All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

A Pride Of Lions
A Pride Of Lions (The Bridge Sessions)

Federico Ughi
Transoceanico (577 Records)

King Crimson
Live in Newcastle, December 8, 1972 (DGM Live)

Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi
Burning Meditation (NoBusiness Records)

Dom Minasi
Remembering Cecil (Unseen Rain Records)

Kaja Draksler / Petter Eldh / Christian Lillinger
Punkt.Vrt.Plastik (Intakt Records)

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family)

Fire!
The Hands (Rune Grammofon)

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

PUBLIQ ACCESS 4.0: OUR ENVIRONMENT
In Access 4.0: Our Environment, PUBLIQuartet presents three world premieres responding to the crisis facing our environment.
Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

A THOUSAND THOUGHTS | KRONOS QUARTET
A new live multimedia performance piece that explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future.
Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY

PLACE+HALL, VARISPEED (ASHLEY), GELSEY BELL
Set in a former Santander Bank Branch in Alphabet City, Varispeed will perform their arrangement of Robert Ashley’s “The Bank” from his masterpiece Perfect Lives. Vanessa Place and Alec Hall present their latest collaborative work. In the spirit of unwellness, composer-performer Gelsey Bell will perform a solo from her current piece-in-development Within, which explores themes of embodiment, pain, disease, and uteri.
Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Santander Bank, 172 East 4th Street, New York, NY

ROSA PARKS: PURE LOVE. AN ORATORIO OF SEVEN SONGS | WADADA LEO SMITH
Wadada Leo Smith’s Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs pays tribute to Rosa Parks for an action that, in Smith’s own words, “generated a movement worldwide for liberty and justice for human beings.” Embedded in the oratorio are brief excerpts from early recordings by Smith, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, and Steve McCall, the four musicians who made up the legendary ensemble known as the Creative Construction Company. The oratorio is concerned with Smith’s ideas and meditation on the Civil Rights movement, reconnecting history to the present through lighting, photographs, and video images.
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM & Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

ANJNA SWAMINATHAN’S WOVEN: ENTANGLED MEMORABILIA\
For her Commission at Roulette, composer, violinist, vocalist and theatre artist Anjna Swaminathan presents WOVEN: Entangled Memorabilia—a multidisciplinary work that brings together original music, poetry, and improvisation to meditate on personal, cultural, and artistic rituals of nostalgia, loss, and mourning.
Sunday, April 28 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

Sergio Cervetti, Parallel Realms, XXI Century Works for Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky. MINI-Review

Leo Brouwer, Hika and the Young Composer, Frederic Zigante

Ian Krouse. Armenian Requiem, soloists, VEM String Quartet, Tziatzan Children’s Choir, Lark Master Singers, UCLA Philhamonia, Neal Stulberg

Samuel Andreyev, Music with No Edges

First Show of the Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Reviewed

Source: Consequence of Sound.

It’s been more than a quarter century since the physical world lost Frank Zappa, the experimental rocker whose avant-garde music was as trippy as it was innovative. Now, 25-plus years later, the late legend has rematerialized in “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hologram tour, which kicked off last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. With a collective hologram experience consisting mostly of Princess Leia telling Obi-Wan Kenobi he’s our only hope, fans filed into the venue with a high sense of curiosity.