Monday, June 27, 2022

WILLIAM SHATNER

From GlassOnyon PR

Celebrate WILLIAM SHATNER’s Historic Space Trip With A Commemorative 7” Vinyl!

Los Angeles, CA – Not many real life events can elicit chills from sci-fi fans but when William Shatner, who portrayed space captain James T. Kirk on the long-running sci-fi series Star Trek, was actually flown into space aboard the Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket, well, even the most cynical among us couldn’t help but feel a certain amount of astonished delight!

Now, fans of Mr. Shatner can celebrate that historic, out-of-this-world trip with a fun commemorative single! Shatner’s brilliant rendition of Elton John’s classic “Rocket Man” was originally released as a part of his 2011 solo album Seeking Major Tom. The track featured guitar work from influential Gong axeman Steve Hillage and recently has been newly mixed by producer Jürgen Engler. This new version is being released on both digital platforms as well as a limited edition 7” vinyl backed with Shatner’s version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity featuring Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night! Get your copy now before the Klingons destroy them all!

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TWO NEW ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUMS

There are two new Zappa radio show albums that can be added to the long list of already existing releases.
I wonder if they'll add anything new or whether they might just be regurgitating old material.

  • frank zappa: live... new york
        (2022, 4cd, ??, ??)
= a 4 CD box set.
early and late shows performed on 3rd November 1984, Stony Brook, New York
and broadcast by WLIR-FM.
  • frank zappa: live in vancouver 1975
        (2022, 2cd, ??, ??)

= a 2 CD set
Vancouver's War Memorial on 1st October 1975, broadcast on CBC-FM,


-- info: Danny Mathys


MARBIN'S SUMMER TOUR 2022

 Marbin kicks off their Summer Tour in a couple of days.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

VARIOUS ARTISTS - LEFTO PRESENTS JAZZ CATS VOLUME 2

A cancelled flight from Geneva to Brussels on Thursday evening, resulted in several train rides on Friday afternoon and evening.
Driving home from Brussels, the long awaited final part of the journey, I enjoyed Belgian Radio 1's "Time Out" radio show. Lots of fine music, including a track from "Lefto Presents Jazz Cats Volume 2", a compilation by DJ Lefto, showcasing Belgian jazz.

What an amazing release.
Out on SDBAN !



BLUAI

I saw BLUAI as an opener for Mauro Pawlowski earlier this year.
Fragile.
Delicate.



LUIS TRINKER'S HÖHENRAUSCH - WITZ UND WAHNSINN?!!

  • luis trinker's höhenrausch: witz und wahnsinn?!!
        (1996, cd, germany, balance music)
My quest for "The Others Of Invention", musicians who have recorded and released the music of Frank Zappa, has already led to adventurous paths.
I learned about (and came across) one of the most peculiar albums last week.

Luis Trinker's Höhenrausch is a party band. Or at least a band that knows how to party. The band released "Witz und Wahnsinn?!!" about 25 years ago.
16 tracks, most of which are cover versions of well-known rock and pop songs. In English or in German. Some feature a set of tubas. "Witz und Wahnsinn" (Fun or Madness) is an appropriate title.

Track 14 is FZ's 'Bobby Brown'.

Here's a YouTube live snippet:


M ROSS PERKINS - E PLURIBUS M ROSS

M Ross Perkins is a one-man psychedelic pop band.
Think The Beach Boys, The Beatles, or even the early Mothers.

Well, more relaxed and less hyperkinetic as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, or the early Mothers, but quite mesmerising.
Nice.
Very nice.

-- info: Philippe Lamoot


KLOOT PER W - LE TEMPS CACHÉ

Official video of Kloot Per W's single Le Temps Caché.

 

PIERRE VERVLOESEM - ZGOUING

Pierre Vervloesem has just released "Zgouing".
Pierre's view on 2022.
Let's say that it's different...


SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA - LIVE IN NEW YORK 1973

  • sun ra and his arkestra: live in new york 1973
        (2022, 2cd, europe, equinox)
The Equinox record label specialises in re-issuing radio broadcasts on CD.
Radio show albums...
Mostly by jazz artists: Weather Report, Miles Davis, Chick Corea,...

On of their latest titles is the WBGO-FM broadcast of Sun Ra's concert at Carnagie Hall in New York City.
This very same concert has already been released as "What Planet Is This?' in 2006 by the Golden Years Of New Jazz label.

Excellent recording of a fine concert. Nice packaging as well.

By 1973 Sun Ra was established as an important if very strange presence on the jazz scene. His Arkestra had been operating and recording in various forms since the 1950s but their adoption in the late 1960s by the emerging counter-culture had propelled them to new levels of popularity. Artists, poets, film-makers, rock musicians were all attracted to Ra's extra-terrestrial sounds and visuals.
Aged 60 in 1973, Ra took it in his stride. With stellar soloists John Gilmour and Marshall Allen out front with vocalists, dancers and a psychedelic light show which included a back projection of his recently released feature film Space Is The Place (1972) Sun Ra was ready to conquer this planet and any others near by.
Recorded by WBGO at the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival, NYC.