Keep Sane: Listen to Music

Given the situation, the need to keep mind on even, working keel is essential — too much reading in the proses of urgency is bad for eyes & mind; close these for a moment but open ears: listen, listen in, listen up, listen down. Ps. I have been listening all day to Matthew Shipp’s Trio latest release: PIANO SONG. It is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t miss it! Haven’t been able to locate any upload … Read more Keep Sane: Listen to Music

“Porteurs de Mots” Performances Chez Lily in Germ

Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 1) Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 2) Le 25/06/16 Chez Lily à Germ Louron. Video by Frank Morignière with: Corinne Dubarry (accordéon, voix) Arnaud Tartari (gembri, guitare, percussions) Nicole Peyrafitte (voix, percussions) Alexis Kowalczewski (clarinettes) Bruno Giannotta (guitare, percussions) Marie Sigal (piano, voix) Patrick-jake Alati (voix) Pierre Joris (voix) Jacme Gaudàs (voix)

Steve Dalachinsky Celebrates Butch Morris

Conduction # Infinity (Out of Reach but Never Out of Touch) 1. Butch: his mischievous smile > stern look > open laugh > dapper apparel >a real dandy > like back in the days when > his midrange slightly twanged voice >everything I’ll say is clichéd pompous emotional > rubbed in ashes at times > such elaborate performance we produce sometimes for no one > the wind > trees … Read more Steve Dalachinsky Celebrates Butch Morris

Ending the Day with the Blood Trio

Photos Copyright © John Sharpe Many thanks to all — & there were many, way too many for me to answer each one — who sent birthday greetings. I finished my quatorze juillet / bastille day celebration at The Stone, New York’s best avant-garde/impro jazz venue, listening to the Blood Trio — Sabir Mateen (woodwinds) Whit Dickey (drums) Michael Bisio (bass) — playing a breath-taking set, amazing clarity of sound & tone, brilliant inventiveness — … Read more Ending the Day with the Blood Trio

Toop on Coxhill

Lol Coxhill in a skip. Art event copyright Simon Thackray. Photo: Tony Bartholomew. cris cheek just alerted us to a superb homage to Lol Coxhill by his friend & collaborator David Toop. Below 2 paragraphs from that homage; you can read the full piece here.  Lol could be an extraordinarily generous person. There were those he believed to be “duff”, dismissed with pithy anecdote and an underplayed chuckle, and … Read more Toop on Coxhill

ESP-DISK: Always in Trouble

More good reading for the summer: been reading around Jason Weiss’ latest tome: Always in Trouble: An oral history of ESP-DISK, the most outrageous Record Label in America published earlier this year by Wesleyan University Press. It truly is a sweet dippin’ & diggin’ book, depending on your mood — Albert Ayler or Roswell Budd, Evan Parker or William Parker, Gato Barbieri or Amiri Baraka. A fascinating look ‘behind … Read more ESP-DISK: Always in Trouble

NYC Premiere of Nicole Peyrafitte’s New Multi-Media Performance!

Monday Evolving Series LES Gallery 1st floor @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street (between Delancey & Rivington)  Tickets:  $11 per set / $16 for 2 / $20 all night  Students/Seniors :  $8 per set / $12 for 2 / $18 all night  Monday April 23 CREATIVE SOUNDS OF DISSENSION 7.30 pm / NICOLE PEYRAFITTE “BI-VALVE” A new body of work that includes paintings & texts. 8.30 pm … Read more NYC Premiere of Nicole Peyrafitte’s New Multi-Media Performance!