.Celebrate Ornette "Celebrate Ornette" Two - 3 hour DVDs, 24 tracks of music in this incredible boxset or premiere gatefold!
CELEBRATE ORNETTE PAYS TRIBUTE TO A VISIONARY GIANT OF
AMERICAN MUSIC, IT CAPTURES TWO MEMORABLE EVENTS.
THE DELUXE, LIMITED EDITION BOX SET AND PREMIERE GATEFOLD
SHOWCASE A STUNNING ROSTER OF PLAYERS AND MUSICIANS
INCLUDING THE LATE GREAT ORNETTE COLEMAN HIMSELF
MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA, BILL LASWELL, BRANFORD MARSALIS,
BRUCE HORNSBY, CECIL TAYLOR, DAVID MURRAY, FLEA, GERI ALLEN,
HENRY THREADGILL, JACK DEJONETTE, JAMES BLOOD ULMER, JASON
MORAN, JOE LOVANO, JOHN ZORN, KARL BERGER, LAURIE ANDERSON,
NELS CLINE, PATTI SMITH, PHAROAH SANDERS, RAVI COLTRANE, SAVION GLOVER, SONNY ROLLINS, THURSTON MOORE, YOKO ONO
(New York, NY) Sound X Records has announced the pre-sale of Celebrate Ornette on Pledge Music http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ornettecoleman. A deluxe, limited edition box set paying tribute to the legendary Ornette Coleman. The set includes two dozen performances from some of modern music’s most iconoclastic artists, all centered on the visionary saxophonist/composer/bandleader/thinker’s incomparable legacy of
music, ideas, and revolutionary spirit. “Celebrate Ornette” will be released on Sound X Records January 29, 2016.
for full details please browse the item details, and for a full tracklisting and musician details please refer to the following update: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ornettecoleman/updates/60322
Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman was held June 12, 2014 at Brooklyn, NY’s historic Prospect Park Bandshell, with Coleman himself taking part in a stunning exploration of his own astonishing body of work. Convened by Denardo Coleman (whose own Denardo Coleman Vibe served as the evening’s core backing group), the event “wasn’t connected to a milestone birthday or a record or seemingly anything else,” noted the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff, "but to the premise that it is right to fuss over people like Mr. Coleman, in his presence, while the opportunity remains.
Sadly, Ornette Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015, just as a live recording of Celebrate Ornette was being prepared for release. The memorial service, held two weeks later at Manhattan’s Riverside Church, saw inspired tributes and performances by many of Coleman’s greatest fans, friends, and followers. There is no end to the artists who have been influenced by Ornette Coleman." The memorial proved, in his son, Denardo Coleman’s words, to be “one for the ages,” prompting him to include an exclusive recording of the service on
the upcoming Celebrate Ornette box set.
Curated by Denardo, perhaps it is he who may have best elucidated his father’s groundbreaking legacy. “It’s not that Ornette thought out of the box,” he said, speaking at the memorial. “He just didn’t accept that there were any boxes.”
Release date 29th January 2016
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.JOIN BACHIR ATTAR AND THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA’S SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVAL, AUGUST 21,22 and 23
taking place in Morocco’s picturesque, cool Village of Jajouka, in the Rif mountains
"The 4000 year Old Rock and Roll band" will be playing with DONOVAN, JOOLZ LEITCH (BRIAN JONES’ Grandson and member of Public OverDrive). Elliot Sharp of DJ Logic and LAZYWALL from Tangier who are the greatest young rock and roll band in Morocco . Donovan and Linda (who is the mother of Brian Jones' son Jullian) will be commemorating Brian Jones' first visit to Jajouka in 1967.
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8.05.13 – "The music of Jajouka is trance music, ecstatic music, a music narcotic. From its source—a particular village in the southern Rif mountains of Morocco—this magical music has migrated around the world, moving like clouds, like water, like smoke-flowing through the collective consciousness of its appreciators," writes Jim Jarmusch in the liner notes to The Road to Jajouka, a new recording that pays tribute to the legendary Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. The collection, set for release September 10 on Howe Records, features both new performances and remixes created by western master musicians utilizing original Jajouka recordings. Produced by drummer/producer Billy Martin, the nine tracks feature guest artists including Medeski Martin & Wood, Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Lee Ranaldo, Flea and Mickey Hart among others. All profits from album sales will benefit The Jajouka Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2013 to foster awareness and preservation of this ancient ceremonial music. Read more and click here.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily at Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival June 2014
2.19.14 – Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka will perform in Manchester, TN at the 2014 Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival from June 12-15. For more information and tickets click here.
Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians to perform 'Colloque À Tanger' April 6, 2013
3.05.13 – Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka will perform on April 6, 2013 at 'Colloque à Tanger' alongside Patti Smith, Ramuntcho Matta, Dar Gnawa, Tanger and JM Montera. For more information on this festival, visit (en francais) here.
Anthony Bourdain visits Jajouka for new CNN TV Show "Parts Unknown" (Spring 2013)
2.03.13 – Celebrity chef, author and renowned world traveler Anthony Bourdain visited Jajouka on February 3, 2013 to interview and talk with Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka in Jajouka. His new series on CNN is called "Parts Unknown" premiering Spring 2013. More information as to when the episode featuring Jajouka will be available can be found at the CNN official website here.
Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood discusses his project with Bachir Attar of Master Musicians of Jajouka, Howard Shore and Others
12.17.12 – A brilliant new remix of one of the classic Master Musicians of Jajouka albums featuring Bachir Attar records. A host of international artists from numerous genres have been commissioned to add their creative touch to some magical tracks. Produced by Bachir Attar and the percussionist extraordinaire Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood, this project is bound to be a global jaugernaut with a combination of musical styles for everyone on the planet." the entire article at Jazz Times here.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guest Bill Laswell at 'The First Festival of the Real Jajouka Masters at Home' on May 17 & 18, 2014
3.26.14 – Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka will perform in Jajouka, Morocco along with special guest Bill Laswell at The First Festival of the Real Jajouka Masters at Home. The 4,000 year old rock band will perform May 17 and 18, 2014. For tickets and more information for this event please go here
Jajouka Comes to MOMA
11.09.12 – The movie "Jajouka, Something Good Comes To You" directed by Eric and Mark Hurtado (Etant Donnes), appears at MOMA November 9 and 17 with Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Shiraz el Kairi, Amin Serhani and Ahmed Ettalha. More here.
Bachir Attar of The Master Musicians of Jajouka to perform at the Whitney August 5, 2011 with Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
7.26.11 – Bachir Attar of The Master Musicians of Jajouka will be performing at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC with Medeski, Scofield, Martin, & Wood on August 5th, 2011 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6–9pm; there are no special tickets or reservations. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, legendary band Medeski Martin & Wood will be in residence at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Friday nights in August as part of the Whitney Live performance series. Joined by guest artists each night, the performances will encompass older works and newer projects including several MMW side projects and a re-mounting of the acclaimed Turntable Sessions. Bachir Attar alone from the Master Musicians of Jajouka will be performing with MMW and Scofield on August 5th as Mustapha Attar will not be there though the site mentions otherwise. For more info please visit the Whitney page here.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform live in Germany
5.20.11 – Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka will be doing a mini-tour of Germany with one special performance by Dub Gabriel and The Jajouka Soundsystem (featuring Bachir Attar). Below are the dates:
THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA LED BY BACHIR ATTAR
June 30, 2011 DE Cologne Stadtgarten
July 1, 2011 DE Rudolstadt Tanz & Folkfest***
July 2, 2011 DE Berlin House of the World Cultures
July 3, 2011 DE Rudolstadt Tanz & Folkfest
***JAJOUKA SOUNDSYSTEM feat. BACHIR ATTAR & DUB GABRIEL
The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform live May 13, 2011 at Festival Mata in Morocco
5.05.11 – It's with great honor that Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka will be performing at the annual Festival Mata on May 13th, 2011. Thousands of devotees and visitors, several Moroccans and some foreigners, flock for several days to Jebel Al Alam, in the province of Larache, about 90 km southeast of Tangier, to celebrate the annual Moussem Moulay Abdeslam Ben M'Chich Sheikh of Jbala. This is a place of worship and meditation, which houses the shrine of Sheikh of Al Chorfa Alamiyine Machichiyine. The festival is under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco and attended by Princess Lalla Amina. For more details please visit here.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform live February 12, 2011 at Cinémathèque de Tanger in Tangier, Morocco
1.20.11 – Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka will be performing at Cinémathèque de Tanger in Tangier, Morocco on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 7pm along with Duke Garwood as part of a "New Dream Machine Project" by Shezad Dawood in honor of Brion Gysin. Cinémathèque de Tanger is located at place du 9 Avril 1947, Tanger, Morocco. For more details please visit
here and our tours page. To read an article on this event please go here.
The Source rated the number two 'Global' Album of 2010 by The Wire Magazine
1.13.11 – The Master Musicians of Jajouka's album The Source was rated the number two album of the year for 2010 in the "Global" category by The Wire magazine in its January 2011 (issue #323) pg. 63 of The Wire entitled "2010 Rewind". To see more information regarding this and other nominations for 2010, please visit 'The Wire' magazine website at
Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar performed at the Consulat de France and appeared at The Paul Bowles Centennial Photographic Exhibition: "The Golden Years"
10.27.10 –The French Consul General invited the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar to perform at the Consulat de France during the five days of Paul Bowles Centennial events held in Tangier, Morocco, from October 27 to 31, 2010. The Master Musicians performaed at the VIP Party for the Paul Bowles Centennial Celebration in Tangier directed by the French Consul General Jean-Yves Berthault.
"The Golden Years"was The Paul Bowles Centennial Photographic Exhibition at The Instituto Cervantes in Tangier. Cherie Nutting's silver gelatin prints were among the photographs displayed in the exhibition.The photographs were from her book with Paul Bowles entitled "Yesterday's Perfume" (Clarkson and Potter Publisher 2000). The Exhibition was directed by Cecilia Fernandez Suzor.
New Record! The Source available on CD and Vinyl
8.23.10 –Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka have a new album today entitled The Source. It is avaialble now through Amazon UK here . The album was produed by Marc Hurtado and Bachir Attar, and released on Le Son Du Maquis. The release is dedicated to the memory of British/Canadian artist Brion Gysin, and the notes include a list of other devotees of The Master Musicians of Jajouka, including of course Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Brian Jones and Ornette Coleman.
Bachir Attar & The Master Musicians Of Jajouka perform with Ornette Coleman Quartet and James Blood Ulmer at The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands
4.29.10 – The Master Musicians of Jajouka perform with Ornette Coleman and James Blood Ulmer perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2010 Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at "Hudson" from 5:30pm-6:45pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the North Sea Jazz Festival website by
Jajouka Live Vol. 1 rated the number one 'Global' Album of 2009 by The Wire Magazine
1.13.10 – The Master Musicians of Jajouka's album Jajouka Live, Vol. 1 was rated the number album of the year for 2009 in the "Global" category by The Wire magazine in its January 2010 (issue #311) of The Wire entitled "2009 Rewind". To see more information regarding this and other nominations for 2009, please visit 'The Wire' magazine website at
Bachir Attar performs at the Hand of Fatima Monday November 16, 2009
11.16.09 – Bachir Attar was recently in New York to co-host a tribute to the writer Robert Palmer held at Le Poisson Rouge on November 16th. The evening featured readings from Palmer's work and performances by Lenny Kaye, who played an amazing improvisational number with Mr. Attar), Ladell McLin, The Kropotkins, and many others. Co-hosted by Augusta Palmer and Anthony DeCurtis, who edited the newly released Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer,the event was also a benefit for the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Bachir Attar was also an honored guest at a book party for Blues & Chaos held at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's New York Annex and appeared for Q & As at the NY theatrical premiere of The Hand of Fatima, Augusta Palmer's documentary about her rock critic father's fascination with Jajouka. The film prominently features Mr. Attar and the music of the Master Musicians.
Bachir Attar performs at the Festival of World Cultures August 29, 2009
08.11.09 – Bachir Attar will be performing at the DLR Festival of World Cultures at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. Bachir will be performing solo on August 29th. The performance will take place in the evening at the Pavilion Theatre from 21:00-22:30 (9:00 pm-10:30 pm). Bachir will be playing alongside Sufi Mystical vocalist, Sain Zahoor. For more details and ticket purchasing information, please visit: festivalofworldcultures.com
Jajouka at 2009 Meltdown Festival with Ornette Coleman
05.19.09 – Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka are pleased to announce that they will be performing with Ornette Coleman at Southbank's 2009 Meltdown Festival in London, England June 13th through June 21st. As the musical "master of ceremony," Jajouka will be opening each night of music with a special half-hour performance on the Royal Festival Hall Level 2 Terrace. On Friday June 19th and Sunday June 21st, Bachir Attar and the Jajouka Masters will headline with Ornette Coleman and special guests. LondonJazz reports additional guests Bill Frisell on June 19th and Charlie Haden + Flea on June 21st. Other confirmed Meltdown 2009 artists include: The Roots, Baaba Maal, Moby, David Murry, Yoko Ono with Sean Lennon, Mark Ribot, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, Yo La Tengo, James Blood Ulmer, Bobby McFerrin, Patty Smith and more. For complete listings and ticketing information, please visit: http://meltdown.southbankcentre.co.uk/
These performances mark the first live collaboration between Jajouka and Ornette Coleman in more than ten years and also illustrate the continuation of a deep friendship and musical relationship between the two artists, spanning more than 4 decades. Beginning in 1974, Ornette Coleman released Dancing In Your Head on which the epic "Midnight Sunrise", recorded in Jajouka, features the musical collision between the Master Musicians of Jajouka, Ornette Coleman and the late Robert Palmer. In the mid to late 1990s, Ornette joined Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka on stage for several highly acclaimed European performances. And just recently while on tour in the US, Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka reconnected with Ornette for some impromptu recording sessions at Ornette's New York City studio. You can view tour date details below.
01.05.09 – Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians of Jajouka are pleased to announce the release of their new record, Jajouka Live Vol. 1. Recorded at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Portugal on the final night of a weeklong tribute to Paul Bowles, Live Vol. 1 is the debut release on Jajouka Records, owned and operated by Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians. Produced by Bachir Attar and Michael Gassert, the album contains several new and never before released tracks, capturing the group at the height of their powers.
Currently, Jajouka Live Vol. 1 is available for secure download in MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless formats through jajoukarecords.com. All Files are 100% DRM free and include album artwork by Kate Diamond. US physical and world–wide digital release date: January 27th, 2009. Physical release in Europe and Japan: Spring 2009. Stay tuned for Jajouka Live Vol. 1 updates and extras.
Jajouka Documentary: The Hand of Fatima
12.23.08 – Bachir Attar and The Master Musicians
of Jajouka will appear in the eagerly awaited documentary film The
Hand of Fatima, which travels from Mississippi to Morocco to examine
the long friendship between the Master Musicians of Jajouka and legendary
New York Times music critic Robert Palmer. The Hand of
Fatima features exclusive footage of the village of Jajouka, Morocco,
as well as interviews with Yoko Ono, Donovan, Genesis P. Orridge, Anthony
DeCurtis, and Stephen Davis.
Directed by Palmer’s daughter, Augusta, the film has received grants from NYSCA, the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, LMCC, and the Wellspring Foundation. The Hand of Fatima was selected for IFP’s prestigious Rough Cut Lab in May 2008 and showcased at Independent Film Week in September 2008. A festival premiere is expected in 2009, with DVD and theatrical release to follow.
Jajouka Summer Tour 2008
12.01.08 – The Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar completed a highly acclaimed 2008 Summer Tour of Canada where they traveled coast to coast performing before crowds of thousands and were honored by receiving the Prix Minor award for their performance at Le Festival D’ete in Québec.