[Music] Polish Jazz: Era-Defining Records From Behind The Iron Curtain

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Cezary Lerski lived in Los Angeles last I remember, and his label should be sainted for providing so many re-releases of classic Polish Jazz.  This new series is being handled by Languidity Records, and they also do amazing work.

Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal has more here.

[Music] Noël Akchoté – All I Have To Say

If this is all Noël Akchoté has to say, I’d say it’s quite a lot. Not since Derek Bailey has anyone, at least to my ears, make skeletal sketches sound to full. This is a solo album of standards sparsely arranged and performed on electric guitar. The most touching piece, Are You Lonesome Tonight, shows the beauty of the instrumentation, even if we’re lacking the voice of Elvis to fill this out.

Expect a few more reviews of Noël’s work here. He’s always busy crafting some new work of art, and collaborating with some fine new talent.

[Music] Aankondiging Pintotonics n+1 en OORSPRONG concerten

‘Muziek bestaat niet. Het is hooguit een illusie’.
Misha Mengelberg

PINTOTONICS n+1
Huis de Pinto
St Antoniebreestraat 69
1011 Hb Amsterdam
020-3700210 > reserveren

20 :00 deuren open
20:30 start solo set
23:00 einde

Entree 10 + 7 (studenten/cjp)

PROGRAMMA 9 JANUARI

Solo set
Luis Vicente/trompet

Ensemble set
Tecla Gato Trio
Pablo Vazquez/contrabas
Caro Thierhs/altviool
Gustavo Obligado/alt sax

PROGRAMMA 27 JANUARI

extra PINTOTONICS n+1 editie
‘MICRO 2 PIANO TRIO’S FESTIVAL:’OUT of STEP’

Meesterpianist en ccomponist Guus Janssen en opkomend piano talent Matt Piet (Chicago) komen ieder met een eigen trio.

Set 1
Guus Janssen/piano
Ziv Taubenfeld/bas-klarinet
George Hadow/drums

Set 2
Matt Piet/piano
Raoul van der Weide/contrabas
Frank Rosaly/drums

PROGRAMMA 13 FEBRUARI

Solo set
Wilbert de Joode/contrabas

Ensemble set
Mary Oliver/viool+altviool
Camille Verhaak/klarinet
Nicolas Chientarolipiano

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OORSPRONG@BIMHUIS – 13 Januari 2017!
BIMhuis
Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BZ AMSTERDAM
020-7882150

Entree: 18 + discount check (www.bimhuis.nl)

19:30 deuren open
20:30 start 1e set
23:00 afterparty met DJ Superinca (Ibelisse Guardia) en DJ Strange Edge/Agrarian Dreams (Arnold de Boer)
in BIMhuis cafe

Instant light design: Petyr Veenstra
Video registratie: Alexis Kazazis
Curatoren: Julyen Hamilton/dans – Gagi Petrovic/electronica – John Dikeman/akoestische imrpovisatie

SET 1
Miri Lee/dans
Manel Sala/dans
Julyen Hamilton/dans

SET 2
Maya Fridman/cello+ stem
Djurdjica/piano+diy electronica
Angelo Custodio/stem+performance+electronica
Albert Manders/fluiten+performance

SET 3
Elsa Bergman/contrabas
Audrey Lauro/alt sax
Rogier Smal/slagwerk

Met dank aan STEIM, George Hadow, BIMhuis, Guillaume Heurtebize, Stephane Kaas, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Jochem van Tol/DokZaal, Ibelisse Guardia/DokZaal, Henk Zwerver, Kristien Sonnevijle, Alexis Kazazis en Presentsoundsamsterdam.

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OORSPRONG editie 23 Janauri 2017
DokZaal
PLantagedoklaan 8-121018 CM AMSTERDAM

www.plantagedok.nl
oorsprong.wordpress.com
www.bimhuis.nl
www.steim.nl
www.presentsoundsamsterdam.nl

19:00 deuren
19:30 start 1e set (LET OP: OORSPRONG begint vroeg!)
Entree 6

Curatoren: Joost Vrouenraets/dans – Thijs Geritz/electronica – Camille Verhaak/akoestische improvisatie

Nadere blinddate+instant composing lineups informatie volgt.
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[Music] Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Noël Akchoté – Opus (2013)

To review each and every release by Noël Akchoté would be impossible for this one-man blog to do, but I have the luxury of cherry-picking some real treats. This one, in particular, pairs Noël with Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster fame, as well as a maestro in his own right. The album is a guitar/piano improvisation recorded in Vienna, Austria in 2013. Gentle, plucky sounds which cross into fusion territory at times.