Sunday, June 25, 2017

NEW ALBUM BY THE 1000 QUARTET

El Negocito Records is releasing a new album by the 1000 quartet.

Jan Klare - reeds
Bart Maris - trumpet
Wilbert De Joode - bass
Michael Vatcher - drums and percussion

More info and soundsamples here :
http://elnegocitorecords.com/releases/eNR063+.html

-- info: Danny Mathys


Saturday, June 24, 2017

THE SPOTNICKS - RARE COLLECTION



The Spotnicks' recording of Frank Zappa's 'Duodenum', (or (the theme from) 'Lumpy Gravy' as they called it) can be found on various compilation albums.
I recently found another one: this "Rare Collection" 2CD set from 1999.

A fine addition to The Others Of Invention, musicians performing the music of Frank Zappa;


CARL KING - GRAND ARCHITECTS OF THE UNIVERSE

In the meantime, Carl King's "Grand Architects Of The Universe" arrived. I had been listening to the download, but having the actual CD in your hands, does have that someting extra.
A superb musical science-fiction epos that features Dweezil Zappa, Mike Keneally, Phi Yaan-Zek, Marco Minnemann and Morgan Ågren, just to mention the most familiar sounding names.

Excellent.
http://carlkingdom.com/


EUGENE CHADBOURNE - THE HILLS HAVE JAZZ

Next to his enormous output on CDR, Eugene Chadbourne does have albums released by record labels as well.
One of these is "The Hills Have Jazz".
In the liner notes, Eugene tells the story of how he visited L.A., got to borrow Wes Craven's vintage Gibson acoustic guitar, and of how he and Richie invited a couple of L.A. jazz musicians to participate in the recordings.
Great reading and the music's even better.

Recommended listening !!

eugene chadbourne: acoustic guitar
richie west: drums
brian walsh: tenor saxophone
carey fosse: electric guitar
bill barrett: harmonica
dan clucas: cornet, flute

produced by eugene chadbourne
  1. good bait (tadd dameron, count basie)
  2. heavy spirits (oliver lake)
  3. saturn (oliver lake)
  4. 17 west (eric dolphy)
  5. noonah (roscoe mitchell)
  6. space jazz reverie (sun ra)  !!
  7. miss toni (eric dolphy)
  8. miles' mode (john coltrane)

Here's a bit of Eugene Chadbourne, plus experimental duo Zu :



DOC CHAD CONTEMPORARY ROCK BAND - OLD DOG



Eugene Chadbourne released two album by his Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band last year. Both present recordings of the tour he did with Jan Fitschen (bass, baritone guitar) and Dieter Schroeder (drums).
This is a great show. Great musicians and funny as well.
Eugene mentions Jimmy Carl Black in the lyrics of 'I Used To Be Somebody'.
It includes Sun Ra's 'The Satellites Are Spinning' in the set list.

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/


FRANCO SAINT DE BAKKER - LIVE AT THE ANCIENNE BELGIQUE II

A couple of years after "Live At The Ancienne Belgique" (a concert hall in the city of Brussels), Franco Saint De Bakker released the follow-up, aptly called "Live At The Ancienne Belgique II".

No Sun Ra classics or Raymond Scott tunes this time, but another fine selection including a number of excellent original compositions.
I really like 'Saar van de Leest's 'Sarly's Theme' !!



THE KLEPTOMATICS

Yves Peeters' Kleptomatics.

Rob Banken: alto sax
Peter Delannoye: trombone
Berlinde Deman: tuba
Loïc Dumoulin: trumpet
Thomas Mayade: trumpet
Yves Peeters: drums
Bruno Van der Haegen: tenor sax

All names that you've heard before when bands like Flat Earth Society, Nordmann, DelVitaGroup, Manngold de Cobre, Yves Peeters Gumbo or the Opus 2 Brass Band were mentioned.

Wonder if they know any Zappa tunes? That should be fun !!




MILLIONAIRE - SCIENCING

Did I already mention the brand-new Millionaire album?
In times where one gets satured by info by e-mail, by facebook, by twitter and whatever else, it's hard to differenciate the informative messages from the garbage. Let alone keep track of the interesting info.
The large quantity of info also causes today's news being old news tomorrow.

So let me get back to the new Millionaire album.
"Sciencing" is a very impressive album. I've been playing it a lot the last couple of weeks.
Straightforward, contemporary rock.
The album has 12 songs on it and they're all quite different although they all bear the Millionaire signature.

The biggest surprise was the opening track, 'I'm Not Who You Think You Are'. The guitar solo (near the end of the song) sounds like it's played by Frank Zappa. Wow. Didn't expect that !



THE CZAR SHOP


Switzerland has a new source for music from obscure and underground bands.

They say it like this :
The Czar Shop is an underground webshop for Czar Of Bullets and Czar Of Revelations releases and also for other great music run by music addicted people from the labels Czar Of Crickets Productions, Desert Engine, Nocebo Records and the promoter group Deep Drone. Our major task is to offer you great music on vinyl and CDs from metal, rock, pop, ambient sounds and more…

Check it out :  http://czarshop.com/


BELA BARTOK


It seems like Bela Bartok is getting some renewed attention.
Sinister Sister Announced a number of concerts where they will be performing the music of Bela Bartok in a jazz / rock setting, and more recently, Dialeto has released an album with Bela Bartok compositions.

Out on the MoonJune record label :