Saturday, November 21, 2009

A lot of you are asking me about the complete stop of activity on this blog. The point is that where a live, an italian mountain town obviously unknown to the masses, we had back on 6th april a fucking and roaring earthquake, one of those that demolishes buildings and kills hundreds of people. You can read more about it here and here.

See here for a pictures report of what happened.

So now i'm really cut-off from broad-band connectivity, crate diggin', musical uploads and son on.

Many thanks for the attention


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware

I know: it's a new release.
It's not Jazz/improv shit... (but there are people like Mazurek, Zerang and Mitchell involved).

But it's such a perfect work of music crafting that would be a mistake to overlook it.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mule {Discography}


Two-thirds of Mule, Jim Kimball and Kevin Munro (formerly Kevin Strickland) was made up of ex-members of the Laughing Hyenas. The other third, a former member of Wig, P.W. Long (born Preston Cleveland), was a blood relative to the Hyenas front man, John Brannon (Negative Approach).

Mule began in 1991 in Detroit. Like the Hyenas, Mule played swampy Southern tinged backwoods rock, but with somewhat more of an affinity for traditional country--“hillbilly punk,” if you will. From 1991-1996, they released two full lengths, one EP, and a handful of singles. “Mule don’t give a damn about your political hang ups; but they’ll do wonders for your sex life.”

Mule - 1993 Download

Wrung e.p. - 1994 Download

If I Don't Six - 1994 Download

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spontaneous Music Ensemble - The Source (1970)

Tangent 107

John Stevens
/ drums, Trevor Watts / alto and soprano saxophones, Ray Warleigh / alto saxophone, flute, Brian Smith / tenor and soprano saxophones, Ken Wheeler / trumpet, flugelhorn, Bob Norden / trombone, Mike Payne / piano, Ron Mathewson / bass, Marcio Mattos / bass.
Recorded: November 18, 1970.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - "Inspiration Information"

01. Masengo
02. Cha Cha
03. Addis Black Widow
04. Mulatu
05. Blue Nile
06. Esketa Dance
07. Chik Chikka
08. Live From Tigre Lounge
09. Chinese New Year
10. Phantom Of The Panther
11. Dewel
12. Fire In The Zoo
13. An Epic Story
14. Anglo Ethio Suite

The original Ethio-jazz legend enters the fray. The Ethiopiques album series has steadily gathered steam in recent years, culminating in two huge shows during June 2008 at Barbican and Glastonbury. Raiding the archives of small studios and radio stations in Addis Ababa from the '70s, the series has been a revelation, unearthing a true fusion of funk, soul and jazz with five-tone Ethiopian scales and traditional instrumentation and vocals. The ringleader of those recordings, vibesman and percussionist Mulatu Astatke, now embarks on his first studio album for over 20 years.

The collaboration follows a sell-out gig at Cargo and a Gilles Peterson Maida Vale session earlier this year with The Heliocentrics (Stones Throw Records). Responsible for backing DJ Shadow, laying down beats for Madlib and Yesterday's New Quintet and for fusing influences as diverse as Sun Ra, Axelrod, James Brown and Morricone on their debut album, the Helios, led by drummer Malcolm Catto and bassist Jake Ferguson, have fast become a unique powerhouse of free-thinking beatsmithery. At Cargo in London, they backed Mulatu on a full set of his Ethiopiques classics, brought together and presented by Karen P's Broadcasting and Red Bull. Since then, the process around the new recordings has been in full flow with Mulatu now back in Addis Ababa armed with a Heliocentrics CD of groove ideas and riffs. As well as writing his own vibes and keyboard parts, Mulatu is using the project to build in some of the stunning indigenous sounds from Ethiopia, inviting tribespeople to record local instruments and vocal parts for the sessions. "I have always wanted to involve Ethiopian cultural instruments in Ethio-jazz, playing Western 12-tone music," explains Mulatu. "We'll be experimenting – the musicians in The Heliocentrics are so great and I think we will make a wonderful album." The project culminates in a full recording week at Heliocentrics studio in London during the first week of September 2008 and a full live tour during Spring 2009.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cecil Taylor - Nicaragua: No Pasaran/Live In Willisau

   1. F = Seite 1 21.05
   2. S = Seite 2 21.50
   3. L = Seite 3 22.20
   4. N = Seite 4 13.00 

Cecil Taylor: piano, voice
Brenda Bakr: vocal
Jimmy Lyons: alto sax
William Parker: bass
Rashid Bakr: drums, percussion
Andre Martinez: drums, percussion

Willisau, August 27, 1983

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Black Unity Trio

Yusuf Mumin: Alto Sax
Ron DeVaughn: Cello and Bass
Haasan-Al-hut: Percussionist

1. Birth, Life and Death
2. In Light of Blackness

1. Opening Prayer
2. John's Vision
3. Al-Nisa
4. Final Expression