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Minnie Riperton Tribute | July 12th | Grand Performances

ADVENTURES FROM PARADISE
A Tribute to Minnie Riperton
July 12th | Grand Performances | 8PM


On Saturday, July 12th, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Decoders will be joined by a 20-piece ensemble that will include very special guest vocalists to celebrate the life and music of female soul icon Minnie Riperton. The event is entitled Adventures From Paradise and will feature a live remixing and reinterpretation of her music, which has never been done before.

This unprecedented concert will be honoring contributors to her music such as Richard Rudolph (her husband and co-writer) Leon Ware, Charles Stepney and the psychedelic soul sounds of his multi-racial 60’s super group The Rotary Connection (of which Minnie was also a part of), as well as highlighting her work with Stevie Wonder and other great producers/songwriters like Stewart Levine and many more.

July 12th marks the date of her transition into the infinite. Falling victim to breast cancer at the young age of 31, Minnie spent her last days on earth in Los Angeles; paying tribute to her musical greatness in the last place she called home is an honor which The Decoders do not take lightly. It will be a magical night under the stars at Grand Performances, a historic outdoor live music venue in downtown LA’s California Plaza. The event is free, all ages and open to the public.

The Ensemble:
Todd M. Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn, music director
Adam Berg – keyboards, music director
accompanied by:
Blake Colie – drums
Eugene Brandon Owens – bass
Patrick Bailey – guitar
Tracy Wannomae – tenor, alto sax
Claire Courchene – trombone, cello
Pete Jacobson – cello
Thomas Lea – viola
Paul Cartwright – violin
Tylana Renga – violin
Steve Haney – percussion
Shafiq Husayn – percussion
Sly 5th Ave – Woodwinds

The vocal cast:
Amber Coffman
Andree Belle
Angel Deradoorian
Arlene Deradoorian
Coco O
Gavin Turek
Jimetta Rose
Joey Dosik
Kadhja Bonet
Kimbra
Loren Oden
Mara Hruby
Moses Sumney
Nia Andrews
Niki Randa
Thalma De Freitas
& Very Special Surprise Guests!

w/ Members of the KJLH Radio Free Choir
led by: Natasha Feltus

Hosted by KCRW DJs
Aaron Byrd and Anthony Valadez
Curated/Produced by:
Rocio “wyldeflower” Contreras

Event captured by:
Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Greg “the Dude” Ponstingl

GRAND PERFORMANCES is located at:
California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90071

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MdCL’s CHURCH : Live Launch LA

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the countdown is on! just over two weeks until my new album CHURCH will be released worldwide on CD+digital, with double vinyl coming a month later. it’s been a super fun process getting the album together, and now i can’t wait to unveil it to ears far and wide 🙂 

to celebrate the new album, i’m doing TWO nights of live launch shows at our favorite LA spot, THE BLUE WHALEMAY 24 + 25, memorial day weekend. there’s a great cast of guests joining me, and as well as pre-sale discount tickets, you can pre-order the CD now and pick it up and get it signed at the show – before it even gets released.

invite your friends and be ready for two great nights of music – see you there!

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MARK de CLIVE-LOWE’s CHURCH

LIVE ALBUM LAUNCH

SATURDAY 24 + SUNDAY 25 MAY @ THE BLUE WHALE

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

doors 8pm / first set 9pm (seated) / second set 11pm (standing)

guest DJs J Rocc, Jeremy Sole + Ghost

$15 discount presales / $20 at the door / $12 pre-order CDs

DISCOUNT PRESALE TICKETS LINK

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

featuring MARK de CLIVE-LOWE with guests:

MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON (Suite for Ma Dukes) | JOSIEL PEREZ HERNANDEZ (Orlando ‘Maraca’ Valle) | JOSH JOHNSON (Thelonious Monk Institute) | BEN SHEPHERD (Kendrick Lamar/ScHoolboy Q) | JAMIRE WILLIAMS (ERIMAJ/Robert Glasper) + NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common) | LOW LEAF (Fresh Selects) * Saturday only | DJ JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/TheLIFT) *Saturday only | DJ J ROCC (Stones Throw) * Sunday only | DJ GHOST (Paris, France)

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celebrating the launch of Mark’s new album CHURCHout worldwide on CD+digital May 27  (Mashibeats/Ropeadope Records)

digital pre-sales from May 13 via iTunes

2LP vinyl out in July

CHURCH LA: Sunday Service!

MARK de CLIVE-LOWE presents:
CHURCH LA: Sunday Service

Sunday 10 November 8pm-late @ The Virgil

4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 [map]
$10 at the door + Kickstarter donations welcomed!

Celebrating 3 years of CHURCH, the final few days of the CHURCH album Kickstarter campaign and my 5 year anniversary of moving to LA, this Sunday we’re doing it up the way we do at The Virgil for CHURCH LA: Sunday Service.

Surprise guests and CHURCH regulars will be joining me for an epic live set, and the guest DJ lineup is a collection of my favorite LA selectors and spinners in two rooms: Anthony Valadez (KCRW), Damon Turner (GREEDY City), DJ Destroyer (Umoja/Strictly Social), DJ House Shoes (Street Corner Music), Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Sean O (Dublab/KPFK) and Son ZOO (Ethio Cali). I might even jump on the decks later in the night after the live set myself 😉

-MdCL

FACEBOOK EVENT | FUSICOLOGY | wepresentCHURCH.com
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CHURCH NYC + LA Spring Editions

MdCL’s CHURCH is now a quarterly event on both coasts. NYC, save the date: APRIL 11 @ Le Poisson Rouge (LPR). LA, save the date: APRIL 27 at a secret downtown warehouse location… something special brewing for sure!

wepresentCHURCH.com

* more MdCL’s CHURCH shows coming up: Germany, Holland, Australia… and more to come

TAKE THE SPACE TRANE – OUT NOW

MdCL’s epic big band-meets-the-beats album Take the Space Trane is out now on Tru Thoughts Records

iTUNES (digital) | AMAZON (CD)

Peace Go With You, Gil + MdCL presents CHURCH at Mercado La Paloma

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Peace Family,Mercado La Paloma is thrilled to present a spectacular FREE evening for music and culture lovers of ALL AGES as it hosts two incredible events in one night on February 24 from 7pm-11pm.

The festivities will begin with the celebatory sounds of special guest DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW / theLift / Afro Funke) setting the atmosphere on the 1s and 2s.

This will transition into an intimate presentation of last year’s epic “Peace Go With You, Gil” concert in tribute to the late cultural icon, Gil Scott-Heron. Those who missed the first tribute in 2012 will have a second opportunity to catch the
virtuosic performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world under the direction of celebrated musical director and drummer, Dexter Story.
Special guest for the night includes Scott-Heron’s daughter, Gia Scott-Heron.

The all star ensemble features:
Vocals: Jimetta Rose and Love-Logiq
Trumpet: Todd M. Simon
Tenor Saxophone: Kamasi Washington
Keyboards: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Guitar: Patrick Bailey
Bass: Trevor Ware
Percussion: Allakoi Peete
Drums: Dexter Story
With special guest: Gia Scott-Heron
Visuals: Professor Nalepa

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick

See and hear the wonder of the PGWYG Full ensemble show last Summer @ Grand Performances:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC7273834CD3971C2

https://soundcloud.com/peacegowithyougil

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The night will shift gears Mercado La Paloma hosts an exclusive presentation of international superstar DJ, Mark de Clive-Lowe’s widely popular club night, “CHURCH,” featuring some of music’s most innovative artists. MdCL’s “CHURCH” residence in LA and NYC is equal parts jazz club, live remix experiment and dance party.

The artistic heavies invited for the night include KAMASI WASHINGTON (Brainfeeder), NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common), SHAFIQ HUSAYN (Sa-Ra), FREDDIE WASHINGTON (Patrice Rushen/Herbie Hancock), DERF REKLAW
(Ramsey Lewis/The Pharoahs), DEXTER STORY (Kindred Spirits), and special surprises.

Past guests include the likes of Mark Kelley (The Roots), James Genus (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea), Jean Grae (Talib Kweli/The Roots), Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) and countless more alongside guest DJs including Questlove, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina and The Gaslamp Killer.

http://wepresentchurch.com/

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DETAILS FOR “PEACE GO WITH YOU , GIL” + “MARK DE CLIVE-
LOWE’S ‘CHURCH’”:
Sunday, February 24 from 7PM – 11PM

7:00pm-8:00pm: Jeremy Sole
8:00pm-9:00pm: Peace Go With You, Gil
9:00pm – 9:15pm: Jeremy Sole
9:15pm – 10:15pm: MdCL presents CHURCH
10:15pm – 10:45pm: Jeremy Sole
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Thank you to our partners for making all of this possible ::
Artplace America
Grand Performance
The3Collective
Designs by Colleen

THE LOVERS by nia andrews

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From the forthcoming EP, Colours…and it’s FREE! [thank you nia! xo]
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THE LOVERS
(N. Andrews/ D. Johnson/A. Remanda)Speak low move close let the world disappear
There’s nowhere I would rather be than right here
I’ve heard people talk about it never had my own
A warm place the rarest thing I’ve ever known…like waking up inside a dreamNo need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like apples and ruby ringsWhite lace fine shoes dancing around the room
We play like two lovers coming into bloom
Diptyque. John Lee Hooker’s playing. Blue Moon. Ruby Woo.
You smile and I sing my part to you: “…knocks me dead right off my feet”No need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like flowers and teaI won’t save it for later I’m gonna spend it all where we are
And whose to say we won’t waver for now we’ll try to be just lie with meNo need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like Paris, Miles and Joni
Yeah you’re my favorite thing like apples and ruby rings
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credits

released 11 February 2013
Vocals: Nia Andrews
Piano: Deron Johnson
Acoustic and Electric Guitar: Chris Bruce
Drums: Quinn Orison
Recorded at Pete Min Studios, Los AngelesProduced by: Deron Johnson
Associate Producers: Nia Andrews, Andrea Remanda
Arrangement by Nia Andrews, Deron Johnson, Andrea Remanda
Mixed by Charlie Holmes, London UK
Graphic Design: Roman Teaniopost via: http://niaandrews.bandcamp.com/track/the-lovers-42084985883-1enjoy.
wf.xo.

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MdCL’s ChurchLA: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla)

MdCL's CHURCH: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla) | Los Angeles!

this. is. gonna. be. magical. from east to west and back. Church Cali style~

in association with Giant Step, FROLAB + Fusicology…. Thursday 23 August at Del Monte Speakeasy/Townhouse Basement in Venice! Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of every month – CHURCH LA!

With Mark de Clive-Lowe out of town for this one, CHURCH is happy to be welcoming live sets from SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla).

DOVE SOCIETY is a creative collective of musicians, vocalist, artist, writers, performers & producers based out of Los Angeles, which consist of Sha

fiq Husayn, Jimetta Rose, J-Mitchell/Melodious Fly, Fatima & Breezy LoveJoy. Dove Society brings a brand of music from a wide range of musical styles that reaches into the past & on onward into the future.

“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times

From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…

“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York

Guests at MdCL’s CHURCH have included the finest of jazz and soul musicians including DJ Spinna, Jose James, Coco Owino (Qaudron), Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Nate Smith (Jose James/Dave Holland), Sy Smith, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (Mos Def/Common), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Jody Watley (Shalamar), Vesta Williams (RIP), Leon Mobley (Michael Jackson), Ohmega Watts, Sy Smith, Greg Hutchinson (Joshua Redman), Dwight Trible (Pharoah Sanders), DJs The Gaslamp Killer, Lefto, Ge-ology, Aaron Byrd, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and many more….

$5 before 10 / $10 after