…and Heart said - _If I cannot meet the one who made me, I will enter into man and woman. Through them I will continue my search._ And so it is that ever since that time, in the beginning of the world, every child born of man and woman is born with a longing to meet the one who made the world, and we call that longing -- Heart. - The title of a story by master storyteller Dan Yashingky (O2 liner notes). "
Aarne Vahuri was the music director of this funk/psych rock band that blended folk traditions. They came together in 1966…all students of the Tallinn Conservatory. They released 4 albums from 1970-1978The recording made at Eesti Radio Studio/Estonia
Recorded in November 1969 at the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The bulk of the recording consists of a blend of Cherry originals and Turkish folk material arranged by Turkish jazz trumpeter Maffy Falay. The authors of the Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings noted that, in comparison with Eternal Now, Live Ankara is _closer to the work with Ornette: tight, compressed lines on the cheap little Pakistani pocket trumpet Cherry favoured, and two Ornette themes just to cement the connection._ On Bass – Selcuk Sun, Drums, Percussion – Okay Temiz, Percussion, Tenor Saxophone – Irfan Sümer, Trumpet, Zurna [Trumpet-zürna], Piano, Vocals, Flute, Engineer – Don Cherry -- wiki & liner notes
In 2020, while studying composition abroad, the Kenyan composer and multi-instrumentalist got stuck in her secondary abodes of New York and Maryland. With Kenya’s borders locked during the pandemic, she had no way to know when she’d be able to return to her hometown of Nairobi. Kari_ki’s most cherished spots in and around Nairobi—which she affectionately calls her “peace places”—became the seeds from which each track on the EP would grow. - Pitchfork (see link) In this piece, Kariuki describes the sound of walking around her grandmother's farm, with her talking about her avocado trees...She says _In this piece, I then narrated the experience very simply in Kiswahili. You hear me say “maparachichi” a lot, and I laugh a little when I say it… it means ‘avocado’ in Kiswahili, which I think is a very pretty word. It’s my favorite word in Kiswahili._
This is the first posthumous album culled entirely from Prince’s vault. Instead of piecing together one of the many projects he envisioned and abandoned, the executors found a session from Prince’s home studio, recorded to cassette in a single take; now and then you can hear him sniffling. (see link)
"Doo-wop band, big in the 50s, Williams was from Cincinnati. The band broke up in 1960 when he was drafted into the Army. This tune is a cover originally by The Crescendos, who brought it to #4 on the charts with singer Janice Green singing lead. "
"Newton was born in LA. Early in his career, he was a member of drummer (and later critic) Stanley Crouch's band Black Music Infinity. From 1978 to 1981, he lived in New York, leading a trio with pianist and composer Anthony Davis and cellist Abdul Wadud. These three played extended chamber jazz and Third Stream compositions by Newton and Davis. - wiki"
From a compilation by the Canadian Quartet, Badbadnotgood, they describe this on Bandcamp as their take on creating the ultimate “late night” selection of tracks from their record collections. From wiki: Lunch was born on June 2, 1959, in Rochester, New York and is of German and Italian descent. She moved to New York City at the age of 16 and eventually moved into a communal household of artists and musicians. In 2004, she left the United States to live in Barcelona. She returned to the United States in 2017 and lives in Brooklyn.
"French-born American composer who was classically trained pianist beginning at age 7. She was prolific, and is described as postminimalist or a microtonalist. Her birth name was Genevieve Schecroun. She adopted the name _Elodie_ after moving to the United States and took the surname Lauten from her first husband. That marriage ended in divorce, as did her second, to Carl Karas. She had no children. She died in Manhattan in 2014, age of 63, of cancer. "
William Ezechukwu Onyeabor (March 6, 1946 – January 16, 2017) was a Nigerian funk musician and businessman. His music was widely heard in Nigeria in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Despite his success, he remained an enigmatic, private and reclusive figure. Onyeabor was born into a poor family, but became financially successful enough to travel to Europe to study record manufacturing. Some biographies claim that he studied cinematography in Russia, returning to Nigeria in the 1970s to start his own Wilfilms music label and to set up a recording and production studio. He was later crowned a High Chief in Enugu, where he lived as a businessman working on government contracts and running his own semolina flour mill. according to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor _self-released eight albums between 1977 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing to ever speak about himself or his music again - wiki
"Bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz presents a collection of duo improvisations with composer and Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros. He includes work by Oliveros, including this composition she wrote in 1961. "
"Also known as _the imperial gerund_ it refers to a manner of speaking, using complex clauses. Mingi, in the religion of the Hamar and related tribes, is the state of being impure or _ritually polluted_. A person, often a child, who was considered mingi is killed by forced permanent separation from the tribe by being left alone in the jungle or by drowning in the river. - wiki" See link for more on the Hamar people
Robert Keith McFerrin Sr. (March 19, 1921 – November 24, 2006) was an American operatic baritone and the first African-American man to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. McFerrin had distinguished himself in singing competitions earlier in life, but in 1953 he eclipsed these honors by winning the Metropolitan Opera's _Auditions of the Air_, the first African-American to do so. He was born in Marianna, Arkansas - wiki Bobby was 7 years old when his father made this recording. Click link for image and bio
"Betty Jean Ward (born September 16, 1944), professionally known as B. J. Ward, is an American actress, voice actress and singer. She is the creator and star of Stand-Up Opera, a musical one-woman show, as well as being a licensed aviator. She married director Gordon Hunt, and is step-mother to actress Helen Hunt. - wiki This tune is the first in the musical comedy _The Fantasticks_"
"Sam _Lightening_ Hopkins (1912-82) was playing with his cousin Texas Alexander in Houston in 1946 when Lola Anne Cullum heard him. She worked from Aladdin Records in LA, and thus began his recording career. Luke _Long Gone_ Miles (1925-75) was a country blues singer born in Lachute, LA. He met Lightening in Houston & they began playing together. See link for more on McCormick & his recordings. "