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08-Mar-06 Chris Potter
Underground (Sunnyside Records)
08-Mar-06 Richard Leo Johnson
The Legend of Vernon McAlister (Cuneiform Records)
08-Mar-06 Fred Frith / Stevie Wishart / Carla Kihlstedt
The Compass, Log, and Lead (Intakt Records)
08-Mar-06 Ben Goldberg Quintet
The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact (Cryptogramophone)
07-Mar-06 William Parker
Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity Records)
06-Mar-06 Charles Gayle
Time Zones (Tompkins Square)
The latest updates from Aum Fidelity, including a west coast tour of the William Parker Quartet.
Not exatly avant, but it’s a great idea. If you can’t get more than a handfull of people to attend your live show, just stream a show from your basement. In at least one case, a group has small offline following, but a huge online following.
If you dig into the schedule for this UK festival, you’ll find performances by the Vijay Iyer Quartet and Evan Parker, amongst many others.
This recent Cuneiform release garners a positive review.
One Final Note’s reviews for this week have been posted.
6 March 2006
Blue Mongol Monk’s Bones (Sunnyside CMB)
by David Dupont
What’s most striking about Roswell Ruddâ€™s reemergence in the past dozen years is how his output has at once been adventurous and absolutely true to his core musical experience.
Evan Parker/Foxes Fox
Naan Tso (Psi)
by John Eyles
Parker, Louis Moholo, Steve Beresford, and John Edwards are as wily an improvising foursome as one could hope to encounter.
The Compass, Log, and Lead (Intakt)
by Daniel Spicer
It’s hard not to view this new album of delicate, intimate improvisations as something approaching an act of humility.
ZÃ© Eduardo/Jack Walrath Quartet
Bad Guys (Clean Feed)
by Troy Collins
With its unflinching structural challenges and rich improvisational gifts, this is definitely one of the finest items in both Walrath and Eduardo’s discographies.
Dan Clucas Immediately
by Jay Collins
A collection of pieces that weaves memorable melodic themes among a thicket of contrapuntal interplay.
For Birds, Planes and Cello (Solitary B)
by Jesse Goin
This is a step beyond the mimesis of Messiaen or Dolphy, to cite two composers who sought to integrate bird song into new music.
French TV an overlooked group for many years, has a new release coming out soon.