May 28, 2013
Mantis Podhedz Playlist

February 23, 2012
Where is Mantis Evar at SXSW?

Watch out Austin!  Indaba Music‘s very own Mantis Evar will be roaming 6th Street at the 2012 SXSW Music Conference.  Follow him (at your own risk) on Foursquare to see what he is up to!  UPDATE: On Friday, March 16th, … Continue reading

August 22, 2011
Hang out this Friday night

Just wanted to let everyone know I will be checking out Indaba Music member Tiffany Randol this coming Friday at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. It’s an early show – Please, come by and bring some friends and we’ll make an event out of it!
Check her out here –
IAMEVE @ The Mercury Lounge
Friday August 26th
7:30pm – sharp! (yes we will party afterward!) (Houston @ Allen)
Details: It will be a full band show with Alan from Valeze playing guitar, Brett Conti on Bass and David Duclose on the drums.
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August 10, 2011
Day at the office

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June 1, 2011
I will!

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December 21, 2010
Flying High Again!


It started off a nice day with low winds so, I figured I’d grab a few friends and head down to the local airport in attempt to find a Cessena for the day. Here is the plane we scored!


And, here is a shot of the cockpit -


So, I took off to fly the sky -

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November 17, 2010
Search and Restore Jazz

Jazz is dying, or so the critics would have you believe…
In a world where the audience for jazz is shrinking, Search and Restore is stepping up to change the future of the music as we know it, and we need your help!  Between 2002 and 2008, the median age of Americans who attended a live jazz performance increased from 29 to 49.  The fact that the media coverage of jazz has been in strictly traditional outlets with heavy references to the past, reinforces the stigma of jazz as an old music.  Coupled with cover charges at high profile clubs of $30 or more, new fans are increasingly less likely to discover and connect with the music.

Our mission: Develop and Unite the New Jazz Community!
The audience may be fading, but the music most definitely is not.   Search and Restore wants to introduce a new generation of fans to the powerful ne

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September 23, 2010
Copyright infringement

Copyright infringement is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works under copyright, infringing the copyright owner’s exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works.

Until we have an offical flagging system in place; Please, use this blog to post a link to any material that you feel may be in violation. And, thanx so much for keeping your ears open!

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August 27, 2010
Sarah Dunlop

I came across this nice lady named Sarah Dunlop on Facebook and she mentioned some dismay that nobody blogs about her. Well, Sarah can no longer say that, as this is now the official Sarah Dunlop Blog. Sarah is from Arnprior Ontario where she attended District High School. Sarah is into music like Timbaland, Tragically Hip, U2 and Alexandra Stewart. I love that Sarah is an animal rights activist. We can’t have too many of those in this world. Sarah loves watching movies and likes to keep her profile private.  She is also very pretty.

I hope this turns your Facebook frown upside down, Sarah! People that you don’t even know are blogging about you, too! This could possibly turn into something very big… Get ready for the press!


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February 5, 2010

What, exactly, is an Eigenharp? Well, perhaps a more apt question would be: What, exactly, isn’t an Eigenharp? Touted by its creators as, “the most expressive electronic musical instrument ever made,” it has a lot of hype to live up to. At first glance, it looks like one of the instruments played by the aliens in the cantina scene of Star Wars: A New Hope; or maybe, the result of genetic manipulation when Bassoon, Keytar, and TR-808 DNA has been combined. To put it simply, it looks like no other instrument in existence. The largest model, called the Alpha, hosts 120 velocity sensitive, multi directional keys; a built in wind controller; 2 ribbon strips, for added expression; customized, proprietary, software; built in drum keys; and a built in step sequencer.

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Eigenharp Alpha
September 2, 2009
9 months to delivery!

A new baby is coming in 9 months! Peace Partners is a musical project dedicated to the ideals of world peace and freedom. We are looking to create as many Indaba sessions as possible, in various genres, around these themes.

All Peace Partner songs will be sold over the Internet. Additionally, we hope to produce a CD containing selected Peace Partner songs for distribution through more traditional music outlets.

All proceeds from the CD and online sales will be distributed among foundations and non-profit organizations dedicated to working toward a better world.

Amnesty International Canada francophone has already agreed to partner with us on this project. We hope additional, established organizations will come on-board, as the project progresses.

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May 27, 2009
Music Video of the Day

I don’t post videos everyday but I come across so many I want to share with you all – I should! Still, I will title these blogs Video of the Day. Most of you know I am extremely grateful to have worked with so many incredible musicians and, have gained so much positivity and experience from them that I will forever promote these artists that have contributed to my musical spirit. My hope is that I can turn someone on to a musician they may never have heard before.

This 1965 rendition of Blue Monk written by Thelonious Monk is performed by guitar great Wes Montgomery. This clip features two friends; pianist Martial Solal who I recorded live at the world-famous Village Vanguard and Hard Bop tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin.

Check this out and let me know what you think. Please, leave your comment and let us know what some of your video clips are! Enjoy

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February 26, 2009

I hope you can all join in on wishing our friend Tassili Bond a very Happy Birthday!

Tassili has been a long time Indaba supporter and collaborator and we would like to take a moment to wish him a beautiful birthday and let him know that we appreciate all his extraordinary input and support.

We are proud to have such passionate members within the community. Happy Birthday brother!

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December 29, 2008
Jazz Legend Freddie Hubbard dies at 70

DL Media reports Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard has passed away in Sherman Oaks Hospital this morning (December 29) in Sherman Oaks California at the age of 70.  The cause of death was from complications of a heart attack he suffered on November 26. 
David Weiss, his longtime manager, arranger and producer who also organized and played trumpet in Hubbard’s last band,  The New Jazz Composers Octet, recalls “He played faster, longer, higher and with more energy than any other trumpeter of his era.”
The fiery trumpeter, composer and NEA Jazz Master defined the 60s, as no other trumpeter played and impacted the music in so many far-reaching and innovative projects. He played with artists John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Bobby Hutcherson, Oliver Nelson, Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy,  Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner and countless oth

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December 19, 2008
Indaba members Belden and Mahanthappa equal Grammy nominated album!

In a startlingly original recreation of music associated with
jazz legend Miles Davis, co-producers Bob Belden and Louiz Banks have
recast familiar themes from such landmark recordings as Bitches Brew,
In A Silent Way, and Kind of Blue with an East Meets West sensibility
on Miles…From India. An incredibly ambitious project involving two
dozen musicians from two separate continents recording in studios
around the world, Miles…From India is a cross-cultural summit meeting
that puts a provocative pan-global spin on such Miles classics as “All
Blues,” “Spanish Key,” “So What,” “It’s About That Time” and “Jean

Producer-archivist Belden, renowned for his Grammy
Award-winning reissue work on a series of Miles Davis boxed sets for
Sony/Columbia, explains sitar and tablas, ghatam and khanjira,
mridangam and Carnatic violin ble

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A night at the Jazz Standard

I first met Russell Malone about 10 years ago when I was putting together a Benny Green record titled These Are Soulful Days. This was a trio recording with Benny on the piano, Russell on guitar and Christian McBride on bass. After the recording, I had seen Russell perform live many times and he quickly entered my hot guitarist list. Last night I had the pleasure of catching a Russell Malone set at the Jazz Standard and I was surprised to see a few friends in his band. Jonathan Blake was on drums and Indaba member Tassili Bond played bass. It turned out to be a fun night with good friends and great music. Check out Russell when you get a chance. It will certainly be worth your time. 

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December 11, 2008
A bass blog

As many of you might already know I have been an electric bass player most of my life. As I have been producing jazz for about the past 10 years I have gained a great interest in the acoustic bass. I have never actually played the acoustic bass and have always seen the upright as a completely different instrument compared to the electric bass – at least, in regards to dexterity and feel.

One day, I was speaking with bassist Ron Carter explaining that I was actually a little afraid of the upright. On the electric I feel confident and look forward to a challenge where I would feel defeated and feared challenge with the acoustic bass. Mr. Carter responded, “Mantis, you just have to get one and practice.” Mr. Carter continued to tell me of this guy named David Gage in NYC that specialized in acoustic bass and mos

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November 13, 2008
New Indaba Group

Hello everyone – I started a new group called Listen Up. This is a group where you can talk about the music that you are into now and from your past. What is in your CD player? What is your favorite song? What is your favorite album? What is your new favorite band? Please, be the first to join the group and let us all know the music you are into. I am looking forward to hearing what you like! Click here to join the group

Let us know what you think about this song:

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May 2, 2008
New songs posted!

Hello my Indaba friends. I just want to let you know that I have uploaded some new tunes to my profile for you all to hear. I also added a ton of links on my profile so you can check out some of the very talented folks I have had the pleasure to work with over the past many years. Please, check out the links and let me know what you like or, experiences you may have had with some of these songs/musicians.

I will place my predictions for what the Indaba team might like:

Dan – Will probably like the Beastie Boys and ScoHoLoFo
Matt – I think Lou Rawls
David – Anything in the Definitive Series
Chris – JA.DE, St. Germain or, Lemonade (music sample section)
PJ – The Recovery!
Gordo – Erik Truffaz
Jesse – Medeski Martin and Wood
Josh – Supergenerous
Ryan – Chucho Valdes
Streeter – Hop

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April 22, 2008

I have been a member of The International Association of Jazz Educators for the past decade and I am sorry to announce that after 40 successful years the organization has disbanded.

The mission of the International Association for Jazz Education was to assure the continued worldwide growth and development of Jazz and Jazz Education.

This great organization allowed the Jazz community to gather annually performing for each other at their conference. Thousands upon thousands of jazz musicians and fans were also attracted to IAJE through its Teacher Training Institutes, student scholarship programs such as the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz All-Stars and its website and magazine.

I have received a note from IAJE President Chuck Owen stating that IAJE has filed in Kansas bankruptcy court and has already closed its doors

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February 13, 2008
French legend Henri Salvador passes

Henri Salvador, the velvet-voiced French musician credited with inspiring the bossa nova, bringing American rock ‘n’ roll to France and helping to create the music video, has died, his record label said.

He was 90.

Salvador died at his Paris home of a ruptured aneurysm, said Carine Herve, of the Polydor label.

Salvador was known for his claps of booming laughter, raucous sense of humour, silky singing and incredible staying power. He worked past his 90th birthday last year and Polydor said he had planned to record a new album in 2008.

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November 27, 2007
Gary Lucas

Keep an ear out for a record that producer Jerry Roche and I are currently working on. Ex-Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas and his band Gods And Monsters which includes Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) on keys, drummer Billy Ficca (Television), bassist Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) along with a horn section had played a great set of music at the CMJ Festival and we have captured it! For your ears AND eyes! 

Jerry has decided to release this as a CD/DVD package! The CD includes 14 high-energy tunes that took the audience to their feet! Indaba videographer Chuck Fishbein had collected his crew and filmed the entire event including the private pre-show solo performance and interview at the Indaba loft! The live concert was recorded by Indaba member Liberty Ellman at the Bowe

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November 12, 2007
Welcome to my room!

Welcome to my studio! This is where I work! 

I started writing this a while back. I am a little late in posting this as I was busy building the studio. Now I will attempt to play catch-up and tell you a little about the space. I will add more current photos as the studio is now completed.

The 7 spaces include a control room, drum room (main space; room A), piano room (room B), bass room (room C), guitar room (room D), vocal booth (room E) and a separate space used as a music library; CD’s, dats, VHS, Hi-8′s, vinyl,  cassettes, mini casstettes, multi track tape.

Some construction photos:


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November 10, 2007
Albert Ayler


“If people don’t like it now, they will.”

“One of the most starkly beautiful and moving
documentaries ever made about a jazz musician.”  Jazz Times (USA)

MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER is a documentary about the prophetic free jazz saxophonist Ayler, who today is seen as one of the most important innovators in jazz. Ayler was obsessed with his radical music and by the thought that people one day would understand it, as he said in his own words “If people don’t like it now, they will."  In 1962 he recorded his first album in Sweden. Eight years later he was found dead in New York’s East River, aged 34.
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September 11, 2007
Passing Tones…

Jazz legend Joe Zawinul, who soared to fame as one of the creators of jazz fusion and performed and recorded with Miles Davis, has died, a hospital official said. He was 75. Zawinul died early Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Vienna’s Wilhelimina Clinic said, without giving details. Zawinul had been hospitalized since last month. Zawinul, who turned 75 on July 7, won widespread acclaim for his keyboard work on chart-topping Davis albums such as In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew, and was a leading force behind the so-called Electric Jazz movement. In 1970, Zawinul founded the band Weather Report and produced a series of albums including Heavy Weather, Black Market and I Sing the Body Electric. After that band’s breakup, he founded the Zawinul Syndicate in 1987. Zawinul is credited with bringing the electric piano and synthesizer into the jazz mainstream. This past spring, he toured Eur

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August 13, 2007

I had first met producer Jerry Roche back in 1993 when he had delivered a two part Leo Kottke release titled Instrumentals: The Best Of The Chrysalis Years and The Best Of The Capitol Years to my NYC office. Since, Jerry and I have been working closely through the years and have become very good friends. Jerry works at Mosaic /True Blue which have just introduced a new division called Mo

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Greg Osby

Killer sax player and Indaba member Greg Osby and I became friends well before I started working with him. The first of his albums that I was involved in was a 2000 release titled Invisible Hand. Since then, we have worked together on many albums and live events. I am more than happy to say that he has strayed from the friend role and became more like a brother to me. Here is Osby performing Help on the Way with Phil Lesh and Friends;


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Motion Trio

Motion Trio was founded in 1996 with a mission to redefine the accordion and explore soundscapes far beyond what one normally associates with this instrument. Manfred Horak from Jazzeit writes “To achieve similar effects, a group like Pink Floyd required enormous equipment, whereas Motion Trio, only three accordions.” The Pigini Sirius Millenium accordions, considered to be the finest in the world, are used by the musicians to produce an extensive gamut of innovative timbres through the use of a variety of unconventional accordion techniques, all strictly acoustic-created. In their music they draw from a wide range of musical styles including minimal music, jazz, rock, techno and classical music. Motion Trio has worked with many prominent artists, such as Bobby McFerrin, Trilok Gurtu, Joe Zawinul, Tomasz Stanko, Michal Urbaniak, Wojciech Kilar, Krzysztof Penderecki and Sin

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I worked the Medeski Martin and Wood release called Tonic, a live acoustic recording that was recorded at a small club called Tonic here in NYC. This clip is from a later release called The Dropper.


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Pat Martino

I had the honor of working with two of Mr. Martino’s Blue Note recordings Think Tank and Live At Yoshis. Pat Martino is honestly one of my greatest inspirations. In this video clip Pat’s trio performs Welcome to a Prayer which was a featured track on Live At Yoshi’s in 2001. This recording was a trio with Pat on guitar, Joey DeFrancesco on organ and Billy Hart on Drums. For this live clip Byron Landham is on the drums.


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Viva La France!

My musical career has often allowed me to work at length with people from different countries from around the world. At one point in time I had worked extensivly in the Phillipines and was able to learn and live amongst them as average folk. Afterwards my life shifted to Africa as I was working close with the President of Gabon during an election period. I soon had an influx of clients from all over Africa. Back in NYC, mostly through Blue Note Records I was afforded the opportunity to work with major French artists including Jacky Terrasson, Henri Salvador, Martial Solal, Michel Petrucciani, St Germain and Erik Truffaz.

I had introduced St. Germain to the US a few years back. Check out this single titled Sure Thing:

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Joe Lovano

I have worked with Joe Lovano for so many years I just wanted to show a clip that might give you a very quick look at who I think is one of the greatest musicians of our time. Other greats such as George Garzone, Ralph Lalama and Gunther Schuller all sing praise in this clip.


Also, check out this great Indaba Music contest that Joe was nice to help us out with.


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Bob Belden

This is a recording compleated several years ago and has become an importaint piece of music in my life.
Don Williamson from All About Jazz say’s Black Dahlia, without a doubt, will be remembered as the most ambitious jazz recording of the year. Rather than a blowing session, influential though blowing sessions may be, Bob Belden’s Black Dahlia is an extended story-telling, romantic and fatalistic suite that was three years in the making. In addition, over sixty musicians wre required to fill the symphony orchestra that accomplishes Belden’s vision.
When Belden’s last grand project, a 1993 interpretation of the opera Turandot, was blocked by Giacomo Puccini’s estate, Belden’s work in writing and recording his own music stalled.

Not that he wasn’t busy. Belden has been scoring films, producing classic reissues (like Herbie Hancock’s Blue Note sessions), directing sessions by

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Mantis Evar is Co-founder and Executive Vice President for Indaba Music Media, a leading online music collaboration service supporting professional and independent artists, creating and distributing music using new and innovative methods and technology to service its 1.3 million subscribers. Contracted as music experts for Microsoft, Indaba Music also developed, designed and curated the widely used Converse Sample Library, hosted talent searches such as the annual International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition and Stone Temple Pilots lead vocal search.

Mantis currently owns and operates the Indaba Music Studio and continues to work with emerging and world-class artists such as Wyclef Jean, Bootsy Collins and Vernon Reid. This 40-year music industry veteran is a well respected inspiration throughout the world-wide music community with musical dedications such as Where’s Mantis Evar? (Canada), Mantis (France) and Lord Mantis (Germany) all charting in their prospective territories.

As a musician he has performed live with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joey DeFrancesco. While home acted as studio manager for TKO Recording Studios eventually setting focus on live sound where he has worked with Dr. Billy Taylor and Freddie Hubbard. As audio consultant for Sam Ash Music, Mantis has designed and maintained sound systems for many top New York City nightclubs including the Limelight, Palladium and The Tunnel as well as live concert systems used by Metallica and Guns ‘N’ Roses. After a few years at Capitol Records working with Beastie Boys, Butthole Surfers, Yoko Ono and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mantis transferred to Blue Note Records where his list of credits grew to include Norah Jones, Joe Chambers, Ron Carter, Joe Lovano, Pat Martino and Chucho Valdes. During a two-year residence at hallowed jazz shrine Village Vanguard, Evar recorded jazz greats such as Martial Solal, Greg Osby, Jim Hall, Bill Charlap, Bill Frisell, the Chucho Valdes Quartet and many others.

Mantis is currently in conversations with Dustin Hoffman‘s production team in creating a visual presentation of the life of Mantis to be produced by American playwright, screenwriter and director Charles Messina who wrote and directed Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God, the story of Queen front man Freddie Mercury and Dion: the the story of Dion Dimucci of Dion and the Belmonts.


Pepper Adams Critics Choice (2005) Mastering Engineer

Laurie Anderson Only An Expert Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Alkaline Trio I Found A Way Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Vol.1 (2001) Product Manager

Mose Allison The Mose Chronicles Vol.2 (2002) Product Manager

Bryan Anthony Look At Me Now (2001) Producer

Bryan Anthony Songs For Dreamers (2006) Producer

Roy Ayers West Coast Vibes (2006) Mastering Engineer

Dan Black Symphonies Remix (2010) Executive Producer

BJL Technologies Live Comedy (2004) Recording Engineer

Brian Blade Fellowship (1999) Product Manager

Brian Blade Perceptual (2000) Product Manager

Bob Belden Black Dahlia (2000) Product Manager

Jane Bunnett Alma De Santiago (2001) Product Manager

Jane Bunnett Cuban Odyssey (2003) Product Manager

Don Byron Aria’s & Lieder (2000) Product Manager

Don Byron Romance With The Unseen (2000) Product Manager

Ron Carter Stardust (2002) Product Manager

Mariah Carey I’ll Be Lovin You Long Time Remix (2008) Executive Producer

Carmen and Camille Shine 4U Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Bill Charlap Written in the Stars (2000) Product Manager

Bill Charlap Stardust (2002) Product Manager

Bill Charlap Stardust – video (2002) Camera Operator

Bill Charlap Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Classified Make Trouble Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Eddie Condon Tiger Rag And All That Jazz (2005) Mastering Engineer

The Crystal Method Come Back Clean Remix (2009) Executive Producer

DeeStar Fool Of Yourself (2005) Producer

DeeStar Dillema (2005) Producer

DeeStar Simple Life (2005) Producer

Raheem DeVaughn I Don’t Care Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Crash Pad Chick Naked (1994) Electric Bass

Layla Davias Flying Kites (2016) Electric Bass

Layla Davias Dignity (2016) Electric Bass

Stefano di Battista Round About Roma (2003) Product Manager

DJ Smash Phonography (2001) Product Manager

DJ Smash Phonography 2 (2003) Product Manager

Bob Dorough Too Much Coffee Man (2000) Product Manager

Dorough/Frishberg Who’s on First? (2000) Product Manager

Eliane Elias Everything I Love (2000) Production Coordination

Dynasty Electric Sea In Your Eyes (2013) Electric Bass

Dynasty Electric Raw Honey (2014) Electric Bass

Kurt Elling Live In Chicago (2000) Production Coordination

Don Ellis The Essence (2005) Mastering Engineer

Duke Ellington 1969 White House Tribute (2002) Production Manager

Frank Emilio Ancestral Reflections (1999) Project Manager

Face*T Mixes (2005) Mastering Engineer

Tommy Flanagan Sunset and the Mockingbird (1998) Product Manager

Bill Frisell Live At The Village Vanguard (2003) Asst. Engineer

Garnets Leaving You Behind (2005) Mixing/Mastering Engineer

Meilana Gillard Day One (2008) Recording Engineer

Fun Ghouls Echostatic (1993) Electric Bass

Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Jack Grace Live at Lakeside Lounge (1999) Recording Engineer

Jack Grace Basement Tapes (2000) Recording Engineer

Jack Grace Live At Rodeo Bar (2002) Recording Engineer

Benny Green These Are Soulful Days (1999) Perfect Timing

Hagans/Belden Re-Animation:Live in Montreal (1999) Project Manager

Edmond Hall La Petite Fleur (2005) Mastering Engineer

Jim Hall/Geoff Keezer Duet At The Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Har Mar Tall Boy Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Stefon Harris A Cloud Of Red Dust (1998) Product Manager

Stefon Harris Black Action Figure (1999) Product Manager

Stefon Harris The Grand Unification Theory (2003) Product Manager

Barry Harris Vanguard’s 69th Birthday Celebration (2004) Recording Engineer

James Hurt Dark Grooves-Mystical Rhythms (1999) Product Manager

James Hurt Live At Sweet Basil’s – video (1999) Camera Operator

Todd Herbert Todd Herbert Quartet (1999) Producer

Todd Herbert Live At Smalls (2003) Mastering Engineer

Todd Herbert Path To Infinity (2007) Recording Engineer

JA.DE Competition (2005) Mastering Engineer

Richard Leo Johnson Language (2000) Product Manager

Norah Jones Come Away With Me (2002) Product Manager

Hank Jones Talented Touch/Porgy & Bess (2004) Sequencer

Rodney Jones J&R Music Festival – video (1999) Camera Operator

Rodney Jones Soul Manifesto (2001) Product Manager

Ronny Jordan A Brighter Day (2000) Product Manager

K-Dean Mixes (2005) Mastering Engineer

Earl King Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings (2003) Mastering Engineer

K-OS Yes! Remix album (2009) Executive Producer

Harold Land Take Aim (2005) Mastering Engineer

John Legend If You’re Out There Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Milcho Leviev Multiple Personalities (2006) Sequencing

Little Grey Girlfriend Cells Planets (2008) Recording Engineer

Joe Lovano Nonet 52nd Street Themes (2000) Product Manager

Joe Lovano Viva Caruso (2002) Product Manager

Joe Lovano On This Day… (2003) Product Manager

Gary Lucas Live @ Bowery Poetry Club (2006) Mastering Engineer

Gary Lucas Live @ Bowery Poetry Club DVD (2006) Product Manager

Yo Yo Ma Dona Nobis Pacem Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Mahavishnu Project Live At The Bottom Line (2002) Recording Engineer

Marcy Playground Leaving Wonderland Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Matisyahu One Day Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Pat Martino Live At Yoshi’s (2001) Product Manager

Pat Martino Think Tank (2003) Product Manager

Bill McHenry Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Medeski Martin and Wood Tonic (2000) Project Manager

Mulgrew Miller Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Jason Moran Black Stars (2001) Product Manager

Jason Moran Modernistic (2002) Product Manager

Jason Moran The Bandwagon (2003) Product Manager

Roisin Murphy Momma’s Place Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Ray Nance Body And Soul (2006) Mastering Engineer

NASA The Spirit Of Apollo (2009) Executive Producer

Lewis Nash Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Baba Ola Jagun Nigerian Yoruba Drum Orch. (2004) Recording Engineer

Vickie Natalie I Know (2012) Actor

Greg Osby The Invisible Hand (2000) Project Manager

Greg Osby Symbols Of Light (2001) Product Manager

Greg Osby Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Greg Osby Inner Circle (2002) Product Manager

Greg Osby St. Louis Shoes (2003) Product Manager

Ominus Screaming To The Nations (1992) Electric Bass

Ozomatli 45 Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Passenger Passenger (2002) Electric Bass

Jack Patton Jack Patton Quintet (2000) Executive Producer

Jack Patton Sage (2000) Executive Producer

Jack Patton Don’t Go To Strangers (2003) Executive Producer

Jeremy Pelt Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Pieces of a Dream Ahead to the Past (1999) Project Manager

Pieces of a Dream Sensual Embrace (2002) Product Manager

Michael Pinto Prologue (2008) Recording Engineer

Lonnie Plaxico Emergence (1999) Product Manager

Lonnie Plaxico Melange (2001) Product Manager

Paul Quinichette Like Basie (2006) Mastering Engineer

Lou Rawls Pilgrim Travelers (2004) Mastering Engineer

RecKlez Yashie’s Revenge II (2005) Mastering Engineer

The Recovery EPK (2008) Mastering Engineer

Eric Reed Tribute To Fats Waller (2004) Recording Engineer

Logan Richardson Ethos (2008) Recording Engineer

Marcus Roberts Live At The Village Vanguard (2003) Recording Engineer

The Roots I Can’t Help It Remix (2008) Executive Producer

The Roots Criminal Remix (2008) Executive Producer

Renee Rosnes Life On Earth (2002) Product Manager

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Inner Voyage (1999) Product Manager

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Supernova (2001) Product Manager

The Sounds Beat Box (2009) Executive Producer

St. Germain Tourist (2000) Product Manager

Mark Shim Turbulent Flow (2000) Product Manager

Chris Smither Honeysuckle Dog (2004) Mastering Engineer

Snoop Dogg That Tree Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Martial Solal Live At The Village Vanguard (2001) Recording Engineer

Henri Salvador Room With A View (2002) Product Manager

ScoLoHoFo OH! (2003) Product Manager

Supergenerous Supergenerous (2000) Product Manager

Third Eye Blind URSA Major Remix (2009) Executive Producer

T-Pain Take Your Shirt Off Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Derek Trucks Band Get What You Deserve Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Team Jesus Live At NuJazzCity (2000) Electric Bass

Trio 65 Music Of Billy Strayhorn (2000) Mixing/Mastering Engineer

Erik Truffaz Revisite (2001) Product Manager

Erik Truffaz Mantis (2002) Dedication

Erik Truffaz Next Door (2003) Product Manager

Erik Truffaz Big Wheel Remix (2009) Executive Producer

Mark Turner Quartet Live At The Village Vanguard (2003) Recording Engineer

Chucho Valdes Live at the Village Vanguard (2000) Product Manager

Chucho Valdes Solo; Live In New York (2000) Project Manager

Chucho Valdes Fantasia Cubana (2002) Product Manager

Chucho Valdes New Conceptions(2003) Product Manager

Chucho Valdes Village Vanguard: LIVE! (2004) Recording Engineer

Bebo Valdes El Arte Del Sabor (2001) Product Manager

Various Artists Pure Cool (2000) Product Manager

Various Artists Upper Crust Crew (1993) Recording Engineer

Various Artists Veritas – Primum (2004) Executive Producer

Various Artists Veritas – Primum Vol. 2 (2005) Mastering Engineer

Various Artists Indaba – Cool Cuts from the Interweb (2008) Mastering Engineer

Various Artists Small Town Records (2009) Mastering Engineer

Various Artists Small Town Compilation (2010) Mastering Engineer

Vinyl Life Future Beat video (2008) Actor

Weezer Love Is The Answer Remix (2010) Executive Producer

Wild Magnolias Life is a Carnival (1999) Product Manger

World Class This Is World Class (2003) Electric Bass

Johnny Winter Hello Dali (2005) Mixing Engineer

Cedar Walton Live At The Village Vanguard (2004) Recording Engineer

Brandon Wright Summer Session (2001) Recording Engineer

Rick Wurzbacher With Joey DeFrancesco (2001) Electric Bass

Xzibit Hurt Locker Remix (2010) Executive Producer


DEFINITIVE SERIES (Verve and Blue Note Records):

Cannonball Adderley Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Chet Baker Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Clifford Brown Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Nat King Cole Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Stan Getz Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Joe Henderson Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Bud Powell Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

George Shearing Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Jimmy Smith Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Art Tatum Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

McCoy Tyner Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Sarah Vaughan Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Dinah Washington Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor

Joe Williams Definitive Series (2002) Production Supervisor



About Indaba Music

We launched Indaba Music in 2007, with a simple goal in mind: to make musicians’ lives easier.

We created a place for musicians around the world to network and make music together through online collaboration and have grown to over 700,000 musicians – from hobbyists to Grammy Award winners.

Our platform now offers tools and services that help musicians across all aspects of their careers – from networking and education, to production, promotion, and distribution. We’re always building new features and will continue to join forces with premier music and technology partners to help musicians get the most out of the latest opportunities on the web and in the music industry.

Please, click here to join the Indaba Music family

Allen Simms “Breakthrough” – Live at the Indaba Loft

Sonia Montez “Something New” Live at the Bowery Loft

Mantis: Overview

Converse Rubber Tracks – disCOVERed: Ellem covers “Blackbird”

Lucius “Go Home” – Live at Suite 268

Katherine Smith “Set to the Sea” Live at the Indaba Music Loft

Sonia Montez Covers Feist’s “Intuition” – Live at the Bowery Loft

“Where’s Mantis Evar?” Monkey House (Breithaupt Brothers) from ‘Headquarters.’

Dirty Heads “Sound of Change” – Live at The Bowery Loft

Tati Ana cover of Disclosure “Latch” – Live at The Bowery Loft

Sydney Wayser “Come Aboard” – Live at the Indaba Loft

Indaba Music – Peace Partners

Savoir Adore “Loveliest Creature” – Live at the Indaba Loft

Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” Performed by Melvin Davis at the Indaba Music Studio

The Tontons “Lonely” – Live at The Bowery Loft

Converse Rubber Tracks – disCOVERed: Ellem Interview

Mantis & Bootsy Collins Interview with Indaba Music

Melvin Davis Performs “Every Single Day” Live at the Indaba Music Studio

The Indaba Music Story

Hannah Georgas “Robotic” Live at the Indaba Loft

Hannah Georgas “Enemies” Live at the Indaba Loft

Future Beat – Vinyl Life (Mantis On Motorcycle In OuterSpace)

Sonali Covers Colbie Caillat’s “Hold On” – Live at the Bowery Loft

Tati Ana “Leave You” – Live at The Bowery Loft

Sydney Wayser “Wolf Eyes” – Live at the Indaba Loft

Vickie Natale – I Know [Official Music Video] (Mantis Evar Appearance)

Musicians Jam From Afar (Discovery Channel Feature)

Converse Rubber Tracks – disCOVERed: Ernest Rose covers “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree”

Converse Rubber Tracks – disCOVERed: Alexandra Stewart Interview

Dynasty Electric “Eye Wide Open” Live at Indaba Music

Serena Ryder “Stompa” – Live at the Loft
June 16, 2010
Gettin’ down at Indaba Music!

17 Responses to “Gettin’ down at Indaba Music!”

  1. YES!! Keep at it indaba :) Can’t wait to see the outcome of the new site :D

  2. shishoni l. says:

    Hi Guys, I just want to say thank you for all your hard work so far. I love the site, it has been great to be able to work with so many talented musicians. Thank you for enabling me to have the opportunity. I am having a BLAST ! I can’t wait to see what you have in store.
    Many thanks
    Shishoni x

  3. wow you guys are like in an office and all that! ? lol teamwork ? wha..who needs help? the sign in the corner ‘send help’
    so we are going to be astronauts a mamaship? hel yea boieee!!! bring it on..~spills his coffee~

  4. Indaba Radio says:

    i zoomed in to see the computer screens but no nuggets of spoilers.

  5. nate lew says:

    Ha! And that’s only one corner of the office! We have about 15 other team members, a few conference rooms and a kitchen!

  6. Magdalena O. says:

    You might call it “mothership” but I think I will call it Mama. Now let’s see. Guess? Hmmm. I wonder what Mama is cooking in that kitchen you have? Ok. I’m guessing…let me think already.
    Perhaps you will have more artists we can play with? :0 Out of the gutter please.
    Oh I don’t know…..
    But I would like to say something here:
    For those of us musicians who were professionals at one time/or not; and are now at home disabled by disease or whatever (MS for me), this is the venue that I’ve been looking for!
    We become locked in our homes and we cope the best we can. Lovers of music and making music are quite fortunate, because as I say on my blog site, “I am enabledd by my disabilities” and it’s a blessing really.
    But writing music is one thing and it’s a safe place where we all get on our own babyships and wander through cyberspace without any specific direction or destination in mind; and continuously, the music flows around us and we follow the black and white staves to see where it may take us.
    But now with “Mamaship” and with all the people involved with her development, we know we are not just floating around on random notes, falling ‘flat’ on our faces and making the wrong ‘sharp’ turns. :)
    Indaba and “Mothership” gives me wings to fly and join other people who already have wings and make music, make friends, and learn from each other. We are in perfect harmony when we all huddle together to collab on a song.
    Do you have any idea what this means to me? You are wonderful people and I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for hearing me crying over cyberspace searching and searching calling out for “MAMA”.
    Oh gosh, I think I just made myself cry.
    See ya.

  7. I see you´re all hard at work. :)

  8. Lucy M. says:

    <3 you guys rock

  9. GLiTCH says:

    looks like you guys need to do a clean up around the office…lol

  10. My my my, you indaba guys should go into theater or film… the suspense build up is professional!!!!!! LoL… My bottom hurts from the edge of my seat

  11. cena p. says:

    Wow. We should have all you guys collaborate on a song to commemorate our redesign! We’re working hard on it with love and respect for all the Indaba members!
    -Cena (I’m the one with the papers falling off my desk.)

  12. crashtv RMX says:

    jeez I wondered why it noisy upstairs recently.

  13. crashtv RMX says:

    good to see some macs in there. The world runs on cruddy PCs but that’s all accounting and spreadsheets and crashes. Nice to see developers using macs like most studios do (music and art). Amongst my macs is an ibook that I’ve had for 3 years now. It has never ever crashed or frozen or anything. My main iMac has dropped Logic a couple of times in 2 years. Gotta love macs. The only thing that screws them up is crappy programming on the internet.

  14. crashtv RMX says:

    can’t touch PCs for games :) been playing left for dead2 on me mac Hmmm. slow.

  15. As exciting as I can be for the new Indaba, all I can really say is take as much time as you staffers need to have. The more time put into it, the better it will function. :)

  16. Thanks to All of You for your Hard Work, Commitment and Vision. I Already think INDABA is setting a New Precident — I’ve been waiting for Years for this to Finally Truly Begin to Happen and be Viable via the WEB, and I think the technology had to Evolve to this Point and Level, and the masses had to get computers that were up to it as well. I think we are Really at the Beginning of something significant.
    I would Love to switch over to a Mac (8 CorePro Mac, with tons of RAM), I’ve been thru 3 PCs, lost a lot of material, both music and art, and they are so problematic and crash all the time. One of these Days I will have the Studio I’ve always dreamed of. Keep up the great work, All! Peace

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