Music and More Reviews

Source: Music and More.

Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Rainey – Utter (Relative Pitch, 2018)

Fredrik Nordström – Needs (Cleen Feed, 2018)

Julien Desprez and Luis Lopes – Boa Tarde (Shhpuma, 2018)

David S. Ware – The Balance (Vision Festival XV +) (AUM Fidelity, 2018)

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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Mary Halvorson & Joe Morris! Ingrid Laubrock Chaos Practices: Kris Davis / Nate Wooley / Mary Halvorson! Evan Parker / William Parker Trio! Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh III! Larry Ochs / Gerald Cleaver! Jamie Saft Qt: Bill McHenry!

River on Mars: Avram Fefer/Greg Tate/On Ka’a Davis! Chicago Edge Unit: Mars Williams/Jeb Bishop/Hamid Drake..! Kaja Draksler Trio! Francois Houle/Alexander Hawkins/Harris Eisenstadt! Aaron Goldberg/Matt Penman/Leon Parker! Brandon Lopez & Andrew Bernstein Solo Discs! Bob Drake!

Plus Historic Discs from the United States of America! Lee Morgan! Duke Ellington & His Orchestra! Barney Kessel! The MC5! King Tubby & Linval Thompson! Plus Lots of Great Vinyl!

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

November 18th:
6pm: THE BEYOND TRIO: MICHAEL EATON – Soprano Sax / CHERYL PYLE – C Alto Flutes /
REGGIE SYLVESTER – Drums
7pm: MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY / DAVID MEIER – Saxes / Viola / Drums!

Sunday, December 2nd:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & OMAR TAMEZ – Clarinet & Guitar
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / OMAR TAMEZ / RAYMON LOPEZ – Clarinet / Guitar / Drums

Sunday, December 9th:
6pm: FACKPAMP: ANDERS NILSSON / HAMPUS OHMAN-FROLUND SARAH BERNSTEIN
7pm: AXIS: JON IRABAGON / JOHN HEGRE / NILS DRONEN!
8pm: GIACOMO MEREGA / KENT O’DOHERTY – Bass Guitar / Alto Sax

Sunday, December 16th:
6pm: HUMAN RITES TRIO: JASON KAO HWANG / KEN FILIANO / ANDREW DRURY – Strings/Bass/Drums

Vital Weekly Reviews 1157

Source: Vital Weekly.

FEAN (CD by Moving Furniture Records) *
WESENBERG – THIRD PLACES (CD by Audiophob) *
MORTAJA – COMBINED MINDS (CD by Audiophob) *
MIKE FAZIO – THE VAST APART (CD by Faith Strange) *
LAURA COLE – ENOUGH (2CD by Discus Music) *
RON CAINES / MARTIN ARCHER AXIS – LES OISEAUX DE MATISSE (CD by Discus Music)
ZABELOV GROUP – EG (CD by Minority Records)
MARC BEHRENS – MUT ATT NARC IMM (CD by Auf Abwegen) *
CRANIOCLAST – CRACT ON SAIL (LP by Auf Abwegen) *
KOMMISSAR HJULER UND FRAU & PANICSVILLE – SPLIT (LP by Nihilist)
NEIL CAMPBELL & STICKY FOSTER – ENGE CHALEUR TELEGRAPHIQUE (CDR by Chocolate Monk) *
AUME – CQ CQ (CD/USB by Mobilization Recordings) *
JYRKI LEHTO & MARKKU TOIKKANEN – JUST VISITIN’ (CDR by Art First Records) *
TAR OF – FANA (cassette by Glass Orchard Records) *
TROMBILATION (double cassette by Faux Amis Records)
THEY WILL BURN US TO ASHES – UNTITLED (cassette by Saga House) *
JEROEN DIEPENMAAT – KNIP/PLAK (cassette, private) *

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Francois Carrier – “Elements” (FMR, 2018)

Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman/Hilliard Greene/Federico Ughi – “Telepatia Liquida” (577 Records, 2018)

Ingrid Laubrock – “Contemporary Chaos Practics: Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock” (Intakt, 2018)

Jason Mears Quartet – “Ammonite” (2018)

Tyshawn Sorey – “Pillars” (Firehouse 12, 2018)

Agustí Fernández & Sarah Claman – “Antipodal Suite” (Sirulita Records, 2018)

Mountweazel – “Doublethink” (Aut Records, 2018)

Experimental Label Slip Imprint Makes the Avant-Garde Fun

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Experimental label Slip Imprint’s co-head Laurie Tompkins first started releasing music during his composition undergrad in Manchester, handmaking micro-runs of avant acoustic and electronic music on CD-R alongside fellow students, as Slip Discs. “Our first Slip Imprint release proper was Joe Snape’s Brittle Love, in 2015,” Tompkins says. “Up to that point I’d worked on Slip Discs from 2012 until 2015, but with a shift of gear in what we were all working on—plus, us all moving from Manchester to London and Berlin—it felt like the right time to drop the pun and push on.”

L.A. Phil’s Green Umbrella takes on the European avant-garde 

Source: Los Angeles Times.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall organ pipes were bathed in a slimy green light that made them look like they were up to no good. To begin a Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella program Tuesday night, Italian composer and organist Francesco Filidei, who has written such pieces as the aptly titled “Killing Bach,” sat motionless at the organ keyboard onstage, as if waiting.

Waiting for what? Was it the faint rumbling that sounded like it was coming from backstage? When it got a little louder, and the vibrations were mildly felt under foot, another possibility came to mind that no one wanted to think about.

Filidei’s feet weren’t moving, but they were on the pedals. He was stirring the barely audible but plenty physical lowest notes on the largest pipes, summoning colliding pitches capable of producing a rumble. Ever stronger, rumble became roar, the organ pipes now seeming some slimy green monster from the deep.

Over all that, a tinnitus-like high pitch, with the sound of a flute, ominously pierced the atmosphere. The piece eventually reached a huge climax before dying away. Throughout, Filidei produced a repertory of sounds I had never heard before from this magnificent instrument.