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Black Flower presents “Magma”

Five-piece hybrid jazz outfit Black Flower are set to release new album ‘Magma’ on the 28th January 2022 via the groove-obsessed Belgian label, Sdban Ultra. Piloted by Brussels-based saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Echoes of Zoo, Dijf Sanders), the quintet is a vibrant, hypnotic mix of Ethio jazz, afrobeat, psychedelia and oriental influences, inspired by Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti and varied western musical traditions. Black Flower is a band at the peak of their creative powers. Having received glowing praise for the 2019 album ‘Future Flora’ from Mojo, Songlines, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet, Worldwide FM and Jazz FM among others, forthcoming album ‘Magma’ sees Black Flower embrace new synth and organ sounds from the band’s most recent recruit, Karel Cuelenaere. His influence can be heard from the outset – his keys adding a swirling, mischievousness to album opener and title track ‘Magma’. Elsewhere, the shuffling drum patterns and flighty, flute-propelled ‘O Fogo’ are rich in texture and flow. Driving rhythms and Eastern influenced melodies serve as a rich source of pleasure that, like magma, become real and solid when finding its way to the surface. It’s the perfect metaphor for this album’s creational process. The pulsating, trance-inducing ‘Deep Dive Down’ continues the joyous process while singer-songwriter Meskerem Mees (winner of The Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2021) adds, her clear-as-spring-water vocals to the celestial ‘Morning in the Jungle’. With the much-trusted Frederik Segers on production and London-based visual virtuoso Raimund Wong (Total Refreshment Centre) on artwork duties, it all adds up to the psychedelic and exploratory identity of the band and are key elements that helped ‘Magma’ in its ascension from deep down up to the surface. A creative process solidified into vinyl, just as magma into rock. Fellow musicians and spiritual henchmen are Jon Birdsong (dEUS, Beck, Calexico) on cornet, Simon Segers (Absynthe Minded, De Beren Gieren, MDCIII) at the drums, Filip Vandebril (Lady Linn, The Valerie Solanas) at the bass and Karel Cuelenaere (John Ghost) on keys.
29 November 2021

Diana H.P. présente « Fazer e cantar »

Diana H.P. will unveil her new album « Fazer e cantar » on her release December 3, 2021 on Z Production / Inouïe Distribution. This new work will be presented live on stage on Tuesday February 1, 2022 at Hasard Ludique (Paris). The third album from Brazilian singer- songwriter Diana H.P., Fazer e Cantar, draws on the progressive energy of music from the 1960's to 1980's to give us a look into a groovy, sensual and spiritual musical future. JazzBastards, her brilliant accompanying musicians and producers, are the ideal band for this retro-futuristic exploration.  Diana H.P. is the heir to the revolution that took place in the early 1970s in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, a state in southeastern Brazil. It took its code name Clube da Esquina, (the Corner Club) from the title of the song and history-making album by Milton Nascimento and the creative exchange that flowed throughout the group of enlightened artists around him. The musicians and poets who made up the Clube da Esquina fused their virtuosity by drawing inspiration from the dauntless genius of jazz reformers, psychedelic rock and the Beatles' White Album, as well as from regional and national musical traditions. It is an album that resonated among great international musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Earth Wind & Fire and opened up a window into a future of boldness and freedom in Brazil while the country was mired in the shackles of the military dictatorship. With Fazer e Cantar, Diana has found her place and she avows it. Taking the moniker Diana H.P., she is an amplified version of herself, true to the values of her past yet ready to take on the challenges of the present in order to build a healthier and happier future. Just like the Clube da Esquina artists in their time, Diana H.P. relies on her imagination to overcome the dangers of her times. Doing and Singing, because if you stop dreaming, life gets stripped down, and Diana H.P. tirelessly sings and will make you sing.
19 November 2021

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis and l’Ensemble en Chordais at La Philarmonie de Paris

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis and his ensemble En Chordais will unveil their album « Exil - Exile » live on stage at La Philarmonie de Paris (Grande Salle Pierre Boulez) on December 11, 2021.  « Exil - Exile » was released in France by Buda Musique / Socadisc on April 19, 2019. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, composer, ud master, artistic director of En Chordais and one of the most important musicians and scholars in the field of Mediterranean music, was born into a family of exiles. His life experience and his musical research led him to deal with the theme of exile. His music for the homonymous project is an attractive blending of east and west, with a very special musicality as a common denominator. Using a wide range of instruments he has achieved a musical result with a very rich timbre, both sensitive and intelligent. The melodies that make up Exile, deeply rooted in the eastern Mediterranean, nonetheless achieve a form of universality and will certainly touch sensitive listeners around the world. Just as the theme of exile, so painfully lived today on the shores of Asia Minor and Greece cannot but move us because it carries within it an eternal human tragedy. “For those who have lived or are living as exiles in a foreign place, or in their own place, on account of an idea, a belief, or just to earn their daily bread. Exile is the road of return to that home that is more our own; into arms that are more our own.”  Exile is a concert full of the emotions of separation, love, anticipation and hope, transporting the listener to their own personal exile. Music ensemble “En Chordais” “En Chordais” is one of the most internationally acclaimed and exceptional music ensembles specializing in the Greek-Byzantine music and in the traditions of the Mediterranean. Its presence on stage is always accompanied with a wide and unique repertoire mixed with compositions both from the past and the contemporary time maintaining the originality and the timeless of the old as well as the intimacy of the today’s trends. Εn Chordais concerts and discography, have been largely publicized, with enthusiastic reviews to musical magazines, on line articles, presentations, references, interviews, TV and Radio emissions (BBC, Arte, TV 5, Radio CANADA, Liberation, Radio FRANCE, Turkish Radio Television, ABC Radio National Australia, etc).
29 October 2021

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