Umlaut Festival 2018 Coming to Paris

Louis Moholo

Source: Umlaut Records.

UMLAUT FESTIVAL 2018 – 26/27/28 JANUARY
Parisian Modern Laundry
35 Rue Léon, 75018 Paris
Online booking : http://www.billetreduc.com

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH – 8PM

SIMON RUMMEL (INSTALLATION)
Eclectic artist if any, Simon Rummel offers tonight to listen to his backstage organ fully designed and built by him. This concert / installation will bring to the fore the long metamorphosis of a consonant chord that distorts itself with the changes of length of pipes that orders the single crank.

CREATION OF THE UMLAUT COLLECTIVE
For each evening of the festival, the Umlaut Paris and Umlaut Berlin teams will propose a joint creation.

QUARTET BE NKADI
Mixing traditional rhythms from West Africa (Burkina-Faso) with the influences of the African diaspora (funk sounds, groove, Cuban, jazzy), Benkadi Quartet represents the link between these two worlds.

SATURDAY JANUARY 27 – 8PM

TOMA GOUBAND
Toma Gouband is an unclassifiable percussionist who creates polyrhythmic complexes of seemingly simple raw materials: lithophones, pine cones, plants, cymbals …

CREATION OF THE UMLAUT COLLECTIVE
For each evening of the festival, the Umlaut Paris and Umlaut Berlin teams will propose a joint creation.

YELLOW DESERT ORCHESTRA EXPERIENCE
With the “Yellow Desert Orchestra Experience”, Eve Risser concocts an appetizing program with Louis Moholo in and compos and other arrangements and disturbances.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH – 5.30 PM

DUO GENOWEFA LENARCIK & OLGA KOZIEL
Genofewa Lenarcik and Olga Kozieł sing songs from the Kurpie region (Poland). For one, it represents the heritage of his father, for the other the passion for the traditional music of his country. This duet, or sometimes this double solo, gives a glimpse of the raw and sincere poetry of a musical tradition imbued with rurality.

CREATION OF THE UMLAUT COLLECTIVE
For each evening of the festival, the Umlaut Paris and Umlaut Berlin teams will propose a joint creation.

BÉLA QUARTET
The Béla quartet brings together four pioneering and curious musicians, at ease in the performance of a quartet by Ligeti or Janacek as in the music of the singer Albert Marcoeur. Here it is a program of “cries and whispers” that they will make us discover, with the quartets of Helmut Lachemann, Emmanuel Scarpa, George Aperghis and John Rea.

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Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Che Chen & Robbie Lee — The Spectrum Does (Audiomer)

Markus Eichenberger & Daniel Studer – Suspended (hatOLOGY)

Ada Rave Trio – The Sea, the Storm and the Full Moon (Clean Feed)

Jazz in NYC This Week

Source: The New York Times.

HARRIS EISENSTADT’S ‘POSCHIAVO 50’ AND PLAY at the Owl (Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.). Mr. Eisenstadt, a drummer, is also possessed of a cinematic compositional voice. He wrote 50 short pieces during a residency at the Uncool Festival in Switzerland last year, and he’s been gradually unveiling them at the Owl, playing one show per month since November. For each concert he’s enlisted one or two different collaborators; at this one he’ll be joined by two fellow percussionists: Patricia Brennan on vibraphone and Chris Dingman on marimba. Also on the bill is Play, a trio led by the drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and featuring the pianist Jacob Sacks and the bassist Masa Kamaguchi. Play investigates the repertoires of mid-20th-century composers, usually in a briskly swinging style.
718-774-0042, theowl.nyc

ANNA WEBBER at the Jazz Gallery (Jan. 18, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). The compositions of Ms. Webber, a saxophonist and multi-reedist, play in fresh ways with chime and repetition and schematics. The synced-up interactions she has with her band don’t feel clinical or bolted down; they’re open and resonant and exposed to the wind. Here she leads a remarkable septet, featuring Jeremy Viner on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Jacob Garchik on trombone, Chris Hoffman on cello, Matt Mitchell on piano, Chris Tordini on bass and Ches Smith on drums and vibraphone.
646-494-3625, jazzgallery.nyc

WINTER JAZZFEST (through Jan. 17). Temperatures should be unseasonably high this weekend — good news for the Winter Jazzfest Marathon, taking place Friday and Saturday at clubs and theaters across Lower Manhattan. Corralling over 100 sets of boldly programmed music, it’s your opportunity to catch a gust of the trade winds sweeping across contemporary jazz. Acts include the Comet Is Coming, from London; the flutist Nicole Mitchell, this year’s featured festival artist; and the upstart Onyx Collective. The rest of the festival consists of nightly shows at venues around Manhattan, Sunday through Wednesday, all of them worth considering.
winterjazzfest.com

Holger Czukay Retrospective Box Set Announced

Source: The Vinyl Factory.

A new 5xLP Holger Czukay box set is being released this March via Gröndland, to coincide with what would have been his 80th birthday. A musician who “bridged the gap between pop and the avant garde”, Czukay was a co-founder of German krautrock band Can, as well as pursuing a number of experimental solo projects and collaborations. These are featured on the new retrospective Cinema box set, with five LPs which include his work with Brian Eno, Conny Plank and Jah Wobble, a 36-page booklet with liner notes plus photographs by Anton Corbijn, and the ’80s made for television film starring Czukay with his original soundtrack.