Steve Reynolds

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  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Wayne, NJ
  • Interests music of all sorts that gets my heart pumping, live improvisational music, Car auctions on TV, Red Sox & Patriots

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  1. Tim Berne's Snakeoil US Tour Dates

    I think I'm going to the Newburgh NY show on 9/14. Only ~40 miles and a nice change from NYC:)
  2. Yo La Tengo

    Thanks to this thread being updated, I put on the year 2000 recording, "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out". Although not as strong as it's awesome predecessor, "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One". Much better than the more recent 2006 & 2013 releases which fell very flat to these ears.
  3. King Crimson

    I'm also going to Allentown on 11/11/17:)
  4. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    The main NYC clubs list everyone - Village Vanguard, Birdland, Blue Note, Jazz Standard. The smaller places I usually go to (more avant-garde, etc.) also list band members. One time I didn't check the day of or the day before for Kris Davis' group called "Capricorn Climber', they replaced Mat Maneri on Viola with Christopher Hoffman on cello. Now Hoffman is fine but you know me regarding Mat Maneri. Plus no Ingrid Laubrock so NO saxophone!!! It was the reason I chose that show over another one the same Saturday night - which was a fine sax-bass-drums set (I think with Matt Nelson, Henry Grimes & Ches Smith) and a set with Ches, Tyshawn Sorey & Randy Peterson - yes 3 drummers - yes I missed it!!! I looked it up 10/4/2014. I'm still aggravated I missed that. I heard it was great and I'm sure Tyshawn played some piano, trombone & vibraphone so I'm sure it wasn't all 3 drummers!!!
  5. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Very odd they don't list the full band at that famous Boston jazz club, Kevin
  6. What music did you buy today?

    Recent buys of the Jazz kind: Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die / first listen extraordinary 35 minute suite Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors - Lordy Lordy Nu Band: Live in Geneva (quartet with Mark Whitecage, Thomas Heberer, Joe Fonda & Lou Grassi) Clifford was at their fine show earlier this year in NYC. Look forward to listening to this soon. On Not Two records City Fall: live at Cafe Oto: Evan Parker with Trzaska, Edwards & Sanders Last Seen Headed: Joelle Leandre with Francois Houle & Raymond Strid - as great as the earlier 9 Moments Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon BassDrumBone: The Long Road Red Trio + John Butcher: Summer Skyshift - extraordinary plus a whole slew of recordings featuring Hamid Drake all care of Hamid:)
  7. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Same here. Great to see Ronald & Clifford. Second set took the music to a different level. It might be that it took me time to get acclimated but to my ears Cooper-Moore was pederestian (for him) during the first set but played some stuff during the second set I'd never heard before. Total and thorough improvising of the highest order. He is like no other. For me very glad William dumped the red bass for a fine sounding instrument. I thought his arco playing was stronger and more inventive than ever - especially in the very high registers - beautiful almost elegant in his approach at times. Hamid also found a stronger groove/pace during the second set once the first piece/section broke through it's too rigid/limiting structure. Rob Brown played better and more concisely than I'd ever heard him. Great structure to his improvising.
  8. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    William Parker's In Order to Survive with: Rob Brown: alto saxophone Cooper-Moore: piano Hamid Drake: drums @ shapeshifter labs in Brooklyn 7:30 & 9:00
  9. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    I have the CD - gift from the drummer. First spin and it's burning. Jeb Bishop was great in a small yet highly defined role in Harris Eisenstat's 9 piece band I saw in May.
  10. Roscoe Mitchell Targeted for Dismissal at Mills College

    Same here as I know we about the same age. Despite being broke (and broken) a while back (now maybe more than a while back), I would like a chance to chill out and retire maybe in 10 years or so. on the subject at hand, it seems ignorant on many levels to pay what might. E excessive administration personnel using that as an excuse to potentially remove a truly great man from his position. Although I'm not connected at all, I would imagine that the giving and plusses Roscoe has provided the community far surpasses whatever monetary salary he's received over the years. Just so ignorant. Based on the history I read about above on Mills, if any place should know better it should be Mills. This coming from someone who probably doesn't agree philosophically or politically with most people here on what should be supported and by whom. I simply believe that's what right and smart and beneficial to all is to keep Roscoe Mitchell there as long as he wants to be. I simply do not understand how anything other than this makes any sense at all.
  11. Jason Moran on Yes Records

    I am also a proud Luddite with my only concern being that when I trade in my leased car for a new model next Spring that the new 2018 Mustang I'm planning on re-upping to from my 2015 Mustang will still have a CD player. If not I'm going custom installation before I do anything fancy with FLAC files, down loads, I Music or whatever else I heard about from somewhere!!
  12. Mary Halvorson

    Of course you probably figured out that Mary is playing on 9/1 with a group at The Stone and then for 2 nights on 9/29 & 9/30 at The Stone at The New School 55 West 13th Street. Not sure who and what you might plan to be seeing/hearing as far as music goes but a show that stands out (most shows/clubs not yet listed for September) is a Mark Dresser led band on Friday the 15th at The Store which is a quartet with Jane Ira Bloom, Denman Maroney & Michael Sarin joining the great bassist. my very tentative plans was/is to see the 7 piece Dresser led band on Tuesday 9/12 (also at The Stone) which includes Marty Ehrlich, Nicole Mitchell & Jim Black. what I'm still aggravated about is that there is now only 1 set/night (8:30) rather than the traditional 2 sets @ 8:00 & 10:00. Sure there was 2 charges but I have no problem with that but with only 1 set/night, I haven't been to The Stone all year. However there are numerous very strong bands/groups/musicians coming up this year that I will make the trek a few times even for 1 set.
  13. Mary Halvorson

    What days will you be in NYC?
  14. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Perusing the No Business web-site I found at least 10 releases I would buy right now if I was in a buying mode. The ones that might be next for me will be the aforementioned Peter Kuhn 2 CD set featuring among others, the *great* Denis Charles, a new trio disc with Rodrigo Amado (The Attic), a new release - something called "Before the Silence" which features the very strong drummer Gabriel Ferrandini and a saxophonist I'm unfamiliar with, a new Evan Parker trio recording with John Edwards & Steve Noble, a trio recording with Darius Jones & Adam Lane, a trio with Martin Kuchen, a Quintet with Schlippenbach and more. All look like top shelf releases.
  15. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    The recent releases are all too expensive for now. I've been waiting as the prices come down on Amazon as time goes by. I've yet to get the recent Amado, Nu Band, Dragonfly Breath or the second Brotzmann - Swell - Nilssen-Love live recording. I would also like to get the Leandre box. I strongly recommend all the Ken Vandermark Resonance ensemble releases, especially the 2 CD release. Plus of course all the Rodrigo Amado releases plus the great Jones Jones CD (Ochs, Dresser & Tarasov). not a fan of clean feed as the sound quality is far below labels like Not Two, No Business, Nessa, Intakt or Emanem, but the recent Red Trio plus John Butcher contains an incredible set of free jazz. Butcher at his most expressive.