ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE?

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?

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THE NETHERLANDS CONNECTION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBt6miQTjwo Cynthia and Family - Belema Gaji Pardiswa From Cynthia and Family - Let's Dance Released on Wandana Records, Netherlands Even if you have a great knowledge of modern history, you can still be surprise on how records digging sometimes makes you aware in a very striking way of the complexity of migratory and colonial…Lire la suite THE NETHERLANDS CONNECTION

BANG THE DRUM #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAYAL3sP2Uk&feature=youtu.be Slagerij Van Kampen - Wakarimasen From Slagerij Van Kampen - Out Of The Doldrums Released on Megadisc, 1987, Netherlands If there was a prize for the most radical shift in a band’s carreer, Slagerij Van Kampen could have been a strong nominate in this category… Following a quite generic Dutch pop album, Out of the…Lire la suite BANG THE DRUM #2

AN ELECTROACOUSTIC AFFAIR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkKByXCXUnQ&feature=youtu.be Juan Blanco - Cirkus Toccata From Juan Blanco - Música Electroacústica Released on Areito, 1986, Cuba It would be extremely wrong to think that dictatorial regimes prevent any form of musical creativity. Even Cuba's hard regime allowed some musicians a complete freedom of experimentation (as long as the music was not openly against the…Lire la suite AN ELECTROACOUSTIC AFFAIR

IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yt7U-Z1Zgg Moon On The Water - In The Land Of The Boo - Bam From Moon On The Water - Moon On The Water Released on Buscemi Record, 1985, Italy Like our galaxy, the galaxy of small European jazz labels which  released - either on purpose or  accidently - leftfield jams in the 1980's seems…Lire la suite IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

FOUR DRUMMERS DRUMMING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCP2vj-Xhc4 Four Drummers Drumming - Running Man From Four Drummers Drumming - Electricity Released on Riff-Records, 1991, Germany For whoever is into percussions and rhythmical prowess, Four Drummers Drumming seems to be a band worth checking ! The "Four Drummers" are German percussionist Albrecht Riermeier, American vibraphone player David Friedman and jazz drummer Jerry Granelli, and…Lire la suite FOUR DRUMMERS DRUMMING

INVISIBLE MAZE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKUjnCXw9xs&feature=youtu.be Mkwaju Ensemble - Maximum Alpha From Mkwaju Ensemble - Ki-Motion Released on Better Days, 1981, Japan Mkwaju Ensemble is a Japanese unit formed by two percussionists , Midori Takada (whose solo album, Through The Looking Glass, recently gained a huge fame) and Yoji Sadanari. Ki-Motion is their second album but their only two albums were…Lire la suite INVISIBLE MAZE