McCaslin Vid

Posted by: admin on December 13, 2010 @ 4:03 pm
Filed under: Donny McCaslin (News)

Whew! What a day… I started working my way through all of your orders of Donny’s latest and subsequently broke my printer with all the use! Certainly worse problems to have, though. Thanks to all who jumped on this.

I just spotted a video that was just uploaded to YouTube. Check it below.

No info on where that’s from, but I’m assuming it’s from last tour. Tune is called “M” from Declaration.

Dig? Well then… Share It. Check out the L.Z.C.M. page at SoundCloud. You can embed that audio directly onto your site, or share via Facebook, Twitter, or wherever.

Alright, chalk up another Monday.

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Jim T in Rock The Route

Posted by: admin on December 9, 2010 @ 8:47 am
Filed under: Humor

Many of you RSS subscribers reading remember that I was on a tour sponsored by Red Bull early October. It was a great time—you can read my final thoughts at the BMA blog if interested. The first two mini-episodes hit the web yesterday. So, without taking up too much real estate on this here jazz blog with my rocknroll, you can watch them here.

Episode 3 through 10 coming soon to redbullusa.com

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Nels Cline’s Stained Radiance

Posted by: admin on December 8, 2010 @ 10:50 am
Filed under: Nels Cline (News)

Nels Cline, Stained Radiance

We saw some pretty sweet pictures from Nels Cline’s NYC performance on Monday night. Starting with a solo Nels noise set, the night moved on to a Cibo Matto reunion set. There are some videos from the night at the link above as well. Looks and sounds amazing. File under: #WishILivedInNY

So in honor of that show, we put up the Stained Radiance DVD as our Record of the Day. That’s an $8 DVD of Nels ripping with painter Norton Wisdom supplying the visuals (trailer below). As for the digital piece of the ROTD, we’ve added the Nels Cline Singers album, Initiate, to the DVD special.

Also, those who’s ears are still ringing from the other night’s performance, be sure to mark your calenders for the 3 Nels/Norton performances in January 2011.

01/07 Fairfield, CT | Fairfield Theater Company : Stage One
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)
7:30PM

01/08 NYC | Winter Jazzfest
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)

01/09 Freehold, NJ | Concerts In The Studio
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)
5PM

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Nels Cline's Stained Radiance

Posted by: admin on @ 10:50 am
Filed under: Nels Cline (News)

Nels Cline, Stained Radiance

We saw some pretty sweet pictures from Nels Cline’s NYC performance on Monday night. Starting with a solo Nels noise set, the night moved on to a Cibo Matto reunion set. There are some videos from the night at the link above as well. Looks and sounds amazing. File under: #WishILivedInNY

So in honor of that show, we put up the Stained Radiance DVD as our Record of the Day. That’s an $8 DVD of Nels ripping with painter Norton Wisdom supplying the visuals (trailer below). As for the digital piece of the ROTD, we’ve added the Nels Cline Singers album, Initiate, to the DVD special.

Also, those who’s ears are still ringing from the other night’s performance, be sure to mark your calenders for the 3 Nels/Norton performances in January 2011.

01/07 Fairfield, CT | Fairfield Theater Company : Stage One
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)
7:30PM

01/08 NYC | Winter Jazzfest
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)

01/09 Freehold, NJ | Concerts In The Studio
Stained Radiance (Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom)
5PM

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Week Recap in Video

Posted by: admin on November 12, 2010 @ 12:39 pm
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Donny McCaslin (News), Events, Perpetual Motion, Spark Of Being

Donny McCaslin Quartet
with Uri Caine, Scott Colley, and Antonio Sanchez
at Bimhuis, NL, Nov-11-2010

Energy Generation, Part 1
Uppercut, Part 2

Dave Douglas & Keystone
with Marcus Strickland, Adam Benjamin, Brad Jones, Gene Lake, and Countryman
in Zurich, Nov-11-2010

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The Creature's Education: Tree Ring Circus

Posted by: admin on October 19, 2010 @ 9:21 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Updates), Events, Spark Of Being

Here’s a clip from the Spark Of Being film by Bill Morrison from his Vimeo feed.

Some great visuals there. The audio, of course, is from Dave Douglas & Keystone. The track: Tree Ring Circus, from the Spark Of Being releases.

Make sure to check out the East Coast Premiere of the film this weekend at the Highline Ballroom. Tickets and info here.

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The Creature’s Education: Tree Ring Circus

Posted by: admin on @ 9:21 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (News), Events, Spark Of Being

Here’s a clip from the Spark Of Being film by Bill Morrison from his Vimeo feed.

Some great visuals there. The audio, of course, is from Dave Douglas & Keystone. The track: Tree Ring Circus, from the Spark Of Being releases.

Make sure to check out the East Coast Premiere of the film this weekend at the Highline Ballroom. Tickets and info here.

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More Music for Large Ensemble.

Posted by: Dave Douglas on October 15, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
Filed under: A Single Sky, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

In 2008, when I first started writing for jazz orchestra / big band / large ensemble / whatever you want to call it, a suite was created for the festival JazzBaltica in Salzau, Germany, and played by the NDR band based in Hamburg. Three of those pieces ended up on the CD ‘A Single Sky,’ released last year: The Presidents, Campaign Trail, and Blockbuster [vid].

Dave Douglas, A Single Sky

The remaining pieces are still here in my files and I have been going back through them for the last few days. It is amazing to look back in hindsight and see things you would have (should have) done differently. I have begun the revision process and I’m grateful for all I have learned playing these charts with excellent musicians around the country. It’s a joy to work with these old friends again — you spend so much time working with large ensemble scoring, the notes become your companions — and I will get a chance to hear the updated versions soon. As well as hopefully putting them on wax at some point.

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Tristan Perich's 1-Bit Symphony

Posted by: admin on September 2, 2010 @ 11:19 am
Filed under: Culture, Music Technology

One of the great things about the music industry right now is that there is no shortage of specialty packages being produced in small quantities and in high quality. Dave just pointed me to a great example.

Here we have what sounds like great music housed in a package that perfectly fits the music from Tristan Perich.

Tristan Perich: 1-Bit Symphony (Part 1: Overview) from Tristan Perich on Vimeo.

via NewMusicBox:
Perich, who studied music, math, and computer science at Columbia University, sees the project as twofold. “It’s half super, super formal based on these mathematical ideas and theories of computation,” he says, skipping the numbers lesson for the moment. “At the same time, it’s sort of a social commentary about distribution, music stores, and creating something physical again that people can consume as an object and not just this ephemeral digital download.”

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Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony

Posted by: admin on @ 11:19 am
Filed under: Culture, Music Technology

One of the great things about the music industry right now is that there is no shortage of specialty packages being produced in small quantities and in high quality. Dave just pointed me to a great example.

Here we have what sounds like great music housed in a package that perfectly fits the music from Tristan Perich.

Tristan Perich: 1-Bit Symphony (Part 1: Overview) from Tristan Perich on Vimeo.

via NewMusicBox:
Perich, who studied music, math, and computer science at Columbia University, sees the project as twofold. “It’s half super, super formal based on these mathematical ideas and theories of computation,” he says, skipping the numbers lesson for the moment. “At the same time, it’s sort of a social commentary about distribution, music stores, and creating something physical again that people can consume as an object and not just this ephemeral digital download.”

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