Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pierre Bastien and Robert Wyatt

Pierre Bastien is doing the "Invisible Jukebox" in The Wire no.426 (August 2019), the column where a musician is trying to recognise or guess what is being played.

After hearing "Cuckoo Madame" he recognises Robert Wyatt and starts telling about an installation they made together for the Bienale de Lyon in 2001. Robert sent a cassette and P.B. selected "Locomotive Song" ("It was easy to make an orchestration for that with my mechanical machines").

Finally the installation was sold to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, where it is kept in the archives.

Pierre Bastien installations on

Rock Bottom interviews (Aymeric Leroy)

OK, I really am a bit slow, and hadn´t even subscribed to Canterbury expert Aymeric Leroy on YouTube.

Now he is posting a series of edited excerpts from a 2001 interview that deal with Robert's masterpiece "Rock Bottom" (part one embedded here).

And please check out The Canterbury Scene group on Facebook.

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)