Where Worlds Collide
by Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen
In this unique two-piano album featuring two of South Africa's leading pianists, original compositions live alongside music by some of the giants of South African jazz. This project is Pan-African in influence, though very much rooted in a South Africa. For this recording, every one of those influences comes into play- classical training and structure, jazz improvisation, polyrhythmic influences, extended techniques, goema and the sound of selected sub-Saharan African instruments.
This is a project that is Pan-African in vision, but chamber music in scale. The pianos are used in traditional and non-traditional ways to achieve a wealth of sounds from the inside the piano by using organic extended techniques such as plucking, stopping the strings and bowed piano.
Kathleen Tagg & Andre Petersen, pianos
Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records |
Style: Jazz/Classical/World Music
by David Krakauer’s Ancestral Groove
The band’s newest album digs deep into the the rock-jazz-klezmer-hip-hop fusion. Checkpoint was inspired by Krakauer’s journey to seek his Jewish roots in Eastern Europe, the one his ancestors in Poland and Russia left at the end of the 19th century.
The musicians of Ancestral Groove accompany me on this journey for a long time. Ancestral Groove crosses the world of klezmer music, jazz, funk, contemporary and electronic music– all for the search for self identity.
David Krakauer: clarinet; Sheryl Bailey: electric guitar; Jerome Harris: electric bass; Michael Sarin: drums; Jeremy Flower (a.k.a. Keepalive): sampler; Rob Curto: accordion (8);
John Medeski: organ (3); Marc Ribot: electric guitar (5).
Year Released: 2016 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Modern Jazz
The Big Picture
by David Krakauer
& the 35mm Orchestra
The Big Picture explores the inseparable relationship between music and movies while reminding the audience of their incomparable contribution as co-stars. Clarinetist extraordinaire David Krakauer s otherworldly interpretations of the music found in a myriad of moviegoer favorites including Sophie s Choice, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Radio Days, and more, will transport the audience to the shores of their memory banks while expanding their appreciation of one of life s great couples music and movies.
Personnel: David Krakauer: clarinet and bass clarinet; Jenny Scheinman: violin; Adam Rogers: guitars (1, 2, 4-12); Rob Burger: piano, celeste, pump organ, Hammond organ, accordion and vibes; Greg Cohen: double bass (1, 2, 4-12); Nicki Parrott: double bass (3); Sheryl Bailey: guitar (3); Keepalive: loops (3); Jim Black: drums and percussion.
Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Modern Jazz
by Abraham Inc.
An unprecedented collaboration between three visionaries: David Krakauer, world-class clarinetist, Fred Wesley, legendary funk trombonist, and SoCalled, hip-hop renegade. Tweet Tweet peaked at #1 in Funk and #1 in Jewish and Yiddish Music, and #7 in Jazz on Billboard.The result is an all-out klezmer-funk dance party!
David Krakauer: clarinet; Socalled: sampler, piano organ, and vocals; Fred Wesley: trombone; Sheryl Bailey:guitar; C Rayz Walz: rap, vocals; Katie Moore: vocals; Matthew Flowers: vocals; Joshie Armstead: vocals; Alicia Krakauer: vocals; Allen Watsky: guitar; vocals; Jerome Harris: bass; Micheal Sarin: drums; Freddie Hendrix: trumpet; Brandon Wright: tenor saxophone; Will Holshauser: accordion (2); Jordan Dare: techno remix.
Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: Table Pounding Records | Style: Funk/Groove