lunes, 5 de junio de 2017

Omdrejninger - S / T (ILK MUSIC 2017)



Omdrejninger is a unique project conceived by sound-installation artist Christian Skjødt and composer, and guitarist Mark Solborg aiming at investigating and challenging the listening experience for both musicians and audience. A site-specific work for ensemble, space and loudspeakers. Solborg and Skjødt call it a spatial instrument. It is played by these amazing artists:


In brief the music consists of composed and improvised pieces played by a handpicked ensemble and then processed through a system developed and designed specifically for the project. The system (the patch) can only treat what it receives from the ensemble and the microphones. Delay, enlarge, distort, sample, and geographical displace through the speakers in different patterns and tempi. The audience is placed around the ensemble, the loudspeakers around everybody. An original version of a contemporary and very special listening experience. Another type of communication of relatively abstract music and sound.

The first version of Omdrejninger was a commission by the Wundergrund festival, premiered  in KoncertKirken at Nørrebro. The participants was, besides Skjødt and Solborg, the legendary german trumpet-player Axel Dörner, cellist Jakob Kullberg, vocalist Michael Rexen  and drummer Bjørn Heebøll. It was an intense  and unique experience for both audience and musicians.

“..a sensation of a spatial instrument with the powers to lift and take off with all of us.” - Laura Berivan Nilsson, Omlyd

During Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2015 another edition was brought to life. This time with an explosive combination of Dörner, the Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach, Solborg and Skjødt.

Both editions where recorded in sound and picture by The Lake Radio, John Fomsgaard, a.o. Then it was processed, mixed and mastered by Solborg and Skjødt in collaboration with true experts within the field. The result is a limited deluxe 2x180g vinyl album with two visual renditions by director and cutter Laurits Flensted-Jensen in video-format with surround audio (5.1.) on a USB stick and a photo-montage with pictures by Peter Ganushkin, Hanne Budtz-Jørgensen and Raphael Frisenvænge. The release is also available in a reduced version on CD and digitally.

Omdrejninger holds a dense and nuanced sound-universe in many layers. We recommend good listening equipment, or headphones , for a full and detailed experience.

Enjoy !

This album and the performances of Omdrejninger are supported by Gong Tomorrow, Koncertkirken Blågård, Statens Kunstfond, DJBFA / Komponister og Sangskrivere and Koda, Dansk Kapelmesterforening, Goethe-Institut Dänemark and JazzDanmark.


1 A I 10:30
2 A II 07:08
3 B I 13:21
4 C I 06:00
5 C II 08:48
6 D I 16:12


Burton Greene (Solos, Duos, Trios) - Compendium (IMPROVISING BEINGS 2017)


1. Free Intro - Burkina Faso Swing  9:31
2. Moon Rays  5:18
3. Little Song  6:44
4. Monk's Dream  5:30
5. Believe In Love  5:23
6. Funk Dumplin'  4:06
7. Don't Forget The Poet  5:38
8. Mirjam  7:57
9. Variations On Lies I  6:12
10. Tree  7:01

1. Now Music 1  4:47
2. Freebop The 5th  5:59
3. Two. Five. One  3:28
4. When You're In Front, Get Off My Back  5:36
5. Free  6:38
6. Nostalgia Variations  4:55
7. Buddy's Bitonal Blues II  5:36
8. Little Song Revisited  6:10
9. 3 Oktober 2011  4:26
10. Variations On Lies II  5:27
11. Freeboparoony  7:41
12. Say Yes  2:45
13. The Struggle Can Be Enobling  4:21

Burton Greene: piano 
Roberto Haliffi: drums 
Stefan Raidl: double bass (1-10) 
Tilo Baumheier: flute (11-23) 

1-10 recorded by Jason Alder at the Goethe Institute, Amsterdam, April 10, 2016

11-23 recorded by Jurre Wieman at the BimHuis, Amsterdam, January 20, 2017

Morgan Guerin - The Saga II (2017)


Growing up in a musical family, Morgan was given his first pair of drumsticks at the age of six months…followed shortly thereafter by a drum set. By six, Morgan had his first saxophone and his instrumental repertoire expanded to many more instruments. Having grown up in such a musical household, Morgan had the good fortune of being exposed to jazz from the Marsalis family, Donald Harrison, Christian Scott, among many others. He has shared the stage with such notables as Nicholas Payton, Ellis Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Jimmy Cobb, Esperanza Spalding, Allen Toussaint, Freddy Cole, Terri Lyne Carrington, Robert Glasper, Russell Gunn, Wallace Roney, and Buster Williams.

Now, Morgan is currently studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Morgan was a member of the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (Directed by Gordon Vernick) from 2010-2016 and has performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival annually since 2011. He attended The New Jazz School for two summers (directed by Donald Harrison and Christian Scott), studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for two summers in a row (2014 and 2015), was a member of the 2014 Vail Jazz Workshop, and performed at The Monterey Jazz Festival as a member of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra in 2015 and 2016. In February 2016, Morgan was selected to be a part of the Grammy Band and had the opportunity to attend and perform at the 58th Grammy Awards and in January 2017, Morgan was selected as a Young Arts Finalist in Jazz. Since Morgan had started school in New York, he’d soon reconnect with his long time mentor Terri Lyne Carrington by joining her new band “Social Science” also featuring Matt Stevens and Aaron Parks.

In April of 2016, Morgan released his first album, "The Saga". Each song on "The Saga" explains his life from early childhood the young adult he is now. "After almost one year of work, I’m relieved that this body of work has finally come to fruition. Making this album was a journey – and I am so thankful for the knowledge received in the process.” He says, “Since I was a young boy, it has been my dream to fully pursue my passion for music.  A “saga” is said to be a long, detailed, series of stories. This album is an autobiography of my life – beginning from the moment I started playing the drums (at just a few months old) to now, where my instrumental repertoire consists of a myriad of instruments. Throughout my life, I've been blessed to have many mentors who have taught me to play a variety of instruments. For that, I am very thankful." 

Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal and Christine Jensen - Under the Influence Suite (2017)


Christine Jensen dirige l’Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal dans deux œuvres d’envergure. La première est l’une de ses compositions, une œuvre en cinq mouvements qui rend hommage à de grands artistes du jazz qui l’ont aidée à façonner son propre style comme compositrice et improvisatrice, soit John Coltrane, Lee Konitz, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler et Jan Jarczyk, son premier professeur.

Le programme comprend aussi une suite extraite de l’immortel opéra Porgy and Bess de Gershwin dans un arrangement de Gil Evans; une suite que Miles Davis et son ensemble ont enregistrée, sous la direction d’Evans, et qui a triomphé dès sa parution en 1959. Cette collaboration, l’une des plus réussies entre Evans et Davis, demeure une étape marquante de l’histoire du jazz orchestral. Cette suite réunit tous les extraits les plus célèbres de l’opéra, incluant Bess, you is my woman now, It ain’t necessarily so, There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York et, bien sûr, Summertime.


01. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part I: Ouverture (For Kenny Wheeler) (1:16)
02. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part I: Starbright (For Kenny Wheeler) (15:25)
03. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part II: For Jan Jarczyk (6:20)
04. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part III: Drum Interlude (For John Coltrane) (1:34)
05. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part III: Leap (For John Coltrane) (7:55)
06. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part IV: Sweet Lee (For Lee Kanitz) (5:56)
07. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part V: Anthem (For Wayne Shorter) (5:38)
08. Orchestre national de jazz de Montreal & Christine Jensen – Part V: Chant (For Wayne Shorter) (7:07)

Cuneiform Artists on Tour - June 2017

June 2017

New Releases: Out Now / Spring-Summer 2017


Upcoming Shows

September 7-10 - Hopscotch Festival - Raleigh, NC

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June 5 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
June 6 - Kung Fu Necktie - 1250 North Front St - Philadelphia, PA
June 7 - The Funhouse / Mr. Smalls - 400 Lincoln Ave - Millvale, PA
June 8 - Black Cat - 1811 - 14th St, NW - Washington, DC
June 9 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
June 11 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH 
June 12 - Schubas - Chicago, IL

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Birdsongs arise from Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction to unleash a rollicking set of primordial punk jazz classical car-wreck

June 3 - ONCE Lounge & Ballroom - 156 Highland Ave - Somerville MA - 10 PM harpist Audrey Harrer / 10:45 Birdsongs - $10.00

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Dawn of the Cycads:

BLUE CRANES
June 17 - Liberty Ball Benefit for SMYRC, IRCO, Ecotrust & ACLU-OR  at Revolution Hall - 1300 SE Stark - Portland, OR
August 12 - Homiefest - details tba
August 20 - Monavilla Jazz Festival - Portland Metro Arts - 9003 SE Stark St - Portland, OR

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Swim:

BUBBLEMATH
Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: Edit Peptide!

June 10 - The Nest - 715 West St. Germain St - Saint Cloud, MN
June 22 - Buzzstock - Big Watab Lake, MN
July 29 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN

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Edit Peptide:

CHEER-ACCIDENT
Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: Putting Off Death

June 16 - Dreamland - 810 East Market St, Louisville, KY
June 17 - The Pilot Light - 106 E. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN
June 20 - Infinite Room (Tapp's) - 1644 Main St, Columbia, SC
June 21 - Nightlight - 405 1/2 West Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC
June 22 - tba
June 23 - Trans-Pecos - 9-15 Wyckoff Ave - Queens, NY 11385
June 24 - Rhizome - 6950 Maple St NW - Washington, DC
July 29 - Shafly Tap Room - 2100 Locust St - St Louis, MO 63103 [with Yowie]
July 30 - Record Bar - 1520 Grand Blvd - Kansas City, MO 64108 [with Free Salamander Exhibit]
July 31 - Beat Kitchen - 2100 W. Belmont Ave - Chicago, IL 60618 [opening for Free Salamander Exhibit!]
August 1 - Radio Radio - 1119 E. Prospect - Indianapolis, IN 46203
September 15 - Rock In Opposition Festival - Cap D'ecouverte - Le Garric 81450, France
September 16 - tba - Lyon, France
September 17 - tba - France
September 19 - Mora Mora -  Orleans, France
September 20 - tba - Metz, France
September 22 - Freakshow Art Rock Festival - Würzburg, Germany [with Poil and Le Silo]
September 23 - OFF - Offenburgerstrasse 59 - Basel, Switzerland

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Putting Off Death:

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
2017: The Claudia Quintet Celebrates 20 years!

June 29 - Vancouver Jazz Festival - The Ironworks, Vancouver, BC, Canada
June 30 - Edmonton Jazz Festival - The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB, Canada
July 1 - Toronto Jazz Festival - Heliconian Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Super Petite:

EMPIRICAL
Empirical's radical musical experiment - bringing jazz directly to the public via Pop-Up Jazz Lounges - goes nationwide!

June 19-24 - 'Pop-up Jazz Lounge' - Old Street Underground station - London, UK
September 18-23 - 'Pop-up Jazz Lounge' - Liverpool, UK
October 4 - Symphony Hall - Birmingham, UK

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Connection:

MICHAEL GIBBS
Mike Gibbs' 80th Birthday Celebrations!

September 22 - tba - Hamburg, Germany
September 24 - with the Hans Koller Big Band - Scarborough Jazz Festival - Scarbourough, North Yorkshire, UK
October 19 - Berklee School of Music - Boston, MA

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Play A Bill Frisell Set List: [w/ Bill Frisell & NDR BigBand]
In My View: [w/ NDR BigBand]

THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: Tilt!

June 11 - Hot Club Ghent - Ghent, Belgium
September 22 - H95 - Basel, Switzerland
September 28 - Neubad - Luzern, Switzerland
September 30 - Match & Fuse Festival - Zurich, Switzerland
November 17 - Sarfabrik featuring Edi Nulz - Wien, Austria
December 16 - Casa Hasler - Poschiavo, Switzerland
December 27 - Die Letzten Tag Jazzfestival - Bern, Switzerland

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Tilt:

GUAPO
September 17 - Rock In Opposition Festival - Cap D'ecouverte - Le Garric 81450, France

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Obscure Knowledge:

JOEL HARRISON
July 2 - Blazing Telecaster Madness with guitarists Anthony Pirog & Dave Chappell, John Previtti (b) & Barry Hart (d) - Bertha's - 734 South Broadway - Baltimore, MD - 3:00 til 6:00

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Mother Stump:

THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
June 6 - Cross Club - Prague, CZ
June 8 - KSET - Zagreb Croatia
Aug 25-27 - Smida Jazz Fest - Cluj, Romania

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Somnambulist:

Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues

June 6 -  The Astor Room - 35-11 35th Ave - Astoria, NY 11106 - (718-255-1947) - two sets, starting at 7:30

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Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me:

MIRIODOR
Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: Signal 9!

September 15-17 - Rock In Opposition Festival - Cap D'ecouverte - Le Garric 81450, France
September 22 - La Casa di Alex - Milano, Italy
September 23-24 - Freakshow Art Rock Festival - Wurzburg, Germany
September 28 - Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal - 465, avenue du Mont-Royal Est - Montréal, Canada

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Signal 9:

NAIMA
June 7 - Palau de la Musica - Passeig de l'Albereda, 30 - 46023 València, Spain - 20:00
June 10 - Festival Imaginaria - 12 22500 Binéfar-Huesca - Palomar, Spain - 21:00 [with Alba G. Corral]
June 16 - Cafe Berlin - C. Costanilla de Los Ángeles , 20 - 28013 Madrid, Spain 21:00
July 14 - White Night Music Joint - Fontanka river embankment, 59 - Saint Petersburg, Russia
July 15 - Petrojazz Festival - St Petersburg, Russia

September 7 - Amstel Arts - Veles e Vents, Marina Real Juan Carlos I - 46024 València, Spain - 19:00

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Bye:

THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
Celebrating their new release on Cuneiform: The Great Un-American SongBook: Volumes I & II

June 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
June 30 - World Cafe Life - 3025 Walnut St - Philadelphia, PA
July 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
August 19 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
August 21 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
October 28 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
December 23 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542

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The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II:

RICHARD PINHAS
June 3 - Festival Les Ignobles Du Vignobles - Salle Sevria - La Haye - Fouassière 44690, France [drums and analog synths with drummer Arthur Narcy]
June 7 - Petit Bain - 7 Port de la Gare, Paris, France [with The Space Lady & Moon GoGo]

June 10 - Le Triton - Triton Fest - Les Lilas, France [with drummer Arthur Narcy]

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Process and Reality [Pinhas/ Merzbow/ Yoshida Tasuya]
Mu [Pinhas & Barry Cleveland]:


ANTHONY PIROG
July 2 - Blazing Telecaster Madness with guitarists Joel Harrison & Dave Chappell, John Previtti (b) & Barry Hart (d) - Bertha's - 734 South Broadway - Baltimore, MD - 3:00 til 6:00


June 24 - JazzBaltica - Timmendorfer Strand - Germany
June 30 - Mandaljazz - Mandal, Norway
July 15 - Staktøyfestivalen - Kragerø, Norway

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July 4 - Resonance(s) Festival - Perryscope - Lyon, France
July 5 - Parquet Sonare - Grenoble, France
August 4 - Bambole Openair - Winterthur, Switzerland

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Congratulations to Wadada, winner of Jazz Journalist Association's

June 8 – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer - Ojai Music Festival - Libbey Bowl - Ojai, CA
June 15 – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer - Zellerbach Hall - Berkeley, CA
July 18  – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer - Molde Jazz Festival - Storyville Jazz Club - Molde, Norway
August 4 – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer - Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI
October 13 – Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - performing 'Ten Freedom Summers' - tba - Houston, TX
October 14 – Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - performing 'Ten Freedom Summers' - tba - Austin, TX
October 15 – Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet - performing 'Ten Freedom Summers' - tba - New Orleans, LA

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June 9 - Tangente Jazz, Haldengasse 47, Eschen 9492, Liechtenstein
July 5 - Exil - Hardstrasse 245, Zürich, Switzerland, double bill with David Torn's Sun of Goldfinger
August 24 - Cafe Campus - 57 Prince-Arthur E., Montreal, QC, Canada [opening for Stick Men]
August 25 - Auditorium du Cegep Garneau - 1660 Boulevard de l'Entente, Quebec City, Canada [opening for Stick Men]
August 27 - Mod Club - Toronto, Ont, Canada [opening for Stick Men]
August 28 - Reggie's - 2105 South State St, Chicago, IL
August 30 - tba -  Brooklyn NY
August 31 - BSP - 323 Wall St, Kingston NY
September 3 - ProgDay - Storybook Farm - Chapel Hill, NC
[performing w/ special guest  David Torn]

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