Playlist for the Week of June 3, 2019

Bobby Bradford & Hafez Modirzadeh – Live at the Blue Whale (NoBusiness, 2018) Various – Mushroom Hour Half Hour Presents SPAZA (Mushroom Hour, 2019) Jason Stein, Greg Ward, Eric Revis, Jim Black – Nature Work (Sunnyside, 2019) Pneuma – Who Has Seen the Wind? (Songlines, 2019) Uivo – Zebra (Bocian Records, 2018)

Playlist for the Week of May 20, 2019

Nick Sanders Trio – Playtime 2050 (Sunnyside Communications, 2019) Ben Stapp & Joe Morris featuring Stephen Haynes – Mind Creature Sound Dasein (Listen Foundation!, 2019) Michael Attias – Echoes la Nuit (Out of Your Head Records, 2019) Logan Strosahl’s Spec Ops – Sure (Sunnyside Communications, 2019)

Playlist for Week of May 13, 2019

Charles Rumback – Cadillac Turns (Astral Spirits, 2019) Harris Eisenstadt – Old Growth Forest II (Astral Spirits, 2019) Simon Nabatov, Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway – Luminous (NoBusiness, 2018) Aron Namenwirth, Eric Plaks, Sean Conly, Jon Panikkar – Hurricane (Culture of Waste Records, 2018)

Artist Feature: Anna Webber

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Anna Webber has emerged as a major force since arriving in New York in 2008. She has released a series of innovative records including her trio, Simple (2014) and Binary (2016), both on Skirl Records, and most recently, her septet, Clockwise, just released in February. Her performances and recordings bristle with compositional ideas and sophisticated

Review: Cohen, Wallace, Wesely & Shea at Pine Box Rock Shop Feb 4, 2019

The Variousound Sessions series at Pine Box Rock Shop featured an improvised set by saxophonist Ben Cohen, Korg electronicist Eli Wallace, guitarist Drew Wesely, and drummer Kevin Shea. This ensemble pitted three younger artists who have emerged on the Brooklyn scene over the past few years–Cohen, Wallace, and Wesely–pitted with the veteran Shea who has

Review: No Land and Joanna Mattrey, Performances at LaMaMa and Spectrum

Poet No Land has surged onto the scene over the past couple of years, performing in duos, trios, or solo, mesmerizing audiences with her precise diction and incisive commentary. Joanna Mattrey has been performing in New York the better part of a decade in a number of contexts, including solo sets, and has worked in

Azumi Oe, Sean Ali, and Carlo Costa at Triskelion Arts, January 11, 2019

For the opening night of the Never Before Never Again Fest at Triskelion Arts on January 11, the regular duo of dancer Azumi Oe and bassist Sean Ali teamed up with percussionist Carlo Costa for a deep synthesis of sound and movement. Oe is an evocative movement artist who improvises her movements with incredible grace

Playlist for the Week of April 15, 2019

Astro Zombies – Shakeit / Colored Greens – Monster Burger (Poe Records, 1994) [7″ vinyl] Colored Greens – White Out (Community 3, 1991) [7″ vinyl] Yolt – self-titled (Prom Night Records, 2011) [cd] Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, vol. 1: “The Vodoun Effect” (Analog Africa, 2009) [vinyl] Kuba Cichocki – Live at Spectrum (Multikulti Project, 2019) [cd] Demo Moe – Demolish

Interview: Pianist Amina Claudine Myers

Composer, pianist, organist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers sat down to talk with Hillary Donnell about some upcoming projects, her most memorable collaborations and her work with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Hillary Donnell: How was it playing the Sheen Center on closing night at Winter Jazz, did you enjoy yourself? Amina