Seattle Scene: February 6-16, 2019

From Seattle’s 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.

Feb. 6 – 10, 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival
34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival

NIGHT 1: Opening Concert
Wed. Feb. 6, 8 PM @ Gallery 1412
• Abbey Blackwell, bass / Ebony Miranda, cello
• Haley Freedlund, trombone / Christopher Icasiano, drums
• Marc Seales, piano / Tom Varner, French horn
• Patrick Shiroishi, sax

RELATED EVENT! 7-8:30 PM – Visiting SIMF artist Odeya Nini does a VoiceBath at Seattle Sound Temple; $35, registration required.

NIGHT 2: Evening Concert
Thu. Feb. 7, 8 PM @ Hollow Earth Radio
• CK Barlow, electronics / Ambrosia Bardos, electronics/vox
• Bryan Lineberry, sax / Schraepfer Harvey, drums / China Faith Star, sax
• Banned Rehearsal (Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal
• Andria Nicodemou, vibraphone

NIGHT 3: Evening Concert
Fri. Feb. 8, 8 PM @ Good Shepherd Chapel
• Haley Freedlund, trombone / Tom Varner, French horn
• Andria Nicodemou, vibraphone / Marc Seales, piano
• Kenny Mandell, sax / Kelsey Mines, bass / Odeya Nini, voice/movement
• CK Barlow, electronics

DAY 4: Paul Hoskin Tribute
Sat. Feb. 9, 5:30 PM @ Good Shepherd Chapel
Friends honor recently departed SIMF founder Paul Hoskin: Dave Abramson, Eric Amrine, Rob Angus, Linda Austin, Angelina Baldoz, Gust Burns, Greg Campbell, Arrington de Dionyso, Stuart Dempster, Beth Fleenor, Scott Granlund, Sue Ann Harkey, Robert Hinrix, Bill Horist, Jeph Jerman, Mark Kaylor, Jim Knodle, Dave Knott, Pete Leinonen, Carol J. Levin, Eveline Mueller-Graff, Eric Muhs, Tari Nelson-Zagar, Greg Powers, Dennis Rea, Charley Rowan, John Seman, Wilson Shook, Wally Shoup, Jenny Ziefel

NIGHT 4: Evening Concert
Sat. Feb. 9, 8 PM @ Good Shepherd Chapel
• Holland Andrews, clarinet, voice / Ambrosia Bardos, electronics, voice / Ebony Miranda,
• Abbey Blackwell, bass / Haley Freedlund, trombone / Patrick Shiroishi, sax
• Odeya Nini, voice, movement

DAY 5: Racer Sessions + After Party
Sun. Feb. 10, 8 PM @ Cafe Racer
• Holland Andrews, clarinet & voice
• Racer Sessions, free improvisation session open to players of all instruments and at any
level of ability or experience.
• After party! Hang out, debrief, decompress.

DAY 5: Spontaneous Music Session
Sun. Feb. 10, 6 PM @ Couth Buzzard Books
• Schraepfer Harvey, drums / Bryan Lineberry, sax / Kenny Mandell, sax / China
Faith Star, sax
• Veteran saxophonist and teacher Kenny Mandell leads a free improvisation session
open to players of all instruments and at any level of ability or experience.

Tue. 2/12 – Cincinnati percussion duo John Lane & Allen Lotte perform The Innocents, based on the Innocents Project, which uses DNA evidence to exonerate those who have been unjustly incarcerated on death row + UW percussionist Bonnie Whiting and students open.

Thu. 2/14 – “Experimental Love”: A collective exploration of drone, free improv, abstracted song and electroacoustic composition by SIGE Records artists Nordra, William Fowler Collins, Faith Coloccia, Daniel Menche, Marshall Trammell and Aaron Turner

Fri. 2/15 – Don Immel performs in Seattle for the first time in a decade, appearing with his critically acclaimed Australian contemporary music group Three, in a side by side concert with local art-ensemble extraordinaire, Torch

Sat. 2/16 – electronic music by Stefan Maier (Vancouver, BC) + Chloe Alexandra Thompson (Portland) + Marcus Price (Seattle)

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

New Sounds from Argentina

Escape Lane – Escape Lane (Vent du Sud, 2018) ****

Eric Dolphy – Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance Records, 2019) *****

Guitar Roundup

William Hooker Trio (feat. Ava Mendoza & Damon Smith) – Remembering (Astral Spirits) ****

Wolfgang Muthspiel – Where The River Goes (ECM, 2019)

Goh Lee Kwang & Christian Meaas Svendsen – Gibberish, Balderdash and Drivel (Nakama Records, 2018)

Maurice Louca – Elephantine (Sub Rosa/Northern Spy, 2019) ****

Catching Up with Luís Lopes

Jo David Meyer Lysne – Henger i luften (Hubro Music, 2019) ***½

Orenda Records Update

Source: Orenda Records.

New Releases

Jim Piela
Out of Orbit

Burning Ghosts
American Circus

James Newton
The Manual of Light

March Releases Now Available for Pre-Order

Bryan McAllister
Very Stable Genius

Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt
Live in Santa Monica

Upcoming Shows by Orenda Artists

02/06: Jim Piela album release show, Rockwood Music Hall, NYC,
02/09: Christine Tavolacci w/ Southland Ensemble, Automata, Los Angeles, CA
02/12: Stone Raft w/ Aaron Levin (Sound Etiquette), The Uptown, Oakland, CA
02/15: Daniel Rosenboom w/ Tim Lefebvre Group, Sam First, Los Angeles, CA
02/20: Walt Weiskopf w/ Steely Dan, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
02/20: The Deconstruction of What You Know (featuring Henry Kaiser) w/ Aaron Levin (Sound Etiquette), The Dildo Factory, Berkeley, CA
02/21: Walt Weiskopf w/ Steely Dan, Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
02/23: Walt Weiskopf w/ Steely Dan,Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
02/23: Daniel Rosenboom, Sam First, Los Angeles, CA
02/25: Walt Weiskopf w/ Steely Dan, Wembley SSE Arena, London, UK
02/26: Vicki Ray + Tom Chiu performing Feldman’s “For John Cage,” Zipper Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
02/28: Walt Weiskopf w/ Steely Dan, 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Identity: Freedom in NY March 7-9, 2019 

Source: Arts for Art.

Identity: Freedom
March 7-9, 8:00pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th St, NYC 10011

March 7 – 8pm
William Parker’s Trail of Tears Continuum (1492-2019)
​AnnMarie Sandy, Raina Sokolov Gonzalez – voice
Fred Moten, Tracie Morris – poetry
Cooper-Moore – piano
James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax
Hamid Drake – drums
William Parker – bass, composition, video
Video by William Parker and Michael Lucio Sternbach

Bassist / composer William Parker premieres Trail of Tears Continuum (1492-2019) a new multi-media work tracing the de-evolution of humanity in America. The 90 minute suite is broken into four sections — “Plantations,” “Reservations,” “Housing Projects,” Prisons” — and built around new music, libretto, and narrative composed by Parker. Performers include singers Anne Marie Sandy and Raina Sokolov Gonzalez, musicians Hamid Drake, Cooper-Moore, and James Brandon Lewis, and features original poetry by Fred Moten and Tracie Morris. The piece is also accompanied by film by Parker and Michael Lucio-Sternbach.

March 8 – 8pm
Dave Burrell’s Harlem Renaissance
Dave Burrell – piano, composition
Ted Daniel – trumpet
Steve Swell, Dick Griffin – trombone
William Parker – bass
Hamid Drake – drums
Dancers to be announced

Pianist / composer Dave Burrell premieres the latest iteration of his continuing exploration of the Harlem Renaissance, presented in tribute to the Civil Rights activist and entertainer Josephine Baker. The piece centers on the interaction between piano and two dancers, augmented by a brass line featuring Ted Daniel, Steve Swell, and Dick Griffin, and rhythm section of William Parker and Hamid Drake. Piano and dance take turns leading and following the ensemble, blurring lines between composition and free improvisation.

March 9 – 8pm
Andrew Cyrille’s Haitian Fascination
Andrew Cyrille – drums
Jorge Sylvester – saxophone
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Lisle Atkinson – bass
Val Jeanty – percussion, electronics
Poet to be announced

Drummer / composer Andrew Cyrille presents new work paying homage to his Haitian ancestry. Performers include collaborators old and new including pianist Angelica Sanchez, bassist Lisle Atkinson, percussionist Val Jeanty, and saxophonist Jorge Sylvester. A poet and additional artists will augment the ensemble. ​

Marty Ehrlich Interview

Source: Downbeat.

Multi-woodwindist-composer Marty Ehrlich recorded his 26th leader date, Trio Exaltation (Clean Feed), last year in Lisbon with bassist John Hébert and drummer Nasheet Waits, a working unit for several years. Throughout the 10-piece recital, comprising nine Ehrlich originals and a stirring interpretation of Andrew Hill’s “Dusk,” the members apply their virtuosic skills toward triological flow with a melodic orientation, sustaining equipoise between compositional and improvisational imperatives. Not least among the recording’s pleasures is its intense sonic presence—Waits’ sound-painting on each component of his drumkit is captured in full clarity, as is Hébert’s uncanny ability to thrust and parry in any environment. It’s sure to be on this writer’s top-ten list for 2018.

Yodok III Release and Tour Dates

Source: Yodok III.

22.02.19 – Oefenbunker (Landgraaf, NL)
23.02.19 – MTC (Cologne, G)
24.02.19 – Paard (Haarlem, NL)
01.03.19 – Musikcaféen (Copenhagen, DK)
02.03.19 – 1000fryd (Aalborg, DK)

(CD, Consouing Sounds)

YODOK III returns to Consouling Sounds with a new live album. “THIS EARTH WE WALK UPON” is YODOK III in its purest form. Starting off as a monolith structure slowly falling apart, the build-up begins half way into this 63 minute long ritual: transcendental, pulsating, dynamic and highly intriguing. The raw emotion captured on this recording is that of an extremely focused, yet constantly evolving musical entity. YODOK III is a live band that thrives on adrenaline, interaction and momentum. An emotional rollercoaster with a genre-complexity that can only be described as unique.

We Need No Swords Reviews

Source: We need no swords .

Matt Atkins and Peter Marsh: Paper Wasps

Noise In Opposition: NIO3

Songs of the Supermoon

A New Wave Of Jazz

Threes And Will / Deludium Skies split

CIA Debutante: Slow Cancellation

CIA Debutante: Waves

Tavishi: মশ্তিষ্কের কণ্ঠশ্বর | Voices in my head

Tom White: Run Amok

Tom White & Stuart Chalmers: Awkward Objects

Patrick Shirioshi: Sparrow’s Tongue