5.26.20 Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner / The Urgency Of Now

Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner
The Urgency Of Now

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Bruno Råberg – bass

Jason Robison – tenor and soprano saxophones, alto flute, percussion

Bob Weiner – percussion

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1. Encounter                                     

2. Barbary Crossfade                        

3. Escape Velocity                            

4. For This Land (Bruno Råberg)    

5. Rotations                                       

6. Remembering Brother Yusef      

7. Endangered Speak Ease               

8. The Urgency of Now                    

9. Berlin Ballad (John Tchicai)        

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All pieces by Bruno Råberg (Orbis Music/STIM Sweden), Jason Robinson (Circumvention Music/ASCAP), and Bob Weiner (BMI) except: For This Land (Bruno Råberg, Orbis Music/STIM Sweden) and Berlin Ballad (John Tchicai, KODA Denmark).

Recorded on July 26, 2017 and June 29, 2018 at Sound Sphere II, Lexington, Massachusetts

Recorded and mixed by Bruno Råberg

Mastered by Warren Amerman, Rotary Records, West Springfield, Massachusetts

Produced by Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, and Bob Weiner

Our sincerest thanks to Eric Hofbauer

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

Creative Nation CNM039

www.jasonrobinson.com

http://www.brunoraberg.com/

https://cnmusic.bandcamp.com/

3.9.20 Jason Robinson and Eric Hofbauer / Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft

Jason Robinson and Eric Hofbauer
Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft

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Jason Robinson – tenor saxophone

Eric Hofbauer – guitar

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1. Two Hours Early   

2. Study In      

3. Just East                   

4. Sphere                           

5. Work Song                     

6. Reminiscent                     

7. Cat & Mouse                      

8. Jones’ Place                

9. Lonely Dance          

10. First, Not Last              

11. Parkdale Serenade         

12. Two Hours Early (Alt)   

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All songs composed by Ken Aldcroft (Kenneth Grant Aldcroft/SOCAN)

All proceeds from this project go to Maria and Liam Aldcroft

Recorded on March 5, 2018, at Union Sound Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mixed and mastered at Rotary Records, West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Recording engineers: John Sorenson and Leon Taheny

Mixing and mastering engineer: Warren Amerman

Liner notes by Joe Sorbara

Produced by Jason Robinson and Eric Hofbauer

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

Accretions ALP071

www.jasonrobinson.com

www.erichofbauer.com

www.accretions.com

2.7.20 D+N+A David / Nelson / Agreement

D+N+A
David / Nelson / Agreement

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Mon David – vocals

Josh Nelson – piano

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1)  DID I EVER REALLY LIVE (Albert Hague/Allan Sherman) 

2)  YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING   (M. Legrand/A & M Bergman)

3)  LUSH LIFE   (B. Strayhorn)

4) DEVIL MAY CARE    (Johnny Burke/Harry Warren)

5)  HERE’S TO LIFE    (Artie Butler/Phyllis Molinary)

6)  IN PRAISE OF BILL EVANS:  I REMEMBER BILL/VERY EARLY/WALTZ FOR DEBBY    (D. Sebesky/B. Evans, Carol Hall/B. Evans, Gene Lees)

7)  IF YOU NEVER COME TO ME/SKYLARK   (A.Jobim/Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer) 

8)  STRAIGHT NO CHASER/BILLIE’S BOUNCE   (Thelonius Monk, Eddie Jefferson, Charlie Parker, Mon David)

9)  IMAGINE  (J. Lennon)

10)  BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH  (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman)

11)  I CHOSE THE MOON    (Bill Cantos, Mark Winkler)

12)  ALWAYS AND FOREVER    (Pat Metheny, Mon David) (3:50)

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Produced by Mon David & Josh Nelson

Associate Producer: Cathy Segal-Garcia 

Executive Producers:  Dan Davilla, Mon David

Recorded by Talley Sherwood at Tritone Recording in Glendale, CA 2019 

Mixed and mastered by Paul Tavenner / Big City Recording Studios, Chatsworth CA 2019

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

Band Photography:   Dario Griffin

Dash Hoffman Records 1026

https://mondavid.net

https://www.joshnelsonmusic.com

2.2.20 Luz Azul “Luz Azul”

LUZ AZUL
Luz Azul

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Anna Homler – voice, toys and devices

Marcos Fernandes – percussion and electronics

Robert Montoya – electronics

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Side A

1.   Signals

2.   Secret Games

Side B

1.   Chaya  Sa’la

2.   La Fête

3.   Recollecting the Swarm

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All music composed sand performed by Luz Azul.

Recording, mixing and post-production by Mark Wheaton at Catasonic

Mastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea Mastering

Cut by Dubplates & Mastering Berlin

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

 

© All Rights Reserved

cortizona 009 / 2020

https://cortizona.bandcamp.com/

12.26.19 Jon Armstrong Sextet “Reabsorb”

JON ARMSTRONG SEXTET
Reabsorb

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Jon Armstrong – Tenor Sax

Dan Rosenboom – Trumpet

Ryan Dragon – Trombone

Joshua White – Piano

Benjamin Shepherd – Electric Bass

Tina Raymond – Drum Set

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1.”Hit it”

Hit it as loudly as possible

best case scenario:

They’ll mention the quiet when I’m gone

2. “Released”

Released

Light moves Inside a green leaf

Now I’m absorbed by green

bouncing the loop of light

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All music composed by Jon Armstrong (ASCAP)

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Dan Rosenboom

Recorded at BoomHill Studio

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

© Jon Armstrong Music (ASCAP) 2020

All Rights Reserved.

℗© Orenda Records, 2020

www.orendarecords.com

7.12.19 Jim McAuley & Scot Ray “Second Earth”

JIM McAULEY & SCOT RAY
Second Earth

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Jim McAuley classical, 6-string, 12-string, high-strung Dobro, prepared parlor guitar

Scot Ray lap steel slide guitar, effects

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This album documents an extraordinary February afternoon when two improvising guitarists met for the first time to record some music.  Nothing was planned or discussed in advance.  The resulting tracks are presented here in the order they were recorded, no edits, nothing added or deleted.

1. Second Earth

2. The Day Was Green

3. Household Deer

4. Future Memories

5. Outer Banks

6. Coruscations

7. Time’s Arrow

8. Henry Charles Marx

9. Lodestar

10. Intermodal

11. Here’s looking at Euclid

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Recorded February 28, 2019, by Scot Ray.

Mixed and mastered by Wayne Peet at Killzone Studio

Special thanks to Fabrizio Perissinotto for his support and enthusiasm.

Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

 

All tunes by Jim McAuley and Scot Ray

©2019 Gongfarmer Music (BMI)

6.12.19 GF3 “Preludes: Book 1”

GF3
Preludes: Book 1

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Gary Fukushima farrand upright piano, wurlitzer electric piano, yamaha electric grand piano, hammond organ, synths, cowbells
JP Maramba electric and acoustic bass
Miles Senzaki drums
Jens Kuross hammond organ, various percussion and effects pedals

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Preludes, Book I

Prelude One (origin)
Prelude Two (el)
Prelude Three (5916)
Prelude Four (ghost)
Prelude Five (4b.)
Prelude Six (throne)

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All Preludes composed by Gary Fukushima (Kushimafu Music, ASCAP)

Produced by Jens Kuross
Recorded and mixed by Miles Senzaki at Grandma’s Dojo, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Peter Doell at Aftermaster
Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

© 2019 Kushimafu Music

garyfukushima.net

12.12.18 Jim Piela “Out Of Orbit”

JIM PIELA
Out Of Orbit
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Jim Piela  Alto Saxophone

Joey Lamb  Trumpet

Bob Sabin  Bass

Josh Bailey   Drums

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1. Little One
2. Early Bird
3. Moment’s Notice
4. Bolos and Bowties
5. Out of Orbit
6. In the Basement
7. The Younger and The Elder
8. I’ll Be Seeing You

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Out of Orbit, the bold new album by saxophonist and composer Jim Piela, is a celebration of the unknown. It’s about embracing fears with honesty and resolve, not running from or pushing them out of mind. With trumpeter Joey Lamb, bassist Bob Sabin, and drummer Josh Bailey, Piela’s adventurous quartet navigates his original compositions, as well as a couple of salient classics, with grace and ingenuity, fully embracing Wayne Shorter’s famous definition: “Jazz means, ‘I Dare You.’” 

“As a young man, I came up musically in a small Midwestern scene, a town right on the Mississippi river.  There was plenty of work so long as you could groove and play/write creative and compelling melodies, both of which became incredibly important to me.  As I developed, though, I came to realize how my fear of what was unaccustomed had driven my life. It became increasingly important to me to break from my echo chamber, both musically and culturally, and challenge myself in a place like New York City.  Such a drastic change terrified me, and that fear permeated into my life and my playing. Fear can push us into non-action, but it can also inspire. So one day I settled my commitments, packed my bags and got on a plane. I only had a few connections in the city, and no idea as to what might be in store, but with determination and a few serious legs up from then-strangers-now-friends, I was able to adapt.  Confronting the unknown and steering straight into what I feared most was my catalyst for creation. 

“In the album; the space provided by playing without a chordal instrument, the high flying melodies, and the deep grooves reflect the untethered freedom and excitement I’ve found immersing myself in the unfamiliar. Fear is an extremely powerful emotion, but this album celebrates the elation that is uncovered when one overcomes that fear, takes risks and pursues the road less traveled. I think of every tune as a snapshot in time that facing the unknown brought about, and finding overwhelming joy in that moment.” –Jim Piela 

In a moment where our culture seeks examples of courage and expressions of beauty, every contribution is valuable. When we feel that in any moment life can come apart at the seams, the challenge is to walk the line between order and chaos. Sometimes focus on the small things, the basement jam sessions, the quiet moments before dawn in an otherwise noisy world, our pets, our family, our friends far away, can give a composer purpose. It’s in that purpose that we can find courage and drive, and a place on the scene. Out of Orbit is a reflection of that purpose and a bold statement by a salient new voice: Jim Piela has accepted Shorter’s dare, and has launched into orbit in the jazz sphere. 

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Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 composed by Jim Piela (ASCAP)
© Piela Music (ASCAP), 2019. All rights reserved.
“Moment’s Notice” by John Coltrane, © 1957, JOWCOL Music
“I’ll Be Seeing You” by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal © L.Lee Phillips, Trustee, Sammy Fain Trust d/b/a Fain Music Co, and BMG Gold Songs

Produced by: Jim Piela, Mike Verselli
Recorded at: Bacque Recording Engineering Studios in Roselle, New Jersey, on April 29, 2018
Recording Engineer: Luis Bacque
Assistant Engineer: Thom Beemer
Mixed and Mastered at: Luis Bacque Recording Engineering Studios
Album Artwork and Design by Kio Griffith

www.jimpiela.com

ORENDA RECORDS 0061

www.orendarecords.com

9.25.18 Mc’n’ Mac “Beautie on the Waters”

MC’N’ MAC
Beautie on the Waters

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Mary MacQueen vocals,  bass, guitar, recorders, animal sounds
Jim McAuley acoustic & elec. guitars, vocals, Megalyra
Alan Cook & Brafo Aginaton drums/perc
Wayne Peet B-3
Gongfarmer Collective (last track)
Jim & Mary, Alan Cook, Andrew Pask, Scott Fraser + Scott Walton
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1. Birmingham Sunday
2. S’Ann An Ila
3. Wild Mountain Thyme
4. So Beauty on the Water Stood
5. Red Cross Store
6. Mo Nighean Donn Nam Meall-shuilean
7. To My Old Brown Earth
8. Saltarello
9. Anthem For Doomed Youth
10. So Beauty on the Water Stood (reprise)
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Anthem for Doomed Youth
by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? 
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns. 
      Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle 
Can patter out their hasty orisons. 
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; 
      Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,— 
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells; 
      And bugles calling for them from sad shires. 
What candles may be held to speed them all? 
      Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes 
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes. 
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Produced by Jim McAuley, Mary MacQueen and Wayne Peet
Executive Producer:  Fabrizio Perissinotto
Engineered & mixed  by Wayne Peet at Killzone Studios, Los Angeles
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith
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Mc’n’Mac is Jim McAuley and Mary MacQueen, two Los Angeles-based musicians whose music reflects their shared love of folk, blues, free improvisation and classical music. Their approach is intuitive and heartfelt, mercifully free of cynicism and irony. From Renaissance art songs to ’60’s protest, this is music that speaks directly to our contemporary lives with urgency and passion.

Mary MacQueen is a singer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist (acoustic bass, recorders, guitar, whistling and animal sounds) with wide ranging experience as a performer, composer and teacher.
She was raised in a home filled with poetry, music, and games from around the world and devoid of television and commercial radio. From teen-age experiences in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, immersed in farming and Gaelic culture, to studies with contemporary bass master Bertram Turetzky and an MA in cross-cultural studies of Yoruba and Celtic music, she has continued to explore the connections and intersections of traditional music across different cultures and centuries. Her paintings and original compositions reveal her love of nature and commitment to the environment.

Jim McAuley began his musical life as a classical guitarist, but was soon seduced by the sound of finger-picked blues, folk and jazz. His original work combines these influences into a highly personal improvisational style. His previous Long Song release, “Gongfarmer 36”, was named by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of the top CD’s of 2012. The current album returns him to his 60’s roots.

Mary and Jim have been making music together for nearly a decade. Their joy in playing together is palpable, their synergistic bond amazing. After years of relative obscurity playing privately and in local venues, Long Song Records is proud to offer this beautiful music to a worldwide audience.

©2018 Mc’n’Mac

5.4.18 Dino Malito “Dino Malito”

DINO MALITO
Dino Malito

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Dino Malito electric + acoustic guitars, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, dulcimer, shamisen

1. Great Voyage
2. Tienshan
3. Aurora
4. Silk Road
5. Utopia

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All songs arranged, performed and produced by Dino Malito 
Recorded by Dino Malito at Orlando II, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed and Mastered by Tim Gennert
Executive Producer : Eiichi Naito
Marketing & Promotions : Atsuko Mizuta, Tomoko Kakimoto
Public Relations : Craig Melone / Hands On P.R.
Album Art + Design : Kio Griffith
Cover Painting + Photography : “Oil Spill #8” 2017 by Kio Griffith
Music composed by Kitaro

All songs published by Domo World Music Publishing (BMI)

©2018 Dino Malito

dinomalito.bandcamp.com