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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Keith Tippett

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Two from John Zorn: Sacred Visions & AutoYno’s Flauros! The Keith Tippett Octet! Blazing Flame: Steve Day/Keith & Julie Tippett(s)! Steve Swell Quintet! Two with Vinny Golia: Rich Halley 5 & Duo with Ken Filiano! Michael Marcus/Theo Jorgensmann/Krzysztof Quintet! Uwe Oberg & Silke Eberhard! Two More from Blaise Siwula!

Astor Piazzolla on Neos! Bernie Worrell Duo! Killick Hines & Henry Kaiser! Plus Archival Discs from King Crimson! Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius! Milton Marsh & David S Ware! Brother Ah! Clark Terry 4 CD Set! Azymuth! It’s Beautiful Day! Koko Taylor! Revolutionaries! Robbie Basho Tribute – Volume 2! Penny Rimbaud! Steve Roden Box Set! And a Cosmosmatics/Sonny Simmons/Michael Marcus Out-of-Print CD Sale!

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

Sunday, July 24th: 6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA 7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS With KIRK KNUFFKE & ART BAILEY

Sunday, July 31st: 6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT – Trumpet/Bass/Drums

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: X. Y. / SEAN ALI / J. D. – Voice & Electronics / Contrabass / 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 QUARTET: TONY MALABY / ROBERTA PIKET / HILLIARD GREENE / BILLY MINTZ

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 Music Always Free & the Vibes are Quite Cosy!

Tzadik July Releases

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Tony Oxley

Source: Tzadik.

AutorYno : Flauros: The Book Of Angels Volume 29

After 12 years and 28 CDs, the “Book of Angels” project is drawing towards completion! For one of the last installments, Zorn turns to AutorYno, a wild power trio of three Paris punk rockers and one of the most powerful bands in the French rock scene. Their third CD for Tzadik presents tunes from the classic “Book of Angels” in a heavy rock context. Metal, Punk, Thrash, Dub and Surf come together in this trance-inducing sledge-hammer reading of some of the strongest and strangest pieces out of the Masada repertoire. One of the last releases in the “Angels” series is also one of the most compelling!

Danny Cohen, Mike Boner, Horse Cock Kids : Self Indulgent Music

Tzadik is proud to introduce you to three exciting new artists. This special CD release is a passport to their unique worlds of sound. Danny Cohen and Mike Boner both hail from California, Horse Cock Kids are based in Cologne but they all share an intense passion for their own self-indulgent fantasies.

John Zorn : Sacred Visions

“Sacred Visions” presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. “The Holy Visions” is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here it is coupled with Zorn’s latest string quartet “The Remedy of Fortune,” six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two wondrous modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!

Tony Oxley : The Advocate

One of the most important musical partnerships in English Free Improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars) and lasted over forty years. These recordings were created in the studio in 1975 and catch them at their peak. Also included is Oxley’s touching tribute to Bailey, a dynamic new piece for electronics and percussion recorded live at the recent Bailey tribute concert at the London Barbicon, 2006. Exciting and vibrant improvisations—never before released—by two pioneers of the genre.

Upcoming Mikroton Recordings Releases

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Ilia Belorukov & Kurt Liedwart – Sufka

Ilia Belorukov and Kurt Liedwart work together since 2009, they used to combine exquisite and fragile saxophone playing with sine waves, field recordings and quiet noises, sometimes Kurt Liedwart dropped his instruments, electronics and laptop, in favor of working with objects and space. “Sufka” is the last installment in the series of releases on Mikroton Digital. It was recorded during the duo’s tour in Lisbon in “Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa” in very special circumstances.

Miguel A. García & Sebastien Branche – Pscipilnitsa

Electronic musician Miguel A. Garcia already appeared on our label two years ago on Uropygi. Now we’ve got two pieces recorded in Warsaw and Madrid with his collaborator and saxophonist Sebastien Branche. Both unexceptionally fit each other’s unpredictable movements and they knit a sound fabric full of unpredictable turns and jumps of dynamic, pitches and timbres.

Brinstaar & Kurt Liedwart – Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks is the first collaboration by Brinstaar and Kurt Liedwart. The pair have never worked before playing this live concert in Center Mars in Moscow in February 2016. They chose to work texturally and sonorically independently from each other letting the improvisation to unfold naturally and maintaining coherence and connection of open and free sound materials.

Sergey Kostyrko & Kurt Liedwart – Wellenfelder

Kurt Liedwart and Sergey Kostyrko duo was started in 2015 as a project focused on improvised and noise music. Using different analogue synthesizers and electronics, they make music of an abstract nature, where atmospheric textures, multilayered fields of sounds, waves and drones intertwine with controlled noise, field recordings and minimal sequenced rhythms. Following their debut split album released in 2015 which received positive reviews from The Sound Projector and Vital Weekly, Mikroton Digital is proud to present a new album Wellenfelder.
Wellefelder goes on with exploration of their instruments creating five tracks of haunted beauty, jittered rhythms and abstract landscapes.

New Releases From Clean Feed Records

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Source: Clean Feed Records.

Life and Other Transient Storms – Life and Other Transient Storms
The Hundred Headed Women – Roji
Fierce Silence – Whit Dickey / Kirk Knuffke
Ljubljana – Carate Urio Orchestra
Interface – Steve Lehman Camouflage Trio
Cut – Stirrup
Xabregas 10 – LUME

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Four from Relative Pitch: Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey! Joe Morris Power Trio! Jessica Pavone & Catherine Sikora Solo CDs! Three from Henry Kaiser: Paul Plimley/Nels Cline/Weasel Walter/Jim Thomas..! Two from Tisziji Munoz: CD + DVD!

Ivo Perelman Qt! Nine from Clean Feed: Lotte Anker/Sten Sandell/Susan Santos Silva/Whit Dickey & Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Carate Urio Orchestra/Cortex & More..! Alchemy Sound Project with Salim Washington! Four from Leap of Faith! Three from Blaise Siwula! Pansonic! Ash Ra Temple! Nurse With Wound! Iannis Xenakis! John Cage and Much More..!

Sunday, July 17th:
6pm: PAULA SHOCRON / DANIEL CARTER / PABLO DIAZ!
7pm: TOM BLANCARTE / LOUISE DE JENSEN / LEILA B. LOVELL – Bass / Alto Sax / Cello!

Sunday, July 24th:
6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA!
7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS!

Sunday, July 31st:
6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT – Trumpet/Bass/Drums!

Sunday, August 7th – Rare Triple Bill:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KEN-YA KAWAGUCHI – Contrabass & Shakuhachi!
7pm: NICO’s SPLIT CYCLE!
8pm: X. Y. / SEAN ALI / J. D. – Voice & Electronics / Contrabass / Laptop!

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

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Barry Guy Blue Shroud Large Ensemble 4 CD Set! Generations Quartet: Oliver Lake/Michael Jefry Stevens/Joe Fonda/Emil Gross! Jason Roebke Octet: Greg Ward/Keefe Jackson/Jason Stein/Josh Berman/Jason Adasiewicz/Mike Reed! Two from Peter Brotzmann: William Parker & Hamid Drake & Defibrillater! Laurie Anderson! Dave Douglas’ Dark Territory! Herb Robertson Trio!

Aaron Bennett/Darren Johnston/Lisa Mezzacappa/Frank Rosaly! Three from MIA Legend Peter Kuhn: Toshinori Kondo/Arthur Williams/William Parker/Denis Charles! Greg Ward & 10 Tongues! Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids! Jeff Parker Trio! Pauline Oliveros & Musiques Nouvelles! Chris Brown! Merzbow! Daniel Higgs LP & Much More..!

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

Sunday, July 17th:
6pm: PAULA SHOCRON / DANIEL CARTER / PABLO DIAZ!
7pm: HOME OF EASY CREDIT: TOM BLANCARTE & LOUISE DE JENSEN!

Sunday, July 24th:
6pm: ROCCO JOHN IACOVONE/RICH ROSENTHAL/FRANCOIS GRILLOT/TOM CABRERA!
7pm: JEFF LEDERER & BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS!

Sunday, July 31st:
6pm: ALAN BJORKLAND / KIM CASS / SAM OSPOVAT – Trumpet/Bass/Drums!

Sunday, August 7th – Rare Triple Bill:
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC & KEN-YA KAWAGUCHI – Contrabass & Shakuhachi!
7pm: NICO’s SPLIT CYCLE!
8pm: XUAN YE / SEAN ALI / JASON DOELL – Voice & Electronics / Contrabass / Laptop!

Ayler Records Releases

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Michel Blanc – “Le Miroir des Ondes” (aylCD-151)

Comprised of twelve musical parts, Le Miroir des Ondes was composed around and from various news events that occurred between 1972 and 1989. With it, Michel Blanc wanted to translate into music his own feelings about some events that crossed his life at the time, with the idea to convey to the listener a sound space that could penetrate his/her imagination, whether or not he/she would be aware of the events. The choice of instrumentation for this project is based on major musical aesthetics of the time, namely: contemporary music, rock, concrete music and improvised music, and jazz derivatives.

Joëlle Léandre – “Can You Hear Me? (2015 re-creation)” (aylCD-146)

This hybrid piece, where for the first time the musician has agreed to play the problematic role and function of ‘composer’, can be read both as a form of achievement and as a founding act. Indeed, ‘composing’, as she makes it clear here, with the structure constantly generating and encouraging individual expression, is nothing else for her than a transposition to ‘another stage’ of the improviser’s gesture and a transfusion into a band’s plural entity of the complex spread of a thought both intimate and collective, made even more unique by its will to be shared. […] Because she constantly feeds all her experience as an improviser into her writing, Léandre has clearly created, with “Can You Hear Me?”, a major milestone in her already illustrious career.

Sarah Murcia – “Never Mind the Future” (aylCD-149)

Sarah Murcia presents “Never Mind the Future”, a variation on the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind the Bollocks” album. In dissecting and reinterpreting each song, it is not a simple exercise in covering tunes but a will to actually feed on the music of the Sex Pistols in order to express hers. A music that blends jazz, rock and song, where Sarah Murcia is accompanied by her band ‘Caroline’, with the addition of pianist Benoît Delbecq and dancer/crooner Mark Tompkins. It is also a way to return to a mythical group and to a worship album that, as a listener, I myself started listening to when I was 8 years old… I guess it was just the right time for Sarah and I to meet one another and go forward with this project.