Gapplegate Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Cello Concerto, Transcriptions for Cello and Piano, Houston Symphony, Brinton Averil Smith, Kazuki Yamada

Duo Noire, Night Triptych, Thomas Flippin, Christopher Mallett

Christian Wolff, Two Orchestra Pieces

Henze, Violin and Viola Works, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Roderick Chadwick

Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Piano Sonatas opp. 8, 49bis & 56 (Nos. 2, 4 and No Number) , Elisaveta Blumina

The Stone in July

Source: NY’s Stone.

8/1 Wednesday (SZ)
8:30 pm
Michaël Attias (alto sax) John Hébert (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (drums)

8/2 Thursday (RB)
8:30 pm
Michaël Attias (alto sax) Aruán Ortiz (piano) John Hébert (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)

8/3 Friday (NB)
8:30 pm
Michaël Attias (alto sax) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Jacob Sacks (piano) Sean Conly (bass) Mark Ferber (drums)

8/4 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
Michaël Attias (sax) Tony Malaby (sax) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Ben Gerstein (trombone, etc) Kris Davis (piano) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) John Hébert (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Eric McPherson (drums)

8/7 Tuesday (RB)
8:30 pm
Nicole Mitchell and Cory Smythe
Cory Smythe (piano) Nicole Mitchell (flutes)
Compositions for flute and piano by Nicole Mitchell

8/8 Wednesday (FM)
8:30 pm
Val-Inc (electronics/perc) Imani Uzuri (vocals) Nicole Mitchell (flute/electronics)

8/9 Thursday (NB)
8:30 pm
Maria Grand (sax) Emma Dayhuff (bass) Shirazette Tinnin (drums) Nicole Mitchell (flute)

8/10 Friday (HM)
8:30 pm
Nicole Mitchell and Robert Dick
Nicole Mitchell (flute) Robert Dick (flute)

8/11 Saturday
8:30 pm
Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler
Fay Victor (vocals) Darius Jones (tenor sax) Ken Filiano (bass) Angelica Sanchez (piano) Marika Hughes (cello) Pheeroan Aklaff (drums) Nicole Mitchell (flute)

8/14 Tuesday (DT)
8:30 pm
Duo with Mary Halvorson
Julian Lage (guitar) Mary Halvorson (guitar)

8/15 Wednesday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Rude Ruth w/ Margaret Glaspy
Julian Lage (guitar) Margaret Glaspy (voice)

8/16 Thursday (DT)
8:30 pm
Trio with Jorge Roeder and Dave King
Julian Lage (guitar) Jorge Roeder (bass) Dave King (drums)

8/17 Friday (AV)
8:30 pm
QUARTET with Jorge Roeder, Dave King, and John Zorn
Julian Lage (guitar) Jorge Roeder (bass) Dave King (drums) John Zorn (sax)
Improvisations and a few Masada tunes!

8/18 Saturday (RK)
8:30 pm
Trio with Kris Davis and Dave King
Julian Lage (guitar) Kris Davis (piano) Dave King (drums)

8/21 Tuesday (SK)
8:30 pm
Duet with Gerald Cleaver
Bill Frisell (guitar) Gerald Cleaver (drums)

8/22 Wednesday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Duet with Kenny Wollesen
Bill Frisell (guitar) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

8/23 Thursday (FM)
8:30 pm
Duet with Andrew Cyrille
Bill Frisell (guitar) Andrew Cyrille (drums)

8/24 Friday (DT)
8:30 pm
Duet with Johnathan Blake
Bill Frisell (guitar) Johnathan Blake (drums)

8/25 Saturday (RK)
Duet with Mark Guiliana
Bill Frisell (guitar) Mark Guiliana (drums)

8/28 Tuesday (AV)
8:30 pm
Chris Cochrane, Kato Hideki and G Calvin Weston
Chris Cochrane (guitar) Kato Hideki (bass) G Calvin Weston (drums)

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

8/29 Wednesday
8:30 pm
Billy Martin and G Calvin Weston
Billy Martin (drums, percussion) G Calvin Weston (drums, electronics)

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!

8/30 Thursday (RK)
8:30 pm
G Calvin Weston, Simon Hanes and Jamie Saft
G Calvin Weston (drums) Simon Hanes (bass) Jamie Saft (keyboards)

8/31 Friday
8:30 pm
John Medeski and G Calvin Weston
John Medeski (keysboards, organ) G Calvin Weston (drums)

Jazz Right Now Reviews

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Interview: Gibrán Andrade

Review: Anteloper Live at H0l0, July 15, 2018

Review: Jon Lipscomb Quartet – Fodder

Artist Feature: Drummer Chad Taylor

Feminist Jazz Review: A Conversation with Stephanie Richards about Fullmoon

Review: Alan Braufman – Valley of Search (India Navigation, 1975, reissued 2018)

AMN Picks of the Week: Ajna / Ari Chersky / WeFreeStrings / 1/2H 1/2W / Reid Karris

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.

Ajna – Lucid Intrusion (2018)
Ari Chersky – Fear Sharpens the Dagger (2018)
WeFreeStrings – Fulfillment (2018)
1/2H 1/2W – Black Pelvic Fluids (2018)
Reid Karris – Demarcation (2018)

ROOM40 New Releases

Source: ROOM40.

Norman Westberg – After Vacation

Toshimaru Nakamura – Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)

Yan Jun – Unconditional Love

Yan Jun – From Audience

Joana Gama I Luís Fernandes – At The Still Point Of The Turning World

Thembi Soddell – Love Songs

The IBeam Brooklyn in August and September

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

Kitamura / Reid / Bynum / Morris + Brian Drye
Wednesday, August 8th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:00 pm
Kyoko Kitamura – Voice
Tomeka Reid – Cello
Taylor Ho Bynum – Cornet
Joe Morris – Guitar
9:30 pm
Brian Drye + TBA

The Out Louds
Friday, August 17th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums
Ben Goldberg – Clarinet
Mary Halvorson – Guitar

Novoa / Noriega / Gress / Rainey
Saturday, August 18th 9:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Oscar Noriega, alto saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano
Drew Gress, bass
Tom Rainey, drums

Innocent When You Dream & Weird Turn Pro
Friday, August 24th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:00 pm
Innocent When You Dream
Aaron Shragge – dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi
Ryan Anselmi -tenor sax
Nico Soffiato -guitar
Alexi David -bass
Deric Dickens -drums
Weird Turn Pro
Chris Klaxton – trumpet
Matt Langley – bass clarinet
Chris Gagne – trombone
Mike Effenberger- piano
Rob Gerry – bass
Mike Walsh – percussion

Eva Novoa Trio
Friday, September 14th 9:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Eva Novoa, piano
Drew Gress, bass
Devin Gray, drums

Satoko Fujii Trio
Saturday, September 29th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Kappa Maki – trumpet
Satoko Fujii – piano
Yoshi Shutto – drums

AMN Reviews: Kreysing / Penschuck / Stadlmeier – Re-encypher (2018; Attenuation Circuit)

This three-person drone performance was recorded live in Münster late last year. Anja Kreysing provides accordion and electronics, Dan Penschuck is on percussion, synth, and effects, and Sascha Stadlmeier plays guitar, heater, wood, voice, and effects. Over two long tracks, this trio offers what could be the soundtrack to a demented horror movie. In addition to the aforementioned drones – which are dark and haunting, Penschuck and Stadlmeier set forth disjointed and indeterminate percussion. These latter contributions use what appears to be a combination of found objects and more conventional drum equipment. Another standout aspect of the release is Kreysing’s slow-moving accordion playing.  She layers it over and around the synths, but also brings it to the fore to evoke an ominous atmosphere not unlike that of a deranged circus. As a result, Re-encypher goes beyond run-of-the-mill stylings and is an interesting bridge between dark ambient music, free improv, and something mysterious and sinister. Recommended.

Chicago Scene: July 28 – August 4, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, July 28th 2018

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things, with Greg Ward, Tim Halderman, Jason Roebke, special guests Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Stein

Sunday, July 29th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Akosuen + Cinchel — Record release
Holy Family — Record release

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Susan Alcorn, Jim Baker, Anton Hatwich, Ryan Packard

Monday, July 30th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Susan Alcorn — Solo performance and conversation with Ken Vandermark

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Rob Clearfield Solo
Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Quin Kirchner, Makaya McCraven

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
James Falzone Solo
Black Diamond : Artie Black, Hunter Diamond, Matt Ulery, Neil Hemphill

Friday, August 3rd 2018

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark Quartet with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey

Saturday, August 4th 2018

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark Quartet with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey

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