Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cold Mailman

Cold Mailman - Something You Do from André Chocron on Vimeo.

Check out the new Cold Mailman song "Something you do" and Andre Chocron´s video.


See if you can find the nods to Chocron´s videos to Cold Mailman´s "My recurring dream" and "Time is of the essence" too.

Nils Økland Band

The band: Nils Økland Band

The album: Kjølvatn (ECM 2015)

The musicians:
Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d´amore)
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (alto and baritone saxophones)
Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium)
Mats Eilertsen (double bass)
Håkon Mørch Stene (perc, vibraphone)

The music:
Either folk or jazz with some contemporary spices? Or perhaps not? A Norwegian reviewer called it folk for jazz lovers.
It´s very, very beautiful and melancholic, but it will still make you happy.
A must listen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Bristol £5

Street Artist Stewy has redesigned a new Bristol £5 note, and who will be pictured on the note but Robert Wyatt (and Banksy, Tricky and others)!

Not that I knew there were any Bristol pound notes, but see "Bristol Pound redesigns unveiled" over at BBC News.

More info for you if you check the tags on Stewy´ s Flickr.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Verlaine Gisant

A new John Greaves album focusing on Paul Verlaine is soon to be released.

A release concert for "Verlaine Gisant" is scheduled for 25 April at Studio 105 de La Maison de la Radio, Paris.

Musicians on the album:

Vocals: Elise Caron, Jeanne Added, Thomas de Pourquery, John Greaves
Piano: Eve Risser
Viola: Guillaume Roy
Guitar: Olivier Mellano
Percussion: Leon Milo
Drums: Régis Boulard

The album is based on the book “Les Derniers Jours de Paul Verlaine” by Gustave Le Rouge.
Music - John Greaves. Lyrics - Emmanuel Tugny.

Check out more John Greaves albums (including the two previous ones with Verlaine lysrics) right here.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Arild Andersen and Mingus in Oslo

We already had a couple of posts on Oslo Jazzfestival´s "Arild Andersen Sextet plays Charles Mingus concert" from 2014, but here we go again.

The concert was a celebration of Charlie Mingus concert in the Oslo university hall 50 years earlier.

Arild Andersen has now posted the full concert on YouTube.

Arild Andersen Sextet:

Mathias Eick – trumpet
Klaus Holm – alto, bass clarinet
Petter Wettre- tenor
Bugge Wesseltoft – piano
Arild Andersen – bass
Gard Nilssen – drums

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Romantic Warriors III – Canterbury Tales

"Romantic Warriors III – Canterbury Tales" (USA/2015/118 min.) - DVD now available at

Prog documentary series's directors: Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder.

The film highlights these bands:

Wilde Flowers, UK
Soft Machine, UK
Caravan, UK
Gong, France
Delivery, UK
Egg, UK
Matching Mole, UK
Hatfield and The North, UK
Gilgamesh, UK
National Health, UK
In Cahoots, UK
Quiet Sun, UK
Supersister, Netherlands
Moving Gelatine Plates, France
Forgas Band Phenomena, France
Glass, USA
The Muffins, USA

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More Goat Horns!

The Norwegian jazz musician Karl Seglem needs your support for his "Jazzbukk" - The Goat Horn Project.

The primary objective of JazzBukk is to ensure that access to goat horns for making instruments is maintained in the future, and that more people want to and are able to learn both to make instruments and to play.

Some of the goats will have the chance to live a few years longer than usual to grow big horns.

No more cow bells, more goat horns! Head on over to Pledge Music for more info.