This Grammy-nominated disc heralds the origins of the highly acclaimed acoustic duo of Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) and David "Dawg" Grisman (mandolin). They had been chums for years by the time they began their direct partnership in earnest on December 7, 1990, with a nine-song set at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA. Over half of that material would be reworked the following spring – for inclusion on this disc – at Grisman's newly appointed, plush, and well-lit Dawg Studios. Along with David Grisman Quintet members Jim Kerwin (bass) and Joe Craven (percussion/fiddle), Garcia and Grisman revive a few familiar tunes covering every dimension of popular music, ranging from the blues ("The Thrill Is Gone") to folk-rock ("Friend of the Devil"), as well as pop music standards such as Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" – which Garcia had previously covered on his 1974 Garcia (Compliments) album – and Hoagy Carmichael's "Rockin' Chair." They also examined the origins of authentic traditional folk ("Walkin' Boss"/"Two Soldiers").
A European recording date for Brooklyn-based Preminger, hailed across the pond as a distinctive tenor stylist with a gift for composition. Joined by the sensitive accompaniment of both fellow Brooklynite Garcia and Barcelona resident Kamaguchi, Preminger tackles a varied set of tunes. Theres a sweet (but never cloying) version of Try A Little Tenderness and a minimal Moonlight In Vermont (with a nicely understated drum solo). They step out a little further to pleasing effect on Ornettes Law Years and Monks Four In One and on the one original, Garcias Prairie Dance, but this disc never loses sight of lyricism and melody. Which is undoubtedly why Preminger is receiving such praise his playing is cool (the title track is a Warne Marsh tune), inventive, unexpected but never jarring or dissonant. In a world where innovative and edgy often means grating in a new way, Preminger is a rising star for those who like a little sugar in their coffee.
Pioneer of jazz and electronic music, the virtuoso drummer Philippe Pipon Garcia (Truffaz, Don Cherry, Cosmic Connections, Paolo Fesu …) offers us a new musical journey between timeless swing and resolutely avant-garde arrangements tinged with electronics. For this new album Back to the Future, Pipon Garcia is surrounded by bass player Thibaud Soulas and performer Sir Jean whose legendary flow has marked the main groups of dub and afro-electro of the last twenty years, Meï Teï Shô to the Grass People, from Ezekiel to Zenzile via Brain Damage.
Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound is a six-CD live album by the Jerry Garcia Band and by Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman. It was recorded on September 5 and 6, 1989, at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. It was released by ATO Records on December 17, 2013.
Before the Dead is an album by Jerry Garcia. It is a compilation of early recordings of Garcia playing folk and bluegrass music with various other musicians. The recordings were made from 1961 to 1964, before Garcia co-founded the rock band the Grateful Dead. Produced as a four-CD box set, and also as a five-LP limited edition box set, it was released on May 11, 2018.
“Ho voluto spiegare le religioni con estrema semplicità e assoluto rigore nel livello dei concetti, partendo dalla constatazione che, a prescindere dalle differenze fra l’una e l’altra, esse sono una creazione del pensiero umano e rispondono a due bisogni fondamentali strettamente connessi.