'Sangria' Selected for Baker & Taylor Spotlight on Jazz Brochure

Ancient-Future.Com Title Selected for Baker & Taylor Spotlight on Jazz Brochure

‘Sangria’ by Mariah Parker on Ancient-Future.Com Records has been selected for the Baker & Taylor Spotlight on Jazz Brochure. This retail program coincides with Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and Jazz Fest in New Orleans (April 23 - May 2). ‘Sangria’ will be sale priced from 4/5/2010 to 5/2/2010 and will be featured in a color flyer insert in the 4/5/2010 issue of Baker & Taylor Spotlight and the April issue of Alert, a library mailer. The flyer will be sent to 8,500 retail and library accounts, and featured on websites.

Sangria by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017): $17.98.

Mariah Parker blends the driving rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz with the complex rhythmic cycles of East India. Her original compositions draw musical inspiration from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, and India. Her Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble includes a stellar lineup of musicians including Paul McCandless (Grammy award-winning woodwind virtuoso with Paul Winter Consort and the chamber jazz group Oregon), Matthew Montfort (trailblazing guitarist with Ancient Future), Kash Killion (bassist and cellist with Sun Ra Arkestra and Cecil Taylor), and Sameer Gupta (Indian drum set/jazz tabla pioneer with VidyA and Chitresh Das).

“Sangria blends the rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz music with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East Indian rhythms resulting in first-class world music.” — LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

“Dazzling debut... Parker's subtle and sensuous sounds reflect exotic flavors of India, the Middle East and Latin America.” — PALO ALTO DAILY NEWS

“This collection of eight original instrumentals by Mariah Parker is just one of many examples of the infusion of East Indian music into Western music, but to my ears one of the most successful.” — AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

“Although entirely instrumental, Sangria speaks. Maybe it's the technical virtuosity abounding in the multiplicity of sounds — in the santur or sarangi, or the tabla or timbales. Maybe it's in the emotive resonance of what's behind the sounds... whatever it is, Parker's Sangria is a lively, adventurous exploration into a hybrid global identity.” — LEO WEEKLY

‘Sangria’ has received airplay on 385 radio programs, and received strong top five reports to the CMJ Jazz, CMJ New World, and ZMR radio charts. It reached #18 on the February 2009 ZMR World Radio Chart. In addition to strong airplay on traditional jazz and Latin programs, the record received some airplay on smooth jazz programs. Two songs were in the Smooth Jazz Now Top 100 Songs of 2009.

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