Seattle Scene: May 11-25, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Body.Space.Time.Sound (Vol. 1)
Fri. May 11, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

An evening of improvised sound and movement created and curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker. Scored improvisation with 6 musician/ dancer pairings exploring the theme of time and duration. Some pairs will perform one piece over a continuous period of time, where others will perform fragmented sections throughout the evening. Pairings will also consider where in space these uneven time frames will take place.

Jason McGill et al: Solo, Duos, Trio
Sat. May 12, 8 PM; $5 – 15 donation at door

Jason McGill’s music of the past few years has mainly explored attention, paradox, love, space, and natural logic. Tonight a few streams of his thought and practice merge, with solo alto saxophone improvisations and a new work for two electric guitars with Tom Scully; pianist Andrew Olmstead plays a collection of very short songs that incorporate all twelve major and minor keys; trio improvisations close the evening.

THU. 5/17 – Peter Nelson-King plays eclectic piano works from the 1980s by Robert Beaser, George Benjamin, Fulvio Caldini, David Chaitkin, Edmund Rubbra, Peter Sculthorpe., John Tavener, Augusta Read Thomas, and Charles Wuorinen

SAT. 5/19 – Jimmy Johnson, Sonic Lighthouse: The Synchronized Rotations of Sounds in Spaces

FRI. 5/25 – Inverted Space Ensemble presents works for cimbalom by Györgi Kurtág and Georges Aperghis

Keith Tippett Fund 

Keith Tippett

Source: The Wire.

Keith Tippett has suffered a heart attack, followed by complications from pneumonia. Although the 71 year old pianist has returned home, he is unable to work for the foreseeable future. Now two funds have been set up to help with living costs.

Hazel Miller of Ogun Records is collecting PayPal donations to be sent to the musician directly; and saxophonist and composer Martin Archer, owner of Discus Music, has offered him all the proceeds from Tippett’s 2016 release The Nine Dances Of Patrick O’Gonogon.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

English: Marc Ribot

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Brandon Lopez, Matthew Nelson, Andria Nicodemou & Gerald Cleaver – The Industry of Entropy (Relative Pitch, 2018) ****½

Daniel Carter, William Parker & Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light (AUM, 2018) *****

Duck Baker – Solo Monk (Triple Point, 2018) *****

Gregory Lewis (featuring Marc Ribot) – Organ Monk Blue (s/r, 2018) ****

Yoko Miura & Gianni Mimmo – Departure (Seto Di Maiale, 2017) ***½

Aruán Ortiz Trio – Live in Zurich (Intakt, 2018) ****

Alternative Facts – Life Is Complex (Unit Records, 2017) ***½

Garrett Wingfield’s Octopod—Monoliths and Sepulchres (Bandcamp, 2018) ****

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 08/2018

Deutsch: Joe McPhee beim Konzert mit dem Peter...

Source: Taran’s Free Jazz Hour.

Rick Countryman
Estuary: Rick Countryman, as/ Christian Bucher, Dr

Doubtless: Jure Pukl, Ts/ Melissa Aldana, Ts/ Joe Sanders, B/ Gregory Hutchinson, Dr

Ponguru: AL Fraser, Taongo Puoro/ Phil Boniface, B

Noah Preminger/ Rob Garcia
Chopin Project: Noah Preminger, Ts/ Nate Radley, B/ Rob Garcia, Dr

The Bridge
A Pride of Lions: Daunik Lazro, Ts, Bari Sax/ Joe Mcphee, Ts, Pkt Tpt/ Josh Abrams, B/ Guillaume Seguron, B/ Chad Taylor, Dr

Boomerang: George Mcmullen, Tbn/ Nick Rosen, B/ Alex Cline, Dr, Perc

Stefan Wistrand
Nods off: Stefan Wistrand, as/ Daniel Berton, G/ Stafan Larsson, El B/ Peter Olsen, Dr

Vent Du Sud
Intimations: Denis Fournier, Dr/ Denman Maroney, Hyperpiano

Leo | Jet Lemon Band
Led Zeppelin Ii in the Key of Jazz: Jet Lemon Band

Suite of Dreams: George Haslam, Bar Sax, Cl, Taragato/ Richard Leigh, P, Keyb/ Steve Kershaw, B, Electronics

James Hall
Lattice: James Hall, Tbn/ Jamie Baum, FL/ Deanna Witkowski, P/ Tom Di Carlo, B/ Allan Mednard, Dr

and She Speaks: Ab Baars Solo on Ts, Cl, Shakuhachi

Steve Cohn – Jimmy Bennington
Albany Park: Steve Cohn, P, Shakuhachi/ Jimmy Bennington, Dr

Jennifer Koh Interview

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Award-winning violinist Jennifer Koh finds herself busy with a demanding, international schedule. Koh is not just performing the standard repertoire–she is devoting many concerts to new works, many of which she commissioned. I CARE IF YOU LISTEN managed to catch up with Koh and asked her five questions about her “New American Concerto” commissioning project and some of her views on diversity and cultural awareness in music.