News & Updates — reeds
Julius Hemphill / Jan 24, 1938 - Apr 2, 1995
The great reedsman and composer Julius Hemphill was a member of the collective Black Artists Group (B.A.G.) of St. Louis, and a founder of the World Saxophone Quartet, an all-sax ensemble that played and recontextualized many originals, standards and pop songs for wind only. Hemphill also played with Ike Turner, Anthony Braxton, Lester Bowie, Human Arts Ensemble and Bjork, as well as starting both a sax quintet and sextet. He had a harsh tone, with influence from African music to pop to avant-garde and theater. He can be heard often in the duo format. And like Braxton, his line-ups could...
Klezperanto Return to The Arts Block, Feb 19
You don't want to miss this special concert event with Klezperanto, Sun Feb 19 at The Arts Block, Greenfield MA, for one night only! World-renowned clarinetist Ilene Stahl brings her Boston-based band to "the 413" for a night of cumbias, car chases, and Romanian surf guitar! Try some smokin' hot latkes and an ice cold "belt" of boozy borscht for an un-beet-able night of dance music. 6:30-10pm, at The Arts Block, 289 Main St, Greenfield MA Details here Poster by Thom Dudley / Sightlab http://klezperanto.com/ http://theartsblock.com/
Announcing: Big Mean Sound Machine/Super Hi-Fi split 7" Coming Soon!
Peace & Rhythm has got some hot new wax coming your way this spring & summer! We just sent off the next one to the pressing plant. We're happy to announce a forthcoming split 7" featuring a song each by Brooklyn dub band Super Hi-Fi and Ithaca-based afrofunk juggernaut Big Mean Sound Machine. Two earth-rumbling cuts by two heavy groove bands on one DJ-friendly platter, complete with a picture sleeve and two-sided insert. 800 press. The two bands will be playing some shows together this summer, so get in touch if you'd like to book them. And don't hesitate to...