The Crosscultural Significance of Ornette Coleman 

Source: JazzTimes.

Ornette Coleman’s early work hit some of his contemporaries—Paul Bley, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre—with great force. This music set off or encouraged subsequent movements in free or experimental jazz, particularly in Chicago and Europe. Coleman’s handling of melodic improvisation and group arrangement has inspired Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Branford Marsalis, Ethan Iverson, and many others in jazz. It has also inspired, perhaps less directly but no less profoundly, all kinds of other self-starters and outliers. The plaintive, aggrieved rasp Bob Dylan used on tour in front of his electric band in 1966 could have come from lots of places, but something tells me it came from here. A lot of post-punk was a loose translation of an impulse that began with this music; there is a post-Coleman aesthetic line in it that includes the Pop Group, the Slits, the Raincoats, V-Effect, the Minutemen, and the ongoing work of Neneh Cherry, daughter of Don Cherry.

Big Ears Festival 2019 Full Lineup Announced

Source: Big Ears.

ACME
ALVIN LUCIER
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
AVISHAI COHEN QUARTET
BILL FRISELL & THOMAS MORGAN
BILL FRISELL AND THE MESMERISTS FEATURING TONY SCHEER, KENNY WOLLESEN AND THE FILMS OF BILL MORRISON
BROOKLYN RIDER
CARL STONE
CARLA BLEY TRIOS WITH ANDY SHEPPARD AND STEVE SWALLOW
CARLA KIHLSTEDT
CLARICE JENSEN + JONATHAN TURNER: FOR THIS FROM THAT WILL BE FILLED
THE COMET IS COMING
COUPLER
DEJOHNETTE COLTRANE GARRISON
DEREK GRIPPER
DRAGNET GIRL WITH LIVE SCORE BY COUPLER
EVAN PARKER / MATT WRIGHT TRANCE MAP+
EVER PRESENT ORCHESTRA FEAT. STEPHEN O’MALLEY AND OREN AMBARCHI PERFORM THE WORKS OF ALVIN LUCIER
HAROLD BUDD
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
JLIN
JOAN LA BARBARA PERFORMS WORKS BY ALVIN LUCIER
JOAN LA BARBARA: VOICE IS THE ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT
JOEP BEVING
KARA-LIS COVERDALE
KAYHAN KALHOR
KAYHAN KALHOR & BROOKLYN RIDER
KIM KASHKASHIAN
LONNIE HOLLEY
LONNIE HOLLEY AND THE MESSTHETICS
MARY HALVORSON’S CODE GIRL
MATHIAS EICK QUINTET
MATT WILSON’S HONEY & SALT
MERCURY REV
MEREDITH MONK & VOCAL ENSEMBLE CELLULAR SONGS CONCERT
THE MESSTHETICS
THE NASHVILLE BALLET: LUCY NEGRO REDUX CHOREOGRAPHY BY PAUL VASTERLING WITH MUSIC BY RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURISI AND POETRY BY CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS
NIEF-NORF
NIK BÄRTSCH’S RONIN
NILS FRAHM
PETER GREGSON
RACHEL GRIMES: THE WAY FORTH
RAFIQ BHATIA: BREAKING ENGLISH
RALPH TOWNER
RHIANNON GIDDENS AND FRANCESCO TURRISI
RICHARD THOMPSON: KILLED IN ACTION
ROOMFUL OF TEETH
SCHLIPPENBACH TRIO
SHAI MAESTRO TRIO
SONS OF KEMET
SPIRITUALIZED
SUN OF GOLDFINGER
THEO BLECKMANN: BERLIN – SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR, PEACE AND EXILE
THEO BLECKMANN: HELLO EARTH! THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
THUMBSCREW
TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL
TRIPTYCH: ON THE WORK OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, FEATURING ROOMFUL OF TEETH, COMPOSED BY BRYCE DESSNER, LIBRETTO BY KORDE ARRINGTON TUTTLE, FEAT. THE WORK OF PATTI SMITH & ESSEX HEMPHILL, DIRECTED BY DANIEL FISH
VIJAY IYER AND CRAIG TABORN
WADADA LEO SMITH SOLO: REFLECTIONS AND MEDITATIONS ON MONK
WADADA LEO SMITH’S NDA, PERFORMING “DIVINE LOVE” WITH BOBBY NAUGHTON AND DWIGHT ANDREWS
YVES TUMOR

Newsbits: Nels Cline / Heterodyne in DC / Burr and Schwartz in Culver City / Roscoe Mitchell Reviewed / John Butcher Album

Nels Cline’s latest album is reviewed.

On September 29, Heterodyne will perform two sets at DC’s Art All Night celebration at Blagden Alley (access is from the west side of the 1200 block of 9th Street NW). The first set will begin at 8:30; the second at 10:30. The performance will feature NPR’s Bob Boilen; poetry by the late Susan Mumford, one of Bob’s collaborators in Tiny Desk Unit, will be read while Heterodyne performs.

Flutist Ellen Burr and bassist Jeff Schwartz continue their monthly third Thursday residency at the Industry Cafe & Jazz in Culver City, known as “Thirdsdays,” with a special show October 18. For the first set, at 8pm, they will be joined by guitarist Derek Bomback and drummer Peter Valsamis to collaboratively improvise on material ranging from Icelandic folk songs to theatre games. The second set, at 9, will be by the all-Canadian guest trio of Valsamis, legendary bassist Lisle Ellis, and alto saxophonist Yves Charuest, whose bio sports work with Peter Kowald, Louis Moholo, William Parker, members of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, and other icons of the avant-garde. 6039 Washington Blvd, in the Arts District.

Roscoe Mitchell’s 2018 reissue of Sounds is reviewed.

John Butcher’s new album encompassing 20 years of multiple saxophone compositions is out.

Fluid Radio Reviews

Source: Fluid Radio.

ENSEMBLE 0 – PLAYS EIGHT COMPOSITIONS AND IT LASTS 38:36

FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND – LABYRINTH

DIALOG TAPES II – EILEAN RECORDS / DAUW RECORDS

MURCOF – LOST IN TIME

HEINALI – IRIDESCENT

CINEMA PERDU – AMSTERDAM CS

WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH – SELVA OBSCURA

TIM HECKER – KONOYO

WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS – FIELD MUSIC

SIAVASH AMINI – FORAS

THOMAS ANKERSMIT – HOMAGE TO DICK RAAIJMAKERS

MATTHEW REVERT AND VANESSA ROSSETTO – EVERYONE NEEDS A PLAN

VANESSA TOMLINSON – THE SPACE INSIDE

JULIA REIDY – BEHOLDER

5049 Records Podcast Episode 178 – Leila Bordreuil 

Source: 5049 Records.

Born in Brooklyn, raised in the south of France, Leila Bordreuil is a classically trained cellist whose work sits at the intersection of improvisation, noise and sound art. Based ion Brooklyn since 2012, she has worked closely with Michael Foster, Zach Rowden, Lea Bertucci and Weasel Walter. This conversation was just recorded last week as Leila gets ready to premiere a new piece at Issue Project Room this Wednesday!

Devin Gray Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Originally from Maine, drummer Devin Gray has been active in New York City for over a dozen years. His two main projects as a leader have been Dirigo Rataplan, a quartet with saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, trumpeter Dave Ballou, and bassist Michael Formanek, and RelativE ResonancE, a quartet with reedist Chris Speed, pianist Kris Davis, and bassist Chris Tordini. He has also been a driving figure in the collaborative experimental music performance group VAX, together with keyboardist Liz Kosack and saxophonist Patrick Breiner.