Sierra Maestra at Rasa Utrecht by Photographer MMpicture
Luis Barzaga – vocal,claves ; Jesús Bello Díaz -vocal; Virgilio Valdés – vocal, maracas; Emilio Ramos – vocal, tres; Yelfris Valdes Espinosa – trompet; Carlos Puisseaux – güiro; Eduardo Rico – bongo, conga, koebel;Alejandro Suárez – claves, percussion ; Eduardo Himely – bass
John Zorn is one of my favorite musician, composer, arranger and record producer (tzadik). Seen him with a lot of projects:
Cobra, Dreamers, Masada String Trio, Electric Masada, Painkiller, Acoustic Masada, Masada Sextet, Bar Kokhba, Couple projects playing The Book of Angels.
Zorn is a prolific artist: he has hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, or producer. He has had experience with a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore punk, classical, extreme metal, klezmer, film, cartoon, popular, and improvised music. Zorn brings these styles to his work, which he refers to with the label avant-garde/experimental.
Zorn has stated: “All the various styles are organically connected to one another. I’m an additive person – the entire storehouse of my knowledge informs everything I do. People are so obsessed with the surface that they can’t see the connections, but they are there.”
Zorn has led the punk jazz band Naked City, led the klezmer-influenced quartet Masada and composed Masada Songbooks (written concert music for classical ensembles), and has produced music for film and documentary.
Zorn established himself within the New York City downtown music movement in the mid 1970s and has since composed and performed with a wide range of musicians working in diverse musical areas. By the early 1990s Zorn was working extensively in Japan, attracted by that culture’s openness about borrowing and remixing ingredients from elsewhere, where he performed and recorded under the name Dekoboko Hajime, before returning to New York as a permanent base in the mid-1990s. Zorn has undertaken many tours of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often performing at festivals with varying ensembles to display his diverse output.
After releasing albums on several independent US and European labels, Zorn signed with Elektra Nonesuch and attracted wide acclaim in 1985 when he released The Big Gundown, a cover of music composed by Ennio Morricone. He attracted further attention when worldwide by following this with the release of Spillane in 1987, and Naked City by Naked City in 1989. Zorn then recorded on the Japanese DIW label and curated the Avant subsidiary label before forming Tzadik in 1995, where he was prolific in issuing several new recordings each year as well as releasing the work of many other musicians.
photos by: mmpicture (maarten mooijman)
In 1949 Oscar Pettiford broke his arm playing baseball.
He could still move his fingers even though his arm was in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass only an octave higher and later made history recording a series of cello-led projects including the great, under-recognized 1964 Fantasy release, “My Little Cello” featuring a photo of his newborn son whom he named Cello
Erik Friedlander tosses away his bow for this new band, playing only pizzicato in a world steeped in the influences of Oscar Pettiford and the small group feel of Herbie Nichols.
Erik Friedlander – cello
Mike Sarin – drums
Trevor Dunn – bass
Marc Ribot trio Ceramic Dog:
Marc Ribot – guitar
Shazad Ismaily – bass
Ches Smith – drums
at Bimhuis 2007-03-14 by mmpicture (Maarten Mooijman)
check Marc Ribot’s website
This concert was before they recorded the cd Party Intellectuals.
It was totally raw, loud, and extremely overwhelming. A mixture of noise, pop, jazz, rock and some hypnotic key playing by Shazad Ismaily when the got into a groove.
This was a concert that you feel with you whole body. Still feel it, after all these years 🙂
The website has got a makeover. New interface and more photo’s.
In the section Gallery, I will place new material.
For now it is up and running and I have to search my archive for content.
Just Look around and enjoy, and tips are welcome.