The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Roscoe Mitchell – Discussions (Wide Hive Records, 2017) ****½

Bill Frisell – Music IS (Okeh, 2018) ****½

The New Danish Thing – Saxophonist Signe Emmeluth

John Coltrane Quartet – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album: Marking a Transition

John Coltrane Quartet – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album: Thoughts on a Beautiful Creation

John Coltrane Quartet – Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album: A Note

Kongsberg Jazz Festival, July 2018

Peter Bruun’s All Too Human – Vernacular Avant-Garde (Ayler, 2018) ****

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ISSUE Project Room Announces Fall Lineup

Source: ISSUE Project Room.  Highlights include:

MILFORD GRAVES & SHAHZHAD ISMAILY / MARINA ROSENFELD / CHARMAINE LEE
Thu 06 Sep, 2018, 8pm, First Unitarian Congregational Society
ISSUE’s fall season opens with legendary experimental jazz artist Milford Graves, performing with renowned multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. The evening also features a performance by composer and artist Marina Rosenfeld, as well as improvising vocalist Charmaine Lee. Join as an ISSUE Member for a free ticket!

Artists-In-Residence 2018
JAMES K: VENOMIST CHOIR WITH LOU DALLAS
Exact Date & Time TBA with New York Fashion Week Schedule
James K premieres Venomist Choir, a piece exploring how voice, and more specifically the mouth, operates as a subversive architecture, vessel, & stage. The piece is an electroacoustic composition & multimedia choreography embedded within an official New York Fashion Week show by art/fashion imprint Lou Dallas.

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE & STEVE DALACHINSKY / DAWN KASPER
Sat 15 Sep, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Legendary composer-performer Charlemagne Palestine performs alongside stalwart NYC poet Steve Dalachinsky as a part of the the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival, co-presented with BOMB Magazine. Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper opens the evening, enacting part two of a new improvisation titled A, B, C : 0, 1, 2, 3.

LEILA BORDREUIL: EPISODES ET MUTATIONS PERFORMED BY DORON SADJA AND MIVOS QUARTET
Wed 26 Sep, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE is pleased to present the premiere of Episodes et Mutations, an immersive performance + light installation by Leila Bordreuil & Doron Sadja. The performance is presented as a part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing The Line Festival and is performed by celebrated ensemble MIVOS quartet.

ASHLEY PAUL & ANTHONY COLEMAN / M LAMAR
Sat 06 Oct, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE welcomes back Ashley Paul, performing alongside longtime mentor and renowned pianist-composer Anthony Coleman. The evening also features artist M Lamar presenting American Cuck, a multimedia video, environmental installation, and musical performance exploring the maintenance of white supremacy.

High Zero Festival Crowdsourcing a 20th Anniversary Tour

Source: Indiegogo.

Beginning in 1999, the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised music has established Baltimore as an international center of experimental culture, emphasizing collaborations between avant-garde artists in the city with those around the world. Organized on a 100% volunteer basis by the High Zero Collective, a fluid group of Baltimore musicians and artists, the festival has consistently garnered national press — including National Public Radio calling it “the premier showcase for spontaneous sound.”

The festival has a unique structure. Internationally famous improvisors play side by side with younger musicians, united by their commitment to the musical imagination. Each year, Baltimore becomes a fertile meeting-ground for a large group of inspired players, drawn from a fascinating international subculture.

To celebrate the 20th edition of High Zero, we’re taking it on the road! Spanning three weeks in September, the High Zero Collective will travel for two shows each in Chicago and New York, performing with musicians from each host city, then return to Baltimore for a two-night blowout with local musicians.

Freq Reviews

Source: Freq.

Raison D’être – Alchymeia

Heldon / Hirvikolari (live at Café OTO)

Uruk – Mysterium Coniunctionis

Hilde Marie Holsen – Lazuli

Brücken Froese – Beginn

Taphephobia – Ghostwood

David Sylvian and Holger Czukay – Plight & Premonition + Flux & Mutability