Review: petra – filament

When I first heard petra‘s “filament” I had this deep impression, this funny assumption, that this was the work of someone living alone in the woods, or in the marshy outskirts of Providence, RI, possibly in a boat. A certain combination of the synthetic and the fuzzy with the deeply human that can only come

Playlist for Week of March 25, 2019

Matt Nelson (bass) – Starting (Eschatology Records, 2018) Matthew Shipp Trio – Signature (ESP-Disk, 2019) Gerrit Hatcher – Parables for the Tenor (Astral Spirits, 2019) [cassette] Making a Circus – Beijing Olympics (Prom Night Records, 2011)

Playlist for the Week of March 18, 2019

Matt Bua, Matt Mikas, Tom Roe – Of the Bridge (Free103point9, 2001) [vinyl] Trevor Watts – Life & Music (Hi4head Records, 2019) Kyoko Kitamura’s Tidepool Fauna – Protean Labyrinth (self-released, 2018) William Parker Bass Quartet – Requiem (Splasc(H), 2006) Marc Edwards-Mick Barr Duo – The Bowels of Jupiter (Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, 2018) [cassette] Kuzu: Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon

VAX to the Future

VAX lit things up at De-construkt on Saturday night. The room was packed and, as always with a VAX performance, there was considerable chatter within the audience before they took the stage about what might occur. VAX events are more than a simple concert, they are an event, one that is a bit more of

New Experience Series at Hart Bar This Thursday

This Thursday, March 21, the New Experience music series continues at Hart Bar. We have a very exciting lineup for this one. Please come out for an incredible night of music, art, and fellowship in the community. Thursday, Mar 21 8 pm–Doors Open 9 pm–Flin van Hemmen, Cecilia Lopez, Matteo Liberatore 9:45 pm–No Land &

Playlist for the Week of March 11, 2019

Matthew Shipp Trio – Signature (ESP-Disk, 2019) Oliver Nelson – Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse!, 1961) [vinyl] Missing Foundation – 1933: Your House Is Mine (Purge/Sound League, 1988) [vinyl] Various – Electronic Music: It Started Here; Innovative Tracks from the Early Electronic Explorers (Not Now Music, 2017) [vinyl] Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends – Y’Anbessaw Tezeta (Terp,

Feminist Jazz Review: Stephanie Richards – Take The Neon Lights

New York-based composer and trumpet/flugelhorn extraordinaire, Stephanie Richards returns with a follow up album to her stunningly sparse, cyclically inspired (as Richards’ instruments were set up in a semi circle during recording sessions) 2018 album, Full Moon (Relative Pitch).  The new collection of compositions is entitled Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher). A glaring difference between Full

Playlist for the Week of February 25, 2019

The Hero of Warchester (Anna Webber, Nathaniel Morgan, Liz Kosack) – self-titled (Prom Night Records, 2015) [cassette] Pierce Warnecke & Louis Laurain – Phonotypic Plasticity (Astral Spirits, 2019) [cassette] Howard Riley – Live in the USA (NoBusiness Records, 2018) William Parker Violin Trio – Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear, 2003) Charles Gayle, William Parker, Rashied Ali – Touchin’ on Trane (FMP,