Thursday, April 16, 2015
The band: Nils Økland Band
The album: Kjølvatn (ECM 2015)
Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d´amore)
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (alto and baritone saxophones)
Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium)
Mats Eilertsen (double bass)
Håkon Mørch Stene (perc, vibraphone)
Either folk or jazz with some contemporary spices? Or perhaps not? A Norwegian reviewer called it folk for jazz lovers.
It´s very, very beautiful and melancholic, but it will still make you happy.
A must listen.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Street Artist Stewy has redesigned a new Bristol £5 note, and who will be pictured on the note but Robert Wyatt (and Banksy, Tricky and others)!
Not that I knew there were any Bristol pound notes, but see "Bristol Pound redesigns unveiled" over at BBC News.
More info for you if you check the tags on Stewy´ s Flickr.
Monday, April 13, 2015
A new John Greaves album focusing on Paul Verlaine is soon to be released.
A release concert for "Verlaine Gisant" is scheduled for 25 April at Studio 105 de La Maison de la Radio, Paris.
Musicians on the album:
Vocals: Elise Caron, Jeanne Added, Thomas de Pourquery, John Greaves
Piano: Eve Risser
Viola: Guillaume Roy
Guitar: Olivier Mellano
Percussion: Leon Milo
Drums: Régis Boulard
The album is based on the book “Les Derniers Jours de Paul Verlaine” by Gustave Le Rouge.
Music - John Greaves. Lyrics - Emmanuel Tugny.
Check out more John Greaves albums (including the two previous ones with Verlaine lysrics) right here.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
We already had a couple of posts on Oslo Jazzfestival´s "Arild Andersen Sextet plays Charles Mingus concert" from 2014, but here we go again.
The concert was a celebration of Charlie Mingus concert in the Oslo university hall 50 years earlier.
Arild Andersen has now posted the full concert on YouTube.
Arild Andersen Sextet:
Mathias Eick – trumpet
Klaus Holm – alto, bass clarinet
Petter Wettre- tenor
Bugge Wesseltoft – piano
Arild Andersen – bass
Gard Nilssen – drums
Thursday, April 9, 2015
"Romantic Warriors III – Canterbury Tales" (USA/2015/118 min.) - DVD now available at www.progdocs.com.
Prog documentary series's directors: Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder.
The film highlights these bands:
Wilde Flowers, UK
Soft Machine, UK
Matching Mole, UK
Hatfield and The North, UK
National Health, UK
In Cahoots, UK
Quiet Sun, UK
Moving Gelatine Plates, France
Forgas Band Phenomena, France
The Muffins, USA
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Norwegian jazz musician Karl Seglem needs your support for his "Jazzbukk" - The Goat Horn Project.
The primary objective of JazzBukk is to ensure that access to goat horns for making instruments is maintained in the future, and that more people want to and are able to learn both to make instruments and to play.
Some of the goats will have the chance to live a few years longer than usual to grow big horns.
No more cow bells, more goat horns! Head on over to Pledge Music for more info.