AMN Picks of the Week: Aseptic Void / We All Break / Ghost Flute & Dice / Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: AGG / Jean Derome

Jean Derome performing at the Guelph Jazz Festival

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.

Aseptic Void – Ideazione di Contrasto (2018)
We All Break (Smith/Mitchell/Brevil/Schwartz) – We All Break (2017)
Ghost Flute & Dice – Kropsbygning (2018)
Henry Threadgill / 14 or 15 Kestra: AGG – Dirt…And More Dirt (2018)
Jean Derome – Resistances (2018)

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Avant Scena Reviews

English: Photography of William Parker at Jazz...

Source: Avant Scena.

Andrew Raffo Dewar / Anne LeBaron / Andrea Centazzo – “Encantamientos” (pfMENTUM, 2017)

The Eric Plaks New Trio – “Sun and Shadow” (Cadence Jazz, 2018)

Kasper Tom / Alexander von Schlippenbach / Rudi Mahall – “Abstract Window” (WhyPlayJazz, 2017)

Hans Peter Hiby – “Roots” (Not Two Records, 2017)

Peter Ablinger – “Verkundigung” (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Records, 2017)

William Parker Quartets – “Meditation/Resurrection” (AUM Fidelity, 2017)

Gordon Kampe, Ensemble Musikfabrik – “Arien/Zitronen” (col legno Music gmbh, 2017)

The Sarah Hughes Ensemble, Loi-Loi, Joy on Fire and Sarah and the Safe Word in DC, January 14

On January 14, the Sarah Hughes Ensemble performs at Baltimore’s The Crown on a bill featuring DC’s Loi-Loi ; NJ’s Joy on Fire ; and Atlanta’s Sarah and the Safe Word.  The Crown is located at 1910 N Charles St. 2nd Floor in Baltimore; doors are at 7 pm and it’s $7.
The Sarah Hughes Ensemble is an improvisational project led by Baltimore saxophonist Sarah Hughes accompanied by Sam Lohman (drums), Doug Kallmeyer (bass), Dan Gutstein (spoken word) and T. A. Zook (basscello).

Vital Weekly Reviews 1114

Source: Vital Weekly.

SPLINTERED – MORAINE (CD by Fourth Dimension) *
ERIK HONORÉ – UNREST (CD by Hubro Music)
KIM MYHR – YOU/ME (CD by Hubro Music)
NILS ØKLAND BAND – LYSNING (CD by Hubro Music)
CE FRANCOIS COUTURE – MISCOMMUNICATION (CD by Cuchabata Records)
CE FRANCOIS COUTURE – ACCORDS ET DÉSACCHORDS (CD by Cuchabata Records)
TANDAAPUSHI – BORROMEAN RINGS (CD by Jvtland)
THE REMOTE VIEWERS – LAST MAN IN EUROPE (CD by The Remote Viewers)
DOMINIC LASH & SETH COOKE – EGREGORE (CD by Intonema) *
ILIA BELORUKOV & MIGUEL A. GARCIA & JASON KAHN & FRANTZ LORIOT – INVANSKRUE (CD by Intonema) *
NIHILTRONIX – HOMESONGS (CD by La Nouvelle Alliance/OPN) *
BOGUSLAW SCHAEFFER – TRAVEL NOTES (CD by Bolt Records) *
MILOSZ PEKALA – MONOPERCUSSION (CD by Bolt Records) *
MUSIQUETRTE – IMPROVISATIONS ON GORECKI (CD by Bolt Records) *
ALESSANDRO BOSETTI – THE NOTEBOOKS (CD by Bolt Records) *
MARCO QUARESIMIN – SONDES (CD by Un Reve Nu) *
TRUUS DE GROOT – LINEALITY (CDR by Dewclaw Ditties) *
MARTIJN HOHMANN – YUNUS (3”CDR, private) *
MATHIAS DELPLANQUE – TEMOINS (cassette by Cronica Electronica)
TARAB & ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE – OBEX (cassette by Cronica Electronica)

Nicole Mitchell Profiled

Source: The New York Times.

Ms. Mitchell, 50, the artist-in-residence at this week’s Winter Jazzfest in New York, brings an eclectic ear and a frothy vigor to her instrument. The flute is rarely given much of a chance in jazz — maybe it seems too quiet, too liquid, too fey — but she has transcended all that, becoming a leading voice of the music’s cutting edge.

Yet Ms. Mitchell has the demeanor of an author more than a protagonist. Her projects typically begin with a conceptual narrative and end as a group endeavor, with many voices spilling into a collective expression. What can sometimes be forgotten is that Ms. Mitchell is probably the most inventive flutist in the past 30 years of jazz. So too can the fact that all her music — from its fetching melodies and shadowy harmonies to the synergistic resolve of her bands — flows from her careful engineering.

Sarah Cahill on Terry Riley

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Sarah Cahill is not only a skilled and accomplished pianist, but also an incredible champion of new music. She seems to make a habit of commissioning new works and showcasing composers–both established and new–all over America while also becoming a central force in the San Francisco music scene. Her latest project turns a spotlight on Terry Riley celebrating his 80th birthday with a four CD set entitled Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley. Eight additional composers–Samuel Adams, Danny Clay, Christine Southworth, Dylan Mattingly, Gyan Riley, Elena Ruehr, Keeril Makan, and Pauline Oliveros–were invited to create new works for the project in honor of Riley, and the end result is incredible. Naturally, we had some questions for Cahill about the project.