"This taken from Heron's 15th and final studio album. It was his first release of original music in 16 years, following a period of personal and legal troubles with drug addiction - wiki It was released about a year before he died in NYC after returning from a trip to Europe.
"Born in Switzerland to a mother who yodeled, he is in the Regent Street Causeway tunnel (Lilly Creek) in Sudbury Canada (his now hometown). Howald's wife began making recordings of him yodeling and posting to Youtube. He has become a minor sensation. "
This one is a little tricky. As far as I can tell, it’s a singer who goes by _Ghost of Johnny Cash_ and sounds (as you can tell) very much like Johnny himself. He's covered many songs, available via Youtube, including this one, which was actually never (as far as I can tell) covered by Cash. It's hard to find information. He sounds good, though!
Drummer & vocalist is Steven Alvarez (Mescalero Apache and Yaqui ). This project began in 2006 thanks to a grant from the First Nations Composers Initiative project supported through the Ford Foundation's Indigenous Knowledge, Expressive Culture Suinine commissioned works, that enable Avery to commission original works by Native American composers. Avery runs a World Music program at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland where she is a full professor. She holds a BM from the Manhattan School of Music, a MFA from NYU and a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland, College Park. - Dawnavery.com
Strings – Christiana Liberis, Mary Jo Stilp, Mike Block, Una Tone; Piano - Kim Jordon. According to wiki, Scott-Heron was born in Chicago. His mother, Bobbie Scott, was an opera singer who performed with the Oratorio Society of New York. His father, Gil Heron, nicknamed _The Black Arrow_, was a Jamaican footballer who in the 1950s became the first black man to play for Celtic F.C. in Glasgow, Scotland. Gil's parents separated in his early childhood and he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother, Lillie Scott, in Jackson, Tennessee. When Scott-Heron was 12 years old, his grandmother died and he returned to live with his mother in The Bronx in New York City.
"Sahib, born Edmund Gregory, was born 23 June 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, died 24 October 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, who played baritone saxophone, but also the flute and alto sax. Shihab, born Edmund Gregory, changed his name when he converted to Islam in 1947. He spent most of his career recording and performing in Europe. While still in the US, Sahib Shihab played with notable jazz legends including Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Fletcher Henderson and Dizzy Gillespie, before joining the Quincy Jones Big Band. With Jones, Shihab traveled to Europe, where he remained until 1986. Sahib Shihab recorded several solo albums during his lengthy stay on the Continent. His two albums for the German label Vogue (Seeds and Companionship) are regarded especially highly amongst fans of stylish modern jazz. Sadly, many of his releases have never been reissued and are extremely hard to come by. Shihab is on flute, with Niels-Henning Orsted Pederen, bass; Alex Riel, drums; ALlan Botschinsky, fluelhorn, Ole Molin, guitar; Bjarne Rostvold, snare. Recorded in Denmark. - discogs"
"Inspired by the news that some car manufacturers will stop including the AM dial in their new cars. Some fear the death of AM. Will the countless hours and minutes of sound transmitted over the radio airwaves since its inception nearly 125 years ago begin (as Marconi believed) to fade out slowly over time, still resonant, but not discernable by the human ear? Let the celebration begin (ITMOTO) ."
Adam says he has a passion for mathematical visualizations.... I operate the Maths.Town YouTube channel which is the largest fractal artwork channel on YouTube. I also operate “The Mathemagicians’ Guild” channel which is dedicated to mathematical education in a way that heavily emphasizes visualization. Some warn of Shepard Madness...an example of a sound that can physically affect you. In this case, it's a bad effect: if you listen for long enough you will likely feel sick, dizzy, or even faint.
Made a hit by Linda Ronstadt on her 1974 album of the same name. It was her first album to hit the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in early 1975.
This I discovered while watching an extremely beautiful movie, _Risttuules (In the Crosswinds)_ by Estonian director Martti Helde. It chronicles the Russian annexation of the Baltics through letters written by a women as she, her young daughter, and husband underwent forced deportation to Siberia. Timely, disturbing, very beautiful, like this song. from Genius.com: This beautiful song is a folksong, or actually a combination of three folksongs, in an Estonian poetic style called regilaul. The lyrics of old Estonian folksongs were written down more than a hundred years ago but in most cases the music was not, so modern singers or choirs often sing the old words to their own new melodies. Pärt Uusberg’s version of this song is excellent, both peaceful and powerful, which is fitting for the title: Õhtu Ilu (“Evening Beauty” or “The Beauty of Evening”). A partial translation of the Estonian lyrics is: “Who hides the sun from us, who steals the moonlight? God hides the sun from us, the Creator steals the moonlight. Let the blessed morning come, let the sun rise over the forest.”
In 2009, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa collaborated with eight East African musicians, making field recordings in seven countries during a tour of the continent with his Afreecanos Trio. See link for full review in Jazztimes. 'Gege' Monja Mahafay was born in 1970 in Ambovobe, Androy (Madagascar). His mother has passed on her gifts as a musician and healer. He is currently one of the most in demand marovary players in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar (The marovany (formerly spelled marouvane) is a suitcase shaped, wooden, type of box zither native to Madagascar).
This cut is from a compilation contains six cuts by The Byrds, penned by Gene Clark while he was still in the band, all of 1967's _Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers_, two unreleased songs from 1967, _The French Girl_ and _Only Colombe,_ and a demo of _So You Say You Lost Your Baby_. - discogs.com
Gendel and Wilkes are somewhat idiosynctractive creatives, involved in the LA music scene since arriving there to go to college. See link to indepth New Yorker article. I first heard Gendel when he released a series of improvisations with his girlfriends 11 year old sister, Antonia Cytrynowicz.
Cyrus Faryar, speaking; Paul Beaver, electronics. Thanks to WMBR DJ Lisa Gassoway…I discovered Zodiac listening to her Sat evening James Dean Death Car Experience. This was a one-off project by Garson.
Nathanson sings, Arturo O'Farrill, piano (?) Recorded live at John Zorn's experimental music space -- The Stone -- in Greenwich Village, NYC. It's actually the ground floor of Arnhold Hall at The New School
Nathanson on saxophones, Curtis Fowlkes, trombone. Recorded live at John Zorn's experimental music space -- The Stone -- in Greenwich Village, NYC. It's actually the ground floor of Arnhold Hall at The New School
Known in his native Brazil as _O Poetinha_ (The little poet), Moraes was also a diplomat, lyricist, essayist, musician, singer, and playwright. With his frequent and diverse musical partners, including Antônio Carlos Jobim, his lyrics and compositions were instrumental in the birth and introduction to the world of bossa nova music. He recorded numerous albums, many in collaboration with noted artists, and also served as a successful Brazilian career diplomat. Tonquinho (Antônio Pecci Filho)'s main musical partnership was with Moraes.
aka Melvin M. Ragin, born in Richmond, died in Santa Monica at age 68, was an American guitarist who was a member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for Motown Records whose sound, according to the NYTimes (see link to obit) was _everywhere._
Guitar - Pat Sullivan Wiki says Scott-Heron decided to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania because Langston Hughes (his most important literary influence) was an alumnus. It was here that Scott-Heron met Brian Jackson, with whom he formed the band Black & Blues. After about two years at Lincoln, Scott-Heron took a year off to write the novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory. Scott-Heron was very heavily influenced by the Black Arts Movement (BAM). The Last Poets, a group associated with the Black Arts Movement, performed at Lincoln in 1969 and Abiodun Oyewole of that Harlem group said Scott-Heron asked him after the performance, _Listen, can I start a group like you guys?_ Although Scott-Heron never completed his undergraduate degree, he was admitted to the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, where he received an M.A. in creative writing in 1972.