50th Anniversary Art Ensemble of Chicago Recording on the Way

Source: Pulp. This has been confirmed by the label. The Art Ensemble of Chicago is also recording new music at Big Sky Studios in Ann Arbor for New York’s consistently remarkable Pi Recordings label and will present a concert on Saturday, October 20 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ (423 S 4th Ave., Ann Arbor). … Continue reading 50th Anniversary Art Ensemble of Chicago Recording on the Way

Chicago Scene: October 13-20, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, October 13th 2018 7:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($15) Yarn/Wire — music by Misato Mochizuki, Enno Poppe, Will Myers, David Clay Mettens 9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, … Continue reading Chicago Scene: October 13-20, 2018

AMN Picks of the Week: Manuel Troller / Daniel & Mikael Tjernberg / Chicago Edge Ensemble / Treehorse / Lauren Redhead

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. Manuel Troller – Vanishing Points (2018) Daniel & Mikael Tjernberg – Anton … Continue reading AMN Picks of the Week: Manuel Troller / Daniel & Mikael Tjernberg / Chicago Edge Ensemble / Treehorse / Lauren Redhead

ECM Records to Release 21CD Art Ensemble of Chicago (and Related) Box Set

Source: Jazz Desk. This seems to be a straight-up repackaging of existing ECM albums. Nonetheless, nice to have them all in one place, and this will probably fill a few gaps in anyone’s collection. ECM records will release a limited CD set of the labels recordings of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and associated groups … Continue reading ECM Records to Release 21CD Art Ensemble of Chicago (and Related) Box Set

Chicago Scene: October 6-13, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, October 6th 2018 3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free) Follow The Light Michael Zerang with Julie Pomerleau, Johanna Brock, Jason Roebke, Anton Hatwich Sunday, October 7th 2018 5:00PM … Continue reading Chicago Scene: October 6-13, 2018

Chicago Scene: September 29 – October 6, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Saturday, September 29th 2018 2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival : Talks Nate Chinen: “Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century” 2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival 7:30PM-8:30PM Mike Reed’s “The City Was Yellow: … Continue reading Chicago Scene: September 29 – October 6, 2018

Chicago Scene: September 23-29, 2018

This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed. Sunday, September 23rd 2018 9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible) Ithra : Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams — Record release Monday, September 24th 2018 9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, … Continue reading Chicago Scene: September 23-29, 2018

2018 Chicago Jazz Festival Reviewed

Source: JazzTimes. Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds, which her Black Earth Ensemble performed at the Pritzker Pavilion on the first day of the 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival, is a visionary Afrofuturistic fable of new beauty arising from old—“merging,” as Mitchell has said, “the chalice with the blade, the urban with the earth-focused, the … Continue reading 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival Reviewed

Drone Activity Chicago, November 9

Source: Red Bull Music. DRONE ACTIVITY CHICAGO Merzbow Stephen O’Malley Olivia Block ONO Thoom TALsounds Quicksails Bruce Lamont Matchess Carol Genetti HOGG Rebecca Valeriano-Flores Fire-Toolz Katherine Young Doors open at 7:00 PM · November 9, 2018 – 18+ Only Saffron Rails 1365 North Cherry Avenue, Chicago, IL Drone Activity Chicago is a three-stage night featuring … Continue reading Drone Activity Chicago, November 9

Newsbits: Cortex in Chicago / Daniel Barbiero Interview / Paul Lanksy Release

Free jazz group Cortex’s upcoming Chicago visit is previewed. On Wednesday night the Coda show on Takoma Radio (takomaradio.org) will be interviewing Daniel Barbiero about The December 1952 Project, which includes a realization of Earle Brown’s December 1952 that he will be leading at the 2018 Sonic Circuits Festival. The interview starts at around 7PM. … Continue reading Newsbits: Cortex in Chicago / Daniel Barbiero Interview / Paul Lanksy Release