I’m remixing and remastering a 2005 session with Andrew Lamb and Warren Smith.
I’m serially releasing it on Bandcamp. Each week I will put up a new track for folks to download for free. After a week I will make the free track for sale and put up another free track.
This was a duo sax/drums record done in a small cathedral here in Brooklyn NY.
Sweet Adeline International Champions, 1970.
Fine and Dandy
Song of the South
All Aboard for Dixie Land
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
I’ll Never Stop Loving You
For All We Know
The Rarities So Rare Side 1
Coach: Lyle Pilcher
Tenor: Jarmela Speta
Bass: Carol Schoening
Lead: Connie Garcia
Baritone: Christine Huebschen
Excerpt from here:
Bankheadowi managed to get to his own sextet really delicious experienced instrumentalists.
Purchase here if you feel the urge:
Exerpt from review here:
“The band works together for a lively Afro groove that will appeal to all with a sense of time. The quartet format gives it an intimate quality but the music rollocks and rocks steadily with tribal and Afrobeat influences front and center.
Sylvain sounds convincing and very together on his instruments; Karl Berger is right there with nicely ethnic touches and his good sense at piano as well as expectedly rangy and compelling vibes; Sergo Decius plays very hip congas and hand drums, making this session pop; and Matt Pavolka gives the groove that all-important woody bottom with taste, drive, dexterity and a nicely fat tone.”
Poem by Charlie Daniels on back cover:
As young as this morning
As old as the hills.
Rising, falling, running, crawling. A shout and a whisper,
the black, the white and the blues, the colors of his rainbow,
torrents and mist, corn whisky and champagne, catfish and
caviar, Blue Monday, Black Friday, Sunday School and poolrooms,
Barbeques and banquets.
Pull the bow across the strings — my hat is in my hand.
I Know Where I’m Going
You Left Your Happiness
Papa John Creach: I’m the Fiddle Man Side 2
Featuring Pete Drake, Little Roy Wiggins, Don Helms, Jimmy Day, Herbie Remington and others.
Ting a ling (Little Roy Wiggins)
Liberty Drive (Jimmie Day)
Southern Sunday (Pete Drake)
Wiggins Wiggle (Little Roy Wiggins)
Theme Time (Don Helms)
Steel After Hours (Pete Drake)
Steel Guitar Special (Al Petty)
Nashville Steel Guitar Side 2
Die Dragoner Kommen
Morge Frueh Wenn D’Sunne Lacht
Auf Der Lauchernalp
Landlermusik Und Jodellieder Side 1
You know you love the yodel music.
It’s difficult to know if folks in the music business don’t know how much music is available online or if they know and are in denial.
By the time you have been to the download blogs, all the blogs that offer free downloads for promo purposes, all the music you can stream on blogs and on YouTube, rippin mp3s off videos all over the net, free streaming options, you can have a very rich life without dropping a dime on music.
Being a small independent label, that certainly makes for a more difficult environment to sell music in, but reality must be recognized as it is.
I predict that in just a couple of years recorded music will be viewed as a listener’s desire to support a musician, band, act or label.
It’s not necessary to buy music, even if you are an enthusiastic listener.
Musical director for Janis Joplin, played with Max Roach, performed all over Broadway.
Review by Hrayr Attarian here at All About Jazz.
Flautist Sylvain Leroux’s debut, Quatuor Créole, is an enchanting mélange of Guinean sounds, French influences and jazz inflections. In that aspect it is essentially Creole, but not necessary a work of New Orleanian or Haitian folkloric music.
Leroux plays the tambin, a West African reed flute, and a dozon ngoni, a lute from the same region—often alternating between the two on the same track.
You can buy this music and support this musician here: