MP3 Andy Wasserman - Bead Songs
An acoustic instrumental collection of original compositions featuring traditional and contemporary music of the Native American flute in solo and ensemble arrangements.
12 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Native American, JAZZ: World Fusion
TransMedia Sound & Music, an independent record label, announces the release of BEAD SONGS.
BEAD SONGS is Andy Wasserman''s first release on the TransMedia label, and his fifth CD release in the last 10 years as featured composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
In addition to these CD releases, his original recorded compositions, arrangements and instrumental performances as a solo artist have been licensed for broadcast and appeared as soundtracks for many TV, Radio and Film productions in the USA on major networks (NBC, CBS, ABC), and Cable TV Networks that include A & E, The Lifetime Network, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, TBS, Turner Network, The Learning Channel. His soundtracks have also been heard on TV and films produced around the world in countries that include Japan, Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and France.
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FROM THE "BEAD SONGS" LINER NOTES, written by Andy Wasserman:
This entire CD project honors my friend Yahhazie, a master beadwork artist and an enrolled member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall, Idaho.
Yahhazie created all the authentic Shoshone beadwork photographed for this CD, including the choker, medallion necklace, cuffs, belt buckle and moccasins I am wearing in the picture on the inside cover. Thank you Yahhazie for keeping the Native American traditions alive and sharing your inspirational and enlightening vision so wholeheartedly with everyone!
May this music reflect the essence of how Yahhazie explains her work:
"a dedication to the ways of our Ancestors, Grandfather, and the stewardship of Mother Earth while singing a song and making melody in your heart as you ponder the things that make us one in the eyes of the Great Spirit."
ALL MUSIC COMPOSED and ARRANGED by Andy Wasserman (BMI)
recorded at THE BARBERSHOP STUDIOS, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Engineer: Mike Ferretti
Mixed by Mike Ferretti and Andy Wasserman
Mastered by Billy Stull at Masterpiece Mastering, South Padre Island, Texas.
All music on BEAD SONGS is performed by Andy Wasserman; playing the following instruments:
-- NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTES
-- ACOUSTIC GRAND PIANO (Steinway - Model "M")
-- NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMS:
Sweat Lodge Drum, Hoop Drum, Large Ceremonial PowWow Drum
-- KOTO (13 string zither harp from Japan)
-- ACOUSTIC GUITAR (classical nylon string)
-- BASS GUITAR (FRETLESS AND STANDARD 4-STRING)
-- CLAY, NUT AND SEED OCARINAS
-- ASSORTED HAND PERCUSSION:
Turtle rattles, shakers, gong, rainstick
Previous CD releases on other labels with Andy Wasserman as featured artist are:
KINDRED SPIRITS (High Harmony Records)
BEFORE WE ASK (Z-Pen Record Label)
SMOKIN'' JAZZ (Alternate Mode Record Label)
UNIVERSAL BEAT (Alternate Mode Record Label)
NAZAREN (Alternate Mode Record Label)
His compositions and performances have been licensed and released on these special edition Music Library CDs :
SOLO PIANO PERFORMANCES, Volume One -
The Pyramid Music Library
SOLO PIANO PERFORMANCES Volume Two -
the TWI North American Library
All music and the recording itself of BEAD SONGS is protected in full by Copyright, registered with the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Additionally, the works are registered for broadcast rights worldwide with Andrew Roy Music, BMI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED