Jerry Garcia Music Arts releases new Studio Outtakes album
“Front Street Outtakes” is based on rare studio material from a recording session between the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and Indo-American musician Sanjay Mishra.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Jerry Garcia Music Arts label will release a new album titled “Front Street Outtakes” on January 5. The tracks on the album consist of studio snippets from a 1994 recording session featuring Jerry Garcia grateful dead and Sanjay Mishra, a Native American guitarist-songwriter. The collaboration presents a new direction that the always creative Garcia began to explore during his musical journey.
The unreleased “Front Street Outtakes” recordings represent one of Garcia’s last full album recording projects completed at Grateful Dead’s iconic Club Front Studios. The recordings are from unedited material used in the creation of the 1995 album “Blue Incantation”.
As for all Sanjay Mishra work, the music on the album has a multicultural and eclectic appeal. It fuses Eastern and Western influences, brilliantly combining Mishra’s Indian-inspired guitar textures with Garcia’s masterful musical fluidity.
A charitable component of the “Front Street Outtakes” project will benefit the Self-Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda. Yogananda is known to have written the highly acclaimed “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Self-Realization Fellowship is a worldwide spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda to serve as an instrument for the preservation and worldwide dissemination of her writings and teachings, including Kriya Yoga.
Jerry Garcia Music Arts will donate 25% of his net income from each digital music stream on the album to Self-Realization Fellowship.
“Front Street Outtakes” Mastered by Grammy Award Winning Sound Engineer David glasser. The album will be available on most digital streaming platforms. As seen on the album cover, Jerry played the Eagle guitar for this recording – the first of several custom instruments built for him by luthier Doug Irwin in 1971. It should be noted that a Sanskrit prayer for happiness is encrusted on the fingerboard of the guitar.
Reflecting on the music he produced with Garcia, Mishra commented, “Unique and mysterious, these mixes consist of recordings in pure form, with just the guitars and percussion, all unreleased, including the tape reel that flows on the first track. “
The album’s three tracks on “Front Street Outtakes” are titled “Loving Sky”, “Dancing” and “Pranam”.
Referring to the first track, production consultant Philippe Melia, originally from Liverpool and guitarist for the Pete Best Band, spoke of the moving experience of ‘Loving Sky’: the sky and you can be anywhere. “
Visuals for this musical release include a sleeve note booklet containing rare studio photos of the recording session as well as Garcia’s musical-themed pen and ink drawing “Uncorrected Manuscript”. This image, in its raw and pure form, can be interpreted as a visual metaphor for the recordings on “Front Street Outtakes”.
The pocket note booklet and new limited edition giclées of the “Uncorrected Manuscript” are available at Terrapin Gallery website.
“It is an honor to support the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda with the music of my late husband,” said Manasha Garcia, co-producer at Jerry Garcia Music Arts. “There is an interesting circularity in this project, as my grandfather gave me his copy of ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ to read when I was a teenager. Later when I started singing in the Choral Self-Realization Fellowship, Jerry listened to the choral practice tapes and played the guitar to help me keep up with the scores of the holiday recitals. “
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On Sanjay Mishra
Sanjay Mishra is an American Indian musician and graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Mishra plays with an eclecticism influenced by his multicultural background. You can read more about his work at www.mishra.net.
About the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
Since 1920, the Self-Realization Fellowship has been dedicated to continuing the spiritual and humanitarian work of its founder, Paramahansa Yogananda, widely revered as the father of yoga in the West.
The SRF is a global religious organization with international headquarters located in Los Angeles. As expressed in the Goals and ideals formulated by Paramahansa Yogananda, the company seeks to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family and to help those of all cultures and nationalities to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility and divinity of the human spirit.
For more information, please visit https://yogananda.org.
Jerry Garcia Music Arts
Jerry Garcia Music Arts is a mission-based arts and music entertainment service company inspired by the legendary musician and artist Jerry Garcia.
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