30 novembre 2008

A precedere il concerto londinese del prossimo 14 dicembre a sostegno di Hugh Hopper sarà, in atmosfera più intima e praticamente sotto casa, il concerto a Whitstable, la 'perla del Kent', il 12: tra i partecipanti Annie Whitehead con Orphy Robinson e Lol Coxhill, Happy Accidents, Frances Knight Trio, Johnny Atkinson, Frank van der Kooij e altri.

Dal diario on-line di Hopper: "Thanks to everyone who has sent healing vibes, best wishes, postcards from all around the world, cash... I am still getting my strength back slowly, but it's coming... [...] There are a couple of benefit gigs for me, kindly arranged by friends and musicians - Dec 12 in Whitstable with Happy Accidents, Frances Knight, Johnny Atkinson and many guests; Dec 14 at the 100 Club in London with all the usual Canterbury suspects - John Etheridge with John Marshall and Roy Babbington, Phil Miller's In Cahoots, Delta Sax Quartet, Patrice Meyer, Liam Genockey, Alex McGuire, Sophia Domancich and Simon Goubert ... and many others who will no doubt jam together at the end. Almost worth getting leukaemia to be able to assemble a line-up like that..."


28 novembre 2008

Esce il nuovo lavoro di Yugen, che reinterpreta sapientemente belle pagine del repertorio di Tommaso Leddi. L'album si intitola Uova fatali, e vi prende parte a vario titolo lo stesso Leddi. Lo pubblica, come il precedente Labirinto d'acqua, l'etichetta milanese Altrock.

Alcuni brani dell'album sono stati eseguiti dal vivo dall'ottetto negli studi di RadioTre per Piazza Verdi: la puntata, dello scorso 8 novembre, si riascolta in http://tinyurl.com/8a7grc

24 novembre 2008

Il museo d'arte contemporanea CAPC a Bordeaux ospita a partire dal prossimo 2 dicembre una mostra sulle culture e le esperienze psichedeliche in Francia dal titolo "IΔO - Explorations psychédéliques en France", aperta fino all'8 marzo 2009. Per l'inaugurazione sono previsti tre giorni di concerti ed eventi musicali di varia natura, dal 28 al 30 novembre, cui partecipano anche Tim Blake e Kevin Ayers (quest'ultimo con il gruppo The Telescopes). Nell'allestimento trovano spazio tra gli altri numerosi materiali stampati video e audio risalenti al sessantotto parigino di Daevid Allen e Gilli Smyth e alla gestazione francese della creatura Gong.

IΔO Explorations psychédéliques en France 1968 - ∞
Du mardi 2 décembre 2008 au dimanche 8 mars 2009
Entrepôt Lainé - CAPC

Entre exposition et événement, installation, scène et sculpture, I∆O est une tentative d'exposition de l'expérience psychédélique.
Aujourd'hui, une nouvelle génération d'artistes puise aux sources du psychédélisme historique pour amener ce que l'on a pu appeler la 3e révolution psychédélique - la 2e étant l'émergence de la culture électronique à la fin des années 1980. Se fondant sur la notion d'expérience, I∆O constitue dès lors le premier éclairage jamais porté sur le psychédélisme entendu depuis le contexte français et ses nombreuses ramifications internationales. Après un festival de trois jours, l'espace, délaissé, comme en attente, est peuplé d'une série de traces. Films, restes de light-shows, diapositives, coupures de presse et photographies, affiches et flyers, objets de scène, disques, livres, magazines et bandes-dessinées, archives de happenings et oeuvres... deviennent comme la partition des concerts, projections, performances, rencontres, et interventions d'artistes de différentes générations qui se déroulent, trois mois durant, dans le nef du CAPC.

7 rue Ferrère
33000 Bordeaux
Tél. : 05 56 00 81 50
Fax : 05 56 44 12 07

22 novembre 2008

La collezione Soft Machine si arricchisce di un nuovo gioiello con la pubblicazione tra pochi giorni dell'inedito Drop, tratto interamente dai concerti che il gruppo tenne in Germania a metà ottobre 1971. In formazione erano allora Mike Ratledge, Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper e Phil Howard. L'album esce per MoonJune Records con una dedica al compianto Elton Dean; le preziose note informative sono di Steve Lake mentre il restauro sonoro dei nastri originali è opera di Mike King.

Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time with their absolute peak between 1969 and 1972. This CD documents an often overlooked phase in the long and complex history of Soft Machine - Australian drummer Phil Howard's five-month interim behind the drum stool between Robert Wyatt's departure and his eventual long-term replacement John Marshall. It did last long enough to record half of the studio album "Fifth" (1972) and a couple of BBC radio sessions, but until now no official document of that line-up in its preferred environment - the stage. Howard was brought into Soft Machine by saxophonist Elton Dean, both being members of Elton's side project Just Us, and under their combined influence the band became freer and wilder than ever before (or after) in its existence, pushing longtime leaders Mike Ratledge and Hugh Hopper into unchartered areas of electric madness. Before long they'd decided this wasn't the way to go, but meanwhile the line-up had antagonised audiences throughout extensive tours of the UK and Europe. This CD documents the German leg of the tour and, as veteran music journalist Steve Lake notes in his detailed liner notes, is a revelation - a glimpse of a highly exciting alternative route Soft Machine decided not to explore further.

21 novembre 2008

Keith Tippett è stato protagonista della serata inaugurale del London Jazz Festival 2008 lo scorso 14 novembre, esibendosi in duo di improvvisazione prima con Stan Tracey, poi con Julie Tippett ed eseguendo infine con il quartetto d'archi Elysian String Quartet una delle sue maggiori composizioni degli ultimi anni, Linuckea. La BBC ha trasmesso buona parte del concerto nel corso della puntata radiofonica del 17 novembre di Jazz on 3, e il curatore del programma Jez Nelson ha promesso di trasmetterne in futuro anche il resto.

Jez Nelson presents a concert by pioneering British pianist Keith Tippett given on the opening night of the 2008 London Jazz Festival. This programme reflects the breadth and longevity of Tippett's career and includes highlights from the gig, which include a rare 'T 'n T' duet with Stan Tracey, a collaboration featuring the dynamic vocals of his long-term partner Julie Tippett and a performance with innovative string group the Elysian Quartet.
Tippett has played a central role in the evolution of British jazz for the last 40 years, from his work in the late 1960s leading his 50-piece ensemble Centipede to the improvisation of his solo piano performances.

18 novembre 2008

Michael King e Miki Dandy annunciano per inizio dicembre tre eccellenti nuove pubblicazioni per Reel Recordings, con materiali storici e d'archivio completamente inediti e recuperati dai nastri originali con scrupolosa fedeltà sonora:

In February 1972, a group of young jazz musicians gathered in London's Command Studios, with producer Robert Fripp, to record a double album intended for Ronnie Scott's Productions. The cast, consisting of pianist Keith Tippett, saxophonist Elton Dean, trombonist Nick Evans, trumpeter Mark Charig, and bassists Harry Miller & Johnny Dyani, with drummer Keith Bailey, unquestionably qualify the moniker All Stars. When the results were rejected as "no commercial potential", the master tapes were reused and the project forgotten, until Nick Evans, prompted by Reel Recordings, found copy reels for two of the four sides. What was discovered were diverse collective improvisations in a variety of group settings occasioned with unlikely instrumentation (Tippett - electric piano, Dean - sopranino, Miller - African flute). These tracks amount to much more than a series of curiosities as its title suggests, and open-hearted listening to this spontaneous music making reveals a plethora of riches. Of special note is the emotionally deep playing and interaction from South African bassists Harry Miller and Johnny Dyani. Recorded documents that add to the important history of British Jazz do not surface very often, and this rare All Star session commands its cultural recognition!

Bob Downes is a multi-instrumentalist composer processing a distinctive musical personality and prowess. Through bodily breath emanates sublime sounds from an array of flutes, poignant patterns from his alto and tenor saxophone performances, and engaging expressions of complimentary vocalizations. Open Music is the moniker under which Bob has produced an eclectic range of records since 1968. However none of the above prepares the listener for the profoundly engrossing experience that is Crossing Borders. Composed during an extended tour throughout South America in 1973, and evocative of the exotic locales encountered, Crossing Borders is a compendium of musical precision, mysticism,and tranquility. During the late seventies Bob Downes produced a beautifully warm analogue recording of his programmatic vision, colluding with contemporaries: guitarist Brian Godding, trombonist Paul Rutherford (1943-2007), bassists Barry Guy, Mark Meggido and Paul Bridge (1941-1998), and drummers Denis Smith and John Stevens (1943-1994). Thirty years later this unreleased record finally sees the light of day, and it has aged like a fine wine. A recording this special comes deservedly wrapped with our highest recommendation for everyone prepared to cross musical borders!

South African bassist Harry Miller (1941-1983) retains stature as an internationally recognized player who possessed both technical virtuosity and limitless musicality. One needs to only consider his gorgeous bass playing within the Mike Westbrook Concert Band and the legendary Brotherhood of Breath, to cite but two. During the mid-seventies Harry Miller formed Isipingo, a sextet crucible for his joyfully infectious Kwela inspired compositions. The musicians in the fray of these previously unreleased studio recordings read as a "who's who" of classic British Jazz; alto saxophonist Mike Osborne (1943-2007), pianists Stan Tracey or Keith Tippett, trumpeters Mongezi Feza (1945-1975) or Mark Charig, trombonists Nick Evans or Malcolm Griffiths, with the other half of Harry's heartbeat, drummer Louis Moholo, stoking the fiery coals. These men stampede through Harry Miller's vibrant compositions, two of which appear here for the first time. Born out of numerous sweaty nights in London's Peanuts, Phoenix and 100 Club, these undeniably exhilarating recordings of Harry Miller's Isipingo remains a proud clarion for the present generation of jazz lovers. Reel Recordings, in cooperation with Hazel Miller's Ogun Records, unfurl the legendary Isipingo banner and march proudly into the 21st century ~ Full Steam Ahead!

"A wealth of tremendous music making is there for the adventurous listener. Be assured that, as with all Reel Recordings releases, every care has been taken towards preserving and presenting the characteristics that are unique to the analogue recording medium. By virtue of eschewing hyper-compression and digital processing the listener is able to raise the volume towards a naturally dynamic musical experience.
We are very honored to have cared for, and to present such wonderful music. We hope you share in our enthusiasm. Yours in music!" (Michael King & Miki Dandy)

Ron Sweetman will be profiling Reel Recordings on his radio show, In A Mellow Tone, November 26, 2008 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., EST.
For those of you who are interested, here is the link to the online stream: http://www.ckcufm.com/audio.html

17 novembre 2008

Robert Wyatt consegna a Charlie Gilmour per The Guardian una personale lista di brani importanti e significativi, con annotazioni, ricordi e commenti: si legge in http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/17/robert-wyatt-playlist
Rob Young recensisce su The Wire di dicembre 2008 altre cinque ristampe Domino: EPs, Old Rottenhat, Dondestan (Revisited), Shleep e Cuckooland.

15 novembre 2008

Tra le iniziative per il quarantesimo anniversario del gruppo Magma c'è anche l'uscita tra pochi giorni di un lussuoso cofanetto dal titolo Studio Zund contenente l'intera produzione di studio in nove capitoli - da Kobaia a K.A - generosamente illustrati e documentati, cui si aggiunge un doppio cd con materiali di archivio e rarità. Lo si richiede in http://www.seventhrecords.com

A must for MAGMA fanatics, fans and freaks everywhere. An opportunity not to be missed. For the first time ever, the full set of 9 incredible studio albums – from Kobaia to K.A – in deluxe digipack form. Each volume has its own 32 to 48 page booklets, containing photos and previously unpublished documents re-telling the story of MAGMA in 9 detailed chapters. Also includes a bonus double CD of archive documents: the first demo recorded by the band in 1970, the original soundtrack from the film 24 heures seulement recorded that same year by the line-up playing on the first album, a demo version of MDK with just rhythm section and a vocal guide track, and a version of Eliphas Levi with drums.

14 novembre 2008

Jimmy Carl Black e Mitch Mitchell, recentemente scomparsi, sono ricordati insieme in un breve scritto di Bruce Lee Gallanter, di Downtown Music Gallery, intitolato ''The Passing of Two Sixties Rock Drummer Legends":

We are sad to pass along this info, but two important members of key legendary sixties rock bands, the Mothers of Invention and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, have recently passed away. On Saturday, November 1st, we lost Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer for the Mothers, he was 70 this year. Jimmy was one of the most colorful and humorous members of the Mothers, you can hear his deep vocals all over the early Mothers records. "Hi boys & girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black & I'm the Indian of the group," can be heard on 'We're Only in it for the Money' album. After Frank Zappa broke up the original Mothers in 1969, he hired Jimmy to act in the movie '200 Motels' where he sings "Lonesome Cowboy Burt" and asks the eternal questions, "When do we get paid and where's the waitress?" Jimmy went on to work with Captain Beefheart and Arthur Brown. He formed his own band, Geronimo Brown and was in various versions of the Grandmothers. I got to hang out with Jimmy for one long booze and herb flavored night at my friend Bill Doob's place in the nineties when he played Wetlands. We talked, laughed and reminisced all night long, it is a memory I will always cherish. Over the last decade, Jimmy Carl Black has collaborated with our pal, Eugene Chadbourne, calling themselves the Jack & Jim Show. I caught them a few times at The Stone last year and was blown away by their performances, especially Jimmy singing on "Willie the Pimp"! They have several CD's together and two DVD's which we carry and which I greatly recommend. Jimmy Carl Black was living in Germany for the past few years and you can learn more about him at www.jimmycarlblack.com

Mitch Mitchell, the original drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, passed way this week. He was 62 and had just finished doing the Experience Hendrix tribute tour. When the Jimi Hendrix Experience burst onto the music scene in 1966, there was no one quite like them. They were one the very first power trios and perhaps the first truly psychedelic bands to emerge from the sea of what would become thousands of bands around the world who were partially or fully psychedelic. The band only existed for about four years from 1966 to 1970, when Jimi Hendrix passed away under mysterious circumstances. I can still recall hearing their first album, "Are You Experienced?" in 1967 at the tender age of 13 and having my young mind blown away. The original band recorded just two more records while Jimi was still alive, "Axis: Bold as Love" and "Electric Ladyland" and both masterpieces still. Opening for the Hendrix Experience on a few different tours was Soft Machine, who became their friends. At the end of one of those tours, Mitchell gave his drums to Robert Wyatt as a matter of respect and friendship. Mr. Wyatt still has that set today. Mitch Mitchell was a wonderful, diverse and jazz influenced drummer, who could keep up with Jimi Hendrix's daredevil guitar playing, not an easy feat. Please check out any of the Hendrix Experience DVD's that exist to see those masters at work. He will be missed.

12 novembre 2008

John Brackett, giovane professore universitario dello Utah, pubblica per Indiana University Press un corposo studio su John Zorn dal titolo "John Zorn: Tradition and Transgression". George Lewis, docente anch'egli alla Columbia University, definisce il lavoro "A historically situated set of analyses is just what John Zorn deserves as a major artist of our time. The present volume will be important in furthering an understanding of his work."

The first full-length study of avant-garde American composer John Zorn, one of the most prolific and active American composers/performers working today. He has been a fixture of New York's "Downtown Scene" since the mid-70s as a tireless proponent of avant-garde and experimental music. Despite the acclaim and respect he has achieved in America and abroad, very little attention has been paid to Zorn by musicologists or music theorists. Author John Brackett, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Utah, suggests that the reason for the relative paucity of writing on Zorn's music and musical thought has to do with the difficulties and challenges they present both for listeners and scholars. Zorn's musical language - an amalgam of seemingly incongruous techniques, sounds, styles, and genres - creates complex and sometimes confusing listening experiences that are difficult to categorize in terms of overarching thematic or narrative design. Brackett offers a number of perspectives for understanding Zorn's music and musical practices, while challenging certain assumptions that limit the ways in which contemporary music is typically addressed.

"Brackett's groundbreaking book . . . confronts Zorn's contradictory modes of expression that couple the aesthetics of Stravinsky, Boulez, Duchamp and Godard with the transgressive sexuality and violence of Bataille, Genet and Maruo, brilliantly demonstrating how these powerful dualities of thought - real yet fantastic, pleasing yet horrifying - synergize to make Zorn's compositional voice unique and seminal in the 21st century." - Severine Neff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Un assaggio del contenuto si trova in http://www.echo.ucla.edu/Volume8-Issue1/brackett/brackett1.html con una versione del primo capitolo leggermente diversa da quella pubblicata. Un profilo dell'autore è in http://www.music.utah.edu/faculty/faculty_a-z/john_brackett mentre una recensione completa del testo è in http://www.bookforum.com/inprint/015_04/3009

11 novembre 2008

The Independent ricorda due importanti voci scomparse nei giorni scorsi: Yma Sumac e Miriam Makeba.

10 novembre 2008

Radiotre Suite Jazz trasmette nei prossimi giorni concerti di Larry Ochs' Sax & Drumming Core e Nublu Orchestra - guidata da Butch Morris - tenuti in Italia lo scorso anno. Giovedì 13 novembre, inoltre, Battiti mette in onda un'intervista realizzata con John Tchicai in occasione del festival pisano An Insolent Noise. Da qualche tempo la trasmissione (dal lunedì al venerdì, dalla mezzanotte all'1.30) si riascolta anche in mp3.

Martedì 18 novembre 2008, ore 20.30: Larry Ochs' Sax & Drumming Core
Registrato il 12.11.2007 al Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venezia
Larry Ochs, sassofoni; Scott Amendola, batteria; Donald Robinson, batteria; Natsuki Tamura, tromba; Satoko Fujii, pianoforte

Lunedì 24 novembre 2008, ore 20.30: Nublu Orchestra conducted by Lawrence "Butch" Morris
Registrato il 12.3.2007 all'Auditorium, Parco della Musica di Roma
Lawrence "Butch" Morris, direzione; Graham Haynes, cornetta; Jonathon Haffner, sax contralto; Ilhan Ersahin, sax tenore; Clark Gayton, trombone; Didi Gutman, tastiere; Doug Wieselman, chitarra; Zeke Zima, chitarra; Jesse Murphy, basso elettrico; Kenny Wollesen, batteria; Aaron Johnston, batteria, percussioni

Larry Ochs sarà a Gradisca d'Isonzo (Go) il prossimo 14 novembre per un concerto di un altro suo gruppo, Kihnoua (con Dohee Lee, Okkyung Lee e Scott Amendola), mentre con Rova tornerà in Italia a primavera 2009.

09 novembre 2008

Con il titolo Spectrum XXI si tiene dal 16 al 26 novembre 2008 la terza edizione del festival internazionale di 'musica spettrale' diretto da Iancu Dumitrescu e Ana-Maria Avram, con concerti a Bruxelles, Mons, Londra e Parigi. Partecipano The Hyperion Ensemble (Bucharest), IO String Quartet (New York), Tim Hodgkinson (London), Gustavo Aguilar e Robert Reigle (USA) tra gli altri. Calendario completo ed elenco dei brani in programma - molti quelli che verranno eseguiti per la prima volta - si trovano in http://festivalspectrum21.tripod.com

The Hyperion Ensemble was founded in 1976 by composer Iancu Dumitrescu. As a starting point, Hyperion explored possible connections between the most archaic Romanian music - Byzantine music, folk music collected by Bartok, etc. - and today’s avant-garde music. It is a tradition of performance, of interpreting each new score as a provocation of the spirit, and a quest for new domains of sound. Aesthetically, at the heart of this work is the notion of spectrality as it developed in the work of Dumitrescu, Avram and other Romanian composers, that is: a specifically transformational spectrality, as opposed to the structural spectrality of the French Itinéraire group. Hyperion has performed all over Europe, and recently in United States, and recorded numerous LPs and 24 compact discs.(Mode Records - New York).

08 novembre 2008

Alcune recensioni e gallerie fotografiche relative a The Wyatt Variations si trovano in:

Un altro progetto sulle musiche di Wyatt, intitolato provvisoriamente Around Robert Wyatt, dovrebbe esser messo in cantiere l'anno prossimo, protagonista l'Orchestre National de Jazz francese sotto la guida di Daniel Yvinec: http://www.citizenjazz.com/article3461503.html

Nel frattempo, in
MySpace si può ascoltare la Cara Voce in un breve brano, Camouflage, dall'imminente nuovo album di Barbara Morgenstern, BM.

07 novembre 2008

Il concerto londinese in memoria di Jimmy Carl Black si tiene nello storico Bridge House Pub in Canning Town domenica prossima, 9 novembre, con inizio alle 18.00. Partecipano Ben Watson, The Thurston Lava Tube, The Muffin Men, Fraz Knapp e That Legendary Wooden Lion tra gli altri. Evento simile si ripeterà in California il mese prossimo.

Un (parziale) elenco di materiali disponibili solo in download - altra iniziativa finalizzata alla raccolta di fondi a sostegno della famiglia del musicista - si trova in http://www.idiotbastard.com/News/JimmyCarlBlack.htm

Eugene Chadbourne scrive nuovamente di Black in
www.eugenechadbourne.com, mentre The Guardian pubblica un pezzo in sua memoria in www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/nov/04/popandrock

Sunday 9 November 2008
Bidder Street
Canning Town
London E16 4ST
Doors open at 17.30, the fun begins at 18.00


06 novembre 2008

Il numero di novembre 2008 della rivista francese Jazz Magazine dedica uno speciale inserto a Christian Vander e Magma per il quarantesimo compleanno del gruppo: interviste, discografia consigliata, immagini, storie e prospettive con uno sguardo a una sempre più lunga lista di collaboratori, eredi, seguaci e imitatori.

Magma naissait il y a 40 ans et un coffret célébrera l’événement fin novembre. C’était l’occasion de remonter le fil rouge qui constitue le lien entre Magma et la musique dont Jazz Magazine porte le nom. Nous avons interrogé Christian Vander sur sa relation au jazz, à Coltrane et à Elvin Jones, éclairé le réseau de musiciens qui ont traversé Magma et de ceux qui jusqu’à nos jours se sont laissés traverser par son imaginaire, interviewé le plus symptomatique d’entre eux, le batteur Simon Goubert, reconstitué le contexte historique qui vit naître en même temps que Magma une espèce de jazz-rock à la française. Enfin, nous avons conseillé quelques disques-clés pour entrer dans l’œuvre de Christian Vander.

05 novembre 2008

Il bravissimo John Edwards pubblica per l'etichetta Psi il suo primo album, Volume, inciso in solitudine a gennaio. "The record of the year", secondo Steve Beresford.

Scrive nelle note Marek Tuszynski: "Volume is the first solo CD by John Edwards, increasingly recognised as one of the most significant players of his generation. Recorded in splendid detail by John Wall, these 9 tracks are a very fresh take on the possibilities of unamplified double bass playing, making it a major entry in the solo bass literature. This solo recording is an unusual and rare offering that comes from a musician who performs every day, every week, and appears on over 100 records. It's a selection of sounds, melodies, and gestures from this characteristic spectrum, combined with behaviours belonging to a virtuoso, and with those that can only be learned from persistent jigsawing or by illuminating and fusing all user manuals."

04 novembre 2008

Due gruppi giovani e interessanti, di buona perizia tecnica e con una netta predilezione per suoni scabri e spigolosi, compiono un breve giro di concerti in Italia nei prossimi giorni: Ahleuchatistas e Brown Vs Brown.

13 novembre 2008: Boulevard Cafe, Bolzano
14 novembre 2008: Sinister Noise, Roma

Brown Vs Brown
19 novembre 2008: Studentato Universitario di San Bartolomeo, Trento
20 novembre 2008: La Centrale, Pisa
21 novembre 2008: Init, Roma

03 novembre 2008

Si va definendo il programma del concerto che il prossimo 14 dicembre si terrà a Londra, al 100 Club, a sostegno morale ed economico di Hugh Hopper in un periodo di inattività dovuto alle sue attuali delicate condizioni di salute. Altre iniziative di sostegno a Hopper e alla sua famiglia sono in via di definizione. Se ne legge per ora in qualche intervento in What's Rattlin'? e in una lettera fatta circolare informalmente dal produttore dell'etichetta MoonJune, Leonardo Pavkovic.
Tra i partecipanti al concerto londinese del 14 saranno Soft Machine Legacy (in cui al posto di Hopper suonerà Fred Baker, come in qualche altra occasione); Delta Saxophone Quartet; Phil Miller's In Cahoots; Bash Quartet (con Alex Maguire, Patrice Meyer, di nuovo Fred Baker e Liam Genockey); Yumi Hara-Cawkwell e Sophia Domanchic in duo con Simon Goubert.


02 novembre 2008

La notte di Halloween si è portata via il buon vecchio Jimmy Carl Black, noto a tutti come l''indiano del gruppo' dell'epopea zappiana. Era molto malato, e la gravità delle sue condizioni era purtroppo ben nota ai tanti affezionati e sostenitori che già mesi orsono avevan deciso di dar vita a varie iniziative in suo soccorso, soprattutto economico, attraverso la vendita di cd, materiali musicali e l'organizzazione di concerti collettivi (uno a Londra proprio tra pochi giorni e uno in California il mese prossimo). Del settantenne batterista ha scritto pochi giorni fa Eugene Chadbourne, amico e compagno di mille avventure e sua metà nel 'Jack and Jim Show' di tanti concerti degli ultimi quindici anni: "Jimmy Carl is one of the greatest guys I have ever known. I will never forget my wonderful times with him. Being able to play guitar on top of his backbeat and teach him the things I have learned about self-publishing have to be among the highlights of my career." E così scrive oggi Jerry Ford, suo caro amico:

"It is my sad duty to report the news that Jimmy Carl Black has passed away. Jimmy left this earth around 11pm Germany (5am NYC) time on October 31st of cancer. Jimmy lived his life by the second, enjoying each and every bit of it , and still always had plenty to share with everyone he came in contact with. He enriched and inspired many many people's lives and opened so many artistic doors for the rest of us to walk through and reap the benefits. Although tears do run down my cheeks I know Jimmy would not want us to be sad. He has said to me many times how important his fans were to him and in his last days it was his family he was most concerned with.
Please visit The JCB Gift Shop at www.cafepress.com/jimmycarlblack and show your kind support to his family. A fantastic benefit concert is being planned for December 7th in California, please visit www.myspace.com/quotinprotestofboredomquotthehomegame for more up to date details. We will continue to keep you posted on the Inkanish Record Co. site as well. There is also a big benefit taking place in London on November 9th... stay tuned for more details there too. Jimmy's son Geronimo and myself along with many of Jimmy's dear friends intend to keep Inkanish Records alive and thriving to keep Jimmy's music and high ideals alive. We also are going to do all we can to get Jimmy into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame where he has belonged for years! GOD BLESS JIMMY CARL BLACK AND HIS FAMILY!