July Artist Feature: Luke Stewart

Luke Stewart has emerged as one of the most exciting young bassists on the improvised music scene on the east coast. Based in Washington, DC, he plays regularly in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and has toured in Europe. He has gained considerable exposure playing with the James Brandon Lewis Trio and he also leads

Review: Enrique Norris & Paula Shocron – Sono-Psico Cosmica

Sono-Psico Cosmica, released last year, is a project by artists, Enrique Norris and Paula Shocron. The album is a live a recording of a performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its presentation of tracks as well as the two’s collaboration is unique; each song primarily focuses on one instrument (with the exception of “Paisajes-Urbanos” and “La

Playlist – Week of July 17, 2017

Kyle Bruckmann’s Degradient – Dear Everyone (Not Two, 2017) Poetry from the Future (Liebowitz, de Brunner, Carter, Norton) – self-titled (Line Art, 2017) David S. Ware Trio – Live in New York, 2010 (AUM Fidelity, 2017) Thollem/Mazurek – Blind Curves and Box Canyons (Relative Pitch, 2017) Toxic: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, William Parker – This

Washington D.C.

Creative Music in DC Transparent Productions Union Arts


Ars Nova Workshop Fire Museum Impermanent Society of Philadelphia


Cornelia Street Cafe (West Village) The Stone (Lower East Side)


A.E. Randolph Presents (Crown Heights) Brackish (Boerum Hill) Bushwick Improvisers Collective (Bushwick) Happy Lucky no. 1 (Crown Heights) Home Audio (different locations) Ibeam Brooklyn (Gowanus) Limited Resources (Williamsburg) Outskirts (East New York) Sista’s Place (Bedford-Stuyvesant) Soup & Sound (Crown Heights) Varisound Sessions (Bushwick)


Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson’s Crop Circles is an exercise in balance, while still maintaining a great sense of musical freedom. Brooklyn-based Halvorson plays guitar on the collaboration album alongside Switzerland-native and pianist, Courvoisier, also currently working in Brooklyn. The two work democratically, shifting leads and complementing the other’s sound in a way that seems