Friday, April 28, 2017

GRUPPO DI PAWLOWSKI - IN INHUMAN HANDS

Mauro Pawslowski !
It has been a couple of years since Gruppo Di Pawlowski released an album.
"In Inhuman Hands" was worth the wait.
Lots of energy, combined with crazy sounds and effects.

Right up my alley.




LE PRINCE HARRY UPDATE

Available on May 12, 2017 : the new Le Prince Harry album, "Synthetic Love" !!


I love that album cover.


VAN BINSBERGEN PLAYSTATION - TALES WITHOUT WORDS

"Tales Without Words" is the latest album by Van Binsbergen Playstation, a project by Dutch composer and guitarist Corrie van Binsbergen.
In recent years, Corrie did a lot of literary concerts: providing music while a writer reads from his work. She collaborated with Toon Tellegen, Josse De Pauw, Kees van Kooten and many others. Each time with much acclaim.

"Tales Without Words" takes it one step further. A logical step.
The album presents 15 pieces that were inspired by books or by poems, fragments of which can be found in the CD booklet.

A beautiful concept with a very impressive result.

Vanbinsbergen Playstation is Corrie (guitar), Mete Erker (sax, clarinet), Miguels Boelens (saxes), Morris Kliphuis (french horn, cornet), the ever amazing Joost Buis (trombone, lap steel guitar), Albert van Veenendaal (piano), Dion Nijland (double bass) and Yonga Sun (drums).

Highly recommended !


26/05/2017 20:30 - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

26/08/2017 12:30 - ZomerJazzFietsTour, tent in Garnwerd

http://corrievanbinsbergen.com/




Thursday, April 27, 2017

ASKO / SCHÖNBERG ENSEMBLE PERFORMS ZAPPA (AND MORE)

February 22, 2018,
'Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ',
Amsterdam, NL

the Asko / Schönberg Ensemble

"Zappa's Playlist"

Edgard Varèse  - Poème électronique
Edgard Varèse - Octandre
Anton Webern - Concerto op. 24
Frank Zappa - None of the Above
Igor Stravinsky - Three Pieces for Clarinet solo
Igor Stravinsky - Ragtime
Luc Brewaeys - Oban

plus arrangements of Zappa pieces by Luc Brewaeys, Raphael Vanoli, Pete Harden and Ron Ford.

https://www.muziekgebouw.nl/agenda/Concerten/6727/Asko_Schonberg/Zappas_playlist/


CLARON MCFADDEN


June 2000, Claron McFadden took part in a concert with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Cappella Amsterdam, Morgan Ågren and Mats Öberg performing Frank Zappa's "200 Motels, The Suites" in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The concerts were part of the Holland Festival.

In 2010, Claron was featured in a Josse De Pauw / Corrie van Binsbergen project: "Over De Bergen".

Saturday, March 26, 2011, during Dutch TV's "Vrije Geluiden" broadcast, Claron performed John Cage's 'Aria'.

Just  to mention that opera singer and all-round vocalist Claron McFadden has a couple of links with the United Mutations Universe.

Next Saturday, Claron is participating in another remarkable event :

At De Singel in Antwerp, BE :

In 'Nightshade: Aubergine', Claron McFadden seeks common cultural roots on the basis of the culinary qualities of the aubergine. This nightshade-like vegetable has migrated huge distances, but has been able to put down roots everywhere. Lisa Tahon and McFadden followed the route in the reverse direction: from the West, via the Mediterranean countries, to the Far East. Among each of the local peoples they discovered a dish and a song. In this way, McFadden adds a new chapter to the tradition of migration together with musicians from many 'nightshade cultures': Roma, Belgian, Iraqi, Greek and Afro-Anatolian. In 'Nightshade: Aubergine' you can taste the rich cooking of the aubergine in combination with live music and a travel documentary about what links people together and how cross-fertilisation enriches our identity.

The concert will end with drinks and aubergine snacks. Tasty !!

From 2016 : Italian Opera meets Jazz



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BRUCE BICKFORD UPATE

Regarding the Bruce Bickford expo in Ulm, Germany, I received the following reply from Tommi Brem :

 The catalog is currently with Bruce to give his OK on the images used, then it can go to print.

So for those of us who, for one reason or another, won't be able to visit the expo, the catalog is in the works...


Sunday, April 23, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - UNMATCHED - SENSATIONS OVER NIGHT

Celebrating 20 years of the Unmatched Series (band performing the music of Frank Zappa), the Hall Of Fame record label has compiled a sampler with the tracks of Frank Zappa's "Over-Night Sensation" album.
All of the tracks have been taken from previous Unmatched releases, except one, Z.E.R.O.'s 'Fifty/Fifty'.
  1. andrès mastrangelo: camarillo brillo
  2. joni kontrol band: i'm the slime
  3. taboo zoo: dirty love
  4. the zappa early renaissance orchestra: fifty fifty
  5. maese manacho & the orchestra of the age of recycling: zomby woof
  6. caballero reynaldo & tgk: maria asuncion ('dinah moe-humm')
  7. guillermo urìa: montana
Beautiful !! And Z.E.R.O.'s contribution stands out.
We want more ! We want more !

https://halloffame.es/tienda/unmatched-sensations-over-night/



VINNIE COLAIUTA AND WALT FOWLER

Vinnie Colaiuta and Walt Fowler took part in the recording of Randy Waldman's 1998 album "Wigged Out".

This was the first record released by the brilliant American pianist Randy Waldman. The project had the participation of great names of the contemporary jazz, led by the exquisite trio formed by Waldman, Patitucci and Colaiuta, and the participation of Freddie Hubbard, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Brecker and other great instrumentalists. The idea of making "classic in jazz" was nothing new, but interesting to note was how Waldman rearranged these famous compositions by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Beethoven, Rachmaninov for exemplo, making a beautiful dialogue between the harmonies of jazz and classical music, mixing with the varied contemporary rhythmic everything with very good taste and beauty.

http://modusvivendiblogspot.blogspot.be/2017/04/randy-waldman-1998-wigged-out-portugues.html

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

NEW ALBUM BY FRANCESCO ZAGO AND MARKUS STAUSS

Zauss (Francesco Zago and Markus Stauss) has a new album out !
Out on the Italian Altrock record label.



THE RESIDENTS' GHOST OF HOPE


The Residents return with their brand new studio album 'The Ghost Of Hope' on Cherry Red Records.

"In a lot of ways I think for them this kind of harkens back to their [1979] Eskimo album than stuff they've done more recently." — Homer Flynn, Residents' manager and president of The Cryptic Corporation