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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 2018 Newsletter

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August 2018 Newsletter
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"What. A. Week."

 
Thumbscrew wrapped up a stunning residency
at NYC's legendary Village Vanguard at the end of last month. Read The New York Times review, declaring it one of NYC's top three jazz performances for July 2018!
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News

2018 Releases

Tour Spotlight


Artists on Tour


 

NEWS

 
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of a BRAND NEW Alec K. Redfearn album this fall! Can't say much else at the moment, but stay tuned for more info!

In the meantime, you can indulge in all five HD digital reissues of Alec K. Redfearn's albums with ensembles The Eyesores and The Seizures, released this April on Cuneiform Records! Find them in the list of 2018 releases below.

2018 RELEASES

Click the thumbnail to listen to or buy each album on Bandcamp.
 

Tour Spotlight:

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER

Celebrating Rights, their new album on Cuneiform, Switzerland's Schnellertollermeier are performing at scores of music festivals – jazz AND rock AND experimental music – across Europe and Asia throughout the Summer and Fall 2018. Dazzling audiences of all genres with music beyond genre, they're the band most often named "Best Festival Discovery" whenever and wherever they play.


August 11Haldern Pop Festival - Rees, Haldern, Germany

August 14Winterhurer Musikfestwochen - Winterthur, Switzerland

August 17Mullbrau Festival - Luzern, Switzerland

August 25Jazzfestival Saalfelden - Saalfeld, Austria

September 26Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 27Waves Vienna - Vienna, Austria

October 13Jarasum International Jazz Festival - Gapyeong, Korea

October 14Yuyintagn - Shanghai, China

October 16DDC - Beiing, China

October 18Match & Fuse Festival Tokyo - Super Deluxe- Tokyo, Japan

October 21Match & Fuse Festival Osaka - Spinning Mill - Sakai, Japan

October 22Big Apple - Kobe, Japan

October 23Urbanguild - Kyoto, Japan

October 24Valentine Drive - Nagoya, Japan
 

Listen to & buy: Rights, X

   

ARTISTS ON TOUR

Please visit the Tours Page at Cuneiform Records for updates.
 


BENT KNEE


Boston's Bent Knee embarks on an extensive North American tour.
 


October 30 - The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac MI

October 31 - The Opera House - Toronto, Canada

November 1 - L'Astral - Montreal, Canada

November 2 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA

November 3 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY

November 4 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA

November 6 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD

November 7 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC

November 8 - The Orpheum - Tampa, FL

November 9 - Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL

November 10 - The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL

November 11 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA

November 13 - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill - Dallas, TX

November 14 - Barracuda - Austin, TX

November 16 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ

November 17 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA

November 18 - August Hall - San Francisco, CA

November 19 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR

November 20 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA

November 21 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, Canada

November 23 - Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

November 24 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO

November 25 - The Granada - Lawrence, KS

November 26 - Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO

November 27 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN

November 29 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA

November 30 - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern - Cleveland, OH

December 1 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL

 

Listen to & buy: Say So


RAOUL BJÖRKENHEIM / ECSTASY

 
eCsTaSy celebrate their new release, Doors of Perception, their third record on Cuneiform, with two European festivals. Headed by guitarist/composer/improvisor Raoul Björkenheim, eCsTaSy is a Finnish jazz group featuring four of that country's most astounding players. As anyone who has ever seen Björkenheim can attest, he is one of the great, unheralded guitarists of our time.


August 23Saalfelden Jazz Festival - Saalfelden, Austria

October 6 - Voodoo Jazz - Helsinki, Finland [with Juhani Aaltonen]
 

Listen to & buy: 
Doors of Perception, Out of the BlueeCsTaSy

     

 

BLUE CRANES


Portland's Blue Cranes have some home town shows on the horizon; stay tuned!
 

August 11 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR [with 1939 Ensemble and Amenta Abioto]

October 10 - Secret Society Ballroom - Portland, OR [with Subtle Degrees (Travis LaPlante/Gerald Cleaver)]
 

Listen to & buy: Swim

 

BUBBLEMATH


Minnesota's Bubblemath celebrate their critically acclaimed Cuneiform release at this key progressive rock festival in the Midwest.
 

October 20 - Progtoberfest - Chicago, IL
 

Listen to & buy: Edit Peptide


EMPIRICAL


Connection, the band’s first release on Cuneiform, captures the ensemble at its most pure and potent.
 

October 11-20Leipziger Jazztage - Leipziger, Germany
 

Listen to & buy: Connection


THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN


The exuberant Swiss jazz/pop/beyond group - named after the American triple-Gold Medal winner at the 1904 Summer Olympics - tours the European festival and club circuit, celebrating their Cuneiform release Tilt.
 

September 6 - Birds Eye Jazz Club - Basel, Switzerland

September 27 - Südpol - Luzern, Switzerland

October 5 - Jazzkantine - Luzern, Switzerland

October 14 - Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

October 19 - Jazz & The City - Salzburg, Austria

November 8 - JazzOnze+ - Lausanne, Switzerland

November 9 - Krämer - Meiningen, Germany

November 10 - Saxstall - Pohrsdorf, Germany

November 11 - Jazzmeile Thüringen Weintanne - Jenna, Germany

November 12 - C-Keller - Weimar, Germany

November 13 - A-Trane - Berlin, Germany

 

Listen to & buy: Tilt


JOEL HARRISON


Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Harrison has long been recognized as a risk taker, someone who never stands still. He has blossomed from mentorships with Joan Tower, Ali Akbar Khan, W.A. Mathieu, and Charlie Banacos into one of the most respected artists of his generation.
 

September 22 - Rhizome DC - 6950 Maple St, NW - Washington, DC
 

Listen to & buy:
Mother Stump
, Holy Abyss

     


THE KANDINSKY EFFECT


The Kandinsky Effect are planning upcoming tours in Europe and North America. Contact here for bookings.
 
 
September 28 - Jazz Festival Leibnitz - Leibnitz, Austria
 

Listen to & buy:
Somnambulist, Synesthesia

    


ROB MAZUREK / EXPLODING STAR ORCHESTRA


Rob recently appeared on the cover of The Wire magazine and was voted Musician of the Year by Italy's top jazz magazine, Musica Jazz! He is constantly touring the world and is known as one of today's most intrepid and sought after sound explorers.
 


August 10-12Crowley Theater - 104 South Austin St - Marfa, TX

November 1-4Berliner Jazztage - Berlin, Germany
 



Listen to & buy:
Galactic Parables: Volume 1

 

MIRIODOR


Miriodor will be playing a hometown show in Montreal, as well as a show in nearby Saint-Germain!
 

September 27 - Cafe Campus / Petit Campus - 57, East Prince-Arthur - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

October 6 - Théâtre des Prés - 506, Jean-Baptiste-Moreau St. - Saint-Germain, Quebec, Canada
 

Listen to & buy: Signal 9


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND


The band is celebrating two new albums on Cuneiform:
The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren & The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II
 


August 13 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - New York, NY

August 25 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY

August 26 - Free show at Long's Park Amphitheater - Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike - Lancaster, PA

September 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - New York, NY

October 19-20 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - New York, NY ["A Tale Of Two Franks" featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock!]

October 27 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY

November 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - New York, NY

December 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - New York, NY

December 31 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY

 



Listen to & buy:
The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren,
The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II

       


PIXEL


Norway's Pixel combines jazz with pop sensibilities.
 

September 27 - Quasimodo - Berlin, Germany

September 28 - Hanseat Club - Salswedel, Germany

September 29 - Jazzklub - Altenburg, Germany

September 30 - Tonne - Dresden, Germany
 

Listen to & buy:
We Are All Small Pixels
, ReminderGolden Years

    

 


ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES


Providence, RI's beloved electro-acoustic ensemble celebrate Cuneiform's digital reissue of five albums previously on other labels by opening for  Germany's legendary Krautrock band Faust in July and then storming the stage of France's renowned Rock in Opposition Festival in 2018 with accordion, French horn, & more.
 

September 1-2ProgDay - Chapel Hill, NC

 
Just Announced! 
EUROPEAN TOUR


 
September 13 - Le Presbyt'hair - Beauregard, France

September 14 - Rock In Opposition Festival - Le Garric, France [with Quatuor Bélà and Chromb!]

September 15 - Les Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, France [with guest TBA]

September 16 - Le Pannonica - Nantes, Frances [with Bacchantes]

September 18 - L'Intergalactique - Mettray, France [with guest TBA]

September 20 - La Cheminée - Albi, France

September 22 - Un Peu de Piment - Moyen, France [with Uz Jsme Doma]

September 26 - Yok Yok Fahrgasse - Frankfurt, Germany

September 28 - Red House - Dunkerque, France

September 29 - Le Cirque - Lille, France [with Nouveaux Climats]
 

Listen to & buy five new Cuneiform reissues (here),
or these earlier releases:
Sister Death
, The Blind Spot, The Quiet Room

    

 


WADADA LEO SMITH


Winner of the Jazz Journalist Association's 2017 Musician of the Year Award and DownBeat 2017 Critics Poll awards for Trumpeter of the Year, Jazz Artist of the Year & Jazz Album of the Year.
 
 
September 23Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA

September 28Jazz Festival Leibnitz - Leibnitz, Austria

October 19 - Skopje Jazz Festival - Skopje, Macedonia [Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk]

January 26, 2019Jazz At Lincoln Center - 10 Columbus Circle - New York, NY [The Complete America's National Parks]

March 30, 2019McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, MN [The Complete America's National Parks]
 

Listen to & buy: 
America's National Parks (Winner of DownBeat's 2017 Album of the Year Award) & Ten Freedom Summers (finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music)

       


SOFT MACHINE


UK's legendary Soft Machine [John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall] embark on a major global tour.
 
 
EUROPE

September 6 - Cosmopolite - Oslo, Norway

September 8 - De Boerderij - Zoetemeer, The Netherlands

September 9 - Musikbunker - Aachen, Germany

September 12 - Muhle Hunziken - Rubigen, Switzerland

September 13 - La Casa Di Alex - Milano, Italy

September 14 - Club Il Giardino - Verona, Italy

September 16 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria

September 17 - Museum - Bratislava, Slovakia

September 18 - Akropolis - Prague, Czech Republic

September 19 - Kulturbanhof - Jena, Germany
 

UNITED STATES & CANADA
 

October 6 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD

October 7 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA [with Beledo solo]

October 10 - Darryl's House - Pawling, NY [with Beledo solo]

October 12 - The Irridium - New York, NY [two shows]

October 13 - The Irridium - New York, NY [two shows]

October 14 - The Irridium - New York, NY [with Beledo solo]

October 16 - Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario, Canada [with Beledo solo]

October 17 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY, USA  [with Beledo solo]

October 18 - Beachland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH, USA  [with Beledo solo]

October 19 - The Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN, USA  [with Beledo solo]

October 21 - Progtober Festival - Reggies - Chicago, IL, USA

October 22 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI, USA  [with Beledo solo]

October 23 - The Turf - St. Paul, MN, USA  [with Beledo solo]
 

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

 
November 3 - Marlow Theater - Canterbury, UK

November 6 - Sage - Gateshead, UK

November 8 - Green Hotel - Kinross, Scotland

November 9 - Hebden Bridge Townhall - Hebden, UK

November 10 - The Trade's Club - Howden, UK

November 16 - Borderline - London, UK

November 17 - West End Center - Aldershot, UK

November 18 - Lews Con Club - Lewes, UK

November 20 - Epic Studios - Norwich, UK

November 22 - Trading Boundaries - Fletching, UK

November 25 - Talking Heads - Southampton, UK

 
UNITED STATES 2019
 

January 24, 2019 - Freight & Salvage - Berkely, CA [with Levin Brothers]

January 25, 2019 - Flynn's - Santa Cruz, CA [with Levin Brothers]

January 27, 2019 - Alberta Rose Theater - Portland, OR [with Moraine]

January 28, 2019 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA [with Moraine]

January 29, 2019 - Triple Door - Seattle, WA [with Moraine]

January 31, 2019 - The Baked Potato - Los Angeles, CA [two shows]

February 1, 2019 - The Baked Potato - Los Angeles, CA [two shows]

February 2, 2019 - Scottsdale Performing Arts Center - Scottsdale, AZ  [with Levin Brothers]


GULF OF MEXICO CRUISE
 
February 4-8, 2019 - The Cruise To The Edge - Key West, FL, USA & Cozumel, Mexico
 

Listen to & buy:
Switzerland 1974,
NDR Jazz Workshop, Backwards,
and many other releases on Cuneiform

       


SPELLCASTERS


Spellcasters is a three-guitar quintet featuring Joel Harrison, Anthony Pirog, Dave Chappell, John Previte, and Barry Hart. 
 


August 19Bertha's Mussels - Baltimore, MD [3:00 - 6:00 pm!]
 


 


THUMBSCREW


Thumbscrew is the all-star collaborative trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), and Michael Formanek (acoustic bass). Thumbscrew is celebrating the release of two new albums – Ours and Theirs  on Cuneiform.
 


September 21Monterey Jazz Festival - Pacific Jazz Club - Monterey, CA

November 1-4Berliner Jazztage - Berlin, Germany

February 5-9, 2019Dartmouth College Residency - Hanover, NH


 


 

Listen to & buy: 
OursTheirs
ConvallariaThumbscrew


    

    

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