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Palermo Sketches

Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, New York

This is an open recording concert featuring Blaise Siwula reeds, Rocco John Iacovone reeds, Luciano Troja piano and Giancarlo Mazzu guitar/vocals/drums. The last concert celebrating "Palermo Sketches" with spontaneously composed improvised music. Palermo Sketches was recorded 2 years ago on the final tour date in Palermo. Tonight will also be the final tour date with a recording set.

Palermo Sketches

Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe Street, btw Catherine & Market Streets,, New York, New York

Luciano Troja, Giancarlo Mazzù Rocco John Iacovone and Blaise Siwula celebrate the release of "Palermo Sketches" this evening.

Sedition

Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle, Brooklyn, New York

Blaise Siwula reeds, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic bass and Jon Panikkar drums will be celebrating the release of their cd "Sedition" on Setola di Maiale.

 

Flutes and Gong for Julian

Birds Light and Dimensions

Jazz Word

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"Time In" Siwula/Plaks

The latest release from NoFrillsMusic. Avaiable from

NoFrillsMusic $15.00 (shipping incl) domestic and $20.00 (shipping incl) international.(paypal) Also cdbaby.com

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C.O.M.A.

The final show at ABC No-Rio was June 27th 2016. It was a wonderful 18 year run. Thanks to all the performers and audience that made it possible...and of course ABC No-Rio

New CDs on CDBaby from NoFrillsMusic.com

Just Released: "Songs for Albert"

"Sometimes The Journey Is A Vision"

"Mérida Encuentro - Mérida Swings"

available at CdBaby as a Digital Download and CD
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Merida Encuentro Jan 4th 2016

"Past the Future" Radtke/Siwula/Hertenstein

From NoFrillsMusic for 15.00 domestic 20.00 intnl (ship incl) Available as a download and digipak from cdbaby.

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"Songs of Deception" Mérida Encuentro

"Beneath the Ritual"

"Beneath the Ritual" is available on CDBaby as a download and digipak. Also at NoFrillsMusic for 15.00 domestic 20.00 intnl (with shipping) paypalBTR Cover

"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

Creative Spontaneously Composed Music

Blaise Siwula

"Short Day Short Solos" Solstice 2014

Birds Light and Dimensions

Blaise Siwula, Sean Reed & Kae Reed

A spontaneously composed recording of light/dimensions and the studio canaries

Recorded July 5th 2012 at Spencer Studios in Brooklyn NY. Sean Reed trombone, Blaise Siwula clarinet/tenor sax and Kae Reed numerous percussion instruments and toys. Free form improvised music with two canaries singing in the background.

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Past the Potatoes

Blaise Siwula, John Loggia & Aron Namenwirth

This is jazz from a dream that you remember the song but can't place the title.

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K'ampokol Che K'aay

Blaise Siwula & Lisbon String Trio

Improvisational music with roots of modern classical music and the natural twists of wind.

On a recent trip to Lisbon Portugal clarinetist Blaise Siwula was invited to a recording session with the "Lisbon String Trio" featuring violist Ernesto Rodrigues, cellist Miguel Mira and bassist Alvaro Rosso for a session of improvisationa music. The result was a focused and sustained collaboration of sounds from nature in a dance of light. K'AMPOKOL CHE K'AAY (wood music) K'AAY is Mayan for music/canto...K'AMPOL CHE is wood is the result. The track titles are for your imagination.

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Los Jaguares Sueñan Flamingos (Live)

Blaise Siwula & Israel Flores Bravo

The music is imagination of an image of a dream from jaguars of flamingos with passion.

Approximately 3 years ago Blaise Siwula and Israel Flores Bravo met for the first time in Mérida, MX and performed as a duo in the Cha'ak'ab Paaxil free jazz and noise Festival. This led to several encuentros in Queretaro, San Miguel and Mexico City. The music has maintained it's freshness and spontaneity during each show. Israel Flores Bravo is a drummer/poet who resides in Queretaro MX performing with a wide variety of improvising musicians. Blaise Siwula is a saxophonist and clarinetist who lives in Brooklyn, NY and on a more regular schedule Mérida MX. This cd contains music from their last two shows in Mexico City - JazzOrca and Queretaro - Mas sabe el diablo Cultubar.

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Waterscapes

Blaise Siwula & Jorge Nuno

When spontaneous jazz meets psychedelic rock water music can be the result. These waterscapes are meditations from the subconscious.

This duet is trans Atlantic. Blaise Siwula resides in Brooklyn and Jorge Nuno is from Lisbon, Portugal. They met for the first time on Jan 27th, 2016 and then again on Jan 28th 2016 to complete the recording. Psychedelic guitar with jazz bass clarinet/soprano sax on a journey to new and different territory in a panorama of abstract expressionism. There is a constant shift from foreground to background with linear melodies skating over the reflections in an aquatic environment.

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Rags to Ragas

Blaise Siwula & Luciano Troja

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.

Rags to Riches is the first duet collaboration between Luciano Troja and Blaise Siwula after three trio releases. We hop you enjoy the recording.

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Past the Future

Blaise Siwula, Joe Hertenstein & Carsten Radtke

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.

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.

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"Songs of Deception"

Siwula/Martin/Caamal

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.

This cd and all the cds on my site con be purchased via paypal: http://paypal.me/BlaiseSiwula for $15.00 USA and $20.00 worldwide shipping included (please specify which cd)

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The Lower East Side Social Club

Various Artists

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.

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 Side where drop dead eccentricity and lunacy is king. What kind of music is that? It's a stunning mixture of New Music, hip hop, rock, free jazz, salsa and Beethoven at a club where Mongo Santamaria meets Leopold Godowsky for tea. The Lower East Side Social is - Blaise Siwula alto sax/clarinet, Gregory J. Wildes samples/alto sax, Matthew Paris piano, Christobal Jacques electric bass and Drew Gardner drums

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Beneath the Ritual

Blaise Siwula

A festive display of organic interplay captured one afternoon in Brooklyn, NY.

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Songs for Albert

Blaise Siwula & Shiro Onuma

The spontaneously composed music on this cd was inspired by and dedicated to the jazz tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler.

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 energy. There wasn't a pre conceived direction to play like or sound like Albert Ayler but there was definitely a feeling that spoke clearly to both musicians. This recording has been waiting four years for this moment...I hope you enjoy it.

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