Coming to Detroit

English: Susan Alcorn

Source: Trinosophes.

Friday, April 27: Earl Davis Quartet
Trumpeter Earle Davis recieved his musical education in the 1940’s at Minton’s Playhouse, the legendary New York venue where he got to play with Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clark and the other architects of bebop. In the 60’s, his career veered to The New Thing, leading to performances with John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Tailor, Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd; later he moved to California and worked with Roy Ayers and Bobby Hutcherson, among others.

Tuesday, May 1: Anteloper (Jamie Branch and Jason Nazary), Ben Willis (solo)
Anteloper is the elctro-acoustic duo of Jamie Branch (trumpet) and Jason Nazary (drums and electronics). They’re joined by Detroit’s own Ben Willis, performing his excellent double-bass solo set.

Thursday, May 3: Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, Sunwatchers
Chris Forsyth played the very first show at Trino as a solo guitarist. Since that time, he also made the regional debut of his group The Solar Motel here a couple years ago. They’ve gone to make some waves in the press, with their modal guitar jams drawing comparisons to Television and The Grateful Dead. For this show, they’re bringing the New York psych-rock, instrumental group Sunwatchers with them. Get ready for some full-intensity excursions!


5/5: Matt Valentine’s Wet Tuna
5/10: Cinema Lamont presents Cicote
5/12 Susan Alcorn, Benjamin Miller

San Francisco Scene: April 28 – May 4, 2018

English: The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridg...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, April 27

Fri 4/27 7:30 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Greenlief & Raskin play Steve Lacy•KREation Ensemble

Saturday, April 28

Sat 4/28 7:00 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Henry Kaiser & John Schott

Sunday, April 29

Sun 4/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Sun 4/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
permutations042918: Hypercolor

Monday, April 30

Mon 4/30 8:00 PM Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland]
End of Semester Spring 2018 concert for Composition Seminar MUS 291 with Chris Brown.

Mon 4/30 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Hypercolor + Monopiece

Wednesday, May 2

Wed 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Jane Spencer Mills soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano; Jessie Nucho, flute: Of Cats, the Moon and Rain

Thursday, May 3

Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
UC Berkeley Composers with Myra Melford: Solo Collective

Thu 5/03 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm gabby fluke-mogul – violin
Amy Reed – guitar
9:00 pm Tim Perkis/Biggi Vinkeloe

Friday, May 4

Fri 5/04 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
Cartoon Justice presents any evening of Noise Jazz and electroacoustic improv with Broken Whole percussion/electronics trio and African Master Musician/Artist Mogauwane Mahloele.

Fri 5/04 8:00 PM SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s [2097 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94117]
Rova Saxophone Quartet returns to SF Live Arts at St. Cyprian’s to continue our 40th Anniversary celebration, and to mark the release of our newest CD, In Transverse Time.

Cafe OTO in May

Ingrid Laubrock

Source: Cafe OTO.

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 7.30pm
Kammer Klang:
Lore Lixenberg Performs Conlon Nancarrow + Naomi Sato + Hen Ogledd

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7.30pm
Pat Thomas Plays Thelonious Monk

Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30pm
DJ Katapila – 4-hour Set

Friday 4 May 2018, 7pm
Faber Social:
All Gates Open: the Story of Can – Book Launch

Sunday 6 May 2018, 7.30pm
Melaine Dalibert

7–8 May 2018
Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-house 4 – Two-day Residency (Ingrid Laubrock / Mary Halvorson / Kris Davis / Tom Rainey)

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7.30pm
Hannah Silva – ‘Talk in a Bit’ (Record Launch)

Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pm
Martin Carthy

Friday 11 May 2018, 7pm
Oto Project Space:
Rachel Musson / Olie Brice – Album Launch + Alan Wilkinson (Solo)

Friday 11 May 2018, 7.30pm
Another Lowki Function with:
Violence + Object Blue + Organ Tapes &Amp; Yayoyanoh + Elvin Brandhi

Saturday 12 May 2018, 8pm
Lolina, Johanna Ulfsak – Inquiry &Amp; Investigation

Sunday 13 May 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
PA-on #6

Sunday 13 May 2018, 7.30pm
Kali Malone + Left Hand Cuts off the Right

Monday 14 May 2018, 7.30pm
Cuspeditions Presents:
Miki Yui &Amp; Lee Patterson

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7.30pm
Bitchin Bajas + the Hairdressers

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm
Roger Turner / Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura

Thursday 17 May 2018, 7.30pm
Jimi Tenor (Solo)

Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Upset the Rhythm Presents:
Mary Ocher + Coldnose + Stal Kingsley

Sunday 20 May 2018, 7.30pm
Zone Pélagique:
Matthias Puech + Birdworld + Tom Lock &Amp; Tom Richards

Monday 21 May 2018, 7.30pm
Ken Vandermark / Paal Nilssen-love (Duo)

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Cram – Blanca Regina / Benedict Taylor (Duo) + Daniel Thompson / Caroline Kraabel / Max Reed (Trio)

22–23 May 2018
Xylouris White – Two Day Residency

Thursday 24 May 2018, 7.30pm
The Hermes Experiment

Friday 25 May 2018, 7.30pm
Otomo Yoshihide / Chris Pitsiokos (Duo)

Saturday 26 May 2018, 7.30pm
Horse Lords

Sunday 27 May 2018
Contakt / Vocal Constructivists / Rhodri Davies Perform:
Pieces for Pauline: a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Sunday 27 May 2018, 4–6pm
a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros:
’Deep Listening’ Workshop

28–30 May 2018
Anthony Braxton Zim Music – Three Day Residency

Thursday 31 May 2018, 7.30pm
Pierre Berthet / Keiko Yamamoto / Rie Nakajima (Trio) + Ikuro Takahashi (Solo)

Milford Graves Profiled

Milford Graves

Source: The New York Times.

Calling Milford Graves an autodidact would be basically correct, but it gets at the wrong idea. Known as a game-changing drummer of the 1960s avant-garde, he’s also become a kind of underground thought-leader in martial arts, natural healing and cellular biology. That wasn’t just by learning from what was available; he likes to build new systems, reshaping the channels by which information comes to him.