Artículos

  • Næm - Sigurdór Guðmundsson

    7 Ene 2014, 0:25 de Skonrokk



    Free, "pay what you like", digital download of the song: http://www.siggidori.bandcamp.com/track/n-m

    This is a song Sigurdór wrote back in 2005 called "Næm" (Naem, pronounced "Naim" ... or perhaps you could try to say "mine" backwards! :)

    Featured on Ian Shepherd's "Home Mastering Masterclass": http://www.bit.ly/HomeMasteringMasterClass

    Recorded in June 2011 and comped together from a few incomplete takes. All instruments in the same room. :)
    Live recording in a rehearsal room. No isolation.

    Mixed and mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson @ skonrokk Studios in October/November 2013.
    http://www.facebook.com/Skonrokk.Studios

    Drums: recorded with RØDE NT1-A 1 (overheads), Shure Beta 57A (bass drum) and Shure SM57 (snare).
    Tenor sax: RØDE K2.
    Electric bass: Demeter Tube Direct.
    Nord Electro (keys): direct.

    Drums recorded through the 4-710d preamp from Universal Audio. The rest went through Apogee Ensemble.

    credits
    -
    George L. Claassen: drums
    Kolbeinn Tumi Haraldsson: keyboard
    Auðun Freyr Ingvarsson: saxophone
    Sigurdór Guðmundsson: composer, electric bass, audio engineering, recording, mixing, mastering.

    Mixed and mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson @ in October/November 2013.
    http://www.facebook.com/Skonrokk.Studios

    Photo credits: http://www.flickr.com/photos/siggidori/2402048472/
  • A passionate plea

    30 Jul 2012, 0:16 de musinum

    I am sending this out to all groups to which I belong. It is not about music, but it is about the world we all live in. It's aimed particularly at my American friends and co-members, but because of America's unique position in the world, it affects everyone and the kind of world we'll all be living in for a long time.

    Group leaders, it's up to you whether you treat this as spam, or post it. I try my best never to spam, but I feel so strongly about this that I'm willing to take the chance.

    I hope that as artists and appreciators of music and other arts, and as people who think and feel for themselves, the majority of us here can appreciate the historic importance of Barack Obama's election to the American Presidency, and the efforts he continues to make (against a very entrenched opposition who represent the interests of the rich and powerful) to make life more livable for the ordinary citizens of the United States and for the rest of the world as well.

    Perhaps some of us who cheered his election four years ago are disappointed that he has not been able to completely transform the world in the ways we had imagined, but as someone who has been involved in social causes for half a century, I can tell you that nothing comes quickly or easily. What is important is the fight and the day-to-day effort.

    I expect that a number of you see the world in exactly the opposite terms, and that an even larger number are not involved in politics and perhaps haen't given a lot of thought to the upsoming election. (I'm speaking primarily to the Americans among you here. Every country has its own issues and its own struggles, and there are brave and hard-working citizens in many countries fighting oppression that we Americans can scarcely imagine!) But what is at stake here is nothing less than the kind of country we will live in for many years to come.

    The message of the right is that if we take care of the rich and privileged, that the crumbs that fall from their table will eventually feed the rest of us. If that doesn't seem right to you, it may be because that particular social experiment was given an extensive trial thru the Reagan administration and thru Bush father and son. The result was disaster.

    What happened was exactly what you might expect when all the safeguards that were built into the system over the years to protect the rest of us from the abuses of money and power, and from greed and corruption, were systematically dismantled. The top tax rate is a small fraction of what it was fifty years ago, and we are being asked to lower it even further, at the price of cutting the services that most first-world countries take for granted: the social safety net, affordable health care, funds for education, care for the environment... the list goes on and on.

    The President has manged to get a good start at pulling this country back from the cliff it was about to fall over... but we are being asked to roll back all that progress and go back to the same things that got us in this mess in the first place. It is as if arsonists have set your house on fire, and then when the firemen are attempting to fight the flames with water, suggesting that we pour on gasoline instead!

    To those of my felliow Americans who feel as I do and want to help, I have set up a grassroots fundraising site with the ambitious goal of $5,000 for the Obama campaign. Any amount helps! My site is here:

    https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/timdoylemusic

    Thanks you,

    Tim Doyle
  • FREE DOWNLOAD NOW from Mirko Fait's music

    24 Abr 2012, 10:35 de MirkoFait

    Find new free downloads of my music here:
    Mirko Fait
  • Movin' Up

    20 Dic 2011, 21:51 de RussSargeant

    Movin' Up is my first proper studio track in what seems like one heck of a long time. Free to download. Hope you enjoy it, and have a great Christmas break!
  • Lamia Ryl: More tracks on Reverbnation Music Page

    14 Nov 2011, 14:52 de LamieLa

    Please check my Reverbnation Music Page if you'd like to listen to more tracks....

    Lamia Ryl (LamieLa)
  • Dynamic Range Day 2011

    25 Mar 2011, 12:30 de Skonrokk



    Here's a short little bass theme I wrote for (or inspired by) the event.

    Theme for Ian

    I highly recommend that you check out http://dynamicrangeday.co.uk/ to read more about the subject.

    If you care about music then you care about the dynamic range. Right? ;)



    Spread the word:

    Dynamic music sounds better !

    NO MORE Loudness War

    Join us on March 25th for the Competition and Award announcements

    http://dynamicrangeday.co.uk/live/

    Follow the discussion on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/DynamicRangeDay

    https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23drd11
  • Discover the SAX MAGIC !!!

    17 Feb 2011, 8:17 de JazzCuisine

    Welcome !!!

    16. Feb. 2011, 16:57
    Discover the SAX MAGIC ! You are very welcome !!!
    Take a look at the discuss side where you can embed YOU-Tube Videos !
    Enjoy and love the music as I do !
    Thank you for visiting ! SAX is MAGIC !!!

    (DeepDayDiver) Daniel :D

    http://www.lastfm.de/group/SAX+MAGIC

  • Track "Nebulosa": New link on Last Fm

    3 Feb 2011, 15:32 de LamieLa

    Hi everybody!

    This is the new link to listen to the electro-experimental track: Nebulosa (feat. LamieLa)

    Thanks again for your interest and Best Wishes to All!

    LamieLa
  • Bando di concorso - Vittoria Rotary Jazz Award 2011 4ª Edizione

    20 Ene 2011, 11:28 de MirkoFait

    Vittoria Rotary Award 2011 4ª Edizione
    http://sites.google.com/site/vittoriajazz/

    La partecipazione è aperta a tutti i musicisti non professionisti residenti in Italia, di qualsiasi strumento musicale, che non abbiamo compiuto 35 anni di età.
    I candidati dovranno far pervenire un CD (in duplice copia) contenente almeno 3 brani standard della tradizione jazzistica: 1 fast, 1 medium, 1 ballad eseguiti con qualsiasi formazione.

    Le domande di iscrizione dovranno contenere i dati anagrafici, indirizzo di residenza, recapito telefonico, indirizzo e-mail, insieme ai CD, entro il 30 aprile 2010 al seguente indirizzo:

    Francesco Cafiso Via Luigi Marsano, 4
    97019 Vittoria (RG)

    Farà fede il timbro postale.

    Il materiale spedito resterà di proprietà dell'organizzazione della rassegna.

    La giuria sarà composta da

    i musicisti accompagnatori:
    Giovanni Mazzarino - Pianoforte;
    Paolo Benedettini - Contrabbasso;
    Stefano Bagnoli - Batteria;

    un giornalista critico musicale;
    Francesco Cafiso, musicista e direttore artistico del Festival;
    Dino Rubino, musicista;
    Carlo Cattano, musicista e didatta.

    Premio Vittoria Rotary Jazz Award 2011 4ª Edizione
    http://sites.google.com/site/vittoriajazz/

    La semifinale si svolgerà nel chiostro di Palazzo Iacono sede del Comune di Vittoria mentre la finale sarà in Piazza Enriquez sul palco del Vittoria Jazz Festival.

    La semifinale si svolgerà la sera di Giovedì del 16 Giugno 2010 alle ore 17,00.

    La finalissima si svolgerà il Venerdì 17 Giugno 2010 alle ore 21,00.

    In caso di rinuncia il partecipante selezionato dovrà dare tempestiva comunicazione agli organizzatori.

    I musicisti selezionati dovranno obbligatoriamente esibirsi la sera della manifestazione e saranno accompagnati dalla ritmica sopra menzionata.

    Ciascun concorrente potrà esibirsi suonando 2 brani standard a propria scelta della tradizione jazzistica.

    Il concorrente che avrà ottenuto il punteggio più alto dalla giuria sarà proclamato vincitore del Premio Vittoria Rotary Jazz Award 2011.

    Il vincitore, premiato a fine serata con una targa, riceverà una borsa di studio promossa dal Club Rotary di Vittoria di euro 2.500,00

    Inoltre il 1° classificato vincerà un concerto con cachet nella prossima stagione dell'Associazione Entertainer, di Modica, nella rassegna Note di notte.

    Il secondo classificato, premiato a fine serata con una targa, riceverà una borsa di studio promossa dal Club Rotary di Vittoria di euro 1.500,00.

    Il terzo classificato premiato a fine serata con una targa, riceverà una borsa di studio promossa dal Club Rotary di Vittoria di euro 1.000,00.


    Premio Vittoria Rotary Jazz Award 2011 4ª Edizione
    http://sites.google.com/site/vittoriajazz/


    Le spese di viaggio e soggiorno sono a carico dei concorrenti.

    Inoltre la giuria si riserva la possibilità di premiare, in qualsiasi forma, o dare attestati di merito ad eventuali altri partecipanti al concorso che fossero giudicati particolarmente degni di attenzione.

    Il giudizio della giuria è inappellabile.

    Tutti i finalisti dovranno firmare una liberatoria che permetta di utilizzare le registrazioni audio e/o visive effettuate durante la manifestazione, per eventuali pubblicazioni discografiche, passaggi televisivi e radiofonici, video.

    L'organizzazione del Premio non si assumerà alcuna responsabilità per eventi di qualsiasi natura che dovessero accadere ai concorrenti durante la manifestazione.

    L'iscrizione al Premio è gratuita e comporta l'accettazione incondizionata di tutte le norme.

    Per ulteriori informazioni:

    Angelo Cafiso 336888062 – 0932 865693

    angelocafiso@libero.it

    info@francescocafiso.com



    Premio Vittoria Rotary Jazz Award 2011 4ª Edizione
    http://sites.google.com/site/vittoriajazz/

    MODULO DI ISCRIZIONE DA SPEDIRE A:

    Francesco Cafiso

    Via Luigi Marsano, 4
    97019 Vittoria (RG)



    Nome................................

    Cognome..........................................

    Luogo e data di nascita………………………………….........

    Residente……………………… Via……………………………… Cap……………

    Citta……………………………… Provincia……………………

    Strumento…………………………………………………

    Telefono casa ……………………………… Cellulare……………………………

    Fax.. ………………………………………………

    E-mail……………………………………..

    Studi musicali compiuti …………………………………

    Indicare i titoli e gli autori dei 2 brani prescelti per la semifinale:…………………………………………………………………

    Indicare i titoli e gli autori dei 2 brani prescelti per la finale:………………………………………………………………………..


    Con la sottoscrizione del presente modulo di iscrizione dichiaro di accettare in ogni sua parte l’allegato regolamento.


    Data..................

    Firma del concorrente.



    Grazie a tutti dell'attenzione
    Mirko Fait
    United Jazz Artists of Milan
    Italian Way Music
  • New music by Danish trumpet player and vocalist HC Erbs

    19 Dic 2010, 20:59 de Skonrokk

    Hello friends and music lovers.

    l just wanted to recommend this album here: Don't Wear It Out by HC Erbs.

    HC Erbs played trumpet on the Menn Ársins (12 Steps to the Liquor Store & Allt að gerast.



    Don't Wear It Out is a great sounding album with melodic jazzy pop songs. Good songs and very well produced.

    Check it out and I hope you like :)