Thursday, May 25, 2017

ELEKTRYCZNE GITARY - NA KRZYWY RYJ



Polish band Elektryczne Gitary recorded Frank Zappa's 'MS Pinky'. The track got released on their "Na Krxywy Ryj" album in 1997.

In 2016, Universal released a compilation box by Elektryczne Gitary. The box included two album : a best of (previously released in 2001, and the "Na Krzywy Ryj" album (from 1997).

The cover of the cardboard box :


Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


THE MUFFIN3 QUINTET - LIVE IN THE BACKROOM



The last couple of weeks, I've been updating the Muffin Men entry over at the United Mutations Archives with some of their promotional releases.
Next to "Moo-Ah 2015" and the "4FM radio special", there's also "A Tale Of Steal City".

Recorded on November 28, 2015, in Sheffield, this is one of the shows that featured Mike Kidson, one of the original Muffin Men.

Superb concert. Fun !

-- info: Danny Mathys


CITADELIC GENT * * * JAZZCASE NEERPELT

Citadelic, the experimental jazz festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The festival kicks off tonight (May 25) and will be on full speed next week: from June 1 until June 5.

At the Citadel Park in Ghent, Belgium.
Check out the complete program here:

http://citadelic.be/17/program17.html


Jorge Rossy Vibes Quintet ft. Mark Turner, Al Foster
The Singing Painters ft. Carver and Horn
GLiTS
4tet Sal La Rocca, Lieven Venken, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Pascal Mohy
Moker
Patrick De Groote - Chris Joris - Paul Van Gysegem
Llop ft. Brice Soniano
Samuel Blaser Trio ft. Marc Ducret
Lilly Joel
Hamster Axis
Wandjina
Bruno De Groote / Ben Faes
Rodrigo Fuentealba invites Philip Weiss and Tsubasa Hori Taiko
De Beren Gieren Gents ft. Fulco Ottervanger
3/4 Peace : Ben Sluys, Christian Mendoza and Brice Soniano
Praed psychedelic shaabi van Beirut
Steiger Gents
Ruben Machtelinckx and Karl Van Deun
Pak Yan Lau
Frederick Leroux
Raphael Malfliet
Bardo
Osama Abdulrasols qanun
Klankenbos ft. Bassss project Musica
In Memoriam Global Village ft. Xu Fengxia
Paul Van Gysegem 3 ft. Giovanni Barcella and Erik Vermeulen

A number of these artists will also be appearing on the JazzCase Festival in Neerpelt (from June 2 to June 3)


SINERGIA ELETTRONICA - S/T

I bought this album at the Jooklo Zappa concert a couple of weeks ago.
Sinergia Elettronica features the Jooklo duo plus the Metabolismus collective.
Experimental music at its best.

Out on the Troglosound record label
Only 162 copies, each album cover hand drawn
On purple vinyl.
And most important : fascinating music.
These won't last long.

Sinergia Elettronica has released some tapes previous to this album but this is their first vinyl release.

Here's a fragment from one of their previous releases :


THE COMET IS COMING - CHANNEL THE SPIRITS

UK band The Comet Is Coming, or TCIC, released its first album last year.
Electronic jazz à la Stuff.

When Philippe mentioned the band last week, I thought I had heard the name before...
A bit of digging in my memory showed that I had seen them on tv.
On Dutch radio show Vrije Geluiden last year when they did a festival special.

The Comet Is Coming features
  • King Shabaka: saxophone
  • Danalogue The Conquerer: synthesizer
  • Betamax Killer: drums
Don't you love these aliases?
  • King Shabaka = Shabake Hutchings
  • Danalogue The Conquerer = Dan Leavers
  • Betamax Killer = Max Hallett
"Channel The Spirits" is a superb introduction to this trio.
Powerful psychedlic jazz. With a nice beat. The music has this nice flow. Really like it.

from 2014 :
The Sun Ra Arkestra with Shabaka Hutchings on the saxophone !!


And here's TCIC :
with 'Space Carnival' :



JOOKLO ZAPPA

May 12, 2017, Jooklo Zappa performed at 'Het Bos' in Antwerp, BE.

Jooklo Zappa = the Italian experimental music duo Jooklo (David Vanzan, Virginia Genta) plus Stanley Jason Zappa.

They shared the bill with The Selva (cello, bass, drums) and with Lauroshilau (electronics, drums, violin).
Three experimental trios on one night.

Virginia Genta  -  David Vanzan  -  Stanley Jason Zappa  (picture by Philippe Lamoot)

The Jooklo Zappa concert was excellent.
The two saxophones started with playing one note in unison, gradually moving away, searching for seperate lines.

The band had brought along some hand-crafted tour booklets and posters.
A fine night it was.

Here's a recording from a concert they did last year.
To give you an idea of what it sounded like.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

'NEW' PRINCE ALBUM

Well, you know how it goes...

A 'new' Prince album has been announced :

"The Purple Era: The Very Best Of 1985 - 1991 Broadcasting"

But the tracklist does look interesting :

  1. Purple Rain (Live at the American Music Awards 1985)
  2. Baby, I'm A Star (Live at the Grammy Awards 1985)
  3. Sign O The Times (Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 1987)
  4. Play In The Sunshine (Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 1987)
  5. Electric Chair (Saturday Night Live 1989)
  6. Gett Off (Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 1991)
  7. Diamonds And Pearls (Live at the Special Olympics Ceremony 1991)
  8. Let's Go Crazy (Intro) (Live at the Special Olympics Ceremony 1991)
  9. Baby, I'm A Star (Live at the Special Olympics Ceremony 1991)
  10. Push (Live at the Special Olympics Ceremony 1991)
  11. Peter Gunn Theme (Live at the Special Olympics Ceremony 1991)


NEW ALBUM BY THE PERSUASIONS


Barenaked Ladies and a cappella legends The Persuasions performing "Dont Shuffle Me Back". From the album Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions - available April 14th.



-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Sunday, May 21, 2017

JEFF BECK & IMELDA MAY


Jeff Beck...
Wow.
With a familiar face in the audience at 0:40 ?



Z - BASED ON A TRUE STORY



With both of Frank's sons in the picture lately, I thought I'd clean up the United Mutations Archives a bit.
Z, as Dweezil and Ahmet's band was called, released two album (in various version), one single and two promotional singles.
"Based On A True Story" is the only single that the band released.
In France.
Next to Dweezil and Ahmet, it featured Mike Keneally, Joe Travers and Bryan Beller.
Two tracks: 'Based On A True Story' from "Music For Pets" and 'In My Mind', the track that replaced 'What Went Wrong In The Real World' on the American version of "Shampoo Horn".

Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.