All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Phil Ranelin
Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019 (Wide Hive Records)

Bill Frisell
Harmony (Blue Note Records)

Kris Davis
Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records)

Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses
Life’s Intense Mystery (Astral Spirits)

Noah Preminger Group
Zigsaw: Music Of Steve Lampert (Self Produced)

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

COVERING HOME
An evening of storytelling and song that explores ideas of home, loss, and migration. The program showcases abstracted covers of traditional song performed by singular singer/violinist and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw; music by Korean-American composer, vocalist, and performing sound artist Bora Yoon; and the work of multi-instrumentalist/composer Shelley Washington, who will perform a solo piece on the baritone saxophone.
Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

WADADA LEO SMITH WITH PHEEROAN AKLAFF AKIRA SAKATA & CHIKAMORACHI
This iteration of Blank Forms features trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Wadada Leo Smith.
Thursday, October 3 at 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Music School Theater, 126 St Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY

ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX
Contemporary music and multimedia group ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX presents an all-Italian program in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Kathleen Roland, featuring music by composers Salvatore Sciarrino and Patricia Alessandrini.
Friday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

ANDPLAY
Join violin/viola duo andPlay for an evening of music, drinks, and treats to celebrate the release of its debut CD, playlist. andPlay’s performances at the event include two works featured on the album: David Bird’s Apocrypha and Clara Iannotta’s Limun, plus a preview of a new work by Adam Roberts. Opening for andPlay, the composer/cellist/vocalist Meaghan Burke performs a set of original songs for voice and cello.
Friday, October 4 at 7:30 PM
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

AMN Picks of the Week: Zeena Parkins & Wobbly / Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language / Tomeka Reid Quartet / Rodrigo Amado & Chris Corsano

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Zeena Parkins / Wobbly – Triplicates (2019)
Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language (SREL) – Lambi (1976)
Tomeka Reid Quartet – Old New (2019)
Rodrigo Amado / Chris Corsano – No Place to Fall (2019)

Newsbits: Kayo Dot / Dreaming Drums / Nels Cline and Yuka Honda / Sloth Racket / Joe McPhee and Paal Nilssen-Love

Blasphemy from Kayo Dot is reviewed.

Dreaming Drums, a new book about jazz drumming from Christian Ducasse and Franck Médioni is also reviewed.

And yet another review, this one of the new release from Nels Cline and Yuka Honda.

The Quietus reviews the new Sloth Racket.

The new Joe McPhee and Paal Nilssen-Love duo is up for free streaming.

The Stone in October

Source: New York’s Stone.

10/1 Tuesday (DG)
8:30 pm
Brian Marsella, Jon Irabagon
Brian Marsella (piano, keys) Jon Irabagon (saxes)

10/2 Wednesday (NB)
8:30 pm
Gatos do Sul
Brian Marsella (piano) Itai Kriss (flute) Mark Feldman (violin) Jon Irabagon (tenor sax, clarinet) Pablo Aslan (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion)

10/3 Thursday
8:30 pm
Marsella, Mori, Wollesen
Brian Marsella (synths) Ikue Mori (electronics) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

10/4 Friday (RB)
8:30 pm
Brian Marsella, Erik Friedlander
Brian Marsella (piano) Erik Friedlander (cello)

10/5 Saturday (RK)
8:30 pm
These are the Songs
Cyro Baptista (percussion) Brian Marsella (piano, keys)

10/8 Tuesday (RK)
8:30 pm
Loren Connors, Ryan Sawyer and Laura Ortman
Loren Connors (guitar) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Laura Ortman (violin, guitar)

10/9 Wednesday
8:30 pm
Ego Sensation, Shayna Dulberger and Laura Ortman
Ego Sensation (electric bass) Shayna Dulberger (acoustic bass) Laura Ortman (amplified violin, electric guitar)

10/10 Thursday (FM)
8:30 pm
Shelley Burgon and Laura Ortman
Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics, voice) Laura Ortman (violin, voice, electric guitar)

10/11 Friday (SS)
8:30 pm
Raven Chacon and Laura Ortman
Raven Chacon (guitar, violin, voice) Laura Ortman (guitar, sampler, voice, violin)

10/12 Saturday (SS)
8:30 pm
In Defense of Memory
Marshall Trammell (drums, voice, tapes) Carlos Santisteven (bass, sampler, casio, violin) Laura Ortman (4-track, violin, voice, bass)

10/15 Tuesday
8:30 pm
TRIO
Will Bernard (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Chris Lightcap (bass)

10/16 Wednesday
8:30 pm
QUARTET
Will Bernard (guitar) Ben Perowsky (drums) Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) Brad Jones (bass)

10/17 Thursday (ICS)
8:30 pm
TOY BOX
Will Bernard (guitar) Rinde Eckert (voice) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

10/18 Friday (LL)
8:30 pm
REVELATOR
Will Bernard (guitar) Bill Laswell (bass) Aaron Johnston (drums) Peter Apfelbaum (sax, keys)

10/19 Saturday (FM)
8:30 pm
IMPROVISATIONS
Will Bernard (guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Brian Chase (drums) Charlie Burnham (violin) Kirk Knufke (trumpet) Mike McGinnis (clarinet, sax)

10/22 Tuesday (KM)
8:30 pm
Digital Primitives
Assif Tsahar (sax) Cooper-Moore (piano) Chad Taylor (drums)

10/23 Wednesday (HM)
8:30 pm
TRIO
Assif Tsahar (sax) Mat Maneri (viola) Ches Smith (drums)

10/24 Thursday (NB)
8:30 pm
ORCHESTRA
Assif Tsahar (sax) Darius Jones (sax) Rob Brown (sax) Yoni Kretzmer (sax) Steve Swell (trombone) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass)

10/25 Friday (DT)
8:30 pm
TRIO
Assif Tsahar (sax) William Parker (bass) Hamid Drake (drums)

10/26 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
TRIO
Assif Tsahar (sax) William Parker (bass) Hamid Drake (drums)

10/29 Tuesday (DG)
8:30 pm
trio-convulsant
Trevor Dunn (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)

10/30 Wednesday (LL)
8:30 pm
Quartet
Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Brian Chase (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass)

10/31 Thursday (RK)
8 pm
Schemes of Omission—Halloween edition: Bass Quartet
Tim Dahl, Trevor Dunn, Devin Hoff, Brandon Lopez (basses)

AMN Reviews: NERATERRÆ – The Substance of Perception (2019; Cyclic Law)

NERATERRÆ is Alessio Antoni, and this debut album is a set of seven collaborations with a virtual who’s who of dark ambient and melancholy electroacoustic music. Collaborators include members of Northaunt, Phurpa, Treha Sektori, New Risen Throne, Flowers For Bodysnatchers, Taphephobia, Ugasanie, Xerxes The Dark, and Infinexhuma. For the most part, these tracks consist of layered drones and a sense of dread. Interspersed therein are crackling background static, ritualistic chants, windswept soundscapes, and subtle spoken-word elements.

Highlights include Becoming the Nightmare, a piece with efforts from New Risen Throne and Treha Sektori, which features bassy rumblings, barely audible voices, and processed industrial noises. This evolves into a more conventional pattern of mid-range drones until the voices return for a coda. That Which Shall Not Be Witnessed is a powerful statement made from sweeping waves and pulses overlaid with manipulated voices. Xerxes The Dark and Treha Sektori contribute. Echoing Scars, recorded with help from Flowers For Bodysnatchers, includes piano over rainfall and subtle drones.

Antoni does not attempt to adapt the styles of his collaborators to that of his own. If anything, he adapts to them. The result is an album with sounds that vary around a fixed anchor point. Well worth a listen for anyone who follows the aforementioned artists.