The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Platform – Flux Reflux (Clean Feed, 2017) ***½

23RedAnts – Nothing here is what it seems (Creative Sources, 2017) ****

Llop – J,Imp (el NEGOCITO Records, 2017) ***½

ANEMONE – A Wing Dissolved In Light (NoBusiness, 2017) ****½

Andrew Smiley – Dispersal (Astral Spirits, 2017) ****

Burning Ghosts – Reclamation (Tzadik, 2017) ****

Todd Neufeld – Mu’u (Ruweh, 2017) ****

Philly’s October Revolution Previewed


After September’s O17 and Fringe festivals, Philadelphia’s serious music lovers have a new one in quick succession: The October Revolution of Jazz and Contemporary Music, Thursday through Sunday.

The music promises to be radical, but the setting also has artistic and philosophical significance: Cutting-edge jazz in the more formal, sit-down concert setting of the FringeArts headquarters, as well as in nearby venues such as Christ Church.

“Maybe jazz doesn’t belong in clubs anymore,” said Mark Christman, founder of Ars Nova Workshop. “We’re trying to present work that commands a listening environment where jazz masters make challenging statements … We’re looking to elevate the music.”

Seattle Scene: October 5-14, 2017

From Seattle’s 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.

Matrio + Trevor O’Loughlin
Thu. Oct. 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Matrio is an improvising collective featuring Greg Campbell (percussion, horns), James Falzone (clarinets, piano), and Tom Baker (guitar, theremin, electronics)long experiences that explore the space between sound, noise, music, and silence. Joining them will be Seattle newcomer Ha-Yang Kim (cello). Opening set by the Trevor O’Loughlin Ensemble.

John Teske w/ Sean Hamilton
Fri. Oct. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

vectorscores is a new series of dynamic compositions by composer John Teske, a continuation of his work with graphic scores and alternate notation systems that builds on the practice of algorithmic and generative music of the past six decades. He is joined by percussionist, composer, and improviser Sean Hamilton.

THU. 10/12 – Seattle Modern Orchestra, “In Time of War”: music by George Crumb and Julius Eastman

FRI. 10/13 – pianist Jesse Meyers performs minimalist compositions by himself, Adams, Glass, Reich, Missy Mazzoli, and Christopher Cerrone

SAT. 10/14 – The Sound Ensemble performs works by Milhaud, Hindemith, Michael Djupstrom, Judd Greenstein, and James Falzone

Adam Rudolph’s Tour Begins This Week

Source: Adam Rudolph.

Thursday, October 5
October Revolution Festival (opening for Sun Ra Arkestra), Philadelphia
Adam Rudolph with Hamid Drake and Ralph Jones

Saturday, October 7
Angel City Jazz Festival, Los Angeles
conducted by Adam Rudolph and featuring Bennie Maupin

Sunday, October 8
Motherland Music, Inglewood
Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake “Karuna Percussion Duet”

Tuesday, October 10
Rhizome, Washington, DC
Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake “Karuna Percussion Duet”

Wednesday, October 11
The Windup Space, Baltimore
Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake “Karuna Percussion Duet”

Friday, October 20
BOP STOP – The Music Settlement, Cleveland

Saturday, October 21
Edgefest Kerrytown, Ann Arbor

Sunday, October 22
Lafontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids

Friday, November 17
Firehouse 12, New Haven

Gordon Grdina on West Coast Tour in October

Source: Gordon Grdina.

Gordon Grdina, guitar, oud; Oscar Noriega, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
Russ Lossing, piano, Rhodes; Satoshi Takeishi, drums

Fall West Coast Release Tour

October 12th Seattle, WA – Royal Room
Oct 13th Portland, OR (TBA)
October 14th Eugene, OR – Jazz Station
October 18th San Francisco, CA – Center for New Music
October 19th San Diego, CA – UCSD
October 20th Los Angeles ( TBA)
October 25th Arcata, CA – The Crib

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar For October 2017 

Cyro Baptista

Source: extended techniques

WEDNESDAY, October 4
8:30 pm Peter Evans and Levy Lorenzo duo
Levy Lorenzo (percussion, electronics) Peter Evans (trumpets)
VENUE: The Stone

THU-FRI, October 5-6
7:30PM BAC Salon: Telemann, Farrin, Wolfe + Prokofiev
G.P. Telemann: Fantasia TWV 40:14 for solo violin
S. Farrin: l’onde della non vostra for solo oboe
G.P. Telemann: Fantasia TWV 40:25 for solo violin
J. Wolfe: Retrieve for cello and double bass
S. Prokofiev: Quintet op.39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

FRIDAY, October 6
8 PM Brooklyn Raga Massive perform Terry Riley’s “In C” (CD Release Party)
VENUE: (le) poisson rouge
ADMISSION: $20-$30

FRIDAY October 6
8:30PM Cyro Baptista
Banquet Of The Spirits: Cyro Baptista (percussion) Tim Keiper (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass)
VENUE: The Stone At The New School

FRIDAY October 6
7 PM The Art Ensemble of Chicago
VENUE: Miller Theatre

FRIDAY October 6
8 PM Recomposing Art VII: The Strange Library (of Babel)
Mivos Quartet will perform the U.S. premiere of the seventh installment of Bojan Vuletic’s ongoing cycle Recomposing Art (2011-), which takes inspiration from Haruki Murakami’s novel The Strange Library and Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Library of Babel.”
Anna Kristin Webber, saxophone, flute
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Matt Moran, vibraphone
VENUE: Spectrum

7:30 PM John Zorn: The Bagatelles
Bagatelles Quintet
John Zorn, sax
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Greg Cohen, bass
Calvin Weston, drums
Dave Lombardo, drums
Sylvie Courvoisier And Mark Feldman
Mark Feldman, violin
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano
Mary Halvorson Quartet
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Miles Okazaki, guitar
Drew Gress, bass
Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Matt Mitchell Trio
Matt Mitchell, piano
Kim Cass, bass
Dan Weiss, drums
Erik Friedlander-Jay Campbell Duo
Erik Friedlander, cello
Jay Campbell, cello
Peter Evans Solo
Peter Evans, trumpet
And more…
VENUE: NYU Skirball
ADMISSION: $50-$90

8 PM Répons
Pierre Boulez, Composer
Andrew Gerzso, IRCAM Computer Music Design
Ensemble intercontemporain
Samuel Favre, Gilles Durot, Percussion
Dmitri Vassilakis, Hidéki Nagano, Piano
Frédérique Cambreling, Harp
Luigi Gaggero, Cymbalum
Matthias Pintscher, Conductor
Gilbert Nouno,IRCAM Computer Music Production
Jérémie Henrot,IRCAM Computer Engineer
Pierre Audi, mise-en-space
Urs Schönebaum, lighting designer
VENUE: Wade Thompson Drill Hall (PARK AVENUE ARMORY)
ADMISSION: starts at $40

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, October 6-8
3 PM and 8PM The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects
he Force of Things: An Opera for Objects is developed closely in collaboration with ICE over the course of two years
VENUE: Alexander Kasser Theatre (1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ)

SATURDAY, October 7
8:30PM Cyro Baptista Solo:
Cyro Baptista (percussion)
VENUE: The Stone At The New School

SATURDAY, October 7
9 PM Perelman/ Shipp duo
Ivo Perelman – tenor sax
Matthew Shipp – piano
VENUE: Arts For Art
ADMISSION: $20-$12

SUNDAY, October 8
8PM Evil Nigger Part V: A Five Part Performance For Julius Eastman By Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and Lamont Hamilton
VENUE: Issue Project Room

SUNDAY, October 8
9PM TipRingSleeve
Craig Taborn – piano
Tomeka Reid – cello
Ches Smith – drums, percussion
VENUE: Arts For Art
ADMISSION: $20-$12

WEDNESDAY, October 11
8 PM Ches Smith: Laugh Ash
Ches Smith – Percussion and Electronics
Jennifer Choi – Violin
Anna Webber – Flutes
Nate Wooley – Trumpet
Oscar Noriega – Clarinets
Michael Nicolas – Cello
Eli Crews – Live Sound Manipulation
VENUE: Roulette

THURSDAY, October 12
8:30 PM Ben Goldberg, Tim Berne, Mike Formanek, Kenny Wollesen
Ben Goldberg (clarinet) Tim Berne (sax) Mike Formanek (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, October 14
9:30 PM HIBRIDOS Screening and Live Score
Trance-cinematic exploration of rituals in Brazil
with Live Score by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon
VENUE: National Sawdust
ADMISSION: $15/$20

TUESDAY, October 17
10PM Aaron Novik- electric clarinet
Ava Mendoza- guitar
Kurt Kotheimer- bass
Sam Ospovat- drums
VENUE: Muchmore’s

WEDNESDAY, October 18
8:30 PM Chris Corsano, Okkyung Lee and Ches Smith
Chris Corsano, Ches Smith (drums, percussion) Okkyung Lee (cello)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, October 19
8 PM JACK Quartet: Soundscape America
Cenk Ergün Sonare (2014-15)
Erin Gee Mouthpiece XXII (2014)
Mark Applebaum Darmstadt Kindergarten (2015)
Anthony Braxton Selections from compositions
Elliott Carter String Quartet No. 2 (1959)
Morton Feldman Structures for String Quartet (1951)
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $20-$30

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, October 20–21
3 PM and 7.30 PM Meredith Monk, Dancing Voices
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Meredith Monk, voice, composer, and director
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director
Elizabeth Núñez, associate artistic director
Katie Geissinger, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice and piano
American Contemporary Music Ensemble
VENUE: Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (Lincoln Center)

SATURDAY, October 21
8 PM JACK Quartet: Soundscape America
Natacha Diels Nightmare for JACK (a ballet) (2013)
Marcos Balter Chambers (2011)
John Zorn Necronomicon (2003)
Gloria Coates String Quartet No. 8 (2001/2002)
Ruth Crawford Seeger String Quartet 1931 (1931)
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $20-$30

SATURDAY, October 21
8:30 PM “Throw A Glass” plays Artemisia
Artemisia, a new hypnotic, absinthe-inspired project that will be released in 2018.
Erik Friedlander (cello) Uri Caine (piano) Ches Smith (drums) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass)
VENUE: The Stone At The New School

SATURDAY, October 21
8:30 PM Liberty Ellman and Okkyung Lee
Liberty Ellman (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello, composition)
VENUE: The Stone

MONDAY, October 23
7:30 PM Ensemble Connect
Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Missy Mazzoli Still Life With Avalanche
Copland Sextet
Steve Reich Different Trains
VENUE: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
ADMISSION: check with the venue

WEDNESDAY, October 25
7 PM Taka Kigawa, piano
Galuppi: Sonata No. 5 in C major
Marco Stroppa: Miniature Estrose
Berio: Six Encores
Berio: Sonata
VENUE: The Italian Academy

WEDNESDAY, October 25
8:30 PM Imogai
Ned Rothenberg (shakuhachi, reeds, flutes) Billy Martin (percussion)
VENUE: The Stone

Sunday, October 29
8 PM Annea Lockwood, Aki Onda, and Akio Suzuki
VENUE: Pioneer Works
ADMISSION: $20 General / $15 Members

MONDAY, October 30
8 PM Charmaine Lee: Ceremony with Conrad Tao // Duo with Nate Wooley
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/$20

TUESDAY, October 31
7:30PM Gidon Kremer Preludes to a Lost Time (Imaginary Dialogues)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: 24 Preludes, Op. 100 (transcribed from cello to violin by Gidon Kremer)
Photographs by Antanas Sutkus.
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

Tuesday, October 31
8 PM Cluster Ensemble Plays Philip Glass: Music with Changing Parts
VENUE: Roulette