San Francisco Scene: May 25 – June 1, 2018

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Friday, May 25

Fri 5/25 9:30 AM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium
Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

Fri 5/25 6:30 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704]
Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.

Fri 5/25 7:00 PM Cafe Claude [7 Claude Lane San Francisco]
Vijay Anderson Quartet

Fri 5/25 7:30 PM First Unitarian Universalist Chapel [1157 Franklin St San Francisco CA]
guitarists Giacomo Fiore and Paul Kogut (NY) will present an evening of improvised ruminations in solo and duo settings.

Fri 5/25 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Friction Quartet + Danny Clay + Pascal Le Boeuf: CounterPaint Video Release

Fri 5/25 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
David Slusser: Stray Horns Play Sun Ra

Fri 5/25 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
Larry Ochs – Donald Robinson Duo

Saturday, May 26

Sat 5/26 8:00 PM Problem Library [1288 15th Ave, San Francisco, California 94122]
Foreign Drama is an event series of female electronic musicians from strong influence of cultures outside of America. Viewfinder and RVC will be performing experimental live sets.

Sat 5/26 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Ebbing Sounds Symposium
Gray Area is thrilled to host Ebbing Sounds Symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

Sunday, May 27

Sun 5/27 1:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Pianist Sarah Cahill performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.

Sun 5/27 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Pascal’s Triangle: No-Boundaries, Modern Jazz Piano Trio
Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Pascal Le Boeuf presents a collection of new and classic original works with an “advanced-propulsion rhythm team” (New York Times) comprised of Bay Area heroes Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass and Malachi Whitson on drums.

Sun 5/27 8:00 PM Amnesia [853 Valencia St SanFrancisco, CA 94110]
Oakland based indie/post jazz band The Dirty Snacks Ensemble will share a bill with Maria Neckam and Loosh, on tour from Brooklyn.

Tuesday, May 29

Tue 5/29 7:00 PM Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [2155 Center St. Berkeley]
Full: Cities
Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.

Thursday, May 31

Thu 5/31 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Helen Newby presents some of her recent works for cello and electronics.

Friday, June 1

Fri 6/01 7:00 PM Kala Art Institute [Kala Art Gallery 2990 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702]
“Rapoport Remembered,” is the brainchild of violin/vocals duo Hae Voces (Kristina Dutton and Majel Connery).

Fri 6/01 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Hannah Addario-Berry, Jeff Anderle & Kate Campbell

Fri 6/01 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2

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AMN Picks of the Week: Maryam Sirvan / Nhung Nguyen / Bella / Uuskyla, Øgrim, & Berg / Oiseaux-Tempête

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Maryam Sirvan – Untamed Terror (2018)
Nhung Nguyen (Sound Awakener) – Oblivion (2018)
Bella – UN (2018)
Peeter Uuskyla / Tellef Øgrim / Anders Berg – Oslo Hærverk (2018)
Oiseaux-Tempête – AL-‘AN! (2017)

BA Podcast 17: William Parker & Patricia Nicholson 

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Episode 17 of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with bassist William Parker, whose latest album, the 3CD set Voices Fall from the Sky, is out now, and his wife Patricia Nicholson, who runs Arts For Art, the organization that has put on the Vision Festival every year since 1996 and has recently expanded to running additional concert series during the fall and winter.

Music and More Reviews

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Henry Threadgill – Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus (Pi Recordings, 2018)

Daniel Carter / William Parker / Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light Live At Tufts University (AUM Fidelity, 2018)

Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg – Dirt… And More Dirt (Pi Recordings, 2018)

Sun Ra – The Cymbals​/​Symbols Sessions: New York, 1973 (Modern Harmonic, 2018)

Akira Sataka – Proton Pump (Family Vineyard, 2018)

Tim Berne / Matt Mitchell – Angel Dusk (Screwgun Records, 2018)

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Ivo Perelman & Matt Shipp 3 CD Set! Hikashu & AfriRampo Live 2 CD DVD! Nonoko Yoshida’s Trio Shinkai No Mado! Eugene Chadbourne CD Book! Peter Bruun/Marc Ducret/Kasper Tranberg/Simon Toldam! Three from Andreas Willers: Jan Roder/Axel Dorner/Achim Kaufmann/Urs Leimgruber! New from Sunnyside: Denny Zeitlin Trio! Román Filiú’s Quartetia! Jamie Baum Septet! James Tenney! Three Reissues from SUN RA Arkestra! WIRE! Blurt! Paul Desmond and Even More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, May 27th: No In-store during Vision Festival!

Sunday, June 3rd:
6pm: DAVID AARON / ROB RITCHIE / DAVE GOULD – Soprano Sax / Electric Guitar / Drums
7pm: SAM NEWSOME – Solo Soprano Sax

Monday, June 4th: DMG 28th Anniversary Celebration!
I am working on it – More info soon.

Sunday, June 10th:
6pm: CARLO COSTA / CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVEDSEN / SAM KULIK – Percussion / Bass / Trombone
7pm: JONATHAN MORITZ / SEAN ALI / CARLO COSTA – Sax / Bass/ Drums

Rare, Monday June 11th:
6:30 – CARTOON JUSTICE With G. CALVIN WESTON/MIKA PONTECORVO/KERSTI ABRAMS/ADRIANE PONTECORVO/MARK PINO/ELIJAH PONTECORVO – Drums/Guitar/Alto Sax/Cello/El. Bass/Waterphone!

Sunday, June 17th:
6pm: PRACTITIONER: BEN GOLDBERG and MICHAEL COLEMAN – CD Release Set
7pm: NICOLA HEIN TRIO

Sunday, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN: KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS!
7pm: DCNN: DANIEL CARTER NEWS NETWORK:
ELI WALLACE / BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

Taylor Ho Bynum News

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First of all, a new album on the Relative Pitch label with a collaborative quartet with some of my favorite improvisers: Geometry of Caves, with Joe Morris (guitar), Tomeka Reid (cello), and Kyoko Kitamura (voice).

Then I’ll be on the road in Europe with Anthony Braxton’s amazing ZIM Music Ensemble – proving that all great bands have two harps, a tuba and an accordion. We’ll be in Rome, three nights in London, and Vienna. European friends come out and enjoy, once again, calendar details below. For those of you in NYC interested in Anthony’s music systems, I’ll be teaching a participatory workshop on Braxton’s music at the Jazz Gallery at 1pm on Sunday, June 10.

And some new (old) releases on my bandcamp page. Continuing my bootleg series, Volume V is dedicated to Pop Songs – covers of tunes by two of my heroes, Prince and Bjork, and an alternate take of the power ballad from my Enter the Plustet album. Featuring an incredible cast of musicians: Kyoko Kitamura, Jim Hobbs, Evan Patrick, Nick Lloyd, Stomu Takeishi, Pheeroan akLaff, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Marika Hughes, Chad Taylor, and the whole 15-piece PlusTet big band.

It’s been just about 20 years since I recorded two of the first commercially released albums I was involved with. (I guess I’m middle aged now.) Both these recordings are basically impossible to find now, so happy to put them up on bandcamp. Eric Rosenthal and I had an ongoing duo project deconstructing standards and improvising – and only life my lush lament was the first of our two records. Paradigm Shift was a collective brass ensemble organized by Stephen Haynes and myself, The RAW Field Recordings was appropriately enough recorded in a field at Real Art Ways in Hartford, featuring Joseph Daley, Pheeroan akLaff, Syd Smart, Aaron Johnson, and Salim Washington. As fate would have it, I’ll be playing with Eric and Stephen in Stephen’s new group Knuckleball on June 12, at Real Arts Ways no less…see details below and see you there!

CONCERT CALENDAR:

Wednesday, May 23 – Joe Morris, Kyoko Kitamura, Tomeka Reid, and THB at the Stone at the New School, NYC

Saturday, May 26 – Anthony Braxton Sextet (w/THB, Adam Matlock, Dan Peck, Jacqueline Kerrod, Miriam Overlach) at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

May 28-30 – Anthony Braxton Septet (above plus Jean Cook) at Cafe Oto, London, UK

Saturday, June 2 – Anthony Braxton Sextet at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria

Sunday, June 10, 1pm – THB leads workshop on Anthony Braxton’s Music Systems at the Jazz Gallery, NYC

Tuesday, June 12 – Stephen Haynes’s Knuckleball (w/THB, Dan Clucas, Ben Stapp, Eric Rosenthal) at Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

Sunday, August 5 – Nicole Mitchell’s Dusty Wings (w/THB, Fay Victor, Rashaan Carter, Shirazette Tinnin) at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport RI

Saturday August 11 – Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double (w/THB, Ralph Alessi, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook, Gerald Cleaver) at the Jazz Gallery, NYC

Sunday August 26 – Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double at the Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria