San Francisco Scene: September 1-6, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, September 1

Sat 9/01 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Sunday, September 2

Sun 9/02 5:00 PM Soundwave Studios [2200 Wood St Oakland, CA 94607]
Resonant Frequencies is a monthly open mic night specifically for Electronic Musicians and Visual Synthesis. No DJ’s, No Singer Songwriters. Just you and some machines, making love in sweet {dis}harmony.

Sun 9/02 8:00 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Sun 9/02 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Sun 9/02 10:30 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Monday, September 3

Mon 9/03 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Mon 9/03 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Ben Goldberg/Karl Evangelista Duo (duo improvisation)
Set #2: The Holly Martins (experimental jazz)
(Kasey Knudsen-alto saxophone, Eric Vogler-guitar, Lorin Benedict-vocals)
Set #3: Green Mitchell Trio (modern jazz)
(Cory Wright-reeds, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Jason Levis-drums)

Tuesday, September 4

Tue 9/04 8:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia Street San Francisco]
John Zorn’s 65th Birthday Celebration – September 1st-4th

Thursday, September 6

Thu 9/06 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Bamboo Skin 4-tet – free flowing improvisation
John Vaughn/Brandon Evans – saxophones, Mark Pino/Tim Orr – drums
9:00 pm Rare Form – dark ambient/drone
Thyme Nord: keyboards, synthesizers, pianos, vocals, loops, samples, mixing
Ryan Beitler: guitars, loops, tape loops, bows, screwdriver, behringer 2442, samples, mixing

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

MILFORD GRAVES & SHAHZAD ISMAILY / MARINA ROSENFELD / CHARMAINE LEE
Thu 06 Sep, 2018, 8pm, First Unitarian Congregational Society
ISSUE’s fall season opens with legendary experimental jazz artist Milford Graves, performing with renowned multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. The evening also features a performance by composer and artist Marina Rosenfeld, as well as improvising vocalist Charmaine Lee. Join as an ISSUE Member for a free ticket!

Artists-In-Residence 2018
JAMES K: VENOMIST CHOIR WITH LOU DALLAS
Tue 11 Sep, 2018, 5pm, St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery
James K premieres Venomist Choir, a piece exploring how voice, and more specifically the mouth, operates as a subversive architecture, vessel, & stage. The piece is an electroacoustic composition & multimedia choreography embedded within an official New York Fashion Week show by art/fashion imprint Lou Dallas.

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE & STEVE DALACHINSKY / DAWN KASPER
Sat 15 Sep, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Legendary composer-performer Charlemagne Palestine performs alongside stalwart NYC poet Steve Dalachinsky as a part of the the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival, co-presented with BOMB Magazine. Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper opens the evening, enacting part two of a new improvisation titled A, B, C : 0, 1, 2, 3.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson – Temporary Kings (ECM)

Ryley Walker — Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)

Jeremiah Cymerman — Decay of the Angel (5049 Records)

Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson – The Haunt (No Business)

Obnox — Templo Del Sonido (Astral Spirits)

The Open Secret — A Geography for Plays (Rastascan)

Jazz in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Source: The New York Times.

FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC at various locations (Sept. 5-12). The trumpeter (and, at this festival, organizer) Dave Douglas has assembled a stylistically ambitious lineup for this year’s Festival of New Trumpet Music, welcoming some of the best-known trumpeters in improvised music as well as fresher faces.

MILFORD GRAVES AND SHAHZAD ISMAILY, MARINA ROSENFELD, AND CHARMAINE LEE at First Unitarian Congregational Society (Sept. 6, 8 p.m.). At 77, Mr. Graves — an influential drummer and experimentalist with a billowing, shadowy style — is enjoying a kind of personal renaissance.

AARON PARKS’S LITTLE BIG AND RAFIQ BHATIA AND CRAIG WEINRIB at Nublu 151 (Sept. 6, 9 p.m.). Mr. Parks is a deft and often-dulcet pianist, who incorporates a wide array of contemporary influences.