Coming up at An die Musik LIVE

Atomic
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From DC’s An die Musik LIVE:

Friday, January 29, 8 & 9:30 pm
FOUR LIMONES

Tim Berne, saxophone
Rick Parker, piano
Mark Aanderud, trombone
Hernan Hecht, drums

Saxophonist/composer TIM BERNE has become one of the most renowned voices in the avant garde jazz community. Sleek and Modernistic” (David Adler) aptly describes the music of trombonist/composer Rick Parker. Pianist and Composer MARK AANDERUD, is one of today’s most important figures coming out of the Mexican scene. Originally from Argentina and now residing in Mexico, drummer, producer and composer HERNAN HECHT is one of the most exciting talents on the Mexican music scene. Sleek and Modernistic” (David Adler) aptly describes the music of trombonist/composer RICK PARKER. He has released 2 CD’s as a leader gaining him major notoriety by critics and publications such as Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times. Parker is a 2 time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.

February 4, Thursday, 8 pm
LAPLANTE/FORMANEK/CLEAVER
A must-see for improvised jazz lover!

Travis Laplante is highly active in New York City’s experimental music scene, and at just 27 is already one of the most in-demand and unique young voices in improvisational sound. Michael Formanek’s singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations during his thirty-plus year career. Gerald Cleaver‘s 2002 “Adjust”, recorded for the Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent, was nominated in the Best Debut Recording category.

February 18, Thursday, 8 & 9:30 pm
ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
Celebrating Black History Month at An die Musik Live for their sixth consecutive year!

Internationally acclaimed line up:
Trumpet virtuoso Corey Wilkes
Saxophone Titan Ernest Kahbeer Dawkins
Multi/Percussion Wizard Kahil Elzabar

Formed 35 years ago upon Kahil El’Zabar’s return from the University of Ghana to combine concepts of African American music making with the earlier roots of traditional African music and make it something new. After 35 years, this legendary band is still serving the people worldwide with their special brand of 21st century Griot music that truly feed the soul!

February 20, Saturday, 8 & 9:30 pm
THE MAKANDA PROJECT FEATURING CARL GRUBBS

A dynamic pairing of one of Baltimore’s iconic jazz figures with Boston-based Makanda Project. Formed to play previously unrecorded compositions by the late multi-instrumentalist Makanda Ken McIntyre, a significant jazz composer with a unique voice. McIntyre student and sideman pianist John Kordalewski arranged the music for multiple horns. The group’s artists are among Boston’s leading jazz musicians.

March 3, Wednesday, 8 pm
ATOMIC

Fredrik Ljungkvist – reeds
Magnus Broo – trumpet
Håvard Wiik – piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums

Atomic was established in 2000 and already after their first two studio albums Feet Music (2002) and Boom Boom (2003), both their growing audience and music reviewers alike began to perceive them as an original flavor with an entirely individual energy that few Scandinavian jazz groups could match. Even though initially thought of as a sort of rebellion to the quaintness of the “Scandinavian Sound” which had become exemplified by Norwegian artists on labels such as ECM, Atomic found themselves becoming a new sort of unique sound on their own. An explosive blend of American free-jazz with European characteristics is how some reviewers have described them. Or better yet, “part academic lecture, part a fun night out on the town”, is how the band describes themselves, and is what makes their sound truly Atomic.

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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
Elastic
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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Umbrella Music Through January 31

Paal Nilssen-Love
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Ken Vandermark’s Don Cherry Project
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Pandelis Karayorgis – wurlitzer
Nate McBride – acoustic bass, electric bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Chad Taylor – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett spins Classical Heavyweight Match
Ligeti vs Kagel

Thursday, 21 January 2010
Elastic
10:00PM | Ad Hoc Improvisation Collective
Mixed improvised groups, featuring:
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Pandelis Karayorgis – wurlitzer, piano
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Nate McBride – bass
Chad Taylor – drums

Sunday, 24 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Frode Gjerstad Trio with guests Bishop and Lonberg-Holm
Frode Gjerstad – reeds
Nick Stephens – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
two sets

Monday, 25 January 2010
Elastic
9:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

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

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Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Lunar Miasma – Blackest Haze
Lunar Miasma is the spacey analog synthesisers project of Panos Alexiadis, who the owns Greek label insult records & is one of the members the doomed/punked discharger project Heavenshore -who put out a rather rewarding full length in the form of Asmodai on Utech Records last year.

The Thing – Bag It!
Bag It! is the new ball-busting double album from The Thing and their brand of noisy, punked & energetic jazz sound. The project features well respected & prolific Norwegian sax player Mats Gustafsson; along with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on double Bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums and percussion.

Brian Lavelle – Ustrina
Brian Lavelle is a Scottish born sound artists & rich drone maker, he’s been creating music for the last 15 years or so- with his most know series of pieces being the “Radios” series of ten albums he composed with Richard Youngs. Ustrina is Lavelle first full length album on the always rewarding Italian based Afe label.

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Bolage

Bolage is a new label based out of Norway that has released a number of innovative jazz recordings.

HÅVARD STUBØ QUARTET: Way Up (Way Down) (BLGCD009)
For Bolage´s ninth release, guitar player Håvard Stubø has put together his dream band,
featuring some of Scandinavia´s strongest players. Stubø has composed a brand new
reportoire for the band, and this debut album was recorded while they were touring in
Norway in March 2009. The result: groovy acoustic jazz, inspired by Eddie Harris, Wayne
Shorter
, John Scofield and Jim Hall, but also with clear references to newer Nordic/
European jazz. The album also features two beautiful originals by Torbjörn Zetterberg.

IPA: Lorena (BLGCD008)
Records like Lorena is the reason we started Bolage. We feel really priviliged to be able
to release this album; great music performed by great musicians. Atle, Ingebrigt and
Håkon, the guys behind Play Complete Communion (BLGCD005), have joined forces with
the fantastic Swedish trumpetplayer Magnus Broo and formed IPA. This debut album
consists of six exciting new compositions, all written by the bandmembers themselves.
Lorena is fresh, sparkling jazz of the highest quality.

CHROME HILL: Earthlings (BLGCD007)
We’re very excited about this one. Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby and Torstein Lofthus
on sax and drums play 9 disturbingly beautiful songs by guitarplayer Asbjørn Lerheim
with Roger Arntzen (Ballrogg, In the Country) on bass. Release November 17th.
Releaseparty at Victoria, Oslo Saturday November 15th.

HÅVARD STUBØ/DANIEL FRANCK/HÅKON MJÅSET JOHANASEN: Wes! (BLGCD006)
Håvard Stubø (Jupiter) on guitar and the omnipresent Håkon M. Johansen on
drums team up with bass player extraordinaire Daniel Franck to play music
by jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.
Catchy stuff indeed.

ATLE NYMO/INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN/HÅKON MJÅSET JOHANSEN: Play Complete Communion (BLGCD005)
Atle Nymo (Motif) on saxophone, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Atomic) on bass,
and Håkon M. Johansen (Motif, Maryland) on drums take on Don Cherry‘s
classic 1965 suite, and the result is simply exhilarating.

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Mats Gustafsson Of The Thing Interviewed

From The Quietus:

His most stable project has been his long-standing trio The Thing, with bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love — a swinging harsh-jazz ensemble renowned for meaty deconstructions of Bowie, the White Stripes, Peter Brötzmann, Lightning Bolt and countless other unlikely targets. This weekend, The Thing will perform at both Field Day in London and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, in support of their latest collection of free-range visceral joy, Bag It! (Smalltown Superjazz).

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Umbrella Music Through July 12

Michael Lowenstern playing bass clarinet
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 1 July 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
Record Release Concert for “The Disappointment of Parsley” (NOT TWO Records)
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Kent Kessler spins Recent Favorites

Sunday, 5 July 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Keefe Jackson Ensemble
Lineup TBA

Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Frame Quartet
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 8 July 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Williams/Levin
Mars Williams – reeds
Daniel Levin – cello
11:00PM | Levin/Kimmel/Riordan
Daniel Levin – cello
Jeff Kimmel – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett spins Radio Dada, Side A

Thursday, 9 July 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Stein/Baker/Abrams
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Jim Baker – piano
Josh Abrams – bass
two sets

Sunday, 12 July 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Herculaneum
Nick Broste – trombone
Greg Danek – bass
David McDonnell – alto saxophone, clarinet
Patrick Newbery – trumpet
Dylan Ryan – drums, vibraphone
two sets

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The Thing & The Naked Future in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

The Creative Music Guild Presents
The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten)
The Naked Future (Arrington de Dionyso, John Niekrasz, Gregg Skloff, Ben Kates)

4/29/09
8PM
$9 general admin, $7 students and FREE to CMG members
Backspace 115 NW 5th

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The Thing aims to give audiences a musical punch in the face

The Thing is profiled:

Thanks to blazing covers of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Art Star”, PJ Harvey’s “To Bring You My Love”, and the White Stripes’ “Aluminum”, the Thing has won an international reputation as that crazy Scandinavian free-jazz trio that covers rough-edged rock songs—kind of like a more out-there Bad Plus. As drummer Paal Nilssen-Love points out, however, that’s not all that he, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson can do.

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