Playlist for the Week of June 4, 2018

William Parker – Voices Fall from the Sky (AUM Fidelity, 2018) [3 CD box] Weasel Walter – Skhiizm (ugExplode, 2018) Don Dietrich & Ben Hall – Spitfire (What the …?, 2011) [vinyl] Nakata (Patrick Shiroishi & Paco Casanova) – Bokanovsky’s Process (Jacknife Records & Tapes, 2017) Mike McGinnis – Singular Awakening (Sunnyside, 2018)

An In-depth Look at Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl and Away with You

Guest Writer: Vanessa Vargas An immensely talented composer, improviser, and guitarist, Mary Halvorson has been active in the avant-garde jazz scene in New York since 2002. In the past eight years, she has released seven album recordings – six of them demonstrating her skill as a bandleader and one as a solo guitarist. Her original

Gentrification and Art Space: The Case of Silent Barn

Guest Writer: Adin Rimland Gentrification is described as a replacement of lower-income populations and businesses in a specific neighborhood by more affluent ones. Gentrification actually goes beyond displacement and includes the replacement and exclusion of certain populations and businesses from a neighborhood. In this article, I want to touch on the elements that create a space which allows

Interview: Saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer

Guest Writer/Interviewer: Nico Bonacquist Transcript from interview on WPIR Pratt Radio. BONACQUIST: Hello, you’re tuning into WPIR Pratt Radio. Today we have Yoni Kretzmer live. KRETZMER: Hello, how’s it going? Happy to be here! BONACQUIST: He’s going to play a little bit and then we are going to talk. [KRETZMER SOLO PERFORMANCE] BONACQUIST: Awesome! KRETZMER:

Anais Maviel with Career-Defining Performance at Roulette

When one gets busy in New York, it is easy to go a year or more without seeing certain performers, even those who play regularly in the city. That was the case for me with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Anais Maviel (voice, n’goni) prior to her performance at Roulette on May 29. On that night, she

Playlist for the Week of May 28, 2018

Ataraxia (Jagath Lakpriya, Drew Phelps, Dennis Gonzalez) – Ts’ibil Chaaltun (Daagnim Records, 2018) [vinyl] Weasel Walter – Curses (self-released, 2016) fri(G)id – The Terminology is Flawed (self-released, 2018) [cassette] Patrick Shiroshi – Tulean Dispatch (Mondoj, 2017) [cassette] Rempis/Daisy Duo & Guests – Dodecahedron (Aerophonic, 2018) Unconscious Collective (Gregg Prickett, Aaron Gonzalez, Stefan Gonzalez) – Pleistocene Moon (Tofu Carnage, 2014) [vinyl] Wudasse

Review: Chad Taylor – Myths and Morals

One phase of life ends and another takes it place. The area in the middle is where the pulling apart and gluing happens. It can be quiet, it can be lonesome, but it will always be. There’s peace found within the process for some, depending on their level of experience and frequency related to change.

Playlist for the Week of May 21, 2018

The Guilt Of … – Isolation Room (Last Hurrah, 2013) [vinyl] Todd Clouser, Brian Chase, Thollem McDonas – Dub Narcotic Session, vol. 2 (Personal Archives, 2017) Jonovon Cooper – Suite Abyssinia (2015) Daniel Carter, William Parker, Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light: Live at Tufts University (AUM Fidelity, 2018) Kristo Rodzevski – The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore (self-released, 2017)

Review: Jesse Dulman Quartet Live at Downtown Music Gallery, April 29, 2018

Guest Writer: Vanessa Vargas The DMG 27th Anniversary Series of Sonic Celebrations continued on the evening of April 29th with the Jesse Dulman Quartet. Located in Chinatown, the Downtown Music Gallery is a long-running and internationally known record store. Playfully coined during the concert as “the only avant-garde jazz store still on the planet,” it