Umbrella Music Through February 10

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Mitch Cocanig spins Hot Music For Cold Weather

Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Jessen/Attias/Mayas/Lonberg-Holm/Rosaly
Dana Jessen – bassoon
Michael Attias – sax
Magda Mayas – piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 3 February 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | project [TRANSMIT]
Magda Mayas – piano
Nate McBride – acoustic and electric bass
Steve Hess – percussion
Tony Buck – percussion
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Frank Rosaly spins 3 Butcher Knives or Better

Thursday, 4 February 2010
Elastic
10:00PM | Mitchell/Savage
Nicole Mitchell – flute
Darius Savage – bass
11:00PM | Cornerback
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Marc Riordan – piano
Toby Summerfield – guitar

Sunday, 7 February 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Face Time
Tony Barba – tenor sax, bansuri, melodica, fx and tunes
Patrick Mulcahy – electric bass
Cory Healey – drums

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Matt Schneider Solo
Matt Schneider – guitar
11:00PM | My Silence
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Nick Butcher – analog electronics, guitar
Mike Reed – drums
$6 cover

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New on Tigerasylum Records

From Tigerasylum Records:

Mothguts with Herb Robertson – 08854 CDR
Jersey-style punk meets full-force free jazz. Featuring the legendary trumpeter Herb Robertson weaving through the 1, 2 punch of hard-core struts sewn together by Anthony Ware (alto sax), Ben Ross (drums), Mike Noordzy (bass), and Chris Welcome (guitar). Think Z’s, Ornette, Last Exit, the Minutemen or Sabbath.

The ballad of lester sample – By leroi da moor is ra washington CDR
Straight out of Cleveland, birth site of Albert Ayler, Rafeeq Washington is laying down his version of todays blues – an insight to what the revolution sounds like in disc form. Avant guard samples and rhythms mixed with low-fi bliss make this hard-hitting and soul searching excursion into spoken truth its own slice of magic. Give your brain a twist and pop this in. Remember, Ayler’s ghost is watching…

SHREDfest V CDR
A SHRED-festival of unashamed force. At once cerebral, playing architectural mind games, a moment never goes by that doesn’t twist back into some jaw-dropping, fist-clenching visceral explosion. An ensemble cast featuring fifteen of Brooklyn and Philadelphia’s finest will leave you breathless, shouting (no, screaming!!!) for more. Featuring the compositions of Nick Millevoi (Many Arms, Joe Lally).

Personnel: Nick Millevoi: conductor, guitar | Adam Caine: guitar* | Drew Cecatto: EVI, tenor saxophone | David Fishkin: acoustic and electric tenor saxophone | Dan Scofield: alto saxophone | Daniel Blacksberg: trombone | Larry Toft: trombone | Alison Conard: keyboard* | John DeBlase: electric bass* | Matt Engle: upright bass | Robert Ludington: drums* | Pete Angevine: drums* | Eric Slick: drums | Eli Littwin: drums | Special guest: George Korein: performance art*

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Jazz Listings from the New York Times

In the Times:

EVOLVING MUSIC/EVOLVING VOICE (Monday) This weekly series features a diverse array of improvised music from the experimental side of the tracks. The Inbetweens, a dynamic guitar-bass-drums trio, kick things off at 7 p.m., followed at 8 by the vocalist Maryanne DeProphetis, with smart accompaniment. At 9 the violinist and violist Mat Maneri teams up with the poet Steve Dalachinsky; the closing set, at 10, will be held by Four Limones, which features the alto saxophonist Tim Berne, the trombonist Rick Parker, the keyboardist Mark Aanderud and the drummer Hernan Hecht. The Local 269, 269 East Houston Street, at Suffolk Street, Lower East Side , (212) 254-5420, rucma.org; $20. (Chinen)

DARIUS JONES (Monday through Wednesday) Darius Jones has the capacity for a proud, rafters-raising tone on alto saxophone, and as an improviser, he’s fearless but disciplined. A few months ago he released “Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)” (AUM Fidelity), a serious debut featuring his pianoless trio, which he leads here on Monday. Mr. Jones changes things up a bit on Tuesday, leading a quartet with the pianist Angelica Sanchez; and on Wednesday, he presents what he calls the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit, with the singer Fay Victor, among others. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students and under 30. (Chinen)

KONCEPTIONS AT KORZO (Tuesday) In the first set of this weekly series, at 9:30 p.m., the trumpeter Ralph Alessi teams up in a texture-minded trio with the bassist Drew Gress and the drummer Nasheet Waits. A later set, at 11, will feature a lyrical quartet led by the drummer Rob Garcia, with Mr. Gress, Noah Preminger on tenor saxophone, and Dan Tepfer on piano. Korzo Restaurant, 667 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn , (718) 285-9425, korzorestaurant.com; cover, $7. (Chinen)

THE NECKS (Wednesday and Thursday) “Silverwater” (ReR) is the murky, throbbing, ominous new release from this Australian trio, made up of the pianist Chris Abrahams, the bassist Lloyd Swanton and the drummer Tony Buck. It’s an uninterrupted hourlong investigation, often formless but always intriguing, and a good advertisement for rare Stateside appearances like this one. At 8:30 p.m., Issue Project Room, 232 Third Street, third floor, Gowanus, Brooklyn , (718) 330-0313, issueprojectroom.org; $20. (Chinen)

MATTHEW SHIPP (Thursday) Mr. Shipp’s pianism is often prickly but rarely off-putting, because even his free improvisations tend to follow a faintly linear path. He has a fine new solo album, “4D” (Thirsty Ear), whose release he celebrates here. At 8:30 p.m., Roulette, 20 Greene Street, at Grand Street, SoHo , (212) 219-8242, roulette.org; $15; $10 for students and under 30. (Chinen)

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Umbrella Music Through January 31

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Ken Vandermark’s Don Cherry Project
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Pandelis Karayorgis – wurlitzer
Nate McBride – acoustic bass, electric bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Chad Taylor – drums
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett spins Classical Heavyweight Match
Ligeti vs Kagel

Thursday, 21 January 2010
Elastic
10:00PM | Ad Hoc Improvisation Collective
Mixed improvised groups, featuring:
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Pandelis Karayorgis – wurlitzer, piano
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Nate McBride – bass
Chad Taylor – drums

Sunday, 24 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Frode Gjerstad Trio with guests Bishop and Lonberg-Holm
Frode Gjerstad – reeds
Nick Stephens – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
two sets

Monday, 25 January 2010
Elastic
9:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Rempis Percussion Quartet
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets
$7 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Mitch Cocanig spins Hot Music For Cold Weather

Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Jessen/Attias/Mayas/Lonberg-Holm/Rosaly
Dana Jessen – bassoon
Michael Attias – sax
Magda Mayas – piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello
Frank Rosaly – drums
two sets

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Myra Melford’s The Whole Tree Gone Out Today On Firehouse 12 Records

From Improvised Communications:

Today is the official street date for The Whole Tree Gone, pianist/composer Myra Melford’s Firehouse 12 Records debut.

Her first recording as a bandleader since 2006, and second with her longstanding ensemble, Be Bread, The Whole Tree Gone documents the latest evolution of eight original compositions she has been performing with this and other groups for the past five years.

“Melford’s compositions for an obviously inspired sextet comprising trumpet (Cuong Vu), clarinet (Ben Goldberg), guitar (Brandon Ross), acoustic bass guitar (Stomu Takeishi) and drums (Matt Wilson) are works of fine art,” writes saxophonist and jazz critic, Chris Kelsey, “and her piano playing gains more depth with every passing year. Wonderful music.”

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AUM Fidelity To Release David S. Ware’s Saturnian March 9th

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From Improvised Communications:

AUM Fidelity is proud to announce the March 9th release of Saturnian (AUM060), the first in a planned series of limited edition solo recordings by eminent saxophonist/composer David S. Ware. Recorded live at New York’s Abrons Arts Center, this release documents Ware’s triumphant return to the stage in October following a successful kidney transplant. Each of the three extended pieces is performed on a different instrument: saxello, stritch, and tenor saxophone.

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Bhob Rainey and PDX Large Ensemble in Portland

From Portland Eye and Ear Control: 1/10/09: Bhob Rainey and PDX Large Ensemle:

The Creative Music Guild presents improviser, composer, saxophonist and electronic musician Bhob Rainey.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10
Where: The Wail, 5135 NE 42nd Ave., http://www.myspace.com/thewailinportland
Suggested donation: $7 general / $5 members & students

** This is an all ages show **

Rainey will be performing solo as well as leading a large ensemble including many of Portland’s finest improvisers and electronic musicians including:

Gregg Skloff http://www.virb.com/greggskloff
John Savage http://www.johncsavage.com
Tyler Wilcox http://www.myspace.com/jackieblakesbirdsinthesky
Jef Brown http://www.myspace.com/jefleightonbrown
Peter Swanson http://www.rootstrata.com/rootblog/?p=280
Thomas Garcia http://www.myspace.com/drtomgarcia
Joel Pickard http://www.hatfarm.com
J Morales http://www.myspace.com/abusiveconsumer
JP Jenkins http://www.hellanow.blogspot.com
Ryan Stuewe http://www.myspace.com/ifsh
Mary Sue Tobin http://www.myspace.com/marysuetobin
Alyssa Reed http://www.myspace.com/eetpdx
John Niekrasz http://www.myspace.com/whyimustbecareful
Matt Carlson http://www.bucketfactory.com

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Company of Heaven Jazz Festival

The second edition of this fest takes place this weekend in New York.

Friday, January 8, 2010
8:30pm “R*Time” w/special guest Judith Insell(viola)
Reut Regev – trombone
David Phelps – electric guitar
Sean Conly – bass
Igal Foni – drums
 
9:45pm “The Other Quartet”
Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Russ Johnson – trumpet
Pete McCann – guitar
Mark Ferber – drums, percussion

11pm Mario Pavone‘s “Totem”
Mario Pavone  / bass
Peter Madsen / piano
Dave Ballou  /  trumpet , flugelhorn
Gerald Cleaver   drums

Saturday, January 9, 2010
8:30pm “The Thirteenth Assembly”
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Jessica Pavone – viola
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
 
9:45pm Tony Malaby‘s “Paloma Recio”
Tony Malaby, saxophone
Ben Monder, guitar
Eivind Opsik, bass
Nasheet Waits, drums

11pm Mark Helias’ “Open Loose”
Mark Helias – bass
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Tom Rainey – drums

Sunday, January 10, 2010
8:30pm Michael Musillami’s Trio + 3
Michael Musillami – guitar
Joe Fonda – bass
George Schuller – drums
Marty Ehlich – Alto Sax
Matt Moran – Vibes
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
 
9:45pm George Schuller “Circle Wide”
George Schuller – drums, comp, arr
Peter Apfelbaum – tenor/soprano sax
Dave Ambrosio – bass
Tom Beckham – vibes
Brad Shepik – guitar
 
11pm Matt Darriau’s “Ballin’ the Jack”
Matt Darriau – alto/soprano sax, clarinet
Andy Laster – baritone sax, clarinet
Frank London – trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
George Schuller – drums
Joe Fitzgerald – bass
Anthony Coleman – keyboard, piano
 

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January at Ars Nova Workshop

From Philly’s Ars Nova Workshop:

Friday, January 8, 8pm
BEN PEROWSKY QUARTET
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone + clarinet; Ted Reichman, accordion; Trevor Dunn, double-bass; and Ben Perowsky, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street
$10 General Admission

Sunday, January 17, 7pm
FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET | PHILADELPHIA

OPEN CIRCUIT INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET ENSEMBLE
Taylor Ho Bynum (USA), cornet; Jean-Luc Cappozzo (France), trumpet; Franz Hautzinger (Austria), trumpet; Joe McPhee (USA), trumpet; Itaru Oki (Japan/France), trumpet; Herb Robertson (USA), trumpet; William Parker (USA), bass; and John Betsch (USA/France), drums

MERIDIAN ARTS ENSEMBLE WITH DAVE BALLOU
John Ferrari, drums; Daniel Grabois, horn; Benjamin Herrington, trombone; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Jon Nelson, trumpet; Raymond Stewart, tuba; and Dave Ballou, trumpet

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO
Rob Mazurek, cornet + electronics; and Chad Taylor, percussion

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Friday, January 22, 8pm
KEN VANDERMARK SEPTET performs the music of DON CHERRY
Ken Vandermark, reeds; Dave Rempis, saxophones; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jason Adasciewicz, vibraphone; Pandelis Karayorgis, Fender Rhodes + piano; Nate McBride, el. bass + double-bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

Thursday, January 28, 8pm
JASON AJEMIAN’S DAYDREAM FULL LIFESTYLES
Rob Mazurek, cornet; Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone; Jason Ajemian, bass; and Chad Taylor, drums

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street $12 General Admission

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Umbrella Music Through January 17

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 3 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | DKV Trio
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

Sunday, 10 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Wick/Bishop/Glover/Rosaly
Jacob Wick – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
John Paul Glover – baritone guitar
Frank Rosaly – drum

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Sound Is
Rob Mazurek – cornet
Matt Lux – electric bass
Joshua Abrams – acoustic bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
John Herndon – drums

Thursday, 14 January 2010
Elastic
10:00PM | Spacer
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Nate McBride – bass
Mike Reed – drums
11:00PM | Halo Defect
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Nate McBride – electric bass
Michael Zerang – drums

Sunday, 17 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Boye/Miller/Kirchner
Ben Boye – pianos
Dave Miller – guitar
Quin Kirchner – drums
11:00PM | Riordan/Thatcher/Daisy
Marc Riordan – piano
Dan Thatcher – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

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