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    strongcomet
    Keymaster

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    COMICOPERANDO: THE MUSIC OF ROBERT WYATT

    Dagmar Krause – vocals
    Richard Sinclair – vocals
    Gilad Atzmon – reeds and flutes
    Annie Whitehead – trombone
    Alex Maguire – piano and keyboards
    Michel Delville – guitars, electronics
    John Edwards – double bass
    Chris Cutler – drums
    Cristiano Calcagnile – percussion

    The world premiere of this project will be on March 1, 2010 8:00 PM at Teatro
    Comunale di Modena, in Modena, Italy.

    For more info: < http://www.exb.it/projects.htm>


    zealamb
    Participant

    There might be soon a flac torrent on dimeadozen but in the meantime you can hear it in mp3 here

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/kgu0jg

    Enjoy it

    #1736

    strongcomet
    Keymaster

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    #1737

    strongcomet
    Keymaster

    Thanks zealamb!
    Can you please add some information on the recording?
    Is it audience recording, sound quality, etc?

    #1738

    zealamb
    Participant

    All info on the dimeadozen torrent
    http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta … ?id=294146

    COMICOPERANDO
    A Tribute to the Music of Robert Wyatt
    Original Production for L’Altro Suono Festival 2010

    Dagmar Krause: vocals
    Richard Sinclair: vocals, bass guitar, whistling
    Annie Whitehead: trombone, vocals
    Gilad Atzmon: alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flutes
    Alex Maguire: piano, Rhodes electric piano, Korg Triton
    Michel Delville: electric guitar
    John Edwards: double bass
    Chris Cutler: drums
    Cristiano Calcagnile: percussion, electronics

    Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena
    2010 March, 1st
    World Premiere

    Audience recording by alifib
    Recorder: Zoom H2
    Mic: Sony ECM-717 Electret Condenser external Microphone

    all editings by RDWM
    software: HarBal 2.3 and Wavelab

    setlist provided by urich21

    01. Richard Sinclair’s welcome
    02. Pataphysical Introduction py 1 (arr. Alex Maguire)
    03. September The Ninth (arr. Annie Whitehead)
    04. Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road (arr. Cristiano Calcagnile)
    05. Just as You Are (arr. Gilad Atzmon)
    06. Calyx (arr. Phil Miller)
    07. Memories (arr. Michel Delville)
    08. Alifib (arr. Annie Whitehead)
    09. double bass solo (arr. John Edwards)
    10. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road (arr. Annie Whitehead)
    11. Delville (guitar) & Calcagnile (electronics) duet
    12. God Song (arr. Phil Miller)
    13. Maryan (arr. Cristiano Calcagnile)
    14. Alliance (instrumental, arr. Annie Whitehead)
    15. Sea Song (arr. Annie Whitehead)
    16. Dondestan (arr. Gilad Atzmon)
    17. O Caroline (arr. Dave Sinclair)
    18. band presentation
    19. Forest (arr. Annie Whitehead)
    20. Soup Song (arr. Annie Whitehead)

    enjoy
    Renzo

    #1733

    aleachilli
    Participant

    I posted a slightly different version of this message in the Whatsrattlin forum, replying to somebody who asked for “a report of the gig or any pictures, how did it go, what did they play”.

    Yes, I went to the event and the photos I took are downloadable from
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=698ZTEF6
    At last, yesterday I had the time to listen my recording of the event, 20 days
    after it happened.
    Before listening to my recording, my memory was of having attended something
    like an open rehearsal: the open rehearsal of a wonderful project that is still partly in
    embryo but that may grow, improve and become thoroughly awesome if it is given
    the opportunity and the time (e.g. a full week of reherasals, instead of the two
    days they had before the event. Hopefully, that could happen next Summer, when
    the band will be available for more gigs or tours).
    Listening to my recording, my hopes have been encouraged, since I’ve got a far
    better impression than on that night. Maybe, while attending the “real thing”
    I was partly misled by the less successful numbers, whose sad taste also
    affected the sweeter tastes of the rest of the programme.
    And maybe a lot of people in the audience had too big expectations not to be
    disappointed by anything less than the “ultimate tribute” (which in my opinion
    had already happened, almost 36 years before, at Drury Lane: ok, it wasn’t
    formally a tribute but Wyatt was actually more like the singer of a band ## and
    what a band! ## which, if I remember, wrote and rehearsed its arrangements
    before re-rehearsing them with him. And those arrangements ## and Henry Cow’s
    arrangements for the 1975 Paris-London-Rome minitour with Wyatt plus Gloria
    Gloom ## are still unequalled).
    Maybe I’m biased but two of the best moments in the Comicoperando gig came when
    Michel Delville’s fuzz guitar on Little Red Robin Hood Hits The Road and Alex
    Maguire’s “fuzz organ” (sampled on a Korg Triton) on Sea Song seemed to remind
    ## respectively ## what Mike Oldfield and Dave Stewart did in the same songs at
    the Drury Lane gig.
    Anyway, let’s see what didn’t turn out as it should:
    * Wyatt’s songs are too difficult, too full of nuances to get something really
    good from them in just two days of rehearsals.
    * Comicoperando is a good collection of musicians but not all of them are
    necessarily compatible as far as character is concerned.
    * The sound balance was almost totally wrong: from where I was (a central loge),
    double bass (except solos and bowed parts) and drums (except bassdrum and some
    cymbals) were barely audible, and piano/keyboards and guitar were always “under”
    the remaining instruments, i.e. winds, vocals and some percussion. Such wrong
    mixing ruined several songs and especially Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road.
    * Unfortunately, Cutler’s drumkit had the worst sound of the band and the worst
    ever: I don’t know why but the bassdrum was louder than everything else and
    sounded as a cardboard box; toms and snare-drum sounded dull, muffled,
    whereas Cutler’s toms and snare are usually high-pitched though having a rich
    natural sound.
    * Calcagnile worked really hard but (apart from an untimely wheeze on Alifib)
    his main problem was that Cutler is not the kind of drummer to play alongside a
    percussionist, both because Cutler himself is already a drummer plus a
    percussionist and because drums + percussion pairings usually work when the
    drummer plays very “firm” and “square”, so that percussion can hit the roof. The
    double-drums Pere Ubu line-up worked because Cutler could fly over a very solid
    and basic Scott Krauss. Tempo is often implicit in Cutler’s “flitting”, as
    usually is for percussionists; when tempo is implicit in a good musician’s
    playing, it works; but when two drummers (or a drummer + a percussionist) play
    that way, it’s quite often a mess.
    * Maryan was saved by Atzmon’s solo but they’d better do it as an instrumental,
    instead of doing Alliance as an instrumental: after all, Maryan was born as an
    instrumental (Philip Catherine’s Nairam) while if you take the (very important)
    lyrics from Annie Whitehead’s arrangement of Alliance what remains? A beautiful
    tune followed by a good trombone solo in dramatic crescendo on a bluesy setting.

    The highlights, in my opinion, were: Just as You Are (at least its first
    half), Sea Song, Dondestan, the double bass solo intro to Little Red Riding
    (Edwards was the best throughout the gig: always concentrated, up to the mark in
    every single moment, both as a soloist and as an accompanist; if we only could
    hear more of what he was playing!), September The Ninth, Calyx, Memories, God
    Song, Forest (including another outstanding bass solo by Edwards), Soup Song,
    Alifib.
    Dagmar hadn’t been on a stage for a long time but she apparently sang with all
    her heart. Sinclair (whose voice is still wonderful) seems to be always singing
    variations and variations of variations instead of the “naked tune”: sometimes
    it works (and when it works it’s fantastic) and sometimes he loses the thread
    (or some of the lyrics) of whatever he’s singing.

    #1854

    propylaen2001
    Participant

    Earlier this month Dutch radio VPROJazzLive broadcast most of this great performance in excellent sound quality. The complete radio show which also includes several interviews with participating musicians can be re-listened on their website at:

    http://vprojazzlive.radio6.nl/2010/06/03/comicoperando/

    Scroll down to where it says “hier terug te horen”, click this link and a new window will open with an imbedded audio player.

    I have recorded the show and then edited it to keep the music only. Anybody who wants a copy please contact me privately.

    Cheers
    Joerg

    #1885

    aleachilli
    Participant

    Three concerts of a partially renewed Comicoperando have been announced for next
    Spring:

    Dagmar Krause – lead vocals
    Annie Whitehead – trombone and backing vocals
    Karen Mantler – lead vocals, hammond b3 and harmonica
    Michel Delville – guitars and backing vocals
    John Edwards – double bass
    Chris Cutler – drums

    May 18th: Z?rich, Rote Fabrik http://www.rotefabrik.ch
    May 19th: Amsterdam, Bimhuis http://www.bimhuis.com
    May 22nd: Victoriaville, Fimav http://www.fimav.qc.ca

    Still available: May 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17, 2011

    Best

    Alessandro

    #1906

    zeebras
    Participant

    i had the great pleasure to be in attendance at the victoriaville performance of comicoperando, and three days later my brain is still reeling from this incredible performance.
    the set list included:
    september the ninth
    little red riding hood hit the road
    life is sheep
    gloria gloom ( with a great improv intro )
    team spirit ( my favorite tune from ruth is stranger. . . with vocals by karen mantler and a nice long jam )
    memories
    just as you are
    out of the blue
    alifib
    beware
    the british road ( a really great version )
    little red robin hood hit the road
    and for the first encore – sea song (beautiful!)
    and for the second encore – soup song (beautifully swinging!)
    there are one or two other songs that escape me at the moment, but this is the lion’s share of the tunes performed.
    this version of the group touring this year works much better than the previous one. they’re tighter and more assured, and they really beef up the tunes performed, with a rock energy, while staying true to the originals. this is a band that really needs to be documented, whether it’s a live recording from this tour, or in the studio. the victo performance was the only north american date, so i consider myself pretty darn lucky to have been in attendance. this was the next best thing to seeing robert himself.

    #1926

    paulinabalk
    Participant

    @propylaen2001 wrote:

    Earlier this month Dutch radio VPROJazzLive broadcast most of this great performance in excellent sound quality. The complete radio show which also includes several interviews with participating musicians can be re-listened on their website at:

    http://vprojazzlive.radio6.nl/2010/06/03/comicoperando/

    Scroll down to where it says “hier terug te horen”, click this link and a new window will open with an imbedded audio player. Law of Attraction

    I have recorded the show and then edited it to keep the music only. Anybody who wants a copy please contact me privately. personality development

    Cheers
    Joerg

    I tired these steps but it says “Video Plugin Missing”, I am using IE 7. not sure what it means.

    is there any Video avliable on may be Youtube?

    #1927

    propylaen2001
    Participant

    @paulinabalk wrote:

    @propylaen2001 wrote:

    Earlier this month Dutch radio VPROJazzLive broadcast most of this great performance in excellent sound quality. The complete radio show which also includes several interviews with participating musicians can be re-listened on their website at:

    < !## m ##>http://vprojazzlive.radio6.nl/2010/06/03/comicoperando/< !## m ##>

    Scroll down to where it says “hier terug te horen”, click this link and a new window will open with an imbedded audio player. Law of Attraction

    I have recorded the show and then edited it to keep the music only. Anybody who wants a copy please contact me privately. personality development

    Cheers
    Joerg

    I tired these steps but it says “Video Plugin Missing”, I am using IE 7. not sure what it means.

    is there any Video avliable on may be Youtube?

    Paulina,

    IE7 is indeed quite outdated. It was introduced by Microsoft in late 2006 and this might well be the reason why you cannot play this audio stream. You may try to upgrade to the latest version IE9 or to another browser like Firefox. If you shy away from this but would like the recording anyway, please send me a PM to arrange something.

    By the way, this whole thing is audio only, no video footage!

    Kind regards
    Joerg

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