King Crimson to Release 5CD Audio Diary of 2014-2018 Tours

Source: King Crimson.

King Crimson in its best environment – recorded live. Described as an audio diary, this 5 CD set includes one set per year of live material recorded from 2014 through 2018. The 2014 material is fully mixed from multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk. The 2015-2018 performances were taken directly from the band’s stereo board mixes. Drawn from concerts worldwide in the five years period represented, from the first public concert in Albany, NY in 2014, to one of the final concerts in Japan in December, 2018. Packaged in a rigid slipcase featuring artwork from the beloved and dearly missed Francesca Sundsten, containing 3 gatefold sleeves containing the 5 individual CDs, plus a 24-page full color booklet with previously unseen photographs.

Another Lost Album From John Coltrane to be Released

Source: NPR.

Just over a year ago, Impulse! had a phenomenal success with Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, a startling assemblage of studio recordings made by the John Coltrane Quartet in 1963. That two-disc set posthumously gave Coltrane his first-ever debut on the Billboard 200, at No. 21; according to the label, global sales have exceeded 250,000 copies.

Now comes word of another new album by the classic John Coltrane Quartet, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Blue World will be released on Impulse!/UMe on Sept. 27, and like Both Directions it offers an unexpected view on a pivotal period in the band’s evolution. It was recorded at Van Gelder Studios on June 24, 1964 — a few weeks after the quartet put a finishing touch on the album Crescent — as the soundtrack to a Canadian art film. Because the date had gone unnoted in session recording logs, this music has occupied a blind spot for Trane-ologists, archivists and historians.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues! Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, August 18th:
7pm: JACK WRIGHT / EVAN LIPSON / MICHAEL EVANS – Alto Sax / Contrabass / Guitar

Sunday, August 25h:
Guitar / Bass / Drums!
Tenor Sax / Viola / Cello / Double Bass!

Sunday, September 1st:
6pm: SAM WEINBERG / WEASEL WALTER / HENRY FRASER – Tenor Sax / Drums / Contrabass!

Sunday, September 8th:
6pm: KYLE MOTL / KEIR GoGWILT – Contrabass / Violin!
HILLIARD GREENE – Drums / Reeds & Trumpet / Clarinet / Keyboard / Bass!

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

Taylor Ho Bynum News

Source: Taylor Ho Bynum.

I’m extremely excited to announce the forthcoming release of a new album – The Ambiguity Manifesto – along with some upcoming gigs this summer/fall. The 9-tette featured on the recording includes some of my favorite musicians on the planet: Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba), Ingrid Laubrock (soprano & tenor saxophone), Jim Hobbs (alto saxophone), Ken Filiano (acoustic bass, electronics), Mary Halvorson (electric guitar), Stomu Takeishi (electric bass guitar), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), and Tomeka Reid (cello). Everyone made some incredible individual and collective choices, and I think we ended up with some very cool music.

The whole band will be playing in NYC at The Jazz Gallery, Friday August 16 (sets at 7:30 & 9:30). Then we’ll be scaling down to my long-running Sextet (Bill, Jim, Mary, Ken, Tomas) for a couple more gigs later in the fall: in my old stomping grounds of Jamaica Plain with Mandorla Music at Hope Church, Saturday September 21 (8pm), and my New Haven home at Firehouse 12, Friday November 8 (sets at 8pm & 9:30). Please come out if you can! The album is officially released on Sept 20, but we’ll have copies for sale at all the gigs. In the meantime – here are a couple videos, a “behind the scenes” mini-doc, and the live studio performance of the album’s hit single “neither when nor where”.

Illegal Crowns is a collective quartet with the wonderful musicians Mary Halvorson (guitar), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), and Benoît Delbecq (piano) – our latest album, with compositions by all four of us, has just been released on vinyl by the Rogue Art label. I love this group – and keep your eyes open, we’ll be making our long-delayed US tour debut next spring. Check it out!

And Firehouse 12 Records just released a recording from 2014 – Anthony Braxton assembled a one-time-only quartet with some bad-ass noise makers, Greg Saunier (drums) and Nels Cline (guitar). Not to be reductive (I’m much more expansive in the liner notes ;-) – but it’s kinda Braxton’s rock album, and it’s as much fun as that sounds. Rolling Stone liked it, you will too. Available here!