Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme Monday 06 August 2018

A vert, very much younger moi

by Eric Alan

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermindof Eric Alan

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in Augustas a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9thAugust is celebrated annually as Women’s Day.


…it bugs me when people try to analyse jazz as an intellectual theorem. It’s not. Its feeling. Genius Guide to Jazz

The Late Shakier Roberts

Damn really a sad bad news week this has been firstly learning of the passing of Polish trumpeter, bandleader, composer Tomasz Stańko from John Kelmans post early Monday evening, then to hear the news as the week drew on from Billy Kerker of Dr. Brian Nhlanhla Thusi passing on Wednesday 1 August. I had a long chat with him on the telephone some weeks ago. Further the passing of the legendary Winston Ntshona, bassist Mandla Zikala, and the young trombonist, taken too soon Shakier Roberts. Thank the gods that the past terrible week is done. Condolences to all who morn the loss of these talented contributers to the arts and culture scene.

New Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz releases are happening on a daily basis around the global village, and it is difficult to keep up. Yet the record labels say that these formats are only a tiny percentage of worldwide CD sales. Is that a true reflection? What are your thoughts?

I believe this is not the case as it is only a tiny percentage that these major labels release. Multitudes of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz musicians are releasing their albums independently thereby controlling their own destiny. Just look at the list of albums sent to us, and that’s only a tiny number, there is so much more coming from the global village today. Check out the list we’ve received so far this year and make some exciting new discoveries.

Discover new and exciting music and musicians album releases

Barmy beats of Afro-Balkan ‘beasts’ bring joy to Johannesburg By STRUAN DOUGLAS Article from the BusinessDay 17 JULY 2018 – 05:05

Bombshelter Beast, a 14-piece acoustic-only orchestra, meld a range of genres, including gypsy rhythm and kwaito, to produce wild music. Picture: Supplied

From comical to quirky and weird to wonderful, Bombshelter Beast’s Afro-Balkan sound combines the fast pace of Joburg ubuntu with the craziness of Eastern Europe.

The idea to make a comic film about a buffoonish Joburg soccer team with a Serbian coach, starring Kagiso Lediga and Trevor Noah, propelled jazz trumpeter Marcus Wyatt into a carnivalesque musical space.

Wyatt felt his soundtrack from the resulting Taka Takata movie was a great foundation from which to form an inclusive 14-piece orchestra called Bombshelter Beast.

Read the full story here

What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?

Kamasi Washington Masterclass at CTIJF 2017

From Kamasi Washington’s rise to the effects of #MeToo and Trump, critic Nate Chinen discusses the key players and themes featured in his up-to-the-minute new jazz history ‘Playing Changes’’ By EVAN HAGA

Read the full Rolling Stone story

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia to Mexico 2018 DownBeat Winner Rising Star – Keyboard 4.5-star Review – Cinque! Read the full story

John Scofield

Multiple Grammy Award Winning Jazz Guitar God John Scofield Returns With New Album “Combo 66” Innovative guitarist, visionary band leader, and singular composer John Scofield has been on a serious roll of late. Scofield’s 2015 release, Past Present, earned the New York native not one, but two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo.  Read the whole story

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Nogga (Another) Quote

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges. Bill Dobbins

Laugh of the week

Two musicians who haven’t seen each other for some time meet late one night in a jazz club. “Hey, man,” says one, “I hear you recorded a CD.”
“Yeah, that’s right, man,” replies the other. “I released it a few months ago.”
“How much have you sold?” asks the first.
“Ohh…just the house and the car.”

Reasons to Celebrate

August 06, 2018 is Cool Drink Float Day

Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and the frothy cool drink foam, how can anyone resist this sweet refreshment? Today we celebrate this tasty treat.

At the end of the 19th century, a man named Frank Wisner invented the first float. This early version was also known as a “black cow” ‘cause of the colour of the soda used to make one of these delicious beverages, just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of sparkling soda. (Note: If you reverse the directions and add the cola to the ice cream you’ll end up with a big mess!)

Today, enjoy this delicious tradition and make your own float for Cool Drink Float Day!

August 06, 2018 is also Assistance Dog Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Garfiled’s dog friend Odie’s Birthday, Hiroshima Day also known as No Nukes Day. Hiroshima Day marks the anniversary of the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city…


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Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.