Archive | March 2011

Thursday March 31/11

  1. Chairmen of the Board – Skin I’m In
  2. Latimore – Let’s Straighten It Out
  3. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Roliin’
  4. Kellylee Evans – Sinnerman (Nina)
  5. Easy Star All Stars – Don’t Stop Dub Music
  6. Franco – Koun Koue Edo Aboyi  Ngai
  7. The Liberators – Monkeyface
  8. Rich Medina – Afrobeat mix: Tony Allen – Get Together/Asiko Revisited
  9. Ray Harris and the Fusion Experience – Freedom
  10. Eureka Brass Band – Lord Lord Lord
  11. D-sisive – Russell Peters
  12. Amad Jamal – We
  13. Birdapres – Show No FLare

Elizabeth Shepherd Live in Victoria March 29

Elizabeth Shepherd is among Canada’s most promising young talents and she has the widespread critical acclaim to prove it. She arrived on the international scene when her debut album was voted “Top 3 Jazz albums of 2007” by the listeners of The Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio 3. The rave reviews for her first two studio albums as well as performances at prestigious venues like Tokyo’s Cotton Club, London’s Jazz Café and the Hollywood Bowl have been extremely gratifying for Shepherd, but the Toronto-based singer/songwriter/pianist has never been content to rest on past achievements.

Shepherd’s debut Start To Move (2006) and follow-up Parkdale (2008) were both JUNO* nominated (*Canada’s Grammy equivalent) and described as “pushing the boundaries of jazz”. With the release of her stunning third album Heavy Falls the Night, she pushes well past those boundaries to carve out her own niche of smart, sophisticated and adventurous music.

Shepherd’s explorations are as successful as they are unexpected. She collaborates with a Japanese DJ, a Canadian poet, and an Afrobeat producer. She writes songs for the dancefloor. She transforms a twangy 70s hit into a moving soul recording. She writes songs about everything from feminism to homelessness to suicidal loved ones.

“These are songs that are dear to me, about the people who matter the most to me, about their suffering, their stories, the threads that link us, for better or worse” Shepherd says. “I’m proud of this record because it’s honest and the one that comes closest to my voice, to my heart.”

musicofmymind productions is proud to present Elizabeth Shepherd and her trio Live @ Hermann’s Tuesday March 29th. Stay tuned to CFUV 101.9FM for ticket giveaways and listen to The Music of My Mind on March 25 from 5-5:30PM for a special feature on Elizabeth with music from all three of her albums and an interview. See the Facebook Event for more details and links…

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings in Victoria – May 28, 2011

Just announced: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings in Victoria at Alix Goolden Hall, Saturday May 28. Check out them out on Facebook. More details to be announced soon. If you don’t know why you should check them out, watch this…

THursday March 10/11 playlist

  1. Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love? (Pilooski Edit)
  2. Black on White Affair – Bold Soul Sister Bold Soul Brother
  3. Ike & Tina Turner – Funky Mule
  4. Har You Percussion Group – WElcome to the Party
  5. Crecencio Camacho Y El SuperCombo Curro – Santana En Salsa
  6. The Echocentrics – Esclavo Y Amo
  7. The Daktaris – Voodoo Soul Stew
  8. Jean Guehl – Essemon Morpoh
  9. Pierre Antoine – Kabuley Woman
  10. Tommy Guerrero – Nomadic Static
  11. DJ Brace – NH Thirteen
  12. Ugly Duckling – Everything’s Alright
  13. The Roots – Radio Daze

Thursday March 3/11 Playlist

  1. Bootsy Collins – Hollywood Squares
  2. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra feat. Michael Leonhart – Booya
  3. Gil Scott Heron and Jamie Xx – My Cloud
  4. War – Slippin Into Darkness (Live)
  5. Adele – I’ll Be Waiting
  6. Luisa Maita – Fulaninha (remix)
  7. Juventud Tipica 78 – Afro THeme
  8. Elizabeth Shepherd – Con Alma
  9. Orquesta Sonora Curro – Patuleco (Cartagena!)
  10. Africa SHow – Massanga Mama
  11. Beautiful Nubia & the Roots Renaissance Band – Atunda Ere
  12. Nightcrawlers – Love Bowl