Posts Tagged ‘Trevor Dunn’

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

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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:
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.


Universal Critical Acclaim For Nels Cline Singers MACROSCOPE: Out Now

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


“A guitarist with a knack for wrangling restlessness into coherence.”
– New York Times

“It’s a record that has no boundaries, and an album with the musicianship to make that a memorable experience.” – NPR First Listen
Macroscope is the Nels Cline Singers’ most expansive, approachable album yet.” – Los Angeles Times
“Nels Cline is an artist whose inspired anti-genre-purist attitude creates music of sheer joyful surprise.” – LA Weekly
“Nels Cline never sounds more inspired — or more inquisitive — than when he’s charting his own, curiously zigzagging path.”
– Washington Post
“Exploring a typically disparate array of influences and textures.”
– SF Chronicle

“More than anything Cline has released in his prolific career, it’s wide-angle music.” – Chicago Reader
“Macroscope is an album brimming with power, beauty, noise and surprise.” –  Downbeat
“A magnificently diverse yet coherent set of tracks incorporating countrified psychedelia, punk-rock shredding and probing jazz.”
– Financial Times
“Macroscope is a rich embrace of Braziliana, balladry, percussion, and the tender-touch influence of samba master Baden Powell.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer
“Cline explores particularly diverse terrain on Macroscope.”
– Denver Westword
MACROSCOPE, is a deep exploration into free-from, improvised music but with a more textural, melodic slant.” – Premier Guitar
“One of the best jazz releases of the year to date.” – Paste
“Cline’s many moods coalesce into a portrait of the artist as a novelty-driven sonic omnivore.” – Relix Magazine
“Macroscope lives up to its name, juxtaposing multiple genres in an organic yet cohesive fashion” –
“They’re still making some of the most interesting, adventurous, genre-smashing music of the early 21st century.” – AllMusic

Erik Friedlander’s “Bonebridge” In The News

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The past couple weeks have seen a good bit of activity for cellist Erik Friedlander and his new Bonebridge project. Late last week Pitchfork’s Grayson Currin posted a great interview with Erik about Bonebridge and his career as a cellist in a variety of settings.


Cellist Erik Friedlander Finds Inspiration in a 1971 Visit to Virginia Bluegrass Festival On His New Album, Bonebridge

Monday, May 30th, 2011

To Be Released June 7, 2011 on SkipStone Records

Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge is a collection of spirited pieces with intelligent twists and turns, and a distinctive American flavor. Pairing his cello with Memphis native Doug Wamble’s savvy slide-guitar makes for a buoyant and expressive front line: the two instruments are kindred spirits when played in this fresh context.


Fully Altered Media **Spring 2011** Release Schedule

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Chris Parrello –Things I Wonder (Stray Dog Music) – January 25
Chris Parrello – guitars, compositions; Karlie Bruce – vocals/lyrics; Ian Young – saxophones; Kevin Thomas – bass; Aviv Cohen – drums; Rubin Kodheli – cello; Greg Glassman – trumpet; Rich Hinman – pedal steel


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