Tuesday, March 31, 2020
To be released in May 2020
On vinyl and on CD,
Sun Ra's "Celestial Love"
Out on Modern Harmonic
• AVAILABLE ON LP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 30 YEARS!
• FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE QUEEN OF AFROFUTURISM, JUNE TYSON!
• INCLUDES A BONUS CUT FROM THE SAME SESSIONS, NOT AVAILABLE ON THE ORIGINAL LP!
Sunday, March 29, 2020
from GlassOnyon PR
Todd Rundgren Recruits Guest Artists for Democratic Campaign Anthem
Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to Democrats throughout the US running for public office this year. So far Joe Walsh, Daryl Hall, and Paul Shaffer have already agreed to join the effort along with producer Don Was. The idea was suggested by former Bearsville Records executives Paul Fishkin and Marc Nathan.
“Just One Victory” originally appeared as the final track on Rundgren's critically acclaimed 1973 album, A Wizard, a True Star.
Rundgren hopes that other notable artists sign on as well. “Let's go for 'We Are the World,'” he recently told Andy Greene of Rolling Stone. “Not many people know about it at this particular moment, especially because just as we were getting into the project this huge distraction [of the virus] came along. We are waiting for everyone to settle down from that before we refocus on the political and start actively soliciting some performances.”
Guest artists on the song don't need to be musicians or even musically inclined. Once the song is recorded any Democrat will be able to use the song for free. “It's really the kind of thing to get people hyped up and ready to go out and vote,” Rundgren says.
Read the recent interview Todd Rundgren did with Andy Greene of Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/todd-rundgren-victory-democrats-973903/
the original version:
Saturday, March 28, 2020
With their recent performance of God In Three Persons and the cancelled tour, our Rezifriends have some merchandise available.
Artwork for the program by one of my favourite illustrators / comic book artists: Stéphane Blanquet !
The tour should come to Europe in Jan / Feb 2021.
WE ARE STILL ALIVE!!! AND STILL SELLING STUFF!!!
The God in 3 Persons EXTRAVAGANZAS at the World Renowned Museum of Modern Art have created a mighty buzz among the Faceless Four's Faithful Fans, while also creating a MONUMENTAL DEMAND for the boffo poster program created by the incomparable French artiste Stéphane Blanquet. Up to now, preparation for the currently postponed American DOG STAB! tour has prevented us from purveying these exquisite jewels, but HEY!... things change, which is your good luck unless of course you get the VIRUS FROM HELL!!!
In addition, the highly regarded independent publisher ANTIBOOK CLUB is re-releasing a paperback edition of The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway novel. Just like the original hard bound edition, the paperback version will also include the CD, Bad Day Reconsidered.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Emil Richards was a part of the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra (Feb - March 1967) when Frank Zappa recorded the orchestral parts for "Lumpy Gravy".
Here's more info on two of his albums:
-- info: Jan van Kemenade
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Free improv tape with Oscar Jan Hoogland on electric clavichord and Teun Verbruggen on drums. Recorded and mixed at the Boma studios by Frederik Segers.
Compiled and mastered by Pierre Vervloesem.
Frank Zappa is mentioned in the liner notes of the 1985 album by Orkest De Volharding
About the second piece on the album, 'Lacune' :
And here's what it sounds like:
Orkest de Volharding (perseverance orchestra) is a Dutch music ensemble, founded in 1972 by Louis Andriessen and saxophonist Willem Breuker, named after a Andriessen work. Conceived as a street band with a political agenda, the group has evolved into a more conventional contemporary music ensemble.
-- info: Danny Mathys
From GlassOnyon PR
The 3rd Edition of “The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock” by Charles Snider To be Released March 27, 2020
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, 3rd Edition
• Reviews of 510+ albums from 1967 - 1982
• 572 pages
• Fully edited, proofread and fact-checked
Back in print for 2020! The definitive record guide to the progressive era of rock music, Strawberry Bricks presents a comprehensive discography with reviews of 500+ albums, with band histories, musical synopses, key tracks and critical commentary, all presented in the historical context of a timeline. Beginning in 1967 and continuing through 1982, a generation of musicians took rock music in directions unforeseen as they charted what would become known as progressive rock. From art rock to krautrock, from England to Germany to Italy and all across Europe, Strawberry Bricks offers a candid reappraisal of rock’s most cerebral genre. Also for this edition, Matt Howarth has revisited his original artwork from the first edition of the book.
Says Charles, “The newly written Prologue offers a historical perspective of the pretext to the progressive era, beginning post-WWII, while the Epilogue offers a current perspective on progressive rock since the early 80's. I've also spent a good deal of time fact-checking every detail in the book, including song titles and artist names. Further, this edition has been professionally edited and peer reviewed, all to make this as exacting and rewarding a book as the music it covers. Strawberry Bricks is another narrative on the classic era of progressive rock, one with hopefully a novel and candid outlook on the genre, its albums and the men that made it one of the most interesting chapters in rock's history.”
With 212 more reviews, 210 more pages, completely fact-checked and professionally edited, and with a full index, the third edition is a substantial upgrade to owners of the first edition of the book. For owners of the second edition, Matt Howarth once again revisits his original artwork for Strawberry Bricks. Enjoy the music!
a message from MoonJune Records
CROWN VIRUS BI-WEEKLY MOONJUNE FREE DOWNLOAD SPECIAL
(Valid until March 29, 2020)
NIKOLOV-IVANOVIC UNDECTET - Frame And Curiosity
“..this isn't a lost Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaboration, but the comparison is quite obvious: A small big band / Jazz orchestra with an unorthodox line-up playing a very own vision of Jazz with unusual ingredients (in this case, a substantial dose of Balkan things)"
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Quantity limited to 25 copies only. Hurry up!
The Nikolov-Ivanovic Undectet feat. Magic Malik is a large ensemble with an eclectic instrumentation. This eleven-piece band led by pianist and arranger Vladimir Nikolov and drummer Srdjan Ivanovic fuses tradition and out-of-the-box thinking to produce sophisticated Balkan influenced music that challenges the listener on an emotional and intellectual level.
Featuring some of the best inter-generation musicians from Serbia and France the band is presenting their new album Frame and Curiosity. They were joined on the album by the flutist Malik Mezzadri, known as Magic Malik and upon realising the musical fit of Malik’s playing and sound with the Undectet, he became an important factor in the new album’s sound.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Support MOONJUNE RECORDS to Continue Releasing Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, and Avant-garde Music Albumshttps://www.sonicperspectives.com/news/support-moonjune-records-to-continue-releasing-progressive-rock-jazz-rock-and-avant-garde-music-albums
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
- phish: phun with phonics
(1996, 2cd-bootleg, usa, jam soundz js 005/006)
It's a 2CD set Phish bootleg, released in 1996, that offers the April 26, 1996 show at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, plus an handful of bonus tracks (from 1994).
One of these bonus tracks is Phish performing FZ's 'Peaches En Regalia'. Nice. Very nice.
Earlier today, The Phish database said:
'Peaches en Regalia' was last played July 22, 2017, which was 102 shows ago.
There have been 1,813 shows since the live debut.
'Peaches En Regalia' was played 85 time(s).
Sunday, March 15, 2020
with reservation, assuming the corona virus has been banned and we're up to live as usual...
Wasdaman concert dates
- 28.03 Jazz Cats Festival (Kortrijk)
- 02.04 Rataplan (Borgerhout) + John Ghost
- 10.04 De Casino (Sint-Niklaas) + HAST
- 17.04 CC De Kimpel (Bilzen) + Muze Jazz Orchestra ft. Steven De Bruyn
- 19.04 KAAP (Oostende)
- 25.04 N9 (Eeklo) + Mattias De Craene
- 29.04 CC de Meent (Alsemberg)
- 30.04 Handelsbeurs (Gent) - I.k.v. Kraakpand
- guitar world
(2020/03, mag, us)
- "Even Steven", by Joe Bosso, 9 pages about Satch, Zappa, Alcatraz and a life in the ultra zone
- "Flower Power", by Richard Bienstock, 3 pages on the Ibanez PIA guitar
- "Tonguetwister", by David Von Bader, 5 pages on Whitesnake's "Slip Of The Tongue"
- "Dweezil Ripped My Flesh", by Dweezil Zappa, 1 page column
- the frank zappa vinyl bootleg compendium
by burkhard schempp
(2020, book, germany, private release)
Counting almost 560 pages, the book lists over 900 (!!) vinyl bootleg albums with info on record label, line-up, tracklist, venue, different pressings, and every little bit of info you might need.
- Section 1: Bootlegs
- Section 2: The Frank Zappa Kids Bootlegs
- Section 3: The Jazz Moderne, Jokerman and White Bear Bootlegs
- Section 4: 10”, Singles and EPs
- Section 5: Counterfeits
- Section 6: Transcriptions and Liner Notes
The book was intended to be released at Zappanale but as it just returned from the printer and as there's a certain uncertainty about Zappanale because of the Corona virus, the book has been made available!!
100 copies, so don't hesitate too long.
Available from : http://www.vivavincent.de/
Venues are cancelling concerts all over the place.
Mike Keneally is taking the opportunity to install a basic home recording studio.
Read more about it (and support Mike) here :
Help Mike Keneally Make Music at Homehttps://www.gofundme.com/f/help-mike-keneally-make-music-at-home
Friday, March 13, 2020
info from the Arkestra on Facebook:
Sad to say Danny Ray 'Pico' Thompson left the planet last night. For decade we traveled the space-ways with Danny and he was loved world-wide. Danny handled many responsibilities for Sun Ra, Marshall and the band.
For Sun Ra, Marshall and many of us Danny was like our brother (from another planet!) and we will miss him dearly.
Emmy Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin's “Vegas Blue” In Memory of Las Vegas Tragedy
Featuring guest artists Steve Morse, Trey Gunn, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Phil Naro, Hal Lindes, Tony Carey and others!
Las Vegas, Nevada, Mandalay Bay Hotel, October 1st, 2017. This was the site of a tragic and, all too familiar, occurrence involving a deadly mass shooting at the hands of a deranged gunman. What began that evening as a peaceful and celebratory country music concert ended in bullet-riddled chaos and carnage for countless patrons and innocent by-standers. This latest recording project by multi-Emmy winning guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin and company is dedicated to helping the families and survivors of this horrific mass shooting. And, in doing so, may also shine the spotlight on the need for sensible, responsible and humane gun laws and safety.
Says Brian, “This release is dedicated to the victims of the tragic events that occurred at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas October 1, 2017. All of our hearts and prayers go out to them and their families. Through this music we have tried to creatively express our deepest feelings.”
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
from the Klanggalerie website :
THE RESIDENTS -- Eyeful
CD album | gg336
= the Bog Benefit downloads
UZ JSME DOMA and RANDY -- Moravian Meeting
= Finally the legendary performance of Randy with Uz Jsme Doma in Olomouc
HARDY FOX Killing Time
CD album | gg329
= Submitted by Hardy to be released after his death.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
from Alex Winter :
Hey all. I hope everyone is staying safe out there as the world deals with the expanding Covid-19 health crisis. There are much more important issues at play here obviously, but I wanted to leave a quick note about how our film is being impacted so people are aware. The SXSW festival cancelled, which prevented our film from having its world premiere there. We are currently scheduled to screen at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen on March 19, unless they too cancel. And there are other festivals around the world that have accepted the film, which we can't name until they officially announce, and at this time we aren't sure if they will continue as planned or cancel. Likewise, as Los Angeles is in a state of emergency, we had to postpone the Hollywood premiere and other backer screenings until such time that we can safely hold these screenings.
It's very frustrating for us, as I'm sure it is for all of you. But safety is most important and the health crisis at hand is a very serious one. Wishing everyone the best at this time, and I will post more news as we have it.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
- tumbleweed: the waterfront years 1991-1993
(2010, 2cd, australia, aztec music)
The track can also be found on this Tumbleweed compilation album that collects all the material the band released on the Waterfront record label.
Comes in a beautiful package with a fine booklet !
- keith emerson: hammer it out, the anthology
(2005, 2cd, uk, castle music cmedd1111)
It got released on the "BBC Sessions" album by The Nice in 2002, and would get another reissue on Keith Emerson's, "Off The Shelf", in 2006.
I mentioned this fine reworked version of Pierre Vervloesem's "John Koenig" album a little while ago.
In the meantime, it has been added to Pierre's discography over at http://www.united-mutations.com/v/pierre_vervloesem.htm
Released on Dumbo Records.
Data has been adjusted in the United Mutations Archives.
The album presented four original compositions by Filippo Bellavia plus Ossi Duri’s version of FZ’s ‘Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance’.
A couple of weeks ago, the Ensemble Modern performed the music of Frank Zappa in Hamburg.
We wanted to attend but didn't succeed in getting tickets. A pity.
Anyway, a fine recording is up at Zappateers.
Enjoying it at this very moment.
Ensemble Modern, Hamburg 2020 02 22 at the Elbphilharmonie
Jonathan Stockhammer - Conductor
Extracts from »The Yellow Shark« (1992)
- Dog Breath Variations
- Uncle Meat
- Outrage At Valdez
- The Girl In The Magnesium Dress
- Ruth Is Sleeping
- Get Whitey
- G-Spot Tornado
Extracts from »Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions« (2000)
- What Will Rumi Do?
- Nite School
- Revised Music For Low Budget Orchestra
- The Beltway Bandits
- A Pig With Wings
- Put A Motor In Yourself
- Peaches En Regalia
- G-Spot Tornado
Saturday, March 7, 2020
To promote his installment project, You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Frank Zappa created this sampler, consisting of hand-picked live performances, ranging from 1969 to 1984, from his legendary vault. This 2020 Collector’s Edition double LP was mastered by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on 180g individual red & yellow transparent vinyl discs.
LP1 / SIDE A –
1. Plastic People (Live At The Factory, The Bronx, NYC 1969), 2. The Torture Never Stops (Live At Hemmerleinhalle, Germany, 1977)
LP1 / SIDE B –
1. Montana (Whipping Floss) (Live in Helsinki, Finland, 1974), 2. The Evil Prince (Live In Vancouver, British Columbia, 1984), 3. You Call That Music? (Live At Columbia University, New York, 1969)
LP2 / SIDE A –
1. Sharleena (Live At The Universal Amphitheater, Hollywood CA, 1984), 2. Nanook Rubs It (Live At The Odeon Hammersmith, London, 1979)
LP2 / SIDE B –
1. The Florida Airport (Live In Florida, 1970), 2. Once Upon A Time (Live At Rainbow Theatre, London, 1971), 3. King Kong, 4. Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Live At The Roxy, Hollywood CA, 1973), 5. Cosmic Debris
- she drew the gun: trouble every day
(2019, cdr-promo, uk, viaduct promotions / skeleton key records)
At the same time, Viaduct Promotions made a promotional CDR available with just one track: 'Trouble Every Day'.
I like this.
- andreas schaerer & hildegard lernt fliegen: the waves are rising, dear!
(2020, cd, ger, the act company)
A week ago, the band released a brand-new album, "The Waves Are Rising, Dear!".
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen has a peculiar line-up. Next to (amazing) vocalist and composer Andreas Schaerer, the ensemble features one tuba, two saxes, bass and drums.
Listening to it at this very moment. I love it.
Out on CD and on vinyl !
- frank zappa: rock box
(2020, 3cd, uk, laser media lm 4070)
I guess I mentioned this new Zappa 'radio show' CD box a little while ago.
Packaging is OK. Three discs with material that we've heard many times : Knebworth 1978 and Halloween 1981... No surprise here.
Packaging is OK. Three discs with material that we've heard many times : Knebworth 1978 and Halloween 1981... No surprise here.
In concert with Potter's Daughter and Dark Beauty!
Wednesday, March 11
Debonair Music Hall
1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Thursday, March 12
Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Friday, March 13th
Roxy and Dukes
745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ 08812
Saturday, March 14
118 N. Main St. Nyack, NY
Friday, March 6, 2020
Irwin Chusid adds:
We've been planning this with Strut for almost a year. The bonus material comes partly from Michael Anderson's tape library and partly from Hartmut Geerken.
Yes, this release will eventually be available in all formats. The release news below is for a Record Store Day special edition, which is always vinyl-only (that's what RSD is about—getting people to shop for LPs at indie record stores). RSD releases usually have some bell and/or whistle (colored vinyl, a knick-knack in the sleeve, etc.). There's an exclusive RSD sales period, after which labels can release their titles in all formats with the bell and/or whistle removed.
- freak kitchen: compilation promo
(2001, cd-promo, france, nts / wagram)
This little promo album, however, is something completely different. It got released in 2001 presenting material from the first four Freak Kitchen albums (with the original line-up), plus a video clip of 'Jerk' !
Here's the second track, 'Walls Of Stupidity',
- camembert: clacosmique
(2009, cdep, france, private release)
Eclectic, zappa-inspired jazz / rock.
The band released one EP before their AltRock album. It was called "Clacosmique" and presented 6 tracks. I finally got hold of it last week. Excellent stuff.
- the ed palermo big band & rob paparozzi: electric butter
(2014, cd, usa, private release)
The result got recorded in 2013 and was released on album one year later.
Chicago blues with horns...
With special guest Steve Cropper !! plus members of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag.
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.
Here's a recording from a more recent concert :
Record Store Day should see the release of a Sun Ra 5 LP box entitled "Egypt 1971".
In December 1971, Sun Ra made an impromptu trip to Egypt with his Arkestra, his first time in the country. Hosted by drummer Salah Ragab and Goethe Institute's Hartmut Geerken, they performed hastily arranged concerts at Ballon Theatre in Cairo and at Geerken's house in Heliopolis. The performances emerged on three LPs released by Ra during the '70s: 'Horizon', 'Nidhamu' and 'Dark Myth Visitation Equation'. These three LPs now receive their first reissue on vinyl alongside two LPs of previously unreleased recordings. Rare photos and extensive new liner notes by Geerken and Paul Griffiths complete a definitive package celebrating Sun Ra's iconic trip to the Land of Ra. First vinyl reissue + 2xLP previously unreleased material.
SUN RA AND HIS ASTRO-INTERGALACTIC-INFINITY-ARKESTRA – DARK MYTH EQUATION VISITATION / NATURE'S GOD (Live in Egypt, Vol. 1)
Discipline No. 27 / Interview with Ra /Solar Ship Voyage / Interview with Ra (Concluded)/ Cosmo-Darkness / The Light Thereof / Friendly Galaxy No. 2 / To Nature's God / Why Go To The Moon?
SUN RA AND HIS ASTRO-INTERGALACTIC-INFINITY-ARKESTRA - NIDHAMU (Live In Egypt, Vol. II)
Space Loneliness No. 2 / Discipline No. 11 / Discipline No. 15 / Nidhamu
SUN RA AND HIS SOLAR ARKESTRA - HORIZON
Starwatchers / Theme Of The Stargazers / Discipline No. 2 / The Shadow World – LP version edited /Third Planet / Space Is The Place / Horizon / Discipline No. 8
SUN RA - IN HELIOPOLIS: UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
Next Stop Mars / Pleiades / We'll Wait For You / The Bridge / Nidhamu (Part 1) / Nidhamu (Part 2) / Discipline No. 27 / They'll Come Back
SUN RA - EGYPTIAN OASIS: UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
Calling Planet Earth / Imagination / Discipline / Angels and Demons At Play / We Sing This Song / Space Is The Place / Organ Interlude / Angels And Demons At Play / Egyptian Oasis 1 / Egyptian Oasis 2
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Who the F*@% is Frank ZappaA message from Alex Winter :
Little update about the movie touring festivals around the world, other events coming up and more FZ goodies if you missed out!
WE WOULD PLAY IT AGAIN 'N' AGAIN 'N' AGAIN!
The SXSW premiere is coming up and if anyone is coming to Austin you can find info on those screenings here, as well as the panel with several of the key players on our team. Come along if you’re in town! We’ll also be playing other great festivals around the world before our general release and the next one is the prestigious CPH:DOX in Copenhagen! We’re working on the distribution plan now so we’ll post news on that and other festival screenings as we have it. And of course those who chose the Hollywood premiere are aware and news is going out on the dates for the other private backer screenings that I will also be attending. I look forward to meeting everyone and discussing all things FZ! As we told everyone, the digital and dvd copies of the movie will go out once we’re into the general distribution, along with the book and the soundtracks! We are so proud and in love with this movie and can't wait for you all to see it!
ARRIVE TOO LATE TO SAVE A DROWNING WITCH?
Did you show up late to the Kickstarter, or not get the stuff you wanted? It’s not too late. We still have a bunch of amazing things in our storage here at Trouper and we know it would be happier in your hands than ours! The FZ goods include: Signed and and unsigned prints (Bickford! Schenkel! Kricfalusi!), official campaign poster (signed and unsigned), guitar straps, the glorious coffee table book (with an exclusive essay on FZ by David Fricke!!!), digital copies of the ZAPPA soundtrack album (with original art by Cal Schenkel!!!), and more! If there’s something you want, have a look here : https://zappa.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Monday, March 2, 2020
- splash: splash 1970-1979 - samtliga inspelgingar
(2018, 6cd box, sweden, private release)
The band was influenced a lot by the music of Frank Zappa and performed several FZ compositions in concert from time to time.
The "Splash 1970-1979 - Samtliga Inspelgingar" got released in 2018, re-releasing the entire Splash catalogue with lots of bonus material.
The radio show on disc four includes Splash performing 'Peaches En Regalia', 'My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama' and 'Eat That Question'.
Disc five, with live recordings from the Europop tour, presents 'Peaches En Regalia' and 'Eat That Question'.
Disc six is a data disc with an mp4-movie and lots of mp3 recordings from various concerts. Again, live performances of the above mentioned Zappa pieces, plus a rehearsal of 'Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus'.
What a nice discovery.
Great box set. Every disc in a separate cover plus a beautiful booklet.
These guys won some sort of music competition at the Bilzen festival in the early seventies ! In Belgium, that is.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
- phast phreddie & thee precisions: hungry freaks daddy / what a friend i have in whiskey
(2019, 7", usa, spacecase records)
Limited to 300 copies.
- phast phreddie & thee precisions: limbo
(2020, 2cd, usa, manifesto)