Dear Colleagues, Family and Friends
We would like to invite you to the film launch party for Meadowsweet, Oak and Broom
Free Jazz Collective - book section, has a list of books that should be of interest to improvisers, free or otherwise
Free Jazz Collective - About Us
Free = liberated from social, historical, psychological and musical constraints
Jazz = improvised music for heart, body and mind
LINK to the book section at the Jazz Collective: URL LINK
The Free Jazz Collective is a volunteer group of passionate and adventurous listeners and musicians dedicated to spreading the gospel of improvised music. The blog is dedicated to authentic, adventurous, accurate, artistic and attention-grabbing avant-garde and free jazz.
The blog was started in 2006 by Stef Gjissels who ran it single-handedly until late 2010. Since then, the blog has expanded with an ever-evolving set of international contributors located in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. It currently hosts over 2500 reviews and counting, of primarily free jazz recordings, and also some video and books.
Live improvised electronics with flute, guitar, feedback and pottery & more, tickets on the door, artists hailing from Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd and Lincolnshire
Details refer to image or facebook link
Or the web page here
praxis: arts presents
Concert No. 43
Centrifuge brings together an exciting collection of improvising musicians based across the North and Midlands. Coming from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds, and working within different musical practices, they will combine in various small groupings to deliver a program of freely improvised music.
Since an inaugural meeting in October 2008 Centrifuge has been organising concerts, workshops, and festival appearances, featuring many leading improvisers based north of the capital. The locations have included; Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Huddersfield, Lancaster, and Crewe. There have been fifty events.
After a gap of 15 months, I am pleased to be re-launching this project at the Peer Hat, Manchester. phil morton
The musicians confirmed,
PAUL PIGNON, bass clarinet
IAN SIMPSON, guitar
PHIL MORTON, accidents and treatment
MARTIN ARCHER, saxophones
The musicians subject to confirmation are
JOHN JASNOCH, guitar
STEVE LEWIS, voice
MARTIN HACKETT, electronics
Centrifuge: where creative forces meet.
Sunday 22nd July. 2018
THE PEER HAT
14-16 Faraday Street
Manchester M1 1BE
7.30 pm £5.00 OTD
If this is new to you, you are interested as a player? read the notes and then complete the form
Centrifuge - Q&A
Centrifuge - the important bit `is there an audition`
The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex exists 38 years this year and is still going strong. New projects, new adventures, new songs and new sounds are the norm.
The Ex has defied categorization ever since they started playing in 1979. Born out of the punk explosion, when anything and everything was possible, the band have still managed to retain both curiosity and passion for their music. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as
their starting point, The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day.
Already the early 1980s saw collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band. In the 90s the group found a myriad of partners from varied musical and non-musical backgrounds like Kamagurka, Tom Cora, Sonic Youth, Han Bennink, Jan Mulder and
Shellac. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia, organized many projects over there and invited several Ethiopian musicians to Europe. Most striking was
the collaboration with the legendary saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria, which eventually led to two CD recordings and more than a hundred concerts.
The band also started organizing the ‘Ex Festivals’, where they invited their favorite musicians. A mix of jazz improvisers, musicians from all over the world and local treasures they came across on tour.
The last few years saw collaborations with Brass Unbound
(Wolter Wierbos, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark and Roy Paci), Circus Debre Berhan and Fendika, both from Ethiopia, and many, many more. After all these years, more than 25 albums and around 1900 concerts the band continues to work as they did in when they began, completely independent of record companies, managers or roadies. Because of this ‘do it yourself’ work ethic The Ex is still a great example for other forward-thinking bands and musicians.
Tickets on sale via SEE Tickets
Wharf Chambers Cooperative Club, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ, UK
Saturday, June 23 at 7 PM - 10:45 PM