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Flat Earth Society USA tour 2014: 21/06/2014: Rochester Jazz Festival 22/06/2014: Rochester Jazz Festival 24/06/2014: Le Poisson Rouge, New York 25/06/2014: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh 26/06/2014: The Jam Factory, Toronto 27/06/2014: Ottawa Jazz Festival "The music is full of bizarre and shocking juxtapositions…but once you’ve got over the sheer oddity, the juxtaposition becomes poetic, though in a surreal way. It’s as if a night scene in a Raymond Chandler novel were suddenly invaded by a flock of seagulls. Vermeersch’s approach is risky, which is what makes it so energising.” (Ivan Hewett — The Telegraph) “Flat Earth Society, a tight 15-piece band led by clarinettist and composer Peter Vermeersch, late of X-Legged Sally. Two brilliant sets confirmed how accomplished they are, twisting rapidly from theatrical bombast to tenderness, collective improv, mad movie-chase music and back to swinging anthems... Wet is Wet presented jazz as envisaged by Goebbels. Vermeersch grins impishly, like a young Daniel Libeskind, as he directs his close-knit ensemble. He is a monster talent, with an outrageously original band.” (John L. Walters — The Guardian, about the concert at the London Jazz Festival, Nov 2007)

Untitled #0

Label: Igloo Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Trip It (Peter Vandenberghe) No One Left (Peter Vermeersch) Apes, Spies & Apps (Peter Vermeersch) Miss Man's Mist (Peter Vermeersch) Mr. Cooper at the Dentist (Peter Vermeersch) Hall Of Foam (Peter Vermeersch) Rich Man's Blues (Peter Vandenberghe) Summer Wall Walks (Peter Vermeersch) Untitled #0 (Peter Vermeersch) Drstkova Polevka (Peter Vermeersch) Monkey Wrench (Peter Vermeersch) La Malle-Valise de l'Heimatlos du Sleeping (Peter Vermeersch) Summertime (George Gershwin/arr. Peter Vandenberghe) Riscada Hoola-Baloo (Peter Vermeersch) Graveyard Scuba (Peter Vermeersch) Chrimatistikology (Peter Vermeersch) Swatter Perspective (Peter Vermeersch) A. Maximus (Peter Vandenberghe)

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine / Kombank Dvorana Belgrade Serbia October 22-28, 2019 Reaching its 35th edition, the Belgrade Jazz Festival added extra shows at the beginning and end of its run, making up a full week, or eight days, if the opening dj night is ...

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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

Read "Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Frank Zappa may have said “jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death. On Freak Out, one of the most impressive debut albums of all times, he ...

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Sneak Attack of the Sponges

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Label: Igloo Records
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Duration: 3:31

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Jazz Middelheim: Antwerp, Belgium, August 16-19, 2012

Read "Jazz Middelheim: Antwerp, Belgium, August 16-19, 2012" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Middelheim 2012 Park Den Brandt Antwerp Belgium August 16-19, 2012 The Jazz Middelheim festival is a weekender that hasn't relinquished its fondness for adventure over the last four decades. Nuzzling up against stellar bookings are acts, Belgian and otherwise, who seek to jolt the expectations ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8Hong Kong International Jazz FestivalHong KongSeptember 25-October 2, 2011 The 2011 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival offered up over forty groups from 24 countries--a big jump from the eight bands that made up the first edition of HKIJF in 2008. Apart from the ...

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Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25: Groningen, The Netherlands, August 26-27, 2011

Read "Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25: Groningen, The Netherlands, August 26-27, 2011" reviewed by John Sharpe

Summer Jazz Cycling Tour 25Groningen, Netherlands August 26-27, 2011 Only in the Netherlands. Where else would anyone think to create such a harmonious conjugation of jazz and cycling? Now in its 25th year, the annual ZomerJazzFietsTour (Summer Jazz Cycling Tour) takes place in the bucolic countryside just outside Groningen in the northern Netherlands. ...

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Flat Earth Society to tour the USA in May

Flat Earth Society to tour the USA in May

Flat Earth Society is coming to the USA for their first performances ever on American soil. May 14, Tropical Heatwave, Tampa (USA première) May 15, The Palladium, St Petersburgh (Fl) May 17: Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, Washington May 18: Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia May 19: Lincoln Center, Atrium Stage, NY May 20: Museum of ...

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Finland's April Jazz Festival 2010

Read "Finland's April Jazz Festival 2010" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

April Jazz Festival Espoo/Tapiola, Finland April 28-May 2, 2010 The wind in these northern climes can hit heavy, even during the sunny days of late April. This year an east wind drove down from the Arctic Ocean and any opportunity to get into the sun needed to be taken--but it's a sign ...


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