Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nils Petter Molvaer - Baboon Moon, 43e Festival de Jazz de Francfort 2012

Great set from one of my favorite artists. Filmed yesterday, 10/27/2012 at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival.


  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Trompete / trumpet Electronics
  • Stian Westerhus: Gitarre / guitar,
  • Erland Dahlen Electronics: Schlagzeug / battery

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Fents, First EP, 1979 Rad Records RR001, Strive to be twisted

I entered Occidental College as a freshman in 1979, the same year as Barack Obama. I never met Obama, which is surprising since Oxy isn't that large a school, but I did get to meet Adam Holzman and Ted Hall of the Fents who were also at Oxy at the same time. They played at Oxy a few times, but the highlight for me was seeing them burn up the stage at a local club with Kittyhawk. This is their first recording that I'm aware of and my favorite. A very nice fusion recording, with a little bit of Canterbury influence. One of the best of the era.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Wonderful! Great 1980 footage of the Talking Heads Afro Funk period. Solid grooves, it just gets funkier and funkier.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Eivind Aarset Trio - Electromagnetic

Very nice video of Eivind Aarset from "Oslo Jazzed Out." Wonderful shot of the bassists daughter in the studio at the end.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Herbie Hancock Headhunters 1974

Nice set, well recorded, and as one poster said "Tight, Tight, Tight!"

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tony WIliiams 1979 Wild Life

A nice Tony Williams song from my favorite period of his work. You have to get past the poor white guy fashion sense of the late seventies and give the track some time to develop, but you'll be rewarded.
Tony Williams Group in France 1979 "Wild Life"
Tony Williams
Bunny Brunel
Tom Grant
Bob Harris
Todd Carver

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land & Joe Chambers 1969 Molde Norway

Just a wonderful video of Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson  and Joe Chambers I happened to stumble on youtube. Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass. Two songs, first is "Theme from Blow-Up" and next is Sonny Rollins' "Oleo." The intensity of Harold Land's facial expressions really struck me.