Christmas Tunes - Iain Ballamy & Jason Rebello. Quercus' latest release 'Nightfall'. BBC Prom 28. China with the Royal Welsh. The Pepper Street Orchestra - ‘An Ape’s Progress’. FOOD - Organic and GM. Iain Ballamy - Pepper Street Interludes. Iain Ballamy - All Men Amen. Iain Ballamy - Balloon Man. Top.
personnel : Bass – Mats Eilertsen Drums, Percussion – Thomas Strønen Saxophones – Iain Ballamy Trumpet, Vocals – Arve Henriksen.
The organic/GM connection refers to the mixture of unadorned acoustic playing and live electronics they explore. This is Food's second album - the first was recorded live at the Molde Jazz Festival in July 1998 after the adventurous Ballamy had worked on a project there with a Norwegian improvising trio, and discovered a chemistry of free-associative music, traditional lyricism and harmonic subtlety he hadn't realised was possible. The music here is from last year's tour. As with the first Food disc it veers in mood between spacey reflectiveness, attractively ragged trumpet/sax.
Food (established 1998) is an experimental jazz band initiated by British woodwind t Iain Ballamy and Norwegian percussionist Thomas Strønen after a coincidental meeting first in Trondheim, Norway and later in Molde in 1997. They got two jobs at Moldejazz 1998, that were recorded, and the first album Food (2000) was a fact. Food is highlighting the delicate balance between Ballamy’s melodic and lyrical playing and the electronic soundscapes and grooves from Strønen
Organic and GM Food (2001) with Arve Henriksen and Mats Eilertsen. Veggie (2002) with Arve Henriksen and Mats Eilertsen. Last Supper (2004, Rune Grammofon) with Arve Henriksen and Mats Eilertsen. Molecular Gastronomy (2007, Rune Grammofon) – Duo: Iain Ballamy & Thomas Strønen, feat. Maria Kannegaard & Ashley Slater. Quiet Inlet (2010, ECM Records) with Nils Petter Molvaer and Christian Fennesz. Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen play live in the studio. Radio Three 6/2/2004. Jazz Record Requests. Listeners' requests performed by Iain Ballamy, John Parricelli, Tim Harries and Ian Thomas. Live from the London Jazz Festival. Front Row. White Horses TV theme by Jackie Lee and its enduring appeal since 1968 discussed by Iain Ballamy, with clip Date: 04/09/2003. Iain Ballamy improvises on the Drake song "It Was a Very Good Year".
It is probably a very good thing that a young Iain Ballamy chose not to enroll in Leeds University's alarmingly titled "Jazz and Light Music course in 1980, opting instead for the hands-on education earned by gigging in the intimate jazz clubs of London. A quarter of a century of progressive music-making later, through Loose Tubes, Earthworks and a variety of challenging musical environments characterized by their spirit of adventure, Ballamy returns to his roots on More Jazz, serving up a straight-ahead set surprising (by Ballamy's standards) for its orthodoxy
Artist: Iain Ballamy Track: Medallion Composer: Iain Ballamy Album: Organic & GM Food Label: Feral Records. Artist: Bill Frisell Track: Boubacar Composer: Bill Frisell Album: The Intercontinentals Label: Nonesuch. Artist: Jason Lindner's Big Band Track: Suheir Composer: Jason Lindner Album: Live at the Jazz Gallery Label: Anzic.
CreditsIain Ballamy - Composer, Primary Artist
Food - Composer, Group, Primary Artist
|1||A Prayer Before Tea Iain Ballamy||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|2||Jaswinder Food||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|3||Freebonky Food||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|4||Chef's Special Iain Ballamy||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|5||Zawinul||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|6||Arve's Part||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|7||Steady Eddie||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|8||Too Weird?||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|9||Floater||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|10||Whistler||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|11||Medallion||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|
|12||Technojoshi||Iain Ballamy feat: Food|