Sunday, August 19, 2018

VARIOUS ARTISTS - WHAT'S THAT NOISE 009

"What's That Noise" was a German music magazine. The first issue saw the light of day in 1988. It folded 18 issues (and 10 years) later.
From 1992 on, the mag included a promotional 7" EP.

The 7" that came with issue number 9, from 1995, featured Gary Lucas on the B-side.
Gary Lucas : 'Autobahn' (Hütter, Schneider), a Kraftwerk coverversion.





JOE SATRIANI - JOE TRAVERS - MIKE KENEALLY - BRYAN BELLER


An audience video recording of Joe Satriani's Vancouver BC concert is up at DimeADozen.

Amazing concert. Fine recording.


http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=628429


INTERSEZIONI FESTIVAL (2009)


On March 11, 2009, the first evening of the "Intersezioni Festival" combined the works of Frank Zappa and Terry Riley.
It took place at the 'Teatro Camploy' in Verona, Italy

The Glauco Venier Band played a Zappa set,
The Trio Op.100 played variations on various Zappa compositions, aptly called "Stretching of Zappa's Song" (puzzled and arranged by Claudio Scannavini),
and the Zen Ensemble performed Terry Riley's 'In C'

A recording of this excellent concert got seeded on Dime and on Zappateers a number of years ago, but it recently got a reseed at Dime.
Check it out !!


HAM SESSIONS 2018

Two more Ham Sessions (Ghent, BE) have been announced :

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 15h00
afternoon concert (try-out) by OTTLA, new project by Bert Dockx (Dans Dans, Flying Horseman)

Bert Dockx: guitar
Frans Van Isacker: alto sax
Thomas Jillings: tenor sax
Nicolas Rombouts: bass
Louis Evrard: drums, percussion
Yannick Dupont: dr, perc, electronics



Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 15h00
afternoon concert by the LAUGHING BASTARDS, presenting material from their upcoming album (in 2019)

Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter: guitar
Michel Mast: tenor sax
Nils Vermeulen: double bass
Marcos della Rocha: drums



Saturday, August 18, 2018

BOBBY CHARLES

(Former Mother Of Invention) Billy Mundi appeared on Bobby Charles' eponymous 1972 album.
The same album features members of The Band, Dr. John and Ben E. Keith.

Read all about Bobby Charles (and his amazing story) here :
http://therockasteria.blogspot.com/2018/05/bobby-charles-bobby-charles-1972-74-us.html


-- info: Jan van Kemenade


EMERALD TRIO - THE BIG GREEN APPLE


The Emerald Trio features Karen Bogardus (flutes), Orlando Wells (violin, viola) and Matt Castle (piano).  "The Big Green Apple" is the their first album.

"The Big Green Apple" presents the Emerald Trio performing pieces by seven contemporary New York-based composers.
If you have kept an eye on the Composers Concordance Records label, quite a few of these names will sound familiar.
The result is impressive. The fact that there are contributions by different composers results in a varied and colorful album.

  1. trio for flute, viola & piano : I. allegro (matt castle)
  2. trio for flute, viola & piano : II. largo (matt castle)
  3. trio for flute, viola & piano : III. allegro scherzando (matt castle)
  4. a wintry mix: of snow... (carolyn steinberg)
  5. a wintry mix: ... and ice (carolyn steinberg)
  6. mixture (joseph pehrson)
  7. loud cries at regular intervals (gene pritsker)
  8. magla (paranosic)
  9. behooves (dan cooper)
  10. the passions of the present (davide zannoni)
  11. the firebird suite: V. infernal dance (arr. for flute, viola & piano) (stravinsky)
  12. trio for flute, viola & piano : I. allegro (matt castle) - live
  13. trio for flute, viola & piano : III. allegro scherzando (matt castle) - live

I like it lot.
As you might have noticed in the above tracklist, the album has a couple of bonus tracks : Stravinsky's 'Infernal Dance' plus two live renditions.
Recommended listening.

Read more about it here:
http://www.sequenza21.com/cdreviews/2018/07/emerald-trio-the-big-green-apple/

Listen to some samples here :
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074KR749J/


CHARLES ULRICH'S BOOK ON FRANK ZAPPA'S RECORDINGS ALREADY IN REPRINT


The Big Note already reprints, finally launches this month.

from New Star Books :

In Frank Zappa's universe, things don't always happen when you expect them to, so it shouldn't come as a surprise when it's the same for the Mother of All Books about him.

The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa by Charles Ulrich was released on Mother's Day this year, right when you might have expected it. But people's schedules kept the book launch from taking place until now, Saturday, August 24, at Lana Lou's in Vancouver. All the details are here:
http://newstarbooks.com/blog/worth-the-weight-the-big-note-launches-august-24-at-lana-lous

Meanwhile, the first printing of The Big Note sold like ratas calientes, and the second printing arrived at our warehouse ten days before the Official Launch. Copies of the second printing will be available at the launch, which has to be some sort of a first.

So come on down, enjoy the suavé musical stylings of Slowpoke and the Smoke, and be present at what might even be a historical moment in book publishing history.


JEROEN VAN HERZEELE - PETER HERTMANS - STEPHANE GALLAND - AT THE CROSSROADS

I mentioned this fabulous album a little while ago and I just finished adding the data to the United Mutations Archives.

Modern jazz.
Saxophone, guitar and drums.
Jeroen Van Herzeele, Peter Hertmans and Stéphane Galland.

"At The Crossroads" shows three musicians communicating in a beautiful way. These guys make it sound so easy. Original material, composed by Jeroen Van Herzeele, plus two compositions by John Coltrane.
Hard to imagine that this got recorded and released over twenty years ago.



Friday, August 17, 2018

LITTLE FEAT BOX SETS

I only recently discovered these Little Feat box sets.
I haven't actually seen them, but they sure look impressive.

Featuring Lowell George, Roy Estrada and some more familiar sounding names...
Album / box covers have been added to the United Mutations Archives.







AKA MOON INTERVIEW


https://klara.be/video/interviewakamoon