Boing Boing tv's UK-based music correspondent Russell Porter interviews the young experimental jazz band EMPIRICAL, from London. Today's episode includes an extended musical interlude, to ensure the mellowest possible Monday for all the peeps out there in BBtv-land. The band's "influences" roster says it the best:
Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Booker Little, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Ray Brown, Jimmy Garrison, Bob Hurst, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Ben Riley, Thelonious Monk, Jason Moran, Wynton Kelly, Keith Jarrat, Herbie Hancock, Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare and to many others to list.
Link to BBtv blog post with viewer discussion thread, downloadable video, and instructions on how to subscribe to our videos through iTunes and stuff.
Previous PORTER REPORT episodes on BBtv:
Russell Porter: Hot 8 Brass Band of New Orleans, pt. 1
Hot 8 Brass Band, pt. 2
Russell Porter: Transgressive and rockfeedback.com, pt. 2
Russell Porter roundtable: Transgressive Records, rockfeedback.com, pt. 1
Russell Porter with Alice Russell, pt. 2
Russell Porter with Alice Russell
Russell Porter and Cadence Weapon, pt. 1.
Russell Porter and Cadence Weapon, pt. 2.
Russell Porter with George Pringle
Russell Porter with The Young Knives pt 1
Russell Porter with The Young Knives pt 2
Russell Porter with The Futureheads
Russell Porter with The Guillotines
Russell Porter with Peggy Sue and the Pirates
Russell Porter with Dockers MC
Russell Porter with Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Jonathan Mann (previously) writes, "Like many people, I've been disturbed by the borg-like tweets coming out of the Amazon Ambassador program. I took a few of the bleakest ones and set them to music. It turned into an incredibly sad song."
Next month, Impulse! Records will release Blue World, previously unheard recordings that legendary jazz pioneer John Coltrane recorded with his quartet in 1964. Most of the tunes are different versions of known Coltrane songs with the exception of the title track that you can hear above. From Spin: …Coltrane recorded Blue World between the sessions […]
In the 1980s, Stuart Swezey was at the epicenter of Southern California’s underground culture. The co-founder of Amok Books, Swezey was also known for organizing extreme industrial and avant-garde outdoor happenings in remote locations like the Mojave Desert that featured performances by Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Minutemen, and many other experimental and […]
It’s a great time to be a maker. 3D printers are on store shelves for anyone to buy, and coder kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are letting kids as young as 9 or 10 dive into the Internet of Things. Here are a few examples of our favorite tech toys, all priced low enough […]
Want to make a hit? The right software is out there for anyone, but any music producer will tell you that finding the right sound can still take time and talent. Still, the right tools are a great shortcut, which makes this Synth & Sound Pack Bundle absolutely priceless. And now that it’s on sale […]
Let’s face it: People at the gym aren’t bragging about their headphones. If they were that great, they’d be listening to them instead of talking about them. So while we’re sure those new PowerBeats Pro earbuds are something special, why would you shell out $250 for a tiny pair of speakers when comparable ones are […]