Monday, November 11, 2019

VARIOUS ARTISTS - THE HANGOVER CURE - VOL 4 - TIME TO CHILL

Adding bits and pieces to the huge Zappa puzzle, here's "The Hangover Cure, Volume 4", an Australian sampler that included The Gotan Project with 'Chunga's Revenge'.

"Time To Chill".
Indeed.

Here's a live version of the song :


VARIOUS ARTISTS - LOST MEAT - 100% ZAPPA RARENESS


I finally added the info for "Lost Meat" to the United Mutations Archives.
An excellent opportunity to give this fine album another listen.

All compositions by Frank Zappa, but the goal was to record songs that aren't part of the official FZ discography.
Familiar names, but also some artists that I've never heard of.
It's hard to pick favorite tracks but I really like Z.E.R.O.'s version of 'Grunion Run'. It takes you back to the sixties. 
Fuchsprellen's contemporary take on 'If I Could Only Be Your Love Again' sounds great as well. Ruben & The Jets rule !
And then there's The Vegetarians with 'Touch Me There', from the Shankar album.
And Gabba Zappa Hey!, and Fred Händl (hilarious !). And many more...

Another excellent compilation on the Cordelia Records label.
Tip to the hat to Andrew Greenaway and Alan Jenkins !



YUMI HARA 2-DAY RESIDENCY AT CAFE OTO IN JUNE 2020


Sat 27 and Sun 28 June 2020,
Yumi Hara 2-Day residency at Cafe OTO.

with

  • The Watts
  • Jump For Joy!
  • Itako Siters
  • Yumi Hara & Guy Harries
  • Canterbury Favourites
  • Lindsay Cooper Songbook
In due time, check out https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/


JUNE TYSON


Modern Harmonic is about to release an album that will put June Tyson in the spotlight !


From Modern Harmonic:

THE VOICE OF AFROFUTURISTIC SCIENCE NON-FICTION!

Undoubtedly the most sublime constellation in the Sun Ra cosmos, June Tyson’s voice is the perfect guide through one of the most challenging and varied musical legacies ever to be encountered. Capable of strong, fierce, and emotive vocalizations as well as intricate weavings, her voice transcends genre. This first ever collection affirming June Tyson’s unassailable gravity in Sun Ra’s realm features previously unissued cuts and includes a full color zine-style insert featuring rare photos and extensive liner notes!

The strong, powerful and fiercely feminine voice of Sun Ra’s Arkestra for decades was the strong, sassy and spacey June Tyson. As Sun Ra’s closest companion throughout his time on Earth, she represented Afrofuturism as boldly and powerfully as her Saturnic leader. He the king of Afrofuturism and she the queen. The zine style insert is externally a replica of one of June’s personal items, her “Dream Book”; open the composition pad to unveil stunning unseen photos courtesy of June’s daughters and a powerful set of notes from Cat Celebreze.

Finally the Princess Leia of avant-garde jazz gets her due. Mastered by Joe Lizzi, cut at Cohearent Audio by Kevin Gray and pressed on stocking gold vinyl at Third Man.

Also available on CD.


THE WATTS - DECOHERENCE

Yumi Hara isn't afraid of the musical experiment or adventure.

She can be heard in The Artaud Beats, in the Lindsay Cooper Songbook (performed at Zappanale in 2018!) or in her collaborations with Hugh Hopper, Geoff Leigh, Daevid Allen and Chris Cutler.

One of Yumi Hara's most recent projects is called The Watts.
The ensemble features Yumi Hara (piano, voice, objects), Tim Hodgkinson (lap steel guitar) and Chris Cutler (drums, percussion).

For "Decoherence", live recordings of improvised music (from Cafe OTO and from the RIO Festival) were edited and mixed into four tracks.
Texts are cited and are surrounded by soundscapes, resulting in an intense yet intimate listening session.

Available from:
http://www.yumiharacawkwell.co.uk/



DECOHERENCE

Decohere and
All those
Weirdness problems
Disappear
... Instead of paradoxes:
Moons unlooked at,
Half-dead Cats in boxes...
Leaving what's already
There
Already there
So
De-Co-Here

(Chris Cutler)


Sunday, November 10, 2019

ZAPPA COLORING BOOK


The new Zappa coloring book arrived in my local comic book shop about a week ago.
Picked it up last week.
This one made me wonder.
Is there anyone out there buying two copies?
One to put on the pile of Zappa books and a second one to color?



BEEFHEART RADIO SHOW 4 CD SET


another 'radio show' release
Captain Beefheart - "The Broadcast Archives",
4 CD set


DWEEZIL ZAPPA SPECIAL ON DUTCH RADIO


A message from Co de Kloet :

November 16 in CoLive! One hour DweezilZappa special including Exclusive live recordings of his current Hot Rats tour! Absolutely amazing performances! Also remastered NNO recordings!



MILLIONAIRE


New single by Millionaire.


MARY HALVORSON


Guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson has been awarded a 2019 MacArthur fellowship for "Experimenting at the intersection of jazz and rock with a signature sound on her instrument and an aesthetic that evolves and surprises with each new album and configuration of bandmates."


Thumbscrew [Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson]



WIDMER - STAUSS - DUOS


  • widmer - stauss: duos
        (2019, cd, switzerland, unit records)

"Duos" got recorded December 2018 and features Jacques Widmer on the drums and Markus Stauss on saxes and flute.
This is improvised music. It needs a certain mindset. It needs your full attention.

I've listened to the album a couple of times the last week and I really enjoyed it.
Full of surprises, interacting and responding to each other, Markus Stauss and Jacques Widmer will make you part of their world.

One of the things that I like about this album is that Markus Stauss is able to mix free jazz phrasing with more reserved melodic playing, while Jacques Widmer both follows and directs.
I love it.

Available from Markus Stauss
https://www.markus-stauss.ch/online-shop/

Or from Unit Records
http://unitrecords.com/de/release/922


GENE PRITSKER AND THE ZAPPA INFLUENCE ENSEMBLE


info from Gene Pritsker:

November Europe tour with concerts at the 'Outreach Sattelite Festival' in Friedberger, Germany. Concerts in Austria and Germany of the 'Zappa Ripped My Flesh' project and concerts at Augsburg University in Bavaria.

11/16 ‘Zappa Ripped My Flesh’ project performed in Absam, Austria at Gemeindemuseum. Featuring Gene’s chamber music and his arrangements of Frank Zappa compositions.

11/19 ‘Zappa Ripped My Flesh’ project performed at Cafe Museum in Passau, Germany. Featuring Gene’s chamber music and his arrangements of Frank Zappa compositions.

11/22 ‘Zappa Ripped My Flesh’ project performed as part of The Outreach Satellite Festival in Wittelsbacher Schloss, Friedberg, Germany


FRANK ZAPPA - HALLOWEEN 73





Recorded in Chicago on October 31, 1973.
Early show + Late Show
Plus rehearsals from October 20 and 21, 1973 in L.A.

This is so good.
Add the excellent liner notes (Joe, Ralph and Ruth, booklet in the box) and you get an essential release.

RUDY TROUVE AND MIRCO GASPARRINI


New release by Rudy Trouvé and Mirco Gasparrini : "Vivants".

Digital release + limited cassette edition (Jezus Factory Records).



SNARKY PUPPY


Snarky Puppy is still touring.
Check them out !

We saw them in Eindhoven and had a great time.
Utrecht wasn't an option as it had sold out immediately and the Antwerp gig was at 'De Roma', not my favorite venue for a big event.

Fortunately, Snarky Puppy does offer soundboard recordings of most of their shows in their store.
In the Live Snarky section.
Listening to these three shows will be a nice start of my Sunday...

It looks like they shuffled their setlist every night. Nice.

2019 01 01 - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1. Even Us
2. Bigly Strictness
3. Semente
4. Bad Kids to the Back
5. Chonks
6. Thing of Gold
7. Xavi
E: Sleeper

2019 11 01 - Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1. Coven
2. Embossed
3. While We're Young
4. Ready Wednesday
5. Bad Kids to the Back
6. Gemini
7. Chonks
8. Xavi*
E: What About Me?

2019 11 04 - De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium

1. Chrysalis
2. Semente
3. While We're Young
4. Intelligent Design
5. Bigly Strictness
6. Bad Kids to the Back
7. Palermo
8. Chonks
9. Shofukan
E: Xavi



Saturday, November 9, 2019

GÖRAN KLINGHAGEN - HÄLSINGLAND

  • göran klinghagen: hälsingland - by the lake beside the trees
        (2019, cd, sweden, country & eastern)
Swedish jazz guitar player and composer Göran Klinghagen has already been mentioned on the United Mutations blog as he contributed to Bengt Berger's impressive "Beches Brew Big" album.

On his latest album, Göran has used several Swedish folk songs as a basis for his compositions, arranged for his jazz sextet. The result is very enjoyable. There is a certain calmness, a certain peace surrounding all the tracks. I guess the subtitle, "By The Lake Beside The Trees" fits the package perfectly.
Featuring Göran Klinghagen (guitar), Fola Dada (vocals), Markus Harm (sax, flute), Joo Kraus (trumpet, electronics), Veit Hübner (bass), and Torsten Krill (drums and percussion).

Available from Country & Eastern:
https://countryandeastern.se/records/halsingland-by-the-lake-beside-the-trees/



ANOTHER NEW 7" BY LALALAR


I mentioned a new 7" by Lalalar yesterday.
Well, seemed that I missed one.
This one got released a little earlier.



Friday, November 8, 2019

ALAN JENKINS HAS A NEW ALBUM OUT


a message from Alan Jenkins :

Hello, legendary underground guitarist Alan Jenkins here...

My new album "Onion Light Over Pig Country" would make an excellent Christmas present for all your friends and family. It is full of new songs recorded this year and comes on a compact disc in a big fold-out sleeve covered in attractive and interesting illustrations.

You can get it from Cordelia mail-order: 
http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html

And here is a track to listen to.



THIS FRILLY APE - LOVELY MUTANT CAULIFLOWER


This Frilly Ape (real name Jérémy Rumerio) released his first album, "Lovely Mutant Cauliflower", a couple of months ago.

I like it.
If you're into experimental rock music, you have to check this out.



KEITH EMERSON MUSIC TRANSCRIPTIONS BOOK


from GlassOnyon PR

The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Release of the ‘Selections From Emerson Plays Emerson and Other Works’ Music Transcriptions Book – OUT NOW!

The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the completion and release of the music transcriptions book that Keith Emerson had been approving at the time of his passing.

The 25 transcriptions were created by a group of fans of the late composer’s work, and began as just the compositions on the ‘Emerson Plays Emerson’ album, before the book was expanded to include other works including “Piano Concerto No 1.”

The Emerson Estate would like to thank Jean Casavant and Gianfelice Riccardi for leading the groups of fans preparing these transcriptions. The Emerson Estate has commissioned its own quality control of the transcriptions and approved this book.

The book features a foreword adapted from Emerson’s emails about the project and a previously unpublished poem about composing which gives us an insight into Emerson’s mind.

Part of the late Keith Emerson’s foreword reads “So imagine my delight when news reached me that people had felt moved enough by my compositions to create transcriptions of them! Hopefully the “Emerson Plays Emerson” transcriptions will, in some small way, be useful to the next generation of composers to play and practice upon. I am humbled.”


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND IN CONCERT WITH ROBBEN FORD


Saturday November 23
at the Reading Blues Festival

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Ballroom, Reading, Pennsylvania
Showtime 2:00 pm

Celebrating the Music of Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Mike Bloomfield's Electric Flag

ROB PAPAROZZI and THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
featuring special guest ROBBEN FORD


SUN RA - WHEN ANGELS SPEAK OF LOVE

Sun Ra's 1966 album, "When Angels Speak Of Love", has been issued on CD in 2000 by the Evidence record label.
A little while ago, it got another (unofficial) re-release on the Grey Scale label.

And now, finally, it has been re-issued on the Cosmic Myth label.

https://sunramusic.bandcamp.com/album/when-angels-speak-of-love-1



LALALAR


Lalalar has a new single out, called "Islanjar".
On the Bongo Joe label.

Just when I was thinking that it could use a bit of fuzz guitar, it popped out !
Interesting.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

KMFDM - DON'T BLOW YOUR TOP - 12"

In an attempt to complete the data on KMFDM's 'Don't Blow Your Top' (a track that includes fragments of lyrics of several FZ tunes), here's the picture of the 12" that got released in 1988 on the German Cash Beat record label. (the same 12" also got released in the UK and in the US, on different labels).
This version lasts 5 minutes (compared to the 3-minute version on the album).

This is the track that got put on the "KMFDM - Extra Volume 1" album (and on 7") in 2008.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

KMFDM - DON'T BLOW YOUR TOP - CD

KMFDM's 'Don't Blow Your Top' toys around with several Frank Zappa lyrics.
Originally, the track got released on KMFDM's second album, in 1988.


It got re-released in 2006 with a slightly altered album cover.



KMFDM - DON'T BLOW YOUR TOP - 7"

Adding data to the Others Of Invention, here's the 2008 re-issue of the Adrian Sherwood mix of 'Don't Blow Your Top' by KMFDM.
It's a 7" on white vinyl, limited to 250 copies.
At least five different Zappa tunes contribute lyrics to 'Don't Blow Your Top': 'Son Of Suzy Creamcheese', 'I'm The Slime', 'Dirty Love', 'The Orange County Lumber Truck' and 'Bow Tie Daddy'.
Released around the same time as the "KMFDM - Extra Volume 1" collection, that also included this track.

NEW ZAPPA BOOK


New book about Frank Zappa:
Frank Zappa: Rebell, Komponist, Genie: Analytische Betrachtungen zu Leben und Werk
von Stefan Ullmann (Autor)
released on September 9, 2019



PETER VERMEERSCH - CHARMS

Flat Earth Society is performing in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, and I'm listening to "Charms".

Writings by Daniil Charms, translated into Dutch by Jo Govaerts and by Arthur Langeveld, and put on music by Peter Vermeersch, "Charms" got produced by the Walpurgis music theatre in 1998 !
Very nice.
Added the data to the United Mutations Archives.

Here's Peter Vermeersch and his Flat Earth Society again :



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

RESIDENTS RE-RELEASE / UPGRADE SCHEDULED BY KLANGGALERIE


The compilation album Refused was originally released by the band's own Ralph America label in 1999 and collected 11 versions of the track "Santa Dog". For our 2019 Christmas re-issue, we have collected a total of 18 variations and have adapted the original artwork.



KMFDM - EXTRA - VOLUME 1

KMFDM released various collections of tracks that could not be found on their regular albums. “Volume 1” included a remix by Adrian Sherwood of ‘Don’t Blow Your Top’, a composition that used lyrics from at least five different Frank Zappa tunes. The original version could be found on the 2006 album with the same name.

'Don’t Blow Your Top' (Adrian Sherwood Remix), incl. lyrics from Son Of Suzy Creamcheese, I’m The Slime, Dirty Love, The Orange County Lumber Truck, and Bow Tie Daddy

Here you go :



ZAPPANALE #31

The 2020 edition, that is.

July, 17, 18 and 19, 2020 in Bad Doberan.
Kicks off with an evening party / series of concerts on the 16th,
might even include a pre-Zappanale gig in Hamburg on the 15th.

https://www.zappanale.de/en/festival.html

So get your calendars out, make a note, and start looking for a place to stay !


BAS ANDRIESSEN / DE MUZEN


Bas Andriessen talks Captain Beefheart with Cor van Diejen and with Hans Dagelet.

Cor van Diejen, author of "Een Harlekijneend, Gans Wit Genekt, Kwaakt", a book about CB and The Magic Band.
Hans Dagelet, musician, who did a Captain Beefheart tribute with the Rosa Ensemble called "Pork Treat Musical".

"OVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART" door Bas Andriessen/DE MUZEN.
featuring Cor van Diejen, Hans Dagelet, John French, Gary Lucas.
+ live fragments.

In Dutch, and very informative.



Monday, November 4, 2019

ANOTHER RESIDENTS UPDATE


God in 3 Persons MoMA Premiere!

the project will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York!
Save the date: January 24 and 25 2020!


RESIDENTS UPDATE


In support of the IndIegogo campaign for God In 3 Persons
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-residents-god-in-3-persons-live--4/x/8549999#/

A 1972 7" in a new, wooden box.
One copy & Sold, of course, but pretty neat.


Released in the holidays during the innocent era of 1972, Santa Dog, a two record set of 45 rpm discs, is the holy grail of Residents’ collectibles. Due to a manufacturing malfunction during the cover printing process, only 400 of the original pressing of 500 were actually produced; of the remaining hundred pairs of records, only seventeen are currently preserved in The Cryptic Corporation Archive. Earlier this year, artist Dustin Edwards volunteered to personally produce hand made wooden boxes for these long orphaned discs, and now Cryptic has donated one of these deluxe box sets to The Residents’ God in 3 Persons Indiegogo campaign as a crowdfunding premium. On the rare occasion that an original Santa Dog is offered for sale, the price has gone as high as $5000, but this special edition can be yours for only $1000 - but you have to act fast. ONE ONLY!!! Make your bids here: https://igg.me/at/G3P

THESE ARE ORIGINAL SANTA DOG PRESSINGS FROM 1972 - only the exquisite hand made box is new. (Offer also includes a certificate of authenticity.)



NEW ZAPPA BOOTLEG ALBUM


New bootleg release.
"Under The Covers".
Songs that FZ performed but didn't write.

1.  "Bacon Fat"
2.  "Bolero"
3.  "No, No Cherry"
4.  "Baby Love"
5.  "Nite Owl"
6.  "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights"
7.  "The Girl From Ipanema"
8.  "I Am The Walrus"
9.  "Ride Like The Wind"
10. "Happy Together"
11. "Stranded In The Jungle"
12. "Jungle Boogie"
13. "Stairway To Heaven"
14. "Murder By Numbers" (feat Sting)
15. "Little Girl Of Mine"
16. "The Closer You Are"
17. "Ol '55" (feat Tom Waits)
18. "Octandre"
19. "This Is My Story"
20. "Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog"
21. "Agon"
22. "Louie Louie" (feat Howard Stern)
23. "Hang On Sloopy"


IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM NEW HAVEN


The West Street Trio recorded another set of improvised music.

Federico (FAM) Balducci: Guitar
John D Venter: Bari Sax
Steve Chillemi: Drums



Friday, November 1, 2019

JOE DENINZON & STRATOSPHEERIUS


A new track from Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius !

This song explores the "impostor syndrome" and how too many people that should have more confidence don't have enough, while many of the wrong people, especially people in power have way too much confidence.



Monday, October 28, 2019

SIMON GOUBERT RELEASES NEW ALBUM


from Glass Onyon PR

Magma's Simon Goubert Releases New Album "NOUS VERRONS..."

Featuring Stella Vander of Magma!


The voice has always been part of Simon Goubert's life.

First, in the theater background of his childhood, it was spoken in all its forms. Sometimes whispered, other times recited, in the end it was always applauded.

Then it was sung. Whether divine when illuminating György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna, velvety as Billie Holiday’s or husky like Tina Turner’s, the voice has always transported Simon Goubert... all the way to his meeting Magma.

His ten years collaborating with Christian Vander, whose music revolves around voices, have taught him to fine-tune this very special instrument.

Throughout his career, Simon Goubert has always used the voice, be it singular or plural, subtle or orchestral. But for this album, the musician wanted the voices to be front and center: Stella Vander giving life to Pierre-Michel Sivadier’s lyrics, Annie Ebrel elevating Breton poems and, finally, American rapper and slam poet Mike Ladd.

The instrumentalists are also an eclectic group of kindred spirits, first-rate artists met by Simon Goubert over the decades.

These musicians, whom Simon has always admired, excitedly embarked on this new journey with him. To succeed in this unprecedented adventure, these performers and improvisers have pooled together all of their know-how.

Gathered around Simon Goubert, these artists form an extraordinary band with Michel Edelin (flutes), Vincent Lê Quang (saxophones), Sylvain Kassap (clarinets), Sophia Domancich (piano), Emmanuel Bex (organ) and Hélène Labarrière (double bass).

With all of those talents combined, Simon Goubert has delivered his most beautiful album: the one that most resembles him.


THE ORIGIN OF THE RESIDENTS


https://reprobatepress.com/2019/10/27/the-origin-of-the-residents-a-nickle-if-your-dicks-this-big-and-not-available/?




TWAN VAN GERVEN'S DUTCH X-ING


Twan van Gerven's Dutch X-ing (Dutch Crossing) project is inspired by the music of Frank Zappa.

Twan van Gerven is artist in residence at 'De Paradox' club in Tilburg, NL.

The first concert (in a series of three) is next Wednesday 30/10.
https://paradoxtilburg.nl/programma/artist-residence-twan-gerven-dutch-x-ing-not-the-harvey-weinstein-orchestra-ft-special-guest-stormvogel/



Sunday, October 27, 2019

MILES DAVIS AT MONTREUX 1986


Miles Davis in Montreux, 1986,
with special guest George Duke, some 45 minutes into the concert !!

Theme From Jack Johnson/One Phone Call/Street Scenes/That's What Happened
New Blues
Maze
Human Nature
Wrinkle
Tutu
Splatch
Time After Time
Al Jarreau
Carnival Time
Burn
Portia
Jean-Pierre

Miles Davis: trumpet, keyboards; Bob Berg: saxophone; Adam Holzman: keyboards; Robert Irving III: keyboards; Robben Ford: guitar; Felton Crews: bass; Vince Wilburn Jr.: drums; Steve Thornton: percussion;
George Duke: synthesizer (6, 7)
David Sanborn: saxophone (11-13).



Saturday, October 26, 2019

DWEEZIL ZAPPA CONTINUES HIS HOT RATS LIVE TOUR IN 2020


from the Dweezil Zappa newsletter

Hot Rats Live! World Tour
Plus Other Hot Stuff 1969
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES ADDED! FEB-MAR 2020
PERFORMING FRANK ZAPPA’S HOT RATS IN IT’S ENTIRETY

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father Frank Zappa’s entire “Hot Rats” album in sequence live on stage as part of his extended Hot Rats Live! World Tour. Dweezil has long undertaken a mission to re-acquaint the world with the sights and sounds of his infamous father and the incredibly talented group of musicians revive Frank’s music in a fresh context, whilst keeping true to Zappa Snr’s unique and impeccable sonic heritage.

Hot Rats album played a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist and was also dedicated to the new-born Dweezil upon its release in 1969. The 50-year-old classic album will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde odd metered toe-tappers well known to Zappa aficionados as well as being equally exciting for music fans new to his music.

Don’t miss out on Dweezil Zappa’s DNA audio stage recreation of Hot Rats and other “Hot Stuff”!

Full list of tour dates and ticketing links can be found on Dweezil’s Official Website: https://www.dweezilzappa.com/pages/tour-dates


Dweezil Zappa’s Hot Rats Live! North America Tour 2020

Tour Dates

02.05.2020 Wed Egyptian Theatre Boise, ID
02.06.2020 Thu Neptune Seattle, WA
02.07.2020 Fri Tower Theatre Bend, OR
02.08.2020 Sat Roseland Theater Portland, OR
02.09.2020 Sun Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CA
02.12.2020 Wed Rogue Theatre Grants Pass, OR
02.13.2020 Thu The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
02.14.2020 Fri The Rose Pasadena, CA
02.15.2020 Sat The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA
02.16.2020 Sun The Canyon Montclair, CA
02.19.2020 Wed Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
02.20.2020 Thu Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
02.21.2020 Fri Commonwealth Room Salt Lake City, UT
02.22.2020 Sat Washington's Ft. Collins, CO
02.23.2020 Sun Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
02.24.2020 Mon KiMo Theatre Albuquerque, NM
02.26.2020 Wed The Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
02.27.2020 Thu House Of Blues Dallas, TX
02.28.2020 Fri Tower Theatre Oklahoma City, OK
02.29.2020 Sat The Truman Kansas City, MO
03.01.2020 Sun Waiting Room Omaha, NE
03.02.2020 Mon George's Majestic Fayetteville, AR
03.04.2020 Wed Lincoln Theater Columbus, OH
03.05.2020 Thu Bomhard Theater Louisville, KY
03.06.2020 Fri Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
03.07.2020 Sat The Paramount Huntington, NY
03.08.2020 Sun Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
03.10.2020 Tue Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH
03.11.2020 Wed The Egg Albany, NY
03.12.2020 Thu Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
03.13.2020 Fri Hamilton Live Washington, DC
03.14.2020 Sat Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
03.15.2020 Sun State Theatre State College, PA
03.17.2020 Tue Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
03.18.2020 Wed Corona Theatre Montreal QC
03.20.2020 Fri Palais Montcalm Quebec City QC
03.21.2020 Sat Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
03.22.2020 Sun Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
03.25.2020 Wed The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
03.26.2020 Thu Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
03.27.2020 Fri The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
03.28.2020 Sat The Ready Room St. Louis, MO


JOSEPH JARMAN


https://www.soundohm.com/product/black-case-volume-i-and-ii-return-from-exile-book/pid/36501/

Joseph Jarman (1937 - 2019) was a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of trailblazing avant-garde jazz group Art Ensemble of Chicago. Jarman was responsible for the Art Ensemble’s signature face paint and elaborate costumes as well as the pioneering theatrical and multimedia elements of their shamanistic performances, which could include dance, comedy, performance art, surreal pranks, and—notably—the recitation of Jarman’s poetry. In 1977, Art Ensemble of Chicago Publishing Co. published Jarman’s Black Case Volume I and II: Return From Exile, a collection of writing conceived across America and Europe between 1960 and 1975.



Friday, October 25, 2019

ENSEMBLE MODERN TO PERFORM ZAPPA IN FRANKFURT ON NOVEMBER 29


Flashback goosebumps !!

The Ensemble Modern will be revisiting Frank Zappa's "The Yellow Shark" and will also perform pieces from Greggery Peccary.
In Frankfurt, at The Alte Oper !!

On November 29, 2019.

https://www.alteoper.de/de/programm/veranstaltung.php?id=520484008



ENSEMBLE MODERN
JONATHAN STOCKHAMMER Leitung
NORBERT OMMER Klangregie

FRANK ZAPPA
The Yellow Shark (selection)
Greggery Peccary and Other Persuasions (selection)


STEF KAMIL CARLENS AND BAND ON TOUR


Stef Kamil Carlens and Band on tour

30/10/2019   -  sold out Sint Niklaas BE The Casino
08/11/2019   -  Groningen NL Vera
09/11/2019   -  Brugge BE Cactus Club
12/11/2019   -  sold out Leuven BE The Depot
11/16/2019   -  Amsterdam NL Paradiso
11/21/2019   -  Breda NL Mezz
11/22/2019   -  Maastricht NL Music foundry
26/11/2019   -  sold out Ghent BE Trade Fair
28/11/2019   -  sold out Antwerp BE The Roma
18/01/2020   -  Liège BE Reflector



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CADY COLEMAN AND IAN ANDERSON


NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Perform First Space-Earth Duet. NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull, joined together for the first space-Earth duet.



Sunday, October 20, 2019

SHHT


Belgian band Shht released their first album about a year ago.
"Love Love Love".

It's different...

Shht (Ghent, Belgium) are space rock for the now generation. Five wired men from the sonic spaceship. A modern digital bricolage of ideas delivered by a band with chemical minds and a singer hanging from the roof mentally and physically. Shht are deconstructing deconstruction.




ASAF SIRKIS



MoonJune Records
announces
SIRKIS/BIALAS IQ - Our New Earth
ASAF SIRKIS / SYLWIA BIALAS
FRANK HARRISON / KEVIN GLASGOW
Liner notes by Bill Bruford

After 7 album sessions on MoonJune Records (2 albums with Dwiki Dharmawan, 2 with Mark Wingfield, 2 with Markus Reuter and Mark Wingfield, 1 with Dusan Jevtovic, and other 6 coming out in 2020), the extraordinary talented Israeli born and London UK based drummer ASAF SIRKIS, has finally landed as a leader at the MoonJuniverse.





KIRK WHALUM AND GEORGE DUKE


Never seen this before.
Wow.



-- link: Aad Hoogesteger


Saturday, October 19, 2019

FRED HÄNDL'S NEW ALBUM


... will be available on his tour (or directly from Fred).
Here's a bit of extra info :

Fred Händl : Molsons Dear


01. Mr. Hoon - new 2019 recording
02. Take Your Clothes off When You Dance - from The Poodle Magic Pig Type (2018)
03. Noel - new 2019 recording from Tovarishchi.
04. Chi Mai - new 2019 recording
05. For Piano - new 2019 recording
06. The Lonely Man Theme - new 2019 recording
07. In Mind - new 2019 recording
08. Let's Make The Water Turn Black - new 2019 recording
09. Milk - new 2019 recording
10. Mom & Dad - from The Poodle Magic Pig Type (2018)
11. Toets - from Orange (1996)



FRED HÂNDL TOUR DATES


piano / keyboard player Fred Händl will be doing a very short, promoting his new album.
His live set may include a Zappa composition (or two).

October 22nd -The Hague - at The Yellow Hippo Studios.
October 24th - jam session in the Pencelli in Treorchy.
October 25th - The Rhondda Hotel in Porth
October 27th - Haverhill, doing a live show that will be streamed live on Facebook.
October 30th, 31st and Nov 1 - Louth, at Blocktails and The Consortium
November 2nd - Hasselt (Belgium) at BLUW



GROUNDUP MUSIC FESTIVAL


Info on the next edition of the GroundUp Music Festival.
Seems like a cool thing.

https://groundupmusicfestival.com/

Here's the recap from 2019 :



RICK WAKEMAN ANNOUNCES "BOX OF BOOTS"


from GlassOnyon PR

Rick Wakeman Box Of Boots: Set of 10 Live CDs: Official Bootleg Series Now Available For Pre-order!

The box set will be released Dec 2, 2019

Giving an official release to some wonderful historic concerts previously only available to a few people, keyboard legend Rick Wakeman is releasing Box Of Boots: Set of 10 Live CDs: Official Bootleg Series on December 2, 2019. This is a response to these concerts being heavily bootlegged throughout the years and continuing the trend of Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Pearl Jam... Rick has decided to make stand against the bootleggers and supply official bootlegs which have been cleaned up in the studio, packaged in a great way at a fraction of the price saving fans from buying them off the black market!

The box set is a limited edition of 1,000 units. Each contains a signed and numbered certificate.


MORE INFO ON ZAPPA'S HALLOWEEN 73 ALBUM


Release is set for October 25.
Both for the 4CD box set and for the 'highlights' CD.


MAURO PAWLOWSKI


Out on 7" on the Unday Records label.



Friday, October 18, 2019

FRANK ZAPPA'S HALLOWEEN 73


'Cheepnis' (from Halloween 73) has been added to my Release Radar Spotify playlist !



ANDREAS SCHAERER'S HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN ANNOUNCES A NEW ALBUM


TARAAAAA !

Leute die gute alte Hilde ist wieder unterwegs ::: happy to be back on tour with a brand new Album being released February 2020 on ACT Music !!!

Ticket Vorverkauf hat gestartet, alle Links zu den Konzerten:
http://andreasschaerer.com/live/

TICKET PRESALE startet, all links: http://andreasschaerer.com/live/

Wir freuen uns auf euch !!!
Cheers
Andreas and Hildegard


July 2017, at Zappanale :



CARL KING'S THE ORACLE OF OUTER SPACE


Carl King's animation project "The Oracle Of Outer Space".


Contributor copies are shipping while I'm typing this but if you didn't take part in the Kickstarter part, blu-ray/CD copies are also available in Carl's store :
https://shop.carlkingdom.com/collections/frontpage/products/oracle-of-outer-space-blu-ray-cd-double-disc


MY NEW FAVORITE ZAPPA BALLET PIECE





SUN RA AT NORTH SEA JAZZ 1979





FRANK ZAPPA PEACHES EN REGALIA PICTURE DISC


Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia" 10" picture disc vinyl record will be released as a Black Friday / Record Story Day release in the U.S. November 29, that is.

In Europe, it will be a regular release.



BLACK TAR AND THE CRY BABIES


Available from Klanggalerie:

BLACK TAR AND THE CRY BABIES Black Tar And The Cry Babies
CD album | gg311


http://klanggalerie.com/gg311

Hardy Fox was the primary composer of The Residents. He created an incredible body of work, using all kinds of names other than The Residents, amongst them Combo De Mechanio, Sonidas De La Noche, Dead Eye Dick, Charles Bobuck or Black Tar And The Cry Babies.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

NEW ALBUM BY OCTOBER EQUUS


Eleven new compositions in this new album by October Equus after six years passed since their last studio album. Flute, bassoon, cello and drums joined to the original nucleus composed by Ontalva/Rodriguez/Pazos for this unique collection of contemporary chamber rock showing the unmistakable sound of the Spanish avant-prog group with longer trajectory and more international projection.




Sunday, October 13, 2019

THE SMITH TAPES


The Smith Tapes are an incredible set of interviews that Howard Smith did between 1969 and 1972.

Includes an interview with Frank Zappa.

Check it out here :
http://thesmithtapes.com/cds/the-limited-edition-box-set?

Even more important, they're selling the last copies of this box for US $ 25.00 instead of the previous US $ 252.00.
Too bad that this shipping to Belgium is a bit too much...


(The Zappa interview is also available on a seperate CD !)


THE RETURN OF ANOTHER ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUM


4 CD set.
"The Broadcast Collection 1970 - 1981"
To be released in November.







THE DUES


Swiss band The Dues will release their new album, "Ghosts Of The Past" on October 25.

Seventies blues-rock, you say?
Well, that's what I thought as well.



ANOTHER ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUM


"Live... Paris 1968".
On vinyl.
Keyhole.

ZAPPA IN PLASTICINE


Mentioned on Facebook:

Action_Figures_Handmade
Figurine - Action Figure 22cm./8,6" -

Frank Zappa on a toilet in London


Price: $59.99 + $22.00 shipping
Frank Zappa, American composer and guitarist, one of the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th century. In particular, the scene reproduced is that of the famous and iconic photograph of Frank Zappa sitting on a toilet in a London hotel room in 1967. The statue is entirely handmade in plasticine and covered with non-toxic hardening paint, the set is made of wood.

NEW RESIDENTS STUFF ANNOUNCED ON KLANGGALERIE


Announced :


THE RESIDENTS
Refused
CD album | gg314

The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of over forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD ROM projects and ten DVDs. Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform. The compilation album Refused was originally released by the band's own Ralph America label in 1999 and collected 11 versions of the track "Santa Dog". For our 2019 Christmas re-issue, we have collected a total of 17 variations and have adapted the original artwork.

Full tracklist:
1. Fire
2. Santa Dog '78
3. Santa Dog '84
4. Santa Dog '84 (Unfinished - A Work In Progress)
5. Santa Dog '88
6. Santa Dog N.Y.E. (Live)
7. Where Are Your Dogs? Show Us Your Ugly!
8. Famine
9. Pestilence
10. Flood
11. Plague
12. Fire '99/Santa Dog 2nd Millennium
13. Santa Dog 2006
14. Santa Dog 2017
15. Santa Dog For Gamelan Orchestra
16. Santa Cow
17. Santa Dog 2007

BLACK TAR AND THE CRY BABIES
Black Tar And The Cry Babies
CD album | gg311

Hardy Fox was the primary composer of The Residents. He created an incredible body of work, using all kinds of names other than The Residents, amongst them Combo De Mechanio, Sonidas De La Noche, Dead Eye Dick, Charles Bobuck or Black Tar And The Cry Babies. The Tar projects were generally created to help raise money for needy projects for poverty, mass destruction in fire, and to fight the evil of Trump uprising. Season Of The Witch was released for Halloween 2015 and was available from October 17th to November 2nd of that year as a download only. Left With The Fires was published two years later and was available as a free download from Hardy's bandcamp page. Any donations given were matched dollar by dollar by himself and used to help the Sonoma Humane Society who cares for pets during wildfire disasters. After this, six more songs were released as freebies with the Hacienda Bridge newsletter, but these were ironic sound clips often not even using Hardy's own music. So the three tracks compiled on this album are the complete works composed by Hardy as Black Tar. Hardy never saw this music as a commercial product so we releasing this for Halloween 2019 as a small run CD on Klanggalerie and TOOK in an edition of 300 copies only, available solely through mail order.

Full tracklist:
1. Season Of The Witch
2. Left With The Fires
3. The Fires.

TEN CENTER


Russ Stedman's Ten Center band.
Ten Center at the Main Street Pub, Vermillion SD 2.7.96



Friday, October 11, 2019

THE WEST STREET ALT-FIVE


Improvised music from New Haven, Connecticut.

The West Street Alt-Five
Recorded May 14, 2018

Pete Brunelli, Bass
Steve Chillemi, Drums
Bob Gorry, Guitar
Chris Venter, Guitar
John Venter, TSax




HALL OVERTON


Recommended listening.
Mentioned on Facebook by Rudy Schwartz and David Morrison as Hall Overton did horn arrangements for Thelonious Monk.

Here's 'Pulsations', from 1972 !!



ZAPPA'S HOT RATS BOX SET

Officially announced at Zappa dot com and available in the Zappa dot com store.
And yuripean folks will happy to learn that it will be available through major outlets as well.

Also available: Hot Rats on pink vinyl.
Miss Christine would have liked that, I guess...

The Hot Rats Sessions box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums in the history of recorded music. The original 1969 Frank Zappa album was the first to be recorded on a prototype 16-Track Tape Machine. Self described as a "Movie For Your Ears,” it was the first solo outing for the composer and the album that put FZ on the map as a guitar player. The recording sessions produced a wealth of material that ended up being sprinkled among multiple releases during FZ’s lifetime. This mammoth six disc collection documents and compiles every composition recorded during those days in July 1969, along with an abundance of rare mixes, Vault nuggets and complete basic tracks mixed from the original multi-track masters by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by Bob Ludwig in 2019. Additional gems include images by original Hot Rats cover photographer, Andee Nathanson, session photos taken by Bill Gubbins, liner notes by Matt Groening and essays by Ian Underwood, Andee Nathanson and Vaultmeister Joe Travers. The box set also includes a Zappa Land board game in celebration of this release.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

THE PYRAMIDS


Cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids have a concert scheduled in Antwerp, Belgium.

October 12, 2019, at Het Bos, in Antwerp, BE.



FRANK ZAPPA'S THE HOT RATS SESSION 6 CD SET


It appeared for a short while at the Zappa dot com store...
thanks to the Steve Hoffman forum for the data
6 CDs, hardbound book, t-shirt, vinyl,...

Available December 20, 2019
And it should re-appear today (10/10)

Disc 1

Basic Track Recording Sessions, TTG Studios, Hollywood, CA, 7-18-69
Piano: Ian Underwood

1. Piano Music (Section 1) 2:13
This is Take 8, an alternate performance of what became known as “Piano Intro to Little House I Used To Live In” found on "Burnt Weeny Sandwich". (c)1969

2. Piano Music (Section 3) 5:42
Contains the theme from “Peaches En Regalia” (c)1969, and the Master Take of “Aybe Sea” (c)1969 (Burnt Weeny Sandwich)

7-28-69, Guitar: FZ - Piano: Ian Underwood * Bass: John Balkin * Drums: Art Tripp III * Trumpet: Buzz Gardner * Sax: Bunk Gardner

3. Peaches En Regalia (Prototype) (c)1969 (p)2019 5:57

7-28-69, Piano: Ian Underwood * Bass: Shuggy Otis * Drums: Ron Selico

4. Peaches En Regalia (Section 1, In Session) (c)1969 (p)2019 10:49
5. Peaches En Regalia (Section 1, Master Take) (c)1969 (p)2019 2:05
6. Peaches Jam - Part 1 6:28
7. Peaches Jam - Part 2 10:30

Violin: Don “Sugarcane” Harris * Tack Piano: Johnny Otis

8. Peaches En Regalia (Section 3, In Session) (c)1969 (p)2019 6:57
9. Peaches En Regalia (Section 3, Master Take) (c)1969 (p)2019 2:07
10. Arabesque (In Session) 7:01
11. Arabesque (Master Take) 6:57
Released in edited form as “Toads Of The Short Forest” on "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" in 1970 (c)1970

12. Dame Margret's Son To Be A Bride (In Session) 4:30
This song was re-recorded on 7-30-69 and eventually repurposed as "Lemme Take You To The Beach" first issued on "Studio Tan" in 1978 (c)(p)1978


Disc 2

7-29-69, Basic Track Sessions, Guitar: FZ * Violin: Don “Sugarcane” Harris * Piano, Tack Piano: Ian Underwood * Bass: Max Bennett * Drums: John Guerin

1. It Must Be A Camel (Part 1, In Session) (c)1969 (p)2019 8:22
2. It Must Be a Camel (Part 1, Master Take) 2:17
3. It Must Be a Camel (Intercut, In Session) 3:53
4. It Must Be a Camel (Intercut, Master Take) 4:02
5. Natasha (In Session) 4:04
6. Natasha (Master Take) 3:12
Released as “Little Umbrellas” on "Hot Rats" in 1969. (c)1969

7. Bognor Regis (Unedited Master) 10:59
Unreleased Track. Frank re-worked this track over the years, using it as the basics for an early version of "Conehead". In the process, he erased original source material. This mix reflects what survived along with some crafty insertion from a vintage 2-track mix for completion.

8. Willie The Pimp (In Session) (c)1969 (p)2019 2:20
9. Willie The Pimp (Unedited Master Take) 15:14
10.Willie The Pimp (Guitar OD 1) 14:46Labeled "Scrambler and Wah-Wah"

11.Willie The Pimp (Guitar OD 2) 6:18
Guitar: FZ * Violin: Don “Sugarcane” Harris


Disc 3

Basic Track Sessions, 7-29-69, Piano: Ian Underwood * Bass: Max Bennett * Drums: John Guerin

1. Transition (Section 1 - In Session) 6:17
2. Transition (Section 1 - Master Take) 2:25
3. Transition (Section 2 - Intercut - In Session) 1:50
4. Transition (Section 2 - Intercut - Master Take) 2:43
5. Transition (Section 3 - Intercut - In Session) 2:29
6. Transition (Section 3 - Intercut - Master Take) 2:13
Released in edited form as “Twenty Small Cigars” on "Chunga’s Revenge" in 1970. (c)1970

7. Lil’ Clanton Shuffle (Unedited Master) 12:46
Re-mixed and released in edited form on "The Lost Episodes" in 1998 (c)1998

7-30-69, Basic Track Sessions, Guitar: FZ * Violin, Vocal: Don “Sugarcane” Harris * Piano, Organ: Don Preston * Bass: Roy Estrada * Drums: Jimmy Carl Black

8. Directly From My Heart To You (Unedited Master) 10:18
Released in edited form on “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” in 1970 (c)1970

9. Another Waltz (Unedited Master) 27:56
Portions released in edited form as “Little House I Used To Live In” on "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" in 1970. (c)1969


Disc 4

Basic Track Sessions, 7-30-69, Guitar: FZ * Piano, Tack Piano, Organ, Sax: Ian Underwood * Bass: Max Bennett * Drums: Paul Humphrey

1. Dame Margret’s Son To Be A Bride (Remake) 3:54
Eventually utilized for "Lemme Take You To The Beach" on "Studio Tan" in 1978 (c)1978

Because of this song getting repurposed later, original tracks were wiped by FZ in favor of new ones. All that's left is the original bass and drums.

2. Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Take 1) (c)1969 (p)2019 8:16
3. Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Master Take) 10:47
4. Big Legs (Unedited Master Take) 32:42
Released in edited form as "The Gumbo Variations" on "Hot Rats" in 1969 (c)1969

5. It Must Be a Camel (Percussion Tracks) 1:48
Percussion overdubs recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, August 1969

6. Arabesque (Guitar OD Mix) 6:57
Guitar Overdubs recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, August 1969
Released in edited form as “Toads Of The Short Forest” on "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" in 1970 (c)1970

7. Transition (Full Version) 6:22
Guitar Overdubs recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, August 1969
Released in edited form as “Twenty Small Cigars” on "Chunga’s Revenge" in 1970. (c)1970

8. Piano Music (Section 3 - OD Version) 5:41
Overdubs recorded at TTG Studios, 7-21-69
Contains the theme from “Peaches En Regalia” (c)1969, and the Master Take of “Aybe Sea” released on "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" in 1969. (c)1969


Disc 5

From The Vault - Part 1, Hot Rats, 1987 Digital Re-Mix (c)(p)1987
Re-Mixed from the original multi-track masters with added material from the original sessions
Engineer: Bob Stone
Facility: Utillity Muffin Research Kitchen

1. Peaches En Regalia 3:39

2. Willie The Pimp 9:17

3. Son Of Mr. Green Genes 9:00

4. Little Umbrellas 3:04

5. The Gumbo Variations 16:57

6. It Must Be A Camel 5:15

7. The Origin Of Hot Rats :35
1987- FZ with Peter Occhiogrosso

Source: Cassette

8. Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #1 1:02
Source: Vinyl

9. Peaches En Regalia (Mono Single Master) 3:32
1969 Mono Mix
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

10. Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #2 1:01
Source: Vinyl

11. Little Umbrellas (1969 Mono Single Master) 3:05
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

12. Lil' Clanton Shuffle (1972 Whitney Studios Mix) 12:42
Studio: Whitney Studios
Mixed by FZ with Barry Keene
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape


Disc 6

From The Vault - Part 2

1. Little Umbrellas (Cucamonga Version) 2:00
Source: Acetate
Recorded at Studio Z; Cucamonga, CA circa 1961-1964
FZ: Guitar * Musicians: Undocumented

2. Little Umbrellas (1969 Mix Outtake) 3:10
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

3. It Must Be A Camel (1969 Mix Outtake) 5:23
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

4. Son Of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Mix Outtake) 10:39
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

5. More Of The Story Of Willie The Pimp 1:24
Voices: FZ, Annie Zannus and Cynthia Dobson
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

6. Willie The Pimp (Vocal Tracks) 2:07
Voice: Captain Beefheart

7-29-69 TTG Studios; Hollywood, CA

7. Willie The Pimp (1969 Quick Mix) 14:29
Studio: T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood, CA
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

8. Dame Margret's Son To Be A Bride (1969 Quick Mix) 3:46
Studio: T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood, CA

Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

9.Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #3 :52
Source: Vinyl

10. Bognor Regis (1970 Record Plant Mix) 8:11
Studio: Record Plant, Los Angeles CA 1970
Engineers: FZ, Stan Agol
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

11. Peaches En Regalia (1969 Rhythm Track Mix) 4:24
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

12. Son Of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Rhythm Track Mix) 10:40
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

13. Little Umbrellas (1969 Rhythm Track Mix) 3:11
Source: 1/4" Analog Tape

14. Arabesque (Guitar Tracks) 6:57
Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, August 1969

15. Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #4 :59
Source: Vinyl



LOST MEAT, ANOTHER ZAPPA TRIBUTE ON CORDELIA RECORDS


Compiled by Andrew Greenaway.
Number 9 (number 9, number 9,...) in the series !

read all about it here:
http://www.idiotbastard.com/LostMeat.htm



and order it here:
http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html

1. Waltz – THE KETTERING VAMPIRES
Originally recorded by The Pal Studio Band in January 1963, and produced by FZ.

2. Cookin' Turnips – MICK ZEUNER'S RUBBER BAND
Originally recorded by The Pal Studio Band in January 1963, and produced by FZ.

3. Grunion Run – Z.E.R.O.
Originally recorded by The Hollywood Persuaders in June 1963, and produced by Paul Buff.

4. If I Could Only Be Your Love Again – FUCHSPRELLEN
Originally recorded by Ruben & The Jets in 1973, and produced by FZ.

5. Solitude – TREACHEROUS CRETINS
Unreleased by FZ.

6. Touch Me There – THE VEGETARIANS (Shankar/FZ)
Originally recorded by L. Shankar in 1979, and produced by FZ.

7. No More Mr. Nice Girl – TURBULATOR (Shankar/FZ)
Originally recorded by L. Shankar in 1979, and produced by FZ.

8. Knee-Deep In Heaters – AUNTY OWL (Shankar/FZ)
Originally recorded by L. Shankar in 1979, and produced by FZ.

9. Masked Grandma – GABBA ZAPPA HEY!
Originally recorded by The Pal Studio Band in April 1963, and produced by Paul Buff.

10. Boy Wonder, I Love You – FRED HÄNDL feat. Mark Watson
Originally recorded by Burt Ward in June 1966, and produced by Tom Wilson.


FRANK ZAPPA RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE


Zappa 10" to be released on Black Friday / Record Store Day (November 29, 2019)

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/11832

In celebration of HOT RATS’ fiftieth anniversary, “Peaches En Regalia” and “Little Umbrellas” get their first-ever single release.

A-Side: “Peaches En Regalia (Mono Single Master)”, “Little Umbrellas (Mono Single Master)”
B-Side: “Peaches En Regalia (Rhythm Track Mixes)”, “Little Umbrellas (Rhythm Track Mixes)”


Sunday, October 6, 2019

NEW SNARKY PUPPY ALBUM ANNOUNCED


You might know that I'm a fan of Snarky Puppy.
If you don't know them, check them out !

Next to their impressive albums (most of which have been recorded live in the studio), Snarky Puppy makes most of their concerts available as downloads.
One of their next scheduled concerts, however, will also be released on CD and on vinyl.
On a 2CD set, and on a 3LP set, to be more precise.

It will be the November 14 concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
I'll catch them a little earlier in Eindhoven (NL).


Three-time Grammy winners Snarky Puppy will be recording their debut Royal Albert Hall show on 14 November, produced by live recording specialists Live Here Now, formerly the live arm of Abbey Road Studios.

There will be an expanded line up performing specially for this night to celebrate our first ever performance at this world-famous iconic venue.

In a first for the band, there will be an exclusive CD version available on the night. The full multi-channel recording will be mixed live on-site in a fully spec-ed Outside Broadcast Audio Truck and will be available to fans as they leave the venue. Limited to just 1000 CDs and 500 prints, these are exclusively available from the Hall’s webshop and at the show itself

We are also producing some fantastic, exclusive limited-edition recordings and merchandise including a Deluxe Triple Coloured Vinyl and a A5 Hard Back Audio Photobook. These and much more are available to pre-order now at the Live Here Now webshop.




GOV'T MULE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE


Gov't Mule is already scheduling New Year's Eve.

Check it out here:
https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/govt-mule-nye/




PIERREJEAN GAUCHER


Here's Pierrejean Gaucher's musical rendition of the political debate between Macron and Le Pen (from 2017).
In eight movements.

I love it!!



And don't forget to check out Pierrejean's latest album: Les étincelles hurlantes
https://ffm.to/etincelleshurlantes.oem


ANOTHER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART RELEASE


Vinyl album.
On the Viper label.
"Magneticism II"



STEPHAN TELEN UPDATE


This remix album contains remixes of four tracks from Fractal Guitar (including a remix of Urban Nightscape by Bill Laswell) plus three unreleased extra tracks.

FRACTAL GUITAR features legendary guitarist DAVID TORN and MARKUS REUTER of Stick Men, Centrozone and Devin Townsend, as well many other world class musicians.




Friday, October 4, 2019

DEWA BUDJANA AND TOHPATI


Info from MoonJune :

LIMITED AVAILABILITY, CD ONLY.

DEWA BUDJANA and TOHPATI - Janapati (CD)
(Jewel case; all orders outside of the USA will be shipped with no jewel case; limited quantity available, only 30 copies)

dewabudjana-moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com/merch/dewa-budjana-tohpati-janapati-cd
$15 +shipping

DEWA BUDJANA - guitars
TOHPATI - guitars
with
ADHITIYA PRATAMA - bass
DEMAS NARAWANGSA - drums
and with
Czech Symphony Orchestra
and Budapest Scoring Orchestra

Produced by Dhani Pette for POS Entertainment.
Composed and arranged by Dewa Budjana and Tohpati.

No BandCamp digital download is available for this album, but those who purchase the CD, can request download which will be sent separately in WAV format.

You can listen the whole album here:
YouTube: bit.ly/2nR9Bzj
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2ms3ZqxwzHkcgVcF16doU2
Apple Music: music.apple.com/id/album/janapati/1473017372
Amazon: bit.ly/2nR9Bzj


LEVIN BROTHERS TOURDATES


Tony Levin is back in action with his brother Pete later this year.

LEVIN BROTHERS ‘The Snowtire Winter Tour'
Pete Levin (keyboards)
Tony Levin (upright bass, cello)
Jeff Ciampa (guitar)
Jeff 'Siege' Siegel (drums)

DECEMBER 2 - NEW YORK, NY (The Iridium)
DECEMBER 3 - KENNETT SQUARE, PA (Kennett Flash)
DECEMBER 4 - SELLERSVILLE, PA (Sellersville Theater)
DECEMBER 5 - PIERMONT, NY (The Turning Point)
DECEMBER 7 - SCHENECTADY, NY (The Van Dyck Lounge)
DECEMBER 8 - HUDSON FALLS, NY (Strand Theater)
DECEMBER 12 - NATICK, MA (TNAC)
DECEMBER 13 - PORTLAND, ME (One Longfellow Square)
JANUARY 10 - AUBURN HILL (Auburn Public Theater)
JANUARY 11 - ROCHESTER, NY (Lovin’ Cup)
JANUARY 12 - TORONTO, ON (Baby G)
JANUARY 14 - WATERLOO, ON (The Jazz Room)
JANUARY 15 - WESTLAND, DETROIT, MI (The Token Lounge)
JANUARY 16 - CHICAGO, IL (Reggie’s Performance Room)
JANUARY 17 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN (District Theater)
JANUARY 18 - CINCINNATI, OH (Ludlow Garage)
JANUARY 19 - CLEVELAND, OH (Beachland)
JANUARY 25 - KINGSTON, NY (Senate’s Garage)
JANUARY 26 - PAWLING, NY (Daryl’s House)


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

NEW ALBUM THE GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA


The Golden Dawn Arkestra is about to release their new album, "Darkness Falls on the Edge of Time".

Release concerts at :
Stubb's Amphitheater - Austin Texas - October 5th
Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn New York - October 12th



TERRY RILEY'S 'IN C'


Last July, Terry Riley's 'In C" got performed at Zappanale.
A bit too calm for me but a lot of people seemed to like it.

Here's a link I received from Jan van Kemenade :

The record that started it all:
http://slowgoesthegoose.blogspot.com/2019/09/terry-riley-in-c-1968.html

And here's another performance :



NEW SUN RA RELEASE ON THE LANQUIDITY RECORDS LABEL


SUN RA ARKESTRA – LIVE IN KALISZ 1986 2LP LQ009
RELEASE DATE 26TH OCTOBER 2019

http://www.lanquidityrecords.com/



VINNIE COLAIUTA


Vinnie Colaiuta performs on the new album by Mike Stern and Jeff Lorber, "Eleven".

http://exystence.net/blog/2019/09/30/mike-stern-jeff-lorber-fusion-eleven-2019/

Eleven is a record co-led by fusion giants Mike Stern and Jeff Lorber. It features ten songs (Stern laughingly stated that he never was very good at math) which are a mix of originals and reworked vintage. Stern was also quoted as saying that he and Lorber are from “different orbits.” One thing they do have in common is their highly melodic songwriting sensibilities. Having fun merging their sounds was the focus of this project. The other constant on the record is bassist Jimmy Haslip. Drummers Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta and Gary Novak all make strong contributions.

-- info : Jan van Kemenade


IBRAHIM MALOUF


The latest broadcast of Vrije Geluiden featured Ibrahim Malouf.
He has a new album out, "Sense", and is touring Europe.

No gigs in Belgium, unfortunately.

CONCERTS

OCT 06 - Le Liberté, Rennes
OCT 12 - Zénith Toulouse Métropole
OCT 13 - Arkéa Arena, Bordeaux
OCT 19 - Zénith Arena de Lille, Lille
OCT 20 - Den Atelier, Luxembourg
OCT 26 - Le Summum, Grenoble
OCT 27 - La Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon
NOV 02 - Arena de Genève
NOV 09 - Rockit, Groningen (Hollande)
NOV 10 - Paradiso, Amsterdam (Hollande)
NOV 11 - Tivolivredenburg Ronda, Utrecht (Hollande)
NOV 16 - La Sirène, La Rochelle
NOV 17 - La Sirène, La Rochelle
NOV 23 - Zénith de Dijon
NOV 24 - Zénith de Nancy
NOV 30 -Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo
DÉC 01 - Le Dôme, Marseille
DÉC 08 - Zénith Sud Montpellier
DÉC 14 - La Seine Musicale, Boulogne
DÉC 15 - La Seine Musicale, Boulogne



Here's Ibrahim Maalouf in concert in 2016 with the Free Spirit Orchestra,
and featuring Stéphane Galland on the drums.



ELÄKELÄISET - HUMPPAMARATOONI

Originally released on the Finnish Stupido Records label on CD and-released on CD and on vinyl on the German Humppa Records label, “Humppamaratooni” was an album by Eläkeläiset, a Finnish band that transforms famous rock songs into humppa, a two-beat, tuba-driven style of music.

The German reissue of Eläkeläiset’s “Humppamaratooni” album was called “Humppa ‘Till We Die 2000”, the subtitle of the original release. The artwork differs slightly as the original title and subtitle have been swapped on the album cover.

I recently got hold of the original Finnish album. Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.



Monday, September 30, 2019

LE REX


from Cuneiform

Renegade Swiss Brass Band LE REX release a NEW LIVE VIDEO featuring the tune –"Glow"– from their NEW ALBUM on Cuneiform Records, called – ESCAPE OF THE FIRE ANTS – and embark on a OCTOBER 2019 SOUTH AFRICA TOUR.



SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR 2019

October 1 - Hank's Olde Irish - Cape Town, South Africa
October 2 - House of Machines - Cape Town, South Africa
October 3 - Jazz at the Bakery, Olympia Bakery - Cape Town, South Africa
October 4 - Mercury Live - Cape Town, South Africa
October 5 - Norval Foundation - Cape Town, South Africa
October 6 - Guga S'thebe Cultural Centre - Cape Town, South Africa
October 8 - Gamalakhe TVET College - Gamalakhe, South Africa
October 8 - Zuri Beach Lounge - Margate, South Africa
October 9 - University of KwaZulu-Natal, UKZN Centre for Jazz - Durban, South Africa
October 11 - The Chairman - Durban, South Africa
October 12 - The Jazz Gallery - Mbane, Eswatini [Swaziland]
October 13 - The Roving Bantu, Roving Bantu Kitchen & Treks - Johannesburg, South Africa
October 14 - Just Badela - Soweto, South Africa
October 16 - Six Cocktail Bar - Johannesburg, South Africa

EUROPEAN TOUR 2019

November 30 - Wendland Jazz - Gedelitz, Germany
December 1 - B-Flat - Berlin, Germany
December 19 - Theater Tuchlaube - Aarau, Switzerland