Saxophonist Frank van der Kooij was a member of the Hugh Hopper Band for many years. When that project finally closed up shop, Frank asked Hugh to participate in a new project, NDIO. This is one of the fruits from that collaboration.
I have to thank Andrew Jervis who publishes Bandcamp’s weekly radio show for hipping me to this release!
Kim Oki is a saxophonist and composer out of South Korea who hashes together a sweet combination of free jazz, Korean traditional music and fine psychedelic rock and folk into a warm, coherent, and at times, challenging stew. Very pleasant listening!
Orthodox are a Spanish metal band who seem to be very comfortable straddling the line between doom metal and free-jazz. One piece, 27 minutes, of brutal skronk.
HJ (Hector Javier) Ayala is a free-jazz/experimental guitarist originally from Mexico who is now residing in Strasbourg, France. His new release is experimental in the most relaxed and mellow sense of the word. A truly enjoyable release, especially since not only does HJ have his own style, but he references artists such as John Scofield, John Abercrombie (may his name be eternal) and even John Fahey (also, memory eternal). Gorgeous but challenging material here.
P I N T O T O N I C S n + 1 edition January 8 2018
20:00 doors open
20:30 start 1st set
23:00 end of event
Entrance 10 + 7 (students/cjp)
SET 1 > SOLO
SET 1 > ENSEMBLE
Mirko Montaldi Ensemble &
the ‘Erik Satie/’Vexations’ project
We hope to welcome you!
Solo set by Maarten Ornstein/bass clarinet
Ensemble set by Blue Lines Trio & Ada Rave
Ada Rave/ tenor sax, clarinet
Michiel Scheen/piano, compositions
Raoul van der Weide/contrabass, compositions
Solo set by Ab Baars/shakuhachi, tenor sax, clarinet + solo cd presentation
Ensemble set by Janssen & Janssen
Guus Janssen/piano, compositions
As far as I know, Rufus Harley is the ONLY jazz bagpiper, but I’d love to be proven wrong, as I have a fondness for both bagpipes and America’s finest genre of music.
Ashwanta Jackson of Atlas Obscura gives a nice portrait of Rufus Harley and his rather unique influence on jazz.
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