Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Jason Alder & Piotr Michałowski – “Contradictions: Duets for Contrabass and Contra-Alto Clarinets” (Creative Source, 2019)

Charles Gayle / John Edwards / Mark Sanders – “Seasons Changing 2CD” (OTOROKU, 2019)

Robert Landfermann – “TOPAZ” (KLAENG Records, 2019)

Ali / Bordreuil / Mattrey – “i used to sing so lyrical” (Astral Spirits, 2019)

CIRCUIT ELECTRO ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE – “CELL” (FMR, 2019)

CARL – “Solid Bottom” (Astral Spirits, 2019)

Upcoming Dirk Serries Performances

Source: New Wave of Jazz.

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)
15.11.19 – tbc (Bristol, UK)

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)
16.11.19 – Electrowerkz (London, UK)

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)

ALAN WILKINSON/STEVE NOBLE/JOHN EDWARDS/DIRK SERRIES
30.11.19 – Jazzblazzt (Neeritter, NL)
01.12.19 – Parazzar (Brugge, B)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1190

Source: Vital Weekly.

ALTERNATIVE TV & THE GOOD MISSIONARIES – SCARS ON 45 (CD by Winter Hill/Fourth Dimension) *
CYANOBACTERIA & HÜBSCH – ARE YOU AN ORCHID OR A DANDELION (CD by Toxo Records) *
HANNA HARTMAN – GATTET (CD by Firework Edition Records) *
KLOOB – UNPREDICTABLE SIGNS (CD by Winter-Light) *
JACINTHEBOX – INCOMPLETE 1984/86 (LP by Supreme Tools Supply)
DIE STILLE NACH DEM SCHUSS (LP compilation by Psych KG)
PETER JØRGENSEN – ALT I STYKKER (LP by No Technique) *
DRONE-MIND/MIND-DRONE VOLUME 7 (LP/CD by Drone Records)
RUDOLF EB.ER – HEXENLATHE (CDR by Om Kult Osaka) *
JAKE BERGER – I’M DEAD AND I’M IN FELDMAN’S HEAVEN (CDR by Zvocniprepihi) *
HOWARD STELZER – CROSSING PARALLEL (CDR by Hologram Label) *
CULTURAL FOG – NYE (CDR by Hologram Label) *
ASHPA – 1 (CDR by Hologram Label) *
MINIM – CONSTRUCT (SD card by Kasuga Records) *
POSSET & ULYATT – A JAR FULL (cassette by Crow Versus Crow) *
CENTIWEEK (2 cassettes by Default Label Wroclaw)
POSSET – THE GOLDEN HANDSHAKE THAT ALMOST BROKE MY WRIST (cassette by Regional Bears)
MELKINGS – MOVEMENT MUSIK (cassette by Regional Bears)
GAMMA FUNCTION – DO:XA (cassette by Important Drone Records) *
SUSANA LÓPEZ – FOUR SINUSOIDS TO ELIANE (cassette by Important Drone Records) *
EAR/WAVE/EVENT (magazine by Ear/Wave/Event)

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

CHEER-ACCIDENT
August 1 – Kiaju – Louisville, KY
August 2 – The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
August 3 – tba – Athens, GA
August 4 – Curiousity Coffee – Columbia, SC
August 5 – tba – Chapel Hill, NC
August 6 – tba – Richmond, VA
August 7 – RhizomeDC – Takoma, Washington, DC
August 8 – tba – Baltimore, MD
August 9 – The Rotunda – Philadelphia, PA
August 10 – Ceremony – 224 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, NY
August 11 – Machine With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI
August 12 – ONCE – Boston, MA
August 13 – Tubby’s – Kingston, NY
August 14 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
August 15 – The Pioneer – Indianapolis, IN
August 16 – Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
August 17 – Martyrs’ – Chicago, IL [with Bobby Conn, Akosuen]

EMPIRICAL
GHOST RHYTHMS [our latest signing! CD released this fall!]
July 9 – Disquaires – Paris, France

THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
[After the release of three studio albums, the question has arisen how to go new ways conceptually besides new music. The recording of a live album is the answer. At the past concerts of The Great Harry Hillman magical moments arose again and again, evoked by place, time and the interaction of band and audience. This energy is now to be captured: On three consecutive evenings (11-13 July 2019) the quartet will play recorded concerts at the internationally renowned Berlin club “Donau115”]
July 11 – Donau115 – Berlin, Germany
July 12 – Donau115 – Berlin, Germany
July 13 – Donau115 – Berlin, Germany
August 28 – Willisau Jazz Festival – Willisau, Switzerland

LE REX
August 17 – PROGR – Bern, Switzerland

ROB MAZUREK
July 26-28 – Desert Encrypts – Marfa, TX
[Desert Encrypts is a three-day creative music and visual art event organized by multidisciplinary artist Rob Mazurek and Tim Johnson. In its second year, Desert Encrypts brings four acclaimed artists together in Marfa, TX from July 26-28, 2019 for a series of performances and exhibitions]

MESSTHETICS [featuring Anthony Pirog]
July 9 – Metro Gallery – 1700 North Charles St – Baltimore, MD
July 10 – PhilaMOCA – 531 North 12th St – Philadelphia, PA
July 11 – Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ
July 12 – Union Pool – 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, NY
July 13 – Space – Portland, ME
July 14 – Great Scott – 1222 Commonwealth Ave – Allston, MA
July 15 – The Press Room – 77 Daniel St – Portsmouth, NH
July 16 – La Sala Rosa – 4848 blvd Saint-Laurent – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 17 – The 27 Club Ottawa – 27 York St – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 18 – Great Hall – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 19 – Bug Jar – 219 Monroe St – Rochester, NY
July 20 – Colony – 22 Rock City Road – Woodstock, NY
July 21 – Asbury Park Yacht Club – Asbury Park, NJ

ED PALERMO BIG BAND
July 15 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
July 19 – 21 – Zappanale #30 – Bad Doberan, Germany [a very rare chance to see the EPBB outside of the New York/New Jersey area]
August 7 – The Social Club – 499 Bloomfield Ave – Monclair, NJ
August 12 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
August 17 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

SOFT MACHINE
August 4 – tba – Porretta Terme, Italy

THUMBSCREW [Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara – Mary Halvorson]
July 5 – Iowa City Jazz Festival – The Mill – 120 E Burlington St – Iowa City, IA 52240
July 18 – SFJazz Center – 201 Franklin St – San Francisco, CA 94102
July 19 – SFJazz Center – 201 Franklin St – San Francisco, CA 94102

A L’ARME! Festival Update

Source: A L’ARME!. Berlin, July 31 – August 3.

At the end of July and the beginning of August 2019, the festival will be held for the seventh time, thundering onto the stage with four days filled to the brim with music, improvisation, performance, interference, feedback and countless surprises. At Radialsystem and the Säälchen at Holzmarkt, the festival will be hosting a number of Germany-wide premiers and collaborations unlike anything the world has ever seen or heard that blur the lines between jazz and dada, hip-hop and expressionism, real-time music and flux.

Matana Roberts will spend an evening playing alongside with Nils Petter Molvær, Natalie Sandtorv and Jan Jelinek’s Groupshow, Dälek’s ruthless raps will meet Mats Gustafsson’s tenor saxophone and the Krautrock of Faust, Moor Mother is bringing her collective Irreversible Entanglements, and Colin Stetson is his rock-transcendence experience named Ex Eye. And those are just a few highlights of this year’s line-up that promises to change the way you listen to music and permanently expand your horizons over the course of four summer nights on the Spree.

Coming to Philadelphia

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Thursday, July 11, 8pm
BILL ORCUTT / CHRIS CORSANO DUO
Bill Orcutt – guitar
Chris Corsano – drums
$18 General Admission
Pageant: Soloveev, 607 Bainbridge Street

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the galvanizing duo of guitarist Bill Orcutt, founding member of infamous noise rockers Harry Pussy, and electrifying avant-garde drummer Chris Corsano.

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Friday, July 19, 8pm
JOHN ZORN’S SIMULACRUM
John Medeski – organ
Matt Hollenberg – el. guitar
Kenny Grohowski – drums

Ruba Club, 416 Green Street
$20 General Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Simulacrum, the prog-metal organ trio of Downtown alchemist composer, John Zorn.

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DREAMWEAPONS: A Musical Afterlife of Tony Conrad
Please join Ars Nova Workshop and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for Dreamweapons, a series of performances celebrating the multivalent influences of Tony Conrad. Conrad was a central figure in numerous experimental film, music, and performance communities from the early 1960s until his death in 2016. These events are presented in conjunction with ICA’s presentation of “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective,” the first large-scale museum survey devoted entirely to the artist.

Saturday, July 13, 8pm
CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE
St. Mary’s Church, 3916 Locust Walk
Free Admission

Sunday, July 21, 3pm
MICHAEL MORLEY’S MUSIC OF THE NEVER QUARTET
Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street
Free Admission