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.