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


Alberta native, Jessica Ackerley works with drummer, Nick Fraser and bassist, Mat Muntz on her debut album, Coalesce (available on Bandcamp). The record is a study of space through the relationships between sound and silence. The title suggests an intention of sound. Before listening, we are made aware of a “coming together.” As the album

Review: William Hooker – Aria: The Italian Project

William Hooker has been playing on the New York scene for many years. I first heard about him not long after I returned to New York City in 1973. I had been living in Boston, playing with David S. Ware’s band Apogee. Ware met Hooker at some point and recorded on one of his earliest

Review: Natura Morta – Environ

Natura Morta’s Environ (Neither/Nor Records) released early this year, is a fusion of musical purity and avant-garde noise expression. Environ is pure in the way the band works with a limited amount of instruments to create such a wide range of sound. The album features Frantz Loriot on viola, Sean Ali on bass, and Carlo