Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
Alexander von Schlippenbach and Rudi Mahall – So Far (Relative Pitch, 2018) ****
François Carrier, Michel Lambert & Rafal Mazur – Oneness (FMR, 2017) ****
Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble – Animation (Relay, 2018) ****½
Death Drag – Shifted (Iluso, 2018) ****
Mary Halvorson – Code Girl (Firehouse 12, 2018) ****
Source: San Francisco Classical Voice.
“The World of Henry Cowell” marks the second composer portrait series of Bard Music West, a Californian clone of Bard College’s annual music festival. Following the model of their inaugural 2017 season in honor of György Ligeti, artistic directors Allegra Chapman and Laura Gaynon carefully curated a program that traced Henry Cowell’s life and legacy. Three concerts at Noe Valley Ministry this past weekend featured choral and chamber performances of Cowell favorites and rarities, as well as works by his contemporaries, students, and spiritual successors.
And from the Department of Things That We Didn’t Know We Needed, a Theremin for rats.
Violinist Liliana Rodriquez Alvarado is interviewed.
The Patrick Shrioishi Nonet’s recent LA performance is reviewed.
Burning Ambulance has a few thoughts on Japanese jazz.
Source: Touching Extremes.
GRISHA SHAKHNES – Arcs
REG BLOOR – Sensory Irritation Chamber
SUSANA SANTOS SILVA – All The Rivers
KYLE BOBBY DUNN / WAYNE ROBERT THOMAS – The Searchers / Voyevoda
FRANK ROTHKAMM – By The Sea
Source: Barnyard Records.
The Make Project
Land of Marigold
Nick Fraser W/ Tony Malaby
Town and Villages