Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Peter Brötzmann at "Sonore" concert,...
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From Free Jazz:

Peter Brötzmann, Marino Pliakas, Michael Wertmüller – Full Blast/Black Hole (Atavistic, 2009)
Peter Brötzmann, Peeter Uuskyla, Peter Friis Nielsen – Noise Of Wings (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009)
Eddy Prévost – Invenio Ergo/Sum (Matchless, 2009)
Massimo Magee, Amos Manne, Lee Noyes – Sax, Bass, Drums (Array, 2009)
Zé Eduardo Unit – Live In Capuchos (Clean Feed, 2009)
JD Allen – Shine (Sunnyside, 2009)
Charles Gayle Trio – Our Souls (NoBusiness, 2009) ***½

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Samuel Blaser Quartet – Pieces Of Old Sky (Clean Feed, 2009) ****½

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Lucien Dubuis Trio & Marc Ribot – Ultime Cosmos (Enja Records, 2009) ****

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December 01, 2009
Ryan Blotnick Band, Korzo
Ryan Blotnick, Simon Jermyn, Jeff Williams, Perry Wortman
These Arches, Korzo
Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, Andrea Parkins, Ches Smith
Decoupage, The Stone
Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Matt Moran, Satoshi Takeishi

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Bohemian in Exile Shows

From Detroit’s Bohemian folks:

Monday Sept 28th: Evan Parker/Ned Rothenberg Duo at 2739 Edwin
A leader of the American avant garde joins a leader of the European avant garde in a duo for winds that features free improvised music with a startling level of interplay.

British saxophonist Evan Parker is a pivotal figure in the development of European improvised music. Along with his early collaborator, guitarist Derek Bailey, he pioneered a new approach to free playing that moved away from a jazz based vocabulary. Their work in the mid-sixties was intended to be non-idiomatic, but both musicians had such distinct musical voices that they couldn’t help becoming an idiom unto themselves! Parker has worked with Cecil Taylor, Peter Brotzmann, Tony Oxley, Anthony Braxton et al., as well as more pop related performers like Spitirtualized, Spring Heel Jack and Robert Wyatt.

New Yorker Ned Rothenberg plays a variety of wind instruments, including alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and Shakuhachi. Involved with the ‘downtown scene’- performing with folks like John Zorn, Tom Cora and Marc Ribot– Rothenberg is also internationally-minded in his collaborations, which have included Tuvan throat singers and South Korean musicians.

Doors at 8 pm, music at 8:20. Located at 2739 Edwin, just off Jos Campau in Hamtramck. $10 suggested minimum donation. Please note, there is free parking behind 2739 Edwin, accessed by the alley along side the building. Please park there (if possible) to lower the impact on the neighbors. Thanks

Coming Soon:
10/2 Digital Primitives (Cooper Moore, Assif Tsahar, Chad Taylor) at 2739 Edwin
10/22 Jason Stein
11/4 Plastic Crime Wave, Kat Hernandez Duo

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Marc Ribot’s Sun Ship

Marc Ribot‘s take on Coltrane is reviewed.

The dauntless, combustible energies of jazz’s 1960s avant-garde have long held a deep attraction for the guitarist Marc Ribot. His public profile may involve a great deal of tact and concision — he works widely as a gun for hire, often infusing low-gloss pop albums with a proper hint of twang — but as a bandleader he tends to reach for a messier, more transcendent ideal. In recent years he has expressed that impulse best through his band Spiritual Unity, inspired by the free-jazz firebrand Albert Ayler.

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Mary Halvorson On Tour

From Improvised Communications:

Mary Halvorson Trio
Tuesday, August 4th @ Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA)
Thursday, August 6th @ The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

Matana Roberts
Sunday, August 9th @ The Stone (New York, NY)

Tom Rainey
Friday, August 21st @ The Stone (New York, NY)

Positive Catastrophe
Tuesday, August 25th @ Freddy’s Bar & Backroom (Brooklyn, NY)

Marc Ribot’s Sun Ship
Wednesday, August 26th @ Rose (Brooklyn, NY)
Sunday, August 30th @ Jazz in Willisau (Willisau, Switzerland)

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Saints album cover
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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET || photo gallery
May 16, 2009
Ceramic Dog with Eszter Balint, Le Poisson Rouge
Eszter Balint, Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
Young Philadelphians, Le Poisson Rouge
Anthony Coleman, Mary Halvorson, Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Calvin Weston

May 14, 2009
Fernandez-Guy-Lopez, Jazz Standard
Agusti Fernandez, Barry Guy, Ramon Lopez
Marc Ribot & Marco Cappelli play Franz Casseus, The Stone
Marco Cappelli, Marc Ribot
Sun Ship, The Stone
Jason Ajemian, Mary Halvorson, Marc Ribot, Chad Taylor

May 13, 2009
Anthony Coleman plays Marc Ribot, The Stone
Anthony Coleman
Eyal Maoz Trio plays Marc Ribot, The Stone
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Shahar Haziza, Eyal Maoz
Grey Gersten & Billy Martin play Marc Ribot, The Stone
Grey Gersten, Billy Martin
Marco Cappelli plays Marc Ribot, The Stone
Marco Cappelli
Rashanim plays Marc Ribot, The Stone
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Mathias Kunzli, Jon Madof, Rich Stein
Roger Kleier‘s El Pocho Loco Project play Marc Ribot, The Stone
Trevor Dunn, Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Ches Smith

May 12, 2009
Rootless Cosmopolitans & Shrek, The Stone
Christine Bard, Sim Cain, Shahzad Ismaily, Mat Maneri, Roy Nathanson, Jim Pugliese, Marc Ribot, Sebastian Steinberg
Solo, The Stone
Marc Ribot

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