Project Trio

Harmonyville Records is proud to release: PROJECT Trio’s third studio recording – a self-titled album that continues the ensemble’s unique and heralded musical exploration. Based in Brooklyn, PROJECT Trio emerged from a classical background, but has found an unconventional and energetic voice through the exploration of unique performance techniques. Their obsession with program versatility and contrast of musical style is executed by Flutist Greg Pattillo, Cellist Eric Stephenson, and Double Bassist Peter Seymour. Simply put, their music synthesizes Hip-hop, Rock, Bluegrass, Americana, Jazz, and Classical music to create their truly distinctive sound. Pattillo, Stephenson and Seymour’s roots can be traced back over 13 years to when they met at the Cleveland Institute of Music. After working with famed ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra and the Houston Symphony, PROJECT Trio got its first big break in 2006 when Pattillo’s groundbreaking beatbox flute videos were featured on youtube showcasing a key part of the group’s signature sound. After 40 million views, PROJECT Trio’s youtube channel, “Freedomworksfilms”, has amassed a following of over 45,000 subscribers. Pattillo has been lauded by The New York Times as “the best person in the world at what he does”. I first listened to this release with a room full of kids and they were the first to recognize the Brubeck track from their own collections at home and we were all hooked on the changes and immediaely I knew this cd was going to be a winner with me. Which will translate nicely into selected airplay and sets of music build right around pieces to create a set of music that Project Trio would be glad to be a part of.


your ears or mine?

Just thankful for so many listeners that have been becoming regulars….

Hot Rockin’ Rhythm- Hillbilly Hellcats
Ichetucknee Chutney- Dread Clampitt
Outback Booty Call- 8 Ball Aitken
I Don’t Dance- Seth Walker
Soul Satisfying- Joe Pitts

Aquarius Skies- Mama’s Cookin’
New VooDoo BooGaLoo- Swamp Cabbage
Who’s Makin’ Love- Chris Daniels & the Kings
You’re so Fine- Eddie Floyd
Sweet Feeling- Cracked Ice
Makin’ Whoopee- Joyce Randolph
Ladies Man- Keith Kilgo
Sweet Child O’ Mine- Project Trio
Danza- Fernando Otero

Get Down Tonight- Melvin Sparks Band
I’m Gonna Teach You- Maceo Parker
CC Rider- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
Shafro- Chris Joss
the Big Score- Fort Knox Five
We Got Somethin’- Salvador Santana
Then I met you- Alexander Ponomarlenko
Who’s got the Weed- G Love & Special Sauce
Cool & Collect- 10 Ft Ganja Plant
Gas Can- Pressure Cooker
Be Serious- Gabriel Johnson
Fair Weather Friend- Daedelus
Stop the War-(Bring Peace)-Glideascope feat. JFK
Mostly Love- Narayan & Janet
Electric Moonshine- Dr Didg
Snake Charmer- Punjabi MC (DJ Rekha Bhangra Basement)


Farewell Howard Zinn

For Dr. Zinn, activism was a natural extension of the revisionist brand of history he taught. “A People’s History of the United States” (1980), his best-known book, had for its heroes not the Founding Fathers — many of them slaveholders and deeply attached to the status quo, as Dr. Zinn was quick to point out — but rather the farmers of Shays’ Rebellion and union organizers of the 1930s. As he wrote in his autobiography, “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train” (1994), “From the start, my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of view, but I wanted more than ‘objectivity’; I wanted students to leave my classes not just better informed, but more prepared to relinquish the safety of silence, more prepared to speak up, to act against injustice wherever they saw it. This, of course, was a recipe for trouble.”…..and that I think is why so many of us have a special spot in our hearts for Howard Zinn, and may we all live up to the lessons he taught us and the reason we hold him in such an admired state. Whether he was thinking or speaking for us, or saying and doing the things we always wished we had the willpower to attempted, I am not quite sure, I just know that he is hero material (for me) in a world of few choice.


Oh Yeah, Yo La Tengo

I have been listening to the ample selections that Yo La Tengo has put out over the years for quite some time now, sharing much on the radio show but this was my first chance to catch the trio from Hoboken. The crowd at the Barrymore was strong in numbers and there was a surplus of cool in the room as the band mixed their sometimes softer calming side (often accompanied with acoustic music) with a moment or two of punked out quickies and my favorite of their work are those psychedelic rock jams that get filled with space and last over seven minutes. So many tunes carry a heavy bass that a heartbeat and pulse formed from the stage……The trio often shows its flexibility as drummer Georgia sings and strums as well as kicking it behind the kit. Ira Kaplan keeps the vibe alive on keys and really sets you back some with his guitar jams and sound exploration while James McNew really was spot on with his bassin’. All three members carry steady harmonies and together, I would surely agree that They’ve got it. They ended the evening with two encores. The first a fine rendtion of a Fairport Convention tune and the final song was a beautifully haunting Velvet Underground sound. After the show had a quick chance to chat with Ira about, well…what else, you guessed it…baseball. So, when the time presents itself again, I will go…Yo La Tengo.


its pronounced Gee

Back to two hours for the semester, s’all good as I squeeze in all that I have to fill your ears with…here’s what today looked like:

Totally Awesome- Honchie
Destination Unknown-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Rush- Big Audio Dynamite
Rock N Roll- G Love & the Special Sauce
Body in the Lake-the Codetalkers w/Col Bruce Hampton
Sweet Jane- Lou Reed (live)
Beat on the Brat- U2
Happy Together- the Passive Aggressives
Cold War- the Charms
Extra Virgin- the Josh Roseman Unit
Forget Everything- Was (Was Not)
Manufactured Consent(Cheney’s got a gun)-mamarazzi
Let’s get it on- the Rebirth Brass Band
Second & Dryades-Galactic w/Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
I can See Clearly now-Kermit Ruffins w/Bonerama Horns/Troy Andrews
Struttin’ w/some Doner Kabobs- the N.O. Klezmer Allstars
Shtick Shift- the Alexandria Kleztet
Picante(Party Time Version)- Charo
Lithuania- Rithma
Gosalo- the Pimps of Joytime
Reading Rainbow- the Mackrosoft
Salida Con Elegba- Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband
Dio se Misle- Boukman Eksperyans
My Honey & Me- the Emotions

Funky Belly-the Imperials w/Joseph Henry
Arts & Crafts- Maceo Parker
Basement Bhangra Anthem- DJ Rekha & Sunil Sehgal FT. Wyclef Jean & Bikram Singh


Stand with Haiti

Some of Madison’s finest musicians get together to benefit those affected by the tragic events rendered by mother nature in Haiti. On Sunday January 24th from 3-9pm CST at the Barrymore Theatre, join the Gomers, Honor Among Thieves, Sean Michael Dargan Band, the Stellanovas with Chris Wagoner & Mary Gaines, members of the Piper Road Spring Band and Mr. Tony Brown & the 608 Riddim Section. These musicians from Madison will be putting those in need ahead of themselves, as i have learned is certainly an ongoing trend around these parts.


It’s not like Haiti hasn’t been a nation in need for some time now, it is just now more people are noticing.


Chris Joss on ESL Music.


This is DA FUNK….I have gotten my ears wrapped around the B-3 and deep funkified grooves Chris Joss puts together once again….This with the new Breakestra and Fort Knox Five releases make for a set that is sure to win any FUNK NIGHT beat down. The moments where the guitars welcome a steady pulsing rhythm ties my feet into knots that only made up on the spot dance moves can get them untied….Trrrrrryyyyyy it you’llllllliiiike ittttttt!!


Interstate-Jeremiah Nelson & the Achilles Heel
This Heaven-David Gilmour w/Baltic Philharmonic Symphony Orch.
Black Reign- Mama’s Cookin’
What Keeps your Heart Beating- the Rattlers
Stop Dragin’ Around- Lenny Kravitz
Free Willis….-Blues Traveler w/Bruce Willis
New Used Car- Sue Foley
Lie to Ya’ Mama- Joe Pitts
John the Revelator-Taj Mahal w/James Brown/Paul Shaffer/Sam Moore
Foster Fatty- Teddy Presberg
Free Love- Teddy Presberg
a Man can’t be a Man- George Soule
One of Those Days-Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
Man Gone, Need Drink- Scrapomatic
Blue Eyed Soul- Diane Durrett
Supersoulfighter- Lenny Kravitz
Funk Fingers- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
Back in the Game- the Greyboy All Stars
the Encounter- the Mackrosoft
Bro John- Victor Wooten
I Got Plenty O’ Nuthin’- Spearhead & Ernest Ranglin
Summertime- Bobby Womack & the Roots
Peter Sellers Sings George Gershwin- Money Mark
Risk Failure- Secretary
Magnum Opie- Drums & Tuba
Break on Through- Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Hot Lava- Perry Farrell & DVDA
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya’- Dr. John
Iko Iko/Aicho- Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Double Jeopardy- Joshus Redman & the Elastic Band
He ain’t got Rhythm- Billie Holiday (Poppyseed Remix)
Bonita- the Pimps of Joytime
the Corner- Galactic w/Gift of Gab
Think Back- Galactic w/Chali 2na
I Love my Guitar- Prince
Low Down Stank- Breakestra
Sabor Tropical-Empresarios w/Francisco Rosado/Feliz Perez
Peace Train- Tony Brown
Great- Mystic Bowie
Vampires- Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti
Hot Blue – Somi
Return to Margin- Coldcut (Afterlife Lounge Remix)
Uh!- Juana Molina
All up in it- DJ Spinna w/Eric Krasno & Neal Evans
One for Senegal- The Pleb
Sarama- Vieux Farka Toure (Brownout Remix)
Ai Du- Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder
Antatolia- Abaji
What is Hip?- Quartet San Francisco
Out of the Blue-B.Fleck/Z.Hussain/E.Meyer & the Detroit Symphony Orch.
Chango En Esmeraldas- Omar Sosa & the NDR Bigband

The Chicken- Garaj Mahal (live)
Get Ready- Oteil & the Peacemakers
Mala Vida- Mano Negra
Corren- Gossos feat. Dani Macaco
I told you Before- Enjuri
Deep Channel- Afro Celts
Megvarlak ma Delben- Locomotiv GT
Kargashai- Mamer

B’Boom- King Crimson
Mindsuck- Elliott Sharp/Carbon
Arcadia Finlandis- David Fiuczynski
Metamorphosis- Daniel Bernard Rouman w/Phillip Glass
Sweet Ohm- Ohm
Comfort Zone- Fourplay
Solar Fire- Incognito
Rivers of Babylon- Sublime
It’s all About you- the Goldstars


R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass, who became R&B’s reigning sex symbol in the 1970s & ’80s with his forceful, masculine voice and passionate love ballads,later becoming an inspirational figure after suffering a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed, died Wednesday at age 59. Mr. Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the waist down in the 1982 car accident. He spent six months in a hospital but returned to recording the next year with the album “Love Language.” He returned to the stage at the Live Aid concert in 1985, performing from his wheelchair. He later founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, an organization whose mission is to encourage and help people with spinal chord injuries achieve their maximum potential in education, employment, housing, productivity and independence, according to its Web site. He gained popularity first as a member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on songs including “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” but it was his solo hits that brought him his greatest fame. With songs such as “Love T.K.O.,” “Close the Door” and “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” he came to define a new era of black male singers with his powerful, aggressive vocals that spoke to virility, not vulnerability. His lyrics were never coarse, as those of later male R&B stars would be, but they had a sensual nature that bordered on erotic without being explicit. “Turn Off the Lights” was a tune that perhaps best represented the many moods of Teddy Pendergrass — tender and coaxing yet strong as the song reached its climax. He made women swoon with each note, and his concerts were a testament to that adulation, with infamous stories of women throwing their underwear on stage for his affection.


more than sounds…cool creatures

From the “COOL CREATURE” feature:
A green sea slug appears to be part animal, part plant. It’s the first critter discovered to produce the plant pigment chlorophyll. The sneaky slugs seem to have stolen the genes that enable this skill from algae that they’ve eaten. With their contraband genes, the slugs can carry out photosynthesis — the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. “They can make their energy-containing molecules without having to eat anything,” said Sidney Pierce, a biologist at the University of South Florida in Tampa….more here

All Bliss

The genre-bending duo’s first release, Why Not Now, drew on a unique blend of New Age, R&B, gospel, and Sanskrit chant influences. All Bliss has an even more eclectic, exciting palette, adding rock, pop, jazz and world music styles. “Get Together” is a fresh version of the Youngbloods’ classic hit. “Peace and Joy,” a tribute to John Lennon, echoes the sound of the Beatles. “Soul Song” and “Walking in the Bliss” are structured like chants, using repetition and a hypnotic beat to induce an uplifted trance state. “Shivaya” is literally adapted from a powerful Sanskrit chant. “Be Yourself” is a song with a pop feel and a non-conformist message, while “Mostly Love” evokes the smooth style of the Brazilian jazz singer Sad?. The lyrics for the reflective “Always Near” are adapted from a poem by the Indian teacher Yogananda. “I believe all music is spiritual,” says Narayan. “and these songs are infused with the realism of our shared spiritual journey.” I have found this sound to calm both myself and those around me as I have shared as background and soon over the airwaves and I believe this sound will transition beautifully from smooth to space.


Oscar Gamble’s Afro

I want to thank Mister J.T. Lewis for being a live on air phone guest today, it’s always nice to talk with someone humble in their ways. It was a busy time today juggling several phone calls and emails but i do believe the show settled into some very nice tight neighborhoodZ….

Treasure- the NRG Band
My Babe- Lou Rawls
Dark Angel- Taj Mahal & Steven Seagal
Show me the Money- Buddy Guy
Rollin’ & Tumblin’-Elliott Sharp w/Hubert Sumlin
Trains A Coming-JD & the Straight Shot w/Robert Randolph
the Devil in Miss Jones- Mike Ness
Roll Another Number-Neil Young & Crazy Horse (LIVE)
Pretty Pretty Baby- Jeff Beck & the Big Time Players
I must be Mad- the Craig
Decline & Fall- Atomic Rooster
You’ve got me Rockin’- Carl Palmer’s PM
The Places we Lived- Backyard Tire Fire
Get off this- Leftover Salmon/Cracker (live)
Alabama High Test- Old Crow Medicine Show
Hang Ten- the Jazz Mandolin Project
I Miss the Girl- Soul Coughing
Move Away- the Killers
Always on the Run- Lenny Kravitz
Straight Cold Player- Lenny Kravitz
Warlocks of Bakersfield CA.- Mother Earth
The Next Stop- Jamaaladeen Tacuma
D’s Crib- Poogie Bell Band
Outerlude 2- Greyboy
Sweet Life- Karen Gibson Roc & Fluid
Chelsea Rogers- Prince
Exfiled- Ron Levy’s Wild Kingdom
Bleecker- Organissimo
Stand Up- Phat Phunktion
Out of Town- the RH Factor
I hear Music-Billie Holiday(Swingsett/Ta Kuya’s Mighty Fine Remix)
Billie’s Blues- Billie Holiday (Daniel Y Remix)
On the Rhodes Again- Morcheeba
Tema do Canibal- BK One/Benzilla w/Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Somebody got Soul Soul Soul-the Wild Magnolias
the Metrics- Drums & Tuba
Two Guitars/Dohiyi- Jack DeJohnette
Awake- Julian JUJU Marley
Violence in the Streets-Julian JUJU Marley & Damian JR GONG Marley
Things ain’t Cool- Julian JUJU Marley
Set the Children Free-Larry McDonald
(Lenny B Instr.Radio Mix)
El Aire- Eljuri w/Sly & Robbie
Hit Parade- David Last vs Zulu
Lion- STS9
Is that Enough- Mad Juana
Douce Ambiance- Babik
High Lonesome Honga-Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Before all Hell Breaks Loose- Kinky Friedman
Kike on the Mic- Hip Hop Hoodios
Meu Mondo- Otto
Tomorrow- DePedro
Flutter- Bonobo
Wayward Bob- Bonobo
the Future- Comandante Zero
Crazy Crazy Insane- Apsci
Dance on Vaseline- David Byrne
Oppression- Jack Dupon
Red Moon- Al Di Meola
BQE- Socialybrium
**Live on air chat w/Mr. JT Lewis**
High Seed 4 Octavia Butler- JT Lewis (live)
High Black Skin- JT Lewis
the Prototype- JT Lewis
Past Time- the Baseball Project
High you Can’t Buy- Sugar Blue