A1. Primeira visão / A2. Segunda Visão / B1. Cruzar Facas Review1: Brilliant 3rd release on Interzona dropping one of the most mesmerzing house cuts in a while. Silky smooth and jazzy layers of instrumentals over a balearic groove on the opening track Primeiro Visao. Second track is a more blunt dub version, and last not least is the epic more straight forward Cruzar Facas. Recommended!! - Phonica
Jesse Lizotte was born in Sydney and raised in New York. At the age of 12, he returned to Australia and now frequents both countries. With no formal training in photography, Jesse’s work depicts a genuine sense of honesty and curiosity in the people, places and moments that he captures.
Jesse is driven by an interest in the way in which people on the fringes of society influence popular culture and fashion, with his subject matter often gravitating towards subcultures, whether it be skateboarders, lowriders or musicians. Jesse’s approach to his subjects is honest and considerate, fostering natural connections that are evident in his portraiture. His images evoke a sense of familiarity for the viewer, yet his photographic sensibilities give a fresh perspective. The scenes he creates have a filmic quality, capturing both tension and movement. Jesse presented his first solo exhibition titled ‘Lowrider’ at China Heights Gallery in Sydney in 2014 and has since exhibited his work in Melbourne, Los Angeles, and London.
Jesse has shot stills and motion work for clients such as; P.E Nation, Adidas, Map of the Heart, 10 Magazine, GQ Magazine, Oyster, i-D, Diesel, INPRINT, among many others.
Glenn Gould tells the tale of a student's winter journey from Toronto to distant Winnipeg with images and music reflecting the majesty of the North.
"I've long been intrigued by that incredible tapestry of tundra and taiga which constitutes the Arctic and sub-Arctic of our country. I've read about it, written about it, and even pulled up my parka once and gone there. Yet like all but a very few Canadians I've had no real experience of the North. I've remained, of necessity, an outsider. And the North has remained for me, a convenient place to dream about, spin tall tales about, and, in the end, avoid. This programme, however, brings together some remarkable people who have had a direct confrontation with that northern third of Canada, who've lived and worked there and in whose lives the North has played a very vital role."
When he started to make the music that appears on his new album, trumpeter Terence Blanchard wasn't thinking of Eric Garner, Michael Brown or any of the other recent high-profile police killings of African-Americans. He was thinking of desired collaborators: Donald Ramsey, a bassist and high-school classmate; Oscar Seaton, a drummer with whom he'd worked on film projects; Fabian Almazan, the pianist of his other band; and Charles Altura, a guitarist he'd encountered online. And he was thinking about a sound different from the left-center jazz quintet he leads: something overtly funky, with electric bass and guitar and processing and human voices and dance grooves.
As the E-Collective came together — both as a band and in terms of its repertoire — it took on another guiding light. Blanchard, no stranger to political statements, saw the music as an opportunity to speak out on current events he was unable to ignore, especially as a black man. The eventual recording came to be a commentary on the treatment of minorities by American law enforcement, in the vein of the #blacklivesmatter movement. The album's title references Eric Garner's last words, "I can't breathe"; it's called Breathless.
The heavy and the party recently came together for a week-long run at a jazz club in D.C., though the mood was much more on the party side when the E-Collective stopped at NPR headquarters. The mood was relaxed and jovial from the time the group stepped into the lobby, with Englishman Chris Bailey supplying plenty of backbeats on our house drum set — though there was a moment toward the end of the set when Blanchard casually explained the project, setting up a lyrical, almost elegiac solo. This music was a modern update on jazz fusion, sure, but also one where we dance to ward off despair.
Set List "Soldiers" "Confident Selflessness" "Breathless"
Credits Producers: Patrick Jarenwattananon, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Brian Jarboe; Videographers: Morgan Walker, Adam Wolffbrandt, Lani Milton; Assistant Producer: Elena Saavedra Buckley; photo by Lani Milton/NPR
Photographer Alexandra Leese was raised in Hong Kong until she was 11, before moving to London to study. As with many biracial Brits, on moving to England her identity soon became defined by a sense of othering from her classmates and a subsequent desire to just blend in. “When I was younger I wasn't aware of being ‘the other'. But as I got older, I realised people would describe me as ‘the girl from Hong Kong', so I adapted and quickly became very English. The older I got, the more I realise that was something I had done.” Studying fine art at Chelsea College of Art, Alexandra slowly gravitated towards photography. Now based in south London and spending her time shooting fashion and portraits, her imagery contemplates identity with a refreshing, unique candour; one undoubtedly afforded her in part by a dual-heritage.
The song, which is the title track to “Monty Python – The Meaning of Live”, was originally written for the 1983 film, “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”. It has been re-recorded with the lyrics sung by Professor Stephen Hawking.
Written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, the song is an intricate and informative lecture on the enormity of the Universe fashioned into a bewitching and, above all, highly amusing pop song.
“Galaxy Song” was previously included on the 1989 album “Monty Python Sings”, and included in the 2014 reissue of the album, “Monty Python Sings (again)”, in its original form - sung by Eric Idle - to coincide with Monty Python’s record breaking “Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go” run of 10 live shows at The O2, London. On film during the live shows, Professor Brian Cox berated the scientific inaccuracy of the “Galaxy Song » lyrics before Professor Stephen Hawking knocked him to the ground. Hawking then began reciting the “Galaxy Song” lyrics as he lifted off to journey through outer space. It is this unique rendition of “Galaxy Song” which is now available as a single.
“Your Black Friend” written and narrated by Ben Passmore. Animation by Krystal Downs & Alex Krokus of Doggo Studios, sound by James Deangelis. From the 120 page comics collection “Your Black Friend and Other Strangers” debuting in March 2018 from Silver Sprocket.