AMN Picks of the Week: Craig Pedersen / Kyle Motl & TJ Borden / Ken Walicki / Sua​-​Hiam​-​Zun / Longleash / Abraham Brody

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.

Craig Pedersen – Solo Trumpet (2016)
Kyle Motl / TJ Borden – Appreciation (2017)
Ken Walicki – Cyberistan (2017)
Sua​-​Hiam​-​Zun – Scattered Purgatory (2017)
Longleash – Passage (2017)
Abraham Brody – From the Rich Dark Earth (2017)

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

John Zorn – The Interpretations of Dreams! ARCANA VIII: Musicians on Music – Ten Year Anniversary Edition Book! Irene Schweizer & Joey Baron! Tom Rainey Obbligato: Ingrid Laubrock / Ralph Alessi / Kris Davis / Drew Gress! John Butcher / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter! Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet & Solo Sax Debut!

Boneshaker: Mars Williams/Kent Kessler/Paal Nilsson-Love! Scottish Sax Great Raymond MacDonald CD & LP sale: GIO, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura..! Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley’s ‘In C’! The Return of the Italian Surf Academy!

Joan La Barbara! John Cage ‘Works for Percussion 4’! Wolfgang Rihm! Philip Jeck! Whitehouse! More Rare Sun Ra Vinyl! The Thing & James Blood Ulmer LP! Sven-Ake Johansson & Alex Von Schlippenbach! The Ashra Tempel Experience! And Even More..!

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

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 – All New String Duo

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

Sunday, October 22nd:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN / JASON KAO HWANG / PATRICK HOLMES / BRIAN GRODER
7pm: LUIS CONDE & JOSH SINTON

William Parker’s “Criminals in the White House” in NY

English: Photography of William Parker at Jazz...

Source: Brooklyn Vegan.

The legendary bassist, composer and multiple band leader William Parker, a major force in free jazz, brought a politically charged concept performance to Le Poisson Rouge on September 20. Called In Order to Survive: “Criminals in the White House,” it was conceived as a vehicle to shine further light on the current state of the United States.

When Parker and band took the stage, he told the crowd that he felt sad that beautiful music had to be destroyed by such ugliness and that the problems really ramped up during George Bush’s tenure but have been prevalent since 1776. He hoped that the beauty of the music would bring out the inner beauty in others and help put an end to racism and discrimination. He introduced the opening track referring to the nation’s corrupt leadership and made his feelings known quite bluntly by its title alone, “They’re All Scumbags”.

Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword

George Hadow/Dirk Serries
Outermisssion

XenoFox
Hundred Beginnings

Mike Caratti/Rachel Musson/Steve Beresford
Hesitantly Pleasant

Alterations
Void Transactions

Various Artists
Inner Peace: The Supreme Sound of Producer Bob Shad

Paul Van Gysegem/Chris Joris/Patrick De Groote
Boundless

Jürg Wickihalder/Barry Guy/Lucas Niggli
Beyond