The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Jeb Bishop – Three Valentines & Goodbye (1980 Records, 2018) ****½

Anteloper – Kudu (International Anthem, 2018) ***½

Latest Releases of Guitarist-Oud Player Gordon Grdina

Miles Okazaki – Work (The complete compositions of Thelonious Monk) (2018) **** ½

Angelika Niescier – The Berlin Concert (Intakt, 2018) ****½

25th annual Guelph Jazz Festival

William Parker – Lake Of Light (Gotta Let It Out, 2018) ****½

Areté Venue & Gallery Upcoming Events

Source: Events — Areté Venue & Gallery.

SaaWee-Korean Shaman Rhythm Project presented by Sanjo Festival NYC
9/28/18, 9-10pm, $15

Catherine Sikora (tenor and soprano saxophones) and Brian Chase (drumset)
with Ryan Sawyer, solo piano opening set.
10/9/18, 8-10pm, $15

Anne Hege and Jen Baker: The Universe Is Pulling Apart
10/10/18, 7:30pm, $15

Announcing the inaugural Fall Season of CONVERGENCES,
a New Series for Experimental and Creative Music presented by Anna Webber and Eric Wubbels.
Convergences I – Liederkreis (Judith Berkson) // Oscar Noriega
10/11/18, 8:00pm, $15

Unheard-of//Ensemble performs works by NY Women Composers, Inc.
10/13/18, 8:00pm, $15 general, $10 students

Will Lang’s Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts
10/16/18, 7pm & 9pm each $15 at the door
7 pm – “Through the Looking Glass” Sharon Steigerwald/Anna Heflin, violin
9 pm – Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Anais Marviel, and Megan Schubert

Bennardo-Larson Duo present Morton Feldman’s ‘For John Cage’
10/18/18, 7:00pm, $15

1k presents: Matt Mitchell- piano, modular synths, Tim Motzer- guitar, Doug Hirlinger – drums
10/25/18, 8:30 pm, $15

New Music by Latin American Composers
Pianists Manuel Laufer and Walter Aparicio perform the works of Latin American Composers
10/26/18, 6:30 & 8:00, $15
Manuel Laufer – 6:30pm, Walter Aparicio – 8:00pm

Experimental Vocalist Anne Rhodes Profiled

Source: New Haven Independent.

It starts with a series of arpeggios, at first sweet, then curdling with each layer added. Then a vocal line flutters and soars over the top of it, spirals out of control as the arpeggios drop into a deep fog. Then there’s a sound that morphs, unexplainably, from a gutteral chant to a buzzing, swooping choir. It all comes from one voice — that of Anne Rhodes, performing as Red Rainbow. That voice seems infinitely flexible as Rhodes manipulates it. Sounds seem to come out of nowhere. But they’re really the product of a lifetime of singing, and of Rhodes pushing herself always to find out what she can do musically, to do it, and then to do more.

Fidelio Trio Performs Glass, Zorn, and Others in London

Source: Kings Place.

Philip Glass Pendulum (UK Premiere)
Kevin Volans Piano Trio No. 3 Le Tombeau des Regrets (London premiere)
David Lang wed
John Zorn The Aristos, Ghosts, Hexentarot

Glass recently invited Fidelio Trio to New York to record two works for release on his Orange Mountain Label. Pendulum, with its classic undulating Glass-isms is the result of one of these recordings, and here receives its European Premiere.

Kevin Volans composed his plaintive and evocative Third Piano Trio Le Tombeau des Regrets for Fidelio Trio in 2017 and this marks its London premiere. Bang on a Can founder David Lang has made a new version of his 1995 still song wed for piano trio. And lastly, three new trios by cult esoteric musical figure John Zorn receive their UK premieres.

Edgetone Records Fall Releases

Source: Edgetone Records.

Sheldon Brown Group – Blood of the Air

Blood of the Air is based on the poetry and speech melodies of Surrealist poet Philip Lamantia. It celebrates the spontaneous natural music of the spoken word and a freedom of imagination usually relegated to dreams. Philip Lamantia (1927–2005), whose mystical work is noted for its wild imagery, is widely considered America’s greatest Surrealist poet. He was mentored by Kenneth Rexroth and was closely associated with the Beat writers Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure. In his youth, Lamantia was recognized by André Breton as “a voice that rises once in a hundred years.”

Sheldon Brown – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet , Darren Johnston – trumpet, Lorin Benedict – voice , Andrew Joron – theremin, Dave MacNab – electric guitar , John Finkbeiner – electric guitar, Johnathan Alford – piano , Michael Wilcox – bass, Vijay Anderson – drums , Alan Hall – drums, the voice of Philip Lamantina

PG13 – S/T

The music for PG13 was originally conceived by saxophonist Phillip Greenlief as a tribute to his cat, the late, great George Cleaver. Since its inception, the group has expanded its repertoire to include compositions by guitarist John Shiurba.

Phillip Greenlief – tenor saxophone, John Shiurba – guitar, Thomas Scandura – drums