A New Album And A New Direction For Drummer Tyshawn Sorey 

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: CT Now.

Before listening to drummer and composer Tyshawn Sorey‘s music, check your expectations. Pulseless, drone-based passages stretch on for minutes, with shifting piano harmonies above. Spontaneous and notated passages continuously interact, directed by Sorey from the podium or behind the kit, where he will play with sticks or with his bare hands.

On “Verisimilitude,” his latest album (to be released on Aug. 4) with pianist Cory Smythe and bassist Chris Tordini, Sorey adds electronically manipulated textures and extended percussion techniques to an ever-growing bag of sonic resources.

Sorey is a new hire at Middletown’s Wesleyan University, where he’ll replace creative music master Anthony Braxton. His latest septet, Koan II — trombonist Ben Gerstein, trumpeter Stephen Haynes, guitarist Todd Neufield and three bass players: Mark Helias, Joe Morris and Carl Testa — performs at Real Art Ways in Hartford on July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Sorey talked at length about his new role and recent musical directions.

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

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July 20, 2017
Fushitsusha, Blank Forms
Keiji Haino Ryosuke Kiyasu Morishige Yasumune

July 19, 2017
Fushitsusha, Blank Forms
Keiji Haino Ryosuke Kiyasu Morishige Yasumune

July 11, 2017
Konge, Skuespilhusets, Copenhagen
Signe Emmeluth Mats Gustafsson Kresten Osgood Ole Morten Vågan

July 11, 2017
Laura Toxværd 18 Graphic Scores, 5e, Copenhagen
Ole Mofjell Laura Toxværd Jeppe Zeeberg

July 11, 2017
Sture Ericson, Johannes Nästesjö, Håkon Berre, KoncertKirken, Copenhagen
Håkon Berre Sture Ericson Johannes Nästesjö

July 11, 2017
Orbit Stern & Q + Yoshitake Expe, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen
Yoshitake Expe Samuel Hällkvist Frederik Hauch Qarin Wikström

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The Bird The Piano The Drum, MellemRummet, Copenhagen
Tomasz Dąbrowski Søren Gemmer Bjørn Heebøll Tobias Wiklund

July 11, 2017
Axel Dörner, Mark Solborg, Simon Toldam, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, 5e, Copenhagen
Axel Dörner Mark Solborg Simon Toldam Yasuhiro Yoshigaki

5049 Records Podcast Episode 124 – Tyshawn Sorey

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: 5049 Records.

Tyshawn Sorey is a remarkably talented and internationally acclaimed composer and performer who has been fiercely dedicated to his craft since an early age. A native of Newark NJ, Tyshawn has premiered work at Roulette, Walt Disney Hall and the Ojai Festival. As a drummer, he has collaborated with Steve Coleman, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Vijay Iyer and many many more. Tyshawn is a rare talent and for this candid and often hilarious conversation, Tyshawn and I get to know each other for the first time.

Ars Nova Workshop Fall Schedule

Drummer Tom Rainey perforrming live in concert...

Source: Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop.

Saturday, September 16 – 7:00pm
BILL FRISELL: HARMONY
with Bill Frisell, guitar; Petra Haden, vocals; Hank Roberts, cello; and Luke Bergman, bass

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to launch its new partnership with the Ardmore Music Hall with iconic guitarist Bill Frisell’s new quartet Harmony, featuring vocalist Petra Haden, cellist Hank Roberts and bassist Luke Bergman.

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue
$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $40 Reserved
Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/bill-frisell-harmony-09-16-2017

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Saturday, September 16 – 8:00pm
TOM RAINEY TRIO
with Tom Rainey, drums; Mary Halvorson, el. guitar; and Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of the Tom Rainey Trio, led by the in-demand drummer and featuring two of the leading voices in modern jazz, guitarist Mary Halvorson and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock.

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$20 General Admission
Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/tom-rainey-trio-09-16-2017

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Sunday, October 1 – 7:00pm
THE BAD PLUS
with Ethan Iverson, piano; Reid Anderson, bass; and Dave King, drums

As part of its new partnership with the Ardmore Music Hall, Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present The Bad Plus in what will likely be the revered trio’s final Philadelphia-area performance with co-founding pianist Ethan Iverson, before Philly’s own Orrin Evans shakes things up in 2018.

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue
$29 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $40 Reserved
Details: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/bad-plus-10-01-2017

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OCTOBER 5-8

THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION
OF JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
featuring
ANTHONY BRAXTON
ZEENA PARKINS / BRIAN CHASE DUO
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL
SUN RA ARKESTRA performing SPACE IS THE PLACE in its entirety
DAVID TORN’S SUN OF GOLDFINGER
MIKE REED’S FLESH & BONE
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS’ ACROSS THE DISTANCE
BALLISTER (DAVE REMPIS / FRED LONBERG-HOLM / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE)
SO PERCUSSION
KID MILLIONS + JIM SAUTER (BORBETOMAGUS)
CORTEX
CLAIRE CHASE
KARUNA (HAMID DRAKE + ADAM RUDOLPH)
and more.

Dave Lombardo Interviewed About New Dead Cross Album with Mike Patton

Dave Lombardo playing with Slayer in 2009

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Dead Cross is no ordinary punk band. For one thing, they’re fronted by Faith No More’s Mike Patton, who’s in top form as a vocal gymnast, spitting, squealing, harmonizing, and heaving his way through the band’s concise, intense debut album.

Supplying the quartet’s barrage of grinding bass and guitar riffs are Justin Pearson (of The Locust and Retox) and Mike Crain (also of Retox) who execute several frantic time changes per track as they sprint in tandem towards the record’s finish line.

Capping this off is the drumming prowess of none other than ex-Slayer skin-pounder Dave Lombardo. Returning to his hardcore roots, but with the added experience of knowing how to, “weed out the bullshit and focus on what’s important,” Lombardo’s peerless beats feel more urgent, brutal, and intricate than ever.