Thursday, May 19, 2016
This one might interest you! A new take on Brian Eno´s "Ambient 1: Music for Airports" (1978), based on the track "1/1", on which Robert Wyatt played piano.
Head on over to Bandcamp to check out (and buy) Psychic Temple´s "Plays Music For Airports" (Joyful Noise 2016).
It´s not exactly ambient, but sounding really good in my ears.
Tabor Allen - drums
Philip Glenn - Hammond organ
Danny T. Levin - trombonium, euphonium, marching baritone, valve trombone
Paul Masvidal - electric guitar
Curt Oren - baritone saxophone
Cathlene Pineda - Wurlitzer electric piano
Sheridan Riley - drums & percussion
Chris Schlarb - electric guitar
Kris Tiner - trumpet
David Tranchina - double bass
I found this on Twitter today, and later saw that it was 4 years old, but so what?
Here is The Nimbus Hour (MixCloud) and almost 90 minutes of "The Canterbury Scene - Featuring Robert Wyatt, Soft Machine, Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper, Daevid Allen".
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A video has surfaced from John Greaves´ concert "Confidential" at Fasanso Jazz 2016 (mentioned in the blog in April). The video is not high quality, but check out half an hour with John Greaves & Annie Barbazza.
You may also read the piece "Fasano Jazz 2016: John Greaves omaggia Robert Wyatt" at osservatoriooggi.it (if your Italian is OK).
The full concert song list here:
"Al Teatro Sociale ha presentato alcuni tra i suoi brani più belli oltre ad omaggiare, naturalmente Wyatt. God Song, Walking on eggshell, Words one hone one, The thunder thief, Swelling Valley, un medley in francese che ha compreso Seguidille, Logique, Rose c'est la vie e Saturne, e ancora Dead Puets, The trouble with happiness, Summer onice, The same thing, Green duse prima che sul palco comparisse la cantante italiana Anna Barbazza con cui Greaves ha inciso l'albeum "Piacenza". I due hanno proposto Hell's despite, The song, Sea song sino alle finali How beautiful e Earthly powers".
Friday, April 29, 2016
In December 2014 we had a post on the track "KitsuNe" (sound clip removed), a piece by Robert Wyatt and The Future Eve.
Now we may read this on The Future Eve´s site (thank´s Arie!):
"A worldwide release of [ Robert Wyatt & The Future Eve ] is confirmed ! ( CD/LP )".
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Check out the program for Saturday 14 May at the Fasano Jazz 2016:
Sabato 14 maggio 2016
Teatro Comunale Sociale
Via Nazionale dei Trulli
“TO ROBERT WYATT WITH LOVE”
Presentazione “Different Every Time” di Marcus O’Dair (Giunti)
incontro con Alessandro Achilli (curatore della edizione italiana),
modera Donato Zoppo
concerto di JOHN GREAVES:
(pianoforte e voce)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I was made aware of The London Ear´s "Robert Wyatt Special" on Soundcloud via Twitter the other day. Here Ben Thompson and Marcus O´Dair talk their way through Robert Wyatt´s career with the Wyatt biography as a background, and of course they play lots of great music.
The program has been on SoundCloud for more than a year and was broadcasted in 2014 after the book came out obviously.