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North Country Distribution
Arbor, MI at Schoolkids (State St.) and Encore
Abzu 1, 2, and 3 are also available for download on iTunes,
Emusic, Rhapsody and other music sites..
Sixteen duets for
violin and soprano saxophone
Khoury (v) & Piotr Michalowski (ss)
and Relatives Records
available from Valiant
For Charlotte Moorman
Mike Khoury (vio)
& Piotr Michalowski (ss)
(May 2006) as Atlatl 4.
on line or limited
edition floppy disc
Three PM duets (w. Mike Khoury (v), Joe Giardullo
(ss), and Hans Buetow (bass) can now be heard at:
The 2005 Edgefest performance by the Sublingual
now available on line at:
Piotr Michalowski (sopranino sax) with defenestra
heard on line at:
*MU7 from abzu 1 has been included in
an anthology, "The Best of Polish Jazz 2005,"
put out by the Polish Jazz
Network for the
UPCOMING & RECENT PERFORMNCES:
Michalowski (soprano sax, alto clarinet)--Aurora Club, ul.
Dobra 33/35, Warsaw,
(22) 498 45 65, 8:00 pm.
Khoury (vio)/ Hans Buetow (cello) Duet at the Bohemian National
Home, 3009 Tillman St., Detroit,
opening for Jessica Pavone/Mary
Halvorson/Robert Lee, 9:00 pm.
Sublingual Ensemble, The
Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
(opening for The Global Jazz Trio), 8:00 pm.
Michalowski (reeds) with Mike
Hansen and Soressa Gardner (turntables,
voice)--Sunday, June 18, Now
189 Church St.,
close embrace of
contra-alto, alto & bass clarinets, alto & baritone saxophones,
bass clarinets, baritone, tenor, soprano & sopranino saxophones,
"An extremely thoughtful, focused and well matched trio who
often remind me of Braxton/AACM style of cautious, spacious improv
spirits. Except for Anthony Braxton and his collaborators, we
rarely get to hear any contrabass, contra-alto or alto clarinets at
length, so this is indeed a treat. Those dry wooden tones and
quiet violin abstractions sound great to me. You can tell that
these cats have been at it for a while as there is a carefully crafted
thread that runs through it all and it sounds as if this is partially
charted material. Well thought out, nice use of space and no
screaming." Downtown Music Gallery newsletter
January 30, 2004 (NY).
106, June 2004
JazzReview.com (January 2004)
(list of top jazz cd's of 2003)
Magazine, January 2004
Transatlantic, December 2003
Mike Khoury has
appeared a number of cd's and runs the Entropy Stereo label.
Lenni Bukowski appears together with the Faruq Z. Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers
on Ashirai Pattern (Entropy).
Piotr Michalowski & Lenni Bukowski also play as a duo on a
limited edition duo cd SKI
(Detroit Improvisation 4), which will be
available in September.
soprano, and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet
"a desert island disk!" (Improjazz,
four musicians have garnered the seeds of creativity
multiple cultural sources, but
their amassed product celebrates all that is beautiful in the respective
Piotr Michalowski and James Ilgenfritz also appear on Sarah Weaver's Weave:
the Cicada Breathes
James Cornish-cornet, flute, violin,
Rob Crozier--acoustic bass,
chromatic harmonica, steel drum, percussion
Elijah Church--ba-hu, recorder,
Michalowski--soprano & sopranino saxophones, bass clarinet
Nastos--drums & cymbals, hubkaphone, bells, wood whistles,
toy, voice, shakers, percussion
Sublingual Ensemble - AS THE CICADA BREATHES: This
CD features some very interesting improvised
works by a 5-piece you won't soon forget. James Cornish on
violin & percussion; Rob Crozier with bass (acoustic), chromatic
steel drum & percussion; Elijah Church doing ba-hu, recorder &
whistles; Piotr Michalowski playing soprano & sopranino sax &
clarinet; & Michael G. Nastos on drums/cymbals, hubkaphone, bells,
whistles, Tiger squeak toy, voice, shakers & percussion. I
usually list all the instruments out, but in this case, you need to
breadth & depth these
guys cover with their
music. We've heard Piotr before (issue # 67), but not in this
context. The music will hold the listener intrigued from the
bar. & that's "saying something" for music that's as
heavily improvised as this is... there's a sense of "body" on the
compositions that doesn't always come through on this kind of music...
especially true on the opener (a nearly 16 minute epic), "Bone
People", my favorite piece on the CD, but (believe it or not), it also
holds true for "Sparse Glide Across A Fresh Field"... obviously, with
a title like that, you will anticipate the minimalist nature of it -
still has a "fullness" that's very attractive to the ear. This
is one of the most interesting listens I've had this year, & gets a
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from our ears.
Rotcod Zzaj (Improvijazzation Nation 71, in press)
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