Cisco Bradley

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

Playlist for the Week of April 1, 2019

Twins of El Dorado – Portend the End (Prom Night Records, 2012) Sam Weinberg’s Bloor – Drolleries (Astral Spirits, 2019) [cassette] James Brandon Lewis – An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch, 2019) Anomonous – self-titled (Prom Night Records, 2012)

Artist Feature: Eli Wallace

Since pianist and composer Eli Wallace moved to Brooklyn in 2015, he has been a steadily growing presence on the music scene. On March 1, he released his debut solo record, Barriers, and I had the opportunity to speak with him about his work. Cisco Bradley: You just released a solo piano record, Barriers. Has that been

Playlist for Week of March 25, 2019

Matt Nelson (bass) – Starting (Eschatology Records, 2018) Matthew Shipp Trio – Signature (ESP-Disk, 2019) Gerrit Hatcher – Parables for the Tenor (Astral Spirits, 2019) [cassette] Making a Circus – Beijing Olympics (Prom Night Records, 2011)

Playlist for the Week of March 18, 2019

Matt Bua, Matt Mikas, Tom Roe – Of the Bridge (Free103point9, 2001) [vinyl] Trevor Watts – Life & Music (Hi4head Records, 2019) Kyoko Kitamura’s Tidepool Fauna – Protean Labyrinth (self-released, 2018) William Parker Bass Quartet – Requiem (Splasc(H), 2006) Marc Edwards-Mick Barr Duo – The Bowels of Jupiter (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, 2018) [cassette] Kuzu: Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon

VAX to the Future

VAX lit things up at De-construkt on Saturday night. The room was packed and, as always with a VAX performance, there was considerable chatter within the audience before they took the stage about what might occur. VAX events are more than a simple concert, they are an event, one that is a bit more of

New Experience Series at Hart Bar This Thursday

This Thursday, March 21, the New Experience music series continues at Hart Bar. We have a very exciting lineup for this one. Please come out for an incredible night of music, art, and fellowship in the community. Thursday, Mar 21 8 pm–Doors Open 9 pm–Flin van Hemmen, Cecilia Lopez, Matteo Liberatore 9:45 pm–No Land &

Playlist for the Week of March 11, 2019

Matthew Shipp Trio – Signature (ESP-Disk, 2019) Oliver Nelson – Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse!, 1961) [vinyl] Missing Foundation – 1933: Your House Is Mine (Purge/Sound League, 1988) [vinyl] Various – Electronic Music: It Started Here; Innovative Tracks from the Early Electronic Explorers (Not Now Music, 2017) [vinyl] Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Y’Anbessaw Tezeta (Terp,