Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Spice of Life 7 Oct 2008 info

On the show today, musical treats and delights from the following:

Less world music on today's show and more of an ambient slant.

Terje Rypdal / Miroslav Vitous / Jack de Johnette- CD To Be Continued
Geoff Smith & Nicola Walker Smith- CD 15 Wild Decembers
Julee Cruise- CD Floating Into The Night
Angelo Badalamenti- CD S/T to Twin Peaks
Tetsu Inoue- Ambiant Otaku
David Sylvian- CD Camphor

If you miss the show tune in again on Saturday for a repeat.

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Some upcoming gigs worth taking note of:


A great night of Big Band music featuring some of Sydney's original and best musicians from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Overlooking Lane Cove golf course, this promises to be a fun night for those who love the music of this era.

Billy Burton returns to the big band scene to lead the Kings of Swing for the night. The program will feature some of the punchiest big band arrangements from Billy's own library dating back to his days at Sydney's premier night spots in the 60's and 70's like Chequers, the Chevron's Silver Spade room and Marrickville RSL. Along with his own smooth, classy trumpet playing - Sydney jazz great - Errol Buddle will lead the sax section. Frank McQuade and Helen Fenton provide the vocals for the evening along with special guests Armondo Hurley and Lisa Michel featuring throughout the night.

Dinner and show $55 and Show only $20. Contact Lane Cove Country Club on 9418 6159 to make a booking.


David Murray - Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet
Lafayette Gilchrist - piano
Malik Washington - drums
Jaribu Shahid – doublebass

The Sacred Ground Tour revives the music of Murray’s original Black Saint Quartet, a legendary musical collaboration going back some twenty years with an innovative new approach that visits some of the classic numbers as well as featuring many new compositions.

"David Murray is far and away the greatest tenor saxophonist
of his generation" – Tom Hull (Village Voice)

Thursday 30th October & Monday 3rd November -The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay. SYDNEY
Tickets $60 + b/f Bookings: www.thebasement.com.au
DINNER & SHOW tickets available Tel: The Basement, 02 9251 2797 www.myspace.com/davidmurraymusic

Kim Sanders & Friends:

High-altitude World Music at the Gearin

Good news for mountain-dwellers as Kim Sanders & Friends head to Katoomba for a gig at the Gearin Hotel on Sunday October 19. This will be Kim's last gig in Australia before heading off to Indonesia to perform with didge-player/ singer/ dancer Glen Doyle at the Solo International Ethnic Music Festival in Yogyakarta at the end of the month.

The gig at the Gearin marks the return of percussionist of Peter Kennard. Peter has played with Ashok Roy, Sirocco, the Flying Fruitfly Circus and the Turkish State Theatre, and is a veteran of Kim's legendary world/Gypsy band Brassov. He also collaborated with Kim on his acclaimed CD 'Trance'n'Dancin'. "When it comes to frame drums," says Kim, "Peter is the best".

World Music veteran Sanders has studied with Sufi ney-masters in Turkey, played with Gypsy wedding-bands in Macedonia, in mosquito-infested nightclubs in Gambia, seedy tavernas in Greece, concert-halls in Turkey, recording studios in Indonesia and tea-houses in China - not to mention Rooty Hill RSL. Saxophonist Sandy Evans and bassist Steve Elphick have built on their jazz roots to become two of Australia's leading World Music exponents. Their strong improvising has made their names familiar worldwide.

"We don't do many gigs in the Blue Mountains," says Kim, " so I'm really looking forward to the Gearin. And we're on a roll after the release of 'Bent Grooves'"

Kim Sanders: Ney (Sufi flute), kaval (Bulgarian wooden flute), mey (Turkish double reed), Bulgarian and Turkish gaidas (bagpipes), tenor sax

Sandy Evans: soprano, tenor saxes

Steve Elphick: bass

Peter Kennard: dhaf, darabukka, jingly things

2.30 pm, Sunday October 19

Gearin Hotel
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba (near the railway station)

$20/15 conc
Meals are available from 12pm

Info and bookings: (02) 4782 4395

The Barons of Tang (gypsy-jazz-punk) have one widely acclaimed self-titled EP under their belt
and are frantically working on a follow up.

The Barons will be performing in October at :
The Factory Marrickville, Sydney Thurs 2rd
The Lass O’Gowrie, NewCastle Fri 3rd
Evolve Festival, Byron Bay on Saturday 4th
The Globe, Fortitude Valley , Brisbane with KAFKA
**Northcote Social Club (Melb) Sunday 19th
with French Artist Ronan/Ronan Album Launch

For more info check out:

Banjo Player and singer of Fils de Teuhpu Ronan Guittier travels direct from the small french village of Montreuil to Australia
to perform his Solo Show Ronan/Ronan and launch his album “Copie/Colle”.

With 26 shows throughout Australia, Ronan/Ronan will be playing an eclectic selection of Festival sand venues, starting with shows in the pristine World Heritage forests of Cape York’s Wallaby Creek Festival to Brisbane Powerhouse to NZ Nelson Arts Festival to the beautiful The Famous Spiegeltent at Sydney Opera House . With many dates in between, Ronan/Ronan tours to a venue near you to perform a very special show.

On the stage Ronan creates his music completely live . In a joyous bric-a-brac of colour, turntable decks, children’s toys and a box full of treasures, Ronan/Ronan creates his poetic, lyrical mayhem, performing light hearted yet haphazard songs that you may just find yourself singing along to!!

Surrounded by an array of different acoustic instruments and a loop pedal, Ronan experiments and creates his own musical universe – amusing, entertaining and poetic all at the same time. His performance is visually amazing and teeters on the edge of comedy and surreal musical madness.

Ronan’s Instruments include Plastic train, banjo, ‘moo’ box, turntable, ukulele, hand-saw and log of wood, the ‘music star’ toy, trumpet, aspirin, cymbals, ‘squawk’ box harmonica, whistle, small bells, door slamming, rustling of plastic bags and so on......

With his warm smile, a cheeky look and a loaded shelf, Ronan/ronan, the true one man orchestra, will wind you up like a clock!

Tour Dates


26th Fri - 29th Mon Sept Wallaby Creek Festival Cape York Qld
31st Tues -- 3rd Fri Oct Coffs Buskers & Comedy Festival
3rd Oct Fri Dorrigo Theatre Show
4th Oct Sat Evolve Festival Byron Bay
7th Oct Tues Press Launch @ The Lounge Café Surry HIlls
8th Oct Wed Milton Theatre Milton Escape Arts Festival
9th Oct Thurs The Heritage Hotel Bulli
10th Oct Fri ‘Who Art Thou ‘Art Gallery Gosford
11th Oct Sat The Convent Orange
12th Oct Sun The Clarendon Blue Mountains
17th Oct Fri Higher Ground Adelaide
18th Oct Sat The Folkus Room, Canberra
19th Oct Sun Northcote Social Club Melbourne
“Copie Colle” CD Launch with The Barons of Tang
21st Oct Tues The National Geelong
22nd Oct Wed The Alley Cat Hobart Tasmania
23rd Oct Thurs Brisbane Powerhouse
24th Fri – 26th Oct Yungaburra Folk Festival North Queensland
27th Mon NZ Nelson Arts Festival 2 Shows
29th Oct Wed The Famous Spiegeltent Sydney Opera House
31st Oct Fri Bangalow A&I Hall Byron Bay Howling Halloween

…….With More shows to Be Announced


Hans Stoeve
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