Reviving an old scheme devised in the early days of the show, just over 2 years ago, with gypsy guitarist Jérémie Coullon. From the deepest vibes of backward lounges to the fringes of electronic artistry, Channeling the Spirit of Jazz aims to trace the far reaching hand of jazz and all the corners it has grooved.
The evening was coloured by slick ivory licks and rambling bass lines. Most notably, East of Underground, a band of US servicemen based in Western Germany during the Vietnam War, whose covers of unorthodox jazz and funk rhythms will get even the most hardened dancing boots shuffling.
The seminal Art Ensemble of Chicago finally make an appearance of the show as well as the nomadic surrealist Ghédalia Tazartès. A surprising number of Cafe Oto luminaries came up tonight. In fact, AEC (and AACM) founder, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, will be taking up a two-day residency there in March. Click the flattering photograph for more information.
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JIMMY EDGAR Heartbeat Sexual
EAST OF UNDERGROUND (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Theme de Yoyo
MATTHEW SHIPP Vamp to Vibe
MOODYMANN I'd Rather Be Lonely
GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS Casimodo Tango
MISEL QUITNO A Fancy Friendship
SHLOHMO Blankets, Outbound
BONDAGE FRUIT Prayer
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Words of Advice for Young People