[Music] Jon Hassell at 81 — Avant Music News

Many thanks to Mike at Avant Music News who is a wealth of amazing information.

Source: Billboard. A half century into an odyssey that’s seen him work with musical prime movers such as Terry Riley and Brian Eno while pioneering his own distinct lane of so-called fourth world music, composer-trumpeter Jon Hassell is still active and vital at 81. His latest album, Listening to Pictures (Pentimento Volume 1), finds rhythms […]

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[Music] Disques DEBS International Volume 1. — dereksmusicblog

Disques Debs International Volume 1. Label: Strut. Release Date: ‘29th’ July 2018. Compilation Of The Week. Nowadays, Disques Debs International which was founded by Henri Debs in Guadeloupe, in the late-fifties, is regarded by many connoisseurs as the one of the best, if not greatest of all French Caribbean labels. That is high praise, given […]

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[Music] The Prince Estate To Release “Piano & A Microphone 1983”

This comes as a pleasant surprise to Prince fans everywhere!

The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, has announced the release of the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album on September 21. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano, captured in 1983. The album is available to pre-order now in CD, LP, Deluxe CD+LP and digital formats.

“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” said Prince Estate entertainment adviser, Troy Carter.

“The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”  

The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince’s creative process as…

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