04-24-19 | Songs for Listening | Hans Wendl
Producer, agent & manager, Hans Wendl, picked tunes for Wednesday, April 24 at Songs for Listening. He began his career in the music business with the ECM Records in his hometown of Munich in the mid-1970s and was associated with the German label for 12 years before moving to the US in 1986. Subsequently, Hans was director of the Gramavision Records label for Rykodisc for three years during the mid-1990s.
Hans has produced the recordings of many notable jazz and intentional artists, including Don Byron, Charlie Haden, Bill Frisell, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Tin Hat (formerly Tin Hat Trio). Of the over 30 recordings he has produced, 5 have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards and, in 2002, Ravi Shankar's ‘Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000' won the GRAMMY for Best World Music Album. Hans retains a boutique roster of hand-picked artists he agents under the Hans Wendl Produktion shingle, those musicians include Dafnis Prieto, Ron Miles, Myra Melford, Yosvany Terry, and Edward Simon.
'Suzanne / Hey Now Hey The Other Side of the Sky' by Aretha Franklin from 'Rare & Unreleased Recordings ... '
'As This Moment Slips Away' by Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus from 'The Bad Plus Joshua Redman'
'The Militant Ecologist' by Marc Ribot & Meshell Ndegeocello from 'Songs of Resistance 1942-2018)
'Triangle' by Edward Simon from 'Sorrows & Triumphs'
'Harmony' by Paul Motian, Bill Frisell & Joe Lovano from 'I Have The Room Above Her'