San Francisco Scene: November 1-8, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, November 1

Fri 11/01 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker

Fri 11/01 8:00 PM Artists’ Television Access [992 Valencia SF]
Thingamajigs Performance Group do genii memoriam at ATA. All saints proceed on la Día de los Muertos, a subtle material and various signatures to the air: environmental, musical, electronic and vocal, shifting states, drawing and altering perceptions of the performers and places. Bodies, gestures, field notes, screens, walls, and the aggregate thingamajigs are elements in a schematic and an ephemeral architecture that is evocative of transformational forces emanating from memory, an awareness of time.

Fri 11/01 8:00 PM ABCO ArtSpace [3135 Filbert St Oakland]
Mitch Stahlmann/ Ulynadylna / John Bischoff

Saturday, November 2
Sat 11/02 7:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
7:00pm & 8:30pm, Joe Henderson Lab

Sat 11/02 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Kathleen Supové, Pianist: Rise Up, Take Flight

Sat 11/02 8:00 PM Wind River [421 Wild Way, Santa Cruz]
Jack Callahan (die Reihe) & Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell): What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth

Sat 11/02 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do Over Music #11: GFM’s Lucky 13 + Kanoko Nishi-Smith solo

Sunday, November 3

Sun 11/03 6:00 PM SFJAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street (at Fell) SF CA]
Amendola vs. Blades vs. Skerik vs. Baptista vs. Parker
Joe Henderson Lab

Sun 11/03 6:30 PM Oakland, CA [RSVP for address (]
All Ears October Gathering.

Sun 11/03 7:00 PM Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Jeff Witscher & Jack Callahan, Madalyn Merkey, Halosar
FINITE is a concert series exhibiting weird music and sound. We’re broadly focusing on noise, sound system art, outsider club, computer music, modular synthesis, spatial media, DIY projects, improvisation, community, & inclusivity.

Sun 11/03 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 Echo’s Bones
Sheldon Brown – clarinet, bass clarinet/Joseph Noble – flute, alto flute, bass flute/Amber Lamprecht – oboe, English horn
8:30 Noertker’s Moxie
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Joshua Marshall – tenor sax/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Dave Mihaly – drums

Sun 11/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
duo B. vs. vIDEO sAVant + two films by Dominic Angerame

Monday, November 4

Mon 11/04 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Ensemble PHASE
Ensemble PHASE performs recently-composed repertoires written for Korean traditional instruments.

Mon 11/04 8:00 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St SF]
the bindery presents animals & giraffes with guest amy trachtenberg

Mon 11/04 8:00 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–
Set #1: Lorin Benedict/Kasey Knudsen (jazz/improvisation)
Lorin Benedict-voice, Kasey Knudsen-sax
Set #2: Jon Raskin/Kevin Corcoran Duo (free improvisation)
Jon Raskin-reeds, Kevin Corcorn-drums
Set #3: Improvisers Assembly (free improvisation)
Beth Schenck-saxophone, Michael Dessen-trombone, Tim Perkis-electronics, Lisa Mezzacappa-bass, Kjell Nordeson-drums

Tuesday, November 5

Tue 11/05 7:30 PM Tom’s Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
gabby fluke-mogul/Lisa Mezzacappa/Bruce Ackley trio

Tue 11/05 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Juno Award winner Gordon Grdina and his new band, The Marrow,
Gordon Grdina-oud
Mark Helias-bass
Hank Roberts-cello
Mark Feldman-violin
Hamin Honari-tombak, Daf
Special Guest: Ben Goldberg Clarinet

Wednesday, November 6

Wed 11/06 7:30 PM Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall [Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd]
Meredith Monk introduces “Quarry,” a film by Monk and Amram Nowak.

Wed 11/06 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street SF]
PGLRG is the newly re-christened name for what was formerly called OrcheSperry, a large ensemble led and composed for by Phillip Greenlief. On this occasion, the group will play various BW scores for trio (resulting in a performance of multiple trios at once) in the first set and a new MAP SCORE (SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PGLRG). This concert celebrates a visit by Michael Dessen – trombonist, composer and educator from Southern California.

Thursday, November 7

Thu 11/07 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Stephen Loof – Electric Guitar
GAMA :: Ygara BIssu
field recordings, synthesizers and textures to chants and
poems connected to realms of post gender.

Thu 11/07 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama No Drama, DunkelpeK & Jon Raskin

Friday, November 8

Fri 11/08 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Armed with a battery of consumer-grade electronics and an unwholesome passion for sci-fi and AM radio, audio plunderer Joseph Hammer assembles found sound detritus into a palace of labyrinthine referents. Kaori Suzuki rewards endurance with transcendence in a set featuring modified melodica and oscillators.

Fri 11/08 8:00 PM SAFEhouse Arts [145 Eddy St. SF]
Big Drama, No Drama, DunkelpeK & Never Weather

Fri 11/08 8:00 PM Private Home [Private home in North Berkeley Hills.]
Tenor player Travis Laplante performs a solo concert in the intimacy of a private home in the North Berkeley Hills. Travis will perform 2 sets, with wine and cheese served during intermission. Seating is limited.

Dusted Reviews

Source: Dusted.

Catherine Christer Hennix / The Deontic Miracle — Selections from 100 Models of Hegikan Roku (Blank Forms Editions / Empty Editions)

Threnody — A Paradigm of Suspicion (Trost)

Listening Post: Anthony Braxton New Haven Quartets

Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity — To Whom Who Buys A Record (Odin)

Five Essential Albums of 1987 

Source: JAZZIZ Magazine.

Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year, complete with audio samples and fascinating backstories. We hope you join us as we travel through the music’s endlessly fascinating history, stopping every 12 months along the jazz timeline.

Henry Cow Book Reviewed

Source: Cornell Chronicle.

Cornell professor Benjamin Piekut’s latest book is an exhaustive study of an experimental British group that blurred the lines between genres as it created captivating music.

In “Henry Cow: The World Is a Problem,” Piekut achieves an intimate, and comprehensive, portrait of Henry Cow, the avant-garde rock band that found diverse audiences and sought autonomy from the music establishment, operating as a collective in pursuit of aesthetic and political goals and, ultimately, winning both critical acclaim and fringe success over a decade of making music.

George Crumb 90th Birthday Celebration Concert in Pasadena

Source: Pasadena Now.

In honor of American composer, George Crumb, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will present a program of his works on Sunday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m.

Pianists Nic Gerpe, Kathryn Eames and Susan Svrcek will present a concert featuring Crumb’s music for piano. On the program will be: A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D 1979, performed by Susan Svrcek; Makrokosmos,Volume 1, performed by Nic Gerpe; and Makrokosmos, Volume II, performed by Kathryn Eames.