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Dexofon is very happy to announce the long awaited release of Pra Vocé
by the Dexter Payne Quartet +1 officially on March 13, 2014.
Downloads may be available sooner - check back as we are reworking this site.
Meanwhile, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Zy6v8ZGxQ for a sneak preview.
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|DISK TUM DERREI|
Lionel Young Band, winners of the 2011 IBC band competition, formed around the
only person to win the International Blues Challenge twice. Lionel Young won
the prize in 2008 for his solo performance. With Kim Stone on bass (Spyro Gyra,
Rippingtons), rising trumpet star, Andre Mal , Downbeat Finaslistl reedman Dexter
Payne, Ricardo Peña on keys and guitar, and drummer Jay Forrest, Young
assembled a very special band that burned a wide path of happy listeners.
"This aint the kind of blues, that will bring you down."
Please note that Lionel Young Band CDs are priced $22 USD ($28 international)
"She and her band got it just
right.... Dr. John and a horn section
show up to add punch or sway to four of a dozen tracks. Oh, Lord, she's
missed." **** (4 stars)
"...she had me hooked from Jumpstreet"
- liner reminiscence by Dick Waterman
"Judy was the first of her generation of blues women, and still one of the best. To this day, her phrasing, tone and above all her originality are unmatched. A very important singer."
-Dave Van Ronk
Finally, from early 1980's sessions, the Judy Roderick CD, 4 songs with Mac Rebennack (aka Dr John). For those who remember the Judy Roderick & the Forbears cassette... this is the same set, remastered for Compact Disc, plus Judy's solo recording of "Floods" from 1976.
|1. Gone to Memphis/Sweet Southern||
|2. I'm So Glad|
|3. Queen of the Street|
|5. When I'm Gone|
|6. Live in Love|
|7. Your Eyes Remind Me|
|8. (American) Money Blues|
|9. Denver to Dallas|
|10. Dream of You|
|11. Shout Sister Shout|
|12. Floods of South Dakota|
A distinctive and lyrical collection of tunes from the pen of Thiago de Mello, featuring Dexter Payne (clarinet, alto, harmonica) on 12 out of 14 tracks. In the company of Thiago de Mello, Haroldo Mauro, Cliff Korman, OUR TIME offers an expanded sound from the two recent Thiago de Mello/Payne collaborations – with the addition of bass (Leonardo Cioglio, Sergio Barrozo), drums (Helio Schiavo, Cesar Machado) and guitar (Romero Lubambo, Lula Galvão).– plus the added colors of Gabriel Grossi and Idriss Boudrioua ... and a special surprise!
This album, released on GAU RECORDS, is dedicated to the marriage of Thiago's daughter, Janine, and her husband, Eckart. It is also available at:
|Ready to ship! Samples available soon!|
(say "disk-TOOM-de HEY")
Disk Tum Derrei GAU-2101
This CD is the natural consequence of Another Feeling, refreshing "trio" recording of clarinet, piano and percussion – which was well received everywhere and aclaimed by many. (See below.)
Here are more of Thiago de Mello's memorable compositions, featuring Dexter Payne – clarinet, Thiago de Mello – percussion, and three very special pianists: Haroldo Mauro Jr., Helio Alves and Cliff Korman.
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I wish to express my gratitude to Thiago de Mello, whose compositions, musicianship and friendship have progressively changed my life and music for the better over the years since we met on a boat in the middle of the Amazon River. The current CDs, DISK TUM DERREI and ANOTHER FEELING, in which Thiago has invited me to participate are an inspration and an honor which I value deeply. Please visit his website, and discover more CDs by this prolific and talented composer, and know that Disk Tum Derrei and Another Feeling are available there, also. I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge Arnaldo DeSouteiros, the visionary Brazilian producer who has worked for many years with Thiago, as well as other legendary figures in Brazil and the rest of the world. Arnaldo was instrumental in the conception of this CD, and there will be cause to celebrate as Another Feeling and Disk Tum Derrei are released in Brazil on JSR (Jazz Station Records). -Dexter Payne
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Have you ever walked alone through a quiet beautiful woodland and stepped into an open space full of nothing but warm and growing brightness, and felt like nature was a cathedral and you were seated in its front row? Another Feeling sounds just like that: completely, naturally, immaculate and beautiful. read more...
|listen||1. Rede de Caboclo|
|listen||2. A Hug for Gil Evans|
|listen||3. An Evening Prayer|
|listen||4. Tal Como o Vinho|
|listen||5. What About That?|
|listen||6. Another Feeling|
|listen||7. Too Good Notes|
8. Kimbolian Dawn
|listen||9. The Exile Song|
|listen||10. No Wolf at the Door|
|listen||11. The Lonely Piano|
|listen||12. Mar Aberto|
|listen||13. Urumutum/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot|
INSPIRATION was included in the Recording Academy Entry List for possible Grammy nomination as Best Contemporary World Album.
"Fabulous CD... You guys are really doing some sweet stuff." – Mike Marshall
"...winning subtlety, fitting together like pieces of an intricate, intimate puzzle... the Brazilian whispers, and not just the carnival clamor." - Missoula Independent
"Antonio is one of the formost examples of the huge talent which naturally flows from the Brasilian musician. I was absolutely moved by his recording with the American clarinetist Dexter Payne. The pieces on this CD reflect his maturity as a composer and instrumentalist." - Sergio Assad
"Dexter Payne, a clarinetist with beautiful sonority, fascinating fluency and - for the general astonishment of those who still think that 'Americans cannot swing playing Brasilian rhythms' - he proves otherwise with his own incredible mischevious phrasing. To define him as a mixture of Artie Shaw and Severino Araujo would be no exageration whatever...A work of the highest level... feats of three wise men, united by their passion for the music." - Arnaldo DeSauteiro
" Relaxing and intellectual at the same time, 'Inspiration' might remind some American ears of the classic Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd collaboration, 'Jazz Samba'." -Bret Saunders, Denver Post
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listen 1. Coração Latino (Latin Heart) 3:25 listen 2. Nordestina No. 2 3:29 listen 3. Mais Uma Vez (Once More) K-Ximbinho, L. Sousa (Peer International Corp BMI) 3:07 listen 4. Rapsodia in Choro 4:28 listen 5. Marte (Mars) 2:39 listen 6. Obrigado Paulinho da Viola 5:39 listen 7. Infinitivamente 4:06 listen 8. Radamés e Pelé A. C. Jobim (Corcovado Music BMI) 4:28 listen 9. Canto dos Passaros (Song of the Birds) 6:25 listen 10. Inspiration 6:22 listen 11. Tema para K-Ximbinho 2:50 Return to Top
All compositions by Antonio Mello (Clean Slate Music BMI) except 3. & 8.
Other CDs featuring Dexter Payne:
by Meg York & Veelah
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Balkan brass band music - wild East European urban rhythms for your dancing/listening pleasure featuring sax/clarinetist Meg with Jesse Manno, Dave Willey, John Erickson and Dexter Payne.
by Boubacar Dièbatè & Dialy Kounda
"Kambeng produces a powerful and captivating sound." -Robert Oyugi UJAMA NEWS
Dexter has teamed up with griot from Senegal, Boubacar Dièbatè, with other West African and
American musicians to form the band Dialy Kounda. This CD also features Fara Tolno from
Guinea, and Freddy Zahui from Ivory Coast. Boubacar has come to the US from a traditional
Mandinka griot family, and his striking vocals and riveting kora (West African harp) touch
listeners everywhere. This is a musical blend everyone can understand...
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Originally released on Bantaba by Dancing Circle, Kambeng is hard to find but not impossible.
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