New Releases From Clean Feed Records 

Source: Clean Feed Records.

Luis Vicente | Vasco Trilla – A BRIGHTER SIDE OF DARKNESS




Oli Steidle & the Killing Popes – EGO PILLS

Spring Roll – EPISODES

Guillotine – GUILLOTINE

Carlos Bica | Daniel Erdmann | Dj Illvibe – I AM THE ESCAPADE ONE

Matthias Spillmann Trio – LIVE AT THE BIRD’S EYE JAZZ CLUB


Tri-Centric Foundation / Anthony Braxton Update

Source: Tri-Centric Foundation.

Select bootleg albums will be republished as free or pay-what-you-want downloads. For starters, we now have available the two Big Ears Festival boots Trio (Knoxville) 2016 and 10+1tet (Knoxville) 2016, as well as Anthony’s solo album Solo (Kent) 1979.

Anthony’s research papers are now on our website, top right tab. This is a collection of his many eye-opening writings on various topic ranging from architecture style in West Africa to Shakespeare.

Please check them out, and please consider donating to our organization to help us keep going. We accept year-round contributions. No amount is too small. We thank you in advance, and a big thank you to the many people who have already donated. Your support is vital to our work.

Media wrap-up:

  • New Braxton House’s latest box set offering, GTM (Syntax) 2017, has sold out on Bandcamp (retailers still have copies, and we will always have DLs). We received many great reviews, the most recent of which is a superb and detailed three-part analysis available on The Free Jazz Collective site.
  • In February, Anthony Braxton and Tri-Centric were at the Edition Festival in Stockholm for an evening of his works, as described in this Downbeat Magazine article.
  • An excerpt from Anthony Braxton’s solo performance at this year’s Sons d’hiver Festival is now up on YouTube, and a review of the ZIM Sextet is available on Citizen Jazz (in French, with photos everyone can enjoy).
  • In March, Kyoko Kitamura collaborated with Japanese pianist/composer Masayasu Tzboguchi for a two-day workshop in Tokyo on the music of Anthony Braxton. Events were reviewed in JazzTokyo here and here (in Japanese, with photos for everyone to enjoy).
  • The Wire Magazine April 2019 Issue 422 (which, at this point, would be the previous issue) contains a section on music education. Nate Wooley pens an insightful article on Anthony Braxton titled “The System Of A Down” where he examines the down beat in Anthony’s music (the “vibrational down”) to explore the composer’s holistic approach.

Braxton75 events coming up include two youth ensembles performances: our ongoing collaboration with Face the Music and our new involvement with the Visionary Youth Orchestra. Please stay tuned!

Chicago Scene: April 13-20, 2019

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

Saturday, April 13th 2019

7:00PM at the Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl
Sudden Impact 2019
Kikù Hibino
Jim Baker, Jamie Kempkers

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Four Letter Words : Jake Wark, Matt Piet, Bill Harris
Jason Stein Solo

Sunday, April 14th 2019

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Polyorchard and special guests
David Menestres, Jeb Bishop, Keefe Jackson
David Menestres, Jeb Bishop, Keefe Jackson, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Abrams, Isaiah Spencer

Monday, April 15th 2019

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

Thursday, April 18th 2019

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee
Elanor Leskiw, Daniel Thatcher, Stephen Dorocke
Ken Vandermark, Phil Sudderberg

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Unspooling : Julia Chen, Matthew Adomeit, Nate Friedman
Matt Ulery Sextet with Paul Bedal, Dustin Laurenzi, Chris Shuttleworth, James Davis, Jon Dietemyer

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Olivia Block, Carol Genetti, Peter Maunu
TOC : Jeremie Ternoy, Ivann Cruz, Peter Orins

Saturday, April 20th 2019

3:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Angela James with Charles Rumback, Jason Stein, Katherine Young — Record release

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Trio WAZ : Ed Wilkerson Jr, Tatsu Aoki, Michael Zerang

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Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

John Dikeman/George Hadow/Dirk Serries/Martina Verhoeven/Luis Vicente
Ideal Principle

James Brandon Lewis
An UnRuly Manifesto

Jesse Dulman/Blaise Siwula
Dark Alleys

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
Harder on the Outside

Kresten Osgood Quintet
Plays Jazz

Iro Haarla, Ulf Krokfors & Barry Altschul
Around Again – The Music of Carla Bley

Ingrid Jensen/Steve Treseler
Invisible Sounds for Kenny Wheeler

Chris Pasin

Tiziano Tononi & The Ornettians
Forms and Sounds: Air Sculptures

Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux
Path of Totality

Steph Richards
Take the Neon Lights

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The DMG FREE Music Series Continues Every Sunday at 6pm and Features:

Sunday, April 14th:
6pm: DAVID GROLLMAN – Solo Snare
7pm: DREW WESELY / DAVE ZAKARIAN – Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: VIV CORRINGHAM / MIA ZABELKA – Voice / Violin

Sunday, April 21st:
7pm: BENJAMIN SCOTT – Drums Reeds / K. HANK JOST – Bass Reeds

Sunday April 28th:
6pm: OMAR & EMILIO TAMEZ – Tribute to Paul Motian

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

Hypercube Presents Voided Cross by Eric Wubbels May 7 in NY

Source: Hypercube.

Hypercube (sax, electric guitar, piano, perc) presents the US premiere of Eric Wubbels’ Voided Cross + works by Erin Rogers, Nick Deyoe

Hypercube presents the US premiere of Eric Wubbels’ Voided Cross (for Michael Heizer) a high-decibel, 45-minute work that pushes the boundaries of space, time, sound and execution, featuring saxophone, electric guitar, piano/accordion/synth, and percussion. Known for exciting, high-energy performances, Hypercube also presents works by Erin Rogers and Nicholas Deyoe.

Tue, May 7, 2019
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018