AMN Picks of the Week: Chemical Clock / Aaron Parks / Common Eider, King Eider / Nick Fraser Quartet / Ethan T. Parcell

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.

Chemical Clock – Plastic Reality (2018)
Aaron Parks – Little Big (2018)
Common Eider, King Eider – A Wound of Body (2018)
Nick Fraser Quartet / Tony Malaby – Starer (2018)
Ethan T. Parcell / Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra – Six Pieces 2016-2018 (2018)

Arnold Dreyblatt Exhibition in Città Sant’Angelo, Italy

Source: Lux Museum.

Lux 03: Lapse
an audio-visual exhibition by Arnold Dreyblatt

September 1st – September 30th 2018
Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi
Vico Lupinato 1, Città Sant’Angelo (Pescara) – Italy
Opening and meeting with the artist, September 1st – 19.00

Lux 03. Lux is a research program between contemporary music and visual art. A project to promote a different form of art, in the context of museums/galleries conceived as artistic spaces of knowledge.

Lapse. Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi has the pleasure to announce Lapse, the new chapter in the Lux series. Lapse is a site specific exhibition by the minimalist composer and media artist Arnold Dreyblatt.
The exhibition explores the relationship of Dreyblatt’s early video work from the 1970’s (European Premiere) to his research into string vibration in an immersive exploration of visual and audio perception.

Lapse will take place during the upcoming month of September 2018 (opening on Sept 1st) in the exhibition rooms of the Museolaboratorio (Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara – Italy).

ESP to release Signature by Matthew Shipp Trio in February 2019

Source: ESP-Disk’.

Matthew Shipp has established himself as the premier jazz pianist of his generation over the course of a three-decade career including many acclaimed albums under his own name plus his prominent tenure in the David S. Ware Quartet and a vast array of collaborations with the likes of Spring Heel Jack, Ivo Perelman, Sabir Mateen, Darius Jones, Joe Morris, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Walerian, and many more. ESP-Disk’ in its four-years-and-counting association with him has already presented Shipp in solo, duo, trio, and quartet projects.

In February 2019 on the album Signature we will finally have an album with him in his primary setting, his piano trio with bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Newman Taylor Baker. Mr. Shipp says, “The piano trio is such a basic configuration in jazz, and it is an honor to take a well-explored area and apply my imagination to it to see where we can go—it helps that my trio mates are great.”

Willisau Jazz Festival Program Reminder

Source: Programm Jazz Festival Willisau

29. Aug
Pocket Rockets
Erb / Baker / Rosaly
James Blood Ulmer with The Thing

30. Aug
Pascal Gamboni & Rees Coray
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
Fischermanns Orchestra

31. Aug
Irina & Jones
Stoffner / Lovens / Mahall «Mein Freund der Baum»
Feigenwinter Oester Pfammatter
The Young Mothers

1. Sep
Vinz Vonlanthen Solo
22° Halo
Nate Wooley Battle Pieces
Fredy Studer Solo
Celea Reisinger Parisien
Emilie Zoé

2. Sep
Hans Kennel Wood & Brass
Feather & Stone
Silvan Schmid Quintet
Oliver Lake Organ Quartet

5049 Records Podcast Episode 173 – Sandy Ewen 

Source: 5049 Records.

Brooklyn based and Houston raised, Sandy Ewen has been incredibly active for the past several years as an improviser with an idiosyncratic approach to the guitar that is all her own. She’s worked closely with Maria Chavez, Weasel Walter, Damon Smith and Tom Carter. Her language for guitar is incredibly evocative and tactile. She is a wonderful addition to the New York scene as well as a delightful person to spend an afternoon with, talking about a broad range of topics.