Brötzmann Reflects on Machine Gun

Source: Downbeat.

The marathon, lung-bursting howl of Peter Brötzmann’s Machine Gun, which the saxophonist self-released on his BRÖ imprint 50 years ago, captured the anxiety of a generation grappling with the Vietnam War and civil unrest. The emotional and political complexity it was born from still resonates today.

San Francisco Scene: June 22-29, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, June 22
Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Curium
Agnieszka Peszko, violin; Natalie Raney, cello; Rachel Kim, piano
Chen Yi Tunes from My Home
Kaija Saariaho Light & Matter
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Fri 6/22 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Marc Ducret – Guitar (France)
Samuel Blaser – Trombone (Switzerland)
with
Apropos Trio: Renzi-Mezzacappa-Levis
Matt Renzi – clarinet, oboe, tenor sax
Lisa Mezzacappa – acoustic bass
Jason Levis – drums

Fri 6/22 9:00 PM Bird & Beckett Books and Records [653 Chenery St. SF]
The Pipes
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Cory Wright, reeds
Stephen Lugerner, reeds

Saturday, June 23

Sat 6/23 8:00 PM Gold Lion Arts [2733 Riverside Blvd Sacramento]
Vladimir Tarasov – drums, Chris Brown- piano/electronics, Jsaon Hoopes- electric bass and Jon Raskin- saxophones will be exploring the depth, width and length of 21st century improvisation from the mico to the macro. Time will be adjusted in each instant composition.

Sunday, June 24

Sun 6/24 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett – drums, percussion, electronic autoharp
Ray Schaeffer – electric basses
Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, voice, electronics, toys
8:30 pm Levin/Pontecorvo/Pino/Abrams
Elliott Levin – tenor saxophone,flute, poetry, Mika Pontecorvo – guitar, Mark Pino – drums, Kersti Abrams – alto saxophone,North-African reeds, mbira, Eli Pontecorvo – bass

Sun 6/24 7:30 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Thomas Strønen’s Time is a Blind Guide: Norwegian Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Thomas Strønen presents the second recording for Ecm Records with his chamber ensemble Time is a Blind Guide. Influenced by jazz and contemporary classical music, the ensemble’s sound and style prize timbre, silence, and harmonic evolution in a variety of ways. Introspective yet not indulgent, Time is a Blind Guide reflects the development of a spectacular group of improvisers.
FEATURING:
Thomas Strønen – drums
Håkon Aase – violin
Leo Svensson Sander – cello
Mats Eilertsen – bass
Ayumi Tanaka – piano

Sun 6/24 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret

Monday, June 25

Mon 6/25 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
OFJS presents: Ian Hawk (Pdx) + ‘Zu Zed’

Tuesday, June 26

Tue 6/26 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
ERIC REVIS Quartet with KEN VANDERMARK, KRIS DAVIS, CHAD TAYLOR.
On his newest album as a leader, Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed), he goes a long way beyond anything he’s achieved before. Sing follows 2013’s Parallax (Clean Feed), his first recorded pairing with multi-reed player and MacArthur Fellow Ken Vandermark, the Chicago experimental scion. It shows Revis’s astoundingly flexible range with a huge grounded sound. Vandermark returns to this session in a quartet with pianist Kris Davis (Revis’s frequent trio partner on a handful of recorded dates with drummer Andrew Cyrille), and a former Chicagoan on drums, Chad Taylor, whom the bassist employed on his acclaimed 2014 quartet session In Memory of Things Yet Seen.

Thursday, June 28

Thu 6/28 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Visual Piano & Friends

Thu 6/28 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Sunken Cathedral
Morher
Kole Galbraith

Friday, June 29
Fri 6/29 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Chris Brown, Jason Hoopes, Jon Raskin, Vladimir Tarasov

BA Podcast 19: Norway

Source: burning ambulance.

Episode 19 of the Burning Ambulance podcast tells the story of host Phil Freeman‘s recent trip to Bergen, Norway to attend the annual Nutshell jazz showcase, and includes interviews with percussionist Erland Dahlen, drummer Gard Nilssen, and saxophonist André Roligheten. The episode also features live recordings of performances by the groups Bounce Alarm, the Dag Arnesen Trio, Erland Dahlen, and the Andre Roligheten Quartet.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Two from Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson / Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara)! Jemeel Moondoc / Matt Shipp Qt! Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Five Blokes! Gordon Grdina: Solo & Qt: Oscar Noreiga/Russ Lossing / Satoshi Takeishi! Christian Wolff & Michael Leonhart Orchestras!

Two Nicola L. Hein Duos: Alfred 23 Harth & Paul Lytton! Robbie Lee / Norbert Rodenkirchen /James Ilgenfritz! Jack O’ the Clock! Motorpsycho! The Return of the SHIIIN label: Three from Elaine Radigue! Charlemagne Palestine! Luc Ferrari & Brunhild 4 CD Set!

Haco! The (EC) Nudes! Todd Dockstader! Ornette Coleman Trio! Paul Bley Trio! John Handy/Ali Akbar Khan/L. Subramanian..! Plus lots of Rare Vinyl from: Paul Panhuysen! Mikolaj Trzaska! Elaine Radigue and Luc Ferrari! And much 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, June 24th:
6pm: TODD CAPP’S MYSTERY TRAIN With KURT RALSKE / EMILIE LESBROS /
AUSTIN COVELL / ANDREW HAAS
7pm: XNN: ELI WALLACE / BEN COHEN / DANIEL CARTER / DAN KURFIRST

Sunday, July 1st:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and GERALD CLEAVER – Clarinet and Drums
7pm: JOSH SINTON / TODD NEUFELD / GIACOMO MEREGA – Bari Sax & Bass Clarinet / Guitar / Bass

Sunday, July 8th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / TODD CAPP
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN – Solo violin Performing the Violin Music of ORNETTE COLEMAN

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR UNIT with DAVE ROSS / DMITRY ISHENKO / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: SCOTT FIELDS / ELLIOTT SHARP – Solo & Duo Guitars

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