Monday, July 8, 2019

Max Andrzejewskis Hütte plays Robert Wyatt - "Robin Hood" & "Cuckoo Madame"

Video from the premiere at Leipziger Jazztage on October 19th, 2018

Johannes Schleiermacher - Saxophone
Tobias Hoffmann - Guitar
Andreas Lang - Bass
Max Andrzejewski - Drums, Arrangement
Cansu Tanrikulu - voice
Jörg Hochapfel - keys, git

After two successfull albums of the band plus vocal ensembles („HÜTTE und CHOR“ (Traumton 2014) and „HÜTTE and The Homegrown Organic Gospel Choir“ (Whyplayjazz 2017)) the highly energetic and award winning quartet is going to release the Robert Wyatt Tribute album in September 2019, on the label Whyplayjazz. This album features two guests, the young turkish singer Cansu Tanrikulu, and the keyboard and guitar player Jörg Hochapfel.

Info from YouTube.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Folly Bololey At Cafe Oto 27 June 2019

"Audience Recording of the succesful gig of North Sea Radio Orchestra with John Greaves and Annie Barbazza and Fred Frith as special guest At Cafe Oto 27 June 2019 presenting the Dark Companion album FOLLY BOLOLEY - Songs from Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom.
©2019 Dark Companion Records Ltd". (Youtube)

Friday, June 7, 2019

Caroline Kraabel "Last1 And Last2"

Robert Wyatt´s prerecorded vocals are on both compositions on Caroline Kraabel´s album "Last1 And Last2" (Emanem 2019).

Info stolen from Emanem. Go there for a list of musicians, and place your order:

"LAST is part of a series of CAROLINE KRAABEL pieces mixing live improvisation (sometimes controlled and prepared) with pre-recorded material that reflects its own condition. A few years ago, Kraabel asked ROBERT WYATT if he'd sing a song for this purpose, and after hearing some other work of hers he agreed. The song was written for his voice, but also to be fragmented, interrupting live acoustic music.

CAROLINE KRAABEL conducts 15 improvising musicians on LAST1 (for large ensemble) in one of the most imaginative conducted improvisations ever recorded. They rehearsed without the recorded voice, so none of the musicians had heard the song until they were actually playing LAST1 live.
The quartet in LAST2 (for small ensemble) all knew the voice recording very well. Featured are superlative unaccompanied solos by percussionist RICHARD E HARRISON and saxophonist CAROLINE KRAABEL, as well as a duo of vocalist MAGGIE NICOLS and bassist JOHN EDWARDS - all four improvising at their best.

Both of these concerts, conceived and directed by CAROLINE KRAABEL, were performed at London's Cafe Oto, to raise money to support migrants in northern France. Musicians' profits from sales of the CD will be donated to CARE4CALAIS and Utopia 56".

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Souvenir

Robert Wyatt´s version of "Shipbuilding" is used in Joanna Hogg´s movie "The Souvenir" (not in the embedded video).

This is from the review in Rolling Stone: "It takes a while before you even realize where you’re at and what time period the story takes place in (bulky Bolex cameras, the IRA bombing of Harrods department store and Robert Wyatt’s extraordinary 1983 mope-ballad “Shipbuilding” eventually IDs that it’s Thatcher-era Britain). You feel like you’ve been dropped into a flashback already in progress". (Not that I know what a mope-ballad is).

Release date: May 17, 2019
Director: Joanna Hogg
Cast: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, and Tilda Swinton.

LAAMB Introduces .. Robert Wyatt Covers

I found this show via the Hibou, Anemone & Bear blog today.

Better check out LAAMB (Lincolnshire Arts and Music Bulletin) on Mixcloud, because this is part one of four podcasts with Robert Wyatt covers.

Annie Whitehead + Friends
Sea Song
Carla Diratz & Pascal Vaucel
Just a Bit
Gharbzadegi aka Rick Morris
Free Will and Testament
A Last Straw
North Sea Radio Orchestra
Oh Caroline
Yumi Hara

Thursday, May 30, 2019

At Last I Am Free

You just have to listen to Fire! Orchestra´s version of the old Robert Wyatt hit "At Last I Am Free" (Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers)! It´s on the band´s recent album "Arrival" on Rune Grammofon.

Check out The Free Jazz Collective´s review of "Arrival" (also for a list of musicians).

Monday, May 6, 2019

Folly Bololey

More on the album "Folly Bololey" by The North Sea Radio Orchestra with John Greaves and Annie Barbazza over at Dark Companion Records. Track list, personnel and all!

Songs from Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom
Release date: May 17, 2019
Limited hand-numbered edition in
500 audiophile blue coloured LP
999 golden audiophile CD