Lampo Fall 2018 Schedule

Source: Chicago’s Lampo. This will be formalized later today, but in the mean time…

Oren Ambarchi – Sat Sept 15, Graham Fdn
Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell – Sat & Sun Oct 20 & 21, Lampo Annex
Alan Licht – Sat Nov 3, Bond Chapel, U of C
Madalyn Merkey – Sat Nov 17, Graham Fdn
Carl Stone – Sat Dec 1, Graham Fdn

Ambarchi plays the U.S. premiere of a new work for two guitars.
Witscher’s project is the second in our Annex series. Each segment of the piece will be offered as a one-on-one listening experience.
Licht performs two new electric guitar solos in beautiful Bond Chapel.
Merkey premieres a new quad work for Lampo.
Computer music pioneer Stone performs new stuff. His first Chicago concert since 2006.

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The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ahmed Ag Kaedy – Orion Congregation (Schneeball, 2018) ***½

Charles Gayle Trio – Solar System (ForTune, 2018) ****½

Peter Brötzmann/Heather Leigh – Crowmoon (self-released, 2018) ***½

Paul Rutherford, Ken Vandermark, Torsten Müller, Dylan van der Schyff – Are we in Diego? (WhirrbooM! Records, 2018) ****½

Latest Releases of Violinist Biliana Voutchkova

The Dwarfs of East Agouza ‎– Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers (Annihaya Records, 2018) ****

Blow Out Festival 2018

Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, and John Zorn Performance in SF Reviewed

Source: Riff Magazine.

Like Watson and Crick, or Jekyll and Hyde, scientists often make breakthroughs when they collaborate. On Monday night, the stage at The Chapel became a laboratory where three of music’s most celebrated experimenters successfully extracted and mutated DNA before a sold-out crowd. Renowned minimalist composer Terry Riley and avant-garde composer, filmmaker and musician Laurie Anderson joined saxophonist, composer and experimental music legend, John Zorn to celebrate his 65th birthday in the fifth of seven performances over Labor Day weekend featuring everybody from John Medeski to Faith No More frontman Mike Patton.

More Artists Added to the October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

Source: The October Revolution. Takes place October 4-7 in Philadelphia.

The Music of Legendary Hasaan – Although his playing is captured on only one released recording, the Philadelphia pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali has had an extraordinary influence on everyone from John Coltrane to Jason Moran. Now, three Philadelphia jazz notables – Brian Marsella, Christian McBride, and Anwar Marshall – revisit Hasaan’s work in homage to this mysterious and legendary figure.

John Zorn – In dual celebration of his 65th birthday as well as the arrival of the new Christ Church C.B. Fisk 3,000-pipe organ, John Zorn will be closing the October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music with a solo “Hermetic Organ” performance.

Tomeka Reid Quartet – Carving a new and original path for cello in jazz, Reid’s combination of timbral finesse and fleet instincts has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years including the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Featuring the remarkable guitarist Mary Halvorson!

David Lang’s World to Come – “World To Come” is a David Lang composition written specifically for cellist Francesco Dillon in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Muhal Richard Abrams’ SoundPath – The world lost a true pioneer when the world-renowned AACM pianist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams passed away on October 29, 2017, at the age of 87. His piece SoundPath for 16 musicians gets only its 2nd ever performance.

Kuzu – An exciting new trio featuring saxophonist Dave Rempis, a stalwart of the Chicago improvised music scene, and the equally intense Tashi Dorji (guitar) and Tyler Damon (drums).

The Humanity Quartet – Deeply rooted in tradition, with an indelible emphasis on swing and infectious melody, the message of the Humanity Quartet represents a sharing of ideas that bring people together in an increasingly divided world. Featuring drummer Leon Parker!

Hear in Now – With NYC’s Mazz Swift, Italy’s Silvia Bolognesi, and Chicago’s Tomeka Reid, Hear in Now creates a unique sound experience blurring the borders between free improvisation and through-composed compositions.

Wolf Eyes + Marshall Allen – “Trip Metal” band meets the Sun Ra Arkestra maestro for the first time!

Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones – “In a recent conversation about where she came from and where she’s going, she discussed the Carnatic singer Sudha Ragunathan; the free jazz of John Coltrane and Albert Ayler; Alice Coltrane’s bhajan recordings from the 1980s and ’90s; Sarah Vaughan; Black Sabbath; the 20th-century classical vanguardists Varèse and Xenakis; the experimental composer Robert Ashley, with whom she worked toward the end of his life; and Renaissance motets. The common theme through them is a sense of immediacy, or what she called intensity.” -The New York Times

Dirigo Rataplan – The Philadelphia premiere of this all-star quartet featuring Ellery Eskelin, Dave Ballou, Michael Formanek, and Devin Gray.

Annette Peacock – A true original who rarely performs in public, Peacock’s compositions are among the most enduring in modern jazz.

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – A Philadelphia premiere nearly 50 years in the making! The Pyramids’ new recording, “An Angel Fell,” is The Quietus’s #2 Album Of The Year So Far.

Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: The Ashram Experience – Largely unheard by the general public during Coltrane’s lifetime, the Sai Anantam Singers are now sharing her astounding devotional music in live performance.

Tiger Trio – The inspired union of pianist and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford, French bassist Joëlle Léandre (who has worked with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and Anthony Braxton), and AACM flutist Nicole Mitchell, Tiger Trio brings an uncommon lucidity to the art of spontaneous composition.

OGJB Quartet – Four boundary-pushing innovators converge in this collective quartet: saxophonist Oliver Lake, cornetist Graham Haynes, bassist Joe Fonda, and drummer Barry Altschul. All four are ground-breaking musicians in their own rights and can boast collaborations with many of the most acclaimed voices in the history of jazz.

Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio with Darius Jones & Chad Taylor- The lifetime achievement honoree at this year’s Vision Festival, Philadelphia piano great Dave Burrell returns home at the helm of his explosive, era-spanning trio.