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Captain Phil's Planet playlist for 11/02/2023

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
District 97Stay for the ending*
Freddie BryantKid_z Rhymes - Remember ThatUpper West Side Love Story*
Freddie BryantA Walk in the Hood - part 1Upper West Side Love Story*
Freddie BryantA Walk in the Hood - part 2Upper West Side Love Story*
ShpongleDorset Perception (Remastered)Tales Of The Inexpressible (Remastered)
ShpongleDorset Perception (Remastered)Tales Of The Inexpressible (Remastered)
Izzy MethStay With Me
OsibisaMusic For Gong GongThe Dawn

Freddie Bryant received a master’s degree in classical guitar from Yale School of Music and is in demand in the New York jazz and Brazilian scenes where he has worked with Eliane Elias, Tom Harrell and many others. He was a member of Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet and has played with the Mingus Orchestra for two decades. He leads his own group, Kaleidoscope, and has released eight CDs as a leader. His impressive array of guitar styles have been featured on numerous CDs showcasing his work on acoustic and electric guitars.

His touring has brought him to 55 countries where he collaborated with musicians from a variety of backgrounds, including Indian classical musicians, African singers, oud players, traditional Arab groups and klezmer bands. In 2006, Bryant spent a week in Cuba, performing solo and working with other Cuban musicians. As an impassioned educator, he has taught jazz to all ages around the world and is on the faculties of Berklee College of Music in Boston and Prins Claus
Conservatory in Groningen, Holland. 2017 saw the World premiere at the London Human Rights Watch Film Festival of Complicit with his music score.

He was a recipient of the CMA New Jazz Works Composition Grant and the resulting piece, Upper West Side Love Story: a song cycle was premiered in 2022 and will be released as a double CD in 2023. It is an epic work – 16 movements/92 minutes for a nine-piece jazz ensemble featuring the all-star cast of Carla Cook, Regina Carter, Donny McCaslin, Steve Wilson, Akua Dixon, Gwen Laster, John Benitez and Alvester Garnett.
His eight CDs include: Monk Restrung, celebrating the music of Thelonious Monk, Dreamscape: Solo, Duo, Trio featuring Chris Potter and Scott Colley, Live Grooves…Epic Tales with his band Kaleidoscope including Donny McCaslin and Yosvany Terry, Brazilian Rosewood, Boogaloo Brasileiro, Live at Smoke with Steve Wilson, Chris Cheek, Diego Urcola, Edward Simon, Edsel Gomez, Avishai Cohen and Jordi Rossy, Take Your Dance into Battle with Don Braden, Ira Coleman and Billy Drummond as well as Trio del Sol co-led with Misha Piatigorsky and Gilad.

On the official site, ‘Upper West Side Love Story’ is described as “a personal history of memories from Bryant’s youth and upbringing as well as a commentary on development and gentrification that is happening world-wide. It covers children’s playground rhymes, the world-renowned musicians and artists who have lived there, the culture and joys of community as well as the challenges of homelessness and crime throughout the 70s/80s until today. It also contextualizes the development and gentrification that has been underway since the early 60s when Lincoln Center was built, discussing issues of race and class.” Track-by-track song notes are here:


William Shatner Returns for his second 2023 appearance at Star Trek Tour November 17, 18, & 19! Keep watching this page as we finalize and add to this amazing scheduled event with the CAPTAIN!


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