well, thanks to all people involved for the great reception of our new compilation ‘Township Jive & Kwela Jazz volume 2’.
The LP is now widely available while stocks last -limited edition of 500 copies-. And Volume 1 is back in stock!
The launch at Tommy Page in Amsterdam last December was a huge success, the combination of vintage clothing and music worked wonders. What a great crowd, what a warm reception of the album on a wintery Sunday afternoon, downtown Amsterdam.
The Dutch press also picked up the album quite early, Stan Rijven of Trouw being the very first. And Sjeng Stokkink wrote a positive article in jazz magazine Jazzism -TJ&KJ volume 2
And eventually you can listen to the full album on Radio 6 Soul Jazz Luisterpaal. It is on for a limited time only, so don’t sleep.
There is also TV exposure! VPRO Vrije Geluiden has taped a special on the album, with an interview and I will be spinning some tunes from the album as well. The special includes live performances by myself, the Ives Ensemble which plays the rarely performed Chamber music of the American avant-garde composer Charles Ives. Also the group Flip Noorman presented their new album “Bellse Parese” and the amazing Maroccan singer Laïla Amezian gave a titillating performance. What a Voice! The show lasts for 50 minutes and is in the Dutch language but the music speaks for itself.
The broadcast will be on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Netherlands 1 at 10:30 h. The show will be broadcasted again on Saturday, February 1 (!) In 2014 to 09.00 at channel Netherlands 1.
Cultura repeats this broadcast on Wednesday, January 22 at 23:00 and Thursday, January 23 at 19:00.
Also on the website http://www.vpro.nl/vrijegeluiden, and other platforms of the Public Broadcasting as Uitzending gemist and VPRO YouTube channel.
Now how is that for a flying start?!