In 1921, Futurist musicians Mario Bartoccini and Aldo Mantia wrote a manifesto extolling free improvisation, foreshadowing a turn in music that really wouldn’t come to fruition for another few decades. In the new Perfect Sound Forever I’ve translated their manifesto and written some commentary on it.
Congratulations to Avant Music News for publishing its 1000th review today. And another big number: this week also saw AMN’s 30,000th post go up. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this.
From the Barbiero/Bocci set at Electric Maid on 29 June: Thanks to Logan Mitchell, Sr. for the photography.
On All About Jazz, an article on the Creative Musicians Improvisors Forum, a collective of musicians active in New Haven, Connecticut in the late 1970s-early 1980s. It was an exciting organization based in part on the AACM, with a number of prominent musicians taking part.
Many thanks to Ettore and Percorsi Musicali for a fine review of Wooden Mirrors.
Many thanks to patrick brennan and the Free Jazz Blog for an insightful and in-depth review of Wooden Mirrors.
Here’s an excerpt from Cris‘s video of our performance at Electric Maid this past Saturday. It was the second and final date of our Summer 2019 Takoma Park Tour. It was a most enjoyable two weeks of good company and good music.