RIP Giya Kancheli 

Source: Wikipedia.

Giya Kancheli was a Georgian composer. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia but resided in Belgium. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kancheli lived in Western Europe: first in Berlin, and from 1995 in Antwerp, where he became composer-in-residence for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He died in his home city of Tbilisi, aged 84.

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Continues in Philadelphia

Source: The October Revolution.

Fred Frith Trio

Sarah Davachi

Makaya McCraven

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Ethan Iverson Quartet
featuring Tom Harrell

Patty Waters

Lea Bertucci

Sounds of Liberation
with David Murray
Creative Arts Ensemble
performing Drum Dance to the Motherland

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Silvia Bolognesi Young Shouts – aLive Shouts (Fonterossa, 2019) ****

Oren Ambarchi – Simian Angel (Editions Mego, 2019) ****

J. Pavone String Ensemble – Brick and Mortar (Birdwatcher Records) ****1/2

Two Solos from Claire Rousay

Dan Banks/José Canha/Trevor Taylor/Josh Ison – Luminos (FMR Records, 2019) ****1/2

Brötzmann / Schlippenbach / Bennink – Fifty Years After… Live at the Lila Eule 2018 (Trost, 2019) *****

Paula Shocron, Pablo Díaz, Guillermo Gregorio – Diálogos & SLD Trio – EL Contorno Del Espacio

Paula Shocron and Pablo Diaz: Always In Motion (part 2)

Jessica Pavone Interview

Source: National Sawdust Log.

Jessica Pavone was in high spirits when she answered the phone last Wednesday. Her longtime friend and frequent collaborator, guitarist Mary Halvorson, had just been announced as a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. “I never felt so proud of someone,” said Pavone, an Astoria-based composer and multi-instrumentalist whose signature instrument is viola. “We were emailing each other yesterday, and she was like, ‘we gotta go out for sushi, it’s on me.” I called her and I asked, is that why you were saying sushi’s on you? ‘Yeah, sushi’s on me for five years!’ It was really cute.”

Pavone also has other reasons for cheer. This week sees the release of a new album, Brick and Mortar (Birdwatcher), from the J. Pavone String Ensemble, featuring Pavone and violist Joanna Mattrey, with violinists Erica Dicker and Angela Morris. The album’s five pieces explore the composer’s love for long tones and the use of vibrations as a kind of sonic tonic, as well as deploying a modest degree of indeterminacy—all conjured with her ensemble’s spellbinding chemistry. The project is celebrated in two separate concerts: Oct. 4 at Firehouse 12, in New Haven, where the group also will preview new music to be recorded in the studio, and Oct. 7 at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn, which also will feature the premiere of a new piece for octet.

Orenda Records Update

Source: Orenda Records.

FONTIS by Voxfire
Take songs from the Middle Ages and present them using the heavenly voices of three female singers plus a pair of musical-genre-crossing instrumentalists and you have the group Voxfire and their new modern-meets-medieval-mashup recording, FONTIS.

NAKED ALLIES by Daniel Rorke (Released September 20)
NOICE by Alexander Noice (Released August 23)

Upcoming Shows:
Oct 4: Voxfire FONITS Album Release!
Oct 5: Brian Walsh with Brightwork New Music at Boston Court
Oct 6: Dan Rosenboom A.I.T.A. w/ Gavin Templeton, Alexander Noice, Jeff Babko, Jerry Watts Jr. & Gary Novak at the Angel City Jazz Festival (Los Angeles)
Oct 13: Samantha Boshnack at Cloud Antenna Farm (Gill, MA)
Oct 14: Stefan Kac (Evil Genius) Quartet w/ Michael Mull, Alexander Noice and Colin Woodford at bluewhale (Los Angeles)
Oct 17, 18, 19: Dan Rosenboom Sam First Residency (Los Angeles)
Oct 19: James Newton at Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia im. Witolda Lutosławskiego (Warsaw, Poland)
Every Monday Night: Matthew Yeakley at The Falls Lounge (Los Angeles)