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Interview: Kenny Warren

Denver-born trumpeter Kenny Warren has been active in New York’s improvised music scene since 2006. He has released two LPs with his songwriting outfit Laila and Smitty and he also leads a quartet that just released its debut record, Thank You for Coming to LIFE on Whirlwind Records in April. Kenny has toured internationally and studied

Concert Review: 3 Sets at Fire Music at the Legion, May 28

On Sunday, May 28, the eve of the 22nd annual Vision Festival, and within a challenging political climate that has certainly affected all artists, the back room of Williamsburg’s quiet Legion Bar was packed in anticipation of two brass-heavy ad hoc quartets. Fire Music at Legion has been a going concern since last fall, taking

Artist Feature: Richard Kamerman Discusses Upcoming 17-hour Performance, June 17

Richard Kamerman will be leading a 17-hour performance at Panoply Performance Lab on June 17. Beginning promptly at 7:06 am, the performance will conclude at midnight. Please come check out this groundbreaking piece–drop by and hear part or all of this monumental work. Below is an in-depth interview with the artist. Richard Kamerman has been

Interview: Jason Stein Discusses World Tour with Amy Schumer

Jason Stein is one of the few musicians working today focused entirely upon bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. Originally from Long Island, New York, Stein studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to

Playlist for the Week of May 29, 2017

Roswell Rudd, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi – Strength & Power (Rare Noise, 2016) Klaus Treuheit & Lou Grassi – Port of Call (No Business, 2017) Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger – Lily (Relative Pitch, 2017) Ballrogg – self-titled (Bolage, 2008) Satoko Fujii – Invisible Hand (Cortez Sound, 2017) Magda Mayas & Jim Denley

Playlist for the Week of May 15, 2017

Kenny Warren Quartet – Thank You for Coming to LIFE (Whirlwind, 2017) Skyjack – self-titled (Werkstatt, n.d.) Ballrogg – Insomnia (Bolage, 2010) Carlos Barretto Lokomotiv – Labirintos (Clean Feed, 2010) Joe Morris & Barre Phillips – Elm City Duets (Clean Feed, 2008) Sean Ali – With My Head in the Sand (Wee Space Tapes, n.d.)

May Artist Feature: Michael Foster

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist working in the fields of free improvisation, noise, free jazz, graphic & video notation, performance art, and other forms of weird music. Foster utilizes extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering

Playlist for the Week of May 8, 2017

Ornette Coleman – Paris Concert (Trio Records, 1977) [vinyl] Ornette Coleman – Crisis (Impulse!, 1972) [vinyl] Jason Ajemian – Folklords (Delmark, 2014) [vinyl] Ornette Coleman – Ornette at 12 (Impulse!, 1969) [vinyl] Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (International Anthem, 2017) [vinyl]

Review: Dre Hocevar – Transcendental within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder

Dre Hocevar – Transcendental within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder Dre Hocevar, has put together a very unique band with Sam Pluta, Aaron Larson Bryan Qu, Mette Rasmussen, Jeremy Corren, Zack Clarke, Lester St. Louis, and Henry Fraser. I am familiar with Mette from seeing her YouTube videos. I had the opportunity to see Henry

Review: Eivind Opsvik – Overseas V

Eivind Opsvik  – Overseas V Bassist/composer Eivind Opsvik began his Overseas project in the early 2000s. It showcases a union of various palates, a figurative way of connecting his musical world that’s genesis began in Oslo and led him to his current residence in New York City.  The lineup for overseas V is a selection