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Craig Smith (born November 10, 1983 in Inglewood, California) is an American professional basketball player. After playing for Boston College from 2002-2006, he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2006 NBA Draft.
JON HASSELL Jom Hassell (born 1937 in Memphis, Tenessee) is a trumpet player and composer. He is known for his influence in the world music scene and his unusual electronic manipulation of the trumpet sound.
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(2) (Error Correcting Mode) A Group 3 fax capability that can test for errors within a row of pixels and request retransmission. ) Jon Hassell shaped his concept of "fourth world music" (which he describes as "a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western") and his distinctive trumpet sound during studies in the 1960s and '70s with composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Terry Riley Terry Riley (born 24 June 1935) is an American composer associated with the minimalist school. Life
Born in Colfax, California, Riley studied at Shasta College, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory before earning an MA in composition at the , ambient-music pioneer Brian Eno Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: /ˌbraɪən ˈiːnəʊ/) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. , and Indian singer Pandit Pran Nath For the particle physicist, see .
Pandit Pran Nath (3 November 1918–13 June 1996) was a Hindustani classical singer and teacher of the Kirana gharana (school), with a successful American career. . Hassell's second disc for ECM opens with "Aurora," revealing sound-soarings by Hassell and keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac, with occasional thumpy bass by Peter Freeman. The live-sampling contributions by Jan Bang here and throughout the disc multiply the layers of extraordinary sounds. "Abu Gil," the album's longest piece, is more, like, Martian elevator music, but there's a Middle Eastern vibe. It includes a trancey guitar riff by Eivind Aarset and ailing-bird wailings by violinist Kheir-Eddine M'Kachiche. Ve are in a different land. Is peaceful but muy bizarro This article is about the fictional character. For other uses, see bizarro (disambiguation).
Bizarro is a fictional character, a doppelgänger of DC Comics’ Superman. . One of Hassell's other collaborators, on two tracks, is New Mexico's J.A. "Dino" Deane. The whole of Last Night the Moon can be accessed as a multipart symphony of trippy atmospheres and softly chaotic glories shaped by Hassell's utterly distinctive trumpet -- it reminds you of Miles Davis, but the structure of Hassell's music is fabulously open and loose, filled with gorgeous, otherworldly choral-synth tones. This here is music by which to imagine. -- Paul Weideman
LONEY DEAR Dear John (Polyvinyl polyvinyl /poly·vi·nyl/ (-vi´nil) a polymerization product of a monomeric vinyl compound.
polyvinyl alcohol see under alcohol. Records) Swedish multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanengen (aka Loney Dear) aims to dazzle. That much is clear from the opening notes of "Airport Surroundings," which pulses forward in rhythms similar to those of Chicago's The Sea and Cake. Svanengen layers synthesizers on top of vocal harmonies until the whole thing builds into a quiet storm. The album quickly reveals something special on the third track, "I Was Only Going Out," a delicate confessional that begins with an acoustic guitar and a gorgeous melody and then expands outward in a beautiful world of shuffling percussion, sustained keyboard chords, and lonely whistling -- giving the effect of walking outside for the first time after a snowstorm had holed you up in your bedroom. Svanengen loves the big buildup, packing more and more sounds into (nearly) every song until they explode like geysers The examples and perspective in this USA may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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winningly -- from Belle & Sebastian's "Sleep the Clock Around." On "Harm/Slow," Svanengen eschews the crescendo in favor of delivering a Jeff Buckley-esque ballad that shows off his nuanced vocals. It's moments like these when he does dazzle.
-- Robert Benziker
March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland (Pompeii Records) In April 2008, Beirut frontman front·man
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
2. Music A leading singer with a group. Zach Condon posted an apology to fans on his group's Web site. In the post, he announced the cancellation of Beirut's summer European tour, admitting that the sudden flood of success and an increased feeling of responsibility toward his huge band had become something of a burden. But as the note promised, Beirut is back; and the group sounds better than ever. Beirut's third full-length album finds Condon continuing to explore his love of funereal fu·ne·re·al
1. Of or relating to a funeral.
2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful: funereal gloom. brass and stripped-down Gypsy melodies, but his influences hail from much closer to home this time around. March of the Zapotec, the first group of songs here, came out of Condon's trip to a small weaving village outside Oaxaca, Mexico, and sessions with the local 19-piece Jimenez Band. This is textbook Condon wanderlust: geography and music rubbing off on someone who composes almost as spontaneously as he travels. Nearly every verse and chorus feel like a melancholy postcard addressed to some indefinable "home" within Condon's head and heart. Holland, the second set of songs, is a throwback throwback
see atavism. to Condon's synth-pop days in Santa Fe, when he called himself Realpeople and recorded songs in his bedroom. It seems like an odd (and surprisingly bouncy) departure at first, but these tracks give Beirut lovers a fresh perspective on where and how Condon's musical journey began. --
Missa Orbis Factor: New Works for the Liturgy (Raven) Some good Raven CDs have come out of Albuquerque since Iain Quinn and Maxine Thavenot took over the music program at the Cathedral Church of St. John several years ago, including solo-organ discs by both and the premiere recording by Las Cantantes, a University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was founded in 1889. It also offers multiple bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in all areas of the arts, sciences, and engineering. women's group conducted by Thavenot. This release features Quinn and Thavenot conducting the mostly volunteer cathedral choir and accompanying or soloing at the organ console. The disc's anchor piece is former Santa Fean and noted American composer Gerald Near's sensitive setting of the Gregorian "Orbis Factor" chant as a Mass, plus Canadian composer Peter Togni's organ interpretation of the same chant. Anthems by Stephen Paulus, Judith Bingham, David Hogan, and David Arcus provide other sonic landscapes, and the pieces unroll as they would in an actual service. The choral singing is good though not perfect, and Quinn and Thavenot make sure every consonant is correctly placed and most vowels well matched between sections. Brent Stevens' recording and engineering paints a consistent acoustic picture of the cathedral space. No small task: the choral selections were recorded in October 2007 and the first-rate solo-organ performances -- Thavenot on the Togni and Quinn on his own multipart, flourish-filled Toccata toccata (təkä`tə, tō–) [Ital.,=touched], type of musical composition. Early examples were written for various instruments, but the best-known form of toccata originated about the beginning of the 17th cent. on "Victimae Paschali Laudes Victimae Paschali Laudes is a sequence prescribed for the Roman Catholic Mass of Easter Sunday. It is usually attributed to the 11th century Wipo of Burgundy, chaplain to the German Emperor Conrad II, but has also been attributed to Notker Balbulus, Robert II of France, and " -- in May 2008.
-- Craig Smith