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DMG Newsletter for Friday, October 26th, 2018

Written by Marc Ribot (Knockwurst Music)

Come back Rosa Parks
From the back of the bus
Take the wheel from this idiot
Steer us back on the road

Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom ...
Even if it life

Come back Emma Goldman
Hold our Hands as we go marching
Past the Towers of arrogant Tyranny’s name

Please teach us
Teach us
How to walk in Freedom cause
I’m Going to walk in freedom land.

Come back Malcolm X
Raise your fist in our struggle
Give us courage to choose
Whatever Means are necessary....

Resistance is Not Futile!
The Time to Listen is Now!
Check Out the Inspirational Sounds from These Fine Folks:

Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance! Matthew Shipp Solo! Two from Elliott Sharp: ‘Dispersion’ & ‘Calling All Earthlings’! Guillermo Gregorio / Rafal Mazur / Raymon Lopez! Vinny Golia New Music & Michael Moss Accidental Orchestras! Jerome Sabbagh & Greg Touhey!

Three from Hat [Now] Morton Feldman / Karlheinz Stockhausen / Roland Dahinden! Yuhan Su & Matt Holman! Archival Sounds from: Suicide! Dinosaur, Jr.! Chet Atkins!

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry! Arthur Russell DVD! LP’s from B.A.G.: Oliver Lake/Baikida Carroll/Joseph Bowie/Charles Bobo Shaw/Floyd LeFlore! Roland Young’s Infinite Sound! Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward! Take a Knife and Open My Heart - Rare Flamenco Collection!

Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery - FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, October 28h:
6pm: MAX KUTNER & GREGG BENDIAN - Guitarist from Evil Genius meets Drummer from Mahavishnu Project

November 4th, 2018:
6pm: RADIO I-CHING DUO: ANDY HAAS and DON FIORINO - Saxes and Guitar
7pm: DAVID GROLLMAN / AL MARGOLIS / LUCAS BRODE - Snare Drum / Tapes / Guitar

November 11th:
7pm: SAM NEWSOME and SANDY EWEN - Soprano Sax and Guitar

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. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed



Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Current schedule of Musicians:

Kirk Knuffke Solo

John Zorn & Ned Rothenberg

Thollem McDonas / Nels Cline / William Parker

Joanna Mattrey

Michael Foster & Leila Bordreuil

Jessica Pavone

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Tom Rainey / Steve Swell / Brandon Lopez

John Blum - solo piano

The evening will begin with friends & relatives of Mike reminiscing about him
All music sets will run around 10 minutes each
Admission is free
Please come down and help us to celebrate’s Mike Panico’s life and legacy


This week’s Dynamite Discs start off with this timely release:

MARC RIBOT With TOM WAITS / STEVE EARLE / MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO / FAY VICTOR / SAM AMIDON / JULIAN VIVIAN BOND / DOUG WIESELMAN / ERIK FRIEDLANDER / JAMES BRANDON LEWIS / SHAHZAD ISMAILY / CHES SMITH / CHAD TAYLOR / et al - Songs Of Resistance 1948 – 2014 (Anti 87604; USA) “My grandparents lost brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles in the Holocaust, and I’ve toured and have friends in Russia and Turkey; we recognize Trump, and it’s no mystery where we will wind up if we don’t push back.”
Those are the words used by the guitarist Marc Ribot to introduce his new album, which seems to me to be one of the year’s most important releases. A series of protest songs aimed at our current discontents, Songs of Resistance is in the spirit of Charlie Haden’s first Liberation Music Orchestra album, back in 1968, in that it fuses music of the past with that of the present, adding historical perspective to the various struggles it depicts.
The difference is that Ribot varies the musical approach from track to track, using guest singers and different instrumental groupings. So Tom Waits — with whom he has collaborated more more than 30 years — delivers a ballad called “Bella Ciao”, sung by the Italian partisans of the Second World War. Fay Victor fronts a irresistible funked-up “John Brown”, one of several tracks alluding to the civil rights movement. Steve Earle takes his turn on a Ribot tune about a Sikh immigrant murdered in Texas by a racist who mistook him for a Muslim (“A madman pulled the trigger / Donald Trump loaded the gun”), containing fragments of “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” and “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee”. Meshell Ndegeocello sings Ribot’s elegant “The Militant Ecologist”, based on another Italian song. The homespun “Knock That Statue Down”, attacking the resistance to the removal of memorials to the Confederacy, is delivered by Ribot himself. The last of the 11 tracks features Justin Vivian Bond singing “We’re Never Turning Back”, Ribot’s comment on gender politics.
Throughout his long career, the guitarist has been noted for the inclusiveness of his approach. Although the settings here reflect his diversity of musical interests, veering from folk songs and country music through go-go to free jazz, he succeeds in tying the whole sequence together through a unity of emotion, showing us how many shades of “stirring” there can be.
It’s a record that, in Ribot’s own phrase, chooses to fight the good fight. As such, it’s in a great and honourable tradition. And at this moment in history, it feels more necessary than ever.” - Richard Williams,
CD $15
LP $18

MATTHEW SHIPP - Au Vico Jazz Na Fabrica (Loja-Sesc SP; Brazil) Solo piano performance from earlier this year from a festival in Brazil. This same label has released previous live discs from Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell and William Parker. Getting copies of these has not been very easy so please don’t hesitate. I will do my own review next week. - BLG
CD $15

ELLIOTT SHARP // VENI ACADEMY - Dispersion (Mode 305; USA) “Working with forces unknown to me has always been an exciting challenge,” says Elliott Sharp, “especially when those forces are in the form of younger musicians, highly skilled and enthusiastic.” For his work with the musicians of the Veni Academy, he chose three previously composed works that would be easily adaptable to a large ensemble whose instrumentation was not the result of prior design plus one newly composed for the occasion. The chosen pieces were based on well-defined processes that made use of instant decision-making on the part of both the players and the conductor, and finally, some graphic notation. Composed in 2003 for string quartet, “The Dispersion of Seeds” uses a simple algorithm of arpeggiation of nine chords throughout its arc to create shifting verticalities. The piece would be different with every performance yet would retain its distinct identity. The composition “Flexagons” is based on permutations of composed fragments ordered in time with instructions on how to flex and fold them. Augmenting the flex is the possibility of players “popping out” with short improvised statements that may be acted upon by the other players and thereby revealing another facet. “The Hidden Variable” is a suite of graphic scores originally conceived for solo guitar using “alternate bows” to generate sounds on the guitar. Palimpsest was composed for the occasion and a world premiere. Historically, a palimpsest manuscript could be reused by scraping or erasing the text. While the removal of the original texts might be quite thorough, elements of the original items might still be evident, whether explicitly or subliminally, creating a “palimpsest.” Here Sharp’s "original texts" are sample measures taken from previous scores, compiled as raw materials in this new work, superimposed on the now-erased substrate, the “manuscript.”
Having just read the liner notes here, some six pages of complex, informative information, I am ready to dive into the music here, four long works. “Flexagons” is first and is has several layers of lines flowing around one another with occasional soloists popping out of the controlled or directed chaos. Although the piece sounds turbulent at times, there seems to be a series of connected fragments which emerge and recombine with other fragments. There is a melodica player plus a couple of synths as well at the center, which add a somewhat calming drone to the center throbbing activity. There is section of cerebral, expanding & contracting currents, midway which I find to be most hypnotic, it feels great to be submerged in in quiet, focused (what looks like) chaos but isn’t really that. “Dispersion of Seeds” is actually quiet, subdued in parts, an eerie calm which slowly increases in intensity, but then clams down once again like an oasis in a storm. The tile of this piece is taken from the words of Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist who focused on the propagation of plant-life. The music here does have an organic, life-like vibe, reminding me of the way our thoughts move between complex and natural currents. “The Hidden Variable” features Mr. Sharp’s nimble, yet alien sounding electro-acoustic guitar fractures at the center. It sounds as if the ensemble is struggling to keep up with alien nature of the sounds created by Mr. Sharp’s fragmented sounds, eventually both sides come together and compliment each other’s movements. Towards to last section, the throbbing waves get more intense, the feeling is most exhilarating. “Palimpsest” is based on several sampled scores written previous by Mr. Sharp which are then superimposed for the new score. The fractured guitars and waves of seething strings/horns/percussion become dense at times as well as harrowing. Although the music has an alien, otherworldly vibe, there is something undeniably captivating about it as well. It reminds me of the current turbulence of life due to the things around us which effect us but that we can’t control or change. Both new CDs from Elliott Sharp (‘Calling All Earthlings’ is the other new one) show two very different sides to a this quintessential Downtown composer & musician. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $15

ELLIOTT SHARP - Calling All Earthlings (Cavity Search CRS 111; USA) Featuring Elliott Sharp on acoustic & electric guitars, tenor & bari guitars, steel guitar, mandocello, bass, synths, processing and voice. Longtime Downtown composer/guitarist/multi-bandleader, Elliott Sharp, created this music for a new documentary film by Jonathan Berman, called “Calling All Earthlings”. I’ve known documentary filmmaker Jonathan Berman for many years, having checked out an earlier film called ‘Commune’ from 2005, which also has a soundtrack from Elliott Sharp and which received rave reviews when it was released. About the movie, "Flying saucers, visitors from outer space, federal agents, and a time machine all meet up in the Mojave desert in this engrossing look at the life, work, and followers of eccentric George van Tassel. Berman's film offers a candid and unique look at the ways in which our postwar fascination with UFOs has fed both utopian dreams and conspiratorial fears." - Greg Eghigian - Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine
This disc begins with, “Gila Monster”, a quietly, throbbing, psych/blues featuring some mysterious, sly steel guitar. Mr. Sharp does a fine job of creating a series of haunting landscapes with various slide, steel and subtle psych guitars, skeletal percussion or selective drum samples. Since I haven’t seen the film yet, I can’t comment on how the music works in the movie. I will say that the music evokes a strong, laid back, light night vibe, each piece does capture a certain cinematic image/vibe. The music often has a desert-like vibe, conjuring up ghosts or spirits or something that our imaginations are likely run away with. This disc is more than 60 minutes and it remains fascinating throughout. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $13

GUILLERMO GREGORIO / RAFAL MAZUR / RAMON LOPEZ TRIO - Wandering the Sounds (Listen Foundation! 09; Poland) Featuring Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar and Ramon Lopez on drums. Since moving here from Chicago a few years ago, former Argentinian reeds player & composer, Guillermo Gregorio, has kept busy searching out a variety of creative spirits to collaborate with. Gregorio, who plays mostly clarinet nowadays, has played here at DMG numerous times, working with Nico Letman-Burtinovic, Steve Swell, Brandon Lopez, Joanna Mattrey, Aaron Novik, Art Bailey & Leonor Falcon. Mr. Gregorio goes back to Chicago on occasion to work with a number of his old collaborators and has been to Poland in recent years to work with new musicians there. For this disc, Guillermo is working with a formidable trio: Rafal Mazur on acoustic bass guitar (w/ Agusti Fernandez, Keir Neuringer & Liudas Mockunas) and Spanish drummer Raymon Lopez (Barry Guy, Joachim Kuhn & Joelle Leandre).
This is a studio effort, recorded in Poland in June of this (?) year. The first thing I noticed about this disc is how well, how carefully it is recorded. Mr. Gregorio loves to play quietly, cautiously concentrating on each sound or subtle flurries. The rhythm team do a great job of pushing Gregorio out of his safety zone, so that he becomes more animated at times, often balancing between two extremes, from subtle to eruptive. Mr. Mazur’s acoustic bass guitar has a distinctive sound, somewhere between an acoustic bass and an electric bass. It sounds like a perfect match for Guillermo’s expressive, warm, wooden, clarinet tone which also also works well with Mr. Lopez’ slow-burning drumming. Lopez is a master of both brushes and mallets, his rare controlled explosiveness pushes the trio into some surprising crescendos. The sound of Mr. Gregorio’s clarinet is so well captured here, he sounds at his best, taking his time to explore different areas on his trusty reed. Along with the recent CD by Lajos Dudas, these are the tow best clarinet discs I’ve heard in recent memory! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $16

VINNY GOLIA NEW MUSIC ORCHESTRA with GAVIN TEMPLETON / BRIAN WALSH / DANIEL ROSENBOOM / DAN CLUCAS / et al - Live at Redcat Los Angeles (Ninewinds 400/pfMENTUM 123; USA) Throughout his long music journey of 40 years, reeds wiz & composer, Vinny Golia, has sought out many kindred, creative spirits from the city of Lost Angels, from John Carter & Bobby Bradford, through Nels & Alex Cline, working with a large amount of Southern California’s finest musicians. His long-running label Nine Winds has released a couple of hundred discs from Golia as a leader, as well as a large number of other strong players. Since the mid-80’s Mr. Golia has been working with a large ensemble, which have some half dozen releases, both as CD’s and DVD’s. Each of these are well worth checking out as Mr. Golia obviously works hard to composing, directing, choosing personnel and documenting.
Mr. Golia has been teaching at Cal Arts for a long while, inspiring and working with a host of younger musicians. This is his first New Music (Large Ensemble) Orchestra in a while and it is a cause for celebration. Mr. Golia has expanded his large ensemble quite a bit: 16 strings, 11 woodwinds, 11 brass, piano, guitar, 3 percussionists & voices. Golia has blended his electric sextet with a larger than usual ensemble & voices. Most ambitious! The music is dedicated to a close friend who had recently passed away as well as the great bassist Henry Grimes. The only names I recognize here are mainly members of Golia’s recent units: Gavin Templeton, Daniel Rosenboom, Dan Clucas & Brian Walsh. This DVD consists of two sets, recorded on April 9th of 2014 at the Redcat in Los Angeles.
From the very beginning, Vinny Golia, a wise, friendly looking white-haired old/young man is conducting a sea of strings, reeds and brass which swirl around him in glorious waves. A second conductor, Mark Lowenstein, takes over for Mr. Golia when he takes his seat in the reed section. Two vocalists are featured adding their own strange yet effective wordless voices, an integral part of the rising waves of music. Golia is now a sub-conductor directing the vast reeds section which features a spirited Dolphyesque alto sax solo from Gavin Templeton. The entirety of the music is well-captured both sonically and visually, an immensely tight rhythm team holding everything together and kicking the large ensemble into high gear. Mr. Golia blasts an incredible bari sax solo, sounding like John Surman in his early days, tearing it up, raising the roof higher & higher. The orchestra is broken into several sections, a handful of reeds players and string players each have parts to play, different sections seesawing around one another. Even while one or two players solos, alternating subsections rise and fall, above and beneath the waves of combined sections. On "Lost and Found", which is dedicated to Henry Grimes, Mr. Golia pulls off a Zappa-like conceit, by having several sections kaleidoscopically blend in unexpected ways, the music shifting through different genres quickly. There are too many great solos to mention here but I will mention a few: guitarist Alex Noice, trumpeter Dan Clucas and pianist Ingrid Lee. Overall, this is the best large ensemble music I've heard in a long while. Instead of the often sarcastic sense of humor found in Zappa projects like the Grand Wazoo, this band has a more uplifting spirit of complex, combined forces working together in a myriad of striking ways. This DVD is a masterwork in so many ways and being able to see & hear who is doing what is an essential part of figuring out the immense vision and commitment involved here. Even if you just listen to the music, instead of viewing the video, you will be blown away time and again. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
DVD $18

MICHAEL MOSS ACCIDENTAL ORCHESTRA With ELLIOTT LEVIN / MICHAEL LYTLE / RICK IANNICONE / STEVE COHN / RICHARD KEENE / JASON HWANG / LARRY ROLAND / BILY STEIN / WARREN SMITH ‘ et al - Helix (4th Stream Records 10013; USA) There are a large number of musicians in the New York area, who are committed to making creative music over long periods of time, yet remain below the radar of recognition. Michael Moss is one such musician, who has been involved in the Downtown network, his name appears on so few records that I can find. He did record with Annette Peacock for her first solo record, ‘I’m the One’, but that was in 1972, plus he has a duo effort with guitarist Billy Stein from more recent times. Mr. Moss stopped by the store last Sunday (10/21/18), introduced himself and left us with this disc.
What is interesting is this: Mr. Moss’ Accidental Orchestra features some 22 musicians, most of whom I know well. It is always great to see names like: Vincent Chancey, Jason Hwang, Rosi Hertlein, Ras Moshe, Badal Roy and Warren Smith, since each one is a veteran of this scene. What is also great is getting chance to hear two of Philly’s favorite avant/jazz heroes: Rick Iannacone and Elliott Levin, both of whom were is New Ghost, an amazing yet unsung harmolodic quartet with a disc on ESP. This disc consists of two long pieces, “The Old One”, a suite in five parts and “See Sharp or Be Flat”. Although, this is a large ensemble, Mr. Moss has done a great job of keeping things focused, uncluttered and directed. Although, there are a number of solos, they are often kept short with what sounds like written or partially directed subgroups. With several layers of intersecting currents, one must listen closely to hear the way things are connected. The overall vibe is one of numerous spirits being set free simultaneously, yet I can hear the way certain themes emerge and submerge. One of the highlights here is the shrewd bent-note playing of Richard Keene on oboe, rising above the churning waves below and adding some unexpected twists. There is way too much interesting music going on here to comment on, but I was completely engaged throughout. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
CD $10

Two New Ones from Sunnyside, in stock early next week.

JEROME SABBAGH & GREG TOUHEY With JOE MARTIN / KUSH ABADEY - No Filter (Sunnyside; USA) Sabbagh and Tuohey have put a band together. Joe Martin, one of today's great bassists and an alumnus of Sabbagh's quartet, was an obvious choice. Drummer Kush Abadey impressed when he came to a session at Sabbagh's house; his commitment, versatility and musicianship cemented his position in the quartet. //The two leaders knew they wanted to record an album of original pieces. Following the success of The Turn in the audiophile community, they also aimed to release the best sounding record possible (No Filter will be available in audiophile vinyl, as well as high resolution download). // Recording direct to analog tape, all in the same room, without edits or overdubs, required some preparedness. Following a tour last fall, the band knew the material and veteran engineer Farber mixed on the fly. This urgency and directness are very much representative of the band's esthetics. The goal was to capture the moment and produce an album in which there is as little barrier as possible between the artists and listeners.
CD $15

YUHAN SU With MATT HOLMAN / ALEX LoRE - City Animals (Sunnyside 1529; USA) New York City can be like a jungle. With a menagerie of people intermingling in seemingly never ceasing action, the City has ecosystems within ecosystems. Vibraphonist/composer Yuhan Su has been inspired by her chaotic new home and her experiences with the individuals she has met there. Her new recording, City Animals, captures her enthusiasm for the craziness of the City and the adventures she has had since her arrival. // Originally from Taiwan, Su came to the States in 2008 to further her music studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she expanded her classical percussion knowledge to the world of jazz and improvisation. In 2012, Su moved to New York; she fell in love with the City and immediately immersed herself in the wilds of the jazz scene. // For City Animals Yuhan Su recruited saxophonist Alex LoRe join a tightly knit ensemble, which features trumpeter Matt Holman, bassist Petros Klampanis and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell.
CD $15

Three New Discs from Hat [Now] in stock next week:

MORTON FELDMAN / RADIO SINFONIE-ORCHESTRA FRANKFURT - Atlantis (Hat Now 206; Switzerland) “As we relate to music in an on-going condition of becoming, and not (like painting) a state of being, we're able to experience these works much as Morton Feldman did, as they happen, with an equal sense of wonder and delight.” (Art Lange) A major figure in 20th-century music, Morton Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of Composers. Feldman’s works are characterized by notational innovations that he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms that seem to be free and floating, pitch shadings that seem softly unfocused, a generally quiet and slowly evolving music, and recurring asymmetric patterns. He wrote the title track of this album, Atlantis, in 1959.
CD $18

KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN // DAVID TUDOR - Historic First Recordings of Klavierstucke I-VII & XI (Hat Now 172; Switzerland) Stockhausen calls his piano pieces his "drawings", the pieces in which he sketches out ideas without the added color complexity of instrumental timbres. More significantly, in these early pieces you can hear a composer grappling with the challenge of electronic sound, looking for "envelope curves" that will allow the old medium to compete with the new. As played by David Tudor in this historic recording, the piano gives its answer to the synthesizer. David Tudor is without question one of the premier figures in the performance of new music since the middle of this century. As a pianist, Tudor gave highly acclaimed first performances of works by contemporary composers Pierre Boulez, Earle Brown, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Wolff, Stephan Wolpe, and La Monte Young, among others. As a composer, Tudor chose specific electronic components and their interconnections to define both composition and performance drawing upon resources that were both flexible and complex.
CD $18

ROLAND DAHINDEN - Talking with Charlie Parker (Hat Now 208; Switzerland) Bass-clarinetist Gareth Davis asked Roland Dahinden to write something for his quartet, with Koen Kaptijn, Dario Calderone and Peppe Garcia. Dahinden responded with an “imaginary talk” with Charlie Parker, one of his musical heroes, captured in a score involving graphic as well as more conventional elements. “I took a piece of paper and started to talk to him [Parker] one to one- and compose. Phrases, and graphical stuff.” The resulting performance, says Dahinden, was “an intense and wonderful interplay between the musicians themselves and me as the conductor.” Dahinden is an improvising trombonist who works frequently with pianist Hildegard Kleeb. When asked if he views himself primarily as an improviser or a composer he says “For me, sometimes composing is the better tool, and sometimes improvising is. One big difference is that when I compose, others are playing the music.”
CD $18

Archival & Historic Discs from:

SUICIDE - Live 1977-1978 (Blast First Petite PTYT 011; UK) Limited edition of 3000, 6CD set. Audio verité recordings (mastered by the incomparable Denis Blackham) of Suicide playing live from September 1977 to August 1978. These recordings cover most of their early shows at CBGBs and Max's Kansas City, plus their first-ever tour across Europe and the UK, these being their dates outside the USA. As you will hear, a crucial year in Suicide's development as both musicians and performers and their mission to stretch the label of punk rock to the very limit. The package includes a 40-page booklet of Suicide & Red Star Records memorabilia (including very rare Red Star press releases) from the personal archives of Howard Thompson, the A&R man that signed Suicide to UK label Bronze Records. Only the infamous 23 Minutes Over Brussels has been legally released before. From soundcheck and post-gig snippets to crowd noise to a radio advertisement for Our Price Record Stores, these recordings are raw and real. From the liner notes: "This set of recordings are not for the faint hearted, nor is it the ideal place to start for those first time listeners seeking an easy entry into the dark and decidedly queasy world of Alan Vega and Marty Rev's proto-futuristic, low- tech sci-fi musical that they launched on a mostly uncaring world as music group Suicide. Howard Thompson's archive was originally made purely for his personal reference based on a joyless recognition that he was right there seeing history in the making. We've presented the gigs in the order they happened, all the better to hear how the Suicide live experience develops. If you want homogenized, sanitized, tweaked and combed, P.C.'d 'punk,' put this baby back on eBay and sell it for profit to one who maybe really wants the use of these leather black skying mirrors." -Paul Smith, Blastfirstpetite
6 CD Set $35

CHET ATKINS - Singles Collection 1946-62 (Acrobat 3254; UK) Chet Atkins was one of the most innovative and influential personalities in country music in the post-war decades, both as a highly skilled and distinctive finger-picking guitarist, and as a record producer and session musician, helping to shape the "Nashville" sound which helped broaden the popularity of country music in the late '50s. This great-value 59-track 2-CD collection focuses on his work as a recording artist, covering a period over more than a decade and a half during which he progressed from being a journeyman country musician to one of the most respected and imitated guitarists in all of popular music, not just country, with major rock artists later citing him as a key influence. Deriving his style from influences as diverse as Merle Travis and Django Reinhardt, he developed a finger-style technique which set him apart from his peers and gave his music and recordings an increasingly distinctive flavour. This anthology comprises selected A and B sides from the singles he released during the period covered by this collection, so that it provides a fascinating musical journey through the years when his stature within the business inexorably grew, and his work as a performer became overshadowed by his studio work with other artists, and his A&R role at RCA. It naturally offers plenty of examples of his unique skill as a guitarist but also shows the many sides of his talents as singer, bandleader and songwriter, and includes all the country chart entries he had during this time with "Mr. Sandman", "Silver Bell", "Jean's Song", "Boo Boo Stick Beat, "One Mint Julep" and "Jingle Bell Rock".
2 CD Set $16

DINOSAUR JR. - Ear Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr. (Cherry Red CD-Bred 782; UK) "Dinosaur Jr. need no introduction. One of the most successful and influential alternative guitar bands from America, and fronted by laconic singer/guitarist J. Mascis, they've enjoyed global success and inspired generations, from Grunge onwards. First issued in 2002 only in the States and Australia, Ear Bleeding Country is the only career-spanning compilation of Dinosaur Jr. This is the first time this collection has been made available outside of those territories. With the full support of the band, Ear Bleeding Country now boasts a whole second CD of highlights from the band's career, bringing the story up-to-date in 2018, with selections chosen by the band's huge fan base. The first six tracks on Disc 1 and the first three tracks on Disc 2 are drawn from the band's early career in the 1980s, when they recorded for independent labels like Homestead and SST. Among them are the classic single 'Freak Scene' and the follow-up cover of The Cure's 'Just Like Heaven'. Most of the compilation samples the best of Dinosaur Jr.'s output after signing with Warner Bros in 1990, including hit singles such as 'The Wagon', 'Whatever's Cool With Me', 'Out There', 'Start Choppin' and 'Feel The Pain'. Also included are two tracks by J. Mascis' post-Dinosaur Jr. band The Fog and tracks from Dinosaur Jr.'s more recent albums (issued since 2002, when Ear Bleeding Country originally came out), including the band's most recent single 'Hold Unknown'! This package has now been remastered and includes original sleeve-notes by Byron Coley and a new introductory essay from Dinosaur Jr. fan Henry Rollins!"
2 CD Set $19

LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY - The Black Album (Upsetter Rlsupsett 004; UK) At 83 years of age, Lee Scratch Perry presents to the world his next full-length solo album, The Black Album, with dub versions, continuing his inimitable roots reggae legacy. Lee's brief for the album, was to blend the vintage and the obscure, during the sessions Lee referred to the sound and "black" and wanted space, light and darkness in the songs and their respective dub versions. The result sees Lee having mixed up an analog concoction of ultra-rare effects, sonic wizardry and deep heavy roots rhythms. Over 2017 and 2018, Lee Scratch Perry reunited with producer and mixer Daniel Boyle to start work on their second solo album project for Lee. Picking up where their last efforts Back On The Controls (2014) left off. Lee wanted to continue the raw analog sound they had cultivated together over multiple past releases, and take it to the next level with new effects devices to create another sonic signature. They entered the studio in 2017, to begin to put together ideas for the tracks, which were then taken to RAK studios in London with their ever-changing Rolling Lion All Stars session band; to lay down the rhythm versions. Using strictly vintage analog equipment, they employed Neuman valve and RCA Ribbon microphones, and RAK's early model vintage API desk to record, the "sound" for the album was sculpted in these sessions. Vintage, but punchy, which was then blended with Lee's choice of super rare and custom analogue effects. Ursa Major Space Station and Stargate delays and reverbs, old choruses, plate and spring reverbs, and tape delays were used to create a tight vintage feel but retaining the rawness of the "Low Fi" roots sound Lee was aiming for. With the music coming together, the vocal sessions were held in Abbey Road Studio 3, again using vintage RCA ribbon mics, overdriving their EMI TG console and Fairchild compressors to create a pleasantly distorted lo-fi vocal sound. Lee and Daniel then returned to Daniels Rolling Lion Studio, to mix and dub the album, live, on the mixing console.
CD $15

MATT WOLF // ARTHUR RUSSELL - Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell (Oscilloscope Pictures 094; USA) "Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Russell created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over 25 years since his passing, Arthur's work continues to find and enthrall its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closet collaborators - including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg - to tell this poignant and important story. This special 10th anniversary edition includes an all new feature length audio commentary by the director." NTSC region 0.
DVD $34

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BLACK ARTISTS GROUP With OLIVER LAKE / BAIKIDA CARROLL / JOSEPH BOWIE / CHARLES BOBO SHAW / FLOYD LeFLORE - In Paris, Aries 1973 (Aguirre Records Zorn 054; Belgium) Aguirre Records present a reissue of In Paris, Aries 1973 by the Black Artists Group. "This outstanding free jazz session was recorded in 1973 in Paris by Chicago outfit. It was Lester Bowie, trumpeter with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, who suggested that the Black Artists Group should head for Paris. In 1972, several members took his advice and flew to France for an extended stay. The following year, a concert featuring saxophonist Oliver Lake, trumpeters Baikida Carroll and Floyd LeFlore, drummer Charles Bobo Shaw and trombonist Joseph Bowie (Lester's younger brother) was recorded and subsequently issued as In Paris, Aries 1973, a limited LP on the group's own label. Since their formation in 1968, the home of the collective had been St Louis, the city where the Bowies had grown up. It was there that Lester started to play, before moving, to Chicago in 1966, where he joined the recently-established Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). His close friend Lake visited, attended AACM concerts and meetings and was inspired by their artistic vision, integrity, and organization. In June 1969, the Art Ensemble had taken their music to France, with its reputation for audiences that were open-minded and receptive to the music of innovators such as Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, and others. In Paris, Aries 1973 offers a fascinating glimpse into that phase of BAG's existence. The album is dedicated to the memory of Kada Kayan, a bassist who had hoped to make the trip from St Louis but had grown ill and died. His absence adds special poignancy to the sound of the bass when it appears on this recording, played by Carroll. In Paris, Aries 1973 reveals BAG's musical affinities with the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Both groups preserved an independently-minded approach to the notion of free jazz and a carefully filtered awareness of pan-African musical practices, while their creative interest in space, mobile structure, chance occurrences and simultaneity also suggests parallels with the concerns of leading experimental composers working at that time. These performances in Paris of Shaw's "Something to Play On" and Lake's "Re-Cre-A-Tion," plus two collective compositions/improvisations, display the dedication to structural fluency and sensitivity to coloration that accompanied BAG's unorthodox group dynamics and their unconventional instrumental combinations. This is not a showcase for solos, but a shape-shifting and multi-centered statement of togetherness and discovery."- Julian Cowley. Edition of 500.
LP $26

INFINITE SOUND With ROLAND YOUNG / AISHA KAHLIL / GLENN HOWELL - Contemporary African-Amerikan Music (Aguirre Records 050; Belgium) Aguirre Records present a reissue of Infinite Sound's Contemporary African-Amerikan Music. This is conscious free jazz featuring Roland P. Young, originally released in 1975 on the eclectic 1750 Arch records. "'1750 Arch was a beautiful Spanish-style hacienda,'recalls Young. 'It had a recording studio in the basement and the salon was a performance.' Young played solo gigs there and also in duo with cellist Chris Chaffe. He remembers it as a particularly 'transcendent' setting for concerts by this trio, with singer Aisha Kahlil and bassist Glenn Howell. 'What appeared to be 'experimental' was reaching for sounds and emotions that were unfamiliar. We performed at rallies in support of various causes; our ultimate goal was a blending of cultures.' In 1968, Young was working as a DJ at KSAN, an underground rock station in San Francisco. 'Glenn used to call me when I was on air to comment about the music I was playing; he was a musician and I invited him to come talk about music, then decided to play. The pair met Kahlil at one of their concerts. 'A mutual friend introduced her and told us she was a good vocalist, loved our music and wanted to sing with us. We invited her to a rehearsal and soon after invited her to join the group. Infinite Sound came together easily; we had a shared intuition, and created a lot of music. Each of us would bring ideas to rehearsals and we would work on them. We talked about how to present our material and how compositions would flow; we were also conscious of how we dressed for performances, how we moved on stage, how we interacted with each other and the audience. On occasion we would invite dancers to perform with us, friends of Aisha.' Contemporary African-Amerikan Music preserves a fascinating glimpse of the trio in action. Their compositions embrace mobile forms, with Howell's buoyant bass taking a role around which Young's horns and Kahlil's voice move. Rhythms dissolve into textures, and melodic shapes soften or flare into exuberant bursts of tonal color. The music's mood swings unpredictably from flamboyance to introspection. Moments of musical allusiveness mutate into passages of wild inventiveness. Tantalizingly, this was this trio's only release. Times have changed, yet increasingly in recent years creative artists have come to accept the need to erase musical boundaries and erode the constraints of aesthetic categorization." - Julian Cowley. Edition of 500.
I just played an original copy of this album for a customer earlier this week and was knocked out by the performance: the interplay between Mr. Young’s saxes, the contrabass and vocals is/was extraordinary! Lovers of Spiritual Free Jazz, this one is for you! - BLG
LP $26

ROSCOE HOLCOMB & WADE WARD - The Music of Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward (Fantome Phonographique 1005; Italy) Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of The Music of Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward, originally released in 1962. A magical collection of Kentucky's own Roscoe Holcomb, one of the most legendary figures of Appalachian music and a huge influence on the '60s folk scene, and Wade Ward, a Virginia fiddle and clawhammer banjo player whose style has been often imitated. Playing banjo, guitar, and singing in that beautiful high lonesome sound, Roscoe Holcomb covers the first side of this LP, in his wild and raw style. A coal miner for most of his life, Roscoe knew the world he sang of all too well, his authenticity is unassailable. Wade Ward handles the second side, with banjo, fiddle, and vocals, playing in the Galax style and with more composure than the at times unhinged Holcomb. The last two tracks on Ward's side come from the Bogtrotters Band. The idea behind this recording was to showcase the extremely diverse styles that two banjo players both working in the old-time tradition could have, even if they were raised only a few hundred miles from each other. Though he found some success in the '60s thanks to the Greenwich Village scene, Holcomb stayed a laborer in Kentucky and passed away in 1981 at the age of 68, suffering for years from asthma and emphysema, the results of his years in the coal mines. Similarly, Ward spent his life as a farmer, despite his musical talent. What we have here is essential, and authentic American, from two of the largest names in old-time music. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a hand-numbered sticker; Includes A3 poster insert with liner notes; Edition of 500.
LP $24

TAKE A KNIFE AND OPEN MY HEART - s/t various artists (Sound Miracle 001; Spain) Sound Miracle Recordings presents a collection of thirteen ancient pieces of primitive flamenco music from the 1930s onwards. Flamenco music has been admired throughout the world for centuries. Fascinating unique, esoteric and mysterious, alloy of fire and witchcraft. Flamenco is much more than that. It has something of folk, something of sacred music, something of "blues": it is a unique music in the world, born of many factors and opposite and antagonistic elements, like its country of origin. And like other traditions, it's not just music, it's a way of life. This compilation also brings us echoes of that way of life and aromas of places that today seem distant galaxies. For the connoisseur, names like La Niña de los Peines, Manuel Torre, Aurelio, Carmen Amaya, and others will make your mouth water. As if that were not enough, underground gents such as Sarita Heredia and Pericón de Cádiz coexist side by side with these great historical names. Bearing in mind that they can never be all they are in one single disc; the selection of voices is exquisite: from the acute of Manuel Vallejo to the wounding of Angelillo or Manolo Caracol, and everything that fits in between. This compilation shows some of the earliest examples of Flamenco music recorded, brutal and exciting music that easily combines the known and the darkest, more accessible and attractive for the audience that is approaching for the first time. Also includes tracks by Juan Varea, Antonio Rengel, Estrellita Castro and Niña De La Puebla. Presented on audiophile transparent clear vinyl with a CD included; fully remastered with detailed liner notes.
LP CD $25

Bruce Lee Gallanter’s Recommended Gig List for October of 2018:


10/30 Tuesday
8:30 pm - Bodhicitta - William Parker (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes)

In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2018.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check

10/31 Wednesday
8:30 pm - Blue Buddha
Dave Douglas (trumpet) Louie Belogenis (tenor sax) Bill Laswell (bass) Michael Wimberly (drums)

11/1 Thursday
8:30 pm - Art of the Duo - Matthew Shipp (piano) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes)

11/2 Friday
8:30 pm - Flow Trio with Joe McPhee - Joe McPhee (trumpets, saxes) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Joe Morris (bass) Charles Downs (drums)

11/3 Saturday
8:30 pm - Twice Told Tales - Tony Malaby (soprano and tenor saxes) Louie Belogenis (soprano and tenor saxes) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Billy Mintz (drums)

THE (NEW) STONE is located in The New School’s Glass Box Theatre 
55 West 13th street - near 6th ave
All Sets at The New Stone 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.
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 Oct 26
8:35PM MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO - Michael Attias, alto sax; John Hebert, bass; Eric McPherson, drums MICHAËL ATTIAS

Saturday Oct 27
8:35PM MIKE MORENO QUARTET - Mike Moreno, guitar; Shai Maestro, piano; Rick Rosato, bass; tba, drums Mike Moreno Quartet image

Sunday Oct 28
6:00PM AUDREY SILVER QUINTET - Audrey Silver, vocals; Bruce Barth, piano; Alex Pope Norris, trumpet; Paul Beaudry, bass; Anthony Pinciotti, drums
8:01PM MARTIN NEVIN QUINTET - Martin Nevin, bass, comp.; Roman Filiu, alto sax; Kyle Wilson, tenor sax; Ari Chersky, guitar; Craig Weinrib, drums

Mon Oct 29th:
6:00PM ARCOIRIS SANDOVAL SONIC ASYLUM QUINTET - ArcoIris Sandoval, piano; Lucas Pino, soprano sax; Roxy Coss, tenor sax; Marty Kenney, bass; Kenneth Salters, drums
8:30PM FALL/FLY: AN AUTUMNAL & AVIAN CABARET - tracy michailidis, voice; wiley deweese, piano; eric burns, guitar; melanie haskins, violin; and special guest songbirds

Tuesday Oct 30
8:01PM - JULIAN SHORE QUARTET - Julian Shore, piano; Dayna Stephens, teno sax, ewi; Edward Perez, bass; Colin Stranahan, drums

Wed Oct 31:
8:00PM AMANDA EKERY & FRIENDS - Amanda Ekery, voice, comp.; Caroline Kuhn, voice; Alexandra James, voice; Andrew Boudreau, piano; Simon Willson, bass; Evan Hyde, drums
9:30PM BOBBY LANE’S SKETCHBOOK - Bobby Lane, trumpet, comp.; Nathan Reising, alto sax; Andrew Boudreau, piano; Simon Willson, bass; Evan Hyde,

Thursday Nov 01
8:01PM THE DAVID LOPATO QUARTET - David Lopato, piano, composer; Lucas Pino, saxes, clarinet; Ratzo Harris, string bass; Harvey Sorgen, drums

Friday Nov 02
8:30PM LAU NOAH - Lau Noah, guitar, voice
10:00PM TRIO MILLIONAIRES - Yoav Eshed, guitar; Ben Tiberio, bass; Eviatar Slivnik, drums

Saturday Nov 03
8:35PM JACOB SACKS & FRIENDS - Jacob Sacks, piano; Chet Doxas, tenor sax; Carmen Rothwell, bass; Vinnie Sperrazza, drums

Nov 04
8:01PM DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET: DAISY CASTRO - Daisy Castro, violin; Koran Agan, guitar; Josh Kaye, guitar; Eduardo Belo, bass


The Spectrum is Now Located in Brooklyn (address below)
Here’s the schedule:
Friday 26 October
7 PM - Peter Watrous presents Jazz Night (two sets)
Saturday 27 October
7 PM - David Leon, Saxophone
David Leon is a Cuban-American saxophonist, woodwinds player, and composer/improviser living in Brooklyn, New York. An active leader and sideman, he has toured internationally as a core member of the chamber trio Sound Underground, releasing two albums to critical acclaim. His own trio “#bicmnrosfulmfrenh” was recognized as the Best Small Ensemble by Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards. As the winner of the 2017 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer’s Award, David debuted a new quartet at the Newport Jazz Festival in August of that year.
Saturday 27 October
8:30 PM - Amanda Ekery trio
Amanda will be performing music from Some Short Songs, an album of original compositions and new selections from the soon to be released Some More Short Songs. Amanda stated “when writing this album I wanted it to be fun! So, you’ll hear songs about hula-hoops, running out of peanut butter, and other about self-conscious clouds.” Some Short Songs is available on band camp and proceeds are donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Sunday 28 October
4 PM - Andrea Violet Lodge, piano
7 PM - Elham Fanous: Classical and modern music for solo piano
Music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Sun Yi-Qian.

Spectrum is located at 70 Flushing Ave, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY 11205
on Flushing Avenue, halfway between Carlton and Cumberland,
directly across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Transport: York Street stop on the F Train
DeKalb Avenue stop on the B, D and Q trains
B57 and B69 Buses:
Flushing Av/Cumberland St (westbound)
Flushing Av/N Portland Av (eastbound)


I-Beam Presents:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM 11:00 PM
Ryan Ferreira - Guitar
Michaël Attias - alto saxophone
Ches Smith - bowed percussion, tympani
Stephan Crump - acoustic bass

8:30 PM 10:30 PM
Zeena Parkins - Accordion / Electronics
Ingrid Laubrock - Tenor Saxophone
Tom Rainey - Drums


8:00 PM 11:00 PM
8:00pm Alexis Marcelo Trio
Alexis Marcelo - Piano
Devin Waldman - Alto Saxophone
Malik Washington - Drums
9:00pm Mara Rosenbloom Locus Trio
Mara Rosenbloom - Piano
Ken Filiano - Bass
Michael Wimberly - Drums
10:00pm Virg Dzurinko Duo
Virg Dzurinko - Piano
Ryan Messina - Trumpet


8:00 PM 11:00 PM
8:00pm Kazzrie Jaxen
9:00pm Carol Liebowitz Duo
Carol Liebowitz - Piano
Nick Lyons - Alto Saxophone
10:00pm Cooper-Moore SOLO
$20 suggested donation
$30 2-day pass for Nov 3, 4

7:30 PM 9:00 PM
Russ Lossing,pn, compositions
Adam Kolker, Tenor, B.C.
Matt Pavolka, bass
Dayeon Seok, drums
with special guest; LOREN STILLMAN
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.


The Bushwick Improvised Music Series

Monday October 29th

7pm Mike Marcinowski - drums
Juanma Trujillo - guitar
Aaron Rourk - saxophone

8pm Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone
Sandy Ewen - guitar/electronics
Adam Lane - bass
Kevin Shea - drums

9pm Blaise Siwula - saxophones
Jesse Dulman - tuba
Nicolas Letman - bass
John Panikkar - drums

9:45pm Edith Steyer - alto saxophone/clarinet
Joe Hertenstein - drums
Anders Nilsson - guitar/electronics

10:45pm Richard Keene - tenor saxophone
Billy Stein - guitar
Brian Groder - trumpet
Adam Lane - bass
Charles Downs - drums

11:30pm Chris Libutti - guitar/electronics
David Watson - guitar/electronics

Downstairs @ Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Avenue , Bushwick
(Across the street from M train Central Ave stop)

Shapeshifter Presents:

Oct 26
7p - *Haven Street*
*Gary Bruce Guitar*
*John Szinger Sax*
*Rich Paganello Piano*
*Eric Puente Drums *
*Jay Militscher Bass*

Oct 26
8:30 - Makrokosmos Orchestra - Fifteen-player ensemble playing compositions by Tim O’Dell and Richard Nelson, including premiere of Nelson's Dissolve.  Featuring Christine Correa, voice; Michel Gentile, flutes; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone, clarinet; Tim O'Dell, alto and soprano saxophones; Alan Brady, bass clarinet; Marshall Sealy, French horn; John Carlson, trumpet; Jacob Varmus, trumpet, cornet; David Chamberlain, euphonium; Dale Turk, bass trombone; Rick Bassett, keyboards, sound design; Richard Nelson, guitar; Ken Filiano, bass; Rex Benincasa, percussion; and Scott Neumann, drums.  

Oct 27: 
8:30p - The Yale Alley Cats
Jason Kim '21 - Bass
Liam McGrath '21 - Bass
Sachin Peddada '20 - Bass
Robert Crystal '20 - Baritone
Zach Taylor '21 - Baritone
Tyler Miles '20 - Baritone
Tyler Shen '21 - Tenor 2
Mark Gustaferro '20 - Tenor 2
Kaori West '21 - Tenor 2
Shaun Radgowski '20 - Tenor 1
Arthur Hwang '20 - Tenor 1
Hale Jaeger '20 - Tenor 1
Raphie Orleck-Jetter '21 - Tenor 1

Shapeshifter is located at:
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 1-646-820-9452


Sound It Out Series @ Greenwich House — Concerts, September-December 2018

Saturday Oct 27, 8pm — Amanda Monaco & Friends - Amanda Monaco, guitar; Joe Fiedler, trombone; Sean Conly, double-bass; Jeff Davis, drums

Saturday Nov 10, 7:30pm — Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio the trio of Avram Fefer, Sean Conly & Michael Wimberly - Double-bill — Josh Sinton’s Predicate Trio: Josh Sinton, baritone saxophone & bass clarinet; Chris Hoffman, cello; Tom Rainey, drums the trio of Avram Fefer, alto/tenor saxophones & bass clarinet; Sean Conly, double-bass; Michael Wimberly, drums

Thursday Nov 29, 7:30pm — Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio the duo of Anders Nilsson & Aaron Dugan - Double-bill — Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio: Nick Millevoi, electric guitar; Johnny DeBlase, bass guitar; Kevin Shea, drums the duo of Anders Nilsson, guitar & Aaron Dugan, guitar

Saturday Dec 1, 8pm — Devin Gray’s Dirigo Rataplan - Devin Gray, drums; Dave Ballou, trumpet; Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, double-bass

Thursday Dec 6, 7:30pm — “The Afro-Cubism of Aruán Ortiz, from Avant-Jazz to Contemporary Chamber Music” - Aruán Ortiz, piano/composer

At the Greenwich House Music School: 46 Barrow Street, just west of 7th Avenue South in New York City’s West Village;, 212-242-4770.


Jazz Habitat at El Barrio Artspace - PS 109
215 E 99th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves)

10/28: Sunday
7pm - Welf Dorr (sax), tba, Andrew Drury (dr)
8pm - Sana Nagano (violin), Kei Su Ke (guitar), Tyler Luppi (bass), Paolo Cantarella (dr)



Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Venue & Showtime TBA

The Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen has four CD recordings. Two are El Ra Records releases "A Song for the Sun" and "Music for the 21st Century" and the other two are In Out Record label releases "Live at the Paradox" and "Babylon Live".

For additional information about Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen performances, including venue weblinks, please click on the "Tourdates" tab of the Sun Ra Arkestra website.  Booking information for the Sun Ra Arkestra Directed by Marshall Allen is available by clicking on the "Info" tab of the Sun Ra Arkestra website, which is located at:


Bill Laswell concerts

Oct. 26, 2018 (fri)
Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart with special guest Bill Laswell
@ Elsewhere Hall, Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 30, 2018 (tue)
Artists at Noguchi - Hideo Yamaki & Bill Laswell
@ The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY

Oct. 31, 2018 (wed)
Blue Buddha: Louie Belogenis, Dave Douglas, Bill Laswell, Michael Wimberly
@ The Stone, NYC - starts at 8:30 pm

Nov. 6, 2018 (tue)
KNOX OM PAX John Zorn & Bill Laswell
@ Teatro dal Verme, Milano, Italy

Nov. 11, 2018 (sun)
Nublu Jazz Festival
Peter Apfelbaum (keys, sax) Brandon Seabrook (gt) Bill Laswell (b)
Aaron Johnston (ds) @ Nublu, NYC

Uplift Europe tour
Dave Douglas (tp) Jon Irabagon (sax) Mary Halvorson (gt)
Rafiq Bhatia (gt) Bill Laswell (b) Ches Smith (ds)
Nov. 15 @ Centro Cultrual Vila Flor, Guimaraes, Portugal
Nov. 16 @ EFG London Jazz Festival, London, England
Nov. 17 @ Bielskie Centrum Kultury, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Nov. 18 @ Teatro Victoria Eugenia Antzokia, San Sebastián, Spain
Nov. 19 @ De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Gent, Belgium

Dec. 14, 2018 (fri)
Peter Apfelbaum (keys, sax) Brandon Seabrook (gt)
Bill Laswell (b), Mark Guiliana (ds) @ Nublu, NYC



Thursday, November 1st at 8pm:


At Funkadelic Studios, 209 West 40th Street, 5th Floor. New York, NY

Admission: $20 / check out video:

Friday, November 30th at 8pm:


At Michiko Studios, 149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Check out video:


Sirius Quartet Presents:
2018 Progressive Chamber Music Festival
November 10th 11th, 2018

Sirius Quartet
Neue Vocalsolisten
David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg: Breath and Hammer
Erik Friedlander
String Noise
Richard Sussman
Rob Mosher's Brooklynburg

At The Spectrum /
70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
46 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014