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John Zorn 15 instead of 12

18th Feb 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

this week in the Village Voice:
John Zorn: Deciding to spend a year in NYC with no traveling has led me to one of the most creative periods in my life. In the past four months alone, he has recorded six albums and written the music for three others.  He initially planned 12 Tzadik releases for 2010, one per month, but tends to underestimate his own frenetic output, as “it looks like it will be more like 15.”

So, anyone go to the Masada Marathon at Abron’s Art Center in New York yesterday or today (Feb 17-18)?  How was it?

DAY 1 February 17th (Wednesday)

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits
Ben Goldberg Quartet
Mark Feldman/Sylvie Courvoisier
Mycale
Masada Sextet

DAY 2 February 18th (Thursday)

Uri Caine solo
Masada String Trio
Jamie Saft Trio
Erik Friedlander solo
Masada Quartet

~Dan – np: Charlie Hunter QuartetReady… Set… Shango!

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John Zorn – Masada Book Two Marathon (NYC)

22nd Jan 10 (Fri) 1 comment

MASADA ‘BOOK OF ANGELS’ MARATHON!
February 17th & 18th

2 nights. 10 bands. 19 musicians. 1 inspiring book of music!

Written in a flash of creativity during three months at the end of 2004, the 316 compositions in John Zorn‘s Book of Angels (aka Masada Book Two) contain some of his most lyrical and inspiring music. Performed by a wide variety of ensembles over the past 5 years the music has generated 13 CDs to date, with 4 more scheduled for release in 2010. This special Marathon concert brings together 10 different groups in two evenings-five bands per night. Don’t miss this special downtown event presented at the historical Henry Street Settlement at the Abrons Art Center!  $30 in advance / $35 at the door (Separate admission each night)

Tickets at  https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/710455

Featuring: Uri Caine, Dave Douglas, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Cyro Baptista, Kenny Wollesen, Jamie Saft, Erik Friedlander, Mark Feldman, Ben Goldberg, Shanir Blumenkranz, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tim Keiper, Brian Marsells, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Basya Schecter, Malika Zarra, Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, John Zorn, and more

DAY 1 February 17th (Wednesday) at 8pm

Banquet Of The Spirits
Ben Goldberg Quartet
Mark Feldman/Sylvie Courvoisier
Mycale
Masada Sextet

tickets for Day 1  https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7904665

DAY 2 February 18th (Thursday) at 8pm

Uri Caine solo
Masada String Trio
Jamie Saft Trio
Erik Friedlander solo
Masada Quartet

tickets for Day 2  https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7904675

I wish I lived in NYC!

The Masada Book Two Series (to date):





~Dan – np: Yuka Honda Memories Are My Only Witness

Medeski Martin & Wood – Radiolarians III

28th Jul 09 (Tue) Leave a comment

I saw the Radiolarians III performance in Eugene last year.  It was GREAT!! Well, yesterday, MMW announced the record release on the MySpaces…

Pre-order on Amazon

Restlessly inventive improvising trio Medeski Martin & Wood are set to release the third installment of The Radiolarian Series on August 4th, 2009. Recorded in December 2008, Radiolarians III perfectly sums up the themes, motifs and styles laid out in the previous two Radiolarians records.

There is an epic feel at play here, as the choruses rise and swell out of low-lying grooves and polyrhythms. Highlights include the passionate and gritty traditional “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” the anthemic “Undone,” and the Latin-influenced acoustic opener “Chantes Des Femmes.” Overall, Radiolarians III finds the trio doing what they do best, melding genres and improvising. What results, is maybe the strongest and most cohesive album of the entire Radiolarians Series.

Woot.

~Dan – np: John ZornO’o [with the Dreamers, Electric Masada, The Gift crew of musicians]

no free download or torrent here.  support indie music.

“Jazz Snob: Eat Sh*t”

16th Jun 08 (Mon) Leave a comment

Some recent DIME torrents of old Naked City shows got me to wishing I could be nostalgic (even though I didn’t get into them until 3 or 4 years ago)…

Don’t have your speakers on too loud… here’s 28 seconds of delish jazz-core (mp3 link) from Naked City (a supergroup of misfits in John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Fred Frith, Joey Baron, Yamataka Eye).

from Torture Garden and Grand Guignol

Definitely not for everyone. The bleeding edge of art jazz…

~Dan – np: (oddly enoughnot art jazz) Extreme‘s new song on MySpace called “Star” (it’s very Queen-y)

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