AMN Picks of the Week: Michael Bonaventure / Patrick Shiroishi / William Parker / Brotzmann, Schlippenbach & Bennink / Black Earth

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.

Michael Bonaventure – In Tenebris Ratione Organi (2019)
Patrick Shiroishi – 烏の涙 (2019)
William Parker / In Order To Survive – Live / Shapeshifter (2019)
Brotzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink – Fifty Years Later (2019)
Black Earth – Gnarled Ritual Of Self Annihilation (2019)

Jazz at Princeton  2019 Season Announced

Source: Princeton Department of Music. Highlights include:

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Rudresh Mahanthappa Tiger Quartet+
8 pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Free and open to the public. Information at https://music.princeton.edu/events/rudresh-mahanthappa-tiger-quartet.
Acclaimed alto saxophonist and Jazz at Princeton head leads a select group of students in a concert to kick off the season.

Friday, November 8, 2019 – Sara Serpa’s Intimate Strangers
7:30 pm, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free and open to the public. Information at https://music.princeton.edu/events/intimate-strangers.
A collaboration between Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa and Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma that draws inspiration from Iduma’s latest book, A Stranger’s Pose, a unique blend of travelogue, musings and poetry, with a foreword by Teju Cole. In a combination of music, text, image and field recordings collected by Iduma during his travels, Intimate Strangers explores themes of movement, home, grief, absence and desire in what Iduma calls “an atlas of a borderless world.” Co-sponsored by Jazz at Princeton and the Program in African Studies.

Saturday, November 16 – Small Groups I and A – led by Rudresh Mahanthappa
8 pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Free and open to the public. Information at https://music.princeton.edu/events/jazz-small-groups-concert-2.
Jazz at Princeton University’s Small Groups I and A, directed by award-winning saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa, present an evening of jazz at its most intimate in a showcase of improvisation and inspiring interaction.

Saturday, November 23 – Creative Large Ensemble – Led by Darcy James Argue
8 pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Tickets and info: 609-258-9220 or https://music.princeton.edu/events/creative-large-ensemble-2.
Jazz at Princeton University’s Creative Large Ensemble led by Darcy James Argue continues to redefine the big band in an innovative program encompassing classic and contemporary repertoire.

Wednesday, December 4 – Jazz Small Groups in Concert – Led by Rudresh Mahanthappa
7:30 pm, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free and open to the public. Information at https://music.princeton.edu/events/jazz-small-groups-concert-3.
Jazz at Princeton University’s small groups, directed by award-winning saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa, leads student small groups in an energizing and beautiful evening of music.

Wednesday, April 29 – Jazz Small Groups I and A – led by Rudresh Mahanthappa
7:30 pm, Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Free and open to the public. Information at https://music.princeton.edu/events/jazz-small-groups-concert-4.
Jazz at Princeton University’s Small Groups I and A, directed by award-winning saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa, present an evening of jazz at its most intimate in a showcase of improvisation and inspiring interaction.

Saturday, May 9 – Dafnis Prieto and Creative Large Ensemble
8 pm, Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets and info: 609-258-9220 or https://music.princeton.edu/events/dafnis-prieto-creative-large-ensemble.
Jazz at Princeton University’s season comes to a close with GRAMMY Award-winning Cuban-born drummer, composer, bandleader, educator, and MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto joining Darcy James Argue’s Creative Large Ensemble.

Seattle Scene: September 5-13, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Ted Poor & Cuong Vu
Thu. Sep. 5, 8 PM; $15 general, $10 students

After 16 years of musical collaboration, drummer Ted Poor and trumpeter Cuong Vu come together in a rare duet setting to celebrate new beginnings. Ted joined Cuong’s band in the Spring of 2003 and the two have been making music together ever since. Tonight, Ted supplies the repertoire and drives the initial aesthetic. This concert will surely be a celebration of space, groove, melody and resonance.

Jason E Anderson + RM Francis
Sat. Sep. 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents Jason E Anderson and RM Francis, with support from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture. Anderson will present a new composition called CORM (Consequence of Recursive Memory). Francis will present new computer synthesis work to open the evening. All proceeds from this performance will be donated to friend and fellow musician Norm Chambers to assist him with medical expenses.

Fri. 9/13 – Bleeps+Loops presents SPACE, a meditative ambient soundscape & planetarium experience in quadraphonic audio with 10 artists playing continuous overlapping sets

Thu. 9/13 – Alforjs reflects the cauldron of disparate influences that is Lisbon in the 21st century + Bad Luck (Chris Icasiano & Neil Welch) is a genre-defying supernova of electronics, metal, folk and jazz, celebrating their new album, Four

Dead Neanderthals and Scott Hedrick’s Haunting “Ghosts”

Source: Invisible Oranges.

With last year’s release Devouring Radiant Light, Skeletonwitch abandoned their brand of scorched death-thrash metal, their bread and butter throughout five albums over a decade, in favor of ambitious black metal atmosphere. It was a risky move that was brought on by the musical growth of guitarist Scott Hedrick.

In our interview with the guitarist, he explains, “In the last couple years I’ve really gotten into all kinds of crazy free jazz music, and lots of ambient, world music and stuff. It’s not like our record’s going to sound like any of those things directly, but there are elements creeping in from my love of Brian Eno, my love of Pharoah Sanders or Don Cherry where I come up with ideas that are pretty wacky when jamming.”

The new direction alienated some longtime supporters, but also gained Skeletonwitch newfound respect from others. This did not only include a litany of metal music critics falling over themselves to praise the disc, but also René Aquarius, drummer for avant-garde “New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz” duo Dead Neanderthals.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

August 31, 2019
Nate Wooley & Sam Weinberg, Record Shop
Sam Weinberg Nate Wooley

August 31, 2019
Chris Pitsiokos & Violeta Garcia, Record Shop
Violeta Garcia Chris Pitsiokos

August 31, 2019
Sandy Ewen & Bill Nace, Record Shop
Sandy Ewen Bill Nace

August 30, 2019
Steve Marquette Solo, Eric’s House Of Improv
Steve Marquette

August 30, 2019
Cinghiale, Eric’s House Of Improv
Ken Vandermark Mars Williams

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

Sihir – Spirit Manifestation

Konstruktivits – Psykho Genetika

The Residents – God In Three Persons(Preserved edition)

Fabio Orsi – Il Vento Disperderà la Schiuma

Damien De Coene – Mourning Portraits III
Appearing in late April of this year- here we have the third release in Damien De Coene’s Mourning Portraits series- that sees

猫 シ Corp. & T e l e p a t – Building a Better World

Blood Eagle – All Out War