"Indo-Jazz Fusions was an unusual performing group, even in the myriad musical languages of the mid-'60s. Jazz and classical fusions such as Third Stream had been around since the '50s, and sounds of jazz-rock fusion were emanating from various clubs and recordings on both sides of the Atlantic by the mid- to late '60s. But Indo-Jazz Fusions' merging of Indian music and jazz was unique. It was Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun who suggested the matching with Jamaican-born alto saxophonist Joe Harriott. Harriott first learned to play clarinet at an orphanage in Kingston and later moved to the UK. He & Mayer kept it going unti Harriott's untimely death in 1973. He was virtually destitute in his last years, and ravaged by illness. He died of cancer on 2 January 1973, and is buried in Bitterne churchyard, in Southampton. On his gravestone, his own oft-quoted words provide his epitaph: _Parker? There's them over here can play a few aces too_ On this recording with Harriott (as) & Mahar (v & harpsichord) are Coleridge Goode (b), Allan Ganley (d), Chris Taylor (fl), Pat Smythe (pn), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Kenny Wheeler (tmp), Chandrahas Paigankar (tambura), and Keshav Sathe (tabla). "
"Brooklyn-based Pakistani musician. Attended Berklee. Arooj Aftab: vocals, Darian Donovan Thomas: violin, Shahzad Ismaily: bass, synth, Gyan Riley: guitar, Maeve Gilchrist: harp. This was recorded in a _disintegrated convent_ in Brooklyn. This song speaks of the intoxicating nature of love (_It has made me a drunk, you being the drink_)"
On June 10, 1924, Paul Whiteman, his orchestra, and Gershwin made the first recording, captured acoustically, of the “Rhapsody.” Victor Records (Whiteman's label) released it as a 12-inch disc on the prestigious blue label. This recording was made in 1962 by the Ellington Orchestra was arranged by Billy Strayhorn. Harry Carney opens it on the bari sax.
Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) is typically acknowledged as a microtonal composer who spent most of his creative life in Paris and Germany developing his theories and _ultrachromatic scales._ He actually experienced something like an epiphany after hearing Scriabin's works and thereafter became a mystic, abandoned his Wagnerian approach to music, and emulated the _scriabinesque._ Just prior to the composition of La journée, Wyschnegradsky experienced a flash of what he called _cosmic consciousness,_ leading him onto a lifelong investigation of microtonal resources as a means of making tactile mystical, unseen universal forces. In 1918 he tuned the two pianos in his family home a quartertone apart and placed them in a _L_ shape so he could play them both.
Alex Kalil [Anton Newcombe & the Brian Jonestown Massacre]
"ITMOTO listener living in Belmont, MA with a lot of music up on Bandcamp. Alex commented about this song, "...in fact the album itself is a cover album of a Brian Jonestown Massacre album- 'Thank God for Mental Illness.' I did the whole album because I wanted to learn how that whole set of simple funny songs ticks."
Buckley is an actress, composer, and actress. Among many other roles she played in the 1977–81 TV dramedy Eight Is Enough. She joined the show in its second season when the original star, Diana Hyland, died after the first four episodes of season one.
"OHYUNG is Robert Ouyang Rusli, an Asian American musician based in Brookly. His solo experimental project ranging from ecstatic pop to brutalist noise. They made this album in collaboration with poet t. tran le...each song is paired with a line from t. tran le's poem _vegetalscape._"
Stjepan Hauser is a Croatian cellist. He is a member of 2CELLOS, along with Luka Šulić. RE: the song...throughout the Russian miliary's 1991 coup attempt to overthrow Gorbechev…radio played Swan Lake 24x7. THis is not a coincidence. This music has been used repeatedly to signal to the Russian people that something is amiss, beginning with the death of Leonid Brezhnev in 1982, when state television ran the ballet continuously, and then again in 1991 with the coup. More recently, in March 2015, Vladimir Putin seemed to go missing for 11 days. Again, a young Ukrainian web marketer created a site to track the disappearance with a loop of Swan lake running continuously. The 1991 coup was led by hard-line opponents of Gorbachev's reform program, angry at the loss of control over Eastern European states, and fearful of the New Union Treaty that was about to be signed. The treaty decentralized much of the central government's power to the 15 republics. The failed coup led to both the immediate collapse of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the USSR four months later. -- wiki In the wake of the failed coup, Vladimir Putin quit his 16 year tenure as a KGB intelligence officer to pursue a political career. He drove a taxi to make ends meet. Our present day situation is set in this context, with Putin apparently trying to restore influence by retaking Ukraine.
"WITCH was a Zambian music rock (Zamrock) band formed in the 1970s. Widely seen as the most popular Zambian band of the 1970s, WITCH (an acronym for 'We Intend to Cause Havoc') were formed during Zambia's golden post-independence days, and were headed by Emanuel _Jagari_ Chanda. -- Bandcamp"
Susan Dietrich Schneider, known as The Space Lady (TSL) (née Susan Dietrich, and formerly Suzy Soundz), born 1948 in Pueblo, Colorado and raised in Las Animas, Colorado, US, is a singer and musician in the genres space music, synth pop, and psychedelic pop. She is also a paragon of the genre known as outsider music. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was a street musician in Boston and San Francisco, first playing accordion to accompany her gentle soprano voice. Wearing a silver plastic helmet with white wings and a flashing red light on top (which she performs in to this day), and playing haunting ethereal covers of rock n roll classics, Susan got the name _The Space Lady_ from fans and from a newspaper contest. She upgraded from accordion in 1983 to the then-new Casiotone MT-40 battery-operated keyboard, played through a battery-operated amp. Her classic song, _Synthesize Me,_ was written by her late ex-husband Joel Dunsany, at the time of that change to synthesizer. - wiki
"Off of her debut album, the first of seven she signed a deal for w/the label. The song was championed by DJ John Peel in the UK which led to her surprise success. Prior to the this, Anderson was little known outside the art world."
"Archbishop Ionafan is a promiment member of Orthodox clergy in Ukraine, also a musician and choir director recognized for new settings, like this, of chants. He's currently serving as Archbishop of Tulchin and Bratslav in the southern region of the country. "