Robert Fripp on Breaking out of the “Male Prog Ghetto”

Source: Rolling Stone.

When Robert Fripp looked out from the stage of the Anfiteatro Romano in Pompei during a King Crimson show there in July 2018, he saw something he didn’t expect: women.

“Seeing men sitting next to their wives,” he marveled during a recent press event in London’s West End. “Seeing young men sitting next to their girlfriends. And a lot of old people, mainly male, too. But nevertheless, a lot of them were young, and a lot of them were women. This is astonishing.”

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Casper Nyvang Rask’s “Slow Evolution Ensemble”
Slow Evolution Ensemble (Gotta Let It Out)

Gabriel Zucker
Weighting (ESP Disk)

Howard Riley
Live In The USA (NoBusiness Records)

Wadada Leo Smith
Rosa Parks: Pure Love (TUM Records)

Alexander Hawkins
Iron Into Wind (Intakt Records)

Dom Minasi & Juampy Juarez
Freeland (Cirko Records)

Sun Ra
Monorails & Satellites: Works For Solo Piano Vols. 1, 2, 3 (Cosmic Myth Records)

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
Harder On The Outside (Hot Cup Records)

John Coltrane
Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings (Craft Recordings)

Dave Liebman
On the Corner Live! (Ear Up Records)

This Week in New York 


In a new program of co-composed works for trumpet, percussion, and electronics, Levy Lorenzo and Peter Evans build off the work documented on their debut album Q, released in October 2018 on Evans’s More is More label—advancing methods of combining traditional and experimental approaches of rhythm and sound, with both acoustic and electronic instruments.
Monday, April 15 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Chamber Music Society pays tribute to Crumb with two probing programs which reveal the composer in all his kaleidoscopic creativity. Featured in this CMS mini-festival is pianist Gilbert Kalish, whose definitive interpretations helped fuel Crumb’s meteoric rise.
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $32-$75
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Lisa Bielawa conducts the Mannes String Orchestra in this special presentation of the Philip Glass Institute. As the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute, Lisa Bielawa crafted this program which includes Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 3 and her own work, The Trojan Women. The concert also features the world premieres of the string orchestra versions of three works: two arias from Bielawa’s made-for-TV and online opera Vireo, sung by Rowen Sabala; Jon Gibson’s Chorales for Relative Calm; and David T. Little’s 1986.
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 5th Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY

loadbang performs world premieres of works by George Lewis, Claus-Steffen Mankopf, and loadbang’s Carlos Cordeiro, and Jeffrey Gavett.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

Originally from Oregon, Wooley has been based in New York City since 2001 where he is active in a range contemporary classical, jazz, noise, and electronic music as an interpreter, improviser, and composer. Wooley will perform a version of his long-form solo trumpet work Coyote, which takes its initial impulse from Joseph Beuys’s I Like America and America Likes Me performance, in which the artist is locked in a gallery space with a live coyote. In Coyote, Wooley acts as the ritual performer through a series of slow, subtle and deliberate movements involving the entire body, with the trumpet being the mechanistic other. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.
Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
The Old Stone House in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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TROST Records New Releases

Source: TROST Records.

Haunting collab of Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Tony Buck (NECKS)
LP/CD comes in a different cover-artwork/title and tracklist

MOPCUT – Accelerated Frames of Reference
Lukas König (5K HD / Kompost 3) on synthesizers and drums, Julien Desprez on electric guitar and voice artist Audrey Chen

JOE MCPHEE / JOHN BUTCHER – At The Hill Of James Magee
First duo collaboration of today’s master reedists McPhee and Butcher in the Texan desert.

Jim Jarmusch, Lee Ranaldo, Balazs Pandi, Marc Urselli
Producer Marc Urselli had the idea to bring people together in his studio in downtown NYC who had never met before and let that meeting of minds create beautiful soundscapes. Film director and musician Jim Jarmusch, Sonic Youth co-founder and guitarist Lee Ranaldo shared space with versatile drummer Balázs Pándi for a night session. These are the unfiltered results. Absorbing instrumental patterns of cinematic sounds and improvised rhythms.

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

Lisa Bielawa, Vireo, The Spiritual Biography of A Witch’s Accuser, Premiere CD/DVD Set

Marina Thibeault, Marie-Eve Scarfone, Elles, Schumann, Boulanger, Hensel. Clarke, Fuchs, Pidgorna

David Gompper, Double Concerto “Dialogue,” etc., David, Gill, Norsworthy, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Emmanuel Siffert