Sunday, April 23, 2017

VARIOUS ARTISTS - UNMATCHED - SENSATIONS OVER NIGHT

Celebrating 20 years of the Unmatched Series (band performing the music of Frank Zappa), the Hall Of Fame record label has compiled a sampler with the tracks of Frank Zappa's "Over-Night Sensation" album.
All of the tracks have been taken from previous Unmatched releases, except one, Z.E.R.O.'s 'Fifty/Fifty'.
  1. andrès mastrangelo: camarillo brillo
  2. joni kontrol band: i'm the slime
  3. taboo zoo: dirty love
  4. the zappa early renaissance orchestra: fifty fifty
  5. maese manacho & the orchestra of the age of recycling: zomby woof
  6. caballero reynaldo & tgk: maria asuncion ('dinah moe-humm')
  7. guillermo urìa: montana
Beautiful !! And Z.E.R.O.'s contribution stands out.
We want more ! We want more !

https://halloffame.es/tienda/unmatched-sensations-over-night/



VINNIE COLAIUTA AND WALT FOWLER

Vinnie Colaiuta and Walt Fowler took part in the recording of Randy Waldman's 1998 album "Wigged Out".

This was the first record released by the brilliant American pianist Randy Waldman. The project had the participation of great names of the contemporary jazz, led by the exquisite trio formed by Waldman, Patitucci and Colaiuta, and the participation of Freddie Hubbard, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Brecker and other great instrumentalists. The idea of making "classic in jazz" was nothing new, but interesting to note was how Waldman rearranged these famous compositions by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Beethoven, Rachmaninov for exemplo, making a beautiful dialogue between the harmonies of jazz and classical music, mixing with the varied contemporary rhythmic everything with very good taste and beauty.

http://modusvivendiblogspot.blogspot.be/2017/04/randy-waldman-1998-wigged-out-portugues.html

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

NEW ALBUM BY FRANCESCO ZAGO AND MARKUS STAUSS

Zauss (Francesco Zago and Markus Stauss) has a new album out !
Out on the Italian Altrock record label.



THE RESIDENTS' GHOST OF HOPE


The Residents return with their brand new studio album 'The Ghost Of Hope' on Cherry Red Records.

"In a lot of ways I think for them this kind of harkens back to their [1979] Eskimo album than stuff they've done more recently." — Homer Flynn, Residents' manager and president of The Cryptic Corporation



WALT FOWLER UPDATE

The Steve Gadd Band (featuring Walt Fowler) are about to start their 2017 European tour !

Check the James Taylor facebook page for details.

-- info: Jan van Kemenade

ZAPPA U / THE FILM

Last week, I put up the trailer for this movie.

Here's the complete thing :



MUSICA DE SELVAGEM - S/T

Last year, the Musica de Selagem ensemble released their first album. It was a joint release between the Risco Records label (from Brazil) and El Negocito Records (from Belgium).

With the intention of broadening their musical horizon, Arthur Decloedt and Filipe Nader moved from Brazil to Europe in 2007. Arthur settled down in Paris while Filipe first moved to Paris and later to Brussels where he joined Ifa y Xango, a.o.
Mid 2013, they both returned to Brazil and formed a band with Guilherme Marques, Celio Barros and Marcelo Coelho. The name, Musica de Selvagem (Savage Music) comes from an encounter that Arthur had with musician who refused to play some of the written music, calling it "Savage music".

Their first (and eponymous) album presents improvised pieces as well as compositions by Arthur Decloedt and Guilherme Marques. It's a nice equilibrium.
The album is rather short. It includes six pieces and clocks at 40 minutes, but that all adds to the power and the dynamics of the pieces.

Here's a live fragment, recorded for Balcony TV, from 2016.
Add another saxophone and a trumpet and you can imagine what you'll get !!


Available from El Negocito records.
http://elnegocitorecords.com/releases/eNR045+.html


MORE INFO ON THE BRUCE BICKFORD EXPO IN ULM - MARCH > JUNE 2017

Bruce Bickford's latest newsletter had a link to a tour of the expo.
See below.

"Mr. Bickford Discovers A New Land"

In 2015, Tommi Brem contacted animator extraordinaire Bruce Bickford about exhibiting his works at the Stadthaus Ulm. Forward to March 2017, the exhibition opened on March 10th, attracting over 1,000 visitors in the first four days and being featured in major German television networks.

Since everybody here at the publishers love Bickford's work, we planned on having a small publication about Bickford, accompanying the exhibition. Since people have been repeatedly asking about a full-fledged exhibition catalog, we have decided to oblige.

"Mr Bickford Discovers a New Land" an exhibition catalog for the exhibition of the same name, on show at the Stadthaus Ulm until June 18, 2017, published by Topalian & Milani. Release date: 2 May 2017. ISBN 978-3-946423-98-0

For pre-ordering the catalog, please contact us at kunst@topalian-milani.de or visit our website http://www.topalian-milani.de/ If you happen to be attending the exhibition, you can also arrange to pick up a copy directly from the curator at the exhibition by contacting Tommi Brem tb@tommibrem.de


Tour of the expo

part one


part two


part three


part four



THE MUFFIN MEN - CLETUS AWREETUS-AWRIGHTUS

A brand new recording by the Muffin Men taken from the forthcoming Hall Of Fame Records’ Unmatched XX anniversary re-imagining of Frank Zappa's 'The Grand Wazoo' album.

The MufFinZ on this occasion were Rhino, Waco, Phil, Roddie, Mike and Jumpy (who filmed proceedings).



GRUPPO DI PAWLOWSKI ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM


Gruppo di Pawlowski announces new album 'In Inhuman Hands'

http://www.frontview-magazine.be/en/news/gruppo-di-pawlowski-announces-new-album-in-inhuman-hands#.WPyWdvnyhhE