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Letizia Gambi
Blue Monday
 
Blue Monday CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Sweet Georgia Brown/Dig
02 – True love remember me (Recordame)
03 – Without you/Senz'e te
04 – Que sera sera (Whatever will be)
05 – Under the moon
06 – But not for me
07 – Blue Monday
08 – Back to black
09 – You'll say tomorrow (Perchè domani)
10 – When you were here
11 – Skin to skin
12 – Sulo pe' parlà
13 – Perchè domani

Length: 55:41
Tracks 3, 5, 7 & 10 written by Lenny White & Letizia Gambi. Track 11 written by L. White, L. Gambi & Susy Sica. Neapolitan lyrics on track 1 by Vincenzo & Letizia Gambi. Lyrics on track 2 by L. White & L. Gambi. English lyrics on track 9 by L. Gambi.

Musicians
Letizia Gambi: vocals
Lenny White: drums on tracks 1-9; drums & percussion on track 11; arrangements on tracks 1-3, 4 (with Gil Goldstein), 7 (with Helen Sung), 8, 10-13; arrangement adaptation on track 6
Helen Sung: piano on tracks 1, 5, 7-10, 13; arrangements on tracks 7 (with Lenny White) & 9
John Benitez: bass on tracks 1, 5, 7-10
Dave Stryker: guitar on track 2
Donald Vega: piano on tracks 2, 3 & 6
Tom Guarna: guitar on tracks 4 & 11
Gil Goldstein: accordion on tracks 4 & 5; piano and accordion on track 11; arrangement on track 4 (with Lenny White); orchestration on track 10
Pete Levin: keyboards on track 4
Hailey Niswanger: saxophone on track 4
Daryl Johns: bass on tracks 4 & 11
Sam Williams: backing vocals on track 7
Nick Moroch: AC guitar on tracks 7 & 10; guitar on track 12
Jisoo Ok: cello on tracks 7-10, 13
Hector Del Curto: bandoneon on track 8
Andrea Valentini: bass drum on track 1

Special Guest
Ron Carter: bass on tracks 2, 3 & 6

Sample Track
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Website: www.letiziagambi.com
Distribution: artistShare

 
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Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace
La Orquesta Sinfonietta
Canto América
 
Canto América CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Canto América (Amanecer/Dawn)
02 – La propaganda de hoy
03 – Stardust (El encanto)
04 – Afro blue (Obatalá)
05 – Hispaniola (Aganyú)
06 – El médico
07 – El caldero de Ogun
08 – Ochun's road (El camino de Ochun)
09 – Canto América (Puesta del Sol/Sunset)

Length: 62:39
Tracks 1, 5, & 9 written by Wayne Wallace. Tracks 2 & 6 written by Wayne Wallace (music) and Michael Spiro (lyrics). Additional lyrics on track 3 by Michael Spiro.

Musicians
Michael Spiro: percussion on all tracks; arrangement of tracks 2-8
Wayne Wallace: trombone & euphonium; arrangements
Colin Douglas: trap drums; percussion on tracks 2-8
David Belove: electric bass on tracks 2-8
Murray Low: piano on track 2-8
Jeremy Allen: double bass and fretless bass on tracks 1, 3, 7, 8 & 9
Jamaal Baptiste: piano on track 8
Christian Tumalan: piano on track 8
Jesús Diaz: lead vocals on tracks 4 & 7
Mike Mixtacki: vocals on track 4, 7 & 8; lead vocal on track 5
Edgardo Cambón: vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 6; pregones on track 6
Fito Reinoso: vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 6; pregones on track 6
John Santos: vocals on tracks 2, 3 & 6
Cecilia Engelhart: vox humana on tracks 1, 8 & 9
Maria Marquez: vox humana on tracks 1, 8 & 9
Joe Galvin: vocals on tracks 3, 4 & 8; percussion on tracks 4-8
Kristin Olson: vocals on tracks 3, 4 & 8; percussion on tracks 4, 5, 7 & 8
Nate Johnson: vocals on track 8
John Calloway: flute on track 2; solos on tracks 3 & 4
Tom Walsh: alto sax on tracks 7 & 8
Alexandra Signor: trumpet on tracks 5, 7 & 8
Joe Anderson: trumpet and ewi on tracks 5, 7 & 8
Brennan Johns: trombone, bass trombone, mellophone, French horn on all tracks except 3 & 6
Steven Banks: clarinet & bass clarinet on tracks 3 & 7
Gabe Young: oboe on tracks 1, 3, 7, 8 & 9
Marco Nuñez: flute and alto flute on tracks 1, 3, 7 & 8
Matt Shugert: flute on tracks 3 & 7
Daniel Stein: violin (principal) on all tracks except 4 & 8
Charlene Kluegel: violin on all tracks except 4 & 8
Maria Jose Romero: violin on all tracks except 4 & 8
Nidhal Jebali: violin on all tracks except 4 & 8
Yoni Gertner: viola on all tracks except 4 & 8
Tze-Ying Wu: viola on all tracks except 4 & 8
Ethan Young: cello on all tracks except 4 & 8
Brady Anderson: cello on all tracks except 4 & 8

— Big band horns on Afro Blue
Alto sax: Eric Juberg & Jonah Tarver
Tenor sax: Sam Motter & Tonu Maas
Baritone sax: Theo Simpson
Flute: Rachel Rodgers
Trumpet: Alexandra Signor, Joe Anderson, Iantheia Calhoun, Cean Robinson & Kevin Wilson
Trombone: John Sorsen, Brennan Johns, Miro Sorber & Richard Marshall

— String quartet on Afro Blue & Ochun's Road
Violins: Daniel Stein (principal) & Min Ju Kim
Viola: Tze-Ying Wu
Cello: Ethan Young

Sample Track
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Websites: www.walacomusic.com and www.michaelspiro.com
Record label: Patois Records

 
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Sultans of String
with Anwar Khurshid
Subcontinental Drift

 
Subcontinental Drift CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Enter the gate
02 – Rakes of Mallow/Rouge river valley
03 – Ho jamalo
04 – A place to call home
05 – Blowin' in the wind
06 – Snake charmer
07 – Parchan shaal Panhwar
08 – Journey to freedom
09 – Subcontinental Drift
10 – A heart does what it does

Length: 45:47
Credits: Khurshid & Paul DesLauriers: track 1. McKhool, Laliberté & Khurshid: tracks 2 (Rouge river valley), 6, 7 (3rd verse lyrics by Khurshid), 8, 10 (lyrics by Khurshid) and 3 (with Abdulhamid, León & Birston; new lyrics by Khurshid & Abdulhamid). Track 4: Laliberté (music) & McKhool (lyrics). Track 9: Laliberté.

Musicians
Chris McKhool: violin, viola, chin-cello & vocals
Kevin Laliberté: nylon-string, steel-string & electric guitars; vocals
Eddie Paton: nylon-string & steel-string guitars; vocals
Drew Birston: acoustic & electric bass; vocals
Rosendo Chendy León: drums, percussion, palmas, jaleo & vocals

Special Guests
Anwar Khurshid: sitar & vocals
Ravi Naimpally: tabla
Waleed Abdulhamid: vocals on track 3
Shweta Subram: vocals on track 7

— Choir —
Amoy Levy, Ciceal Levy, Adrienne McKenzie, Camille Harrison, Nevon Sinclair & Danah Martin

Sample Track
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Website: www.sultansofstring.com


 


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