KING SUNNY ADE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES 10/3!

October 4, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/arts/music/04choice.html?ref=music

CRITICS’ CHOICE

New CDs

By BEN RATLIFF
Published: October 3, 2010

 KING SUNNY ADé

“Bábá mo Túndé”

(Mesa/Bluemoon)

The track lengths on a King Sunny Adé album always signify. In 1967, the beginning of his record-making years, leading his Green Spot band in the sweet polyrhythmic Nigerian pop style called juju, they were short: mostly three-minute lilts. By the early 1970s they’d stretched out, often up to an LP side, more reflective of the band’s live performances. When his music was marketed to North America for three records in the early 1980s, the track lengths shrank again, in hopes of radio play. By his previous album for the Western market, in 2000, some of the keyboard textures had become Europop glossy, but the song lengths were creeping back up, to nearly 10 minutes.

Good news: the longest track on the new double-disc album “Bábá mo Túndé” runs past 31 minutes. The new, 16-piece version of his African Beats band recorded it recently in a Pennsylvania studio, with six chorus singers behind Mr. Adé’s soft lead vocals, two players of the talking drum and the marvelous trap-set drummer Taiwo Sogo Ogunjimi-Oba. (The pedal-steel guitar, long an exotic mark in his band, is gone for now.)

And the music, Yoruba praise-songs and parables with sprays of English, develops at its own schedule. The longer songs shuttle through segments, cued at will by Mr. Adé, of vamping, solos, verses and chants. The epic title track changes key exactly twice, and both times in the middle of short, lovely guitar solos by Mr. Adé, after the 17- and 24-minute marks. Both it and “Baba Feran Mi” end almost abruptly after lengthy talking-drum solos — expressions of vitality that our logic might put in the middle of a piece. These are strange and sometimes thrilling ways of bringing modulation and closure.

The hand-drumming through the record is light and precise and fixed, with the trap-set drums ebbing and flowing against it, constantly revising its patterns and stress beats. At 64 Mr. Adé is still a beguiling guitarist, making gestural, staccato phrases on top of the music, letting high notes sweep up or down and trail off, spiking the rhythm over the cyclical patterns of the band’s other guitarist, Segun Kalajaiye.

The record sags on the second disc. After the high of the title song, the Philadelphia-based remixer King Britt put his hand to a remix of the track, using what sounds like a digital rhythm sequencer, and the 15-minute result chugs along rigidly compared with what Mr. Adé’s band can generate in real time: music that feels like repetition but never actually does the same thing twice. BEN RATLIFF

 

KING SUNNY ADE “BABA MO TUNDE” (Sel: 2147 / UPC: 899653002147 / Available Now!)


KING SUNNY ADE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!! (9.10.10)

September 15, 2010

 

 

 

KING SUNNY ADE “Baba Mo Tunde,” the first studio album in 10 years by the great Nigerian juju bandleader King Sunny Ade, is a magnum opus: a two-CD set that cleanly captures all the momentum and detail of songs that run as long as 31 minutes, steadily transforming themselves. Sept. 28. IndigeDisc. (J. P.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/arts/music/12poplistweb.html?_r=3&pagewanted=3

KING SUNNY ADE “BABA MO TUNDE” (Sel: 2147 / UPC: 899653002147 / Available September 28, 2010)


BASCOM HILL JOIN BOB SCHNEIDER ON FALL TOUR!!! ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

September 2, 2010

  BASCOM HILL FALL TOUR DATES:

*Dates with Bob Schneider

 Sept 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall

Sept. 17 – Madison, WI @ High Noon

Sept. 18 – Waukegan, IL @ Sundance Saloon

*Sept. 20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

*Sept. 21 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live

*Sept. 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Rathskeller

*Sept. 23 – Memphis, TN @ Levitt Shell at Overton Park

*Oct. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

*Oct. 6 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

*Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club

*Oct. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

*Oct. 10 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon

*Oct. 12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

*Oct. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

*Oct. 15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

*Oct. 16 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge

*Oct. 17 – Denver, CO @Bluebird Theater

BASCOM HILL / BASCOM HILL  9.7.2010  ( WS7701204/ 856195002035/ F09)


A.R. RAHMAN ANNOUNCES JAI HO CONCERT: THE JOURNEY HOME WORLD TOUR!

March 11, 2010

The “A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour” kicks off June 11 at the Nassau Coliseum in New York and will span 16 major cities worldwide.

For the trek, Rahman is collaborating with creative director Amy Tinkman, who has worked to create concerts for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey. The tour will not only feature Rahman’s music, but also dance arrangements and acrobatics inspired by his native India. A press release described the concert as a “theatrical experience” utilizing “new technologies.”

 Here are the tour dates for the A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert:

Jun. 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

Jun. 12: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall Arena)

Jun. 13: Washington, D.C. (Patriot Center)

Jun. 18: Chicago, Ill. (Sears Centre Arena)

Jun. 19: Detroit, Mich. (Pontiac Silverdome)

Jun. 20: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)

Jun. 26: San Francisco, Calif. (Oracle Arena)

Jun. 27: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Forum)

Jul. 2: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

Jul. 3: Houston, Texas (Houston Toyota Center)

A.R. RAHMAN / VANDE MATARAM – ( 3020669572 / 030206695724 / C15) Available Now!


PETER BRADLEY ADAMS (SARATHAN) TRACK “TRACE OF YOU” ON THE CW’S “ONE TREE HILL”!

November 25, 2009

Check out “One Tree Hill” on the CW this Monday Nov. 30th to hear Peter Bradley Adams track “Trace Of You”.

Peter Bradley Adams “Traces” (SAR025/679923002424/C11/10.20.09)


THIEVERY CORPORATION (ESL) TRACK TO BE FEATURED ON ABC’S SHOW “BROTHERS & SISTERS” 11/29/09!

November 24, 2009

Thievery Corporation’s track “Hare Krishna” will be featured on ABC’s show “Brothers & Sisters” episode 40 to air on 11/29/09.

Thievery Corporation “Radio Retaliation”(ESL140/795103014022 / C16) Available Now!


STEVE CONTE & THE CRAZY TRUTH (VARESE SARABANDE) CHARTS AT #6 ON NORTH FORK SOUND!

October 27, 2009

STEVECONTE

http://northforksound.blogspot.com/2009/10/hal-paige.html

Steve Conte -Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth (3020669872/030206698725/C13) Available Now!


STEVE CONTE (VARESE SARABANDE) “BUSLOAD OF HOPE” WILL BE ON FX SERIES!

October 27, 2009

STEVECONTE

The track “Busload of Hope” from the newly released CD Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth” will be featured in an episode of the FX series SONS OF ANARCHY (EPISODE #211) air date 11-17-09.

Steve Conte -Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth (3020669872/030206698725/C13) Available Now!


PETER BRADLEY ADAMS (SARATHAN) ON LAST.FM

October 27, 2009

Peter Bradley Adams was recently featured on Last.fm where they talk about his roots with Eastmountainsouth and his current release “Traces”.

Peter was first known as co-founder of KCRW / AAA radio darlings and commercially successful duo Eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson to Dreamworks Records. Now with Sarathan Records, Peter has garnered critical acclaim as a solo artist: “Everything about this recording, from Adams’s hushed croon to the atmospheric weave of acoustic and electric instruments… sustain the intimate and sometimes haunting mood that allows this CD to quietly stand out” (Washington Post).

Peter is releasing his third solo album titled “Traces” with Sarathan Records on October 20, 2009.

Full article below:

http://www.last.fm/music/peter+bradley+adams

Peter Bradley Adams – Traces (SAR025/679923002424/C11) Available Now


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