Oct 152020
 

i’m going to be taking a little break to listen to a super series of japanese jazz thanks to josé miguel lopez, the host of discópolis jazz on rtve (radio y television española).  there are over 35 in the series so far, from broadcasts going back over 2 years, which you can download from the discópolis pages on the rtve website (link below).

there’s actually a lot more there (not all jazz, but a lot!) — josé miguel only plays the japanese concerts once or twice a week, as far as i can tell.  still, at around an hour each, it’s a massive view into contemporary japanese jazz.  the shows are all at the nhk fureai hall.

and — a nice surprise — the bold josé miguel doesn’t talk over the music.  good man yerself, pepe.  and good commentary, to boot.

tracking these was a bit of a conundrum, as the mp3 cutters (not editors) don’t have user interfaces that play nice with me.  it’s probably me.  so i’ve setup a little assembly line process that ends up with ffmpeg doing the tracking.  whatever works, eh?

https://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/discopolis-jazz/
https://twitter.com/Discopolis3
https://www.facebook.com/DiscopolisR3/

 Posted by at 23:18
May 072020
 

i’ve been listening to the piece by piece series presented by the improvised music company (imc) and triskel.  i’ve been to a number of performances put on by the imc, which i have enjoyed immensely, and these friday concerts are a nice alternative right now.

piece by piece is “a weekly sequence of online solo performances… featuring leading irish improvisers”.  see imc’s piece by piece webpage for links to the performances (all on youtube) and to reflections by the artists.

10 april: shane latimer – guitar/electronics
17 april: nick roth – saxophones & olesya zdorovetska – vocals.
24 april: seán mac erlaine – clarinet/reeds/electronics
1 may: cormac mccarthy – piano
8 may: cora venus lunny – violin/viola
15 may: paul dunlea – trombone
22 may: izumi kimura – piano
29 may: úna monaghan – harp

improvised music company is a music promoter for jazz and ethnic music, and a resource for musicians in ireland.
triskel is the triskel christchurch /arts centre in cork city.

imc and triskel are committed to paying professional fees to artists for their work. If you can help them to continue to support artists in this difficult time, please donate the price of a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/improvisedmusic

 

 Posted by at 09:57
Apr 032020
 

if you’re looking for something a little different, check out the krzysztof penderecki page on ubu web, where there are a number of pieced by penderecki, including his to the victims of hiroshima among a number of assorted tracks.   it’s a fascinating site, where you can easily lose yourself in the huge amount of film, music, writing and what i’ll unfairly just lump into “other stuff”.  to get you started, there’s a handy top-ten page, with a lot of different people have listed their “top 10” selections.

 


 Posted by at 08:51
May 212017
 

after listening to this yesterday & this morning, i was thinking of uploading this show, but found that it is already available at galatabridge, a monographic website that

attempts to provide a chronological list of recordings featuring John Surman, be they commercially-released albums, radio or TV broadcasts, audience recordings, film soundtracks or otherwise.

if you like john surman / the trio,  well, you’ve probably already found the site.  if you are less familiar with the trio, then head over to galatabridge and have a listen to this great show by the trio, from jazzhaus, hamburg germany, in early 1970.

the version there appears to be the same as the one seeded on dime in aug 2016 by tomp

 

cover by lewojazz, included in the dime seed in 2016