Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Alog - Son of King

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Masada String Trio: John Zorn's music played by Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander and Greg Cohen

John Zorn's infinite Masada song book performed by three virtuosi: Mark Feldman on violin, Erik Friedlander on cello, and Greg Cohen on bass. Five years after Azazel: Book of Angels Vol.2, Haborym: Book Of Angles Vol.16 is out now, on Tzadik

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Karlheinz Stockhausen

Influential and controversial German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was born near Cologne on August 22, 82 years ago. Visionary, the composer's influence stretched from Boulez to the Beatles.

Stockhausen died on Dec. 5, 2007, Kürten, Germany.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Han Bennink and Guus Janssen at Jazz em Agosto

Han Bennink

Han's snare drum is enough to party. He knows what to do with it and was able to set up a perfect dialogue with Guus Janssen piano. A memorable show with two superior musicians.

Guus Janssen + Han Bennink

Thursday, August 05, 2010

What if? Parker on Coltrane

Evan Parker giving a talk on John Coltrane, prepared especially for Jazz em Agosto, 2006

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

#Listening to Monkey Puzzle, by Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg

Monkey Puzzle is a studio live recording released in 1997 by Leo Records, with Evan Parker playing soprano and tenor saxophones, and Ned Rothenberg playing bass clarinet and alto saxophone. Two superlative musicians that will be next Sunday in Lisbon, for Jazz em Agosto. Countdown mode....

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Peter Evans at Jazz em Agosto

American trumpeter Peter Evans will return to Jazz em Agosto to play with together with Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Peter Evans played a memorable solo on the last year edition of the festival, followed by a great show with his own quartet: Peter Evans (trumpet, piccolo trumpet), Ricardo Gallo (piano), Tom Blancarte (double bass), Kevin Shea (drums). Live in Lisbon was released by Clean Feed on the Jazz em Agosto Series, a collection of live recordings made during Gulbenkian’s festival.

Last May, Peter Evans was at Culturgest and at Jazz ao Centro Festival with Moppa Elliott’s Mostly Other People Do the Killing. In Coimbra, this prodigious player did also a solo concert.

Hold your breath and listen to this amazing solo improvisation, recorded at William Paterson University. December 1, 2009.

Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg duo

Ned Rothenberg will join Evan Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble next Sunday night, for Jazz em Agosto at Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisboa.

Monday, August 02, 2010

#Listening to Serpentine, by Han Bennink & Dave Douglas

A wonderful release from 1996 by Han Bennink and Dave Douglas on Songlines records. Two amazing players that have been in Lisbon several times for previous editions of Jazz em Agosto festival.

American trumpeter Dave Douglas was one of the key names in the last year edition, with his amazing Brass Ecstasy project. Twelve years before, in 1997, Douglas played at Gulbenkian's festival with his sextet.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Han Bennink at Jazz em Agosto 2010

Unconventional veteran Dutch drummer Han Bennink will be portrayed at Jazz em Agosto festival on a documentary film by Jellie Dekker and Dick Lucas - Han Bennink «Hazentijd». The day after, Sunday the 8th of August, Mr. Bennink will play together with Dutch pianist Guus Janssen. 

Han Bennink has played at Jazz em Agosto, so far at least three more times - in the 2000 edition in a duo with Ellery Eskelin (sax) and as member of the portentous Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, funded in 1967 by Mr. Bennink and pianist Misha Mengelberg . In 2003, Bennink has visited Lisbon with the Boeren Double Quartet.

Did I mentioned unconventional??