Nublu 151

10pm

Muslim and a Mexican

60's & 70's Persian and western rock, blues, funk, & pop music. Bringing together diverse communities through the unifying power of music.

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TBA

10pm & Midnight

Producer Nights with Ray Angry 

and The Council of Goldfinger

Special guest Isaiah Sharkey

Frei Speech & Co

@MisterGoldfinger007 #RayAngryOne 

9th NUBLU JAZZ FESTIVAL

All Night Pass: Ticket

 

8pmPsychaudio  Ticket

10pm Strings N Skings Ticket

Midnight Dave Harrington's Merry Pranksters with Ilhan Ersahin, Yuka C. Honda, Spencer Zahn, Samer Ghandry, & Stuart Bogie Ticket

9th NUBLU JAZZ FESTIVAL

All Night Pass: Ticket

 

9pm (8pm Doors) NOW VS NOW ‘The Buffering Cocoon’ Album Release with Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Justin Tyson, with special guests Nikki Ortiz, & Francoise Voranger Ticket

Midnight Nate Wood "4" Ticket

9th NUBLU JAZZ FESTIVAL

All Night Pass: Ticket

8pm Stuart Bogie Trio Ticket

10pm Action! Directors & FON Sound System & Special Guests Ticket

Midnight Kweku Sumbry Ticket

 

Studio 151:

9pm  Alexia Bomtempo  Ticket

11pm Flamenkina + Troy "Mobius" Simms Ticket

9th NUBLU JAZZ FESTIVAL

All Night Pass: Ticket

 

8pm Hungry March Band  Ticket

10pm Brian Jackson  Ticket

Midnight Marcus Gilmore Ticket

 

Studio 151:

8pm Vavava (DJ set)

9pm Kamalata  Ticket

Nublu 62

9pm

Nicky Barbato Project 

ft. Tony Mason - Drums

Chris Anderson - Bass

Nicky Barbato - Guitar & Composer

 

10pm - 4am 

Private Party

10pm

Fear and Loathing on Ave C

8pm - 4am 

DJ King Richard Presents:
Soulful Science

All Vinyl! All Night!

9pm 

Yes we're open!

9pm & 11pm (Doors 8:30pm)

Forro at Nublu

DJ Greg Caz spins Brazilian tracks

9pm 

Yes we're open!

10pm - 4am

The Art of Mine

DJs 

Brain Control

Dave Turk

Back to Black

Previously unreleased material + new psychedelic album by Ilhan Ersahin

 

 

 

 

 

Ilhan Ersahin's Afternoon In Rio

This is the newest project, born in Rio De Janeiro. Ersahin has already presented the Brazilian version of his Nublu Jazz Festival, and this disc probably reflects the urban electronica advances of São Paulo in equal measure. There are supremely individual vocals from Nina Becker, Thalma de Freitas, China and Junio Barreto. Also involved are Kenny Wollesen and Alberto Continentino on the rhythm sections, and the massively influential (and innovative) producer/instrumentalist Kassin and guitarists Catatau and Muzak. As if this wasn't sufficiently impressive, there are the rappers Rodrigo and Lourdes de Luz from Mamelo Soundsystem. Acidic guitars contrast with dreamy vocals and tumbling drums. This is an organic funk with resonant basslines, harmonised saxophone and skittering drums. It's a swirling brew of vocals, vibes and stinging guitar parts. The sound of an experimenting Brazil that remains in touch with its pop, rock, bossa and samba roots.

 

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Wax Poetic

In the year 2000, Wax Poetic were on the brink of making their debut on the Division 1 imprint of Atlantic Records. Call this bad timing, but a decision was made to shut down this alternative corner of the label, so the album was abruptly shelved. Norah Jones was their lead singer for two years, until the dawning of her solo career with the Blue Note label. Ersahin views Wax Poetic as the genesis of the Nublu scene, both club and label. The album embodies the deeply-funked Manhattan jazz-dance scene, with Ersahin's breathily-phrased tenor saxophone striations slinking around drum'n'bass stutters, casual Jones vocals sliding by, as basslines lurk in their slumbering depths. Could this be slow-hop rather than trip hop? Deft scratching, dub wobble, reggae-style horn section blasts, shimmering keyboards: all tautly creeping. This is the seductive cocktail.

 

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Ilhan Ersahin - Wonderland

2002: Wonderland grew out of the Istanbul scene, Ersahin working with the gypsy clarinet master Husnu Senlenderici. The governing concept was to apply similar tactics to those used by the Gotan Project, when they set out to electronicise the tango of Buenos Aires. This record was originally released only in Turkey. It features the Turkish pop star Nil Karaibrahimgil (who was still comparatively unknown at the time of recording), and Dilara Sakpinar, who was only 14 in '02, and now books bands for the newly-opened Istanbul version of Nublu, as well as singing with the alternative band 123. The recordings feature Matt Penman on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums. This is the most folk-attuned album of the five, layering ethnic instrumentation from the Eastern European and Arabic world onto propulsive housey beats. Zithery cascades (qanun or cimbalom?) dodge around wild clarinet figures. There's an Egyptian lushness to the string orchestrations, and a sinister London griminess in the basslines.

 

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Love Trio - Just Trying To Spread Some More Love

 

Love Trio sprang directly out of the Nublu club scene. It works around a tight formation made by Ersahin (also playing keyboards), bassist Jesse Murphy and drummer Kenny Wollesen. DJ Logic, singer Marla Turner and trumpeter Eddie Henderson are the guests on this 2003 recording. This album was previously unissued due to contractual issues that have now been resolved. Ersahin's tenor has a close-up, microscopic grain, and the housey electro-beats are set within a deep jazz context. There's a forest of exotic, electro-overload keyboard sounds. Henderson's muted-frost trumpet dots around the spatial whoosh of splintered keys, as the seven seamless pieces build up like a suite, attaining an ascendant pitch by the disc's climax.

 

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Ilhan Ersahin - Virgo

This album finds Ersahin in his most mainline jazz state. It adopts a more languid nature, featuring extended jazz soloing and a more reflective vibration. There are acoustic piano solos too! Those were provided by Jon Davis, and he was in the highly impressive company of bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade. Ersahin always has his fingers on the pulse, inviting poet Saul Williams to intone striking lines over this slower wash of sound. There is a repeating tendency for Nublu's founder to be there right at the beginning of an artist's career, nurturing them before fame hits.

 

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