Umbrella Music Through February 10

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Mitch Cocanig spins Hot Music For Cold Weather

Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Jessen/Attias/Mayas/Lonberg-Holm/Rosaly
Dana Jessen – bassoon
Michael Attias – sax
Magda Mayas – piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 3 February 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | project [TRANSMIT]
Magda Mayas – piano
Nate McBride – acoustic and electric bass
Steve Hess – percussion
Tony Buck – percussion
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Frank Rosaly spins 3 Butcher Knives or Better

Thursday, 4 February 2010
10:00PM | Mitchell/Savage
Nicole Mitchell – flute
Darius Savage – bass
11:00PM | Cornerback
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Marc Riordan – piano
Toby Summerfield – guitar

Sunday, 7 February 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Face Time
Tony Barba – tenor sax, bansuri, melodica, fx and tunes
Patrick Mulcahy – electric bass
Cory Healey – drums

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Matt Schneider Solo
Matt Schneider – guitar
11:00PM | My Silence
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nick Butcher – analog electronics, guitar
Mike Reed – drums
$6 cover

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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…

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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Inbetweens/DeProphetis/Dalachinsky-Maneri/Berne at RUCMA

Tim Berne
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From New Yorks’ Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 01/25/2010 – 7:00pm
7PM – The Inbetweens: Mike Gamble (guitar), Noah Jarrett (bass), Conor Elmes (drums)
8PM – Maryanne DeProphetis/Ron Horton/Landon Knoblock/Dean Johnson: Maryanne DeProphetis (voice), Ron Horton (trumpet), Landon Knoblock (keys), Dean Johnson (bass)
9PM – Steve Dalachinsky/Mat Maneri: Steve Dalachinsky (poetry), Mat Maneri (violin, viola)
10PM – Four Limones: Tim Berne (alto sax), Rick Parker (trombone), Mark Aanderud (keys), Hernan Hecht (drummer)

The Local 269
269 East Houston
at the corner of Suffolk Street
F to Second Avenue
Admission: $10 per set / $20 for the night
Students/seniors: $7 per set / $15 for the night
For More Info:

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Myra Melford’s The Whole Tree Gone Out Today On Firehouse 12 Records

From Improvised Communications:

Today is the official street date for The Whole Tree Gone, pianist/composer Myra Melford’s Firehouse 12 Records debut.

Her first recording as a bandleader since 2006, and second with her longstanding ensemble, Be Bread, The Whole Tree Gone documents the latest evolution of eight original compositions she has been performing with this and other groups for the past five years.

“Melford’s compositions for an obviously inspired sextet comprising trumpet (Cuong Vu), clarinet (Ben Goldberg), guitar (Brandon Ross), acoustic bass guitar (Stomu Takeishi) and drums (Matt Wilson) are works of fine art,” writes saxophonist and jazz critic, Chris Kelsey, “and her piano playing gains more depth with every passing year. Wonderful music.”

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Ingrid Laubrock – Saxophone Is Her Only Constant


For the last several years Ms. Laubrock has been visiting the United States now and then to study and perform, and on Wednesday night at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village she led a New York-based quartet — Mary Halvorson on guitar, John Hébert on bass, Tom Rainey on drums — with Kris Davis on piano occasionally as a fifth member. It was her own composed music, but sometimes as free as it could get within parameters.

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From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

January 11
Iron Dog
Sarah Bernstein – Voice
Stuart Popejoy – bass guitar, synth
Andrew Drury – Drums

Tony Malaby‘s Paloma Recio
Tony Malaby – Saxes /Eivind Opsvik – Bass
Ben Monder – Guitar / Nasheet Waits – Drums

Tony Malaby’s Paloma Recio
Tony Malaby – Saxes /Eivind Opsvik – Bass
Ben Monder – Guitar / Nasheet Waits – Drums


for more information visit:
Next Week

January 18

Cup of Joe, No Bull
Katie Bull – Voice / Joe Fonda – Bass

Yoon Sun Choi / Sacks / Sperezza
Yoon Sun Choi – Voice
Jacob Sacks – Keys / Vinnie Sperezza – Drums

McPhee / Duval / Cappozzo
Joe McPhee – Tenor sax, pocket trumpet
Dominic Duval – Bass / Jean-Luc Cappozzo – Tmp

Stephen Gauci’s Basso Continuo
Stephen Gauci – Tenor Sax / Ken Filiano – Bass
Herb Robertson – Trumpet / Mike Bisio – Bass

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Wayward Music:

FRI. 1/8, 8 PM – Seattle Composers Salon: new music by Gavin Borchert, Peter Stevens, Kam Morril, Steve Scribner, Yvonne Hoar

SAT. 1/9, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Amy Denio (solo voice & electronics improvisations) + Beth Fleenor & Figeater (energetic outness)

FRI. 1/15 – Seattle Percussion Collective – music by Milton Babbitt, James Romig, Christian Wolff, Toru Takemitsu, Stuart Saunders Smith, Jeff Aaron, Bryant, Gregory Campbell.

SAT. 1/16 – Floss CD release concert; Mark Ostrowski (drums), Zachary Watkins (electronics), Izaak Mills (woodwinds), John Seman (bass)

FRI. 1/22, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Sunship, Sun Ra Tribute Band

SAT. 1/23, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Bill Smith Trio, Threat of Beauty

FRI. 1/29, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Bad Luck, Jesse Canterbury’s Vertigo

SAT. 1/30, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Tom Baker Quartet, Cuong Vu Trio

FRI. 2/5, 8 PM – Seattle Chamber Players & Armenian pianist/composer Artur Avanesov – music of Avanesov and Mansurian

FRI. 2/12, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Birgit Ulher (trumpet), Leonel Kaplan (trumpet), Christian Weber (bass), Jack Wright (saxophone), Paul Neidhardt (percussion), Mark Kaylor (drums) – see web site for actual line up

SAT. 2/13, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Tyler Wilcox (reeds), Jaime Fennelly (electronics), Wilson Shook (saxophone), Robert Pedersen (electronics), Paul Hoskin (reeds), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) – see web site for actual line up

FRI. 2/19, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Sean G. Meehan (percussion)

SAT. 2/20, 7 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Fred Chalenor (bass), Jeffrey McGrath (trumpet), Greg Powers (trombone), Chris Cochrane (guitar), Evan Gallagher (piano), Jeph Jerman (percussion)

FRI. 2/26, 8 PM – Garrett Fisher Ensemble: At the Hawk’s Well, new chamber opera

SAT. 2/27, 8 PM – Garrett Fisher Ensemble: At the Hawk’s Well, new chamber opera

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Umbrella Music Through January 17

Kent Kessler
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 3 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | DKV Trio
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

Sunday, 10 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Wick/Bishop/Glover/Rosaly
Jacob Wick – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
John Paul Glover – baritone guitar
Frank Rosaly – drum

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Sound Is
Rob Mazurek – cornet
Matt Lux – electric bass
Joshua Abrams – acoustic bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
John Herndon – drums

Thursday, 14 January 2010
10:00PM | Spacer
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Nate McBride – bass
Mike Reed – drums
11:00PM | Halo Defect
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Nate McBride – electric bass
Michael Zerang – drums

Sunday, 17 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Boye/Miller/Kirchner
Ben Boye – pianos
Dave Miller – guitar
Quin Kirchner – drums
11:00PM | Riordan/Thatcher/Daisy
Marc Riordan – piano
Dan Thatcher – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

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Jazz Listings from the New York Times


THE BAD PLUS (Friday through Sunday) 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. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037,; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum.

TIM BERNE AND LOS TOTOPOS (Thursday) Mr. Berne, an alto saxophonist and composer with a taste for coarsely layered frictions, presents a newly minted ensemble with Matt Mitchell on piano and electronics, Oscar Noriega on clarinets and Ches Smith on percussion. The band focuses not only on sharp and convoluted new music by Mr. Berne, but also on some rather obscure material written more than 30 years ago by his former mentor, the saxophonist and composer Julius Hemphill. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village , (212) 242-1063,; cover, $15. (Chinen)

PETER EVANS SEXTET (Monday) Mr. Evans, probably best recognized for his role in the upstart free-bop quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing, is a trumpeter with an expressive command of timbre and tone. He’s also a bandleader of emerging promise; in this group he corrals the pianist Carlos Homs, the bassist Tom Blancarte, the drummers Kassa Overall and Kevin Shea, and the electronics artist Sam Pluta. An opening set will feature solo saxophone improvisations by Johnny Butler. At 10 p.m., Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, near Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn , (718) 218-6934,; no cover. (Chinen)

GEORGE GARZONE GROUP (Wednesday) Mr. Garzone, a tenor saxophonist with a headlong but intelligent approach to free improvisation, presides over a tribute to the pianist Charlie Banacos, an influential jazz educator who traveled in the same Boston circles as Mr. Garzone (and who died just last month). The ensemble gathered for the task is worthy, with Rachel Z on piano, Peter Slavov on bass and Pete Zimmer on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

KATT HERNANDEZ AND JOE MORRIS (Thursday) Mr. Morris, a guitarist who applies the clear tone of Jim Hall to darker purposes, has an assertive partner here in Ms. Hernandez, a Philadelphia-based violinist with broad experience in free-improvising and psychedelic-folk circles. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

MAT MANERI QUARTET (Tuesday) Mr. Maneri, a violist with an elastic approach to pulse and pitch, leads a well-suited band with Jacob Sacks on piano, Garth Stevenson on bass and Randy Peterson on drums. At 7 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (347) 422-0248,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

NICOLE MITCHELL’S TRUTH OR DARE (Saturday) More than a serious and soulful flutist, Ms. Mitchell, from Chicago, organizes her music with a high degree of conceptual savvy. In this group, which probably has nothing to do with Madonna (though you never know), she works alongside the violinist Renée Baker and the drummer Shirazette Tinnin. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

JESSICA PAVONE’S ARMY OF STRANGERS (Tuesday) Ms. Pavone, a violist and violinist with an increasingly prominent profile in avant-garde circles, works here with musicians a good deal more acquainted than her project’s name would suggest: Brandon Seabrook on guitar, Jonti Siman on bass and Harris Eisenstadt on drums. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; cover, $10.

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Taylor Ho Bynum in January

From SpiderMonkey Stories, THB provides his schedule of upcoming shows:

Thursday, January 7, noon – 3pm: Out to Lunch, WKCR 89.9FM
I’ll be sitting in the studio at NYC’s most venerable of jazz stations, mostly discussing matters of brass importance in preparation for the upcoming Festival of New Trumpet Music.

Friday, January 8, 7:30pm: Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave (at E. 54th St), NYC
JKH – violin; THB – cornet; Ken Filiano – bass; Andrew Drury – drums
part of Reggie Workman’s Sculptured Sounds Festival

Saturday, January 9, 8:30pm: The Thirteenth Assembly
Cornelia St Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC
THB – cornet; Tomas Fujiwara – drums; Mary Halvorson – guitar; Jessica Pavone – viola
part of the Company of Heaven Jazz Fest

January 13 through 16: The Festival of New Trumpet Music
Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC
This should be an amazing event, and I’ve spilled much blood, sweat, and tears working on this over the past several months. (Not just an idle cliche, as one of the gigs will feature Lew Soloff.) Click here for the full details, which include a celebration of the great Wilmer Wise and concerts by Anti-Social Music, Charles Wuorinen, Chicago Underground Duo, The Low Anthem, Meridian Arts Ensemble, and many many more. Each night is only $15, a festival pass is only $40, an absolute steal. But here are the shows where I’ll be actually putting horn to lips:

Thursday, January 14, 9:00pm: The Chamber Music of Ornette Coleman
Wilmer Wise & Lew Soloff – trumpets; THB – cornet; Meg Okura & Scott Tixier – violins; Judith Insell – viola; Will Martina – cello; Warren Smith – percussion; Gerald Cleaver – drums; Darcy James Argue, Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. & JC Sanford – arrangers
I’ll be conducting Ornette Coleman’s “The Sacred Mind of Johnny Dolphin” for trumpet, string quartet, and percussion, featuring trumpeting legends Wilmer Wise and Lew Soloff. Then we’ll be premiering new arrangements of Coleman works by members of the Pulse Composer Federation for the same instrumentation. It should be a fantastic evening of music.

Saturday, January 16, 9:00pm: Open Circuit International Trumpet Ensemble
THB, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Franz Hautzinger, Joe McPhee, Itaru Oki & Herb Robertson – trumpets & cornets; William Parker – bass; John Betsch – drums
Thanks to the generous support of the CMA/FACE French-American Jazz Exchange, we’ll be reuniting an international trumpet summit first convened in France by Jean-Luc Cappozzo in the spring of 2008. A really incredible cast of performers from France, Austria, Japan, and the US, something not to be missed!

Sunday, January 17, 7:00pm: FONT in Philly
International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
Co-sponsored by Ars Nova Workshop, FONT makes its first showing outside of NYC, with a triple bill featuring the Chicago Underground Duo, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, and the Open Circuit Internation Trumpet Ensemble. More brassy joy than even the city of brotherly love can handle.

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