Last week, Punch Brothers and Watchhouse joined together onstage, playing a cover of the Sufjan Stevens song “Mystery of Love.” Bandleader Chris Thile announced that the two bands, joined by Sarah Jarosz, would be doing an acoustic tour. The shows begin on July 27th; more information here.
The Soft Hills (singer/songwriter Garett Hobba) will release the album Viva Chi Vede via Black Spring Records on July 22nd. “Tea Time” is the first single off of the album, with a charming, traveling circus inspired video that pairs nicely with the psych-pop vibe of the single.
Renowned bassist Jan Wobble (PIL) has joined with Ukrainian musicians to create a dub remix of the Ukrainian National Anthem. All proceeds will benefit Ukrainian Refugees. Please donate if you can. <a href=”https://jahwobbletheukrainians.bandcamp.com/track/ukrainian-national-anthem-in-dub”>Ukrainian National Anthem In Dub by Jah Wobble & The Ukrainians (featuring Jon Klein)</a> LYRICS Ukraine’s glory has not perished, norContinue reading “Jah Wobble Records Ukrainian Anthem (Benefit)”
Ethan Iverson Every Note is True Ethan Iverson, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums Blue Note Pianist Ethan Iverson received an excellent birthday present today: the release of Every Note is True, his debut recording on Blue Note Records. Since departing the Bad Plus, Iverson has worked on a number of projects asContinue reading “Ethan Iverson on Blue Note”
On Wednesday, February 9th, Herb Deutsch turned ninety years old. Deutsch has been an icon of sound synthesis both as a composer and hardware designer. One of the inventors of the first Moog synthesizers, he designed the keyboard interface that served as the basis for countless synths that followed. Moog Music is using this auspiciousContinue reading “Moog Celebrates Herb Deutsch at Ninety”
Celebrating Mendelssohn’s Birthday with Piano Recordings February 3rd is Felix Mendelssohn’s birthday. To celebrate, here are two reviews of recent recordings of piano music by the composer. Felix Mendelssohn Complete Music for Solo Piano, Vol. 6 Hyperion CD Howard Shelley Pianist Howard Shelley has been making his way through the compendious catalog ofContinue reading “Celebrating Mendelssohn with Piano Music”
Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10: Music After 1945 SWR Sinfonieorchester, Michael Gielen conductor SWR 6xCD boxed set The tenth and final boxed set in SWR’s Michael Gielen Edition spotlights his considerable contributions to post-1945 concert music. Seven hours of live recordings of music by European avant-garde figures Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, GyörgyContinue reading “Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10 (CD Review)”
This Friday, January 7th at 7:30 PM, cellist Franklin Cox premieres my In Nomine as part of the soundON Festival at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla California. The festival runs from January 6-8 and features the NOISE Ensemble performing a number of new works as well as pieces by established composers.Continue reading “January 7: Premiere at soundON Festival”
Best of 2021: A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle and Alice Coltrane’s Kirtan: Turiya Sings Fifty-six years after its release, John Coltrane’s recording of his suite A Love Supreme has been certified platinum by the RIAA. With the lauded release of the recently rediscovered tapes of A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle, renewed interest has moved the recording of the originalContinue reading “56 Years Later, “A Love Supreme” Certified Platinum; Alice Coltrane Reissue”
Out today is a remix by Moor Mother of Divide and Dissolve’s instrumental “Mental Gymnastics,” with added spoken word imagining a better, more inclusive future.