Blow Out Festival Starts Tonight in Oslo

Source: Blow Out Festival. The lineup includes:

Onsdag 15. august:

Lotte Anker – saksofon
Signe Emmeluth – saksofon
Julie Kjær – saksofon
Thomas Johansson – trompet
Goran Kajfes – trompet
Emil Strandberg – trompet
Sten Sandell – piano
Paal Nilssen-Love – trommer
Ståle Liavik Solberg – trommer

Vilja Ellefsen Larsen
Zelda Røyneberg
Vilde Erikstad
Sambou Jobarteh
Ola Skarsæterhagen
Bjarne Larsen
Stina Moltu
Harald Fetveit
Hamid Drake

Maggie Nicols – vokal
Mia Zabelka – fiolin
John Russel – gitar

Ken Vandermark – saksofon & klarinett
Kent Kessler – bass
Hamid Drake – trommer

Torsdag 16. aug:

Isabelle Duthoit – vokal / klarinett
Lene Grenager – cello
Hamid Drake – trommer

Sten Sandell – klavikord “ur den anti-fascistiska sångboken”

Maggie Nicols – vokal
Paul Lytton – trommer

Lotte Anker – saksofoner
Katt Hernandez – fiolin
Thomas Lehn – synth
Paul Lovens – trommer

Fredag 17. august

19:30 JAZZPRAT med Audun Vinger, Paal og Terry Nilssen-Love
Karin Krog – vokal
Ole Morten Vågan – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – trommer

Phil Minton – vokal
Pat Thomas – piano
Dave Tucker – gitar
Roger Turner – trommer

Philipp Wachsmann – fiolin/bratsj
Kalle Moberg – akkordeon
Paul Lytton – trommer

Martin Küchen – saksofoner
Per Zanussi – bass
Raymond Strid – trommer
Susana Santos Silva – trompet

Lørdag 18. august

15:00 Matiné på Cappelens Forslag

Ken Vandermark solo

Phil Minton – vokal
Nina deHeney – bass
Håvard Skaset – gitar

Fra 20:00 på Mir

Tony Buck – gitar
Anja Lauvdal – synth/piano
Ståle Liavik Solberg – trommer

Phil Minton – vokal
Veryan Weston – piano

Ken Vandermark – sax/klarinett
Nina de Heney – bass
Paul Lovens – trommer

Goran Kajfes – trompet/congas
Jonas Kullhammar – saksofon
Per ‘Ruskträsk’ Johansson – saksofon
Jesper Nordenström – piano/orgel
Reine Fiske – gitar
Johan Berthling – bass
Johan Holmegard – trommer

Seattle Scene: August 17-24, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Karl Fousek + Michael Masaru Flora
Fri. Aug. 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Karl Fousek (Montreal) explores the sonorities of modular synthesis and custom audio processing software in a variety of contexts from improvised music, to generative music, to drone and minimalism. Michael Masaru Flora (Minneapolis) works within the intersections of art, science, music, and mathematics to create pieces that examine sonic morphology, spatialization, and human perception.

Rebecca Lawrence/James Vitz-Wong
Sat. Aug. 18, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Rebecca Lawrence and James Vitz­-Wong are both striving to expand bass repertoire outside of the boundaries of classical music. Tonight they present acoustic and electronic, contemporary and original works for the double bass.

THU. 8/23 – Planklength, Morher, and Noel Kennon present a night of original electroacoustic works presented in a six-channel surround sound

FRI. 8/24 – Radon Daughters (Patrick Neill Gundran, Clifford Dunn, Blake DeGraw) with butoh dancer Kaoru Okumura + Caspar Sonnet + Adam Levitt

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Martin Küchen & Anders Lindsjö – The Stork and the Chimp (Konvoj, 2018) ****

Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Øgrim/Anders Berg – Oslo Hærverk (Simlas, 2018) ****

Tatakai Trio (Küchen, Lindsjö, Strid) – Happi (Relative Pitch Records, 2018) ****½

Irene Aranda / Johannes Nästesjö / Núria Andorrà – Inner Core (Relative Pitch Records, 2018) ****½

Sara Serpa – Close Up (Clean Feed, 2018) ****½

The International Nothing – In Doubt We Trust (Ftarri, 2018) ***½

Twig Harper & Bill Nace – Live at Dreamland (Open Mouth, 2018) ****

Latest Releases from Vocalist Sofia Jernberg

New on Chant Records

Source: Chant Records.

Action Friend

Action Friend’s third album (and first for Chant) was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool, Mike Patton) and features original members Jeremy McLean and Paul Alexander along with John Schuller (Master Musicians of Bukkake, Earth) and Mark G. Thornton (God Of Shamisen). ‘bon•ho•mie’ finds the band in top shape, digging deeper into their singular, genre-hopping brand of rock music.

XOL Plays X.EN
Featuring veteran European improvisers Guy Bettini, Harri Sjöström, Luca Pissavini and Francesco Miccolis, XOL composes collectively in the moment, taking the listener on a journey far beyond traditional structures and tonalities. XOL has toured extensively with the legendary Peter Brötzmann, and members have worked with other luminaries including Derek Bailey, Cecil Taylor and Gerry Hemingway.

Interview with Scottie McNiece of International Anthem 

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Co-founder, Scottie McNiece quickly replied to my interest in speaking with him and invited me to his office where McNiece and his business partner David Allen operated in a tucked away corner of the upstairs space of the Co-Prosperity Square, where his cluttered desk and impressive catalog of his artists’ music sat contently crammed on wooden shelves. McNiece knew where every album was like the back of his hand.