All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi
Become The Discovered, Not The Discoverer (RareNoiseRecords)

Rich Halley
Terra Incognita (Pine Eagle Records)

George Garzone/Peter Erskine/Alan Pasqua/Darek Oles
3 Nights in L.A. (Fuzzy Music)

Gordon Grdina Quartet
Cooper’s Park (Songlines Recordings)

Multiple Artists
Inexhaustible Editions: The Little Label That Roars

Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke
Drone Dream (NoBusiness Records)

This Week in New York 


Over the course of five performances, Zeena Parkins will be sharing the stage with major artists including Ikue Mori (DNA, John Zorn), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), William Winant (Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Patton, John Zorn), Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey, Myra Melford and Miya Masaoka, Tilt Brass Ensemble, Maggie Parkins (Eclipse Quartet, The Smudges), and James Fei (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier).
Tuesday, September 10 to Saturday, September 14 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $20
The Stone, The New School Glass Box Theatre, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

This concert looks back over some of the works Trinity has recorded and/or helped to pioneer and develop over the years, including excerpts from three Pulitzer Prize winners: Ellen Reid’s opera p r i s m, Julia Wolfe’s oratorio Anthracite Fields, and Du Yun’s opera Angel’s Bone.
Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY

New Thread Quartet performs works by James Ilgenfritz, Len Tetta, Jude Thomas, and the world premiere of Chamber Music America commission by Amy Beth Kirsten.
Thursday, September 12 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $10
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Concept Lab: Volume VIII features works inspired by thinking machines, a defrosting refrigerator, parlor diplomacy, 5 and 7 beat rhythmic cycles in 18th-century performance practice, an imagined soundtrack for a hallucinogenic video game, and a preview of a memorial concert for Mario Davidovsky. Music by Peri Mauer, Seth Boustead, Mario Davidovsky, Ted Hearne, Will Rowe, Frank J. Oteri, Werner Thomas-Mifune, and Aaron Wyanski.
Sunday, September 15 at 5:30 PM
Tickets $10
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Michael Vincent Waller at the Santa Monica Public Library, October 3

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

New York-based postminimalist composer Michael Vincent Waller celebrates the release of his new album, “Moments,” on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 7:30 pm, with a concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

A student of underground icon Lamonte Young, Waller writes surprisingly accessible work which has been compared to Erik Satie. This concert celebrates the release of “Moments,” his third full-length album, on CD, LP, and download. It will include all the compositions from the album, performed by the same musicians: pianist R. Andrew Lee, renown for his recordings of some of the most demanding large-scale minimalist repertoire, and percussionist William Winant, a collaborator of John Zorn, Sonic Youth, the Eclipse Quartet, Mr. Bungle, Lou Harrison, Merce Cunningham, and countless other artists. Albums will be for sale after the show.

This show is part of Soundwaves, a concert series emphasizing artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at

Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.