| Festivals & Clubs news | 2005-08-19
26 and 27 August 2005
Groningen / The Netherlands
On Saturday 27 August The SummerJazzCyclingTour’s 19th edition will show the Reitdiep valley at its best. Cycling through this magnificent area of the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, north of the city of Groningen, you can make your pick of twenty-four concerts in mediaeval churches, old estates and barns. The ummerJazzCyclingTour presents a varied programme featuring contemporary jazz and improvised music from the Netherlands, England, Germany and the United States. The latest developments in jazz and related musics may be explored on bike.
The SummerJazzCyclingTour’s 19th edition: PETER BRÖTZMANN / JOE MCPHEE; 4WALLS; DER ROTE BEREICH; SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN; IVA BITTOVA; NANSIKA & CLAUDE DEPPA; THE QUEEN MAB TRIO; LARRY OCHS / MIYA MASAOKA / PEGGY LEE; TOBIAS DELIUS / COR FUHLER & LE QUAN NINH; STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA; TRIO AAB & JOOST BUIS; LUC HOUTKAMP / FRED VAN HOVE; DE JONGENS DRIEST; DANIELE D’AGARO / ALEX MAGUIRE; CARLAMA ORKESTAR; DAVID KWEKSILBER / GUUS JANSSEN; TRIO SAN FRANCISCO; BORIS VANDERLEK QUINTET FEATURING HAN BENNINK; and others.
On the eve of the 19th edition of the SummerJazzCyclingTour a full evening's programme in the Grand Theatre in Groningen will kick off the SummerJazzCyclingTour one day earlier than usual. On Friday 26 August the prologue presents VOiCES!!! with PHIL MINTON / VERYAN WESTON, IVA BITTOVA AND SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN
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Zaterdag 27 augustus
12.30 Leegkerk / church DE JONGENS DRIEST
12.30 Adorp / church TRIO SAN FRANCISCO
12.30 Garnwerd / church DAVID KWEKSILBER / WINNYFRED BELDMAN / GUUS JANSSEN
13.00 Oostum / church LUC HOUTKAMP / FRED VAN HOVE
13.30 Hekkum / barn ZIJLSTRA
13.30 Aduard / church IVA BITTOVA
13.30 Fransum / church TRIO AAB & JOOST BUIS
14.30 Aduard / factory CARLAMA ORKESTAR
14.30 Aduard / Harkema VAHE HOVANESIAN / JANKEES BRAAKSMA
14.30 Den Ham church ZOUMANA DIARRA
15.30 Oostum / church DANIELE D'AGARO / ALEX MAGUIRE
15.30 Den Ham / Piloursemaborg STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA
16.00 Garnwerd / church SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN
16.00 Feerwerd barn Dick DER ROTE BEREICH
16.30 Feerwerd / church PETER BRÖTZMANN / JOE MCPHEE
17.00 Niehove / church BORIS VANDERLEK QUINTET
17.30 Oldehove / church THE QUEEN MAB TRIO
18.00 Ezinge / church TOBIAS DELIUS / COR FUHLER & LE QUAN NINH
18.00 Aduarderzijl / Zijlsterhoeve VAN DER MEERE / BUMA / VAN ERK
18.00 Feerwerd barn Hans TARHANA
19.00 Feerwerd barn Dick 4WALLS
19.00 Feerwerd / church LARRY OCHS / MIYA MASAOKA / PEGGY LEE
19.00 Garnwerd / church NANSIKA & CLAUDE DEPPA
21.00 - 24.00 Garnwerd / tent THE BATTLE OF THE 78's ROUND 6
SummerJazzCycleTour Prologue VOiCES!!!
Friday 26 August
Noorderzon / Grand Theatre Groningen / 20.30
PHIL MINTON / VERYAN WESTON; IVA BITTOVA; SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN
Noorderzon / Jazzcorner Noorderplantsoen Groningen / 19.00 and 23.15
STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA
On the last Saturday in August the 19th edition of the SummerJazzCycleTour will take you on a beautiful route through the Reitdiep valley, to the northwest of the city of Groningen. You can take your pick from 24 concerts in medieval churches, stately homes and barns. It is a tried and tested method of exploring new jazz. On Saturday 27 August (from 12.30 through 24.00) the SummerJazzCycleTour offers a varied international programme with contemporary jazz and improvised music from the Netherlands, England, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and the United States.
PROLOGUE IN GRAND THEATRE
Your ears can be waxed on Friday 26 August (20.30) during the SummerJazzCycleTour Prologue at the Grand Theatre, Groningen, with an international programme of VOiCES!!! with the British duo PHIL MINTON/VERYAN WESTON, the Czech IVA BITTOVA and the New York duo SHELLEY HIRSCH/ANTHONY COLEMAN.
On Friday night the SummerJazzCycleTour Prologue also offers the STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA from Denmark at the Noorderzon Festival in the Noorderplantsoen, Groningen (19.00 and 23.15)
The SummerJazzCycleTour Prologue VOiCES!!! is organised as a co-production with Stichting Prime and the Noorderzon Festival. Strange Party Orchestra in the Jazzcorner is organised in cooperation with the Stichting Jazz in Groningen and the Noorderzon Festival.
SUMMERJAZZCYCLETOUR LAP OF HONOUR AT THE BIMHUIS
The season's opening of the Amsterdam Bimhuis on Sunday 28 August will celebrate the SummerJazzCycleTour. Three groups will do a lap of honour at the Bimhuis: TRIO SAN FRANCISCO, TRIO LARRY OCHS/MIYA MASAOKA/PEGGY LEE and DER ROTE BEREICH. On Saturday 27 August a touringcar will leave from the Bimhuis to the SummerJazzCycleTour, offering the option of taking your own bike along. For further information: www.zjft.nl - reservations through email@example.com.
The 19th SummerJazzCycleTour boasts 24 concerts. As the experienced SummerJazzCycler will know, it is impossible to visit all concerts. The idea is to make choices. Keep in mind that you can only visit a limited number of concerts. The performances will start on time and contain two sets of 45 minutes with half an hour's break. Should a venue be full, it is best to wait for the second set, or cycle on to the second set of the next venue. In general second sets tend to be less busy than first ones. When walking in and out of the venues take into consideration the concentration of both musicians and audience. Wait for a good moment, for instance during the applause. It is best to pick a route and make choices beforehand. There are several options, of which we will mention a few. Making use of the new cycling paths through the Groningen countryside there are three major routes: the left inside curve via Leegkerk, Aduard, Fransum, Oostum, Garnwerd and so on; the right inside curve via Adorp, Hekkum, Harkema church, Piloursemaborg, Feerwerd and so on; or the outside curve via Oostum, Garnwerd, Den Ham church, Niehove, Oldehove and so on. In 2005 two new locations have been added: the barn in Hekkum (between Adorp and Oostum) and the Zijlsterhoeve in Aduarderzijl (north of Garnwerd). Pick your own SummerJazzCycleTour using your keen ears, strong legs and the form of the day.
SummerJazzCycleTour Prologue: VOiCES!!!
Friday 26 August
Noorderzon / Grand Theatre Groningen / 20.30 hrs.
PHIL MINTON / VERYAN WESTON (UK)
Phil Minton - vocals / Veryan Weston - piano
IVA BITTOVA (CZ)
Iva Bittova - vocals, violin
SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN (US)
Shelley Hirsch - vocals; Anthony Coleman - piano, keyboards
Noorderzon / Jazzcorner Noorderplantsoen Groningen / 19.00 and 23.15 hrs.
STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA (DK)
Kristian Vilmann - tenor sax, glockenspiel; Anders Vestergaard - organ, piano; Tina Mou - bass; Anders Nyholm - percussion; Kĺre Elers - drums
12.30 - 14.30 Leegkerk / church DE JONGENS DRIEST (NL)
Janfie van Strien - saxophones; Joop van der Linden - trombone; Arno Bakker - sousafoon
De Jongens Driest are doing well. The three man wind orchestra that explores the geographical borders of jazz is inspired by music from Eastern Europe and Africa. They produce powerful and groovy jazz based on world song. The cooperation with percussionist Michael Vatcher, a project for the SummerJazzCycleTour 2001, was very fruitful. After successful performances at festivals in England and France their selfconfidence has skyrocketed. The Jongens play more open, but they still tear away at it. They have written material for a new Jongens Driest CD, which will be presented at the 19th SummerJazzCycleTour.
12.30 - 14.30 Adorp / church TRIO SAN FRANCISCO (NL/UK)
Sean Bergin, Tobias Delius, Daniele D'Agaro - saxophones
Trio San Francisco is named after a pub on the Amsterdam Zeedijk where the three saxophonists once paid their bill by playing a now legendary gig. This nightly history resulted in the Trio San Francisco CD Prisoners of Pleasure (BV Haast 1996). Subsequently Daniele D'Agaro returned to Italy, Sean Bergin made his own band MOB into one of the finest Dutch jazz orchestras and Tobias Delius's characteristic sound on tenor gained international acclaim. The 19th SummerJazzCycleTour does not pass up on an opportunity to bring this illustrious ensemble back together again. They are there anyway. Be prepared for a rigorous return of the Trio San Francisco!
12.30 - 14.30 Garnwerd / church DAVID KWEKSILBER / WINNYFRED BELDMAN / GUUS JANSSEN (NL)
David Kweksilber - clarinets; Winnyfred Beldman - cello; Guus Janssen - piano, organ
The brilliant instrumentalist and the ideal man of ideas have found each other. The musical rencontre between David Kweksilber and Guus Janssen is one of the most beautiful combinations in recent Dutch jazz. Clarinettist David Kweksilber stands out in orchestras like the New Cool Collective and The Beau Hunks, but is also active as a soloist in new music. He is characterized as and unfettered and original talent with a taste for the unexpected. A fitting partner for pianist/composer Guus Janssen, who probably won't shy away from the organ. The tonal colour of this miraculous duo has recently been expanded with a cello, played by Winnyfred Beldman.
13.00 - 15.00 Oostum / church LUC HOUTKAMP / FRED VAN HOVE (NL/B)
Luc Houtkamp - tenor sax; Fred van Hove - piano
Early 2005 Luc Houtkamp received the prestigious VPRO Boy Edgar Prijs (the foremost Dutch jazz award). The fall will see a tour of his POW Ensemble where computers seem to reign supreme, but in which human creativity finally wins. Saxophonist Houtkamp is not exactly unknown to the SummerJazzCycleTour. He played before with the aforementioned POW formation and with Four in One, so that we had to come up with something new. It resulted in a duo concert with the Antwerp piano giant Fred van Hove, one of the driving forces behind the Antwerp improv scene. The piano style of this Flemish Cecil Taylor has ripened over the years. With a great sense of form Fred van Hove is a master of keeping up a tension span. A definite challenge for Luc Houtkamp.
13.30 - 15.30 Hekkum / barn ZIJLSTRA (NL)
Jeroen Zijlstra - vocals, trumpet; Rutger Molenkamp - saxophones, vocals; Ed Boekee - keyboards, vocals; Edwin Wieringa - double bass; Nout Ingen Housz - drums, vocals
Jeroen Zijlstra started out as a jazz trumpeter in saxophonist Herman de Wit's De Boventoon and Herbie White Orchestra. He also played in Vera Vingerhoeds' rock ensemble 5 Slag 1 Wijd, and is known as 'the Singing Fisherman'. In 1999 Jeroen Zijlstra made his first CD, Olie & Rook, which journalist Jip Golsteijn called the best Dutch language CD of that particular year. On this debut album Jeroen Zijlstra sings about his past as a fisherman on the Northsea, his nostalgia for his hometown of Den Oever, his longing for Amsterdam. 2002 saw the album Tussen Den Oever en Amsterdam which shaped his farewell to the sea. The song Durgerdam Slaapt received the Annie MG Schmidt Award for the best Dutch theatre song. Concert tours of theatres in the Netherlands followed. But with the fine rhythm section of Edwin Wieringa and Nout Ingen Housz (both of Ninsk and TryTone collective fame) and saxophonist Rutger Molenkamp Jeroen Zijlstra's jazz roots will re-emerge.
13.30 - 15.30 Aduard / church IVA BITTOVA (CZ)
Iva Bittova - voice, violin
Czech singer and violinist Iva Bittova toured Western Europe for the first time in the early eighties and then also played in Groningen (in De Salon at the Kattendiep). In her duo with percussionist Pavel Fajt she played avant garde skip-and-jump music in which she could make full use of her vocal qualities. Bittova's musicality didn't go unnoticed by guitarist Fred Frith who visited the duo in the Czech Republic in his soundtrack/travel film Step Across the Border. Later she further developed as a violinist and recorded an album with violin duets by Béla Bartók. Iva Bittova soon gathered a reputation as a singer with an irresistible charm. With her original use of the voice Bittova can invest a repertoire of folk music, improvisations and children's songs with true excitement.
13.30 - 15.30 Fransum / church TRIO AAB & JOOST BUIS (UK/NL)
Phil Bancroft - tenor sax; Kevin MacKenzie - guitar; Tom Bancroft - drums; Joost Buis - trombone
Brothers Phil and Tom Bancroft are an important motor for the Edinburgh jazz scene. They started a label for Scottish musicians: Caber Music. And the Bancrofts made a name for themselves with the bassless Trio AAB in which they combine Celtic folk and jazz. But it may also be a fusion of hardrock and dreamy soundscapes. At the SummerJazzCycleTour's initiative Amsterdam trombonist Joost Buis joins the trio in Fransum. The trombonist got to know Tom Bancroft in Jorrit Dijkstra's project Drones in the Bones. The brothers subsequently invited Joost Buis for their Bancroft Orchestra in Scotland. Buis lets nothing slide by with these Scotsmen.
14.30 - 16.30 Aduard / factory CARLAMA ORKESTAR (NL/Hungary/RUS)
Akos Laki - soprano sax, tenor sax; Steven Kamperman - alto sax; Stanislav Mitrovic - alto sax, tenor sax; Henk Spies - bass sax; Sebastian Demydczuk -percussion
When Serbian musicians speak of Carlama (pronounced Charlama) they mean a certain type of wild dance or an exuberant party. The latter certainly holds true for this energetic band, started by Yugoslavian Hungarian Akos Laki. The musicians combine the rich Serbian brass band tradition with rhythms and melodies from the entire Balkan region, resulting in a hot mixture with scorching solos. Besides percussion nearly the entire saxophone family is represented in the band: from the soprano to the rare bass sax. The result sounds like a cross between Fanfare Ciocarlia and the World Saxophone Quartet. A kind of Balkan Blues Brothers.
14.30 - 16.30 Aduard / Harkema VAHE HOVANESIAN / JANKEES BRAAKSMA (Armenia/NL)
Vahe Hovanesian - duduk, shvi; Jankees Braaksma - Theophilus organ
Jankees Braaksma of Super Librum is specialised in medieval music and has an organ aberration. That is to say he is mad about the 11th century Theophilus organ. The intriguing sound of this organ is mild and hoarse. Each key connects to two wooden pipes, each with their own pitch, tuned in fifths. Both tones combine into one sound per key. Armenian Vahe Hovanessian plays the traditional Armenian instruments duduk (a reed instrument) and shvi (a flute) and will improvise along to Jankees Braaksma's organ sounds, helped along by two people who will have to keep the organ's bellows moving.
14.30 - 16.30 Den Ham church ZOUMANA DIARRA (MALI)
Zoumana Diarra - kora, guitar, balaphon,
Zoumana Diarra (Mali 1960) hails from a family of griots and is known as a virtuoso on guitar, kora and n'goni, but he also plays balaphon, djembé and saxophone. In the 80s he started to incorporate elements from jazz, salsa and R&B in his playing, and played in now legendary orchestras like Alfa Blondys, the reggaeband Dafrasta, Railband de Bamako, Super Biton de Segou, Super Djatta and with Salif Keita. Since 1990 Groningen has been Zou's home base and he now plays with Five Great Guitars, Benkadi International, AfroJazzJam, Kintaki and Michael Baird's African Abstractions. Zou leads workshops and builds instruments like the chromatically tuned 42-string kora (the only one in the world, as far as we know). Recently Zou has been giving solo concerts which enchant the listeners.
15.30 - 17.30 Oostum / church DANIELE D'AGARO / ALEX MAGUIRE (I/UK)
Daniele D'Agaro - clarinet, tenor sax; Alex Maguire - piano
Italian reedist Daniele D'Agaro has been a regular guest at the SummerJazzCycleTour with Sean Bergin (in his MOB and with Trio San Francisco). In 1990 he presented his own formation Lingua Franca and nine years later he brought blind pianist Mauro Constantini from Italy to Adorp. Nowadays the Swiss connoisseur label Hatology issues D'Agaro's CDs. Alex Maguire is also known from Sean Bergin's MOB. The British pianist also played the festival nine years ago in a duo, with Elton Dean. Nowadays Maguire plays keyboards in the revival Canterbury rockband Hatfield and the North. D'Agaro and Maguire are a real match for each other. They're ready for it.
15.30 - 17.30 Den Ham / Piloursemaborg STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA (DK)
Kristian Vilmann - tenor sax, glockenspiel; Anders Vestergaard - organ, piano; Tina Mou - bass; Anders Nyholm - percussion; Kĺre Elers - drums
Strange Party Orchestra will flaunt all attempts at categorisation. With a kind of instrumental Tom Waits type pots and pans music they deliberately create atmospheres. Less rigid than the German Tied & Ticked Trio this strange orchestra from Denmark gets close to the balanced miniatures of Wayne Horvitz. Strange Party Orchestra also produces soundtracks for films. They have been active for over ten years and played with Danish greats like Pierre DÝrge. They mention Ellington, Mingus, Beck and Nino Rota as source of inspiration. In that order...
16.00 - 18.00 Garnwerd / church SHELLEY HIRSCH / ANTHONY COLEMAN (US)
Shelley Hirsch - vocals; Anthony Coleman - piano, keyboards
Shelley Hirsch has been active in the New York downtown scene for years. Those who have never seen vocalist and performer Shelley Hirsch in the flesh should prepare for a virtuoso, overwhelming show with inventive spoken word eruptions. Central is material by Kurt Weill, which fits her to a T. New Yorker Anthony Coleman is the ideal duo partner for this genre. Coleman is best known as sideman in Marc Ribot's Cubanos Postizos, Matt Darriau & Ballin' the Jack and can be heard regularly in John Zorn's projects. The New York Times about Shelley Hirsch: 'Hirschs' singing bounces around the world like a hyperactive satellite transmission. She can vocalize in styles from Balkan glottal stops to opera and she harnesses her virtuosity to a storytellers sense of timing.'
16.00 - 18.00 Feerwerd barn Dick DER ROTE BEREICH (G)
Rudi Mahall - bass clarinet; Frank Möbus - guitar; Bernd Oliver Steidle - drums
Der Rote Bereich is a fresh wind from Berlin, an unconventional trio (bass clarinet, guitar, drums) that regularly puts the meters into red. Tightly composed pieces interchange with lyrical ballads in a furious energy. The Berlin band started as a quintet in 1992, then boiled down in size, and finally found its ideal form as a trio. Der Rote Bereich produces enthusiastic jazz punk in which influences from both Eric Dolphy and Bill Frisell can be found. Their horny jazz was first heard in the Netherlands at the Amsterdam TryTone Festival in 1999. The rest of Europe soon followed. A few quotes from the international press: '...surprisingly simple, boundlessly complex, never pre-cooked, often original, always worthwhile.' (Plärrer) '...with a multifaceted intensity and refreshing irony.' (Zentralnerv).
16.30 - 18.30 Feerwerd / church PETER BRÖTZMANN / JOE MCPHEE (G/US)
Peter Brötzmann - tenor sax; Joe McPhee - alto sax, clarinet, trumpet
Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee are two giants of free jazz who pick up where Albert Ayler left off. In turn they have inspired a new generation of saxophonists like Tobias Delius, Mats Gustafson, Ken Vandermark. Together with Breuker and Bennink Peter Brötzmann was among the founding fathers of the European improv scene. McPhee's traces go back to the American free jazz of the sixties. Joe McPhee first heard Brötzmann in Paris in 1977, but it wasn't until twenty years later that their paths would cross again for the first recording of Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet. Joe McPhee about their first meeting: 'What was that? The sound was the closest thing to Albert Ayler aside from Ayler himself. It filled the room.' And still Brötzmann has an inescapably huge sound.
17.00 - 19.00 Niehove / church BORIS VANDERLEK QUINTET (NL)
Boris van der Lek - tenor sax; Wil Sophie - guitar; Thijs van Leer - Hammond organ; Stefan Lievestro - double bass; Han Bennink - drums
In 1990 tenor saxophonist Boris van der Lek was tearing away at it with Hans Dulfer's Tough Tenors in the tent at Garnwerd. He then played studio sessions for everybody, from Anneke Grönloh to Denise Jannah. He toured with Dutch rock legend Herman Brood and Dutch hardbop band The Houdinis. But his recent CD Blue & Sentimental is the reason for asking him back after 15 years. Van der Lek plays his favourite classics like Body & Soul, Bag's Groove, Blue Monk and Georgia On My Mind. His trademark meaty sound is still there. The Boris Vanderlek Quintet sports names like Thijs van Leer (Focus!) on Hammond organ and Han Bennink on snare drum. And we don't want to miss that in Niehove, do we?
17.30 - 19.30 Oldehove / church THE QUEEN MAB TRIO (CAN/NL)
Lori Freedman - bass clarinet, clarinet; Ig Henneman - viola; Marilyn Lerner -piano
In 2002 violist Ig Henneman was invited by the Queen Mab Duo for a tour of Canada and the US. The cooperation was such a success that they decided to continue as Queen Mab Trio. As an improvisor and composer Ig Henneman is best known for her successful Tentet plays Emily Dickinson and the Henneman String Quartet. Just like Henneman clarinettist Lori Freedman and pianist Marilyn Lerner operate both in the worlds of new music and free music in Canada. The music of the Queen Mab Trio is reminiscent of a contemporary chamber music ensemble, but with free rein for improvisations.
This Queen Mab Trio concert is made possible by: Foreign Affairs Canada, Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst, Fonds voor de Amateur- en Podiumkunsten.
18.00 - 20.00 Ezinge / church TOBIAS DELIUS/COR FUHLER & LE QUAN NINH (NL/F)
Tobias Delius - tenor sax, clarinet; Cor Fuhler - piano; Lę Quan Ninh - percussion
The SummerJazzCycleTour 2005 presents part 7 in the carte blanche series: 'The adventures Toby and Cor with a drummer'. Saxophonist Tobias Delius and pianist Cor Fuhler look into the (im)possibilities of drummers at an international level. After Louis Moholo, Paul Lovens, Dylan van der Schyff, Paal Nilssen Love, Tony Buck and Hamid Drake the drummer of choice for this year is Lę Quan Ninh from France. He is an exceptional drummer who turns the bass drum over on its side. Paris born percussionist Lę Quan Ninh's music is inspired by his Asian background. This perspective infests his music with rhythms that are unusual in jazz.
18.00 - 20.00 Aduarderzijl / Zijlsterhoeve VAN DER MEERE / BUMA / VAN ERK (NL)
Jaap van der Meere - alto sax; Winfred Buma - guitar; Bert van Erk - double bass
Groningen alto saxophonist Jaap van der Meere has a long term relationship with the music of Charlie Parker. His original love for the breakneck uptempo Parker pieces seems to have cooled down when he plays in the percussionless trio with guitarist Winfred Buma and bassist Bert van Erk. In ballads the saxophonist makes room for his feelings and everything falls into place. You can hear that Winfred Buma still continues to listen to Wes Montgomery records and that Bert van Erk improvises melodically like Scott LaFaro did. And Jaap van de Meere? Nowadays he sounds more and more like Art Pepper. The Zijlsterhoeve at the Aduarderdiep: the place to be for lovers of real jazz.
18.00 - 20.00 Feerwerd barn Hans TARHANA (TUR/BUL/SER/G/NL)
Dominique Brackeva - trombone; Ozhan Acikbas - vocals, saz; Franz von Chossy - keyboards; Hassie Dune - bass guitar, ngoni; Vassil Voutev - drums & samples; Sjahin During - Afro-Anatolian percussion
Tarhana is percussionist Sjahin During's newest band. Two years ago he played Feerwerd City with TurQumstances in which singer Mola Sylla played an important guest role. Tarhana is the name of a well known traditional soup from Anatolia, which is served in different variations from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Tarhana is musically spiced with Sufi grooves, Roma melodies and North African rhythms. Turkish musical motifs are reshaped and turned into a very danceable little soup with the help of electronics. A remarkable member of the group is bass guitarist Hassie Dune, who previously directed Zuco 103's Brasilectro. Tasty dancing in Hans's barn, people.
19.00 - 21.00 Feerwerd barn Dick 4WALLS (UK/NL)
Phil Minton - vocals; Veryan Weston - piano; Luc Ex - bass guitar; Michael Vatcher - drums
Vocalist Phil Minton has been a regular guest of the SummerJazzCycleTour since 1988. With Roof he gave a memorable concert in Ezinge in 1997. After cellist Tom Cora's death the band continued as 4Walls, and performed successfully all over Europe, and are now finally flocking down in Dick's barn. It is the same place where bass guitarist Luc Ex presented his new band Fables last year. The music of 4Walls is hard to describe. Tightly rehearsed pieces are interspiced with atmospheric free improvisations. Avant-garde jazz, artrock or post punk, you name it. The latest 4Walls CD Which Side Are You On features texts by Paul Haines, Ho Chi Minh and even Jacques Brel and Robert Schuman. Phil Minton sings, screams and whispers.
19.00 - 21.00 Feerwerd / church LARRY OCHS / MIYA MASAOKA / PEGGY LEE (CAN/US)
Larry Ochs - tenor sax, sopranino sax; Miya Masaoka - koto; Peggy Lee - cello
Saxophonist Larry Ochs was featured at last year's SummerJazzCycleTour with the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. This year we asked him back, in the company of two special women musicians. In cooperation with the French festival Jazz ŕ Mulhouse and the Amsterdam Bimhuis the trio Ochs/ Masaoka/ Lee will play in Feerwerd. Saxophonist/composer Larry Ochs, like koto-specialist Miya Masaoka, hails from San Francisco, where they play an important role in the new music scene. Their area of work is on the borderline between composition and improvisation. Cellist Peggy Lee from Vancouver also has extensive experience in new jazz (Talking Pictures, François Houle and Dave Douglas) and composed music. The unusual instrumentation, the combination of Japanese koto, cello and saxophone, offer the trio an opportunity to create quiet atmospheres teeming with tension. An excellent opportunity for those who will want to retrieve their senses after a tiring CycleTour.
19.00 - 21.00 Garnwerd / church NANSIKA & CLAUDE DEPPA (NL/US/UK)
Claude Deppa - trumpet; Sean Bergin - saxophones, penny whistle; Franky Douglas - guitar; Curtis Clark - piano; Jacko Schoonderwoerd - double bass; Victor de Boo - drums
Saxophonist and composer Sean Bergin (Durban, 1948) played a major role in introducing vigorous kwela melodies into The Netherlands. The repertoire of his new band Nansika is based on the rich South African musical history. The emphasis is on compositions by Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor and Abdullah Ibrahim. As a special guest for the final concert in Garnwerd trumpeter Claude Deppa will come over from London. Deppa was a member of Louis Moholo's Viva La Black with which Bergin toured his native South Africa. He also played in Chris McGregor's famous orchestra Brotherhood of Breath. In Nansika he will feel at home with American pianist Curtis Clark, guitarist Franky Douglas and the heavily swinging rhythm tandem of Jacko Schoonderwoerd and Victor de Boo. A super band which may ignite the church pews.
21.00 - 24.00 Garnwerd / tent THE BATTLE OF THE 78s ROUND 6
DJ Sem van Gelder
Festive finale of the SummerJazzCycleTour 2005 with the legendary Battle of the 78s, the sixth round. By popular request Sem -Swingmaster- van Gelder is given free rein to look into his collection of 78s for danceability. The tent can be found across from the mill in Garnwerd.
Prologue ot Noorderzon Festival: VOiCES!!!
- Friday 26 August Grand Theatre 20.30 hrs.
Admission _ 15,- / 12,- with Go-as-you-please ticket
Presale at Noorderzon kiosk
- Friday 26 August Jazzcorner Noorderzon 19.00 and 23.15 hrs.
STRANGE PARTY ORCHESTRA (free admission)
- Saturday 27 August
Presale until 24 August
Go-as-you-please tickets_ 20,- / _ 18,- (CJP/Pas65/Stadjerspas)
Children up to 15 years_ 2,50
Full price on 25, 26 and 27 August
Go-as-you-please tickets_ 25,- / _ 23,- (CJP/Pas65/Stadjerspas)
Children up to 15 years_ 2,50
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