All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Liebman, Rudolph & Drake
Chi (RareNoiseRecords)

Wadada Leo Smith
Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs (TUM Records)

Chat Noir
Hyperuranion (RareNoiseRecords)

Focus
11 (Cherry Red Records)

David Torn/Tim Berne/Ches Smith
Sun Of Goldfinger (ECM Records)

Atomic
Pet Variations (Odin Records)

Scott Fields Ensemble
Barclay (Ayler Records)

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

CECILIA LOPEZ: DOS (TRES) / BIFURCATIONS WITH AKI ONDA
For the first concert of her 2019 Roulette residency, artist/composer Cecilia Lopez will present a two-part program, which explores different scales of sound spatiality in Roulette’s theater. The program will begin with Dos (tres) written for brass trio and electronics. The second part of the evening will feature Bifurcations, the first collaboration between Lopez and composer and artist Aki Onda.
Monday, March 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

TALKING GONG: ALEX PEH, CLAIRE CHASE, KYAW KYAW NAING, SUSIE IBARRA
Pianist Alex Peh teams up with percussionists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, and flutist Claire Chase to perform new works inspired by rhythm—both interior and exterior, ancient and contemporary—written for percussion, piano, and flute by composers Susie Ibarra, Kit Young, Kyaw Kyaw Naing and Phyllis Chen.
Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

FORWARD MUSIC PROJECT 2.0: IN THIS SKIN
Comprising six new works from five female composers — Alex Temple, Shelley Washington, Kamala Sankaram, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini — for solo cello, Forward Music Project 2.0 highlights issues of sex positivity, trans rights, pleasure and pain, gender nonconformity, fashion and dignity, hysteria, BDSM, and more. These new compositions push the boundaries of traditional cello writing, and incorporate an array of special tools and effects to heighten the cello’s expressive potential.
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

TOC to Tour US and Canada in April

Source: TOC.

04/02/2019 – 21h00 | Casa del Popolo, Montreal – Québec, Canada
04/03/2019 – 19h00 | IMOO, Ottawa – Ontario, Canada
04/05/2019 – 20h00 | Rencontres de Musiques Spontanées, Rimouski – Québec, Canada
04/07/2019 – 19h30 | Silence, Guelph – Ontario, Canada
04/08/2019 – 23h30 | Bushwick Improvised Music Series, Brooklyn – New York, USA
04/11/2019 – 20h00 | Pauly’s Hotel, Albany – New York, USA
04/12/2019 – 20h00 | To be announced, USA
04/13/2019 – 20h00 | Orion Studio, Baltimore – Maryland, USA
04/14/2019 – 20h00 | The Fire, Philadelphia – Pennsylvania, USA
04/17/2019 – 20h00 | Experimental Guitar Night #7, Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania, USA
04/18/2019 – 21h00 | Elastic Arts, Chicago – Illinois, USA

April at Areté 

Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.

Amalgama Ensemble
The Lost Words: Brook/Fueting/Greenhoe
4/1/19, 8:00pm
Amalgama presents a performance of new commissions from our 2018-19 season project, The Lost Words. A collaboration with author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris based on their children’s book of the same title, “The Lost Words” addresses current environmental concerns, and engages children (and adults!), with creativity and optimism. Amalgama Ensemble (Michal Massoud, Lena Vidulich, Issei Herr, Ford Fourqurean, Francesca Ferrara, Thomas Feng, Caitlin Cawley)

t r a j e c t o r i e s
Lucy Yao, pianist
4/3/19, 7:00pm
Trajectories is a collaboration between music + projections by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurður Guðjónsson that premiered at the Cadences of Line and Colour in the Reykjavik Center for Visual Music by pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir. Inspired by the intersection of the shivering stars in Guðjónsson’s dark and active visual pieces, Lucy Yao is presenting commissions that weave visuals of experiments with light, piano, + electronics. This collaboration could not be possible without Tim Kwasny, Alissa Voth, Cassie Wieland, and Inti Figgis-vizueta.

Ricardo Gallo’s Horse’s Mouth
4/4/19, 7:00pm
Original music drawing from diverse interests as well explorations with previous projects, performed with a chamber-jazzy-folky-fun-weird ensemble. Gallo has been developing a repertoire that is a sonic micro-cosmos inspired by the music of Colombia, elsewhere in Latin America and Africa while creating a logic of its own. This time featuring: Satoshi Takeishi: percussion, Vasko Dukovsky: clarinets Sam Kulik: trombone, Ricardo Gallo: piano & compositions.

Matt McBane + Build
4/10/19, 8:00pm
Matt McBane + Build emerge from hibernation to perform a new set of music in advance of recording their third album. Their previous two albums were released on New Amsterdam Records. “rocking post-classical quintet which takes inspiration from minimalist chamber music, instrumental rock, modal jazz, and more” -New York Magazine. Adam Gold, drums; Benjamin Campbell, bass; Mike Cassedy, piano; Andrea Lee, cello; Matt McBane, violin and compositions

Continuum 88, Part III: Etudes and Fantasies
Jihye Chang, pianist
4/11/19, 7:00pm
This is the last concert of pianist Jihye Chang’s Continuum 88 Part III: Etudes and Fantasies. Etudes by Ligeti, Unsuk Chin, and Abrahamsen will be performed alongside new etudes by ‘ young composers from the states and abroad. Also included are two premieres of a new etude-fantasy written for the project and a fantasy by a NY based composer. Another NY based composer’s Fantasistucke, also written for the project, will be performed as well.

Ensemble in Process: Bridge the GAP
4/11/19, 8:00pm
Ensemble in Process… (Bridge the GAP) will have its NYC debut at the Areté Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on 11 April. The programme will be a concert in 3 short sets: Brian Mark on piano, the Peridot Duo’s Rose Hegele (soprano) from Boston, and the Marsyas Trio: Helen Vidovich (flute/alto flute), Valerie Welbanks (violoncello), and Olga Stezhko (piano) coming all the way from Great Britain. This 3 set concert will be called Bridge the GAP, as the curation will include a collaborative mix of British and American composers, since this is a special event with the Marsyas Trio coming from London.

Hotel Elefant & andPlay
4/12/19, 7:00pm
Hotel Elefant, “one of New York’s fastest rising new music outfits” (Time Out New York), teams with violin- and-viola duo andPlay (Maya Bennardo & Hannah Levinson) to present a double bill of music by Sky Macklay and Anthony Vine, featuring two world premieres. Hotel Elefant: Christa van Alstine, clarinet; Kevin Baldwin, sax; Hannis Brown, guitar; Meghan Burke, cello; TBC, piano, percussion; andPlay: Maya Bennardo, violin; Hannah Levinson, viola

OPERA Ensemble on Climate Change
4/13/19, 1:00pm
The OPERA Ensemble of singing instrumentalists will play pieces related to Climate Change, composed by the members of the ensemble such as Lucie Vítková, Stevie May, Isis Brown, Vered Engelhard, Carolyn Hietter, Sydney Viles, Sky Macklay, Elizabeth Adams. The OPERA Ensemble was established in 2016 by Lucie Vítková, to play her whole evening piece OPERA during the series NEW+ADVENTUROUS at the Roulette Intermedium.

Marsyas Trio
In the Theatre of Air – North America Tour 2019
4/13/19, 3:30pm
The Marsyas Trio (flute, cello, piano) celebrate their 10th anniversary with music by British and American women composers. The programme includes pieces by Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, Hilary Tann and Thea Musgrave. The Marsyas Trio has forged a place as a dynamic and innovative group, inspiring a generation of new works for their genre through their commissioning work, as well as bringing lost and forgotten repertoire to the public. This North American tour is part of the international promotion of their latest CD ‘In the Theatre of Air’ released on NMC Recordings. The album debuted at No. 7 in the Classical Charts and was critically acclaimed by Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and other major publications.

William Lang presents: New Solos
Composer Heather Stebbins
4/16/19
7:00pm Composer Heather Stebbins, 8:30pm William Lang
Will Lang will be presenting new works for solo trombone by Kamala Sankaram, Yu-Chun Chien, Sharon Hurtwitz, and more, as part of a years long series and approach to enriching the current repertoire for solo trombone. MORE

Convergences VI – Patricia Brennan // Richard Valitutto
4/18/19, 8:00pm
Pianist Richard Valitutto invites listeners to reflect on the modern/postmodern dialectic in a program of solos by Rebecca Saunders, György Kurtág, Artur Avanesov, and a premiere by Thomas Feng. With a focus on contemporary keyboard performance, Grammy-nominated pianist Richard Valitutto is a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and composing/improvising creative. Described as a “vivid soloist,” “quietly dazzling,” and “vigorously virtuosic” (LA Times), he is also a member of the critically acclaimed wild Up Modern Music Collective and the “startlingly versatile” (NY Times) quartet, gnarwhallaby. A Sage Fellow in Cornell University’s DMA program, he also holds degrees in piano performance from the California Institute of the Arts (MFA) and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (BM, summa cum laude).

Max Kutner’s Trio Generale
4/18/19, 10:00pm
Trio Generale is the latest ensemble from guitarist/composer Max Kutner. The character of method conformed by the group fluidly navigates the outer bounds of punk, math rock, modern jazz and free improvisation without hierarchy in sharing humor. Max Kutner, guitar, Elie Asher, trumpet, Colin Hinton, drums.