Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge (1983)
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically (1985)
The Chameleons - Strange Times (1986)
I'm so thrilled with the upcoming show of The Chameleons (a.k.a. The Chameleons UK) in Lisbon, on July 3rd, that I just couldn't help making this post.
These were their first three albums.
Absolute classic material!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The Reverend Horton Heat - Holy Roller (1999)

On the other night, drinking a few beers and seeing The Reverend Horton Heat's DVD "Live and in Color", I realized I didn't hear this awesome compilation for some time now and, in result, I began to rehearing it a lot.
Let me tell you that The Reverend's "Holy Roller" really rocks!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Steve Kuhn - Trance (1975)

Steve Kuhn - Remembering Tomorrow (1996)

Steve Kuhn - The Best Things (2000)

Steve Kuhn w/ Strings - Promises Kept (2004)

Four excellent records by the marvellous pianist Steve Kuhn.
Featuring some great artists such as Steve Swallow, Jack DeJohnette, Sue Evans, Joey Baron and Billy Drummond, among others.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Michael Marcus - Here at! (1994)

Michael Marcus & Jaki Byard - This Happening (1997)

Michael Marcus Trio - In the Center of it All (1999)

Michael Marcus - Speakin' Out (2002)

Michael Marcus is a jazz musician that plays inumerous types of saxes and clarinets.
Although his career was built around the free jazz genre, he spent his early years playing with blues musicians such as Albert King and Bobby Bland.
Apart from "Speakin' Out", which is a solo record, there are a lot of great musicians accompanying Marcus on the other three albums, including Jaki Byard, William Parker and Steve Swell, among others.
Hope you like it!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Telectu - Ctu Telectu (1982)

Telectu - Biombos (1994)

Two great records by the portuguese avant-garde group Telectu, founded in 1982 by Jorge Lima Barreto and Vítor Rua.
"Ctu Telectu" was the group's debut album and, undoubtedly, a landmark in the portuguese avant music scene of the early 80's.
"Biombos" is a combination of live and studio recordings made in 1992, between Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong.
Hope you like it!

Murcof - Remembranza (2005)

"Remembranza" was the third album - and probably my favourite one - by the mexican artist Fernando Corona, a.k.a. Murcof.