New Amsterdam Records and Le Poisson Rouge Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Source: I Care If You Listen.

New Amsterdam Records put on a rollicking showcase of its vibe and vision at Le Poisson Rouge on June 10th and 11th, 2018. Both New Amsterdam and LPR celebrated ten years in New York City, and partnered to present a seated dinner, standing industrial concert, and intimate backstage to celebrate NewAm’s anniversary. The seven hours of programming presented an incredible array of atmospheres and textures to an enthusiastic audience. There was a mini mosh to Deerhoof, amazement at the athleticism of Subtle Degrees, and open-hearted existentialism with Olivia Chaney. Pakistan and Henry Purcell got shout-outs. Jazz got everything from subtle nods to full throttle freedom. The audience was along for the ride and happy about it.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

“A” TRIO & AMM – “AAMM” (Al Maslakch, 2018)

Magliocchi | Boss | Rolfini | Grassi – “Four points in the black sun” (Plus Timbre, 2018)

Guillermo Gregorio | Rafał Mazur| R amon Lopez – “Wandering The Sound” (Fundacja Sluchaj, 2018)

Evan Parker | Eddie Prevost – “Tools Of Imagination” (Fundacja Sluchaj, 2018)

Andrew Barker & Daniel Carter – “Polyhedron” (Astral Spirits, 2018)

Fidel Fourneyron – “Animal” (ONJ, 2018)

Møster | Edwards | Knedal Andersen – “Different Shapes/Immersion” (Va Fongool, 2018)

Newsbits: Giannouli, Thorne, and Garden New Album / Alan Braufman / Moondog in Philly / More Big Ears Artists

Tania Giannouli, Rob Thorne, and Steve Garden have a new album out called REWA.

Tinymixtapes reviews the reissue of Alan Braufman’s 1975 album.

There will be a performance of the music of Moondog in Philadelphia this Saturday.

More Big Ears 2019 artists have been announced, including Kayhan Kalhor with Brooklyn Rider, Jlin, Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt, Clarice Jenson’s with Jonathan Turner, Rafiq Bhatia’s Breaking English, and Coupler.

Stephanie Richards Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

I spoke with trumpeter, Stephanie Richards in April about her album, Fullmoon, which was released on Relative Pitch Records on May 18th. But of course, even more than I wanted to speak about her stunning, enigmatic, creative and expressive album, I wanted to talk about her womanhood. This interview was done before my debut interview at Downbeat with Sara Serpa and the Hear Our Voices movement. She and I had no idea what was coming, but that was because we live it. Richards and her female identified, women and LGBTQ colleges in free jazz and creative music live out the pain, alienation and confusion that being a jazz musician can bring. They also experience the love, community, happiness and passion that arises from being free enough to make the music they want to make.

Vital Weekly Reviews 1138

Source: Vital Weekly.

URUK – MYSERIUM CONIUNCTIONIS (CD by Ici D’Ailleurs) *
FLORIAN WITTENBURG – FOUR WAVES (CD by Nur Nicht Nur) *
MISTER SCHLÉÈMM (CD by Editions Vibrisse) *
BART VAN DONGEN & RICHARD VAN KRUYSDIJK – ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE (CD by Opa Loka Records) *
STEFAN THUT & TAKU SUGIMOTO (CD by Ftarri) *
JEAN-LUC GUIONNET / SEIJIRO MURAYAMA – IDIOPHONIC (CD by Ftarri) *
KAZUO IMAI / ROGER TURNER – MOLECULES (2CD by Ftarri) *
PASCAL BATTUS & ANNE-F JACQUES & TIM OLIVE – TROIS CONSEILLERS (CD by Caduc) *
COPPICE – GREEN FLAME (CD by Caduc) *
WOJTEK KUREK & ANNA JEDRZEJEWSKA – COPY OF PIANODRUM (CD by Plaża Zachodnia)
EL HELICOPTERO – (CD by Inamu)
GEORGE MCMULLEN TRIO – BOOMERANG (CD by Pfmentum)
STILLUPPSTEYPA – BEACH JOLANDA (LP by Ultra Eczema) *
MNEM – HEGENON (LP by Sentimental)
SAM MCLOUGHLIN – FOLKLORE OF PLANTS VOL II – THE VENEFIC GARDEN (10 inch by Folklore Tapes)
MOUNT FOG – WE KNOW NOTHING (8″ lathe cut by Hustle)
WILL SODERBERG & BREKEKEKEXKOAXKOAX – TIPS FOR THE SPACE TOURISTS (CDR by White Rose Network) *
SAND RA – COMPETING BROWN NOISE CHANNELS (3″CDR by The Ceil Label) *
ANTOINE PANACHE – PLEASURES (cassette by Barreuh Records) *
LÄRMSCHUTZ – FRUITS (cassette by Faux Amis Records) *
MARIA CARLAS & MYLO CYWITZ – 31337 (cassette by Plattegrond Records)
VITOR JOAQUIM – IMPERMANENCE (USB by Own Release)

The Stone in July

Source: New York’s Stone.

July 2018 at the Stone
curated by Eyal Maoz / Gyan Riley / Matt Hollenberg / Annie Gosfield

7/5 Thursday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Ju-Ping Song –World Premiere Solo Piano Compositions & Eyal Maoz – Guitar Solo
Ju-Ping Song (piano) Eyal Maoz (guitar)
Ju-Ping Song, the artistic director and pianist of the NakedEye Ensemble, who is known to ‘search for beauty in the unexpected’ will perform World Premiere of Eyal Maoz solo piano pieces. Plus, the composer will perform a guitar and effects solo set of his original songs.

7/6 Friday (RK)
8:30 pm
Hypercolor
Lukas Ligeti (drums) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar)
Hypercolor, the bicoastal trio of guitarist Eyal Maoz, bassist James Ilgenfritz, and drummer Lukas Ligeti, presents a fresh take on jazz: the rawness of punk, the virtuosity of jazz-rock, the unrestrained energy of free improvisation, the constructivism of new-music composition, and the emotionality of indie rock coalesce to create an instrumental music of sheer originality. Basic components of music such as melody and pulse are called into question; they are strongly present, but have morphed into an ever-malleable conduit for an unusually vast range of expressive possibilities. Their first, eponymously titled, CD was released in 2015 on John Zorn’s Tzadik label and met with wide critical acclaim; since then, Hypercolor has performed in countries from Italy to Indonesia.

7/7 Saturday (NB)
8:30 pm
Wild Type
Chris Stromquist (drums) Alvaro Benavides (bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar)
Where Slavic inspired music and jazz meet Avant-garde, begins the rocking odyssey of Wild Type. Groovy and eccentric, this new band features some of NYC most inspiring musicians: drummer Chris Stromquist and bassist Alvaro Benavides.

7/10 Tuesday (AR)
8:30 pm
ELIXIR
Toby Driver (bass, synth) Ches Smith (drums) Timba Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (electric guitar)

7/11 Wednesday (SZ)
8:30 pm
PLUCK
Wu Fei (guzheng, voice) Gyan Riley (guitar)

7/12 Thursday (FM)
8:30 pm
SOLO
Gyan Riley (guitar)

7/13 Friday
8:30 pm
PROBOSCI
Timba Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (guitar)
CD release show for our 2nd album NETHERMEAD!

7/14 Saturday (RB)
8:30 pm
Iva Bittova and Gyan Riley, with special guest Tony Fajt
Iva Bittová (voice, violin) Gyan Riley (guitar) Tony Fajt (piano, electronics)

7/17 Tuesday (AR)
8:30 pm
Hollenberg-Millevoi Quartet play John Zorn’s Bagatelles
Johnny DeBlase (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Matt Hollenberg, Nick Millevoi (guitars)

7/18 Wednesday
8:30 pm
iNFiNiEN
Jordan Berger (bass) Tom Cullen (drums) Matt Hollenberg (guitars) Chrissie Loftus (vocals, keyboards)

7/19 Thursday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Shardik
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Nick Shellenberg (keys) Matt Buckley (drums)

7/20 Friday
8:30 pm
Cleric performs Retrocausal
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Daniel Ephraim Kennedy (bass) Larry Kwartowitz (drums) Nick Shellenberger (keys, vocals)

7/21 Saturday
8:30 pm
Cleric performs John Zorn’s Book Beri’ah
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Daniel Ephraim Kennedy (bass) Larry Kwartowitz (drums) Nick Shellenberger (keys, vocals)

7/24 Tuesday (RB)
8:30 pm
TRIO
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard)
This new trio of old friends explores the crossroads between felt, ivory, wire, signals, and noise.

THE STONE COMMISSIONS
WEDNESDAY JULY 25: LAURA ORTMAN
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS
In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2018.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check https://nationalsawdust.org/event/jazz-stone-commissioning-series/

7/25 Wednesday (NB)
8:30 pm
Double Double Trouble
Yuka Honda and Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Nels Cline and Roger Kleier (guitars)
Double Double Trouble from two keyboard & guitar couples who have wanted to play together for years.

THE STONE AT RUSS AND DAUGHTERS CAFE!
THURSDAY JULY 26: TIM SPARKS
ONE SET AT 8PM—ADMISSION FREE
The Stone is proud to present music at Russ and Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard Street the last Thursday of every month! Drop by for smoked fish, pickles and great music!

7/26 Thursday (SK)
8:30 pm
String Noise play Gosfield
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Conrad Harris (violin) Annie Gosling (electronics)
String Noise duel with WWII era radio signals in “Static Strands and String Noise” bookended by a rare reading of both the solo and “tape” versions of “Long Waves and Random Pulses” performed by Pauline Kim Harris.

7/27 Friday
8:30 pm
Gosfield’s 21st Century String Orchestra
Annie Gosfield (keyboards)
Gosfield’s 21st Century String Orchestra, a large scale swarm of horsehair and electronic rubble dedicated to Stephanie Stone.

7/28 Saturday (FM)
8:30 pm
SEXTET
Annie Gosfield (sampler) Billy Martin (drums) Roger Kleier (guitar) Steven Bernstein (slide trumpet) Briggan Krauss (saxophone) Brian Drye (trombone)
A wild mix of dance tunes including a noisy, grooving take on analog synthesizers, vacuums, and a stellar band complete with horn section.

7/31 Tuesday (HM)
8:30 pm
ECHOES
Michaël Attias (alto sax, piano)