Bert Cornelis - Parthasarathi Mukherjee - Abhisek Lahiri ©
Parthasarathi Mukherjee - Somdatta Chatterjee - Abhisek Lahiri ©
Somdatta Chatterjee
Somdatta Chatterjee ©
Zonnefeest Sint-Baafsabdij 2018

John Hiseman, founding member of progressive band Colosseum passed away on June 12th. Hiseman lost his his fight with a brain tumor. A drummer and composer with personal style, you may also know him from his long stint with the German "band of band leaders" the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble.

Photo by Lea-B - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

John Hiseman

My parents and friends probably thought I was going mad but I knew better :-)

Update: the YouTube channel presenting the concert of the John Abercrombie Quartet at Antibes, 1979 was taken down.

Now really! Who is releasing cassette tapes in the digital age? Dauw a young Belgian label does.

Beautifully wrapped in a cardboard package, with inlay and dried flower, one can however only sympathize with so much love. They won a fan with me. The handmade artwork is done by Femke Strybol. Hurry up, a lot of editions are already sold out.

PS: no cassette player? Neither do I, when ordered on Bandcamp it comes of course with a digital download.

Norihito Suda-Sunshine on Dauw
Norihito Suda - Sunshine release on Dauw. Photo©

Black Flower is a Belgian band blending jazz and Ethiopian influences. Some of their records, like this Abyssinia Afterlife, are real beauties painted and designed by artist Kasper Baele.

Black Flower- Abyssinian afterlife
Black Flower - Abyssinian afterlife - innersleeve