Patrick "Spike" Cairns Hughes (19 October 1908 2 February 1987) was a British jazz musician, composer and music journalist. He was the son of Irish composer, writer and song collector Herbert Hughes. Hughes was a multi-dimensional musician, playing the double bass, composing operatic scores, arranging jazz recordings and writing books on topics ranging from gardening to Toscanini's music. Hughes' small recording group was one of the earliest artists signed to Decca Records in England, spanning the period from 1930 to 1933, including over 30 sessions.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (6 March 1923 - 15 June 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. He is generally considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others, including Pat Martino, George Benson, Emily Remler, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny. Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He came from a musical family, his brothers, Monk (string bass and electric bass) and Buddy (vibraphone and piano), were jazz performers. The brothers released a number of albums together as the Montgomery Brothers. Although he was not skilled at reading music, he could learn complex melodies and riffs by ear. Montgomery started learning guitar relatively late, at the age of 19, by listening to and learning the recordings of his idol, guitarist Charlie Christian.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Paul Avgerinos (born November 21, 1957 in Norwalk, Connecticut) is an American composer, performer and producer of New Age music whose recordings are also classified in the genres of ambient, space, world, World Fusion, electronic and drone. Avgerinos also owns Studio Unicorn in Redding, CT, which produces a wide variety of music for Film, TV, Commercials and Albums of all kinds. Avgerinos is recognized as One of the Giants of New Age Music by Jim Brenholts, All Music Guide. Paul Avgerinos graduated from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in 1981 as a full scholarship honors student in Bass Violin. He served as Principal Bass in the orchestras of Italy, Hong Kong and Venezuela and toured with Charles Aznavour and Buddy Rich before opening his own recording studio in 1985, Studio Unicorn. Most of the Avgerinos New Age albums are careful blends of acoustic and electronic instruments, both well known and obscure, from around the world.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Founded in 2004, State of Mind is the Drum and bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell. The State of Mind discography includes labels such as, Teebee''s "Subtitles Recordings", Total Science''s "CIA Recordings", Dj Friction''s "Shogun Audio", Concord Dawns "Uprising Records", Doc Scott''s "31 Records", Bad Company "BC Presents" & Black Sun Empires "Black Sun Empire Recordings". In 2007 State of Mind launched their own record label, SOM MUSIC.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sneeze is a music group from Sydney, Australia consisting primarily of Nic Dalton and Tom Morgan from Smudge. They have had many extra band members including drummers Lara 'Stix' Meyerratken, Russell Hopkinson from You Am I, Simon Gibson from Half Miler, Evan Dando from The Lemonheads and Andy Calvert from Wifey. Bill Gibson from The Eastern Dark on bass and Cameron Bruce from The Fantastic Leslie on keyboards have played many shows with the band and current keyboardist is Leticia Nischang from Bambino Koresh. The band sees their floating line-up as one of their strengths. Their last live show was in November 2006 until The Return Of Sneeze, playing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt in June 2009. Their recordings have featured a range of guest artists including The Lemonheads (who were the first band to record a song for the first Sneeze album), Robyn St. Clare, Alannah Russack and Simon Holmes of The Hummingbirds, Bernie Hayes, John Encarnacao from Warmer, Simon Day from Ratcat, Swirl, the Plunderers and Jess Ciampa.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rachel''s is an American band that formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1991. Former Rodan guitarist, Jason Noble, played music individually and refered to himself as Rachel''s but then began collaborating with now core members, violist Christian Frederickson, and pianist Rachel Grimes. The group''s work is strongly influenced by classical music, particularly inspired by the minimalist music of the late 20th century, and its composition reflects this. While the trio forms the core part of the band, the group''s recordings and performances feature a varying ensemble of musicians, who play a range of string instruments (including viola and cello) in combination with piano, guitars, electric bass guitar, and a drum set that includes a large orchestral bass drum. A key influence on the music of Rachel''s is the music of the English composer Michael Nyman, whose music the group''s work resembles in both instrumentation and compositional style.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! New Age music is music of various styles, which is intended to create inspiration, relaxation, and positive feelings, often used by listeners for yoga, massage, inspiration, relaxation, meditation, and reading as a method of stress management or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments often associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. The harmonies in New Age music are generally modal, consonant, or include a drone bass. The melodies are often repetitive, to create a hypnotic feeling, and sometimes recordings of nature sounds are used as an introduction to a track or throughout the piece. Songs of up to 30 minutes' duration are common.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Noisia is a Dutch Electronic music (Drum and bass) trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen, The Netherlands. They now produce a wide variety of music including House and Breaks. Noisia perform across the world and own three record labels (Vision, Division and Invisible Recordings). After a few fruitful collaborations with Martijn, who had been involved in music (hip hop production/classical piano) for quite a while before he hooked up with Nik and Thijs, Martijn was added to the Noisia team.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vector Burn aka Oliver Scott, is a drum and bass producer from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. With numerous releases on drum and bass labels of note in the USA and Europe, his music has been part of the burgeoning North American drum and bass scene since the turn of the millennium. Influences range from My Bloody Valentine to Omni Trio. He is currently signed to Metalheadz, Barcode Recordings, Human Imprint and Force Recordings, among other labels. Along with fellow Phoenix producer Castor, he formed a politically-charged drum and bass group called The Riot in 2005.