New Zion Trio (Jamie Saft / Brad Jones / Craig Santiago)
Fight Against Babylon
Jamie Saft's NY-based Veal label presents the first New Zion Trio album, bringing together Reggae and Jazz musicians Jamie Saft (piano/keyboards), Brad Jones (acoustic bass), and Craig Santiago (drums) for an album mixing roots reggae, dancehall, dub & jazz.
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Catalog ID: VEAL0007
Squidco Product Code: 18177
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound.
Jamie Saft-piano, Fender Rhodes
Larry Grenadier-acoustic bass
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1. Slow Down Furry Dub 6:59
2. Niceness 5:44
3. The Red Dies 7:15
4. Gates 4:59
5. Hear I Jah 9:36
6. I Shense 5:22
7. Lost Dub 8:45
8. Fire Blaze 9:44
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Cultural Musics from Around the World
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"New Zion Trio brings together three masters of Reggae and Jazz musics for the first time in a unique piano trio setting straight from Kingston Yard. New Zion Trio features Jamie Saft (piano/keyboards), Brad Jones (acoustic bass), and Craig Santiago (drums). New Zion Trio forges a fresh and new musical path that brings together Roots Reggae, Dub, Doom, and Jazz styles in an extra mellow acoustic setting. Burning Reggae and Dancehall beats provide the platform for complex original Jazz and Soul compositions."-Veal
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"Jamie Saft (piano, organs, analog synthesis, bass and guitar, steel guitars) is a native of Queens, New York. Since returning to New York in 1993, Saft's stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with the Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, the B-52's, Laurie Anderson, Bobby Previte, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Jerry Granelli, Holly Palmer, Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postisos, Elysian Fields, Black Beatle, Antony and the Johnsons, Chocolate Genius, JoJo Mayer's Nerve, E-Z Pour Spout, Cuong Vu, Chris Speed Trio Iffy, Jane Ira Bloom, and the Groove Collective.
Saft is a mainstay of the downtown scene and a member of bands such as The Beta Popes, Whoopie Pie, Swami LatePlate, The Shakers and Bakers, Kalashnikov, Pramrod Sexena, and John Zorn's Electric Masada.
Saft was the pianist for the New York and Paris premiers of John Adams' opera "I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky" at Lincoln Center and MC93 Bobingy.
Saft has recently composed a number of original film scores and music fortelevision. Recent films scored include the Oscar nominated film"Murderball", Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "God Grew Tired Of Us",and currently airing HBO documentary "Dear Talula". Saft has alsocontributed score music for Nickelodeon, MTV, and A&E.."-Jamie Saft Website (http://www.jamiesaft.com/html/bio.html)
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