Live Review: Outsiders Fest in Philadelphia Jamaaladeen Tacuma's funky, bold, and fashionable festival celebrates its fifth anniversary ”

Shaun Brady- JazzTimes

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019
Celebrates Philly Jazz

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019 Celebrates Philly Jazz

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronnie Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220. BUY TICKETS Click Photo

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronnie Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220. BUY TICKETS Click Photo

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2019 and Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz  are thrilled to present a film by Shirley Clarke Ornette: Made In America  Philadelphia Premiere. Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dan Buskirk featuring members of the cast.
Ornette: Made in America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator. 
At Philadelphia
 Clef Club of Jazz
April 17 2019 
6-9 pm 
FREE event- You must RSVP to guarantee entry  (215) 893-9912.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2019 and Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz are thrilled to present a film by Shirley Clarke Ornette: Made In America Philadelphia Premiere. Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dan Buskirk featuring members of the cast. Ornette: Made in America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator. At Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz April 17 2019 6-9 pm FREE event- You must RSVP to guarantee entry (215) 893-9912.

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stewart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stewart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), Chuck Treece Drums, New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde,  TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) ,  Blake Fleming (Drums),  Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds)  Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), Chuck Treece Drums, New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde, TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) , Blake Fleming (Drums), Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds) Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

Previous events

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival concludes with a grand finale on Dec 2 at the Community Educations Center (CEC), 3500 Chestnut St, 19104. “Power to The Poet” a tribute to poet and activist Jayne Cortez , featuring poets Ursula Rucker, Patrick Rosal, Raphael Xavier and Pheralyn Dove. Musical lineup: Tim Motzer guitar and Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Band of Resistance. The Doors at 6:30 and event starts at 7 pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available at https://Outsiders-fest-2022-power-to-the-poets.eventbrite.com

On November 19 at Painted Bride 5212 Market St Phila. PA 19142 the fest continues with Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Explores the Metaverse: This in-person event will be livestreamed into virtual reality via The Ropeadope Lounge (TRL), featuring a film screening of “Battle of Images; a tribute To Paul Robeson” and a live musical performance by “Strings & Things” Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar and Tomas Fujiwara, drums.

This unique presentation joins the world of live music with the VR world of attendees around the world. The full live performance and film screening will broadcast into VR for avatars to watch, and the VR world will be beamed back to the Clef Club on their movie screen. Following the performance, there will be an afterparty in VR, where fans can chat with the musicians and each other.

Admission for the in person event is $25 tickets, $20 Media Stream VR Pass are available online through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/429792148887

Philadelphia PA -- After a short hiatus of in person events due to Covid 19 pandemic Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the 8th annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All Productions, in cooperation with South Jazz, The Clef Club of Jazz, The Community Education Center, and Ropeadope Records, curated by Tacuma, The acclaimed Outsiders festival continues with a unique, expansive presentation for 2022 and continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in historically black owned venues.

The 2022 Outsiders fest begins with a kick off party on November 11 & 12 at South , 600 N. Broad ST , 1913. Saturday Nov 12 Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quartet: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; James Carter, Sax; Calvin Weston, drums; Jake Morelli, electric guitar. Two sets of music each night at 7 pm and 9:30pm, admission is $40 tickets are available online at www.southjazzkitchen.com. (215) 600-0220.

Philadelphia PA -- After a short hiatus of in person events due to Covid 19 pandemic Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the 8th annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All Productions, in cooperation with South Jazz, The Clef Club of Jazz, The Community Education Center, and Ropeadope Records, curated by Tacuma, The acclaimed Outsiders festival continues with a unique, expansive presentation for 2022 and continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in historically black owned venues.

The 2022 Outsiders fest begins with a kick off party on November 11 & 12 at South , 600 N. Broad ST , 19130, Friday Nov 11 Coltrane Configurations: Jamaaladeen Tacuma,bass; Odean Pope, Sax; Marlon Mosez Merritt; Nazir Ebo, drums; June Lopez electronics. Saturday Nov 12 Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quartet: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; James Carter, Sax; Calvin Weston, drums; Jake Morelli, electric guitar. Two sets of music each night at 7 pm and 9:30pm, admission is $40 tickets are available online at www.southjazzkitchen.com. (215) 600-0220

Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Dirt Road Xperience Creative Residency in Whiteville , NC

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Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Dirt Road Xperience Studio , 611 S Madison St , Whiteville, NC

THE DIRT ROAD XPERIENCE: RENOWN BASSIST JAMAALADEEN TACUMA IN RESIDENCE IN WHITEVILLE, NC FEBRUARY 16— MARCH 10,2022

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, the American free jazz bassist, composer, and interdisciplinary artist whose work with Ornette Coleman during the 1970s and 1980 put him on the international map, is tracing his own origin story with a residency project he is calling The Dirt Road Xperience. To support the composition of a new musical suite, Tacuma will reflect on his career arc and musical journeys while revisiting the stomping grounds of his youth—the winding back roads of Whiteville in Columbus County, NC.

Tacuma's own artistic biography parallels the Carolina origins of important nationally- and internationally-acclaimed musical talents including bassist Kim Clarke (also from Whiteville), Graham Haynes (his Greensboro roots), and the geographic arcs of Percy Heath, Nina Simone, Max Roach, George Clinton, Maceo Parker, Paul Robeson; not to mention the iconic individuals known to the world as Dizzy, Monk, and Coltrane. Tacuma is the grandson of Whiteville's own Luther and Bertha Hill. He spent his summers in Whiteville working on sharecropper families' tobacco farms while also discovering his passion for his instrument, the bass guitar; having experiences that shaped him into the man and musician he is today.

During the residency, Tacuma will set up a combination art gallery, music studio, and design installation space at 611 South Madison Street in downtown Whiteville from February 17 through March 10. During this period, the public will be able to stop by to meet the artist and experience his multifaceted creativity. The public is also invited to join Tacuma's Xperience by attending one or more from a series of free performances, workshops, and discussions in Whiteville and Charlotte (details listed on next page).

Tacuma will be joined during the residency by award-winning videographer and Apollo Theater sound engineer Gregg Mann, who will be documenting the entire residency for posterity. Mann brings his wealth of over 25 years in the music industry to the project. He has worked with Ornette Coleman, Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, John Legend, Eryka Badu, and many other significant artists. For the last 10 years, he has been working in the independent film community as a director and editor.

The Dirt Road Xperience is made possible with the support of Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. South Arts awarded $2 million in grants in October 2021 to support jazz musicians through the Jazz Road initiative. The individual grants, which ranged from $24,700 to $40,000, were delivered to 52 musicians to support a wide variety of creative residencies.

Event listings next page

Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Dirt Road Xperience: Free Public Events ***All events require Eventbrite RSVP/Registration at the links provided.

February 17, 2022 Welcome Party at Sophie's Cafe & Bistro, 616 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472; 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy coffee, tea, and sweets and hear from Jamaaladeen and family members about their history, music, participation in the Great Migration, and how they've maintained ties between the North and the South. Special guests present will include author and family historian Joseph T. Jones, Craig Woolard of The Embers, music historian Choci Gray, Author and Storyteller Marian Nance . A DJ will spin Jamaaladeen's music. This event will also be live streamed. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jamaaladeen-tacumas-dirt-road-xperience-creative-residency-meet-greet-tickets-246477239057

February 26, 2022 Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quartet in Concert at The Chef & The Frog, 607 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472; 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Live performances of works from Tacuma's repertoire of groove-oriented original compositions and jazz standards that feature his facile and dynamic bass lines; with Rodney Smith (guitar), Richard Bradford (drums), George Freeman (keys) and Braxton Bateman (trumpet), and Kia Norton (sax). Sets at 7pm and 8pm. RSVP at LINK.

March 1, 2022 Music Workshop: Harmolodic Gems at Southeastern Community College, 4564 Chadbourn Highway, Whiteville, NC 28472; 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Aspiring musicians are invited to explore techniques and learn the histories behind the nuances of jazz and other American music that has origins in the rural South. Tacuma will discuss music as a human experience, improvisation as a way of life, and introduce Ornette Coleman's harmolodic concepts. The event will also be live-streamed. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jamaaladeen-tacuma-music-the-human-experience-masterclass-workshop-tickets-246818951127

March 5, 2022 Tacuma and Friends at Goodyear Arts, 301 Camp Rd #200 Charlotte NC 28206; STARTpm – ENDpm. The lineup for this live performance event includes Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) with North Carolina artists Braxton Batemen (trumpet), Butler Knowles (bass), Malcolm Charles (drums), and Eric Mullins (improvisational dance). RSVP at LINK TBA

Celebrate Black History Month with Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s THERE HE STOOD featuring Osayande Baruti A Tribute to Paul Robeson Renaissance Man Reloaded – A Tribute to Paul Robeson JAMALADEEN TACUMA, considered one of the world’s finest living bass players, is the driving force behind the Outsiders Festival, now in its 7th year. Renaissance Man Reloaded honors the legacy of bass baritone concert artist, stage and film actor, athlete, and activist Paul Robeson with two concerts of inspiring music, exploring a range between classical and jazz genres. This year's events also celebrate the return of the festival and the reopening of the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and The Paul Robeson House and Museum after disruptions from the pandemic. There He Stood at the Paul Robeson House & Museum / February 2, 2022 The first event in the Outsiders Festival features a duet performance There He Stood by Tacuma on electric bass and electronics with performance artist baritone Osayande Baruti .The Live Streamed concert takes place at the historic Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia for a limited invite only audience for members. An unlimited number of paid ticket passes are available on Eventbrite to access the live stream. The Purchased link will be available to view for 1 week . This intimate concert allows listeners to experience Jamaaladeen’s extraordinary range, from delicate accompaniment supporting Baruti vocals to his thunderous poly-rhythmic virtuosity taking the listener through Paul Robeson's Song Book as never heard before. Funding Support Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s There He Stood is presented by The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival and The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance . This event is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. BIOS JAMALADEEN TACUMA has always stretched the mold of what and how a bassist is supposed to play. He has re-defined his instrument's artistic potential. In the 1970's, his creatively free approach to the bass caught the eye of saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Tacuma became a member of Coleman's Prime Time. He toured with and performed on some of Coleman's historic recordings : "Dancing In Your Head", "Body Meta", and "Of Human Feelings". Tacuma continued to press the musical envelope with his debut album in 1983 entitled "Showstopper" and latest historical recordings “FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE” features Ornette Coleman and Bon Vivant with Free Form Funky Freqs is a trio with Vernon Reid and G.Calvin Weston He has worked with diverse artists: Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot, Derek Bailey, Pharoah Sanders, Grover Washington Jr., Peter Murphy, The Roots among others. He has worked with orchestras led by Anthony Davis at Carnegie Hall. In 2019 Tacuma presented an Opera entitled “For The Love of Ornette” with arrangements by Marco Visconti Prasca in Modena Italy . He is recognized for his artistic excellence worldwide with the "PARALLEL CULTURE" AWARD 2009, Marcus Garvey Foundation 50th Anniversary Award 2011, The Pew Fellowship in the Arts 2011 and the The Uptown Theater Hall of Fame Award. He has received The MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts and Civitella Ranieri residency fellowships, in 2017 he received The Club Club of Jazz Best Bassist Award, in 2018 he received the City of Philadelphia's Benny Golson Award, The Benny Golson Award includes a City proclamation and the Liberty Bell award - one of the highest honors from the City of Philadelphia . In 2020 he was awarded The Philadelphia Jazz Hero award by Jazz Journalist Association. He is a recipient of South Arts Creative Residency Grant 2021. Since 2015 Jamaaladeen presents the annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival in Philadelphia and continues to tour, produce and record worldwide. OSAYANDE BARUTI's acting highlights began as a graduate of West Philadelphia’s OVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL which includes the savvy rock musical by JIM MORRISON of the DOORS entitled CELEBRATION OF THE LIZARD with BARUTI co-starring under Movie Stars BILLY ZANE & Diva GRACE JONES at Hollywood’s Coronet Theatre plus the SD LYCEUM THEATER’S hit, Tony-nominated, Broadway musical IT AINʼT NOTHINʼ BUT THE BLUESstarring Grammy singer GREGORY PORTER,the sultry ELOISE LAWS and the show’s Co-creator, the late, RON TAYLOR with BARUTI as featured lead role and choreographer! BARUTI has produced & starred for popular Venues in NYC, CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, VANCOUVER, HONOLULU, SHANGHAI & PHILADELPHIA’S Stage East Repertory, KOPIA Dinner House, Philadelphia Drama Guild & Royal Shakespeare Theatre of London! BARUTI was President of the proposed ATLANTIC CITY OUT OF AFRICA Hotel & Casino and Artistic Director for the famed THEATER OF UNIVERSAL IMAGES in Newark, New Jersey. OSAYANDE’S Creativity awards include an ASCAP Composer award, 3 Los Angeles’ DRAMALOGUE awards and a FULBRIGHT Scholarship IN DANCE! Since 1977, OSAYANDE has performed as the VOICE of our “Renaissance Man” PAUL ROBESON, when WHAT-FM Radio hired BARUTI to perform his One-Man Tribute to ROBESON on the 25thanniversary of his Career & Death in West Philadelphia where hundreds of PAUL’S Fans called-in to ask how ROBESON was still alive! Then, in the 1980’s NYC, OSAYANDE meets a “stylized, Bassist extraordinaire” -JAMAALADEEN TACUMA- where the two young men forge a “BrotherShip” that will lead Both to PERFORM TOGETHER the Songs of “CITIZEN PAUL ROBESON”- at JAMAALADEEN’S NIGHT of the NEW POWER Concert in America’s hollowed CARNEGIE HALL! —Osayande Baruti, 12/10/21

Live Stream pass $15-50 Replay available for 30 days.

Apr17

Covid 19 has cancelled all live concerts around the world , Jamaaladeen will be broadcasting in the Redd Carpet Room Outsiders virtual improvisations and discussions with other musical artists from around the world about staying creative in 2020.

Feb21

February 21, 2020 Ramapo College of New Jeresey - Mahwah, NJ The Young Philadelphians (w/Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G.Calvin Weston + strings) where deco meets disco meets decon"

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, G. Calvin Weston, Mary Halvorson, Marc Ribot: 4 professional, harmolodic noise improvisers with an uncommon love of Philly soul and hard groove. Forever young, forever Philadelphian, forever fixated on the moment before dance went digital. Stuck in the groove like a scratch in your favorite record. Ladies and Gentlemen…the hardest working musicians in punk/funk/soul/noise: The Young Philadelphians!!!

The Young Philadelphians pays tribute to twin legacies: The mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk of Ornette Coleman's first Prime Time band and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly Soul. Ribot enlists bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston, both Prime Time alumni and Philadelphia natives, along with guitarist Mary Halvorson plus a newly added 3-piece string section** to do the job.

Set list includes classics such as The Hustle, Love Rollarcoaster, TSOP, Love Epidemic

2 sets 7 pm and 9pm

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Bass, vocals Greg Osby - saxophone, vocals Ronnie Burrage - Drums, keyboards, vocals

The Jamaaladeen Tacuma Trio delivers a pure synthesis of creativity, groove and innovative musical adventures. These three masters of their craft share an effortless intuitive presence that transcends genre boundaries and takes the audience on an uplifting journey.

“Dancing, racing, and singing with clarity unequaled in the realm of bass guitar.” DOWNBEAT

“Jamaaladeen is the master of the sequence.” ORNETTE COLEMAN

“The baddest electric bassist virtuoso in years.” MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

“Tacuma has always been ahead of the average hipness curve.” BASS PLAYER

Oct6

EARSHOT JAZZThe biggest, baddest bassist in jazz is accompanied by saxophonist legend Gary Bartz — “one of the very best who ever picked up the instrument” (Stanley Crouch) — and drummer Ronnie Barrage. The playing of Tacuma, a key figure in four decades of jazz expansion, is marked by “dancing, racing, and singing with clarity unequaled in the realm of bass guitar” (DownBeat). Photo courtesy of Sound Evidence.

Each April Jamaaladeen Tacuma presents his acclaimed annual Outsiders & Improvised & Creative Music Festival in Philadelphia, PA. 2019 marks the fifth year anniversary , to celebrate they are going global and The Outsiders Fest is presenting a POP UP event in Vancouver BC in cooperation with NYC expat guitarist Aram Bajakian on Friday Oct 4th 2019 at The China Cloud in Vancouver the festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music, groundbreaking artists and cultivating intergenerational collaborations. Jamaaladeen is thrilled to be joined by guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Dálava) and Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Destroyer)"

Legendary bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman, The Roots, The Last Poets, Marc Ribot) plays in Vancouver with guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Dálava) and drummer Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Destroyer).

Two Sets:

9PM (doors at 8:30)

11PM (Doors at 10:30)

$15 per set presale, $20 at door.

No Refunds!

The China Cloud

524 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 2T9

Canada

Fetter funkiger E-Bass und Jazzband sind ja nichts Ungewöhnliches, deren Kombination mit alpinen Blasmusiken – wie in Alpine Aspects – oder mit fernöstlichen Musikkulturen – wie in Red Sun & Samul Nori – klangen jedoch schon einzigartig. Jamaaladeen Tacuma und Wolfgang Puschnig betrieben diese Projekte einst gemeinsam und sehr erfolgreich. Im Duoformat mit E-Bass und Saxophon reduzierte man seit den späten Neunzigerjahren den musikalischen Ausdruck auf die grundlegende Form des Duos, Gemini Gemini veröffentlichte seither immerhin drei großartige CDs. Eine extended version dieses Duos erinnert nun an die gemeinsamen fulminanten Lausbubenstreiche der beiden Weltenbummler, mit dem jüngeren Reinhardt Winkler an den Drums noch um eine Spur grooviger!

Wolfgang Puschnig – reeds / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – e-bass / Reinhardt Winkler – drumsFoto © Sound Evidence

Wolfgang Puschnig Jamaaladeen Tacuma Reinhardt Winkler

Gemini-Gemini wurde nach einer Idee von Jamaaladeen Tacuma in den Neunzigerjahren gegründet. Nachdem Tacuma und Puschnig in einigen Projekten zusammengearbeitet hatten, beschlossen sie, den musikalischen Ausdruck auf die grundlegende Form des Duos zu reduzieren und nur mit Bass und Saxophon zu arbeiten. Nach einigen Tourneen beschlossen sie einen Drummer hinzuzufügen um die Energetik etwas zu erweitern. Sie spielten mit Musikern aus Philadelphia, zuerst mit Dennis Alston und später noch mit Adam Guth quer durch Europa verschiedene Programme aus eigener Feder und eines mit Kompositionen von Th. Monk. Dies ist auf drei CDs dokumentiert: „Gemini-Gemini“, „The Flavours Of Th.Monk“ und „Journey Into The Gemini Territory“ Nach vielen unterschiedlichen Projekten (einzeln wie auch gemeinsam) waren sie einige Jahre später nochmals im Duo unterwegs. Jetzt gibt es eine Reminiszenz an diese gemeinsamen Zeiten mit Reinhardt Winkler an den Drums, ein Musiker der sie auch schon bei anderen Unternehmungen unterstützte.

„Gemini-Gemini“ steht für die Sternzeichen der Protagonisten, das + für den Drummer.

Sep19

Alex Deutsch 60th Birthday Bash

Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010, Vienna, Austria

Ich darf mit neuen und alten, nationalen und internationalen musikalischen Wegbegleitern meinen 60igsten Geburtstag im schönsten Musikclub der Welt, dem Porgy & Bess in Wien, feiern. featuring Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Wolfgang Puschnig, Maja Jaku, Peter Herbert, Café Drechsler Band, Harry Sokal, Raphael Wressnig, Aljosha Pfeifer , Origami Punani and others tbc.

cYa, freu mich über jede einzelne und jeden einzelnen von euch, AleX

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.
A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup featuring Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor (Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Bass), New Ghost Ensemble, Retrograde, Marco Oppedisano (Guitar) and more . Admission is $25 and tickets are available at Eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stuart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show


JAM-ALL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

 

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacu,a Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronny Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

 

The festival continues on Wednesday April 17th at the Clef Club of Jazz, 738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, with a 6pm screening of Ornette: Made in America, a film by Shirley Clark with a Panel Discussion featuring Denardo Coleman and members of Ornettes Prime Time Band who appear in the film. Admission is free and to reserve tickets contact The Clef Club phone: (215) 893-9912.

 

On Sunday April 21st the Outsiders Festival moves over to Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Bass), Will Calhoun (Drummer of Living Colour fame), and Marc Ribot (Guitar) will play a set at 8pm. Admission is $20 and tickets are available at Milkboyphilly.com . Milkboy phone: (215) 925-6455.  

 

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde,  TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) ,  Blake Fleming (Drums),  Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds)  Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

 

 

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