3.20.18 Daren Burns “Interstellar Echoes”

Interstellar Echoes
with Craig Bunch

daren burns - interstellar echoes

Daren Burns compositions/6-string bass/echoplex digital pro/effects
Craig Bunch drum set

1. The Sun
2. Mercury
3. Venus
4. Earth
5. Mars
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn
8. Uranus
9. Neptune

“Interstellar Echoes” is a structured improvisation using the nine planets (sorry Pluto) as inspiration. Written by Daren Burns while on the road in 2010, it is a tribute to saxophonist John Coltrane and uses his landmark album “Interstellar Space”; which featured duets between his sax and the drums of Rashied Ali. This recording utilizes a six-string bass tuned: EADGBE and various effect pedals and the EDP looper and drumset. Keeping a similar instrumentation as Coltranes Interstellar album. Here it branches off into a variety of sounds and styles meant to evoke musical pictures of the various planets. Influenced by David Torn, John Coltrane, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Robert Fripp , and various metal bands. “


Produced and mixed by Daren Burns

Recorded June 2015
Recorded and Engineered by Craig Bunch
Mastered by Wayne Peet @ Newzone Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith
Urban Nerds Records
Daren Burns
All Compositions by Daren Burns © 2018 Urban Nerds Publishing ASCAP  

© 2018 Urban Nerds Records, all rights reserved

9.28.17 Andrea Hammond “As Long As Love Will Last”

As Long As Love Will Last

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Andrea Hammond  voice, violin
Gary Fukushima  piano, organ
Brian McLaughlin  drums, percussion
Colin Burgess  bass
Gary Lee  guitar
Bob Hammond  guitar on Don’t Tell Me
Nate Light  bass on Don’t Tell Me


1. Secret Place
2. As Long as Love Will Last
3. Great Escape
4. Come to the River
5. Don’t Tell Me
6. A Simpler Time
7. Faithful
8. You Know Me Well
9. Catching Chase


This album is built upon an affection for the Midwest, and for the music we played as a family when I was a girl. Some of the songs reflect my memories of home, while others reach beyond the music and thoughts I had then, exploring new rhythms and contemplations on the continuing themes of my life. 

Recorded by Nolan Shaheed at Nolan Shaheed’s Recording Studio 
“Don’t Tell Me” was recorded by Curt Piar at Proving Ground Studio
Mixed, Mastered, and additional recording by Miles Senzaki at Grandma’s Dojo Studio 
Produced by Gary Fukushima
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

©2017 Andrea Hammond

10.13.16 The Argonauts “Here Come The Argonauts”

Here Come The Argonauts

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DB  guitar
Risa Takeda keyboards
3 ch bass
Marcos Fernandes drums


1. Creepy Crawlies
2. Let’s Dance Just Like We Did
3. The Essence
4. Ain’t Nothing New
5. Young Man Dies in the Holy Valley
6. Argo Dub
7. Burning Poppies
8. Jack and the Beanstalk
9. One For the Road


Produced and arranged by The Argonautts.
Recorded by Miho Miura at Rinky Dink Studios, Shimokitazawa.
Mixed and mastered by Shuji Kawase at Gumbo Studio.
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith


Here Come The Argonauts! is the debut release by this instrumental quartet who concocts a post rock blend of surf, dub and psychedelic music. At times garagey and at times bluesy, the guitar and keyboard take turns layering melodic riffs, noisy fragments and colorful textures over the steady and solid rhythms of the bass and drums. The Argonauts always remain raw and spontaneous whilst hurling themselves through the crashing waves of rockn’roll’s rougher waters.

The Argonauts played their first gig in July of 2015 and have since endeared listeners and fellow musicians alike with their capricious and energetic performances. The members’ backgrounds in improvised and experimental music give the band their malleable, unpredictable sound.

©2016 Accretions


3.6.16 Mike Baggetta “Spectre”

featuring Jerome Harris & Billy Mintz


MIKE BAGGETTA  guitar & live processing
JEROME HARRIS  acoustic bass guitar
BILLY MINTZ  drums + percussion

01. Second Prelude (Baggetta-Harris-Mintz) 
02. Spectre I (Baggetta) 
03. The Only Blues (Baggetta)
04. Passage (Baggetta) 
05. Spectre II (Baggetta) 
06. Nasty (Mintz) 
07. Leavin’ On Your Mind (Wlaker-Pierce)
08. Spectre III (Baggetta) 
09. War Orphans (Coleman)

Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
Produced by Mike Baggetta
Recorded & mixed by Aaron Nevezie at the Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY, October , 2015
Mastered by David Torn
Photos by Mike Baggetta & Peter Gannushkin
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith



“Guitarist Mike Baggetta has been recording for the past ten years, amassing a discography of distinction. His first release (in 2005) was with TIN/BAG, a duo with trumpeter Kris Tiner, and the pair have released four albums since then. He formed a quartet with saxophonist Jason Rigby, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer George Schuller, releasing four albums since 2009. Put in a solo recording and you have a substantial discography of a guitarist with a personal style.

Baggetta is not an in-your-face player, preferring to dole out thoughtful but dynamic phrases with an emphasis on melody and texture. While he uses effects to enhance his sound they are never the dominant force. He frequently distorts his lines through unique phrasing and subtle bending and scraping of strings. And he always seems to be seeking new avenues to explore.

Toward that end, he has recorded Spectre with a new trio of bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Billy Mintz. They’re well-chosen partners and the group really works as a unit. Baggetta is the main voice but Harris and Mintz are always in there helping to shape the material, occasionally merging into one. The general tone is one of pensive calm, yet there’s a questing search inherent in this music that takes it beyond mere subtlety.

“Passage”, the longest track here at 10+ minutes, feels like a distant cousin to “In A Silent Way” with an electronic underlay functioning like the electric pianos on that legendary Miles Davis track. “Leavin’ On Your Mind” (Patsy Cline’s last recording before her 1963 death in a plane crash) gets a gorgeous, free-flowing reading, which unfolds in kaleidoscopic fashion. And just so the listener doesn’t get too complacent, Mintz’ “Nasty” is delivered with snarling fuzz-drenched guitar. This trio is a new vein for Baggetta and Spectre shows it’s one that clearly deserves to be mined further.”

-Robert Iannapollo, The New York City Jazz Record (May 2015)

Mike Baggetta website

© 2016 Mike Baggetta

9.4.15 Darek Oleszkiewicz “Blues For Charlie”

Blues For Charlie




Law Years (Ornette Coleman)
Body And Soul (Johnny Green)
Blues For Charlie (Darek Oleszkiewicz)
First Song (Charlie Haden)
Solid Jackson! (Darek Oleszkiewicz)
Silence (Charlie Haden)
Pocket Full Of Cherry (Charlie Haden)
Modlitwa (Darek Oleszkiewicz)

Produced by Darek Oleszkiewicz
Editing and mastering by Maurice Gainen
Additional editing by Talley Sherwood
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

Darek Oleszkiewicz / USC website

© 2015 Darek Oleszkiewicz

7.7.15 Scott Jeppesen “Wonders” » Creative Bottle Music

Creative Bottle Music New Release


SCOTT JEPPESEN  tenor saxophone / melodica
JOSH NELSON  keyboards
BOB SHEPPARD  tenor saxophone (track 10)


Hanging Gardens (of Babylon)
The Marble Tomb (The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus)
Colossus (of Rhodes)
Last Man Standing (Great Pyramid of Giza)
A Guiding Light (Lighthouse Of Alexandria)
Big Daddy (Statue of Zeus At Olympia)
Pillars Of Sand
Artemis (Temple Of Artemis At Ephesus)

Produced by Bob Sheppard and Scott Jeppesen
Recorded and Mixed by Talley Sherwood at Tritone Recording
Mastered by Bob Boykin
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

Scott Jeppesen website

© 2015 Creative Bottle Music

5.27.15 Louis Durra “Chromakey” » LOT 50

LOT 50 New Release


GABE DAVIS  bass (track 5)
LEE SPATH  drums (track 5)
BIRKWIN JERSEY  guitar, bass, samples (track 4, 8)
VIENNA RAE  vocals (track 4)
SOPHIE BANCROFT  vocals (track 8)
ANDREW CARNEY  flugelhorn (track 8)
MATT OTTO  alto saxophone (track 9,11)


Chromakey Dreamcoat  (Sandison, Eoin)
Herzan  (Hamdan, Hamdan)
Bird Of Paradise  (Bancroft)
Beautiful 110  (Durra, Jersey, Rae)
Orphan Girl  (Welch)
Finish Line  (Shahmir, McKenzie)
Daughters  (Mayer)
Mood 149  (Durra, Jersey)
Sometimes  (Swados)
Ain’t She Something  (Durra)
Talk Show Host  (Radiohead)

Recorded by Ken Kugler
Mixed by Scott Fraser, Jerry Kalaf
Mastered by Jerry Kalaf
Album Art + Design by Kio Griffith

Louis Durra website

© 2015 full album credits at http://www.louisdurra.com