AMN Reviews: Simon Nabatov, Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway – Luminous [No Business Records NBCD 112]

Collective improvisation can take several forms: abstract and textural; linear and polyphonic; dynamic and expressive. None these forms necessarily excludes any others, and much of the most engaging and satisfying collective improvisation will contain all of them, often in unexpected ways. This is true of Luminous, a particularly gratifying set of collective improvisations produced by three of improvised music’s most accomplished and well-rounded players.

The trio on Luminous was put together in 2015 by pianist Simon Nabatov, a Russian émigré who settled in Cologne by way of New York. The other two members are percussionist Gerry Hemingway, an American now resident in Switzerland, and British bassist Barry Guy. All three have extensive backgrounds in contemporary and, in Guy’s case, early, composed music as well as in a broad gamut of improvised musics, all of which tells in the music on this recording.

The twelve tracks range from the driving, percussive sounds of Slip Away, the galvanizing opening piece; through the brooding introspection of Forty Days; and to the timeless, long tones of the title track. Nabatov’s contributions can be forcefully fragmented and dissonant, gently melodic, or skittishly urgent. Hemingway here, as in all his work, shows himself to be a consummate colorist with a refined sense of space. On some of the pieces, he plays tuned percussion, which brings in a fascinating set of pitch and timbre contrasts and resemblances to Nabatov’s piano. Guy’s bass, played conventionally and with extended techniques, rounds out the collective sound with a muscular, often rough-hewn beauty.

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Daniel Barbiero

Coming to the IBeam Brooklyn

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

JEFF DAVIS’ SUMMER HORSE + THOMAS HEBERER’S X MARKS THE SPOT
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Jeff Davis’ Summer Horse – 8 PM
Jason Rigby (tenor sax)
Kenny Warren (trumpet)
Luke Marantz (piano)
Chris Tordini (bass)
Jeff Davis (drums/tunes)
Thomas Heberer’s X Marks the Spot – 9:15PM
Thomas Heberer (trumpet)
Terrence McManus (guitar)
Michael Bates (bass)
Jeff Davis (drums)

THE MARA ROSENBLOOM TRIO
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
8:00pm & 9:00pm Sets
Mara Rosenbloom – Piano & Composition
Sean Conly – Bass
Chad Taylor – Drums

BILLY MINTZ BAND
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Adam Kolker – Sax
Richard Perry – Sax
Noah Bless – Trombone
Roberta Piket – Piano
Hilliard Greene – Bass
Billy Mintz – Drums

ARTEMIS SEXTET
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019
8:30 PM 10:30 PM
Art Lande – PIano
Will Bernard – Guitar
Bruce Williamson – Woodwinds
Brian Drye – Trombone
Mike McGinnis – Woodwinds
Matt Wilson – Drums

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

I. LAUBROCK / S. COURVOISIER / M. FELDMAN / T. RAINEY – “TISM” (Rogue Art, 2019)

TETTERAPADEQU – “bRack Again” (Cylinder Records, 2019)

Marco Scarassatti & Marcos Campello | Aglomerado de Seres Verticais

Anthony Braxton – “Quartet (New Haven) 2014” (Firehouse 12, 2019)

The Hatch (Julien Desprez/Mette Rasmussen) – “The Hatch” (Dark Tree Records, 2019)

SETOLADIMAIALE UNIT & EVAN PARKER (Evan Parker, Marco Colonna, Martin Mayes, Alberto Novello, Patrizia Oliva, Giorgio Pacorig, Michele Anelli, Stefano Giust, Phoebe Neville, Philip Corner) – “LIVE AT ANGELICA 2018” (Setola Di Maiale, 2019)

Minton/Butcher/Robair – “Blasphemious Fragments” (Rastascan Records, 2019)

The Stone in July

Source: NY’s Stone.

7/9 Tuesday (ICS)
8:30 pm
LEMMA—Music by John Zorn
Pauline Kim Harris, Christopher Otto (violins) Ches Smith (drums)
Passagen for solo violin / Apophthegms for two violins / Ceremonial Magic for violin and drums.

7/10 Wednesday
8:30 pm
ORIGINALS—Music by Pauline Kim Harris
Pauline Kim Harris (violin, piano) Lauren Cauley, Annaliese Kowert (violins) Andrew Yee (cello) John-Paul Norpoth (bass) Thomas Buckner (baritone) Melanie Genin (harp) The Bang Group (percussion) every.thing collective (vocals) Jesse Stiles, David Behrman (electronics)

7/11 Thursday (DT)
8:30 pm
Music by Pauline Kim Harris / Spencer Topel
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Spencer Topel (electronics)
Pre-release event for August 2019 Solo Album Debut on Sono Luminus—SHäˈkôn [WORLD PREMIERE] DEO [WORLD PREMIERE].

7/12 Friday
8:30 pm
RESPONSES to the Bach Chaconne—Music by Pauline Kim Harris, Missy Mazzoli, Elizabeth Hoffman, Yoon-Ji Lee, Annie Gosfield and John King
Pauline Kim Harris (violin)
Pauline Kim Harris A Spiral Is A Line (2019) WORLD PREMIERE Missy Mazzoli Dissolve, O My Heart (2010) Elizabeth Hoffman morsels (2018) US PREMIERE Yoon-Ji Lee Shakonn (2014) Annie Gosfield Long Waves and Random Pulses (2012) John King C-H-A-C-O-N-N-E (2013).

7/13 Saturday
8:30 pm
DRUMS x VIOLIN x PERCUSSION—New music by Pauline Kim Harris, Jessie Cox and James Ilgenfritz
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Jessie Cox, Brian Chase (drums) Billy Martin (percussion) Alex Cohen (double kick bass drum) Ricardo Romaneiro (drum machine)

7/16 Tuesday
8:30 pm
Frowny Frown
Aaron Novik (clarinets) Kasey Knudsen (sax) Sam Ospovat (drums) Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) Ches Smith (congas) Michael Coleman (piano) Michelle Amador (voice) Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) Dina Maccabee (violin, voice) Ava Mendoza (guitar)

7/17 Wednesday
8:30 pm
QUINTET
Tim Bulkley (drums) John Finkbeiner (guitars) Patrick Cress (sax) Aaron Novik (clarinets) Lisa Mezzacappa (bass)

7/18 Thursday (ICS)
8:30 pm
O+O+
Aaron Novik (clarinet) Tim Bulkley (drums) Kurt Kotheimer (bass) Eli Wallace (piano) Anna Webber (flute) Kasey Knudsen (sax)

7/19 Friday (SK)
8:30 pm
No Signal
Aaron Novik (clarinet in A) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet in Bb) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ches Smith (vibes) Shayna Dunkelman (xylophone) Nick Millevoi (guitar)

7/20 Saturday
8:30 pm
QUINTET
Aaron Novik (clarinets) Thomas Heberer (trumpet) Patrick Holmes (clarinet) Steve Swell (trombone) Cornelius Boots (shakuhachi)

7/23 Tuesday (SK)
8:30 pm
Solo Percussion with Electronic Processing
Adam Rudolph (hand drumset—kongos, djembe, tarija; gongs, tam tams, cup gongs, cymbals, slit drums, thumb pianos, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing) James Dellatacoma (electronic sound processing)

7/24 Wednesday
8:30 pm
Sonic Mandala Part 1
Adam Rudolph (hand drumset—kongos, djembe, tarija; gongs, tam tams, cup gongs, cymbals, slit drums, thumb pianos, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing) Marco Cappelli (guitars) Alexis Marcelo (electronic keyboards, sound design) Damon Banks (electric bass, electronics) Rogerio Boccato (percussion) Tripp Dudley (percussion) Harris Eisenstadt (bata, percussion) James Dellatacoma (electronic sound processing)

7/25 Thursday
8:30 pm
Sonic Mandala Part 2
Adam Rudolph (hand drumset—kongos, djembe, tarija; gongs, tam tams, cup gongs, cymbals, slit drums, thumb pianos, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing) Marco Cappelli (guitars) Alexis Marcelo (electronic keyboards, sound design) Damon Banks (electric bass, electronics) Rogerio Boccato (percussion) Tripp Dudley (percussion) Harris Eisenstadt (bata, percussion) James Dellatacoma (electronic sound processing)

7/26 Friday (RB)
8:30 pm
Adam Rudolph and Tyshawn Sorey
Adam Rudolph, Tyshawn Sorey (percussion)

7/27 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
Tyshawn Sorey and Adam Rudolph
Tyshawn Sorey, Adam Rudolph (percussion)

7/30 Tuesday (HM)
8:30 pm
Super Imposition
On Ka’a Davis (guitar) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) William Parker (bass, doson ngoni) Ikue Mori (electronics)

7/31 Wednesday (RB)
8:30 pm
Thunder and Flowers
Ava Mendoza (guitar) William Parker (bass, gimbri) Cooper Moore (banjo) Kevin Murray (drums)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1189

Source: Vital Weekly.

ENRICO PIVA – ANTICLIMA (5CD by Spazio di Hausdorff) *
AGENCEMENT – SIX JUXTAPOSED WORKS (CD by Tochnit Aleph) *
PAOLO IELASI – NASO ALL’IN SU, DUE E POI CINQUE RONDINI A V (CD, private) *
LEO SVIRSKY – RIVER WITHOUT BLANKS (CD by Unseen Worlds) *
“BLUE” GENE TYRANNY & PETER GORDON – TRUST IN ROCK (2CD by Unseen Worlds) *
E MILLAR – NO INSTRUMENT MACHINE, SIR (CD by Mystery And Wonder) *
PCP TRIO – INTERNAL/EXTERNAL/FOCUSED/BROAD (CDR by Mystery And Wonder) *
CASPER NYVANG RASK’S “SLOW EVOLUTION ENSEMBLE” (CD by Gotta Let It Out)
MARTIN ARCHER – ANOTHER FANTASTIC INDIVIDUAL (CD by Discus Music)
LE STRING BLÖ – MARCH FOR NATURE (CD by Veto Records)
CHANGEZ RETRAVAILLE (3CD compilation by Ricera Sonara)
GOLDEN DARK (LP by Golden Dark)
RUTGER HAUSER – THE SWIM (LP by The Lumen Lake/Adaadat/Tutl)
ØJERUM – ALTING FALDER I SAMME RUM (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
HIN – WARMER WEATHER EP (CDR by Sound In Silence) *
SEABUCKTHORN – CROSSING (CDR by Eilean Records) *
POOL PERVERTS – (CDR by Non-Interrupt) *
POOL PERVERTS – ZWECKFORM (cassette by Non-Interrupt) *
POLISHED KITCHEN CULT – 6 COUNTRY & WESTERN SUPERTUNES (CDR by Non-Interrupt) *
DIURNAL TANGENTS – CANCELLED TANGENTS (cassette by Falt) *
THE HOWL ENSEMBLE/LÄRMSCHUTZ – FAUX AMIS VOL. 6 (cassette by Faux Amis)

Re:Sound Festival 2019 Reviewed

Source: Re:Sound Festival 2019 Perks Up Cleveland’s Ears.

The second annual Re:Sound New & Experimental Music Festival presented by Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP) was jam packed with an eclectic mix of music styles and venues. From June 6-9, 2019, 14 acts in six concerts over four days were presented in five different venues ranging from a fiber arts workshop space on the east side of Cleveland to a nonprofit jazz club on the west side. There were solos, duos, trios and quartets offering a wide array of music, including pieces accompanied by videos, recordings of interviews, toys, maps of trips, and a mystery box of “stuff” that turned a soprano’s concert into performance art. The festival events were well attended and the audiences were rewarded with many and frequent highlights.