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“Someone”
Delirium
(Cirque Du Soleil)
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Patricia Barber
“Whiteworld/Oedipus”
Mythologies
(Blue Note)
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Cirque Du Soleil
“Someone”
Delirium
(Cirque Du Soleil)
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Jim Pearce
“Why I Haven't Got You”
Prairie Dog Ballet
(Oak Avenue Publishing)
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Andy Timmons Band
“Gone (9/11/01)”
Resolution
(Favored Nations)
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Ralph Towner
“If”
Time Line
(ECM Records)
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Anoushka Shankar
"Beloved"
Rise
(Angel)
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Amos Lee
"Arms Of A Woman"
Amos Lee
(Blue Note)
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Julius Curcio
"American Pie"
Alligator Shoes
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Lemon
"Come Alive"
Changing Into Me
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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #3]
Yerba Buena
By James Garrigus

President Alien (CD Razor & Tie)

This CD took me totally by surprise. I didn’t know anything about it before I played it. I soon found out though that Yerba Buena is an amazing collective of musicians fusing together traditional Cuban music with hip-hop and dance music creating a unique sound that hooks you in from the very first note. Headed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Andres Levin and backed by musicians mostly from Cuba and the Caribbean, Yerba Buena seamlessly melds musical generations and erases cultural boundaries. The results will undoubtedly attract listeners who usually don’t listen to Latin music. One of the things I love most about this CD is that it’s recorded with live instruments: horns, percussion, guitars, drums, keyboards, etc. Stand out tracks are: "Guajira," mixing a smooth, contemporary hip-hop verse with a traditional Latin chorus; "Follow Me," with its funky bass groove laid down by guest Meshell Ndegeocello; and "Fire," an energetic dance number influenced by the bass sound from Miami. I dare anyone to listen to this CD and sit still. I caught myself more than once trying to salsa dance while driving my car. President Alien is an excellent debut from this talented group and I personally can’t wait to hear what follows it.

Yerba Buena President Alien


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