New publications of interest.
Mark Berry, Arnold Schoenberg (University of Chicago Press)
Damon Krukowski, Ways of Hearing (MIT Press)
Oliver Soden, Michael Tippett: The Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Lorraine Plourde, Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City (Wesleyan)
Michael Kater, Culture in Nazi Germany (Yale UP)
Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (Public Affairs) [for emphasis]
New publications of interest.
Reed master Sidney Bechet can claim to be the first great jazz soloist, winning international acclaim before his fellow New Orleans giant, Louis Armstrong. Geoffrey Smith salutes a genius who inspired saxophonists from Johnny Hodges to John Coltrane.
An English Coronation, 1902-1953, Gabrieli Consort, Roar, and Players, Chetham’s Symphonic Brass Ensemble, S. R. Beale, R. Pierce, M. Martin, E. Slorach, P. McCreesh
(released on May 3, 2019)
Signum Classics SIGCD569 | 159’21”
From this American’s perspective, the only thing to be regretted about the final demise of monarchy would be the ceremonial and music associated with it. Paul McCreesh
Stewart Copeland, the legendary drummer of The Police, comes on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast to talk about his new film, ‘Everybody Stares,’ which is an inside look at The Police from 1978 to the band’s breakup.
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Walla P is acknowledged as one of funk’s contemporary ambassadors, owing to his expertly-curated selections and passionate demeanor.
The Montreal native runs Voyage Funktastique, a global brand that includes a monthly live event, a weekly radio show, and a record label. Armed with an intense love of all things funky, Walla P presents his passion through rare grooves and dance moves, as he effortlessly journeys from classic to modern funk. The Music Is My Sanctuary collaborator has brought his vibes to crowds in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lyon, Brussels, Frankfurt, Cologne, Copenhagen, Nantes, Montpellier, Marseille, Strasbourg, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Mexico City. He’s shared the stage with DâM-Funk, Kaytranada, Pomo, Onra, and Peanut Butter Wolf. He’s performed on Boiler Room and at festivals such as Osheaga, Piknic Electronik, Igloofest, Festival d’Été de Québec, POP Montréal, NXNE, C2 Montréal, 24HOV, M For Montreal, and Montreal International Jazz Festival.
For this mix, I wanted to do an all UK Jazz/Funk pressings set; playing some of my favorite tracks, including classics and some instrumentals as well.
Walla P Mix Tracklist:
1. Shakatak – Steppin [0:00]
2. Light Of The World – London Town ’85 [03:53]
3. Congress – You Gotta Get It (Instrumental) [07:30]
4. The Hudsons – Show Me You Care [12:20]
5. Loose End – In The Sky [16:25]
6. The Cool Notes – Blown It [20:04]
7. The McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night [25:06]
8. Savanna – I Can’t Turn Away [28:23]
9. Side On – Magic [32:15]
10. Potion – Showstopper [37:28]
11. 52nd Street – Look Into My Eyes [41:35]
12. The Joneses – Summer Groove [47:52]
13. Stikki Stuff – School [51:29]
14. Freeez – Flying High [55:11]
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Christmas comes early for fans of the late, great Brit-jazz tenorist Tubby Hayes as Universal have announced the arrival of an unreleased 1969 studio album, entitled Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Sessions, which is to be released on 26 July, 50 years after its recording.
The tapes were in perfect condition and had never been played since the recording, with reports suggesting the music ranks as highly as Hayes’ classic albums 100% Proof and Mexican Green. Alongside this the label also possesses all of the original tapes for Hayes’ 11 Fontana albums, plus lots of out-takes and never before issued material, all of which will be remastered and reissued in one mighty Tubby Hayes on Fontana box set.
And, in a further move to ensure maximum collectability, all of the albums have been remastered by Gearbox Records, with the LPs being cut to the lacquers directly from the tapes, the resulting pure analogue sound potentially better than the original LPs. Hayes expert Simon Spillett has contributed liner notes to the set which will also features dozens of rare or unseen photos of Tubby in his heyday. “It’s hard to believe that this music has lain unheard for fifty years, it’s so fresh” says Spillett. “There’s no doubt in my mind that had they been issued at the time, these recordings would have been seen as Tubby’s last great album”.
See the July issue of Jazzwise for an in-depth feature on this newly discovered album from one of Britain’s most celebrated jazz musicians.
– Mike Flynn