"MILES is a parisian songwriter, swinging electric & acoustic guitar, piano and loops. An alchemy between lo-fi rock, folk and poetry that makes you think about Bonnie Prince Billy, Sonic Youth and Troy Von Balthazar. "
Watkins Tudor Jones – aka Ninja – is hard to put into a box. He’s from S. Africa, lives in Cape Town…started in hip-hop, makes his way now as a rapper. This cut taken from a strange story track included in a 2001 release called “Memoirs of a Clone.”
"Alicia Olatuja: Vocals. This recording captures the Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith during his 75th birthday run at the Jazz Standard in NYC in 2017, the same week he recorded his acclaimed trio album All In My Mind. On this night the good doctor took the stage with an expanded line-up featuring Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Johnathan Blake on drums, John Ellis on tenor saxophone, Jason Marshall on baritone saxophone, Sean Jones on trumpet, and Robin Eubanks on trombone. Two additional studio tracks that open and close the album present the unique collaboration between Doc and Iggy Pop including a sublime cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Sunshine Superman.” - Bluenote.com
"All music composed, played and mixed by Adi Gelbart Instruments: synthesizers*, harpsichord, piano, Vermona organ, saxophones, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, electric bass, double bass, drums, drum machines and assorted electronics"
Kyoto Connection is an Argentina-based electronica group headed up by Facundo Arena that makes a wide range of music inspired by Japanese culture, started in 2005 by facü (composer/producer). Reimagines the soundscapes of japanese ambient music from the 80s and the 90s and it’s deeply inspired by the works of Hiroshi Yoshimura. This is the first of three studio releases - discogs This album was produced over the course of one month in 2018, composed strictly using plugins on his ipad, then exported to a tape recorder. _
"AKA James Kirby. Concieved in 1999 as a side project to V/Vm, The Caretaker went on to be the longest-running and best known of James Kirby's many acts, and continued well after V/Vm's official end in 2008."
"N. Scott Momaday (born 1934) is a Native American author and Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction. His Kiowa Indian name is Tsoai-talee, meaning rock-tree-boy. The Kiowa, situated now in Oklahoma, claim that the tribe originally inhabited an area close to the headwaters of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers in present-day western Montana. According to the tribe, this was where Saynday called them into existence through a hollow cottonwood. The Kiowa and the Comanche were instrumental in spreading peyotism (see Native American church). The Kiowa were also notable for their pictographic histories of tribal events, recorded twice each year. - various sources"
Bandmates Warren Defever / Erika Hoffmann / Matthew Smith are from Michigan. This is their 4th album. They recorded it in Defever's basement after his mother died & his father moved to FL. He had the house all to himself.
In total, Bernstein’s association with the Philharmonic spanned 47 years, 1,244 concerts, and 200-plus recordings. He was also closely linked to the Vienna Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and Rome’s Santa Cecilia Academy. He conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and the Vienna State Opera, taught at Brandeis University, and headed the conducting faculty at the Berkshire Music Center. He announced his retirement from conducting on October 9, 1990, and died at his apartment from a heart attack five days later. As his funeral procession moved through the streets of Manhattan, construction workers removed their hats and waved, calling out “Goodbye, Lenny.” - NYPhil.com
"Kenny Burrell - guitar Stanley Turrentine - tenor sax Major Holley - bass Billy Gene English - drums Ray Barretto - conga. Burrell was born in Detroit. Both his parents played instruments, and he began playing guitar at the age of 12 after listening to Charlie Christian's recordings. - wiki & discogs"
"White's (aka Barry Eugene Carter) 19th studio album. His father was Melvin A. White, and his mother was Sadie Marie Carter. His parents never married, so his mother gave him her last name, but he later took on the surname of his father. He grew up in the Watts neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California. White was jailed for four months at the age of 16 for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires (equivalent to about $300,000 in 2022)While in jail, he listened to Elvis Presley singing _It's Now or Never_ on the radio, an experience he later credited with changing the course of his life. - wiki"
"Recorded in St. Petri Cuxhaven, in Cuxhaven-Dose, the northernmost town in Lower Saxony, Germany at the point where the River Elbe flows into the North Sea. It is a borough of the city Cuxhaven and a popular seaside resort.Bovet is an acclaimed Swiss educator, historian, and scholar of historical instruments."
"Donny Hathaway plays electric piano on the song and Hubert Laws plays the flute. It had been rumored the song was about Temptations' singer Dennis Edwards, lead singer with The Temptations, which was confirmed by Franklin in 1999 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. After his relationship with Franklin, Edwards was briefly married to Ruth Pointer, whom he wed in Las Vegas in 1977. The couple had one daughter, Issa Pointer, who became a member of her mother's vocal group, The Pointer Sisters. - wiki"
DePlume aka Gus Fairbairb is a multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from Manchester UK. This album is classified as _childrens' music._ In a article published by The Guardian with the release of his latest release -- recorded in a cafe over the course of two weeks during the initial phase of the pandemic -- he's quoted as saying, _“There’s lots of fear in our society – we are encouraged to be afraid of each other and afraid of ourselves” He continues, “But you can’t make courage without fear. Next time you get some fear, you will have nearly everything you need. I want to create using those qualities.” His thoughts on the pandemic? “There is an invitation for me to respond to this pandemic with frustration, but it has allowed me the time to not spend all summer playing festivals and actually focus on my own creativity. It’s all gold. Go forth in the courage of your love as there is great magic there and I have no doubt that whatever we are faced with, people will continue to create. That is all we need.”
DakhaBrakha translates to «give/take» in the old Ukrainian language. The group was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art «DAKH» by the avant-garde theatre director — Vladyslav Troitskyi. Members include Marko Halanevych, Iryna Kovalenko, Olena Tsybulska, and Nina Garenetska.
"Trovajoli was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor, many of them jazz scores for exploitation films of the Commedia all'italiana genre. He began his career directing the orchestra forItaly's national radio service. - wiki This is from the soundtrack to the movie Matriaca. The singer is Andee Silver"
"eighth solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, mostly improvised live at Skyline Studios in New York City. The album was a creative shift after several rock-oriented albums, with sparse piano-based performances. Cale, who turned 80 this past week, was a founding member of the American rock band the Velvet Underground. Over his six-decade career, Cale has worked in various styles across rock, drone, classical, avant-garde and electronic music. John Davies Cale was born on 9 March 1942 in the mining village of Garnant in the valley of the River Amman in Carmarthenshire of Wales to Will Cale, a coal miner, and Margaret Davies, a primary school teacher. Although his father spoke only English, his mother spoke and taught Welsh to Cale, which hindered his relationship with his father. Upon arriving in New York City, Cale met a number of influential composers. On 9 September 1963 he participated, along with John Cage and several others, in an 18-hour and 40 minute piano-playing marathon that was the first full-length performance of Erik Satie's _Vexations_. After the performance Cale appeared on the television panel show I've Got a Secret. Cale's secret was that he had performed in an 18-hour concert, and he was accompanied by Karl Schenzer, whose secret was that he was the only member of the audience who had stayed for the duration. - wiki"
Mayot is a French reed player born in 1980. According to his bio (see link) he is, _by nature a musician open to the infinite diversity of the music traditions which constitute our “globalized” modernity — he takes a special interest in the traditional music forms of India, Africa and Latin America.