Tom Hull’s Jazz Reviews

A few more from reviewer Tom Hull:

Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Chun
Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Summer Suite
Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya: Sanrei
Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Heat Wave
Curlew: 1st Album/Live at CBGB 1980
Eri Yamamoto: Duologue
Maurice Horsthuis: Elastic Jargon
William Parker Quartet: Petit Oiseau
Misha Alperin: Her First Dance
Evan Parker/The Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Boustrophedon
Bobby Previte & the New Bump: Set the Alarm for Monday
Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid: NYC

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Multi-Instrumentalist and Multi-Culturalist Jamie Saft Speaks with Under Your Skin

John Zorn <--> Jamie Saft
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A video interview with Jamie Saft is available.

Enlisted by John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Merzbow, Dave Douglas, Bad Brains, the Beastie Boys, and dozens of other influential and notable artists, Jamie Saft is a massive talent. His work on assorted guitars and keyboards transcends countless genres, and his next solo release — Black Shabbis on Zorn’s Tzadik label — combines traditional Jewish music with metal.

Yesterday, an interview with Saft was posted online by Under Your Skin, a work-in-progress book/DVD that includes interviews of musicians across countless styles. Check out the video to hear Saft talk about his latest projects, his work with Bad Brains and the Beastie Boys, his record label, and his recent acoustic trio recordings with Zorn.

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Jazz Listings from the NY Times

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...
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From the Times.

WAYNE HORVITZ AND SWEETER THAN THE DAY (Sunday) A pianist attuned to contrast and texture, Mr. Horvitz has kept the spirit of the downtown scene percolating in Seattle since moving there years ago. His self-released new album “A Walk in the Dark” features the elastic working band appearing here. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

MEPHISTA (Tuesday) Texture and tonality are flexible elements in this exploratory trio, with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion and Ikue Mori on electronics. This performance is a benefit for the nonprofit performance space Roulette. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette at Location One, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo, (212) 219-8242,; $20. (Chinen)

BOBBY PREVITE AND THE NEW BUMP (Saturday) Revisiting the sound of an atmospheric yet groove-oriented recent album, “Set the Alarm for Monday” (Palmetto), the drummer Bobby Previte convenes a handful of fellow travelers: the trumpeter Steven Bernstein, the vibraphonist Bill Ware, the bassist Brad Jones and the percussionist Jim Pugliese. At 12:30 a.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592; cover, $8, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

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