Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Lost Bar D'o Record by Joey Arias, Raven O & Sherry Vine © Copyright - Bryce Levan Cushing / Moonfire Tower Records
This is a recording from the stars of the hit downtown NYC show Bar d'O, which was all the rage in the 1990's. The show was a place where the misfits and queers came together to meet in a small bar in Manhattan and hear their idols sing. Arais, Vine & O. It was an amazing week in the spring of 1998, when Joey Arias, Sherry Vine and Raven O came to Philadelphia and performed several shows, produced by the reckless young provocateur MoonFire Tower. Tower had a reputation for being a trouble maker club kid, with a sly wit and sound determination. He was secretly in love with Joey Arias. MoonFire Tower booked the stars of the hottest downtown show Bar d'O for dates in Philadelphia town, which were a hit, and simultaniously booked a studio in Fairmount to record this record. Soon after this recording, the studio moved, and the recording was lost for many years, over a decade actually. It is many years after that, and finally the entire surving project is being released, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Bar d'O. Have a great show ladies! We know you will be amazing, the best there ever was! This is slice of downtown NYC history. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The compositions and the music of this album is based entirely on the sound of this specific acoustic quartet with saxophone, classical guitar, double bass and drums and it combines strong melodic lines from various styles such as classical, jazz and folk music. With their music they create a dreamy, ethereal and atmosphere which leaves the audience with a positive and happy experience but some times also melancholic and very esoteric and deep. Improvisation is a very basic element in the music the four of them create and it used in a way that each performance of the group is different and unique. credits releases
December 20, 2018
Christos Anestopoulos – guitar,compositions David Lynch – Sax Vasilis Stefanopoulos – double bass Vasilis Podaras – drums
On the Avenue by Peter Louis, Michael Webster, Oscar Feldman, George Hooks © Copyright - Peter Louis / Peter Louis
Witty retro jazz Original compositions by Peter Louis. Arrangements by Peter Louis and Mike Webster. Vocals and guitar - Peter Louis. Tenor saxophone - Mike Webster. Alto saxophone - Oscar Feldman. Drums and percussion - George Hooks. Trumpet - Steve Thomas. Flute and baritone saxophone - Jon Willinger. Piano on tracks 1, 7, 10 - Nanae Atarashi. Piano on other tracks - Glenway Fripp. Acoustic bass - Mark Hagan. Electric Bass - Art Gueverra.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Acute Inflections / Acute Inflections (193428358034) Our second release is a holiday album that includes our fun and jazzy renditions of classic songs for the season, along with an original tune celebrating the best time of the year!
Acute Inflections, NYC's latest contribution to jazz, is a chic duo of singer Elasea Douglas and bassist Sadiki Pierre. Their sultry sound and fashionable flair have made them the perfect musical act during Cocktail Hour & Dinner at high-end private events and weddings. They have even opened for Jennifer Hudson, Sting, and other notable artists at some of these events. Heads of State, Celebrities and CEOs regularly entrust them to amaze the attendees of their personal celebrations. They also have a corporate following that includes Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, and Tiffany & Co. Acute Inflections released their debut EP, The Brave, in November 2017. It spent five weeks in the Top-10 of the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart and their cover of Prince’s Kiss was ranked #1 for eight weeks. A bright future awaits these talented artists.
SALE CD Bundle: "Christmas in the City" AND "To Know Love"
from Maria Schafer
Special holiday bundle with 1 copy of NEW duo album "Christmas in the City" and 1 copy of quartet album "To Know Love"
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Monday, December 10, 2018
Never so Right: East Side by The Spinshots © Copyright - The Spinshots / Exotica (193428186293) Never So Right east side is a wild and exciting rhythm&tunes package that reflects the Golden Era but takes the listener to a contemporary Exotica trip - Having a Love Hangover after losing your Superlaska? Always Second Best? Cheer up with the Spinhots! The Spinshots - their wild, sulphurous mix of styles never seizes to amaze the audience. The band takes their listeners on a rollercoaster ride through time and space: the music resembles 50s tv tunes, 60s beat, strutting soul, 70s Bollywood, Klezmer, 30’s Big Band, Yé Yé, Spyfi, Space Age... It resembles the soundtrack of that golden era of your life you seemed to have missed. On stage the Spinshots unpack as a musical desert storm, their rhythm, melodies and stage performance provoke a heatwave that can only be answered to by dancing your butt off. They seem to have a direct link with a parallel universe, where naivité actually can be linked to skillfully smithering pretty tunes. They seem to have come through a crack in reality, bringing from an obscure world the rhythm you always failed to catch, the tunes you have been craving, and a backbeat you could neer imagine to be that back. The Spinshots understand people listen largely with their eyes. Having two reknown graphic artists in their midst, the band also emerges to be a verhicle for the art of Emanuel Wiemans and Martin Draax. Feast your eye on Record sleeves, silkprinted posters, special editions. Have some of that suave merchandise items and watch their videoclips - this is not your average band. Like their sound - it resembles the swinging 60s - yet it isn’t ‘retro’. It’s just that the rest of popmusic took the wrong exit, at some point. Oh, and they look sharp, you do want them to take you to their planet.