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I PAGE 10 POST-GAZE'n'E, JULY 15, 2016 by bob morello reviewing the rest QUINCY JONES - ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY Var6se Sarabande Quincy Jones composed the original music for Roots: The Saga o fan American Family. The soundtrack has been re-released and will give the younger genera- tions the opportunity to learn about the evolution of black American music from its Afri- can origins to the late twentieth century. This moving, historical portrait of American slavery recounts the journey of one faro- fly's will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Jones dedi- cated this album to the author of Roots, Alex Haley, who cre- ated the search for his ancestral roots. The music is broken into two parts, with part one labeled "Africa (The Motherland)," and part two "America (The Promised Land)." Part one of the 17-track collection uses the sounds of Africa via "Premier Episode," "Birth," "African Theme," `The Capture," and'Slaveship Cross- ing." Part two is the moving and emotion of "Slave Auction," "Marriage Ceremony," "Hush, Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name," "Plantation Life," "The Civil War," and "Afriean Theme/ English Version." Letta Mbulu was featured in the vocal role as the definitive voice of Africa and, considering the sound of the drum as the essence of African music, Jones used percussion master Bill Summers, and Zak Diouf, the master drummer from Senegal. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - THE GETAWAY Warner Bros. Records Red Hot Chili Peppers pre- pared a"baker's dozen" of ingre- dients to create their tasty 114 studio album The Getaway, and to no one's surprise the much anticipated album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart. Singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, are RHCP under the production mind of Danger Mouse, and have created an album worthy of the description "Their best in years!" The lead single, "Dark Necessities," is a cut detailing complexity, along with the rifle cut "The Getaway." They rock out on "We Turn Red," followed by "The Longest Wave," and "Goodbye Angels." The person you didn't know is found on "Sick Love." Then a bit of punk on "Go Robot," some hallucinating on "Feasting On the Flowers," a touch of blues rock with "Detroit," and the ultimate relationship of "This Ticonderoga." It all winds down with the reflective "Encore," searching for answers on "The Hunter," and the mysterious "Dreams of a Samurai." FESTIWAL MUZYKI FILMOWEJ - W KRAKOWIE 2016 Var~se Sarabande The Krakow Film Music Fes- tival 2016 celebrated its 94 edition this past May. This outstanding collection of music features previously released album recordings from those composers who are part of this year's concerts. They in- elude, Alexandre Desplat's "The Ghost Writer," Philippe Sarde's "Tess," Jerry Goldsmith's "Chi- natown Love Theme," Alek- sander Debicz's "A Letter to Mr. Desplat," Alan Menken's "Poca- hontas -- Colors of the Wind," John Powell's "Ice Age 2 -- The Meltdown," "How to Train Your Dragon," and "This is Berk/Ro- mantic Flight," Heitor Pereira's "The Smurfs 2 Smurfette's Cre- ation," Harry Gregson-Williams & Powell's "Shrek -- Trans- formation/The End," Lolita .Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter & Michael McCuistion's "Super- man: The Animated Series -- Suite," John Williams' "Raiders of the Lost Ark -- March and Love Theme," Cliff Martinez's "Drive -- Bride of Deluxe," and J6hann J6hannsson's "Sicario -- Desert Music." LEFTERIS KORDIS - MEDITERRANA (GODDESS OF LIGHT Inner Circle Music Boston-based pianist Lefteris Kordis spearheads a "piano- trio-plus-guests" with drummer Ziv Ravitz, bassist Petros Klam- panis, and a host of guests. The result is eight cuts that will delight as he throws a party for listener's ears with, "In the Land of Phrygians" a gritty, Eastern-flavored track to start, ten minutes worth of a tribute to "Yotaf then follows with the title cut "Mediterranaf and the pretty, lush "Deep Green." The second half of the eight tracks jumps off quickly with the infec- tious serving of a tune based on one of Aesop's fables, "The Raven and the Fox," taking to the road with "Journey with Pilgrims," and adding new fla- vor to The Beatles classic "And I Love Her" using a jazz piano trio arrangement. Kordis puts the finishing touches on his musical masterpiece with "Nas," visualizing the Ikaria Island, with Artemis (Greek Goddess) sitting at her temple and watch- ing the sunset. Kordis' imagina- tion about a girl who appears in various forms is as creative as his music. MAXWELL - blackSUMMERS'night Columbia Records Maxwell is known by a single name -- normally accomplished by the ultra success of an artist or entertainer, e.g. Madonna or Elvis. In this case, Maxwell is an R&B soul singer who is en- joying a double-decade career, and his awesome vocals state his name more than anything else. His album "blackSUM- MERSnight" is a dozen tracks that have lots to say. Maxwell throws the gauntlet with the initial slice, "All the Ways That Love Can Feel," lays a founda- tion of disco-soul, wearing his heart on his sleeve with "The Fall," counts down to the horn- laden "III," the first single "Lake by the Ocean," the wishful "Fin- gers Crossed," and professes his love with "Hostage." Influenced in his early years by the artist Prince, Maxwell shows signs of that influence on "1990x," the accusatory "Gods," the bluesy, pleading "Lost," along with the moving, romantic "Of All Kind," finally winding down with "Lis- ten Hear," and the solitude and brevity of "Night." The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani EASTIE WEEK m A GREAT SUCCESS This past weekend I attended several events Marketplace, I stopped by a neighborhood for Eastie Week in and around Maverick block party that was going full-swing when I Square. Over at Bremen Street by the Maverick arrived. Claire Callahan, Nick Rose, and Eddie Fitzgerald. Deb LaPorta and Jackie Hopkinson. MIDDLESEX SHERIFF Fulbeck, 39, of Lincoln, Rhode 22nd. I last saw Burdon and the HOLDING TIME JULY 20TM Island, was arrested while he Animals back in 1965 at the My old pal Michael Giacoppo was in an Attleboro court for an Boston Arena. from the Italian American Police unrelated, but similar charge. For more information go to: Officers Association is hosting Fulbeck is accused of an event for Sheriff Peter Kou- ing over a dividing wall in the MEET MILLIE IN JULY toujian of Middlesex County changing room. Play-goers check this out. on Wednesday, July 204, at RCC'S 3RD ANNUAL Thomughly ModemMilIieis now the Cummings Residence in ROXEURY ROCKS playing at the Reagle Music Burlington. For further infor-MUSIC FESTIVAL Theatre in Waltham through marion, go to: MereditlY~mlm- Roxbury Community Col- July 17~. For more information,, lege's 3~ Annual Roxbury Rocks go to: SPIRIT OF BOSTON Music Festival will be held July PUMP PRICE HEAVEN DAY TRIP JULY 27TM 16th from noon to 5:00 pm. For When it comes to pump prices The Quincy Council on Aging more information, go to rcc. at the gas station, heaven is will be departing from the Ken-, near Roslindale Square, where nedy Center, 440 East Squan- HELP SATO HEART RF~CUE you get your gas for $2.09 a turn Street, Quincy, for a cruise Sato Heart Rescue helps save gallon. The next best is Quincy, on the Spirit of Boston on July endangered dogs in Puerto Rico where it is slightly higher at 274 at 8:30 am. Transportation and brings them to families$2.17. What does you gas sta- to the ship will be provided by across the nation. My daugh- tion charge? And why is the Silver Fox Motor Coach. For ter and son-in-law adopted price still all over the place de- more information on this trip, their dog Coal from this rescue pending on geography? contact the Council on Aging at group. To learn more about MARY ANN BRETT 617-376-1506. this great organization, go to: FOOD PANTRY PEEPING TOM This food pantry is located in TARGETS TARGET LOWELL the lower hall of Blessed Mother A Peeping Tom who was SUMMER MUSIC SERIES Teresa Church, 800 Columbia caught watching a woman Check out the Lowell SummerRoad, Dorchester (formally undress in a unisex changing Music Series, which startedSaint Margaret's}, and is open room at the Target I usually July 14~ with LOs Lobos. Thir- Thursdays from 11:00 am to shop at in Revere near Suffolk teen shows over the summer 1:00 pm and on Saturdays from Downs has been identified,, include my favorite, Eric Bur- 9:00 to 1 I:00 am. Enter via the Revere police say Sheldon don & the Animals, on July rear door on Roseclair Street. Goes to the Red Sox Game As part of our commit- ment to the youth and families of the North End and our baseball program, the NEAA periodically buys tickets to events. On Friday, July 84, 20 NEAA Family members went to the Red Sox game to watch the Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4. It was a little chilly, but nonethe- less an awesome night of family fun. Mary Hall. The McGiven's: Ciel (Tin Caps) and Hale (Jr. Cardinals). The Hamill Family: Tom, Liam, Grace, Mom and Aidan.