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16 de nov. de 2019

DEWA BUDJANA Jazz Rock/Fusion • Indonesia

Dewa BUDJANA is a guitarist and composer from Waikabubak. Influenced by both popular music as the leader and songwriter of the band GIGI and jazz rock from his earlier background, BUDJANA started his solo career in the late 90's after almost 20 years of his musical career. 

His earlier band like SQUIRREL was already more inventive in the 80's by relying on BUDJANA's original compositional skills rather than working on covers like most of the other local jazz bands. One of the award winning works in that time was a composition called 'Nusa Damai' which would later become the name of his first solo album. Throughout the 80's he would also work as a session player and with other bands until 1993 when he founded GIGI which has a major success to this day.

Besides being a producer as well, BUDJANA has been working on his solo career that mixes fusion the likes of other known guitarists like John MCLAUGHLIN and Bill FRISSELL with traditional music of Indonesia, making his approach to world fusion experimental but also approachable at the same time.


15 de ago. de 2019

Yo-Yo Ma - Fusion Classic Jazz

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French-born American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of four and a half. He graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University and has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and a recording artist. He has recorded more than 90 albums and received 18 Grammy Awards. In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded a wide variety of folk music such as American bluegrass music, traditional Chinese melodies, the tangos of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla, and Brazilian music. He has also collaborated with Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Bobby McFerrin, as well as five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist James Taylor. Ma's primary performance instrument is a Montagnana cello crafted in 1733 valued at US$2.5 million.

The album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy®-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more. 
Produced by Silk Road Ensemble member Johnny Gandelsman and Grammy Award® winner Kevin Killen (U2, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, David Bowie), Sing Me Home examines the ever-changing idea of home, with original and traditional tunes composed or arranged by members of the Ensemble s unique collective of global artists. Each piece invites listeners to explore the music of home through the individual experiences of Ensemble members, many of whom are immigrants. The result is a compelling collection of innovative and deeply moving tributes to the rich cultural heritage of the Balkans, China, Galicia, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Mali people of Roma, Syria and the United States.
Sing Me Home is a companion album, developed and recorded alongside The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, a documentary feature film from Oscar® and Emmy®-winning director Morgan Neville that tells the story of the Ensemble and Silk Road, its parent organization. The Music of Strangers will be released theatrically nationwide in June and will air on HBO in the fall.

A surprisingly good collaboration from two virtuosos of their given instruments. Bobby McFerrin, the master of the voice, and Yo-yo Ma, the master of the cello, combined to perform various pieces, from classical, traditional, and contemporary classical sectors. Some of the McFerrin compositions are quite amazing simply as compositions to begin with, but when the cello and vocal performances are added, they become something even more exciting. More than likely, the main highlight on the album is Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," which is performed on a dual line by both musicians and allows an ample chance to note the amazing virtuosity of McFerrin, once you can distinguish the voice from the cello (yes, they follow the lines that close). For any fan of either musician, it's a wonderful find of an album.

15 de mai. de 2016

3rd Force - Smooth Jazz

3rd Force is a smooth jazz band on the EMI Higher Octave label, consisting of trio William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi.[1] Founded in 1994 by William Aura after a prolific solo career in new-age music, he, Dobbin, and Eskinasi immediately set out working on their self-titled debut album, 3rd Force which was released that same year. After the album's commercial success, the trio continued the studio project with their next release, Force of Nature in 1995. This album garnered an even bigger success than their debut spawning the popular single Here Comes the Night featuring guest guitarist Peter White. After a two-year break, 3rd Force released their 3rd album Vital Force in 1997. The album gained 3rd Force's second hit single You Gotta Be Real once again featuring guest guitarist Peter White. The 4th album, called Force Field, was released in 1999 resulting in another of the band's singles Revelation of the Heart, with guest saxophonist Paul Taylor. In 2000 Higher Octave released a best-of compilation of 3rd Force, entitled Collective Force, which featured the band's best hits in both radio and fan favorites,along with two new songs, Dance With Me and Sweet Surrender. 2002 saw the release of their 5th studio album, Gentle Force, which showcased a mellower jazz sound than the band's usual output. Three years later,3rd Force released Driving Force in 2005. Their latest release showcases a completely opposite style than the previous Gentle Force album which was almost lounge-style mellow jazz in sound. Driving Force, however, features a funky lively jazz mix never before heard in 3rd Force's music. The most popular singles from their latest release are Believe In Me, featuring the trumpeter Greg Adams, keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and guitarist Brian Hughes, and You Got It, featuring guitarist Marc Antoine. After more than a 10 year hiatus, 3rd Force reunited to release "Global Force" in 2016. Throughout the course of their career, 3rd Force has performed with numerous guest musicians including guitarists Peter White, Marc Antoine, Acoustic Alchemy, Grant Geissman, Brian Hughes, Craig Chaquico, Earl Klugh, Shahin Shahida of Shahin and Sepehr, and saxophonists Paul Taylor, Tom Scott, Dave Koz, Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Sommers, Bryan Savage, Richard Elliot, Boney James, Eric Darius, Ozzie Ahlers, Euge Groove, Rick Braun, and Lawson Rollins.

24 de mar. de 2016

A Forest Mighty Black

A Forest Mighty Black , liderada por Bernd Kunz, é uma das bandas pioneiras do início do Nu-Jazz na Alemanha. O fenomenal "Mellowdramatic" foi lançado em 1997 pelo famoso e badalado selo Compost Records. O álbum é um amálmaga de estilos contagiantes que misturam elementos de Brazilian Jazz, Trip Hop, Funk e música eletrônica. GREAT & THE KILLER THE NU-JAZZ GERMAN ALBUM!!!!!!

1. Minigame
2. Duel With A So(u)l
3. Everything
4. Tides
5. Duo Trippin'
6. Reflections Of A Fake Night
7. The 9 To 5 (Is Killing Me)
8. Fresh In My Mind
9. Rebirth
10. Till The End.

21 de mar. de 2016

Catalyst - Funk & Jazz

Uma banda interessante...

In the early 70's a band named Catalyst was formed in the heart of Philadelphia. The core of the group was Odean Pope, Sherman Ferguson, Eddie Green and Al Johnson (who was replaced by Tyrone Brown after their first album). The band drew from a wide range of musical styles; jazz, funk, R & B, avant garde and fusion all found their way into the creative sonic tapestry of Catalyst. With the given talents of Catalyst they could have and should have been bigger but sadly they found themselves with little promotion or recognition outside the proximity of Philadelphia. Thankfully Catalyst were able to leave behind four extraordinary recordings that will appeal to both jazz heads and those in the hip hop community.

5 de fev. de 2016

9DW - Eletronic Jazz Fusion (Japan)

A solo project by the Japanese artist/producer K.Saito first showcased in March 2009 at the SXSW MUSIC convention in Austin, Texas. This was followed by the release of the album, ‘SELF TITLED’, on NYC based WAX POETICS magazine’s WAX POETICS RECORDS label. The album’s mix of electric fusion and boogie as well as high production values gained Saito both fans and critical acclaim around the world, including many well known names within the world of music. 

27 de jan. de 2016

9 Lazy 9 - Italian Acid Jazz

9 Lazy 9 is an Italian-based acid jazz/downtempo group on the Ninja Tune label. The group consists of Keir Fraserello, James Braddell (also of Funki Porcini and performing here under the guise of Giacomo Braddellini), with Gianluca Petrella playing trombone, Mishael Levron on guitar, Manù Bandettini playing flute and Adriano Tirelli on bassoon.

15 de mar. de 2015

Zoot Sims - Jazz...

John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 - March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor and soprano. n the 1950s and '60s, Sims had a long, successful partnership as co-leader of a quintet with Al Cohn, which recorded under the name "Al and Zoot". That group was a favorite at New York City's Half Note Club. Always fond of the higher register of the tenor sax, Zoot also liked to play alto and late in his career added the soprano saxophone to his performances, while recording a series of albums for the Pablo Records label of impresario Norman Granz. Zoot also played on some of Jack Kerouac's recordings. Sims acquired the nickname "Zoot" early in his career while he was in the Kenny Baker band in California. The name was later appropriated for a sax-playing Muppet. Zoot Sims died in New York City of cancer on March 23, 1985,and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, New York


3 de mar. de 2015

Fabiano Orchestra - Jazz Fusion from French West Indies,

Coming out of the French West Indies, a jazz fusion group known to the world as Fibiano Orchestra and their magnum opus, Butterfly Island (also known as their “Holy Grail” album). This record carries within its grooves, an exploritory journey into the world. The Orchestra masterfully displayes their instrumental control that is matched with moments of beautiful vocal chants, that are equally as powerful. “Pointe Des Châteaux,” “Fo Ca Change,” and “Creole” are just a few of the gems on this record, pressed into a 180 gram vinyl. The good people at Superfly Records are masters of jazz reissues and the addition of Fabiano Orchestra to their list is a good one. This is a very limited run of only 1,000 and will become instantly collectible since the original copies of this record are extremely difficult to track down. Order your copy here! )


Splendid Superfly reissue of one of the rarest and most amazing Jazz Fusion records to have been produced in the French West Indies, includes the Spiritual/fusion masterpiece 'pointe des chateaux', the spacy classic 'west indian meditation' and the hipnotic gwo ka tune 'creole', a truly unique LP, one of those that you always pull out when you feel like listening to something different, features world class musicians like Clifford Jordan, Hannibal Peterson or West Indian legend Velo - 180grs quality pressing with beautiful hard cardboard gatefold cover, set to become collectible as the original is impossible to find, strictly limited to 1000 copies, )

25 de fev. de 2015

ADITUS!!!!! (Fusion Jazz)

Formed in early 70s with a heavy Symphonic-rock influence very popular in those years. Later in the 80s the band moved to a Jazz-rock fusion sound that drove them to the Pop-rock style that is until today their trademark sound. The band has released 14 albums and a first single in 1976. The band is still very popular in the Venezuelan musical scene. Jazz-funk fans will enjoy this loungey Venezuelan LP from Aditus.

25 de set. de 2014

Volker Kriegel

Volker Kriegel (Darmstadt, 24 de dezembro de 19431 — Donostia-San Sebastián, 14 de junho de 2003) foi um compositor e guitarrista alemão. Em 1975, ele era um membro fundador do United Jazz + Rock Ensemble.2 Atuou também como sideman de vários músicos, incluindo Klaus Doldinger. Além da música, Kriegel foi também um cartunista que apareceu em vários jornais alemães, na emissora de rádio, e um diretor de filmes e autor de livros relacionados à música.