I did not really know Francis Dosoo when I saw them in Paris earlier this year ; we briefly met each other in Scotland in 2017, where I played at a Rhythm Machine - a party Francis and Andy Danet used to throw in Glasgow and Edinburg. In Paris, where Francis recently moved, we talked…Lire la suite NTS – FEBRUARY 2021 W/ PAM & FRANCIS DOSOO
More often than not, I'm pleased with our show on NTS, and this month's show is no exception to the rule. I invited the lonesome French digger Carlos and he blessed us with a mind-blowing selection of X-ian soft rock ("I've got Jesus Fever, All I want to do is praise his name"), 1990's misty…Lire la suite NTS SHOWS – JUNE 2019 W/ PAM & CARLOS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8oS2D9MOhI&t=75s Ouverture - Rencontre From Ouverture - Rencontre Self-released, 1985, France I read in a newspaper that, according to some recent studies, no matter what's the weather like, it's always French people's favourite topic of conversation - and global warming is probably making it even worse... What these studies are missing, in my opinion, is…Lire la suite ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1y8v252fJE Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Lullaby Of A Sea From Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Only Yesterday... Released on Melodia, USSR, 1991 When one shares music on the Internet, one makes the assumption that it can appeal to at least a few people. With this one I'm not so sure, and writing about it might be a way…Lire la suite Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?
While PAM's been playing a few Modal records that he's "not been listening for quite a while" DJ Satoshi went for a full "Hip-Hop & R'n'B chill beats mega mix" for the second hour. Note that PAM's also been dragged into the Rap Fever, Playing Big Daddy Kane and Fernanda Abreu (as well as some…Lire la suite NTS SHOWS – AUGUST 2018 W/ PAM & Satoshi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMFoj31zWI Nurit Galron - Song In The Middle Of The Night From Nurit Galron - נתן זך Released on CBS, 1981, Israel When one is writing about music from a country, a culture or sung in a language he does not know, one must always keep in mind that what one takes for something exotic…Lire la suite ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y-89R95k_4 Patrick Marcel - Bagnols From Patrick Marcel - Ostinato Self-released, 1985, France Some musicians are absolutely not defined by their preferred instrument (think about Brian Eno for example), others strongly are (Jaco Pastorius and his "bass of Doom"). Weirdly for someone who might only know Patrick Marcel from the music recorded on his only…Lire la suite NIGHT DRIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-GsBkz_IUU&feature=youtu.be Nyssa Musique - Route de Sumatra From Nyssa Musique - Comme Au Moulin Self-released, 1985, France Released in 1985, for many of the musicians from Nyssa Musique, Comme Au Moulin was the first album they ever played on; therefore it can easily be seen as a manifesto for a new generation of French Jazz musicians, freshly…Lire la suite SUMATRA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQr0OViJFFI&t=52s Andreas Georgiou - Rainforest From Andreas Georgiou - Asate Released on Libra Music, 2003 There's something weird in extensively using the adjective "ethnic" (and we do use it a lot) to describe music we are posting about, as the definition of this word seems to be quite blur and ,in the end, the word…Lire la suite ETHNIC JAZZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNlqjnOelo Markus Stockhausen & Zoro Babel – Snow Falling From Markus Stockhausen & Zoro Babel – Beings Released on Fonit Cetra, 1987, Italy Being the son of one the biggest heroes of many electronic music heroes (Holger Czukay, Miles Davis, Kraftwerk...) might not be easy when you're releasing avant-garde electronic music yourself. That's exactly the case of…Lire la suite CHAMBER MUSIC