All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Geoff Leigh / Yumi Hara
Upstream (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Eri Yamamoto Trio
In Each Day, Something Good (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron
Dream Dance (Cam Jazz)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Chicago Underground Duo
Chad Taylor & Rob Mazurek: Chicago Underground Duo
Reviewed by David Adler

Joe Morris
Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Tony Malaby
Tony Malaby: Voladores, Houria
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell: Renegades, Anaya, Collective Creativity
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Eri Yamamoto
The Multiple Musical Personalities of Eri Yamamoto
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

Gerald Cleaver
Gerald Cleaver: Downtown’s Hardest Working Drummer
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

John Zorn
O’o (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
About Us (482 Music)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Soft Machine
Soft Machine: Live At Henie Onstad Arts Centre 1971 (Reel Recordings)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Myra Melford’s Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

100nka and Herb Robertson
Superdesert (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

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AUM Fidelity To Release David S. Ware’s Saturnian March 9th

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From Improvised Communications:

AUM Fidelity is proud to announce the March 9th release of Saturnian (AUM060), the first in a planned series of limited edition solo recordings by eminent saxophonist/composer David S. Ware. Recorded live at New York’s Abrons Arts Center, this release documents Ware’s triumphant return to the stage in October following a successful kidney transplant. Each of the three extended pieces is performed on a different instrument: saxello, stritch, and tenor saxophone.

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New on Aum Fidelity

From Aum Fidelity:

ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO – In Each Day, Something Good

The last two years marked pianist/composer/bandleader Eri Yamamoto’s rise into the consciousness of astute jazz listeners outside of NYC. Her essential appearance on William Parker’s eternal Corn Meal Dance was followed by a pair of her own luminous and critically acclaimed albums, Duologue and Redwoods.

Yamamoto has an amazing gift for fresh and melodically indelible compositions. This new studio album of her all-new, all-original pieces are, as part of her recent 3-album string, nigh unmatched by her pianistic (or otherwise) peers in music. Once again these new compositions are all brought to life with ebullience and deep sensitivity by her long-running Trio partners, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi.

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This Week at the Velvet Lounge.

Kahil El'Zabar at Chicago's Ethnic Heritage En...
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From the Velvet Lounge:

Saturday, 12/26 — Umoja (Unity) with the Kahil El’ Zabar Quartet featuring Kevin Nabors, Justin Dillard, and Junius Paul;

Thursday, 12/31 — Kuumba (Creativity)/New Years Eve party with Nicole Mitchell & the Black Earth with special guest cameo appearance by Fred Anderson ($25 cover includes party favors, snacks & Champagne toast);

Friday, January 1 – Imani (Faith)/New Years party with the AACM Experimental Chamber Ensemble featuring Dee Alexander, Ann Ward, Taalib-din & Saalik Ziyad, Douglas Ewart, Mwata Bowden, Tomeka Reid, Art “Turk” Burton, Avreeayl Ra, and more tba;

Saturday, January 2 – Holiday weekend finale with James Sanders & Conjunto featuring Willy Garcia, Kevin O’ Connell, Brent Benteler, Roel Trevino, Jean-Christophe Leroy, with special guest cameo appearance by Fred Anderson.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From All About Jazz:

Hans Tammen
Third Eye Orchestra (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Marc Medwin

Multiple Artists
Globe Unity: France
Reviewed by Fred Bouchard

John Butcher & Mark Sanders / Alex Ward & Roger Turner / John Tchicai & Tony Marsh
Treader Duos (Treader)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Rob Brown Trio
Live at Firehouse 12 (NotTwo Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Michael Attias
Renku In Coimbra (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Dom Minasi String Quartet
Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Konnex Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Gerry Hemingway
Songs (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Garrison Fewell
Variable Density Sound Orchestra (Creative Nation Music)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Darius Jones
Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Dave Douglas
A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Ulrich Gumpert / Gunter Baby Sommer
Das Donnernde Leben (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Bengt Nordstrom
Creative Addition (Ayler Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Ed Palermo
Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Ken Dryden

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Saturday, October 31, 2009
William Parker & Giorgio Dini – Temporary (Silta Records, 2009) ****

Friday, October 30, 2009
Pinton, Kullhammar, Zetterberg, Nordeson – Chant (Clean Feed, 2009) ***½

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Joe Morris – Today On Earth (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ****½
Joe Morris – Colorfield (ESP Disks, 2009) ****
Joe Morris, Simon Fell, Alex Ward – The Necessary And The Possible (Victo, 2009) ****

Monday, October 26, 2009
Larry Ochs & Drumming Core – Stone Shift (RogueArt, 2009) ****

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Nobuyasu Furuya Trio – Bendowa (Clean Feed, 2009) ****½

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Darius Jones Trio – Man’ish Boy (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ****
“Call Before You Dig,” Sonore (Okka Disk)
“Light On The Wall,” Daisy/Vandermark Duo (Laurence Family)

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Digital Primitives – Hum, Crackle & Pop (Hopscotch, 2009) ****

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All About Jazz Reviews

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Recent reviews from All About Jazz:

Anthony Coleman
Freakish (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Warren Allen

Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
Varmint (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

David S. Ware
David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Jon Irabagon
The Observer (Concord Music Group)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Whit Dickey / Daniel Carter / Eri Yamamoto
Emergence (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Josh Berman
Old Idea (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Fred Anderson
21st Century Chase (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

David S. Ware
Shakti (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Russ Musto

Darius Jones
Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

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Aum Fidelity Show in NY

From Aum Fidelity:

AUM Fidelity presents two world-renowned jazz masters and our extraordinarily gifted latest signing in a one-night-only showcase at the Abrons Arts Center main performance space – a beautiful, intimate and mighty comfortable 300+ seat theater in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We are very excited about this rare AUM live production and aim to sell the house out; we hope that you will be able to join us for this night of sure-to-be profoundly beautiful and transformative music.

8:00pm.. ….
DAVID S. WARE
Eminent saxophonist David S. Ware makes his triumphant return to the stage following his very successful kidney transplant in May. His latest studio recording, Shakti, was released to great acclaim in January. This year of 2009 also marks Ware’s 50th year of playing saxophone, having begun his remarkable journey into music very early on. He will be marking this doubly auspicious occasion by presenting a very special solo performance on tenor and two less well known members of the saxophone family: the saxello and the stritch. He will have a lot .to say though his horns on this night, people!

9:00pm……
DARIUS JONES TRIO
Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted young alto saxophonist & composer who has made great beauty of his time since arriving in NYC in 2005 from his native Virginia, playing with musicians from a wide variety of disciplines, and adding gravitas to all groups concerned. On this night, he will be celebrating the October 13 release of his debut album as a leader, Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing). The performance will feature Darius Jones: alto sax, Cooper-Moore: piano & diddley-bo & Jason Nazary: drums.

10:00pm…
WILLIAM PARKER & THE LITTLE HUEY CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA
Bassist William Parker and his acclaimed Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, who make their first appearance in more than four years, will present the world premiere of a new Parker composition entitled, “Subsequent Illumination Inscriptions / Light Cottage” (for George Russell). The last Little Huey recording released on AUM Fidelity was Mayor of Punkville in 2000; a new release is scheduled for 2010. The full personnel of The L.H.C.M.O. 2009 for this performance is:
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Dave Sewelson: baritone sax
Dave Hofstra: tuba
Roy Campbell: trumpet
Lewis Barnes: trumpet
Willie Applewhite: trombone
Masahiko Kono: trombone
Jason Kao Hwang: violin
Sabir Mateen: tenor sax, alto sax, flute, clarinet, piccolo
Rob Brown: alto sax
Greg Ward: alto sax
Tony Malaby: tenor sax, soprano sax
Gerald Cleaver: drums
William Parker: bass
with special guest from South Africa, Zim Ngqawana: saxophones

Thursday, October 15, 2009
doors open 7:30pm / performances begin 8:00pm

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, NYC 10002 directions

$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Advance Tickets Now Available:
exclusively from Theatermania / OvationTix
online here and by phone..212.352.3101. or. 866.811.4111

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Darius Jones Trio summons bluesy avant-jazz thunder

From Time Out New York:

It pleases us greatly to report that Jones has hooked up with Aum Fidelity, a local label that knows plenty about the horn man’s brand of gritty free jazz, for his debut as a leader, Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), due out October 13. The disc teams Jones with two heavyweight improv elders, drummer Rakalam Bob Moses (Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Pat Metheny) and multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore. Check out a preview track below and hear the band live October 15 at Abrons Arts Center at an Aum-sponsored showcase that also features saxist David S. Ware and William Parker’s mammoth Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra.

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