Chicago Scene: March 24-31, 2018

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, March 24th 2018

6:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 (Free)
Exposure Series 2018 : “Comparing Notes”, Panel Discussion
Steve Baczkowski, Tashi Dorji, Michael Foster, Molly Jones, Brandon Lopez, Luke Stewart

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Exposure Series 2018
Molly Jones, Gerrit Hatcher, Katie Ernst, Charles Rumback
Ed Wilkerson, Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Luke Stewart, Avreeayl Ra

Sunday, March 25th 2018

2:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free)
Exposure Series 2018
Brandon Lopez Solo
Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
VOICES IV: See/Memory
Shanna Gutiérrez, Eric Honour — music by David Means, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Eric Chasalow, Marco Stroppa

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Exposure Series 2018
Steve Baczkowski, Brandon Lopez
Heart of the Ghost : Jarrett Gilgore, Luke Stewart, Ian McColm

Monday, March 26th 2018

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Friday, March 30th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Chris Speed Trio with Chris Tordini, Dave King

8:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
GRID : Matt Nelson, Tim Dahl, Nick Podgurski

Saturday, March 31st 2018

8:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy
Dave Rempis, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy — Record release

9:00PM at Orotund Music, 3323 W Armitage ($5 donation)
Lair of Slop
Jake Wark, Jakob Heinemann, Bill Harris
Corey Lyons, Nick Alvarez

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Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Mathias Bauer/Floros Floridis

Rawfish Boys

Live at the Club Polnishen Versager, Berlin 2016

Onze Heures Onze Orchestra
Vol 1

Matt Mitchell
A Pouting Grimace

Tiziano Tononi & Daniele Cavallanti Nexus
Experience Nexus!

Jazz Em Agosto Initial Lineup Announced

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: JazzWise.

Annual Lisbon jazz adventure, Jazz em Agosto, celebrates its 35th edition this year with a special programme, running between 27 July to 5 August, dedicated to the wonderfully esoteric soundworlds of New York composer, saxophonist and Tzadik label boss John Zorn. This will be the first time in Jazz em Agosto’s history that the event will be devoted to the work of a single musician, celebrating this extraordinary artist whose eclectic and critically acclaimed output has left such an indelible mark on the music of our time.

The 18 concerts and five films featured at the host venue at Gulbenkian Foundation will capture the essence of Zorn’s unique sonic universe, showcasing his own idiosyncratic material with performances from several of his own numerous and diverse projects, as well as by many of his regular collaborators and artists who continue to divine inspiration from his infectious and innovative creativity.

Kicking off with a special opening-night trio comprising of Zorn, Thurston Moore and Milford Graves, other highlights throughout the 10 days include showcases from Craig Taborn, the Mary Halvorson Quartet, John Zorn’s Masada, Julian Lage, the John Medeski Trio, Ikue Mori, Kris Davis Quartet and Secret Chiefs 3.

Echoes Podcast: The Nightcrawlers Revisited 

Source: Echoes.

Hear The Nightcrawlers in the Echoes Podcast. The Nightcrawlers were the reluctant leaders of a Philadelphia music scene that tapped the sounds of German space music. Electronic music had its first real explosion in the 1970s with European artists like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze, Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis exploring an entirely new music born from the new technology of synthesizers. The second generation of that sound were artists like England’s Mark Shreeve and Ian Boddy, Michael Garrison from Oregon and The Nightcrawlers from Philadelphia. Of all these artists The Nightcrawlers were the most enigmatic and mysterious. You couldn’t add to that mystery more than with the new collection, The Biophonic Boombox Recordings, a double CD/LP comprised of boombox cassette recordings the band made between 1981 and 1991, most in their garage. I interviewed the Nightcrawlers extensively in the 1980s for WXPN’s Diaspar program and the radio series, Totally Wired. We go back to one of those interviews, when the Nightcrawlers were at the height of their impact and creativity.

Tim Daisy Update

Source: Tim Daisy.

New Recordings

Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble “Animation” (relay 021)
3 original compositions for sextet, written for my 41st birthday party last summer at Elastic Arts in Chicago.
w/ James Falzone, Steve Swell, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Josh Berman

Matt Piet and his Disorganization “Rummage Out” (Clean Feed) cd
w/ Matt Piet (piano) Nick Mazzarella (alto saxophone) Josh Berman (cornet)

Rempis/Piet/Daisy “Throw Tomatoes” (Astral Spirits) ltd ed cassette/cd/and digital download available
dave rempis (saxophones) matt piet (piano) tim daisy (drums)

Coming Soon!!: Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy “Dodecahedron” Aerophonic Records (May 2018)

Live Concerts

Saturday, March 31st – Dave Rempis. Tim Daisy. Matt Piet Trio + Matt Piet and his disorganization @ The Elastic Arts Foundation 3429 W Diversey Pky 2nd floor 9pm

Friday, April 20th KG Price (turntables) Lou Mallozzi (turntables) Tim Daisy (turntables and small percussion) @ Elastic Arts Foundation 3429 W Diversey Pky 2nd floor 9pm

Sunday April 22nd – Matt Piet and His Disorganization @ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 9pm

Thursday, May 10th Nicola Hein – (guitar) & Tim Daisy (drums) @ The Elastic Arts Foundation 3429 W Diversey Pky 2nd floor 9pm

Friday, May 18th Josh Berman (cornet) Tim Daisy (drums) at the Arts And Literature Lab Madison, WI 8pm

Creative Music Studio Upcoming Events

Source: Creative Music Studio.

April 21, 2018, EL TALLER, NYC
CMS IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA, conducted by BILLY MARTIN and KARL BERGER, presents “AFRO NUYORICAN ECLIPSE,” featuring legendary Nuyorican poets Sandra Maria Esteves, Jésus Papoleto Meléndez, Ashley August plus musicians Arturo O’Farril, Frank London and an all-star orchestra. Download Press Release Purchase Tickets

May 26, 2018, EL TALLER, NYC
CMS IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA conducted by PETER APFELBAUM & KARL BERGER, featuring Daniel Moreno, Awa Sangho and Ingrid Sertso

June 23, 2018 EL TALLER, NYC
Featured artists TBA