23 de set. de 2015

Will Sessions - The Elmatic Instrumentals

Um som diferente, que ouvi, gostei e partilho aqui...

"The name Will Sessions was born as a producer alias of trumpeter Sam Beaubien. After sharpening his keyboard skills and learning writing and arrangement from the accomplished David Van De Pitte (who arranged for countless Motown recordings including Marvin Gaye’s album What’s Going On) at Wayne State University, he decided to start a band. With classmates Tim Shellaberger (bass) and Bryan Arnold (drums) along with recruits Ryan Gimpert (guitar) and Eric Kacir (Percussion), the band was complete.T h e y helped to develop a nascent monthly funk music party called Motor City Funk Night, and three years later, the party has grown into one of the sta- ples of the Detroit scene, and Will Sessions were playing in front of crowds of up to 3000 people.
The success of the Funk Night parties led to significant studio work with artists like Black Milk, Mayer Hawthorne, and Slum Village, and the hip hop sessions in particular led Beaubien to concoct the idea of Will Sessions recreating his favorite sample-based music in a live setting with the full band. His vision would be realized with three smash concerts in 2009 for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Phat Kat, which left hip hop fans in awe of how the band stayed faithful to the original sampled and programmed beats, while creatively elevating the songs to new heights by recreating them live. It was the particular challenge of duplicating the unique beats of J Dilla that gave Beaubien the confidence to work on the emcee Elzhi’s anticipated project Elmatic.
Elmatic had been initially planned and announced in 2008 as a tribute to the historic 1994 album Illmatic by Nas, but it wasn’t until early 2011 that Elzhi and his manager Jae Barber agreed that it would be best to recreate all of the beats from scratch--and there was clearly nobody who could do it better than producer Sam Beaubien and Will Sessions. Since it’s widely considered to be the holy grail of hip hop recordings, the prospect of du- plicating the music from Illmatic was daunting. By using the original sam- ple sources of the album’s tracks as a foundation, producer Beaubien and the band members managed to recreate both the sound and the mood of the classic album with stunning precision on Elmatic, exceeding lofty expectations set by loyal fans and skeptical critics alike.
With an ever-increasing body of recorded work, a skyrocketing reputation within their hometown market, and their first tastes of national and international interest, Will Sessions are primed to be among Detroit’s hottest musical exports."

21 de set. de 2015

The Plastic People of the Universe - Czech Rock

The Plastic People of the Universe (PPU) is a Czech rock band from Prague. It was the foremost representative of Prague's underground culture (1968–1989), which had gone against the grain of Czechoslovakia's Communist regime. Due to their non-conformism, members of the band often suffered serious repercussions such as arrests. The group continues to perform despite the death of its founder, main composer and bassist, Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa in 2001.

19 de set. de 2015

The Mandrake Memorial - Psychedelic Progressive Rock and Acid Folk

The Mandrake Memorial biography ( Progarchives.com):
THE MANDRAKE MEMORIAL, formed by Craig Anderton (guitar, sitar, electronics), Michael Kac (keyboards), John Kevin Lally (drums) and Randy Monaco (bass, lead vocals) in 1967, were one of renowned Philadelphia-based rock bands along with THE NAZZ during the late 1960s. They got started performances mainly in The Trauma, produced by Manny Rubin as a new club located in the middle of Samson Street, where they eventually could attract notice of Poppy Records, an affiliated label of MGM. In the fall of 1967 they signed with Poppy Records and released three albums - 'The Mandrake Memorial' (1968), 'Medium' (1969), and 'Puzzle' (1970). THE MANDRAKE MEMORIAL were a short-lived outfit disbanded by Michael's withdrawal shortly before the last album 'Puzzle' released, but much influenced by 60s psychedelic rock or folk rock, and moreover blended with their unique originality such as Craig's epochmaking electronics or Michael's Rock-Si-Chord, their soundscape was worth calling a pioneer of Psychedelic Progressive Rock and Acid Folk.

17 de set. de 2015

One - Psychedelic Folk Rock

Um sonzinho bem agradável, com uma batera bem marcante e uma gaitinha animal. 

"A little-known album whose participants were better known for session work. Brent Forbes, who was in  Locust in the mid-seventies, also worked for Bob Pegg and  The Surprise Sisters; Norman Leppard played with  Aynsley Dunbar and Alan Marshall, who was in  Zebra in the mid-seventies, played for  Pete Bardens. Conrad Isadore was most prolific of all - cropping up on several other artists albums. Soul influenced prog rock, with a few funk moves, and featuring long, improv driven tracks with soulish vocals, some brass, organ, flute, some strings, and a mix of light and heavy"

01. Don't Listen To Me (Richie Havens) - 6:59
02. Cautiously (Maurey Hayden) - 8:41
03. Stop Pulling And Pushing Me (Richie Havens) - 7:53
04. Near The Bone (Alan Marshall, Bobby Sass) - 3:59
05. Run, Shaker Life (Richie Havens) - 17:37

- Alan Marshall - vocals, harp, congas, talking drum, tambourine, guitar, arranger, producer
- Bobby Sass (Bobby Tench) - organ, piano, guitar, arranger, producer
- Norman Leppard - flute, tenor saxophone
- Kevin Fogerty - guitar
- Brent Forbes - bass
- Conrad Isidore - drums
- Nicky Harrison - strings arrangements
- Adrian De Rovere - brass arrangements
- Roger Burrow - producer

14 de set. de 2015

Eric Clapton & More Good Friends

Agora o palco fica pesado... Eric Clapton convida  Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks e Don White, para homenagear seu ídolo, J.J. Cale. Nada melhor para finalizar esta série de postagens de parcerias do Sir .Eric Clapton. 

11 de set. de 2015

Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis

Subindo ao palco Sr. Wynton Marsalis.... Wynton Learson Marsalis (Nova Orleans, 18 de outubro de 1961) é um trompetista e compositor americano. Conhecido pela sua sisudez e seriedade ao tratar a música, é um músico polêmico. Diretor do Jazz at Lincoln Center em Nova Iorque, é considerado "embaixador da música americana" pelo seu profundo respeito e divulgação das tradições musicais. Começou na música muito cedo, tendo manifestado profundo interesse pelo jazz e pela música erudita. É considerado um dos maiores "virtuoses" do trompete atualmente. A lista de músicos com os quais já colaborou inclui Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Bobby McFerrin, entre outros. Só fera... E agora, Eric Clapton.

New York City’s premier jazz venue got the blues last April when Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton performed together in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center for two sold-out shows dedicated to vintage blues. The extraordinary collaboration, billed as Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, paired these musical virtuosos with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they brought to life a repertoire of songs selected by Clapton and arranged by Marsalis.

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)
Eric Clapton (guitar, vocal)
Dan Nimmer (piano)
Carlos Henriquez (bass)
Ali Jackson (drums)
Marcus Printup (trumpet)
Victor Goines (clarinet)
Chris Crenshaw (trombone, vocals)
Don Vappie (banjo)
Chris Stainton (keyboard)

"This collaboration was a pure joy because Eric is about music. We didn’t have any pettiness or stupidity about anything small. It takes great courage to come to New York and learn 12 new arrangements in three days, front a band that you’ve never played with in a form of music you don’t normally play, play three concerts, and sing almost all of the material. Eric did this flawlessly, and after all of that he told me, “I’d rather play the rhythm parts than play any solos.” That’s why I love and respect him."

- Wynton Marsalis

8 de set. de 2015

Eric Clapton & Very Good Friends!!!!

Eric Clapton matando as saudades do Cream, com Jack Bruce e Ginger Baker, além de dar uma duelada com Jimmy Page. Sonzeira.


5 de set. de 2015

Eric Clapton & Otis Rush

Agora o Dr. Otis Rush sobe aos palcos para dedilhar sua guitarra com o Sr. Clapton. Otis Rush (Filadélfia, 29 de abril de 1934) é um cantor e guitarrista de blues americado. Foi considerado o 53º melhor guitarrista de todos os tempos pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone. Rush é canhoto e usa a guitarra para destros simplesmente virada ao contrário, sem trocar o encordoamento. Com isso, a corda mais fina (E) fica em cima, e os bends têm que ser realizados para baixo, contribuindo para seu som distinto. Outros guitarristas que utilizam o instrumento dessa maneira são Albert King, Dick Dale e Edgard Scandurra. Dois shows muito bons registrados em CD...

09 July 1986 - Le Casino, Montreux, Switzerland (20-30)
10 July 1986 - Le Casino, Montreux, Switzerland (1-19)

Bass – Fred Barnes (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)
Bass, Backing Vocals – Nathan East (tracks: 1-1 to 2-9)
Drums – Eddie Turner (3) (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)
Drums, Vocals – Phil Collins (tracks: 1-1 to 2-9)
Guitar – Anthony Palmer (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)
Keyboards, Vocals – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: 1-1 to 2-9)
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Eric Clapton (tracks: 1-1 to 2-9), Otis Rush (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)
Vocals, Keyboards – Professor Eddie Lusk (tracks: 3-1 to 3-11)

Live In Montreux, Switzerland on July 10, 1986 

Bass – Fred Burns
Drums  – Eddie Turner
Guitar – Anthony Parker
Guitar, Vocals – Eric Clapton, Otis Rush
Keyboards  – Prof. Eddie Lask


2 de set. de 2015

Eric Clapton & Sheryl Crow

Depois de passar anos como backing vocal de artistas como Don Henley, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton e Michael Jackson, e de dar aulas de música para crianças deficientes, Sheryl Crow gravou seu primeiro disco em 1993, no qual estourou com a música "All I Wanna Do". Já fez duetos com diversos artistas, teve canções em várias trilhas sonoras de filmes; cantou com Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, U2, The Corrs e vários outros grandes artistas. Em 1997, ela compôs a trilha sonora para o filme de James Bond, 007 - O Amanhã Nunca Morre, com a música Tomorrow Never Dies. Já namorou o cantor e guitarrista Eric Clapton, o ator Owen Wilson e o famoso ciclista norte-americano Lance Armstrong, de quem se separou em fevereiro de 2006. Nada mais justo que gravar um sonzaço com o antigo namorado...

New York City, New York - September 12, 1996

O Sr. Clapton tem muito bom gosto...