The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Peter Brötzmann / Heather Leigh – Sparrow Nights (Trost, 2018) *****

Evan Parker & Eddie Prévost – Tools of Imagination (Fundacja Słuchaj!, 2018) ****½

Two releases by Martin Blume

Elliott Sharp/Carbon ‎- Transmigration at the Solar Max (Intakt Records, 2018) ****

Bad Luck – Four (Origin Records, 2018) *****

BROM – Sunstroke (Trost, 2018) ****

People Band 10-14-18. Exploratorium, Berlin.

Denman Maroney, Leroy Jenkins, Rich O’Donnell – Unknown Unknowns (Live) (2018, self-released) ****½

Seattle Scene: October 23 – November 2, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Earshot: Neil Welch
Tue. Oct. 23, 8 PM; $18, $16, $10

An impassioned tenor player “who combines mysticism with ferocity” (DownBeat) and half of the adventurous Seattle sax/drum duo Bad Luck, Neil Welch presents a new, large ensemble. Concepcion Picciotto is his homage to the late homeless peace activist’s 35-year White House vigil for nuclear disarmament. Welch’s solo work Puhpohwee opens. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.

Jesse Myers & Leanna Keith
Fri. Oct. 26, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Jesse Myers (piano) and Leanna Keith (flute) present two of Nicole Lizée’s etudes for glitch film. In Hitchcock Etudes, Lizée stitches together scenes from “Psycho”, “The Birds”, “Rope”, and “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with live piano accompaniment. Similarly, she pulls from Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Kill Bill”, while a virtuosic bass flute solo is used to seam them all together.

Triptet
Sat. Oct. 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Triptet is a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and electronics), Tom Baker (fretless guitar, theremin and electronics), and Greg Campbell (percussion, french horn and electronics). Tonight they celebrate the release of their newest album, Slowly, Away.

TUE. 10/30 – Earshot Jazz festival presents saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning’s Underworld Alchemy: Transmuting Anger

THU. 11/1 – Seattle Modern Orchestra plays music of Yigit Kolat, George Crumb, Chinary Ung, and Rebecca Saunders

FRI. 11/2 – Jeffrey Cohan (flute), Sharyn Peterson (violin), and Bill Smith (clarinet) perform new compositions and improvisations

The Bridge #5 Chicago and Midwest Tour

JOSH BERMAN – cornet
JASON STEIN – bass clarinet
DIDIER PETIT – cello
EDWARD PERRAUD – drums

TOUR DATES
11/12 – THE PROMONTORY, 8PM
Jason Stein & Didier Petit duo, double bill with ONO

11/12 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9PM
Tim Stine & Edward Perraud duo, followed by Josh Berman, Nick Mazzarella, Jason Roebke & Edward Perraud quartet

11/13 – THE WHISTLER, 9.30PM
Two sets of music featuring Didier Petit & Edward Perraud + Ugochi Nwaogwgwu, Gerrit Hatcher, Fred Jackson Jr, Mwata Bowden, Peter Maunu, Harrison Bankhead, Nick Macri & Julian Kirshner

11/14 – DOUG FOGELSON STUDIO, 9PM
The Bridge meets the musicians of the American Indian Center

11/15 – COMFORT STATION, 7.30PM
Didier Petit, Geof Bradfield & Phil Sudderberg trio

11/15 – ELASTIC ARTS, 9PM
quartet concert

11/16 – PROMUSICA STUDIO, 8PM
live public recording

11/17 – EDGAR MILLER HOUSE, 3.30PM
Didier Petit & Katinka Kleinj duo

11/17 – LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 7PM
quartet concert followed by a public discussion

11/18 – DIASPORAL RHYTHMS, 12PM
Didier Petit & Angel Bat Dawid duo

11/18 – WOODLAND PATTERN, MILWAUKEE, WI, 7PM
quartet concert

11/19 – COLVIN HOUSE, 7PM
Special performance by Edward Perraud and illusionist Sean Masterson

11/19 – AGITATOR GALLERY
Didier Petit & Keefe Jackson duo

11/20 – THE STONY ISLAND ARTS BANK, 5PM
quartet concert in collaboration with dancers BRAVEMONK Haywood & Kelsa Robinson

11/20 – THE HIDEOUT, 9PM
quartet concert, double bill with The Few

11/21 – BLUE LAKE PUBLIC RADIO, BLUE LAKE, MI
quartet concert & live broadcast

11/23 – M.S.F., GRAND RAPIDS, MI
quartet concert

11/24 – TRINOSOPHES, DETROIT, MI
quartet concert

11/25 – ALPHABET CITY, PITTSBURGH, PA
quartet concert

Upcoming Ches Smith Shows

Source: Ches Smith.

October 25, 2018 USA: NY NYC @ The Stone at the New School (13th st @ 6th Ave), 8:30pm
Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Ches Smith

October 27, 2018 USA: NY NYC @ Ibeam, 8pm
Stephan Crump/Elemental SC with Michael Attias, Ryan Ferreira, Ches Smith

October 28, 2018 USA: NY NYC @ the Jazz Gallery , 7:30/9:30
Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet w/ Tony Malaby, Kris Davis, CS

November 02, 2018 Bosnia: Sarajevo @ Sarajevo Jazz Festival (Bosanski kulturni centar), 8pm
John Zorn Cobra

November 03, 2018 Bosnia: Sarajevo @ Sarajevo Jazz Festival (Bosanski kulturni centar), 3pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn Book of Angels Special

November 03, 2018 Bosnia: Sarajevo @ Sarajevo Jazz Festival (Bosanski kulturni centar), 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 05, 2018 Austria: Vienna @ Porgy and Bess, 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 06, 2018 Slovenia: Ljubljana @ tba, 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 08, 2018 Netherlands: Den Bosch @ WILLEM TWO POPZAAL, 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 09, 2018 Belgium: Ghent @ Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 10, 2018 Netherlands: Rotterdam @ tba, 8pm
Secret Chiefs 3 plays John Zorn

November 15, 2018 Portugal: GUIMARAES @ Centro Cultural Vila Flor/Grande Auditório, 8pm
Dave Douglas UPLIFT Jon Irabagon, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Bill Laswell & Ches Smith

November 16, 2018 England: London @ Queen Elizabeth Hall-Southbank Centre, 8pm
Dave Douglas UPLIFT w/ Jon Irabagon, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Bill Laswell & Ches Smith

November 17, 2018 Poland: BIELSKO BIALA @ Bielskie Centrum Kultury, Dom Muzyki, 8pm
Dave Douglas UPLIFT w/ Jon Irabagon, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Bill Laswell & Ches Smith

November 18, 2018 Spain: San Sebastian @ Teatro Victoria Eugenia Antzokia, 8pm
Dave Douglas UPLIFT w/ Jon Irabagon, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Bill Laswell & Ches Smith

November 19, 2018 Belgium: Ghent @ De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, 8pm
Dave Douglas UPLIFT w/ Jon Irabagon, Mary Halvorson, Rafiq Bhatia, Bill Laswell & Ches Smith

Coming to Philadelphia

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Wednesday, October 31 – 8pm
SUN RA ARKESTRA
Halloween Celebration
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue
SOLD OUT!
Wear your costume!

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Tuesday, November 6 – 8pm
THURSTON MOORE: NEW NOISE GUITAR EXPLORATIONS
with Thurston Moore, 12-string electric guitar; James Sedwards, 12-string electric guitar; Deb Googe, bass; and Steve Shelley, drums
+ DAVE BURRELL
+ BYRON COLEY
Please join us for this very special 60th birthday celebration as Thurston Moore presents New Noise Guitar Explorations.
Ruba Club, 416 Green Street
$18 General Admission