Jazz Listings From the New York Times

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From NYTimes.com:

THE BAD PLUS (Tuesday through Thursday) The pianist Ethan Iverson, the bassist Reid Anderson and the drummer David King constitute the Bad Plus, a delivery system for smartly sweeping original songs, as well as wryly affectionate renditions of pop tunes. (Through Jan. 3.) At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. Special New Year’s Eve packages on Thursday. (Chinen)

ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO (Sunday) On a good portion of her new album, “In Each Day, Something Good” (AUM Fidelity), the pianist Eri Yamamoto presents music inspired by the cinematic wizardry of Yasujiro Ozu. She revisits some of that evocative terrain here, with regular partners: David Ambrosio on bass and Ikuo Takeuchi on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

? JOHN ZORN’S ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV (Wednesday) Noise is the currency at a John Zorn improv party, which can feature any number of audacious and open-minded musicians. This jampacked edition — a benefit for Mr. Zorn’s nonprofit performance space, the Stone — will include the trombonists Jim Staley and Sam Kulik, the violinist Mark Feldman, the pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and the multireedist Ned Rothenberg. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait in the cold. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village , thestonenyc.com; cover, $25. (Chinen)

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Now Now Fest 2010

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From the NOW now, an organization that puts on improv music in Australia:

WELCOME TO THE NOW NOW
Our 9th festival is happening JAN Friday 22- Sunday 24 2010 in the Blue Mountains.

starring…THE SPLINTER ORCHESTRA, Mark Boar (damaged guitar, tapes); Kirsty Stegwazi (violin cello, etc), STREIFENJUNKO (NOR), Somaya Langley (electronics) & Jon Hunter (guitar, electronics), Kris Wanders (sax), Adam Sussman (guitar), Rory Brown (bass) & Mani Neumeier (drums), Rizili (vox, guitar); Martin Ng (tuntables, electronics);Borce Markovski (vocals); Mike Majkowski (vox), PEKING: Clare Cooper (bass guitar); Brendan Walls (guitar); Stu Olsen (drums), Ensemble playing various microtonal instruments of Kraig Grady, Kraig Grady, Terumi Narushima, Alex Masso, Fin Ryan, Laura Altman (clarinet); Rory Brown (double bass); Aemon Webb (electronics); Kim Myhr (guitar); Espen Reinertsen (tenor sax & flute), SIMS PROJECT: Claire Herbert (laptop/MAXMSP); Fred Rodrigues (laptop); Abel Cross (bass guitar, pedals); Adrian Klumpes (keys); Hirofumi Uchino (electronics); Tony Osbourne (vocals), QUINTET EXPERIMENTA (ARG): Adriana de los Santos (prepared piano, objects); Grod Morel (sampler, laptop); Claudio Calmens (electric guitar, wind instruments); Zypce (electric percussion, tuntable, CD); Claudio Koremblit (visuals, prepared electric guitar), POTATO MASTA: Hayato Yoshinari (electronics, vox), CHRONOX, Jon Rose (fence), Neill Duncan (sax,); Alex Masso (percussion, drums); Sam Pettigrew (double bass); Sam Dobson (double bass); Alister Spence (piano), ZEIT KUNST 6, Michel Doneda (sax); Kim Myhr (guitar, objects); Matthias Muche (trombone); Clayton Thomas (bugle, kazoo, etc); Sven Hahne (computer), Clare Cooper (Guzheng), NHOMEAS, JOEY AND THE CALYPSOES, Interactive Netball, facilitated by Jon Rose and lots more

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Henry Grimes, Paul Dunmall & Andrew Cyrille: The Profound Sound Trio at the Vortex, London

A review from All About Jazz:

A buzz of anticipation gripped a full house at the Vortex for the London debut of the Profound Sound Trio—a collective of British reedman Paul Dunmall and a heavyweight rhythm section of Andrew Cyrille on drums and Henry Grimes on bass. Their genesis as a trio came in 2006 when Grimes traveled to England and linked up with Dunmall on the recommendation of sometime AAJ writer, Marc Medwin. Upon recognising kindred spirits, they extended their collaboration, adding Cyrille for an appearance at New York City’s prestigious Vision Festival in 2008. Such was the success of that occasion that it spawned the release of the concert recording as Opus de Life (Porter Records, 2008) and a subsequent appearance later that year at the Cheltenham Festival. In recognition that further exploration of the fertile possibilities inherent in the collective was merited, Birmingham Jazz organized a UK tour of which this was the third night of seven.

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Henry Grimes: A jazz bassist is back in action

FT.com has a nice article on Mr. Grimes.

Scroll down a discography of the great jazz bass player Henry Grimes and you come across something quite singular. A major league recording career that starts in 1957 and revolutionised jazz bass stopped suddenly, on December 18 1966, before resuming in 2003.

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DMG Newsletter October 16th, 2009

From DMG:

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid! Duck Baker with Derek Bailey, John Zorn & Roswell Rudd! Vandermark 5! Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Qt! 100NKA & Herb Robertson!

Dennis Gonzalez! Ben Allison! David Lang! Akira Sakata/Chris Corsano/Darin Gray! Manuel Mengis Gruupe 6! Lacy Pool! ..and The first of the Great ‘CD DVD-A’ Reissues of King Crimson’s classic titles: Red!

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performances:

Sunday, October 18th at 6pm:
JOACHIM BADENHORST, NICO ROIG & MARTY MELIA!
Superb New bass clarinet, baritone guitar & bass sax Trio!
Joachim plays in the Han Bennink Trio & this is a rare gig not to be missed!

Friday, November 6th at 7pm :
KEN ALDCROFT & WILLIAM PARKER – Rare Friday Set!
Toronto Jazz Guitar Great meets Downtown’s Best Bassist!

Sunday, November 15th at 6pm:
JEFF ARNAL & LIUDAS MOCHUNAS!
Downtown Drum Wiz Engages Lithuanian Saxist!

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Squarepusher
Album: Solo Electric Bass 1
Label: Warp
Review date: Aug. 31, 2009

Artist: Nisennenmondai
Album: Destination Tokyo
Label: Smalltown Superjazz
Review date: Aug. 28, 2009

Artist: Jackie-O Motherfucker
Album: Ballads of the Revolution
Label: Fire
Review date: Aug. 27, 2009

Artist: Stephan Mathieu Taylor Deupree
Album: Transcriptions
Label: Spekk
Review date: Aug. 26, 2009

Artist: Mount Eerie
Album: Wind’s Poem
Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun
Review date: Aug. 25, 2009

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Blarvuster and Electric Kulintang at the Kitchen

Susie Ibarra
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From NY’s Kitchen performance space.

On Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, The Kitchen opens its fall performance season with a concert of live music featuring Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster and Electric Kulintang with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez. This double-bill of composer-driven “band-sembles” reveals two approaches to the fusion of experimental and folk formulas, drawing heavily upon Eastern traditions and the sensibilities of storytelling to weave magical musical textures. Curated by Nick Hallett, the performances will take place at 8:00 P.M. at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Tickets are $12.

Blarvuster is the “border-busting” sextet convened by composer Matthew Welch to play his original compositions, which connect the driving pulse of post-minimalism and rock to dynamic Balinese vocal melodies and rhythms. The ensemble features Leah Paul (flutes), Max Mandel (viola), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums), while Welch helms with virtuosity, alternating between the Highland Bagpipe and full-throated vocalism. For more information, http://www.myspace.com/blarvuster.

Electric Kulintang is the collaboration between celebrated percussionist-composers Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez. The duo draws upon Filipino musical and folklore traditions to create new kinds of trance music, played on electronics, kulintang gong, and western drum kit. Electric Kulintang’s compositions also incorporate recordings of indigenous culture the pair has taken on recent voyages to the Philippines. For more information, http://www.electrickulintang.com

BLARVUSTER + ELECTRIC KULINTANG with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez
Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, 2009 at 8pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
A, C, E, L trains to 14th Street
Tickets: $12
http://www.thekitchen.org

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DMG Newsletter July 31st, 2009

From DMG:

Paul Dunmall Documentary DVD! John Butcher Group! John Shiurba Qnt with Anthony Braxton! Dunmall/Chang/Gibbs/Taylor! Daniel Carter/Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne! Zinc Nine Psychedelic: Dave Ballou/Nick Didkovsky/Kevin Norton!

Elliott Levin & Seesaw People! Dave Stapleton Double Quartet! Gino Robair & Birgit Ulher! Fabio Orsi/Gianluca Becuzzi/Etre! Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 4 CD Set! ..and Gino Robair’s Rastascan catalog!

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

This Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm:
GIACOMO MEREGA / NOAH KAPLAN / MARCO CAPPELLI!
International Electric Bass / Saxes / Guitar Trio!

This Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO! With RICHARD PIERCE & JAY ROSEN!
CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm:
THINK SHADOW featuring MICHAEL ATTIAS & SEAN CONLY
Amazing New Sax & Bass Duo!

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

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DMG Newsletter July 17th, 2009

From DMG:

Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers 4 CD set! Weasel Walter w/Henry Kaiser & Peter Evans! Bill Frisell w/ Jenny Scheinman! James Carney w/ Tony Malaby & Josh Roseman!

Franz Koglmann/Vladimir Nabokov! Itaru Oki! In the Country! Jandek! Francisco Lopez! Giancinto Scelsi! Bruno Maderna! Peter Hammill!

Plus Historic Discs from Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mel Collin’s Circus, Anekdoten, Gong, Cressida, Chico Magnetic Band, Liverpool Scene, and Powell St. John!

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

Sunday, July 26th at 6pm:
JASON KAO HWANG & STEVE SWELL! Ace Violinist & Tremendous Trombonist!

Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm:
GIACOMO MEREGA / NOAH KAPLAN / MARCO CAPPELLI!
International Electric Bass / Saxes / Guitar Trio!

Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO! CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

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DMG Newsletter July 10th, 2009

From DMG:

Lake/Workman/Cyrille Geri Allen! Gary Lucas Najma Akhtar! Joe Morris! Foetus Archive CD/DVD/Book package! Scott Fields! Koch/Leimgruber/Ziegele! James Falzone! Throbbing Gristle classics! Carolyn Hester! ..

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

This Sunday, July 12th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE & THE INTERSTELLAR EXPLORERS!

Sunday, July 19th at 6pm:
STEW CUTLER Solo Guitar!

Sunday, July 26th at 6pm:
JASON KAO HWANG & STEVE SWELL!
Ace Violinist & Tremendous Trombonist!

Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm:
GIACOMO MEREGA / NOAH KAPLAN / MARCO CAPPELLI!
International Electric Bass / Saxes / Guitar Trio!

Sunday, August 9th at 6pm:
TED DANIEL TRIO!
CD Release Celebration from Legendary Loft Jazz Trumpet Hero!

Sunday, August 16th at 6pm:
CLIFTON HYDE Returns!

Sunday, August 23rd at 6pm:
THINK SHADOW Featuring – MICHAEL ATTIAS & SEAN CONLY!
Amazing Alto Sax & Contrabass Duo!

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