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Rags to Ragas

by Blaise Siwula & Luciano Troja

Released 2016
Nofrillsmusic
Released 2016
Nofrillsmusic
After a week of preparing for a show improvising on the 19th century composer Gaetano Daga’s “Union Blues Quick Step” we went to the studio and recorded 52 minutes of spontaneous music without actually referencing the tune the entire session.
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Rags to Riches is the first duet collaboration between Luciano Troja and Blaise Siwula after three trio releases. We hop you enjoy the recording.

Past the Future

by Blaise Siwula, Joe Hertenstein & Carsten Radtke

Released 2015
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2015
Nofrillsmusic.com
Spontaneously composed as a kaleidoscope of genres emerges then transcends the past, present and future as the trio pursues a harmonic, rhythmic and melodic compositional poem.
NOTES
Past the Future is the result of the ongoing musical
relationship projection:zero - blaise siwula on reeds,
carsten radtke on guitar and the addition of
joe hertenstein on drums and percussion.
this music was spontaneously composed in wombat studios
on sept 1, 2014.
The is the 2nd projection:zero cd to be released in 6 years.

"Songs of Deception"

by Siwula/Martin/Caamal

Released 03/01/2016
Setola di Maiale
Released 03/01/2016
Setola di Maiale
The latest release from the Mérida Encuentro on Setola di Maiale. These Songs were spontaneously composed on Calle 58 in Mérida MX Oct 26th 2015. Featured musicians are Blaise Siwula reeds/flutes, Armando Martin acoustic guitar and Edgar Caamal percussion.
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The Lower East Side Social Club

by Various Artists

Released 2015
Blaise Siwula
Released 2015
Blaise Siwula
This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New York, the cutting edge Lower East Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king in 2003.
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The Lower East Side Social Club originated in what appears to be the last of the community art buildings in the East Village - ABC No Rio on 156 Rivington St. NYC. Sunday night open sessions at the C.O.M.A. music series led to a few loft parties and then suddenly a recording session and this CD. This is improvised spontaneously composed music that breathes swaggering scruffy New YOrk, the cutting edge Lower East …
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Beneath the Ritual

by Blaise Siwula

Released 2015
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2015
Nofrillsmusic.com
A festive display of organic interplay captured one afternoon in Brooklyn, NY.

"Time In"

by Siwula/Plaks

Released 02/22/2016
NoFrillsMusic
Released 02/22/2016
NoFrillsMusic
“TIME IN” recorded at Wombat Studios in Brooklyn, New York on Aug 26th, 2015.These 7 spontaneous compositions have roots in a very broad spectrum of musical genres from gospel to free jazz with many twists and turns from beginning to end.
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Blaise Siwula alto/tenor and soprano sax and Eric Plaks piano

Songs for Albert

by Blaise Siwula & Shiro Onuma

Released 2014
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2014
Nofrillsmusic.com
The spontaneously composed music on this cd was inspired by and dedicated to the jazz tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler.
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Blaise Siwula and Shiro Onuma first met in Tokyo in 2005 while performing with pianist Katsuyuki Itakura at the Pit Inn. A return tour to Japan in 2006 found them partnered again in free improvised performances in Tokyo. In 2009 Shiro Onuma was able to visit New York city for a series of performances and this recording date on July 25th at Wombat studios. A sax and drum duet...just straight improvising with rhythm and changing melodies....and …
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Tesla Coils

by Blaise Siwula, Harvey Valdes & Gian Luigi Diana

Released 2014
Setola Di Maiale
Released 2014
Setola Di Maiale
Elegant sax lines float over textural guitar stylings are manipulated in a process of real time electronic orchestration.
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Inspired by the creations and philosophy of Nikola Tesla Blaise Siwula reeds, Harvey Valdes guitar and Gian Luigi Diana laptop explore an electro/acoustic realm of improvisation. Though cast in the shape of a trio, the musicians deconstruct their sound often ending up together, tumbling hard but light through this dizzying lesson in cooperative 'conflict'.
Based in Brooklyn Tesla Coils has been active in the NYC downtown scene in many different configurations including Karl Berger's …
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Sometimes the Journey Is a Vision

by D'istante3

Released 2014
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2014
Nofrillsmusic.com
The CD is the 2nd release by D'istante3. The material was spontaneously composed with jazz roots and a synthesis of world music and acoustic improvisation
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There are those studio dates that everything seems to work right..well almost.... This was a moment in time that made sense during and after the session. There has to be an enormous amount of listening to make spontaneous composition work and there were 6 ears extended. The studio was a one room space that meant everything was documented ..this was not overdubbed or isolated. Luciano Troja is a master of piano technique and can produce …
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Mérida Encuentro: Merida Swings

by Blaise Siwula

Released 2013
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2013
Nofrillsmusic.com
Recorded live in Mérida, MX this is a cd of spontaneously composed music offering a unique listen to the underground and innovative music in Mérida that swings in 7 parts.
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Mérida Encuentro - "Mérida Swings" is an extension of "New York Encuentro" (also on cdbaby). This recording is the culmination of a series of concerts and sessions in Mérida MX over the past 3 years. The cover photo is from the show that Blaise Siwula and Armando Martin did in Merida Sept. 2010 organized by Gerardo Alejos Victoria. Saxophonist Blaise Siwula has been active in the NY downtown scene for the past 25 years and …
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D'istante3

by Blaise Siwula, Luciano Troja & Giancarlo Mazzù

Released 2012
Slam
Released 2012
Slam
This cd contains music in a contemporary jazz style. Spontaneously composed in a free flow of ideas resulting in a something new and something older from jazz history.
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Blaise Siwula alto & tenor saxes, bass clarinet, clarinet.
Giancarlo Mazzù guitar, drums.
Luciano Troja piano.

“d’istante3” is a creative music project bringing together the two Italian improvisers Giancarlo Mazzù and Luciano Troja, and the New York based saxophonist Blaise Siwula.
Giancarlo and Luciano have worked together on the European jazz scene since 2002. Their music is mainly based on the search for new forms and expressions, related to tradition with a solid jazz background, mixed …
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Call Red Dragon

by Stone Arabia

Released 2011
NoFrillsMusic.com
Released 2011
NoFrillsMusic.com

New York Encuentro

by Blaise Siwula

Released 2011
NoFrillsMusic.com
Released 2011
NoFrillsMusic.com
Improvised Jazz music from a piano sax drums trio balancing the fine line between almost mainstream to free blowing counter-point free music but in a very melodic way.
NOTES
New York Encuentro was recorded after several tours with Katsuyuki Itakura and Blaise Siwula in Japan and the USA. Originally formed as “Big Hearts” they found a kindred spirit in Richard Gilman-Opalsky a drummer who also has several degrees in political philosophy. Pianist Katsuyuki Itakura (b. 42) or “Kats” (as he’s more commonly known) has been playing jazz piano in Japan since his teens. He met saxophonist Blaise Siwula at the C.O.M.A. …
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Blaise Siwula Live in London

by Blaise Siwula

Released 2010
Nofrillsmusic.com
Released 2010
Nofrillsmusic.com
Spontaneous Composed Music - Solo Tenor saxophone & clarinet with one duet tenor/bari sax. Free Jazz in London
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Blaise Siwula Live In London
Dec 9th 2008 at Jazz Rumours - Cross Kings
Dec17th 2008 at FlimFlam - Ryan’s.
Blaise Siwula solo tenor sax and solo clarinet
The last track is a duet Blaise Siwula tenor sax and Alan Wilkinson bari sax.

These shows book ended a quick tour in Portugal (Lisbon & Porto)
I arrived in London on Dec 9th did the first show. On Dec. 10th Barbara and I flew to Lisbon.
Then …
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Fulgornatus

by Blaise Siwula & John Gilbert

Released 2010
Konnex Records
Released 2010
Konnex Records
Fulgornatus – “ornate lightning” from Latin roots- was recorded 10-4-08 in Brooklyn, NY. The song titles refer to reflective responses of the musical structures of Messeian and Thelonious Monk.
NOTES
Blaise Siwula - Saxophones/Clarinets adherent of free original music in any medium or genre
John Gilbert- guitarist and musical innovationist, serialist of microtones & death metal guitarist.

This partnership began via the internet. John Gilbert guitar is a resident of Tampa, Fl and Blaise Siwula alto/tenor sax and clarinet is in Brooklyn, NY.
They met at Blaise’s studio in Brooklyn with two microphones and a HD recorder and performed the concepts that had …
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Projection:Zero

by Blaise Siwula & Carsten Radtke

Released 2008
Konnex
Released 2008
Konnex
This is spontaneous composition from a project that suddenly materialized in an afternoon session of improvisation.
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Projection:Zero began in 2007 in Brooklyn, NY featuring Blaise Siwula alto/tenor sax and clarinet with Carsten Radtke guitar.
This duet has been active since that time performing in NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Munich, Hamburg, Siblius Romania and Konstanz Germany. They have collaborated with various musicians from around the world (Japan, Belgium, Germany, USA) This recording is where it began and in so many ways the first time is indeed remarkable.

Mérida en la noche

by Blaise Siwula

NoFrillsMusic
NoFrillsMusic
The first solo recording of 2016 in Mérida MX on Calle 58. SPontaneously composed music with solo instrumentation - Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax and Alto Clarinet as performed and reorded by Blaise Siwula in the evening of Jan 7, 2016
Blaise Siwula
09/22/2013
Blaise Siwula

Story

This is a short set from 9-22-13 at ABc No-Rio NYC. Solo clarinet - Blaise Siwula. An ongoing exploration of the Bb Clarinet.

Blaise Siwula & Cristian Amigo
Blaise Siwula & Cristian Amigo

Story

This track was recorded Feb 10th 2013 during the COMA/Carnaval at ABC No-Rio NYC. Cristian Amigo on guitar and Blaise Siwula on alto sax

Blaise Siwula tenor Carsten Radtke guitar
Blaise Siwula Carsten Radtke

Story

Projection:Zero - Blaise Siwula tenor sax and Carsten Radtke performed at Culture Fix in Manhattan Aug. 4th, 2012

this was the 4th piece. Natural reverb by the way:)

Blaise Siwula & Dom Minasi
Blaise Siwula & Dom Minasi

Story

This track was recorded 9-22-11 at ABC NO-Rio during the "Break Down The Walls Festival.

Dom Minasi on guitar and Blaise Siwula alto sax. This music was spontaneously composed...a product of

14 years of playing together.

Lyrics

Back to the future we sang in the night. The origins of creativity are in the doing.

Blaise Siwula & Andy O'Neill
Blaise Siwula & Andy O'Neill

Story

Blaise Siwula & Andy O'Neill performing at the Cardinal Cooke Library on Lexington and 50th st. NYC 6-21-11 for the Make Music NY Festival. Blaise SIwula alto sax and Andy O'Neill drums

Lyrics

Free Jazz in the Library ..Oh Yes!

Blaise Siwula, Sten Hostfalt
Blaise Siwula & Sten Hostfalt

Story

A last minute call for the show at the university of the streets in nyc. A 2nd floor walk up loft....great place to perform

Lyrics

Spontaneous Composed Music

Flutes and Gong for Julian

Merida Encuentro Jan 4th 2016

"Songs of Deception" Mérida Encuentro

Released on Setola di Maiale available through nofrillsmusic

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"Time In" Siwula/Plaks

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"Beneath the Ritual"

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"Past the Future" Radtke/Siwula/Hertenstein

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Just Released: "Songs for Albert"

"Sometimes The Journey Is A Vision"

"Mérida Encuentro - Mérida Swings"

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"The Sun Don't Mind My Singing"

Available Now : "The Sun Don't Mind My Singing" on NachtRecords

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D'ISTANTE3

D'ISTANTE3 - available from SLAM productions and CD Baby

Solo Sax at Cross Kings Dec 10 2008

Blaise Siwula & Dom Minasi at the Intar Festival

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