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SHAT TALK 005: BOB LANZETTI

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"Facility can inform your creativity but it’s not where the creativity comes from.”

In Shat Talk Episode 005 I spoke with three time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Bob Lanzetti who is releasing his debut record Whose Feet are These That are Walking on September 29.

Whose Feet are These That are Walking consists of six original compositions written over an 8-year period, as well as a cover of the Beach Boys’ single ‘Caroline No.’ This instrumental record organically melds together a variety of genres including Americana, Jazz, Avant-garde, Rock, Afro-beat, and Country. The compositions are melodic and “tuneful,” with the guitar acting, at times, more as a lead vocalist than a lead guitarist.

Whose Feet are These That are Walking features Bob Lanzetti on electric, acoustic, baritone, and hammertone guitars and piano, Philip Sterk on pedal steel guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums. Additionally, several tracks include different guest musicians including members of Snarky Puppy (Cory Henry and Michael League). Having played together in a variety of settings for over 10 years, the band is able to move as one, effortlessly changing styles as well as weaving between composition and improvisation. Whose Feet are These That are Walking is set to be released on September 29th with a US tour to follow.

All songs composed by Bob Lanzetti except “Caroline, No” written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher.

The songs heard in this podcast are: 

B
Ivory
Caroline, No
Jenny Is A Donkey
Happy Stranger
Frances


Pre-order the Digital Album at https://shop.trycelery.com/page/599714c059879b1100d6f7a2

Pre-order the CD at https://shop.trycelery.com/page/5997094d59879b1100d6f771

www.boblanzetti.com
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SHAT TALK 003: MATT ULERY

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"Keep an ear out for a fresh idea that seems like it’s you."

In Shat Talk Episode 003 I spoke with award-winning bassist and composer Matt Ulery who has just released his seventh record, Festival, on Woolgathering Records. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, and expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk – specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles.

Matt and I definitely talked some shat as we discussed his compositional process, the importance of developing one's inner musical voice, working as both a writer and sideman, and his continuing collaboration with Grammy Award winners Eighth Blackbird.

Music samples from Festival courtesy of Woolgathering Records.

Music samples from In The Ivory and By A Little Light courtesy of Greenleaf Music.

"Hubble" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"The Peacocks" by Jimmy Rowles, arranged by Matt Ulery, featuring Zach Brock (from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Depth Of Winter" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Visceral" by Matt Ulery, featuring Rob Clearfield(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"Hymnody" by Matt Ulery(from Festival, 2016, Woolgathering Records)

"Resilin" by Matt Ulery, featuring Eighth Blackbird(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"There's a Reason and a Thousand Ways" by Matt Ulery, featuring Grazyna Auguscik(from In The Ivory, 2014, Greenleaf Music)

"To Lose Your Mind" by Matt Ulery(from By A Little Light, 2012, Greenleaf Music)

www.mattulery.com
mattulerywoolgathering.bandcamp.com/
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itunes.apple.com/us/album/festival/id1115091887
itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-ivory/id906752144
itunes.apple.com/us/album/by-a-li…ight/id532408408

SHAT TALK 002: LAILA BIALI

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“Working with, in many cases, more mainstream songs has kind of helped me to find what I want my sound to be as an original writer.”

In Shat Talk Episode 002 I spoke with award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist Laila Biali who has been garnering world-wide recognition for performances at venues including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, and Carnegie Hall. She has toured with Grammy award winners Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and has recorded with and supported international icon, Sting.

Laila and I Skype’d for over an hour and discussed far-ranging topics that included the fear of improvisation, arranging and finding one’s original voice, motherhood, and getting to work with your musical heroes and heroines.

All music samples courtesy of Laila Biali.

“Upside Down” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

“Joy” by Laila Biali (from Tracing Light, 2010)

“And So It Goes” by Billy Joel, arranged by Laila Biali(from Tracing Light, 2010)

“Human Condition” by Laila Biali (from Tracing Light, 2010)

“Radiance” by Laila Biali (from Sea to Sky, 2007)

“Let Go” by Imogen Heap, arranged by Laila Biali (from Live in Concert, 2012)

“Still The One” by Laila Biali & Marc Jordan (from Live in Concert, 2012)

“Home” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

“Come Anything” by Laila Biali & The Radiance Project (from House of Many Rooms, 2015)

www.lailabiali.com
itunes.apple.com/us/artist/laila-biali/id257645670
itunes.apple.com/us/album/house-o…ooms/id976244562
www.lailabiali.bigcartel.com