Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Henry Kaiser / Rudresh Mahanthappa / Bill Laswell / Simon Barker! Paul Rogers / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert! Ab Baars / Kaja Draksler / Joe Williamson! Two Trios from Dave Rempis: Tomeka Reid & Joshua Abrams Jasper Stadhouders & Frank Rosaly! Keefe Jackson / Benjamin Vergara / Jim Baker / Phil Sudderberg! New Nicotina es Primavera! Three from Leap of Faith!

Five Dollar Ferrari! Plus Historic discs from Don Cherry / Karl Berger Trio ’67 Bitter Funeral Beer Band LP! Kenny Burrell & West Coast All-Stars! Archie Shepp Kahil El Zabar Ritual Trio! Bernard Parmegiani! LA Free Music Society LP! Smegma! Arve Henriksen and Even More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, September 9th:
6pm: SAMDY: SANDY EWEN / SAM WEINBERG – Guitar on Lap & Sax!
7pm: JOSH SINTON / GUILLERMO GREGORIO – Baritone Sax & Bass Clarinet / Clarinet!

Sunday, September 16th:
6pm: RED RAINBOW with ANNE RHODES – Solo Vocals & Electronics
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOHN HEBERT / MICHAEL SARIN
8pm: JAMISON WILLIAMS & SAM WEINBERG – Sax Duo

Sunday, September 23rd:
6pm: TEAM PLAYERS QUARTET: BRAD LINDE / BILLY WOLFE / AARON QUINN /
DERIC DICKENS – Two Saxes / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DEVIN BRAHJA WALDMAN and DEVIN GRAY – Sax and Drums

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER – Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Sax / Bass / Drums

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARRISH & FRANK MEADOWS – Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN QT: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

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Chicago Scene: September 8-15, 2018

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

Saturday, September 8th 2018

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood
Instigation Orchestra : Jeff Albert, Anton Hatwich, Ben LaMar Gay, Damon Locks, Steve Marquette, Aurora Nealand, Avreeayl Ra, James Singleton, Paul Thibodeaux, Mars Williams

Sunday, September 9th 2018

11:00AM-5:00PM at the Art Institute 111 S Michigan Ave
Renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn leads 12 different ensembles in 12 different gallery performances in a program that pairs his acclaimed compositions with iconic artworks from the museum’s collection. This daylong performance features Bill Frisell, Erik Friedlander, JACK Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, Kenny Wollesen, and many more.

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (wheelchair-accessible)
Aurora Nealand, Steve Marquette, Anton Hatwich, Paul Thibodeaux
Jeff Albert, Ben LaMar Gay, Matt Lux, Quin Kirchner

Monday, September 10th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Max Johnson Solo
Max Johnson, Dave Rempis, Sam Pluta

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

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Jamal Moore, Hamid Drake

Thursday, September 13th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra, with Jim Baker

Friday, September 14th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
High Zero Festival : Chicago Night One
Jim Baker, John Berndt, Tom Boram, Michael Zerang
Angel Bat Dawid, Jamal Moore
Rose Hammer Burt, Carol Genetti, Shelly Purdy
Ben Baker Billington, Jeff Carey, Owen Gardner

Saturday, September 15th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
High Zero Festival : Chicago Night Two
Samuel Burt, Eric Leonardson, Stewart Mostofsky, Cristal Sabbagh
CK Barlow, Julie Pomerleau, Jason Soliday
Jen Hill, M C Schmidt
Andrew Bernstein, Tomeka Reid, Katherine Young

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($25-$20)
Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson

9:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Oren Ambarchi

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

JazzTimes Reviews

Source: JazzTimes.

Miles Okazaki: Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk, Volumes 1-6 (Miles Okazaki)

Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Seraphic Light (AUM Fidelity)

Jon Irabagon Quartet with Tim Hagans: Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics (Irabbagast)

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin: Awase (ECM)

Sonar with David Torn: Vortex (RareNoise)

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Satoko Fujii
This Is It!

James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor
Radiant Imprints

Jordan/Fielder/Futterman/Swell
Masters of Improvisation

William Parker
Lake of Light –Compositions for AquaSonics

Agustí Fernández & Johannes Nästesjö
Like Listening with your Fingertips

Ida Toninato/Jennifer Thiessen
The Space Between Us

Spectral
Empty Castles

Damon Smith Interview

Source: Downbeat.

Since 2010, Plane Crash featured the improvisatory skills of Henry Kaiser (guitar), Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums). But a new release finds the ensemble expanding to a quintet, taking improv into the zone of melting, vacuum-suck extremity.

Astral Plane Crash is out on Smith’s own Balance Point Acoustics label, the crew now also including Vinny Golia (reeds) and Ra Kalam Bob Moses (drums). The latter is a veteran percussionist who has played with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Larry Coryell, Gary Burton and Dave Liebman, but who previously hasn’t recorded much within the world of free improvisation. His meeting with fellow sticksman Walter creates a blend of ritual invocation and clipped outbursts, as Golia’s gritty baritone saxophone faces up to Kaiser’s roaring guitar. But there also are gentler stretches on Astral Plane Crash, with Golia blowing delicate kawala, an Egyptian cane flute, and Kaiser probing space with spectrally hanging slide phrases.

PAK, Marc Edwards & Reg Bloor, Pelviss, Sandy Ewen in NY Tonight

Source: Facebook Events.

PAK will be going into Colin Marston’s Menegroth recording studio next week to begin work on their new album “Bestial”. This Saturday night September 8th PAK will be having a warm up concert at Ceremony 224 in Brooklyn. Also performing this evening will be Marc Edwards & Reg Bloor, Pelvi$$, Sandy Ewen.

Gig promo video: https://youtu.be/zIVy8yUy_sc

PAK, Marc Edwards & Reg Bloor, Pelvi$$, Sandy Ewen

September 8th, 8pm
Ceremony 224
224 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206