New From Tzadik

Source: Tzadik.

John Zorn: Beyond Good And Evil—Simulacrum Live

From 2015–2017, in the midst of an historic creative high, Zorn wrote and recorded no less than six CDs of music for “Simulacrum,” his most powerful and intense 21st century ensemble; the music then became a project for live performance. This concert from July 2019 finds the band at their blazing best, performing compositions from four different “Simulacrum” releases. No one blends metal and jazz quite like Zorn (he’s been doing it since the late 1980s) and these mind-bendingly intense performances will leave you breathless. Beautifully recorded at Firehouse 12 in New Haven and lovingly mixed at Bill Laswell’s Orange Sound by James Dellatacoma this is a hyper powered stop-on-a-dime live performance by three virtuosic musical maniacs.

John Medeski: Organ
Kenny Grohowski: Drums
Matt Hollenberg: Guitar

Craig Taborn and Vadim Neselovskyi: The Book Beri’ah Vol 11—Da’at

Craig Taborn and Vadim Neselovskyi are two of the most acclaimed and brilliant pianists working today and here they perform a select set of Masada compositions in solo, duo and trio permutations. Created as a bonus disc for the “Book Beri’ah,” it is a beautiful program and highlights the incredible versatility of the Masada compositions themselves as well as and the stunning virtuosity and imaginative creativity of these two keyboard masters. Featuring pieces for solo piano, two amazing piano duets and three pieces for piano, bass and drums, Da’at is a beautiful bonus CD to the “Book Beriah” series.

Craig Taborn: Piano
Ronen Itzik: Drums
Dan Loomis: Bass
Vadim Neselovskyi: Piano

Tri-Centric Foundation / Anthony Braxton Update

Source: Tri-Centric Foundation.

Braxton75 year is off to a spectacular start, with the Anthony Braxton Standard Quartet delighting sold-out crowds in UK and Europe. Pianist Alexander Hawkins speaks about the inner workings of the quartet in this insightful interview on NTS radio, now streaming. We have links to photos of the Standard Quartet on our Facebook and Twitter.

Stateside, Anthony Braxton has just been named a 2020 USA Fellow by United States Artists. And there are bountiful Braxton75 events coming up, starting with two performances on the West Coast.

On February 1, our own Chris Jonas (Tri-Centric board vice president and one of the conductors of the Berlin Sonic Genome) will be guest conducting the “The duo. B. Experimental Band plays Anthony Braxton” event at the Temescal Arts Center in Oakland. Chris will once again be performing Braxton works on February 16, this time at BAMPFA, leading the AB West 8+1 ensemble, with Del Sol String Quartet and Goggle Sax Quartet, through Composition No. 18 (for string quartet), Composition No. 37 (for saxophone quartet), Composition No. 265, and more.

In March, the Prague Improvisation Orchestra is scheduled to perform Braxton works, and Experiments In Opera will be presenting the very special Anthony Braxton Theater Improvisations. Anthony himself will be at the Big Ears Festival for a three-day performance: solo, Diamond Curtain Wall Music Trio and Thunder Music Ensemble world premiere. Tri-Centric executive director Kyoko Kitamura will once again be coaching youth orchestras through Braxton compositions for performances in May and June. For full schedule, please visit the Braxton75 page on our website.

One of the venues Anthony played with his quartet was Cafe OTO which has a music download shop. Currently offered is the spectacular Composition No. 247 from Leo Records performed by Anthony Braxton, James Fei and Matthew Welch. If you are not familiar with this work, do visit the page and listen to the 20- minute (!!) audio sample. Matt will be part of the Braxton75 events in May, and we hear that he may be pulling material from his amazing Anthony Braxton: 10 Solo Bagpipe Compositions 2000 album.

We are steadily moving forward with The Tri-Axium Writings and the next box set Duo (Improv) 2017 by Anthony Braxton with Eugene Chadbourne. We are very much committed to protecting, preserving and disseminating Anthony Braxton’s work, the effort spearheaded by Tri-Centric director of publishing Carl Testa. Once again, thank you so much for helping us continue our work. We will keep you posted every step of the way.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 29th Anniversary Celebrations will begin in 2020 & Will Continue throughout the year! May 1st is our Actual Anniversary! Every In-store throughout the Year Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, January 26th:
6pm: JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Solo Clarinet!
7pm: SAM NEWSOME – Solo Soprano Sax!
8pm: NICK DUNSTON – Solo ContraBass!

Sunday, February 2nd:
6pm: JUDI SILVANO and BRUCE ARNOLD – Voice and Electric Guitar!
7pm: T.J.BORDEN / JAMES McKAIN / J GUY LAUGHLIN – Cello / Tenor Sax / Drums!

Sunday, February 9th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO – Clarinet / IVAN BARENBOIM – Contralto Clarinet /

Sunday, February 16th:
6pm: NICK FRASER / TONY MALABY / BRANDON LOPEZ – Drums / Tenor Sax / ContraBass!
8pm: ERIN ROGERS – Solo Sax – New CD on Relative Pitch Records!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

New Releases from RareNoiseRecords

Source: RareNoiseRecords.

Giorgi Mikadze
Georgian Microjamz

Giorgi Mikadze – Microtonal Keyboards
David Fiuczynski – Fretless guitar
Panagiotis Andreou – Fretless Bass
Sean Wright – Drums

The folk music of Georgia is one of the earliest and richest polyphonic traditions in the world, despite being little known to the rest of the modern world. Combining a sense of national pride, musical invention and exploratory spirit, pianist/composer & arranger Giorgi Mikadze has created a striking new hybrid of traditional Georgian folk music and progressive microtonal jazz on his breathtaking debut album, Georgian Microjamz.

Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, Nels Cline
Music From the Early 21st Century

Jamie Saft – Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, MiniMoog
Nels Cline – Electric Guitar, effects
Bobby Previte – Drums

Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 7pm
151 Loisaida Ave
New York, NY 10009

When future generations listen back to the sounds of this still young millennium, what music will remain to define the era? Master improvisers Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft and Nels Cline make their bid for immortality with Music From the Early 21st Century, their venturesome new album on RareNoiseRecords.

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: January 2020 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

All kinds of experimental music can be found on Bandcamp: free jazz, avant-rock, dense noise, outer-limits electronics, deconstructed folk, abstract spoken word, and so much more. If an artist is trying something new with an established form or inventing a new one completely, there’s a good chance they’re doing it on Bandcamp. Each month, Marc Masters picks some of the best releases from across this wide, exploratory spectrum. January’s selection includes solo cello explorations, absurdist electronic cartoons, rubbery beat workouts, and wintry percussive atmospheres.

Silber Records’ Droneuary 2020

Source: Silber Records is once again release a compilation of drone artists, one track per day, all for free download.

Droneuary Line-up (band, day of the year, track title)

Discord 1 Out of Reach
Bodies That Matter 2 Are We Weird Enough?
CHANGES TO blind 3 Switellsbane Ploice Vairching
Ocean in a Bottle 4 Holding Hands Falling into Saturn
Electric Bird Noise 5 live at the spiritual center for the creative and sonically inspired 3-16-19
Droneroom 6 The coyote adrift in the unfamiliar
CNSNNT 7 Space To Breathe
Llarks 8 Swim
The Gribshnobler 9 Versatile Solutions for Modern Living
Determinist? 10 live in a rented room at the rehearsal factory
Fornever 11 Hum
Subscape Annex 12 Acephalia
Tuesday Nights in Havana 13 Theme for a Tuesday (Upon Meeting Buddha in the Drag Pit)
Grand Kali Ma 14 Don’t Shortchange The Ferryman
Baptizer 15 Serotonin Reuptake
slicnaton 16 Unapologetic
Thorn1 17 Snow Covers Everything at Least Six Months in a Year
Premature Burial 18 Approach
ShieldEyesFromLight 19 Ís
This Is What I Hear When You Talk 20 A Year With A Lost Heart
Dole & Megalos 21 Durge Rising
Green Light Cameras 22 Dividing by Zero (Soundtrack #2)
Darryl Blood 23 Harborium
Doors In The Labyrinth 24 The Black Rabbit of Inlé II
Wodwo 25 Here Is Your Pasture Flecked with Pink
remst8 26 Respite v1.33
Yellow6 27 Searching for Duane
Maria Pastora 28 SALVINORIN
Nonconnah & Her Kentucky Playboys 29 Untitled Moment (For Kevin Apuzzio)
Fraticornicos 30 Realidad Paralela de Pasillos Mohosos
The Switchblade Kid 31 The Agonies of Love Destroyed Her
Robert Poss 32 Drone Against Hope
Beard Closet 33 Some Pussyfooting
X-Bax 34 Goodbye Jakarta
Jon Lodge & Shane De Leon 35 Quack Back
Gargle 36 Shuttered Windows (Original Version)
Xiu Xiu 37 Never Enuff
Heavy For The Vintage 38 Climate
Wave Assembly 39 Forgotten Outpost
The Sand Rays 40 Dromedary
Tristan Welch 41 The Clouds Are Thick And I’m Sick Of The Sun
Sound_00 + Lefterna 42 Collab 42
Philip Polk Palmer 43 When the Veil Burned
If Thousands 44 In Mind
Mykel Boyd 45 ?
80’s Horns 46 God Bless America
EVQ 47 Expansion Chamber
80 lb. Test 48 Winter Clouds in Winter Trees
Trouble Salad 49 Cavity Claw
remst8 vs CXPA 50 Mariana Trench v1.16
Eras 51 Venom Mezzanine
Zaahj 52 Glean from Which Eye
Instant Movie Combinations 53 Snow Spider Realm
Treyverb 54 Twin Velvet (Live at The Spiritual Center for the Creative and Sonically Inspired 11-29-2019)
litmus0001 55 From Cloud to Sea
Fabio Keiner 56 SilverDrone
Too Tired to Say Anything 57 The Ludic Game