Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Ears



A toy car with a pick-up needle and a road made of vinyl records...As seen at Happy New Ears in Kortrijk, Belgium. "Other side, break", by Clea Coudsi and Eric Herbin.

Video of the Year



Ny Musikk invited Norwegian drum hero Paal Nilssen-Love to make a ringtone for mobilephones. Here is a clip of him at work! From www.nymusikk.no

2009 Year-End Roundup



Dan Wenninger & Bbob Drake, Cleveland, 01/04/09



DAVID RUSSELL @ Metal Shaker, Chicago, IL 02/20/09



Jack Wright and Alban Bailly, 03/06/09




Peter Brötzmann with Toshinori Kondo, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love

Andy Moor & John Butcher @ Kings Place, London, 04/14/09



(courtesy Shuffleboil)

Sonny Sharrock and Bill Laswell team up pre-Last Exit:



Excerpt of a full concert of Material recorded on December 3, 1980 with guest appearance by Fred Frith. Two concerts of Material were recorded live at Hurrah by Merrill Aldighieri. The group includes Bill Laswell on bass, keyboardist Michael Beinhorn and drummer Fred Maher, Sonny Sharrock on Guitar and Olu Dara on trumpet.



"Beating Time" in 1984 - Mike Cooper, Tim Hill, Gary Jones, and Paul Burwell.
Film by Mike Cooper, 2007.



DJ/Rupture and Andy Moor, Geneva, 2007

You may want to take Dramamine before viewing.



Michael Johnsen performance at Lampo, 05/23/09 excerpt © Angeline Evans.



Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans live in Würzburg, 05/08/09.



Japanese performer/composer, ADACHI Tomomi's composition "Yumiko"(1997) performed by students of Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts, Tama Art University in Jan. 2008.



Marc Ribot, Evan Parker, and Han Bennink, June 2009

Han not only has a kick drum, he has a



Damo Suzuki in Argentina - "Improvisacion 2"
Saturday, 06/06/09
With members of PEZ + UL + HONDURAS + COMPAÑERO ASMA
Teatro ND Ateneo



Kuknacke (ククナッケ) on guitar and Hot Troche (ツポールヌ) on vocals at Guitaristival, Roppongi SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 06/28/09.

the riff from "Bunnies" by electric eels at 1:27...



Wooden Skin (Scheible, Delzoppo, Pickering) at Pat's in the Flats, 08/14/09,
shot by loumnz.




Mary Halvorson - guitar, John Hebert - bass, Ches Smith - drums. From a live performance at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Thursday, August 6th, 2009. Compositions by Mary Halvorson.
(Who knew that M.C. Hammer had a museum?)



4 juillet 2009: Schizophonic cabaret (Autour de Pascal Comelade), organisé par Vert Pituite la belle aux voûtes (Paris)

"Brand new cadillac" (Vince Taylor) par Pascal Comelade (piano jouet), Jac Berrocal (chant et peigne), Général alcazar (Guitare), David Fenech (percussions)



Jim Pugliese - drums, percussion, electronics
Christine Bard - drums, electronics
Michael Evans - theremin, percussion
Kato Hideki - electric bass
Chris Cochrane - electric guitar
Roy Campbell - trumpet



Han Bennink on "DWDD," 09/29/09



"Open Score" by Robert Rauschenberg





Rhodri Marsden, a saw, a child's violin bow, a portable amp and a midi file of "Wichita Lineman" he downloaded from a karaoke website. (Or should that be a Webbsite?)



J. Guy Laughlin, Jr., Kent, 02/20/09



Hans Reichel, Festival Phonomanie, Ulrichsberg, 12/06/09

Truck Rock



Jean-François Pauvros est un guitariste atypique qui « promène depuis 30 ans sa silhouette dégingandée de funambule nomade sur les sentiers escarpés des musiques de traverse, avec ses rifs de guita...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Almost Summer in Australia...

A barbershop duo:



Recorded live at Apostasy @ Sedition on Thursday, 12/17/09.
Lalalandia and Beepbleep (Melodic drone + atonal noise).
Peter Veliks: prepared guitar / voice / resonating tube
Mark Temple: prepared guitar and effects

Sedition is at 275 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW Australia.
Sedition was recently featured in the Wire magazine (adventures in modern music) which is a fortnightly series of improvised encounters in a barbershop in Sydney's Kings X ...... for local community and musicians alike ... celebrating non-corporate expression in noise, music and silence.

Winter in South America...



Full video at / Video completo en :
http://www.vimeo.com/6054005

Ø +yn (argentina) www.myspace.com/copadeunarbol
The Hunter Gracchus (uk) www.myspace.com/thehuntergracchus

08/07/09, Asociación de Cultura Británica
También se presentaron en la ocasión: Zueeing (www.myspace.com/zueeing) y Nébel Dots (www.myspace.com/nebeldots)

Filmación: Valeria Facchini
Post porducción: Gustavo Valerga, Pablo Picco

And in Northern Europe...



Live at The Boathouse, Hull, 12/12/2009 (though the eagle-eyed and sticklers among you may notice that that is actually late Autumn...beautiful nonetheless.)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Gather 'round the Yule Log...



you know its holiday season at my house when you hear this song

Christmastime is here...

And it may sound a bit strange in London...



Hannah Marshall ( cello ) / Roger Turner ( percussion ) / Tim Hodgkinson ( clarinet ) @ Mopomoso Christmas Special, the Vortex, 12/20/09. Filmed by Shuffleboil.



Tania Chen ( piano ) / Lol Coxhill ( sax ) / Dominic Lash ( bass )



Eugene Martynec ( electronics ) / Adrian Northover ( sax ) / Adam Bohman ( electronics )



Marillsa Gouvea ( voice ) / Macio Mattos ( bass ) / Rodrigo Montoya ( shamisen ) Terry Day ( balloons and recorders )

Happy Birthday, Bob James

For old school Hip-Hop "flava":



For general insanity, click on the title and play the clip there...

Monday, December 14, 2009

In Ulrichsberg...



Hans Reichel, Festival Phonomanie, Ulrichsberg, 12/06/09



Gunter Christmann, Mats Gustafsson, Paul Lovens - Ulrichsberg, 12/04/09



John Russell, Festival Phonomanie, Ulrichsberg, 12/05/09

All shot by Shuffleboil...

Korea? Career?



The Long and Short of It



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Music for Myopics



New Year 2009 an orchestra of: Chris Cundy, Alison Blunt, James Dunn, John Say, Candida Doyle, Ivor Kallin, Hannah Marshall, Alex Ward, Jem Finer, Pinball Geoff, Naomi Doran, Jenny Kallin, John BIsset, Natasha Tauber. All that survives of a longer film which showed their forgathering in homage to the marx brothers 'night at the opera' - accidentally deleted!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Arto in the Dark



Arto Lindsay no Oi Multiplicidade, Rio, novembro de 2009. Tocando "O Mais Belo dos Belos", canção do carnaval baiano.

Monday, November 30, 2009

For the benefit of any U.K./European readers...

HE EX + BRASS UNBOUND - UK tour dates Jan/Feb 2010... 29/01 BRISTOL [England] - Fleece 30/01 GLASGOW [Scotland] - CCA 31/01 GATESHEAD [England] - Sage 01/02 BIRMINGHAM [England] - Hare + Hounds 02/02 BRIGHTON [England] - Audio 03/02 LONDON [England] - Tufnell Park Dome 04/02 MANCHESTER [England] - Deaf Institute 05/02 LIVERPOOL [England] - Kazimier 06/02 BELFAST [Northern Ireland] - Black Box http://www.theex.nl



"Tell 'em the Sandman sent ya!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tea with dust, piano without air.




John Hudak / Shimpei Takeda - "Sunday Evening"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pan and Scan Improv



Lol Coxhill (soprano sax) and Kou Katsoyoshi (guitar) at Cafe Oto, London, 11/22/09. Filmed by Helen Petts.



Lol Coxhill (soprano sax), Kou Katsoyoshi (guitar), John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums) at Cafe Oto, London, 11/23/09.

"Berlin Horse"



Malcolm Le Grice, "Berlin Horse" (1970), soundtrack by Brian Eno

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shake it up baby, twist and ululate...



Phil Minton & dieb13 @ Music Unlimited 23 , Wels, Austria.
Video by Shuffleboil.

A tall, skinny, beady-eyed kid who always wears a yellowish-brown dress blazer, a brown sock on one foot and a red sock on the other.

A sharply-dressed smooth-talker and huckster whose smart-alecky attitude is always getting him into trouble more often than out of it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Still no applause..."

Sounds Of Scranton: Shahzad Ismaily from Bob Sweeney on Vimeo.






Shahzad Ismaily and Sam Amidon, live in Oxford, England.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bowing and Scraping



Eli Keszler, Edinburgh, 10/24/09

Sounds Of Scranton: Ches Smith from Bob Sweeney on Vimeo.



Ches Smith, Scranton, 2009



Tatsuya Nakatani, Chiba, 11/30/08



John Butcher (alto saxophone) and Gino Robair (percussion) perform at Mopomoso free improvisation night at the Vortex Jazz Club, London, 11/16/08.
Filmed by Helen Petts

(No relation to the type of Gino you might find under your car...)



J. Guy Laughlin, Jr., Kent, 02/20/09

It's gotta be Click 'n' Whoosh music



György Ligeti: "Artikulation" (1958 Musique Concrete Avant Electronic
Suburbanbatherson: video, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alias Smith and Jones.



LaDonna Smith, viola, improv with fire



Darius Jones and Marty McCavitt live at The Stone in New York City on 08/10/08.
Jones on sax, McCavitt on electronics.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shuffleboil went to Wels...

...and all we got are these videos:



Agra Dharma (Koichi Makigami, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori) @ Music Unlimited 23, Wels, Austria, 2009.



Fred Frith, Chris Cutler @ Music Unlimited 23.



The Ex @ Music Unlimited 23.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It don't feel like rain...



Rhodri Marsden, a saw, a child's violin bow, a portable amp and a midi file of "Wichita Lineman" he downloaded from a karaoke website. (Or should that be a Webbsite?)

A small bit of chaos.



Chaos Jockey, 11/05/09, at shibuya o-nest
Chaos Jockey are 山本精一&茶谷雅之
VJ/ 岡村明日可 Asuka Okamura
CAMERA/亀自慢

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sliding scale.



Michael Johnsen, Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, 10/23/09

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Better late than never, I guess...



ambibat @ ABC No-Rio - Halloween 1999

Frank Fusco - guitar, electronics
Eric Hoffman - synth, electronics
Chris Altenhoff - bass, electronics
Blaise Siwula - sax

The Duos Out Of Space



Steve Noble, Alan Wilkinson @ Colour out of Space, Brighton, 10/31/09



Bill Orcutt & Paul Hession @ Colour out of Space

(Both courtesy of Shuffleboil)

Not The Hello People...



People's music video for the smash single "Likelihood of Bang."
Mary Halvorson - Guitar, Kevin Shea - Drums
(They are lip-synching, or, as scores of posters on video sites
believe, lip-singing...)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Krakow killed Apple Jack

Brought to you in glorious heads-in-the-way-o-vision:



Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet Live at Manggha Krakow

More lute.



The JOZEF BOYS @ Firehouse Gallery - Burlington, VT - 10/21/09
The Jozef Boys are Robbie Lee, Che Chen & Jozef Van Wissem

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Give a hoot; play a lute.



Pat Thomas and John Jasnoch, Mopomoso at The Vortex



Pat Thomas and John Jasnoch at Xposed Club, Cheltenham, October 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Metal sieve."

Dry Ice, Baby!



Friction Brothers (Michael Colligan, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang) at the Strobe studio

Friday, October 9, 2009

A world to be drowned in.



Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley, 09/24/09, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

Sunday, October 4, 2009

On the occasion of his 50th anniversary as a drummer.



Han Bennink on "DWDD," 09/29/09

Flash Lightning



Natsuki Tamura / Atsuhiro Ito / Hideo Ikegami @ Inage Candy

Live at Inage Candy, Chiba (Japan) / 09/26/09

Natsuki Tamura (trumpet)
http://www.myspace.com/natsukitamura
Atsuhiro Ito (optron)
http://www.gotobai.net/
Hideo Ikegami (contrabass)
http://www.myspace.com/contrabassism

Monday, September 28, 2009

If Squelch were Red Dark Sweet



suite du concert de FAUST: Jean Hervé Peron (voix),Zappi (batterie), Rie Miyazaki (basse)

Faust is currently on tour in the USA.

If Red Dark Sweet were Squelch



4 juillet 2009: Schizophonic cabaret (Autour de Pascal Comelade), organisé par Vert Pituite la belle aux voûtes (Paris)

"Brand new cadillac" (Vince Taylor) par Pascal Comelade (piano jouet), Jac Berrocal (chant et peigne), Général alcazar (Guitare), David Fenech (percussions)

HKE



Mike Cooper, "Hong Kong Express"

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Wewease Bwian!"



Lightning Bolt and Sun Ra Arkestra (but not together, like Sun Ra and the MC5
back in the old days...)

ilmmaker Peter Glantz explores musicl, spiritual, and cosmic connections between thmingly disparate grops.

We turned this sod of XLR8R TV over to flmmaker Peter Glantz, h went to Providence, Rhode Island's Foo Fest to take a close he festival's two main tractions— Lightning Bolt and Sun Ra Arkestra. Lightning Bolt, Providence's epic nose duo headed up by Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson, is known for suprising, chiastic, often transcendent performances. Sun Ra Arkestra became legendary in the world under the lead. Today, the Arkestra continues to flosh and promote the cosmic philosophy of Sun Ra under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen. Here, Glantz captures both their live perf and meditates on the spiritual alliance between these two far-lung musical pats

Waiting for Mary




Marc Ribot with Sun Ship (Mary Halvorson, Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor).
Rose Live Music, Brooklyn, 08/26/09




Mary Halvorson - guitar, John Hebert - bass, Ches Smith - drums. From a live performance at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Thursday, August 6th, 2009. Compositions by Mary Halvorson.
(Who knew that M.C. Hammer had a museum?)



Blarvuster - "Jigs"
Live at The Kitchen,Friday, 09/18/09

Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Leah Paul (flutes)
Max Mandel (viola)
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Ian Riggs (bass)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

(Are the bagpipes sharp, or is everyone else flat?)

Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg, live in Oberlin, Saturday, 09/26, free...



Here: Ned Rothenberg & Evan Parker duo excerpt,
Recorded live at Roulette, NYC, 10/10/06

Saturday, September 26th
Fairchild Chapel
50 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH
9pm, free admission

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Touch of Tongue to Mouth Top



Will Gaines, Steve Beresford, Alex Ward @ the Incus Phoenix Festival, 09/19/09, Cafe Oto, London.




Duck Baker, Steve Noble, Simon H Fell, Alex Ward @ the Incus Phoenix Festival, 09/19/09, Cafe Oto, London.

"Pretty harsh sound, right?" "Calm down, Grandma."



One of the best ways to start a gig...

The deathful love story of a free jazz saxophonist, Kaoru Abe (1949-1978) and a novelist, his wife, Izumi Suzuki (1949-1986). A film "Endless Waltz" was produced by Koji Wakamtsu Production in 1995.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ornette Minus Ono/No Limit





Ornette Coleman - saxophones
Anthony Falanga - bass
Al McDowell - bass
Denardo Coleman drums

Noble and Ward minus Edwards




Steve Noble, Alex Ward, Boat-ting, London 09/07/09, courtesy of Shuffleboil.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thrumming.



Getatchew Mekuria saxophone, clarinet

The Ex:
Terrie Ex guitar
Andy Moor - Guitar
Katherina Ex - drums,
Arnold de Boer - vocals

Guests:
Brodie West - alto saxophone
Joost Buis trombone
Massimo Pupillo bass
Xavier Charles clarinet
Melaku Belay dance

At Jazzfestival Saalfelden, 08/29/09

"Incline your head a few degrees"



Michel Doneda + Alfredo Costa Monteiro - Barcelona 2008

Friday, September 4, 2009

Last year

...I found an acoustic guitar on the sidewalk on trash day. This week I found a floor tom and a rack tom. Now all I need to find is a grand piano and I can do this for myself:



Tobias Sjögren (guitar) & Andreas Werliin (piano and drums)

Live from Gerlesborgsskolan, 07/30/08

Monday, August 31, 2009

Those wacky drummers! # 2



Tatsuya Yoshida & Charles Hayward @ Sepentine Gallery, London, 08/07/09

Those wacky drummers!



Wooden Skin (Scheible, Delzoppo, Pickering) at Pat's in the Flats, 08/14/09,
shot by loumnz.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

GUO



November 7, 1970
Kongresshalle - Berliner Jazztage
Berlin, Germany

composition by Peter Brötzmann

Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano, percussion
Derek Bailey - electric guitar
Heinz Sauer - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
Peter Brötzmann - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, basset horn
Evan Parker - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Gerd Dudek - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Michel Pilz - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute
Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, flugelhorn
Bernard Vitet - trumpet
Tomasz Stanko - trumpet
Manfred Schoof - trumpet, bach in d trumpet, flugelhorn
Albert Mangelsdorff - trombone
Malcolm Griffith - trombone
Paul Rutherford - trombone, althorn
Buschi Niebergall - bass trombone, contrabass
Peter Kowald - tuba, contrabass
Arjen Gorter - contrabass, electric bass guitar
Paul Lovens - drums, percussion
Han Bennink - drums, shellhorn, gachi, dhung (tibetan horn)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Paper, wood, and brass.



Sabu Toyozumi (percussion), Luo Chao-yun (pipa), Henry Lowther (trumpet), John Russell (guitar), Lol Coxhill (soprano saxophone) at Fete Quaqua 2009. John Russell's annual festival of free improvised music.
Filmed by Helen Petts at the Vortex Jazz Club, London, 08/16/09.
www.mopomoso.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An Apple a Day



"Apple Kick Film" (16mm, 1994, 4.5 mins)by Gordon Nelson. A film about making a film about kicking an apple on a rooftop in Pittsburgh. Created using equipment from Pittsburgh Filmmakers plus a Fastax high speed camera owned and operated by Michael Johnsen.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"I'd like to get a fighter and strafe some trains..."

Rashied Ali has passed away...



Don Cherry - pocket trumpet James Blood Ulmer - guitar Rashied Ali - drums



music: 'jupiter' (variation) by john coltrane, from the album 'interstellar space' (drums: rashied ali)



Rashied Ali Hayes Greenfield Duo Live at the Internet Cafe Thelonious Monk's "Ask Me Know"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Do not Clean with Materials that Scratch



MATERIAL - Live in Montreux, Switzerland, 07/13/83

Bill Laswell: bass; Michael Beinhorn: keyboards; Grandmixer D. St.: keyboards; Sonny Sharrock: guitar; Henry Kaiser: guitar; J.T. Lewis: drums

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Clank and Twang



Kuknacke (ククナッケ) on guitar and Hot Troche (ツポールヌ) on vocals at Guitaristival, Roppongi SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 06/28/09.

the riff from "Bunnies" by electric eels at 1:27...



Seiichi Yamamoto (山本 精一) and Makino Takuma (牧野琢磨) duet at Guitaristival at Roppongi SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 06/28/09.

Both clips courtesy of blackpostcards.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

As loud as you can get?



soundcheck by KONK PACK
Tim Hodgkinson - lap steel guitar, electronics, clarinets
Thomas Lehn - analogue synthesizer
Roger Turner - drumsets and percussion
Atelier Grammophon, Hannover, Germany, 10/22/08, filmed by mcddavid

You may wish to take some dramamine before watching this...

Hana Bi Combos, thanks to Shuffleboil



07/17/09 at Cafe Oto, London. with Roger Turner, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Chino Shuichi, Shabaka Hutchings, Dominic Lash, and Benedict Drew.



07/18/09 at Cafe Oto, London. with Roger Turner, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Chino Shuichi, Kaffe Mathews, Hannah Marshall, Alan Tomlinson.



07/19/09 at Cafe Oto, London. with Roger Turner, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Chino Shuichi, Phil Minton,Lol Coxhill.

Slovenian Lullaby



Ericson-Strid-Stackenäs, 05/16/09

Video by vitnsvart

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nave, not naive nor Nivea...



The Vultures* and Steve Beresford join in with Sandeep Mishra at the Nave, Islington/Dalston, 07/14/09

*Dan Beattie (guitar/electronics/keys); Matt Chilton (laptop/electronics/bass); Will Connor (percussion/objects/winds); Anthony Donovan (basses/autoharp/electronics/objects/laptop)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Commercial Break



Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans

available right now from http://www.ugEXPLODE.com

"Cherokee"?



Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra @ North Sea Jazz Fest, Rotterdam, 07/12/09

Mats Gustafsson, Axel Dörner, Cor Fuhler, Mizutani Hiroaki, Yoshigaki Yashuhira

Video by Shuffleboil

(I used this border to complement Axel Dörner's swell suit...)



Video by 010zico

Monday, July 13, 2009

Now I know why...

Amps used to have an input marked Accordion when I was a kid...



Improvisation live @ SPM Ivan Illich

Jonas Kocher: accordeon
Filippo Giuffrè: eclectic guitar
Marco "Tabe" Tabellini: electric guitar
Antonio D'Intino: electric bass

Friday, July 10, 2009

Damo



Damo Suzuki in Argentina - "Improvisacion 2"
Saturday, 06/06/09
With members of PEZ + UL + HONDURAS + COMPAÑERO ASMA
Teatro ND Ateneo

If you want to see a Japanese man speaking German to a Greek filmmaker:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ono & Ornette



Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band @ SouthBank Centre, London 06/14/2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Not particularly American at all...



加藤啓/浦邊雅祥パフォーマンス

Kei Kato performance an accordion of monster featuring Masayoshi Urabe
March 2009

Very American



Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet - "Echoes Of Primitive Ohio And Chili Dogs"

Let's not and say we did...

Some distant relatives of mine reporting on Roscoe Mitchell and Ken Vandermark gigging in Ljubljana...



The guy could have at least shaved before doing the news. Also, what's with the weird ring placement?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Let's begin with a drum solo!



The Vandermark 5 Special Edition, Green Mill, Chicago on June 19th '09
(Magnus Broo/trumpet, Tim Daisy/drums, Kent Kessler/bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm/cello & electronics, Dave Rempis/alto & baritone, Ken Vandermark/tenor & Bb clarinet, Haavard Wiik/piano)

Magnus Broo solo:

Friday, June 26, 2009

Music With Brrrzap



Arto Lindsay´s band for multinatural blackout parade. Rehearsing in a studio in Venice. Days prior to the parade. Kassin, Guitar. Marivaldo Paim, Drums. Melvin Gibbs, bass.

Music Minus Brrrzap




Arto Lindsay´s band for multinatural blackout parade. Rehearsing in a studio in Venice. Days prior to the parade. Kassin, Guitar. Marivaldo Paim, Drums. Melvin Gibbs, bass.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Play It, Kick It



Marc Ribot, Evan Parker, and Han Bennink, June 2009

Han not only has a kick drum, he has a kick cymbal...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Skronk on the Run







"With anything, my aim seems to be to distort it. Distort it from what we know it as, even with music, with visual things. But the aim is to change it from what it is to see what it could be. To see the potential in it all. The point is to take a note and wreck the note and see in that note what else there is in it that a simple act like distorting it has caused." ---P.M., 1966

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Do you think Yoko will leave Paul?"



Plastic Ono Band, London, 06/14/09

(SuzySecret took the video by cellphone.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Not "Tall Paul"



Japanese performer/composer, ADACHI Tomomi's composition "Namahage-Mint"(1999) performed by students of Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts, Tama Art University in Jan. 2009.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Not "Lady Marmalade"



Japanese performer/composer, ADACHI Tomomi's composition "Yumiko"(1997) performed by students of Department of Moving Images and Performing Arts, Tama Art University in Jan. 2008.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All-Around Madness



Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson, Peter Evans live in Würzburg, 05/08/09.



Weasel Walter trio in Montaigu, 05/01/09

Tenor Madness

Blaise Siwula's Tenor Solo in London, 12/10/08:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spencer and the Johnsens







C. Spencer Yeh + Michael Johnsen performance at Lampo, 05/23/09 excerpt © Angeline Evans.

Play all three simultaneously for greater density.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Wacky Guitar, Drummer in Shorts, a DJ, and Another Thin Bass



Dave Hofstra - bass, DJ Mutamassik - turntable, Morgan Kraft - guitar, Dentoni Parks - drums, Marc Ribot - guitar live at Umbria Jazz 2004 in Italy