Cisco Bradley

Pulverize the Sound (2015)

Relative Pitch (CD) Personnel Peter Evans (trumpet) Tim Dahl (bass) Mike Pride (drums) Art is not entirely beautiful. Its ability to shape transcendent experience into material reality is often attached to aesthetic pleasure or “meaning,” but that isn’t to say such an angle requires consonance. Indeed, a large swath of art relies on confrontation, bewilderment

Playlist for the Week of December 28, 2015

Federico Ughi Quartet – self-titled (FMR, 2012) Daniel Carter-Federico Ughi Duo – Mountain Path (577 Records, 2007) Other Dimensions in Music – self-titled (Silkheart, 1990) The Golden Measure – self-titled (self-released, 2016) Alda Magna – self-titled (Tutl, 2013) Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi – The Dream (577 Records, 2006) Wake Up! – self-titled (2010)

Playlist for the Week of December 21, 2015

Frank Lowe Quartet – Out Loud (Triple Point, 2014) [vinyl] Bill Dixon – Son of Sisyphus (Soul Note, 1990) [vinyl] Blue Collar – ________ Is an Apparition (Rossbin, 2004) Bill Dixon – Vade Mecum (Soul Note, 1994) Sabir Mateen’s Shapes, Textures, and Sound Ensemble – Prophecies Come to Pass (577 Records, 2006) No-Neck Blues Band

Year in Review, Top Posts of 2015

2015 has been a really great year for Jazz Right Now. We expanded our readership by 18% over 2014, we added a number of new artist pages, and we began to make the NYC/Brooklyn music archive publicly accessible on the site. In 2016, we expect to expand our editorial staff, hire at least one more

December Artist Feature: Joanna Mattrey

This month’s feature focuses on the work of violist Joanna Mattrey, who is relatively new to New York. Mattrey has been involved in a number of interesting improvised and composed music projects focusing on music ranging from Karlheinz Stockhausen to Anthony Braxton. Interview Cisco Bradley: Who/what have been your big inspirations as an artist? Joanna

Concert Review: Michael Foster Solo at 65Fen, December 7, 2015

Tenor saxophonist Michael Foster performed a stunning solo set last night at the 65Fen music series held at Delroy’s Wine Bar & Cafe. It was one of the most intimate and gripping performances I have seen in quite some time. As part of a series of short sets included in the series’ first anniversary show,

65 Fen Series 1-Year Anniversary Show: Monday, December 7

One of the most creative and reliable music series in Brooklyn over the past year has been 65Fen on Monday nights at Delroy’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Lefferts Gardens. Curated by Michael Foster, Patrick Breiner, Josh Sinton, Jake Henry, and Adam Hopkins, the series has featured a great variety musicians. It is the combination

Best Live Concerts of 2015

Thomas Borgmann Trio with Max Johnson, Willi Kellers (New York Tenor Saxophone Festival) – Ibeam, January 31 Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri – New Revolution Arts, January 16 Nate Wooley Solo (For Kenneth Gaburo) – Wild Project, January 19 William Hooker Trio with James Brandon Lewis, Adam Lane, and guest Jinah Parker – Firehouse Space, October

Best Records of 2015

Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin – Chapter Three: River Run Thee (Constellation) Tim Berne’s Snakeoil – You’ve Been Watching Me (ECM) Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House – Roulette of the Cradle (Intakt) Chris Pitsiokos Trio – Gordion Twine (New Atlantis) Michelle Arcila & Eivind Opsvik – A Thousand Ancestors (Loyal Label) Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up –

Playlist for the Week of November 23, 2015

Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Mat Maneri – Three Men Walking (ECM, 1996) Rodrigo Amado – Surface: For Alto, Baritone and Strings (European Echoes, 2007) Dan Peck’s The Gate – Destruction of Darkness (Carrier, 2012) Carlo Costa’s Acustica – Strata (Neither Nor, 2015) Deric Dickens-Jarrett Gilgore Duo – Pallaksch ! (Mole Tree Music, 2015) Michael Oien