June 3, 2012 - It Rock And Roll

Day: June 3, 2012

New collaboration between banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio. Roberts’ Trio is known for its virtuosic style: a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. He has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. “It was a lot of fun working with B‚la on this project. He has a limitless imagination and, like our trio, he is willing to do whatever it takes to make a great record. The recording brings our two styles together in a way that I think will be really enjoyable for the listeners,” said Roberts.

mp3 320 kbps | 150 MB | DF

Hip Hatchet is the songwriting project of Philippe Bronchtein. Accompanied by Alex Lewis and a handful of other talented friends, the songs are simple and carefully orchestrated.

Philippe Bronchtein – Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Woodwinds, Banjo, Accordion,
Alex Lewis – Guitar
Charlie Freundlich – Double Bass
Jake Nussbaum – Drums

mp3 VBR~ 237 kbps | 89 MB | DF

Hearing just the first half of ‘Lungs, Dirt & Dreams’ could lead to an assumption that this is a record entirely centred around fuzz. A record awash in muffled vocals, muttered against a backdrop of gritty atmospheric guitars. Some form of hybrid group who mix certain elements of Pink Floyd, The Low Anthem and Interpol, but with a little more distortion.Yet, as the album progresses, the songs meander into other intriguing genres.  At times Damon Moon’s band revel in everything from hints of electronica, through to experimental roots music. It is during these moments that the record becomes at it’s most interesting. For example on ‘Loose Ends’, where a repetitious guitar riff bursts unexpectedly into an exciting jangling rhythm, or the aching choral harmonies of ‘Gild The Lily’.    Although at times it may feel slow, ‘Lungs, Dirt & Dreams’ is still a highly enjoyable record for any patient listener.

mp3 320 kbps | 92 MB | DF

Grant Farm is a refreshing harvest of a band from the fertile Front Range of Colorado. This much-anticipated four-piece represents the fruition of the efforts of National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant, one of the hottest and best-known guitar players on the scene today. Tyler was a member of The Drew Emmitt Band and The Emmitt-Nershi Band from 2005 until 2010 when he went on his own to pursue his calling as a bandleader. In Grant Farm he is partnered with dynamic drummer Chris Misner, also of the Drew Emmitt Band and Bill Nershi’s Blue Planet. The quartet is completed by funky phenom Adrian “Ace” Engfer on bass and the prodigious Sean Foley on keyboards. Grant Farm has established a movement based on their connection to roots music of all kinds, devotion to their fans and family, and their brilliant performances of Rocky Mountain Rock and Roll.

mp3 160 kbps | 57 MB | DF

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