In September, Cuneiform will be releasing Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – The Iridium Controvery, Phil Miller/In Cahoots – All That, Thinging Plague – A History Of Madness, and Robert Wyatt – Solar Flares Burn For You.
The Village Voice ran an interesting article about the exclusivity of Pulitzers awards for music and how artists whose contributions are significant, but are considered fringe, are typically snubbed.
As reported in the Cryptogramophone newsletter:
“Mask by The Jeff Gauthier Goatette was nominated for a prestigious 2003 AFIM Indie Award in the category of Best Contemporary Album. Past winners in this category include The Rippingtons, Oregon and Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Congrats to Goatette members Jeff Gauthier, Nels Cline, Alex Cline, David Witham and Joel Hamilton on the nomination”
According to Bob, his latest release will be available in North America on 5/20 but is available elsewhere now.
Blurb:“As the title suggests it has indeed 13 songs, some of which, at 3-5 minutes length, are a bit longer than my recent standards…as well as a 12-minute long… thing. Generally balanced a bit more towards the instrumental side. Includes my intepretation of a Stevan Tickmayer composition and a few guests here and there: Olivier Tejedor of NeBeLNeST plays Mellotron on one piece, Sharon Bradford, singer on the first album by Thinking Plague plays her…shall we say…”inimitable” percussion on another, Dick El Demasiado Verdult of Cumbias Lunaticas does a bit of singing and Fred Hess plays some great saxophone on another.”
I wonder what the “thing” is…
The Montreal Jazz Fest lineup for this year includes, among others, Myra Melford, Dave Holland, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and Steve Coleman and Five Elements.
The dates are 6/26-7/6. Montreal is a beautiful city, especially that time of year, with plenty to do in additional to the concerts.