Sunday, May 19, 2019

TSUNEO IMAHORI


Guitar player and composer Tsuneo Imahori was the man behind Tipographica, releasing four albums between 1993 and 1997.
Recently, a couple of Tipographica live recordings turned up on DimeADozen.

Here's the first Tipographic album :


Tsuneo Imahori's latest project is called Unbeltipo :



Saturday, May 18, 2019

GREETINGS FROM VILNIUS


Every once in a while, you get an unexpected surprise.
Here's a picture of the postcard I got from Bert & Nerri.
From Vilnius.

They might not be in to Zappa, but they sure know how to make me smile.
Thank you !


RAY WHITE, ROBERT MARTIN, ED MANN, MIKE KENEALLY, SCOTT THUNES, JOE TRAVERS, AHMET ZAPPA


In others words, The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa.

Here's 'City Of Tiny Lites' from the Amsterdam show.
And 'No.2' and 'Why Does It Hurt'...

I wasn't there, but unicapb21 made some audience recordings.
Goosebumps (again)...




MARSHALL ALLEN - RODRIGO BRANDAO


Marshall Allen will team up with urban poet Rodrigo Brandao at the Moers Jazz Festival on June 7.
at 18h30

https://www.moers-festival.de/en/program/program-overview-2019/friday-june-7th-2019/marshall-allen-rodrigo-brandao-toshimaru-nakamura-guenter-baby-sommer-usbrjpde/

The Sun Ra Arkestra will take the stage later the same day.

https://www.moers-festival.de/programm/programmuebersicht-2019/freitag-7-juni-2019/sun-ra-arkestra-us/


PIERRE VERVLOESEM UPDATE


Let's be clear. Pierre Vervloesem's latest album is amazing.

If you stumbled on this blog by accident, no problem, but if you're here because you're into the same kind of music that I like (Zappa, Beefheart, Residents, Sun Ra,...), you definitely need to check out "Artiste Belge".

And if you order the album through Pierre's Bandcamp page, you also get the bonus tracks with the download !!


Essential listening !!


THE BIZARRE WORLD OF FRANK ZAPPA


What a fun week it was...
We went to see tBWoFZ (the Bizarre World of Frank Zappa) in London (UK) and in Oostende (BE).

I loved it.
Reverse karaoké, that's what it was. Musicians playing live to accompany a pre-recorded vocal part or guitar solo by the late Frank Zappa.
Mixing classic sing-alongs with (my favourite) more complex and instrumental compositions.
Top musicians with completely over-the-top projected animation and graphics, including some gigantic Bruce Bickford claymation clips.

Paraphrasing (the amazing !!) Mike Keneally during the Oostende concert : "Frank Zappa's music is a friend for life."

Here's a shot of Hot Dog Frank playing a guitar solo. This had me laughing out loud.



INEZ


Americana desert-pop artist INEZ has just released "Now".
Mysterious and poetic. A fine combination.

Here's two tracks from this new album :






STEVE VAI TALKS IBANEZ


30 years of the Ibanez JEM guitar.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TWO DAYS OF ZAPPA AND BEEFHEART IN ANTWERP NEXT OCTOBER


https://desingel.be/nl/programma/muziek/zappa-beefheart-tweedaagse-sinister-sister-plays-zappa-hans-dagelet-rosa

Friday - October 4, 2019, Sinister Sister: "Sinister Sister Plays Zappa"

This is so good. These guys need to put a record out !!

Saturday - October 5, 2019, Hans Dagelet & Rosa : "Beefheart, Treat Pork Musical"

A tribute to Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" album by Hans Dagelet and the Rosa Ensemble !!


To give you an idea, here's Sinister Sister performing 'Sinister Footwear' :



TERRY BOZZIO IN CONCERT IN TURNHOUT BE


Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 'De Warande' in Turnhout, BE :

Terry Bozzio solo.
https://www.warande.be/programma/3793/Terry_Bozzio_VS_/

I saw him last year at Tivoli in Utrecht NL.
Excellent concert !