San Francisco Scene: September 1-6, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, September 1

Sat 9/01 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Sunday, September 2

Sun 9/02 5:00 PM Soundwave Studios [2200 Wood St Oakland, CA 94607]
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ’s, No Singer Songwriters. Just you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony.

Sun 9/02 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Sun 9/02 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Sun 9/02 10:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Monday, September 3

Mon 9/03 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Mon 9/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Ben Goldberg/Karl Evangelista Duo (duo improvisation)
Set #2: The Holly Martins (experimental jazz)
(Kasey Knudsen-alto saxophone, Eric Vogler-guitar, Lorin Benedict-vocals)
Set #3: Green Mitchell Trio (modern jazz)
(Cory Wright-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums)

Tuesday, September 4

Tue 9/04 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Thursday, September 6

Thu 9/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Bamboo Skin 4-tet – free flowing improvisation
John Vaughn/Brandon Evans – saxophones, Mark Pino/Tim Orr – drums
9:00 pm Rare Form – dark ambient/drone
Thyme Nord: keyboards, synthesizers, pianos, vocals, loops, samples, mixing
Ryan Beitler: guitars, loops, tape loops, bows, screwdriver, behringer 2442, samples, mixing


Leo Records New Releases 2018/08

Source: Leo Records.

Carol Liebowitz & Birgita Flick – Malita – Malika
Perelman / Mahall – Kindred Spirits
Perelman / Stein – Spiritual Prayers
Akira Sakata / Simon Nabatov / Takashi Seo / Darren Moore – Not Seeing Is a Flower

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

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
Tue 11 Sep, 2018, 5pm, St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery
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.

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.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings (ECM)

Ryley Walker — Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)

Jeremiah Cymerman — Decay of the Angel (5049 Records)

Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson – The Haunt (No Business)

Obnox — Templo Del Sonido (Astral Spirits)

The Open Secret — A Geography for Plays (Rastascan)

Jazz in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Source: The New York Times.

FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC at various locations (Sept. 5-12). The trumpeter (and, at this festival, organizer) Dave Douglas has assembled a stylistically ambitious lineup for this year’s Festival of New Trumpet Music, welcoming some of the best-known trumpeters in improvised music as well as fresher faces.

MILFORD GRAVES AND SHAHZAD ISMAILY, MARINA ROSENFELD, AND CHARMAINE LEE at First Unitarian Congregational Society (Sept. 6, 8 p.m.). At 77, Mr. Graves — an influential drummer and experimentalist with a billowing, shadowy style — is enjoying a kind of personal renaissance.

AARON PARKS’S LITTLE BIG AND RAFIQ BHATIA AND CRAIG WEINRIB at Nublu 151 (Sept. 6, 9 p.m.). Mr. Parks is a deft and often-dulcet pianist, who incorporates a wide array of contemporary influences.

Cortex in Orlando, September 12th 

Source: thecm5.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Timucua Arts Foundation and The Civic Minded 5 present
Iron Cow Cafe
2438A East Robinson St, Orlando, Fl 32803
6:00 pm doors, 8:00 pm concert
$10 admission, advanced tickets available

Aside from the musicians from the late 1990’s Sam Rivers crew, we’re not sure that anyone has appeared in three cm5 shows inside the interval of one year. Cortex bandleader Thomas Johansson and saxophonist Kristoffer Alberts are about to enter our record books under this category. Last October, Cortex captivated the attendees at Gallery At Avalon Island. Just two or so months back, Johansson and Alberts stood front and center of that thirteen-strong new music mob, Large Unit, submitting new language for, well, ostensibly a jazz orchestra.