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Seahawks’ Tender Abyss 3″ CD reissue pre-order

Great news, shipmates! Pete Fowler and Jon Tye had a mini repress run done of their mini CD LP from early last year on Bunkland Recordings. They say on their blog: ‘We have 20 pieces only and expecting them around the first week of April, hence setting up a pre-order as these babies aren’t going to hang about’. Isn’t it a great news for all Seahawks fans? You can go to the Seahawks for sale section for ordering info and send an email ...


Seahawks’ CD Ocean Trippin’ now available to purchase

Great news, Sama-shipmates! Seahawks‘ CD Ocean Trippin’ is available to purchase. We have introduced you to Pete Fowler and Jon Tye‘s music project Seahawks a couple months ago, with our post: Seahawks ‘Omega Beach/Keep On Growing’ on June 14 then back again in October with: Seahawks: ‘Exploring The Galaxy’ by Pete Fowler, Jon Tye. First, our ‘sense of responsibility’. We are big fans of Seahawks’ sounds and music ...


Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy, Yiddish and Folk Influenced Music

Monday, we received the last album of French band Les Yeux Noirs. We have been listening to ‘Tiganeasca’ for two days and we love it! Max Dana posted about it this weekend and we are glad she sent us the CD, most of us didn’t know much about this kind of music. So in case you didn’t already read Max’s post on her Blog, and if you want to know more about this amazing French band and their wonderful music, we publish the ...


Dianne Reeves at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris

More than three years ago, we read just like you maybe also did if you are a regular of her blog, a post Max Dana wrote about the American jazz singer: Dianne Reeves: Good vibes, and Good work. We watched the movie Good night, and Good luck and we also noticed this beautiful voice; it was Dianne Reeves‘. We still listen to the album “New Morning” (Blue Note Records) and some of us just got their tickets for the concert the artist is giving in ...


Seahawks ‘Exploring The Galaxy’ by Pete Fowler, Jon Tye

All started with Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @themonsterist and French Cheese: Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, Chevre… in April 2010. In June we talk about Seahawks ‘Omega Beach/Keep On Growing’ on June 14 and now this post is about Seahawks: ‘Exploring The Galaxy’. But all really started with Max Dana because she is the one who told us about Pete Fowler. Then we got very interested in his work, and more recently in his music. Max ...


Louis, by Vilmos Zsigmond with Wynton Marsalis

Louis is directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman. The film is “an homage to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin, beautiful women and the birth of American music”. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad. About Louis, A Silent Film (more here): Louis, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle ...


Seahawks ‘Omega Beach/Keep On Growing’ on June 14

We like a lot artist Pete Fowler, we already mentioned him several times on the Sama Gazette: Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @themonsterist and French Cheese: Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, Chevre… If you follow the work and projects of the artist, then maybe you have heard about Pete Fowler and Jon Tye‘s music project: Seahawks. So here is the news: the Seahawks 12″ Omega Beach/Keep On Growing is due on June 14th and it is ...


Lena Horne dies at 92: ‘Stormy Weather’ today…

A music was resonating from Max Dana‘s office this morning: it was Lena Horne singing ‘Stormy Weather’. We were intrigued by this beautiful voice but it wasn’t the first time we heard it. As some of you may already know, Max Dana is huge fan (not to say an expert) of the Jazz singers of this era. ‘The great  Lena Horne died’, she said. Some of us didn’t know who she was (and I am one of them, I should be ...


Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck together on ‘IRM’

 Charlotte Gainsbourg doesn’t sing, she whispers. A barely audible hiss, a style pioneered by her father, the great Serge Gainsbourg. But with her new album comes a new voice, Charlotte’s voice. We can hear it. Finally. And appreciate it. It’s soft, and yet it carries a strong feeling. With ‘IRM’ (the French equivalent of “MRI” an acronym for magnetic resonance imaging), produced by Beck who also wrote most of the ...


Johnny Hallyday at Cedars-Sinai

Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor, he is an icon, a rock legend (known as the “French Elvis” abroad) and one of France’s biggest stars. For a week now, every eyes in France are focused on the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Johnny Hallyday‘s hospitalization has gone unnoticed by Americans, and his name may not ring a bell to any of our foreign readers but what’s happening there is something ...






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