According to the latest Cryptogramophone newsletter, Erik Friedlander was named #1 Rising Star in the Miscellaneous Instrument category of the 2003 DownBeat Jazz Critics poll.
Stockhausen MP3's Available
Stockhausen’s offical site is now posting some free MP3’s for download. This offsets the price that many of his releases tend to go for.
If you do want to order Stockhausen CDs on line, try The Stockhausen Society who will accept credit cards via Paypal.
New Marcoeur Release in the Works
Albert Marcoeur is working on a new album and has posted some
AACM Alive and Well at 38
The AACM site is a great repository of the members, their releases, history and current tour dates.
Blurb: “Internationally renowned for unparalleled contributions to modern music, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM) has been an inspirational leader within the cultural community since 1965. A non-profit organization chartered by the State of Illinois , the AACM is a collective of musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music. This collective of dynamic and visionary artists formed the AACM to meet their emergent needs to expose and showcase their original compositions and to create an outlet for the development and performance of their music.“
Recent G.E. Stinson Activity
G.E. Stinson, former guitarist from Shadowfax has many new projects out, the most recent being Splinter Group.
splinter group “blowing down blue sky” (WDTCHC) kaoru, steuart liebig, dj chowderhead and g.e. stinson/vocals, bass, turntables and guitars. “deep grooves, extended electronic texture, raging frequencies.”
Check out everything G.E. at Coded Source
Downtown NYC Discographies
A very comprehensive set of discographies for “downtown” artists is available. Included are Tim Berne, Anthony Coleman, Tom Cora, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, Ellery Eskelin, Fred Frith, Wayne Horvitz, Guy Klucevsek, Steve Lacy, Arto Lindsay, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, David Moss, Evan Parker, Zeena Parkins, Bobby Previte, Marc Ribot, Jon Rose, Ned Rothenberg, Elliott Sharp, David Shea, Otomo Yoshihide, and of course, John Zorn.
Wayne Horvitz Activities
Jazzman Wayne Horvitz is never idle for long. His latest efforts include playing with Naked City, covering Naked City, his own bands, etc., etc.
Jim Black Site
Prolific drummer/percussionist Jim Black who has played with many of NY’s finest jazzers (including Tim Berne, Ellery Eskelin, Pachora and his own project AlasNoAxis has a very informative site that also acts as a great portal via the many links to other downtown NY jazz sites.
Sleeptime Gorilla Museum Tour Dates
Squonk Opera’s summer tour schedule includes one whole month of shows in Scotland as well as a number of shows in Philadephia.