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NUBLU ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY BUTCH MORRIS – LIVE IN LISBON

ALBUM OUT NOW! Today We released the fourth of 12 live albums by ‘Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris’. This collection of specially selected live recordings will be released once a month for a year.


LISBON
Conduction No. 186, Nublu 12
Lisbon, Portugal
August 2, 2009


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1- Conduction No186
2- Conduction No. 186 – Encore I
3- Conduction No. 186 – Encore II
4- Conduction No. 186 – Encore III

CREDITS

Fabio morgera (Trumpet)
Ilhan Ersahin (Tenor Saxophone)
Jonathon Haffner (Alto Saxophone)
Doug Wieselman (Guitar)
Ava Mendoza (Guitar)
Thor Madsen (Guitar),
Juini Booth (Acoustic Bass)
Michael Kiaer (Bass)
Kenny Wollesen (Drums)
J. A. Deane (Electronics)

Project Coordinator: Velibor Pedevski
Mixed and Mastered by Thor Madsen at Mazza Mansion, Copenhagen 2020
Cover art by Ertac Uygun


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FIRST SINGLE “HURRI-MITANNI (Güzel Haber)” OUT NOW

Istanbul Sessions, the genuine quartet of the eurasia, melt their original sound with modern jazz forms, eastern beats and spices. The band’s 5th studio album is co-produced and recorded by Grammy awarded Italian producer Tommaso Colliva.

NUBLU ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY BUTCH MORRIS – LIVE IN PARIS

ALBUM OUT NOW! Today We released the third of 12 live albums by ‘Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris’. This collection of specially selected live recordings will be released once a month for a year.


Conduction No® 190, TETE A TETE, Nublu 13
Banlieues Bleues Festival, Paris, France
March 12, 2010


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Graham Haynes (Cornet)
Ilhan Ersahin (Tenor Sax)
Jonathon Haffner (Alto Sax)
Denis Colin (Bass Clarinet)
Doug Wieselman (Guitar)
Rubin Steiner (Guitar)
Juini Booth (Acoustic Bass)
Alp Ersonmez (Electric Bass)
Aaron Johnston (Drums)
Turgut Alp Bekoglu (Drums)
Izzet Kizil (Eastern Percussion)

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Project Coordinator: Velibor Pedevski
Mixed and Mastered by Thor Madsen at Mazza Mansion, Copenhagen 2020
Cover art by Ertac Uygun


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NUBLU ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY BUTCH MORRIS – LIVE IN SAO PAULO

ALBUM OUT NOW! Today We released the second of 12 live albums by ‘Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris’. This collection of specially selected live recordings will be released once a month for a year.

CONDUCTION® NO. 182, NUBLU 11
TEATRO SESC POMPEIA, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
OCTOBER 18, 2008


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Lawrence D. ‘Butch’ Morris (Conduction)
Nina Becker (Vocals)
Sylvia Gordon (Vocals)
Thalma de Freitas (Vocals)
Otto (Percussion and Vocals)
Graham Haynes (Cornet)
Ilhan Ersahin (Tenor Saxophone)
Catatau (Guitar)
Pedro Sá (Guitar)
Juini Booth (Bass)
Gabriel Mayall (Electric Bass)
Ricardo Dias (Keyboards)
Marcello Callado (Drums)
Aaron Johnston (Drums)

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Project Coordinator: Velibor Pedevski
Mixed and Mastered by Thor Madsen at Mazza Mansion, Copenhagen 2020
Cover art by Ertac Uygun


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Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris – Live in Bergamo

ALBUM OUT NOW! Today We released the first of 12 live albums by ‘Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris’. This collection of specially selected live recordings will be released once a month for a year.

LIVE IN BERGAMO
Conduction® No. 175 (Nublu 7)
Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, Italy
March 15, 2008


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Once upon a time, for a few years at the dawn of the 21st century, Avenue C in New York City’s East Village had its own Zubin Mehta, its own Herbert Von Karajan, its own Daniel Barenboim. He was a veteran of both the Vietnam War and, even more heroically, NYC’s avant-garde jazz scene. His name was Lawrence “Butch” Morris and he was a well-established legend. The orchestra he conducted and the repertoire they played differed considerably from those employed by the above-named gentlemen in style, substance, tools and content. It was a motley crew of musicians from a wide array of backgrounds, styles, disciplines and genres, and the music he drew out of them, far from a set-in-stone catalog of well-established pieces from the European classical tradition, was informed by jazz improvisation, feeding off of the electricity of the streets around them and spontaneously creating the sound of NOW, on the fly and out of thin air, brought to life by each exacting stroke of Butch’s baton. Each performance was a unique moment never to be repeated and there were no “hits” you were guaranteed to hear. But the recordings of these performances are revelatory and give a strong sense of something strange, new, mysterious and wonderful about to happen, or that’s happening already, and these are the recordings, made all around the world, that Nublu Records is now presenting to you.

The history of Butch Morris and the Nublu Orchestra goes back to the late 90s and the friendship between Butch and Nublu’s founder and owner, musician Ilhan Ersahin. Butch and Ilhan became great friends and Butch was present at the very inception of the club. Butch actually became, along with the legendary Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, a patron saint of sorts for Nublu, except that Butch stopped in for his customary nightcap every single night and regaled everybody with his hip, knowing, offbeat wisdom and humor. The kind you’d expect from a man who once released an album called “Current Trends In Racism In Modern America (A Work In Progress).” Several years into the club’s existence after its official 2002 opening, with a core roster of musicians, bands and DJs having quickly begun to establish itself, the idea came up to form a supergroup of sorts, or more ambitiously, an orchestra, comprised of players who were at the club on a weekly and often daily basis, to be conducted by Butch. But instead of playing the cornet he was known for, Butch would conduct all these players in a very strict and demanding (but loving) way, not just waving a baton but getting what he wanted from a particular player by using nothing more than a glance. Players came to recognize these glances and fear them, not wanting to be singled out during the inevitable band meetings/pep speeches/dressing downs Butch would administer in the basement band room between sets. The Nublu Orchestra also distinguished itself via the use of beats and electronics that were brought in by different contributors, and which also served to distinguish the Nublu Orchestra from Butch’s other Conduction work, which he had pioneered and was noted for.

It wasn’t long before Butch had whipped the Nublu Orchestra into good enough shape to take on the road to the world beyond Avenue C and the dozen recordings being released now were taped all over: Bergamo, Paris, São Paulo, Lisbon, Rome, Skopje, Saalfaden, Pomigliano, Sant’Anna Arresi and good old NYC at Nublu where it all began, and also at Joe’s Pub. The 12th title in the series is called “Encores” and consists of just that, brief encores performed at assorted shows around the world. Butch conducted the Orchestra for the final time in 2012 and sadly passed away in January 2013. His spirit (as well as a giant portrait of him) still permeates Nublu, both its original location and its newer location at 151 Avenue C, as well as on the fantastic recordings that Nublu Records is very proud to now present to you.

Greg Caz
June 2020 – New York


LINEUP

Lawrence D. ‘Butch’ Morris (Conduction)
Graham Haynes (Cornet)
Mike Williams (Bass Trumpet)
Ilhan Ersahin (Tenor Saxophone)
Jonathon Haffner (Alto Saxophone)
Doug Wieselman (Guitar)
Zeke Zima (Guitar)
Juini Booth (Bass)
Kenny Wollesen (Drums)
Aaron Johnston (Drums)
J. A. Deane (Electronics)

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Project Coordinator: Velibor Pedevski
Mixed and Mastered by Thor Madsen at Mazza Mansion, Copenhagen 2020
Cover art by Ertac Uygun

LIVE EP “TERASTA” available on Bandcamp

ILHAN ERSAHIN’S WONDERLAND FEATURING HUSNU SENLENDIRICI
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New York based Swedish-Turkish Saxophone player and clarinet virtuoso Hüsnü Şenlendirici got together once again with their master level musician friends Alp Ersönmez (bass), Volkan Öktem (drums), Izzet Kızıl (percussion) and performed 4 songs for a warm, friendly live session at their two favorite spots in Istanbul: terrace of Yakup 2 Restaurant (where they used to have their memorable dinners before concerts at the city’s legendary club Babylon); and terrace of Büyük Londra Otel (which we can call “Ersahin’s home in Istanbul”, with its authentic spirit and beautiful view). Since then the videos reached a wide interest on Youtube. As we all are globally locked down homes, the band got back to the tapes, cleaned the mixes and invites you now to these beautiful terraces for some fresh air.

Wonderland is the openhearted and vigilant reflection and expression of İlhan Erşahin on his ties with Istanbul. Saxophone, bass, drums and keyboards as jazz’ integral objects and Turkish music’s milestones kanun, darbuka and clarinet are cleverly unified in the rather softened digital milieu of Wonderland. The outcome is universal, pensive and provoking, futuristic, eclectic, but mostly, elegant. Wonderland, recorded two studio albums: their self-titled release featured the unconventional voices of new generation Istanbul vocalists like Nil Karaibrahimgil, Bora Uzar and Lara Di Lara (that all now are established singers in Turkish pop and alternative scenes), that complete this magical togetherness. Their second album “The Other Side” had a wider vision and featured international special guests as Jane Birkin, Gilberto Gil and Seyyal Taner.

llhan Ersahin – tenor sax & wurlitzer
Hüsnü Şenlendirici – clarinet
Alp Ersönmez – bass
Volkan Öktem – drums
İzzet Kızıl – percussion

Recording : Yiğit Yemez
Mix: Yury Kalil
Mastering: Dave McNair
Album cover design: Ertaç Uygun

Special thanks to Levent Sevi, Asena Bulduk, Yakup 2 Restaurant and Azimet at Büyük Londra Oteli…

ILHAN ERSAHIN’S WONDERLAND FEATURING HUSNU SENLENDIRICI
“TERASTA” FULL PERFORMANCE

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COME TOGETHER!

We’ll be at @momaps1 and @othermusic’s third annual music festival and label market, March 23-24. Now a two-day event, #ComeTogetherFest has more live acts, DJs, and special programs, tons of merch, and 75+ labels presenting new and rare music. Cop tickets: mo.ma/cometogether

NEW ALBUM OUT!

ILHAN ERSAHIN – SAXOPHONE, SYNTHS, RHODES
EDIE HENDERSON – TRUMPET
JUINI BOOTH – BASS
KENNY WOLLESEN – DRUMS

Silver is Ilhan Ersahin’s latest project and a bit of a departure from his other musical undertakings. A group consisting of himself on Rhodes keyboards and Tenor Saxophone, trumpet icon Eddie Henderson, bass legend Juini Booth and drums/percussion sorcerer Kenny Wollesen . Silver emphasizes on mood and tone . The “bite-sized” approach of this ensemble translates as a string of 5-minute individual pieces .

Silver couldn’t sound the way it does if it weren’t for the presence of two certified jazz legends in Eddie Henderson (a former member of Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi outfit and a solo artist and who has played with pretty much everyone in the jazz world since the early 70’s. Juini Booth (a longtime fixture on the jazz scene since the 60s who has played with everybody from Shelly Manne to Gary Bartz to Sun Ra). Their capability to unearth deep musical truths stems from decades of sharing stages and bandstands with mythical giants of America’s true native art form. The Silver concept also encompasses a visual element wherein each quiet, almost chamber music-like piece is interspersed with the raising and dimming of soft lights. This sets a mood that allows the listener to experience each individual statement separately, similar to attending a musical wine tasting. Come taste the band!


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