Cisco Bradley

Playlist for the Week of January 28, 2019

Jones Jones – A Jones in Time Saves Nine (No Business, 2018) Andrew Barker & Daniel Carter – Polyhedron (Astral Spirits, 2018) [cassette] Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey – Utter (Relative Pitch, 2018) Cecil Taylor (Orchestra of Two Continents) – Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants) (Soul Note, 1985) [vinyl] Cecil Taylor – Calling It the 8th (Hat Hut, 1983) [vinyl] William

Interview with Sam Weinberg about BLOOR debut release “Drolleries” Out Jan 25

Tenor saxophonist Sam Weinberg releases his debut record as a leader, Drolleries, with his band BLOOR on the Astral Spirits label. I had the chance to talk with Mr. Weinberg about the record. See below for streaming of two exclusive tracks. The record drops tomorrow in both CD and cassette formats. The record release show is

4th New Ear Festival at Fridman Gallery

Beginning tomorrow, the 4th New Ear Festival begins at the Fridman Gallery with an exciting lineup. All performances 8 pm. Admission $20/$15 students. Buy Tickets Wednesday, January 9 Mary Lucier (slide projectors/stopwatches) Luke Stewart (bass/electronics), Miriam Parker (dance), Patrick Cain (video) Bob Bellerue (amplified & acoustic percussion, feedback) Thursday, January 10 Leila Bordreuil (cello) David

Playlist for the Week of December 31, 2018

John McCowen – 4 Chairs in Three Dimensions (Astral Spirits, 2018) [cassette] Donald Byrd – Free Form (Blue Note, 1966) [vinyl] Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point (Blue Note, 1964) [vinyl] Tomeka Reid, Kyoko Kitamura, Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris – Geometry of Caves (Relative Pitch, 2018) Ana Lopez Reyes’s Nnux – Distancia (Nnux Music, 2018) Tiger Hatchery – Breathing in the

Review: Sandy Ewen and Marc Edwards Live at Ceremony224, Oct 3, 2018

Guitarist Sandy Ewen’s move from Houston to Brooklyn in early 2018 has no doubt had a transformative impact upon the improvised music scene here. Her unique, abrasion-focused way of playing her guitar, vertically situated in her lap, has provided her some significant and innovative musical techniques that she has employed to great purpose. Ewen is

Increasing Our Reach

We want to take a moment to thank all of our readers for supporting Jazz Right Now in 2018. The number of visitors to our site increased by over 9% this year. The share of our readers coming from outside the United States continued to increase as it has over the past 3 years. We

Most Popular Posts of 2018

Op-Ed: A Feminist Urge Is Driving the Shape of Jazz to Come, written by Hillary Donnell Solidarity with New York Musicians [Updated Post] Interview: Trumpeter Jacob Wick Artist Feature: Jessica Ackerley In Conversation with Scottie McNiece, Co-Founder of International Anthem Recording Co., written by Jordannah Elizabeth Interview: Sam Weinberg Artist Feature: Samantha Riott Artist Feature:

Best Records of 2018

Luke Stewart – Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier (Astral Spirits) Stephanie Richards – Fullmoon (Relative Pitch) Mary Halvorson – Code Girl (Firehouse 12) Weasel Walter – Skhiizm (ugEXPLODE) Sarah Bernstein’s Unearthish – Crazy Lights Shining (Phase Frame Music) Jeremiah Cymerman – Decay of the Angel (5049) Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK – Wet Robots (ESP-Disk’) Andrew Barker

Best Live Concerts of 2018

(Chronological Order) VAX: Patrick Breiner, Liz Kosack, Devin Gray – Brooklyn Conservatory, January 21 Mary Halvorson Trio – The Stone, February 2 Patrick Shiroishi Nonet – Ham & Eggs (Los Angeles), March 12 Don Dietrich & Camille Dietrich – JACK, April 13 Viv Corringham & Nicola Hein – Outskirts, May 6 Anais Maviel & Luke

Playlist for the Week of November 19, 2018

John McCowen – Solo Contra (International Anthem, 2017) Francois Houle, Alexander Hawkins, Harris Eisenstadt – You Have Options (Songlines, 2018) Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack – … Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire (Singlespeed Music, 2014) Maxime de la Rochefoucauld – Automates Ki (Plastique Records, 1997) Dustin Carlson – Air Ceremony (Out of Your Head Records, 2018) Vibrating Skull Trio – self-titled (unknown, n.d.)