Winter Jazz Fest 2019 Reviewed

Source: shanleyonmusic.

MM&W started set two by themselves. John Medeski hit a funky, dirty groove that drove the crowd wild. I was yearning for an extra chord or two in there, but about ten minutes into the groove, the trio took it out into free territory, which made up for the repetition. With Alarm Will Sound, they played music from their collaboration album Omnisphere. Some of it lumbered a little, getting a little too locked into a 7/4 riff in some points, but the voicings were often pretty compelling, setting things like strings, bassoon and tuba against Medeski’s keys.

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

BEAT CIRCUS
March 22 – The Apohadion Theater – Portland, ME
March 23 – ONCE Sommerville – 156 Highland Ave – Sommerville, MA [with Count Zero, Jaggery, Emp. Norton, Kee Avil]
March 29 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
March 30 – The Windup Space – Baltimiore, MD
March 31 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA

BLUE CRANES
February 23 – Portland Jazz Festival – Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR

THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
February 16 – Jazzclub Loch – Wuppertal, Germany
February 22 – Kleintheater Fabriggli – Buchs (SG), Switzerland

JANEL AND ANTHONY
March 1 – The Black Cat – 1811 14th St, NW – Washington, DC [free show!]

ROB MAZUREK
March 21-24 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN

MESSTHETICS [featuring Anthony Pirog]
February 3 – Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower – Dublin, Ireland
February 5 – Night People – 105 Princess St – Manchester, UK
February 6 – Boston Music Room – 176 Junction Rd – London UK
February 7 – Magasin 4 – avenue du Port 51B – Bruxelles, Belgium
February 8 – L’Entreport – rue Zenobe Gramme 2 – Arlon, Belgium
February 9 – Grauzone Festival – Den Haag, The Netherlands
March 5 – Ace of Cups – 2619 No High St – Columbus, OH
March 6 – Mac’s Bar – 2700 E. Michigan Ave – Lansing, MI
March 7 – Subterranean – 2011 W North Ave – Chicago, IL
March 8 – High Noon Saloon – 701A East Washington Ave – Madison, WI
March 9 – Off Broadway – 3509 Lemp Ave – St Louis, MO
March 20 – The Southern – 103 South 1st St – Charlottesville, VA
March 21-24 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
March 25 – The Earl – 488 Flat Shoals Ave – Atlanta, GA
March 26 – Saint Augustine Theatre [Front Porch Stage] – 1340C A1A South – St Augustine, FL
March 27 – Will’s Pub – 1042 No. Mills Ave – Orlando, FL
March 28 – La Rosas – 2898 NW 7th Ave – Miami, FL
March 29 – The Wooly – 20 North Main St – Gainesville, FL
March 30 – The Pour House – 1977 Maybank Hwy – Charleston, SC
March 31 – Neighborhood Theatre – 511 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC

ED PALERMO BIG BAND
February 4 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
February 16 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542
March 2 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY

ALEC K REDFEARN and THE EYESORES
March 2 – Quinn’s – 330 Main St – Beacon, NY (with Brandon Seabrook)
March 3 – Muchmore’s – 2 Havemeyer St – Brooklyn, NY

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
March 14 – Taktlos Festival – Zurich, Switzerland

WADADA LEO SMITH
March 21-24 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
March 30 – McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN [The Complete America’s National Parks]

SOFT MACHINE [John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall]
February 4-8 – The Cruise To The Edge – Key West, FL, USA + Cozumel Mexico

THUMBSCREW [Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara – Mary Halvorson]
February 5-9 – Dartmouth College Residency – Hanover, NH
March 21-24 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN

Sons d’Hiver Festival in Paris 

Source: sons d’hiver. This fest is just underway, and lasts all month. Highlights include:

Tuesday February 5th- 8:30 pm
Arcueil
IN BODY
EVE RISSER / EDWARD PERRAUD / BENJAMIN DUBOC
EVAN PARKER / TYSHAWN SOREY DUO

Wednesday, February 6 – 8:30 pm
Gentilly
LUCIE ANTUNES SOLO
FANTASIA NEL DESSERT
COAX INVITES PETER BRÖTZMANN

Thursday 7 February- 20.30
Vincennes
TYSHAWN SOREY
TRIO
SYLVIE COURVOISIER & MARK FELDMAN
“PLAY JOHN ZORN”
€ 20 / € 15 / € 10

Friday 8th February – 8.30 pm
Alfortville
IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS
MARC RIBOT
“SONGS OF RESISTANCE”

Saturday, February 9 – 8:30 pm
Fontenay-sous-Bois
THE EX: 40TH ANNIVERSARY
“ETHIOPIAN NIGHT”

Friday February 15th- 8pm
Vitry-Sur-Seine
T (R)
JULIEN
OPIC
DESPREZ & ROB MAZUREK TOGETHER
ANTHONY BRAXTON ZIM MUSIC

Saturday February 16th- 8:30 pm
Cachan
ANTHONY BRAXTON
SOLO
DAVE DOUGLAS “UPLIFT”
FEAT. BILL LASWELL

Tuesday 19 February- 20h
Ivry-sur-Seine
INTERZONE
“KAN YA MY CAN”
MALEMM MOKHTAR GANIA & HAMID DRAKE & ADAM RUDOLPH & JAMIE SAFT

Wednesday 20 February- 20h
Choisy-le-Roi
NAÏSSAM JALAL / AHMED EL ATTAR / NANDA MOHAMMAD
NICOLE MITCHELL
“MANDORLA AWAKENING II: EMERGING WORLDS”

Friday 22nd February- 8pm
Créteil
EVE RISSER RED DESERT ORCHESTRA
“EURYTHMIA”
STEVE COLEMAN
“NATAL ECLIPSE”

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

NATE WOOLEY With Mary HALVORSON / Susan ALCORN / Ryan SAWYER! ALLISON MILLER Boom Tic Boom: Jenny SCHEINMAN/ Ben GOLDBERG / Kirk KNUFFKE / Myra MELFORD..! JAMES BRANDON LEWIS: Jaimie BRANCH / Anthony PIROG / Luke STEWART / Warren Trae CRUDUO! JOE McPHEE & JOHN BUTCHER!

ROY ROYSTON Quintet! GREG WARD Rogue Parade! New from Leo: AKIRA SAKATA / SIMON NABATOV Quartet! MARILYN CRISPELL / Tanya KALMANOVICH / Richard TEITLEBAUM! Three form IVO PERELMAN & MAT MANERI..! Luigi NONO! The DEAD C! Hedvig MOLLESTAD Trio! And Much More!

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

Sunday, February 3rd:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
7pm: THE BEYOND GROUP: CHERYL PYLE – C Alto Flutes / MICHAEL EATON – Soprano Sax /
CLAIRE de BRUNNER – Bassoon / GENE COLEMAN – Bass Flute & Piccolo

Sunday, February 10th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RYAN DUGRE – Guitar Duet
7pm: OUTSIDE WORLD: HAZEL RIGBY / BEN SCOTT / TAYLOR ADAMS

Sunday, February 17th:
6pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN
7pm: DAVID MEIER / DANIEL CARTER…

Sunday, February 24th: The REGGIE SYLVESTER Double Header:
6pm: ED KELLER / REGGIE SYLVESTER – Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: RETROGRADE ESP CD Set: MATT LAVELLE & REGGIE SYLVESTER!