Kind greetings, and as ever, in hopes this finds you all well:
I wanted to send out this notice on Live Events of Note happening through the end of July (and a touch beyond), plus some very insightful podcast listening for those who are not "in the area" of these events. But if you are "in the area", go deh!
Myself & AUM Fidelity are taking a summer holiday with family this week and will be off the grid, as it were. More news on latest releases (plus a few copies back in on recent ltd. edition sets) to come, following our return this weekend!
To it >>>
This Thursday, July 25
ERI YAMAMOTO Trio + Easo Abesbatza Choir
at San Sebastian Jazz Festival, Spain
Eri Yamamoto and her trio will be performing her brand new (and extraordinary) work, "Goshu Ondo Suite", together with Easo Abesbatza Choir in San Sebastián. This is only the second time this absolutely gorgeous and invigorating work has been performed. Its world premiere took place last November in NYC together with Choral Chameleon. The recording of that collaboration is to be released this coming November... stay tuned!
Details on San Sebastian Jazz Festival performance:
Friday, July 26
MATTHEW SHIPP Solo Piano
at Michiko Studio, NYC
Brother Matthew's solo performances are always an utterly rewarding experience & communion. Since I will not be able to attend (see above), an extra seat in this intimate space is made available for you..
Full details/advance tickets:
WILLIAM PARKER & HAMID DRAKE
Two-Day Residency at Cafe OTO, London
One of the great rhythm+ sections in the history of music. A special two-day/three set residency w/ special project & guests.
July 30–August 3
Residency at The Stone, NYC
! Featuring all new ensemble configurations each night, except Seraphic Light, who re-convene on 8/2. Don't sleep, NYC !
Full details (scroll down. and for the August dates scroll up and click August):
podcast at burning ambulance
The singular drummer-composer Whit Dickey has been a member of the AUM Fidelity family from inception. As exemplified by his brand new work via the Tao Quartets, he has been in the midst of a most welcome creative re-birth. An exceptionally rare interview subject, this one goes deep and extensive. Take the time, get to know him a bit better..
Thanks for reading; stay well-tuned!
More Good News From Here Very Soon.
May we all forward with compassion and fortitude,