AMN Picks of the Week: Common Eider, King Eider / The League of Assholes / The Heliosonic Tone-Tette / Tomas Fujiwara / Ed Palermo Big Band

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.

Common Eider, King Eider – Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Cast Aside (2017)
The League of Assholes – IM PEACH (2017)
The Heliosonic Tone-Tette – Heliosonic Toneways, Vol. 1 (2017)
Tomas Fujiwara – Triple Double (2017)
Ed Palermo Big Band – The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren (2017)

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AMN Picks of the Week: More From Minus Zero

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.

All of these releases are from the Minus Zero label.

Dina Maccabee – Tethered Music (2017)
Jordan Glenn – BEAK LIVE (2017)
Aaron Bennett – Live at Luggage (2017)
Ben Goldberg – Twelve Minor (1998)

AMN Picks of the Week: Matt Mitchell / Brandon Seabrook / Lina Allemano / Visions of Darkness

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.

Matt Mitchell – A Pouting Grimace (2017)
Brandom Seabrook’s Needle Driver – Needle Driver (2017)
Lina Allemano Four – Sometimes Y (2017)
Lina Allemano Titanium Riot – Squish It! (2017)
Various Artists – Visions of Darkness (In Iranian Contemporary Music) (2017)

Annea Lockwood Interview

Source: The Log Journal.

Annea Lockwood would rather leave interpretations of her music up to other people. “I’m always preoccupied with making the latest piece,” she says. She’ll be introducing a new work – Bayou-Borne, for Pauline, inspired by her late friend, the composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros — at Issue Project Room on Sept. 29, the first night of the two-evening FOR/WITH mini-festival organized by trumpeter Nate Wooley. The following night, her 1995 piece I Give You Back will receive its New York premiere, sung by Kristin Norderval.

New Haven’s Firehouse 12 Profiled

Ninth Square Historic District, New Haven.

Source: Dwell.

Ask any two people from New Haven what Firehouse 12 is, and you’re almost bound to get two different answers. To music lovers, the restored 1905 fire station on Crown Street is Connecticut’s preeminent venue for experimental jazz, a place where artists who normally have a hard time booking gigs outside of major cities can draw an enthusiastic crowd. For the civic-minded, it’s a local success story, the crown jewel in New Haven’s decades-long effort to clean up the Ninth Square district. And for others, it’s simply a downtown watering hole, albeit a very nice one presided over by an award-winning bartender.

The truth is, Firehouse 12 is all those things, a beacon for the arts and a hub for the community. And at the heart of the venture, started 12 years ago by owner Nick Lloyd, is a recording studio that pulls double duty as a 75-seat auditorium for live shows during the spring and fall jazz series.