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Umbrella Music Through November 22

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 11 November 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Joshua Abrams Group
David Boykin – reeds
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Joshua Abrams – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | Nakatani/Baker/Abrams
Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion
Jim Baker – keyboards, ARP synthesizer
Joshua Abrams – bass
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Tim Daisy spins Inside Africa

Thursday, 12 November 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Ken Aldcroft Solo
Ken Aldcroft – solo guitar
11:00PM | Slow Cycle
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

Sunday, 15 November 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Bottesini Chicago
Paul Riola – saxophones
Josh Berman – trumpet
Mark Clifford – vibes
Jeff Parker – guitar
Josh Abrams – bass
Antwon Owens – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 18 November 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Mars Williams Solo
Mars Williams – solo woodwinds
11:00PM | Williams/Kessler/Sandtrom/Hunt/Zerang
Mars Williams – woodwinds
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass, guitar
Steve Hunt – percussion
Michael Zerang – percussion
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Kevin Drumm spins The Music of Akos Rozmann

Thursday, 19 November 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Delius/Kessler/Zerang
Toby Delius – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets

Sunday, 22 November 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | KLANG
James Falzone – clarinet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Jason Roebke – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
11:00PM | Tobias Delius with Bishop/Stein/Abrams/Rosaly
Tobias Delius – reeds
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Josh Abrams – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Vic Mars, Kanransha (Symbolic Interaction)
Kentaro Togawa of Yamanashi in Japan seems determined to introduce a whole new generation of electronica artists with many and varied talents. A double gatefold package entitled “Yaporigami: Sarya Sarva”, for instance, houses thirty cuts delivered by a new generation of upbeat, light and shiny… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:23, 12 Mar 2009

Disrupt, Foundation Bit (Jahtari/Werk)
My favourite new label. Launched originally as a strictly net label, Foundation Bit is the very first CD release for Jahtari. Disrupt is the secret dub identity of a new “great white hope” in the field of digital dub, Jan Gleichmar out of eastern Germany. His aptly-titled debut wears its digital… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:17, 12 Mar 2009

Activities of Dust, A New Mind (Adluna Records)
Activities of Dust is an ad-hoc supergroup which really only exists virtually. While leader Doug Scharin and Jeff Parker played their parts in the former´s studio in Illinois (from which the band takes its name), Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell recorded their contributions in Laswell´s studio just… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:07, 12 Mar 2009

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Umbrella Music Through January 18

*description: Ken Vandermark *photographer: Se...
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 7 January 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Indigo Trio
Nicole Mitchell – flutes
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Hamid Drake – drums
two sets
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Corbett vs Abrams – Round I

Sunday, 11 January 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Vox Arcana
Tim Daisy – drums
James Falzone – clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
11:00PM | New Fracture Quartet
Tim Daisy – drums
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Dave Miller – guitar
Nate McBride – bass

Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | Vandermark 5
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Kent Kessler – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 14 January 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Bishop/Parker/Abrams/Drake
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Parker – guitar
Josh Abrams – bass
Hamid Drake – drums
PLUS | microgig : Fred Lonberg-Holm/Asimina Chremos
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Asimina Chremos – dancer & sounder
The microgig will be performed during the intermission
in an unconventional location.
microgig is supported by the Crosscut Program, a partnership of
Experimental Sound Studio and Links Hall.
11:00PM | Bishop/Parker/Abrams/Drake, Second Set
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Parker – guitar
Josh Abrams – bass
Hamid Drake – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Corbett vs Dempsey – Round I

Thursday, 15 January 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Double Quartet Round Two : Williams/Baker/Sandstrom/Hunt vs Rempis/Bishop/Kessler/Zerang
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Mars Williams – saxophones
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass/guitar
Steve Hunt – drums
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets

Sunday, 18 January 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Nakatani/Baker/Abrams
Tatsuya Nakatani – drums
Jim Baker – ARP, piano
Josh Abrams – bass
11:00PM | Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly
Greg Ward – alto sax
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Tomeka Reid – cello
Josh Abrams – bass
Mike Reed – drums

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November at the Velvet Lounge

Mwata Bowden
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A partial list rom Chicago’s Velvet Lounge. Check their site for dates.

Kahil El’ Zabar Quartet (drums/percussion/vocals) with Edwin Daugherty (sax), Justin Dillard (keys), Junius Paul (bass); this gig will both celebrate Kahil’s Birthday (at midnight), and also Kahil’s first ever performance at the Velvet Lounge closed

AACM Experimental Chamber Ensemble with Dee Alexander (vocals/percussion), Ann Ward (vocals/keys/percussion), Douglas Ewart (woodwinds/percussion), Mwata Bowden (woodwinds/percussion), Tomeka Reid (cello), Art “Turk” Burton (percussion), Dushun Mosley (drums/percussion)

New Horizons Reunion Ensemble with Jeff Parker (guitar), Steve Berry (trombone), Yosef Ben Israel (bass), Avreeayl Ra (drums/percussion)

Ernest Dawkins‘ New Horizons Ensemble “Old & New” with Jeff Parker (guitar), Steve Berry (trombone), Darius savage (bass), Isaiah Spencer (drums/percussion)

Ed Wilkerson (woodwinds/percussion); Jeff Parker (guitar); Dushun Mosley (drums); bassist Brian Smith

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