Welcome to our first web posting for the upcoming CD and DVD, Like A Bridge.
As the project launches, we’ll add more photos, music, video and links.
To begin, here are some credits for the CD, which is about to go into manufacturing in a few days, and some background on the project itself.
Lua Hadar with TWIST: Like A Bridge
Recorded LIVE at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA, February 2012
Lua Hadar – Multilingual Vocals
Jason Martineau – Piano, Music Director/Arranger
Dan Feiszli – Acoustic & Electric Bass
Celso Alberti – Drums
Ian Dogole – Udu, Dumbek, Shakers, Cajon
Larry de la Cruz – alto, tenor, soprano sax & flute
With special guests Dave Miotke, Emil Miland & Fumiko Ozawa
Co-Producers – Candace Forest & Lua Hadar
Recording Engineer – Jesse Nichols
Live Sound Engineer – Craig Griffeath
Mixing Engineer – Dan Feiszli
Mastering Engineer – Ken Lee
Cover Photo – Kingmond Young Photography
Graphic Design – Paige Smith – A Common Name
Lua Hadar with TWIST performs international standards with a different ‘twist’ on style; they also present both original and rarely performed songs, in several different languages. English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Malagasy (the language of Madagascar) will be represented in the upcoming recording.
About the BRIDGES PROJECT and Like A Bridge:
The new CD, Like A Bridge, is the centerpiece of the 3-year Bridges Project, which also includes education and international exchange. Hadar sings in seven different languages (including Japanese and Malagasy) in this new recording, which uses the Bridge as a metaphor for the connections we can make with each other to foster world unity and harmony. Each song represents a part of that bridge in language or theme.
Guest performers on the new CD include cellist Emil Miland (who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010), koto player Fumiko Ozawa and jazz accordionist David Miotke.
The New York CD release of Like A Bridge is slated for April 14, 2012, at midtown Manhattan’s SOMETHIN’ Jazz Club. And TWIST will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge this year, with a West Coast release at Berkeley’s Jazzschool on June 3. www.luahadar.com
About the upcoming DVD:
The Bridges Project includes broadcast-quality video, which was also recorded at Fantasy Studios and directed by Lawrence Jordan, who has directed for Tony Bennett, Eddie Izzard, Sting, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, George Michael, Vanessa Williams and many more. The video features Lua Hadar, the full band and guest performers, including South African singer Gideon Bendile and his group, Kalahari Experience, singing in Zulu on a French language world beat song written by French pop star, Maxime Le Forestier. The DVD is slated for debut in the fall of 2012.
More background on the performers in the next blog. For now, here’s the release performance information:
New York CD Release Information:
“Like a Bridge” CD Release
7pm and 9pm on April 14 (Saturday)
SOMETHIN’ Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, NY 10022
Tickets $15 (at http://bit.ly/z119et ) with $10 drink min.
Venue Website: www.somethinjazz.com/ny/
West Coast Release Information:
“Like A Bridge” West Coast CD Release
4:30pm on June 3 (Sunday)
Jazzschool Concert Series
2087 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone (510) 845-5373
Tickets $15 adults, $5 youth
Venue Website: www.jazzschool.com