The world of bugs normally passes beneath our notice, yet shrink yourself to their size, see them in and you’ll enter a world you’d never believe existed. Big Bugs in uses specially developed technology to take the viewer on a global journey, from Mexico and the rainforests of Asia to our own backyards.
Lasse Lindgren writes of his new release: “Spirits 1 was a tribute to Maynard Ferguson, one of my great trumpet heroes. We were able to record this thanks to my very good friend and manager Ernie Garside and my “Big Constellation”. When it became apparent that Ernie was in possession of a large collection of unrecorded MF-material, the idea was born for a follow-up album. It turned out to be a brilliant mix of arrangements that was not only enough for one but even a double album and so I thought, OK why not? My goal is to play the music in my own way, in a personal, creative process. I am not trying to be MF or copy him, which would be both impossible and uninteresting. I just want to be myself and, together with wonderful fellow- musicians, help to keep the music alive, as it rightly deserves. Maynard was often called “The Fox”, so here it is - SPIRITS 2 - THE UNRECORDED FOX.”
The product of over two years of research, ‘Haiti Direct’ is the first compilation to bring together rarities from the heyday of Haiti’s compas and twoubadou scenes during 1960-1978. Compiled by Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, the album features tracks by Ibo Combo, Les Loups Noirs, Ti Paris and more.