Posts Tagged ‘Curved Air’

CONVERGENCE ALERT! ADRIAN BELEW JOINS WITH POLICE DRUMMER STEWART COPELAND AND LEVEL 42 BASSIST MARK KING TO FORM THE SUPERGROUP OF ALL TIME, GIZMODROME!!

May 26, 2018

What happens when a goofball drummer joins a funkoslap bass player, a happy-go-lucky noisemaker guitarist, and a virtuoso keyboardist? Gizmodrome! Photo courtesy Gizmodrome and the internet.

You hear me going on about convergence all the time. This artist I like works with that artist I like. Convergence. Laurie Anderson and Peter Gabriel, the artist who will no longer be named in this column and The Residents, Robert Fripp and Daryl Hall, Talking Heads and Eno, Eno and Devo, Fripp and Bowie, Bowie and the guitarist who is a member in this most unusual band we are about to review, Adrian Belew and if you want circular closure, Adrian Belew and Laurie Anderson.

Slap bassist extraordinaire Mark King has had his unique sound in every household guaranteed. If someone can honestly tell me they haven’t heard the song “Something About You” before, they are either VERY old (and I’m 55, so I know old) or live under a rock. King is one of those ‘taught-myself-how-to-make-a-living-at-this-thing’, type of players. Sophisticated playing with an innovative knack. I could go on about his co-collaborators outside Level 42, but this will be long enough.

The one member I know little about it Vittorio Cosma. He is the host of the band, in Italy. Italy is key to this band’s story as Copeland used the Italian backdrop to lure Belew to compliment the existing band Gizmo. King had opened for The Police back in the day, so Copeland recruited him and with those additions, the band Gizmodrome was born!

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EDDIE JOBSON “FOUR DECADES” TOUR & MASTER CLASS PERFORM AT WORLD CAFE LIVE PHILADELPHIA ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21st, 2013!

March 12, 2013

One of the few remaining ‘greats’ of the original progressive-rock movement, returns to the stage with his hand-picked band mates.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  I have long been wanting to post something promoting the venue World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.  They undertook a mitosis in that they opened a sister club in Delaware.  This happened right about the time that we relocated Coming Age Conglomo from Allentown to Scranton PA, and shortly after the collapse of the blog syndication.  All of these elements had contributed to this fine, intimate venue being overlooked.  However, today, with the announcement of the death of Peter Banks, we felt it was time to not only celebrate the remaining pioneers of Progressive music, but to also exalt the amazing venue that is World Cafe Live.  From a recent press release of theirs, detailing the appearance of Eddie Jobson.  Perhaps if you can, why not get out and enjoy some of Prog’s founding father’s before they go the route of Bill Bruford and Robert Fripp and throw in the towel…

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Philadelphia, PA – March 12, 2013 – Eddie Jobson, an internationally recognized electric-violin pioneer and keyboard icon, will be sharing his talent with fans at World Cafe Live on Sunday, April 21st, 2013.  The English born musician is considered a forerunner in the progressive rock and experimental rock movements.  Performing in a variety of progressive rock bands including, Curved Air, Roxy Music, Zappa, U.K. and UKZ, Jobson has also spent time on a solo career.

On Sunday, April 21st, fans will be treated to an up-close and personal experience with the talented musician.  Performing music from his past bands, as well as some never-before-performed music from his acclaimed solo albums, audiences are sure to be amazed by the talent they witness on the stage.    Jobson handpicked his band for his ‘Four Decades’ tour, which comprises of Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood, Alex Machacek, and Virgil Donati.

VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a pre-concert “Master Class with the Maestro” where Eddie will share his considerable knowledge of music, including the physics of sound and an understanding of the language of harmony. Tickets are currently on sale for the show and can be purchased online at www.worldcafelive.com or by calling the box office at 215-222-1400.

For more information regarding this performance or any press inquiries, please email dferrari@worldcafelive.com

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More information about this tour is available from the Bob Moog Foundation Facebook page:

Legendary synthesist, violinist, composer, and producer Eddie Jobson/UK Official fanpage announces a retrospective “Four Decades” North American tour.

From Eddie directly “These concerts are a one-time-only retrospective of my 50 years of creating music and 40 years of recording, covering my work with Curved AirRoxy MusicFrank Zappa, U.K. and UKZ, and including first-time-ever performances of music from my Zinc/Green Album and Theme of Secrets mixed in with the U.K. classics. There will also be integrated video tying in my other associations with Jethro Tull, Yes, King Crimson, the Bulgarian Women’s Choir and more.”

This retrospective concert combined with pre-show master class by Eddie is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. Find out more here: http://www.eddiejobsontour.com/


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