Tribute Concert video

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Happy New Year!

On January 22nd 2018, the first anniversary of Jaki Liebezeit’s death, musicians from many of the diverse avenues of Jaki’s musical life, including many of the contributors to the book, gathered to play a tribute concert to a sell-out audience at the Philharmonie in Cologne. Fortunately for those of you who missed it, the event was filmed, and a trailer, including interviews, is…

Manuscript received!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to let you know that the manuscript for the book has been submitted and received by Unbound; which means the painstaking but now irrevocable process of publishing now begins!

The book will slowly become a reality over the next 12 months and I'll keep you updated at various milestones along the way. It was a very exciting moment when we pieced a ll the chapters from…

Jaki's cassettes - audio!

Thursday, 17 May 2018



We're 94% funded now - so hopefully we'll be able to go into production very soon.

One of the chapters in the book is an overview of Jaki's highly specialised collection of drums and other equipment - and an important piece was his cassette machine. Here's an extract from the text:

"The essential Jaki studio. Real low tech. A mono cassette recorder connected to a speaker Jaki had made…

celebrating 90% and a new chapter

Friday, 27 April 2018

We’re now on 90% funding so we’re nearly there!

Thanks to a generous pledge from the Jaki Liebezeit Foundation which is currently in the final throes of being established, we now have little more than £1000 to raise before going in to production. Thank you so much for the support so far.

Meanwhile the book itself is expanding! We’re going to add another chapter: JL notes by Manos Tsangaris.

Tribute Concert - new pledges

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thanks for your support so far!

We've just updated the site with 2 new pledges, both concerning a fabulous star-studded gig in Cologne...

On the first anniversary of Jaki's death next year there will be a Tribute Concert for Jaki featuring some of the many wonderful musicians he worked with over his long career, including

  • Jah Wobble
  • Damo Suzuki
  • Irmin Schmidt
  • Gianna Nannini
  • Manfred…

Extract from Biography

Monday, 2 October 2017

To celebrate reaching 40% of our target funding, here's a further extract from the biography section of the book, covering the years of Phantom Band (78 to 84) aka Stunde Null. If you enjoyed this then please pass it on! Further extracts from other sections of the book will appear as we progress with the funding.

Stunde Null

Alongside a burgeoning career as a session drummer (playing on…

Preparing for print
Publication date: January 2020
116% funded
483 backers