The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Mark Dresser Seven – Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You (Clean Feed, 2019) ****½

Lotus Lungs – Guitar Improv Summit Vol. 1 (Right Brain Records, 2019) ****

Gil Sansón / Lance Austin Olsen – Works on Paper (Elsewhere, 2019) ****

Loren Connors & Daniel Carter – The Departing of a Dream (Family Vineyard, 2019) ****½

Rhodri Davies & John Butcher ‎– Drunk On Dreams (Cejero, 2019) ****

Christine Abdelnour & Chris Corsano – Quand Fond La Neige, Où Va Le Blanc? (Relative Pitch, 2019) ****½

Going Deep, Down with the Bass Players

Ljubljana Jazz Festival Program

Source: Ljubljana Jazz Festival. Highlights:

JOHN ZORN IN NOVA MUZIKA DOWNTOWNA
Thu / 06.06. / 18:00

PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: NEW BRAZILIAN FUNK
Mon / 17.06. / 21:00

JOHN ZORN – THE HERMETIC ORGAN
Tue / 18.06. / 21:00

FIRE! WITH MARIAM WALLENTIN
Tue / 18.06. / 22:00

MATS GUSTAFSSON & KEN VANDERMARK
Wed / 19.06. / 17:00

JOHN ZORN BAGATELLES MARATHON
Wed / 19.06. / 19:00

JOËLLE LÉANDRE SOLO
Thu / 20.06. / 18:00

MADE TO BREAK
Fri / 21.06. / 22:30
CONCERT

THE RITE OF TRIO
Fri / 21.06. / 23:45

Reconstructing Raymond Scott’s Electronium 

Source: The Wire.

From 1959 until his death in 1994, the focus of his electronic research was a contraption he called the Electronium, intended to be the “perfect sideman”, an “orchestra with a thousand voices”. It was supposed, as Scott said to composer Herb Deutsch, to “take the work out of being a musician.” As Deutsch recalls in a 1993 interview with Irwin Chusid, Scott said, “Look, I just want to sit here, and I’d like to turn this machine on, and whenever it does something good, I want to record it at that point.” Scott’s wife Mitzi spoke of it as if it had a mind of its own. An automatic composing machine, capable of creating an endlessly diverse stream of music with only the most minimal input from its operator, years in advance of today’s deep learning systems and artificial neural networks.

Dirk Serries Upcoming Performances

Source: New Wave of Jazz.

SERRIES/VANDERSTRAETEN/VERHOEVEN
23.06.19 – Oratoriënhof (Leuven, B)

DIRK SERRIES/CATH ROBERTS/TULLIS RENNIE
24.08.19 – Summer Bummer Festival/De Studio (Antwerpen, B)

DIRK SERRIES & COLIN WEBSTER
05.09.19 – Smak (Gent, B)

MARTIN VERHOEVEN & DIRK SERRIES + ONNO GOVAERT
14.09.19 – Jazzblazzt at OZO Land festival (Hunsel, NL)

KODIAN TRIO
03.10.19 – Spontaneous Music Festival/Dragon Social Club (Poznan, PL)
06.05.19 – Arkaoda (Berlin, G)
10.10.19 – L’an Vert (Liège, B)
11.10.19 – tbc
12.10.19 – H.A.N.S. festival (Diepenheim, NL)
13.10.19 – Jazzblazzt (Neeritter, NL)

TONUS
05.10.19 – Spontaneous Music Festival/Dragon Social Club (Poznan, PL)
12.10.19 – H.A.N.S. festival (Diepenheim, NL)

BENEDICT TAYLOR & DIRK SERRIES
04.10.19 – Spontaneous Music Festival/Dragon Social Club (Poznan, PL)

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: May 2019

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across this wide, exploratory spectrum. April’s selection includes thoughtful harsh noise, enigmatic outsider piano, music to nap to, and the sounds of mysterious caves in the British Isles.