the wrong object
Belgian jazz/rock quintet The Wrong Object includes Zappa compositions in their live sets on a regular basis.
Wrong Object's current line-up:
The picture on the right shows Michel Delville,
Jean-Paul Estiévenart and Fred Delplancq live at 'L'AnVert'
in Liège on 2005/10/11.
In 2004, the band
performed at Zappanale.
Wrong Object recorded Frank Zappa's 'King Kong' for
"Lemme Take You To The Beach", the Zappa Surf album on Cordelia records.
July 2004, the band took part in the Zappanale festival, performing a bunch of Frank Zappa compositions, featuring Ed Mann as special guest. Part of the concert got released on the "Zappanale # 15" album.
October 2005, The Wrong Object performed with Elton Dean, and also with Harry Beckett.
In 2006, the band performed with Annie Whitehead,
Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij.
Later the same year, Michel Delville and Laurent Delchambre performed in concert with Markus Stauss.
October 2007, the band did a couple of concerts with Alex Maguire and Robin Verheyen. One of these got broadcast on dutch national radio.
In 2007, The Wrong Object teamed up with The
Friendly Dogs to record Frank Zappa's 'The Idiot Bastard Son'. They
contributed their version to "20 Extraordinary Renditions", Andrew Greenaway's
project that got released on Cordelia Records.
The info said:
Michel Delville's teenage combo teamed up with Belgo-English quartet The Friendly Dogs to create this.
Personnel: Michel Delville (guitar, guitar-synth); Damien Polard (bass); Fred Delplancq (tenor sax); Jean-Paul Estiévenart (trumpet); Laurent Delchambre (drums and assorted percussions); Andrew Norris (guitar, voice); Damien Campion (bass, double-bass).
The band performed at the 2008 edition of the Zappanale
Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, with special guests Stanley
Jason Zappa and Nick Skrowaczewski.
Early 2010, this Zappanale concert got released on CD on Fazzul records.
May 2011, The Wrong Object took part in the Mosae Zappa Festival in Maastricht in The Netherlands. The performance featured special guests Ke and LiLo.
| wrong object: all hands on dreck
(2002, cdr, bel, private release)
| wrong object:
(2003, cdr, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
| wrong object: play zappa and a few tunes of
(2003, cdr-pro, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions, = "malign siesta" with extra tracks
lemme take you to the beach
(2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa
|various artists: zappanale 15
(2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
artists: zappanale 15 - retrospective
(2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|various artists: zappanale #
(2005, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
artists: zappanale 15 - bands in concert
(2005, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|the wrong object:
live at zappanale 2004
(2005, cdr-pro, bel, maximalist records mr 0004 (private release)) - feat.ed mann, incl. lots of zappa material
|the wrong object
& guests: live 2005
(2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
meets the wrong object: live in paris
(2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release)
object meets harry becket: another time in belgium
(2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release)
object & alex maguire: a tribute to elton dean - le
triton, paris, may 27 2006
(2006, cdr-pro, bel, private release)
trank zappa grappa in varese? - cryptic echoes - live in belgium
(2006, cdr-promo, switzerland, fazzul music)
les tritonales 4 - hommage à elton dean
(2006, 2cdr-promo, fr, le triton)
|1||elton dean &
the wrong object: the unbelievable truth
(2007, cd, usa, moonjune records mjr009)
|2||the wrong object
featuring annie whitehead and harry becket: platform one
(2007, cd, uk, jazzprint jpvp138cd) - incl. various frank zappa compositions
object: stories from the shed
(2008, cd, usa, moonjune mjr018)
20 extraordinary renditions
(2008, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
trank zappa grappa in varese? - more light
wrong object: zappanale 19
(2008, dvdr, germany, private release) - incl. frank zappa compositions / feat.stanley jason zappa
maguire sextet: brewed in belgium
(2008, cd, usa, moonjune mjr022)
(2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
trank zappa grappa in varese? - play zappa live in waremme 08
(2009, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0825) - all compositions by frank zappa
wrong object feat.stanley jason zappa: live at zappanale
(2009, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0827) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
|various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
(2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
concert ‘colors café’, liège, belgium
concert ‘aquilone’, liège, belgium
concert ‘kongas bar’, liège, belgium
concert ‘la zone, liège, belgium
2003/01/10 concert ‘labo art gallery’, liège, belgium
concert ‘le surlet’, liège, belgium
concert ‘colors café’, liège, belgium
concert ‘le phoenix club’, liège, belgium
concert ‘chez mo’, liège, belgium
concert ‘casa nicaragua’, liège, belgium
concert ‘galerie 2016’, brussels, belgium
concert ‘le k-barré’, liège, belgium
concert ‘la légia’, liège, belgium
concert ‘colors café’, liège, belgium
concert ‘l’an vert’, liège, belgium
concert ‘la zone’, liège, belgium
2004/03/13 concert ‘le petit théâtre’, verviers, belgium
concert ‘l'aquilone’, liège, belgium
concert ‘phoenix arts center’, exeter, uk
2004/04/05 concert ‘the beehive’, swindon, uk
2004/07/24 concert "Zappanale", bad doberan, germany - feat. Ed Mann
2004/07/25 Ed Man & Friends - concert "Zappanale", bad doberan, germany - backing Ed Mann
2004/07/31 concert "ça jazz à huy", grand place de huy, belgium
frogg cafe & wrong object
2004/08/01 concert 'chez bouldou', liège, belgium
2004/08/13 concert "paulusfeesten", oostende, belgium
2004/09/11 concert ‘l’an vert’, liège, belgium
2004/10/01 concert 'kulturne centrum a4' , "bratislava ars poetica festival", slovakia
wrong object feat. jaap blonk
2004/10/02 concert 'studio 12 - slovak theatre institute', "bratislava ars poetica festival", slovakia
2004/11/18 concert ‘colors café’ (rue souverain pont), liège, 21h00
cucamonga radio show, belgian radio 1: wrong
object feat. ed mann
(from the zappanale 2004/07/24 concert)
2005/03/17 concert ‘Phoenix Club’, Liège, belgique
2005/04/22 concert “Freiberger Jazztage”, Allemagne
2005/07/24 concert ‘Chez Bouldou’, Liège, belgique
2005/07/31 concert “Festival de l'Alambic Electrique”, Villiers-sur Yonne, France
the Wrong Object, feat.Elton Dean
2005/10/10 concert ‘Jazzpower’, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (without Elton Dean, who had been taken to a hospital)
2005/10/11 concert 'L'AnVert', Liège, Belgium
2005/10/12 concert ‘PP Café’,
Brussels, Belgium - cancelled
2005/10/18 concert 'Glaz'Art', Paris, France
the Wrong Object, feat. Harry Beckett
2005/10/27 - concert 'l'aquilone', liège, belgium
2005/10/28 concert mechelen, Belgium, feat. Harry Beckett (afternoon - private gig)
2005/10/28 The Wrong Object feat. Harry Beckett – concert ‘Jazzzolder’, Mechelen, Belgium
the Wrong Object
2005/11/04 concert 'rockhal', esch/alzette, luxembourg
2005/11/12 concert "Zappadag", 'jeugdhuis TNT', genk, belgium
2005/11/26 concert “KriKri” festival, Gent, Belgium
2005/12/10 concert “Tournai Prog
2006/03/11 concert ‘Plusetage’, Baarle-Nassau, the Netherlands
Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet, flugelhorn
& Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax (plus Laurent Delchambre:
|Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij, performing as special guests with The Wrong Object at the 2006/10/27 gig in Mechelen.|
Michel Delville: guitar, electronics, vocals
Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard & Robin Verheyen
2007/10/27 at 'De Singer'
2007/11/08 radio show "de wissel", vpro, radio 6, NL (including part of the 2007/10/27 concert)
2007/11/10 radio show "zaterdagavondmagazine", vpro radio, radio 6, NL (including part of the 2007/10/27 concert)
2008/03/07 concert 'Jazzpoint', Liège, Belgique
2008/03/08 concert "Nam'In'Jazz Festival", Belvédère, Namur, Belgique
|The above picture shows the band in action during the Zappateers Festival in Nijmegen: Michel Delville, Laurent Delchambre, Frank van der Kooij, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard & Fred Delplancq|
2008/06/14 The Wrong Object - concert 'Tre Conchiglie', Agropoli, Italy
2008/06/15 The Wrong Object - concert 'Piazza Basilica Paleocristiana', Paestum, Italy
2008/06/19 The Wrong Object - concert Festival "Tritonales", 'Le Triton', Paris, France
2008/08/09 The Wrong Object - concert "Gaume Jazz Festival", Rossignol, Belgium
2008/08/15 The Wrong Object - concert "Zappanale Festival", Bad Doberan, Germany, 17h30; w.special guest Stanley Jason Zappa
2008/08/17 The Wrong Object - concert "Zappanale Festival", Bad Doberan, Germany; TWO joins Stanley Jason Zappa's New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship
2009/12/01 The Wrong Object - concert 'SAZ'N'JAZ',
BRUXELLES, Belgium at 20.00h:
2009/12/04 The Wrong Object - concert 'CENTRE CULTUREL DE DISON', Dison, Belgium at 20.00 H:
Michel Delville : guitar, synth, vocals
Antoine Guenet : keyboard, synth, vocals
Joe Higham : sax
Pierre Mottet: bass
Laurent Delchambre : drums, percussion
Markus Stauss: tenor & and soprano saxophone
Damien Champion: electric and double bass
2011/05/06 concert "Mosae Zappa", Maastricht, NL
special guests: Ke and LiLo
picture: Philippe Lamoot
from their website (2004):
"Blending psychedelic jazz with modern rock sensibilities, the music of The Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa. While our repertoire contains mainly original compositions, we also play a special set of Zappa covers (including the classic 'King Kong').
Since its creation in early 2002, The Wrong Object has played some twenty gigs in various Belgian venues. Some of them were augmented by guest performances by the likes of tenor sax player Domgué, guitarist-composer Marco Maurizi and pataphysician-poet-vocalist Andrew Norris, whose work with the band culminated in a show held at the Galerie 2016 in Brussels on the occasion of Serge Vandercam's 79th birthday.
The Wrong Object will continue to perform in pubs, clubs and theaters next year and hopes to play Summer festivals abroad."
**THE WRONG OBJECT - NEWSLETTER No 3 December 2005** http://www.wrongobject.com
THE WRONG OBJECT'S NEW WEBSITE (http://www.wrongobject.com) IS NOW UP AND READY FOR BROWSING AND LISTENING. More than 70 minutes of free mp3s and video excerpts have been added to the live samples sections.
NOUVEAU SITE DU WRONG OBJECT EST ACCESSIBLE A l'ADRESSE SUIVANTE:
http://www.wrongobject.com Plus de 70 minutes de mp3s et d'extraits vidéo gratuits ont été ajoutés aux archives.
OUR NEW LIVE ALBUM, which features ELTON DEAN and HARRY BECKETT, is out!
For more info, see the "CDs/DVDs" section.
Sortie du NOUVEL ALBUM LIVE, avec la collaboration d'ELTON DEAN et HARRY BECKETT. Pour plus d'info, voir la section "CDs/DVDs"
NEW CONCERT DATES ADDED / NOUVELLES DATES DE CONCERTS:
March 11, Plusetage, Baarle-Nassau, Holland, 21h00 March 17, A Jazz Experience, Zaal Alma, Rijkevorsel, 21h00 April 11, Guildford Electric Theatre, Guildford, UK, 20h00 June 24, Fêtes de la Musique, Place Jehan-le-Bel, Liège, 18h00
**VISIT OUR NEWS SECTION: http://www.wrongobject.com/new.php**
THE WRONG OBJECT - February 2006 Newsletter
ELTON DEAN RIP - 1945-2006
Elton Dean passed away on the evening of February 7th in a London hospital due to heart and liver failure, on the day before he was to embark on a series of Soft Machine reunion gigs. Elton's untimely death is a sad loss for many. It also puts an abrupt end to an exciting collaboration and a burgeoning friendship with The Wrong Object.
THE WRONG OBJECT - February 2006 Newsletter
Excerpts from Elton's recent Paris concert with the band will remain on our website as a tribute to Elton's continuing inspiration and his willingness to collaborate with like-minded musicians around the globe after 40-odd years as one of the world's best loved sax players: http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php
read the first obituaries here:
All About Jazz: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=8788
Sent: donderdag 16 maart 2006 14:07
Subject: CE SOIR: THE WRONG OBJECT à l'ATELIER
THE WRONG OBJECT
CE JEUDI 16 mars à 20h30
47 rue des Franchimontois, à Liège
PAF: 5 EUR
2006/03/16 concert 'l'atelier', liège, belgium
2006/03/17 concert 'Zaal Alma', Rijkevorsel, belgium
2006/05/21 concert 'Chez Bouldou', Liège, belgium
2006/06/24 concert "Fêtes de la Musique", Place
Jehan-le-Bel, Liège, belgium 18h00 (TBC)
Laurent Delchambre: batterie
Fred Deplancq: sax ténor
Michel Delville: guitare
Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trompette
Damien Polard: basse
WRONG OBJECT – May 2006 Newsletter
1. NEW LIVE CD WITH MOONJUNE RECORDS:
“ELTON DEAN MEETS THE WRONG OBJECT – LIVE IN PARIS”
A remastered version of our Paris gig with Elton will be released by Moonjune Records (http://www.moonjunerecords.com/), with a July-August release looking likely. For more info on this project, see our tribute page at : http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php
2. NEW LIVE DATES
* Sunday May 21, Chez Bouldou, Liège, 21h00
* Saturday May 27, Le Triton, Paris - Elton Dean Memorial Concert
* Wednesday June 14, Atelier 210, Bruxelles, 20h30
* Monday June 19, United Islands of Prague festival (w. Medeski, Martin and Wood)
* Saturday June 24, Fêtes de la Musique, Place Jehan-le-Bel (Outremeuse), Liège, 20h00 (w. Rêve d'Eléphant Orchestra [22h] & All is Pretty/ Tout est joli [18h]) rens: 0494/420 495 - 04/344 47 37
* Saturday September 16, Aquilone, Liège, 20h30
* September 27-30 – UK DATES (TBA)
* Thursday October 26, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, 20h30 w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett !
* Friday October 27, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen (afternoon - private gig) w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett
* Friday October 27, L'An Vert, Liège, 20h30 w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett !
3. ELTON DEAN TRIBUTE IN PARIS
The Wrong Object feat. Alex Maguire will be involved in the tribute gig to Elton along with many Canterbury-affiliated musicians including – besides Alex - Pip Pyle, Hugh Hopper, Didier Malherbe, Jim Dvorak, Sophia Domancich, Simon Goubert, John Greaves, Patrice Meyer, Faton Cahen and Frank van der Kooij.
4. NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
Our new studio album will be mixed in Brussels in early June. Stay tuned for more news on that front.
2006/07/12, in concert at the "Spirit of 66" in Verviers, Belgium: Tripod (from the US) and the Markus Stauss Project.
-------------------------------------------------- here's the promo talk --------------------------------------------------
AND KING CRIMSON MORPHED INTO A NEAT LITTLE PACKAGE"
but after hearing the full sonic assault, you won’t miss those instruments at all!”
“David Sanborn/Tom Scott/Michael Brecker on acid !”
Clint Bahr: 12-string bass
Keith Gurland: saxes
Steve Romano: drums
MARKUS STAUSS PROJECT (B/Suisse)
Sax “monster” Markus Stauss joins forces with three Belgian musicians
"... wild happenings, festival creations... chamber music, rock, hard rock, funk, noise, modern jazz, free jazz and even contemporary music."
Markus Stauss: saxes
Laurent Delchambre: drums and percussions
Michel Delville: guitar, guitar-synth
Damien Campion: bass, double-bass
2007 04 10
THE WRONG OBJECT - April 2007 Newsletter http://www.wrongobject.com
1. THE WRONG OBJECT feat ANNIE WHITEHEAD AND HARRY BECKETT, "PLATFORM ONE":
A BRAND NEW CD FEATURING ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AND A COUPLE OF ZAPPA COVERS IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM VOICEPRINT MUSIC:
http://www.voiceprint.co.uk/web/Release/JPVP138CD/ You can listen to some samples (and read Matthew Wright's liner notes) here:
2. NEW LIVE CD WITH MOONJUNE RECORDS:
ELTON DEAN & THE WRONG OBJECT, "THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH"
A remastered version of our Paris gig with Elton has just been released by Moonjune Records and is available for order from http://www.moonjune.com/ For more info on this project, listen to some samples here:
2. NEW LIVE DATES
*UK dates - "Annie Whitehead Meets The Wrong Object"
* Thursday April 26, The Roscoe, Leeds, UK, 20h30
* Friday April 27, Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln, UK, 21h00
* Wednesday May 2, InsideOut, Quai van Beneden, 4020 Liège,
Belgium, 20h30 - (info: 0497-171.433)
* Friday May 4, Jazz à Liège, Palais des Congrès, Liège, Belgium, 21h45 (sharp)
* July 8, Versailles Art Rock Festival, CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, France (also: Soft Machine Legacy & Forgas Band Phenomena)
* July, Margate Jazz Festival, UK (feat. Annie Whitehead) (TBC)
* Sunday September 23, Jazz at Home Festival, Mechelen, Belgium, (w. special guest Bart Maris)
* Friday October 26, Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)
3. "TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE"
(STAUSS, DELCHAMBRE, DELVILLE, CAMPION)
Two Wrong Objects (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) team up with Belgian bass player Damien Campion and Swisss sax player extraordinaire Markus Stauss in a new project called "Trank Zappa Grappa in Varèse". To order their first mini-CD, "Cryptic Echoes: Live in Belgium", click here:
http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/deutsch/t-z-g-i-v.php To read the first reviews (in German), click here: http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_7873.html
and here: http://www.ragazzi-music.de/trankzappagrappainvarese.html
4. MICHEL DELVILLE - AMSTERDAM SOLO GIG
Michel will perform msuic laced with poetry at the Open Stanza festival at the Sugar Factory (opposite the Melkweg) in Amsterdam on Thursday April 12. For more info, click here:
5. NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
Our new studio album is currently being remixed in Brussels. Another studio album feturing completing new tracks will be recorded in the Fall of 2007. Stay tuned for more news on that front !
2007 05 02
SOIR A LA PENICHE "INSIDE OUT" - THE WRONG OBJECT
SOIR (MERCREDI 2 MAI 2007) A 20h30***
DE JAZZ PROGRESSIF
PRESENTATION DES DEUX NOUVEAUX ALBUMS*** ["ELTON DEAN & THE WRONG
OBJECT" (Moonjune Records) et "PLATFORM ONE" (Voiceprint)]
LA PENICHE INSIDE-OUT (QUAI VAN BENEDEN; 4020 Liège; info: 0497-171.433)
Delville: guitar, synth
Delchambre: drums, percussions
Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax
Estiévenart: trumpet, flugelhorn
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confins du rock, du jazz et des musiques improvisées, l'univers musical du
Wrong Object a subi les influences les plus diverses : de la musique progressive
de la Canterbury Scene à Aka Moon, en passant par Béla Bartok, Charlie Mingus
et, enfin, Frank Zappa, dont nous présentons régulièrement les compositions
sur scène. Le reste de notre répertoire contient exclusivement des
compositions originales mêlant des sonorités rock, classiques, free, jazzy et
funk, le tout teinté d'humour et d'ironie.
sa création au printemps 2002, The Wrong Object a donné une quarantaine de
concerts, parfois agrémentés de prestations d'invités tels que Ed Mann, Elton
Dean, Harry Beckett, Marc Mangen, Domguè, Marco Maurizi, Nicolas Ankoudinoff,
Clementine Gasser, Frogg Café, Jaap Blonk et Andrew Norris.
2007 06 08
Lol Coxhill & The Wrong Object
October 27, Lol Coxhill & The Wrong Object will be performing at 'De Singer' in Rijkevorsel, Belgium.
Soprano sax player Lol Coxhill is a huge name in
the free-jazz, improvisational scene.
The picture on the right shows Lol Coxhill in concert.
2007 06 21
THE WRONG OBJECT - sortie de deux nouveaux CDs
THE WRONG OBJECT - juin 2007
"The Unbelieveable Truth" (Moonjune Records) et "Platform One" (Voiceprint), les deux derniers CDs du Wrong Object, sont disponibles ou commandables chez tous les bons disquaires.
Ils ont déjà trouvé leur place dans les bacs de chez CAROLINE MUSIC (www.carolinemusic.be/)
Qu'on se le dise!
Pour plus de détails, cliquer sur les liens suivants:
|Joe Higham's Al-Orkesta is doing a couple of
concerts in Belgium.
The band is featuring Jean-Paul Estiévenart (of The Wrong Object fame) on trumpet.
Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet - Olivier Stalon: bass - Joe Higham: saxophone
picture taken at:
2007/06/22 - Al-Orkesta - concert 'Jazz Experience', Rijkevorsel,
2007 10 24
Subject: CE JEUDI 25 OCT A L'AN VERT - THE WRONG OBJECT / ALEX MAGUIRE / ROBIN VERHEYEN
THE WRONG OBJECT (B) feat. ALEX MAGUIRE (GB) & ROBIN VERHEYEN (B/USA) www.wrongobject.com
le jeudi 25 octobre, l'AN VERT, (rue M. Polain, Liège), 20h http://www.lanvert.be/jeudi.htm le samedi 27 octobre, De Singer - "A Jazz Experience", (Bavelstraat 35, Rijkevorsel), 20h30
Alex Maguire (GB) est un des claviéristes de jazz les plus talentueux de la
scène jazz britannique. Formé par John Cage et Howard Riley, il a travaillé
avec les plus grands représentants de la musique avant-gardiste contemporaine,
de Evan Parker à Paul Rogers en passant par Elton Dean, Tony Oxley, sans
oublier Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller et Pip Pyle avec qui il a officié au sein
d' Hatfield and the North reformé.
Parmi ses projets récents et actuels figurent un duo avec Michael Moore et des collaborations avec Steve Noble et Tobias Delius, Sean Bergin et Louis Moholo.
Alex Maguire rejoindra sur scène les musiciens du Wrong Object ainsi que Robin Verheyen (sax soprano, sax alto), grande revelation du jazz belge et europeen dont l'immense talent lui a valu d'etre l'invité de Brandford Marsalis lors de sa derniere tournee.
A cette occasion, The Wrong Object presentera son nouveau répertoire ete ses
deux derniers CDs : The Unbelievable Truth (réalisé avec le regrettee Elton
Dean ; Moonjune Records) et Platform One (en collaboration avece Harry Beckett
et Annie Whitehead ; Voiceprint Music). A noter que ce dernier a ete en partie
enregistre ... à l'An Vert en octobre
'Alex Maguire(UK) + The Wrong Object(B) + Robin Verheyen(B/USA) Live@L'An Vert'
Lieu: L'an Vert
Adresse: Rue Mathieu Polain, 4000 Liège
Tarif: 5 EUR
Le 25 octobre
2007 11 05
Subject: THE WRONG OBJECT - NOVEMBER 2007 NEWSLETTER
WRONG OBJECT - November 2007 Newsletter http://www.wrongobject.com
1. THE WRONG OBJECT ON DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO (VPRO) The Dutch national radio (VPRO) will air a special one-hour broadcast on The Wrong Object. The program, which is part the weekly "De Wissel" series, will feature interviews, live tracks and other goodies, including some previously unreleased excerpts from the band's recent gigs with British pianist Alex Maguire (Elton Dean, Hatfield and the North, Michael Moore, etc.). It will be broadcast for the first time on Thursday November 8 (12pm) and will remain available from the VPRO website for your listening pleasure: http://www.vpro.nl/programma/wissel/
Don't miss it! And, while you're at it, why don't you check out their recent features and web documentaries on Robert Wyatt, David Sylvian, Caravan and Robin Williamson: http://wissel.radio6.nl/
NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
"Stories from the Shed", The Wrong Object's new studio album will be released by Moonjune Records in December 2007 (US release date: February 2008). About which more very soon.
"TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE" - NEW DATES (STAUSS, DELCHAMBRE,
DELVILLE, CAMPION) Two members of The Wrong Object (Laurent Delchambre and
Michel Delville) team up again with Belgian bass player Damien Campion and Swiss
sax player extraordinaire Markus Stauss in a new project called "Trank
Zappa Grappa in Varèse".
November 16 - L'AN VERT, Liège, Belgium (8.15pm)
17 - PLUSETAGE, Baarle-Nassau, Holland (9pm)
To listen to some live samples click here: http://www.myspace.com/trankzappagrappainvarese
To order their first mini-CD, "Cryptic Echoes: Live in Belgium", click here: http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/deutsch/t-z-g-i-v.php
To read the first reviews (in German), click here: http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_7873.html
and here: http://www.ragazzi-music.de/trankzappagrappainvarese.html
THE WRONG OBJECT - January 2008 Newsletter
www.wrongobject.com - www.myspace.com/wrongobject - www.moonjune.com
THE WRONG OBJECT – NEW STUDIO CD
from the Shed", the band's new studio CD - which features wonderful cover
art by the great Marc
- will be released by Moonjune
in February 2008.
For a full description, a press release and some mp3 teasers click here: www.wrongobject.com/cds.php and/or here: www.myspace.com/wrongobject
A first review of the album has just appeared in All About Jazz: www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=28123
NEW LIVE DATES – FEBRUARY-MARCH 2008
2008/02/20 The Wrong Object - concert
"Gare au Jazz", Jazz
Brussels, Chaussée de Louvain 193-195, 20h30 (02/733 13 78) – OFFICIAL CD
2008/02/24 The Wrong Object -
Place Flagey Plein, 1050
2008/03/07 The Wrong Object - concert Jazzpoint,
20 rue Souverain-Pont, Liège, 21h
2008/03/08 The Wrong Object -
2008/03/15 The Wrong Object -
Buitencentrum BV (St Walrickweg 9), Nijmegen, Holland, 18h00 (w. special guest Frank
van der Kooij)
friend Elton Dean passed away almost 2 years ago, on February 7, 2006. "The
Unbelievable Truth" (Moonjune Records, 2007), The Wrong Object's
collaboration with the late saxophonist, was included in the "Top Ten Jazz
CDs of the Year" of Brazilian daily newspaper Tribuna. The article
"Os melhores do jazz em 2007" was signed by no less than heavyweight
producer Arnaldo DeSouteiro, who has produced releases by the likes of João
Gilberto, Luiz Bonfá, Dom Um Romao, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Yana Purim, Mario
Castro-Neves, and João Donato.
VPRO RADIO FEATURE UPDATE
full De Wissel
radio program devoted to The Wrong Object and Alex Maguire is now available in
the VPRO archives. You can also listen to more
music and interviews on De Wissel website here.
To listen to the the full program, click here
and look for the Friday November 9 session.
THE IDIOT BASTARD SON PROJECT
2008 03 04
WRONG OBJECT - March 2008 Newsletter****
NEW LIVE DATES - MARCH 2008 (http://www.wrongobject.com/gigs.php)
March 7, Jazzpoint, 20 rue Souverain-Pont, Liège, 21h
[This one is for our Belgian audience: IMPORTANT: le concert de Liège sera précédé d'un HAPPENING MUSICAL à l'occasion du VERNISSAGE de l'exposition de Guillien GUINEFORT à la Maison du Jazz (rue sur les Foulons, 11 / 4000 Liège), à quelques pas du Jazzpoint. Rendez-vous à la Galerie Jacques Pelzer à 19h30 !]
Saturday March 8, Nam'In'Jazz Festival, Belvédère, Namur, 21h
Saturday March 15, Zappateers Festival, Het Buitencentrum BV (St Walrickweg 9), Nijmegen, Holland, 18h00 (w. special guest Frank van der Kooij)
there are still a few tickets left for the Zappateers' Festival in Holland next
month. Grab festival tickets here before they go - why would anyone wanna miss
out on seeing Cuccurullo Brillo Brullo, the FoolZ and the Wrong Object when they
don't have to?
TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE?
The first official CD of this new project involving two members of The Wrong Object (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) and led by Swiss sax prog-punk-maestro Markus Stauss is now available from Fazzul Records. For more info and some free mp3s, click here:
FRED DELPLANCQ, Talisman
new solo CD, Talisman, is now available from record stores. Don't miss it!!
Click here for more details and how to order the CD by mail:
2008 06 12
WRONG OBJECT : ITALIAN, FRENCH AND GERMAN DATES !!
Dear friends and supporters,
The Wrong Object (Michel Delville, Fred Delplancq, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard, Laurent Delchambre) will perform in Italy, France and Germany very soon!
check out the dates and venues below (and also our press kit here:
www.wrongobject.com/reviews.php)- there are more gigs to be confirmed in the near future!
*Saturday June 14, Tre Conchiglie (Via Lungomare San Marco), Agropoli, Italy, 22h.
*Sunday June 15, Piazza Basilica Paleocristiana, Paestum, Italy, 20h30.
*Thursday June 19, Festival "Tritonales", Le Triton, Les Lilas, Paris, France, 21h.
August 9, Gaume Jazz Festival, Belgium
August 15, Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, 17h30; w.
special guest Stanley Jason Zappa
August 17, Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany; TWO joins Stanley Jason
Zappa's New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship
soon - MITB,
2008 06 18
WRONG OBJECT A PARIS - DATE UNIQUE - PRESENTATION DU NOUVEL ALBUM, _STORIES FROM
THE SHED_ (MOONJUNE RECORDS 2008)
JEUDI 19 JUIN A 21H
-----------THE WRONG OBJECT
(www.wrongobject.com / www.myspace.com/wrongobject)
-----------JOUERA AU TRITON (www.letriton.com)
-----------A PARIS (rue du Coq Français, Les Lilas)
-----------DANS LE CADRE DU FESTIVAL DES TRITONALES !!
SE LE DISE!
POUR PLUS D'INFOS, CLIQUER ICI:
POUR DES MP3s DES VIDEOS ET UN DOSSIER-PRESSE COMPLET CLIQUEZ ICI:
2008 08 07
2008 08 07
The Wrong Object will be returning to Bad Doberan. After their impressive concert at Zappanale in 2004, The Wrong Object has gone through some changes, has done various collaborations, and has released three albums. Here's a little conversation with Michel Delville.
How is The Wrong Object doing? I've noticed that you've played in France and in Italy recently. How did that go?
Delville / The Wrong Object: We
love playing in France and only wish it happened more often. Performing at the
Triton in Paris is always a special experience - they've got one of the
smartest, nicest and most knowledgeable prog-jazz-rock audiences I have ever
played for. We really feel at home playing there.
The Italian interlude was also very pleasant - one of the gigs took place in Paestum, right next to some of the oldest Greek temples built in Italy, which created a very special atmosphere (we actually composed a new piece dedicatd to the site in collaboration with our good friend Biagio Francia). We also played in Athens in May (our first gigs in Greece ever) - an equally interesting albeit a bit weird experience as the first concert took place in a small club which could barely accommodate 50 people and the next day, bang, we found ourselves performing in front of a crowd of ca. 6000 at the European Jazz Festival. Talk about contrasts.
UniMuta: One week before Zappanale, The Wrong Object will be playing at the Gaume Jazz Festival in Rossignol (Belgium). This will be on saturday, where you will be sharing the bill with Aka Moon! In your opinion, is there a big difference between playing for a jazz or for a progressive rock audience? Which one do you prefer?
Delville / The Wrong Object: Yes,
opening for Aka Moon makes a lot of sense. They opened things up for us all in
many ways in the 1980s. They are the perfect example of a band which is equally
at home with rock and jazz audiences although, like us, they rarely play
"straight" rock festivals and concentrate on the jazz scene.
I like open-minded audiences, no matter how much or how little they know about the history of jazz or rock.
UniMuta: Next week, it's Zappanale time again. I can say 'again', because you already played there. In 2004. How do you look back on it? What's the biggest difference between then and now?
Delville / The Wrong Object: I
still have fond memories of Zappanale 2004 and our collaborations with Ed Mann
(in fact, we're currently hatching up plans to play with him this Fall - nothing
definite yet but some promising contacts). This year's line-up is very different
from the 2004 version. Damien, our bass player, and myself are all that is left
of the original Wrong Object. We now have the strongest teenage combo I have
ever played with, with Jean-Paul Estiévenart (who was barely 21 years old when
he won the Django D'Or last year and recently joined Peter Vermeersch's Flat
Earth Society) on trumpet, Fred Delplancq (another prominent figure on the
Belgian jazz scene) on tenor sax and Laurent Delchambre (who is equally at ease
with the rock and jazz repertoire) on drums. They have been with us for a little
more then three years now and the music is tighter than ever.
UniMuta: The last couple of years, The Wrong Object has featured a lot of special guests. Some of these can also be heard on your recordings. At Zappanale, Stanley Jason Zappa will join the band. How did that happen? Were you familiar with his playing before Zappanale?
Delville / The Wrong Object: I
have been corresponding on and off with Stanley over the last 3 or 4 years. I
knew his work and he knew The Wrong Object and so I managed to convince him to
join the Zappanale program. We have a lot in common, conceptually as well as
musically. He has a HUGE sound, he is a born improviser and is the opposite of a
bullshitter. His percussionist, Nick Skrowaczewski, will also join us on stage
for a few numbers.
The Wrong Object (or at least a part of it?) will return the favour and join
Stanley Jason Zappa on stage for his "The New Texture Pantonal
Fellowship" project. Can you tell us a little bit about this?
Delville / The Wrong Object: Stanley's
own band, The New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship, will involve The Wrong Object
and other musicians taking part in the festival - the rest is top-secret (LOL) -
you'll be in for a few surprises!
projects. I guess that almost everyone who plays in The Wrong Object is linked
to (one or more) other projects. Could you name a few of these?
Delville / The Wrong Object: You
should check out Fred's and Jean-Paul's solo works on their myspace pages.
Laurent also plays in a Beefheartian post-punk band called The Friendly Dogs, in
Markus Stauss's Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese, and is also working for the
theater (as a musician) on a regular basis. Damien and I have just started a new band tentatively called BLAST3
which will release an album for Moonjune in 2009. As for me, I also play in
Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese and a new band called The Moving Tones which
features Guy Segers, Frank Van der Kooij and Ivo Sans. You will find the
relevant links amongst the top friends of The Wrong Obejct's myspace page
see you soon.
Delville / The Wrong Object: You're
welcome - see you at Z-2008!
Wrong Object will be playing at Zappanale on Friday, 2008/08/15, at around 15.30
h. They will be joined by special guests Stanley Jason Zappa and Nick
On Sunday, 2008/08/17, part of The Wrong Object will be featured in Stanley Jason Zappa's The New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship.
2008 11 17
***THE WRONG OBJECT - QUELQUES DATES EN BELGIQUE - NOV-DEC 08***
LIEGE: MERCREDI 19 NOVEMBRE, Petit Théâtre de l'ORW, Liège (4, rue
de la Casquette, 4000 Liège), 12h15
!!!CONCERT DE MIDI!!!
LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE: JEUDI 20 NOVEMBRE, Ferme du Biéreau, Louvain-la-Neuve,
!!!CONCERT DE MIDI!!!
BRUXELLES: Thursday December 18, Jazzstation, Brussels, 20h00
2008 12 15
!!!WRONG DATE!!!THE WRONG OBJECT A BRUXELLES (JAZZSTATION) CE ***JEUDI*** 18
DECEMBRE A 20h30]
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!!!! WRONG DATE !!!!
WRONG OBJECT WILL PLAY AT THE JAZZSTATION ON ***THURSDAY*** DECEMBER
(not on Wednesday ...) - SORRY ABOUT THIS - SEE YOU THERE!!
WRONG OBJECT JOUERA A LA JAZZSTATION LE ***JEUDI*** 18 (pas le mercredi ...) -
DESOLE - AU PLAISIR DE VOUS Y VOIR!!
: 6 EUR - www.demandezleprogramme.be/-Detail-agenda-?id_event=1722
WRONG OBJECT (www.myspace.com/wrongobject) AT THE JAZZSTATION IN BRUSSELS ON
***THURSDAY*** DECEMBER 18, 8.30pm***
***THE WRONG OBJECT (www.myspace.com/wrongobject) LA JAZZSTATION A BRUXELLES LE ***JEUDI*** 18 DECEMBRE à 20h30***
Delplancq : sax
Estiévenart : trumpet
Michel Delville : guitare, guitar-synth, electronics
Damien Polard : bass, electronics
Delchambre : drums, percussions
2009 02 06
==BPSP - THE BERLUSCONI PROTEST SONG PROJECT==
==PROJETTO PER UNA CANZONE ANTIBERLUSCONIANA==
(scroll down for an Italian translation)
This page welcomes contributions (in any language) from
musicians from all over the world who fear that the Berlusconi administration is
a danger to democracy and freedom.
We firmly believe that the fact that the Bush family
has been shipped back to Texas should not distract us from other political
diseases lurking in countries other than the US.
Non-musicians are welcome to visit the blog and leave
comments and/or suggest lyrics for further musical adaptations.
über Alles", the first track available on this page, is a hastily recorded
punkish cover of a famous Dead Kennedys song Belgian band The Wrong Object
(www.myspace.com/wrongobject) will record within the next few months and,
hopefully, release before the end of 2009.
look forward to your contributions and comments!
can can be sent directly to the following address: email@example.com via
YouSendIt or Sendspace.
all best wishes for the future,