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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Upcoming Wayward Music Series Shows

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

THU. 7/9, 7:30 PM – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the 2nd Century – Jim Norton Quartet

SAT. 7/11, 8 PM – Ronin, w/ Kenny Mandell (sax, flute), Don Berman (drums), Nate Omdal (bass); free/structured improv, Monk, Mingus

COMING UP:

THU. 7/16 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the 2nd Century – Andy Clausen & Sjenka

SAT. 7/18 – Matt Shoemaker + Jesse Paul Miller, electronic etc.; local treasure Shoemaker bids farewell before moving to Bay Area

THU. 7/23 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the 2nd Century – Seattle Phonographers Union

FRI. 7/24 – Seattle Improvised Music presents Jeffrey Allport, percussion & Tyler Wilcox, soprano saxophone

SAT. 7/25 – Nonsequitur presents pioneering sound artist Richard Lerman w/ members of Eye Music

THU. 7/30 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the 2nd Century – 2nd Century Savage

SAT. 8/1 – Gust Burns + Adrienne Varner, two pianists improvise

WED. 8/5 – Subtext Reading Series – Norma Cole + Will Owen

FRI. 8/7 – Jacob Zimmerman

FRI. 8/14 – Bonnie Whiting-Smith, percussion

SAT. 8/15 – Seattle Improvised Music presents, artist TBA

FRI. 8/20 – Seattle Improvised Music presents, artist TBA

SAT. 8/21 – Seattle Improvised Music presents, artist TBA

SAT. 8/22 – Rob Angus, electronic

SAT. 8/29 – Anywhen, improvisation

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Michael Bates’ Clockwise Reviewed

From Blogcritics:

Bates is not exactly a newcomer; Clockwise, just released, is his third record and he’s appeared on more than a dozen others. Hailing from Canada, Bates has developed a reputation in avant garde circles as an advanced bassist and composer. It’s been my experience as a listener that good bassists and composers seem to go hand in hand. Charles Mingus set the mold several decades ago. Drew Gress and Anne Mette Iversen are just a couple of recent examples that come to mind.

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