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  1. Saw this at a previous Melbourne film Fest, recommended! https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-ryuichi-sakamoto-coda-2017-online Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda < A graceful, intimate study of a the legendary Japanese musician, composer, actor, writer and activist. Documentary 2017 101 mins > https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jun/27/ryuichi-sakamoto-coda-review-stephen-nomura-schible-documentary
  2. 80's A Certain Ratio seen here in '90 with Shack Up
  3. https://www.brexitbigband.eu/ < BREXIT BIG BAND a collaboration across europe The Brexit Big Band is the controversial, ever-evolving musical collaboration created by Matthew Herbert as an artistic response to the E.U. referendum (June 23rd 2016) and the triggering of Article 50. The two year collaborative project right across Europe celebrating artistic and musical collaboration and communities across national borders began in England when the UK government triggered Article 50 on March 29th 2017 and has run in parallel across Europe with concerts, recording sessions and workshops, culminating in an album release date at the same moment that Britain leaves the EU in 2019 Concerts, workshops and recording sessions have taken place in Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK. The final album aims to feature over 1000 musicians and singers from Britain and the continent. At each show, The Brexit Big Band changes much of its personal, working with local European amateur and professional choirs (with Choral Music Director Esmeralda Conde Ruiz) and local European musicians who perform alongside the Band’s regular lead players (working with Big Band Conductor Pete Wraight). In the spirit of full transparency, the Brexit Big Band have released details of what to expect from them in the coming months in a statement from bandleader Matthew Herbert: “I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks Brexit is going well. Jacob Rees Mogg is telling investors to take their money out of the UK. Nigel Lawson is moving to France. Parts of the Leave campaign broke the law and Nigel Farage has floated the idea of a second referendum. Furthermore ‘take back control’ apparently doesn’t extend to our own parliament, the majority of whom have voted against giving themselves any say over the deal and its consequences. Two years in and there’s still no plan from the government and we’re only a few months away now. It’s embarrassing, disheartening and utterly devoid of a positive vision for the kind of place we might want Britain to be. This is where the Brexit Big Band comes in. Since we were last in the news… we have walked the Northern Ireland border, recording sounds as we go. we have dismantled a Ford Fiesta in to its component parts we have someone swimming the Channel for us we’re recording in a fish and chip shop in Grimsby we are recording the demolition of a British factory we took part in one of the silent marches for Grenfell we’ve written a song in German we’ve made a symphony of endangered animals we’re recording inside a World War 2 aircraft we recorded a German passport misbehaving in Nigel Farage’s local pub we’re trying to organise a concert on a cross channel ferry And finally, we have turned much of the abuse we got last year into lyrics, including tweets from the Secretary General of UKIP. Joint the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: /brexitbigband >
  4. Being a big fan of Bugge Wesseltoft, I must be, I can spell his name without looking it up! Imagine my surprise on hearing a new track on PBS’s Mystic Brew this morn. https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/mystic-brew https://henrikschwarz.bandcamp.com/album/in-spite-of-everything Improvisation is the core of Bugge Wesseltoft's and Henrik Schwarz's collaboration. Technology and the joy of playing often meet and beautiful creations are formed somewhere between machine and human, balancing like a mobile delicately around a centre. For "In Spite Of Everything" the duo plays on two opposite grand pianos. One is driven by Wesseltoft's emotional piano playing and the second is a so-called player piano, in which the keys are driven by motors and which Schwarz controls in real time with a computer program written especially for this piece. The program is highly reactive and sensitive, creating a sparkling piano duet of pulsating energy and wild dynamics. a couple of their albums, recommended! https://www.discogs.com/Bugge-Wesseltoft-New-Conception-Of-Jazz-Moving/master/136206 https://www.discogs.com/Wesseltoft-Schwarz-Duo/master/352335 a few live tunes of their's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMwOEsVZsJ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAzhlQyk5Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSf1ntKOsf0 regards Ian
  5. Is That So? John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain free download https://mahavishnujohnmclaughlin.bandcamp.com/album/john-mclaughlin-shankar-mahadevan-zakir-hussain
  6. Rejoice: Tony Allen / Hugh Masekala https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/tony-allen-hugh-masekela-rejoice/ < Tony Allen has lived many lives as a drummer in the decades since he first got behind a trap kit. His various collaborations and genre shifts are numerous and well documented, evidence of a lifetime of curiosity. But Allen will forever be known as the virtuosic drummer in Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band—the man whose genre-defining rhythms drove the Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer’s renowned sound. He quite literally put the beat in Afrobeat. The legacy of the late Hugh Masekela, who died in 2018, is no less majestic. As a trumpeter he made his mark on every band he played with. Exiled from South Africa during apartheid, he spent much of the 1960s in London and New York, scoring a No.1 hit with “Grazing in the Grass” and making a name for himself on the Manhattan jazz scene. By 1984 he was in West Africa, where, through Fela, his friend and contemporary, he met Allen. Almost as soon as they connected, the two decided they should try to make music together, but it would be more than 25 years before they finally met up in London’s Livingston Studios. Those 2010 sessions flowed like a conversation, with Allen laying down a drum track, Tom Herbert or Mutale Chashi adding bass, and Masekela answering with melodies on his flugelhorn. The result is Rejoice, a collaborative record that Allen calls “a kind of South African-Nigerian swing-jazz stew,” a skeletal Afrobeat infused with the spirit of bebop, with lyrics in English, Yoruba, and Zulu reflective of the transatlantic exchange that has defined the African diaspora for centuries. >
  7. Songlines issue 156, April 2020 has a five page special on throat singing!
  8. Been a longtime subscriber to Songlines, issue 156, April 2020 arrived just the other day! The cover mount cd always interesting. Reviews section leads me off to bandcamp sites straight away to sample the bands' musics! mrbuzzardstubble will second that!
  9. https://jazzisdead.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-is-dead-001 < Over the last year Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been making music with the masters. Composing and producing brand new albums with their heroes. This is our first presentation of work that has come out of these sessions. 1. Hey Lover feat Roy Ayers 2. Distant Mode feat Gary Bartz 3. Nancy Wilson feat Brian Jackson 4. Conexão feat João Donato 5. Down Deep feat Doug Carn 6. Apocalíptico feat Azymuth 7. Não Saia Da Praça feat Marcos Valle 8. Jazz Is Dead feat The Midnight Hour >
  10. RIP Bill https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/03/bill-withers-influential-soul-singer-dies-aged-81 Funky or what?
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