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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter

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Cuneiform Records Newsletter:  JULY 2018


July 2018
 

SPRING/SUMMER RELEASES

As you know, Cuneiform Records ceased releasing new material and laid off its staff on December 31, 2017. The Thumbscrew trio subsequently encouraged label owner Steven Feigenbaum to resume operation; see Steve's Message to Friends of Cuneiform Records: Two Toes Back in the Water.

Steve agreed to release two new recordings by Thumbscrew: Ours, an album of original Thumbscrew compositions, and Theirs, featuring Thumbscrew performing works by others. Released and distributed worldwide by Cuneiform on June 8, 2018, Ours and Theirs are available in CD and digital (standard & HD) formats. They are the first releases of newly recorded material to come out on Cuneiform in physical and digital formats since the label's re-emergence.
Steve Tibbetts

Digital reissue of the guitarist's long-unavailable first LP. Recorded at home in 1977 using multiple guitars, synths, and tape effects, the music is an unholy mix of finger-style guitar Americana with the psychedelic spirit of Jimi Hendrix. Carefully remastered from the original master tape, the album sounds better, Steve says, than he even hoped was possible. Available only from Bandcamp. Released May 4, 2018. (No promotional copies).

accordionist / vocalist / composer
Alec K. Redfearn's
ensembles


Digital-only reissues of five albums

Available via all digital outlets: Bandcamp, iTunes etc. Released April 13, 2018. (No promotional copies.)

Alec K. Redfearn
and The Seizures

Exterminating Angel

UPCOMING SHOWS

JULY SPOTLIGHT: THUMBSCREW  
 


Thumbscrew is the all-star collaborative trio of:
Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums
Mary Halvorson - guitar

 
A favorite performing and recording ensemble for Halvorson, for Formanek and for Fujiwara, the Thumbscrew trio often forms the core of each of these stellar musicians' larger ensembles.

Guitarist Mary Halvorson has been in the global spotlight since 2017, when she was named a DownBeat triple-hitter: DownBeat's 2017 Guitarist of the Year, Rising Star Jazz Artist, & Rising Star Composer.
 
     

This Spring/Summer 2018, she's featured on the covers of
The Wire - April 2018 (above) and DownBeat - June 2018 (below).
 


Thumbscrew's extensive 2018 touring schedule celebrates the release of two new albumsOurs and Theirs  on Cuneiform, which re-opened its doors to resume releasing recordings of new music in both physical & digital (HD & standard) formats specifically on Thumbscrew's request and encouragement.

SUMMER 2018 THUMBSCREW CONCERTS
Summer 2018 will be Thumbscrew's busiest performance season ever. The all-star trio will play numerous festivals across North America and serve a week-long residency at NYC's The Village Vanguard!

July 17-22 - Residency at The Village Vanguard - 178 Seventh Avenue South - New York, NY

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

November 1-4 - Berliner Jazz Festival - Berlin, Germany

 

2019 THUMBSCREW CONCERTS

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

Listen to & buy new releases Ours & Theirs,
or recent releases Convallaria & Thumbscrew


    
    
CUNEIFORM ARTIST TOURS
Please visit the TOURS PAGE at Cuneiform Records for updates
Boston's Bent Knee embarks on an extensive USA tour.

July 13 - Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI

July 14 - Pig & Whiskey Festival - Ferndale, MI

July 17 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH

July 18 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY

July 19 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA

July 21 - Amityville Music Hall - New York, NY


Listen to & buy Say So

        
eCsTaSy celebrate their new release, Doors of Perception, their third record on Cuneiform with two European shows. 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 Blue, & eCsTaSy

     

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 - TBA - Portland, OR [with Subtle Degrees]
 
Listen to & buy Swim

        
Minnesota's Bubblemath celebrate their critically acclaimed Cuneiform release at key progressive rock festivals in the US West Coast and Midwest.

July 10 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN

October 20 - Progtoberfest - Chicago, IL

Listen to & buy Edit Peptide

        

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 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

November 9 - Krämer - Meiningen, Germany

November 10 - Saxstall - Pohrsdorf, Germany

November 11 - Jazzmeile Thüringen Weintanne - Jenna, Germany

November 12 - C-Keller - Weimar, Germany
 
Listen to & buy Tilt
 

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 are planning upcoming tours in Europe and North America.
For bookings, contact:  http://www.thekandinskyeffect.com

EUROPEAN TOUR

September 10 - October 14, 2018
: tba

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

February 2019
: tba
 

Listen to & buy
Somnambulist & Synesthesia


    


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 - Crowley Theater - Marfa, TX [Quartet Premier of Desert Encrypts: Volume 1, Part 1]

August 10 - Crowley Theater - Marfa, TX [Quartet Premier of Desert Encrypts: Volume 1, Part 2]

November 1-4Berliner Jazztage - Berlin, Germany

Listen to & buy
Galactic Parables: Volume 1


Miriodor will be playing a hometown show in Montreal, as well as 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

July 16 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY

August 13 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY

August 25 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542

August 26Long's Park Amphitheater - Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike - Lancaster, PA 17601 - 7:30 pm - free

September 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY

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

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

October 27 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542

November 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY

December 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY

December 31 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
 

One of France's major experimental musicians and a key figure in the development of electronic rock, Richard Pinhas will tour in various groupings across Europe and beyond.

Heldon (Richard Pinhas, Florian Tatard & Arthur Nancy) Tour Dates:

July 14:  Cafe OTO - London, England
 
Listen to & buy Richard Pinhas/Merzbow/Yoshida Tatsuya's Process & Reality, Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland's MU, & Richard Pinhas' Chronolyse

        
Norway's Pixel combines jazz with pop sensibilities.

August 4 - Ozora Festival - Simontornya, Hungary

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, Reminder, & Golden Years

        
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.
 

July 18 - Brighton Music Hall - Brighton, MA [opening for Faust]

September 1-2ProgDay - Chapel Hill, NC

September 14 - Rock In Opposition Festival - Le Garric - Cap Decouverte - France
 
Listen to & buy 5 new Cuneiform resissues of Alec K. Redfearn's ensembles (see above), or Cuneiform's releases of Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores'
 
Sister Death, The Blind Spot, & The Quiet Room


    

Celebrating Rightstheir new album on Cuneiform, Schnellertollermeier will dazzle audiences at dozens of jazz, rock, & experimental music festivals across Europe during Summer 2018.

July 14 - Festival La Cité - Lausanne, Switzerland

July 19 - Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

July 28 - Festival L'Abore - Hauptmannsgrün, Germany

August 11 - Haldern Pop Festival - Rees, Haldern, Germany

August 14 - Winterhurer Musikfestwochen - Winterthur, Switzerland

August 17 - Mullbrau Festival - Luzern, Switzerland

August 25 - Jazzfestival Saalfelden - Saalfeld, Austria

September 26 - Kino Šiška - Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 27Waves Vienna - Vienna, Austria

Listen to & buy Rights & X

   

WADADA LEO SMITH

Winner of  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 23 - Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA

October 26 - Skopje Jazz Festival - Skopje, Macedonia [Wadada Leo Smith Solo: Reflections & Meditations on Monk]

January 26, 2019 - Jazz At Lincoln Center - The Appel Room, 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)
, and other
Wadada Leo Smith recordings on Cuneiform

       


SOFT MACHINE

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

JAPAN
 
July 28 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan [special guest Gary Husband]

July 29 - Billboard Live Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan [special guest Gary Husband]

July 30 - Billboard Live Osaka - Osaka, Japan [special guest Gary Husband]

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 TOUR

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 Bake Potato - Los Angeles, CA [two shows]

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

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

CRUISE 2019 - GULF OF MEXICO: USA & MEXICO

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

Poland's genre-defying Tatvamasi take their potent mix to Germany's Zappanale festival!
 
July 20Zappanale Festival - Bad Doberan, Germany
 
Listen to & buy Parts of the Entirety: 
 
    

Cuneiform Records
Silver Spring, MD / Washington, D.C.


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