Chicago Scene: 16-23, 2017

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

Saturday, September 16th 2017

3:00PM-4:30PM at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook IL, 847.272.6224 (Free)
Sound Exploration Series
Rafael Toral, Tim Daisy, Mars Williams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, with Oscar Noriega, Matt Mitchell, Ches Smith

Sunday, September 17th 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Roebke Quartet with Ben Lamar Gay, Greg Ward, Mikel Patrick Avery

Monday, September 18th 2017

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Nicole Mitchell, Ballaké Sissoko

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, September 19th 2017

5:30PM-8:00PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project

Thursday, September 21st 2017

6:00PM at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan (Free with museum admission)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by George Lewis

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jason Roebke Solo
Ken Vandermark, Kenton Loewen
Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Kenton Loewen

Friday, September 22nd 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Xambuca

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

2017 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
1:00PM-2:00PM Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
3:45PM-4:45PM Ari Brown Quartet featuring Oliver Lake
4:30PM-5:30PM Nick Mazzarella, Tomeka Reid
5:00PM-6:00PM Amina Claudine Myers Solo
3:00PM-4:00PM Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako*Chicago Sound System
5:45PM-6:45PM Nicole Mitchell and Ballake Sissoko: Bamako*Chicago Sound System
6:30PM-7:30PM Ben Goldberg Solo — Learned From Thelonious Monk
9:30PM-10:30PM Andrew Cyrille, Bill McHenry

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/

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Tyshawn Sorey Latest Release Reviewed

Source: Bleader.

Few configurations have produced music more starkly beautiful and quietly ruminative in recent years than Tyshawn Sorey‘s trio with pianist Cory Smythe and bassist Chris Tordini. Last month the group released its third album, Verisimilitude (Pi), and while superficially less grandiose than last year’s ravishing The Inner Spectrum of Variables, which added three string players to the fold, without reservation I would say it’s the trio’s greatest accomplishment. Two of the pieces were commissions premiered at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, so it’s not surprising that the aptly titled opening track “Cascade in Slow Motion” features Sorey’s elegant drumming, a dramatic, subtly surging presence that both lifts the simple, meditative figures elaborated by Smythe and offers a rich vocal point on its own, mirroring the same sort tumble of sound voiced on piano.

Upcoming Events at London’s Vortex

British saxophonist Evan Parker performing liv...

Source: Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
MOPOMOSO
DISCOVERY PLUS……. Our regular monthly afternoon series continues at The Vortex “London’s listening Jazz club’ with, in different guises, some of the participants from the previous day’s Discovery festival in…

THU 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
EVAN PARKER, IAIN BALLAMY, TONY HYMAS
For Evan Parker’s regular night at the Vortex, he invites saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Tony Hymas. Both of them are not known so much for their ability to play…

ALAN WILKINSON (ALTO, BARITONE SAXES, BASS CLARINET) /ANDREW CHEETHAM (DRUMS)
This early evening gig is part of a nationwide tour bringing together the furious sound of Alan Wilkinson (saxophone/bass clarinet) and Andrew Cheetham (drums) for the first time since recording together…

MON 25 SEPTEMBER 2017
BIG BAND
CELEBRATING MIKE GIBBS’ 80TH BIRTHDAY – FIRST OF 2 NIGHTS
Mike Gibbs is one of this country’s leading composers and arrangers, since arriving here at the end of the 1960s. It is a thrill to the Vortex that the London…

WED 27 SEPTEMBER 2017
BIG BAND
CELEBRATING MIKE GIBBS 80TH BIRTHDAY – 2ND NIGHT
Mike Gibbs is one of this country’s leading composers and arrangers, since arriving here at the end of the 1960s. It is a thrill to the Vortex that the London…

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Sky Music Tribute to Terje Rydal: Henry Kaiser/Nels Cline/Raoul Bjorkenheim/Jim O’Rourke/Bill Frisell/David Torn/Hedvig Mollestad..! Vijay Iyer New Sextet! Nate Wooley ‘Battle Pieces 2’: Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Matt Moran! Mario Pavone / Matt Mitchell / Tyshawn Sorey! Jason Stein/Keefe Jackson/Joshua Abrams/Tom Rainey!

James Brandon Lewis Trio! Duo B: Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis! Judi Silvano & Bruce Arnold! Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton Rare Reissue! Luc Ferrari 3 CD Set! Paul Bley Synth Show! Fugu! New Tony Williams Lifetime! John Hammond! The People Band! Lee “Scratch” Perry! Another Nimbus West CD Sale! And Lots More..!

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

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store…
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK – Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN – Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER – Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER Woodwind Trio

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO – String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO – Solo Sax!
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO – CD Release Set!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy