Accordion – Michael Ward-Bergeman. Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Composed By, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Billy Drewes. Congas, Percussion, Timbales – Luisito Quintero. Design – Ryan Sprowl. Drums, Percussion, Producer – Jamey Haddad. Drums, Vocals – Hadra Des Femmes Dde Taroudant. Engineer, Mixed By – Andrew Tripp. Engineer, Producer – Paul Eachus. Kanun, Voice – Ali Paris
Jamey Haddad met saxophone player Billy Drewes when both were music students in Boston. Nearly 45 years later, the longtime friends have made their first recording together: a collection of nine tunes written by Drewes and performed by Under One Sun, eight musicians who represent five countries and whose ages span five decades. As my musical journey led me from one continent to another, and as I experienced a planet crying out for understanding, this team of players cosmically came forward, says Haddad, a longtime professor of advanced improvisation and percussion at Oberlin Conservatory. Joining Haddad and Drewes are Michael Ward-Bergeman, Luisito Quintero, Roberto Occhipinti, Leo Blanco, Ali Paris, and Salar Nader.
Home on the Hill Billy Drewes; Michael Ward-Bergeman; Leo Blanco; Roberto Occhipinti; Salar Nader; Ali Paris; Jamey Haddad; Luisito Quintero. Under One Sun is the brainchild of drummer Jamey Haddad and saxophonist Billy Drewes and brings together eight musicians from across generations and cultures, melding jazz with elements of Indian classical, Arabic, and South American music. A dynamic, vibrant, and beautifully cohesive musical project, the ensemble winds its way through nine improvisatory works, most composed by Drewes, on this self-titled release.
Album · 2017 · 9 Songs. Billy Drewes, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Leo Blanco, Roberto Occhipinti, Salar Nader, Ali Paris, Jamey Haddad & Luisito Quintero. 4. Walk Talk - Walked, Talked.
Under One Sun – Jamey Haddad Jazz Ensemble. Master percussionist Jamey Haddad, who collaborates regularly with singer-songwriter Paul Simon, composer Elliot Goldenthal, and saxophonist Joe Lovano, is no stranger to different musical styles. He can also play over 1,000 percussion instruments - from a Syrian darbuka to the Western snare. Yet his heart remains in the jazz world
Jamey Haddad met saxophone player Billy Drewes when both were music students in Boston. As my musical journey led me from one continent to another, and as I experienced a planet crying out for understanding, this team of players cosmically came forward, says Haddad, a longtime professor of advanced improvisation and percussion at Oberlin Conservatory
Under One Sun also includes Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper accordion; Luisito Quintero, percussion; Roberto Occhipinti, bass; Leo Blanco, piano; Ali Paris, qanun and voice; and Salar Nader, tabla. Under One Sun is a unique and transformative ensemble of jazz and world music virtuosos brought together with a synergistic and singular mission to transcend boundaries. For more information about the concert, visit wmich. edu/music or call (269) 387-4667
|1||Home On The Hill||9:16|
|4||Walk Talk-Walked, Talked||12:33|
|6||Excursions Through A Field Of Yellow Daffodils||6:05|
|7||For Those We've Known||5:31|
|9||Ode To Brigadoon-A Path To All||3:56|