Setola di Maiale New Releases

Source: Setola di Maiale.

UN DEUX TROIS QUATRE
NAMU 3
(Steve Gibbs, Joachim Raffel, Willem Schulz)

OMNYPHONY CONCENTRATE FOR A MULTICULTURAL MIX
PHILIP CORNER
(Jun-Y Ciao, Mo Sha, Yi Tao, Tian Wang, Fish, Meng Zhang, Shi Nuan Zhao, Yun Qi Zhu)

DEDALUS
PHILIP CORNER
(Philip Corner, Amelie Berson, Thierry Madiot, Deborah Walker, Silvia Tarozzi, Didier Aschour, Sufi Hémon)

QUANDO ERO UN BAMBINO FARÒ L’ASTRONAUTA
DAVIDE RINELLA ARMONICA CROMATICA SOLO

THAT IS NOT SO
PATRIZIA OLIVA / ROBERTO DEL PIANO / STEFANO GIUST

PAPA LEGBA IS OUR SENSEI
PAPA LEGBA IS OUR SENSEI
(Alberto N. A. Turra, Alberto Pederneschi)

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn – “Transitory Poems” (ECM, 2019)

Satoko Fuji – “Stone” (Libra, 2019)

Samo Salamon & Freequestra – “Free Sessions, Vol. 2: Freequestra” (Klopotec Records, 2019)

Alfred Vogel / Sylvie Courvoisier – “PULSE” (Boomslang Records, 2019)

Angelika Niescier with Chris Tordini, Gerald Cleaver feat. Jonathan Finlayson – “New York Trio” (Intakt, 2019)

Splinter Reeds – “Hypothetical Islands” (New Focus Recordings, 2019)

John Butcher & Rhodri Davies – “Drunk Of Dreams” (Cejero, 2019)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1177

Source: Vital Weekly.

TOMASSO CORBETTA – WAKES IN EMPTINESS (CD, private) *
PETER ORINS – HAPPENED BY ACCIDENT (CD by Circum Disc) *
SARAH-JANE SUMMERS – KALOPSIA (CD by Eighth Nerve Audio) *
JUHANI SILVOLA – POST-BIOLOGICAL WILDLIFE (CD by Eighth Nerve Audio) *
JULIEN OTTAVI – BEYOND SYMPHONY (NOISE SERIES) (CD by Fibrr Records) *
PAAL-NILSSEN-LOVE – NEW JAPANESE NOISE (CD by PNL Records) *
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE – NEW BRAZILIAN FUNK (CD by PNL Records) *
ZENO VAN DEN BROEK – BREACH (LP/CD by Moving Furniture) *
DUENN – .ON LAYER (CD by St.an.da) *
CHERYL E. LEONARD – WATERSHED (CD by Great Hoary Marmot Music) *
DIETER MÜH – MUTUS LIBER (CD by EE Tapes) *
JON WESSELTOFT & BALAZS PANDI – TERRENG (LP by Moving Furniture Records) *
PHILIP SANDERSON – ON ONE OF THOSE BENDS (LP by Seance Centre) *
ARIES MOND/DMITRY MARKOV – CUT OFF (LP by Iikki Books) *
TAG/MATAR (split flexi disc by Anterior Research Media Comm)
OTHERWORLD ENSEMBLE – NORTHERN FIRE (CDR by Edgetone Records) *
MODELBAU – THE INVADERS (cassette by Hemisphäreの空虚) *
MODELBAU – THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR (cassette by Audio Visuals Atmosphere) *
QUEST – YESTERNIGHTS (CD by St.An.Da.) *

6th Annual Something Else! Festival

Source: ZULA Presents.

2019’s festival features a rare appearance from Czech virtuoso violinist/vocalist Iva Bittová. In addition to a dynamic solo performance, she’ll also join revered drummer Hamid Drake to reinvigorate their storied duet synergy. Drake’s trio Indigenous Mind with Joshua Abrams (Town and Country, Natural Information Society) and Jason Adasiewicz filters the legacies of Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders through three of Chicago’s most vibrant musical imaginations. Genre-busting clarinet giant Don Byron will be featured alone and in ensemble contexts this year, promising fresh, divergent perspectives on jazz you will not want to miss.

William Hooker shares Hamid Drake’s legendary status behind the kit and offers both solo and festival – exclusive ensemble engagements. Harris Eisenstadt visits from NYC to lead a quartet and big band (assembled expressly for Something Else!) through some of his Poschiavo 50 compositions. Polish Pianist Joanna Duda brings her signature mixture of angularity and improvisatory perspicacity with an electronics-augmented solo show, while eclectic American soprano sax specialist Sam Newsome showcases his enviable vocabulary in solo and curated group-improv settings.

Something Else’s exciting Canadian offerings illustrate the same deep commitment to exploratory
sonics. Combining leading Québecois artists Jason Sharp (bass saxophone), Susanna Hood (voice/
movement), with French guests Fredéric B Briet (double bass) and Christophe Rocher (clarinets), No Silenz posits a polymorphous aural universe spanning low-end instrumental heft to abstract theatrics.

The enigmatic songcraft of Picastro sits adjacent to Brodie West’s buoyant, polyrhythmic octet Eucalyptus. Glen Hall leads the cheekily named EAR-CAM on winds and electronics alongside an all-star cast of Christine Duncan (voice), Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion) and John Oswald (saxophone). Prodigious Québec saxophonist Yves Charuest appears in solo and ensemble configurations, while the multi-dimensional Géraldine Eguiluz brings her eponymous trio and breaks new collaborative ground in encounters employing her voice, and numerous instruments. The subtly explosive Toronto trio of pianist Bill Gilliam, drummer Ambrose Pottie, and saxophonist Kayla Milmine is also slated to perform, reprising appearances at last year’s Toronto Jazz Festival and Zula’s own concert season.

Hamilton’s own Sourpussy folds perverse humour and poignancy into immersive, volatile performances. Connor Bennett (of Eschaton and Haolin Munk infamy) offers solo sax project Tidal Pool alongside wayward local choristers Earth, Wind and Choir.

Kenny Grohowski Interview

Source: Heavy Metal Bebop Podcast.

The jazz/metal crossover can take many forms, but in the case of Kenny Grohowski, that overlap is clear and overt. Growing up as a serious fusion head, this NYC-via-Miami drummer went on to study jazz at the New School and play with established artists such as Lonnie Plaxico and Andy Milne. Metal was a later discovery for him, but as of 2019, Grohowski is now fully immersed in that scene. He regularly performs and records with the outlandish, eclectic Imperial Triumphant, as well as Simulacrum, a trio masterminded by John Zorn that draws on Grohowski’s entire skill set.

Kenny and I spoke about how hearing Meshuggah helped him get over his fusion snobbery, the unique “swing” of metal, the anatomy of a Zorn session, how he’s able to make his blastbeats breathe and much more.