Airto’s second album, and second and last release for the Buddah label, brought back largely the same crew that appeared on his debut record Natural Feelings (also reissued by Real Gone): vocalist (and wife) Flora Purim, composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal, and bassist Ron Carter, with contributions from Dom Um Ramão (who later replaced Airto in Weather Report) and Severino De Oliveira a.k.a. Sivuca. Given Airto’s connections to Miles Davis, Weather Report, and Return to
Forever, Seeds on the Ground could easily get lumped into the jazz fusion category. But that would be a mistake. This totally unclassifiable (and, by the way, exceedingly rare) album was no mere blend of rock and jazz influences. Instead, Seeds on the Ground was truly a fusion, an ecstatic melding of bossa nova, psychedelic rock, Brazilian folk, Latin jazz, free jazz, and what we call nowadays “world music.”
If that sounds a bit calculated or intimidating, it’s not; what makes this album so compelling is how organic and intimate it all sounds. Airto played with probably the three most legendary fusion groups in jazz history, and later released a bunch of albums, many for the CTI label.
Sciamachy is produced in collaboration with Fast Speaking Music and the Lévy Gorvy Gallery. With special thanks to Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy and Begum Yesar. Texts extracted from Trickster Feminism, Voice’s Daughter of A Heart Yet To Be Born, and Extinction Aria. Thanks to Paul Slovak at Penguin, Chris Fischbach at Coffee House Press, and David Sellers at Pied Oxen Press. Thanks also to Shahzad Ismaily, Erika Hodges, Zoe Brezsny, Emma Gomis, Ecstatic Peace, and Ed Bowes.
This album is dedicated to Pat Steir for the breadth and depth of her work.
In loving memory of Vanessa Bley.
Keeping in the same spirit of his original motion picture soundtracks, Peter McGennis steps out with a twelve piece band marking his first record as “Pete & The Amusements” who perform and appear in his rock opera “Laff In The Dark.” Teaming up again with master musicians like saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and Kofi Burbridge, McGennis takes you on a fun, multigenre ride paying tribute to a beloved Canadian amusement park that played prominently in his youth before its demise.
Tha God Fahim is a U.S. rapper and producer currently working out of Atlanta, GA. Also known as the Dump Gawd and the 100 Tape Legend, Fahim has consistently put out project after project since first coming onto the underground scene in 2015 with his tape Shadows Over Nazereth.
His album TGIF is available for the first time on vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies.
The vulnerability found in Emily Keener’s music traces back to a distinctly Midwest upbringing, characterized by the canopied forests that surrounded her home. It’s here Keener pensively grappled with the rigid qualities of rustbelt spiritualism. And where she experienced the literal and figurative isolation as a homeschooled country-dweller.
On her new album – I Do Not Have To Be Good, she subtly sheds her Americana roots and embraces atmospheric moody indie folk, equally tender and powerful as it unfolds. Taking almost complete creative control throughout the recording process, the only fingerprint is Keener’s own. This is her; raw, exposed, very honest in her emotional depth.
Upon his arrival to the states, Victor-Andres Cruz “El Guámbito” found refuge and a profound sense of identity rooted in the rhythms and folklore of his native Colombia . Raised as an amalgamation between the Colombian countryside, Florida, New England and New York City, Victor created a voice and a place where all worlds converge.
Influenced by cumbia, bullerengue, gaita music, Colombian Andean songs, Southern Mali’s wassoulou music, Sahara’s desert blues, as well as 60’s and 70’s delirious psychedelia from Africa and South America, Nemegata is a mystical fierce power trio currently stretching its roots in Austin.
Mestizo Beat is a collective of musicians based out of Los Angeles who compose and perform music influenced by the early 1970’s era of funk, soul, afro-beat, and afro-cuban genre. Formed by lead guitarist Aquiles “Lito” Magaña along with his brother Agustin Magaña on drums. These two would come to share their passion and love for this era of music and become the driving core for the group. Influenced by the greats such as James Brown, Fred Wesley and the J.B.’s, Parliament Funkadelic, the Meters, and WAR.
The word Mestizo means the mix and blend of cultural heritage; you cannot find a better word to describe the blending of music, environment, and roots that takes place in Los Angeles, which is one of the most diverse regions in the world. The band members come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that enrich the music created and performed.
Mestizo Beat’s new album – Canoga Madness – will be released soon via Cliff Beach’s California Soul Music label. Stay tuned!
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit return with their highly anticipated new album, Reunions, via Southeastern Records / Thirty Tigers. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. Features a high resolution audio digital download and extensive artwork.