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Human Activity Suite

Label: Songlines Recordings
Released: 2009
Track listing: Lima (South America); Blindspot (North America); Human Activity; Stir (Antarctica); Not So Far (Australia); Current; Carbonic; Blue Marble (Africa); By a Foot (Europe); Waves (Asia).

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Commissionato dalla Chamber Music Orchestra, Human Activity Suite è un progetto ambizioso incentrato sul tema della salvaguardia ambientale. Un'opera che trascende i confini del jazz per concentrarsi sul retaggio musicale dei continenti. Suoni etnici, musica folk e rock per un percorso variegato in cui a spiccare è la chitarra del leader. Pur non essendo un disco ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

In June 2008, Brad Shepik premiered his work Human Activity Suite: Sounding a Response to Climate Change in New York. It was born out of his concern for the environment and the impact of climate change. Shepik, who is drawn to the music of other countries, wrote one tune for each of the seven ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Brad Shepik's Human Activity Suite is a ten-part mingling of world music materials from various cultures and ecological concerns. Sponsored by Chamber Music America's New Works program, the project sees guitarist Shepik enlarging his usual trio with Gary Versace on keyboards and Tom Rainey on drums to include trumpeter Ralph Alessi and bassist Drew Gress. The ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by J Hunter

Theoretically, it should be difficult to do protest music without lyrics; nevertheless, that hasn't stopped Terence Blanchard, Ben Allison, and--most recently--Jeff “Tain" Waits from launching heat-seeking discs aimed right at the heart of some of this decade's most sensitive political issues. Now it's guitarist Brad Shepik's turn at bat with Human Activity Suite, only he's done ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Martin Gladu

Deep-blue oceans, airbrushed clouds, flaking dabs of greens receding into desolate plains... Remember the first time you saw a picture of the Earth? Remember that feeling?Did you know one can cover the Earth with one's thumb when standing from the Moon? Defenseless in the pitch-black, still silence of the Universe, our home--at least, that ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Social issues are not new to jazz composers. Sonny Rollins and Charles Mingus wrote music in the heyday of the civil right movement and more recently Charlie Haden produced his antiwar Not In Our Name (Verve, 2005) for his Liberation Music Orchestra. Guitarist Brad Shepik, like many of us, is thinking globally. He speaks to the ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Guitarist Brad Shepik has admitted that a strictly musical approach to environmental issues may not be as persuasive as a song that can speak directly to specific problems with its lyrics. Nevertheless, his Human Activity Suite, a series of world music pieces intermixed with pieces highlighting the causes and effects of global climate change, is a ...

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Brad Shepik: Human Activity Suite

Read "Human Activity Suite" reviewed by Troy Collins

A powerful indictment of mankind's role in global warming, Human Activity Suite is guitarist Brad Shepik's most expansive and earnest project to date. Global warming is an issue close to Shepik's heart, as explained in a December 2008 interview with Frank A. Matzner.A well-versed world traveler, Shepik has explored many cultural traditions--both on his ...


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