Review: Weasel Walter – A Pound of Flesh

Drummer, saxophonist, electric guitarist & electric bassist, Weasel Walter’s latest recording, A Pound of Flesh, is a four CD set consisting of nearly five hours of music. This isn’t your average cup of tea. The music is challenging and you will need to focus on the emerging sounds from each track. Weasel Walter plays drums

Playlist for the Week of January 22, 2018

Billington/Shippy/Wyche – self-titled (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Arriongton De Dionyso & Ted Byrnes – The Ballot or the Bullet (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Rodenticide – self-titled (Self Sabotage, 2017) [vinyl] Farmers by Nature – Love and Ghosts (AUM Fidelity, 2014) Nakatani/Kawabata/Chou – Perigee (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Clifford

Review: Zero Point – Thoughts Become Matter

Zero Point’s Thoughts Become Matter is the kind of album I want on with a good glass of wine late at night. It is mellow and still at times, evident on “Surrender, Surrender,” allowing us to slow with it and feel the weight of each note. The instruments on the album move carefully. Though it has

Interview: Adriana Camacho Torres

This is the first in a series of interviews that I will publish with musicians that I met during a brief visit to Mexico City around the time of the 2018 New Year holiday. First up: bassist Adriana Camacho Torres. Cisco Bradley: Where do you come from? What were your formative musical experiences growing up? Adriana

Review: Irreversible Entanglements (2017)

As a youth, I received a lot of talks from the elders in my family. Many of these talks circled around growing pains that were to come in my life and the assurance of how little control that I would have over some of them. The topics ranged from sexual consent, economic (in)stability, and educational

VAX Dispatch

VAX Dispatch, No. Three-Hundred thirty vax if you delve into the twisted underbranches of the brooklyn historical society archive you can confront yourself with cisco bradley’s VAXterview. shoveling the dust off a couple other old blogs, you will sniff the persistent remnant vapors of evidence of past brilliance and you should see the look on

Playlist for the Week of January 8, 2018

Chain (Yedo Gibson, Hernani Faustino, Vasco Trilla) – self-titled (No Business, 2017) Mark Dresser – Modicana (No Business, 2017) Liudas Mockunas – Hydro (No Business, 2017) Archie Shepp Quartet – Parisian Concert, vol. 1 (Impro, 1977) [vinyl] Archie Shepp Quartet – Parisian Concert, vol. 2 (Impro, 1977) [vinyl] Frank Wright Trio – self-titled (ESP-Disk, 1965) [vinyl] Ornette Coleman – The

Interview: Sam Weinberg

Interview with Saxophonist Sam Weinberg CB: What was your entry into the New York improvisational/experimental music scene? SW: The summer before my freshman year of high school, my family moved from Los Angeles to Nassau County, Long Island. Fortunately for me, that summer, my mom enrolled me in a jazz program at Queens College which

Review: Nick Millevoi’s Desertion Trio – Midtown Tilt (2018)

I enjoy eating breakfast and find it pretty necessary to have some sort of complimentary caffeinated beverage with the first meal of the day. The combination of the two is not something I can really explain well (I’m a music historian, not a taste buds expert). Usually, I reach for a few different fruits, maybe


Current | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 CONCERT LISTINGS FOR 2017 December 1 (Friday) Lor in Pravena; The Delegation; Brandon Seabrook & Peter Evans; Justin Neely (live painting) Spectrum 7:30 pm $10-15 Interstellar Regions—The Late Music of John Coltrane: David Liebman, Michael Eaton, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft, Adam Minkoff, Ben Perowsky,