New on Clean Feed

Ornette Coleman live at Saalfelden 2009
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From Clean Feed:

Tony Malaby‘s Apparitions
6 new compositions by Malaby, 3 group improvisations and a never recorded composition by Ornette Coleman

The Godforgottens
Never Forgotten Always Remembered

Nicolas Masson Parallels
Thirty Six Ghosts

Michael Attias
Renku in Coimbra

Empty Cage quartet

Will Holshouser Trio
Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns

Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore
Three Less Than Between

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Performances Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter October 23rd, 2009

From DMG:

John Zorn‘s Femina! Fujii & Kihlstedt! Jessica Pavone! Lester Bowie: The Entire 1967 ‘Numbers’ sessions! David Simons! Bob Downes/Barry Guy Open Music! Amiri Baraka & Rob Brown DVD! Chad Taylor! Mike Reed! Leo Smith’s Spirit Catcher!

Matthew Welch! Radu Malfatti/Klaus Filip! Anders Nilsson! Keith Lowe/Toshimaru Nakamura! Phill NIblock! OOIOO! European Jazz Ensemble! Espers! Christopher Hobbs! Kai Fagaschinski/Burhard Stangl! Brian Groder & Burton Greene! Dom Minasi String Qt!

Historic Recordings from Disconforme: Lots of Ornette Coleman! Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry! John Lewis! Bob Brookmeyer! ..Mosaic 3CD Sets from John Handy & Denny Zeitlin!..and Rare DIW Out-Of-Print CDs!

..and much more!


Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Friday, November 6th at 7pm –
Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm:
ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Wiz Will Blow Your Mind!

Sunday, November 29th at 6pm: NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON! Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!

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Interviews Releases Reviews

October Point of Departure

Bill Shoemaker’s Point of Departure has a new issue out.

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker
What’s New?: The PoD Roundtable
A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange
The Book Cooks: The Philosophy of Improvisation by Gary Peters (The University of Chicago Press; Chicago, London)
Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music, by Amiri Baraka (University of California Press)
Far Cry: a column by Brian Morton
Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings
Ezz-thetics: a column by Stuart Broomer
Travellin’ Light: Jamie Saft
Future Shock: a column by Kevin Patton

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

In the Times:

JAMES CARTER (Tuesday through Thursday) Mr. Carter is a saxophonist of rampaging energies, and he does his best work when backed by toughened stalwarts. That should be the case in this run, which will be recorded for a live album: his blue-chip quintet, partly inspired by soul jazz, features John Medeski on organ and keyboards, Adam Rogers on guitar, Christian McBride on bass and Joey Baron on drums. (Through May 10). At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592,; cover, $27.50 at tables, $15 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)20090430

CYMINOLOGY/THEO BLECKMANN AND BEN MONDER (Thursday) Cyminology is a chamberlike ensemble led by Cymin Samawatie, a German vocalist of Iranian descent. On a reflective new album, “As Ney” (ECM), the group explores jazzlike sonic terrain, but with Ms. Samawatie singing poetic texts in Persian. This album-release performance will include an opening set by Mr. Bleckmann, a vocalist, and Mr. Monder, a guitarist, who have released their own hauntingly ethereal albums together, most recently “At Night” (Songlines). At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)20090430

JOE MCPHEE (Monday and Thursday) Mr. McPhee is a saxophonist with deep history in free jazz, though his instincts as a performer can hardly be restricted by idiom. On Monday he performs in a solo format (at 7:30 p.m.), and then conducts a large-scale group improvisation (at 9). His set on Thursday will feature a percussive partner, Jay Rosen. Monday at the Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212) 254-5420,; $10 per set, or $15 for the night; students $7 per set, or $12 for the night. Thursday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $5. (Chinen)20090430

DAVID MURRAY QUARTET (Wednesday and Thursday) The indefatigable tenor saxophonist David Murray has lately been touring with “The Sisyphus Revue: A Bop Opera,” his sanctified collaboration with the poet Amiri Baraka. Mr. Murray leads a more conventional quartet here, but it stands to reason that he’ll be at least partly inspired by his recent efforts, arriving with a fresh head of steam. (Through May 9.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080,; cover, $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)20090430

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