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  1. jazz-related exhibitions

    Report on or recommend any exhibitions that relate to jazz. I've been to the 'I Got Rhythm' exhibition in Stuttgart/Germany Three floors of paintings, album covers, object art, videos. You get an electronic guide (included in the 12€ ticket price) which plays music, speaks and/or displays texts. Will be on until 6th March 2016 Catalogue is German/English (not sure if there's an English version of the website) admins please delete link if that's a no-go
  2. I have the following three cds for sale. Two are sealed, one is in pristine condition with OBI. Shipping to a continental US address is included in the listed price. (Sealed) Kenny Burrell, "Weaver of Dreams" 2014 Sony reissue, 8 dollars.(Sealed) Gary McFarland, "Soft Samba" 2015 Universal reissue, 8 dollars.(NM w/Obi) John Coltrane & Don Cherry, "The Avant Garde' 7 dollars (Euro pressing of Warner Japan 24 bit cd) If interested please email or PM me. Thanks!
  3. 4am contento jazz

    Some cool stuff here!
  4. Epistrophy Arts presents The Instant Composers Pool (ICP) @ North Door in Austin, Texas 5/14 Amsterdam’s 10-piece Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra has earned worldwide acclaim for its inventiveness, musical genius, and unpredictable stage antics. The group includes world-class improvisers Han Bennink on drums, Michael Moore on clarinet and alto saxophone, Ab Baars on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Tobias Delius on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Thomas Heberer on cornet, Wolter Wierbos on trombone, Tristan Honsinger on cello, Ernst Glerum on bass, Mary Oliver on viola, violin, vocals and Guus Janssen on piano. Thursday, May 14at 8:00pm The North Door 502 Brushy St, Austin, Texas 78702 advance tickets @ This project is supported in part by individual contributors, Ruby’s BBQ, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
  5. Hello Phantom Dancers, Celebrating 35 years of 2SER Radio, 2SER presents 35 DJs in 35 hours. Your Phantom Dancer is on the air from 9 – 10am Saturday 31 Jan (+11 hours GMT, Friday 30 Jan in UK, Europe & US) playing a mix of swing, jazz and live music curios. Tune in online at Check out the play list below....This year also marks 30 years of the Phantom Dancer on 2SER. I'm also busy as a swing band leader. My YouTube mix of swing and jazz from my three band albums has now passed 220,000 views Play list is at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog
  6. Food is touring in advance of a forthcoming release on ECM. First time in the US! “Contemporary music through and through, driven by a rhythmic urgency and mix of acoustic and electronic sound that could only be happening now” - The GuardianUK Iain Ballamy - saxophones / electronics Thomas Strønen - drums / electronics Since its first concert in 1998 this groundbreaking group has toured internationally making thought provoking improvised music of great depth, texture and beauty and have defined a new kind of lyrical electro-acoustic improvisation. Iain Ballamy from the UK on saxophones/electronics and Norwegian Thomas Strønen drums/percussion/electronics use sound, space, and contrast to produce ever-changing moods. By combining acoustic elements including bells, blocks, gongs and lyrical saxophone, the music is enhanced and tempered with live sampling and drums generating atmospheres ranging from minimalist to turbulent. Lately, Food has worked with artists such as trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz and Indian sitar/vocalist Prakash Sontakke. Food is touring in support of their 8th album out on ECM. USA/Canada Tour Dates 2015 Jan. 15 Vancouver, CA The Ironworks Jan. 16 Edmonton, CA Yardbird Suite Jan. 17 Seattle, WA Poncho Concert Hall Jan. 21 Austin, TX The North Door Jan. 22 Chicago, IL Constellation Jan. 23 NYC,NY Le Poisson Rouge Jan. 25 Baltimore,MD The Windup Space Jan. 26 Montreal, CA Casa del Popolo Jan. 29 NYC, NY Sjømannskirken
  7. i'm pretty new to jazz, so perhaps you guys can help me out.. if this is the wrong place for this thread, i'm not going to be offended if it gets deleted. basically i'm looking for stuff that sounds as close as possible to this surprising gem: of all bands, powerman 5000 wrote it, and well. "watch the sky for me" it's pretty much perfect and exactly what i'm looking for in a retro sort of laid back spacey jazz-lounge type of song. they had to have copped that sound from somewhere. thanks for any sort of help, i don't really know where else to go.
  8. Brad Mehldau - Pure music

    If you are into jazz, you should know Brad . I tent to see him as the pianist who can truly make anything and all sounds out there with great power and emotions. Goes between his last crazy album and to - and great trio leader - Here is a Beatles cover "Blackbird" I made as a jazz pianist myself hope you'd like it .. *** I'm not saying I sound like him at all, just that I heard his cover and loved it and so had my own version. I'm here to listen to you reviews .. and here is some nice info about this awesome pianist - Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a member of saxophonist Joshua Redman's Quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since at least 1992. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy; in 2005 Jeff Ballard replaced Rossy. These bands have released a dozen albums under the pianist's name. Since the early 2000s Mehldau has experimented with other musical formats in addition to trio and solo piano. Largo, released in 2002, contains electronics and input from rock and classical musicians; later examples include touring and recording with guitarist Pat Metheny, writing and playingsong cycles for classical singers Renée Fleming and Anne Sofie von Otter, composing orchestral pieces for 2009's Highway Rider, and playing electronic keyboard instruments in a duo with drummer Mark Guiliana. Aspects of pop, rock, and classical music, including German Romanticism, have been absorbed into Mehldau's writing and playing. Through his use of some traditional elements of jazz without being restricted by them, simultaneous playing of different melodies in separate hands, and incorporation of pop and rock pieces, Mehldau has influenced musicians in and beyond jazz in their approaches to writing, playing, and choice of repertoire.
  9. Free improve - jazz

    Hey everyone ! this is me having a free improve from scratch on a cheep keyboard I found .. enjoy ! * any comment is welcome !
  10. For those of you who never heard about it, this is a very interesting label from New Zealand: Not limited to classical, world or jazz, Rattle presents artists from a variety of generic disciplines. From the densely textured guitars of Gitbox, through the evocative and primordial ambience of te taonga puoro on the albums of Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns, Gillian whitehead and Judy Bailey, the hand-made percussion of From Scratch, Dan Poynton’s 'gently' prepared piano, the ethnographic transcriptions of Jack Body, the Jewish/Tango influences in the work of Besser and Bravura, the 'widescreen' vistas of the Chris Mason-Battley Group, the Greek folk tonalities and dynamic emotional sweep of John Psathas, the virtuosity and grace of Michael Houstoun, the concentrated intensity of NZTrio, the poetic gospel-blues overtones of Norman Meehan and Bill Mahire, and the contemporary jazz stylings of FSH Trio, Roger Manins, Reuben Bradley, SNH Trio, Dave Lisik and Amy Rempel, the Rattle catalogue transcends boundaries of time and place. This is new music for open ears.
  11. Indie Jazz

    I am interested in bands that are "Garage Rock Revolution" style but I am also a big fan of jazz. I'm looking for something new to listen to. What groups do you know that are doing new mixes of indie-rock and jazz? New bands worth listening to? References: I like alternative post punk/garage rock bands like: Franz Ferdinand The Strokes The Libertines The Hives I enjoy lots of Jazz but I really like: Artie Shaw Duke Ellington Modern Indie Jazz bands that I have found: Pomplamoose Fitz and the Tantrums Any suggestions?
  12. The Linkedin of Jazz! Pretty cool!

    Hey, thereà is a new website called Jazz Universe, it's a kind of Linkedinf of jazz. In this website you can search musicians with options like: country, city, musical instrument and genre. Pretty cool! Everybody can sign up in a minute from here: Very easy! What do you think about it?
  13. Hello all, I just joined the forums, looking forward to being a part of the organissimo community. Thought I'd start off with a recommendation, as I just came across this new european group called "Shitpissnvomit", I guess they are still pretty underground but their sound is unlike anything I've ever heard ! Check them out a, there's some soundcloud links and stuff. what do you guys think ? Is this a new wave of something or is it just my frame of reference that is limited? : )
  14. Hi everybody. Looks like it's time to give the distribution arm a rest. In particular, there is pressing need to devote more time & resources to the Rev. Charlie Jackson retrospective, as well as other initiatives. So here's a sale, during which there is free U.S. shipping on ALL orders that include the 2nd Rev. Charlie Jackson live LP, Lord You're So Good. For international shipments, that offer is good for $5 off. The sale ends Friday, May 24. Sorry, no long holds. Allowances are gladly made for those of you who reliably pay via check. Go to 50 Miles of Elbow Room sale titles here. (Friend's Distro)
  15. Hi guys ! The SoHo Rentals is a Piano & Drums (Alejo Nobili - piano; Matias Menarguez - drums) modern jazz duo based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I wanted to share with you our third and new album called "TSR33". We recorded all the songs in the album in only one take, to avoid "damaging the momentum" of each song. We will also be touring NYC all through July (shows schedule here) If you have the chance, you are more than welcome to listen to our album, to share it if you truly enjoyed it, and if you really liked it, to buy it. Album : Web : Facebook : Twitter : @thesohorentals Video : Thank you all! Matias