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Vision Festival 22 :: May 28- June 3, 2017 :: Greenwich Village, NYC

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

ARTS FOR ART PRESENTS
Vision Fest 22:
Free Jazz Festival for a Just Future
May 28- June 3, 2017

 Presenting A Full Spectrum of Jazz Today
And Highlighting The Socio-Political Context of
The Music And Its Practitioners

 

 Vision Festival 22 Celebrates the Career of Multi-Instrumentalist,
Instrument Designer, and Educator:
COOPER-MOORE
Performing on Monday, May 29

On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, Arts for Art officially opens Vision Festival 22 at historic Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. This first night will honor Cooper-Moore for his Lifetime of Achievement.  The renowned multi-instrumentalist, educator and raconteur Cooper-Moore, is an artist whose music has been informed by his own struggle for freedom and who personifies the ideals upheld by AFA.

Born during segregation in Southern Virginia, Cooper-Moore came of age playing his music on piano in church. In his early 20s, he was an active member of the civil rights and peace movements, often aligning himself with radical Catholics such as the Berrigan Brothers in their protests for nuclear disarmament. Upon moving to New York in the late 1960s, Cooper-Moore became a pivotal member of the free jazz movement.  His tenure with the late saxophonist and visionary David S. Ware began in 1970s as part of the Jazz Loft at 501 Canal Street. Cooper-Moore’s primary instrument is the piano, but he has become well-known for the many instruments he has designed and built, most notably the diddley-bow, a long-necked single string bass or dulcimer played horizontally while seated.

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Xiu Xiu Announce Nina Simone Covers Album, NINA

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
artworks_000057694733_9njfmh_t500x500To Be Released Dec 3 via Graveface RecordsAll Arrangements by Longtime Xiu Xiu-Collaborator, Ches Smith

Backing Band Is Smith’s THESE ARCHES:
Tim Berne, alto sax
Tony Malaby, tenor sax
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Andrea Parkins, electric accordion
Ches Smith, drumsPlus Xiu Xiu Founder Jamie Stewart, vocals

Stream First Single “Don’t Smoke in Bed” via Pitchfork

With an artist as wide-ranging and prolific as Xiu Xiu‘s Jamie Stewart, it can be hard to put into words what, exactly, his music sounds like. But when it comes to Stewart’s forthcoming NINA, he certainly doesn’t sound like himself.

NINA is a thank-you note, a love letter and a kind of musical fan-fic for the late icon Nina Simone. This being Xiu Xiu, of course, Stewart’s tribute album is far from a collection of straight covers. Rather, he and long-time collaborator Ches Smith — “the only person I know who could understand this in his heart and also handle the technical side of fearlessly reorienting such wonderful music” — bring Simone into focus through their own avant-dark lens.

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New Ches Smith & These Arches Record Out Today (!) on Clean Feed

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Ches Smith & These Arches
HAMMERED (Clean Feed)

Featuring Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson, and Andrea Parkins

CHES-HAMMERED-BIGThough drummer Ches Smith has a penchant for christening his compositions with playfully oblique names, the name he chose for the title track of the second album by his band These Arches couldn’t be more straightforward. “Hammered” is relentless, pounding, fueled by a driving, recursive pulse that goads tense, urgent playing from Smith’s quintet of master improvisers.

The piece is a vivid illustration of the precarious balance that Smith strikes between the worlds of avant-garde jazz and experimental rock. He’s in demand as the drummer for such forward-thinking jazz artists as Tim Berne, Darius Jones, Mary Halvorson and Trevor Dunn; and at the same time he’s provided the backbone for adventurous rock acts like Xiu Xiu and Secret Chiefs 3, not to mention uncategorizable hybrids between the two like Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and Smith’s own Good For Cows. (more…)

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