Friday, June 26, 2015

Summertime Watermelon Man

Have a nice summer all of you!

I might pop in here a few times, but will try to stay quite a lot offline for some weeks.

A June Video Festival

KWAN by Kvien & Sommer from Espen Sommer Eide on Vimeo.

What a mix! Hope you enjoy some of them!

- Bernie Maupin, William Parker, Akira Sakata and Kresten Osgood (Live at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, June 17th, 2015).

- The Living Room, live in Japan. Torben Snekkestad, Søren Kjærgaard and Thomas Strønen.

- Kvien & Sommer. "Kwan" from from the mini album “Weathering” (2015).

- Mari Kvien Brunvoll. Internet Festival 2014.

- Josephine Foster live at Issue Project Room (NY) June 13, 2013

- Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr perform 'Seven Years' (Cutting) from the trio's debut album 'Murmurs' (2015).

- They Might Be Giants cover Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" (A.V. Undercover 2015).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan Quartet 1977

Now check this one out! A (not exactly HD) footage of the Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan Quartet live in 1977. - Oh, I wasn´t allowed to embed it, so you better watch it on Vimeo.

The musicians are Hugh Hopper (b), Elton Dean (sax), Keith Tippett (p) and Joe Gallivan (dr).

I know this group only from the fine "Cruel But Fair" album that was released on the Oslo based record company Compendium back in 1977, but there is also "Mercy Dash" (Culture Press 1985).

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

So That You Can Live

Thanks to Wire magazine on Twitter I found this info about the screening of two Cinema Action films "Squatters" (1970) and "So That You Can Live" (1981) at the British Film Institute today.

The soundtrack to "So That You Can Live" is music by Robert Wyatt, Scritti Politti and Lindsay Cooper.

Registered users in UK libraries, colleges and universities may watch clips over here.

This is what I wrote in an old blog post on Neil Taylor´s Rough Trade book back in 2010:

"Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) mentions a soundtrack he made with Robert Wyatt for a Cinema Action film called "So that you can live", about striking miners in Wales (Lindsay Cooper is also represented). I checked with Michael King´s "Wrong Movements. A Robert Wyatt history" (SAF 1994), and a "slow tempo performance of "Born Again Cretin"" seems to be on the soundtrack".

Hilde Marie Holsen live at Victoria Jazzscene

Hilde Marie Holsen's release concert for her debut album "Ask" on Hubro (2015) at Victoria Jazzscene (Oslo) 29th of May 2015.

This was also her graduation concert from the Norwegian Academy of Music.


The ULTIMA 2015 programme is out

Oslo´s contemporary music festival is happening 10 - 19 September.

Some of the artists we have (or should have!) mentioned in the blog one time or the other: Nils Petter Molvær, Kim Hiorthøy, Microtub, David Toop, Helge Steen and there is a SOFA label evening.

Full programme here.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire (Ninja Tune 2015)

Wow! You have to check out the new Jaga Jazzist album, "Starfire", on Ninja Tine (2015).
Get blown away and still hum a long to this big band jazz electronica prog amalgam.
According to Ninja Tune it is L.A. inspired too, since Lars Horntveth moved there in 2012.

The Band is:

Lars Horntveth
Martin Horntveth
Line Horntveth
Øystein Moen
Marcus Forsgren
Andreas Mjøs
Even Ormestad
Erik Johannessen

Cool cover design by Martin Kvamme. Striped plastic makes the images move when you move it. Psychedelic!

Watch "Starfire" Live on KCRW and "Oban" Live on NRK P3 (with a choir of Norwegian musicians, whose names you will find on YouTube)