Butcher Brown and Carrtoons, 'Frontline' (Carrtoons remix) Concord ***

Once again a remix switches the action from the main gig room if you like to the lounge bar. So in other words you could happily hear Carrtoons' remix of Butcher Brown's 'Frontline' in the background in an ultra-relaxed lounge. 'Frontline' was …

Published: 22 Nov 2021. Updated: 11 days.

Once again a remix switches the action from the main gig room if you like to the lounge bar. So in other words you could happily hear Carrtoons' remix of Butcher Brown's 'Frontline' in the background in an ultra-relaxed lounge. 'Frontline' was originally on #KingButch that the US band released last year. I didn't enjoy the part-Butcher Brown SuperBlue collaboration with Kurt Elling more recently so very much. And while remixes aren't something I usually think much about given that they are built for passive not active listening this actually works much better than the Elling particularly if you are a Butcher Brown fan. Carrtoons operates in hip-hop and soul and it's a meeting of minds in drawing this all together elongating the groove's staying power and making it that bit more anthemic. SG

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Glasgow improvisers press the Go button for this year's GIO fest which opens on Thursday

This week sees the latest running of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's GIO fest which begins on Thursday. Highlights include appearances by the pianist Alexander Hawkins and double bassist Joëlle Léandre Thursday 25 November …

Published: 22 Nov 2021. Updated: 11 days.

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This week sees the latest running of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra's GIO fest which begins on Thursday. Highlights include appearances by the pianist Alexander Hawkins and double bassist Joëlle Léandre

Thursday 25 November

6-7pm: GIOfest XIV Films: GIO Films + Discussions with Ross Birrell and Raymond MacDonald (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

8-10.30pm: Ceol is Craic (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

Friday 26 November

6-7pm: GIOfest XIV Films: What Is Man and What Is Guitar? A Film About Keith Rowe (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

8-10.30pm: The Noisebringers (CCA Theatre & livestreamed)

Saturday 27 November

10-11am: GIObabies (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

11.30-1pm: GIOdynamics (CCA Theatre, no livestream)

2-4pm: GIOfest XIV Films: Howard Riley - Cheerfully Beyond Category (CCA Cinema, no livestream)

4.30-6pm: New Short Films, specially commissioned for this year’s festival (CCA Cinema & livestreamed)

8-11pm: Joëlle Léandre, Alexander Hawkins, GIO Small Groups (CCA Theatre & livestreamed)

Festival website

Further reading: a 2018 interview with Raymond MacDonald