Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Arve Henriksen at Moers Festival, June 2006, G...
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From Free Jazz:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tetterapadequ – And The Missing R (Clean Feed, 2008) ****

Monday, November 10, 2008
Joëlle Léandre & Akosh S. – Kor (Leo Records, 2008) *****
Arve Henriksen – Cartography (ECM, 2008) **
Peter Brötzmann & Fred Lonberg-Holm – The Brain Of A Dog In Section (Atavistic, 2008) **

Sunday, November 9, 2008
Vandermark, Nagl, Thomas, Reisinger – C.O.D.E (Cracked Anegg, 2008) ****

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Firehouse 12 To Present The Flatlands Collective December 5th

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From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, December 5th, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will present the penultimate event of its 2008 Fall Jazz Series, a two-set performance by The Flatlands Collective. The group, which will be touring the Northeast in November in support of its new CD, Maatjes (Clean Feed Records), pairs Boston-based, Dutch-born saxophonist/composer Jorrit Dijkstra with five of the most respected names from the eclectic Chicago creative music scene, James Falzone (clarinet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello and analog electronics), Jason Roebke (bass) and Frank Rosaly (drums).

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DMG Newsletter October 31st, 2008

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From DMG:

Mary Havlorson Trio! Taylor Ho Bynum 6tet! Brotzmann/Lonberg-Holm! Joe Morris Bass Qt! Carl Testa! Christian Wolff! Barnacled! Quinsin Naschoff! John Hadfield! Les Stance A Sophie DVD!

LittleBrother restocks of Tim Berne, Nels Cline! Charlie Parker 4CD unreleased! Rashu Aten! Cyrille Verdeaux’s Clearlight albums remastered! Rare Blues on Yazoo!

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Umbrella Music Through November 8

Mwata Bowden
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 2 November 2008
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
773.276.3600
emptybottle.com
9:00PM | ZÜ, Rempis Percussion Quartet, Yakuza
Luca Mai – baritone saxophone
Massimo Pupillo – electric bass
Jacopo Battaglia – drums
with the Rempis Percussion Quartet and Yakuza
$7 cover

Monday, 3 November 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | ZÜ with Rempis/Parker/Lonberg-Holm
Luca Mai – baritone saxophone
Massimo Pupillo – electric bass
Jacopo Battaglia – drums
With special guests Jeff Parker,
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Dave Rempis.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
312.744.6630
chicagoculturalcenter.org
all concerts are
FREE to the public
2008 Umbrella Festival kicks off with:
EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO
Produced in partnership with The Austrian Consulate General, The Goethe Institut Chicago, The Friends of Goethe, The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, The Consulate General of The Netherlands, The Polish Cultural Institute (NYC), The Consulate General of Poland, The Consulate General of Switzerland, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
Claudia Cassidy Theater
6:00PM | Christian Weber Quartet (Switzerland)
Caroline Davis – alto saxophone
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Christian Weber – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Preston Bradley Hall
6:45PM | Elisabeth Harnik Group (Austria)
Elisabeth Harnik – piano
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Jeff Parker – guitar
Claudia Cassidy Theater
7:30PM | Mikolaj Trzaska Trio (Poland)
Mikolaj Trzaska – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
Preston Bradley Hall
8:15PM | von Schlippenbach/Lovens (Germany)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach – piano
Paul Lovens – drums
Claudia Cassidy Theater
9:00PM | ZU (Italy)
Luca Mai – baritone saxophone
Massimo Pupillo – electric bass
Jacopo Battaglia – drums
Randolph Café
10:00PM | Braam/de Joode/Vatcher (The Netherlands)
Michiel Braam – piano
Wilbert De Joode – bass
Michael Vatcher – drums

Thursday, 6 November 2008
The Velvet Lounge
67 E Cermak Rd
312.791.9050
velvetlounge.net
$15 cover
2008 UMBRELLA FESTIVAL NIGHT 2
9:00PM | Rempis/Kessler/Vatcher
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Michael Vatcher – drums
10:00PM | Josh Berman Quintet
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Jason Roebke – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
11:00PM | Alexander von Schlippenbach
Alexander von Schlippenbach – solo piano

Friday, 7 November 2008
Elastic
2830 N Milwaukee Ave
773.772.3616
elasticarts.org
$15 requested donation
2008 UMBRELLA FESTIVAL NIGHT 3
9:00PM | Harnik/Bauder/Roebke
Elisabeth Harnik – piano
Matt Bauder – reeds
Jason Roebke – bass
10:00PM | 2008 Featured Artist Pt 1 : John Tchicai Solo
John Tchicai – reeds
11:00PM | Bik-Bent-Braam : Chicago Version
Michiel Braam – piano
Wilbert de Joode – bass
Michael Vatcher – drums
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
James Davis – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nick Broste – trombone
James Falzone – clarinet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Dave McDonnell – alto saxophone
Keefe Jackson – tenor saxophone
Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone
Dave Rempis – tenor/baritone saxophone

Saturday, 8 November 2008
The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
773.227.4433
hideoutchicago.com
$15 cover
2008 UMBRELLA FESTIVAL NIGHT 4
9:00PM | Trzaska/O’Reilly/Weber/Fujiwara
Mikolaj Trzaska – reeds
Evan O’Reilly – guitar
Christian Weber – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
10:00PM | 2008 Featured Artist Pt 2 : Tchicai/Drake Duo
John Tchicai – reeds
Hamid Drake – drums
11:00PM | Douglas Ewart And Inventions
Douglas Ewart – reeds
Mwata Bowden – reeds
Jeff Parker – guitar
Darius Savage – bass
Dushun Mosley – drums
Dee Alexander – vocals

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Umbrella Music Through October 30

Vandermark 5 at Johnny D's
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Luther Blissett
Dario Fariello – saxophones
Carlo D’Alessandro – electric guitar
Antonio d’Intino – electric bass
Lucio Corenzi – double bass
Andrea Grillini – drums
11:00PM | Luther Blissett with special guest Ken Vandermark
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Vandermark Soundclash
Three Kings – John Carter, Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell

Thursday, 23 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Luther Blissett
Dario Fariello – saxophones
Carlo D’Alessandro – guitar
Antonio d’Intino – electric bass
Lucio Corenzi – acoustic bass
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Andrea Grillini – drums
two sets

Sunday, 26 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Rich Corpolongo Ensemble
Rich Corpolongo – reeds
Frank Portolese – guitar
Doug Lofstrom – bass
Dave Williams – drums
11:00PM | Luther Blisett
Dario Fariello – saxophones
Carlo D’Alessandro – electric guitar
Antonio d’Intino – electric bass
Lucio Corenzi – double bass
Andrea Grillini – drums

Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Elastic
9:00PM | Vandermark 5
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Kent Kessler – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 29 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | NRG Ensemble
Presents : Hal-The-Weenie – The Music of Hal Russell
Mars Williams – woodwinds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Kent Kessler – bass
Brian Sandstrom – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Bruce Lamont spins Tunes of Terror!

Thursday, 30 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Witches and Devils
Mars Williams – saxophones
Hugh Ragin – trumpet
Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Steve Hunt – drums
two sets

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Umbrella Music Through October 23

At the new Velvet Lounge
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Elastic
9:00PM | Vandermark 5
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Kent Kessler – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 15 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Tony Malaby Cello Trio
Record Release Concert for Warblepeck (SONGLINES)
Tony Malaby – saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
John Hollenbeck – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Mitch Cocanig spins Piano in the Foreground

Thursday, 16 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Vandermark/Håker Flaten/Kessler/McBride Duos
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Kent Kessler – bass
Nate McBride – bass
two sets

Sunday, 19 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Malaby/Håker Flaten/Waits
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Nasheet Waits – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 22 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Luther Blissett
Dario Fariello – saxophones
Carlo D’Alessandro – electric guitar
Antonio d’Intino – electric bass
Lucio Corenzi – double bass
Andrea Grillini – drums
11:00PM | Luther Blissett with special guest Ken Vandermark
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Vandermark Soundclash
Three Kings – John Carter, Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell

Thursday, 23 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Luther Blissett
Dario Fariello – saxophones
Carlo D’Alessandro – guitar
Antonio d’Intino – electric bass
Lucio Corenzi – acoustic bass
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Andrea Grillini – drums
two sets

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Umbrella Music Through October 16

Kent Kessler
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 8 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Frame Quartet
Ken Vandermark – tenor sax, Bb clarinet
Fred Lonberg-holm – cello
Nate McBride – electric and acoustic bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Vandermark Soundclash
The End of the American Underground? Indie Rock from the 1980s

Thursday, 9 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Bishop/Albert
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Albert – trombone
11:00PM | Branch/Berman/Albert/Bishop
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Josh Berman – cornet
Jeff Albert – trombone
Jeb Bishop – trombone

Sunday, 12 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Eastern Seaboard
Brent Bagwell – reeds
Seth Nanaa – drums
Jordan Schranz – bass
11:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums

Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Elastic
9:00PM | Vandermark 5
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Kent Kessler – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 15 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Tony Malaby Cello Trio
Record Release Concert for Warblepeck SONGLINES
Tony Malaby – saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
John Hollenbeck – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Mitch Cocanig spins Piano in the Foreground

Thursday, 16 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Vandermark/Håker Flaten/Kessler/McBride Duos
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Kent Kessler – bass
Nate McBride – bass
two sets

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Umbrella Music Through October 12

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Slow Cycle
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nate McBride – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS |DJ Sets: Todd Carter spins O Positive

Thursday, 2 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Greg Ward Quartet
Greg Ward – saxophones
Rob Clearfield – keyboards
Jeff Greene – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
two sets

Sunday, 5 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Cline/Baker/Lonberg-Holm/Kotche
Nels Cline guitar
Jim Baker ARP and piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm cello
Glenn Kotche drums
two sets

Wednesday, 8 October 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Frame Quartet
Ken Vandermark – tenor sax, Bb clarinet
Fred Lonberg-holm – cello
Nate McBride – electric and acoustic bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Vandermark Soundclash
The End of the American Underground? Indie Rock from the 1980s

Thursday, 9 October 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Bishop/Albert
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jeff Albert – trombone
11:00PM | Branch/Berman/Albert/Bishop
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Josh Berman – cornet
Jeff Albert – trombone
Jeb Bishop – trombone

Sunday, 12 October 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Eastern Seaboard
Brent Bagwell – reeds
Seth Nanaa – drums
Jordan Schranz – bass
11:00PM | Rempis/Branch/Kessler/Hunt
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Kent Kessler – bass
Steve Hunt – drums

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Umbrella Music Through September 28

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 24 September 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Vox Arcana
James Falzone – Bb clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Tim Daisy – percussion and marimba
11:00PM | The Hats
Dave McDonnell – alto saxophone
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Dylan Ryan – drums
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett presents I’ve Been Everywhere
Classic Country of the ’50s & ’60s

Thursday, 25 September 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Jackson/Schneider
Keefe Jackson – reeds
Matt Schneider – guitar
11:00PM | Wreckmeister Harmonies
J.R. Robinson – recordings
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Mark Shippy – guitar

Sunday, 28 September 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | A Fox Can Be Hungry
Matt Schneider – guitar
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Anton Hatwich – bass
John Herndon – drums
11:00PM | Tomorrow Music Orchestra
Matthew Golombisky – conductor/compositions
Natalie Szabo – clarinet
Pablo Chin – clarinet
Mike Salter – bass clarinet
Charles Gorczynski – sax
Matt Oliphant – French horn
James Davis – trumpet
Thad Franklin – trumpet
Jonathon Kirk – trombone
Katy Myers – cello
Lili Wosko – cello
Katinka Kleijn – cello
Doug Johnson – bass
Rob Clearfield – accordion
Quin Kirchner – drums

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