Durutti Column singer and guitarist Vini Reilly had a series of strokes during the past few months which left him unable to pay rent on his flat. His fans came to the rescue to help him pay off his bills, which left Vini ‘ecstatic’. For more on the story, read the BBC article here.
John Zorn has had a magnificent, storied career. The Walker Art Center will be doing a retrospective of his career. For more on this celebration of Zorn’s work, read more here.
El Club de Jazz is the finest podcast I’ve run across in terms of new jazz and improvisational music. The show is broadcast in Spanish, but you need not understand the language fluently to indulge in all the fine music they offer. ECdJ also offers other podcasts, so consider subscribing to them via RSS feel. …
Stuart A. Staples and band in fine form.
A new band for me, Goat hail from Sweden and play some very, very strange music that seems rather hard to classify, though it would fit well in scenes where people like groups such as Borbetomagus and, say, Cibo Matto.
Thanks to the fine folks at playjazzlound for posting this fine podcast, featuring tracks by Wolfgang Dauner, Courtney Pine, Elis Regina, Knut Kiesewetter Train, 4 Hero and more
Among the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo has so many works of stunning, glorious quality that the quantity of such works is staggering. The file above shows a drawing made with black chalk of a human figure.
To start the blog, one could do far worse than post a picture of one of my musical heroes, the legendary ‘Satchmo’, Louis Armstrong, giving an impromptu performance in Cairo, Egypt, for a throng of fans in 1961. The photo is from the Louis Armstrong House Museum, and I wish to acknowledge Meridian.org, who originally …