RIP Mario Davidovsky

Source: Wikipedia. Davidovsky passed away yesterday at age 85.

Mario Davidovsky (March 4, 1934 – August 23, 2019) was an Argentine-American composer. Born in Argentina, he emigrated in 1960 to the United States, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He is best known for his series of compositions called Synchronisms, which in live performance incorporate both acoustic instruments and electroacoustic sounds played from a tape.

Chicago Scene: August 24-31, 2019

This is a weekly overview of live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, August 24th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
dog/days
Marc Ribot
Sarah Clausen, Jakob Heinemann, Emerson Hunton

Sunday, August 25th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Kyle Flens with Jesse Langen, Katie Schoepflin Jimoh — music by Tonia Ko, Luis Fernando Amaya, Michael Gordon, Darcy Copeland, Jonathan Hannau

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
dog/days
Cooper Moore
Lesser Lakes Trio

Monday, August 26th 2019

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker

Tuesday, August 27th 2019

6:00PM at Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E Oakwood Blvd
Ancient to the Future
Art Turk Burton Congo Square Ensemble and Ernest Dawkins

Wednesday, August 28th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
dog/days
Jeff Parker and the New Breed
Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways

Thursday, August 29th 2019

11:00AM-4:30PM at Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
Chicago Jazz Festival
2:00PM Tribute to Joseph Jarman, Alvin Fielder and Saalik Ziyad

5:55PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:30PM Jazz Institute of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary featuring Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Ari Brown, Jeff Parker, others

6:00PM in Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S Wabash
Honoring Fred Anderson
~Nois : Hunter Bockes, Janos Csontos, Jordan Lulloff, Brandon Quarles
Dave Rempis Quartet with Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Avreeayl Ra

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Jeff Parker, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Jeremy Cunningham

Friday, August 30th 2019
11:30AM-4:00PM at the Von Freeman Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
3:00PM Rob Mazurek

3:45PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:25PM Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
7:45PM Art Ensemble of Chicago

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
dog/days
Nick Mazzarella, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra

Saturday, August 31st 2019

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
dog/days
Kidd Jordan

9:00PM at the Hyde Park Speakeasy, 5115 S Harper ($20)
HotHouse and Coda present Jazz Fest Aftersets
Hanah Jon Taylor, Dushun Mosley, Darius Savage, Dave Gordon, Edward Wilkerson, Tatsu Aoki, James Sanders, Silvia Bolognesi, Fred Jackson, Harrison Bankhead and guests from the Chicago Jazz Festival

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues! Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, August 25h:
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN / WILLIAM PARKER / KEVIN MURRAY – Guitar / Bass / Drums!
7pm: CAMILLA NEBBIA / JOANNA MATTREY / VIOLETA GARCIA / DIANA ARIAS – Tenor Sax / Viola / Cello / Double Bass!

Sunday, September 1st:
6pm: SAM WEINBERG / WEASEL WALTER / HENRY FRASER – Tenor Sax / Drums / Contrabass!
7pm: DARREN JOHNSTON / MICHAEL ATTIAS – Trumpet and Alto Sax

Sunday, September 8th:
6pm: KYLE MOTL / KEIR GoGWILT – Contrabass / Violin
7pm: FEDERICO UGHI / DANIEL CARTER / PATRICK HOLMES / MATTHEW PUTMAN /
HILLIARD GREENE – Drums / Reeds Trumpet / Clarinet / Keyboard / Bass

Sunday, September 22nd:
6pm: REMEMBERING BERN NIX – Two Sets for Bern Nix!
BEYOND GROUP with: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / REGGIE SYLVESTER
7pm: RETROGRADE: MATT LAVELLE / REGGIE SYLVESTER

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

The Fictive Five
Anything is Possible

Harris Eisenstadt
Old Growth Forest II

François Carrier/Michael Lambert/John Edwards
Elements

François Houle/Alexander Hawkins/Harris Eisenstadt
You Have Options

Evan Parker//Matthew Wright/Trance Map+
Crepuscule in Nickelsdorf

Evan Parker/Paul G. Smyth
Calenture and Light Leaks

Grencsȯ Collective Special 5 with Ken Vandermark
Do Not Slam the Door

Franz Koglmann Septet
Fruits of Solitude

Jazz Festival Willisau Begins Soon

Source: Jazz Festival Willisau. Lineup and schedule below.

Wed 28. Aug
Bibi Vaplan
Still Dreaming with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Dave King
The Great Harry Hillman

Thu 29 Aug
Black Sea Dahu
Svosve – Wiesendanger – Hébert – Cleaver
Ala Fekra Project

Fri Aug 30
Robert Torche Electronics Solo
Belmondo’s dance band
MR. SCHUETZ & THE PARADOX
Makaya McCraven
Tanche

Sat, Aug 31
Co Streiff Sax Solo
The Jazz Trio
Pateras / Baxter / Brown
Elio Amberg Quartet
The three
Irreversible entanglements
Vula a lot
Ester poly

Sun 1st Sep
Camille Émaille improvisation-percussion solo
Jeanie Johnston
Gabriela Friedli Trio
Duo James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Ute Wasserman / Jaap Blonk / Michael Vorfeld – Improvisors (Kontrans)

Mattin – Songbook #7 (Munster Records)

Sandy Ewen & Weasel Walter – Idiomatic (ugEXPLODE)

Way Ahead, The (Roligheten / Alberts / Barno / Aleklint / Stahl / Hoyer / Ostvang) – Bells, Ghosts and Other Saints (Clean Feed)

Gunter Muller / Kurt Liedwart / Norbert Moslang – Ground (Mikroton)

Mark R Taylor – Aftermaths (Another Timbre)
– John Eyles