Thursday, August 26, 2004

Friday, August 27
Mos Def Big Band @ the Delacotre Theatre in Central Park w/ The Spirit Music Sextet feat. Meshell Ndegeocello - $40

Mos Def explores jazz with the premiere of Mos Def Big Band. Drawing from material by Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Gil-Scott Heron, Beyonce and original compositions, Mos Def and his big band, with musical direction by percussionist Will Calhoun (Black Jack Johnson/Living Colour) explode the boundaries between jazz, soul & hip-hop. Featuring Will Calhoun (drums), Orrin Evans (piano), John Benitez (bass), Wallace Roney (Trumpet), Antoine Roney (Tenor/Saprano Sax), Robin Eubanks (Trombone) and Don Braden (Alto Sax). "Mos Def has proven himself an explorer as well as an eclectic…further development along these [jazz] lines really would be something to behold--for Mos devotees and open-minded jazz fans alike." -Jazztimes

Meshell Ndegecello @ 7pm - 8:15pm
Mos Def @ 8:45 - 10pm

Tickets available through : Telecharge, or goto Joe's Pub for info.

Silverline Records Set to Release 50 DualDiscs This Year Beginning on 11/2/2004

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverline Records, a division of the 5.1 Entertainment Group, is set to release 50 DualDisc titles beginning on November 2nd, 2004. In an effort to bring expanded value to music fans, Silverline Records is participating with all of the major record labels in the launch of DualDisc, a two-sided disc made up of a CD on one side and a DVD on the other. In addition to the album on the CD side, the DVD side provides the full album in DVD-Audio 5.1 surround sound, and also includes a wide range of special features such as music videos, interviews, photo galleries, web links, concert footage and lyrics.

DualDisc plays on existing CD and DVD hardware devices such as car stereos, PCs, DVD players, game consoles and CD players, eliminating the need to purchase new hardware. In addition, it brings value back to the physical music product by offering music fans the opportunity to make a greater connection with their favorite artist...

Silverline will release the following DualDisc titles on November 2, 2004:

Blues Traveler -- Truth Be Told
Robert Cray -- Time Will Tell
The Mavericks -- The Mavericks
Queensryche -- Tribe
Joey Ramone -- Don't Worry About Me
Curtis Mayfield -- Live At Ronnie Scott's
Taj Mahal -- Live At Ronnie Scott's
Roy Ayers -- Live At Ronnie Scott's
Living Colour -- Collideoscope

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the mos def show was off da hook! he had everyone do a short solo. hats off to will calhoun. too bad the parks commission made both bands turn the volume down.