The countdown is ON. T-9 to JZ festival. We are starting the pre-party with the positive wavy beats of Noukilla. Click play…
In case of believing that jazz is dead or not as friendly as rock, punch the messenger, then read this, and get ready to rock with jazz.
Spring time music
Last week our editor’s picks were in tune with my mood for music, and I followed the instructions provided by Mike “Big Duck” Brownell almost to the letter.
Some of my friends are sad that last weekend is over already and some others are happy it is finally over. Last weekend China was invaded by music, it’s been a non-stop music trip since Layabozi began its operations, and the ride is getting more intense every time. One would imagine after a year of this we would already be used to these “rush-hour” weeks of music, but still sometimes it’s overwhelming.
(Those are donkey mandibles they are holding, in case you are wondering). Ever heard of Afro-Peruvian music before? Me neither. But whilst it may sound slightly like a contrived new-age genre (See, for example, Lost Music of Celtarabia), it turns out to have deep roots in the fusion of cultures created by African slaves brought [...]
M. E. Seeley ponders the purpose of an artist, Cold Fairyland’s Lin Di and Seppo M. Lehto tear the Shanghai scene a new one, and the answer to the eternal riddle: how do you get a guitarist to turn down? It’s all here…
The album works well as a whole with each song blending seamlessly into the next. While listening to it, it’s actually difficult to tell when one song ends and the next begins. For me, that’s a sign of a great album. The cavorting satyrs that the music conjures in your head are another matter entirely.