Performances This Week in Ireland

Source: Irish Times.

Izumi Kimura
Workman’s Club, Dublin, 8pm, €10,
Japanese-born pianist Izumi Kimura is one of the more intrepid musicians on the Irish scene, a fearless explorer of the contemporary music landscape with projects ranging from John Cage’s challenging Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano to her recent Illuminated Silence tour with free jazz eminences Barry Guy and Gerry Hemingway. Finger Painting is a new electric trio with two of Ireland’s most respected improvisers, bassist Ronan Guilfoyle and drummer Matthew Jacobson, which promises to add another line to Kimura’s impressive resumé – part of the excellent artist-curated series from the Dublin Jazz Co-Op.

Terry Riley feat Gyan Riley
Sugar Club, Dublin (also Wednesday 03)
California-born composer Terry Riley is bona-fide avant-garde royalty, a giant of 20th-century music whose In C is one of the foundation texts of the minimalist movement. Drawing on the European classical avant garde, modal jazz and Indian ragas, Riley became one of the patron saints of experimental music in the 1960s, and he has been steadily composing and performing ever since. Proving that perhaps the best way to find long-term collaborators is to breed them yourself, Riley has recently taken to performing and touring with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley, and the Rileys’ arrival in Dublin for two concerts at the Sugar Club – alongside the appearance in Belfast on Thursday of German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann (see below) – make this a red letter week for the adventurous of ear.

Ólafur Arnalds
Cork Opera House, Cork, 8pm, €31/26,
Ólafur Arnalds probably isn’t jazz, but he isn’t anything else either, so just leave your genre distinctions at the door of Opera House and take your ears on an adventure. The Icelandic pianist and composer has spent the last two years developing self-playing “semi-generative” pianos, which accompany him on stage, along with a live string quartet and a percussionist. A former hardcore heavy metal drummer who has toured with Sigur Rós and composed music for The Hunger Games, Arnalds has crossed over to the light, crafting softly insistent ear balm that ignores the frontiers between improv, classical, electronica and ambient.

Peter Brötzmann’s ‘Full Blast’
Black Box, Belfast, 8pm, £14/10,
Since the release in 1968 of Machine Gun, one of the seminal texts of European free jazz, Peter Brötzmann has been storming the citadels of musical form with an intensity that is as riveting as it is alarming. As the name of his current trio suggests, the German saxophonist, now approaching his 80th year, is not going to go quietly and the chance to hear him in all his furious pomp, with regular collaborators bassist Marino Pliakas and drummer Michael Wertmüller will be like a pilgrimage for those of sufficiently stern constitution.

ECM Spotlight in Denver

Source: Dazzle.

Dazzle has teamed up with ECM records to present a whole month packed full of some of the iconic label’s most prominent contemporary musicians.

October 4th: Ches Smith Trio (6:30 & 9pm)

October 10th: Mark Turner/Ethan Iverson Duo (6:30 & 9pm)

October 11th: Witches & Science Perform Works by Arvo Pärt (9:30 PM)

October 24th: Nik Bärtsch Ronin (6:30 & 9pm)

October 25th: Jakob Bro Trio (6:30 & 9pm)

October 28th: Art Lande Sextet: ECM Retrospective (6 & 8pm)

The Stone in October

Source: The Stone.

10/2 Tuesday (RK)
8:30 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion)

10/3 Wednesday (FM)
8:30 pm
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Susie Ibarra Duet
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (voice and modular synthesizer) Susie Ibarra (drums, percussion)

10/4 Thursday (KM)
8:30 pm
Yuka Honda (electronics) Andrew Nemr (tap dance) Kazu Kumagai (tap dance, electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion) Brian Chase (drumset, percussion)

10/5 Friday (DT)
8:30 pm
Talking Gong
Alex Peh (piano, percussion) Phyllis Chen (compositions, piano, toy piano, electronics) Susie Ibarra (compositions, drumset, percussion)
An evening of compositions inspired by gong chime music.

10/6 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
DreamTime Ensemble
Claudia Acuña (vocals) Jennifer Choi (violin) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Jake Landau (guitar, piano, keyboards) Yuka Honda (electronics) Susie Ibarra (drumset, percussion)

10/9 Tuesday (DT)
8:30 pm
Black Phebe
Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
Performing New works inspired by Isamu Noguchi and pieces from Rings their most recent release.

10/10 Wednesday (AR)
8:30 pm
Erik Friedlander (solo cello with electronics)
Playing the music of Britney Spears, Hildegard von Bingen, June Carter Cash and others.

10/11 Thursday (NB)
8:30 pm
Erik Friedlander (cello) Sara Shoenbeck (bassoon) Sara Serpa, (vox) Curtis Hasselbring, (guitar, trombone) and others
A night of Improv. Come and see the fireworks.

10/12 Friday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Michael Blake (sax) Kirsten Lamb (bass) Michael Sarin (drums) Erik Friedlander (violincello)
Music by or inspired by Oscar Pettiford, the extraordinary bassist who turned a broken arm into a remarkable career also playing the cello.

10/13 Saturday (SK)
8:30 pm
Throw a Glass
Uri Caine (piano) Ches Smith (drums) Mark Helias (bass) Erik Friedlander (cello)

10/16 Tuesday (RB)
8:30 pm
Joel M. Ross (vibes, marimba) Adam O’Farrill (trumpet) María Grand (tenor) Micah Thomas (piano) Ben Tiberio (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums)

10/17 Wednesday (RK)
8:30 pm
Joel M. Ross (piano) Sergio Tabanico (tenor sax)

10/18 Thursday (HTM)
8:30 pm
Joel M. Ross (vibes, marimba) Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax) Nimrod Speaks (bass) Craig Weinrib (drums)

10/19 Friday (NB)
8:30 pm
Good Vibes
Joel M. Ross (vibes, marimba) Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax) Jeremy Corren (piano) Or Bareket (bass) Jeremy Dutton (drums)

10/20 Saturday (HTM)
8:30 pm
Joel M. Ross (vibes, marimba) Immanuel Wilkins (alto sax) Adam O’Farrill (trumpet) Maria Grand (tenor sax) Kalia Vandever (trombone) Micah Thomas (piano) Rick Rosato (bass) Craig Weinrib (drums)

10/23 Tuesday (AR)
8:30 pm
Chris Dingman and Okkyung Lee
Chris Dingman (vibes) Okkyung Lee (cello, compositions)

10/24 Wednesday (RK)
8:30 pm
Amir Elsaffar and Okkyung Lee
Amir Elsaffar (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello)

The Stone is proud to present music at Russ and Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard Street the last Thursday of every month! Drop by for smoked fish, pickles and great music!

10/25 Thursday (ICS)
8:30 pm
Chris Corsano, Ches Smith and Okkyung Lee
Chris Corsano (drums) Ches Smith (drums) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10/26 Friday (HTM)
8:30 pm
Mary Halvorson, María Grand and Okkyung Lee
Mary Halvorson (guitar) María Grand (saxophones) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10/27 Saturday
8:30 pm
Yeo-Neun Quartet
Maeve Gilchrist (harp) Okkyung Lee (cello, compositions) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Jacob Sacks (piano)

10/30 Tuesday (FM)
8:30 pm
William Parker (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes)

In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2018.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check

10/31 Wednesday (RB)
8:30 pm
Blue Buddha
Dave Douglas (trumpet) Louie Belogenis (tenor sax) Bill Laswell (bass) Michael Wimberly (drums)

Chicago Scene: September 29 – October 6, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, September 29th 2018

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival : Talks
Nate Chinen: “Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
7:30PM-8:30PM Mike Reed’s “The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Kris Davis Solo

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ravi Coltrane with Brandee Younger

Sunday, September 30th 2018

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Jason Moran: Celebrating Willie Pickens & Muhal Richard Abrams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$10)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Erin Gee, Eivind Buene

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Wayfaring : James Falzone, Katie Ernst
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy

Monday, October 1st 2018

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Thursday, October 4th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams
Brandon Seabrook, Henry Fraser, Daniel Levin

Saturday, October 6th 2018

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free)
Follow The Light
Michael Zerang with Julie Pomerleau, Johanna Brock, Jason Roebke, Anton Hatwich

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Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Sigurd Hole Trio

Frode Haltli
Avant Folk

Extra Large Unit
More Fun, Please

Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestra

Han Bennink/Steve Noble/Alexander Hawkins

Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble

Derek Plays Eric

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
YRU Still Here?