Thursday, May 31, 2012

GOOD NEWS FOR GUITAR FREAKS

The new Mörglbl album is out. It's called "Brutal Romance". And Pierrejean Gaucher's new album is out as well, entitled "Melody Makers II".
More info real soon !!

GAIL ZAPPA VERSUS THE ARF SOCIETY

Today, May 31st, 2012 Gail Zappa lost the final trial at the German Highcourt Bundesgerichtshof in all claims against Arf-Society e.V. and Zappanale.

Congratulations are in place as music is the best !!


CPT. CHEESE-BEARD FREE DOWNLOAD

a word from Cpt.Cheese-Beard:

Hello to you all,


With great pleasure the "Pygmy Pony Riding Club" would like to inform you that the "most outstanding" live concert of Capt. Cheese-Beard & The 7 Sisters of Prevention at the Atelier 210 05/11/2012 is downloadable in HD format for free on the PPRC website:

www.pprc.be

Enjoy!

The Captain

VARIOUS ARTISTS - A FAIR FORGERY OF PINK FLOYD

This Pink Floyd tribute album includes The Mike Keneally Band with 'Astronomy Domine'.
Data has been added to the U.M.Archives.

Here's the original, taken from the "Ummagumma" album.


-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NEW CAPTAIN BEEFHEART DVD ANNOUNCED

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - The Lost Broadcasts (DVD)

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15486

On the 12th April, in the middle of the European leg of the tour Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band stopped off at the Beat Club studios in Bremen to film a session for later transmission. Of the four song session filmed that day only one track has ever been broadcast. The band at that time included: Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet), vocals, harp. Rockette Morton (Mark Boston), guitar/bass. Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad), guitar. Orejon (Roy Estrada), bass. Ed Marimba (Art Tripp), drums. Winged Eel Fingerling (Elliot Ingber), guitar. Jon Kirkman describes the recordings: “The session kicks off with a bass solo entitled ‘Mascara Snake’. This short piece was named after a former member of the Magic Band Victor Hayden, who had appeared on the Trout Mask Replica album. The solo is played by Mark Boston although at this point former Mothers of Invention bassist Roy Estrada had joined The Magic Band following his departure from Little Feat in early 1972. The other songs in the set here include a track dating back to Trout Mask Replica (‘Steal Softly Thru Snow’) and also a track that would feature on Clear Spot some eight months later (‘Golden Birdies’).



Tracks: 1. MASCARA SNAKE (BASS SOLO) 3:06 , 2. CLICK CLACK 1 3:44 , 3. CLICK CLACK 2 1:26 , 4. GOLDEN BIRDIES 1:58 , 5. BAND INTROS 0:56 , 6. I'M GONNA BOOGLARIZE YOU BABY 1 4:26 , 7. I'M GONNA BOOGLARIZE YOU BABY 2 5:02 , 8. STEAL SOFTLY THRU THE SNOW 3:33 , 9. I'M GONNA BOOGLARIZE YOU BABY 3 5:19.

-- info: Guy Darol (on facebook)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

EUGENE CHADBOURNE - ZUPA DUPA KUPA

Recorded in the U.S.A. with a bunch of fellow musicians and released (on vinyl !) on the Polish MonotypeRec label, "Zupa Dupa Kupa" brings new material by Eugene Chadbourne.
You get Eugene Chadbourne in a familiar setting: fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar, and singing his folky, bluesy songs about the things he (dis)likes.
And quite good it is, "Zupa Dupa Kupa".

I still don't have a clue to what the album title refers to, but I like what I hear.
It may sound pretty straight-forward to those who are familiar with Doctor Chadbourne's output, but it's also a good starting point for those who have never heard the man.

PREVIEW OF THE NEW ZAPPATIKA SINGLE


"here is a preview of the new 2012 single from ZAPPATiKA . The song is available on most major music stores from 1st June,including CDBaby.com,i-Tunes,Napster etc"

FREAK KITCHEN - LAND OF THE FREAKS

Freak Kitchen is recording their new album, "Cooking With Pagans", as I'm typing this. So to avoid running behind, I added the data for their latest album earlier today.
"Land Of The Freaks" got released in 2009 and it displays the Freak Kitchen Trio in all its splendor.
  • Mattias IA Eklundh on guitar and vocals;
  • Christer Örtefors on bass and vocals;
  • Björn Fryklund: drums and tabla.
Heavy rock / prog rock at its best with spotlights on guitar wonder Mattias IA Eklundh.

Here's 'Teargas Jazz', with a nice input from V.Selvaganesh and Neyveli S Radhakrishna.


and my personal favourite: 'OK'.

NEW ON LEO RECORDS

New releases on Leo Records:

Urumchi; Saadet Turkoz / Has Hassler / Alfred Zimmerlin / Fredy Studer: Nar(r)
(2012, cd, uk, leo records cd lr633)


The Second Approach Trio: Beeswing
(2012, cd, uk, leo records cd lr640)


Ivo Perelman with the Sirius Quartet; The Passion According to G.H.
(2012, cd, uk, leo records cd lr642)


Ivo Perelman / Matt Shipp / Gerald Cleaver: The Foreign Legion
(2012, cd, uk, leo records cd lr643)

FIREWORKS JOINS FORCES WITH C4

Fireworks joins forces with C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective at downtown NYC hot spot (Le) Poission Rouge for the premiere of new pieces written for amplified chamber band and chorus, including Brian’s rock-band-meets-Medieval-choir "REQUIEM"


"This project has been an extraordinary collaboration, unlike anything we’ve ever done (or heard) before. If you come to one Fireworks event in 2012, this is the one!"

Read more about the project (and about the scheduled Zappa-release !!) in Brian Coughlin’s interview on the arts blog
http://www.stagegarden.com/articles/%20%2081

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30  2012
7:30 PM
(LE) POISSON ROUGE
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

SATURDAY, JUNE 2
8:00 PM
MANHATTAN MOVEMENT & ARTS
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

VINCENZO VASI / GIORGIO PACORIG - PERFAVORE SING

"Pervavore Sing" is a music project commisioned by AngelicA. It was premiered at the AngelicA international music festival in Bologna, Italy on May 21, 2009.
The album includes Frank Zappa's 'It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal' and The Residents' 'Hell No' as performed by Vincenzo Vasi and Giorgio Pacorig.

Do I like it?
Well, yes and no. I do like the avant-garde & jazz approach and their coverversions sound great. It's just that the entire album is a bit too much of the same.

Monday, May 28, 2012

ISKRA - LIBERTE EGALITE HUMANITE

Bengt Berger's Country & Eastern record label, recently released two albums : Bengt Berger, Roland Keijser & Kjell Westling's "The Vedbod Tapes", and ISKRA's "Liberté Egalité Humanité".

I talked about "The Vedbod Tapes" album a couple of days ago, saying that the album offers a collection of improvisations in which jazz, free jazz, western folk and eastern melodies and percussion are mixed into adventurous musical pieces. Recommended listening.

ISKRA goes one step further.
from the liner notes:

"From 1970 to 1992, ISKRA was Skandinavia's foremost group for free improvised music. They made finciful, unpredictable, uniquely personal music that transgressed all genre boundaries. ISKRA's music was built on the collective improvisation, and the arsenal of instruments used was limitless."

Named after the early 20th century Russian socialist newspaper, ISKRA wanted to translate their political ideas into music. They use three key-words to demonstrate this.
'Liberté' / Liberty stands for playing freely. ISKRA searches the music of the moment, created on the spot. 'Egalité' / Equality means that there is no conductor of bandleader present. ISKRA opposes hierarchical thinking. Anyone can come up with an iniative, with any instrument. 'Humanité' / Humanity shows that the ISKRA musicians want to connect to the ongoing struggle for equal rights for all humans around the world.
So when original ISKRA members Jörgen Adolfsson, Tuomo Haapala, Sune Spångberg and Arvid Uggla teamed up for a reunion in Stockholm in 2003, they played a spontaneous, completely improvised set.
"Liberté Egalité Humanité" brings us a recording of this concert.

This is not for the faint hearted. I've listened to the album a couple of times already, and it needs another couple of listenings. The music is completely free with very few interfaces or reference points. There is, however, a fine interaction between the musicians and you can tell that they have played together before.

"Liberté Egalité Humanité" needs multiple listenings, and it asks for you complete attention.

Beautiful.

Recommended listening.

http://www.countryandeastern.se

Here are two YouTube samples to give you an idea of what ISKRA is about: two animated movies with music by ISKRA.


THE XTRA XTRA ORCHESTRA

Here's another fine YouTube movie.
The Xtra Xtra Orchestra perfoming Zappa's 'Echidna's Arf' in concert, mixed with a scene from "Freaks", the Tod Browning movie.

thanks to ZappaInFrance  /  Francis Hérard !!

THE FRANK ZAPPA MUSIC BOX

The Japanese MSI label released a (promotional) Zappa music box in 2003. The music box played a couple of seconds of 'Peaches En Regalia'.

This music box has recently been re-issued / remade.
It came in a different package, and it was made available together with a CD.
The CD contained 5 tracks / 5 music box versions of 'Peaches En Regalia'.
  • roland type fuzz guitar version
  • fender type fuzz guitar version
  • marshall type distortional version
  • hammond organ type version
  • 60s analogue ampex 350 version

the package
the music box

front of package

cd cover

obi

SUN RA BOOK 2000


"Sun Ra Book 2000" is a collection of xeroxed newspaper and magazine articles, and pictures, compiled by Peter Hinds / Sun Ra Research. It's a spiral bound, thick book.
Fun to read and to browse through.
Another great job by Sun Ra Research.
My copy got released in October 2001 and is the 2nd edition.

It reminds me a lot of the excellent "Beat The Books" series that Ron van den Boom compiled years ago. 12 volumes of Zappa articles.
Early ninetees, I think.
Thanks again, Ron.



Sunday, May 27, 2012

HELMUT KING EXPO IN BREGENZ AUSTRIA

Graphic artist and sculptor Helmut King has produced a number of Zappa inspired works. His artwork has been used for album sleeves by The Grandmothers, by B.E.P., and by Jimmy Carl Black, to name a few.

'Theater Kosmos' in Bregenz, Austria is having an Helmut King expo at this very moment. It will last until June 10 and it includes his famous Cigarette Box People and his Plane Sculptures.

2012/05/18 -> 2012/06/10
expo Helmut King: "Zähne Zeigen!"
with his Cigarette Box People, and Plane Sculptures
Theater Kosmos
Bregenz, Austria

THE BONESHAKERS - POURING GASOLINE

The Boneshakers was Randy Jacobs' band. It's Texas Blues all over with this impressive "Pouring Gasoline" album. It also includes a fine version of Frank Zappa's 'Dirty Love'.

I had never heard about this album before. Found out about it through Facebook...

FRIED DÄHN & THE YELLOW STRING QUARTET AT ZAPPANALE

Fried Dähn & The Yellow String Quartet


You know what it's like: Just when you think that you set up a nice program... something is happening. In this case it's the icing on the cake. And it's a really impressive icing we like to present you at Zappanale #23:


The cellist, composer and sound-artist Friedemann 'Fried' Dähn is working in classical, contemporary and electronic music as well as in media and video arts.
In 1989 he completed his studies with Johannes Goritzki at the Düsseldorf music conservatory "with exellence", after having taken part in additional master classes with Boris Pergamenschikow, Heinrich Schiff, Michael Flaksman and Misha Maisky.
Between 1990 and 1993 he has been cellist of the well known Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, where he had the possibility to work with K.-H. Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa, to mention only a few. The Ensemble Modern was working a few years with Frank Zappa and finally presented 'The Yellow Shark' in Frankfurt.
Fried Dähn is a big Zappa fan and with the Yellow String Quartet, founded in the beginning of 2011, he wants to set a memorable counterpoint against all the electric guitars, keaboards and several drums at Zappanale.
The members of the Yellow String Quartet are soloists from the Württembergische Philharmonie. Timo de Leo (violin), Konrad Balik (violin), Benjamin Hartung (viola) and Friedemann ,Fried' Dähn (cello) will play compositions from Igor Strawinsky, Dimitri Schostakowitsch, Joseph Haydn, Terry Riley, Fried Dähn and of course from Frank Zappa.

Homepage Fried Dähn: http://www.friedstyle.com/news_d2.shtml

Saturday, May 26, 2012

THE RESIDENTS PRESENT CHARLES BOBUCK - CODGERS ON THE MOON

  • the residents present charles bobuck: codgers on the moon
    (2012, cd, usa, rz201205)
Instrumental music by The Residents.
You get the typical Residents synth sound, mixed with eastern / gamelan elements. The result is  fine, contemporary american west coast music.

SUN RADIO ARKIVE

Cloudcasts in Sun Radio Omniversity 22 May 2012 Sun Ra Arrival on Mixcloud

SUN RA - LIVE AT THE SQUAT THEATRE

"Live At The Squat Theatre" is a brand-new Sun Ra release. It's a limited edition of 99 copies, and it has been released on fluo orange vinyl only.

Recorded in concert on 1979/08/24 at the Squat Theatre, with an Arkestra line-up that should make every fan happy: Sun Ra, Elo Omoe, Pat Patrick, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Michael Ray, Danny Thompson, Hayes Burnett, James Jackson and June Tyson.

-- info: Danny Mathys

Friday, May 25, 2012

NEW STEVE VAI ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Check out the Steve Vai website: http://www.vai.com/

Deluxe version includes a DVD; Platinum version includes a DVD and other treats.

MOSAE ZAPPA

June 1 & 2, 2012 = MOSAE ZAPPA



The place to be will be Heerlen, NL.
And € 35 will get you a combi ticket for two days

Friday June 1, 2012
(doors 20:00 h - concerts start at 21:00 h)
  • Ensemble Mosae (Michel Delville/Guy Segers/Laurent Delchambre)
  • The Muze Jazz Orchestra plays Zappa


Saturday June 2, 2012
(doorst 19:00 h - concerts start at 20:00 h)
  • Lex Bronkowitz Orchestra
  • Grupo Go
  • Peach Noise

TROUBLE EVERY DAY (SLIGHT RETURN)

SUN RA REISSUES

"Sun Ra: Art Yard In A Box" is a new 7 CD box set (500 numbered copies) that includes the 7 CDs that have previously been released on the Art Yard label:
  • Disco 3000
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • On Jupiter
  • Beyond the Purple Star Zone & Oblique Parallax
  • Horizon
  • Nidhamu & Dark Myth Equation Visitation
  • The Antique Blacks
 
The "Sun Ra: Disco 3000" CD is being reissued in an orange cover, and is being called "Disco 3000 (the 2012 edition).

DWALMACAT 471

Go to http://www.fmbrussel.be/programmas/dwalmacat.aspx
and click on “Luister” to enjoy
  • LA BOUTIQUE FANTASTIQUE – Round and round
  • STEVE FISK – Tongues
  • SLIM TWIG – There’s a secret to your pleasure
  • STOCK, HAUSEN & WALKMAN – Brake failure
  • LIQUID LIQUID – Flextone (Brennan Green’s funk version)
  • CURTIS MAYFIELD – Wild and free
  • GARY ROBERTS & THE SATELLITES – Do you know the difference between big wood and brush?
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH – Why diddle?
  • THE CLASH – The guns of Brixton
  • COIL – Neither his, nor yours
  • PYROLATOR – Hirnriss
  • YACHT – Tripped and fell in love
  • RADIO JAVA – Radio Republik Indonesia (excerpt)
  • DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS – Ortsgespräch 1986
  • DONNA SUMMER – I feel love
  • THE BEE GEES – Love you inside out
  • YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – Final day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ANOTHER ZAPPA REFERENCE


Here's another Zappa reference. This time, he's pictured on a book cover.
Written by R.H.Ellson, and released in 1968 by Corinth Publications, 'though I do not know if this was the original cover.
"Turn on with Trippie, a sex-happy hippie".

-- info: Brainpang

ZAPPA REFERENCE ON AN ALBUM COVER



  • orquesta romanticos de cuba: temas de peliculas
    (1971, lp, ??, zafiro zv-584)
The "Temas De Peliculas" (Movie Themes) album by the Orquesta Romanticos De Cuba has a picture of Frank Zappa on the cover. The album does not contain any music written by Zappa.

Zappa in Cuba.

-- info: Brainpang

DON PRESTON DATA ADDED

When I mentioned the latest Don Preston album a little while ago, "Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967 - 75", out on Sub Rosa, I told you that there was a limited print-run being pressed on marbled white vinyl.
I added a picture of the vinyl to the Don Preston entry over at the United Mutations Archives earlier today.

It even smells good...

GREG MALCOLM AND EUGENE CHADBOURNE - JAZZ SCHOOL


  • greg malcolm / eugene chadbourne: jazz school
    (2010, lp, poland, monotyperecords monolp 002)
The polish MonotypRec label has been issuing CDs since 2005. Somewhere around 2010 they started releasing a vinyl albums as well. One of the first ones, was a collaboration between Eugene Chadbourne and Greg Malcolm, two guitarists with an interest in avant-garde music.

The duo found one another in New Zealand, and recorded "Jazz School", going through Steve Lacey and Eric Dolphy compositions.
This is interesting. Just two guitars in a low-fi environment, exploring music.
Recommended listening.

Released in a limited edition of 250 copies, with few still available.
http://www.monotyperecords.com/index.html

Here's a sample:

2 MANY DJ'S - AS HEARD ON RADIO SOULWAX PT.2

Record Store Day 2012 saw the rerelease of this 2002 album by 2 Many DJ's. Originally released on CD, the album was now made available on vinyl.
One of the tracks that the duo toys around with, is The Residents' 'Kaw-Liga'.

2 Many DJ's are so-called mash-up artists. The take a couple of tracks and mash them up. Quite funny at times. Here are some examples, all taken from this very Volume Two.




DWEEZIL ZAPPA - RETURN OF THE SON OF...

"Return Of The Son Of..." got released in 2010 as a 2CD set.
The same album got a vinyl re-release as a 3LP set in 2011.
Same tracks, all Frank Zappa compositions taken from the Zappa Plays Zappa tour, but put in a different package.
Data have been added to the United Mutations Archives.

SUN RA RESEARCH, THE FANZINE

I added another couple of pictures of the Sun Ra Research fanzine to the Sun Ra Research entry over at the United Mutations Archives. Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 32 & 33.

Peter Hinds sarted publishing Sun Ra Research, a fanzine with interviews with Sun Ra and with members of his Arkestra, in 1995.


http://www.united-mutations.com/r/sunraresearch.htm

MICHEL DELVILLE ON ZERO4 WEBTV

Zero4 is an alternative webtv station from Liège, Belgium.
For the time being, Zero4 is distributing its documentaries through Vimeo.

Here's the excellent 60-minute (!!) Zero4 portrait of guitarist & composer Michel Delville, including concert fragments.

Michel talkes about The Wrong Object, douBt, Machine Mass Trio, Comicoperando (the Robert Wyatt tribute), and more.

Excellent.
You need to see this.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MOONJUNE NEWSFLASH

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but Moonjune is releasing three new titles this month.
Two re-releases by Allan Holdsworth and a new Tohpati album.

  • ALLAN HOLDSWORTH "Hard Hat Area" (re-mastered)
  • ALLAN HOLDSWORTH "None Too Soon"(re-mastered)
  • TOHPATI BETIGA "Riot"

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS - PAUL BUFF PRESENTS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PAL AND ORIGINAL SOUND STUDIO ARCHIVES


I told you a couple of weeks ago, that this fabulous compilation will get a CD-release.
Or a box with 5 CD's, to be more exact.

Here's the revised edition of the cover, with Zappa's drawing put up front.

I already ordered my copy, and so should you.

http://www.crossfirepublications.com/



ANTON CORBIJN

Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn had good relationship with Don Van Vliet / Captain Beefhart. Not only did he make some great pictures of the Captain, he's also responsible for the excellent "Some Yoyo Stuff" documentary about Don Van Vliet.


Klaartje Quirijns' documentary about Anton Corbijn, 'Anton Corbijn Inside Out", is playing in the theaters.
Antwerp had the Belgian avant-premiere on May 5, 2012.

Klaartje Quirijns is Dutch and lives in New York City. For 'Anton Corbijn Inside Out', she followed Anton Corbijn around the world for about three years.

-- info: Zjakki Willems

THE GRANDE MOTHERS RE:INVENTED ON TOUR IN EUROPE

The Grande Mother continue their tour in Europe

NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK: vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, suavenicity, dancing
TOM FOWLER: bass, pick, violin, M.D., chair dancing
DON PRESTON: piano, keyboard synthesizers, IPOD, electronics, magic,vocals
with
CHRISTOPHER GARCIA: drumset, percussion, marimba, vocals
ROBBIE SEAHAG MANGANO: electric guitar
  • 2012/05/ 23 concert 'Union Scene', Drammen, Norway 
  • 2012/05/24 concert 'John Dee', Oslo, Norway 
  • 2012/05/25 concert 'Dokkhuset', Trondheim, Norway 
  • 2012/05/26 concert 'Parkbiografen', Skien, Norway 
  • 2012/05/27 concert "Nattjazz Festival", Bergen 
  • 2012/05/29 concert 'Bullentempel', Rendsburg, Germany 
  • 2012/05/30 concert 'Objekt 5', Halle, Germany 
  • 2012/05/31 concert 'Franz-Club', Aachen, Germany 
  • 2012/06/01 concert 'Cyriaci-Kapelle', Nordhausen, Germany 
  • 2012/06/02 concert 'Krawinkel-Saal', Bergneustadt, Germany 
  • 2012/06/03 concert 'Sud', Basel, Switzerland

ROBERT WYATT TRIBUTE ON RADIO 6 NL

Last week (May 17 2012) VPRO Jazz Live was devoted to Robert Wyatt.
To be more precise, it was devoted to the Robert Wyatt tribute concert that took place in Amsterdam on May 19 2012.

Beautiful.

http://vprojazzlive.radio6.nl/

ZAPPATIKA

Zappatika is working on a new album.
It will feature 12 totally new tracks, and the first track from that album ' TiME !' will be released later this month to i-Tunes, CDBaby etc etc.

I was able to give 'TiME !' a sneak-preview listen, and I have to say that it's quite different from what I expected.
I'm curious to find out what the rest sounds like.



LA THEORIE DES CORDES

Here's La Theorie Des Cordes with 'D'Hêtre à être'.

CUNEIFORM'S SPRING / SUMMER 2012 RELEASES

  • Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
    (2012, 4cd, usa, cuneiform rune 350-353)
  • Lars Hollmer: With Floury Hands
    (2012, cd/dvd, usa, cuneiform rune 340-341)
  • Janel & Anthony: Where is home
    (2012, cd/dvd, usa, cuneiform rune 338)
  • Pixel: Reminder
    (2012, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 342)
  • Positive Catastrophe: Dibrujo, Dibrujo, Dibrujo...
    (2012, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 334)

ANDRE CHOLMONDELEY & BRETT SPIVEY

Brett Spivey & André Cholmondeley are completing editing their new CD, due out this summer.
There's also a bunch of free postings.

André Cholmondeley is the guitar player of Project/Object. As a guitar tech, he has worked with Adrian Belew and with Greg Lake (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame).

As André says: 'Here's a taste of the madness.'

http://soundcloud.com/grounded-1/comely-polished-envy

Brett -- treated bass, loops, archival audio
Andre - guitar, synth. Both: beats, textures

(search Cholmondeley Spivey at soundcloud.com to hear more)



WARD SHELLEY'S ZAPPA CHART

Take a look at this !
This is great.

http://www.wardshelley.com/paintings/pages/zappa.html

I'd love to see this as a gigantic wall painting !!

-- info: brainpang

GRETCHEN PARLATO

Jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato contributed to Marcus Miller's latest album "Renaissance".

Gretchen Parlato is the daughter of Dave Parlato, the bass player that toured with Zappa Grand and Petit Wazoo Orchestra.

"Renaissance" includes a composition entitled "Mr.Clean". It's a funky jazz tune, not to be confused with the Zappa-penned tune.

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Monday, May 21, 2012

THE IKE WILLIS BOOK PROJECT

David Peroff says:


Hey Folks!!! This is the "Project Scrutinizer" and I'm here to tell you about the upcoming release of the OFFICIAL IKE WILLIS STORY told by Ike himself. I have recently conducted about 25 hours of interviews with Ike and his wife Denise at their home in LA. I have known Ike for about 15 years and we have talked about doing a book about his menoirs for a while. This book is going to truly be 1 of a kind and include a dvd of interview highlights and musical performances and other special features. We are raising money to cover the editing/writing/publishing costs via www.kickstarter.com. Please visit our link below and contribute what you can. You won't be sorry b/c this the REAL DEAL!!!

The book covers all sorts of inside info about the writing and recording process of FZ, never before told tour stories, insights to many of the band members and lots of information about Ike's current projects and musical collaborations. There will be lots of art and photos and games and interactive elements as well. Be a part of the process and help bring this project to life in the form FZ would take pride in!

THANKS - AND CRANK SOME FRANK!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/623789424/the-ike-willis-book-project

The Ike Willis Book Project
http://www.kickstarter.com/
Ike Willis is a legendary musician and singer most known for his time collaborating with music icon Frank Zappa. This is his story!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

RESIDENTS UPDATE

Charles Bocuck, composer for The Residents for the last 40 years, has released a solo album: "Codgers On The Moon". It's available through the Ralph ebay-outlet only.
Sold in smaller batches and announced through the website.

DOCKER'S GUILD - THE MYSTIC TECHNOCRACY (SEASON 1)

  • docker's guild: the mystic technocracy (season 1: the age of ignorance)
    (2012, cd, --, lion music)
Here's something that you don't hear that often: Douglas R. Docker wrote a rock opera in five parts. Part one, or season one as it's called, is about to get released on the Lion Music record label.

Although Douglas Docker says that he's inspired by progressive bands like Yes, ELP, Dream Theater and Genesis, the album has a heavy AOR signature.
Besides Douglas R. Docker (keyboard & vocals) the album features quite a selection of musicians: Gregg Bissonette, Magnus Jacobson, Tony Franklin, Guthrie Govan and John Payne, to name just a few.

As you might guess by the cover, the opera itself is a science fiction story. It's about all the wars and murders that people have comitted in the name of their God.
It's not a story against religion as such, but more about the madness of fundamental, dogmatic views.

Fans of keyboard-oriented OAR need to check this out.

Here's the official trailer:


THE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART RECORD STORE DAY 7"

I love record store. I think the idea behind Record Store Day is great: you schedule some specific releases; you do some in-store concerts; it's good promo. But I do not understand the 'available on Record Store Only' blah blah.

A couple of weeks ago, I did drive to a participating record store. I did not have a lot of time, so I picked the one that was closest to home. Unfortunately, this one did not offer the Beefheart 7" that I had on top of my list. He had only received one copy, and that had been reserved for someone else.
I did ask around, and it seemed that it had sold out in the stores that carried it. Too bad.
The funny thing, however, is that you can still find loads of them for sale at ebay. For a slightly augmented price that is.

I did buy one, and it does look & sound great. But I wasn't able to buy it at Record Story Day and that's a bit sad.

THE BELGIAN BEEFHEART 7"

I have had numerous questions about this one over the years. The main one being: 'Does it exist?'.
Appearantly, a belgian collector said that he had a copy for sale, but he never showed his copy to anyone. And that's how the rumour started.

Anyway, it does exist. And it did change hands a while ago.
The latest owner (who lives in the UK) offered his copy up for sale at ebay.
For a mere 600 UK Pounds.

It did not get sold, but we did get to see the pictures.


from the ebay listing

"I am selling this 'Ultra Rare" Belgian 7" Single which is extremely scarce. It took me '20 YEARS' to verify a copy actually existed - The Magic Band's debut 45 was released in the USA and Canada on A&M Records in Jan 1966 and had a very 'limited' pressing outside the USA. It was actually only released in *Feb '66 in Canada (on A&M also), plus a very limited pressing in Australia (on Festival Records) and this obscure European pressing on London Records 5 5559 - who were distributors for A&M at the time. [*The Date can be seemingly verfied as Roy Orbison had 2 Singles released in 1966 on London Records 5564 + 5.581 - The 1st being only 5 Numbers after Beefheart's!]



Why it didn't merit an original release here in the UK but was pressed in Australia + Belgium of all places, is just another strange story in History of The Magic Band? - Strange as there was a burgeoning R&B/Blues Scene in the UK - but with no promotion until John Peel championed The Magic Band in 1967 on his Pirate Radio Show, the single only had local success in their home town of Lancaster, California.


In 1971 - A&M decided to try again by releasing all 4 tracks from the two A&M Singles on a 7" P/Sleeve EP but this project was aborted with only a few advance/promotional pressed before it was withdrawn (due possibly to the band cancelling their much publicised UK appearance at the Hollywood Music Festival in Stafford that year..) making that demo highly collectable also.


Why was it released in Europe & not in the UK? Whatever reason, it has made it the 'rarest' stock Magic Band single without doubt! I was only made aware of it's existence by Bill Pircz & John Ellis (2 US Beefheatarians) almost 20 years ago when they both posted me details of this record and the Canadian pressing on their Beefheart 'wish' lists and I must have written to over 1000 European record collectors over the years until I uncovered a copy (and believe me I paid a lot of money for it!)"

JOE DENINZON TRIO - EXUBERANCE

Talking about the new Stratospheerius album, I thought I should mention another side of Joe Deninzon as well.
With Stratospheerius, you get progressive rock with an electric violin that makes you think of Zappa, Hendrix or Vai. In the Joe Deninzon Trio however, it's all about the gypsy jazz of Stephane Grapelli and Django Rheinhardt.
The tracklist is excellent, including original compositions by Joe Deninzon and by Bob Bowen (on bass), alongside tunes by Steely Dan, Alice In Chains, Jimmy Webb, Fats Waller and Radiohead.
And I forgot to mention Django Rheinhardt's 'Nuages'.

Nice.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

STRATOSPHEERIUS - THE NEXT WORLD...

"The Next World..." is Stratospheerius' sixth album (if you count their live DVD as number four).
Stratospheerius plays progressive rock. On this latest release, frontman Joe Deninzon (electric violin and vocals) gets Aurelien Dudynek (guitar & fretless guitar) by his side.
Fine compositions, crazy time signatures and great solos.
Perfect for a sunday morning, or any other moment of the week.

Joe Deninzon mentions Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty as him main influences. I guess he might add Yes, King Crimson and the Mahavishnu Orchestra to that list.

Recommended listening !

Here's a track from the new album, performed live on a tv show.

TRIX PRESENTS SONORE AND CHAOS OF THE HAUNTED SPIRE

Next monday, 2012/05/21, the Trix club in Antwerp will host another concert in their "Jazz Connection" series.

First up will be Sonore
  • Ken Vandermark - clarinet, tenor en baritone sax
  • Peter Brötzmann - clarinet, tarogato, alto-, tenor- en bass sax
  • Matz Gustafsson - tenor- en baritone sax

followed by Chaos Of The Haunted Spire
  • Teun Verbruggen - drums
  • Andrew Claes - sax & electronics
  • Sickboy - elektronics
  • Pierre Vervloesem - guitar
  • Natalie Meeusen - vj
http://www.trixonline.be/site/content/programma.asp?id=1059

-- info: Danny Mathys

HOWARD KAYLAN BIOGRAPHY

August 2012, Backbeat Books will publish the Howard Kaylan biography: "The Voice Of The Turtles".

-- info: Guy Darol (on Facebook)

Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan joined Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention in 1970. They had been the leadsingers of The Turtles. They recorded and performed as The Mothers Of Invention until Zappa's accident at the Rainbow Theatre, December 1971.
In Zappa's band they were refered to as The Phlorescent Leech (Mark Volman) and Eddie (Howard Kaylan). In the 1970's, they recorded a number of solo albums as "Flo & Eddie".

LISA POPEIL INTERVIEW ON CKCU-FM RADIO

Part two of the interview that Bobby Marquis did with Lisa Popeil will be broadcast on May 23, 2012, on CKCU-FM radio.

CKCU-FM
PURE RADIO KAOS
http://www.ckcufm.com/

Daughter of the inventor of the Pocket Fisherman and Veg-O-Matic, Lisa Popeil is a top voice / vocal coach who lives in the valley.
She auditioned for Zappa's band in 1981 and took part in the August 1981 rehearsals. December 1981 she performed with the band.
She sings 'Teen-age Prostitute' on "Ship Arriving Too Late"...

SUN RADIO OMNIVERSITY ARRIVAL CELEBRATION

Charles Blass says:

Reminder to log on for the streaming live or check the archive sometime following.

SUN RADIO OMNIVERSITY ARRIVAL CELEBRATION
Tuesday May 22nd midnight until ? (6+ hours) GMT +1 local Zurich
Switzerland time
(6pm Monday May 21st East Coast US, 3pm on the West Coast ....)

Featuring
Preview of Uncool Festival in Poschiavo Switzerland next month with headliners Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen and honoring Michael Ray (http://uncool.ch/)
Interview with Cornelia Mueller
Tribute to Art Jenkins
Plenty of Sun Ra treats

Yours in Space

CB

http://lora.ch/ (webradio stream) 97.5FM Zurich
http://tinyurl.com/sunradio

BENGT BERGER, ROLAND KEIJSER & KJELL WESTLING - THE VEDBOD TAPES


Drummer, percussionist and composer Bengt Berger has performed with many jazz and world music ensembles. He has been studying music in India since 1965 and in Ghana in the seventies.
He performed with Don Cherry and with the Bitter Funeral Beer Band, and has recorded as Berger Knutsson Spering, and Beches Brew to name a few.

Bengt Berger started the Country & Eastern record label in 2005.
Country & Eastern has released improvisational jazz, indian world music, and much more.

Bengt Berger: "Country & Eastern will produce live music and albums with what we consider Great music regardless of style. The common factor is quality"

www.countryandeastern.se

The story behind "The Vedbod Tapes" is quite interesting: Bengt Berger, Roland Keijser and Kjell Westling had been playing together since the second half of the 1960's. Their ways parted, but occasionally crossed again. One of these occasions took place in the summer of 1977.
Roland Keijser: "I was at the time close to taking a break from music. I had moved out into the country, and a year earlier sawed my left hand badly. A quiet life in the woods beckoned...
But what is one to do when good friends call by, thirsting to play?"

And that's where "The Vedbod Tapes" start, at Roland Keijser's vedbod (= woodshed). Roland Keijser on soprano sax, clarinet, bamboo flute and cornet; the late Kjell Westling on bass clarinet, sopranino sax, harmonium and violin; and Bengt Berger on drums and mridangam (an indian drum).

The result sounds very impressive. You get a collection of improvisations in which jazz, free jazz, western folk and eastern melodies and percussion are mixed into adventurous musical pieces: fine improvisations and great interaction. This is great.

As Roland Keijser adds in the liner notes: "What do we play? Apparently free from the heart, memory and imagination. Mostly collective improvisations. But also a couple of Ornette Coleman tunes, some popular songs, the odd polska, waltz and halling, a few tango bars... But, above all, sundry lengthy chunks of unidentifiable invetions, the names of which are known only to the woodshed..."

"The Vedbod Tapes" is a beautiful album, and a fine salute to Kjell Westling who passed away in the autumn of 2010.

Recommended listening!
Here's Spjärnsvallet (with Bengt 'Beche' Berger and Kjell Westling) with a piece from the "Pojkarna" album from 1975.




Friday, May 18, 2012

AKA MOON ON DIME

I guess that some of you might like to know that two recent Aka Moon concert recordings are up at DimeADozen.

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=405819

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=404260

Just don't forget:
Support the artists. Go to their concerts & buy their albums.

SPINIFEX INDIAN SPIN

Spinifex Indian Spin combines indian music and rhythms with jazz.
A discovery.



LES TAILLEURS DE NOTES

On their eponymous album, Les Tailleurs De Notes released a track entitled 'Zappa De Velours'.
Vinyl only.
Out on the Inpolysons label.

http://inpolysons.free.fr/fr/tailleursdenotes.html

-- info: Guy Darol (facebook)

INTERNATIONAL TIMES 1967

August 31, 1967

http://www.internationaltimes.it/archive/index.php?year=1967&volume=IT-Volume-1&issue=18&item=IT_1967-08-31_B-IT-Volume-1_Iss-18_010-011

MADS TOLLING QUARTET RELEASES JEAN-LUC PONTY TRIBUTE ALBUM

The latest album by the Mads Tolling Quartet is called "Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty - Live At Yoshi's", and it's a tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty.
Besides a number of JLP classics, the quartet also performs Zappa's 'King Kong'...

More info soon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

THE RESIDENTS - FINGERPRINCE

  • the residents: fingerprince
    (2012, cd, usa, mvdaudio)
MVD continues their series of Residents re-releases with another classic: "Fingerprince".
Originally intended to be a 3-sided vinyl album, entitled "Tourniquet Of Roses", the project got divided into the "Fingerprince" LP and the "Babyfingers" EP.
As with the previous CD editions, the entire project is released on one disc, so we get the complete album.

I love this album. It has all the typical Residents elements inside, including Snakefinger's excellent guitar.

An excellent introduction to those who aren't familiar with the Eyeballed Ones.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA'S 'EAT THAT QUESTION'

Not the best audio quality, but let's blame YouTube for that.
This rocks.

PORTUGESE BAND THE CHROME PLATED MEGAPHONE OF DESTINY



THE FRANK ZAPPA COMICS TRIBUTE BOOK IS OUT

Good Grief !!
If you haven't ordered your copy yet, or if you want more info, visit http://zappa-by-us.blogspot.com/

THE RESIDENTS - THE THIRD REICH 'N ROLL

  • the residents: the third reich 'n' roll
    (2012, cd, usa, mvd)
"The Third Reich 'N Roll" was The Residents' second release. It got released in 1976. Actually, it was to be their third album, but the already recorded "Not Available" only came out in 1978.
With "The Third Reich 'N Roll" it became clear that The Residents' World would not be limited to releasing music. The album cover shows TV host Dick Clark in a nazi uniform, and the music is a parody / collage / reworking of music that The Residents grew up with.
A track list might look something like this:
side one - Swastikas on Parade
  1. Let's Twist Again
  2. Land of a Thousand Dances
  3. Hanky Panky
  4. A Horse with No Name
  5. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
  6. The Letter
  7. Psychotic Reaction
  8. Little Girl
  9. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (German version)
  10. Talk Talk (The Music Machine)
  11. Telstar/Wipe Out
side two - Hitler Was A Vegetarian
  1. Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)
  2. 96 Tears
  3. It's My Party
  4. Light My Fire
  5. Ballad of the Green Berets
  6. Yummy Yummy Yummy
  7. Rock Around the Clock/Pushing Too Hard
  8. Good Lovin'
  9. Gloria
  10. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  11. Sunshine of Your Love
  12. Hey Jude/Sympathy for the Devil

Re-released by MVD audio on CD.
 
Here's a sample !!
 
 

MORE YELLOW SNOW CRYSTALS FROM YOUTUBE

MOONJUNE RECORDS NEWSFLASH

Here's a message from Leonardo from MoonJune Records:

Dear MoonJune Friends

this May 17 I am celebrating my 50th birthday and since I am unable to treat everyone on my list with a pint of quality ale or a glass of great wine or anything else, I would like to treat all fans of MoonJune Records with the Greatest Sale Ever in 11 years of my label, and offering all cds at the incredible price of $8.50 (if shipped in the USA) and $11 (if shipped anywhere else in the world), and of course and as always, with FREE SHIPPING. That's virtually $6.50 per cd. If You order at least 10 cds, will send you a bonus cd of Your choice._

THE BIGGEST SALE EVER. ****** FREE SHIPPING.


All CDS $8.50 (shipped in the USA) and $11 (rest of the world)

This mega sale will be available on May 17, May 18, May 19 and will end at 11pm on May 20.

Thanks and I appreciate Your attention.

All the best

LEONARDO/MOONJUNE

www.moonjune.com

HUMBLE GRUMBLE IN CONCERT IN ANTWERP THIS AFTERNOON

Humble Grumble will be playing a show in Antwerp this afternoon at 3:00 PM at the De Coninckplein, opening the SunshineConcerts festival.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

DWALMACAT 470

Go to http://www.fmbrussel.be/programmas/dwalmacat.aspx
and click on “Luister” to enjoy
  • THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT – An orange’s nothing but a juicy pumpkin
  • SPANDAU BALLET – Chant n°1
  • KRÄLDJURSANSTALTEN – Fet och feg
  • MATTHEW FRIEDBERGER – Six
  • DEERHOOF – Green cosmos
  • LEON BERRY – Falling in love with love
  • BIOSPHERE – When I leave
  • CREWDSON – Starting out on the wrong foot
  • SCOTT JOHNSON – John Somebody part 1
  • GEORGE HARISSON – When we was fab
  • KRAFTWERK – Antenna
  • FAMILY FODDER & FRIENDS – Grand méchant loup
  • UV POP – Sleep don’t talk

THE YELLOW SNOW CRYSTALS IN CONCERT 2012 07 29 IN AACHEN GERMANY

Sunday July 29th, 2012
16h
D-52076 Aachen
Kornelimünster
Napoleonsberg 104
ALTE BRAUEREI

 
THE YELLOW SNOW CRYSTALS
  • PAUL HUBWEBER Trombone, Vocals
  • ALEX MORSEY Double Bass, Sousaphone, Guembri, Vocals
  • SIMON CAMATTA Drums, Vocals
  • GERHARD HORRIAR Vocals, Narration

Monday, May 14, 2012

ED PALERMO BIG BAND IN CONCERT IN NYC 2012 06 01

a message from Ed Palermo

Hello, folks!

My band returns to IRIDIUM Friday, June 1.
A brand new show with a brand new array of Zappa tunes!
It's gonna be a killer!

THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA
IRIDIUM NIGHT CLUB
212.582.2121
iridiumjazz@gmail.com
New York, NY

SHOWS-8+10 PM

I hope you can make it!

-- ed palermo

Sunday, May 13, 2012

DON PRESTON IN SINISTER FLESH (1974)

In 1974 the famed showman and impresario Maxwell DeMille went against the popular trend of talking pictures and produced the silent feature film Sinister Flesh. At last, this rare movie has been restored from the vault negatives. Featuring a wonderful soundtrack by Dean Mora playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Included are additional sequences, plus new titles created in the style of the classic silent pictures of yesteryear.

The movie features Don Preston as Ogo Moto !!


DWALMACAT 469

Go to
http://www.fmbrussel.be/programmas/dwalmacat.aspx
and click on "Luister" to enjoy
  • THIS HEAT – Health and efficiency
  • EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES – What do you want to make those eyes at me for?
  • GONJA SUFI – Suzie Q
  • BEASTIE BOYS – Sabotage
  • THE SMALTS – Click
  • ROB VAN WIJNGAARDEN – Boule
  • HONG KONG DONG – I am the wind
  • JEAN-FRANCOIS PAUVROS – Waiting for Alice
  • MAGAZINE – Shot by both sides
  • ESSENTIAL LOGIC – Aerosol burns
  • THE KALAHARI SURFERS – September 1984
  • REIFENSTAHL – Der Wustenfuchs
  • ANDRE BRASSEUR – The duck
  • THROBBING GRISTLE – Still walking
  • DICK TRACY – Les mains mouettes II
  • PETER TOSH – Johnny b. Goode

DON PRESTON - THE DON PRESTON STORY

Belgium might be celebrating Mother's Day today, but it looks like it's Don Preston Month in the rest of the world. Sub Rosa released a beautiful album on both LP and CD, and now Zonic Entertainment is releasing the 2-hour "The Don Preston Story" (as a download-only).

Available from iTunes.
http://itunes.apple.com/no/album/the-don-preston-story/id526406107?l=nb

ARTHUR VEROCAI

The wondrous world of the internet brought me this beautiful composition by Arthur Verocai. Released on an extremely rare vinyl album in 1972, and more recently on CD.
Jean-Pierre Vidal shared this on Facebook on the L'Homme Wazoo page.
It sounds very zappa-esque.
The rest of the album sounds quite good as well, but 'Karina' is great. Enjoy !

Saturday, May 12, 2012

THE YSU PENGUINS IN BONDAGE PERFORMED ZAPPA

John Anthony's Masters Recital

Performing Frank Zappa's Apostrophe (') in its entirety.

April 1st, Bliss Hall, Youngstown State University

http://soundcloud.com/thepassingfads/sets/penguins-in-bondage-apostrophe

-- thanks to Hoops on Facebook

THE WRONG OBJECT 2012 05 11

The Wrong Object celebrated their 10th anniversary by playing a concert at the 'L'An Vert' in Liège, Belgium,  yesterday.
The band played compositions from their forthcoming album during the first set, and played a variety of tunes (Big Swifty, Seven For Lee, ...) during their second set.
It was great.
Here's 'Big Swifty' with special guest Damien Polard on bass.

Excellent video shooting by D.

THE MOTHERS IN CONCERT 1974 09 25

The Mothers doing 'Flambay', with Napoleon Murphy Brock on vocals.

THE ROXY DVD...

two days ago, this message from the Zappa Family Trust came in.

Hello Boys & Girls,


About 10 Years Ago, shortly after Al Gore invented the internet, we here at UMRK, where we feel it is our duty … decided to announce plans for the Roxy Performances to be unleashed at last on a wholly suspecting public and others besides. What We Knew Then compared to What We Know Now about what is possible is something completely different. I could romanticize and say that over here at the Other Side of the Miracle of Time & Space there is nothing stopping us but the Movie Monster. Every Monster Movie has at least one. Our Movie Monster is THE BUDGET.

Because of the condition the condition was in - no synch, no idea what was what, no idea of the actual coverage, no idea of the quality; all the et ceterae that caused FZ to abandon the project completely - it took all this time (if you include all the other priorities and distractions) to get to this point, so near and yet so far: All of the footage has now been transferred on a best light basis into HD and all camera angles have been "synched" by eye and heart and hand and edit to the original Nagra tapes. We now need to identify all usable camera angles and begin the actual edit. Still, we have miles to go in order to bring the best of the possibilities to a screen near you. And we need your help.

We still have a few wrinkles but our irons are hot and the details of our plan for the next Official Release is bundled in a unique opportunity to participate in a special, social experiment designed to open lots of doors for all Artists and their fans everywhere. Participate and You'll be First. First with your own copy of a Soundtrack to The Roxy Performances. First with your name credited in The Roxy Performances, The Movie. And there are more Firsts. Stay Tuned.

But first, a word from our sponsors. We'll be back with all the relevant details right after the other Mothers' Day.

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

gz

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FABRIZIO CASSOL - STRANGE FRUIT

Fabrizio Cassol plays the saxophone in Aka Moon. He's also the man behind Aka Moon's beautiful compositions.
The last couple of years, Fabrizio Cassol has released "Vsprs" and "Pitié", albums that were inspired by Monteverdi and by Bach. Fine albums.
On "Strange Fruit", however, Fabrizio has surpassed himself. "Strange Fruit" is an amazing album.

As Fabrizio explained on Cobra TV, it took him several years to finish the project, recording with various musicians with different musical backgrounds.
This is world music at it's best.
To name a few of the vocalists, the album features Oumou Sangare from Bali, Baba Sissoko from Mali, classical soprano Claron McFadden, and lead singer of Zap Mama Marie Daulne.
The music is brilliant, mixing jazz, world music, classical music and catchy themes.

I love it.
 
Essential listening !!


THE ARISTOCRATS COME TO BELGIUM


The Aristocrats might be coming to Belgium later this year.

2012/10/29 'Spirit Of 66', Verviers, Belgium

And it looks like Verviers is the place where more will be happening...

Allan Holdsworth Band (with Jimmy Haslip & Virgil Donati)
2012/10/22 'Spirit Of 66', Verviers, Belgium

Tony Levin Stickmen
2012/11/13 'Spirit Of 66', Verviers, Belgium

-- info: Philippe Lamoot


KARMA PLAYS ZAPPA 2012 05 11

2012/05/11

Katacumbas do Camões
Praça José Fontana - Lisboa

A CUNEIFORM UPDATE

announced on the Cuneiform label:
  • wadada leo smith: ten freedom summers
    (2012, 4cd, usa, cuneiform rune 350-353)
  • lars hollmer: with floury hand
    (2012, cd/dvd, usa cuneiform rune 340-341)
  • janel & anthony: where is home
    (2012, cd/dvd, usa, cuneiform rune 338)
  • pixel: reminder
    (2012, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 342)
  • positive catastrophe: dibrujo, dibrujo, dibrujo...
    (2012, cd, usa, cuneiform rune 334)

Monday, May 7, 2012

ARISTOCRATS UPDATE

THE ARISTOCRATS = Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann & Bryan Beller
  • 2012/05/18: Nashville, TN – The Rutledge
  • 2012/05/19: Louisville, KY – Zazoo’s (The New Vintage Showcase)
  • 2012/05/21: Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
  • 2012/05/22: Cleveland, OH – The Tavern (Beachland Ballroom)
  • 2012/05/23: Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
  • 2012/05/24: Charleston, WV – The Sound Factory
  • 2012/05/25: Charlotte, NC – The Double Door Inn

    and then: 
  • 2012/06/02 and 2012/06/03 - Alva's Showroom (live DVD taping!)

 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

THE MUZE JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAYS ZAPPA


The Muze Jazz Orchestra, live at the C-Mine Jazz Festival in Genk, a couple of weeks ago.