DMG Newsletter for August 25th, 2017
As the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
Draws Near, I recall that Hendrix Once sang:
Move Over Rover and Let Jimi Take Over
So Let’s Celebrate By taking those Skeletons Out of Our Closets
Dusting them off, Putting on Our Dancing Shoes…
And forgetting about the Absurdity of Life around Us
The One Thing that Remains Constant is
The Power of Music to Inspire, Heal and Help Bring Us Together
This Week’s Sonic Treasures Feature the Special Sounds of:
SHARDIK With Matt Hollenberg! The SEEN 5 CD LTD Ed Set: Mark Wastell / John Butcher / Wolfgang Fuchs / Rhodri Davies / David Toop..! Merzbow! Nurse With Wound! Yasunao Tone! Jaco Pastorius! Freddie Hubbard! Gary Burton Quartet with Larry Coryell or Jim Hall! Plus a dozen restocks from Emanem and Psi Labels! Rare vinyl from Aksak Maboul! Mutantes! And a Great Overstock/Understock CD Sales List!
THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:
This Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / MAT MANERI / NICHOLAS JOZWIAK -
New Clarinet, Viola, Cello Trio!
Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT - Sax & Guitar from Glasgow!
Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN - Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI - Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums
Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO - ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS -
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!
DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy
SHARDIK [MATT HOLLENBERG / NICK SHELLENBERGER / MATT BUCKLEY] - Shardik (Tzadik 7816; USA) This new instrumental trio project from the burning guitarist of Cleric and Simulacrum blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix. Originally from Philly and now living in Brooklyn, Matt Hollenberg has spent over a year composing these complex and exciting pieces and has chosen two of his oldest musical cohorts to perform them. This bold new take on the power trio will fry your mind!
THE SEEN With MARK WASTELL / JOHN BUTCHER / WOLFGANG FUCHS / DAVID TOOP / BERTAND DENZLER / RHODRI DAVIES / BURKHARD BEINS / et al - Archives: Volumes I - V [5 CD Set/Limited Edition of 100/numbered/in DVD sized PVC metal jacket](Confront CCS 078; UK) Includes five factory pressed CDs / Five postcard inserts Individually numbered. Limited edition of 100. Liner notes from Brian Olewnick, Michael Rosenstein, Spencer Grady, Paul Margree and Andrea Dellapiana.
Ever since the turn of the millennia, there has been a thriving underground music scene brewing in and around London with dozens of musicians collaborating in several small venues and gallery spaces. Thanks to workshops run by AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost plus elder statesmen like Paul Dunmall, Keith Tippett and Louis Moholo, are all working with a number of younger, up & coming musicians. One of the centers of this ever-growing scene are/is the members of the trio known as IST: Graham H Fell, Mark Wastell and Rhodri Davies. Both Mr. Fell and Mr. Wastell have their own labels: Bruce’s Fingers and Confront, both of which have done a great job of documenting this compelling scene.
Mr. Wastell used to run an independent record store in north London and he still organizes concerts at places like Cafe Oto and elsewhere. Although, Mr. Wastell started off playing mostly cello in IST, he has slowly been adding other instruments to his arsenal: tam tam, shruti box and other odd sound devices. His label Confront and another UK label called Another Timbre, both have been documenting an ever-evolving series of concerts and sessions which often embrace a similar aesthetic of lower case/reductionist/minimal sonic explorations. The New York school composers like John Cage and Morton Feldman seem to cast a long shadow on both of these labels.
Since getting in this impressive 5 CD box set earlier this week, I have been listening to each disc carefully, one at a time and trying to not let anything distract me from my Deep Listening experience. The personnel and instrumentation on each disc is very different although it often sounds like someone is directing the flow. CD 1 features double bass, harp and five laptops. Once I turned the fan off in my kitchen, where I review discs, I started to hear those microscopic, insect-like sounds. The distant whir of electronic static, soft drones, low tones of a bowed bass, rubbed surfaces… The closer I listened, the more ultra-subtle sounds I heard. Wastell’s bowed bass is often at the center here, wheezing, buzzing, expanding and contracting. Considering that there are 7 musicians involved, the music never gets very dense. There is a good deal of spaciousness going on here as if the even the silences are directed. Each one of the five discs here are worthy of serious exploration and deep listening. I keep hearing more subtle layers each time I dive in. The entire box-set is superbly recorded, organized and manufactured with great care. And it does capture an entire SEEN on several levels. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
Here is a list of the musicians involved on each disc:
CD 1 : Volume I
THE SEEN // JACKSONS LANE, LONDON 04.06.2005
Mark Wastell : double bass
Rhodri Davies : harp
Matt Davis : laptop
David Toop : laptop
Lee Gamble : laptop
Benedict Drew : laptop
Phil Durrant : laptop
CD 2 : Volume II
THE SEEN // TEATERHUSET AVANT GARDEN, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY 12.05.2006
Mark Wastell : tam tam
Wolfgang Fuchs : record players
Bertrand Denzler : saxophones
Angharad Davies : violin
Burkhard Beins : percussion
Graham Halliwell : feedback saxophone
Tomas Korber : electronics
Benedict Drew : electronics
Dominic Lash : double bass
CD 3 : Volume III
THE SEEN // RED ROSE THEATRE, LONDON 15.11.2007
Mark Wastell : double bass
Dominic Lash : double bass
Joe Williamson : double bass
Matthew Lovett : double bass
Ashley John Long : double bass
Matt Davis : laptop
David Toop : laptop
Lee Gamble : laptop
Benedict Drew : laptop
Phil Durrant : laptop
CD 4 : Volume IV
THE SEEN // CAFE OTO, LONDON 19.02.2009
Mark Wastell : tam tam & shrutti box
Matt Davis : trumpet
Phil Durrant : maschine
Dominic Lash : double bass
Phil Julian : analogue electronics
Paul Abbott : electronics
CD 5 : Volume V
THE SEEN // CAFE OTO, LONDON 26.06.2009
Mark Wastell : tam tam
John Butcher : acoustic & feedback saxophone
Dominic Lash : double bass
Matt Davis : trumpet
Jane Dickson : piano, electronics
Phil Durrant : maschine
Phil Julian : electronics
Jonathan McHugh : analogue synthesizer
Paul Abbott : electronics
Benedict Drew : Roland 101, electronics
Ben Owen : shortwave radio
5 CD Set $50 (Limited Edition of 100/numbered)
MERZBOW - Hyakki Echo (Dirter Promotions 133; UK) Hyakki Echo is a brand new release from Merzbow and it sees a totally new direction for this true innovator. Whatever you may have expected, this will surprise and thrill. With much more of a foot in free improvisation than the more traditional psyched-out, extreme "noise" that you may have come to expect, Hyakki Echo is a masterpiece in experimental music. The format should surprise and intrigue too. One side is a three-minute piece that is a vinyl record, the other a full-length CD. The package comes with the necessary adapter you need to play the vinyl side. Artwork by Masami Akita (Merzbow). The set is packaged in a die cut digipak sleeve. Note: This disc must not be used with a "slot-in" CD player.
NURSE WITH WOUND - The Swinging Reflective II (United Dirter 134; UK) Follow up to 1999's The Swinging Reflective album. It features an array of Steven Stapleton's favorite releases that are either his own remixes of other artists, collaborations, or have been co-written with individuals who have worked extensively with Nurse With Wound. All tracks are remastered and some have been slightly or comprehensively remixed. Features: Colin Potter, Faust, Freida Abtan, Graham Bowers, David Kenny, Band Of Pain, Andrew Liles, Christoph Heemann, Aranos, Sunn O))), Lynn Jackson, Sand, Larson/Fritz Müller, and Blind Cave Salamander. Packaged in a heavy board, gloss laminated six-panel digipak.
2 CD Set $22
NURSE WITH WOUND / faUSt / QLUSTER / ASMUS TIETCHENS / et al - Avant Garde Is Happening (Dirter Promotions 132; UK) Full title: Avant Garde Is Happening Because Collaborations Are Happening As Long As The Desire To Interact Fuels Our Hearts We Will Find Swarms That Build Moments And Space To Shelter The Worlds That We Are. Released to coincide with the re-emergence of the festival at Schiphorst, Germany to celebrate "three days of utopia". The Avantgarde Festival is the legendary gathering of experimental music and performing arts brought to life by Jean-Hervé Péron (faUSt), Carina Varain, and friends. The festival was reborn in with the help of Jeanne-Marie Varain, who grew up with the Avantgarde Festival and curated its program in 2014, and Ines and Julia (MuD, Logotorium, Krarque Jamarić) who scouted several actions at the festival in 2013 and 2014, and decided to team up and figure out a new format that supports collaboration and at the same time is able to sustain itself. The CD features exclusive material from the likes of Nurse With Wound, faUSt, Qluster, Asmus Tietchens. Also features: V!V!V!, Haricot Massacre, Giardini, Ronny Wærnes, VED, Octopus Ride, EXO//ENDO, Dieter Bornzero Bornschlegel, Psykisk Tor-Tur, Blood Oath, Friederike Jäger, and Ernsthafte Angele-Genheiten. Packaged in a heavy board, mini-LP sleeve, complete with an inner sleeve.
YASUNAO TONE - AI Deviation #1, #2 (Editions Mego 241; Austria) Yasunao Tone: “I have had an idea if I apply the neural network to create my sound work for long time. When I had a performance at Centre Pompidou with Peter Rehberg and other friends I tried to talk about the idea with a French guy from IRCAM. But, he couldn't understand my idea, which by using neural network the sound I create would never have any repetitions. That was 2002 and I had to wait until 2015 when I had a grant from New York State Council on the Arts through ISSUE Project Room, then its director Lawrence Kumpf applied for my new work. The grant finally made possible for making my cherished idea, the neural network piece, reality. I had talked about the idea with Prof. Tony Myatt at Surrey University, UK and he developed the software for the piece with a team included Dr. Paul Modler. At the lab in the University a series of my performances of my MP3 Deviation were captured and used to train Kohonen Neural Networks to develop artificial intelligences that simulate my performances. Hence a birth of new piece AI Deviations. I had a premiere at ISSUE Project Room on June 9th, 2016 and the venue was more than packed and here is the performance of the piece." Recorded at ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, June 9th, 2016 by Bob Bellerue. Photo by Cameron Kelley; Layout by Stephen O'Malley. Mix and mastered by Russell Haswell.
JACO PASTORIUS - Kool Jazz Festival NYC 1982 (Hi Hat 3055; UK) Jaco Pastorius, live at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York on June 27th, 1982. Jaco Pastorius established himself as one of the greatest electric jazz bassists before forming a big band, Word Of Mouth, in the early 1980s. Taken from a National Public Radio "Jazz Set" broadcast of a concert at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York Lincoln's Center on June 27, 1982, this set features versions of songs from both Word Of Mouth albums. Also included is "Mr. Fone Bone", a composition by Word Of Mouth member Bob Mintzer that would never be issued on a Pastorius album during Jaco's lifetime. The entire NPR broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, with background liners.
FREDDIE HUBBARD - The CTI Years 1970-1973 (Hi Hat 3066; UK) Freddie Hubbard, the CTI Years 1970-1973. When top jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard began recording for the CTI label in the early 1970s, he combined his mastery of bop with forays into fusion and imaginative interpretations of contemporary rock and soul hits. With more than two hours of music, this two CD compilation showcases Hubbard at the head of several lineups at four different concerts, broadcast on different radio stations: WRSU-FM, WBCN-FM, and KCUV-FM. Hubbard performs songs from his popular albums Red Clay (1970), First Light (1971), and Straight Life (1971). It is presented here, digitally remastered, with background notes and images.
2 CD Set $20
GARY BURTON QUARTET With LARRY CORYELL / STEVE SWALLOW / STU MARTIN JIM HALL / CHUCK ISRAELS / LARRY BUNKER - Live at Newport ’67 Something’s Coming! (Jazz It Up 4650890; EEC) Young vibes man, Gary Burton, always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and ahead of his time right from the beginning. In between high school and college (Berklee), Burton moved to Nashville for the summer (1959) and was hired by country/jazz/session guitarist Hank Garland to record an album called ‘Jazz Winds’. Mr. Burton soon worked with Stan Getz ended up recording for RCA. He had three records out by the time he was 20 and still going to college. His third album featured Jim Hall on guitar (another influential/legendary figure) and was called, ’Something’s Coming’. It is included here and has never been released on CD before. Besides getting this bonus album…
What makes this CD so special is the first appearance of a live set with another seminal Gary Burton Quartet from the Newport Jazz Festival on July 1st of 1967. This quartet featured the recently deceased Larry Coryell at the beginning of his music career. Mr. Coryell, who was playing in both rock and jazz bands like the Free Spirits who were combining jazz and rock influences long before the word fusion was coined. Between 1960 and 1970, Gary Burton recorded around a dozen albums for RCA, all worth checking out since his music/bands were always evolving. Sadly, practically none of those albums have been reissued in the US on CD?!? All we can say is shame on RCA! A handful of these albums have been reissued in Europe by those questionable labels like this one. As a musical historian and serious collector, I am glad to finally get an opportunity to hear both of these sessions. Larry Coryell recorded a few albums with Mr. Burton but soon left to pursue his own solo career. Coryell was replaced by Jerry Hahn, another great jazz/rock guitarist who had just recorded two seminal albums with the John Handy Quintet. Bluegrass violinist, Richard Greene (pre-Seatrain), was yet another odd yet fitting choice for Burton’s band. Mr. Burton always guitarists wisely and often at the beginning of their careers. Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick were next in line for the Burton Group of the early to mid seventies. Even some 40 years later, Mr. Burton had/has Julian Lage in his band. Anyway, pick this disc up if you ant to complete the jigsaw puzzle of modern jazz. - BLG/DMG
THE AGGROVATORS - Aggrovating The Rhythm At Channel One (Jamaican Recordings 067; UK) The Aggrovators were one of Jamaica's finest session bands put together by the hit-maker from Jamaica, Bunny Striker Lee. The group would produce some of the hardest rhythms cut at the legendary Channel 1 studio. These tracks would provide the backbone to songs that were usually voiced over at King Tubby's own studio. These cuts here represent a selection of some of those fine rhythms selected together for the first time. The Aggrovators were a group of reggae musicians that usually featured Carlton "Santa" Davis on drums playing alongside Robbie Shakespeare on bass with other musicians added like Earl "Chinna" Smith on guitar and Tommy McCook, Vin Gordon, and Lennox Brown added for horn arrangements, with keyboard and organ duties normally left to Ansel Collins and Bernard "Touter" Harvey. Jamaican Recordings have compiled some great tracks recorded by this fantastic group of musicians and focused on those cut on Channel 1 studios to give you a feel of what those times were like. Dubs of songs from Johnny Clarke, Delroy Wilson, Paragons, Ossie Scott, Roy Shirley, and Pat Kelly. CD version includes four bonus tracks.
THE PARAGONS - Return (Radiation Roots 316; Italy) Radiation Roots present a reissue of The Paragons' Return, originally released in 1977. One of the most important harmony groups in the entirety of Jamaican music, the Paragons have a long and complicated history. First formed in the ska years by Bob Andy and Tyrone Evans as the duo of Andy And Ronnie, the group soon expanded to a quartet through the addition of Howard Barrett and John Holt, the latter naturally assuming lead duties; following the subsequent departure of Andy, Holt, Evans, and Barrett made the Paragons the quintessential rock steady trio. They had an incredible run of hits for Duke Reid and Coxsone during the mid-to-late '60s, and also issued some self-produced work, before Holt's solo career skyrocketed, leaving the group on the back-burner. Then, in the mid-1970s, the Paragons reformed, cutting material for New York-based labels such as Clocktower and Clintones, which led to this intriguing album, which saw material recorded in Jamaica at Harry J for Bunny Lee mixed with work cut at Bullwackie's studio in the Bronx; along with re-workings of classics such as "Left With A Broken Heart" and "Memories By The Score" is a whole range of new material, dealing with contemporary themes.
A dozen Important Restocks from the Mighty Emanem and Psi Labels:
Last week we listed a rare Steve Lacy reissue/historic recording 2 CD set from Emanem and it sold out in less than 24 hours! 15 copies gone quick! We just reordered more as well as a number of other Emanem and Psi titles. They were shipped and will hopefully be here soon. Here is what is in our package so grab these before we have to do another order!
STEVE LACY With KENT CARTER / ALDO ROMANO / ENRICO RAVA / STEVE POTTS / IRENE AEBI / PAUL MOTIAN / NOEL McGHIE - Free for a Minute (1966-72)(Emanem 5210; UK)
2 CD Set $22
ANTHONY BRAXTON / DEREK BAILEY - First Duo Concert (Emanem 5038; UK)
ISKRA 1903 [PAUL RUTHERFORD / BARRY GUY / DEREK BAILEY] - Chapter One: ISKRA 1903 Expanded Edition (1970-2) (Emanem 5311; UK)
3 CD Set $28
ISKRA 1903 [PAUL RUTHERFORD / BARRY GUY / PHILIPP WACHSMANN] & ISKRA 1904 With EVAN PARKER - Chapter Two (1981/3) (Emanem 4303; UK)
3 CD Set $28
ISKRA 1903 [PAUL RUTHERFORD / BARRY GUY / DEREK BAILEY] - Goldsmiths (Emanem 5013; UK)
MISHA MENGELBERG / EVAN PARKER - Broken Chair (PSI 11.07; UK)
EVAN PARKER / JOHN EDWARDS / MARK SANDERS - Two Seasons (Emanem 4202; UK)
2 CD Set $22
EVAN PARKER / DERK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK - Topography of the Lungs (PSI 06.05; UK)
PAUL RUTHERFORD With PAUL ROGERS / VERYAN WESTON / MARCIO MATTOS - In Backward Times (1979-2007)(Emanem 5045; UK)
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE [JOHN STEVENS/EVAN PARKER/PETER KOWALD] - Summer 1967 (Emanem 4005; UK)
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE [JOHN STEVENS/TREVOR WATTS/EVAN PARKER/PAUL RUTHERFORD et al - Challenge: Expanded Edition (2013 remaster) (Emanem 5029; UK)
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE [JOHN STEVENS/BARRY GUY/EVAN PARKER TREVOR WATTS/DEREK BAILEY/KENNY WHEELER/PAUL RUTHERFORD] - Withdrawal (Emanem 5040; UK)
JOHN STEVENS / EVAN PARKER / BARRY GUY / PAUL RUTHERFORD - One Four and Two Twos: 4, 4, 4 ..Plus! (Emanem 5027)
LP Only Section:
VERONIQUE VINCENT & AKSAK MABOUL - 16 Visions of Ex-Futur (Crammed Disc 271; Belgium) “Heralded as the next album by Belgian avant-rock combo Aksak Maboul in 1981, this collaboration with The Honeymoon Killers' Véronique Vincent was never completed. The project was 'dropped' at some point but listening now to these fine pop songs written by Vincent and Crammed Discs/Aksak Maboul's founder Marc Hollander, one can't help but wonder why. The liner notes ask 'too pop to be experimental? too quirky for '80s pop?…they probably make a lot more sense now than they did then'. But as reissues of lost classics have become the norm, and these recordings being so close to completion, we definitely could have had both. Alas, it does no good to conjecture when they're here now. Thirty plus years later, these compositions are finally seeing the light of day. Put together from demos and rough mixes recorded at home or Pyramide Studio in Brussels as well as in London and a chalet in the Swiss Alps, the Ex-Futur Album offers a good look, not at what could've been, but at what was and was so close to blossoming into itself. Opener 'Chez Les Aborigènes' sets the tone for the collection – Vincent's breathy voice, pretty melodies that don't always go where you think, lovely changes (think if Stereolab were an 80s chart band), and segueing into a Middle Eastern groove for the outro. 'Afflux De Luxe' is a floating pop dream, reminiscent of Saint Etienne's filmic interludes if they were given a full-on pop makeover. Which brings us to the gorgeous 'Je Pleure Tout Les Temps', a single that should have been. The sound of wandering alone through busy twilight streets, catching moments of transcendence at the chorus. An English version, 'I'm Always Crying', comes a few tracks later. A quite different mix, more back alleys and fire escapes but nonetheless a beautiful melodic chorus. And when Vincent delivers the line 'I'm systematically crying', her choice of rhythm breaks the word up into 'systematically', emphasizing the 'tickle' at odds with the tears. 'Veronika Winken' starts off dark, intending to frighten, as Vincent growls and sharply enunciates the lyrics. Strange pronounced vocal noises carry us through as the music grows poppier, finally culminating in a jubilant 80s calypso update of Yé-Yé. 'My Kind Of Doll', the only song on the record not co-written with Hollander, also sees this kind of stylistic shift from detached minor key verse to sweet major chorus. 'Doll' wrestles with the egocentric desire and expectations of childishly adult playthings. 'Réveillons-Nous' and 'Le Troisième Personnage' feature the kind of blippy synths that fans of 80s pop are bound to love, the former flowing into more island rhythms. All in all these don't quite add up to an album's worth of material and the rest of the CD is rounded out by remixes, variations, dub and live versions. The download comes with an additional three bonus tracks. Including an intense take on 'Veronika Winken', full of more groans, rolled r's, and other mouth sounds, recorded by an unknown fan at "the only Aksak Maboul/Véronique Vincent mini-show at The Kitchen (NYC) as part of the Strange Mutations Festival" in 1986. Funnily enough, the original catalogue number for this was to be cram 014, and 'Chez Les Aborigènes' contains the line - itself a reference to a Charles Aznavour song - "I won't be wearing for 30 years the old, threadbare blue suit". But of course these recordings are new to all but the handful who worked on them first time around; the threads taken up again, revitalised and brought to light to delight. And that suits just fine.” - Aug Stone, TheQuietus.com
2 LP Set $25
AKSAK MABOUL [MARC HOLLANDER/VINCENT KENIS/ et al] - Onze Dances Pour Combattre La Migraine (Crammed Disc 101; Belgium) An absolute cult classic of the 70's RIO (Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, Faust...) movement, held in such high esteem that people like Fred Frith, Chris Cutler and Catherine Jauniaux (who is also on one cut of this 1st album) did not have to be asked twice when asked if they wanted to participate in the follow up album 3 years later - although all involved agree that the first album was even better! All that is, except the creative mastermind behind it, Marc Hollander (also the founder of the Crammed/Made To Measure label), who for many years did not want to re-release it. Anyway I can't do better than to quote the below - they've hit it on the head! "Amidst the restless atmosphere of the 1970s, an LP emerged as if from nowhere that started as if it were a radio broadcast for children. Where did this music come from? From Europe or from far away? Was it a message from the future, that had been forgotten somewhere in the past? The instrumentation consisted of guitar, organ, saxophone, clarinet and violin, but also old-fashioned piano could be heard alongside an accordion, a xylophone or an electronic drum machine. The music was melancholic, sometimes sad, and yet it was refreshing, lively and made its listeners happy. A woman's voice came and went as if blown about by the wind, a singing child, melodies for eternity, and again and again little surprises as if with each piece one were unwrapping a small but precious present." In the spring of 1977, two young Belgian musicians who called themselves Aksak Maboul (aka Marc Hollander & Vincent Kenis) set out to record an album in which they playfully fused and deconstructed all kinds of genres to create their own musical world. Many ingredients came in and out of the Aksak blender: fake jazz, electronics, imaginary African & Balkan music, minimalism (there were even pre-techno aspects such in as Saure Gurke and its characteristic keyboard stab pattern which will mysteriously find its way into many classic Detroit techno tracks some ten years later) and even improv in the best "Downtown" tradition! Onze Danses became a cult album... (oh yeah, the mystery solved: 'Aksak' is a Turkish word designating certain uneven rhythms, and 'Maboul' is French, borrowed from the Arabic, meaning 'mad' "Crazy Rhythms?") "A sum of musical and cultural references which knows no border between countries and civilizations... a spirit inherited from Dadaism and Surrealism." Hell! Talk about all over the map -you even hear moments that sound like Braxton's "Ghost Trance" compositions!" - Manny ‘Lunch’ Maris
MUTANTES - Ao Vivo (Vinilisssimo 544; Spain) Vinilisssimo present a reissue of Mutantes' Ao Vivo, originally released in 1976. Those who fell in love with Os Mutantes after listening to their Tropicália work in the late '60s, embracing both psychedelia and Brazilian music influences, should be aware that only one of the original band members, Sérgio Dias, is responsible for this late album, and when it came out the band's sound had changed enormously after almost ten years since their debut LP was released in 1968. The good news is that Ao Vivo is actually a great progressive rock record and also the first time we can see the name of Os Mutantes printed on the sleeve of a live album. The quality trademark of the band was still there despite the personnel changes over the years and the fade out of the Tropicália movement, which in many cases evolved towards the progressive genre. Ao Vivo was recorded in 1976 during a show at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Rita Lee and Arnaldo Baptista were not there, but the very talented Paulo de Castro, Rui Motta, and Luciano Alves had joined Dias and delivered a brilliant shot of live rock music with lots of quality keyboard solos and guitar licks. Paulo was at the time a very skillful multi-instrumentalist, so it is not surprising that he was hired as arranger and studio musician for artists such as Gerson Conrad and Zezé Motta on their 1975 LP on Som Livre. This album features 13 new songs and appears to be the last recording of Os Mutantes until the 2006 reunion show in London. An essential addition to any '70s Brazilian music collection. Presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE - Levitation Praxis Pt 4 (Demdike Stare DDS 025; UK) Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe's incredible experiments with Harry Bertoia's sound sculptures are here documented on this beautiful new edition for Demdike Stare's DDS imprint, coinciding with his appearance on Semtember 2017's issue of The Wire magazine. Lowe is something of a polymath; having started out as part of math rock outfit 90 Day Men and doom metal trio Om, he progressed to forge his own solo work (often under the Lichens moniker), as well as a whole slew of collaborations, including work with Johann Johannsson on scoring both Arrival (2016) and Sicario (2015), an acclaimed album with Ariel Kalma for RVNG Intl's FRKWYS series, plus active involvement in site-specific video art and sound installations. His most recent work under his own name has seen him release diverse music for Type, Latency, More Than Human, and, of course, DDS who have, with this album, presented what might just be the most beautiful Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe artefact thus far. In 2016, Lowe was commissioned by New York's museum of Arts and Design to contribute to a Harry Bertoia exhibition, which he undertook alongside video director Johann Rashid. He was asked to create sound recordings with Sonambient sculptures; metal rods and gongs that produce highly distinct, resonant sounds when struck, brushed, or touched. Beginning in 1968, Bertoia set up an eighteenth-century stone barn on his property in Barto, Pennsylvania, to house these sculptures and from which he would go on to record works for his highly collectable Sonambient label, as recently documented on Important Records' breathtaking box set (IMPREC 419CD, 2016) and reissue series. Lowe was given full access to the barn, beautifully filmed footage of which can be found on YouTube. Lowe's work with these sculptures is quite unlike anything you might have heard from those original Bertoia recordings. Instead of serendipitous improvisation, Lowe weaves his way through the sculptures on a path that was mapped out in advance, imbuing them with a more "composed" and arranged feel. As well as that familiar and distinct sound palette, he subtly manipulates and feeds in vocal layers that take proceedings into ever more ethereal and haunting dimensions. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton.
ELIZABETH COTTEN - When I'm Gone (Folkways 35371; USA) "This is the third volume of work for Folkways by one of the most important acoustic guitarists of the 20th Century, originally released in 1965. Produced by musician Alice Gerrard and recorded by folklorist/musician Mike Seeger, When I'm Gone is the perfect introduction to the queen of folk-blues. An absolute classic lovingly reissued in a perfect replica of the original Folkways jacket and including a reproduction of the original information booklet. On blue vinyl."
Overstock, Understock, Sideways-stock, Down Sales List:
Here is a short list of 15 Sealed Sales CDs. We are down to the last half dozen for many of these titles so check to see if have them or not.
If you choose 3 or more, we will take 10% off.
ANTHONY BRAXTON & ITALIAN INSTABILE ORCHESTRA (With CARLO ACTIS DATO / GIANLUIGI TROVESI / et al)- Creative Orchestra (Bolzano) 2007 (Rai Trade 13; Italy)
ANDREW CYRILLE QUINTET With OLIVER LAKE / HANNIBAL MARVIN PETERSON / STEVE COLSON / REGGIE WORKMAN - My Friend Louis (Moholo) (DIW 858; Japan)
IDEAL BREAD [JOSH SINTON / KIRK KNUFFKE / REUBEN RADDING / TOMAS FUJIWARA] // STEVE LACY - Beating The Teens: Songs of Steve Lacy from Scratching The Seventies/Dreams Saravah Recordings [2 CD set] (Cuneiform 386; USA)
2 CD Set $18
IDEAL BREAD [JOSH SINTON / KIRK KNUFFKE / REUBEN RADDING / TOMAS FUJIWARA //STEVE LACY] - Transmit: Vol. 2 of The Music of Steve Lacy (Cuneiform 296; USA)
IDEAL BREAD [JOSH SINTON/KIRK KNUFFKE/REUBEN RADDING/TOMAS FUJIWARA //STEVE LACY] - Vol. 1 of The Music of Steve Lacy (KMBjazz 15; USA)
CD $10 [LTD Edition of 100]
ITALIAN INSTABILE ORCHESTRA (With CARLO ACTIS DATO / GIANLUIGI TROVESI / et al) - London Hymns: Live At London Jazz Festival 2005 (ImPrint 15; EEC)
OLIVER LAKE QUARTET With ANTHONY MICHAEL PETERSON / SANTI DEBRIANO / PHEEROAN AkLAFF - Virtual Reality (Total Escapism) (Gazell 4004 US)
BYARD LANCASTER With ALFIE POLLITT/JIM DRAGONI/KENNY DAVIS/WEBB THOMAS/KENNY SPELLER - Worlds (Gazell 4005)
LAWRENCE 'BUTCH' MORRIS With BRANDON ROSS / MYRA MELFORD / ZEENA PARKINS / J A DEANE / BRYAN CARROTT / et al - Verona: Conduction No 43: The Cloth (1994) / Conduction No 46: Verona Skyscraper (1995)(Nubop 09; Italy)
2 CD Set $25
MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE [JAMES BLOOD ULMER / CALVIN JONES / CORNELL ROCHESTER] PHAROAH SANDERS / JOHN ZORN - Cross Fire (DIW 927) Last release from Blood Ulmer’s amazing ensemble. Note that Pharaoh Sanders and John Zorn each play on half of the pieces separately.
JD PARRAN - Window Spirits: Solo (Mutable 17539; USA)
'BIG' JOHN PATTON With JOHN ZORN / ED CHERRY / KENNY WOLLESEN - Minor Swing (DIW 896; Japan) Outstanding! Funky with some great, greasy organ grooves! Zorn takes one of his sax solos of all time on the first cut!!!
AKIRA SAKATA/GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO - Iruman (Mbari Musica 21; Portugal)
JAMES BLOOD ULMER With ORNETTE COLEMAN / JAMAALADEEN TACUMA / DENARDO COLEMAN - Tales Of Captain Black (DIW 403)
JAMES BLOOD ULMER With DAVID MURRAY/OLIVER LAKE/OLU DARA/AMIN ALI/RONALD SHANNON JACKSON/CALVIN WESTON - Are You Glad To Be In America? (DIW 400)
DAVID S WARE QUARTET With MATTHEW SHIPP / WILLIAM PARKER / WHIT DICKEY - Third Ear Recitation (DIW 870)
JAMES JABBO WARE And THE ME WE & THEM ORCHESTRA With CECIL BRIDGEWATER/J D PARRAN/HILTON RUIZ/THURMAN BARKER/WARREN SMITH / et al - Something Is Coming (Y’All 04; USA)
Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for August of 2017
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - NELS CLINE - AUGUST 22–27
THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET
URI GURVICH CD RELEASE PARTY!
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AUGUST 25–26 AT 8:30PM
Uri Gurvich Quartet—CD release party
Uri Gurvich (sax) Luis Perdomo (piano) Peter Slavov (bass) Johnathan Blake (drums) and special guest Bernardo Palombo (vocals)
8:30 pm - The Ring Nebula Project- Dave Rempis (alto sax) Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet, assorted brass) Michael TA Thompson (drums) Chris Lightcap (bass) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
8:30 pm - Bando Bro Jo—resonator guitar and banjo sextet - Elliott Sharp (resonator guitar, banjo) Joel Harrison (banjo) Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, Ava Mendoza, Nels Cline (resonator guitars)
8:30 pm - Nels Cline and Julian Lage (electric and acoustic guitars)
THE STONE RESIDENCIES - TREVOR DUNN - AUGUST 29–SEPTEMBER 3
8:30 pm - Trevor Dunn Solo Bass
THE STONE COMMISSIONS - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30: MARY HALVORSON
In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2017.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check https://nationalsawdust.org/event/jazz-stone-commissioning-series/ $25
8:30 pm - SpermChurch - Trevor Dunn (bass) Sannety (electronics) Brian Chase (drums)
THE STONE AT RUSS AND DAUGHTERS CAFE!
THURSDAY AUGUST 31: SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ
ONE SET AT 8PM—ADMISSION FREE! - The Stone is proud to present music at Russ and Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard Street the last Thursday of every month! Drop by for smoked fish, pickles and great music!
8:30 pm - Chamber Music - Jennifer Choi (violin) Carla Kihlstedt (violin) William Hakim (viola) Andrea Lee (cello) Vicki Chow (piano); “String Quartet no 1” and Nocturnes for piano.
THE STONE AT THE NEW SCHOOL—55 WEST 13TH STREET
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHTS—A STONE BENEFIT
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS SEPTEMBER 1-2 AT 8:30
FRIDAY SEPT 1—John Zorn (sax) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Jim Staley (trombone) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests
SATURDAY SEPT 2—John Zorn (sax) Bill Frisell (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Uri Caine (piano) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests
830 pm - Trio-convulsant play music from "Sister Phantom Owl Fish"
Trevor Dunn (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)
830 pm - Dunn/Seabrook/Slick - Trevor Dunn (bass) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Eric Slick (drums)
830 pm - ProofReaders play "Ornette On Tenor" - Trevor Dunn (bass) Anna Webber (tenor sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (drums)
All Sets start at 8:30pm Tickets: $20
There are no refreshments or merchandise at The Stone.
Only music. All ages are welcome.
Cash Only at the door. There is no phone.
There is no food or beverage served or allowed
just a serious listening environment.
The Stone is booked purely on a curatorial basis
The CORNELIA STREET CAFE - 212-989-9319
29 Cornelia St in the heart of the West Greenwich Village, NYC
Friday Aug 25
6:00PM MARY LYN MAISCOTT - vocals, guitar; Joan Chew, violin, piano, percussion, harmony vocals; Graig Janssen, guitar, piano, harmony vocals
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST: BILLY NEWMAN QUINTET - Billy Newman, guitar; Eric Schugren, tenor, sopranino sax; Evan Francis, alto sax, flute; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST: JIM NOLET & ARCOMUNDO - Jim Nolet, viola; Marcia Lopes, voice; Mario Manga, viola, cavaquinho, cello; Alessandro D'Loia, percussion
Saturday - Aug 26
6:00PM ALBERT MARQUES TRIO FEAT. ARI HOENIG - Albert Marques, piano; Max Esquivel, bass; Ari Hoenig, drums
9:00PM BRAZIL FEST : RUBENS SALLES GROUP - Rubens Salles, piano; John Clark, french horn; Leco Reis, bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums
Brazil Fest : Rubens Salles Group image
10:30PM BRAZIL FEST: SUSAN PEREIRA AND SABOR BRASIL - Susan Pereira, voice, percussion; Noah Bless, trombone; Deanna Witkowski, piano; Itaiguara, bass; Vanderlei Pereira, drums
Sun Aug 27
8:35PM: MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET - John Ellis, tenor sax; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Clarence Penn, drums; Michael Blanco, bass
Mon Aug 28th:
8:30PM MARKO STUPAREVIC AND MARGARITA ROVENSKAYA IN CONCERT - Margarita Rovenskaya, piano; Marko Stuparevic , piano
Tuesday Aug 29
8:00PM HERBIE COLEMAN - Nick Sanders, piano; Alex LoRe, alto sax; Martin Nevin, bass; Kenneth Salters, drums
9:30PM RICHARD SEARS QUINTET - Richard Sears, piano; Roman Filiu, alto sax; Maria Grand, tenor sax; Martin Nevin, bass; Michael Davis, drums
Wed Aug 30th:
8:01PM MARTIN NEVIN GROUP - Roman Filiu, alto sax; Sam Harris, piano; Martin Nevin, bass; Craig Weinrib, drums
Thursday Aug 31
8:00PM CALEB CURTIS QUINTET - Caleb Curtis, alto sax; Josh Lawrence, trumpet; Chet Doxas, tenor sax; Noah Garabedian, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
9:30PM CARMEN STAAF TRIO - Carmen Staaf, piano; Edward Perez, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums
Friday Sep 01
6:00PM TAMUZ NISSIM & GEORGE NAZOS TRIO - Tamuz Nissim, vocals; George Nazos, guitar; Harvie S, bass Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos Trio image
8:35PM NOISE CEILING - Zach Lapidus, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Paul Wells, drums
Saturday Sep 02
8:35PM DAN WEISS TRIO - Dan Weiss, drums; Jacob Sacks, piano; Thomas Morgan, bass
Sunday Sep 03
8:35PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, ELLIE GOODMAN
Ellie Goodman, violin; James Robinson, bass; Josh Kaye, guitar
Friday, August 25th
Novoa / Makabe Duo Novoa / Paz / Jiménez / Hyde Quartet
8pm - Novoa / Makabe Duo
Emi Makabe – vocals, effects & shamisen
Eva Novoa – piano & gongs
9pm - Novoa / Paz / Jiménez / Hyde Quartet
Hery Paz – tenor sax
Eva Novoa – piano
Kenneth Jiménez – bass
Evan Hyde – drums
Saturday, August 26th 8:30 PM
Billy Mintz Quintet
Tony Malaby – tenor saxophone
Adam Kolker – tenor saxophone
Roberta Piket – piano
Hilliard Greene – bass
Billy Mintz – drums
Thursday, September 21st 8:30 PM
DOUBLE FEATURE: 3 3
8:30PM Mara Rosenbloom Trio (w/ special guest Michael Wimberly)
Sean Conly Bass
Michael Wimberly Drums
Mara Rosenbloom Piano & Composition
9:30PM Sean Conly Trio
Michael Attias Alto Saxophone
Jeff Davis Drums
Sean Conly Bass & Composition
Friday, September 22nd 8:30 PM
Javier Moreno Quintet
Javier Moreno: Bass and compositions
Michael Attias: Alto sax
Hery Paz: Tenor Sax, clarinet, flute
Santiago Leibson: Piano
Eden Bareket: Bass Clarinet, baritone Sax
I-Beam is located at 168 7th Street in Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Directions: SUBWAY: Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are located on the ground floor, the grey doors to the right of the stairs of #168.