AMN Picks of the Week: Remy Morritt / Brandon Seabrook Trio / XOL / Action Friend

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.

Remy Morritt – The Ant (2018)
Brandon Seabrook Trio – Convulsionaries (2018)
XOL – XOL Plays X.EN (2018)
Action Friend – bon•ho•mie (2018)

Upcoming Chuck Bettis Performances

HIGH ZERO Festival (New York edition)
http://highzero.org at Roulette

Thursday, September 19th

Set 1
Tom Boram (synthesizer, computer, harpsichord)
Ikue Mori (electronics)
C Spencer Yeh (voice, violin)

Set 2
Owen Gardner (guitar, cello)
Shelly Purdy (percussion)
Margaret Schedel (violoncello, electronics)

Set 3
Andrew Bernstein (saxophone)
Jeff Carey (computer, lights)
Jamal Moore (reeds)
Ras Moshe (sax)
JD Parran (woodwinds)

Set 4
Lea Bertucci (bass clarinet, alto sax, electronics)
Samuel Burt (daxophone, bass clarinet
Michael Evans (percussion, theremin)

Friday, September 20th

Set 1
Bonnie Jones (electronics)
Laura Ortman (amplified violin)

Set 2
Rose Hammer Burt (reeds)
Sandy Ewen (guitar)
M.C. Schmidt (electronics, balloon)

Set 3
CK Barlow (electronics, sampling)
John Berndt (reeds, computer, invented instruments)
Tom Hamilton (electronics)
Amirtha Kidambi (voice)

Set 4
Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals)
Jaimie Branch (trumpet)
Stewart Mostofsky (electronics)

Fridman Gallery 5th Anniversary Festival
at Fridman Gallery
287 Spring St.
NY, NY 10013
https://www.fridmangallery.com/events

Mon Sep 17
Red Desert play Lucier, Oliveros, Wolff
Ikue Mori
Charmaine Lee, Ben Bennett

Tue Sep 18
Hiro Kone
Drew McDowall
Valise

Wed Sep 19
Hiro Kone
Drew McDowall
Emil Bognar-Nasdor

Thu Sep 20
Ka Baird
Tamar Ettun, Miya Masaoka
Younes Baba-Ali

Fri Sep 21
John Driscoll, Cecilia Lopez
Lea Bertucci, Seth Cluett, Phil Edelstein

Sat Sep 22
MV Carbon, Maria Chavez, Lesley Flanigan
Michael Schumacher
Nino Cais, Carla Chaim

Sun Sep 23
Phill Niblock
Yvette Janine Jackson, Abigail Levine
Carver Audain

Mon Sep 24
Octophonic performances:: Ed Bear, Chuck Bettis, Richard Garet, Daniel Neumann

Tue Sep 25
HAT
Valentina Kvasova
Vitche-Boul Ra

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Tuesday, September 24th
at Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
https://www.saintvitusbar.com

River Cult
https://rivercult.bandcamp.com
Opening Bell
https://openingbell.bandcamp.com
Snake Union [Dave Grant – modular synth & Chuck Bettis – electronics]
https://snakeunion.bandcamp.com
Bloater
https://www.facebook.com/Bloater-341325592609665/

Vital Weekly Reviews 1144

Source: Vital Weekly.

DREKKA – EXAMINATIONS: 2016-2018 (CD by Bluesanct) *
MACHINEFABRIEK – ENGEL (CD by Machinefabriek) *
H. TAKAHASHI – LOW POWER (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
CHIHEI HATAKEYAMA – BUTTERFLY’S SUMMER AND VANISHED (CD by White Paddy Mountain) *
TROUM – TROUM TRANSFORMATION TAPES: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (1997-2017) (2CD by Transgredient Records)
TONUS – CAGEAN MORPHOLOGY (CD by New Wave Of Jazz) *
TONUS – TEXTURE POINT (CD by New Wave Of Jazz) *
TONUS – INTERMEDIATE OBSCURITIES I + IV (2CD by New Wave Of Jazz) *
PHICUS & ILIA BELOROKOV – K(NÓ)T (CD by Intonema) *
WOZZECK – FACT I (LP by Intonema) *
CHESTERFIELD – CONSUELO (CD by Mikroton)
OTOMO YOSHIHIDE & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE – 19TH MAY 2016 (CD by PNL)
EXTRA LARGE UNIT – MORE FUN PLEASE (CD by PNL)
BAS VAN HUIZEN – KULVERZUCHTER (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
BJ NILSEN – FOCUS INTENSITY POWER (LP by Moving Furniture Records) *
MARTIJN COMES/GUILIO ALDINUCCI – CRYSTALLINE TRAGEDIES/THE PROCESSION (LP by Moving Furniture Records)
LAURIE SPIEGEL – DONNY & LAURIE (12” by Unseen Worlds) *
DOC WÖR MIRRAN – EDGES (CDR by Miss Management) *
DOC WÖR MIRRAN – ANCIENT FUTURE (7″ by Marginal Talent)

Nate Chinen on ’70s and ’80s Jazz 

Source: JazzTimes. An excerpt from Chinen’s new book.

To some observers, jazz was in mortal danger after the 1960s, until Wynton and the Young Lions arrived. Nate Chinen sees things differently, and in this excerpt from his new book Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, he examines the warring trends of the ’70s and ’80s, showing how their conflict set the stage for the music’s renaissance in our time.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Brandon Lopez|Gerald Cleaver|Andria Nicodemou|Matt Nelson – “The Industry of Entropy” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

George Crumb – “Metamorphoses & 5 Pieces For Piano” (Mode Records, 2018)

Kazuo Imai|Roger Turner – “Molecules” (Ftarri, 2018)

Stefan Schultze – “System Tribe” (Why Play Jazz, 2018)

Marco Colonna, Agustí Fernandez, Zlatko Kaučič ‎– “Agrakal” (Not Two Records, 2018)

Marker – “Roadwork 1 / Roadwork 2 / Homework 1” (Audiographic Records, 2018)

Matt Lavelle & Reggie Silvester – “Retrograde” (ESP Disk, 2018)