Releases

Wadada Leo Smith’s America’s National Parks to be Released in October

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Source: Cuneiform Records.

October 14th, 2016 marks the release of
WADADA LEO SMITH‘s
America’s National Parks

“The notion of creating these national parks has been celebrated as the
earliest idea of collecting common ground for the ordinary base of a society. …it’s a collective notion about common property, inheritance, longevity, transformation, and sustaining beauty down the line, where any American in history coming forward
can see and have ownership of this common property.”
– Wadada Leo Smith

Recorded on May 5, 2016 and mixed by Nick Lloyd
at Firehouse 12 Recording Studio, New Haven, CT.

With America’s National Parks, visionary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith offers his latest epic collection, a six-movement suite inspired by the scenic splendor, historic legacy, and political controversies of the country’s public landscapes. Writing for his newly expanded Golden Quintet, Smith crafts six extended works that explore, confront and question the preserved natural resources that are considered the most hallowed ground in the U.S. – and some that should be.

The two-CD America’s National Parks will be released on October 14 on Cuneiform Records, shortly before Smith’s 75th birthday in December. It arrives, coincidentally, in the midst of celebrations for the centennial of the National Park Service, which was created by an act of Congress on August 25, 1916. The spark for the project, however, came from two places: Smith’s own research into the National Park system, beginning with Yellowstone, the world’s first national park; and Ken Burns’ 12-hour documentary series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter, August 19, 2016

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Keith Tippett

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Don Cherry/John Tchicai/Irene Schweizer/Leon Francioli/Pierre Favre! Jim Black Trio: Elias Stemeseder/Thomas Morgan! Ivo Perelman/Mat Maneri/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver! Abbey Rader/Peter Kuhn West Coast Quartet!

XT: Seymour Wright & Paul Abbot! Nate Wooley/Chris Corsano 3-Drum/Bass Quintet! Two from Marc Edwards & Slipstream Time Travel! The Dead C! Walter Marchetti! Jean Schwartz! Zeitkratzer! Robert Ashley! Ashra Box! Keith Tippett’s Centipede! And much more..!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, August 21st:
6pm: BILLY MINTZ QUINTET: TONY MALABY / JOHN GROSS / ROBERTA PIKET / HILLIARD GREENE!

Sunday, August 28th: No In-Store Bruce at Jason’s Wedding

Sunday, September 4th:
6pm HERB ROBERTSON – Trumpet/ JOE BATTAGLIA – Guitar/ RICH MESSBAUER – Bass/ ALLAN MEDNARD – Drums!

Sunday, September 11th:
6pm: CAMILE ANGELES – Flutist from Peru / CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Alto sax / CONNER BAKER – Drums!

Sunday, September 18th:
6pm: ABRAHAM MENNEN!

Sunday, September 25th:
6pm: GHOSTS OF THE HOLY GHOST SPERMIC BROTHERHOOD:
ANDY HAAS / DAVID GROLLMAN / MICHAEL EVANS Return!

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter, August 12, 2016

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Uri Caine

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Erik Friedlander / Shoko Nagai/ Satoshi Takeishi! Uri Caine / Mark Helias / Clarence Penn + Kirk Knuffke! Nick Fraser Quartet With Tony Malaby! Matty Harris Double Septet with Vinny Golia! Healing Orchestra! Buck Curran! Two from Marcos Campello! Three Gems from Camilo Angeles: Animal Ceramico & Sales de Bano! More Books back in stock from Joe Morris & Stuart Broomer! Plus Archival Recordings from Bob Dylan! Dungen! Rapoon! Renaldo & the Loaf! Klaus Schulze & Peter Namlook!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, August 14th:
6pm: PROJECTION: ZERO: BLAISE SIWULA & CARSTEN RADTKE

Sunday, August 21st:
6pm: BILLY MINTZ QUINTET: TONY MALABY / JOHN GROSS / ROBERTA PIKET / HILLIARD GREENE!

Sunday, August 28th: No In-Store Bruce at Jason’s Wedding

Sunday, September 4th:
6pm HERB ROBERTSON – Trumpet/ JOE BATTAGLIA – Guitar/ RICH MESSBAUER – Bass/ ALLAN MEDNARD – Drums!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. 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 Cosy!

Rune Grammofon New Releases

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Source: Rune Grammofon.

Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Evil In Oslo (2LP)
Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Black Stabat Mater (LP/CD)
Fire! Orchestra: Ritual (2LP/CD)
Maja S. K. Ratkje: Crepuscular Hour (2LP+CD+DVD/CD+DVD)

Leo Records New Releases

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Source: Leo Records.

Silke Eberhard, Christian Marien, Nikolaus Neuser – I Am Three; Mingus, Mingus, Mingus
Jim Bashford / Tim Harries / Robin Fincker / Hilmar Jensson – Construction; Centreline Theory
Simon Nabatov Trio – Picking Orders
Sergey Kuryokhin – The Spirit Lives (CD + DVD)
Denis Beuret / Dominik Burger / Jerry Rojas / Ekkehard Sassenhausen – BBRS; Improvising in the Consulting Room

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Kidd Jordan playing saxophone at Luscher Schoo...

Source: New York’s Downtown Music Gallery.

Rare Anthony Braxton All-Star Quintet from 1979! Duck Baker & Eugene Chadbourne! Spontaneous Music Ensemble Reissue 1966-67! Kent Carter Riviere! Steve Lehman & Selebeyone! Cuong Vu Meets Pat Metheny/Stomu Takeishi/Ted Poor! Miroslav Vitous Tribute to Weather Report!

Dominique Pifarely Quartet! Percy Jones MJ12 New Quartet! Abbey Rader QT + Kidd Jordan! Hedvig Mollestad Trio! Maja SK Ratke! Fire! Orchestra! Eivind Aarset! Hakon Kornstadt Trio! Penderecki/Rudnik! Gyorgi Ligeti/Tristan Murail! Helmut Lachanmann! Iannis Xenakis! David Shea! Herman Nitsch!

Plus Archival Discs from: Miles Davis – Tokyo 1973! Three Boxes from Cannonball Adderley! Derek Bailey/Joelle Leandre/George Lewis/Evan Parker! Tony Williams Lifetime Remix! Sun Ra & Peter Brotzmann Rare LPs!

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The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:
Sunday, August 7th – Rare Triple Bill: 6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KYOKO KITAMORA! 7pm: SPLIT CYCLE: Samuel Blais – sax, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic – bass, Akira Ishiguro -guitar & Chris Carrroll – drums! 8pm: XUAN YE – Voice & Electronics / SEAN ALI – Bass / Jason Doell – Laptop!

Rare Monday, August 8th: 6pm: SUSAN ALCORN & TOTO ALVAREZ!

Sunday, August 14th: 6pm: PROJECTION: ZERO: BLAISE SIWULA & CARSTEN RADTKE

Sunday, August 21st: 6pm: BILLY MINTZ QUINTET: TONY MALABY / JOHN GROSS / ROBERTA PIKET / HILLIARD GREENE!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a former Buddhist temple & beauty salon. 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 Cosy!

New World Records Recent Releases

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Robert Carl: The Geography of Loss

Imagine, if you will, a busy, furiously humming beehive, and, within it, a calm, meditative bee. The image comes from only one work on this disc, and yet it seems curiously apropos to so much of Robert Carl’s (b. 1954) music. There is a still center in his music, even at its modernist rowdiest. In his music dissonance and rhythmic complexity do not connote anxiety, fear, violence, but rather the overflow of the exuberant noise that springs up from the ground of life. His music embraces extremes of simplicity and complexity, which in his vision interpenetrate each other.

Chris Brown: Six Primes

Chris Brown, piano
Chris Brown (b. 1953) composes music for traditional instruments, acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, improvisers, and computer networks. With Six Primes (2014), for retuned piano in 13-limit just intonation – drawing on the Rhythmicana ideas of Henry Cowell, the pure keyboard focus of Conlon Nancarrow, the affection for just intonation of Lou Harrison, and the unadulterated clarity of math…

Harmonic Constellations
Works for Violin & Electronics

Mari Kimura, violin
Mari Kimura’s career is a measure of how violin virtuosity has changed over the last few centuries, and particularly in the last fifty years. By the middle of the 20th century, violinists and composers began to feel that the violin’s traditional technical arsenal required updating, lest the instrument continue to sound like the 16th-century technology it is, trapped in a quickly changing, increasingly high-tech mod…