Thursday, April 26, 2018

FRANK ZAPPA - LUMPY GRAVY PRIMORDIAL



Previously released in 2009 on the "Lumpy Money" set, and now for the first time on vinyl : the orchestral version 'Lumpy Gravy'.
Released on Record Store Day 2018.
Numbered edition of don't know how many copies.

But most important, it sounds great !!


MORE RAYMOND SCOTT

More Raymond Scott, you say ?

Here you go.

'Powerhouse', for full orchestra.



GOV'T MULE MARBLE VINYL RE-ISSUES

European re-issues on marble vinyl !

Dark Side of the Mule features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band’s Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. Now available again on limited transparent/green marble and brown/yellow marble vinyl.

Shout! features 11 tracks recorded by the band plus a bonus album featuring an all-star lineup of vocalists interpreting The Mule songs. Special guests Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Jim James, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor and Steve Winwood. Now available again on limited colored marble vinyl, 4LP Boxset.

https://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/govt-mule


JOHN ZORN / MASADA / SECRET CHIEFS 3


The Book Beriah is the third and last book of Masada compositions and features 92 John Zorn compositions recorded by eleven all-star ensembles on 11 CDs contained in a beautiful, limited edition boxed set.

One of theses ensembles is Secret Chiefs 3.

The box is made available through Pledgemusic.
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/johnzorn

Here's a preview of the Secret Chiefs 3 contribution :



IMAGINE RAYMOND

Tonight, April 26, at 'De Casino' in Sint Niklaas, BE :

Imagine Raymond, a tribute to the music of Raymond Scott.


http://www.imagineraymond.be/

Check out the album !
http://www.dewerfrecords.be/nl/catalogus/imagine-raymond


BROOKLYN CONCERT BY THE RESIDENTS SHUT DOWN BY THE POLICE

from Homer Flynn:

The Residents’ In Between Dreams tour has been a huge success! Of course, there was a slight problem when their show in Brooklyn, hipster capitol of the universe, was shut down by the police. It seems that an irate neighbor, obviously not a music lover, called the cops who apparently had nothing more important to do at 9:30 on a Sunday night than harass aging eyeballs. With absolutely no warning, the word was clear, direct and unequivocal: SHUT IT DOWN OR WE CONFISCATE YOUR EQUIPMENT! No fun. End of story…

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/the-residents-murmrr-theatre-show-was-shut-down-early-due-to-noise-complaints/

Three cheers for the neighbours and the police...


A bit earlier, it sounded like this :



DWIKI DHARMAWAN

MoonJune Records is (re-)releasing Dwiki Dharmwan's "Live In The USA" album.
Digital download only.



CABALLERO REYNALDO IN CONCERT

Caballero Reynaldo will be doing a couple of concerts in the near future.
Below you can see (and hear) a YouTube recording of one of his Zappa-tribute concerts.

May 12  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Malcolm Scarpa
June 15  - Casa Manolo - L’Ollería - Valencia
June 16  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Reynaldo
July 28  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Intercanvis (pop valenciano)



GOV'T MULE - DARK SIDE OF THE MULE

Every once in a while, I buy a Gov't Mule album.
Feel-good-music.
Don't get me wrong, most of the music that I listen to does make me feel good. It's just that Gov't Mule has this laid-back-jam-band feeling that I find very comfortable.

Despite issues with my wysiwyg-HTML-editor (I still use the 2003 version of Frontpage), I'm happy that I got the data into the United Mutations Archives...
"Dark Side Of The Mule" takes the listener back to Halloween 2008 when Gov't Mule performed two sets of great music at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.
The band not only performed some fine original tunes, they also brought some classics from the Pink Floyd catalogue, featuring two of the original Pink Floyd background vocalists !!

The album got released in 2014 to celebrate Gov't Mule's 20th anniversary and it was made available in different editions (CD, LP, 3 CD and the recommeded 3 CD/DVD set).




Sunday, April 22, 2018

RECORD STORE DAY


Last Saturday was Record Store Day.
I like records and I do like record shops and yet, I'm not the biggest fan of Record Store Day.

I had three records on my want list.

I ordered one album (the Sun Ra one) over the internet from someone who sold a copy a couple of days in advance.
The other two (The Residents and the Frank Zappa one) I bought on Saturday morning at the Coffee & Vinyl record shop in Antwerp. I was glad to be there rather early as the shop only had one and two copies of these titles.
For one reason or another, however, the shop charged 47.25 euro per album.. A rip-off, as the price in other shops turned out to be 32.50 euro.
A friend of mine went to record shops to find all copies gone, so I wasn't feeling unhappy. Just ripped-off.

So if Record Store Day is about going to the record shop and being unable to find the album that you want, or about paying 5 or 10 euros extra over the internet, or about paying way too much for a brand-new release, they succeeded.



ZAPPACAST EPISODE 37

ZappaCast, episode 37, in which Scott Parker talks with Ahmet Zappa.

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/zappacast-episode-37-more-fun-with-ahmet_126415




PASCAL DEWEZE

When I talked about Dominique Vantomme's "Vegir" album recently (featuring Michel Delville and Tony Levin), I forgot to mention that it was recorded by Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly, Mitsoobishy Jacson, Gruppo Di Pawlowski,...).



-- hint: Philippe Lamoot


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PROJECT/OBJECT TOUR STARTS TOMORROW


Project/Object tour starts tomorrow!

The Music Of Frank Zappa with Special guests... Zappa alums Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley.

https://www.projectobject.com/tour

APRIL 2018

18 WED SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
19 THU NEW BRUNSWICK NJ THE COURT TAVERN (!)
21 SAT PAWTUCKET RI THE MET CAFE
22 SUN COHOES NY COHOES MUSIC HALL
24 TUE NEW HAVEN CT TOAD’S PLACE
25 WED NORTHAMPTON MA IRON HORSE
26 THU WOODSTOCK NY BEARSVILLE THEATRE
28 SAT SCHUYKILL HAVEN PA JIBBERJAZZ FESTIVAL


MAY 2018
01 TUE BUFFALO NY THE TRALF
02 WED CLEVELAND OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM
03 THU CINCINNATI OH LUDLOW GARAGE
05 SAT CHICAGO IL MARTYR’S
06 SUN MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL
08 TUE PITTSBURGH PA THE CLUB CAFE
09 WED ROCHESTER NY THE LOVIN’ CUP
11 FRI ASBURY PARK NJ THE SAINT
12 SAT NEW YORK CITY NY THE CUTTING ROOM
13 SUN PHILADELPHIA PA THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS


THE BAND !
NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK VOC/SAX
DENNY WALLEY GTR/SLIDE GTR/VOC
ANDRE CHOLMONDELEY GUITAR/VOC
KENDALL SCOTT SYNTHS/KEYS
JERRY CUCCURULLO DRUMS
ANDREW WALLEY BASS










Sunday, April 15, 2018

IMAGINE RAYMOND IN CONCERT

I mentioned the excellent Imagine Raymond project / album last month.
https://united-mutations.blogspot.be/2018/03/imagine-raymond-st.html

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to see the band in concert at CC De Muze in Heusden-Zolder, BE.

Pretty good concert. Loved the music AND the images / little movies that were projected on the big screen.

Go see them !!
The music of Raymond Scott !!



April 17, '18 : Filmhuis, Mechelen
April 18, '18 : Handelsbeurs, Gent
April 19, '18 : De Werf, Brugge
April 20, '18 : CC Casino, Koksijde
April 24, '18 : Flagey, Brussel
April 26, '18 : Casino, St Niklaas
April 27, '18 : Rataplan, Antwerpen
May 10, '18 : CC Het Perron, Ieper


SIMAKDIALOG - WATER ON THE BRAIN PT.2


FREE DOWNLOAD
simakDIALOG "Water On The Brain, Pt. 2
Tribute to Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017)
Recorded live in Baltimore, MD (USA) on November 14, 2015.

Previously unreleased track, to be included on the album
simakDIALOG - Live in Baltimore
credits
released April 14, 2018

simakDIALOG is progressive jazz band from Jakarta, Indonesia.
On this tune, players are:
RIZA ARSHAD - Fender Rhodes piano
TOHPATI - guitar
RUDY ZULKARNAEN - bass guitar
ENDANG RAMDAN - kendang percussion
CUCU KURNIA - kendang percussion

R.I.P. Riza Arshad (Nov 2, 1963 - Jan 13, 2017)




Saturday, April 14, 2018

NEW ALBUM BY SHUGGIE OTIS


Music Legend SHUGGIE OTIS Lets His Guitar Take Center Stage On A New Fusion Rock Album INTER-FUSION!

Features drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin!

Los Angeles, CA - Though most known for his soulful songwriting and gentle croon as heard on blockbuster hits such as “Strawberry Letter 23” and “Inspiration Information,” Shuggie Otis has long been held as one of the most innovative and tasteful guitarists to ever pick up the 6-strings, the “heir to Hendrix” as he is often called. A guitar-playing prodigy from an early age, Shuggie performed on stage and in the studio alongside his legendary father, bluesman Johnny Otis. Now, Shuggie has a new project that showcases just how mindblowing he can be on the pearly frets of his gorgeous maroon Gibson SG, an adventurous new fusion rock project called Inter-Fusion. The album consists of mostly instrumental tracks that groove and weave, taking unexpected turns in surprising directions but all anchored by one of the finest rhythm sections imaginable featuring drummer Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert and Appice) and bass player Tony Franklin (of The Firm and Roy Harper). In addition, keyboardist Kyle Hamood (of local L.A. rockers Them Guns) steps in as both a musician and producer of the album bringing the absolute best performances possible out of each player.

Reflecting on the recording process, Appice enthuses “This was one of the wildest sessions I’ve ever done in my career!” while Franklin had high praise for Otis, saying “Shuggie loved to jam, and was very open to everyone's input. He was not afraid to experiment and try new directions and sounds. I think the music sounds very fresh and alive.” Additionally, Hamood summed up his thoughts on this unique experience saying “Watching the songs come together over such a short period of time, and the diversity that each band member brought to the overall sound and vibe was truly magical. It was an honor to work and create with such a talented group of musicians.”

In a behind-the-scenes promotional video, shot by director Vicente Cordero, Shuggie likewise gushes over the project and his fellow collaborators saying in conversation with Cleopatra owner Brian Perera, “Wow! Did you know it was going to be this good? I know how good it is because I’m in the group. But you’ve seen a little bit of it, and I think you know, you feel the excitement, you hear how good these guys are. And they’re really serious, not just some jive cats!”


Inter-Fusion will be available April 20th on both CD, vinyl and on all digital platforms.

Flashback to 1971 !!



Friday, April 13, 2018

SECURITY PROJECT TOUR DATES


The Security Project has once again reinvented itself, this time with vocalist Happy Rhodes. Together with Jerry Marotta (drummer from Peter Gabriel's first five records, Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Michael Cozzi(Shriekback) and NY keyboardist David Jameson, the group continues reimagining the early work of Peter Gabriel (and also on this disc - Kate Bush), but with Happy's impressive four-octave vocals adding an entirely new dimension.

The Security Project will be on tour in the North East USA and Canada with dates in May and June.

May 24, 2018 Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, NY
May 25, 2018 The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) - Natick, MA
May 26, 2018 Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
May 27, 2018 The Heights at Brother Vic's - South Salem, NY
May 31, 2018 Lovin’ Cup - Rochester, NY
June 1, 2018 The Garrison - Toronto, ON, Canada
June 3, 2018 Petit Campus - Montreal, QC, Canada

The Security Project:
  • Happy Rhodes - Lead Voice
  • Jerry Marotta – Drums, Vocals
  • Trey Gunn – Touch Guitar, Vocals
  • David Jameson – Keyboards, Eigenharp
  • Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Vocal


HELICON - GEHENNA

Exag Records re-released Helicon's Gehenna vinyl 12" (from 2015) in a rather limited quantity of 20 copies.
Fortunately, the EP is still available in the digital format.




THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION - LIVE IN BREMEN

Started in the early eighties by Jimmy Carl Black, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner, The Grandmothers have gone through various line-ups and incarnations.
During one or their most recent tours, November 2014, The Grandmothers recorded the concert that they did in Bremen, Germany. Next to the ever-present Don Preston, Bunk Gardner (and Christopher Garcia !!), the line-up included Eric Klerks on bass and vocals and Max Kutner on guitar and vocals.
It's great to have this concert available as on official release, especially since the Grandmothers will be starting their final tour in about a week.
Sure, Don and Bunk are in their seventies and they don't play as fluent as they used to, but the emotional / historical aspect plus the excellent performance by Chris, Eric and Max make up for that.
Love it.

On their final tour, Chris, Don and Bunk will be joined by Ed Mann.
Let's hope they bring a guitar and bass player along as well.

The Grandmothers Of Invention

22 Apr 2018  The Underworld London United Kingdom
23 Apr 2018  The Robin 2 Bilston United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018  Band on the Wall Manchester United Kingdom
25 Apr 2018  Nieuwe Nor Heerlen Netherlands
26 Apr 2018  Blue Notez Dortmund Germany
27 Apr 2018  Paradox Tilburg Netherlands
28 Apr 2018  Jazzclub Nordhausen Nordhausen Germany
29 Apr 2018  Stadttheater Landsberg Germany
01 May 2018  Blue Note Milano Italy
02 May 2018  Burghof Lörrach Lörrach Germany
03 May 2018  Kammgarn Schaffhausen Switzerland
04 May 2018  Mühle Hunziken Rubigen Switzerland
05 May 2018  Treibhaus Innsbruck Austria
06 May 2018  Kino Siska Lublijana Slovenia
07 May 2018  Porgy & Bess Wien Austria
08 May 2018  Metro Music Bar Brno Czech Republic
09 May 2018  Lucerna Music Bar Prague Czech Republic
10 May 2018  Quasimodo Berlin Germany
11 May 2018  Beta Copenhagen Denmark
12 May 2018  John Dee Oslo Norway
13 May 2018  Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm Sweden
22 Jul 2018  Zappanale Bad Doberan Germany


ERIC KLERKS


Eric Klerks joined the Magic Band as their guitar player in 2009.
In 2014, he did a tour with The Grandmothers and returned to The Magic Band for their final tour in November 2017.

Here's a fine interview with Eric :
http://www.beefheart.com/interview-with-eric-klerks/

You can follow Eric's musical adventures through his blog:
http://ericklerks.blogspot.be/


FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION - LIVE... SAN FRANCISCO



Another 'radio show' album.
November 1970.
"Live... San Francisco" combines the jam that Frank did with Shuggie Otis and Ray Agee during Johnny (= Shuggie's dad) Otis' radio show, with the Fillmore East concert that The Mothers did four days later.

Superb.
Great music. Fine package.
Couldn't resist...


FRANK ZAPPA - LUMPY GRAVY PRIMORDIAL

Record Story Day release.
Originally scheduled for 2017 !!
Due to various circumstances it didn't get released last year, but we should be able to get hold of it on the 21st of April.

http://www.zappa.com/news/lumpy-gravy-primordial-vinyl-pressing-record-store-day-black-friday-2017

Coming on 4/21/18 for Record Store Day! Lumpy Gravy: Primordial contains Frank Zappa’s first orchestral-only edit of the music sessions recorded at Capitol Studios during 1967.

This self-described “ballet” was never officially issued until 2008 on the posthumous collection Lumpy Money. On Record Store Day 2018 it makes it’s debut on limited edition 12” 45rpm mono translucent burgundy colored vinyl, mastered from the original 1967 1/4” mono master tape, with FZ’s original gatefold album design lovingly restored.

Pick up your copy at a record store near you on April 21!


THE RESIDENTS - THE W***** B*** ALBUM

  • the residents: the w***** b*** album
        (2018, lp, uk, cherry red records)
It looks like the actual title of The Residents' Record Store Day release is "The W***** B*** Album", and not "The Warner Brothers Album" as I thought earlier.

It's being released by the Cherry Red records label, the same people who are bringing us the Residents pREServed series.

Here's some extra info :
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryredrecords-rsd-2018/


Plus the tracklist :

SIDE ONE

1. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
2. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY
3. BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS
4. BOP BOP SHU BOP BOP
5. STUFFED GENITAL
6. CHRISTMAS MORNING ROTO
7. EVERY DAY I MASTURBATE ON A MERICAN FAG
8. OH MOMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE?
9. BABY SKELETONS AND DOGS #2
10. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY
11. GOING TO ARCATA BLUES
12. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY
13. BLACK VELVET ORIGINAL
14. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY
15. JIMI HENDRIX DILDO
16. MAD SAWMILL OF COPENHAGEN, GERMANY
17. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
18. MAGGIE’S FARM
19. SNOT AND FECES LIVE AT THE GRUNT FESTIVAL
20. SWEET MEAT

SIDE TWO

1. OH YEA UHH BOP SHU BOP
2. OM IS WHERE THE ART IS
3. CONCERTO IN R FLAT MINOR
4. GAGAGAPIGGAEIOUPE
5. SOLD AMERICAN
6. LOVE THEME FROM A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
7. PRELUDE FOR ACCORDION, SOUSAPHONE AND FRENCH HORN
8. OH GOD YOU’RE A PIE IN THE SKY
9. SHORT CIRCUIT COMES TO TOWN
10. MARCHING TOWARD A E I O U BLUES
11. IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT AGAIN / RUMBA
12. FOURTH CRUCIFIXION IN FIVE YEARS
13. OH MOMMY, OH DADDY, CAN’T YOU SEE THAT IT’S TRUE AGAIN
14. ART THE WHITE ELEPHANT
15. PSYCHEDELIC AND ORGASMIC FINALE


SUN RA - PINE STREET THEATRE OCTOBER 28TH 1988

Added the data of the soon to be released Sun Ra Record Store Day release (April 21) to the United Mutations Archives.
2 LP set, limited to 2000 copies.
Includes a poster.


ZAPPATEERS RULE !


The Zappateers are an international collection of freaks
dedicated to the music of the legendary American composer Frank Zappa (1940-1993).

Held together in this global village by the internet, the Zappateers have several distinct goals:
  • To further the appreciation of the music of Frank Zappa
  • To encourage the purchase and enjoyment of Zappa’s huge and varied back catalogue
  • To complete the task of collecting all 800-odd audience recorded Zappa performances
  • To share all audience recordings and commercially released bootlegs with one another and the wider internet community without profit, and thereby to undermine the illegal trade in Zappa material
  • To find the best, most complete versions of shows
  • To uphold and respect the Zappa Family Trust’s rights to the legitimate releases
http://www.zappateers.com

Thanks to my fellow Zappateers, I was able to give FZ's 1984 Brussels show another listen.
That was the second time I show Frank in concert (first time being 1982).
Hard to imagine that it's almost 35 years ago...

Frank Zappa * Allan Zavod * Robert Martin * Scott Thunes * Ike Willis * Chad Wackerman * Ray White

Chunga's Revenge, More Trouble Every Day, Penguin In Bondage, Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel, I'm The Slime, City Of Tiny Lights, You Are What You Is, Mudd Club, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Advance Romance, He's So Gay, Bobby Brown, Keep It Greasey, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, Ride My Face To Chicago, Let's Move To Cleveland (Kreegah Bondola), Camarillo Brillo, Muffin Man, Cosmik Debris, Filthy Habits, Whipping Post


Monday, April 9, 2018

MORE DATA ON THE NEW GRANDMOTHERS ALBUM



don preston: keyboards, vocals
bunk gardner: sax, flute & vocals
max kutner: guitar, vocals
eric klerks: bass, vocals
christopher garcia: drums, percussion

all compositions by frank zappa, except 'stratus' by don preston

disc 1

  1. introduction
  2. pound for a brown
  3. call any vegetable
  4. absolultely free
  5. flower punk
  6. who needs the peace corps?
  7. i'm the slime


disc 2

  1. uncle meat
  2. the orange county lumber truck
  3. trouble every day
  4. montana
  5. stratus (excerpt)


CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN


An improvisation by Corrie van Binsbergen.
From the documentary "Improvising Hands - Improvising Minds", 2014.




NEW GRANDMOTHERS ALBUM

The Grandmothers are releasing a live album, recorded in Bremen during the 2014 tour !!

Should be available before their European tour (in a couple of weeks !!)


-- info: Danny Mathys

Saturday, April 7, 2018

THE WRONG OBJECT


Update #2 from THE WRONG OBJECT PLAYS ZAPPA - NEW ALBUM!

Track list soon tba !

Dear all

We are currently working our way towards a near-final list of FZ ditties which will be recorded & mixed in June so we can meet the September deadline.

Stay tuned - cheers for now —

The Wrong Object


FLAV MARTIN AND JERRY MAROTTA


From Glass Onyon PR:

Flav Martin and Jerry Marotta Release Debut Album Soul Redemption

Peter Gabriel's rhythm section of his classic line-up, Jerry Marotta and Tony Levin, reunite for the backbone of this album!

Soul Redemption is the debut release from singer/song writer Flav Martin and drummer Jerry Marotta. The duo harmoniously blends modern adult rock with traditional world pop. Whether performed in a cafe in Italy or on the polo fields of Indio, these songs would feel comfortably at home in either environment.

Soul Redemption is a harmonious blend of modern adult rock and traditional world music.

Credited as one of the most innovative acoustic guitar players on the scene today, Flav Martin blends beautiful melodies with intricate technique, voicing, and a percussive style that leaves people saying “How does he do that?”. Throughout his career Flav has performed with David Crosby, Al Stewart, Suzanne Vega, Tommy Emmanuel and more. Flav’s many writing credits include Saturday Night Live, PBS, Canon Films. All but two of the songs on this album were written by Flav.

World renowned drummer, touring and session musician/producer Jerry Marotta has left his mark on countless recordings by Paul McCartney, Hall & Oates, The Indigo Girls, Marc Cohn, Sarah MacLachlan, and John Mayer to name but a few. He first entered the music scene as the drummer for Orleans with the hit single “Still the One” followed by a decade of performing and recording with Peter Gabriel. His rhythmic drumming and world music inspired percussion complement the acoustic flavor of Flav’s guitar.

Fans of Peter Gabriel will delight as Jerry Marotta and Tony Levin, the rhythm section of his classic line-up, reunite for the backbone of this album. Also backing up the duo are their long time friends Peter Primamore (piano), Thor Jensen (guitar), Marc Shulman (guitar), and Gary Schreiner (harmonica/accordion).



SUN RA - GOD IS MORE THAN LOVE CAN EVER BE

Another Sun Ra release on the Cosmic Myth Records label.
Sun Ra in trio : piano / bass / drums.
Sounds great.
Available through Bandcamp, and also on CD and LP.


And while you're listening, you might enjoy this interview :
http://www.plonsey.com/beanbenders/SUNRA-interview.html


THE RESIDENTS PRESERVED

Cherry Red Records and MVD Entertainment have released album number 3 and 4 in the Residents pREServed series : "Fingerprince" and "Duck Stab / Buster & Glen".

Each album is now a 2CD set, presenting lots of bonus material next to the remastered original album.


  • the residents: fingerprince
        (2018, 2cd, , uk, cherry red records nrt004)


  • the residents: duck stab / buster & glen
        (2018, 2cd, , uk, cherry red records nrt005)


Friday, April 6, 2018

A RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT UPDATE


By means of an interview with Joe Newman (by Sean McGuire, that is).

http://shareaslicepodcast.com/2018/04/02/rudy/


HARDY FOX / SNAKEFINGER

Klanggalerie has issued a solo album by Hardy Fox. His first one as 'Hardy Fox'.

There's also a re-issue (with lots of bonus material) of Snakefinger's Vestal Virgins "Night Of Desirable Objects".

http://www.klanggalerie.com/catalog/available


Thursday, April 5, 2018

WALT FOWLER


Steve Gadd's pledgemusic project for his latest album features former Zappa band trumpet player Walt Fowler.
Check out the nice video clip.

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/steve-gadd-band-self-titled-album


Grammy®-Nominated,world-renowned drummer, Steve Gadd, returns with his 4th album release from Steve Gadd Band!

On their self-titled fourth album released by BFM Jazz(www.bfmjazz.com) on March 23rd, Steve Gadd, the veteran drummer, shifts once again into the position of leader and producer, roles with which he feels increasingly confident at this stage of his lengthy career. “All the guys in the band are good friends of mine, people I like being around—not just musically but in general,” Gadd says. “It’s great to be able to play with guys you like and create more opportunities to keep playing with them.”

“The guys” are Walt Fowler (trumpet/flugelhorn), Jimmy Johnson (bass), Michael Landau (guitars) and the newest member of Steve Gadd Band, Kevin Hays (keyboards, vocals). Fowler, Johnson and Landau are, like Gadd himself, all veterans of James Taylor’s touring band. Hays was suggested by Larry Goldings, the band’s erstwhile keyboardist. Steve Gadd Band follows Gadditude(2013), 70 Strong(2015) and Way Back Home (Live from Rochester, NY)(2016), the latter—nominated for a Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Grammy®.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

PIERRE VERVLOESEM - THE ART OF GOING NOWHERE

"The Art Of Going Nowhere" is a new album by Pierre Vervloesem.
Actually, it's a series in 4 parts.

I've only listened to part 1 and 2 and all I can say is that you have to hear this.
Very impressive.


Parts 1/2 and 3 are already available on Bandcamp.
All 4 parts (that's 4 times 40 minutes) have also been released on a usb-card, in a limited edition of 10 copies (and there's still 3 copies left while I'm typing this, so hurry !!).

Essential listening !!



Monday, April 2, 2018

FROM THE ZAPPA VAULT

Supporters of Alex Winter's "Frank Zappa Movie Project" are getting acces to various video and audio clips (to listen to and/or to download).
They're popping up everywhere (Facebook, Wetransfer, ...), so check them out.
Here's the list :

* * * AUDIO * * *

1. FZ Interview w. Matty Biberfeld
WRVR NYC - NY Summer 1967
Taped by FZ off the radio as it aired.
Source: 5 inch Reel-To-Reel 1/4” Mono Analog Tape

2. Oh No
(Live at the Palace Theater)
Live at the Palace Theater, Los Angeles, CA 7-20-84
Recorded direct to digital 1630, 2-Track stereo.
Players
FZ: Vocals * Napoleon Murphy Brock: Vocals * Ike Willis: Guitar, Vocals * Ray White: Guitar, Vocals * Bobby Martin: Keyboards, Vocals * Alan Zavod: Keyboards * Scott Thunes: Bass * Chad Wackerman: Drums
 "A good example of a disappointing find from the Vault. During the recording of this show, the clocking was malfunctioning, causing audible artifacts throughout the entire master. FZ did not save the multi-track masters for this show, all that exists is this faulty document. For this Kickstarter reward, the audio was run through a de-clicker filter, a maximizer plug-in to achieve some gain (as the level of the recording was extremely low) and was slightly equalized to enhance top end. It’s rare, hope you enjoy!"

3. Pound For A Brown/Sleeping In A Jar
Live at Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, NY 10-23-70
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Analog Stereo Master
Players
Frank Zappa: Guitar * Ian Underwood: Keyboards * George Duke: Keyboards * Jeff Simmons: Bass/Vocals * Aynsley Dunbar: Drums * Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman: Vocals

4. Radio Show 1981 (Part 1/5)
Compiled & Produced by Frank Zappa, circa 1981.
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Stereo Analog Masters
Filled with alternate edits and mixes of released material as well as unreleased stuff!
  • No Problem/She’s Not There (Civic Arena, Dallas, TX, 10-17-80)
  • The Dangerous Kitchen (Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX, 10-16-80)
  • Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 12-11-80)
  • Armadillo Music (Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX, 10-16-80)
  • Nite Owl (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 12-11-80)
5. Radio Show 1981 (Part 2/5)
Compiled & Produced by Frank Zappa, circa 1981.
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Stereo Analog Masters

1. The Jazz Discharge Party Hats (University Union Auditorium, Normal IL, 11-21-80)
2. I Have Been In You (The Palladium, New York City, October 1978)
3. Pound For A Brown (Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, Feb 1979)

6. Radio Show 1981 (Part 3/5)
Compiled & Produced by Frank Zappa, circa 1981.
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Stereo Analog Masters
"A cool note about the radio shows: every now and then, you might hear a glitch in the audio. That’s actually FZ himself making edits!"
  • Bobby Brown (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 12-11-80)
  • Ms. Pinky (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, 12-11-80)
  • Dead Girls Of London (Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, Feb 1979)
  • Florentine Pogen (Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, Feb 1979)
  • Magic Fingers (Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, 12-5-80)
  • You Are What You Is (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica. CA, 12-11-80)
7. Radio Show 1981 (Part 4/5)
Compiled and Produced by Frank Zappa, circa 1981.
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Stereo Analog Masters
  • Thirteen/Pound For A Brown (Solos) (The Palladium, New York City, October 1978)
8. Radio Show 1981 (Part 5/5)
Compiled & Produced by Frank Zappa, circa 1981.
Source: 1/4” 2-Track Stereo Analog Masters
  • Jumbo Go Away (Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, Feb 1979)
  • If Only She Woulda (Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, 12-5-80)
  • I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted (Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, 12-5-80)
9. Stucco Homes (Alternate Edit)
Recorded 1979, Village Recorders
Source: Cassette Reference
Players
FZ: Guitar * Warren Cuccurullo: Guitar * Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums

10. Vancouver Radio
Taped by FZ on the road.
Source: 5 inch Reel-to Reel 1/4” Stereo Analog Tape
The Mothers go to a Vancouver B.C. radio station to be guest disc jockeys on September 19, 1970.
Voices:
FZ, Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Aynsley Dunbar, Jeff Simmons, Ian Underwood, Dick Barber

* * * VIDEO * * *

1. Apostrophe Ad
"Although we've seen this before in the Apostrophe Classic Albums documentary, this spiffy new HD transfer by the Reflex film lab is a thing of beauty and a great example of the preservation work!"

2. Eugene Preshow
"FZ rehearsing 'Envelopes' and 'Sinister Footwear' with the band before their concert in Eugene, Oregon on October 4th, 1981. Also, a young fan in the audience plays with his date. From the Thomas (genius artist that he is) Nordegg VHS section of the vault."

3. Dance Fever
"We found this li’l nugget on a VHS compilation tape of FZ TV appearances, apparently put together by Barfko-Swill mail order manager Gerald Fialka. It's from somewhere around late 1979/early 1980. Possibly the only time FZ ever danced to disco!"

4. Speaking of Music
"On May 20th, 1984, FZ participated in the San Francisco-based Speaking of Music series. Some excerpts from this can be seen in the 'Does Humor Belong in Music' home video, but a never-before-seen highlight of the evening was this dancing life-size puppet to the tune of 'He's So Gay.' This and other puppets were created for 'A Zappa Affair,' which was performed in Berkeley that same year. Loved finding this stuff!"

5. Boston Rehearsal
"Here's another fun rehearsal clip from the 1981 tour, this time in Boston on November 7th. Featured are the R&B covers 'Mary Lou' and 'I'm a Rollin' Stone' (Lightnin' Slim) with some improvised lyrics by FZ tossed in, and good ol' 'Sharleena.'

6. Cosmik Debris Spermicide
"For this performance of Cosmik Debris, which includes FZ's band intros and opening rap, the lyrics are adapted on the fly to honor Steve Vai's sexual escapade of the previous evening. From the Kansas City show, December 5th, 1981."

7. Envelopes Thunes Mayo
"One of the regular features of the 1981 tour was during a section of the instrumental 'Envelopes' which was bass-free, allowing Scott Thunes to improvise a variety of activities (free-form interpretative dance, fondling bandmates, etc), ultimately returning to his bass and rejoining the song just in the nick of time. But touring can make you crazy, and by the end of this one, Thunes felt the need to push the boundaries; so for the Salt Lake City show on December 7th, 1981, after purloining a jar of mayonnaise from the backstage eating area, he pulled off this legendary act of self-condimenting."

8. Dusseldorf RDNZL
"As promised. This EPIC 14-and-a-half minute performance of 'RDNZL' encapsulates the awesomeness that was the 1981-1982 band. From May 22nd, 1982."

9. Village Recorders
"FZ records vocal takes for 'Keep It Greasey' at Village Recorders (the same studio our Kickstarter backers just got to record in!) during the 'Joe's Garage' album sessions. Circa May 12th, 1979."

10. Red Ronnie
"During a freewheeling 1984 interview with Italian TV and radio personality Red Ronnie, FZ tells an anecdote about seeing an Italian airport doctor."

11. The Original Mothers!
(Reel 17)
"The Mothers of Invention go sightseeing in London on their first tour of Europe and the UK, September 1967. Shot by FZ stalwart extraordinaire, Ed Seeman."

12. More Village Recorders (Canarsie)
"At Village Recorders in May of 1979, FZ also recorded 'Canarsie,' and here we have Warren Cuccurullo's sitar session, in which FZ makes him say the infamous opening statement."


TROUT MASK REPLICA RE-RELEASE ON THIRD MAN RECORDS

The Third Man Records label will re-releasing Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" as one of their so-called Vault Packages.
In other words: You have to subscribe (US $ 60.00) , Third Man Records will print the exact number of copies to match the total number of subsscriptions, and you'll receive the package.

It does look impressive :

  • a re-issue of the album, on coloured vinyl
  • a re-issue of the pachuco cadaver 7"
  • a tote bag, a patch, a cut-out page, and Jack White's epitaph for Don Van Vliet



Here's all the info :
https://thirdmanstore.com/tmr-vault-platinum-subscription-new

(subscriptions are open until April 30, 2018)


Sunday, April 1, 2018

ED PALERMO CONCERTS IN 2018

There's quite a number of opportunities if you want to catch the Ed Palermo Big Band in concert in 2018 !
  • April 2 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • April 21 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
  • May 18 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY ["A Tale Of Two Franks" featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock!]
  • May 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY ["A Tale Of Two Franks" featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock!]
  • June 16 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
  • June 18 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • July 16 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • August 13 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • August 25 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
  • August 26 - Long's Park Amphitheater - Route 30 & Harrisburg Pike - Lancaster, PA 17601 - 7:30 pm - free
  • September 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • October 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY ["A Tale Of Two Franks" featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock!]
  • October 20 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY ["A Tale Of Two Franks" featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock!]
  • October 27 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542
  • November 19 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • December 17 - The Iridium - 1650 Broadway - NYC, NY
  • December 31 - The Falcon - 1348 Route 9W - Marlboro, NY 12542