D' Alessandro - Astronaut
Is It Safe? - Dina D' Alessandro
music is laced with layers of elaborately delayed guitar sounds, melodic
but aggressive bass and sometimes odd metered rhythm. Comparisons of her
music range from modern alternative rock bands like the Killers, Interpol
and Coldplay while her voice has been compared to female artists like
Amy Lee of Evanescence and Sarah McLachlin.
Hard Logic - "End
Anytime Anywhere - Mama Llama
High Energy Smooth Jazz is the best way to describe Hard Logic, the precision
instrumental ensemble featuring saxman, composer Paul DeLoria. Influenced
by groups like The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, and The Brecker Brothers,
the group features a cast of western New Yorks finest musicians.
Roseland - Jungle's Despair
For Kicksville - Code 3
Rock and roll
is in a state of emergency. In order to survive it must evolve. Officer
Roseland is a band on a mission - to rescue rock from the evil clutches
of corporate hijackers and the assembly line of soulless mass production.
The airwaves have the right to remain silent no longer. Help is on the
Randazzo - My Weapon
At The Root - Leah Randazzo
Composer and vocalist Leah Randazzo, 22, is a naturally gifted performer
of uncommon charisma, with a powerful voice and high-energy stage performance.
Her original songs, described as jazz-infused R&B and funk, are sophisticated
and soulful compositions that belie her young age.
Thompson - "It's Hit
Live in Studio A
Thompson is a Virginia-based songwriter and has been recording albums
since 1976. Hes been in bands with Bruce Springsteen, co-written
songs with Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, won the American Song Festival
twice, and written tons of music for commercials and films.
Circadian - Organik Records
Where the dark meets the enlightenment, thats where youll
find 5th Projekt, constantly grappling with the sturm und drang, the external
and internal, the knowledge and ignorance, the yin and yang, searching
for Circadian balance, slaves to Circadian rhythm, the internal body clock
that informs the daily cycles of all living things and the universe in
which we coexist.
Roos - The Mermaids Tears (by d.A. Hawkinson)
Mermaids & Mariners - Celtic Harp Music
Anne Roos is considered at the top of her field as a Celtic Harpist. She
is a many-faceted performer who excels as a soloist in concert, as well
as with her ensemble. Her recorded music is aired internationally and
is described as lovely and enchanting.
Payne - My Yesterday
Adult contemporary, AAA, singer/songwriter with a slant to classic, diversely
influenced by the Beatles, Wallflowers, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin and
Du Soleil - “Nos Dejó”
Corteo - Cirque Du Soleil
music from the Corteo CD reveals inspired vocal performances, authentic
acoustic instrumentation and exquisite melodies.? Explore this free sample
of "Nos Dejó" that starts with a parade-inspired chant
that blends seamlessly into a festive Brazilian party celebrating the
life of Corteo's Dead Clown.
Mythologies - Blue Note
In 2003, the acclaimed singer-pianist-composer Patricia Barber became
one of the few Jazz musicians ever to be awarded a Guggenheim
Fellowship, and she took the opportunity to create one of the most ambitious
and affecting works of her career. Mythologies is a song cycle
based on Greek mythology, which uses characters from The Metamorphoses
of Ovid as the basis for each of the 11 songs, giving these timeless
stories a uniquely contemporary and compelling musical setting.
Delirium - Cirque Du Soleil
is the music of Cirque du Soleil as you have never heard it. Original
Cirque du Soleil pieces have been transformed into completely new works
creating an uplifting pop/rock sound which blends percussive rhythms,
electronics and world music. The show DELIRIUM is currently on tour in
arenas across North America. Larger than life!
“Trying To Keep This”
and acoustic New York rock. The Shaman in a Suit is known
for performances that play with time and emotion. Blending elements of
psychedelic classic rock, world, alien, zydeco, gypsy, alternative and
modern music, as well as a constant search for the profound.
“Even Albatross Wept”
Help Us Help You
Adventurous and moody, melodic rock music for and from the future ...
with a brother and sister duo at the core and a mold-breaking violin in
“Tell The Wind”
Songs with the poetry of folks Second Wave, the polish of contemporary
pop like Aimee Mann and a taste of Americana like Lucinda Williams.
Gorgeously gloomy, almost Waits-ian. (CNet)
A through-line from Guthrie to Dylan to Joni Mitchell and on to
writers like Greg Brown.
Perpetual Motions energy is what drives this dynamic group. Their
eclectic jazz sound is a style of their own creation. Always on the move,
Perpetual Motion fluidly cycles from the blues through jazz to latin,
world music and more. Their adept arrangements, great original pieces,
and energetic stage presence are perfect for any event. You just have
to hear it!
“Why I Haven't Got You”
Prairie Dog Ballet - Oak
Great melodic jazz from award winning composer/piano player/vocalist Jim
Pearce with an awesome band of world class musicians. Prairie Dog
Ballet is full of memorable originals and great improv. The band
turns in a stellar performance. A sure-fire follow up to Jims last
CD Washington Square Park which placed in the 2006 INDEPENDENT
MUSIC AWARDS as a Finalist for Jazz Album of the Year. Prairie Dog
Ballet is available at most online retailers and downloadsites.
Legendary Jazz Violinist Michael White with masterful band members, bring
truely innovative music to the world of Jazz. Michael White Quintet transports
Timless, Ageless, Bolderless Sound with Kozmic Groove, Takes audience
into Another Dimension.
A sublime, surprising, bristling and hearty stew of Irish lyricism,
daredevil jazz aerobatics and punk rock moxie.....both the elegance and
the energy are off the chain. -Greg Tate, Village Voice"
“Too White To Sing The Blues”
Too White To Sing The Blues
Funny lyrics with serious solid music. Papa Joe Grappa covers the news
through humor and blues.
Sultry songstress JUANITA returns from her musical hiatus and is back
with a new CD Sampler! Infusing an eclectic mix of soul, R&B, and
jazz, she has developed her own signature style. From the smoky lounge
to the dance floor, her cool, Universal S-O-U-L has fans already anticipating
Reid & Masque
And Church Revisited
True Self (Favored Nations)
Reid, founder of Living Colour, Grammy winning guitarist and leader of
Masque presents a collection of 13 new songs. Other True Self features
such originals as Prof. Bebey, Flatbush and Church Revisited
and Game is Rigged. Also included are unique cover versions
of The Tony Williams Lifetimes Wild Life, Depeche Modes
Enjoy the Silence and Radioheads National Anthem.
- Rated 4 out of 5 stars at Allmusic Guide.
Other True Self Cover
© David Brubaker 2005. All rights reserved.
the new Favored Nations CD from the Andy Timmons Band is an impressive
monument of extraordinary guitar-texture. Bolstered by Timmons' blazing
virtuosity and immaculate song craft, the record is an imaginative marriage
of studied dynamics, smoldering grooves and hard-hitting musicality. What
truly shines through on each of the CDs tracks is the confident
sound of an artist given the freedom to explore his muse with no restrictions.
Linef (ECM Records)
Line, Ralph Towner's newest solo album, was recorded in September
2005 in a unique atmosphere that was quite different from his previous
solo offerings. The Austrian mountain chapel of St. Gerold was the recording
location, and Towner's classical and 12-string guitars sing beautifully
in this spacious acoustic setting. Towner, who began recording for ECM
in 1972, views Time Line as "an album that's really about
my path with the guitar, aspects of this long journey that is still developing,
looking backwards and forwards.
- Come Alive [listen] [buy]
Combining the soulful ache of Simply Red's Mick Hucknall with the sultry
falsetto of Smokey Robinson, Lemon resurrects the plaintive longing and
raw sexuality of vintage R&B with the synthesized rhythms of '80s
Curcio - American Pie
Shoes (Electric Roots)
Pie" coming across like CSN produced by the Beastie Boys! the acoustic
guitar figures prominently throughout as it is the strength of his melodies
that suggests that given greater resources (and funding, no doubt), a
song like "American Pie" might garner national attention.
got a disarmingly easy way with a hook and writes songs that are both
intimate and lighter-waving arena-ready, but never shallow. Easygoing
melodies combine with smart lyrics to produce music of grace and subtle
Creative Loafing in Atlanta
Bruno - “Mother Dear ” [listen] [buy]
Fly Away - Angel Flight
Pop rock at its finest. The sexy vocal stylings soulfully resonate
in her own songs about love and family. Find her latest album at Melaniebruno.com
as well as CDBaby
Consalvo - “Walk” [listen] [buy]
Choose This Day
A new breed in Christian songwriting is here, as John Consalvo's Choose
This Day goes deep into the trials and tribulations of many who live
the life. Produced by Shadow Gallery's own Gary Wehrkamp, Choose This
Day is a nice blend of melodic rock, innovative lyrics, and spiritual
warfare. The cd contains 13 tracks and looks to inspire those of us staggering
through daily routine just to hang on. Gary adds his bass and piano to
John's guitar work and Yes, they harmonize the vox. A truly original mix.
You will not be disapponted.
- Kalendar [listen]
Short Cut To Nirvana - Media
Creature/Burn & Shiver
Short Cut to Nirvana is an award-winning documentary about the
Kumbh Mela spiritual festival that takes place near Allahabad, India,
every 12 years. The soundtrack brings to life the essence of this spiritual
event, creating a backdrop that illuminates with passion and enlightenment.
Original music by Bob Muller and duke b. Remixes by Fabulousfab and including
Badar Ali Khans Hit Song Kalendar. A great chill out/world
Lunn - Change [listen]
Last Days Of Diresville - Flying Tiger
The Last Days of Diresville demonstrates that Lunn is among the L.A.-based
singer-songwriters who is worth finding. An expressive vocalist and a
talented lyricist with an appealing roots rock outlook. Many of Lunn's
influences are peoplewho emerged in the '60s and '70s Neil Young,Stephen
Stills, and the Beatles, among others and those influencesserve
him well on melodic, reflective offerings like "Welcome to thePast,"
"Burden," "Change," and the moody title track.
(- Allmusic Guide.)The album is available everywhere online including
CDbaby,Amazon, Tower and Borders.com as well as www.tonylunn.com.
Amos Lee - “Arms Of A
Amos Lee - Blue Note
Lee has been touring with Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and on
his own for the last three years or so and has been on national television
many times since the release of his debut album Amos Lee this Spring.
The recording has gotten wonderful reviews from critics everywhere.
Anoushka Shankar - “Beloved”
Rise - Angel
Anoushka Shankar delivers her fourth album on Angel Records
and takes a step or two away from her previous recordings of classical
Indian music. Her compositions and performances on this recording display
her many many talents. The record is scheduled for release September 27th.
Webb Wilder - “My Mind's
Eye” [listen] [buy]
Scattered, Smothered and Covered - Varese Sarabande
Unavailable for Five Years! First ever compilation by this
Webb Wilder, “the last of the full grown men,” whose credo
is “Work Hard, Rock Hard, Eat Hard, Grow Big...wear glasses if ya need
‘em!” is a self described “electrifying artist” with a huge following.
He has sung, played, toured and recorded for well over fifteen years with
acting, hosting, voice-over and on camera commercial gigs throughout.
Currently he hosts a popular daily show on the X Country channel #12 on
XM Satellite Radio.
Puppetina - “M-Bira Song”
Piewacket - Pasha Nina
Though inspired by both world and eclectic music, the true
source Puppetina's inspiration comes from the sounds of the instruments,
themselves. They enjoy finding sounds in such commonplace objects, such
as potato slicers, kitchen timers, plastic tape, and recipe files.
This otherworldly music duo features vocalist Anna Homler andmulti-instrumentalist
music of singer songwriter Nyee Moses is captivating and soulful. In her
self titled debut album we find songs infused with R&B, Jazz, Latin,
African and Hip-hop influences mixed and blended to perfection.