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Funcheap
2 months ago
SF drinking

SF's 17-Year Run "Secret Improv Society" (Fridays & Saturdays)

Experience laughter and spontaneity at Secret Improv Society for a unique comedy show based on audience suggestions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Edinburgh festival 2024: the best comedy, theatre and dance already reviewed

Gary McNair creates a joyful one-man show about Billy Connolly
Chris Grace tests acting boundaries with comedy
Reuben Kaye hosts a debauchery-filled cabaret
Sarah Keyworth explores non-binary identity through comedy
Shamilton! offers an improvised hip-hop musical experience [ more ]
Funcheap
2 months ago
SF drinking

SF's 17-Year Run "Secret Improv Society" (Fridays & Saturdays)

Experience laughter and spontaneity at Secret Improv Society for a unique comedy show based on audience suggestions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Edinburgh festival 2024: the best comedy, theatre and dance already reviewed

Gary McNair creates a joyful one-man show about Billy Connolly
Chris Grace tests acting boundaries with comedy
Reuben Kaye hosts a debauchery-filled cabaret
Sarah Keyworth explores non-binary identity through comedy
Shamilton! offers an improvised hip-hop musical experience [ more ]
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VG247
3 months ago
Video games

Amazon's Fallout TV show might include even more classic Fallout references than its creators intended, thanks to some improv

Original Fallout co-creator Tim Cain noticed a possible reference to the game in Amazon's Fallout TV show, which might have been an unplanned homage by the actors. [ more ]
#collaboration
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Matthew Shipp - 'New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz'

The album is praised as one of the greatest trio albums in the realm of jazz piano trios.
The success of the album is attributed to the long-standing collaboration and interplay between the trio members. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Michael Wollny & Joachim Kuhn - 'Duo'

Michael Wollny and Joachim Kühn are two superb pianists who have come together in a duo setting to create a rhapsodic and reflective collaboration.
Their playing is elegant and restrained, with occasional passages of storming counterpoint and moments of stirring free improvisation. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Matthew Shipp - 'New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz'

The album is praised as one of the greatest trio albums in the realm of jazz piano trios.
The success of the album is attributed to the long-standing collaboration and interplay between the trio members. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Michael Wollny & Joachim Kuhn - 'Duo'

Michael Wollny and Joachim Kühn are two superb pianists who have come together in a duo setting to create a rhapsodic and reflective collaboration.
Their playing is elegant and restrained, with occasional passages of storming counterpoint and moments of stirring free improvisation. [ more ]
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London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Brass Monkeys, 'Lullabite' album launch, PizzaExpress 28 April

The Brass Monkeys' unique sound with an interesting mix of instruments enhances their musical compositions.
A balance of structured arrangements and spontaneous improvisations brings a dynamic element to their performances. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Xantone Blacq and Friends 'Celebrating Herbie Hancock'. Jazz Cafe POSK, 23 Mar.

Herbie Hancock's influence on jazz and funk music is significant.
The event at Jazz Café POSK celebrates Herbie Hancock's jazz-funk music, focusing on collaborations from the 1970s. [ more ]
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London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Liv Andrea Hauge Trio - 'Ville Blomster'

Ville Blomster album showcases thoughtful melodies and mature improvisations
Liv Andrea Hauge Trio's music reflects a blend of influences and creates a unique sound with sensitive bandmate contributions [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

QOW Trio - New Album on Ubuntu, 'The Hold-Up', and touring

Playing with QOW Trio has reinvigorated Spike Wells' playing and musical career
'The Hold Up' is a lively and spirited jazz album with exciting interplay and improvisation [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Liv Andrea Hauge Trio - 'Ville Blomster'

Ville Blomster album showcases thoughtful melodies and mature improvisations
Liv Andrea Hauge Trio's music reflects a blend of influences and creates a unique sound with sensitive bandmate contributions [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

QOW Trio - New Album on Ubuntu, 'The Hold-Up', and touring

Playing with QOW Trio has reinvigorated Spike Wells' playing and musical career
'The Hold Up' is a lively and spirited jazz album with exciting interplay and improvisation [ more ]
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#damo-suzuki
The Wire Magazine - Adventures In Modern Music
5 months ago
Writing

"If you think about the end, then better not to start": on Damo Suzuki's never ending tour - The Wire

Damo Suzuki was the vocalist for the band Can from 1970-73 and has since embarked on a Never Ending Tour, improvising with local musicians at each venue.
Suzuki believes in the magic of serendipity and prefers to make music when he doesn't know what will happen. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Damo Suzuki, Pioneering Vocalist of Can, Dead at 74

Damo Suzuki, the lead singer of Can from 1970-1973, has died at the age of 74.
Suzuki was known for his innovative and improvisational approach to singing. [ more ]
The Wire Magazine - Adventures In Modern Music
5 months ago
Writing

"If you think about the end, then better not to start": on Damo Suzuki's never ending tour - The Wire

Damo Suzuki was the vocalist for the band Can from 1970-73 and has since embarked on a Never Ending Tour, improvising with local musicians at each venue.
Suzuki believes in the magic of serendipity and prefers to make music when he doesn't know what will happen. [ more ]
Consequence
5 months ago
Music

Damo Suzuki, Pioneering Vocalist of Can, Dead at 74

Damo Suzuki, the lead singer of Can from 1970-1973, has died at the age of 74.
Suzuki was known for his innovative and improvisational approach to singing. [ more ]
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Consequence
5 months ago
Chicago

They Might Be Giants announce 2024 US tour dates

They Might Be Giants have announced a 2024 US tour with multiple-night runs in select cities.
The tour will feature two different shows each night with improvisation and varied setlists. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Paul Dunmall Quintet / Ed Puddick /Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Big Band - 'Soultime Again'

Paul Dunmall is known for his powerful and expressive saxophone playing.
The album 'Soultime Again' combines Dunmall's improvisational energy with the arrangements of a 14-piece big band. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Peter Bernstein and Jesse van Ruller at Pizza Express Dean Street

Peter Bernstein and Jesse van Ruller performed together at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London.
The duo's improvisational skills and seamless interplay were the highlights of the performance. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Dining

This is THE BEST guacamole recipe.'

Skirt steak can be a delicious and affordable option for a meal
Creating simple, flavorful dishes doesn't always require a precise recipe [ more ]
Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Arts & Culture News
6 months ago
Design

Chris Chandler at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Chris Chandler's solo exhibition 'Elemental Forms' explores balance between formalism and improvisation.
Chandler draws inspiration from Bauhaus and Constructivist movements, evident in his use of simple geometric shapes. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco 49ers

Purdy knows 'the truth' about outsiders' game-manager label

Brock Purdy's ability to improvise and make plays outside of the designed offense is a valuable asset for the 49ers.
Purdy dismisses the label of being a 'system quarterback' and sees it as a compliment. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Germana La Sorsa Album Launch: 'Primary Colours', Vortex, 26 Jan '24

Germana La Sorsa will be releasing her second album, Primary Colours, on 26 January.
Primary Colours expresses something fresh, new, and unexpected, pushing boundaries in jazz music. [ more ]
Pitchfork
7 months ago
Music

James Elkington: Me Neither

James Elkington is a British-born, Chicago-based guitarist known for his collaborations with various artists.
Elkington's latest album, Me Neither, features improvisational pieces and quixotic touches of found sound. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
1 month ago
Writing

The Poetry of Tango

The Philadelphia Tango Festival celebrates the poetry and embrace of tango, emphasizing improvisation and connection among dancers. [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Writing

Tutu Puoane at Ronnie Scott's

Tutu Puoane's UK debut at Ronnie Scott's showcased her mastery of improvisation and engaging with the audience through poetry-inspired music. [ more ]
Time Out New York
1 week ago
NYC music

A massive, outdoor raga festival is happening this weekend in Brooklyn

A festival in Downtown Brooklyn celebrates Indian classical music with a modern twist on July 21. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 weeks ago
Music

Sam Norris: debut album 'Small Things Evolved Slowly'

Improvisation leads to interesting music when unexpected outcomes occur. [ more ]
Bustle
4 weeks ago
Education

Zac Efron Reveals He Improvised This 'High School Musical' Scene

One of Zac Efron's memorable High School Musical scenes was improvised. [ more ]
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