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Tomorrow night if you’re in Paris – Jacques Thollot live

Barney Wilen, Don Cherry, Joachim Kühn, Steve Lacy, Michel Portal, François Tusques, Sonny Sharrock, Jac Berrocal, Jef Gilson, those are some of the musicians whom Jascques Thollot has recorded with over the years. Mind you, the biggest part of his oeuvre occured from the late 60ies to the early 80ies, Mr Thollot still occasionally plays, and tomorrow is one of those times. At the Sunside club in central Paris, you’ll get a chance to see and more importantly hear his new quartet, and maybe you’ll get treated with some of his original tunes from one of his old Futura albums, the ones where he led a future of jazz.

Jacques Thollot – drums
Tony Hymas – piano
Nathan Hanson – sax
Claude Tchamitchian – double bass


RIP Trish Keenan

The unbelievable and sad news just came to us that Trish Keenan of Broadcast has died of pneumonia friday jan. 14 at age 42.

We did not expect to start this blog with such a sad news. Broadcast was and still is one of the bands we like the most, some of us following them since the first years. We were always eager to hear any new work and air it. We will miss bitterly Trish and Broadcast.

Still, we’ll continue to highlight and “promote” the fringe music we like in the same fashion we’ve been crusading for the past 15 years or so, and you can be sure it’s not the last you heard of Broadcast alonside the likes of Bernard Parmegiani, This Heat, Bruno Menny, Larry Heard, Monoton, Kid Creole, Conny Plank, Chep Nunez, Tod Dockstader, LFO, Eliott Sharp, Latin Rascals, Don Cherry, Konrad Becker, Arthur Russell, Robert Gordon, Henri Chopin, Mantronix, the Galactic Mothership, Pietro Grossi, Jean Schwarz, B.W.H., Prince, Rodney Bakerr, Nino Nardini, Sabu Martinez, Roland Kayn, Manix, Ralph Lundsten, Konk, Autechre, Eberhard Schoener, John Bender, Mike Dunn, Pierro Umiliani, Jean Cohen-Solal, Derrick May, Patrick Cowley, Todd Terry, Cluster, Transmat, Soundforce, Spoils Of War, Mark Imperial, Seefeel, Ron Hardy, Annette Peacock, Walter Gibons, Stockhausen, Crass, Maurice Joshua, Steve Lacy, NWW, Ennio Morricone, Phoenecia, Cliff Martinez, Falty DL, Dream Frequency, Pram, Frankie Knuckles, Traxx, Michel Portal, Anthony Manning, Roger Sanchez, MK, Mr Lee, Chrome, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Roberto Cacciapaglia, Larry Levan, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Dope, Ubangi, Mark E, Patrick Cowley, Hosono, Terry Housemaster Baldwin, Coil, Bo Didley, James Asher, TinMan, Robbie Basho, Lidell Townsell, Julio Bashmore