Monday Jun 30
Wall Street Journal
Music Review: The Steve Lehman Octet
The road to renown in the jazz world typically goes through the bandstand: Impressions made playing at jam sessions often result in sideman gigs, which can open opportunities to lead a band.
Los Angeles Times
Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith lead Angel City Jazz fest lineup
The Angel City Jazz Festival has its 2014 lineup, and in a sense the annual celebration of improvisation has gone back to where it started.
The Georgia Straight
Harris Eisenstadt's Golden State quartet is intellectually seductive
Riding on the stacked architecture of Eisenstadt's drums and the meaty thrum of Mark Dresser's big-toned acoustic bass, bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and flutist Nicole Mitchell create intersecting planes of melody, before twisting their lines into loose and lively counterpoint.
Something Else! Reviews
Steve Lehman Octet - Mise En Abime
In following his muse down paths blazed by Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill and Andrew Hill and others of their ilk, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman committed many jazz crimes in crafting the visionary, critically lauded Travail, Transformation and Flow back in 2009.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Soundoff: Sorority Noise, Many Arms to perform at Ithaca Underground shows
Ithaca Underground will host a pair of shows at Just Be Cause next week. Monday, Sorority Noise will come from Hartford, Conn., to showcase their emo-indie-90s sound.