Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Heel Jack & John Tchicai

Spring Heel Jack & John Tchicai, at "An Insolent Noise" festival,Verdi Theatre, Pisa,

John Tchicai on bass clarinet and vocals, Orphy Robinson on vibraphone, John Edwards on bass, Tony Marsh on drums, John Coxon and Ashley Wales, electronics

Tchicai has quite an interesting trajectory, going from the New York Contemporary Five, the New York Art Quartet, and Coltrane's "Ascension" to working with Hans Joachim Irmler (ex-Faust) and members of Nalle...


Nice, could be the title of a "Saw"/"Hostel"-ish zombie bloodbath movie...

Matthew Shipp, John Butcher duet @ Cafe Oto, London, 02/14/10, filmed by Shuffleboil

Here's some solo Shipp:

At A38, Budapest, September 2008.

Click on the header for some Matthew Shipp bonus beats.

Hamid Drake

Some recent Hamid Drake clips...he did a gig in Paris, but the only clip is of him playing a frame-drum:

Hamid Drake Solo at Souffle Continu, Paris, 01/27/10

And if you're in the market for a reggae version of Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't," here you go...

Napoleon Maddox, voice - beat box
Jeff Albert, trombone
Jeb Bishop, trombone
Jeff Parker, guitar
Joshua Abrams, bass - guimbri
Hamid Drake, drums

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chair vs. Chair

Chris Cooper : guitar
Nick Becker : moog, electric guitar
Stewart Mostofsky : electronics

High Zero, Baltimore, MD, 09/12/09
Video by Dennisovich


Chino Shuichi, Alex Ward, John Russell, Roger Turner, Phil Wachsmann @ Cafe Oto, 02/17/10.

Video by Shuffleboil.


Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop

Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-Les-Pins, France, 07/13/60

Ted Curson (tpt); Eric Dolphy (as); Booker Ervin (ts); Charles Mingus (bass, pno); Dannie Richmond (dr); Bud Powell (pno).

Eric Dolphy - "Epistrophy" -
ERIC DOLPHY(as・bcl・fl)

Recorded at Hilversum,Holland, 06/02/64

Broohaha - "The Eric Dolphy Shopping Spree" - Pulse Bar, Barnsley, 02/18/10

The title comes from an anecdote that Kyle Farrell (click on the header) told me about a visit to NY; he was outside The Stone when a guy walked by carrying a 'cello, and, thinking it might be Erik Friedlander, he hollered "Erik!"