Jazzword Reviews 

Violinist Jason Kao Hwang performing on 18 Nov...

Source: Jazzword.

Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core
Wild Red Yellow

The Rempis Percussion Quartet
Cochonnerie

Jason Kao Hwang
Sing House

Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo
Peace

Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble
Ted the Bellhop

Herman/Bennink/Beets/Jacobs
Quartet NL

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San Francisco Scene: January 6-12, 2018

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, January 6

Sat 1/06 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival: JAMES TENNEY – THOM BLUM – MATT INGALLS – SOPHIA SHEN / GABBY WEN – ADAM SOHN – and others

Sat 1/06 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Rent Romus at Fifty – Gold Lion & Outsound Benefit Showcase
Saxophonist producer Rent Romus teams up with Tony Passarell to celebrate fifty years on the planet and the continued success of Gold Lion Arts and Outsound Presents.
Performing artists:
Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland
with Collette McCaslin, Ray Schaeffer, Philip Everett
Tony Passarell’s Thin Air Orchestra
featuring Vinny Golia , Phillip Greenlief , John Vaughn , Dax Compise , Amy Reed , Jon Bafus . Polly Moller , Amanda Chaudhary , Karl Evangelista , Chris Hall, Collette McCaslin, Ray Schaeffer, Philip Everett, Linda Michelle Hardy, Robert Kuhlmann, Dave Mihaly, and more TBA

Sat 1/06 10:40 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival – Late Show! Cinema-for-the-ear, ambient, and long-form-exploration works by: MONIQUE JEAN – JOSEPH ANDERSON – TIM WALTERS – CHAMBERLAIN ZHANG

Sunday, January 7

Sun 1/07 3:00 PM Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts [1537 Euclid Ave. Berkeley]
Anne Rainwater & William Lang: New and Traditional Works for Trombone and Piano
Program:
Robert Schumann – Romanzen
Arvo Part – Fratres
Jessica Rudman – Soliloquy
György Kurtag – 6 Pieces
Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 1
Victor Monti – Czardas

Sun 1/07 8:00 PM Victoria Theater [2961 16th Street San Francisco]
San Francisco Tape Music Festival: KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN – HILDEGARD WESTERKAMP – JONTY HARRISON – NATASHA BARRETT – HANS TUTSCHKU – CLIFF CARUTHERS – ORESTIS KARAMANLIS

Monday, January 8

Mon 1/08 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out (SPECIAL 2nd MONDAY DATE)
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Instagon (Sacramento improvised music/rock)
Set #2: Ouroboros (free improvisation)
Sheldon Brown-reeds, Joseph Noble-reeds, Andrew Joron-theremin, Clark Coolidge-drums
Set #3: Roots and Space (folkoric and abstract sound conversations and sonic weavings)
Ben Andrews- guitar and violin, Dave Mihaly- drums and guitar, Vince Dewald- guitar and voice

Mon 1/08 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: neem + Rice Kings
NEED
Gabby Fluke-Mogul + k. kipperman
Rice Kings
Eli Maliwan – EWI (electronic wind instrument)
Erika Oba – keys
Donna Ozawa – drums

Tuesday, January 9

Tue 1/09 7:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ryoji Ikeda supercodex [live set]
Gray Area is thrilled to host internationally renowned creator Ryoji Ikeda, performing “supercodex [live set]”, and audio visual live concert, co-presented with Ars Citizen as part of Ars Citizen’s “Ryoji Ikeda in San Francisco.”
supercodex [live set] is a concert taken from the eponymous 2013 album that has been exploring the potential between ‘data of sound’ and ‘sound of data’.

Wednesday, January 10

Wed 1/10 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Dirty Snacks Ensemble: Side Three
Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford concludes a three-month multi-venue mini-residency featuring his Dirty Snacks Ensemble.

Thursday, January 11

Thu 1/11 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Banjofrogs and Humanitars, Instruments and Art by Fred Carlson

Thu 1/11 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15pm: Silo Homes (Matt Carney – guitar/voice/electronics)
8:45pm: Gabby Yi Wen – Electronics (30 minute set)
9:30pm: Snickers (Howard Ryan – viola/electronics)

Friday, January 12

Fri 1/12 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Reasons For Moving + Special Guest Allison Miller
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Larry Ochs – tenor/sopranino sax
Fred Frith – guitar
Allison Miller – drums

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Tim Berne

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Roscoe Mitchell & Matthew Shipp! Rob Mazurek’s Third Coast Ensemble! Didier Petit Solo Cello! Two from Ra Kalam Bob Moses With Greg Burk & Bukky Leo! The Jim Campilongo Trio Nels Cline! Rare Lester Bowie 50th Anniversary Reissue!

Dollar Brand Trio & Hugh Masakela/Jonas Gwangwa/Kippie Moeketsi! Krzysztof Komeda Rarity! Prurient! Roland Kayn! Back in Stock from Screwgun: Tim Berne / Julius Hemphill / Marc Ducret / Craig Taborn / Michael Formanek..! Plus Rare Vinyl from John Coltrane! Alvin Lucier! Bob Marley! Sly & Robbie!

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THE DMG 27TH 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

BA Podcast 7: Tomeka Reid 

Source: burning ambulance.

The seventh episode of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with cellist Tomeka Reid. She’s been on the avant-garde/free jazz scene since 2002, but has really begun to make her mark in the last few years. She’s got long-standing artistic relationships with flautist Nicole Mitchell, drummer Mike Reed, saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton, and the AACM. She leads her own quartet with guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Jason Ajemian and drummer Tomas Fujiwara; is a member of the string trio Hear In Now with violinist Mazz Swift and bassist Silvia Bolognesi; and recorded a duo album, Signaling, with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella in 2017. She also performed on trumpeter Jaimie Branch‘s Fly Or Die, two Nicole Mitchell albums, and Hear In Now‘s Not Living In Fear, and became a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. In our interview, Reid discusses her creative relationships, her recent recordings, and much more. It’s a really interesting conversation I’ve been wanting to have for quite a while—she was one of the first artists I approached about appearing on the podcast—and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

The Roulette in January

Records on wheels, Toronto, sept. 24 1977

Source: New York’s Roulette.

PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL: STRANGER LOVE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Set against the ever-expanding universe, Stranger Love is a story of love that unfolds to the rhythm of the seasons.

PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL: STRANGER LOVE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Set against the ever-expanding universe, Stranger Love is a story of love that unfolds to the rhythm of the seasons.

KIT FITZGERALD AND PETER GORDON: INTO THE HOT, OUT OF THE COOL
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Music and video performances, featuring large screen video, live musicians and electronics.

AUDREY CHEN DUO: VOICES
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Audrey Chen and special guest focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL PRESENTS FRANK ZAPPA: REBEL / RESPECT / RESPONSE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni play the music of Frank Zappa.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL PRESENTS FRANK ZAPPA: REBEL / RESPECT / RESPONSE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Matthias Pintscher and the Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Alumni play the music of Frank Zappa.

[RESIDENCY] LUCIE VÍTKOVÁ: SPECTACLE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Spectacle /ˈspek.tə.kəl/ – an unusual or unexpected event or situation that attracts attention, interest or disapproval.

Yarn / Wire in Los Angeles, January 8

Source: M.E.C..

Over the past decade, the piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has established itself as one of the most innovative and understatedly virtuosic ensembles working in the United States. For its MEC debut, the ensemble will present a program of works by international emerging composers Thomas Meadowcroft, Johannes Kreidler, Øyvind Torvund and Cat Lamb.

PROGRAM:

Thomas Meadowcroft: Walkman Antiquarian
Johannes Kreidler – Scanner Studies I & II
Øyvind Torvund – Untitled School
Cat Lamb – Curvo Totalitas

Yarn/Wire:
Laura Barger, piano
Ning Yu, piano
Ian Antonio, percussion
Russell Greenberg, percussion