AÏTONE - Sad By Side

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AÏTONE - Sad By Side

AÏTONE – Sad By Side

 

 

 

 

Aïtone

 

 

Born at the crossroads of Corsica and England, AITONE’s rhythmic and guitar-filled progressive pop music is imbued with shades of rock, electronica and theatrical sound. Think Radiohead vs. Archive!

 

 

 

Previously known as Lemon Incest, the band (formed by Antoine in 2015) garnered the attention and support of French singer/songwriter Fred Chichin, and also appeared on the “CQFD 2007” and “Me, Myspace and My Band” compilations with the song “Novocaine”.

 

 

 

In their quest to explore and expand, AITONE strives to collaborate with other artists, as they did on their first EP with ondes Martenot player Augustin Viard and French rapper Rouda.

 

 

 

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Jademagick

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Jademagick

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Jade’s unique professionally trained voice has captivated audiences for over 30 years. Jade’s first vocal performance occurred at the age of 4. At the young age of 8 she was chosen to sing with a traveling youth choir. Her Semi-professional career began at the age of 15. In her 20’s to early 30’s she traveled nationwide as a professional bass player and back-up singer. Magick holds 2 degrees: one in each music and electronics. Her classically trained background enables her to perform multi-genres ranging from Celtic, jazz, blues, country to hard rock. Jade has performed pre-show for Little Richard and played venues as large as 80,000 people. Multi-talented, her heart and soul goes into her music. Her passion is performing to audiences of all sizes.

 

 

 

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Chi Humm

Chi Humm

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

My real name is Judith Maria Humm, but my friends call me Chi, I am half German and half American and have been living on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain for over 3 decades. I was born in Germany on the 22nd of September and my childhood was not so easy, because my father was in the Army and had to leave us behind – me and my brother, when I was 2 months old.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I have been singing all my life and for the last 20 years professionally – I play guitar and keyboard, I sing in 5 -6 languages, I play in hotels and restaurants and my repertoire is very big.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I do chill-out and relaxing healing music, also blues and jazz and oldies. “This song The Whisper of the Sea” is a coproduction with Sebastian Cuenca, and it is meant to transmit healing and love.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I am still alive and still singing – that is an up – and I am grateful – so far the downs have not got me down.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I made this video myself, mixing free clips from the internet with my own recordings.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I have been singing all my life in many different projects, and I hope to reach and inspire many people and transmit peace and healing.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

It always came from deep within, always.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I believe it is a matter of promotion – because there are some awful hits out there nowadays.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Love finds a way.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Whatever you feel you will transmit – if you feel nothing you will transmit nothing.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I am only just starting; I know this sounds funny.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The lyrics come to me together with the melody, as if an angel would whisper them into my heart.

I record in the small studio of Sebastian Cuenca because he puts his heart into the music.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Stevie Wonder, Shirley Baissey, Ed Sheeran, Tina Turner, Michael McDonald.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have worked with Childo Tomás, Bass, featuring on my video “Inspiration”. On most of songs is the incredible Saxo Grahame Shephard, my best friend who died almost 2 years ago.  I have recorded with Krasi Zorbov; the incredible guitarist on my song “Will I Be With You”.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My saddest day was when my beloved husband died 20 years ago.

My happiest day is yet to come.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I will feed hungry children and provide them a home.

I will record and re-record those songs that don’t sound yet perfect.

I will invite all my friends to something wonderful.

Gravity

N.ave

 

ARTIST NAME: N.ave

SONG TITLE: Gravity (ft IDK)

ALBUM TITLE: Black Magic EP

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2018

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

I chose music because I needed a creative outlet. Music helps me express my ideas freely.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

“Gravity” came from a place of frustration. I’ve been told many times to stop rapping or to stop making music. On this song I’m saying I’m too gone.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

 

Release

 

N.ave in Philly Mag

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I work as a Business Analyst for an Insurance Company by day. I love to travel. I’m somewhat fluent in Swahili (working on this everyday though!)

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Discuss your music career.

Prior to being a solo artist I focused on being a producer. I decided to pursue a solo career because I was tired of dealing with the egos of artists. I also get more satisfaction working on whole albums as opposed to doing a song here and a song there.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name. 

Nave is my middle name backwards (Evan). I added the period ‘.’ inside of N.ave to avoid clashes with artists that have similar names. I also like to think that N.ave also stands for New Avenues.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Flashing Lights by Kanye – I am a fan of simple artistic videos. This video says so much by being minimalistic.

 

We Dem Boyz by Wiz Khalifa – I am a fan of videos and film that appear to have been shot in a single take.

 

King of the Fall by The Weeknd – This is a non-album single for The Weeknd. This video captures how I felt when I first saw the video.

 

Are you that Somebody by Aaliyah – I might be choosing this for nostalgia but I loved the hell out of this video when I was a kid.

 

Through the Wire by Kanye – Kanye is somewhat problematic but his videos are always spectacular. This was his first video and highlighted his accident and rise to fame via a cork board. It’s a great video.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

I’m inspired by other good music. I just want to get better. I want to say things differently.

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Tell us your impression on dealing with paparazzi.

There needs to be ground rules. It’s ok to snap pictures when at events but there needs to be a respect zone. Stars should not be harassed when at their homes, going grocery shopping, etc.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

Long story short, I made the beat and decided to write on it. I sent it to a friend of mine to rap with me but he never finished the verse. Out of frustration I went searching for another artist. I was told to email IDK’s (formerly Jay IDK) management and he decided to do it. Next thing I know IDK’s career takes off as I’m releasing my project.

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Tell us your future projects.

My goal is to release 4 EP’s this year. I have released ‘Black Professional’ & ‘Black Magic’ thus far. I think the next project will be out this August. It’ll have the prefix of Black again but I haven’t decided on the whole name yet.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

Countless people and I know I will forget people. So I will leave it at the most important person: My wife Gloria.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

If you referring to Auto tune then I’m more or less ambivalent. It’s a tool that can be used. Some people overdo it but in moderation it is cool.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

This reminds me of the Project Management Triangle “Pick 2 out of 3: Fast, Good or Cheap.” I personally don’t like the speed at which music comes out because I can hear the poor mixing and issues with a lot of releases. Though technology is better a lot of the mixes nowadays are so bad. I love the new music, I just think, as an industry, the mixing quality has declined.

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

The music industry is brutal. There isn’t a lot of transparency and everyone isn’t compensated. If you look at the film industry (even though there are a lot of problems #metoo) everyone from the stars to the guys who are in the wardrobe department get paid and credited. You can have a middle class income in the film industry. I don’t think it’s as easy in music IMO.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

I don’t think it’s a problem. It helps me define my taste more. For example, I was never a fan of Crunk (Hip-Hop) but I like Trap (Hip-Hop).

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

The easy answer is to say Country Music but I don’t listen to it enough to have an opinion (though Ke$ha’s album was really good and had country influences in it).

(Top 40) R&B is one of the more frustrating genres for me though. I don’t feel like it has evolved as much as I would have hoped. It’s now more a derivative of Hip-Hop.

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

The Dark Knight – I love this movie. Amazing villain. Best Batman film hands down. Done by my favorite director.

 

Inglorious Basterds – Brad Pitt was really good in this. Fun idea by Quentin Tarantino.

 

Remember the Titans – In hindsight this movie is considered to be just ok. But as a kid I loved it.

 

Inception – Another great Nolan move. Tom Hardy and Leo are amazing in it. And it’s fun to see an original script for once given a good budget.

 

Arrival – Just brilliant. If aliens were to come to earth then this is how it would happen. Hats off to the director of photography because every shot was impressive to the eyes.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is called Gravity. I feel like people are often trying to pull me down. I was always told I shouldn’t rap for a variety of reasons. This song is telling people that I’m too gone.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The title of the EP is Black Magic. My goal as an artist is to show that there are other dimensions to Black people and Hip-Hop artists. There is a lot more magic than what is often sold in the media.

Denise Bestman

Denise Bestman

 

 

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Discuss your music career.

Currently the career is in limbo. I had taken some time off to focus on my studies and feel like a normal teen again. At first I was younger and the pressure was intense especially when it came down to branding yourself and meeting new people whom you may or may not meet again. It was very nerve racking at 13 years old. Being that I am now turning 18 in less than 2 months I feel more comfortable about getting back into the groove of things to finish UNDEFINED (debut record) as long as my college studies can coincide with recording.

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Tell us how you write lyrics to your song.

Initially I am attracted to a song through its title. So automatically when I saw GALLERY OF FOOLS written by a lyricist my manager had found the melody ran straight through my head. In fact I figured why not transition from a sad ballad I had made from my song HIDDEN to an upbeat love song.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

You can though go to my Website and see some interviews and other media attention I received for my Target commercial during the Grammys, performing with my PS 22 choir and commentary by various known people within the industry.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

My life is at this moment an ongoing roller coaster. Right now I am preparing to go to college this coming fall. I am slowly transitioning from a child to a mini grown up. Most importantly I am taking life on a day to day basis and am excited to see what’s next.

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

There is no career as of now currently. I know my team is currently looking for labels to sign with in order to finish UNDEFINED. If God has a plan for me in the world of music I will definitely take it. My dream is to be a singer but if that is not the chosen path, then college and becoming a criminal prosecutor is something that interests me greatly.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

My artist’s name is simply my formal government. To be completely honest I could not think of a stage name. It has frequently popped up in my mind that there was nothing wrong with just being YOU. It’s your own truth that’s being sold through your music anyways so why not your own name. Plus, I felt my last name alone BESTMAN sounded pretty official so I am fine with it.

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List your five favorite music videos with reasons.

 

Unforgettable by French Montana featuring Swae

 

Work by Rhianna

 

Who Run The World by Beyonce

 

Thriller by Micheal Jackson

 

Formation by Beyonce

 

All 5 of these music videos hold so much diversity and the vibes are so authentic to me. I mean Unforgettable the melody is so captivating that when the beat drops you’re automatically doing the little dance that French Montana was doing. It really hit home for me when I saw that the video was filmed in Africa, although not from my family’s country of Liberia, I still felt a connection because that’s what I saw growing up as a child in Africa. As for Work I am all for island vibes. Beyonce’s two videos are spectacular, she is all about female empowerment as am I. Kudos to Beyonce! As for the Thriller video, well it’s Michael and the choreography is simply out of this world. It still seems fresh today.

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Tell us the source of your inspiration.

My source of inspiration comes from the Bible. I practice Christianity. Sometimes when I have no one to talk to, I kneel down and pray to God first. In the end the problems may still exist but the effects do not feel as harmful after praying and talking to God. I always find a way to accomplish things.

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 Tell your impressions on dealing with the paparazzi.

To be honest I rarely had to deal with the paparazzi when my initial music experience transpired. Even when I did the commercial for Target the coverage was rare. On one occasion there was literally one photographer standing outside of Fox 5 News and all I could do was smile. Although I do get fan mail from time to time and people send their music tracks for my perspective and opinions it is never bothersome. I think it’s pretty cool how much you can inspire people to do something no matter how old you are.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

The song was produced by Nadim Issa at Let ’Em Records in Brooklyn, lyrics by Raymond Bach, melody and vocals by me. I felt like at that particular time I had so much to say and not knowing how to put it. All my feelings that I had considered to be wrapped up was considered the GALLERY and some of them had a lot to do with the experiences I had in my life that were considered “foolish.”

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Tell us of any future projects you are involved in.

I would have to say that finishing my debut record UNDEFINED. After that we’ll see how it goes from there.

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List all the names of those whom have supported you so far. Definitely my team that I had mentioned previously along with my manager Aziz Bey, my old music teacher from PS 22 whom I am still in contact with today, my family and most importantly myself.

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Tell us your viewpoint of vocal auto tuning.

I feel vocal auto tuning is not for everyone. That is definitely another skill to enable besides singing. There’s so much you can use it on with a voice. Everyone’s vocal chords are different. So if you want to produce like that you have to be very careful that you don’t end up having something that sounds cartoonish or nonmusical. Honestly, if you have authentic vocals then don’t hide it, embrace it!

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

Quantity works hand in hand with quality. At times one can overshadow the other and that can have good or bad results. For example the song “Bad and Bougie” by Migos featuring Lil Uzi. Just the quality of the chorus alone in my opinion made the song as popular as it was. It definitely grabbed the younger generation’s attention for sure and to some extent older people as well, the best of both worlds. I feel like music now has become more about quality rather than quantity.

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Tell us your viewpoints on comparing music to a non-music career.

Music for me defines a way of life. When it comes to opening up generally I have a hard time. With the sound of grace hidden feelings start to arise and I am able to vocalize my thoughts through melody. A non-music career could be just as fulfilling but in a different way perhaps. As I said whichever is the road chosen I will be successful.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub genres.

I feel like categorizing music in these genres are wrong. Everyone has something different to offer at any given time. Just because someone relates more by making smooth soulful ballads, they shouldn’t be put into a box of R&B. Music is music.

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State the genre of music you dislike.

I do not dislike a specific genre of music.

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List your 5 favorite movies with reason.

MY COUSIN VINNY

 

BILLY MADISON

 

PRECIOUS

 

BLACK PANTHER

 

BIG DADDY

 

It was great to see an action movie with a black super hero, I love Adam Sandler, to me he is a legend, he does not even have to try hard, his vibe shines through the screen while watching him. My Cousin Vinny is just a classic comedy, Joe Pesci is hilarious. Precious was a great film and eye opening experience about a young woman struggling against poverty and abuse and the struggle to succeed against those odds. An uplifting film to say the least.

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State the title of the song and meaning.

GALLERY OF FOOLS. As I previously mentioned, the gallery to me is all my experiences being wrapped up and the foolish part is basically about experiences that when I look back were foolish.

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State the title of the album.

Well hopefully we will find the support and get it finished. The name I chose is UNDEFINED. I chose this title because I don’t like the idea of being put into any type of genre or box as it were. Music is as I said is music. Put what you have out there and let the people enjoy it for the music it is and represents to them…

Ice the Don

 

Quinton E. Otis, otherwise known as Ice The Don (or Tony “Black” Soprano) was born in Ca$hville, TN. to Terrance Otis and Kim Dillard. The tragic death of his father when he was just ten years old, forced his mom Kim to move Quinton to low income housing in the inner city. Kim worked hard to provide the best opportunities for her family and education for her son, however due to a devastating illness, Quinton found most of his time being spent with his grandmother. He recalls, “I remember listening to gospel music on the way to Sunday school every Sunday, she wanted me to be a preacher”, he laughs. Due to his grandmother’s devote religion practices, Otis was forced to sneak and listen to his rap idols which included the likes of the Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Otis attended Antioch High School, where he met best friend Terrance C. Lake. It was with the inspiration and help of Lake that his entrepreneurial flair was first exhibited through a successful math project, that he added his lyrical talents to and later sold for profit to his classmates. This dynamic duo would come to form The Desert Eagles. Sadly before their debut album could be released Lake took his own life by way of suicide. The loss of his best friend coupled with the death of his grandmother, sent Otis into a downward spiral that he would sit in for many years vowing “never to rap again”.

It wasn’t until the birth of his son & daughter (born 7 months apart), Otis would find a new guiding source and inspiration. With his son & daughter as new motivation, he found new focus and set out to give the rap game something it had been yearning for, a true hip hop artist.

 

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Pablo Embon

Pablo Embon

 

Pablo Embon originally hails from Argentina, rich in its history of tango and Andean folk music, where he learned from famed classical guitarist Eduardo Isaac. Pablo played in several modern bands and as a single musician in his youth.

 

Pablo Embon is a true musical veteran if ever there was one. Though he currently resides and works in Israel, he was born, and spent much of his childhood, far and away in Argentina. It was there that he took up the piano and guitar at age 7. After playing in several modern bands during his youth, Pablo’s musical journey expanded to include not only mastering multiple musical instruments, but also recording, production and orchestration. And now, 35 years of music experience later, he has composed, performed, mixed and mastered an astounding 16 albums—all on his own, making this troubadour artist not simply a musical master, but a DIY guru as well.

 

When later in life, Embon immigrated to Israel; its unique blend of klezmer, Hebrew and Middle Eastern music no doubt had an influence on the musician who at this point had already spent years creating and performing unique modern and alternative jazz compositions.

 

Embon started his music education at very young age. As a child he developed intuitive composition skills, adopting piano and guitar as his core musical instruments. Later on, he pursued advanced music education in the composition and harmonization fields and won recognitions in several public music contests in Argentina.

 

Once in Israel, Embon became an independent musician. He continued his education in music recording, production and orchestration, all including original composition and arrangements. These albums contain different music styles, such as alternative, smooth and fusion jazz, orchestral instrumentals and solo piano with some classical music influences.

 

Embon is not a purist when it comes to jazz. His music is fusion, drawing on direct or indirect influences that include Pat Metheny, Azymuth (a great band from Brazil that emerged in the 1970s), the late bassist Jaco Pastorius and Chick Corea’s Return to Forever (especially the early edition with Airto Moreira and Joe Farrell).

 

With over 35 years of music experience, Pablo Embon has the advantage over other egregiously talented musicians in that he is highly accomplished on multiple instruments and has had the privilege of studying and composing in vastly different geographic sectors.

 

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