Friday, December 28, 2007

new solah track

here is the new first track of our forthcoming lp, 'divot' (the tracks name, not the lp's name)


solah= jb ledoux & jay blanchard

merry new year


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

flap shadowy sounds #1

humus: the life exploring force- don cherry- 'actions' w/penderecki
the shadow world- sun ra and his solar myth arkestra- 'the magic city'
what do you mean this is a dry county?- paul flaherty/chris corsano- 'the beloved music'
boreal gluts- no neck blues band- 'qvaris'
seven beat suite (three parts)- moondog- 'more moondog'
spirits- albert ayler- 'witches & devils'
pushing gravel- nest material- 'eastern horizon: a field guide'
peace on earth- john coltrane- 'live in japan'

Sunday, December 09, 2007

greg davis interview

a great interview with greg davis from the canadian music website/magazine textura. greg talks about the music and recording processes of six of his albums. a fascinating read.

rip kriya

the show last night at kriya studio was a rousing success- very well attended by an appreciative and attentive audience, i think everyone walked away from kriya for the last time feeling enlightened. i especially liked the piece 'stones' by christian wolff- i'm not sure how much was 'composed' because it sounded and looked like an improvisation to me- maybe greg or toby could help us out with this one...

well, i still have a cold and am feeling run down- i'm going to miss my third show of the week tonight when i dont go see the engines, and i feel like an ass because the sweethearts at tick tick were good enough to put me on the half price list... but life goes on...

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Karlheinz Stockhausen 8/22/1928-12/5/2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

tick tick presents

Some Chicago free jazz coming up on Dec 9. It should be excellent! Some members of Vandermark 5, whom Greg booked last winter at the Firehouse, and they were awesome.

Tick Tick Presents:

Sunday, December 9th
The Firehouse Gallery
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Doors at 7:30 pm
First set at 8pm, second set at 9:15
$7 advance tickets, $10 day of.

Call 802.540.0088 or email for will call tickets.

THE ENGINES, one of Chicago's strongest improvising bands, announces a 13-date North American tour for December 2007, to coincide with the release of their self-titled debut on the Okkadisk imprint ( This collaborative band features four mainstays of the Chicago jazz and improvised music scene, with Jeb Bishop on trombone (Jeb Bishop Trio, Brotzmann Tentet, School Days), Dave Rempis on saxophones (Rempis Percussion Quartet, Triage, Vandermark Five), Nate McBride on bass (FME, Powerhouse Sound, Pandelis Karayorgis Trio), and Tim Daisy on drums (Festival Quartet, Dragons 1976, Vandermark Five).

The Engines started as a trio with a residency at Chicago's Empty Bottle in the summer of 2005. Bishop was added as a regular member after he joined them for one concert in May of 2006, since the dynamic of the group as a quartet worked so well. Since then, they've been working regularly in Chicago at many of the venues associated with creative music including The Hideout, Elastic, The Hungry Brain, and The Velvet Lounge.

All of these musicians have distinguished themselves as both leaders and sidemen, but formed this band as a collaborative meeting of minds and talents. Each member contributes original compositions, producing a wide set of expressive possibilities ranging from high-energy jousting over driving bass vamps to quieter moments of melodic exploration. With McBride on both acoustic and electric bass, the band can explore some of the sonic textures associated with the early AACM, or launch into hard-hitting Zeppelin-like grooves, and they use this range of possibilities to its fullest.


Wednesday, December 05, 2007


my show 'flap shadowy sounds' is a go! wednesdays from there!

just had my first meeting tonight with lee and jim of 105.9 the radiator womm-lp about having my very own radio show! i'm pretty excited, i've always wanted to be on the air and have never gotten around to signing up for a wruv show (plus i heard that was kinda a pain in the ass anyway)

i expect my show to be called 'flap shadowy sounds' and feature free improv, free jazz, experimental, noise etc.

so maybe as early as next week you'll be able to listen to the le duo spin some wax (er ipods) for the people! stay tuned...

Sunday, December 02, 2007