AMN Picks of the Week: More From Minus Zero

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.

All of these releases are from the Minus Zero label.

Dina Maccabee – Tethered Music (2017)
Jordan Glenn – BEAK LIVE (2017)
Aaron Bennett – Live at Luggage (2017)
Ben Goldberg – Twelve Minor (1998)

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Chicago Scene: October 7-14, 2017

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

Saturday, October 7th 2017

3:00PM at PianoForte , 1335 S Michigan, 312.291.0291 ($15-$10)
Power in Sound : The Sonatas of Galina Ustvolskaya
Kuang-Hao Huang, Christopher Jones, Tara Lynn Ramsey, Christopher Narloch, Andrew Rosenblum

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Tony Malaby, Anthony Cox, JT Bates

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
2017 Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival
Jonathan Chen, Tatsu Aoki
Asian American Experimentalism : Jonathan Chen, Tatsu Aoki, with Ari Brown, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Chan, Mai Sugimoto

Sunday, October 8th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Rob Jacobs Band
JOBS, special quartet edition : Max Jaffe, Dave Scanlon, Jessica Pavone, Rob Lundberg
ZRL : Zach Good, Lia Kohl, Ryan Packard

Monday, October 9th 2017

7:00PM Second session
7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Olie Brice, Jason Stein
Olie Brice, Josh Berman

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Damon Short

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ross Hammond, Anton Hatwich
Josh Kline, Tom Buckley

Thursday, October 12th 2017

7:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
Ingrid Laubrock Septet with Sam Pluta, Peter Evans, Miya Masaoka, Kris Davis, Dan Peck, Tom Rainey

Friday, October 13th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Ingrid Laubrock’s Serpentines, with Miya Masaoka, Kris Davis, Sam Pluta, Dan Peck, Tom Rainey

Saturday, October 14th 2017

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Yasunao Tone

8:00PM at the Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park, 312.801.2100 ($42-$18)
Nicole Mitchell presents Mandorla Awakening

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
The Lynching of (Insert the Name of Any White Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)
David Boykin & The Sebau : Rollo Radford, Justin Boyd, Quenna Lene, Rhonda Gray, Manu Wisdom, Aliyyah Heatherington, David Boykin

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/

Classical Music in NYC This Week 

Pierre Boulez in 2004

Source: The New York Times.

PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA AND JAY CAMPBELL at the Park Avenue Armory (Oct. 9-10, 7:30 p.m.). Creative, provocative, extreme — all words that could be applied to Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s musicianship, and still the description would not quite capture her talent. The violinist joins Jay Campbell, a young cellist with the JACK Quartet, for music by Gibbons, Ravel, Kodaly, Ligeti, Xenakis, Widmann and the premiere of a new work from Michael Hersch, “… das Rückgrat berstend.”
212-616-3930, armoryonpark.org

REPONS’ at the Park Avenue Armory (Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.). Surely there can be no finer exponents of the work of Pierre Boulez than the group he founded, the Ensemble Intercontemporain. With the conductor Matthias Pintscher and sound engineers from IRCAM, they come to New York for performances of “Repons,” Boulez’s mighty piece for chamber orchestra and electronics that was written in the early 1980s. They will give it twice each evening, with the audience sitting in a different place for each performance, all the better to hear the spatial wizardry that is crucial to the composition.
212-616-3930, armoryonpark.org

TAKACS QUARTET at Zankel Hall (Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.). A relatively rare excursion into contemporary music for this eloquent quartet is at the heart of this concert, with the American premiere of Carl Vine’s String Quartet No. 6, “Child’s Play.” Also on the bill are the second of Haydn’s Opus 76 quartets and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2, for which Erika Eckert joins the group.
212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org

The Art Ensemble of Chicago Celebrates 50 Years 

Source: NPR.

Famoudou Don Moye was in his early 20s, an expatriate jazz drummer working in Paris, when he got the invitation to join the Art Ensemble of Chicago. With it came a friendly admonition, from the group’s trumpeter and most inveterate trickster, Lester Bowie.

“Lester told me: ‘Don’t even mess with this if you don’t want to be part of history,'” Moye recalls, laughing. “This was early 1970, when I was just coming into the band. Of course I said, ‘Hell, yeah!'”

By 1970, the Art Ensemble of Chicago — a willfully eclectic, wildly experimental collective originally led by saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell — was already a sensation of sorts in Paris. It had a motto, “Great Black Music,” which would soon be appended with a no-less-pointed second clause, “Ancient to the Future.” So Bowie could have meant his comment to register in a few different keys: History was something to be channeled and challenged, as well as made.

Jazzword Reviews 

Joëlle Léandre at Cornelia street cafe Photo: ...

Source: Jazzword.

APUH!
Freedom of Peach

Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp
The Art of Perelman-Shipp

Joëlle Léandre
A Woman’s Work…

Elliott Sharp with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot
ERR Guitar

Atrito-Afeito
A Square Meal

Trouble Kaze
June

Silence Trio
Series 1

Trió Kontraszt
From Dyonisian Sound Sparks to the Silence of Passing

Dukay/Grencsó/Szemzö/Miklós
Things Left at Ebb Tide

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Simultonality

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Lisa Mezzacappa Large Ensemble: Myra Melford/Nicole Mitchell/Vinny Golia/Darren Johnston..! Adam Rudolph//Momenta String Quartet / Marco Cappelli / Sana Nagano / Kaoru Watanabe! Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh! Dave Liebman & Martial Solal! Dave King & Vector Families! Alan Ferber Big Band! Antonio Sanchez Solo! Louise Dam Eckhardt Jensen!

Logan Strosahl! 2 from Gebhard Ullmann: Clarinet Trio Alexey Kruglov & Oliver Potratz/Eric Schaefer! New from Pere Ubu! The Residents 4 CD set! Marginal Consort! Woodie Guthrie Tribute Box Set! Harold Land & Buddy Terry Reissues from Mainstream! Mother Earth! Ash Ra Tempel Experience! Klaus Schulze..!

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

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: XPANDED RōNIN PHASING: PATRICK BRENNAN – Alto Sax & Comps. / JASON KAO HWANG – Violin / PATRICK HOLMES – Clarinet / BRIAN GRODER – Trumpet
7pm: LUIS CONDE from Buenos Aires & JOSH SINTON from NYC – International Multi-Reeds Duo!

Sunday, October 29th:
6pm: FLIP CITY: DAVID AARON / WILL McEVOY / DAVE GOULD!
7pm: DISSIPATED FACE: DANIEL CARTER / KURT RALSKE / STEPHEN POPKIN /
MICHAEL LUBLIN / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI!

Jazz in NYC This Week 

English: Peter Apfelbaum live at Saalfelden 20...

Source: The New York Times.

PETER APFELBAUM’S SONG OF THE MYSTIC THREAD at Greenwich House Music School (Oct. 7, 8 p.m.). Mr. Apfelbaum, a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, draws influences from around the globe, typically in service of a sound that’s big and sanguine and whorled — full of incisive funk and frothy improvising. He plays here with a new group, Song of the Mystic Thread, featuring two practitioners of the gyil, a Ghanaian xylophone — the master Alfred Kpebesaane and his protégé, Brittany Anjou — as well as Charlie Burnham on violin and vocals, Mali Obomsawin on bass, and April Centrone on drums and riqq, a Middle Eastern variant of the tambourine.
212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org

LISA MEZZACAPPA’S ‘GLORIOUS RAVAGE’ at Roulette (Oct. 12, 8 p.m.). Ms. Mezzacappa, a bassist, is releasing “Glorious Ravage,” an album of tenacious momentum and teetering squall. This invigorating music, often freely improvised, takes the form of a 10-part suite dedicated to female explorers and adventurers of the Victorian era. It’s written for large ensemble, and centers on Fay Victor’s frisky, implacable vocals, and the restless pianism of Myra Melford. Ms. Mezzacappa presents the work here with a 14-piece band, accompanied by projected video footage created by a team of four moving image artists.
917-267-0368, roulette.org

RAZA Y RESISTENCIA at El Taller Latino Americano (Oct. 7-8, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 9, 7 p.m.). Most jazz fans know Arts for Art for its annual Vision Festival, the banquet of avant-garde improvising that takes place downtown every spring. But the organization programs music year-round, always with an ear to the symbiosis between radical art and anti-authoritarian politics. This holiday weekend, Arts for Art teams up with El Taller, a Latin American cultural center in East Harlem, for a three-day festival it is calling an “UnColumbus Celebration.” Highlights include Francisco Mora Catlett’s AfroHORN, playing Saturday; TipRingSleeve, featuring Craig Taborn on piano, Tomeka Reid on cello and Ches Smith on percussion, on Sunday; and a Monday night appearance from William Parker’s Songs of Freedom ensemble.
212-254-5420, artsforart.org