New Nels and Alex Cline Releases on Cryptogramophone

From Cryptogramophone:

Alex Cline – Continuation

Alex Cline – drums and percussion
Peggy Lee – cello
Myra Melford – piano and harmonium
Scott Walton – bass
Jeff Gauthier – violin

Percussionist Alex Cline steps into the limelight with Continuation, a beautiful recording featuring Myra Melford on piano, Jeff Gauthier on violin, Peggy Lee on cello, Scott Walton on bass, and Alex Cline on drums and percussion. Alex’s music defies all genres with swinging strings, infectious grooves, and extended moments of transcendental beauty. This is a stunning collection of music from the drummer/percussionist/composer who has worked with Arthur Blythe, Tim Berne, Henry Grimes, Vinny Golia, Bobby Bradford, Julius Hemphill, and many others.

Nels Cline – Coward

Guitarist Nels Cline, recently named a “Guitar God” by Rolling Stone Magazine, presents a brilliant solo CD that covers an extraordinarily broad range of musical styles, with a surprising acoustic sensibility. The provocative title belies the intensely personal nature of this album which demonstrates a daring musicianship and a willingness to take musical and emotional risks. Coward blends improvisation and composition with a huge and constantly changing emotional and timbral palette. “Coward” is a musical tour de force.

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Erik Friedlander Will Tour with Broken Arm Trio

From Jazz News:

Joining Erik on The Broken Arm are drummer Mike Sarin and bassist Trevor Dunn, both first-call players on the New York scene. Trevor is a co-founder of the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle, plays with Electric Masada, and leads his own jazz-inspired Trio-Convulsant. Mike is one of the most inventive drummers on the scene, making his name first with the Thomas Chapin Trio and then with Ben Allison, David Krakauer Myra Melford, Drew Gress and many others.

The Broken Arm Tour

March 26
Ars Nova, Philadelphia,PA

March 27
Cafe Barbes, Brooklyn, NY

March 28
The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA

April 3
An Die Muzik Live, Baltimore, MD

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DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

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From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

October 02, 2008
Concert Introduction, Roulette
Muhal Richard Abrams
Henry Threadgill‘s Zooid Talujon Percussion Quartet, Roulette
Jose Davila, Dominic Donato, Liberty Ellman, Elliot Humberto Kavee, Michael Lipsey, Stomu Takeishi, Henry Threadgill, Matt Ward
Myra Melford Quartet, Roulette
Harris Eisenstadt, Mary Halvorson, Myra Melford, Matana Roberts

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Roulette in October

From left to right: Zeena Parkins, Dagmar Krau...
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From New York’s Roulette:

ROULETTE presents
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
TICKETS/RSVP: 212.219.8242
contact: doron@roulette.org http://www.roulette.org/

10/2 8pm – INTERPRETATIONS: Myra Melford / Henry Threadgill
10/3 – Trio Croch, DK and poet Richard J Rizzi, USA
10/4 – Creative Opportunity Orchestra – Tina Marsh
10/16 8pm – INTERPRETATIONS: Ted Mook performs Ezra Sims & Daniel Rothman
10/17 – Chris Forsyth / Alex Temple
10/20 & 10/27 – Adam Rudolph’s GO Organic Orchestra
10/23 – Jennifer Stock / Lainie Fefferman
10/24 – Deep Listening Band (Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, David Gamper)
10/25 – 10/26 – Zeena Parkins (Commissioned with funds from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust)
10/30 – Anthony Coleman
10/31 – Jeffrey Schanzer

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