Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Laura Cannell & André Bosman — Reckonings (Brawl)

Cassandra Miller — Just So (Another Timbre)

Peter Evans / Weasel Walter—Poisonous (ugEXPLODE)

Norbert Rodenkirchen / Robbie Lee / James Ilgenfritz — Opalescence (Telegraph Harp)

AMN Picks of the Week: Joe Morris & Rob Oxoby / Bangladeafy / Adam Hopkins / Rich Halley 3 / Alio Die & Sylvi Alli

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.

Joe Morris / Rob Oxoby – Dancing With Penguins (2018)
Bangladeafy – Ribboncutter (2018)
Adam Hopkins – Crickets (2018)
Rich Halley 3 – The Literature (2018)
Alio Die / Sylvi Alli – Amidst the Circling Spires (2013)

Mary Halvorson Quartet to play Book of Angels in Europe

Source: Mary Halvorson. A short tour.

September 1st- 5th
Mary Halvorson Quartet plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels
Mary Halvorson & Miles Okazaki (guitars), Drew Gress (bass) & Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

Saturday, September 1st @ Lantaren Venster (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Monday, September 3rd @ History Museum (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Tuesday, September 4th @ Klub CD (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Wednesday, September 5th @ Porgy & Bess (Vienna, Austria)

Baltimore SDIY Summerfest Concert Three, August 25

The Baltimore SDIY Group announces its 2018 Summerfest Concert Three, to be held Saturday, August 25, at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012. The concert is all-ages with a $10 admission.

The concert features Fast not Safe; Chaka Benson; Novparolo; Hovercraft; & Mr. June Lopez.

Saturday, August 25, 7:30 PM. Doors at 7:00.

For more information, visit the Baltimore SDIY webpages.

Phillip Greenlief, Cathlene Pineda and Tina Raymond at the Santa Monica Public Library, September 19

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

On Wednesday September 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Martin Luther King Auditorium of the Main Library, the Soundwaves new music series presents Oakland saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief, joined by two rising LA jazz stars: pianist Cathlene Pineda and drummer Tina Raymond for a set of improvised music that explores melody, rhythm and wide ranging sound palette. Expect muscular phrasing, a wide dynamic range and microscopic detail in textures with a deep regard for listening. Come listen to the beautiful things that can happen when seasoned artists resist oppressive structures and create for you in the moment.

A respected veteran of the Bay Area creative music scene, Greenlief has performed and recorded with artists including Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, Nels Cline, Joelle Leandre, They Might Be Giants, and members of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Pineda and Raymond appeared on Soundwaves in November 2017 as part of Eric Barber’s quartet and also frequently work with Vinny Golia, Kris Tiner, Lauren Baba, and other notable artists. Both have albums under their own names on Orenda Records and will be appearing at this year’s Angel City Jazz Festival.

Soundwaves is a concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at SoundwavesNewMusic.com

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Günter Baby Sommer / Till Brönner – “Baby’s Party” (Intakt, 2018)

Tomeka Reid / Kyoko Kitamura / Taylor Ho Bynum / Joe Morris – “Geometry of Caves” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Tatakai Trio (Kuchen / Lindsjo / Strid) – “HappI” (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Denman Maroney, Leroy Jenkins & Rich O’Donnell – “Unknown Unknown (Live)” (SR, 2018)

John Dikeman / George Hadow / Dirk Serries / Martina Verhoeven / Luis Vicente – “Ideal Principle” (Raw Tonk, 2018)

LFU (Lisbon Freedom Unit) – “Praise Of Our Folly” (Clean Feed, 2018)

Kathrin Pechlof – “Toward The Unknown” (Pirouet Records, 2018)

Konstrukt and Keiji Haino Make Their Own Improvisational Musical Language 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

“Things have never been easy in Turkey for anybody with an open mind, and it won’t be easier from now on,” says Konstrukt co-founder Umut Çaglar. “We as a band never had any financial relationship with or expectation from any corporation or government, so the key element is to stay independent to be able to survive in these dark days.”

Still, artists are going to do what they’re compelled to do, and for over a decade, multi-instrumentalists Çaglar and Korhan Futacı, plus a few different rhythm sections, have been making fascinating avant-garde jazz as the founders and leaders of Konstrukt. The ensemble formed in 2008, and their music has been a constantly evolving mix of free jazz, electronic experimentation, and traditional Turkish instruments ever since. At times, their work embraces the flutes-and-percussion combo of Don Cherry or the Art Ensemble of Chicago, with additional electronic elements reminiscent of the early 1970s work of the Sun Ra Arkestra, or Miles Davis’s 1975 band as heard on Agharta and Pangaea. Until recently, most of their catalog was available only on limited-edition LPs, with one or two titles popping up on CD.