Fascinating archival article by Frank Alkyer in Downbeat, of an interview given by Thelonious Monk’s son (and namesake).
Rebecca Vasmant, Glasgow-based musician, producer, DJ and curator is getting loads of great plaudits for her debut album ‘With Love, From Glasgow’. Here’s a review by Mike Gates of UKVibe, of this beautiful album; also an audio of one of the tunes ‘Jewels of Thought’.
Sisters With Transistors: this documentary sounds great (featuring many of Scottish Jazz Space’s favourite composer-musicians)!! Released in virtual cinemas yesterday 23rd April 2021. 😮😃
Pic from theguardian.com https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/23/sisters-with-transistors-review-lisa-rovner-documentary
Five newly invented musical instruments! Segulharpa, or a lego microtonal guitar, anyone..? 😀 Cool article from The New York Times.
Pic from Youtube. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/12/arts/music/classical-music-instruments.html
Public call for material: Stewart Smith is collating a digital archive of jazz and improvised music at Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre from 1975 to 1992. Further details in link..
Satoko Fujii played an amazing (energetic & mind-bogglingly creative) gig at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh several years ago. Here’s a recent NYT article about her, explaining what she’s been up to lately!
William Soutar’s poignant poetry in Scots has been set to music by Perth-based vocalist Debra Salem, guitarist Kevin MacKenzie and pianist Paul Harrison, in new release ‘In A Sma Room’. Here’s Jim Gilchrist’s recent article in The Scotsman, which contains links to the music.
Image from scotsman.com https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/scots-poet-william-soutar-to-get-musical-makeover-courtesy-of-debra-salem-friends-3147501
It’s interesting that there are such obvious differences even across short distances. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/specials/2654848/spikkin-scots-doric/?fbclid=IwAR1Lq40C3FsvtNM7vdy4oZpRK3r40bD4InGiZieKHP3L1gSN_6xP2Adj34c
Image from bbc.co.uk https://www.periscope-lyon.com/en/post/where-are-all-the-good-questions-about-women-in-jazz/?fbclid=IwAR0-Wi-pH6BbVl2RaFsUQFDmMXx3Yg0zMWLhe6B-uvAvT8baFyHe4aUtANM