Scott Menhinick

Scott Menhinick

Signal to Noise: the Journal of Improvised and Experimental Music is celebrating its fifth anniversary with its twenty-seventh issue and the launch of a newly redesigned web site, http://www.signaltonoisemagazine.org. The quarterly magazine's new Fall 2002 issue, available now, features an extensive cover story on the re-emergence of the seminal rap group, Public Enemy. Its new site offers greatly expanded content, including ten of the most popular features from the journal's first five y …
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 18th, 2002

THREE NEW RELEASES FROM PLAYSCAPE RECORDINGS
LONGMEADOW, MA - Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the December 3rd release of its three newest titles: George Schuller’s Hellbent, Tom Christensen’s Paths, and Michael Musillami/Mario Pavone’s Pivot. Founded …

MacArthur Award winning pianist/composer/educator Ran Blake will focus his annual week-long summer survey course on the music of iconic improviser Ornette Coleman August 13th through 19th at Boston’s New England Conservatory (NEC). Blake, who like Coleman studied at the legendary School of Jazz at Music Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts in the late 1950’s, has been on faculty at NEC for the past 35 years, serving as Chair of the groundbreaking Third Stream/Contemporary Improvisation Department since 1 …
The Chicago-based independent label 482 Music is proud to announce the April 1st release of the debut recording by the San Francisco Bay Area's Natto Quartet (formerly Trio Natto). Recorded live in concert at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California in August 2002, Headlands (482-1018) features seven freely improvised works created by the group's unique instrumentation of shakuhachi, koto, piano, and live electronics.

By collectively leaving the traditional and cultu …

The Chicago-based independent label 482 Music is proud to announce the May 27th release of Montreal-based drummer/composer/artist Michel Lambert's latest recording, Out Twice (482-1019). Sponsored in part by the Canada Council, this recording is a collection of 11 spontaneously improvised pieces using Lambert drawings as graphic scores, each seeking to combine visual and musical expression into a single, cohesive language. The drawings are on display in the CD booklet and at www.482mus …
The Mili Bermejo Trio, led by Boston-based jazz vocalist, composer and Berklee College of Music Professor Mili Bermejo will perform on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as part of the 8th Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival on Monday, May 5th at 6pm. Joined by bassist Dan Greenspan and pianist Doug Johnson, Bermejo, who was raised in Mexico City and is the daughter of Mexican composer/performer Guillermo Ber …
The Playscape Recordings label is proud to announce the May 27th release of its two newest recordings, the Michael Musillami Trio’s Beijing (PSR #J121802) and Peter Madsen’s Sphere Essence: Another Side of Monk (PSR #J010303). Credited with "connecting the dialectics of classical with jazz and the mainstream with the avant-garde," in a recent AllAboutJazz-New York label feature, the quickly growing Playscape label has released more than 20 diverse and acclaimed recordings fr …
CHICAGO, IL -- 482 Music is proud to announce the July 22nd release of Rapid Croche (482-1016), Chicago-based bassist/composer Jason Roebke's debut as a leader. Known for his work with groups like tigersmilk, The Valentine Trio and Terminal 4-as well as performances and recordings with a variety of other musicians from Chicago and Japan-Roebke is a versatile composer who has studied with Roscoe Mitchell among others. Rapid Croche documents Roebke's original compositions for his two …
LONGMEADOW, MA -- Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the September 9th release of versatile reed player Ted Levine's Night Sounds (PSR#J072602), a collection of 13 spontaneous musical conversations with pianist and Playscape labelmate, Peter Madsen. The All Music Guide called the pair's only previous outing-a performance of Duke Ellington's "Star-Crossed Lovers" on Levine's 2001 Playscape debut, event #6 (PSR#J080600)-"a real treat," and Night Sounds reunites the two …
NORTHBROOK, IL -- Chicago's 482 Music label is proud to announce the September 30th release of Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation (482-1015), a compilation that celebrates both the new generation of musicians working in the diverse Chicago improvised music scene and the forthcoming Document Chicago Series that means to record them.  Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation features 13 original tracks by young musicians working in the Chicago tradition, but building th …
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