Numerous sources are reporting that Canterbury prog-jazz guitarist Miller has passed away.
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.
Bell – Secrets from a Distant Star (2017)
Schnellertollermeier – Rights (2017)
Providence Research Ensemble – Music of J.P.A. Falzone (2017)
Ben Rath – Black Heart Music (2017)
Patrick Shiroishi – Tulean Dispatch (2017)
From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:
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.
Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda
Thu. Oct. 19, 8 PM; $10 advance/at door
Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda perform with unconventional and self-made instruments including Walkman cassette players and radios, found pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, and glass jars, allowing the individual architecture and acoustics of the various sites to guide the flow and development of the performances. Audience is limited to 85 and we expect this to sell out, so get your tickets now!
Earshot: P. Chatterjee & N. Welch
Sat. Oct. 21, 8 PM; $20, $18, $10 in advance
Pandit Chatterjee is a distinguished name among Indian musicians as an outstanding sitarist and a highly regarded teacher, widely respected for his devotion to music and placed him among the top instrumentalists of his era. He performs with outstanding Seattle-based saxophonist Neil Welch, of the duo Bad Luck. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.
TUE. 10/24 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Matt Mitchell: Music of Tim Berne + Dawn Clement duets
THU. 10/26 – Earshot Jazz Festival presents Robin Holcomb Trio + Mikolaj Trzaska
FRI. 10/27 – Vocalise women’s vocal ensemble performs works by living composers
SAT. 10/28 – Nonsequitur presents analog synth veteran Todd Barton + Jason E. Anderson
Source: Chicago Tribune.
— Arditti Quartet. The ensemble intersperses Ligeti’s pathbreaking String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 with Bartok’s Third and Fourth quartets, which greatly influenced his works in that genre. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. A discussion with Arditti Quartet members will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St.; free, but reservations are suggested.
— Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Niente, Doyle Armbrust, Winston Choi, Kuang-Hao Huang. The artists and ensembles survey Ligeti’s chamber output, including Viola Sonata, Horn Trio, Bagatelles and Pieces for two pianos. Nov. 10, Logan Center.
— Eighth Blackbird and Amadinda. Arrangements of several Ligeti pieces by Eighth Blackbird share the program with a North American premiere by the composer’s son Lukas Ligeti and other ensemble works by Steve Reich and Aurel Hollo. Feb. 2, Logan Center.
— Third Coast Percussion and Rachel Calloway. Three Ligeti scores — including “Poeme Symphonique” and an arrangement of his solo-harpsichord piece “Continuum” — are presented along with a piece by Christopher Cerrone. Feb. 16, Logan Center.
— “Ligeti in Context: The Witch’s Kitchen.” A new sound installation by U. of C. electronics studio director Sam Pluta reimagines the heady atmosphere of the Studio for Electronic Music at West German Radio (WDR) in Cologne, Germany, where Ligeti, Stockhausen and other Young Turks of modernism gathered in the 1950s and ’60s to create compositions out of synthesized sounds. March 5-8, Logan Center.
— Pierre-Laurent Aimard. The formidable French pianist pairs Ligeti’s dazzling solo piano Etudes with Beethoven’s towering “Hammerklavier” Sonata. March 6, Logan Center.
The unique, internationally renowned Instant Composers Pool Orchestra launches Going Dutch, a new, yearlong project aimed at introducing British and Irish audiences to the vibrant Netherlands jazz scene, with a seven date tour beginning at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham on Monday 30 October.
After the Nottingham concert the tour continues at Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton (31 October), Culturalann Ui Chanain, Derry (2 Nov), The Mac, Belfast (3 Nov), The Sugar Club, Dublin (4 Nov), Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (5 Nov), and Widcombe Social Club, Bath (6 Nov).
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Noël Akchoté – All I Have To (Solo Series) ****
Noël Akchoté – Complete Recordings (Plays Anthony Braxton) ****½
James Blood Ulmer & The Thing – Baby Talk (Trost Records) ****½
The October Revolution Part 2: Saturday and Sunday
The October Revolution: Part 1, Thursday and Friday
Áine O’Dwyer – Gallarais (MIE, 2017) *****
Heath Watts & Blue Armstrong – Bright yellow with bass” (Leo Records, 2017) **** 1/2
Source: Devin Gray Music.
10/17/17 DG // Cory Smythe // Ingrid Laubrock // Trevor Dunn Brooklyn Korzo
10/17/17 Cloudsounds Trio Release! (Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe) Earth Worldwide
10/22/17 Sarah Bernstein Group Brooklyn Legion Bar
10/22/17 Sara Serpa Trio (Chris Tordini/DG) New York Cornelia Street Cafe
11/11/17 Kjetil Jerve // Christian Meaas Svendsen // DG Oslo Bar Django
11/12/17 Chris Speed//Devin Gray//DUO Köln Salon de Jazz
11/13/17 Devin Gray’s New York Trio (Chris Speed/Drew Gress) LONDON VORTEX
11/14/17 Devin Gray’s New York Trio (Chris Speed/Drew Gress) Marburg Cavete
11/15/17 Devin Gray’s New York Trio (Chris Speed/Drew Gress) Linz Gallery MAERZ
11/16/17 Devin Gray’s RelativE ResonancE (Chris Speed/Peter Madsen/Drew Gress/DG) Wien Porgy & Bess
11/17/17 Devin Gray’s RelativE ResonancE (Chris Speed/Peter Madsen/Drew Gress/DG) Graz Wist
11/18/17 Devin Gray’s RelativE ResonancE (Chris Speed/Peter Madsen/Drew Gress/DG) Lausanne Chorus