Umbrella Music Through October 11

Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop
Image by cattoo via Flickr

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 30 September 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Frank Rosaly‘s Milkwork
Frank Rosaly – solo drums
Record Release Concert For Self-Titled Debut on Contraphonic/Molk
11:00PM | Oxbow
Frank Rosaly – drums
James Falzone – Bb clarinet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax, contrabass clarinet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Jason Roebke – bass
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Joshua Abrams spins Music For Feh Thu Les Byp Eds, Part II

Thursday, 1 October 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Stein/Kessler
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Kent Kessler – bass
11:00PM | Baker/Kimmel/Labycz
Jim Baker – piano, electronics
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Brian Labycz – electronics
$7 suggested donation

Sunday, 4 October 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Mackay/Boye/Golombisky/Rumback
Bill Mackay – guitar
Ben Boye – keys
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Charles Rumback – drums
11:00PM | Stein/Baker/Abrams
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Jim Baker – piano, electronics
Josh Abrams – bass

Wednesday, 7 October 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Gjerstad/Lonberg-Holm/Zerang
Frode Gjerstad – reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Quin Kirchner spins Drums I Like

Thursday, 8 October 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Frode Gjerstad Group
Frode Gjerstad – reeds
Josh Berman – cornet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jim Baker – piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Jason Roebke – bass
Charles Rumback – drums
two sets

Sunday, 11 October 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Dikeman/Bishop/Roebke/Reed
John Dikeman – tenor saxophone
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums
two sets

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Umbrella Music Through September 10

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 30 August 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | James Falzone’s KLANG : the Goodman Project
James Falzone – clarinet
Jason Adaseiwicz – vibes
David Miller – guitar
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
Jazz Fest Preview
two sets

Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Gordon Grdina Trio
Gordon Grdina – guitar, oud
Tommy Babin – bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
11:00PM | Gordon Grdina Trio with Jeb Bishop
Gordon Grdina – guitar, oud
Tommy Babin – bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
Jeb Bishop – trombone
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Joshua Abrams spins Music For Feh Thu Les Byp Eds, Part I

Thursday, 3 September 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Bishop/Rempis/Kessler/Zerang
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
two sets

Sunday, 6 September 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Lucky 7s
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Albert – trombone, tuba
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax, bass clarinet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Matthew Golombisky – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 9 September 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Baker/Labycz
Jim Baker – keyboards
Brian Labycz – electronics
11:00PM | Shelton/Jackson/Hatwich/Riordan
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, clarinet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone, contrabass clarinet
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Andrea Jablonski spins Sad Songs For Suckers

Thursday, 10 September 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Cylinder Ad Hoc
Aram Shelton – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Darren Johnston – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Kjell Nordeson – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Saturday, August 15, 2009
David Sait – Postage Paid Duets, Vol. 2 (aPRISe, 2009) ****½
Josh Berman – Old Idea (Delmark, 2009)
Azar Lawrence – Prayer For My Ancestors (Furthermore, 2008)
Tom Hamilton & Bruce Eisenbeil – Shadow Machine (Pogus, 2009)
Yoni Kretzmer’s New Dilemma (Earsay, 2009)
Jerry Granelli V16 – Vancouver ’08 (Songlines, 2009)

Friday, August 14, 2009
Rashied Ali Quintet – Live In Europe (Survival Records, 2009) ****

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Mokuto – Dressed Like A Horse (Ninth World Music, 2009) ****½

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From Weasel Walter’s no wave archives to your ears

The Chicago Reader describes Weasel Walter‘s latest efforts.

[Weasel Walter] dials down his usual frenzied energy on the brand-new Last Distractions (Singlespeed) with reedist Aram Shelton (another former Chicagoan) and cornetist Josh Berman, and he’s part of an unlikely meeting with drummer Grant Calvin Weston—a longtime cohort of James Blood Ulmer—on last year’s Nassira (Amulet). He’s also put out several albums via his own UgExplode imprint—which he’s been running since his Chicago days—where he plays with folks like Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans, Greg Kelley, and Marc Edwards. He also recently released a knockout archival dig of music by no wave combo the Toy Killers (pictured), The Unlistenable Years.

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Piano Festival at the Cornelia Street Cafe

From New York’s The Cornelia Street Cafe:

PIANO FESTIVAL – A NIGHT OF DUOS

August 14, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

9pm – Jacob Sacks/Yoon Sun Choi
10pm – Russ Lossing/Mat Maneri
11pm – Hankus Netsky / Marty Ehrlich

Cornelia Street Café presents a night of Piano Duos August 14th, 9pm – 11pm as part of it’s Piano Festival.

Tickets will be $10 for each set. Cornelia Street café is located at 29 Cornelia Street. A/C/B/D/F/V to West 4.

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Cornetist Josh Berman Profiled

From the Chicago Reader:

Most musicians who play jazz had years to get comfortable on their instruments first—in part because they started playing in a middle-school band program. But cornetist Josh Berman didn’t pick up a horn till he was a senior at Elmhurst’s York High School in 1989, though he’d already spent a year religiously listening to Miles Davis and Dexter Gordon.

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New Josh Berman out on Delmark Records and Two CD Release Parties

From Delmark:

DELMARK DEBUT CD from Chicago cornet master, Josh Berman just released (on LP soon, too!) , with 2 CD release parties to celebrate this fantastic new release.
http://www.myspace.com/joshbermanchicago

2 CD release parties this week for you to enjoy! Wednesday, June 3 at Hideout Chicago and Sunday June 7 at Hungry Brain, CHicago, and Josh will be also be performing at the end of the month in NYC for Dave Douglas‘ prestigious FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC!!

Wednesday, June 3 – Hideout, Chicago , http://www.hideoutchicago.com/calendar.html – 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago – 773 227 4433 – 9:30 pm

– Immediate Sound Series presents two sets with Josh Berman’s Old Idea record release concert for their self-titled debut on Delmark Records featuring
Josh Berman cornet
Keefe Jackson tenor sax
Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone
Anton Hatwich bass
Marc Riordan drums
DJ sets
James Falzone spins The Good of Goodman

Sunday, June 7 – Hungry Brain, Chicago – http://www.emergingimprovisers.org/hungrybrain.html – 2319 W. Belmont, Chicago – 10 pm

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Umbrella Music Through June 11

Drummer Tom Rainey perforrming live in concert...
Image via Wikipedia

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 3 June 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Josh Berman‘s Old Idea
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : James Falzone spins The Good of Goodman

Thursday, 4 June 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Angelica Sanchez Quintet
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Angelica Sanchez – piano
Marc Ducret – guitar
Drew Gress – bass
Tom Rainey – drums

Sunday, 7 June 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibe
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums
Record release of “Old Idea” on Delmark
two sets

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis/Zerang
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Michael Zerang – drums
11:00PM | Spacer
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Nate McBride – bass
Mike Reed – drums
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Tomeka Reid spins String Inspired Tunes, Part II

Thursday, 11 June 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Hood
Jeff Kimmel – bass clarinet
Matt Schneider – guitar
Marc Riordan – piano

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Paul Giallorenzo’s Get In to Go Out Coming Soon on 482 Music

From 482:

This high-voltage aggregate features Giallorenzo’s alternately fiery and contemplative pianism in the company of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cornetist Josh Berman, bassist Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly on drums. Get In to Go Out presents controlled fire music born of an homage to experimental jazz of the late 1950s and blazing trails into territory illuminated by the music’s pioneers.

Musicians: Josh Berman (cornet), Paul Giallorenzo (piano), Anton Hatwich (double bass), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Frank Rosaly (drums)

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Umbrella Music Through May 13

Territory Band-4
Image by Seth Tisue via Flickr

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 6 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Quin Kirchner spins Drums and Drummers

Thursday, 7 May 2009
Elastic
10:00PM | Get In To Go Out
Josh Berman – cornet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Paul Giallorenzo – piano
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Sunday, 10 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Gregorio/Baker/Rosaly
Guillermo Gregorio – reeds
Jim Baker – piano
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | TBA
To Be Announced

Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rabid Rabbit with Bruce Lamont
Mike Tsoulos – drums
Andrea Jablonski – electric bass
Arman Mabry – electric bass
Gregg Prickett – guitar
and guest Bruce Lamont – saxophones
11:00PM | OFFONOFF
Terrie Ex – guitar
Massimo Pupillo – electric bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Nate McBride vs The Eighties

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