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.
Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet – Blue Shots from Chicago (2019)
Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida – Baikamo (2019)
Forrest Fang – Ancient Machines (2019)
Kevin Sun – The Sustain of Memory (2019)
Source: Empreintes DIGITALes.
Source: pan y rosas discos.
Library Experimental is an ongoing series focusing on Chicago’s experimental musicians. It is happening at the Chicago Public Library in Jefferson Park on Saturday, December 21 from 2-4pm. Early! Free! Kid friendly! If the kids are patient! The first show after a long hiatus features William Riley Leitch; and Our Lisbon Office (Tricia Park, Mark Booth, Nathanael Jones). Jefferson Park library is located at 5363 W Lawrence. Convenient to both bus and blue line. https://www.chipublib.org/locations/38/
William Riley Leitch is a Chicago area trombonist. Riley has performed at the Nief Norf Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, and the Lucerne Festival Academy where he studied with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Modern. Riley has premiered over 20 new works for solo trombone, chamber ensemble, and orchestra at events and venues such as Ear Taxi Festival and Red Note New Music Festival.
Our Lisbon Office is an improvisational ensemble comprised of Tricia Park (violin), Mark Booth (electronics), and Nathanael Jones (electronics/keyboard). For Library Experimental at the Jefferson Park Library the trio will perform improvisations initiated by a selection of abstract prose instructions.
Source: The Free Jazz Collective.
ECM 50 years – Catalog Favorites (part II of III)
ECM 50 years – A Calm Sea with the Occasional Storm (Part I of III)
Cristián Alvear / Klaus Filip – 6 Chords (Ftarri, 2019) ****
Eve Risser – Après Uns Rêve (Clean Feed, 2019) ****½
Albert Ayler Quartets 1964 - Spirits To Ghosts Revisited (ezz-thetics, 2019) ****(*)
Leo Svirsky – River Without Banks (Unseen Worlds, 2019) ****½