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Stian Westerhus

Warped Dreamer at the Bimhuis 2016

Arve Henriksen : Trumpet and Electronics
Stian westerhus : guitar and electronics
Jozef Dumoulin : Fender Rhodes and electronics
Teun Verbruggen : Drums and Electronics

Warped Dreamer shares a fickle, mysterious city vibe with a few other bands these musicians are/were involved in. At the same time this project, which combines the talents of Belgian stalwarts Teun Verbruggen (drums) and Jozef Dumoulin (keyboards) with those of Norwegian experimentalists Stian Westerhus (guitar) and Arve Henriksen (trumpet), also has an entirely different identity. Free improvisation, jazz residue and electronic interventions/manipulations are woven together in an organically flowing crossover that hints at a Northern vastness and utilizes a complex inner map that guides the audience past labyrinthine panoramas, intricate textures and spontaneous interaction. As such, they incorporate both crackling, whirling walls of sound and claustrophobic whispers. Warped Dreamer looks toward the future in a way that makes the question whether it’s in or out completely irrelevant. It’s everywhere at once. Source: teunverbruggen.com

Jambinai

Jambinai at Paard van Troje den Haag

Jambinai
Lee Il-woo – guitars, piri

Shin Eunyong – geomungo, glockenspiel, vocals

Kim Bomi – haegeum, vocals

Ryu Myung Hoon – drums

Ian Gallagher – bass

Paard van Troje den Haag

Ambrose Akinmusire

MARTIN LAWRENCE TRIO ft. Ambrose Akinmusire – Thomas Pridgen – Mike Aaberg in Bird

MARTIN LAWRENCE TRIO ft. Ambrose Akinmusire – Thomas Pridgen – Mike Aaberg

Bird Rotterdam

Taxiwars NovemberMusic

TAXIWARS at NovemberMusic Festival W2

Tom Barman zang/lyrics, Robin Verheyen sax, Antoine Pierre drums

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Concert photos Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer

 

Sly Dunbar: drums
Robbie Shakespeare: electric bass
Nils Petter Molvaer: trumpet
Eivind Aarset: guitar
Vladislav Delay : live sampling, keyboards

 

Jamaica’s multi Grammy Award winners and the heartbeat of the island will perform onstage with electro-jazz pioneer trumpet virtuoso Nils Petter Molvær and fellow Norwegian Eivind Aarset pluss finnish electronic-wiz Vladislav Delay for some unique shows in 2015 with a set of new material (organic blend of electronic / dub / jazz / world) composed specially for this tour.

concert photo Ava Mendoza

Ava Mendoza Unnatural Ways at Rumor Festival Utrecht

Ava Mendoza – guitar, vocals
Tim Dahl – bass
Max Jaffe – drums

Rumor (80) festival – Rasa Utrecht the Netherlands

Unnatural Ways is the main project of Brooklyn-based guitarist Ava Mendoza. The current trio of Mendoza- guitar, vox / Tim Dahl (Lydia Lunch, Child Abuse, Yusef Lateef)- bass / Max Jaffe (Normal Love, Killer Bob)drums has developed a highly personal sound; sharp, heavy, and psychedelic. Drawing from complex rock, avant jazz and warped blues music, the players push the boundaries of their own vocabularies and of the written music to put on powerful and unpredictable live shows. The self-titled Unnatural Ways full-length LP will be issued in Feb. 2015 by the New Atlantis label (William Hooker, Microwaves, Elliott Sharp). A full-length CD release by the new lineup on John Zorn’s Tzadik label is slated for late 2015. 

http://newatlantisrecords.com
http://www.tzadik.com/

Source: Ava Mendoza Website

Jamie Saft

Plymouth at The Bimhuis Amsterdam

Plymouth at the Bimhuis was a great journey. It was very great to see those great musicians together on one stage!
The sound was overwhelming and you have to listen it a couple of times, so you can follow and listen to each musician and off course as a band.

Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013‘s Slobber Pup, one of the most intensely throbbing releases in the RareNoise catalog, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris have reunited for another potent and provocative offering in Plymouth. Joining them on the three expansive pieces that comprise this purely improvised set are the indelible rhythm tandem of bassist Chris Lightcap and drummer Gerald Cleaver, who have played together in various settings (including Morris’ quartet) since the late ‘90s, and rising star avant garde guitarist Mary Halvorson (a former student of Morris’). Together they create compelling stream-of-conscious sonic excursions that range from zen-like quietude to hellacious distortion-laced fury, as on the 20-minute “Manomet,” the 13-minute title track and the 29-minute journey, “Standish.” Nothing is ever predictable or resolves neatly on this audacious, wildly uncompromising outing.

Jamie Saft – piano / organs
Joe Morris – elec. guitars
Mary Halvorson – elec. guitars
Chris Lightcap – elec. bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums

Source: RareNoiseRecords

 

Steve Lehman Octet

Steve Lehman Octet at Bimhuis

Steve Lehman Octet at Bimhuis

Steve Lehman – Alt Saxophone
Jonathan Finlayson – Trumpet
Tim Albright – Trombone
Mark Shim – Tenor Saxophone
Chris Dingman – Vibraphone
Dan Peck – Tuba
Drew Gress – Bass
Cody Brown – Drums

The Steve Lehman Octet is comprised of an all-star assemblage of performer/improvisers who represent the absolute state-of-the-art on their respective instruments. The ensemble has received an abundance of critical acclaim for its synthesis of spectral harmony and improvisation. The octet’s most recent recording, Mise en Abîme (Pi, 2014), was selected as the #1 Jazz CD of 2014 by NPR Music, The Los Angeles Times, eMusic, and Musica Jazz Italy, among many others. The CD was also cited as one of the “Top 10 Jazz CDs of 2014” by over thirty publications, internationally, including The Denver Post, The Village Voice, The Seattle Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times, The Guardian and The BBC.

The group’s debut recording Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi, 2009), was called the #1 Jazz/Pop CD of 2009 by The New York Times and described as “a breathtaking accomplishment, a blast of urban futurism at once hypnotic, kinetic and kaleidoscopic. And funky.”
– Source website Steve Lehman –

– See more at: http://www.stevelehman.com

 

Pat Mastelotto

The Crimson Projekct at Cultuurpodium Boerderij

It’s been a while, I’ve posted some concert photo’s on this blog. I’ve been working the last couple of months on my corporate website nomovies.nl

It’s even been a while, I’ve seen a rock concert.
Not very familiar with all the King Crimson songs, but I listen a lot to the Torn, Levin, White cd and the Tony Levin solo projects.
It was a very impressive concert, with great musicians.
The photos are taken with a FujiFilm X-E2 and the Fujinon 55-200mm. On my nomovies blog, I’ve wrote some experience with this mirror-less camera. This concert was very difficult, because of the dynamic lighting on stage. The X-e2 had some problems with focussing. But when the focus is right, you get great pictures. 

REIJSEGER – FRAANJE – SYLLA: DOWN DEEP

Reijseger-Sylla-Fraanje

Gaudeamus Muziekweek – At Rasa

Ernst Reijseger – Cello
Mola Sylla – Vocals, M’bira, Xalam, Kongoma
Harmen Fraanje – Piano

 

This trio creates personal music, evoking strong reactions of audiences. Like spirituals maybe, played by an atheist, a vegetarian and a mussel man.The musicians all contribute with original compositions. Their different backgrounds and individual vocabulary connect miraculously natural.Reijseger, Fraanje and Sylla got to know each other well over the past years and shared many adventures, both as a performing trio as in other projects, such as film scores for Werner Herzog’s ‘My Son My Son What Have Ye Done’ and ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’. Playing together became addictive.

When producer Stefan Winter asked Reijseger what project he wanted to record next, Reijseger said: “This trio is it, because I have found, completely by coincidence, this great pianist and this angel of a singer, that make me play differently and vice versa times three. It is a living organism, this trio. Not a concept. In fact its concepts change all the time. New approaches occur and are recognized by its members. No democracy, but sensitive cooperation.”

The concerts and soon to be released live-to-two-track recording reflect this approach. The trio plays ‘readings’ of their material. This means that the form occurs while performing. No structure is set beforehand. The trio rehearses just options and practices in communicating musically. This clears the way for surprising music with heartfelt expression.

Source: http://www.reijsegerfraanjesylla.com/