Chicago Scene: November 24 – December 1, 2018

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

Saturday, November 24th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Jason Roebke, Josh Berman, Ben Lamar Gay

Monday, November 26th 2018

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

Thursday, November 29th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Ben Goldberg, Geof Bradfield, Dana Hall

Friday, November 30th 2018

8:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Julie Pomerleau, Johanna Brock, Whitney Johnson — music by Makiko Nishikaze, Jürg Frey, Linda Catlin Smith, Jeff Kimmel
a.pe.ri.od.ic (36) : Eliza Bangert, Nomi Epstein, Jeff Kimmel, Kenn Kumpf, Matthew Oliphant, Robert Reinhart, guest percussionist Sam Scranton

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Wume
TALsounds
HUJO

Saturday, December 1st 2018

7:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas
Witches & Devils : Mars Williams, Josh Berman, Jim Baker, Krzysztof Pabian, Kent Kessler, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Carl Stone

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/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Anthony Braxton / Taylor Ho Bynum Trio! Harriet Tubman: Brandon Ross / Melvin Gibbs / JT Lewis! Frank Kimbrough / Scott Robinson Qt: Complete Thelonious Monk Songbook! Three from Cuneiform: Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores! Far Corner! Forgas Band Phenomena!

Post Muffins: Manna/Mirage! The Gate: Dan Peck / Tom Blancarte / Brian Osborne! Pierre Dorge with Kirk Knuffke! Dustin Carlson Septet! Klaus Schulze and Rapoon! LP’s from Jackson C. Frank and Current 93!

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

Sunday, December 2nd:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & OMAR TAMEZ – Clarinet & Guitar
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / OMAR TAMEZ / RAYMON LOPEZ – Clarinet / Guitar / Drums

Rare Monday, December 3rd Gathering: Reading and Book Signing!
6:30pm: ELLIOTT SHARP will read from his new book: ‘IrRational Music’

Sunday, December 9th:
6pm: FACKPAMP: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND SARAH BERNSTEIN – Guitar/Drums/Violin
7pm: AXIS: JON IRABAGON / JOHN HEGRE / NILS DRONEN – Saxes /
8pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / KENT O’DOHERTY – Bass Guitar / Alto Sax

Sunday, December 16th:
6pm: HUMAN RITES TRIO: JASON KAO HWANG / KEN FILIANO / ANDREW DRURY – Strings/Bass/Drums

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

The Reform Art Unit/Masters of Unorthodox Music
Something about Vienna

The Reform Art Quartet
Homage to Arnold Schönberg and Anton von Weber

The Reform Art Unit
55 Steps

Wide Fields
To Federico Fellini

The Reform Art Unit
Darjeeling

The Reform Art Unit
For John Coltrane and Pablo Picasso

Steve Swell Tour News

Source: Steve Swell .

Coming up to finish out this year:

November 27 I will be with Mars Williams’ Albert Ayler Christmas at the Stone with Nels Cline, Chris Corsano and Hill Greene (we will be in Kingston on the 26th)
December 11 there will be a Cecil Taylor memorial at Roulette
January 4 I will be with Roswell’s Trombone Tribe featuring arrangements of Herbie Nichols’ tunes (I’ll be arranging The Happenings) on Fay Victor’s Stone Residency.

Next year is shaping up to be rife with tours as well. Just a few:

January 2019 – Norway, Sweden with Per-Ake Holmlander
February 2019 – Germany, Belgium, England with Jan Klare (Michael Vatcher, Wilber de Joode +)
April 2019 – Chicago Plan tour US with Gebhard Ullmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang
April 2019 – Europe again with Jan Klare (Michael Vatcher, Wilber de Joode +)
November 2019 – European tour with Chicago Plan

Upcoming Sarah Weaver Performances

Source: Sarah Weaver.

INTERHERE: Sarah Weaver Ensemble
December 15, 2018 8:00PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall
450 W. 37th Street, NYC http://www.dimennacenter.org
$25 Admission/$20 Students & Seniors
Tickets: http://www.sarahweaver.org/tickets

Contemporary chamber and ensemble pieces by composer Sarah Weaver.

“Sound in Peace”
Joe McPhee, multiple instruments, Sarah Weaver, electronics

“Symmetry of Presence”
David Taylor, bass trombone, electronics, Sarah Weaver, electronics

“Fountain of Synthesis”
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Yoon Sun Choi, voice, Julie Ferrara, oboe, english horn, Joe McPhee, multiple instruments, Ned Rothenberg, woodwinds, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, sanxian, ruan, Ray Anderson, trombone, David Taylor, bass trombone, Denman Maroney, piano, Mark Helias, bass,
Gerald Cleaver, drumset, percussion, Sarah Weaver, conductor

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REALITY AXIS: for Solo Percussion
The music of Sarah Weaver performed by Gerry Hemingway
Recording Release Concert
December 21, 2018 8:00PM
the cell, 338 W. 23rd Street, NYC http://www.thecelltheatre.org
$20 Admission/$15 Students & Seniors
Tickets: http://www.sarahweaver.org/tickets

Program:
“Node 111, Volumes 1-3”, “Reality Axis”, “Nexus Expanse”