Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Little Red Robin Hood

Robert Wyatt - La vie apres Soft Machine by propylaen2001

Robert Wyatt - La vie apres Soft Machine by propylaen2001

Robert Wyatt - La vie apres Soft Machine by propylaen2001

Robert Wyatt - La vie apres Soft Machine by propylaen2001

This is presented a French TV documentary from 1998 about the life of Robert Wyatt on Daily Motion, but is really the film "Little Red Robin Hood - a documentary" by Carlo Bevilacqua and Francesco Di Loreto (1998). Is it not? I still have my VHS, but not a video player, and haven´t watched this for years. Not on the net in good quality or on DVD is it?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gravity At Music Meeting In Nijmegen (and Moers)

Fred Frith plays "Gravity" at Music Meeting in Nijmegen (Holland)(June 2014).
The third video contains songs that were edited out of the two first ones, and you get some extra material too.
Read more about it on YouTube.

The Gravity Band is: Fred Frith conductor/guitar/bass, Aaron Novik clarinet, Dominique Leone keyboards, Kaethe Hostetter violin, Kasey Knudsen sax, Marië Abe accordeon, Jon Leidecker samples, Ava Mendoza guitar, Lisa Mezzacappa bass, Jordan Glenn drums, William Winant percussion, Myles Boisen sound engineer.

And since you are all in a Frith mood now, you just have to watch the "Gravity" performance at Moers (July 2014) too!
I have not been able to embed it, so run on over here please!


Here is a new street art gallery in Bergen, with polar bears, pelicans, foxes, sea horses, bubbles, Easter Island statues and you name it.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Checking Une Discographie De Robert Wyatt again, I found I had missed another release with Robert Wyatt on it.

On Mr Swing´s "One Doz." (JT Music (UK) 2013, digital release) there is a snappy tune called "Lumpit" (a touch of pop Eno and even Penguin Cafe Orchestra in there?) with Robert Wyatt on backing vocals (way back there) and perhaps drumming?

So far I have only downloaded this one track from iTunes, but you streamers may find the album on Spotify and Wimp.

Anybody out there with some more info on the band and the release (yes I know Google!).

Friday Videos

No dance videos this Friday (well what do I know!?), just a few I have liked lately.
Starting off in a quiet mood and ending quite energetic and brutal. That might sound like a description of Friday to some of you I guess?

- Rembrandt Frerichs Trio & Frode Haltli, live at Jazz in Duketown Jazz Festival Holland 2014. New album from Frode Haltli coming up on the Hubro label later this year. Frode Haltli (accordeon), Rembrandt Frerichs (piano), Tony Overwater (acoustic bass) and Vinsent Planjer (drums)

- Thomas Strønen´s Time Is A Blind Guide at Chelthenham Jazz 2014 (part 2 of 4). Kit Downes (piano), Nils Økland (violin, hardanger fiddle), Lucy Railton (cello), Ole Morten Vågan (bass) and Siv Øyunn Kjennstad (drums).

- Brian Chippendale, Massimo Pupillo and Mats Gustafsson at Jazz House (Copenhagen) August 2014 (part 7 of 7). (Follow Jazz Peter on YouTube).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PUNKT 2014 Program

The complete program for PUNKT 2014 in Kristiansand (Norway) is finally published.

Some news since my previous post on the festival back in June: I see Jana Winderen and Mike Harding are on (seminar, listening session), Laurie Anderson has invited Arve Henriksen to join her on stage and Hamid Drake is doing a remix with Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang.

Erik Honoré's debut solo album "Heliographs" (Hubro 2014) is being released during the festival (excerpts below).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mahood with Lol Coxhill

MAHOOD with Lol Coxhill - Part 1 from Walt Shaw on Vimeo.

I was checking out some Lol Coxhill videos on YouTube and Vimeo the other day, and found a recording of Mahood (Walt and Graham Foster) with Lol and Rochino Franchelli at The Lamp Tavern in Birmingham in 2006.

There are three parts, so watch part 2 here and part 3 here.