Out now: Carl Stone – We Jazz Reworks, Vol. 2

We Jazz Records presents the second volume of their reworks albums dealing with source material from the Helsinki-based label’s catalog. This time around, it’s Carl Stone’s turn to tackle the source albums at hand and filter the label’s output through his musical lens.

We Jazz Reworks is an idea that repurposes some of the label’s output 10 albums at a time. That is, the label invites producers whose music they love on board, and one by one, they tackle 10 albums worth of source material, of which they are free to use as much or as little as they choose. The series evolves chronologically, so this volume being number two, the source material is pulled from We Jazz LPs numbers 11 through 20. The artist has complete freedom.

Volume 2 in the series happens with Carl Stone, a legendary figure in creative music. His career spans decades of unlimited musical innovation. Stone’s recent output on Unseen Worlds, the label who has also been instrumental in issuing some of his remarkable earlier work, ranks among the most original art of our time and renders notions such as “genre” virtually meaningless.

Here, We Jazz originals by Terkel Nørgaard, OK:KO, Jonah Parzen-Johnson and more are met here with a fresh sense of discovery, spun around and delivered ready for the turntable once again.

Carl Stone says:

“It was wonderful that We Jazz gave me carte blanche to work with any materials from the set of ten releases in its catalog. This freedom to work with everything could have been a mixed blessing though, as it could be a challenge to try to deal with so much musical information. In the end I did what I almost always do: Let my intuition be my guide and to seize upon any musical items that seemed to fit into an overall approach.”

“To make a new piece I usually start with an extended period of what really is just playing, the way a child plays with toys. Experimentation without necessary expectation, leading to (hopefully) discovery of things of musical interest, then figuring out a way to craft and shape these into a structured piece of music. Each track uses a different approach, which I found along the way during this play period.”

This conceptual approach becomes complete with the design, in which album graphics are treated in a similar fashion, reworking what’s there. This time around, the artwork is reinvented by Tuomo Parikka, a regular cover collage contributor for the We Jazz Magazine.

CURACAO BLUE TRANSPARENT VINYL, INSIDE OUT SLEEVE, OBI W/ LINER NOTES, PRINTED INNER SLEEVE WITH SOURCE ALBUM DESIGN REFLECTIONS.


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December 3 19h00 Helsinki Finland Korjaamo

Saturday December 3 2022 19h00 On the heels of his recent release on the We Jazz record label, Carl continues his Finland debut with an interview with label Artistic Director Matti Nives. The We Jazz Festival 2022, which runs from November 27 to December 4th and includes many exciting musicians from around the globe. This evening program at Korjaamo features talk about music and also live performance. Besides the interview wsith Carl, Nabil Ayers from Valley Of Search talks about his work in the music biz and beyond.. FIRE! will give a rare band workshop, letting us all in on the workings of their sound. Silva Kallionpää Quartet rounds up the afternoon with a set of their music from their wonderful album Unadaptable (Eclipse Music, 2021). Artists:

Buy Tickets Online Korjaamo Töölönkatu 51 B Helsinki Map (English) at here office@wejazz.fi WEB: https://wejazz.fi/2022/en/info/ WEB: https://wejazz.fi/2022/ FB:https://tinyurl.com/5azek5st IG: #wejazzhelsinki/ Twitter: @wejazzhelsinki

December 2 19h00 Helsinki Finland Suvilahti

Friday December 2 2022 19h00
On the heels of his recent release on the We Jazz record label, Carl makes his Finland debut with a duo together with Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Brooklyn based baritone sax wizard. This is Carl’s opening appearance at the We Jazz Festival 2022, which runs from November 27 to December 4th and includes many exciting musicians from around the globe The evening itself is pretty much a marathon presnted over four rooms. Full lineup can be found at the festival website.

Artists:

  • Carl Stone
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Buy Tickets Online

Suvilahti
Kaasutehtaankatu 1
Helsinki

Map (English) at here
office@wejazz.fi
WEB: https://wejazz.fi/2022/en/info/
WEB: https://wejazz.fi/2022/
FB:https://tinyurl.com/5azek5st
IG: #wejazzhelsinki/
Twitter: @wejazzhelsinki

January 19 open 18h50 start 18h50 Tokyo Shibuya JP WWW Shibuya Amane Uyama Release Party


Thursday January 19 2023 open 18h50 start 18h50
Carl does a guest set at the Uyama Amane Muhmuhto (ウ山あまね “ムームート” )Release Party. Join the fun!

Artists:

¥3000 (standing only, drinks extra)

Buy Tickets Online

WWW Shibuya
〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 13−17 Cinema Rise Bldg B1F
03-5458-7685
Map (English) at here
WEB: https://www-shibuya.jp/schedule/015077.php

February 25 open 18h00 start 19h00 Tokyo Ochiai JP SOUP

Saturday February 25 2023 open 18h00 start 19h00

Carl returns to SOUP, the Tokyo live house with one of the best sound systems in the city

Artists:

SOUP

3-9-10 Mikasa BLD BF1 Kamiochiai Shinjuku-ku Tokyo

東京都新宿区落合3-9-10 三笠ビルBF1

Map (English) at here

Map (Japanese) here

WEB: http://ochiaisoup.web.fc2.com/schedulethis.html

WEB: https://ochiaisoup.com/?page_id=1423

Now On Sale – Listen Here

There’s a dizzying good new @carlstone album coming on May 20; it’s no spoiler to say that admirers of Stone’s jumpy digital pop fantasias should not hesitate. Steve Smith, Night After Night

Wat Dong Moon Lek is Stone’s latest distinctive, Characterful, and playful take on sound collage, a followup equal to 2020’s thrilling Stolen Car…There is an infinite quality to the work…much alchemy here, each track feeling fizzy and alive with potential directions. There are so many moments that make me want to dance, or stand up and applaud. It’s clever, effervescent and gloriously fun. – The Wire, June 2022 issue

https://unseenworlds.bandcamp.com/album/wat-dong-moon-lek

 

 

New Album Preorder Switched ON – Listen Here

New Carl Stone album coming soon! The We Jazz label in Finland turned Carl loose in their archives for some of his patented sampling psychosis. Carte blanche y’all! The release is a curacao blue transparent vinyl edition. Inside out matte sleeve, corner OBI with liner notes, inner sleeve with source album design reflections.
Your order of We Jazz Reworks Vol. 2. gets you 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released in October.