AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Volcano the Bear – Paris, December 2007 (2007)
Liang David Mingyue – Riley In C (1992)
Marc Ducret – Detail (1998)
The Thing – Bag It! (2009)
Offonoff – Slap and Tickle (2009)
Henry Cow – Hamburg: 40th Anniversary Box Set, Vol. 3 (1975)
Hardedge / Graham Haynes – Paralyzed by the Approach of the Inevitable (2007)

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Squid’s Ear Reviews

From the Squid’s Ear:

Yoshi Wada – Earth Horns with Electronic Drones
Guy Klucevsek – Dancing on the Volcano
Rashied Ali Quintet – Live In Europe
Ronnie Boykins – The Will Come, Is Now
Anker / Courvoisier / Mori – Alien Huddle
Gordon Mumma – Music for Solo Piano (1960-2001)
Denman Maroney Quintet – Udentity
Marc Ducret – Le Sens de Marche
Alex Cline – Continuation
Gauci / Cline / Filiano / Pride – Red Feast

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Umbrella Music Through June 11

Drummer Tom Rainey perforrming live in concert...
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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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