Just Now Skeeter Shelton is one of the great unsung saxophonists in Free Jazz and has performed with Fred Anderson, James Blood Ulmer, Dushun Mosley, Hakim Jami, Faruq Z. Bey and others. This will be the kick-off to BoxDeserter Trio’s midwest and east coast tour, so join us in The Rivera Court for two amazing sets- it’s free, of course!
5 hours ago Over the course of five tracks of various lengths, Braxton and Kerrod explore the ranges of their respective instruments as well as the spaces in between. This can take the form of Braxton droning over rolls and trills from Kerrod, or the former playing his signature undulating runs while the latter splits her time between clearly plucked notes
5 hours ago While one piano is tuned conventionally, the other is detuned by one quarter-tone in its entire range, creating a palette of 176 pitches played by one musician. Each movement pays tribute to an influential composer who profoundly shaped the course of 20th century music.
7 hours ago Join bespoken and the International Contemporary Ensemble for Part III of a free, four-part online series focusing on the intersection of technology and art. Each session will have different speakers discussing their artistry and practice across four disciplines – moving image, audio engineering, live-sound, and video – and how their work
4 hours ago San Francisco Scene: July 23-31, 2021. Source: Bay Improviser. Diane Grubbe performs 20th and 21st Century works for flutes by Mario Lavista, Andrew M. Rodriguez, Orlando Jacinto Garciá and Miguel del Águila. The concert will include a discussion with Mr. Rodriguez about his work, “Highways,” for flute with glissando headjoint.
4 hours ago RIP Juini Booth. July 12, 2021 ~ Mike. Source: Wikipedia. Arthur Edward Booth (born February 12, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, died 11th July 2021) was an American jazz double-bassist. His professional name was Juini Booth, though his nickname has been spelled Jiunie, Junie, Joony, Jooney, Joonie, Juni, Juney, and Junius, over the course of his
2 hours ago PT was a trio of Bill Frisell (g), Ronald Shannon Jackson (d), and Gibbs of course on bass. I just listened to it and enjoyed it immensely. I’m a pretty big fan of Shannon Jackson and this release has him in fine form doing his perfectly executed marching beats as well as his crazy free …
5 hours ago Mats Gustafsson, of course, is more of a household name (if people in your house are into firey free improv) and has played with a similarly long and varied roster of musicians. As far as I can tell, this meeting, recorded live in Japan in June of 2018, is the first between the two.
5 hours ago Improvisation, of course, is a strength of this group. Nonetheless, Reid’s writing keeps the efforts grounded and rarely approaching all-out free jazz. She provides a few nods toward the tradition while heading off into uncharted waters. Indeed, the title of Old New is a descriptive fit for this strategy. Still, at a few points, Reid’s
8 hours ago Featuring the dual guitar attack of Aram Bajakian and Eyal Maoz with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Kenny Grohowski on drums, this quartet launches itself through nine offerings of twisted hard rock and metal with distorted overtones of free improv and heavy blues. Of course, Zorn’s signature melodies take center stage as well, but the
6 hours ago Source: Heavy Metal Bebop. Wendy Eisenberg is a jazz guitarist by training who can often be heard playing just about anything but conventional jazz guitar. That includes free improv, art pop, noise and avant-garde punk with radically inventive bands like the now-defunct Birthing Hips and the currently active Editrix. In 2018, during an episode of…
7 hours ago There are exceptions of course, with the band SUSS being one of them. country-laden free improv. He layers twanging and swelling drones over rhythms driven by cymbal and snare, with an odd bass tone emerging from time to time. There is a moody melancholy to these pieces, and almost a sense of mild danger. Intended as an exploration of the
7 hours ago Mats Gustafsson, of course, is more of a household name (if people in your house are into firey free improv) and has played with a similarly long and varied roster of musicians. As far as I can tell, this meeting, recorded live in Japan in June of 2018, is the first between the two.
8 hours ago Source: RareNoiseRecords. The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison Jerry Granelli - Drums Jamie Saft - Piano Bradley Jones - Bass Over the course of a career spanning six decades, drummer Jerry Granelli has worked with many of the greatest artists across the full spectrum of jazz and beyond. On The Jerry…
8 hours ago Source: Bocamag. Twenty-twenty will be remembered, in part, as the year I really got into jazz. Granted, pockets of it had infiltrated my archive since college—a Stan Getz here, a Chick Corea there—and I have been beguiled by the mystical cosmic jazz of Sun Ra for as long as I’ve taken music seriously. But for…
1 hours ago Improvisation, of course, is a strength of this group. Nonetheless, Reid’s writing keeps the efforts grounded and rarely approaching all-out free jazz. She provides a few nods toward the tradition while heading off into uncharted waters. Indeed, the title of Old New is a descriptive fit for this strategy. Still, at a few points, Reid’s
1 hours ago Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor - Long Tall Sunshine It is always encouraging to hear a new album from a senior member of the creative jazz community, especially one with as long and rich a track record as Barry Altschul. His 3Dom Factor trio includes fellow veteran Joe Fonda on …
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9 hours ago Source: Rochester City Newspaper. Meredith Monk is a living legend in the world of contemporary classical music. The avant-garde composer, vocalist, director, and choreographer has carved out a niche all her own, even as she has made impactful forays into the mediums of opera, site-specific performances, music theater, and film over the course of a…
7 hours ago Source: Louder. This is an older article, but is very detailed and provides a nice overview of ELP's entire history. If you culled select tracks off of all of ELP's albums you'd probably have an hour or so of fairly weird stuff. Save to say, Emerson Lake & Palmer went on to sell unfeasible quantities…
8 hours ago Nowadays, it is used for performances and recordings such as this one, where its 40-second reverb generates harmonics and beats that result in a unique sound and feel. Over the course of an hour, Toninato explores its properties with sax drones, percussion, and electronic manipulations.
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Just Now Crafting a musically cohesive, uncongested free improvisation with a small group is hard enough. It become much more difficult the larger the ensemble. Some large groups—the Variable Geometry Orchestra comes to mind—have been able to manage this nicely. Add to their number the Setola di Maiale Unit, an ensemble headed by percussionist Stefano Giust.
3 hours ago AMN Reviews: Natasha Barrett – Leap Seconds (2021; Sargasso) Right off the bat, and just to get this out of the way now…I’ll tell you that this release is an early leader in the BAR (Best Acousmatic Record) category for 2021. The Academy (that …
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1 hours ago Home, by Brazilian bassist Orlando Freitas, is another Pan y Rosas release [pyr289]. The title of the album is certainly appropriate: recordings of the bassist’s everyday life provide the backdrop against which he layers overdubbed pizzicato improvisations throughout the course of the single 35 minute-long track.
2 hours ago AMN Reviews: ECM’s Early Avant-Garde Recordings. November 25, 2017. November 28, 2017. ~ tmorange. Last week’s launching of Manfred Eicher’s ECM Records back catalog on a variety of digital music streaming platforms (including Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify) has generated some well-deserved attention. “Although ECM’s preferred
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