Source: The October Revolution.
Fred Frith Trio
Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive
Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary
Ethan Iverson Quartet
featuring Tom Harrell
Sounds of Liberation
with David Murray
Creative Arts Ensemble
performing Drum Dance to the Motherland
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)
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.
Source: Perfect Sound Forever. Highlights include:
The Star of the Non-Musician
A way out for classical?
Really ‘seeing’ classic rock
High-End Audio Shows and You