Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MARK WINGFIELD

MoonJune Records has added two Mark Wingfield album to Bandcamp.
Worth checking out !

SCAPETRACE - MARK WINGFIELD & RENÉ VON GRÜNIG "Fallen Cities" (CD)
Originally released in 1999.


SCAPETRACE - MARK WINGFIELD GROUP "Liquid Maps" (CD)
Originally released in 2004.




Monday, October 16, 2017

JOHN WETTON


John Wetton's AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA
2-CD
Now Available!


Features previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005!

London - JOHN WETTON was the lead singer & bassist of ASIA, UK and the Red era of KING CRIMSON, with an extensive solo catalogue. This 2-CD set AKUSTIKA – LIVE IN AMERIKA & AKUSTIKA II – RETURN TO AMERIKA includes a 2017 remaster of the acoustic album AKUSTIKA and a previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005.

The booklet features specially written recollections of close friends and fans who attended the 2005 show with previously unseen photographs. The release is on the imprint label John Wetton started during his lifetime, Primary Purpose, via Cherry Red Records.

John Wetton rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band’s 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit “Heat of the Moment.”

John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.

John Wetton sadly passed away on the 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. This new release was personally selected by John before his passing as one of the many back catalogue titles to be reissued in the near future.

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE
1. VOICE OF AMERICA
2. HOLD ME NOW
3. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
4. CHRISTINA
5. 30 YEARS
6. ONLY TIME WILL TELL
7. BOOK OF SATURDAY
8. DON’T CRY
9. BATTLE LINES
10. THE SMILE HAD LEFT YOUR EYES
11. HEAT OF THE MOMENT
12. YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE

DISC TWO
1. WALKING ON AIR
2. MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT
3. SOLE SURVIVOR
4. BOOK OF SATURDAY
5. EMMA
6. DAYS LIKE THESE
7. THIRTY YEARS / HOLD ME NOW
8. ARKANGEL
9. RENDEZVOUS 6:02
10. STARLESS
11. VOICE OF AMERICA
12. WOMAN
13. THE NIGHT WATCH
14. THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES
15. HEAT OF THE MOMENT

Released October 6, 2017.

John Wetton's official website: http://www.johnwetton.com/




WALL STREETS

Wall Streets = Mauro Pawlowski + Remo Perrotti

29/10 - Antwerp
02/11 - Gent
11/11 - Kortrijk
09/12 - Heusden-Zolder
02/02/ - Oudenaarde




KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have been around since 2010.
In the meantime, they released eleven albums !!

Here's "Flying Microtonal Banana" !!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

LEX BRONKOWITZ ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT NEXT FEBRUARY

It's still a couple of months away, so better write this down somewhere :

Lex Bronkowitz Orchestra plays ZAPPA
live in Bad Bevensen, Germany

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 19h30



WINGFIELD - REUTER - SIRKIS


Guitarist Mark Wingfield, touch guitarist Markus Reuter and drummer Asaf Sirkis have just released "Lighthouse".
Out on MoonJune Records.




NEW ZAPPATIKA ALBUM

A couple of weeks ago, Zappatika announced "Live On The Isle Of Wight", an all-Zappa album that got recorded at the Isle Of Wight during the band's latest tour in the UK.
It was to be a free download album to celebrate 10 years of Zappatika.
Unfortunately, the master tapes of this recording got lost.

The good news, however, is that there was other material available of that very same tour.
This means that the new album will be called "From Glasgow To The Isle Of Wight Live!" and that it will include :
  1. keep it greasy
  2. broken hearts are for assholes
  3. city of tiny lites
  4. cosmik debris
  5. montana
  6. zoot allures
  7. whipping post (allman)
  8. black napkins
  9. ms minky
  10. camarillo brillo - muffin man
  11. son of orange county - more trouble every day
  12. i'm the slime
  13. the torture never stops
  14. andy
  15. watermelon in easter hay
15 tracks. 17 compositions.
The album will be made available (for free) on October 31, 2017.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

ZAPPANALE SPECIAL ON BERMUDAFUNK RADIO


Klaus Possekel and Eva are doing a Radioshow about Zappanale on October 15 !
From 16h00 to 18h00.
They will have Joe Trump in a live Skype interview at 17h05 and lots of Music.

Part Two is scheduled for November 19, 2017.

MA UKW 89,6 MHz & HD UKW 105, 4 MHz
http://bermudafunk.org/livestream.html (just click "Anschalten" to listen)







A MESSAGE FROM HARDY FOX (THE RESIDENTS)


Greeting Friends,

In 2016 we had a very successful BLACK TAR fund raiser for FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

This year I am helping The Sonoma Humane Society.

A new BLACK TAR piece, LEFT WITH THE FIRES, is available at the Bobuck BANDCAMP page. Link below.

The piece is free to download, but if you wish to donate, I will match your donation with my own donation, dollar for dollar.

The entire sum will go to the Sonoma County Humane Society.



FREE MIKE GORDON BAND WEBCAST


Michael Eliot "Mike" Gordon (born June 3, 1965) is a bass guitar player and vocalist most recognized as a founding member for the band Phish.

At the moment, Mike is touring to promote his latest album, "Ogogo", but the final concert of this tour is tonight.
The good news is that it will be broadcast (for free) through LivePhish.

From the Phish newspage:

We're excited to announce a free webcast of Mike Gordon's We're excited to announce a free webcast of Mike Gordon's sold out Fall Tour closer this Saturday, October 14 in Boulder, Colorado in support of his new album OGOGO. You can watch live from the Boulder Theater at LivePhish.com.

Mike's band includes Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers. Saturday's performance is sold out, but there are still a few tickets available for Friday at BoulderTheater.com.

Tune in at LivePhish.com.



Friday, October 13, 2017

I AM A RESIDENT


https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theresidents

The latest project by The Residents is called "I Am A Resident".

The Residents, long known as one of the most mysterious and reclusive bands of all time, are pleased to announce a new chapter in their lengthy and legendary career. A new door is opening and the name on that door is YOU!

Teaming up with Pledge Music, the group is not just releasing a new album – not just TWO NEW ALBUMS – but by inviting their fans to participate, they’re introducing a completely new idea: I AM A RESIDENT!.

After joining the I AM A RESIDENT! PledgeMusic campaign, fans will cross the line between passive consumption and active participation. Choose any song from The Residents’ vast catalog, record your own version and submit it. The Residents and their fans will then vote on their favorites which will be included on the I AM A RESIDENT! album to be released in the Spring of 2018.

Oh yeah, not to be outdone, the HARD CORE FOUR, the Eyeball Originals, are also releasing a new album of all original songs – INTRUDERS – also due out early in 2018.

Meanwhile, the door is open – come on in.

NEW RESIDENTS BOX SET OUT TODAY !!



Extended, 4CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band’s most recent album, The Ghost Of Hope. Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/80-aching-orphans-45-years-of-the-residents-4cd-anthology-book-set


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT REMASTERED

A Rudy Schwartz Project update :
The newly remastered "Günther Packs a Stiffy" is now available on CD. It can be found on eBay, or for a dollar cheaper directly from Kunaki:
http://kunaki.com/mSales.asp?PublisherId=148137



Monday, October 9, 2017

THE HELIOSONIC TONE-TETTE


Over at : http://sciensonic.net/Recordings_Detail.cfm?rid=11

The Heliosonic Tone-tette : Heliosonic Toneways
featuring Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson
ScienSonic SS10



On April 20, 1965, one of the most astonishing recordings in the history of creative music took place at Richard Alderson's RLA Studio in New York City. The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, featuring the enigmatically beautiful bass marimba (played by Sun Ra himself), sounds like no other record made by anyone, ever. Heliocentric Worlds, Vol. 2, with Ra on "tuned bongos" and clavioline, followed soon after.

To honor the 50th anniversary of this musical milestone, ScienSonic Laboratories convened a remarkable group including two important, longtime Sun Ra Arkestra members: Marshall Allen (probably the only surviving member of the Heliocentric sessions), and Danny Ray Thompson (who joined the band just two years later, in 1967). The goal was to record a project of new and original music, using the distinctive instrumentation and sonic character of the original albums -- including the bass marimba heard on Vol. 1, as well as the boo bams and clavioline heard on Vol. 2. This project could only have taken place at ScienSonic Laboratories, which owns not only boo bams and clavioline, but the actual bass marimba that Sun Ra himself played. Alderson was even tracked down to come in and record the project.

On April 20, 2015, Allen, Alderson, and the bass marimba were reunited at ScienSonic Laboratories for the first time since 1965 - exactly fifty years later to the day. The instruments Ra played (with a 1950s Wurlitzer electronic piano substituting for electronic celeste) were handled by Marshall and Scott Robinson. Two incredible albums of music resulted, corresponding to the sonic profiles of the two different Heliocentric volumes.

This is not a re-creation or "tribute" project. This is completely original music, but made with the sounds and sensibilities used to realize the astonishing vision of The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra. May these become your worlds as well.

Scott Robinson




ANDREAS SCHAERER MEETS ARTE QUARTETT & WOLFGANG ZWIAUER - PERPETUAL DELIRIUM

Investigating Andreas Schaerer (Hildegard Lernt Fliegen) brought me to "Perpetual Delirium", a commissioned project that had Andreas Schaerer team up with the Arte saxophone Quartet and bass player Wolfgan Zwiauer.

The album presents a CD (studio recording) plus a DVD (interview + recording session + a recording of the live premiere. All video.)

Wow !!


Sunday, October 8, 2017

CARL KING INTERVIEWS MIKE KENEALLY

September 28, 2017, Carl King said:
Today, it’s an interview with Mike Keneally. Best known for playing in Frank Zappa’s band, Steve Vai’s band, and Joe Satriani’s band. He created one of my favorite records of all time, LOOK THIS UP: the Vai Piano Reductions, in which he plays a selection of Steve Vai’s guitar music — on solo piano. Truly enchanting and scary. He also happened to play '70s classic rock guitar and do many character voices for my album Grand Architects of the Universe. You can find that on Apple Computers iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Band Camp, and my own shop.

https://soundcloud.com/carlkingdom/carl-king-podcast-episode-010-mike-keneally-frank-zappa-steve-vai-joe-satriani


THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA

The Souljazz Orchestra is touring !!



Sun Oct 08 - Karlstorbahnhof - Heidelberg GERMANY
Tue Oct 10 - Gretchen - Berlin GERMANY
Wed Oct 11 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen DENMARK
Thu Oct 12 - Le VIP - Saint-Nazaire FRANCE
Fri Oct 13 - New Morning - Paris FRANCE
Sat Oct 14 - Le Rack'am - Brétigny-sur-Orge FRANCE
Sun Oct 15 - Stockholm Jazz Festival - Stockholm SWEDEN
Tue Oct 17 - Bizzare! - Lyon FRANCE
Wed Oct 18 - Le Tamanoir - Geneviliers FRANCE
Thu Oct 19 - Principal Club - Thessaloniki GREECE
Fri Oct 20 - Lab Art - Volos GREECE
Sat Oct 21 - Kyttaro Live - Athens GREECE
Sun Oct 22 - Giafka - Patras GREECE
Thu Nov 16 - Starlight - Waterloo ON
Fri Nov 17 - Lee's Palace - Toronto ON
Sat Nov 18 - This Ain't Hollywood - Hamilton ON
Sat Nov 25 - Le Petit Chicago - Gatineau QC
Fri Dec 01 - Le Cercle - Québec QC
Sat Dec 02 - Groove Nation - Montréal QC


UGLY PAPAS HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT

After releasing two albums in the early ninetees, Belgian rock band Ugly Papas has just released a third one, "Atomium Pluto".

The album ends with 'The Satellites Are Spinning ' (Sun Ra) !



Here's 'The Satellites Are Spinning' as released on their first album, "Papa Rules, OK?".

GIZMODROME

Gizmodrome =
  • Stewart Copeland
  • Mark King
  • Adrian Belew
  • Vittorio Cosma

"Gizmodrome is the first release by a four-piece who between them have already worked on dozens of albums. They’re a good old-fashioned supergroup, comprising Police drummer and soundtrack composer Stewart Copeland; Level 42’s slap-bassist extraordinaire Mark King; Adrian Belew, the guitar star of records by King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Talking Heads; and keyboard whizz Vittorio Cosma of Italian prog legends PFM. If this sounds like an opportunity for a whole lot of instrument twiddling, well, that’s exactly what Gizmodrome is. They could easily have done it the modern way and swapped sound files, without once meeting. Instead, they did what musicians love to do: they got together to jam. Copeland and Cosma had collaborated before, but it was when they were joined by Belew and King in a Milan recording studio that Gizmodrome took shape. You can imagine the jostling for position that took place. In a room full of egos, Copeland immediately appears to have emerged as the dominant force: his drumming is to the fore throughout, and he assumes the role of lead singer. His voice is an obdurate instrument that resembles the monotone intoning of a Zappa, although it’s nicely balanced out by King and Belew’s more melodic vocal backup.
Really, though, nobody is left hanging about here for long, and all four musicians get to enjoy plenty of performance time. It’s less a seamless fusion than a collision of opposites, which more often than not works. Gizmodrome showcases four musicians from disparate genres (pop, jazz funk, rock, prog) creating a listenable melee out of their individual virtuoso contributions...a fine album. Welcome to the Gizmodrome."


-- info : Danny Mathys

NEW ON THE CUNEIFORM RECORDS LABEL



CUNEIFORM RECORDS' OCTOBER / FALL 2017 RELEASES:


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND
THE ADVENTURES OF ZODD ZUNDGREN

RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / ECSTASY
DOORS OF PERCEPTION

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
RIGHTS

http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/


ED PALERMO BIG BAND UPDATE

I don't know who is designing these flyers / posters for Ed Palermo, but they're doing a superb job !!

The next Ed Palermo Big Band gig at The Falcon celebrates Halloween !!

DANIEL DENIS - LES EAUX TROUBLES

Drummer (multi-instumentalist) and composer Daniel Denis founded Univers Zero.
He also performed and recorded with Art Zoyd, Present and a lot of other Rock In Opposition bands.
On one of his demo albums, he even recorded a version of Frank Zappa's 'King Kong', but for now, I want to tell you why I added "Les Eaux Troubles" to the United Mutations Archives.

Recorded some twenty-something years ago, and released on the Cuneiform label, "Les Eaux Troubles" was Daniel Denis' second solo album.
The album presents 13 pieces and features various musicians including Pierre Vervloesem and Bart Quartier !!
Also of interest is the fact that track six is called 'Coeur de Boeuf' which translates as 'Heart of the Beef'. Subtitled 'For Don', there is no question that this is a tribute to Captain Beefheart.

Beautiful :



Z.E.R.O. - SANTAVILLE


Yes, "Santaville".
The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra's take on Christmas.

With the help of Ike Willis, Craig Twister Steward, the MagniFZnt duo, Fred Händl, Andrew Greenaway, Herman Schindler, the Z.E.R.O. crew mixes Christmas carols and poems with the music of Frank Zappa (and pieces by Danny Elfman and by Don Van Vliet).

Do I like it?
I sure do.

Now where's that Christmas tree...

Available from Cordelia :
http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html



Saturday, October 7, 2017

DAVE PARLATO

The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet recently released "Jersey", an album that features Gretchen Parlato, daughter of Dave Parlato (of Zappa's Grand and Petit Wazoo ensembles).

-- info : Jan van Kemenade


FROM THE ZAPPA VAULT









SONJA KRISTINA RELEASES NEW ANTHOLOGY


Curved Air Legend Sonja Kristina Releases New Anthology Featuring Newly Recorded Exclusive Tracks! Out Now!

London - Legendary Curved Air lead singer and founding member Sonja Kristina has released a new 2-CD compilation called ANTHOLOGY! This is the FIRST collection of her solo works and draws on recordings from her varied solo albums, along with rare and NEWLY RECORDED EXCLUSIVE TRACKS.

Released by Curved Air Records via Cherry Red, this Anthology has been personally compiled by Sonja, with custom cover art and her personal liner notes.
Says Sonja, “This collection is selected from my recordings outside of Curved Air. My reveries on life and love through the decades and beautiful songs that I have had the privilege to perform and make my own.”

Sonja Kristina, who topped the British Music female vocalist polls throughout the '70s was the first UK female lead singer fronting a Rock band. She has been the constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, and a Guiding Light in the Prog scene. Today, vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original Prog goddess gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still as smoky and seductive as ever as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air.

Sonja will be on tour both as a solo artist and with Curved Air as it builds up to its 50th anniversary year.

CURVED AIR RECORDS
Released October 6, 2017.

Official website: www.sonjakristina.com

Here's a Curved Air track (written by Eddie Jobson !!) from 1973 :


-- info: Glass Onyon PR


DIMITRI VERHULST AND CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN

Flemisch writer Dimitri Verhulst and Dutch guitarist and composer Corrie van Binsbergen team up for a performance of Dimitri's "Godverdomse Dagen Op Een Godverdomse Bol".


The result can be found on a new vinyl release, but can also be enjoyed live :

12/10 20:00 @ cc belgica, dendermonde
13/10 20:00 @ vooruit/minard, gent
19/10 20:00 @ cultuurcentrum, hasselt
20/10 20:15 @ arenbergschouwburg, antwerpen
21/10 20:30 @ vrijetijdscentrum de schelde, antwerpen
26/10 20:15 @ cultureel centrum, aartselaar
04/11 20:00 @ cc ter vesten / tournée générale festival, beveren
06/11 21:00 @ november music, den bosch
08/11 20:15 @ cultuurcentrum de bogaard, sint-truiden
09/11 20:00 @ 30cc/schouwburg, leuven
10/11 20:00 @ 't schaliken, herentals
20/11 20:15 @ de kleine komedie, amsterdam
21/11 20:00 @ wilminktheater, enschede
22/11 20:30 @ theater de vest, alkmaar
29/11 20:15 @ muziekgebouw, eindhoven
30/11 20:30 @ cacaofabriek, helmond
17/12 16:00 @ lux, nijmegen
19/12 20:30 @ theater, heerlen
20/12 20:30 @ tivolivredenburg, utrecht
22/12 20:00 @ lantarenvenster, rotterdam
23/12 20:30 @ toneelschuur, haarlem


JANI MALMI TRIO - ONE LEG DUCK



Diving into the world of artists and bands that perform a piece by Frank Zappa very often brings some nice surprises.
On "One Leg Duck", the Jani Malmi Trio recorded an supber version of Frank Zappa's 'Theme From Lumpy Gravy'. The entire album is quite amazing, actually.

Modern jazz. From Helsinki.

Opening track 'Jackpot' :
http://www.lehmusvuori.net/nv/jani/music/jackpot.mp3


MSM SCHMIDT - LIFE

Drummer and composer Michael 'MSM' Schmidt's latest album, "Life", features Allan Holdsworth (on two tracks), Mike Miller (on four tracks) and former Zappa cohorts Bruce and Walt Fowler (on one track).

It's his sixth album. Supberb fusion jazz.

Here's 'Trance' with the late Allan Holdsworth on the guitar :


-- info : Jan van Kemenade

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY UPDATE


The new Flat Earth Society album, "Boggamasta", will be released on October 27 on the Igloo Records label.


In concert

November 11, STORM Festival, Oostende (B)
November 16, Willem Twee, Den Bosch (NL)
November 19, Botanique, Brussel (B)
November 22, De Roma, Antwerpen (B)
November 23, De Kreun, Kortrijk (B)



JOE TRAVERS INTERVIEW


Frank Zappa’s ‘Vaultmeister’ Talks On Preserving A Legacy
By Laura Stavropoulos September 30, 2017

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/interview-with-frank-zappa-vaultmeister/



AHMET ZAPPA AND JEFF PEZZUTI TALK HOLOGRAM


Ahmet Zappa and Jeff Pezzuti (Eyellusion) on SiriusXM/Trunk Nation - Sept 25, 2017

Talking about the Zappa Hologram Thing.



Monday, October 2, 2017

STAUSS ARTGENOSSEN - TREASURES OF LIGHT



Saxophone player and composer Markus Stauss' latest project is called Stauss Art Genossen. This can be translated as Art Companions, or maybe as Enjoying Art (Geniessen) or even as Companions of the Same Kind (Art)..
A nice play on words.

The original concept for Artgenossen was a trio: the Vogel Stauss Artgenossen Trio with Richard Koch, Remy Sträuli and Markus Stauss. They released an album in 2004.
Trumpet player and performance artist Richard Koch currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Drummer Remy Sträuli is from Basel, Switzerland. You should know him from previous projects with Markus Stauss, but also from the excellent Fido Plays Zappa band.

For this recent edition of Stauss Artgenossen, Markus invited bass player Damien Campion (Trank Zappa Grappa In Varèse?) and his old cohort John King (http://johnkingmusic.com/) to transform his trio into a quintet.

The result is an impressive, energetic album that got recorded live at the One Drop Studio Basel on March 24 and 25, earlier this year. It's a fine mixture of powerful jazz patterns, experimental excursions, and some firm guitar lines. I like it a lot.

"Treasure Of Light" is an excellent album. It will take you on a fine journey.

Recommended listening !!

Available from :
https://www.markus-stauss.ch/en/


EMERSON PLAYS EMERSON


The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Re-release of Emerson Plays Emerson on CD and Download.

OUT NOW!

London - The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the re-release of the celebrated album of Keith Emerson keyboard (and rare) pieces, Emerson Plays Emerson, which has long been out of print and a collector's item.

The re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road, a 2017 remaster, and artwork from the original art files. The booklet contains the liner notes in English, Italian and German.

The re-release is the Estate's own imprint label Emersongs, via Cherry Red.

The members of Keith's family have personally overseen the preparation of this re-release and they are also preparing to approve a music transcriptions book of the album for release in early 2018. The family is focused on celebrating and enhancing Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and supporting projects which further the appreciation of his life's work…

Keith's eldest son, Aaron said of the release: “Since the passing of my father, we have been inundated with requests for a reissue of the album 'Emerson Plays Emerson'. This album was a labour of love for Dad, so we decided to go with the original artwork to stay as true to the original as possible as we understand how happy Dad was with it. I know he would be happy with this re-issue, so on behalf of myself, Jo and my boys, of Damon and his family, of my mother Elinor, and of my father's fiancé Mari, and with thanks to Daniel Earnshaw, Martin Darvill and Stewart Young for all their hard work, we hope you enjoy it!”

The album can be ordered via the below links:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/EplaysE
iTunes: http://geni.us/KE002dig

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/
Keith Emerson's official Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson/


Sunday, October 1, 2017

THE RESIDENTS ON VINYL

UK record label The Sound Of Vinyl is re-releasing a couple of albums / EP's by The Residents.
On colored vinyl.

Check it out here :
https://thesoundofvinyl.com/search.html?term=residents


-- info: Philippe Lamoot

DANIEL SCHRÖDER - FRANK ZAPPA - THE COMPOSER


  • frank zappa - the composer
    by daniel schröder
        (2017, book, germany, buechner-verlag)

Daniel Schröder is a German musicologist and musician who studied in Marburg (Germany) and in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
In 2012, the Büchner publishing house released a book that Daniel Schröder wrote about Frank Zappa:  "Der Komponist Frank Zappa - Über die Aktualität der Neuen Musik".
(Composer Frank Zappa - About the actuality of New Music)

I am very glad to say that this book recently got an English translation.
In this 120-plus-page book, Daniel takes a look at how Frank Zappa's musical output fits in the contemporary classical music scene, or in the New Music scene as one might call it.

Daniel compares Zappa's own statements regarding the composers that influenced him with the actual expressions (or proof) that can be found in his work.
To make things more interesting, he also takes a look at the composers that Zappa said he didn't like.
And in addition to this, Daniel tries to find interfaces with other 20th century contemporary composers, asking the question: 'Should Frank Zappa be considered a contemporary composer?".

"Frank Zappa - The Composer" is an intriguing book. It's aimed at an audience that wants to learn more about Frank Zappa's music and it is written in a way that you don't need a degree in music to understand what it's about.

Food for Zappa freaks.


CHARLES BOBUCK UPDATE

The new Charles Bobuck album, "Egg Booty", can be pre-ordered at Klanggalerie.

http://www.klanggalerie.com/gg261



THE ARF-DOSSIER VOL.93

Volume 93 is the September 2017 issue of the Arf Dossier, the Arf Society's Frank Zappa fanzine.

In this issue one finds a bunch of pictures and articles :

  • leserpost
  • info behind the photo(s)
  • dweezilnale - zappanale nr.28
  • the hot platters heaven from the arf office
  • zappa & harry
  • the fine but unauthorized cd kaleidoscope
  • news from belgium - live from United Mutations
  • the vinyl bootleg releases
  • ullis ecke


POIL

Last week, PoiL did a concert in Brussels.
I didn't attend but it must have been fun.


At Recyclart.


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FRANK ZAPPA - A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME



Adding data to the United Mutations Archives, here's the picture of a semi-official DVD that I received in a package from Italy a little while ago.
The complete title reads Frank Zappa - Tratto dal filmato "A Token Of His Extreme".
And it includes7 tracks from the famous KCET tv-show from 1974.


PHAROAHE MONCH - INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Rapper Pharoahe Monch sampled Frank Zappa's 'Excentrifugal Forz' on his "Internal Affairs" album.
Take a close listening 20 seconds into 'God Send' and you can hear the Excentrifugal woosh. It gets repeated a couple of times.


It's track 13 on the CD.


MORE INFO ON THE ZAPPA HALLOWEEN 77 BOX

The complete info package, plus pictures, for the next Zappa release :

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/frank-zappa-halloween-77-box-set/

-- info: Philippe Lamoot

ORCHESTRA EXOTICA - ORCHESTRA EXOTICA PLAYS MARTIN DENNY

The "Orchestra Exotica Plays Martin Denny" album has kept me company for quite a lot of car kilometers the last couple of weeks. I can keep on listening to it and always find something that I hadn't noticed before.
Excellent stuff.

The Orchestra Exotica project started with Bruno Vansina creating a shadowplay to Martin Denny's music for his son's school. On request of Teun Verbruggen, the project evolved into a performance with live music, entitled "The Serpent". After a couple of performances and with the aid of Dimitri Duquennoy, "The Serpent" got revised and adapted to "Maité, the Girl and the Bird".

From the liner notes :
An absurd Darwinian Creation narrative without words and with live music. The life of M, a story in which Godzilla, Snowwhite's poisonous apple, the first man on the moon and a broiled chicken play a role.

To take the entire venture even one step further, Pierre Vervloesem arranged the music for a septet, hence the Orchestra Exotica.

"Orchestra Exotica Plays Martin Denny" presents 15 pieces of exotica. A voyage into an imaginary world.
As a superb bonus, the extra disc has a recording of the music from "Maité, the Girl and the Bird", where the music got performed by a trio.

Wikipedia adds : Martin Denny described the musical style (of Exotica) as "a combination of the South Pacific and the Orient...what a lot of people imagined the islands to be like...it's pure fantasy though."
Popularity got a boost when Hawaii became the 50th state of the U.SA in the late fifties. CD-reissues gave it another peak in the ninetees.
And now, with The Orchestra Exotica, it's back to stay.

Essential listening !!
Available at the Off Records website:
http://off-recordlabel.blogspot.be/2017/08/opv012-orchestra-exotica-plays-martin.html



ZAPPALOWEEN IN APELDOORN

Saturday, October 28, The Foolz will be celebrating "Zappaloween" in Apeldoorn, NL.

Concert in artcafé Sam Sam,
Apeldoorn, NL
kicks off at 21h00




JOHN COMPTON - TO LUNA

Although a lot of sources tell you that this album is from 1971, the pictures of the labels over at the discogs website mention 1973 as the date of this private release (on Ageless Music).
Nice album.
Features Billy Mundi on the drum set !!
(who recorded and toured with Frank Zappa and The Mothers) in 1966 and 1967.



-- info: Jan van Kemenade

DON PRESTON AND BUNK GARDNER IN CONCERT OCT 22 IN CHICAGO

Don Preston and Bunk Gardner
October 22, 2017
'Reggie's', 2109 South State Street, Chicago
11 a.m. - US $ 75


DON PRESTON FORCED TO MOVE HOUSE

As a result of skyrocketing rents and the gentrification of Highland Park, world renown musician and artist Don Preston (Original member of The Mothers of Invention, keyboard player for Frank Zappa, celebrated electronic and Jazz composer) and his wife acclaimed theatrical performer and custom clothing designer Tina Preston, are being forced to move out of their rented house where they have lived for the past 20 years.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-preston-housing-20170930-story.html


KRIS DE BRUYNE - IN LEVENDE LIJVE

Belgian Radio 1 organised a Kris De Bruyne concert in 2014. For the occasion, Kris De Bruyne got to invite a number of friends : Neeka, Mauro Pawlowski, Kommil Foo, Clara Cleymans,...

The result got released on CD in 2015. A fine selection of songs and a beautiful ode to the music of Kris De Bruyne.



VARIOUS ARTISTS - JAZZTUBLIEFT! A WIDE RANGE OF JAZZ MUSIC FROM FLANDERS



More loot from the trip to the record fair.
This promotional album from 2007 took a look at the jazz music scene in Flanders.
An excellent choice was made as the album includes music by Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson Trio, Flat Earth Society, Franco Saint De Bakker, Moker (with Bart Maris), Othin Spake (Verbruggen-Dumoulin-Pawlowski, and mixed by Pierre Vervloesem), and more.

All of the music had been previously released, except for maybe the track by Othin Spake (previously released in 2005 on a CDR demo album), but I thought it was too good a selection to let it pass.


NEW Z.E.R.O. ALBUM IS AVAILABLE

The new Z.E.R.O. (Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra) album, "Santaville", is available from Cordelia Records .

I got to hear it a couple of weeks ago and it sounds great !!


The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra - Santaville
The music of Frank Zappa adapted for ZERO's Christmas album. With the voice of Ike Willis.

http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html


CHATO SEGERER IN CONCERT IN OSNABRÜCK NOVEMBER 29

Chato Segerer will performing his exam concert at the 'Bastart Club' in Osnabrück (DE) on the 29th of November.
He will performing with The Crosswalkers, performing the music of The Beatles, and original (Zappa-inspired) music with his Chato! band.


An seinem Examenskonzert zeigt sich Chato Segerer von 2 verschiedenen Seiten: 1x kultiviert, sophisticated, gediegen und dann 1x wild, extrovertiert, außer Rand und Band. Zum 1. Mal in der Geschichte treten diese beiden Bands zusammen auf. Vielleicht sogar das letzte Mal.
Außerdem gibts an diesem Abend einige Überraschungen, die über die beiden Bands hinausgehen...
Eintritt frei. Einlass 19 Uhr

THE CROSSWALKERS

Die Klassiker der Beatles hat jeder im Ohr. Der Reiz dieser Band ist es aber, der eigenen Vorstellungskraft neue Impulse zu geben. Denn die Beatles klingen hier nicht NUR nach Pop, sondern kommen mit einer besonderen Mischung aus Funk, Soul und Jazz daher!
Geschmeidige Grooves regen zur Bewegung an, während die Gitarre die bekannten Melodien zelebriert. Die Arrangements versprechen einen eigenständigen Sound und Überraschungsmomente zu hauf. Dabei verzichten die Crosswalkers völlig auf Gesang; sie lassen ihre Instrumente sprechen.

CHATO!

Bandgründer Chato Segerer komponiert nach dem Yin und Yang Prinzip: Er verbindet Schnelles und Langsames, Hartes und Weiches und einfache Songs mit komplexen Zwischenparts (oder umgekehrt). Obendrein steckt er alle Elemente, die ihm Spaß machen, in den musikalischen Kochtopf: die Energie des Punk, den Intellekt des Jazz und die Krässe des Metal gemischt mit Rock, Funk & Pop. Abgerundet wird das alles mit einer Prise Humor, denn Chato und seine Mitmusiker nehmen sich und die Welt nicht so ernst - außer die Musik. Der Zappa-Spirit eben. Im Vergleich zum Debutalbum Prog-Fusion with Balls wurde das Lineup um Saxophon/Klarinette erweitert und es wurde ein wenig mehr Gesang eingebaut.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - UNMATCHED - LE GRAND OISEAU

Luis did it again !
Hall Of Fame records released another fine volume of his "Unmatched" series, featuring various artists performing the music of Frank Zappa.

Superb !!

Le Grand Oiseau is the third volume of the Unmatched Zappa Bands series, celebrating the XX anniversary of the Unmatched series. It follows the tracklist of The Grand Wazoo album (1972) and includes two never-before-released versions of For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) and Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus, exclusively performed for this release by Spanner Jazz Punks and The Muffin Men.