"Born Daphne Van Beuren Bayne 1916, New York City, died 8/4/2022 had a conversation with host Barrie Switzen. The program (still airing) on Manhattan's Neighborhood Network cable access channel. LINK FOR MORE"
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Vocalist: Lorraine Cusson, Alto – Eric Dolphy, Trombone -Eddie Bert, Bass – Charles Mingus, Drums – Dannie Richmond, Piano – Paul Bley, Tenor – Booker Ervin. Cusson is a mystery. It seems her appearance on the Mingus 'Pre-Bird' session (as Lorraine Cousins) remains her only recorded trace! In the liner notes, producer Leonard Feather is quoted: One of the experiments with which Charles Mingus played in 1960 was the simultaneous use of two melodies based on similar harmonic structures. This has so far only been attempted by a few – including – “but never with more logic and creativity than on the two pieces (Take The “A” Train, Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me) the record Pre-Bird,” says producer Leonard Feather in the “
Emmanuel N'Djoké (Manu) Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020)[ was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, while his mother was a Duala. Dibango's uncle was the leader of his extended family. Upon his death, Dibango's father refused to take over, as he never fully initiated his son into Yabassi customs. He died in France at age 86 from COVID-19 on 24 March 2020 - wiki
Deep Purple ["Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillian, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice"]
"Fourth studio album by British rock band Deep Purple, recorded from October 1969 to April 1970 in London. According to wiki, this track is loosely inspired by the Cold War and runs over ten minutes. Jon Lord does a beautiful job on the organ."
Delaney was born in Acton, London, England. Aged 16, he won the Best Swing Drummer award and later joined the Bert Ambrose Octet which featured George Shearing on piano. During 1947–54 he appeared with the Geraldo Orchestra and filled his time with regular session work in recording studios and on film, TV and radio. In 1954 he formed his own band and later signed with the new Pye Records label. He made three Royal Variety Show appearances, the first in 1956...Although best known as a swing drummer, Delaney was a multi-percussionist. Classically trained as a tympanist, his unique approach went far beyond the scope of orchestral accompaniment, turning the 'timps' into a lead / solo instrument. He also played xylophone, glockenspiel, military snare drum, tubular bells, Chinese and orchestral gongs, and in his 'showmanship' routines, such as _Persian Market_, would run between these, also adding whistles, sandblocks, symphonic cymbals, finger cymbals and pyrotechnics and flying mallets with split-second precision. - wiki This recording may have been made at Lennie's on the Turnpike in Peabody, MA, a destination for the greatest jazzers until it was burned to the ground in a fire in (see link).
Born in Newark, Ike Abrams Quebec (August 17, 1918 – January 16, 1963) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He began his career in the big band era of the 1940s, struggled with heroin, then fell from prominence for a time until launching a comeback in the years before his death from lung cancer at age 44. - wiki
Tippets, voice & acoustic guitar; Mark Charig, cornet; Harry Miller, bass Julie Driscoll (b 1947) of Trinity fame got married and changed her name to Tippetts…continued to make recordings albeit in a more _experimental_ fashion ….from discogs: From the 1970s Tippetts moved away from the blues and rock style of her early work and began to favor wordless, free improvisation.
"Sumptuous Planet: A Secular Mass, a work written for Philadelphia based contemporary choir The Crossing, extols a science based stance on the universe and the nature of existence while using a musical form that is firmly rooted in the Christian Mass."
See link for personnel. From wiki: In the piece Prayer For Passive Resistance, you can hear Mingus’ early experiences in the “Sanctified Church”: Here, the roots of blues and gospel are dynamically welded together, with Yusef Lateef on the tenor as “chief preacher”. The sudden 12/8 beat change in Lateef's solo is a typical element of surprise in Mingus’ music.
"Cahill (b: 1960) is a Bay area pianist, composer, and radio personality. Cahill has hosted weekly radio shows on the classical and contemporary music scenes on both KPFA in Berkeley, where her program was cited as _One of the 100 Best Things in the Bay Area_ by Citysearch, and on KALW in San Francisco every Sunday, 6-8pm (see link). Her father, too, hosted a rare records program on KPFA in 1949."
"Last album recorded by Drake, recorded before a 2 period of self-isolation which culminated in his death by suicide -- ingesting approximately 30 amitriptyline pills, a prescribed antidepressant. Earlier in the year of this release, Drake had a nervous breakdown, and was hospitalized for five weeks. He was initially believed to have major depression, although his former therapist suggested he had schizophrenia. - internet machine"
"Nick Drake's poet/musician mother(1915-1993). Discogs: _A 196 page book containing 79 poems written by Molly Drake from 1935 until her death in 1993. With 26 songs across two CDs performed by Molly Drake and recorded on vintage tape recorders in mono by her husband, Rodney Drake in the 1950s and 1960s. With supportive essays, lyrics and photos making this the complete Molly Drake collection_. Molly was probably an early influence on Nick, & his sister Gabrielle...she played the piano and wrote songs herself. She once composed a whole suite of children's songs for Nick and Gabrielle. As her son suffered through depression, her poetry would reflect the turmoil she knew her son was going through, and the inability to help improve his condition. The toll of losing her son in 1974 took years to recover from, but through her family and composing, Drake was able to recover to live out the last part of her life. She's buried next to Nick and husband Rodney at the St Mary Magdalene churchyard in Tanworth-in-Arden where the family lived. -wiki"""
Recorded in the 1960s at Nick's home and in Aix En Provence in France, 'Family Tree' presents recordings that precede his three studio albums, 'Five Leaves Left,' 'Bryter Layter,' and 'Pink Moon.' These are period amateur home recordings that capture the sketches of a burgeoning songwriting genius as he learns his trade. The songs range from the early influential songs by his mother Molly Drake, through the recordings made by his colleague and arranger Roger Kirby at Cambridge University in 1968. They are presented here in their raw Lo-Fidelity original condition, re-mastered by Nick's sound engineer, John Wood. -discogs The song tells the story of a mother on her death bed, comforting her children, _Hush little baby, don't you cry./You know your mama's bound to die,_ because, as she explains, _All my trials, Lord,/Soon be over._ The message — that no matter how bleak the situation seemed, the struggle would _soon be over_ — propelled the song to the status of an anthem, recorded by many of the leading artists of the era - wiki
Bex Burch ["Rebecca Joy Burch, Benjamin LaMar Gay, Daniel John Bitney"]
"Bex Burch is the band leader of Vula Viel, a trio consisting of Ruth Goller on bass and Jim Hart on drums. She is a percussionist with a classical training at the Guildhall School of Music. See ink for review"
The lyrics to Acid Arab feat. Cem Yildiz's song _Stil_ repeat the same lines throughout the entire song, with minor variations. The phrase _Hey ala gözlü dilber, dilber_ (Hey, blue-eyed beauty) is repeated frequently, followed by the lines _Vaktin geçer demedim mi dimi_ (Time passes, didn't I tell you?) and _Harami olmu_ gözlerin-lerin, beller keser demedim mi dimi_ (Your eyes have become vicious, didn't I tell you they would cut like a knife?). The phrase _Beller keser_ (cutting waist) is also repeated throughout the song. The song's lyrics seem to be about someone warning a blue-eyed beauty that time is passing by and she should be careful about the way she uses her eyes, which have become _harami_ or vicious. The phrase _beller keser_ may be a warning about the consequences of her actions or a way to describe the power she has over others, as a narrow waist is often seen as a sign of beauty and attractiveness. - sonichits.com See link for more on Yildiz
Amiri Baraka (born Everett Leroy Jones; October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014), previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. He was the author of numerous books of poetry and taught at several universities, including the University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University. Baraka's poetry and writing have attracted both high praise and condemnation. In the African-American community, some compare Baraka to James Baldwin and recognize him as one of the most respected and most widely published Black writers of his generation, though some have said his work is an expression of violence, misogyny, and homophobia. - wiki
She's just finishing up an exhausting and smashing European tour. See link for more.
"German harpist and experimental musician. He specializes in the Celtic harp, which he began playing in 1973. A musician devoted to exploring all musical cultures, Oppermann has collaborated with folk musicians from around the world, particularly musicians from Africa and Asia. Rudiger Oppermann might be best described as a free-style and experimental folk musician, who draws on both ancient and modern musics and musical traditions, to create a melting pot of musical cultures that cannot be ascribed to any one folk tradition. - discogs"