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New on Tigerasylum Records

From Tigerasylum Records:

Mothguts with Herb Robertson – 08854 CDR
Jersey-style punk meets full-force free jazz. Featuring the legendary trumpeter Herb Robertson weaving through the 1, 2 punch of hard-core struts sewn together by Anthony Ware (alto sax), Ben Ross (drums), Mike Noordzy (bass), and Chris Welcome (guitar). Think Z’s, Ornette, Last Exit, the Minutemen or Sabbath.

The ballad of lester sample – By leroi da moor is ra washington CDR
Straight out of Cleveland, birth site of Albert Ayler, Rafeeq Washington is laying down his version of todays blues – an insight to what the revolution sounds like in disc form. Avant guard samples and rhythms mixed with low-fi bliss make this hard-hitting and soul searching excursion into spoken truth its own slice of magic. Give your brain a twist and pop this in. Remember, Ayler’s ghost is watching…

SHREDfest V CDR
A SHRED-festival of unashamed force. At once cerebral, playing architectural mind games, a moment never goes by that doesn’t twist back into some jaw-dropping, fist-clenching visceral explosion. An ensemble cast featuring fifteen of Brooklyn and Philadelphia’s finest will leave you breathless, shouting (no, screaming!!!) for more. Featuring the compositions of Nick Millevoi (Many Arms, Joe Lally).

Personnel: Nick Millevoi: conductor, guitar | Adam Caine: guitar* | Drew Cecatto: EVI, tenor saxophone | David Fishkin: acoustic and electric tenor saxophone | Dan Scofield: alto saxophone | Daniel Blacksberg: trombone | Larry Toft: trombone | Alison Conard: keyboard* | John DeBlase: electric bass* | Matt Engle: upright bass | Robert Ludington: drums* | Pete Angevine: drums* | Eric Slick: drums | Eli Littwin: drums | Special guest: George Korein: performance art*

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January at Ars Nova Workshop

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, January 8, 8pm
BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone + clarinet; Ted Reichman, accordion; Trevor Dunn, double-bass; and Ben Perowsky, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$10 General Admission

Sunday, January 17, 7pm
FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET | PHILADELPHIA

OPEN CIRCUIT INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET ENSEMBLE
Taylor Ho Bynum (USA), cornet; Jean-Luc Cappozzo (France), trumpet; Franz Hautzinger (Austria), trumpet; Joe McPhee (USA), trumpet; Itaru Oki (Japan/France), trumpet; Herb Robertson (USA), trumpet; William Parker (USA), bass; and John Betsch (USA/France), drums

MERIDIAN ARTS ENSEMBLE WITH DAVE BALLOU
John Ferrari, drums; Daniel Grabois, horn; Benjamin Herrington, trombone; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Jon Nelson, trumpet; Raymond Stewart, tuba; and Dave Ballou, trumpet

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO
Rob Mazurek, cornet + electronics; and Chad Taylor, percussion

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Friday, January 22, 8pm
KEN VANDERMARK SEPTET performs the music of DON CHERRY
Ken Vandermark, reeds; Dave Rempis, saxophones; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jason Adasciewicz, vibraphone; Pandelis Karayorgis, Fender Rhodes + piano; Nate McBride, el. bass + double-bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Thursday, January 28, 8pm
JASON AJEMIAN’S DAYDREAM FULL LIFESTYLES
Rob Mazurek, cornet; Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Jason Ajemian, bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

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Rare Degree and Others at Sonic Circuits

From DC’s Sonic Circuits:

Friday January 15
Doors 730pm Music 8pm SHARP
$8
PYRAMID ATLANTIC
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
301.608.9101
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front
DIRECTIONS: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org
INFO: dc-soniccircuits.org

Since their formation in 2006, rare degree has been active in commissioning, performing and presenting electroacoustic music throughout the United States and Europe. Comprised of saxophonist Michael Straus and bassoonist Dana Jessen, the duo frequently collaborates with composers, improvisers, dancers, and visual artists around the world.

Mindbreath Trio is an experimental ensemble consisting of Perry Conticchio (reeds), Daniel Barbiero (double bass) and Alan Munshower (percussion). The trio explores a spontaneous melodic prosody that translates thoughts and images from mind to breath to sound: Improvisation as exhalation of consciousness. Their approach fosters a conversational intimacy that combines the bodily presence and directness of jazz with the cerebral nuance of contemporary art music.

Trio O is Rich O’Meara (Silent Orchestra) on vibes and percussive textures , Kevin O’Meara (Videohippos, Blood Baby) on drums, crow bar and vocal textures and Gary Rouzer (Vector Trio, Nine Strings) on NS bass cello and amplified textures.

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Interpretations in 2010

From NY’s Interpretations:

January 21 – Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten / Matana Roberts’ Illumination
Creative ensemble music from two of the downtown scene’s most distinct horn players.Trumpeter and composer Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten performs music from their recent Aum Fidelity release, Live at the Vision Festival 12, with vibraphonist Bryan Carrott, bassist Hilliard “Hill” Greene, and drummer Michael Wimberly. Saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts presents her compositional configuration Illumination, based on ongoing research related to the questions, history, and conundrums of the universal creative act of dreams. Featuring cornetist Graham Haynes, pianist Gabriel Guerrero, harpist Shelley Burgon, and drummer Damion Reid.

January 23, 9PM – BAM Café: Big Red Media and Mutable Music Present Fred Ho & The Green Monster Big Band CD Release Party
Hosted and co-sponsored by BAM Café, Fred Ho debuts the 21 member Green Monster Big Band, and their debut CD, The Celestial Green Monster, on Mutable Music. Featuring Ho’s inimitable compositions and arrangements, including an epic “In-A-Godda-Da-Vida”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”, and “Very, Very Baaad: The Michael Jackson Medley Tribute” (featuring Aaron Sherraden, guest bassist and arranger, and Leena Conquest, guest vocalist).

February 25 – Thomas Buckner Premieres New Works by Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Eckart Beinke, and Bun Ching Lam
Baritone Thomas Buckner presents an evening of new works, including Earl Howard’s Frond, for baritone, violin, bass saxophone, and live electrtonics, Bun Ching Lam’s Trois Cadeaux, for baritone, harp, and piano, and Matthias Kaul’s Zappa-esque The Mellow Quark. With French harpist Isabelle Courret, the German ensemble L’Art Pour L’Art, Mari Kimura (violin), JD Parran (bass saxophone), and Earl Howard (saxophone, live electronics and processing).

March 16 – The Paula Cooper Gallery World Premiere: Somei Satoh’s The Passion
Co-sponsored by the S.E.M. Ensemble, The Paula Cooper Gallery hosts the premiere of The Passion, by Japanese composer Somei Satoh, whose works are fragile in their clarity and simplicity, representing a sculptural minimalism infused with the lyrical sense of Romanticism. Featuring baritone Thomas Buckner and an ensemble including oboe, clarinet, two harps, percussion, violin, viola and cello, Satoh’s innovative setting of The Passion of Christ has all roles performed by one singer, with each character represented by a different vocal style, including Syomyo and Biwa song and Nagauta from Japan, along with traditional western singing and Gregorian chant.

March 25 – Sean Heim / Chinary Ung
Challenging and deeply personal contemporary solo and chamber music from a distinguished and renowned elder composer and an acclaimed former protégé. Chinary Ung is the first American composer to win the highly coveted International Grawemeyer Award (sometimes called the Nobel prize for music composition). The evening’s works include Ung’s Seven Mirrors and Heim’s In The Between (Reflections On The Six Bardos), both for solo piano. Ensemble works include Ung’s Spiral IX baritone, viola, percussion and Heim’s Holomovements, for oboe, violin, viola, double bass, and piano.

April 15 – “Blue” Gene Tyranny / Miguel Frasconi
Engaging electro-acoustic music performed on both traditional instruments and imaginative sound objects. Avant-garde composer and pianist “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Conrad Harris perform electro-acoustic works for piano and violin by Philip Krumm and George Cacioppo, including Cacioppo’s Cassiopeia and Krumm’s Four Nations, as well as world premieres by “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Paul Reller. Composer and improviser Miguel Frasconi uses glass objects, electronics, keyboards, and “de-evolved” instruments to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition.

April 29 – Joan La Barbara / Yael Acher With Irina Kalina-Goudeva
Two very different dramatic excursions into the theatrical side of contemporary music. Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks will be performing excerpts from Angels, Demons and other Muses, her opera in-progress exploring inner secrets of the artistic mind. Inspired in part by the dreams of Joseph Cornell, intricate word turnings of Virginia Woolf, and psychological twists of Poe. With Kenji Bunch, Shelley Burgon, Yves Dharamraj, Cornelius Dufallo, Miguel Frasconi, Stephen Gosling, Ariana Kim, and Chris McIntyre. Flutist and composer Yael Acher and contrabassist Irina-Kalina Goudeva, whose work also incorporates voice, drama, and movement, present Two – Walk, a multimedia electro-acoustic performance.

May 25 – Yasunao Tone / Adachi Tomomi
Contemporary music from two generations of Japan’s experimental music community. Yasunao Tone became active in the Fluxus movement in the 1960s and moved to the United States in 1972. Tone will premiere his MP3 Corruption Piece, a new system for live performance, based on the real-time corruption of mp3 files to generate data that controls the playback of various audio materials. Adachi Tomomi is a performer/composer, sound poet, and installation artist living in Japan. He has performed improvised music and contemporary music with voice, computer, sensor system and self-made instruments.

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DMG Newsletter December 11th, 2009

From DMG:

Evan Parker Ensemble! Matt Shipp NuBop Live! Cecil Taylor & Dominic Duval 2CD! Amina Claudine Myers 2CD! Frode Gjerstad & Han Bennink! Weasel Walter Large Ensembles! Earle Brown Box Volume 2! Stefano Maltese As Sikilli!

Paul Dunmall/Miles Levin! Brian Irvine Ensemble Paul Dunmall! Biggi Vinkeloe! Frith & Hodgkinson! Historic Discs from Prince Lasha, Victor Feldman, Kenny Dorham! The unreleased 7th Love album [1971]! John Fahey complete America 2LP! David Parsons!..

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

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

*Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Wednesday Gig!
***Please Note that We Just Changed this Gig from a Tuesday to a Wednesday!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – holidays, so no gigs

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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DMG Newsletter December 4th, 2009

From DMG:

Classic Soft Machine Qt from 1971! Frode Gjerstad’s Circulasione All-Star Orchestra 3 CD Set! Paul Rogers Freedom Orchestra! Dunmall & Rogers Duo & More from FMR!

Kazuhisa Uchihashi Solo! Two from Intakt: Omri Ziegele/Irene Schweizer Trio & Ulrich Gumpert/Baby Sommer Duo! Rothenberg/Jauniaux/Phillips Trio! Golia & Turetzky! Bill Dixon Trio LP! 3 Hatology Reissues! Robert Wyatt‘s Big Box-Set Sale!

Plus Historic Discs from Sonic Youth! More Moondog! Nurse with Wound! Bruce Gilbert! Cluster! Can! Kraftwerk! Judy Dyble! Iain Matthews! Steve Reid! Robert Crumb‘s Hot Women Comp! Michael Hurley! Plus Tons of Vinyl & Even More Goodies!

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

This Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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DMG Newsletter November 27th, 2009

From DMG:

Sun Ra: Antique Blacks! Marty Ehrlich Qt! The Necks! Tony Malaby Qt! Ethnic Heritage Ensemble DVD! Famoudou Don Moye! Philip Cohran with Pete Cosey! Fred Anderson!

Phill Niblock ltd DVD! Kath Bloom/Loren Mazzacane Connors Archive #2! LPs from Edwards/Corsano and Fine/Metzger

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

This Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – DOUBLEHEADER!:
NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON!
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
BIGGI VINKELOE & STEVE SWELL!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

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DMG Newsletter November 20th, 2009

From DMG:

Vandermark All-Star 10-CD Set! Evan Parker QT! Brotzmann Solo! Meredith Monk! Jose Maceda! Braxton & Leandre! Ivo Perelman Trio! John Wolf Brennan Solo! Bobby Previte Group! Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum!

Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Sun Ra Band! Campbell/McPhee/Parker/Smith Ayler Project! David Murray! Trevor Watts! Leandre/Vidal/Boni! Jamaaladeen Tacuma! Bauer/Thomas/Buck! Tom Waits Live! Luc Ferrari! Rolf Kuhn Tri-O!

Wertmuller/Rupp! .. and Rupp/Pliaks/Wertmuller! Sommer/Phillips/Schoof/Trovesi! Leimgruber/Demierre/Phillips! Stockhausen! Bern/Brody/Rodach! Merzbow! Erdman/Steidle! Oren Ambarchi! Four Moondog CDs! Thomas Heberer Trio!

Bloodbath: King/Otomo/Umezu/Koichi! Gong 2032: Classic ‘Radio Gnome’ lineup Re-United! Unreleased Funkadelic!

and ..omigosh! ..Classic ‘Horo’ Albums FINALLY released on CD: Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Konitz/Solal, Johhy Griffin!

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

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

Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – DoubleHeader!: NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON!
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
BIGGI VINKELOE & STEVE SWELL!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

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Tzadik To Release Jessica Pavone’s New CD In October

From Improvised Communications:

On October 27th, Tzadik will release violist/composer Jessica Pavone’s Songs of Synastry and Solitude (TZA-CD-7719) as part of the Oracles series, which celebrates “the diversity and creativity of women in experimental music making.” Inspired by the simple beauty of American folk songs, and singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Love and Hate (Columbia), this recording features 11 of Ms. Pavone’s original compositions for string quartet (violin, viola, cello and double bass) being performed by members of the Toomai String Quintet. The group will celebrate the release of the record on Tuesday, November 10th with a live performance at Roulette in New York.

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The Deep End Ensemble in Syracuse

From Metropolis Underground:

The Deep End Ensemble – July 11th @ 8pm

Ian Ash is the director and author of “The Deep End Ensemble.” He utilizes a variety of mallet instruments to compose organic jazz music. His music is interwoven with international rhythms, international harmony, 21st century counterpoint, polyphonic textures, exotic themes, American Jazz theory, eclectic improvisation structures, and spontaneous experimentation. The Deep End Ensemble features Bruce Eisenbeil (CIMP recording artist, co-leader of Carnival Skin) on guitars, and Wilbo Wright (Yo La Tengo, Car music project) on Double Bass. The Deep End Ensemble has performed at The Rotunda (@ University of Pennsylvania), The Manhattan Room, and Saint Lukes Church performing series (@ University of Pennsylvania), Connexions Gallery (Easton, PA), Hotcakes gallery in Milwaukee, Nick Utrie’s Small house theater in Green Bay, WI., The Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis, Brown Rice in Chicago, Kerry Town Concert House in Ann Arbor, Garfield Arts in Pittsburgh, Fearless Radio in Chicago, 2008 Boise, Idaho experimental music festival, 2008 Sonic Circuits Music Festival in Washington, DC, and 2008 Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Ian Ash has played percussion with innovative guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil, blues man Sonny Rhodes, saxophonist Sonny Fortune, Sun Ra guitarist Dave Middleton, bassist Christian McBride, trombonist Bill Watrous, violinist John Blake, and Mingus Big Band drummer Jonathan Blake.

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