Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016

 

The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016 is now launched

“The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” is a digital collection of mp3 tracks from albums released in 2016 by jazz musicians and labels freely available for download on JazzWorldQuest.com


List of featuring musicians participating: Joseph Patrick Moore, Florin Raducanu, David Ellington, Robin Menuett Trio, Colin D’Cruz, Bob Thompson Band, Russ Hewitt, Bill Mentz, Kenn Smith, Ted Borodofsky and Southern Jazz, Kajetan Borowski Trio, Phos Duo, Gino Foti, Bill Hart. Mimika Orchestra.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

BRAZIL/USA: Ivo Perelman, Gerald Cleaver, Karl Berger-The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 1(Leo 2017)

The Art Of The Impov Trio Volume 1


Two constant elements in this trio are Ivo Perelman and Gerald Cleaver, who is a variegated, hyper-intuitive, yet utterly grounded drummer whose association with Perelman dates to 2010, during which time he has supported and helped shape Perelman's most intrepid explorations. Says Ivo: 'Gerald is such an incredibly flexible, adaptive drummer in that sense, he is better than I am in reacting to what's happening. That's his role; my role is to provoke the reactions. ' This is the third time Ivo recorded with Karl Berger who swapped his mallets to the grand Steinway. Read notes by Neil Tesser and Karl Berger.
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CANADA/CUBA: KoSA Cuba Workshop/Festival.For immediate release



KoSA Cuba One-Week Study Program and the Havana Drum Festival

Montreal, September 18th, 2016 – KoSA is returning to the culturally important destination of Havana, Cuba for the 16th annual edition of KoSA Cuba; a week long Study Program within the Havana Fiesta Del Tambor.  This year’s trip will take place on March 5 – 12, 2017.

KoSA Cuba is an experience like no other. In a thrilling one-week program, intrepid music explorers will experience intensely fulfilling days of hands-on classes, workshops, concerts, lectures, cultural visits and the exciting activities of the Havana’s Fiesta Del Tambor ( Havana Rhythm and Dance festival ). Conga, bongo, timbales, bata, drumset and other instruments will be studied as participants are immersed in Cuban rhythms, music and culture. All instruments are provided, and and participants will be studying, working and playing with Cuba’s top international artists.
The capital city of Havana is scenic, historical and renowned for the richness of its Cuban Culture, folklore and music. An incredible variety and depth of knowledge has been passed through the generations, maintaining centuries old African-based traditions. Havana is also the cultural Mecca of the Caribbean and a hotbed of new and contemporary creative music. All of this—and more—will be featured during The Fiesta del Tambor, a growing national percussion competition with associated clinics and concerts.  The KoSA Cuba experience includes active participation in all these activities, and participants will learn and play along side their Cuban contemporaries. Each evening will feature electrifying concerts in Havana’s classic theatres and featuring Cuba’s top artists in music and dance.

This year, KoSA Cuba’s faculty will include Cuba’s most recognized artists, including Giraldo Piloto and his band Klimax, Julio Lopez Sanchez, Jean Roberto San Cristobal, Panga, Enrique Pla, Yaroldy Abreu, Adel Gonzalez and special guests. Seminars in the history and development of Cuban music will be led by respected ethnomusicologist Dr. Olavo Rodriguez.

Special guest artists joining Aldo Mazza in Havana this year are Will Calhoun, Mark Guiliana, Dafnis Prieto , Arnie Lang. Marcus Santos and Nanny Assis.


For more information, please visit www.kosamusic.com or call 1-800-541-8401. www.facebook.com/kosacubaworkshop, www.facebook.com/kosacubatravel

SPAIN:Thermal - Barcelona/Huesca/Forli

THERMAL
ANDY MOOR, guitarra eléctrica. JOHN BUTCHER, saxos soprano y tenor.
THOMAS LEHN, sintetizador EMS y sintetizador analógico AKS.

12/1/2017 L'Auditori/CCCB, Barcelona
13/1/2017 Centro Cultural Matadero, Huesca
15/1/2017 Area Sismica, Forlí (Italia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmpyM969Kkc (Wels, 2006, Music Unlimited Festival)


Formado en el año 2000 para un concierto de Recyclart en Bruselas, Thermal ha girado desde entonces por toda Europa y Canadá (Victoriaville, Toronto, Ulrichsberg, St. Johan, Wels, Vandoeuvre, Parthenay, Mulhouse, etc.) y ha participado en los festivales más importantes de jazz y música improvisada. En el año 2003 grabaron su álbum de debut, Thermal, en el sello Unsounds, que fue elegido por la revista Wire como uno de los mejores cd’s del año. Más recientemente, en 2016, han girado por Austria y la República Checa.
John Butcher
John Butcher (1954, Brighton, Inglaterra) ha colaborado con cientos de músicos, la mayoría involucrados con la improvisación, entre ellos Mark Sanders, Derek Bailey, John Stevens, Polwechsel, Eddie Prevost, etc. En el año 2011 recibió el premio para compositores de la Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Aparte de sus colaboraciones habituales, Butcher valora mucho tocar en encuentros ocasionales tanto con grandes grupos, como la London Skyscraper de Butch Morris o la EX Orkestra, como en dúo con Fred Frith, Otomo Yoshihide, Matthew Shipp y Akio Suzuki.
Andy Moor
Nacido en Londres en 1962, Andy inició su vida musical en Edimburgo, Escocia, tocando la guitarra con el grupo Dog Faced Hermans, un ecléctico grupo que mezclaba la energía del post punk con temas tradicionales e improvisaciones. En 1990 se trasladó a Holanda tras ser invitado a formar parte de The Ex. En 1995 formó otro grupo, Kletka Red, con Tony Buck, Joe Williamson y Leonid Soybelman, que fusionaba klezmer tradicional con canciones griegas y rusas con su propio frenético estilo. Más recientemente, Andy ha colaborado con músicos de muy distintas procedencias, disciplinas y background. La mayoría de estas colaboraciones son dúos con, entre otros, Yannis Kyriakides, con quien toca canciones de rebetika, Anne James Chaton (poeta del sonido francés), Colin Mclean, DJ Rupture y Christine Abdelnour. También compone bandas sonoras para películas con el cineasta iraní Bani Khoshnoudi y el director experimental estadounidense Jem Cohen. Entre sus últimos proyectos se encuentran Lean Left, el cuarteto del que forma parte con Terrie Ex, Paal Nilssen-Love y Ken Vandermark y un trío con Alva Noto y Anne James Chaton llamado Decade. Así como otro trío con Anne James Chaton y Thurston Moore que lleva el nombre de Heretics. En 2013 inició un proyecto de dúo con John Butcher.
Thomas Lehn
Nacido en  Fröndenberg (Alemania) en 1958, ha trabajado desde principios de los ochenta como autor e intérprete de música contemporánea.  Estudió piano clásico y piano de jazz en distintas academias de música de Alemania. En 1989 formó el trío de cámara Trio Dario y cuatro años después el Mengano Quartett, tocando composiciones de música de vanguardia contemporánea. Paralelamente a su trabajo como pianista, desde principios de los noventa es fundamental y mayoritariamente conocido por hacer música electrónica en vivo. El equipo electrónico que utiliza consiste en un sintetizador analógico de finales de los sesenta, y desde 1994 en particular el EMS Synthi A. En el año 2000 grabó un álbum en solo, Feldstärken, en el sello alemán Random Acoustics. Actualmente su discografía reúne cerca de ochenta álbumes. Forma parte de grupos como Konk Pack, Toot, Thermal, Mimeo, etc., así como de dúos con Marcus Schmickler, Tiziana Bertoncini, Gerry Hemingway, Paul Lovens, Frédéric Blondy Urs Leimgruber y John Butcher. Más recientemente ha formado un trío con John Butcher y Matthew Shipp.
Más información: media@arcoyflecha.es

Sunday, January 15, 2017

USA: Steve Swell -Magical Listening Hour (2017)


Magical Listening Hour 

Steve Swell has authored a number of sessions and groups but nothing quite like this. Recorded live in New York City's Space Gallery, this continuous 70-minute performance is calming yet tension-filled. Utilizing a carefully controlled minimalist technique, the 'four-play' develops a cumulative movement and rhythm impressive in its technique and punch-sort of a post Bop body & soul quartet. This quartet's use of space, timing, and breadth will, at times, stop your breath.

SWITZERLAND: Trio Kimmig - Studer - Zimmerline And John Butcher-Raw(Leo 2017)

Raw

A string trio from the German-speaking part of Switzerland joined forces for the first time with their English guest on tenor and soprano saxophone. Harald Kimmig (violin), Daniel Studer (bass) and Alfred Zimmerlin (violoncello) decided that their tight improvising unit needs a new challenge with guest musicians. They invited an Englishman John Butcher (tenor and soprano saxophone) and their collaboration reached a new height. One can immediately hear the spiritual bond that developed between the trio and the Brit.

USA: Tim Siciliano -In The Attic (CIMP 2017)

In The Attic

CIMP has recorded a number of artists making their leadership debuts (and sometimes any kind of recording debut) in their 40s or 50s. Tim Siciliano was 50 when he recorded this disc. While his roots are in the later guitar Bop masters, his mentor was Attila Zoller. Producer Bob Rusch characterized this session as 'a good get-together. ' Music well worth the 50 year wait. In the hands of these three, it brings new life to the bopstream, swinging and free of cliches.