Yesterday the world lost of its greatest musicians, an influential guitarist, songwriter and persona – Bert Jansch.
Bert has been an influence on me for almost ten years. When I first arrived to London, I held a bass guitar and my future was all about playing bass in bands and get psychedelic. When I first heard Bert’s first album, it completley shocked my world in such way, that I almost sold my bass guitar, just to become an acoustic guitar. More about this here.
He was responsible of the path I took in life, of being an acoustic guitar player. Of course, many other had influence on my music, but it was Jansch who started my crash on the guitar in the first place.
In my fantasys, I knew that some day we’ll collaborate musically. Please don’t think I’m arrogant or whatever, just that I truly became such a hardcore fan, that it felt like a meeting between us has got to happen.
But, guess I was wrong. In anyway, god bless you, dear teacher. Rest in peace, and thanks for changing my life.
I’m so proud about this.
Ido Bukelman (guitarist) and Yoni Kretzmer (saxophonist), two friends of mine, offered me to join this new record label they wanted to launch – OutNow Recordings. I said yes.
The label is all about free jazz and avantgarde, but artistically, we’re trying to stay away from the ‘classic’ free jazz sound and style, and find a new definition for these terms, explore new sounds and find out what the term ‘jazz’ really means these days.
The label starts its way with six new releases, which we’re very proud of. You can download the label sampler if you’d join the label’s mailing list, through the website. It’s still under constructions and everything is fairly new, there’s a lot to be done, but we have some great music to offer meanwhile, so please do check us out. Have fun!