Roscoe Mitchell and Reggie Workman Named NEA Jazz Masters 

Source: NPR.

Two eminent avant-garde elders, a chameleonic vocal improviser, and a pioneering community organizer and presenter will make up the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, according to an announcement this morning by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The four incoming inductees — saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, bassist Reggie Workman, vocalist Bobby McFerrin, and jazz advocate Dorthaan Kirk — will officially be recognized next April 2, during a tribute concert and ceremony at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 208 – Nick McMaster 

Source: 5049 Records.

Born and raised in New York, bassist Nick McMaster has been an essential participant in the city’s avant metal scene for the past ten plus years. A member of both Krallice and Geryon, Nick has also contributed to Bloody Panda, Psalm Zero, Castevet. For today’s talk we cover a lot of ground, from the various strains of NYC metal, to living in Poland, different approaches to metal bass and a lot more.

Soup & Sound Performances in NY

Source: Soup & Sound.

5/22 7pm Aruán Ortiz Trio w/ Brad Jones and Gerald Cleaver
location: 292 Lefferts Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (private residence)
$20 suggested donation
includes soup
This is a Soup & Sound Around Brooklyn event.

5/28, 7pm Walter Thompson Orchestra–Soundpainting
Michael Attias (woodwinds), Rob Henke (trumpet), Jennifer Rahfeldt (soundpainter), Chris Washburne (trombone/tuba), Sam Harmet (mandolin/tenor guitar), Steve Rust (bass), Gil Selinger (cello), Hollis Headrick (percussion), Andrea Pryor (percussion), Walter Thompson (Soundpainter/piano)
location: 292 Lefferts Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (private residence)
$20 suggested donation
includes soup

June 1 & 2: We Are One! Free 2 Day Mini-Fest in Flatlands, Brooklyn

6/1 Soup & Sound Around Brooklyn–FREE!
3pm West African Dance workshop with master dancer Kwabena Boateng
7pm “We Are One!” film screening and discussion afterwards with director Sara Pettinella.
location: Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church, 3931 Kings Hwy.

6/2 Soup & Sound Around Brooklyn–FREE!
3pm concert by blood drum spirit–David Bindman (saxophones), Art Hirahara (piano), Wes Brown (bass), royal hartigan (percussion), plus guest Kwabena Boateng (percussion)
location: Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church, 3931 Kings Hwy.

6/15 6pm LGBTQ+ Multi-Media Teen Anti-Prom
featuring 5 teen bands (Big Pity, Velvet Black, Spaceboy, Denise T, Cannibal Girls), visual artists (Orlando Cole-Gorton, Joyce Matos, and more), and DIY zine making
location: the Living Gallery, 1094 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn
admission: $10
This is a Soup & Sound Around Brooklyn event.

6/20 Soup & Sound
Improvisers Pool: Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto, bass koto), Sun Li (pipa), Bianca Gannon (gamelan gongs & xylophones, piano), guest (violin/viola), Ken Filiano (bass), Andrew Drury (percussion)
location: 292 Lefferts Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (private residence)
$20 suggested donation
includes soup

Annie Gosfield in Orlando this Friday

Source: thecm5.

Annie Gosfield- Friday, May 24th at Timucua Arts
Posted on May 19, 2019 by CIVIC MINDED 5 Leave a comment
Friday, May 24th, 2019
Atlantic Center For The Arts, Timucua Arts Foundation and The Civic Minded 5 present
Annie Gosfield
Timucua Arts
2000 S. Summerlin Ave, Orlando
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 concert
$10-$20 donation, reservations suggested, all ages welcome

Annie Gosfield and Roger Kleier twice performed in our town all the way back in the full season of Civic Minded 5 offerings, pre-millenia, just after we started to program off the Rollins College campus and just after co-founding member Peter Barber blurted our name out as we critically needed one for promotional materials. As for booking Gosfield- an NYC new music composer and Tzadik Records artist- we were flattered, thinking the word had quickly spread behind our forward-thinking, underdog presenting. We were flattered that the word was out. Pathos crowded out pride when she admitted that it was all an accident. Gosfield mistakenly made her initial Florida inquiry, thinking that it was somewhere else. Somewhere more obvious- a place with a new music pedigree. Years on, we’re all back together again via an Atlantic Center For The Arts Outreach event. This time we all mean it. Twenty-one years on and we are an outlet mall crawl and new music destination.

NoBusiness Records Begins Sam Rivers Archive Series 

Source: All About Jazz.

NoBusiness Records launches its Sam Rivers Archive Series with Emanation (NBCD 118), a previously unreleased performance by the Sam Rivers trio featuring bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Norman Connors recorded at Boston’s Jazz Workshop in 1971.

Produced with the full cooperation of the late composer-improviser’s daughter, Monique Rivers Williams, and the Sam Rivers Estate, the series will consist of eight CDs of music selected from Rivers’ enormous personal archive released over the next four years.

Fanoplane & Friends @ Function Coworking Community in DC

Source: Fanoplane.

On May 25, Fanoplane (, JOY ON FIRE ( and Sonic Eddy ( perform at Baltimore’s Function Coworking Community (, which is located at 4709 Harford Rd. (

Fanoplane’s seed was planted in a duo performance by Bob Boilen and Ted Zook ( Following that, Bob sat in for a couple of performances with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (, then several performances with Heterodyne (

JOY ON FIRE was featured this January on NPR’s All Songs Considered. JOY ON FIRE is a jazz-rock sax/bass/drum trio originally from Baltimore and now based in Princeton, New Jersey. Their second album, Fire with Fire, released by Maryland’s PROCRASTINATION RECORDS, was given a 4-star review in All About Jazz by Gareth Thompson, who called the record “a thrill of high voltage jazz ‘n’ roll,” and made Gonçalo Falcão’s, of Portugal’s, “Best of 2018” list. “Hymn,” JOY ON FIRE’s new single and the title track on their upcoming third album of the same name, can be heard online at NPR’s All Songs Considered website, and a video for another track from the album, “Punk Jazz,” is forthcoming early this spring. The group tours the Eastern Seaboard, from New Orleans to Vermont; upcoming shows include returning to Radio Bean for the Discover Jazz Festival during their June New England tour and a debut at The Stoltz Listening Room on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Sonic Eddy is psychedelic freak folk with a twang in its step, the new full band project from longtime Virginia music maker Maya Renfro (The OSYX, This Could Go Boom!, Pagan Reagan). Renfro is often backed by experimental shredder Evan O’Neal and the rhythmic crashes of Mitchell Bass.