Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Film on Hannah Arendt

Margarethe von Trotta speaks with us in an interview about her new period film “Hannah Arendt”. The project takes Trotta on-location in three different countries and sees her teaming up for the sixth time with actress Barbara Sukowa.

Continued here.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ron Carter Interview

The Hartford Courant runs an interview with Ron Carter here.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Volker Schlöndorff : La Mer à l'Aube (2011) on Arte

This evening at 20.35 P.M. ARTE will broadcast the latest film by Volker Schlöndorff - La Mer à l'Aube on the french communist and resistance member Guy Moquet.

The film will be rebroadcast regularly tomorrow at 16.20 P.M., wednesday  april 4th. at 15.00 P.M.and sunday April 8th at 01.35 P.M.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Louis Paul Boon : 100th birthday anniversary

Today Louis Paul Boon would have been 100. In Flanders this anniversary goes not unnoticed with lots of expo's (in Aalst and Antwerp), readings, events, etc.

For those unfamiliar with Boon check out the wikipedia page which gives a brief summary of his life and works.

There's even an L.P. Boon community with a regular magazine named 'Boelvaar Poef'.

And not to forget the Louis Paul Boon Documentation Centre.

All info on the special events this year can be consulted the special dedicated website.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

John Coltrane needs your help!

The Village Voice has a curious contest but i fear Trane might need your help.

Check out here.

Go Trane, go!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jean Giraud aka Moebius R.I.P.

Jean Giraud aka Moebius passed away on Saturday 10th.

Obituaries can be read here and here.

Wikipedia has of course a complete bio available here.

Don't forget to check out this letter from Fellini to Jean Giraud.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Charles Mingus !!

From Sue Mingus's Facebook Page :

NEVER BEFORE HEARD MINGUS RECORDINGS SOON TO BE RELEASED!! Part 2 of Mingus's 1964 Town Hall Concert with Eric Dolphy and Part 2 of Tyrone Guthrie concert "My Favorite Quintet." (History: Charles and I ran out of money after releasing the first half of these concerts in 1965. The tapes have been in storage ever since.) The plan is to make this music available digitally-- and perhaps in a Mosaic box set produced by Michael Cuscuna-- if there is enough interest. Please let us know! --Sue Mingus 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Joe Brazil Project

Steve Griggs will publish an article in the april issue of Earshots magazine on Joe Brazil.

He is "researching the life and impact of jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil for an article in the April issue of Earshot Jazz and a book proposal for the University of California Press.  (He) set up a web site at to collect and share information."

So if you have ay info please contact Seve Griggs...