Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Danny Kamins / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder / Joe Hertenstein — After Effects (FMR Records, 2017) ****½
Joe McPhee / Damon Smith / Alvin Fielder – Six Situations (Not Two, 2017) *****
Alvin Fielder / Damon Smith Duo—Song for Chico (Balance Point Acoustics, 2016) ****
MOVE – Hyvinkää (uniSono, 2017) ****
Chamber 4 – City of Light (Clean Feed, 2017) ****½
Marcelo dos Reis & Eve Risser – Timeless (JACC Records, 2017) ****
From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:
WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.
Thu. Sep. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door
Seattle saxophonist Evan Smith specializes in contemporary-classical music that bridges the divide between composition and improvisation and explores the flexible sonic palette of the saxophone. For this program, he presents Yusef Lateef’s Sonata for Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Sagacity, + quartet and sextet works of Julius Hemphill and Nat Evans.
S. Eric Scribner: Music from Tond
Fri. Sep. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door
As part of the setting in his series of four fantasy novels set in the world of “Tond”, writer and composer S. Eric Scribner describes the music of the Fyorian, Sherványa, and Karjan peoples. Some of that music can actually be played. Modal or microtonal, and often strongly rhythmic, it is music based on traditions everywhere but with a sense of strangeness from an invented world.
Sahba Sizdahkhani + Ivan Arteaga
Sat. Sep. 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door
Inspired by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian traditional music, Iranian multi-instrumentalist Sahba Sizdahkhani plays 104-string santour and percussion, channeling slow, long-form compositions based on the ancient spiritual ceremony of Sama, a ritual used by Persian Sufi Dervishes to achieve a spiritual trance state. Saxophonist Ivan Arteaga performs a new solo for alto saxophone, body & space entitled Stings & Pulleys with choreographer Allison Burk.
THU. 9/28 – Patchwerks presents Hans Joachim Roedelius + Xambuca + Hair & Space Museum
FRI. 9/29 – Vera Project presents Love Theme + Sun Pack
SAT. 9/30 – Radiosonde is the Tom Baker Quartet + dancers
Cortex heads out on a US tour in October 2017 with ten scheduled performances. This is Cortex fourth tour in the US and will present their latest record ‘Avant- Garde Party Music’ for American audiences.
Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over two hundred live-performances and four albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the European jazz scene. The members are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, PNL Large Unit, Susanne Sundfør, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Friends & Neighbors, Honest John, and Moon Relay.
10/03/2017 Tambourine Lounge, Sturgeon Bay (WI)
10/04/2017 Constellation, Chicago (IL)
10/05/2017 Bop Stop, Cleveland (OH)
10/06/2017 Trinosophes, Detroit (MI)
10/08/2017 October Revolution Festival, Philadelphia (PA)
10/10/2017 Nu Blu, New York City (NY)
10/11/2017 Neptunes Parlour, Raleigh (NC)
10/12/2017 If Art Gallery, Columbia (SC)
10/13/2017 Petras Bar, Charlotte (NC)
10/15/2017 TBA, Orlando (FL)
Source: Touching Extremes.
Ensemble]h[iatus / Peter Jakober – Ensemble]h[iatus / Peter
Luis Tabuenca / Dafna Naphtali – Index of Refraction
Tavishi – Boundaries