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October 10, 2009
Evan Parker Trio with William Parker & Matthew Shipp, The Stone
Steve Dalachinsky, Evan Parker, William Parker, Matthew Shipp

October 06, 2009
Evan Parker Duos & Trios with Sylvie Courvoisier & Ikue Mori, The Stone
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Evan Parker

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

04-May-09 The Naked Future
Gigantomachia (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

04-May-09 Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell: Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

03-May-09 John Hollenbeck
Rainbow Jimmies (GPE Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

02-May-09 Tomas Ulrich
Tomas Ulrich’s Cargo Cult (Cadence)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

01-May-09 Anthony Braxton
Seven Compositions (Trio) 1989 (Hatology)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

01-May-09 Roswell Rudd
Trombone Tribe (Sunnyside Records)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

01-May-09 Ellery Eskelin/ Sylvie Courvoisier
Every So Often (Prime Source)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

30-Apr-09 Alexandre Pierrepont / Mike Ladd
Maison Hantee (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

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Jeremiah Cymerman at Sonic Circuits

From DC’s Sonic Circuits:

Sunday May 3
Doors 730pm Music 7pm SHARP
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
Free parking in gated lot out front

Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced SIMMER-man) is a composer and clarinetist based in Brooklyn, New York. He was born May 4th, 1980 in log cabin in North Georgia. Since 2002 Cymerman has been active in a wide variety of musical contexts and has been honored to present his work in some of New York City’s most highly regarded venues for avant-garde and experimental music including The Stone, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Anthology Film Archives, Washington Square Church, and The Tank, among many others. Described by Time Out New York as “one of downtown’s most inventive and resourceful composer-performers” Cymerman has performed with a broad range of contemporary artists including Otomo Yoshihide, Jandek, Ned Rothenberg, Ikue Mori, John Zorn, Jessica Pavone, Toby Driver, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, Sylvie Courvoisier, Trevor Dunn, Walter Thompson, Nate Wooley, Mary Halvorson, and Matthew Welch, among many others.

Also appearing are Beans Cool (3 wacky fellows on wacky electronics) and Nine Strings Pilesar collaboration (acoustic bass duo drums etc).

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All About Jazz Reviews

Cover of "For All I Care"
Cover of For All I Care

From All About Jazz:

22-Feb-09 Nels Cline
Coward (Cryptogramophone)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

22-Feb-09 The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis
For All I Care (Heads Up International)
Reviewed by Matt Marshall

22-Feb-09 Lotte Anker / Sylvie Courvoisier / Ikue Mori
Alien Huddle (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Ted Gordon

22-Feb-09 Matthew Shipp Trio
Harmonic Disorder (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

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Creative Differences 2009 in Baltimore

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Creative Differences and An Die Musik Live team up for this show.

Creative Differences 2009 presents a performance from international jazz trio Anker/Mori/Courvoisier, featuring Lotte Anker on saxophone, Ikue Mori on electronics and Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, at An die Musik Live on Saturday at 8 p.m. Their 2008 release, “Alien Huddle,” combined jazz and modern classical influences, topping many critics’ lists for 2008.

Anker, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, has studied with Joe Henderson, David Liebman, John Tchicai, David Murray and Bob Brookmeyer. Mori moved from Tokyo to New York in 1977, and in the ’80s began to employ drum machines within the context of improvised music. Courvoisier was born and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to Brooklyn in 1998. She has played and recorded with John Zorn, Joey Baron, Tony Oxley, Yusef Lateef, Dave Douglas, Butch Morris, Mark Dresser and Fred Frith, among others.

An die Musik Live is located at 409 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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From the Times:

GERALD CLEAVER (Tuesday) Dealing less in rhythm than in pulse, Mr. Cleaver’s drumming perfectly suits the fluid requirements of jazz’s post-everything avant-garde. He leads two strong bands here, beginning (at 8 p.m.) with Violet Hour, which features a front line of the trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and the saxophonists J. D. Allen and Andrew Bishop. The second group (at 10) is Uncle June, his more free-form-leaning outfit with the violist Mat Maneri, the saxophonist Tony Malaby and others. At the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10 per set. (Chinen)

SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO (Sunday) The pianist Sylvie Courvoisier typically pursues a shimmering kind of tonal friction, and in this trio she has the right partners for it: John Hebert, a sensitive bassist, and Gerald Cleaver, a supple drummer. At 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

? BILL FRISELL, RON CARTER, PAUL MOTIAN (Tuesday through Thursday) A few years ago this all-star triumvirate released an album on Nonesuch that felt tantalizingly unfinished. Now Mr. Frisell (on guitar), Mr. Carter (on bass) and Mr. Motian (on drums) regroup for a weeklong engagement, taking long strides across a terrain that encompasses both spooky originals and heartland standards. (Through Jan. 11.) At 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212) 475-8592,; cover, $35 at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum. (Chinen)

? DAVE HOLLAND OCTET (Wednesday and Thursday) On “Pass It On” (Emarcy), his crisply energetic recent album, the bassist Dave Holland unveils a batch of compositions for a high-polish sextet. Here he expands to eight pieces but calls on some of the same musicians, employing the same stout resourcefulness as an arranger and composer. (Through Jan. 11.) At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080,; cover, $40 and $30, with a $10 minimum.

? NICOLE MITCHELL’S SONIC PROJECTIONS (Friday and Saturday) More than a serious and soulful flutist, Nicole Mitchell, from Chicago, organizes her music with a high degree of conceptual savvy. Here she introduces two editions of a project called Sonic Projections. The first, on Friday, includes the tenor saxophonist David Boykin, the pianist Vijay Iyer and the drummer Chad Taylor; the second, on Saturday, features the guitarist Mary Halvorson in place of Mr. Iyer. Friday at 10 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

? MARIO PAVONE (Friday and Wednesday) Mr. Pavone is a bassist and composer with a strong affinity for post-bop experimentation, and in his own music he often maps out a layered topography. On Friday he revisits the landscape of his album “Deez to Blues” (Playscape), with Steven Bernstein on trumpet and Charles Burnham on violin, among others. On Wednesday he leads his Double Tenor Quintet, featured on a more recent album, “Ancestors” (Playscape); the two tenors in question are Tony Malaby and Jimmy Greene. Friday at 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319,; cover, $10, with a one-drink minimum. Wednesday at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street, (212) 582-2121,; cover, $25, with a $15 minimum.

MIKE REED AND JEFF PARKER (Wednesday and Thursday) Mr. Reed, a drummer, composer and festival presenter from Chicago, released two strong records last year on the 482 Music label, each a reflection of his inclusive spirit of modernity. Here he teams up with Mr. Parker, a guitarist of similar temperament and perspective, for a blend of improvised and premeditated duets. At 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

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In the Times:

STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA (Monday) “We Are MTO” (Mowo) is the typically brash and exuberant new studio album from this serious little big band, led by the slide trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein. Its sound would seem to be too big for this room, but stranger things have happened. At 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 929-9883,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

BLUIETT (Saturday) Both in the World Saxophone Quartet and in his own groups, this veteran baritone saxophonist — also known by his full name, Hamiet Bluiett — has always advanced an agenda of blustery incantation. He can leap from a foghorn honk to a jarring screech in a flash, and often does; his presence in a small combo, like the one heard here, is heavily, intensely physical. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Sista’s Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, (718) 398-1766,; cover, $20. (Chinen)

? TAYLOR HO BYNUM (Friday and Saturday) As a cornetist, Mr. Bynum works with extreme tension and pinprick control; as a composer he favors jostling counterpoint and elastic interplay. He has a thought-provoking new album, “Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths” (Hatology), featuring his sextet, which performs at 10:30 p.m. on Friday. (In an earlier set, at 9, he enlists just two of the sextet’s members, the guitarist Mary Halvorson and the drummer Tomas Fujiwara.) Both sets on Saturday feature his improvising chamber group, SpiderMonkey Strings. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,; cover, $15. (Chinen)

JEFF DAVIS BAND (Thursday) Jeff Davis, a drummer of broad experience, features his own compositions for a group with Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Tony Barba on reeds, Jon Goldberger on guitar, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Kris Davis, his wife, on Fender Rhodes piano. At 9 and 10 p.m., Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street, near Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 789-2762,; suggested donation, $5. (Chinen)

TOMAS FUJIWARA AND THE HOOK UP (Wednesday) Mr. Fujiwara’s alert drumming has propelled some excellent ensembles on the new-music landscape. Here he presents his own open-ended compositions for a new band with Nate Wooley on trumpet, Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Mary Halvorson on guitar and Sean Conly on bass. At 8 p.m., Barbès, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (347) 422-0248,; cover, $10. (Chinen)

JOE LOVANO QUINTET (Friday through Sunday) Joe Lovano has become one of the stalwart jazz saxophonists, partly by triangulating John Coltrane’s harmonic inquiry, Ornette Coleman’s off-kilter lyricism and Ben Webster’s pathos. This quintet, also called “Us 5,” includes James Weidman on piano, Esperanza Spalding on bass, Francisco Mela on percussion and Otis Brown III on drums. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037,; cover, $25, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

MEPHISTA/ANTHONY COLEMAN (Wednesday) Texture and tonality are flexible elements in Mephista, an exploratory trio with Sylvie Courvoisier on piano, Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion and Ikue Mori on electronics. In a later set Anthony Coleman, a pianist and composer, performs a far-ranging solo recital. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; cover, $10.

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