Sunday, April 30, 2017

KHATIA BUNIATISHVILI PLAYS MUSSORGSKY

Khatia Buniatishvili has an album out on which she performs Mussorgsky, Ravel and Stravinsky, called "Kaleidoscope".

Here's Khatia on the Vrije Geluiden TV-show.


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - UNMATCHED! - COME DANCE WITH ME

Last year, the Hall Of Fame record label released a sampler on CDR to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
A couple of weeks ago, the label released a second sampler, "Sensations Over Night". This time on CD.
At the same moment, the "Come Dance With Me!" sampler got upgraded to a CD-release as well.

12 bands performing the music of Frank Zappa. All tracks taken from the "Unmatched" series.

Top !!

https://halloffame.es/



FRANK ZAPPA - LIVE ON AIR



Here's another so-called 'radio-show' album. A recording that was broadcast on the radio and of which the rights of the recording belong to the broadcasting company (and not to the artist...).
"Live on Air" must be about the twentieth Zappa 'radio-show' release.

Due out in early May.
4CDs that we probably already have (a couple of times) as they're using the same recordings over and over again...


SINISTER SISTER PLAYS BARTOK

We all know Pieter Claus' Sinister Sister project as an ensemble that performs the music of Frank Zappa.
In a superb way.
What these guys do with the music of FZ is amazing.

And it looks like Sinister Sister is taking on another great composer.
December 15, they will be performing the music of Béla Bartók at 'De Singel' in Antwerp, BE.
Béla Bartók with a groove. I'm curious.

https://desingel.be/nl/programma/muziek/sinister-sister-plays-bartok-made-in-desingel?id=a0Jb000002LuyLSEAZ

Pieter Claus - vibes
Lander Gyselinck - drums
Michel Hatzigeorgiou - bass
Maayan Smith - sax
Jan Ghesquière - guitar

Here's Sinister Sister performing the music of Frank Zappa at the Ham Sessions festival in Ghent last year :



SWIM WITH THE CURRENT

SWTC, Swim With The Curent", is a  music festival that will be held at 'De Singel', Antwerp, BE from June 8 until June 11.

https://desingel.be/nl/programma/muziek/swtc-2017-swim-with-the-current-early-summer-music?id=a0Jb000001pU8huEAC

Especially day two looks interesting as it will feature Flat Earth Society with David Bovée and also Beraadgeslagen (a project with Lander Gyselinck (Stuff., LABtrio) en Fulco Ottervanger (De Beren Gieren, Stadt)).


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