Sunday, August 30, 2020

BUCKETHEAD

New release by Buckethead / Bucketheadland :


CHAD WACKERMAN UPDATE

French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini is releasing his new prog rock-jazz-fusion single called “Circus Is Empty” on 28th August 2020. Written, arranged and performed by Marcelo on guitar and keyboards, the track features Billy Sherwood on vocals, Adam Holzman on solo keyboards, Chad Wackerman on drums, and Adriano Campagnani on bass.
Daniel Boivin mixed and Maor Appelbaum did the mastering.


KNOEL SCOTT PLAYS CHARLIE PARKER (AND MORE)

Sun Ra Arkestra's Knoel Scott is featured on a recent JazzPowerON youtube show, celebrating the music of Charlie Parker.



STICK MEN'S OWARI

 

To be released on October 1, 2020.
Stick Men: "Owari"



Friday, August 28, 2020

STICK MEN

 A message from the MoonJune Records label :

LIVING THE DREAM #010

Who is free tomorrow SATURDAY-AUGUST 29-2020 to attend a ZOOM meeting with TONY LEVIN, PAT MASTELOTTO, MARKUS REUTER, GARY HUSBAND & LEONARDO PAVKOVIC of MoonJune?

To attend, please subscribe to 'Living The Dream':

We will be talking about the brand new Stick Men's album OWARI, and the whole story behind the band's one-show-only-on-the-9-dates-tour in Japan, China & Hong Kong, which only happened in Nagoya, Japan, on February 28, 2020, at the Blue Note, one day before the complete lockdown of all music, cultural & sports venues in the Country of the Rising Sun. It was the end of an era, and the beginning of another one. The world has changed forever since then.

Markus Reuter will preview a few tracks for all the "ZOOMers", and during the chat, Leonardo Pavkovic from MoonJune will unleash all the BandCamp buttons and OWARI album will be available for pre-orders in multiple formats: CD Hard Cover Book, 2LP gatefold 180 grams vinyl, Cassette, HD Download 24bit, MasterTape, and OWARI t-shirt.


DEVIN TOWNSEND TO RELEASE LONDON CONCERT RECORDING

 

Mike Keneally says:
Coming fairly dang soon (October 23 is fairly dang soon, yeah?): "Order of Magnitude - Empath Live Vol. 1," a live document of the Devin Townsend gig we did at The Roundhouse in London last December. Different formats involve different combinations of Blu-Ray, CD, vinyl, postcards, and things. I loved this tour so dagdamn much I can still taste it in my bloodveins. Here's a song that will be included in "Order of Magnitude," and the song is called "GENESIS." Thank you for reading. I love you for reading. Actually I love you unconditionally, whether you read this or not.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

A PSYCHOFON RECORDS UPDATE

TODAY, The Psychofon label is releasing

A book about N.Senada

  • O for Obscurity, Or, The Story of N – by Andrew Hook
  • Paperback, 132 pages, incl. 12 photos
  • Standard Edition, first print, limited to 100 copies
  • Published by the Eyeball Museum
N. Senada – Pollex Christi (12″) 
  • Standard edition, or Deluxe Collector's Edition
  • re-issue of the CD
Hardy Fox – Rilla Contemplates Love (LP)
  • Four different editions
  • re-issue of the CD


ALAN ZAVOD

Former Zappa band keyboard player Alan Zavod participated in the recording of Michael Gibbs and Gary Burton's "In The Public Interest" album.

From 1974 !

You can find the album on YouTube:


-- info : Jan van Kemenade

SNARKY PUPPY TO RELEASE REMIXED AND REMASTERED VERSION OF "TELL YOUR FRIENDS"

 TELL YOUR FRIENDS (REMIXED & REMASTERED), AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE SEPTEMBER 25TH

Bob Lanzetti - "Anomynous" was the first tune I wrote upon moving to NY in 2006. It was written entirely on piano and was an experiment to see if I could write something solely by ear. Meaning the chords don’t really relate to each other logically in any sort of traditional sense. I just moved from one sound to another intervallically until I found what sounded “right” to me.

Today, we released Bob's tune "Anomynous" on all digital platforms for the first time. Enjoy the remixed and remastered live-in studio version that was recorded 10 years ago.


"Tell Your Friends, Remixed and Remastered" is available for pre-order at the Snarky Puppy webshop.


CRO MAGNON

 Belgian band Cro Magnon released four albums between 1992 and 2017.

You can check out their first album, "Zapp!", on Bandcamp :



NEW PANZERBALLETT ALBUM

 

A new album (available for pre-order), a new video (to qB's single 'Mind Your Head') featuring Morgan Ågren on drums, new tour dates, and a re-designed website.

https://panzerballett.de/

The new album is entitled "Planet Z" and is available from:
https://panzerballett.de/product-category/cd/

TOUR DATES

05.10.20 DE - Fürth, Kofferfabrik
06.10.20 CZ – Prague, Rock Cafe
07.10.20 DE - Rüsselsheim, Das Rind
08.10.20 DE - Regensburg, Leerer Beutel
09.10.20 DE - München, Backstage
10.10.20 DE - Würzburg, Immerhin
11.10.20 DE - Berlin, Kesselhaus
12.10.20 DE - Hamburg, Logo
13.10.20 DE - Bremen, Meisenfrei
21.10.20 CH – Zürich, Exil
22.10.20 DE - Reutlingen, franz.K

THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES “GARAGE SALE” ONLINE AUCTION


Third Man Records and Jack White are excited to announce an online auction featuring guitars, amplifiers, personal items, stage equipment and other one-of-a-kind items from the label’s archives and Jack White’s musical career and collection. Third Man Records took the opportunity presented by the necessity of social distancing to comb through the storage vaults and hidden closets at their headquarters and pulled the best of their infrequently used studio gear, furniture, and more, which they hope will be given new life at their next homes. The auction will take place via Online Nashville Auctions from Wednesday, August 26 at 9am CST to Sunday, August 30 at 9pm CST. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit the John Peel Centre, Gideon's Army, and the Detroit Phoenix Center.

https://onlinenashvilleauctions.hibid.com/catalog/228689/third-man-records-and-jack-white-garage-sale-online-auction


Friday, August 21, 2020

WASDAMAN ON TOUR


03.09.20 // Buiten Westen: Wasdaman, Muziekcentrum Track, Kortrijk, BE
19.09.20 // Nieuwe datum: Wasdaman en Mattiasdecraene in N9, ism JazzLab, muziekclub N9, Eeklo, BE
23.09.20 // Wasdaman + H A S T in De Casino, Concertzaal De Casino, Sint-Niklaas, BE
01.10.20 // Wasdaman + John Ghost, Rataplan, Borgerhout, BE
31.10.20 // Wasdaman | Beat Love Oracle - double bill, Cultuurcentrum De Ververij Ronse, BE
09.11.20 // Foyer Soiree: Wasdaman, Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, Gent, BE
03.02.21 // Wasdaman + Kameel, CC De Kimpel, Bilzen, BE



ESTONIAN DUO RINGHOLD RELEASES A NEW ALBUM

 Experimental blues duo Ringhold features EleOnora on vocals and Kalle Tikas on the electric guitar.

They have just released their third album, "Turning Corners", recorded live at various locations during their 2018 European tour.



Wednesday, August 19, 2020

RAF VERTESSEN QUARTET

El Negocito records will be releasing an album by the Raf Vertessen Quartet.

Bandcamp says :
You can often judge an artist by the company he or she keeps, and drummer-composer Raf Vertessen keeps excellent company, indeed. Born and raised in Belgium, he came to Brooklyn in 2016, quickly developing close mentor relationships with such key avant-jazz figures as Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, Ingrid Laubrock and Ches Smith.
Now, Vertessen presents his debut on record, LOI, featuring a band with trumpeter Adam O'Farrill, tenor saxophonist Anna Webber and bassist Nick Dunston – all fixtures on the New York scene.



Monday, August 17, 2020

GERGO BORLAI - THE MISSING SONG

Fusion drummer Gergo Borlai paid tribute to the drummers that influenced him.
9 tracks of which the last two are called 'Terry' and 'Vinnie'.
The last one features Mike Keneally on guitar and Ben Thomas on scrutinizer.

This is fabulous.

Give it a listen :

https://open.spotify.com/track/5kR8rjhtWlhIFt8nnsivCO?si=QraqunuJQKaySc3Pn319fw

I didn't find any info on a CD or vinyl release, so I'm guessing it's download-only.

-- info : Umit Baykara

UMPHREY'S MCGEE - ZONKEY

 

Jam band Umphrey's McGee released a mash-up album in 2016. On CD.
It got re-issued on vinyl in 2017. On record store day.

The tracklist starts like this :

1. “National Loser Anthem”
"National Anthem" (Radiohead) + "Loser" (Beck) + "In The Air Tonight "(Phil Collins)
2. “Life During Exodus”
"Life During Wartime" (Talking Heads) + "Exodus" (Bob Marley) + "City of Tiny Lites" (Frank Zappa) + "25 or 6 to 4" (Chicago)
3. “Can't Rock My Dream Face”
"Rock With You" (Michael Jackson) + "Can't Feel My Face" (The Weeknd) + "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac)
...

And it's fun.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

SEVERAL RESIDENTS RE-ISSUES ANNOUNCED

 The Klanggalerie label announced :

CHARLES BOBUCK Chuck's Ghost Music
CD/gg355

THE RESIDENTS Beautiful Eyes
CD/gg356

THE RESIDENTS Anganok
CD/gg354

MARCO PACASSONI GROUP - - SLEEP PINK AND BLACK (THE NAPKINS SUITE)

2018 12 06 MARCO PACASSONI GROUP
SLEEP PINK AND BLACK (THE NAPKINS SUITE) feat PETRA MAGONI




NEW ZAPPA BOX SET

 Announced for early October : a 6 CD Halloween 1981 box set.

And a seperate 'highlights' album with one exclusive track.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/frank-zappa-halloween-1981-concerts-box-set-1044227/



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

THE POISON CENTER RECORDED A ZAPPA TUNE

The Poison Control Center recorded FZ's 'What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?'.
From 2011 !!




ARTWORK FOR THE NEW ARKESTRA ALBUM

 Wow.

Just have a look at the artwork for the new Arkestra album.
Another advantage of an LP sized album cover.
Beautiful.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

MARCO PACASSONI PAYS TRIBUTE TO RUTH UNDERWOOD

Marco Pacassoni Group in concert on December 6, 2018,
in tribute to Ruth Underwood:

'For Ruth' (M.Pacassoni)


-- info: Pierre Ruiz

IDRIS ACKAMOOR & THE PYRAMIDS HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids' new album is called "Shaman!".

Arkestra sounds with an afro beat !!!


-- info: Danny Mathys

UTOPIANISTI - UTOPIANISTI

Utopianisti released a first album in 2011.

Bandcamp offers a remastered edition next to the original CD.
Pretty nice, if you ask me.

'Waltz For FZ' is a Frank Zappa tribute. I like it !




A MOONJUNE RECORDS UPDATE

MoonJune's honcho Leonardo Pavkovic is celebrating today, August-11-2020, 30 full years since his arrival in NYC from Italy, and to celebrate this Milestone, MoonJune Records is offering ANNUAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for $150. 

http://moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com/subscribe

THIS OFFER IS VALID ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020.
Available for 30 new subscribers only.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FOR $150?
• The complete catalog on MoonJune plus many albums associated with MJ, total of 171 albums. (DIGITAL ONLY)
• At least 25 albums which will be posted on the MoonJune’s BandCamp between August 31st 2020 until August 31st 2021. (DIGITAL ONLY)
• 35% discount on all physical/merch products: CDs, LPs, books, t-shirts, mugs.

ANDREAS SCHAERER IN CONCERT

 

Andreas Schaerer in concert

  • 12.Aug BeeFlat im PROGR, Bern CH 19h00 -- Duo with BJÖRN MEYER 
  • 14.Aug Inntöne Festival, SCHÄRDING  -- A Duo with LUCIANO BIONDINI
  • 21.Aug AOSTA JAZZ FESTIVAL IT  -- Duo with LUCIANO BIONDINI
  • 22.Aug FESTIVAL JAZZ IM HOF ST.PÖLTEN  -- A Duo with LUCIANO BIONDINI
  • 26.Aug VOLKSHAUS OFFBEAT FESTIVAL BASEL  -- HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN
  • 29.Aug Barbiere BERN CH  -- BÜRGI’s Quest
  • 19.Sept Volkshaus ZÜRICH CH  -- Duo mit LUCAS NIGGLI
  • 10,Okt Matinée Villa Sträuli WINTERTHUR CH  -- SOLO VOICE
  • 29.Okt Jazzfestival FRANKFURT DE  -- A NOVEL OF ANOMALY
  • 30.Okt Jazzfestival Onze+, LAUSANNE CH -- HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN


CRAIG PARKER ADAMS

 The August 2020 issue of Soundonsound magazine has an interview with Craig Parker Adams, sound engineer for the recent Frank Zappa albums.

And here's his website:
https://www.craigparkeradams.com/


Sunday, August 9, 2020

BADALAMENTI


Badalamenti included two (?) FZ compositions on their "Di Che Ti Lamenti" album.
Released on CDR a bit over twenty years ago, but also on Bandcamp.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

ANTOINE PIERRE'S URBEX


Belgian drummer and composer Antoine Pierre has toured and recorded with jazz guitarist Philip Catherine, but also with Taxi Wars (Tom Barman, Robin Verheyen).

In 2016, he released his first Urbex album, featuring some of the finest musicians of the Belgian modern jazz scene.
The second Urbex album followed in 2018, "Sketches Of Nowhere".

Urbex has a new album scheduled for 2020.


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

LOWELL GEORGE ON VOCALS IN THIS GTO'S DEMO RECORDING


The YouTube info said :
Frank Zappa gave this record to my Aunt, Miss Christine of the GTOS. Its a rare demo version of one of the songs from the GTOS album Mercy's Tune (I have a Paint Brush in my Hand to Color a Triangle) before Mercy sang it with the full band that Zappa used for the song. Lowell George sang this rare demo.
Written by Miss Mercy. This is a song about a lovers triangle which involves Brian Jones, Bernardo B.T.O and Miss Mercy.
This demo 45 rpm record came from my Aunts personal record collection. Same song on both sides.


-- info: FB


DWEEZIL ZAPPA - MARCH 12, 2020


Dweezil Zappa in concert,
Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY
March 12, 2020



IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT - ALPHAVILLE


Imperial Triumphant added their version of The Residents' 'Happy Home' to their brand-new "Alphaville" album.
Produced by Trey Spruance.
Out on CD and in a couple of different vinyl versions.



PHLOX - KERI

  • phlox: keri
        (2017, cd, estonia, mkdk records)
Estonian prog rock / fusion band Phlox released their "Keri" album in 2017. Both on CD and on vinyl.
Sax and violin playing melody lines unisono, a powerful rhythm section, a bit of chaos, and a lot of madness.
This is good.
Let me rephrase that. This is excellent.



SUNDAYS & CEBELLE - GYPSY HOUSE

  • sundays & cybele: gypsy house
        (2015, lp, japan, guru guru brain)
Japanese psychedelic rock band Sundays & Cybele released "Gypsy House" in 2015.
Released on the Guru Guru Brain record label, the album got issued in different editions.

A very pleasant surprise.
Jimi Hendrix isn't far away.
I like it a lot.



YONIC SOUTH - PUNK FUNK


Mezz Gacano (guitar), Luca La Russa (bass) and Guillo Scavuzzo (drums) are Yonic South.
They recorded this album on June 23, 2020. It included their version of FZ’s ‘Peaches En Regalia’.




MIKE KENEALLY ON PATREON


Mike Keneally has started a Patreon account meaning that you can get access to audio and video material after a subscription.

More info here:
https://www.patreon.com/MikeKeneally


Also, Mike is working on his new solo album but he did find the time to share this nice little video :


A few weeks ago, Marc Bonilla and I made a video of Ravel’s “Prelude” from “Le Tombeau De Couperin.” It’s an acoustic guitar arrangement we came up with in the early ‘90s for Marc’s American Matador album, but at the behest of his label, Marc played both parts on the record. Now, our duet version can be heard! And seen!


MATS / MORGAN - LIVE STREAM DUO


June 26, Mats (Öberg) and Morgan (Agren) did broadcast a live concert on Youtube.
It was fabulous.

For those who missed, those who want to hear it again, those who want to support Mats & Morgan, the audio recording of this concert has been made available through Bandcamp.



PERICO SAMBEAT PLAYS ZAPPA - - THE JULY 24 CONCERT


Perico Sambeat Plays Zappa - LIVE 55 JAZZALDIA - july 24, 2020

The live stream has been made available on YouTube.

Perico Sambeat (alto sax), Javier Vercher (tenor sax), Voro García (trumpet), Toni Belenguer (trombone), Iván Cebrián (guitar), Santi Navalón (piano), Julio Fuster (double bass), Miquel Asensio (drums)


-- info: Jean Paul Carmona

EMITT RHODES


Cal Schenkel did the artwork design for Emitt Rhodes eponymous album, released in 1970.

Here's some extra info:
https://surfingtheodyssey.blogspot.com/2020/07/emitt-rhodes-1970-emitt-rhodes.html


His "The American Dream" album (also from 1970) featured Jim Gordon and John Guerin !

To show his Beatles-side...


-- info : Jan van Kemenade

NEW BOOK ON FRANK ZAPPA - THE NORDIC CONCERTS


https://www.absoluttforlag.no/frank-zappa-the-nordic-concerts/

250 page hardcover coffee-table book.



ALINOVSKY FEATURING PIERRE VERVLOESEM


A message from the Off Records label :

Alinovsky (featuring Pierre Vervloesem)

After '4' (see OVD026), this is '5'!

Alinovsky recorded again in Merida (Yucatan) some electronic tracks using also this time some mobile recordings from Asia and a portion of a violin played by Phoebe Tsang (see OUC019) on track 4.
And again like on his album '4', Pierre Vervloesem added his genius touch of mixing, more rhythms and heavy basses.
The result is yet another powerful dance-trance-experimental-electro-minimal house-future something! Enjoy!

A video for Merida 9 (edited by Jean-Pierre Jonckheere):