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NEWS: RECORDING

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

No is no, (Don't fuck around with your women) is a bright new offering from Improvising Beings. It features an extended concert from Linda Sharrock on vocals joined by an international ensemble that includes Itaru Oki on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mario Rechtern on reeds and saxolin, Eric Zinman on piano), Makoto Sato on drums), and Yoram Rosilio ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures

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Eric Zinman goes to Europe each year on his own dime for a varying array of shoe string gigs with people who mean a lot to him as colleagues. He usually works with Mario Rechtern and people from a community in jny: Vienna that includes expatriate, Linda Sharrock.

His most recent trip was especially ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

A Matthew Shipp Appreciation from Yuko Otomo

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I'm always looking to introduce new people to The All About Jazz readership. Yuko Otomo provided an appreciation of Matthew Shipp from her perspective as a poet and visual artist.

Let Ms. Otomo take it from here.

Recently, I re-read Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky. I don't remember how ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Stanley Jason Zappa's Epic Gig Trek

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During the second week of June, saxophonist Stanley Jason Zappa undertook a fairly demanding performance trek with two colleagues, saxophonist Catherine Sikora and percussionist Nick Skrowaczewski.

It began in the Okanagan wine region of southwestern British Columbia and concluded at the Casse Tete Festival at the inland city of Prince George, around 500 miles ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19 Concludes With Pianos And A Voice.

Vision Festival 19 Concludes With Pianos And A Voice.

Along with the celebrations of Amiri Baraka and Roy Campbell on the final day of Vision Festival 19 are several ensemble situations for piano from a duet fir Angelica Sanchez, a trio for Connie Crothers and the venerable Dave Burrell in striking quartet with Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Hamid Drake. And the voice of Fay Victor in a drum duet makes ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19 Has The Matthew Shipp Trio In The Thick Of It

Vision Festival 19 Has The Matthew Shipp Trio In The Thick Of It

In many ways, Saturday is a miniature of the entire guiding outlook and purpose of this annual love labor from Arts For Art. All elements, discussion, youth support, poetry and a well sequenced array of distinct and personal performance statements are present and the stalwart Matthew Shipp Trio speaks to the element of continuity. A FUTURE OF VISION (Honoring the Next Generation) 12:30 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19 Welcomes Whit Dickey And James Blood Ulmer

Vision Festival 19 Welcomes Whit Dickey  And James Blood Ulmer

In addition to celebrations of Roy Campbell and Amiri Baraka, the creators of Vision Festival love to support under appreciated masters such as Whit Dickey. And they craft special gatherings such as a revisit of a ground breaking James Blood Ulmer unit called The Music Revelation Ensemble. Whit Dickey will lead his quartet in the opening performance and the Music Revelation Ensemble will ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Honoring a New Generation of Vision Artists. Music and Art calls each generation. The Vision continues with important younger artists like Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn and Fay Victor with Tyshawn Sorrey. There are a few excellent young musicians playing with Charles Gayle, like Shayna Dulberger, Ingrid Laubrock and Mazz Swift. Michael Wimberly has put together an eclectic group of younger and older musicians ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Dance At Vision Festival 19

Dance At Vision Festival 19

The Vision has included dance from the beginning, because the Music moves us. And bringing the arts together opens us up to hear and think and feel more… June 11: 7:00PM - 8:00PM - Charles Gayle Trio + Dance Miriam Parker will collaborate with the great Charles Gayle. Daniel Carter - reeds
Miriam Parker - dance
Charles ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant

Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant

VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom. Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014 Roy Campbell was deeply grounded in the jazz tradition, and exhibited a working musician’s flexibility, with experiences ranging from R. & B. bands to off-Broadway shows, to reggae to electronics. Like Don Cherry, one of his heroes, Campbell was an omnivorous collaborator, working with hundreds of musicians all ...