Dalston Sound Reviews

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

Source: Dalston Sound.

Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side

Gravetemple – Impassable Fears

Mumpbeak – Tooth

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Chicago Scene: June 17-24, 2017

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, June 18th 2017

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Shane Parish Solo
Angela James, Jordan Martins

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mars Williams‘s Faces & Places, with Fred Jackson, Ben LaMar Gay, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra, Jim Baker — the music of Ornette Coleman

Monday, June 19th 2017

6:30PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Juneteenth Celebration
Gregory Porter
Tomeka Reid Quartet

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, June 20th 2017
12:00AM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
J@K@L: Keefe Jackson, Julian Kirshner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, special guest Dave Rempis

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

8:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
DRMWPN with guest Haley Fohr
Faun Fables
Paul Fonfara

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

6:00PM at Fullerton Hall, the Art Institute, 111 S Michigan ($10)
EarthSeed
Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, with Lisa E Harris

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Daniel Levin, Tim Daisy, Josh Berman

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Kaze : Kappa Maki, Christian Bezos, Satoko Fujii, Peter Ménard

Friday, June 23rd 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Michael Zerang & the Blue Lights : Josh Berman, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The William Parker Quartets: Rob Brown / Cooper-Moore / Hamid Drake / Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson! The David S. Ware Trio in 2010: William Parker & Warren Smith! Matthew Shipp Solo! Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound Orchestra! Aruán Ortiz Solo! Louis Sclavis Quintet!

Silke Eberhard Trio! Uri Caine & The Lutoslawski String Quartet! Ugly Beauties: Marilyn Lerner / Matt Brubeck / Nick Fraser! Arve Henriksen! Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil! Patrick Higgins’ Bachanalia! Kelly Moran’s Piano Preparations! Two from Max Nagl!

Plus Archival Discs from Albert Mangelsdorff: Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, Karl Berger, Wolfgang Dauner & Elvin Jones! Frank Zappa Palladium 1981! TackHead! Robert Ashley! Dieter Moebius! Haino Keiji LP Rarity! The New York Contemporary Five: John Tchicai & Archie Shepp and Cream!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, June 18th at DMG – FREE admission!
6pm: KYLE MOTL & TREVOR DUNN – ContraBass Duo!
7pm: PAUL GIALLORENZO / JAIMIE BRANCH / ANTON HATWICH – Synth / Trumpet / Double Bass!

Monday, June 19th at THE STONE (NW corner of Ave C & 2nd St)
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Big Birthday Celebration & Concert of Spiritual Jazz!
7:00: UNBROKEN: LOUIE BELOGENIS – Tenor & Soprano Sax / SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ – Contrabass / KENNY WOLLESON – Drums!
8:30pm: FRANKLIN KIERMYER QUARTET Featuring: JOVAN ALEXANDRE – Tenor Sax /
DAVIS WHITFIELD – Piano / OTTO GARDNER – Bass / FRANKLIN KIERMYER – Drums!
July, 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Passing of John Coltrane – We Embrace his Spirit /Music on This Night! Admission: $25 for both sets!

Sunday, June 25th:
6pm: THOMAS HEBERER / FRANK KARTOVSKY – European Trumpet and Sax Duo
7pm: JOHN McCOWEN – Solo B-flat and ContraBass Clarinet

Sunday July 2nd:
6pm: VORKTIP TRIO: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / ELIJAH SHIFFER /
BRITT CIAMPA – Acoustic Bass / Sax / Drums!

Saturday, July 15th at DMG: Super Rare Solo Performance by:
6pm: HENRY KAISER – Solo Electric Guitar!

Tomeka Reid Profiled

Source: JAZZ RIGHT NOW.

Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She is also a co-leader of the adventurous string trio called Hear in Now, with violinist Mazz Swift and bassist Silvia Bolognesi. Recently Reid released her debut recording as a bandleader, with the eponymous recording by the Tomeka Reid Quartet, a lively yet charged debut album that is a vibrant showcase not only for the cellist’s improvisational acumen, but also her knack for dynamic arrangements and her compositional ability.