Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ian James Stewart: Junk DNA (2013)

I missed this one last autumn! OK, I was hospitalized most of the time, but we are talking about a great track with Robert Wyatt singing and playing his horn here!
Listen to "When u love Somebody" on Ian James Stewart´s album "Junk DNA"! Wyatt is also doing backing vocals on the track "No water".

Taken from the product description on
"Living in Louth Lincolnshire since 1987, i was amazed to find Robert Wyatt living here too, a few years ago he came to a solo gig I was doing and after, we got talking and have been friends ever since, When it came to starting recording "Junk DNA" I asked Robert if he would be interested in doing something on the album, I gave him a cd with some of the demo songs I'd written to have a listen to, he came round to the house a few days later and said "i don't want to colonise your music but I'd really like to sing "When U Love Somebody", so next thing we're recording his vocals and horn on that song and then some background vocals on another track "No Water", it was a real honour and I love what he brought to the songs."

Buy album or tracks from Ian James Stewart´s BandCamp.

No vinyl?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Walter and John

In March I had a post on Ben Watt´s "North Marine Drive", released in 1983 and now available again, and his "Summer into Winter" from 1982.

The video here was recorded at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 14.11.13, where Ben Watt and Bernard Butler did "Walter and John", a track from "Summer into Winter" that originally had Robert Wyatt on piano and vocals.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Portrait of Evan Parker (Silver/Gold)

Portrait of Evan Parker (Silver/Gold) 16mm/B&W/Colour/Sound from neilhenderson on Vimeo.

I have posted this close-up of Evan Parker playing the soprano saxophone before, but it seems to have been on and off the net.

Let´s hope it stays put this time, since it seems like Neil Henderson, who uploaded the video on Vimeo, is the man behind the portrait.

More info on Anglia Ruskin Research Online.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Street Art, Bergen

Red dancers by Argus.
Puzzle by Vest.
Smoker by Yatzy (anyone recognize this fellow?).
Butterfly catcher by Joy.
Sheep (saying "what are you staring at?") by Joy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Molde International Jazz Festival 2014

Moldejazz is happening 14 July - 19 July in Molde, the town of jazz and roses.

Last year´s artist in residence was Jason Moran, this year it is Sidsel Endresen. She will perform with Stian Westerhus, her own sextet, Merriwinkle and a remix of the Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda concert, together with PUNKT organizers Erik Honoré and Jan Bang.

Let me also mention Swedish Azz, Elephant 9 with Reine Fiske, Susanna and Ensemble neoN and the great Norwegian pop-rock band Highasakite, before you run on over here, to check the full (?) program.

Pictures from previous Moldejazz happenings on Flickr.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nils Økland and Tore Jamne

Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddle) and Tore Jamne (drums) playing the Økland composition "Bris".

Go here for "Gyldenløve" (Økland, Jamne) and "Rull" (after P.Bulko/K. Hamre/S. Dyvik).

A record in the making perhaps? I wouldn´t mind!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Henry Cow: Unrest (Virgin 1974)

Sean Kitching speaks to Chris Cutler about Henry Cow´s album "Unrest" in The Quietus April 8th 2014: "After The Deluge: Henry Cow's Unrest Revisited".

"Henry Cow's music, whilst not for everyone, is certainly unique, although I wouldn't describe it as elitist in any sense. An amalgamation a wide range of influences, it was borne more of an aesthetic decision to discover their own path, away from any existing genre or any kind of mainstream and eventually into some kind of pagan sounding, abstract wilderness that few (perhaps none) had walked before. Already unique in comparison to other bands of the era, by the time of 1975's In Praise Of Learning and 1979's Western Culture, they truly sounded like no one else."

Unrest was dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Guru Guru/Neu!/Faust and Spacebox bassist Uli Trepte.