Fundraiser for Fred Chalenor 

Source: GoFundMe.

Fred was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s almost three years ago. Two weeks ago he suffered a major neurological “event”. He had what appeared to me as a layperson to be a stroke or seizure, bit the living daylights out of his tongue, slid to the floor and cracked his sacrum. He was hospitalized for five days then began a stay of 20 days in a skilled memory care nursing facility, as covered by Medicare. His release date is October 18th. After that he is all mine. No more help from Medicare other than physical therapy.

Fred played on a handful of great albums, including Caveman Shoestore, Curlew, Hughscore, Pigpen and more.

Newsbits: David Grubbs / Ornette Coleman / Coil / Put Blood in the Music / Lina Allemano

The Quietus reviews a new album from David Grubbs.

The Chicago Reader covers the reissues of Ornette Coleman‘s Ornette at 12 and Crisis.

Vice.com reviews Coil‘s Time Machines, which is out for reissue.

Charles Atlas’ very weird Put Blood in the Music from 1989 is on Youtube with a rare interview of a young John Zorn, as well as coverage of Sonic Youth.

Earlier this week we added Lina Allemano’s two new recordings to our picks of the week, and reviewed one of them (the other review is coming, promise!). Also on Youtube is an interview with her from last year which provides insight into the life of a modern non-mainstream musician.

Chicago Scene: October 14-19, 2017

Composer Yasunao Tone

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

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

Sunday, October 15th 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Tollef Østvang, Jason Adasiewicz, Dave Rempis, Kent Kessler

Monday, October 16th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($8)
Alan Licht
John McCowen

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Matt Piet Solo
Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

7:00PM at Merit School of Music, 38 S Peoria ($15-$10)
Fulcrum Point New Music Project — music by Gustavo Leone, Gabriela Lena Frank, Rodrigo Sigal, Elbio Barilari, Javier Álvarez

Thursday, October 19th 2017

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
The Fictive Five : Larry Ochs, Nate Wooley, Ken Filiano, Harris Eisenstad

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/

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 15 OCTOBER 2017
MOPOMOSO ‘THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS’ PRESENT…
YVES CHARUEST (SAX) / DOMINIC LASH (BASS) duo + MATT HUTCHINSON (piano) solo + SUE FERRAR (violin) / KEN IKEDA (electronics) / JOHN RUSSELL (guitar) trio THE MUSICIANS Montreal based…
Time: 2 – 5.30PM

THU 19 OCTOBER 2017
ALBUM LAUNCH
EVAN PARKER, MAT MANERI, LUCIAN BAN
Evan Parker invites Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri to join him for his monthly series. This gig celebrates the launch of a new album, under Mat’s name, Sounding Tears (Clean…
Time: 8 – 11PM

SUN 22 OCTOBER 2017
HEAR IN NOW: TOMEKA REID, MAZZ SWIFT (VIOLIN/VOICE), SILVIA BOLOGNESI (BASS) WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALEXANDER HAWKINS
Tomeka Reid (Cello), Mazz Swift violin/voice, Silvia Bolognesi bass. Once again we welcome some of the best music out of Chicago. Tonight they are joined by the great imaginative pianist…
Time: 7.30 – 10PM

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Fred Frith performing in Wallingford,...

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Fred Frith / Lotte Anker / Samuel Duhsler! Borderlands Trio: Kris Davis / Stephan Crump / Eric McPherson! Scott DuBois QT: Gebhard Ullmann / Thomas Morgan / Kresten Osgood String & Woodwind Quartets! Scott Robinson/Sun Ra Tribute: Marshall Allen / Frank Lacy/ JD Parran!

Gunter Hampel Quartett! Heath Watts & Blue Armstrong! Plus Archival Discs from: John Surman Rainbow! Lindsay Cooper! Two from Tubby Hayes! Teddy Charles & Shelly Manne 4 CD Sets! The Residents & Renaldo and the Loaf! Asmus Tiechens! Laaraji! Merzbow rarity! And More..!

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

Sunday, October 15th:
ROBERTO OTTAVIANO – Rare Solo Sax Set has been Canceled due to Visa problems!?!
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ – Solo ContraBass & CD Release 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

Sunday, November 5th:
6pm: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / CLAIRE DALY / MATT LAVELLE / GENE COLEMAN –
C & Alto Flutes / Soprano Sax / bari sax/ bass clarinet / C & Bass Flutes
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA – Tenor Sax / ContraBass / Percussion

Sunday, November 12th:
6pm: ROBERT DICK – Solo Flute!
7pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / ANDREW SMILEY / ELI ASHER – Electric Bass / Guitar / Trumpet!

BA Podcast 1: Roscoe Mitchell

saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell at the Pomigliano ...

Source: burning ambulance.

The inaugural edition features an interview with legendary saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell. Mitchell co-founded both the AACM and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and has been one of jazz’s most forward-looking and inspiring figures since the 1960s. His latest album, Discussions, features large-ensemble interpretations of music originally improvised by a trio featuring Mitchell himself, Craig Taborn on keyboards, and Kikanju Baku on percussion. About a week after this interview was recorded, Mitchell led a new incarnation of the Art Ensemble of Chicago in their first New York performance since 2004. The group featured Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Tomeka Reid on cello, Jaribu Shahid and Junius Paul on basses, and Famoudou Don Moye on drums, and former AEOC member Joseph Jarman made a special appearance, reading his poetry accompanied by the others.

October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Reviewed

Source: JazzTimes.

In 1964, trumpeter Bill Dixon organized the October Revolution in Jazz, a four-day festival at New York’s Cellar Café intended to showcase the leading edge of free jazz and improvised music. Headliners included Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra and Paul Bley. Out of the public and private discussions at the festival ultimately grew the Jazz Composers Guild, a musician’s cooperative intended to bolster the negotiating power of avant-garde artists.

Over the course of four days in early October, Philadelphia played host to the October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, which carried the aesthetic torch of its namesake festival while showcasing the ways in which the business of and attitudes toward the music have changed in the intervening decades.