ECM Records to Release 21CD Art Ensemble of Chicago (and Related) Box Set

Source: Jazz Desk. This seems to be a straight-up repackaging of existing ECM albums. Nonetheless, nice to have them all in one place, and this will probably fill a few gaps in anyone’s collection.

ECM records will release a limited CD set of the labels recordings of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and associated groups on November 2.

The set will include 21 CD: s and a 200 page booklet. Among the CD: s are the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s albums recorded for ECM including ”Nice Guys”, ”Full Force”, ”Urban Bushmen”, and ”The Third Decade”. The set will also include solo albums for the label recorded by the Art Ensemble’s front men saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and the late trumpeter Lester Bowie, and albums by Jack DeJohnette, Wadada Leo Smith and Evan Parker featuring Mitchell or Bowie.

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Jazz Right Now Reviews

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Review: Eris 136199 by Han earl-Park, Catherine Sikora, and Nick Didkovsky

Review: EAVE’s Self-titled Debut Release

Review: Joanna Mattrey Band at Muchmore’s, Sep 5, 2018

Artist Feature: Drummer Devin Gray

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Tyshawn Sorey 3 CD / 2 LP Set: Stephen Haynes/Ben Gerstein/Joe Morris/Todd Neufeld/Mark Helias/Carl Testa/Zach Rowden! Salim Washinton’s Dogon Revisited: Melanie Dyer/Hill Greene/Tyshawn Sorey! Christoph Erb & Michael Vatcher! Two from Krallice! PEK Solo! Four More from Sunnyside: Stu Mindeman w/ Greg Ward/Marquis Hill/Miguel Zenon..!

Miho Hazama Metrople Big Band Plays Monk! Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner! Dave Mooney & Ko Omura! Plus Historic Discs from: Wes Montgomery! Joe Pass! Toots and the Maytals! Linda Perhacs! LP’s from Mike Cooper! Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta! Miles Davis & John Coltrane! Sonny Rollins Quartet! Horace Silver Quintet! Bob Dylan and More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH and FRANK MEADOWS – Guitar and ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN Quartet: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
8pm: TOMBED VISIONS : DAVID McLEAN / LAUREN BOLGER / MICHAEL FOSTER / CARLO COSTA

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY – ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / JUANMA TRUJILLO – Violin & Guitar
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / LEONOR FALCON – Clarinet & Violin – Solo & Duo

Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN – Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET – FMR CD Release Set!

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN – Guitarist from Evil Genius & Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS & DON FIORINO
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE

TROST Records New Releases

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Brötzmann / Leigh – Sparrow Nights
First studio album from the furious duo of pedal steel player Heather Leigh and Peter Brötzmann.

SAKATA / LASWELL / DRAKE / COSEY vinyl reissue
Official reissue – Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata with bassist and Bill Laswell, Pete Cosey and one of jazz’ finest percussionists Hamid Drake (DKV Trio, Brötzmann Chicago Tentet) on drums.

BROM
Super-tight and intense power trio BROM genuinely push into crossing over improv, noise rock and free jazz

Hermann Nitsch – Musik der 135. Aktion, Kuba
Austrian Avantgarde artist with his ‘Orgien Mysterien Theater’ on double CD. In his performances – called “actions” which have taken place around the world since the 60s, Nitsch push performers and audiences towards the extremes of feelings by embracing the extremes of experience like birth, orgasm or death. Aktion.135 was recorded at Havanas art Biennial 2012.

Exclusive Pre-Release Streaming of Tasukete from Gridfailure and Megalophobe

New York-based solo experimental outfits GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE have recoalesced to dispatch their second fully collaborative album, Tasukete. The album will be released via Nefarious Industries in early October.

Set for release less than a year-and-a-half after GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE’s first joint album, Dendritic, the Tasukete record was another unplanned collaborative album from the two outfits. During recording sessions for a different impending collaboration, some of the material became too schizophrenic for the concept and was quickly corralled into a separate wing of the testing facility. These harvested accidents were reclassified under Tasukete – Japanese for “help me” – as seen in the language lab in the movie The Exorcist. While Dendritic bore spacious, nature-oriented movements flooded with field recordings, Tasukete is on the deranged opposite end of the spectrum; an album ripe with confusion, unhinged with contorted visions, and explosive self-immolation through strenuous psychosis, as the two artists treat themselves as self-crash-test dummies strapped into their own torqued contraptions.

Tasukete was self-recorded, mixed, and mastered, created in several sessions at MEGALOPHOBE’s Benjamin Levitt’s Forked Audio in Brooklyn and GRIDFAILURE’s David Brenner’s The Compound in Rockland County. Employing a barrage of random recording tactics, eight tracks ranging from two to nine minutes in length are created through the abuse of electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keys, synth, accordion, harmonica, and various random instruments, as well as a barrage of vocal styles, all generally wired with enough effect to dam the Hudson. Levitt’s brother Rob Levitt performs on several of the tracks, and the cover art was handled by Paul Tierman and Brenner.

Nefarious Industries will release Tasukete on digital and limited CD on October 5th; find preorders at the label shop HERE and via GRIDFAILURE’s Bandcamp HERE and MEGALOPHOBE’s Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for additional audio previews, videos, and more to be issued in the weeks ahead.

GRIDFAILURE has several new solo and various collaborative titles on the verge of completion and new shows being booked for the summer months. MEGALOPHOBE is constructing new material and will morph to a live setting in the coming months. Collaborative Tasukete sets and crossover live actions with both artists should be expected.

Tasukete Track Listing:
1. Dear Fuckhead
2. Tension Benders
3. Tasukete
4. Unnamed Tempomatic
5. Agoraphobic Claustrophobia
6. Play Me A Jig Through The Corpse Of A Cyborg
7. Panic Day
8. Live Broadcast Seppuku

The connections between these two rogue units run essentially to the core of both. Shortly after the genesis of GRIDFAILURE in 2016, creator David Brenner and friend Benjamin Levitt hooked up a random recording session, which spawned not only contributions from Levitt to several GRIDFAILURE releases, it also cemented MEGALOPHOBE as an entity, and led to the first collaborative album, Dendritic, self-released in April 2017. MEGALOPHOBE has since released its eponymous debut EP which included contributions from Brenner, GRIDFAILURE has morphed into a live entity which includes Levitt, and the two have been constantly at work on a plethora of new collaborative material.

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER – Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Sax / Bass / Drums

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH & FRANK MEADOWS – Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN Quartet: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY – ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / SANA NAGANO – String Duo
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO and FRIENDS

Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN – Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET – FMR CD Release Set!

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Even More New Music, Archival Recordings, Compact Discs and Record Albums from:

Devin Gray / Ellery Eskelin / Dave Ballou / Michael Formanek! Jonathan Finlayson with Steve Lehman / Brain Settles / Matt Mitchell..! Wayne Horvitz Snowghost Trio! Brandon Lopez Solo Bass! Four from Sunnyside: Fred Hersch Trio! Jason Moran’s Freebird!

Alison Miller & Carmen Staaf Ambrose Akinmusire / Dayna Stephens! Andy Milne & Dapp Theory! Officer! Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels! 3 from Brad Linde’s Team Players! More Metal Chaos Ensemble! Lydia Lunch!

Historic Discs from: Bobby Timmons! The Jazz Crusaders! Curved Air! Ornette Coleman & Last Poets DVD’s! LP’s from Loren Connors! Alvin Curran! Phill Niblock! Steve Reich! Miles Davis! Chet Baker! The Deviants! And even More..!