It’s that time again. We gather best-of-2017 lists from around the web and provide links here.
Sure, we haven’t reached the end of the year yet, but some intrepid individuals just cannot be held back. The AMN Best of 2017 is coming in early January. Stay tuned…
Free Jazz Collective best of 2017 lists.
Pitchfork’s 20 best experimental albums of 2017.
Jazz Right Now’s best of 2017.
The Bird is the Worm best of 2017.
The new Art Zoyd boxed set is reviewed.
Jaimie Branch discusses the unexpected success of her album Fly or Die.
Improvisations from Charles Hayward and Thurston Moore is reviewed.
The latest release from the Arditti Quartet is reviewed.
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.
Simon McCorry – Blue (2017)
TOC (Ternoy / Cruz / Orins) – Will Never Play These Songs Again (2017)
La Corporación – Rerum Novarum (2017)
Orphax & Machinefabriek – Weerkaatsing (2017)
Matthew Shipp Quartet – Sonic Fiction (2018)
Source: Downtown Music Gallery.
THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:
Sunday, January 7th, 2018:
6pm: BRANDON LOPEZ & NINA DANTE – ContraBass and Vocals
7pm: STAN ZENKOFF and SEAN ALI – Bb Clarinet and ContraBass
Sunday, January 14th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR – Solo Electric Guitar
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM and N L H – Vocals and Guitar
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER – Clarinets and Drums
Sunday, January 21st:
6pm: ZODIAC SAXOPHONE QUARTET: CHARLES WATERS / CLAIRE DALY / LEE ODOM / RAS MOSHE BURNETT – Saxes
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / TODD CAPP – Clarinet / Cello / Drums
Sunday January 28th:
6pm: MICHAEL VATCHER & JACK WRIGHT – Drums and Sax
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / BEN GERSTEIN / SEAN ALI / FLIN VAN HEMMEN – While We Still Have Bodies – Sax / Trombone / Acoustic Bass / Percussion
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy