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Francesca Simone
Playground
 
Playground CD cover.

Tracks
01 – The fire
02 – Chega de saudade
03 – Can you hear the music?
04 – Skating in the park
05 – Highway 13
06 – On our own
07 – Forever and a day
08 – Welcome back
09 – The fire (reprise)

Length: 35:10
All tracks written by Francesca Simone, lyrics by William Randolph, except Chega de saudade (Antonio Carlos Jobim) Welcome back (William Randolph & Alex Szobuk). Lyrics to track 3 by Francesca Simone & Russell McCain.

Musicians
Francesca Simone: vocals & electric guitar on tracks 1 & 4; electric guitar on tracks 2, 5, 7, 8 & 9; electric & acoustic guitars on track 3; vocal, electric & acoustic guitars on track 6
Peter Michael Escovedo: percussion on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7
Marc Van Wageningen: bass on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7
Brian Collier: drums on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7
Ray Obiedo: additional rhythm guitar on track 3; piano solo on track 5
John Calloway: flute on track 4
Anthony Blea: violin on track 7
Valerie Tisdel: viola on track 7

Special Guests
— Santana band members —
Tony Lindsay: background vocals on track 1; vocal on track 3
David K. Matthews: organ & string synth on tracks 1 & 9; organ & keyboards on tracks 2 & 6; keyboards on tracks 3, 4, 5 & 7
Benny Rietveld: bass on tracks 1, 4 & 9
Karl Perazzo: percussion on tracks 1 & 9; congas on track 4
Dennis Chambers: drums on tracks 1, 4 & 9

— The St. Valentinez —
Will Randolph: vocals on track 8
Elise Go: vocals on track 8
Jackson Clawson: keyboards on track 8
Alexander Szotak: bass on track 8
Lyman Jerome Alexander II: drums & vocals on track 8

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Playground. This is Francesca Simone's composition Skating in Central Park. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.facebook.com/francescasimonemusic
Record label: Blue Ladybug Records

 
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Professor Cunningham & His Old School
Professor Cunningham & His Old School
 
Professor Cunningham & his Old School CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Bourbon Street parade
02 – Maple leaf rag
03 – Egyptian fantasy
04 – When my dreamboat comes home
05 – Maelstrom
06 – Down under
07 – Harlem nocturne
08 – On the sunny side of the street
09 – Jumpin' at the Woodside
10 – Sailor boy
11 – What will I tell my heart?
12 – St. James Infirmary

Length: 45:09

Musicians
Adrian Cunningham: woodwinds & vocals
Charles Caranicas: trumpet
Jim Fryer: trombone
Oscar Perez: piano
John Merrill: guitar
Daniel Foose: bass
Rob Garcia: drums

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Professor Cunningham & his Old School. This is Chu Berry's composition Maelstrom. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.adriancunningham.com

 
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Alí Bello
Connection Caracas – New York
 
Connection Caracas – New York CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Amare
02 – In G
03 – Kiss
04 – Guajira
05 – Mofongo
06 – Cazón
07 – Zapateao
08 – Moliendo Café
09 – Untraveled

Length: 51:30
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6 & 9 written by Alí Bello.

Musicians
Alí Bello: acoustic, electric & baritone violin, palmas & minor percussion
Luis Perdomo: piano on tracks 2, 5 & 8
Juancho Herrera: guitars, cuatro & bandola on tracks 1, 3 & 6
Javier Olivencia: tenor & soprano sax on tracks 1 & 6
Raul Agraz: flugelhorn & trumpet on track 5
Álvaro Benavides: bass guitar on tracks 1, 3 & 6
Luques Curtis: upright bass on tracks 2 & 5
Neil Ochoa: quitiplás & culo'e puyas on tracks 1 & 6
Willie Martínez: drum set & güiro on tracks 2 & 5
Leonardo Granados: maracas & voice on tracks 7 & 10
Pedro Cortés: acoustic guitar on tracks 4 & 7
Sean Kupisz: bass guitar on tracks 4 & 7
José Moreno: cajón, palmas & percussion on tracks 3, 4 & 7

Sample Track
Here's a sample track from Connection Caracas – New York. This is Alí Bello's composition In G. (If you don't see the blue Click here to listen button below, make sure your browser's security preferences are set to allow plug-ins and that you have Apple's free QuickTime plug-in. Some browsers still won't display the button. In that case, click in the center of the box to reveal the player.)


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Website: www.alibello.com
Record label: ZOHO Music

 


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