Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Sun Ra – My Brother the Wind Vol. 1 (Cosmic Myth/Saturn)

Jason Stein – Lucille! (Delmark)

Tyshawn Sorey — Verisimilitude (Pi Recordings)

David Stackenäs — Bricks (Clean Feed)

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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