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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:07:18 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] CD Review

Here's another new CD, just received last week: Peter Friis Nielsen & Christian Kyhl "Ping Pong" (1999 AV-ART Records, AV CD-1007).  This is a 2-CD set full of short improvisations, "Red 1-25" is disc 1, while "Blue 1-35" is disc 2.  PFN plays electric basses throughout, while CK plays saxophones (sopranino, C soprano, alto, C melody, bari), clarinets (Eb, C, alto, contra-alto), flutes (picc, Eb soprano, C, bass), and oboe: he plays saxes only on disc 1, and everything else on disc 2.

Lots of great, free jazz.  These two have apparently been playing together for a long time, and improvise well.  But don't expect any recognizable tunes... ;-)


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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:17:13 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Robert Dick on tour

Robert Dick is on tour in the US again, and apparently packing his bass flute and sub-bass flute in F (along with C flute, glissando headjoint, et al.).

November 15 - 19; New York University (NYU), teaching a flute masterclass, the composers forum, working with chamber music groups, working with the dance department  on improvised music and dance.

The Flute Masterclass at NYU is Friday, November 19 from 7-10pm in  Room 985, 35 West 4th St.  The public is welcome.

Friday, Oct 26, 2001 -- Tempe, Arizona -- a solo recital of his music, three Telemann "Fantasies" and his transcriptions of two "Caprices" by Paganini.  7:30 PM, Katzin Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.  Admission $10

Saturday, October 27, 2001 -- Contemporary flute Workshop, 9 to 11AM --  FREE, Katzin Hall, Arizona State University. info for the recital and workshop: Rodolfo Murillo 623 544 9896 <>  or  PamNeumann 480 777 9616  <>

Saturday, October 27, 2001-- Las Vegas, Nevada -- solo recital -- same program as above

7:30 PM -- admission is FREE, Beam Recital Hall, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Sunday, October 28, 2001 -- Contemporary Flute Workshop 1:00 to 4:00 PM -- Free.  Beam Recital Hall, University of Nevada at Las Vegas.  contact Dr. Rick Soule at 702 895 3377 or 702 895 3332 for concert and masterclass info

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 -- Newark, Delaware --  Contemporary Flute Workshop 2:30 to 4:30 PM -- FREE, Loudis Recital Hall at the Amy DuPont Music  Building (corner of Amstel and Orchard Avenues) on the campus of the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001 -- solo recital at the University of  Delaware -- same program as above, 8:00 PM -- admission is FREE  (Reception in the lobby following the concert), Loudis Recital Hall
info: Music Dept Office: 302-831-2578  or Eileen Grycky: 302-831-6973 <> for both the concert and workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2001 -- KING CHUBBY performs in St. Louis Presented by The St. Louis New Music Circle,  KING CHUBBY is the AMBIENT SHAMANIC DREAM JAZZ band of Robert Dick (flutes and vocals),  Ed Bialek (keyboards and samplers) and Will Ryan (percussion,  handmade instruments & vocals) with electronic processing by Rich
O'Donnell and Josh Riggs. 8:00 PM, tickets are $10, ($6 for students with valid ID), The Focal  Point, 2720 Sutton (this is just south of the intersection of  Manchester and Sutton), Maplewood, MO info:  "Ann Leckie" <>

Sunday, November 11, 2001 -- The New York New Music Ensemble will  present the world premiere of A NEW PREHISTORY, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion at New York City's Sonic Boom Festival.   A NEW PREHISTORY is at once serious and funny, with improvisation both played and spoken woven into a flexible, colorful
compositional fabric.Sonic Boom Festival  5:00 - 10:00PM  -- A NEW PREHISTORY will be played at about 8:00 PM.  The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St., New York, NY 10013, admission: $10 includes the whole event



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