Playlist: June 5, 2009

KZSU playlist for Friday, June 5, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

….. Should I mention the Matthew Sperry concerts again? See earlier entry.

Source: Limited Sedition….. Actually I will mention this: As the festival has evolved from year to year, the local Limited Sedition label has been releasing CD-Rs of Matthew Sperry performances, mastered from live tapes. The first was a set of solo bass performances; the most recent is a second all-solo, all-bass disk. Matthew’s playing included a lot of extended technique: sticking objects into the strings, scraping the bass body with mallets, etc., so the results are a percussive exploration of sound.

Source: AUM Fidelity….. Fully Celebrated, formerly the Fully Celebrated Orchestra (even though they were always three or four people), puts up catchy, even funky heads followed by chaotic, free-jazz soloing. Loads of fun.

….. Forgas Band Phenomena is new stuff played in the old ’70s prog vein: long suites, searing guitar, woodwinds in the band. Cuneiform always puts out nice stuff, but at first glance, this is a standout.

Source:Pi Recordings….. Corey Wilkes‘ Abstrakt Pulse puts up hard-bop composing spread against free-jazz soloing — stuff that’s way out there when it breaks orbit. It’s not strictly head-solo-head patterns, either; “SICK JJ,” played here, pretty much stays in improv/free mode, while “Visionary of an Abstrakt” uses a recurring theme to punctuate a variety of exploratory, off-topic solos. On the way, the album sports one-minute free-improv interludes. Wilkes is only turning 30, but he’s the one who was picked to fill Lester Bowie’s chair in the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

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