This album is comprised of duets…Kuehn cites Albert Einstein's _spooky action at a distance_ as an element in the conceptual framework for this work. For Chimirra, Kuehn’s character matrix is mapped onto the Greek mythological creature of the title, a fire breathing female monster made up of a combination of a lion, goat, and serpent. - liner notes
Recorded in 1968, "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The song's title is an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. In this case, the soon-to-be-divorcee spells out words such as "divorce", "Joe" (the name of the woman's four-year-old son), "hell", and "custody" to shield the young, carefree boy from the cruel, harsh realities of the world surrounding him and the ultimate breakup of his mother and father. Wynette had five marriages. She died in 1995 at 55.
"Choirmaster: Georgiy Smirnov. ""The Orthodox Singers"" male choir from Moscow was formed in 1992 with 14 singers from several churches in Moscow. Several of the choir sing near an octave below the normal bass line & are called ""Oktavists"". Most of the songs in this recording are sacred with a few popular songs added in for good taste. A few times a solo Oktavist sings in the orthodox deacon style, chanting a sermon or reading while the choir sings the melody. - Amazon review"
"From Helsinki, Carlberg now teaches at NEC. He and Ran Blake present this two-piano exploration of repertoire from various sources including The Great American Songbook, jazz standards, Greek, Catalan and cinema as well as original compositions. - bandcamp"
"Scottish singer's third studio album. n a retrospective song review for AllMusic, Lindsay Planer commented: _Few songs so perfectly reflect the dawn of the psychedelic pop era as aptly as Donovan's 'Season of the Witch' ... Both lyrically as well as musically, the languid and trippy contents project a dark foreboding atmosphere [and] a sort of sinister tale of paranoia and the paranormal_ - wiiki"
"RecoHundreds of musicians have been inspired by the album. Pianist Lafayette Gilchrist states that Money Jungle was the first jazz album that he bought, and that it _sounds like an orchestra being played by a trio. - wiki"
Ronald Earsall DeVaughn; April 30, 1947 – August 10, 2022) was an American cellist known for his work in jazz and classical settings. Jazz musician and fellow composer Tomeka Reid hailed Abdul Wadud's _Camille_ (from this album) in a 2020 feature in the New York Times on music that one could play to make friends fall in love with the cello - wiki His improvisory collaborations with Julius Hemphill & with James Newton are worth seeking out.
Recording made of the last castrato of the Vatican. Moreschi was the only castrato make recordings. This was taken on 3 and 5 April 1902 by Will and Fred Gaisberg. In addition to this, there were eighteen usable sides by the members of the Sistine Chapel Choir were captured on wax, four of them solos by Moreschi. Decades later Fred Gaisberg recalled making these historic first recordings in the Vatican: "Selecting a great salon with walls covered with Titians, Raphaels, and Tintorettos, we mounted our grimy machine right in the middle of the floor." Werner Herzog chose this recording of Moreschi for his documentary of the Wodaabe people, _Wodaabe, Herdsmen of the Sun_. They are nomads of the Saraha and consider themselves the most beautiful people on earth (see link) .
"Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944), professionally known as B. J. Ward, is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator. She married director Gordon Hunt, and is step-mother to actress Helen Hunt. - wiki This tune is the first in the musical comedy _The Fantasticks_"
Born in 1973 to a family of artists in Pengosekan, an inland Balinese village, Dewa Alit has been immersed in Balinese gamelan from early childhood and is generally acknowledged as the leading composer of his generation in Bali. Alit founded his group Gamelan Salukat in 2007, performing on a new set of instruments of his own tuning & design. - Bandcamp... Dewa Alit was the gamelan director in Evan Ziporyn’s opera “A House in Bali” with his Gamelan Salukat and toured with Bang On a Can All-stars to USA in 2009 and 2010.
"Translated, the band name is _Houses are Silent._ The group, founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, stands at the intersection of post- punk, new-wave and synth-pop. _The thorn far away; Out of the broken; It has no heart (the bug in my head). It has no compassion (and doesn't want to leave). It has no heart (it barely dawns). It has no compassion (Let's get it out!)_"
She's got more than 40 books of poetry in publication. Active in the New York poetry scene of the 1960s and ‘70s, Notley is often identified with the Second Generation New York School poets, though her work resists any period classification. In an interview with the Kenyon Review, Notley noted: _I think I try with my poems to create a beginning space. I always seem to be erasing and starting over, rather than picking up where I left off, even if I wind up taking up the same themes. This is probably one reason that I change form and style so much, out of a desire to find a new beginning, which is always the true beginning. - poetryfoundation.org
"To celebrate trumpter Leo-Smith's 80th birthday, his long-time label released five multi-disc sets of new, unissued work over the course of 2021. This third in the series - Sacred Ceremonies - is comprised of duos and trios Smith cut with Milford Graves and Bill Laswell recorded over three days in 2015. The project is dedicated to Graves, who passed on in February 2021.at 79. - Allmusic.com"