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Best of Bob Danziger 1

by Bob Danziger

Blends jazz rock, funk, country and world elements with a touch of spoken word.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Honeychild
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2. Where Pirates Roam
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3. Sunfilm
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4. Environmental Merchant
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5. Ask What
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6. Demand Clean Air
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7. Try2
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8. E4 What?
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9. Mystical Way
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10. Humphrey's Song
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11. C Images
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BEST OF BOB DANZIGER 1 - Currently available for download from iTunes and Audio Lunchbox. Just go to the iTunes store and search for Bob Danziger, or use this link -

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=208111741

For Audio Lunchbox use this link:

http://audiolunchbox.com/album?a=75149

Influenced by a very broad range of musical styles and cultures, the Best of Bob Danziger 1 fuses jazz rock, funk, world and spoken word in a soulful and rhythmic exploration of an essentially optimistic view.

Bob Danziger has won the Gold Medal for Best Original Music at the International Film and Television Festival of New York. The music was written for a documentary on the building of the two of the first successful alternative energy/independent power projects in the world – projects that implemented a design first proposed by Bob, employing some technology invented or co-invented by Bob, financed with techniques pioneered by Bob, and became statistically the best operating projects in the history of power production. A musician and sculptor, Bob conceived of his company as a sculpture and operated it to achieve artistic as well as economic, environmental, social, and community goals. Bob has been granted four patents, two for mechanical inventions, two for inventions in chemistry - and has one patent pending for a medical assistive device. In addition he has lectured on biofuels, global warming, environmental policy, and technology development (Stanford University), entrepreneurship (Rice University, Pepperdine University), alternative energy law (Whittier College School of Law, UCLA, University of Bridgeport, and Corona-Norco State Prison). Additionally, Bob was a systems analyst and project manager at California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for emerging energy and environmental technologies (including, among other things, the hybrid car and the International Space Station) and served as a consultant to the Australian America’s Cup team. Bob played bass kalimba on a Supertramp album, and still occasionally does studio work using some of the unusual instruments he has invented or collected.


The Songs on Best of Bob Danziger 1:

Honeychild 3:47
Based on a real woman who despite many obstacles collected brilliant men and raised extraordinary children. Has a country rock flavor with an urban beat. Spoken and sung.

Where Pirates Roam 7:08 Live version.
Takes you through a musical journey of the Virgin Islands pirate past as the descendants of a proud people once-enslaved deal with today. Spoken and sung with a world-beat influenced funk rock. Very visually oriented.

Sunfilm 4:32
Theme song for the video for which Bob won the Gold Medal for Best Original Music at the International Film and Television Festival of New York (1987). The music was written for a documentary on the building of the two of the first successful alternative energy/independent power projects in the world – projects that implemented a design first proposed by Bob, employing some technology invented or co-invented by Bob, financed with techniques pioneered by Bob, and became statistically the best operating projects in the history of power production. May be the first all-digital recording and MIDI project ever submitted to the New York Film Festival. Funk rock style with very early hip-hop influence. Might be considered early trip-hop.

Environmental Merchant 4:01
Triphop style, the vocals are an actual recording of my half of a phone call with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the call the EPA was trying to get me to back off on a lawsuit against a power generation project in New England that I felt would (and did after we lost) set back the cause of clean air.

Ask What 4:32
Heavy hip-hop/triphop influence with vocals from speeches by President John Kennedy and Harry Truman. A musical exposition of “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

Demand Clean Air 4:21
“Here’s a secret message from the inside – pollution-free power, electric cars and solvents can be done right now – DEMAND CLEAN AIR.” Written in 1991, Demand Clean Air combines sound sculptures, hip-hop rhythm section and languages from all over the world. Maybe one day . . .

Try2 4:29
Straight-up instrumental soundtrack song with heavy funk, hip-hop, triphop and jazz influences, leaves space for picture. Drives strongly.

E4 What? 2:21
Contemplative melody set against sound sculptures based on village life in South America. Ends with hopeful rhythmic pickup.

Mystical Way 4:18
At a time in love with the exotic, the mists of cultures grown in incomprehensible places for incomprehensibly long periods of history, I am informed, transfixed at the beauty. Rock with funk and jazz influences.

Humphrey’s Theme 2:33
Instrumental kalimba and ocean-based sound sculptures with ambient base. Kalimba has been my main instrument for a number of years.

C Images 3:37
As a musician and sculptor, Bob conceived of his company as a sculpture and operated it to achieve artistic as well as economic, environmental, social, and community goals. This song articulates the images he tried to create that would display and inform the listener of his artistic intentions.


About the musicians:

Mike Miller: also played with Better Midler; Chick Corea; Grandmothers; Gino Vanelli; Burton Cummings; the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group; Stan Ridgeway; Mark Mothersbaugh, Banned from Utopia alumni band; Robben Ford; Bill Frisell; Larry Coryell; Fowler Brothers; Oliver Nelson; Shawn Phillips; Bernie Maupin; Tom Scott; Alphonso Johnson; Brand X; Yellowjackets; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jessica Yu; and, his wife, Sandra Tsing-Loh.

Cliff Hugo: also played with Supertramp; Ray Charles; Melissa Manchester; Carl Verheyen; Paul Williams; Solomon Burke; Jeff Golub; Tevin Campbell; Mike Love; Manhattan Transfer; Tim Finn; Mark Hart; Willie & Lobo; Jeremy Wall; Julie Christianson; Willie Bobo and Peppino D’Agostino. He has also played on over 1000 commercial jingles and hundreds of film and TV scores.

Fred Mandel: also played with Elton John; Queen; Supertramp; David Bowie; Alice Cooper; Aerosmith; Pink Floyd; Brian May; Cheap Trick; and Ray Charles.

Hélcio Milito: also played with Sammy Davis Jr., João Gilberto, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, the Mitchell-Ruff Duo, Luís Bonfá, Don Costa, Gil Evans, Tony Bennett, Wes Montgomery, and Luís Eça, with whom he co-founded the Tamba Trio. He was responsible for the percussion tracks on the movies Cinco Vezes Favela (Leon Hirzman, 1961) (in the segment A Pedreira de São Diogo), Os Cafajestes (Rui Guerra, 1962), and Garrincha, Alegria do Povo (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1963). Other associations include: arranger Radamés Gnattali; Mário Casalli's sextet; Grande Orquestra de Luís César; Izio Gross; Garotos da Bossa Nova (Odeon) with Roberto Menescal; Luís Carlos Vinhas; Luís Paulo; Bill Horn; Bebeto; Moacir Santos; and Ali Ryerson.


Johann Langley: also played with Guns and Roses; Michael Jackson; Aaron Neville; and Rod Stewart.

Joe Craven: also played with Jerry Garcia; David Grisman; Stephane Grappelli and Mark O'Connor; Bonnie Raitt; Alison Krauss; Turtle Island String Quartet; Ken Nordine; and YoYo Ma.
Vicki Calhoun: also sang with George Clinton; Red Hot Chili Peppers; Jane’s Addiction; and Fishbone.

Russell Ives: also played with Derek Smith; Sherry Austin; Naked Earth; and Wig Salad.

Derek Smith: also played with Eugene Novotney; Starlift; Pete Escovedo; The Waybacks; Arthur Godfrey; and Chuchumbe.

Albert Wing: also played with Diana Ross; George Benson; Fowler Brothers; Michael McDonald;Paula Abdul; Scott Henderson; Neil Sadler; and The Grandmothers.

Sinclair Lott: also played with the Mothers of Invention; Freddie Hubbard; Tommy Kay; and Doppelganger.

Ian Gardner: also played with Burton Cummings and Alice Cooper.

Susie London: appears in Guns and Roses video.



Achievements/Awards:

International Film and Television Festival of New York. Gold Medal for Best Original Music (Sunlaw Cogeneration). Two songs from the soundtrack appear on the “Unspoken Words” album on iTunes: Suntro and Sunfilm.
• Clean Air Award, South Coast Air Quality Management District (1998) for SCONOx.
• City of Los Angeles Commendation by Mayor Richard Riordan in recognition and continued support of the Los Angeles Public Library’s photographic project, Shades of L.A.: A Search for Visual Ethnic History from 1991-1996 - February 7, 1996
• County of Los Angeles Commendation by the Board of Supervisors (Chairman of the Board/Supervisor 5th District, Supervisors 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Districts) for efforts to develop pollution control technologies - March 12, 1996
• City of Los Angeles Commendation by the City Council (Council Members 6th, 10th and 11th Districts) for good citizenship, social conscience and many contributions to making people breathe easier through the development of forward-looking innovative pollution-control equipment for industrial applications - June 7, 1996
• ASCAP Special Award for Adult Alternative; Jazz; World; Special Event; Movie; Television - July 1996
• "Citizen of the Week" by KNX Radio for work with the Vernon Elementary School, Los Angeles (1988)
• "Spirit of Life" award from the City of Hope (1988)
• City of Los Angeles Commendation by Mayor Tom Bradley for many outstanding contributions and support of a State Chapter of the City of Hope - June 23, 1985


Bob has appeared on albums produced by:

• Jack Douglas: who also produced John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith, Supertramp, Clutch, and the New York Dolls

• Mack: who also produced Queen; Rolling Stones; Billy Squier and Megadeath; and

• David Holman: who produced and mixed many of the songs on Bob’s albums, and also mixed for No Doubt, Bush, Olivia Newton-John and many others. David also produced Brent Bourgeois, Phil Roy, and Sense Field.

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Lynnbaby

great sonics, Intelligent, informed and beautiful songs
Danziger brings his deep knowlegde of music, the world and environmental issues to shine in his sophisiticated international music. A home run!
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