AUM Fidelity’s World of Free Jazz and Elemental Light 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

As the last label manager for Homestead Records in the early-to-mid ’90s, Steven Joerg was at the epicenter of the era’s indie rock revolution. But his heart was pulling him in another direction. Living in the robust cross-cultural pollination of downtown New York City made him realize his mission in life was to support and promote the creative improvisational jazz he was witnessing on a local level at the time.

“The mid-to-late ‘90s was a heady period,” he explained. “It was an insanely vibrant, cultural place where you could still get cheap rent and there were jobs to be had. You could see shows like the David S. Ware Quartet opening up for Sonic Youth at the Hammerstein Ballroom and Other Dimensions in Music opening up for Yo La Tengo at Irving Plaza. The two rock groups were no strangers to jazz, but they were excited to know there was this vital, utterly happening jazz going down right then and there.”

Out on NoBusiness Records

English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008

Source: NoBusiness Records.

Yedo Gibson / Hernâni Faustino / Vasco Trilla – CHAIN

TON-KLAMI – Midori Takada / Kang Tae Hwan / Masahiko Satoh – PROPHECY OF NUE

Andrew Lamb / Warren Smith / Arkadijus Gotesmanas – THE SEA OF MODICUM

Harris Eisenstadt’s String Quartet music performed by Mivos Quartet – WHATEVER WILL HAPPEN THAT WILL ALSO BE

Bobby Bradford / Hafez Modirzadeh / Ken Filiano / Royal Hartigan – LIVE AT THE MAGIC TRIANGLE

Mark Dresser – MODICANA – NBLP 109

Liudas Mockūnas – HYDRO

This Week in New York


Ensemble Connect kicks off its second season with a performance at Carnegie Hall, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata, Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche, Aaron Copland’s Sextet, and Steve Reich’s Different Trains.
Monday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25-$35
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

In their debut concert, Berrow Duo present an evening of new works for flute and cello from around the world. Including recent works by Yair Klartag and Marcos Balter, as well as a classic of the repertoire by Kaija Saariaho and a world-premiere from emerging young composer Diana Marcela Rodriguez.
Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$15
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

A Transatlantic Something – a program comprised of works by American composers, Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper, and a duo of Slovak contemporary composers, Daniel Matej and Martin Burlas – will present the current sound of contemporary music from opposing sounds of the Atlantic. The show’s program was curated specifically for this event as part of the Composers Cordance series for 2017 – 2018 season.
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

The tank is full, the top is down, and three composers have their collective hand on the dial in this euphoric musical road trip celebrating 30 years of downtown music collective Bang on a Can. Returning to the collaborative spirit of the group’s origins, founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with a mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with scenic design by projection artist CandyStations and stage direction by Michael Counts, Road Trip is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.
Friday, October 27 * Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$55
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Isabelle O’Connell opens the program with curated works by Karen Power and Linda Buckley on piano and electronics. Next, the Irish vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and NS Artists-in-Residence Contemporaneous partner for the first time to perform composer Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás, the reimagined sean-nós songs of composer Dan Trueman. Created from the oldest origins of Irish music, Dennehy’s arrangements will bring to the stage a living tradition in a modern light.
Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Though they differ in generation and performance practice, Aki Onda (b. 1967) and Akio Suzuki (b. 1941) share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and spontaneous approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound as a spatial phenomenon. A composer with an unusual sensitivity to the poetic potential of untreated acoustic sound, Annea Lockwood’s fascination with timbre has yielded a range of environmental installation, performance art, text-sound work, tape music, and concert pieces that strive for “the imitation of nature in her manner of operation”. The music of all three are featured.
Sunday, October 29 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Henry Kaiser and Steve Beresford

Source: All About Jazz.

Ivo Perelman
Heptagon (Leo Records)

Henry Kaiser
Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets (Self Produced)

Signal 9 (Cuneiform Records)

Harris Eisenstadt
Recent Developments (Songlines Recordings)

Tomas Fujiwara
Triple Double (Firehouse 12 Records)

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Agrima (Self Produced)

Multiple Artists
Two Sides of John Wetton

Kaja Draksler Octet
Gledalec (Clean Feed Records)

Flux Reflux (Clean Feed Records)

Kamasi Washington
Harmony of Difference (Young Turks Recordings)

Dusan Jevtovic / Vasil Hadzimanov / Asaf Sirkis
No Answer (MoonJune Records)

Heath Watts – Blue Armstrong
Bright Yellow with Bass (Leo Records)