King Crimson To Release “Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017” & “Sailors’ Tales (1970 – 1972)” – Limited Edition 27 Disc Boxed Set

Robert Fripp

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King Crimson‘s “Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017,” a two CD set, taken from the band’s most recent US tour, will be released on October 13, 2017. Presented as a King Crimson Collectors’ Club special edition, King Crimson’s “Live in Chicago is packaged in a media-book style hard cover 2CD edition with a 24 pages booklet featuring photographs by Tony Levin, introductory notes by Robert Fripp and photos/production notes by KC producer/manager David Singleton.

“King Crimson – Sailors’ Tales (1970 – 1972)” – Limited Edition 27 Disc Boxed Set containing 21CDS/4Blu-Rays/2DVD (all audio) will be released on November 3, 2017. With a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings from band rehearsals to full alternate mixes and a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/Blu-Ray for the first time and including four recently found, never before released concerts, this set presents the complete King Crimson recorded history of the period in the best quality audio possible.

• The complete 1970-72 King Crimson boxed set: 21CDS/4Blu-Rays/2DVD – all audio.
• 3CDs feature Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp stereo mixes of “In The Wake Of Poseidon” (1970), “Lizard” (1970) & “Islands” (1971) + additional tracks.
• 6CDs feature the Islands line-ups early concerts from Germany (new to CD) & the UK (1971).
• 9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of “Summit Studios” & an expanded “Earthbound.”
• 3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band & two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased)
• 3 Blu-Ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound & recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp + 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album + a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.
• “Lizard” Blu-Ray: also contains the audition material from CDs19/20
• “Islands” Blu-Ray: also contains the following concerts in stereo Zoom Club (4 shows), Marquee Club, Plymouth, Glasgow, Detroit all from 1971.
• “Earthbound Tour”: Blu-Ray features an expanded version of the original album, Summit Studios gig in Stereo & Quadraphonic (newly mixed), the “Schizoid Men” sequence from the “Ladies of the Road” album, 2 newly discovered concerts in hi-res stereo & every existing soundboard concert recording from the 1972 US tour: Wilmington, NYC (2 shows), Chicago (2 tracks only), Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Peoria, Indianapolis & Denver (2 shows).
• 2 DVDs feature the expanded “Earthbound”, “Summit Studios,” “Schizoid Men,” “New York 1972” & the recently discovered live concerts.
• 12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, new sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk & David Singleton

AMN Reviews: Hélène Breschand & Elliott Sharp – Chansons du Crépuscule [Public Eyesore PE139]

Chansons du Crépuscule—“songs of dusk”—is a collection of original songs and interpretations recorded in Paris by New York guitarist/composer Elliott Sharp and French harpist and vocalist Hélène Breschand. The music on the disc was inspired by the music of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg—presumably including their classic 1969 recording Je t’aime…moi non plus, whose title, if not its period pop sound, finds an oblique echo in Sharp and Breschand’s Je t’aime Tant. Chansons du Crépuscule tends more toward an angular, hard-edged expressionism carrying the strong imprint of Sharp’s sonic alchemy and Breschand’s Dadaesque vocals. But they can switch registers at will, as the softly melancholy Le Dernier Mot shows; diverseness is the other side of their virtuosity.

Daniel Barbiero

This Week in New York


Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja teams up with cellist Jay Campbell for the world premiere of Michael Hersch’s … das Rückgrat berstend, on a program that showcases extreme styles of music-making by composers from Gibbons to Xenakis. The new duo for violin/speaker and cello is one of several works Kopatchinskaja has commissioned from Hersch.
Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $45
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Composer-guitarist Steven Mackey and composer-percussionist Jason Treuting celebrate the release of their first collaborative album, Orpheus Unsung, out on New Amsterdam Records on October 6.
Wednesday, October 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

String works from the Baroque to the present day are performed by the young musicians of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization. They performan Vivaldi’s Concerto in B-flat Major and Beethoven’s Op. 133, as well as a new work by Jimmy López, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and much more.
Friday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $12.50-$80
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Limpe Fuchs is a German sound artist and instrument builder whose vibrant performances develop from a real time engagement with the ecology of the space at hand.
Friday, October 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members
Artists Space, 55 Walker Street, New York, NY
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This evening of the festival features performances by Sirius Quartet, Mark Feldman, Mario Forte, Kalmanovitch Coleman Reichman Trio, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Joe Blaxx.
Saturday, October 14 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $20
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY

Composer Louis Andriessen (photo: © Francesca Patella)Composer Louis Andriessen (photo: © Francesca Patella)
Hypercube performs an evening of high-energy works for mixed quartet comprised of multiple saxophones, electric guitar, piano and percussion. Featuring Louis Andriessen’s work Hout, and Philippe Hurel’s Localized Corrosion, the program will also highlight Chris Cerrone, Mikel Kuehn, and Philip Schuessler.
Sunday, October 15 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

This evening of the festival features performances by Theo Bleckmann, Ben Monder, String Noise, Colin Hinton Quartet, Shoko Nagai, Marco Capelli, and Jeff Davis.
Sunday, October 15 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $20
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY

Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, presents new works for solo cello exploring her roots in Iceland. From Vetur by Melia Watras, based on a folksong inspired by the poems of Sæunn’s great grandfather, to 48 images of the Moon by Thurídur Jónsdóttir, which includes field recordings from a secluded shore in the Westfjords of Iceland, to a brand new work by young Icelandic composer Halldór Smárason, all of the pieces have profound ties to this tiny country in the middle of the North Atlantic. Also on the program is Páll Ragnar Pálsson’s Aftershock.
Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

Roulette welcomes back Austrian Cultural Forum New York’s Moving Sounds Festival, an annual international festival of music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists focused on electronically generated music, engaging improvisation, and cutting edge technology. This year’s festival is co-curated by Austrian electronic arts center Ars Electronica and Brooklyn-based nonprofit technology studio Eyebeam. The opening night of the festival, taking place on Sunday, features audiovisual experimentalists BR-Laser, MSHR, and Yatta.
Sunday, October 15 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Cortex in Orlando, October 16th 

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Monday, October 16th, 2017
Timucua Arts Foundation, Gallery at Avalon Island and The Civic Minded 5 present Cortex
Gallery at Avalon Island
39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando
6:00 pm doors, 7:00 concert
An In-Between Series co-presentation
Donations encouraged

Well, it’s been about a year and a half since our shadowy organization has presented one of those energy jazz corkers. Peter Brötzmann Quartet, remember? An introduction to Cortex is appropriate. We haven’t spoken of them before. In the long tail career parlance of the improving jazz musician, this Norwegian quartet are the kids when reflected in relief of Brötzmann’s sixth decade of globetrotting.

Cortex are part of the Scandinavian renaissance drawing on the ideals of early U.S. free-jazz forms, using the instrumentation of the classic Ornette Coleman Quartet – saxophone, trumpet, double bass and drums. Coleman-esque are their forms based around knotty but catchy post-bop head melodies followed by less idiomatic jazz improvising. There is also an element of now-canonized ESP-Disk impertinence, where dynamics shift vertically to include irregular, and non-blues based sonic clouds.

Back to paragraph one: This quartet’s age is also evident in their brand. Brötzmann’s mythic, psyche-assaultive Machine Gun album features emotion-neutered clip art of machine gunning. Cortex? The album they are touring is Avant-Garde Party Music, sporting meme-globalism™ titles such as Grinder (yeah?) and the plausibly 90’s indie rock-channeling (If You Were) Mac Davis. The quartet of gentlemen here are all making their first Orlando showing. It’s possible we’ll see the bassist Ola Høyer again in 2018 as part of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit- to our ears, an alternate history sci-fi rendering of a post-apocalyptic jazz big band.