Interstellar Improvisations: Outerspaceways Inc. (Sneak Peek)

A hypnotic jam from Outerspaceways Inc, a live free-form experimental group playing a variety of genres from space jazz to heavy funk. all members took part in the last Spoken Herb event, and are ready to brew something new for tomorrow. Take a closer look on this group by clicking the video below!

Still Sounds: Auspicious Family (Sneak Peek)

Auspicious Family is a sample-based, cross synesthetic experiment featuring low-fi soundscapes with music, and a live, animated collage.  They’ll be bringing their laptops to Sarten Cafe for Spoken Herb, coming next Saturday!  Here’s a short preview of their collaborative efforts.

Native Harmonica: Danny Sillada (Sneak Peek)

A quick glance at Danny Sillada‘s Wikipedia page and you see just how talented and creative he really is.  Seeing him taking pictures with fellow artists and joking around during his performance, however, is truly a sight to see.  Mr. Sillada is embodies the spirit of not only a true musician, but also an exceptional human being.

Pictures: Malasimbo 2012

It was a great turnout for this year’s Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.  Despite complaints I’ve heard from speaking with people from different groups and barkadas, this much I can say: this year’s headliner (Joe Bataan) lived up to expectations, and our local artists more than held their own.  Props to everyone who performed and made this year’s version a memorable one.

Freedom Jazz Dance: Akasha

Just a little plug for those in Manila looking for a great place to relax and listen to some sick, unfiltered jazz.  Every Monday night, Freedom bar in Anonas, Quezon City, comes alive with drummer extraordinaire sir Mar Dizon and his quartet, Akasha.  Monday evening jams have been a staple at Freedom for years already, and while the lineup undergoes changes now and then, sir Mar remains the constant force that drives the music here.  The quartet plays a healthy dose of well-known jazz standards such as Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island“, Horace Silver’s “Song for my Father,” Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps to Heaven” while mixing in some original compositions.  The video above is an Akasha original, and a pretty damn good one at that.  Listen and enjoy.