Wadada Leo Smith’s CREATE Festival in San Francisco, December 15 & 16

Source: The Lab.

CREATE Festival West 2017
December 15 & 16
The Lab, 2948 16th St., San Francisco

Friday, December 15: 8:00 p.m.

Lamar Smith / Hardedge / Pheeroan akLaff:
New Piece / South Central L.A.
Lamar Smith: guitar
Hardedge: soundesign
Pheeroan akLaff: drums

Wadada Leo Smith’s Silence:
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
David Leikam: Moog synthesizer
Anthony Davis: piano

RedKoral Quartet:
Pacifica, String Quartet No. 12B
RedKoral Quartet:
Shalini Vijayan: violin
Mona Tian: violin
Andrew McIntosh: viola
Ashley Walters: cello
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Hardedge: soundesign

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet:
America’s National Parks
(New Orleans The National Culture Park USA 1718;
Eileen Jackson Southern, 1920-2002 A Literary National Park; Yellowstone The First National Park and the Spirit of America – The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872)

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Anthony Davis: piano
Ashley Walters: cello
John Lindberg: bass
Pheeroan akLaff: drums
Jesse Gilbert – video artist

Saturday, December 16: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop for Musicians: Ankhrasmation Symbolic Language Scores

8:00 p.m.

Wadada Leo Smith’s Earth:
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Motoko Honda: piano
Soo Yeon Lyuh: haegeum
William Winant: percussion

Saxophone Quartet No. 1
Ma’d-Din, in memory of Sufi Master, Cerno Bokar Saalif Taal
Bruce Ackley: soprano & tenor saxophones
Larry Ochs: tenor & sopranino saxophones
Jon Raskin: baritone, alto & sopranino saxophones
Steve Adams: alto & sopranino saxophones

Wadada Leo Smith’s Pacifica:
Koral Reef
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Henry Kaiser: guitar
John Lindberg: bass


Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet:
America’s National Parks
(The Mississippi River Dark and Deep Dreams Flow the River – a National Memorial Park c. 5000 BC; Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks The Giant Forest, Great Canyon, Cliffs, Peaks, Waterfalls and Cave Systems 1890; Yosemite The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890)

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Anthony Davis: piano
Ashley Walters: cello
John Lindberg: bass
Pheeroan akLaff: drums
Jesse Gilbert – video artist

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: American jazz saxophonist and compose...

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Steve Lacy – Free for a Minute (1965-1972) (Emanem, 2017) ****½

Uwe Oberg, Rudi Mahall and Michael Griener – Lacy Pool 2 (Leo, 2017) ****

Carate Urio Orchestra – Garlic & Jazz (KLEIN records, 2017) ***

Chet Doxas – Rich in Symbols (Ropeadope, 2017) ****

Thurston Moore & Umut Çağlar – Dunia (Astral Spirits, 2017) ****

Konstrukt feat. Alexander Hawkins, Alan Wilkinson & Daniel Spicer ‎–L.O.T.U.S. (Omlott/OTOroku, 2017) ****

Karkhana – For Seun Matta (Holiday, 2017) ****½

Oiseaux-Tempête – AL-‘AN ! الآن (And your night is your shadow — a fairy-tale piece of land to make our dreams) (Sub Rosa, 2017)

Wadada Leo Smith – Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM Records, 2017) *****

Olivia Block on Harry Bertoia

Source: Sonic Genealogies.

The aim of the Sonic Genealogies series is to listen to the work of some of the most eminent figures in experimental music and sound art in the 20th century. However, it seeks to do so in a unique way: through the ears and voices of those artists who have retaken certain aspects of its sound legacy and melded them in some way into their own creations. Consequently, the idea is to put into practice this beautiful idea of “sharing listening” which Peter Szendy puts forward in the pages of his book Listen: A History of our Ears.

Winter Jazzfest Update

Alice Coltrane

Partial lineup announced. Source: Winter Jazzfest.

Celebrating The 14th Annual Season
January 10-17, 2018,
Presenting The Full Spectrum of Jazz

Opening Night Wednesday January 10
Iconic DJ GILLES PETERSON To Host British Jazz Showcase,
Sponsored By PRS Foundation & BBC,
Featuring Nubya Garcia, Oscar Jerome, Yazz Ahmed
+ The Comet is Coming

Thursday January 11
Jose James Plays Bill Withers,
Knower & My Brightest Diamond + More TBA

Friday January 12–Saturday January 13
Winter Jazzfest Marathon,
Festival Centerpiece Featuring Hundreds of Acts on Numerous Stages, All Over Downtown Manhattan

Sunday January 14, 2018
Ravi Coltrane Presents Universal Consciousness: Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane

Monday January 15, 2018
A Tribute To Geri Allen,
Music Direction by Terri Lyne Carrington
• Angela Davis
• Esperanza Spalding
• Craig Taborn
• Dee Dee Bridgewater
• Dianne Reeves
• Farah Jasmine Griffin
• Ingrid Jensen
• Jack DeJohnette
• Jaimeo Brown
• Jeff Tain Watts
• Kassa Overall
• Kris Davis
• Linda May Han Oh
• Maurice Chestnut
• Mino Cinelu
• Ravi Coltrane
• S. Epatha Merkeson
• Terri Lyne Carrington
• Tia Fuller
• Vijay Iyer
+ more

Tuesday January 16
Artist-in-Residence Nicole Mitchell’s Afrofuturist
Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds;
Opener Tyshawn Sorey Performing Solo Percussion Set

Wednesday January 17
Acclaimed Indie Rockers DEERHOOF
Meet Trumpeter/Composer WADADA LEO SMITH,
For Unprecedented Collaboration