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Thumbscrew to Release 1st Record on Jan 21

Record Release Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara) is set to release its first record on Cuneiform January 21! Thumbscrew is absolutely dynamite in the live setting, so this studio record is sure to be incredible. The music just builds and builds in intensity. Live Review Check out my review of their live performance

Playlist for Week of 28 Dec 2013

Ingrid Laubrock – Forensic (F-ire, 2004) William Hooker – The Distance between Us (Knitting Factory, 1998) Kenji Herbert, Aaron Darrell, Devin Drobka – Superliminal (self-released, 2012) Kirk Knuffke & Jesse Stacken with Kenny Wollesen – Like a Tree (Steeplechase, 2012) Jessica Pavone – Quotidian (Peacock, 2009) William Hooker, Christian Marclay, Lee Ranaldo – Bouquet: Live

January Artist Feature: Kris Davis

In recent years, Kris Davis has emerged as one of the most talented pianists and composers of her generation working in New York City. Her projects have become increasingly ambitious and exploratory, even as she develops a richer musicality in her compositions. There is a freshness in her approach, and while there is a thread

Winter Jazzfest 2014

Winter Jazzfest (Jan 7-11) has a promising list of performers this year (a full listing is available here). I have highlighted some of the most exciting bands below: January 10 (Friday): Judson Church (beginning at 6:15 pm) Mary Halvorson Septet Peter Brötzmann Trio with Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake Improvised Round Robin Duets NYU Law School

January 2014 concert listings now available

January has an unusually long list of amazing concerts (a full list is available here). I would like to highlight these in particular: Jan 4: Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet with Sean Conly, Reuben Radding, Mike Pride and guest Assif Tsahar at Ibeam Brooklyn 8:30 pm Jan 4: Mary Halvorson Quintet with Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon,

Playlist for Week of 21 Dec 2013

Eric Dolphy – In Europe, vol. 1 (Prestige, 1963) [vinyl] Federico Ughi – Songs for Four Cities (Skycap, 2012) Nate Wooley – [8] Syllables (Peira, 2013) LARK – self-titled (Skirl, 2013) Andrew Hill – Point of Departure (Blue Note, 1964) [vinyl] Eric Dolphy – Out to Lunch (Blue Note, 1964) [vinyl] Ches Smith and These