Archive for August, 2009

Bassist Linda Oh Releases Debut CD ENTRY with a Compelling, Innovative Trio

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Chinese-Malay-Aussie Bassist Claims Her Place on the NY Scene with a Set of Cerebrally Edgy Dialogues feat. Ambrose Akinmusire and Obed Calvaire

Release Date: October 6, 2009

Linda Oh Band

The title of Linda Oh‘s debut CD, Entry, describes not only her emergence as a leader, but her arrival amongst the ranks of bassists who step out of the sidelines into the spotlight with a strong, cohesive vision. Alongside Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and drummer Obed Calvaire, Oh offers a compelling three-way conversation in which she serves as both equal voice and steely anchor.


Ben Allison — Think Free: In stores and on-line October 13

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Ben Allison

Bassist/composer Ben Allison‘s ninth album, Think Free, is part of a paradigm shift that began with his 2005 Palmetto Records release, Cowboy Justice. “I wanted a band that rocked,” says Allison of his changing sound. “I was moving away from the chamber-jazz elements of Medicine Wheel and Peace Pipe and trying to incorporate other sounds into my music. I continue to try to get to something personal. Cowboy JusticeLittle Things Run the World (Palmetto, 2008), and now Think Free are all one continuous train of thought.”


The WAITIKI 7 Announce Fall Tour to Support ADVENTURES IN PARADISE — Sept. 20-24

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Adventures in Paradise


Release Date: August 18, 2009
(In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Hawai’i’s Statehood)

Adventures in Paradise, the debut album by The WAITIKI 7, is a contemporary re-imagining of the classic Exotica sound introduced on the islands in 1959 the year of Hawaii’s statehood. Martin Denny, a transplanted mainland pianist who tapped into the tropical zeitgeist, stirred together several disparate elements, and created a whole new sound in the process.“Exotica floats in the zone between soundscapes and an early world music hybrid,” Randy Wong, the bassist, music director and co-founder of The WAITIKI 7, rxplains.


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