Quality time - Lindstrøm + Ornette Coleman
Last night was wonderful. Delightful :-) No, seriously, Lindstrøm gave everyone a genuine space jam disco treat. No four on the floor this time. Definitely one of the best DJ sets this year but what a real shame that there was practically no one to witness it. The attendance was really slow. Was it the strange programming, countryrock and space disco? Or was it the fact that the club season started which resulted in an indigestion of choices? People who came for Lindstrøm, they were scratching the back of their heat at the curtain raisers Violent Husbands and Partchesz and the hootenanny lovers, well they went to bed at 3 o’clock. For me it was ideal. I’m a slow starter. The Violent Husbands turned out to be Violent Femmes lovers and Partchesz were living in Paris, Texas.
The Violent Husbands – De Boeren van Vroeger
The Violent Husbands – Shooting at the Natives
What a damn shame, but on the other hand, for once there was enough room on the dancefloor to move (to malphrase a famous Dutch football player: every wrong has its right). And boy, did I move! It doesn’t happen a lot that I’m left jumping for joy because I don’t know what to do with myself, not knowing what kind of move to do first to respond to the music because it’s just way to funky.
Lindstrøm – Limitations
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Music (In My Mind)
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Music (In My Mind) – Prins Thomas Remix
Lindstrøm – There’s A Drink In My Room And I Need A Hot Lady
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Nummer Fire En
The best, or one of the best, DJ sets this year brings to mind the best concert I attended so far, this year. I had the luck to see Ornette Coleman play with his quintet at the Middelheim Jazz festival in my hometown. It’s not often that he swings over this way and considering his age, it was maybe the last opportunity to see this legend alive.
The quintet performed the new album Sound Grammar which is a live album with an unique 3bass setting. I already had the album but hearing it alive is a totally different experience altogether. they played those pieces far better, more adventurous and with more fire than on the live album. It was definitively no time wasted but quality time spend. I hope I can get a hold on the recordings the national television and radio made of the concert.
The Good Life