Sunday, February 25, 2018

ZAPPA NOTES ON PAPER


I think it was earlier last year that "The Frank Zappa Songbook Vol.1" got a re-issue.
Originally published in 1973 (and then again in 1982)


Together with the below books, there's plently of Zappa notes to be found on paper...

From 2011.
Also from 2011.
From 2001.
From 2003.

And even from 1982... (but also re-issued in 2017)


MARKUS REUTER'S HEARTLAND BLEEDS PROJECT


Markus Reuter is working on an ambitious project String Quartet “Heartland Bleeds” /

More info at:
http://www.markusreuter.com/string-quartet/


FILTHY HABITS ENSEMBLE PLAYS STRAVINSKY


You might know the Filthy Habits Ensemble from their all-Zappa-compositions "King Kong" album as part of the Unmatched series on the Hall Of Fame label.
Or maybe from their appearance at the Zappanale festival in 2010.

The band released their "Filthy Habits Ensemble Plays Stravinsky" album in 2013 !!

Check it out here:
https://octoberxart.bandcamp.com/album/plays-stravinsky-lhistoire-du-soldat-live-at-jamboree-official-cd

or here :



CONDOR GRUPPE

from Jezus Factory Webshop :

Exciting news!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The BRAND NEW and third Condor Gruppe album 'Interplanetary Travels' is released on 16th March and available to pre order.
https://www.jezusfactory.com/shop/condor-gruppe-interplanetary-travels/


Condor Gruppee is back with a new record, Interplanetary Travels. The title hinting at Sun Ra is no coincidence. Pushing their musical boundaries even further, Condor Gruppe recorded 8 new songs that give you the creepy feel of a horror scene, the heroism of the best film scores and the hypnotizing grooves of jungle tribes. Diverse, yet exciting and challenging enough to give you a mesmerizing trip through the band’s own dusty record shelves.

“Just like a little child pulling his balloon back to earth while walking around exploring”, that is Condor Gruppe music…

Condor Gruppe are: Michiel (guitar), Jan (bass), Krist (drums), Kris (keys, guitar), Milan W. (guitar), Dirk (trumpet, percussion), Matti (sax, percussion), Nicolas (sitar), Hanne (Baritone Sax), Rozanne (Horn)

LIVE

  • 16.03: ROMA – ANTWERP, BE
  • 17.03: AB – BRUSSEL, BE
  • 30.03: NEST – GHENT, BE
  • 18.04: HET DEPOT – LEUVEN, BE

WIBG

WIBG, formerly known as Wooden Indian Burial Ground, is touring Europe in March and early April.
The band will be promoting their new release "Winnie & The Nihilist".


01.03 - Leuven (BE)
03.03 - Breda (NL)
04.03 - Rotterdam (NL)
06.03 - Hannover (DE)
07.03 - Gotenborg (SE)
08.03 - Aalborg (DK)
09.03 - Hamburg (DE)
10.03 - Berlin (DE)
11.03 - Ostrava (CZ)
12.03 - Prague (CZ)
13.03 - Zagreb (HR)
14.03 - Florence (IT)
15.03 - Rome (IT)
16.03 - Vogogna (IT)
17.03 - Lustenau (AU)
19.03 - Bristol (UK)
21.03 - London (UK)
22.03 - Brighton (UK)
23.03 - Ghent (BE)
24.03 - Paris (FR)
25.03 - Saint Etienne (FR)
26.03 - Le Chambon-sur-Ligon (FR)
27.03 - Toulouse (FR)
28.03 - Grenoble (FR)
29.03 - Montpellier (FR)
30.03 - Olten (CH)
31.03 - Rennes (FR)
03.04 - Barcelona (ES)
04.04 - Azkoitia (ES)
05.04 - Biarritz (FR)
06.04 - Bordeaux (FR)
07.04 - Brussels (BE)

SEBASTIAN GRAMSS UNDERKARL - JAZZESSENCE

German ensemble Underkarl was founded in 1993 by Sebastian Gramms.
The band recently released their 8th album and they're worth your attention.

"Jazzessence" was the band's second album. Released in 1999.
You get 74 minutes and 30 tracks of Brecker Brothers, Ellington, Hendrix, Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, and more.
All reworked (and reassambled / recreated) by Underkarl.
Love it.



Saturday, February 24, 2018

BEPPE CROVELLA PLAYS MIKE RATLEDGE

MoonJune Records has just released an album by Beppe Crovella on which he plays the music of Soft Machine keyboard player and composer Mike Ratledge : "What's Rattlin' On The Moon?".




Friday, February 23, 2018

ZAPPA PAINTING FOR SALE OVER AT CATAWIKI

Catawiki auctions has the following item up for bids :


https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/15007543-frank-zappa-quentin-robert-de-nameland

Original Art piece by Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa. 

Origin of the character used in both Greggery Peccary AND Thing Fish!! Frank did most of the work on it on March 28, 1970 and Gail did hers on October 3, 1971

13 by 8 1/2 inches

Purchased at the Zappa estate auction at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles. 


SATANTANGO - MR.BORE

Here's something special.
Satantango's first album (released on the Italian Wallace Records label) includes 10 tracks (1 to 10), but the album also lists a track 0 (zero).

And it's this hidden track that caught my interest as it's Satantango performing Don Van Vliet's 'Clear Spot'.
Unfortunately, I can't get it to play. A Google search told me that I have to use the rewind button to get to the track, but that doesn't do the trick...
Tried some other things as well, but as of yet, no luck...


FRANK'S HOLOGRAM TOUR

Dude, the official Zappa band is going to happen

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"My eyebrows went up" — Frank's hologram to tour


https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/feb/21/blurt-frank-zappas-hologram-tour/#

  • Mike Keneally: “It’s definitely not for me to imagine how he might have used the technology."