Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rashaan Roland Kirk

I just added a link in the music blog list to the "Does your house have Lions?"  blog dedicated to Rashaan Roland Kirk. The author is preparing a book on the late RRK so no doubt the blog's worth a visit.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arthur Penn R.I.P.

Just read the news that Arthur Penn passed away. The NYT published their more than complete obituary here.
When reading of his passing i thought immediatley of "The Chase" and not necessarily of "Bonnie and Clyde". Just checked his filmography at IMDB and was reminded of "The Missouri Breaks", "The Lefthanded Gun" and of course "Little Big Man". I never saw "Mickey One" (which has never made it to DVD) although i have it on my HD, and neither did I see "Night Moves".
Hell why do i have to work tomorrow i just want to start a 24 hour Arthur Penn marathon...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Glenn Gould in the New York Times

The NYT had an article on Glenn Gould yesterday. It's still online as usual and one can read it here. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ROIO of the week : Ron Carter - Gleisdorf, 28.05.2009

Although his music is not earth moving or as innovative as other musicians these days, it's always a real pleasure to listen at Ron Carters concerts. The delicatesse each member of his groups showcases throughout the concert is impressive. I really dig Stephen Scott who surprises me every time when i listen at their concerts.

Ron Carter Quartet  
Gleisdorf, Austria,
Voices Of Jazz Festival 2009  

Stephen Scott,p
Ron Carter,b
Payton Crossley,dr
Rolando Morales-Matos,per  

1 Medley (fade-out) 53:10  

Lineage: ORF Radio Steiermark (MPEG1 Layer 2 / 160kbps, 48kH) > flac
Sound Rating: A/A-

Friday, September 24, 2010

James Ellroy - The Hilliker Curse

In this weekend NYT books supplement is a review of the new book by James Ellroy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Buddy Collette R.I.P.

Buddy Collette passed away. Check out NPR short obituary which contains a lot of links to interviews with Mr. Collette.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Talkin Jazz : Ben Sidran interviews Miles Davis

Soul and published recently the interview by Ben Sidran with Miles Davis as an MP3 download here. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cannonball Adderley Interview, 1969 - Part 1

This is the first part of a recorded interview that jazz writer Chris Albertson did with Cannonball Adderley in November, 1969. The interview was done for an article in Downbeat magazine that finally appeared in 1970.
This is the raw interview and it finishes rather abruptly.
Second part of the interview to follow soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

OOP : Bobby Hutcherson : Good Bait (1984)

This was one of the first LP's i bought when i was in my teens and starting to listen at jazz. The LP was published by Landmark, a now out of print label.

Bobby Hutcherson
Good Bait
Landmark LLP-501

01. Love Samba °
02. Good Bait °
03. Highway One *
04. In Walked Bud *
05. Montgomery  *
06. Spring Is Here
07. Israel *°

Bobby Hutcherson vib
Branford Marsalis ts *,ss° (does not play on 6)
George Cables p
Ray Drummond b
Philly Joe Jones ds

Recorded on August 9 and 10,1984, Fantasy Studio C, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Claude Chabrol R.I.P.

Claude Chabrol passed away this morning at age 80. A short obituary can be read here ou ici.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jimi Hendrix

Like it has done already for Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Lee Konitz,...France Musique will broadcast tonight from 01.00 AM till 07.00 AM (in fact sunday) a whole night dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. few details can be found here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vince Wilburn Interview

Not very recent and the event took already place but the interview with Vince Wilburn is still worth reading here. And of course it's all about the Bitches Brew 40th Re-Mix.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Miles Davis & Betty Mabry

The Guardian has an interview with Betty Mabry and her influence on Miles Davis and his Bitches Brew recordings.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Announcement : new co-author

Tune Up is proud to announce the arrival of its new co-author to this blog : Jazzjet. I know him as a reliable person who is sincerely concerned with (a.o.) music. He published his first post yesterday with a link to a Miles Davis article.
His collaboration confirms the continuity Tune Up wants to provide to its visitors : keeping you informed of (for you visitors) interesting articles, reviews etc...
Welcome at Tune Up Jazzjet!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Miles Davis - The Man Who Wasn't There

Interesting article on Bitches Brew from the UAE 'The National' newspaper, the title of which arises from an incident at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Read the full article here :

The Opinion of William Gibson

In tuesdays New York Times William Gibson published an article on Google. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thelonious Monk page

I just added a Thelonious Monk page (all the different pages can be found right on top of the blog just under the title) dedicated to the pianomaster and uploaded a flyer of a concert he gave in the Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp on February 29, 1964. The concert is not mentioned in Robin Kelley's excellent biography.