September 01, 2007

Stepping Out: Released


JAMES ADLER'S 3 Piano Transitions, published by Colla Voice Music, recorded by Nicholas Underhill on his album, Light and Sirius, on Capstone Records in summer 2007.

NICOLETTE AUBOURG'S second CD, Songs from Willow Glen, which includes her song, "Craig's List" and "Garden of Remembrance," a tribute to the victims of September 11 th.

NAT BAILEY of the group Tiger, released his album, Sunrise In Paradise at Saint Petersburg, Florida venue The Fox on October 29.

ANTHONY J. BLACKMAN re-released his hip-hop album, The New Era.

TERENCE BLANCHARD'S CD A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina), featuring music from and inspired by the HBO/Spike Lee Documentary, When the Levees Broke, by Blue Note Records. The album's thirteen original compositions feature a 40-piece orchestra string section in addition to Blanchard's quintet.

BUDDHABOY and Open Eye Universe's Shawanaga in October and Homeless Brother in the spring by ASCAP's Lord Vishnu Publishing. The two albums draw from Buddhaboy's experiences living in the bush near the Shawanaga Indian Reserve in northern Ontario. A number of Open Eye Universe compositions were featured in the members' gallery of David Bowie's website.

ROYCE CAMPBELL'S jazz CD Get Happy by Foxhaven Records with Campbell on guitar. This was the last recording session by legendary jazz violinist Joe Kennedy.

THE CONDORS' album Wait For It on Rankoutsider Records. The edgy pop album was recorded at Lincoln Lounge studio in Venice, CA.

JUSTIN COOPER, two-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and grandmother of American Idol finalist Ann Nesby, released her new album This Is Love.

ASHLEY and ASHTON COSBY of 2-U-Neek's first full length album entitled The Birth. This twin brother and sister duo has worked for Polo, Lo'real Kids, and Spy Kids 2.

TIMMY DEE'S silver bowl and bronze metal awarded poem "Carolina Life" as his debut country music single last year. The songwriter also received poetry awards for his songs "Get Up!" and "Never Gonna Give You Up" in 2006 and 2007. His country music album Inspiration is anticipated for release in the summer of 2008.

JOSEPH DOWELL'S single, "Life is Real," through Self-Subsistent Records.

RANDALL E. FAUST'S album Celebration: The Horn Music of Randall Faust, performed by Andrew Pelletier, hornist, Jason Aquila, pianist, Hyung Ja Kim, harpsichordist, and Brian Rotz, organist, on MSR Classics. The album has received outstanding reviews from Fanfare, The American Record Guide, and The Library CD Hotlist.

RIC FLAUDING'S compositions on classical-world flutist Sherry Finzer new album, Desert Journey. Three of the composer's pieces for flutes and guitar were on the NRG Flute Duo's lastest album, Watercolors. Also, Flauding's compositions Janel's Prayer for String Orchestra and a version for String Quartet, and Johnnie for 3 classical guitars have been published by Great Scores Publishing. Flauding has also been commissioned to arrange and conduct music for the Sky Angel Television Christmas Special.

GEMINI SOUL'S jazz funk fusion CD entitled Live: The Liquid Soul Tour on Pearl Jazz Recordings. The album features music from their early 2007 release, Liquid Soul. The group toured the West Coast from October to November in support of the latest release.

GHOSTHORSE'S Native American music album KSA.

RICHARD GOLDIN'SHurricane Music. The album features Goldin's original and cover blues guitar works.

JEFFRY GREENE'S eleven-song CD Dark Nite of the Soul on Acashic/Aurora Records. The first single, "Good On My Hood," will be released October 31 and the Christmas single, "All Alone at Christmas Time" for Hurrican Katrina, was released around the holidays.

THEA HOPKINS' album, Chickasaw, subtitled "American Short Story Folk," charted on the Folk DJ List of most played CDs. It contains her song "Jesus Is On The Wire," previously recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary.

GEORGE HOSNI of Candy Coated Teeth has just finished a dance album.

CHARLES NOLAN HUNT aka R&B and hiphop artist Chay's debut album My World. The album was released by Sony subgroup Sonic Wave International.

SHANNON HURLEY'S debut CD Ready to Wake Up on November 5 at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, CA. The pop-rock singer-songwriter was named one of Rolling Stone's Top 25 Artists on MySpace and her songs have been featured on XM Radio and Indie 103.1 FM in LA.

JEFF JACKSON'S My Hideaway on July 27.

JANE JENSEN'S My Rockabye on Indie 500 Records. The songwriter's album includes "Saturday Night," which was featured in Universal Pictures film Slither.

SHWETA JHAVERI & COSMIC KHAYALS'Huge in September and Music of Teens & 20s in June, which feature Jhaveri's vocals with original English lyrics based on Indian classical ragas.

JUNE'S Make It Blur on August 7. The Chicago based indie rockers' album consists of 14 tracks released by Victory Records.

SETH KIBEL'S The Great Pretender, which is a blues, jazz, and roots rock outing featuring original compositions and creative re-imaginings of tunes by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Duke Ellington and Ray Davies.

KINGSBURY'SThe Great Compromise in October on Post Records. The band has shared the stage with Holopaw, Stellastar*, The Album Leaf, One Line Drawing, Matt Pond PA, French Kicks, The Reputation and The Billy Nayer Show.

DAN LOCKLAIR'SDan Locklair: Symphony of Seasons features six of his orchestral works performed by the Slovak Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Kirk Trevor.

JONAH MATRANGA'S first truly solo record, And, on Limekiln Records on September 18. The album was produced by New York City tunesmith, Ian Love.

EMI MEYER'S first full-length album, Curious Creature, which is mix of jazz, folk, and pop. The 20-year-old winner of the Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Competition premiered a song at the Tribeca Film Festival.

ANN MILLIKAN'S debut The Music of Ann Millikan Featuring the California Ear Unit. The album is a remarkably dynamic, diverse collection of compositions that highlight the virtuosity of the album's musicians. Her "Cantando Para A Onca" was performed by new music ensemble, Zeitgeist, at over ten performances in March in CA, MN, and WI, including the Women in New Music Festival in Fullerton, CA.

ARTHUR MOUNTANIOL'S albums Alien in L.A. (2004), Tails of the Cloven Hoof (2005), Ghost Show (2006), and Dead Vinyla (2007) were released - one album per month - during the Fall on indie label, The Moon Pierrot Republic. Mountaniol is known for his highly unusual music and insanely prolific creativity.

NELSON NAVARRETE'S Reflections of Silence. The album is a blend of rock, ethnic, electronica, classical, and new age. It features performers Jamey Haddad, Dave "Fuze" Fiuzcynski and Scott Tarulli.

ANTHONY PETER NEWSOME JR.'S "Brentley 101" on August 21. This Myspace hit is currently climbing the indie charts.

PAUL F. PAGE'S contemporary classical piano album A Corner of My World by The Lost Records of the World. Page was also commissioned for music underscoring for a Belco Electric public service TV ad in the Bahamas that highlights the importance of energy conservation.

DANIEL L PARENTI, also known as D-Lucca, released The Next Level, a modern jazz album with him on piccolo bass.

JEANETTE PARSADANIAN'S I Love You For Who You Are, recorded in the singer/songwriter's church.

PITBULL'S new single "Go Girl" featuring Young Boss and Trina from the upcoming album The Boatlift.

J. PHOENIX'S debut release Masterpiece on September 25. The New York native award-winning songwriter and vocalist has penned songs for artists including Tupac Shakur, Nancy Wilson, Michelle Wright, Randy Brecker and Earth Wind & Fire.

POPPERMOST'S third release Bitter Suite Swan Songs. This Las Vegas band has declared war on public school music program budget cuts with an innovative cartoon series that traces pop music history.

MILOS RAICKOVICH'S B-A-G-D-A-D on October 1 on Albany Records. The CD features solo, chamber, and choral works with an antiwar theme performed by an international cast.

DAMIEN RICE'S Damien Rice: Live At Fingerprints… Warts & All… on October 23 by Heffa/Vector/Warner Bros. Recorded and brought to you by THINK INDIE, a consortium of independent record retailers, operating under the auspices of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores. This live album featuring 8 tracks was recorded on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in November 2006 at the much-loved Fingerprints Record store in Long Beach, CA.

BRIAN ROLLAND'S new album The Tide's In to international radio on October 23 following the broad success of last year's Dreams of Brazil.

RICHIE ROSATI'S dance single "Take Me." The song reached #3 on Hot 96FM in Oregon.

ANDREW SHAPIRO'S single "Andrew Andrew." The Brooklyn-based composer toured Poland in April, and recently appeared as a guest on The Next Hour with Andrew Andrew on WBAI radio, 99.5 FM in New York City. You can find him on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. at the McDonald's at 160 Broadway in downtown Manhattan where he makes weekly solo piano appearances.

VIVIAN SHAW'S Lady Love. . . Return To Love in September.

RONNY SMITH'S Simply Stated. The album combines sexy R&B rhythms with old-school guitar lines. Smith is a key member of the Army Band and is currently on tour in musical service to his country.

CHRISTINE SPERO'S My Spanish Dream, published by Evjakat Music. The rich Brazilian/Latin/World fusion dances between jazz and pop and highlights lush vocal harmonies.

BOBBY SWEET'S fifth album Days Roll By. The Massachusetts native is a sixth-generation musician who began performing in his father's band at age 7.

THE BOB SZAJNER TRIAD'S Triad At Montreux Detroit with Bob Szajner on piano. This 26-year-old recording is being released for the first time. The group also released decades old recordings The Lost Tapes and Center\\\Cuts from their performance at the Detroit Jazz Center.

VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ'S stalwart follow-up to his self-titled U.S. debut album, Vieux, Farka Touré Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako on August 28 by Modiba Productions. The Grammy award-winning guitarist in combination with the album's team of top producers present brilliant illustrations of Touré's signature North African Sahara Desert blues.

THE WARRIORS' album Genuine Sense of Outrage on August 7 by Victory Records. The hardcore group tours 300 days of the year and has toured with Evergreen Terrace, rapper DMX and Bury Your Dead.

DAVID WITHAM'S Spinning the Circle by Cryptogramophone. The album features guitarist Nels Cline, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz and drummer Scott Amendola.

WORDSONG'S The Ten Commandments. The album is Bible scripture sung to scored cinematic music, lead by composer Ted Warren. All WordSong music is available as free MP3 downloads at www.wordsong.info