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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,

Playlist for the Week of February 25, 2019

The Hero of Warchester (Anna Webber, Nathaniel Morgan, Liz Kosack) – self-titled (Prom Night Records, 2015) [cassette] Pierce Warnecke & Louis Laurain – Phonotypic Plasticity (Astral Spirits, 2019) [cassette] Howard Riley – Live in the USA (NoBusiness Records, 2018) William Parker Violin Trio – Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear, 2003) Charles Gayle, William Parker, Rashied Ali – Touchin’ on Trane (FMP,

Artist Feature: Violinist/Poet Sarah Bernstein

In January, I had the opportunity to ask Sarah Bernstein (violin, electronics, poetry, composer) about her new record, Crazy Lights Shining, released in 2018 on the Phase Frame Music label. Bernstein is a singular player on the New York scene, with more than two decades of work, numerous records, and a number of key projects

Playlist for the Week of February 18, 2019

Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu Toyozumi – Burning Meditation (NoBusiness, 2018) Jessica Pavone – Silent Spills (Relative Pitch, 2016) Paco Casanova, Dylan Fujioka, Patrick Shiroishi – Kage Cometa (FMR Records, 2018) Miles Davis – ‘Round about Midnight (Columbia, 1955) Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Study in Brown (EmArcy, 1955)

Review: Anna Webber Solo at Spectrum, Jan 4, 2019

As the second set at Spectrum on January 4 (following the trio of Kate Gentile, Brandon Seabrook, and Matt Mitchell that I reviewed yesterday), tenor saxophonist Anna Webber played “five short pieces.” In the course of her set, she demonstrated the many different forms her music can take. The first piece opened with high-pitched repetition