Coming to Seattle

Source: Wayward Music Series.

December 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM |$5 – $20 donation at the door
Annapurna Dharma Communion: The Wind That Rolls Upon the Water
Joey Largent presents his most recent composition in collaboration with movement/costume/installation artist Katrina Wolfe for an acoustic just intonation ensemble composed of practitioners of Burmese vipassana, musicians, and friends. Composed primarily on the Olympic Coast and in the North Cascades near the Lower Curtis Glacier, the work follows an exploration of changing natural landscapes and physical masses as the …

January 13, 2023 | 8:00 PM |$5 – $15 donation at the door
St Celfer
“Seattleʼs St Celfer writes immersive electronic songs that encompass both haunting beauty & wild experimentalism.” – BANDCAMP St Celfer, of Korean and American origin, currently lives between São Paulo and Seattle, the latter living off/on since 1990. A fan of Seattle grunge, was, once upon a time, in the 00’s New York scene performing, among other places, at CBGB’s, The …

January 20, 2023 | 8:00 PM |$5 – $15 donation at the door
Dennis Rea + Carol J Levin
Guitarist Dennis Rea presents a rare solo set of original pieces, interpretations of Asian and other world music, improvisation, and select covers.

Active since the mid-1970s, Rea has led or been a key contributor to musical innovators Moraine, Iron Kim Style, LAND, Savant, Flame Tree, and Earthstar, and has worked with such trailblazing musicians as Hector Zazou, Stuart Dempster, Cui …

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ivo Perelman – Reed Rapture in Brooklyn (Mahakala Music, 2022)

Kirk Knuffke – flexing the tradition

Mali Obomsawin – Sweet Tooth (OOYH, 2022)

Jacob Wick – Standards (Full Spectrum Records, 2022)

Mikołaj Trzaska, Petr Vrba, Mark Tokar, Balázs Pándi — Malá Pardubická Vol. 4 (Gusstaff Records, 2022)

Cécile Cappozzo Quintet – Hymne d’automne (Ayler Records, 2022)

An Interview with Cécile Cappozzo

Basher – Doubles (Sinking City Records, 2022)

Complete Communion: Jazz For November

Source: The Quietus.

Newly unearthed archival recordings of live dates from the 1960s, a profound homage to the swing-and-drag aesthetic of drummer Paul Motian from former collaborators, a new quintet from the veteran Swedish drummer Sven-Åke Johansson, and a thrumming quintet session from drummer Tom Skinner of The Smile are featured in Peter Margasak’s latest round up of jazz and improvised music

The Best Ambient on Bandcamp: November 2022 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Somehow, the last column of the year (outside of our end-of-year wrap-up) is upon us. Luckily, we’re closing 2022 with a bang. Thanks to releases from artists including Burial, Pulse Emitter, Jordan Reyes, and many others, this month’s roundup showcases the multifaceted tonalities of atmospheric music. Press play and get reading to dive into acid Western soundscapes, rave-ready downtempo, and so much more.

Wadada Leo Smith in Beacon NY, December 3

Source: Dia.

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 2 pm
Dia Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

Provoked by the formal qualities of Jack Whitten’s art, and to honor the artist’s lifelong interest in experimental music, Dia has invited trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith to musically interpret Whitten’s Greek Alphabet paintings on view at Dia Beacon. This rare performance by one of the foremost figures in contemporary music will take place in the museum galleries.

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

There Was A Fish In The Percolator – Wrapped In Plastic

Planet Shithead/Dosis Letalis – Split

JAB – Out there In The Middle Of Nowhere

Andrew Ostler – Four Drones for Saxophone and Modular Synthesizer

The Residents – Triple Trouble OST

Expose Your Eyes – Everything On Full

Stolen Light – Square Wheel

Caldon Glover – Labyrintia

Various Artists – I Never Metaguitar 6

Bourbonese Qualk – Bourbonese Qualk



November 26, 2022
John Blum Solo, IBeam
John Blum

November 26, 2022
John Blum, Dave Liebman, Michael T.A. Thompson, IBeam
John Blum Dave Liebman Michael T.A. Thompson

November 26, 2022
John Blum, Mat Maneri, Brandon Lopez, IBeam
John Blum Brandon Lopez Mat Maneri

November 25, 2022
John Blum, Michael Foster, Michael Vatcher, IBeam
John Blum Michael Foster Michael Vatcher

November 25, 2022
John Blum, Lou Grassi, Rob Brown, IBeam
John Blum Rob Brown Lou Grassi

November 25, 2022
John Blum & William Parker, IBeam
John Blum William Parker

An Interview With Sly & The Family Drone

Source: The Quietus.

Despite there being much love for them in the underground, Sly & The Family Drone still seem a little overlooked. Okay, their jazz-tinged brand of abstract noise music isn’t everybody’s cup of intensity, yet where similar or even lesser-known bands have been meticulously documented, nobody’s even bothered to make them a Wikipedia page. Nor is there any ‘Biography’ entry for them on the AllMusic website, an otherwise “comprehensive” (or so it says) music resource. On Discogs, they’re summarised as a “Drum, tape and oscillator noise band from Basingstoke, UK”. Even that needs updating.