Vital Weekly Reviews 1142

Source: Vital Weekly.

THE PITCH & SPLITTER ORCHESTER – FROZEN ORCHESTRA (SPLITTER) (CD by Mikroton) *
AARON MARTIN – TOUCH DISSOLVES (CD by Iikki Books) *
IGNAR ZACH & SPEAK PERCUSSION – BEFORE NIGHTFALL ONE (CD by Sofa Music) *
NAKEDEYE ENSEMBLE – STORYLINES CROSSING (CD by Starkland)
HAN – TUNING THE INVISIBLE (CD, private)
TANGENTS – NEW BODIES (CD by Temporary Residence)
JANA IRMERT – FLOOD (CD by Fabrique Records) *
HILDE MARIE HOLSEN – LAZULI (CD by Hubro) *
WOLFANG MITTERER – NINE IN ONE (CD by Col Legno) *
DAMN – FREISTIL-SAMPLERINNEN 4+5 (2CD compilation by Chmafu Records)
JFK – WEAPON DESIGN (LP by Fourth Dimension) *
IKUE MORI & CHRISTIAN RØNN – CHORDIS ET MACHINE (LP by Nische)
NIMMALTD001 (12″ by Minimmal Movement)
NIMMALTD002 (12″ by Minimmal Movement)
GONZALES AGREDA & PEREIRA SPURR – SUDAMÉRICA ELECTRO-UNDERGROUND (CDR by Super Space Records) *
DISTANT FIRES BURNING – FOR THE LOVE OF… (cassette by Audiobulb Records) *
CLAUS POULSEN – MAKE A JAZZ NOISE HERE (cassette by Insula Jazz)
BOAT OF – FORBIDDEN MOURNING PRACTICE (cassette by 777 Was 666)
MARIUS CHWALEK – VOLTA PENTA (cassette by Ana Ott)
L*MBIK MEETS STIGMATIC DESTRUCTION – EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL (cassette by Unsigned Label)
NUSSBAUMPARK (cassette)

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Jazz Right Now August NYC Calendar

Source: Jazz Right Now.

August 2 (Thursday)

Aquiles Navarro Silvana 6 pm
Brandon Lopez Solo; Jozwiak-Swanson-Zenkoff Trio; Jack Wright-Evan Lipson-Weasel Walter Trio Arete $10

August 3 (Friday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Steve Swell/Marc Seeger
Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Alan Braufman’s Valley of Search with Cooper-Moore, James Brandon Lewis,
Ken Filiano, Andrew Drury National Sawdust 8 pm $20
Kid Orchid: Michaël Attias, Ralph Alessi, Jacob Sacks, Sean Conly, Mark Ferber
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20
A.E. Randolph Presents: Bass vs. Bass: Ed Rosenberg, Adam Hopkins; Terrence McManus Solo 8, 9:15 pm $10
Weasel Walter; PAK; Chaser (record release!); bbigpigg Muchmore’s 9, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15 pm $10

August 4 (Saturday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Brian Settles, Neil Podgurski, Chad Taylor Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Numbers: Michaël Attias, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, Ben Gerstein, Kris Davis,
Fred Lonberg-Holm, John Hébert, Satoshi Takeishi, Eric McPherson
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20
Jesse Dulman Quartet with Ras Moshe, Dave Sewelson, Leonid Galaganov,
Matteo Liberatore, Michael Foster, Joanna Mattrey
Downtown Music Gallery 6, 7 pm
Retrograde: Reggie Sylvester, Matt Lavelle; 12 Houses Michiko Rehearsal Studios 8 pm $20

August 5 (Sunday)

Matteo Liberatore-Michael Foster-Joanna Mattrey Trio Downtown Music Gallery 6 pm FREE
Outskirts Music Series: Eli Wallace-Ben Cohen Duo; Nina Dante Solo; Drew Wesely, Alec Harper, Do Yoen Kim 154 Schenck Ave, Brooklyn 6 pm $10

August 6 (Monday)

Drew Wesely, Eli Wallace, Ben Cohen, Nick Dunston; Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen,
Adam Lane, Kevin Shea; David Leon, Chris Pitsiokos, Asher Kurtz; Nick Fraser,
Tony Malaby, Kenny Warren, Brandon Lopez; Andrew Lamb, Tom Abbs,
Marvin Bugalu Smith; Adam Caine/Daniel Carter
Bushwick Public House 7 pm $10

August 7 (Tuesday)

Mazz Swift Bar Lunàtico 8:30, 10 pm $10
Hilliard Greene Trio with Queen Esther, Sharp Radway
Greater Calvary Baptist Church 12, 1 pm $15
Vadim Neselovskyi, Dan Loomis, Ronen Itzik; Michaël Attias, Michael Formanek,
Mark Ferber Korzo 9, 10:30 pm

August 8 (Wednesday)

Sun Ra Arkestra’s Space Is the Place; José James’ Lean On Me; Samora Pinderhughes’
The Transformations Suite Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center 6:30 pm
Geometry of Caves: Joe Morris, Tomeka Reid, Taylor Ho Bynum, Kyoko Kitamura Ibeam Brooklyn 8 pm $15
Eric Plaks Septet with Michael Bisio, Jon Panikkar, Daniel Carter, Matt Lavelle,
Andrew Hadro, Aquiles Navarro ShapeShifter Lab 7 pm $10
Lea Bertucci, Gerritt Wittmer, Peter J. Woods, Charmaine Lee, Bob Bellerue (record release!) Secret Project Robot 8 pm $10

August 9 (Thursday)

Juanma Trujillo, Hery Paz, Dayeon Seok; Sean Conly, Michaël Attias, Satoshi Takeishi
Balboa 8, 9:15 pm
New York Jazz Stories: Bernard Purdie and David Haney with guests Daniel Carter,
Adam Lane Joe’s Pub 9:30 pm $20
Nicole Mitchell/Okkyung Lee The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 10 (Friday)

Period Bomb; Rong; Spring Breeding; Sigher; Samantha Riott & Michael Foster The Glove 9 pm $8-$10
Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Guillermo Gregorio/Omar Tamez
Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15

August 11 (Saturday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Zack Nestel-Patt, Christian Li, Nathan Ellman-Bell,
Kenji Herbert Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Tomas Fujiwara Triple Double with Ralph Alessi, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson,
Brandon Seabrook, Gerald Cleaver
The Jazz Gallery 7:30, 9:30 pm $25
Matthew Shipp, Allen Lowe, Kevin Ray, Gerald Cleaver
Le Poisson Rouge 8 pm $20
Xenogenesis Suite—A Tribute to Octavia Butler: Stephanie Richards, Fay Victor,
Darius Jones, Ken Filiano, Angelica Sanchez, Nicole Mitchell
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 12 (Sunday)

Ben Goldberg/Kirk Knuffke; Juanma Trujillo, Hery Paz, Dayeon Seck
Downtown Music Gallery 6, 7 pm
William Hooker, Jesse Henry, Ravish Momin, Mark Hennen, Ras Moshe, Cristian Amigo, Richard Keene, Taylor Ryan Funkadelic Studios 11 am
The Slim Tones: Matt Nelson, Kenny Warren, Danny Fox, Noah Garabedian,
Vinnie Sperrazza Jazz Standard 12 pm $10

August 13 (Monday)

Reggie Sylvester, Michael Eaton, Joe Ravo, Ed Keller; Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen,
Adam Lane, Kevin Shea; Eric Plaks, Ras Moshe, Larry Roland, Leonid Galaganov;
Jason Kao Hwang Ensemble; Faye Kilburn, Emily Brillion, Jennifer Pyron,
Mohamed Kubbara; Michael Larocca/Matt Gannon
Bushwick Public House 7 pm $10

August 14 (Tuesday)

Tar Sands Songbook: Reading of a New One-Woman Script Mannes College (New School) 7 pm FREE
Ravi Coltrane, James Carney, Dezron Douglas; Fourth Floor: Miguel Zenón,
Matt Mitchell, Dan Weiss Korzo 9, 10:30 pm
Julian Lage/Mary Halvorson The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 15 (Wednesday)

Root Systems: Daniel Carter, Michael Bisio, Eric Plaks, Jon Panikkar
Cornelia Street Underground 6 pm $10
Julian Lage/Steve Swallow The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20
Off-Brand Music Series #8: Stephen Gauci Quartet with Hans Tammen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea; Tarsier: Angela Morris, Lisanne Tremblay, Eli Wallace, Colin Hinton Branded Saloon 10 pm $10

August 16 (Thursday)

Michael Attias Quartet Bar Lunàtico 8:30, 10 pm $10
Julian Lage Trio with Jorge Roeder, Dave King
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 17 (Friday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Russ Lossing Trio
Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
The Out Louds: Tomas Fujiwara, Ben Goldberg, Mary Halvorson
Ibeam Brooklyn 8:30 pm $15
Julian Lage Quintet with Jorge Roeder, Scott Colley, Dave King, Eric Doob
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 18 (Saturday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Briggan Krauss Quartet
Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Matana Roberts The Jazz Gallery 7:30, 9:30 pm $25
Julian Lage/Kris Davis The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 20 (Monday)

Matt Lavelle, Daniel Carter, Jack DeSalvo, Reggie Sylvester; Stephen Gauci,
Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea; Jeremy Carlstedt Quartet; Bill Carrion, Jr.,
Roberta Piket, Jonathan Peretz; Jeff Davis, Jonathan Goldberger, Jason Rigby;
Rodrigo Recabarren/Justin Wert Bushwick Public House 7 pm $10

August 21 (Tuesday)

Bill Frisell/Gerald Cleaver The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 22 (Wednesday)

Harmolodic Monk: Matt Lavelle/Chris Forbes; Ras Moshe Burnett/William Hooker;
Lee Odom Ensemble; August Ensemble: JD Parran, Melanie Dyer, Ras Moshe Burnett,
Larry Roland, Chuck Fertal Scholes Street Studio 7 pm $20

August 23 (Thursday)

Sexmob: Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen Nublu 151 10 pm $15
Bill Frisell/Andrew Cyrille The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 24 (Friday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Eric Plaks, Sean Conly, Jon Panikkar
Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Innocent When You Dream: Aaron Shragge, Ryan Anselmi, Nico Soffiato, Alexi David, Deric Dickens; Mike Effenberger’s Weird Turn Pro with Chris Klaxton, Matt Langley, Chris Gagne, Rob Gerry, Mike Walsh Ibeam Brooklyn 8 pm $15
Bill Frisell/Johnathan Blake The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 25 (Saturday)

Stephen Gauci/Cooper-Moore; Nick Sanders, Henry Fraser, Connor Baker Happylucky no.1 8, 9:15 pm $15
Bill Frisell/Mark Guiliana The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 27 (Monday)

Maria Chavez-David Dove-Sandy Ewen Trio; Yatta Wonders of Nature 8 pm $10
Zach Swanson, Leonor Falcón, Tom Swafford; Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen,
Adam Lane, Kevin Shea; Shoko Nagai Trio; Lior Milliger, Steve Swell, Ken Filiano,
Joe Hertenstein; Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Ron Stabinsky, Kevin Shea; Carlos Quebrada, Sam Weinberg, Weasel Walter Bushwick Public House 7 pm $10

August 28 (Tuesday)

William Parker In Order To Survive Extended Ensemble with Hamid Drake,
Cooper-Moore, Steve Swell, James Brandon Lewis, Rob Brown
Dizzy’s Club 7:30, 9:30 pm $35

August 29 (Wednesday)

William Parker In Order To Survive Extended Ensemble with Hamid Drake,
Cooper-Moore, Steve Swell, James Brandon Lewis, Rob Brown
Dizzy’s Club 7:30, 9:30 pm $35
The Stone Commissions: Bill Frisell/Ikue Mori
National Sawdust 7 pm $25
Billy Martin/G. Calvin Weston The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 30 (Thursday)

G. Calvin Weston, Simon Hanes, Jamie Saft
The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

August 31 (Friday)

John Medeski/G. Calvin Weston The Stone at The New School 8:30 pm $20

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii / Natsuki Tamura / Takashi Itani) – “1538” (Libra Records, 2018)

McPhee/Caloia/Stewart – “Permutations” (Art Stew Records, 2018)

Kira Kira – “Bright Force” (Libra Records, 2018)

Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg – “Dirt​.​.​. And More Dirt” (Pi Recordings, 2018)

Abbey Rader West Coast Quartet – ” Second Gathering” (2018)

Eli Wallace – “Slideshow Junky” (Iluso Records, 2018)

Rich Halley 3 – “The Literature” (Pine Eagle Records, 2018)

The Best New Ambient Music on Bandcamp, July 2018 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

There are infinite atmospheric worlds available on Bandcamp, from the dreamy to the nightmarish, and the meditative to the deeply unsettling. These compositions often fall under the ambient umbrella, albums without words that are both thoughtful and thought-provoking in their own way. Every month, Aurora Mitchell takes you through the best ambient releases. In this edition, there’s night moves through London, haunted carousels, and a stunning debut for a new label.

Dirk Serries Update

Source: Dirk Serries. Releases and Performances.

DIKEMAN/HADOW/SERRIES/VERHOEVEN/VICENTE – IDEAL PRINCIPLE
(CD, Raw Tonk Records)

Recorded two years and a half ago at the Sunny Side Inc. studio in Brussels, this free improvisation session brings together five musicians, all with their own specific technique and style of playing, but with one goal. This is an album of pure introspective interaction. Now available in pre-order from the mighty Raw Tonk Records label.
Check it out !

John Dikeman: tenor & alto saxophone
George Hadow: drums
Dirk Serries: electric guitar
Martina Verhoeven: double bass
Luis Vicente: trumpet

RODRIGO AMADO & DIRK SERRIES
Jazzblazzt, Neeritter NL

Jazzblazzt and A New Wave Of Jazz join forces to present you this unique and exclusive first musical encounter between the amazing tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado (once one of the founders of the prolific Clean Feed label and highly respected for his own Motion Trio, Wire Quartet and his work with Chris Corsano, Joe McPhee and Kent Kessler) and experimental guitarist Dirk Serries. A concert that will playfully balance between intense free improvisation and superb soundmanagement and all of this at one of the most sincere and pure DIY venues of The Netherlands. Due to the small venue and its limited seating, reservation comes highly recommended. Email the promoter.

TONUS – INTERMEDIATE OBSCURITIES I-IV (2xCD)
TONUS – TEXTURE POINT (CD)
TONUS – CAGEAN MORPHOLOGY (CD)
(October 13th 2018, A New Wave Of Jazz)

On October 4th this year Dirk Serries turns 50. Active for more than 3 decades and with an impressive career : over 150 albums in various alter-ego’s (vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, etc.) and some of the most respected international labels (Relapse Records, Projekt, Consouling Sounds, Tonefloat, Conspiracy Records, Extreme, Raw Tonk Records, Trost Records) solo or in collaboration with some of the finest in today’s experimental scene (Justin K. Broadrick, Steven Wilson, Asmus Tietchens, Steve Roach, Steve Noble) and in bands like YODOK III, THE VOID OF EXPANSION and KODIAN TRIO.

Known for his experimental soundscapes, constant will to explore and his free improvisation collaborations, he continues to set new goals and this next level is TONUS.

TONUS as an ensemble grew out of Dirk Serries’ jazzcase residency in 2017 for which he brought together a sextet to work around a slow piano motif by Martina Verhoeven. The literal translation of Tonus is muscle strength, but in this context defines a musical system that places equal importance on the space between notes. Both definitions apply here as the music is an exercise in discipline and anticipation while controlling the clarity, sustain and effect of each single note played. The birth of the TONUS happened when Serries realised that he needed a vehicle to explore and perform these exercises, as well as a general classification for his ongoing study in minimalism and free improvisation.

Terry Riley / Gyan Riley London Performance Reviewed

Source: The Guardian.

For half a century, Terry Riley has found himself filed alongside fellow American composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, whose minty-fresh minimalism sounds as if it has been plotted out on graph paper. Riley’s music is, in the best possible way, often much messier than that of his peers, and it seems to have become even more gleefully chaotic in recent years. The minimalist rigour is there, but it has been warped and reshaped by Riley’s multiple interests, not least his love of Indian ragas, Balinese gamelan, west African percussion and jazz. It reminds us why the Who’s Pete Townshend, a fan of Riley’s work, once said “the only thing minimal about Riley’s music is the limitation of the audience”.

August / September Perfect Sound Forever

Source: Perfect Sound Forever.

CREATIVE SUCCESS
The future of indies?

THE FALL
Interviews & reviews

JON HISEMAN
RIP jazz/rock great

INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES
Classical’s new common practice?

JON LEIDECKER
Mischievous collages- interview

MINIMALISM
Did it kill innovation?

VINYL ANACHRONIST
Is Roon next level digital?

MARTA ZAPPAROLI
Experimental sounds via Berlin