London Broil: John Butcher at The Stone

From All About Jazz:

On a sheer sonic level, John Butcher goes further into his instrument—and further out of it—than any of his monumental precursors in the iconoclast tradition of abstract British improvising. Not that he’s going to bury such icons as Terry Day, Trevor Watts, or Evan Parker; but as he demonstrated in solo performance last week at The Stone in Manhattan, this tenor and soprano saxophonist—trained in physics—is particularly well-attuned to the properties and propensities of the sound produced by his horns, apart from its customary dissection into elements of harmonic theory and acoustic principles, and takes it to places unknown to most listeners until now.

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DMG Newsletter October 2nd, 2009

From DMG:

Wadada Leo Smith: 2 groups on double Live CD! Tyshawn Sorey! Ergo with Carl Maguire! John Esposito/Jeff Marx/John Siegel! Beat Circus! Vinny Golia/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter! Tony Wilson 6tet! Roger Reynolds!

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm:
STEFANO PASTOR/GIACOMO MAREGA/SATOSHI TAKESHI!
Amazing violin/bass/percussion Trio!
Slam Recording Artist Performs a Rare Tuesday Set at DMG!

Sundays, October 4th & 11th – No in-store sets
While the Evan Parker Festival at The Stone Continues!

Sunday, October 18th at 6pm:
JOACHIM BADENHORST & NICO ROIG!
Superb New bass clarinet & baritone guitar duo!

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Paul Dunmall
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From Free Jazz:

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Äänet – Aquarian forest (Emouvance, 2008) ****

Friday, March 27, 2009
EA Silence – Cono Di OMbra E Luce (Amirani, 2009) *****

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Paul Dunmall’s Sun Quartet – Ancient And Future Airs (Clean Feed, 2009) ****½

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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.

Kevin Norton / Metaphor Quartet – Not Only in That Golden Tree… (2003, free jazz)
Mark O’Leary / Sunny Murray – Ode to Albery Ayler (2009, free jazz)
Chris DiMeglio – The Open Field (2008, experimental jazz)
Balmorhea – All is Wild, All is Silent (2009, experimental / post-rock)
The Who Trio – Less is More (2009, jazz)
James Blackshaw – And the Wolf Shall Also Dwell With the Lamb (2008, acoustic guitar)
Paul Dunmall Sun Quartet – Ancient and Future Airs (2009, free jazz)
Trinity – Breaking the Mold (2009, free jazz)
Bengt Frippe Nordstrom – Creative Addition (2008, free jazz)
Talk Normal – Secret Cog V1 (2009, psychedelic / post rock)

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