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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

Official Release Date for Dark Matter Horns: Narratives Vol. 2 – Spring 2019 Official Release Dates for O'clock: “The Nip," “Feb 25," “Riot in the Meadow," March 1st with more singles to follow during the year. Narratives Vol. 2 by Willie Oteri's Dark Matter Horns is the second release to focus on Oteri's tenor saxophone and flute work. ...

Willie Oteri

Already established as a guitarist why change horses? Why not? Is reinvention a key to the creative process? Oteri explains, “I've always been an explorer and this need for change drives me to new frontiers. While some are cautious about change for me it's about accepting it.” Oteri's flute and sax work became his focus recently after a purchase of a new flute in 2016 and a couple of tenor saxes in early 2017. “I played flute in my late teens after borrowing my sister's flute, since she was not very interested in it, and played professionally for five or six years in the early part of my career along with guitar, bass and pedal steel, whatever seemed to be needed

ARTICLE: RADIO

Dominik Wania, Satoko Fujii, Alistair Spence And More

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Italian saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano's latest recording is really about love--not so much the romantic kind, but more about the love that jazz musicians and fans have for enduring compositions written by the likes of Charlie Haden, Abdullah Ibrahim, John Coltrane, Dewey Redman and Don Cherry.

And let's not forget about creative music's love affair ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Black Motor, Tomasz Stanko and Other New Releases

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Finland's power trio, Black Motor, is sure to get your own motor running with a pair of tracks from a live recording issued by We Jazz. The music comes from a We Jazz festival held in Berlin in October last year which showcases some of their artists. This week's show also features music from the heart ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Willie Oteri Reissues Jazz Gunn's Concepts Of Matematoot

Guitarist Willie Oteri Reissues Jazz Gunn's Concepts Of Matematoot

Re-release date May 15, 2015 "A skillful blend of jazz-fusion and improvisational rock... chock full of instrumental wizardry." —Austin Insight Magazine Originally released on May 15, 2000, Willie Oteri’s Jazz Gunn: Concepts of MateMaToot celebrates the beauties that fifteen years of technological progress and art can offer. This rerelease includes additional detailed artwork by Miko Zen as well as enhanced audio while ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Willie Oteri Announces New Music Project And Show Dates

Willie Oteri Announces New Music Project And Show Dates

Willie Oteri and Christopher David Boulet to terrorize parts of Northern Italy. The new Beyond Jazz collective named IKM will feature Willie Oteri on guitar and live loops, Christopher David Boulet on vocal manipulations and spoken word teamed with various third members including laptop beatjockey Max Del Genio who will be present for upcoming Italian shows. Willie Oteri has become a complicated figure in ...

NEWS: EVENT

12 Hour Non-stop Improvisation Will Raise Money For Austin Non-profit

12 Hour Non-stop Improvisation Will Raise Money For Austin Non-profit

JAMGASM 2 - Super Session, breaking the music marathon improvisation record for Austin and Texas! An event to raise needed funds for the non-profit Diverse Arts Culture Works. Carousel Lounge 1110 East 52nd Street, Austin, Texas March 1st – noon to midnight. Featruing: Willie Oteri, Chris Maresh, Brannen Temple, Ephraim Owens, Joshua Thomson, Bruce Saunders, Dave Laczko, James Fenner, members of Brazilian Space Program, WD-41, Lost ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Willie Oteri

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Meet Willie Oteri:
An anomaly in the music world having survived tragedy and financial hardship that forced him to quit music as a profession during the early part of his career, Willie Oteri has come back to music. With a small budget he released two well-received blues/rock albums in the late '90s before moving to ...

NEWS: EVENT

Marathon Jam Will Raise Needed Money For Kenny Dorham's Backyard Event Venue In Austin Texas

Marathon Jam Will Raise Needed Money For Kenny Dorham's Backyard Event Venue In Austin Texas

JazzOutSide Super Session & Kenny Dorham's Backyard Fundraiser WD-41 featuring Willie Oteri Dave Laczko and friends, word/jazz lowstars, Brazilian Space Program and 20+ other talented musicians and improvisers Sunday, November 3rd, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th Austin, TX 78702 Cost: $5+ suggested donations Get ready for a jazz experience like none other in Austin! Following the success of the Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Shrunken Head Shop: Live in Germany

Read "Live in Germany" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This international group is captured performing improvised music in Germany, featuring guest trumpeter Dave Laczko on three tracks that reside somewhere between Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970) era and experimental trumpeter Jon Hassell's work. Laczko and guitar whiz Willie Oteri have also recorded under the moniker WD-41. Indeed, both artists are known for pushing the ...