016-2017 residency at Roulette.

CURATED BY MEREDITH MONK: ENSEMBLE CONNECT: IMMIGRANT VOICES
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Ensemble Connect celebrates the voices of immigrants in our nation.

FACE THE MUSIC: SOLAR FLARE AND LUNA LAB
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Face the Music performs “Tell Me Everything” by Julia Wolfe and music by fellows of Luna Composition Lab’s inaugural year!

[RESIDENCY] BRENDON RANDALL-MYERS: DYNAMICS OF VANISHING BODIES
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Premieres by composer Brendon Randall-Myers for soprano Eliza Bagg of Pavo Pavo, vocalist Doug Moore of Pyrrhon, and Dither Quartet.

[COMMISSION] GEMMA PEACOCKE: WAVES + LINES
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
A multimedia song cycle adapted from Afghan women’s folk poems collected in Eliza Griswold’s book, “I Am the Beggar of the World.”

BILL FRISELL & THOMAS MORGAN
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan present a program of duets from their new album, Small Town.