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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

Album Release: Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

The second part of Matana Roberts‘ Coin Coin project will be available tomorrow, October 1, 2013, “Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile” on Constellation records. Roberts has been widely regarded as one of the most powerful creative artists of her generation. This record is a follow-up to her “Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres,” this time backed

Playlist for Week of 21 Sep 2013

My playlist for the past week: FPR – All at Once (Relative Pitch, 2013) Whoopie Pie – Sweet (Veal Records, 2007) Andrew D’Angelo – Morthana with Pride!! (Doubt Music, 2005) Evil Eye – Doin’ It all for My Baby (KMB Jazz, 2008) Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys – Betweenwhile (AUM Fidelity, 2010) Matana Roberts

Playlist for the Week of 14 Sep 2013

My playlist from the past week: Mary Halvorson Septet – Illusionary Sea [vinyl] Tim Willcox’s Superjazzers, vol. 1 Dynamite Club – It’s Deeper than Most People Actually Think Joe Morris & Nate Wooley Duo – Tooth and Nail 40Twenty – self-titled Jeremiah Cymerman – Under a Blue Grey Sky James Ilgenfritz, Aaron Ali Shaykh &

Aych: Jim Hobbs, Taylor Ho Bynum & Mary Halvorson at JACK Arts 16 Sep 2013

The group Aych, composed of alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, and guitarist Mary Halvorson, appeared in a rare performance last night at JACK Arts. Halvorson is well known on the New York scene as a daring player possessing rare talent and incredible musical vision. Ho Bynum, who formerly resided in Brooklyn, has

Peter Evans Residency at the Stone begins tonight! (10 Sep)

One of the great highlights of the month is Peter Evans’ residency at the Stone (Sep 10-15). The concert series begins tonight: Tuesday, Sep 10: Peter Evans solo; Peter Evans Trio with Robert Dick and David Taylor at The Stone, 8 & 10 pm Wednesday, Sep 11: Pulverize the Sound: Peter Evans, Tim Dahl &

Millennial Highlights: Festival of New Trumpet Music

Among the many exciting concerts this month, the Festival of New Trumpet Music stands out as a forum to hear some of the millennial generation’s most talented players (trumpeters as well as other musicians), as the annual festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. There has been an explosion of trumpet talent over the past ten years,

Introducing Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State

Harris Eisenstadt‘s Golden State (with Nicole Mitchell, Sara Schoenbeck & Mark Dresser) will be playing this coming Thursday, September 12, at Greenwich House Music School at 8:15 pm. Mark Dresser will open with a solo bass set at 7:30.

Short Note: Secret Keeper and Public Beneficiary at Douglass Street Music Collective (6 Sep 2013)

Secret Keeper (Mary Halvorson – guitar, Stephan Crump – bass) Wow. For some reason, I overlooked this band among guitarist Mary Halvorson‘s many projects until very recently. Earlier this year, Secret Keeper released its first album–Super Eight–a collection of fourteen fully improvised pieces. As the story goes, after meeting with a desire to try out