Vital Weekly Reviews 1095

Source: Vital Weekly.

MARTIN KÜCHEN – LIEBER HEILAND, LASS UNS STERBEN (CD by Sofa) *
MASAHIDE TOKUNAGA – BWOOUUNN (CD by Ftarri) *
AKIO SUZIUKI & JOHN BUTCHER – IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPES (CD by Ftarri) *
PENNY RIMBAUD – KERNSCHMELZE II; CANTATA FOR IMPROVISED VOICE (CD by Cold Spring Records) *
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECI – KOSMOGONIA (CD by Cold Spring Records) *
CHALUNG-GRA – MOSTAFERI (CD by Facthedral) *
BARNACLES – ONE SINGLE SOUND (CD by Boring Machines) *
LUNAR ERROR – SELENE (CD by Becoq Records) *
LASSE MARHAUG – VOID (7” by Becoq Records)
DANNY CLAY – STILLS (LP by Iikki Books)
ANDREA BELFI – ALVEARE (LP by Iikki Books)
TAYLOR DEUPREE & MARCUS FISCHER – LOWLANDS (LP by Iikki Books)
FRANCE SAUVAGE – LE MONDE DES DOIGTS (LP by Doubtful Sounds)
THIERRY MONNIER – TEMPS (LP by Doubtful Sounds)
TARAB – AN INCOMPLETE YET FIXED IDEA (LP by Aposiopese)
LUKE & WENDY – TONY CONRAD (7” by Meeuw Muzak)
BASS COMMUNION / FREIBAND – THE NEXT ROOM (7” Flexi by Somnimage)
GABI LOSONCY – NOBODY’S PUSHING YOU (CDR by Caduc) *
TH€€€F – I (CDR by Paraferal Sound) *
TH€€€F – SHRED.FM (CDR by Paraferal Sound) *
SUSAN MATTHEWS – BRUTAL FRACTURES (CDR by Sonic Oyster Records) *
[RG] – UNFOLD (cassette by Autumn Archive) *
DREKKA – SLEEP PATTERNS OF THE DISCONTENT (cassette by Bluesanct) *
DREKKA – THERE IS NO SILENCE LEFT (cassette by Bluesanct)
ROYAL HUNGARIAN NOISEMAKERS – OVERDOSE (cassette by Poor Little Music)
ROYAL HUNGARIAN NOISEMAKERS – DON’TRUMP/CHILLARY – THE RREMIXES (cassette by Unsigned)
CLUB ALPINO – TUNGA (cassette by Gusua Records)

Kirk Knuffke Profiled

Source: Village Voice.

Jazz musicians still in their thirties and unbound by bebop ancestor worship, like the cornetist Kirk Knuffke and his loose circle of current and former Brooklynites (Mary Halvorson is the only one you’ve heard much about so far), don’t speak of playing standards anymore, even when that’s what they’re doing. They do “covers,” usually on concept albums or as entire concert programs. The material at hand might be Satie, Eighties pop, or a Methodist hymn — doesn’t matter, as long as the players fully immerse themselves in it. Jazz standards are a protected species, of course, and those by Monk and Ellington, in particular, still pass smoothly from generation to generation. But even when interpreting the canon, these intuitive postmodernists attempt to widen it — and to question how what’s already enshrined in it relates to them, instead of the other way around.

Louis Moholo-Moholo Profiled

Louis Moholo

Source: Chicago Reader.

Some days, Louis Moholo-Moholo must feel like the last man standing. Every single one of the 77-year-old drummer’s original compatriots has died—the same musicians with whom he cut his teeth in South Africa, fighting against the oppressive weight of apartheid. Many of them, Moholo-Moholo included, emigrated to Europe in the mid-60s—just as free jazz and improvised music reached escape velocity—and eventually established a new home in London. Some colleagues, such as saxophonists Nik Moyake and Kippie Moeketsi and trumpeter Mongezi Feza, died long ago; a rash of deaths beginning in the 1980s took the rest, including pianist Chris McGregor, bassists Harry Miller and Johnny Dyani, and alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, who succumbed to liver disease in 1990. The fact that none of Moholo-Moholo’s colleagues lived to 60 is no coincidence—life as a creative musician in South Africa was hard on a body.

Eremite Records Celebrates Free Jazz’s Past and Present 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Free jazz went through something of a renaissance starting around 1995. In 1997, Charles Gayle and the David S. Ware Quartet shared lead review space in an issue of Rolling Stone. Ware was signed to Columbia Jazz for two albums, and a fistful of independent labels, including AUM Fidelity, Boxholder, High Two, No More, Riti and Thirsty Ear, among others, began recording other artists on the New York and New England scenes. Some of these labels faded after a few years (RIP No More and Boxholder), while others have continued to the present day; AUM Fidelity is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Eremite, founded during this ’90s renaissance, is newly energized these days, releasing multiple albums by bassist Joshua Abrams and his Natural Information Society over the past few years, slowly making its prodigious back catalog available on Bandcamp.

Community Gardens Free Jazz in New York

English: Photography of William Parker at Jazz...

Source: Arts for Art.

September 9 – ​Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St
​performances open to youth participation

William Parker Cooper-Moore Duo
William Parker – strings, reeds
Cooper-Moore – made instruments

Dave Sewelson Dave Hofstra
Dave Sewelson – bari, sopranino sax
​Dave Hofstra – bass, tuba
Special guest Bobby Kapp – drums

Steve Swell Trio
Steve Swell – trombone
TA Thompson – drums
William Parker – bass

​September 10 – ​Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St
performances open to youth participation

Jason Kao Hwang Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Andrew Drury – drums
Ken Filiano – bass

Jessica Jones Trio
Jessica Jones – tenor sax
Tony Jones – tenor sax
Bob Stewart – tuba

Yoni Kretzmer Trio
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Shayna Dulberger – bass
JP Carletti – drums

September 16 – ​Children’s Magical Garden, 129 Stanton St
performances open to youth participation

Juan Pablo Carletti James Brandon Lewis
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
​James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax

Nick Lyons
Nick Lyons – alto sax
Michael Bisio – bass
Michael Wimberly – drums

James Brandon Lewis Michael Bisio
James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax
​Michael Bisio – bass

September 17 – 6BC Botanical Garden, 630 E. 6th St

Lisa Mezzacappa Jason Levis
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
​Jason Levis – percussion

Steve Dalachinsky
Steve Dalachinsky – poetry / Yuko Otomo – poetry
C. Behrl Bennett / John Bennett / Ben Bennett – poetry

Rob Brown Juan Pablo Carletti
Rob Brown – alto sax
​Juan Pablo Carletti – drums

Amirtha Kidambi Luke Stewart
Amirtha Kidambi – voice
Luke Stewart – bass

September 23 – Corlears Hook Park, 397 FDR Drive

Jackson Krall Secret Music Society
Jackson Krall – drums
Elliott Levin – sax
Arthur Brooks – trumpet
Karen Borca – bassoon
Juan Quinonez – guitar
Larry Roland – bass
​Mark Hennen – keyboard

Andrea Wolper
Andrea Wolper – voice
Daniel Carter – sax, trumpet
​Claire de Brunner – bassoon

Sam Newsome
Sam Newsome – soprano sax
​Hilliard Greene – bass
​Reggie Nicholson – drums

Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez – solo bass

September 24 – First St Green, 33 E. 1st St

Melanie Dyer
Ingrid Laubrock – tenor sax
​Tom Rainey – drum

Miriam Parker William Parker
Miriam Parker – dance
​William Parker – music

Ingrid Laubrock Tom Rainey
Melanie Dyer – viola
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Brandon Lopez – bass
​Michael Wimberly – drums

Henry Fraser
Henry Fraser – bass
Dan Pencer – sax
​Connor Baker – drums

September 30 – First Street Green, 33 E. 1st St

Jaimie Branch Trio
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Mike Pride – drums
​Luke Stewart – bass

KJ Holmes Jeremy Carlstedt
LIP with K.J. Holmes – dance
​Jeremy Carlstedt – drums

Matt Lavelle
Matt Lavelle – trumpet
Reggie Sylvester – drums

Fay Victor Soundnoise
Fay Victor – voice
Sam Newsome – soprano sax
​Reggie Nicholson – drums

October 1 – First Street Green, 33 E. 1st St

Avram Fefer
Avram Fefer – saxophones
Michael Bisio – bass
​Michael Wimberly – drums​

Revolution Resurrection
Patricia Nicholson – dance, text
Jason Jordan – dance
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
​TA Thompson – percussion

Whit Dickey
Whit Dickey – drums
Rob Brown – alto sax
​Brandon Lopez – bass

Abraham Mennen
Abraham Mennen – saxophones
Luke Stewart – bass
Reggie Sylvester – drums

Blank Forms in September

English: Matana Roberts, moers festival 2010

Source: New York’s Blank Forms.

Prismatic Park: Matana Roberts
September 5 – 10, 2017

Blank Forms First Annual Benefit Concert Honoring Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra
Tuesday, September 12th 2017 7PM

Philip Corner: 2 chords of the Rose+Cross by Satie…..as a revelation
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 8PM

Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies
Friday, September 29th, 2017
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
8PM

AMN Picks of the Week: Anji Cheung / Samantha Boshnack / Morgen Wurde / Brooklyn Raga Massive

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Anji Cheung – Spirit as Creature (2017)
Samantha Boshnack Quintet – Nellie Bly Project (2017)
Morgen Wurde – Assassinous Act (2017)
Brooklyn Raga Massive – Terry Riley in C (2017)

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
September 5 – Johnny Brenda’s – 1201 No. Frankford Ave – Philadelphia, PA
September 7-10 – Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC

BENT KNEE
October 7 – Fallout Festival IV – Ant Hall – 2320 Caniff Ave – Hamtramck, MI
October 15 – Metro Gallery – 1700 North Charles Street – Baltimore, MD

RAOUL BJÖRKENHEIM / eCsTaSy
September 2 – Voodojazz – Roihuvuori, Helsinki – Finland
September 16 – Porvoo Jazz Festival – Finland [record release show!]
September 19 – Eclipse Club – Tapere, Finland

BLUE CRANES
September 10 – Mississippi Studios – 39393 North Mississippi – Portland, OR [opening for Dave King Trucking Company]

BUBBLEMATH
September 2-3 – ProgDay – Storybook Farm – Chapel Hill, NC

CHEER-ACCIDENT
September 15 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France
September 16 – la Librairie Compagnon – 8 sentier des écoliers – 69870 Grandris, France
September 17 – Une figue dans le Poirier – Girmont Val’D’Ajol – France
September 19 – Le 108 – 108 ru de Bourgogne – 45000 Orleans, France
September 20 – tba – Metz, France
September 22 – Freakshow Art Rock Festival – Würzburg, Germany [with Poil and Le Silo]
September 23 – OFF – Offenburgerstrasse 59 – Basel, Switzerland

EMPIRICAL
September 2 – Consicia Jazz Festival 2017 – Bedford Quarry Theatre – 26 St Peter’s Street – Bedford, UK [Empirical Trio play Sonny Rollins!]
September 18-23 – ‘Pop-up Jazz Lounge’ – Liverpool, UK
October 4 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK

MICHAEL GIBBS : Gibbs at 80 – 80th birthday celebration!
September 22 – NDR Studio 1 – Hamburg Germany
September 24 – Scarborough Jazz Festival – Scarbourough, North Yorkshire, UK
September 25 – Vortex Jazz Club – 11 Gillett Square – London N16 8AZ, UK
September 26 – The Watermill Jazz Club – Dorking, UK
September 27 – Vortex Jazz Club – 11 Gillett Square – London N16 8AZ, UK
September 28 – CBSO Center – Birmingham, UK
September 29 – Turner Sims Concert Hall – Southampton, UK
October 19 – Berklee School of Music – Boston, MA [with special guests: Bill Frisell and Gary Burton]

THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
September 22 – H95 – Basel, Switzerland
September 28 – Neubad – Luzern, Switzerland
September 30 – Match & Fuse Festival – Zurich, Switzerland

GUAPO
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France

JOEL HARRISON / MOTHER STUMP
Septemper 9 – fundraiser for Chrysalis Amphitheater at Merriwether Post Pavilion – 10431 Patuxent Parkway – Columbia, MD [with special guest Anthony Pirog]
September 10 – Bertha’s Mussels – 734 South Broadway – Baltimore, MD 21231 – 3:30 pm

MIRIODOR
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France
September 22 – La Casa di Alex – Milano, Italy
September 23-24 – Freakshow Art Rock Festival – Wurzburg, Germany
September 28 – Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal – 465 ave du Mont-Royal Est – Montréal, Canada

NAIMA
September 7 – Amstel Arts – Veles e Vents, Marina Real Juan Carlos I – 46024 València, Spain – 19:00

ED PALERMO
September 11 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
September 30 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542 [The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren record release party!]
October 12 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [The Adventures Of Zodd Zundgren record release party!]
October 28 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

PIXEL
September 1 – Bø Jazzclub – Norway
September 2 – Horten Jazzclub – Norway
October 11 – Union Scene – Drammen, Norway
October 12 – Nasjonal Jazzscene – Oslo, Norway
October 13 – Risør Jazzclub – Norway
October 28 – Umeå Jazz Festival – Umeå, Sweden

ALEC K. REDFEARN & THE EYESORES
September 3 – Scurvy Dog Mega Parking Lot Show III – Scurvy Dog – 1718 Westminster St – Providence, RI

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
September 29 – Match & Fuse Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
September 30 Newcastle Jazz Festival

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 12 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – tba – Austin, TX
October 13 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – tba – Houston, TX
October 13 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – tba – New Orleans, LA
October 15 – Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet + RedKoral Quartet + video artist, Jesse Gilbert – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – performing ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ – Sonic Frontiers Concert Series – Moody Music Building Concert Hall, The University of Alabama – 810 Second Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL

SONAR
August 31 – BSP – 323 Wall St – Kingston, NY
September 2-3 – ProgDay – Storybook Farm – Chapel Hill, NC [performing w/ special guest David Torn]

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

zeitkratzer: KORE (Karlrecords, 2016) ****

Kołakowski / Wykpisz / Korelus — Schönberg (For Tune, 2016) *****

Eric Revis – Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed, 2017) ****½

Samo Salamon Sextet – The Colours Suite (Clean Feed, 2017) ****½

Mike Reed – Flesh & Bone (482 Music, 2017) ****

Sharif Sehnaoui / Adam Gołębiewski – Meet the Dragon (Uznam, 2017) ***½

Sloth Racket – Shapeshifters (Luminous Label, 2017) ****