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Month: May 2010

Automato

Automato, hailing from New York City, consisted of Alex Frankel, Ben Fries, Jesse Levine, Nick Millhiser, Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley. This is their debut album that was produced by James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy of the DFA label. Unfortunately, it was their last too. Would have loved to see what else these guys would…

Har-You Percussion Group

In the late ’60s, race riots plagued major cities; in Harlem, these events forced educators to think of new and exciting ways to keep kids off the streets and interested in their education. Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (the Har-You Act) was a series of educational programs designed for that purpose. The Harlem Youth Percussion Group…

Tango Chill Sessions

Buenos Aires is the beautiful, intense and seductive capital of Argentina with Tango, as we already know, as its most distinctive sound, the sound realization of the ‘porteño’ spirit. Tango Chill Sessions celebrates this tradition by combining wandering pianos, melancholic bandoneons and guitars with slow electronic percussion, producing an original, sensual, landscape effect. Tango Chill Sessions…

Rockers

Rockers features Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace as a drummer looking to earn extra cash by selling and distributing records to the soundsystems throughout Kingston. Also featured in the film are Dillinger, Big Youth, Burning Spear, Kiddus I, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Richard “Dirty Harry” Hall, Robbie Shakespeare, and Harry J’s studio. A classic look into the…

Wavin’ Flag

Lovin’ the fact that K’Naan wrote the anthem for the World Cup 2010. I suppose you have heard the hella catchy tune, “Wavin’ Flag”, already from his latest effort, Troubadour, or the rewritten version that has recently come out. If not, you can check it here. I was walking down the street recently here in Thailand and…

Joe Pass – Virtuoso & Virtuoso #2

As Norman Granz had done with Art Tatum 20 years previously, the impresario allowed Joe Pass to sit down and play his songbook. The result was Virtuoso, which included standards and original compositions recorded with acoustic and electric guitars. Virtuoso was the recording to announce that Joe Pass had arrived. Pass had accomplished, using standard…