In On the Corner Reviews

Source: In On the Corner.

Michael Formanek & Elusion Quartet – Time Like This (Intakt Records)

Devin Drobka’s Bell Dance Songs – Amaranth (Shifting Paradigm Records)

Jakob Bro – Bay of Rainbows (ECM Records)

Master Oogway – THE CONCERT KOĀN (Clean Feed Records)

Satoko Fujii and Alister Spence – Intelsat (Alister Spence Music)

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All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Rent Romus
Deciduous/Midwestern Edition Vol. 1 (Edgetone Records)

Amu
Weave (Libra Records)

Alice Coltrane
Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros Studio Recordings (Real Gone Music)

Dead Can Dance
Dionysus (Pias Recordings)

Phil Schurger
The Waters Above (ears&eyes Records)

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS ALBUM RELEASE – SILENT VOICES
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrates the release of their album Silent Voices, which includes works by Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Kamala Sankaram, and Paul Miller/DJ Spooky.
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25-$30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

QUBIT PRESENTS LEA BERTUCCI, JENNA LYLE AND CHLOE THOMPSON
Lea Bertucci returns state from a European tour to play some of her recent music. Jenna Lyle is coming in from Chicago to perform Louise and Chloe Alexandra Thompson will fly in from Portland for a solo set called Metonymy.
Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Project Q, 1850 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER, PAIRED – CONCERT I
Mahan Esfahani returns for two harpsichord recitals featuring J.S. Bach’s treasured Well-Tempered Clavier. For the first evening, Esfahani pairs selections from Bach’s work with a world premiere commission by George Lewis.
Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30-$50
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

PERIDOT DUO / BOX NOT FOUND
Peridot (vocal duo of Rose Hegele and Stephanie Lamprea) and Box Not Found (violin/clarinet duo of Natalie Calma and Kevin Price) team up for a double bill of contemporary chamber music and commissions.
Friday, November 9 at 6:00 PM
Free
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY

GOLDEN HORNET’S THE SOUND OF SCIENCE
National Sawdust presents the World Premiere of Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science, an evening-length concert presenting eight brand-new pieces of music by seven composers. Written for amplified cello and electronics, all pieces will be performed by cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.
Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

THE 2018 PROGRESSIVE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
The 3rd annual Progressive Chamber Music Festival, curated by the Sirius Quartet, will feature Sirius Quartet, Neue Vocalsolisten, David Krakauer, Kathleen Tagg, Erik Friedlander, String Noise, Richard Sussman, and Rob Mosher’s Brooklynburg.
Saturday, November 10& Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $30 two-day pass
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

JOAN TOWER AND FRIENDS
National Sawdust will celebrate Joan Tower in honor of her 80th birthday, featuring an afternoon of music curated by Tower herself and featuring music written exclusively by female composers, including Jennifer Higdon, Tania León, and Julia Wolfe.
Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $29 online, $34 at door
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

MUSIC FUTURE VOL. 5 | JOE HISAISHI AND DAVID LANG
Music Future is a concert series started in 2014 by composer, conductor, and pianist Joe Hisaishi. Intended to introduce the latest in contemporary classical music, Music Future includes works from composers Arnold Schoenberg, John Adams, David Lang, Philip Glass, and Bryce Dessner performed by the Future Orchestra. In addition, Hisaishi presents a newly composed work each year. This year, David Lang will join Music Future at Carnegie Hall.
Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $59-$99
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

100 FOR 100: MUSICAL DECADES OF FREEDOM
In celebration of the centennial of Polish independence, the International Contemporary Ensemble partners with the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne and the Polish Cultural Institute New York to present 100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom. Steven Schick will lead performances of works by five contemporary Polish composers: Agata Zubel, Paweł Mykietyn, Lidia Zielinska, Tadeusz Wielecki, and Aleksander Nowak.
Sunday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 at door
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

William Hooker to Launch Interview Podcast

Source: William Hooker.

During the first week of December the Podcast THE LOST GENERATION: OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM will be launched. Hosted by exemplar free jazz drummer, composer, and poet William Hooker, each episode will be an in-depth interview with the various artists, producers, and supporters who have made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of the free jazz movement.

William Hooker, a musician at the forefront of this movement, will provide his listeners an opportunity to hear from a broad spectrum of participants who are the creators of this unique art form. Each interview will engage a single individual in conversation with respect to how they came to this music, how they, along with their peers embraced free jazz, and dedicated their lives to creating outside the mainstream. Principally focusing on the generation of musicians who came up in the 70s, the series will also pay homage to the progenitors of the free jazz movement, as well as explore the impact and challenges faced by today’s torch bearers.

Each podcast will be available through YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmK2As1pXpp0qCUV-JZCgg
And, through William Hooker’s website: https://www.williamhooker.com/

Each month will bring two new podcasts beginning in December with multi-instrumentalist / composer / poet, On Ka’a Davis and free jazz activist / poet, Steve Dalachinsky. Kicking off 2019 will be interviews with free jazz drummer, Marc Edwards and free jazz producer / dancer, Patricia Nicholson Parker. Airing in subsequent months will be William Hooker’s interviews with such luminaries as: Ted Daniel, Hilliard Greene, Giovanni Russonello, Kevin Ramsey, Dick Griffin, Warren Smith, Craig Harris, Richard Keene, Mark Hennen, Andrew Lamb, William Parker, Barry Altschul, Steve Swell, and many more.

Myra Melford Interview

Source: The Log Journal.

Myra Melford has never been one to coast on past achievements, no matter how impressive they might be. In the nearly three decades she’s spent in the public eye, the accomplished piano improviser, composer, and bandleader has worked her way through a wide span of ensembles and projects, putting her poetic stamp on each while also responding vigorously and sympathetically to each setting, situation, and fellow musician. She’d named one of her most famous ensembles The Same River Twice, repurposing a famous Greek citation to evoke the futility of repetition and the continuous nature of change.