Sunday, April 22, 2018

RECORD STORE DAY


Last Saturday was Record Store Day.
I like records and I do like record shops and yet, I'm not the biggest fan of Record Store Day.

I had three records on my want list.

I ordered one album (the Sun Ra one) over the internet from someone who sold a copy a couple of days in advance.
The other two (The Residents and the Frank Zappa one) I bought on Saturday morning at the Coffee & Vinyl record shop in Antwerp. I was glad to be there rather early as the shop only had one and two copies of these titles.
For one reason or another, however, the shop charged 47.25 euro per album.. A rip-off, as the price in other shops turned out to be 32.50 euro.
A friend of mine went to record shops to find all copies gone, so I wasn't feeling unhappy. Just ripped-off.

So if Record Store Day is about going to the record shop and being unable to find the album that you want, or about paying 5 or 10 euros extra over the internet, or about paying way too much for a brand-new release, they succeeded.



ZAPPACAST EPISODE 37

ZappaCast, episode 37, in which Scott Parker talks with Ahmet Zappa.

http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/zappacast-episode-37-more-fun-with-ahmet_126415




PASCAL DEWEZE

When I talked about Dominique Vantomme's "Vegir" album recently (featuring Michel Delville and Tony Levin), I forgot to mention that it was recorded by Pascal Deweze (Metal Molly, Mitsoobishy Jacson, Gruppo Di Pawlowski,...).



-- hint: Philippe Lamoot


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PROJECT/OBJECT TOUR STARTS TOMORROW


Project/Object tour starts tomorrow!

The Music Of Frank Zappa with Special guests... Zappa alums Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley.

https://www.projectobject.com/tour

APRIL 2018

18 WED SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
19 THU NEW BRUNSWICK NJ THE COURT TAVERN (!)
21 SAT PAWTUCKET RI THE MET CAFE
22 SUN COHOES NY COHOES MUSIC HALL
24 TUE NEW HAVEN CT TOAD’S PLACE
25 WED NORTHAMPTON MA IRON HORSE
26 THU WOODSTOCK NY BEARSVILLE THEATRE
28 SAT SCHUYKILL HAVEN PA JIBBERJAZZ FESTIVAL


MAY 2018
01 TUE BUFFALO NY THE TRALF
02 WED CLEVELAND OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM
03 THU CINCINNATI OH LUDLOW GARAGE
05 SAT CHICAGO IL MARTYR’S
06 SUN MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL
08 TUE PITTSBURGH PA THE CLUB CAFE
09 WED ROCHESTER NY THE LOVIN’ CUP
11 FRI ASBURY PARK NJ THE SAINT
12 SAT NEW YORK CITY NY THE CUTTING ROOM
13 SUN PHILADELPHIA PA THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS


THE BAND !
NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK VOC/SAX
DENNY WALLEY GTR/SLIDE GTR/VOC
ANDRE CHOLMONDELEY GUITAR/VOC
KENDALL SCOTT SYNTHS/KEYS
JERRY CUCCURULLO DRUMS
ANDREW WALLEY BASS










Sunday, April 15, 2018

IMAGINE RAYMOND IN CONCERT

I mentioned the excellent Imagine Raymond project / album last month.
https://united-mutations.blogspot.be/2018/03/imagine-raymond-st.html

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to see the band in concert at CC De Muze in Heusden-Zolder, BE.

Pretty good concert. Loved the music AND the images / little movies that were projected on the big screen.

Go see them !!
The music of Raymond Scott !!



April 17, '18 : Filmhuis, Mechelen
April 18, '18 : Handelsbeurs, Gent
April 19, '18 : De Werf, Brugge
April 20, '18 : CC Casino, Koksijde
April 24, '18 : Flagey, Brussel
April 26, '18 : Casino, St Niklaas
April 27, '18 : Rataplan, Antwerpen
May 10, '18 : CC Het Perron, Ieper


SIMAKDIALOG - WATER ON THE BRAIN PT.2


FREE DOWNLOAD
simakDIALOG "Water On The Brain, Pt. 2
Tribute to Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017)
Recorded live in Baltimore, MD (USA) on November 14, 2015.

Previously unreleased track, to be included on the album
simakDIALOG - Live in Baltimore
credits
released April 14, 2018

simakDIALOG is progressive jazz band from Jakarta, Indonesia.
On this tune, players are:
RIZA ARSHAD - Fender Rhodes piano
TOHPATI - guitar
RUDY ZULKARNAEN - bass guitar
ENDANG RAMDAN - kendang percussion
CUCU KURNIA - kendang percussion

R.I.P. Riza Arshad (Nov 2, 1963 - Jan 13, 2017)




Saturday, April 14, 2018

NEW ALBUM BY SHUGGIE OTIS


Music Legend SHUGGIE OTIS Lets His Guitar Take Center Stage On A New Fusion Rock Album INTER-FUSION!

Features drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin!

Los Angeles, CA - Though most known for his soulful songwriting and gentle croon as heard on blockbuster hits such as “Strawberry Letter 23” and “Inspiration Information,” Shuggie Otis has long been held as one of the most innovative and tasteful guitarists to ever pick up the 6-strings, the “heir to Hendrix” as he is often called. A guitar-playing prodigy from an early age, Shuggie performed on stage and in the studio alongside his legendary father, bluesman Johnny Otis. Now, Shuggie has a new project that showcases just how mindblowing he can be on the pearly frets of his gorgeous maroon Gibson SG, an adventurous new fusion rock project called Inter-Fusion. The album consists of mostly instrumental tracks that groove and weave, taking unexpected turns in surprising directions but all anchored by one of the finest rhythm sections imaginable featuring drummer Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert and Appice) and bass player Tony Franklin (of The Firm and Roy Harper). In addition, keyboardist Kyle Hamood (of local L.A. rockers Them Guns) steps in as both a musician and producer of the album bringing the absolute best performances possible out of each player.

Reflecting on the recording process, Appice enthuses “This was one of the wildest sessions I’ve ever done in my career!” while Franklin had high praise for Otis, saying “Shuggie loved to jam, and was very open to everyone's input. He was not afraid to experiment and try new directions and sounds. I think the music sounds very fresh and alive.” Additionally, Hamood summed up his thoughts on this unique experience saying “Watching the songs come together over such a short period of time, and the diversity that each band member brought to the overall sound and vibe was truly magical. It was an honor to work and create with such a talented group of musicians.”

In a behind-the-scenes promotional video, shot by director Vicente Cordero, Shuggie likewise gushes over the project and his fellow collaborators saying in conversation with Cleopatra owner Brian Perera, “Wow! Did you know it was going to be this good? I know how good it is because I’m in the group. But you’ve seen a little bit of it, and I think you know, you feel the excitement, you hear how good these guys are. And they’re really serious, not just some jive cats!”


Inter-Fusion will be available April 20th on both CD, vinyl and on all digital platforms.

Flashback to 1971 !!



Friday, April 13, 2018

SECURITY PROJECT TOUR DATES


The Security Project has once again reinvented itself, this time with vocalist Happy Rhodes. Together with Jerry Marotta (drummer from Peter Gabriel's first five records, Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Michael Cozzi(Shriekback) and NY keyboardist David Jameson, the group continues reimagining the early work of Peter Gabriel (and also on this disc - Kate Bush), but with Happy's impressive four-octave vocals adding an entirely new dimension.

The Security Project will be on tour in the North East USA and Canada with dates in May and June.

May 24, 2018 Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, NY
May 25, 2018 The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) - Natick, MA
May 26, 2018 Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
May 27, 2018 The Heights at Brother Vic's - South Salem, NY
May 31, 2018 Lovin’ Cup - Rochester, NY
June 1, 2018 The Garrison - Toronto, ON, Canada
June 3, 2018 Petit Campus - Montreal, QC, Canada

The Security Project:
  • Happy Rhodes - Lead Voice
  • Jerry Marotta – Drums, Vocals
  • Trey Gunn – Touch Guitar, Vocals
  • David Jameson – Keyboards, Eigenharp
  • Michael Cozzi – Guitar, Vocal


HELICON - GEHENNA

Exag Records re-released Helicon's Gehenna vinyl 12" (from 2015) in a rather limited quantity of 20 copies.
Fortunately, the EP is still available in the digital format.




THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION - LIVE IN BREMEN

Started in the early eighties by Jimmy Carl Black, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner, The Grandmothers have gone through various line-ups and incarnations.
During one or their most recent tours, November 2014, The Grandmothers recorded the concert that they did in Bremen, Germany. Next to the ever-present Don Preston, Bunk Gardner (and Christopher Garcia !!), the line-up included Eric Klerks on bass and vocals and Max Kutner on guitar and vocals.
It's great to have this concert available as on official release, especially since the Grandmothers will be starting their final tour in about a week.
Sure, Don and Bunk are in their seventies and they don't play as fluent as they used to, but the emotional / historical aspect plus the excellent performance by Chris, Eric and Max make up for that.
Love it.

On their final tour, Chris, Don and Bunk will be joined by Ed Mann.
Let's hope they bring a guitar and bass player along as well.

The Grandmothers Of Invention

22 Apr 2018  The Underworld London United Kingdom
23 Apr 2018  The Robin 2 Bilston United Kingdom
24 Apr 2018  Band on the Wall Manchester United Kingdom
25 Apr 2018  Nieuwe Nor Heerlen Netherlands
26 Apr 2018  Blue Notez Dortmund Germany
27 Apr 2018  Paradox Tilburg Netherlands
28 Apr 2018  Jazzclub Nordhausen Nordhausen Germany
29 Apr 2018  Stadttheater Landsberg Germany
01 May 2018  Blue Note Milano Italy
02 May 2018  Burghof Lörrach Lörrach Germany
03 May 2018  Kammgarn Schaffhausen Switzerland
04 May 2018  Mühle Hunziken Rubigen Switzerland
05 May 2018  Treibhaus Innsbruck Austria
06 May 2018  Kino Siska Lublijana Slovenia
07 May 2018  Porgy & Bess Wien Austria
08 May 2018  Metro Music Bar Brno Czech Republic
09 May 2018  Lucerna Music Bar Prague Czech Republic
10 May 2018  Quasimodo Berlin Germany
11 May 2018  Beta Copenhagen Denmark
12 May 2018  John Dee Oslo Norway
13 May 2018  Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm Sweden
22 Jul 2018  Zappanale Bad Doberan Germany