The Backyardigans is a Canadian–American CGI-animated musical TV series created by Janice Burgess, It is a co-production of animation studio Nelvana and Nickelodeon Animation Studios. The series debuted on October 11,2004 and ended on May 31,2010, the show airs on Treehouse TV in Canada. In 2015, the first season was included as part of Nickelodeons Noggin app, the series was based upon a live-action pilot produced in 1998 titled Me and My Friends. The series follows a pattern and centers around an assortment of neighboring playmates depicted as bipedal, anthropomorphic animals, Pablo, Austin. The main character or characters opens the snack hosts house door, fence, or around the corner, the picture is lifeless with some background bird noises often heard as iris closes, ending the episode. Each of the five characters on the show have two actors, one for speaking, and the other for singing. The dancing on the show is first performed by live-action dancers, Beth Bogush, describes the process, What we do is we film the live footage in the studio, send that off and they do a Leica, and they send it to the animators.
The animators watch, and were pretty precise, what we film for that day is pretty close to what you see in the character. A curious, self-confident and high-spirited pink spotted character, shes the most powerful of the bunch, the series uses the name Uniqua for both the character and her species. She wears pink polka-dotted overalls and has a pair of swirled antennae on top of her head, Uniqua is sweet and friendly, though her strong opinions and occasional stubbornness get in the way of her relationships. While imagining herself having the roles that require brains and fortitude, creator Janice Burgess describes Uniqua as the child she wishes she was like as a child. Pablo tends to be the most excitable of the group and is best friends with Tyrone, due to his energy and impetuousness, he often goes into a panic attack when he faces an obstacle, running around in circles and telling everyone not to worry until someone interrupts him. The number of panic attacks decreased considerably after the first season and his propensity for getting overexcited is a major plot point.
Pablo is absent for one episode, Chichen-Itza Pizza, at the end of most episodes, he remarks, That was an excellent adventure, dont you think. Despite not appearing to wear trousers, Tyrone somehow manages to put his hands in his pockets, speaking voice, Reginald Davis Jr. Jordan Coleman and Christopher Grant, Jr. She is a girl on the outside, but is more rational. She is the most serious of the characters, although Tasha can be just as easygoing from time to time. She is more tomboyish than her friend Uniqua, from the second season onward, she has a more amiable personality, as well as a more muscular appearance than the other characters
Tony Garnier (musician)
This page is for the musician. For the architect, see Tony Garnier, Tony Garnier is an American bassist, best known as an accompanist to Bob Dylan, with whom he has played since 1989. He is Dylans longest-running sideman, and has sometimes been characterized as his director as well. He played with Robert Gordon in the early 1980s and he was a long-time sideman for David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona, and was briefly a member of the Saturday Night Live house band. Tony Garnier is the brother of DJalma Garnier born 1954, the fiddler, guitarist. The two brothers, along with first cousin Stephen Stevo Théard, are the descendants of Papa Garnier to become professional musicians in the legacy of this significant New Orleans musical family. Both of their parents were working with non-profits in California. Before joining Dylans Never Ending Tour Band in 1989, Tony added bass tracks to films by Jim Jarmusch and he appeared in Bob Dylans 2003 film Masked and Anonymous. Garnier worked with Michelle Branch on her studio album, Everything Comes and Goes.
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Mauro Refosco is a Brazilian percussionist. He is best known as the recording and touring percussionist for the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Refosco is a member of the experimental supergroup Atoms for Peace and the forró band Forro in the Dark. Refosco was briefly a member of Dirty Projectors, born in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, Refosco moved to New York City, in 1992, to pursue a Masters education at the Manhattan School of Music. He has written and produced music for Off-Broadway productions, composed soundtracks for films, Refosco obtained a Bachelor in Percussion at the São Paulo State University in 1990 and Masters in Percussion at the Manhattan School of Music in 1994. After completing his masters program he started recording and performing with various American artists, the group was such a hit that they started a weekly residency at the club. The band have released two albums and one EP so far including 2006s Bonfires of São João, 2008s Dia de Roda EP, in 2009, Refosco joined Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and Radiohead singer, Thom Yorke in their side-project, Atoms for Peace.
In order to perform his solo work live. The band released their album, Amok in 2013. In 2011, Refosco performed on tracks of the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Im with You along with the b-sides compilation, Im Beside You. Refosco joined the touring lineup as a percussionist in 2011 for their Im with You World Tour. During the bands encores, Refosco along with the bands drummer, Refosco was featured on all of the bands live releases from the tour, which came to an end in April 2013. He would again hit the road with the band for another tour with all over the world scheduled from May 2013 to June 2014. Refosco provided percussion on two songs for their 2016 album The Getaway however he would not join them for the tour to support the album. Since 1994, he has toured with David Byrne, most recently from 2008 to 2009 in support of his collaboration with Brian Eno, the song is featured on the soundtrack. Refosco has recorded with Dirty Projectors on their self-titled album
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the placed on the Compact Disc Database. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become an open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and these entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines. Recorded works can store information about the date and country. As of 26 July 2016, MusicBrainz contained information about roughly 1.1 million artists,1.6 million releases, end-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC. As with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge for maintaining and reviewing the data, besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint.
A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this, in 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatables patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching. This feature attracted many users and allowed the database to grow quickly, however, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions. This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, tRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND, some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought. The Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský, while AcoustID and Chromaprint are not officially MusicBrainz projects, they are closely tied with each other and both are open source.
Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second, additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns. The AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity, since 2003, MusicBrainzs core data are in the public domain, and additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL, the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, in December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye
Marc Ribot is an American guitarist and composer. His work has touched on many styles, including no wave, free jazz, Ribot is known for collaborating with other musicians, most notably Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Vinicio Capossela, and composer John Zorn. Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey and he has worked extensively as a session guitarist. Ribots earliest session work was featured on Tom Waitss Rain Dogs, Ribot worked with Waits on many of his following albums including Franks Wild Years, Big Time, Mule Variations, Real Gone, Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards and Bad as Me. He has appeared on Elvis Costellos Spike, Mighty Like a Rose, ribots first two albums featured the Rootless Cosmopolitans, followed by an album of works by Frantz Casseus for solo guitar. I couldnt be a straight-ahead jazz contender if you held a gun to my head, calvin Weston with guitarist Mary Halvorson plus a three-piece string section. A biographical documentary film about Ribot was made, called The Lost String, Ribot was a judge for the 6th annual Independent Music Awards.
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Anton Fier is an American drummer and bandleader. He was born in Cleveland, Fier was an early member of The Lounge Lizards and The Feelies. He was in The Lodge, worked with Pere Ubu, was briefly in the Voidoids, the 1978 Pere Ubu EP titled Datapanik in the Year Zero was dedicated to Fier. He has collaborated extensively with Bill Laswell and toured and recorded with Hüsker Dü guitarist, vocalist and he played with bassist Jack Bruce and Japanese guitarist Kenji Suzuki on the 1987 album Inazuma Super Session – Absolute Live. Fier played and recorded on the John Zorn-led album Locus Solus in 1983 and they recorded a live album for Zorns 50th birthday celebration, 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 3 of the 50th birthday series on Tzadik Records. Fier produced a 2010 album by guitar virtuoso Jim Campilongo titled Orange, dreamspeed Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud Dreamspeed/Blindlight 1992–1994 Anton Fier at AllMusic Anton Fier discography and marketplace at Discogs Anton Fiers playlist for webSYNradio
Anthony John Medeski is an American jazz keyboards player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New Yorks 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood, when playing acoustic piano, Medeski usually plays the Steinway piano and is listed as a Steinway Artist. Medeski was born in Louisville and grew up in Florida, after studying piano as a child, he began as a teenager to perform with musicians such as Mark Murphy and Jaco Pastorius. Medeski attributes his early interest in playing improvised music and jazz to listening to Oscar Peterson, Medeski performs in a range of musical styles, from accessible groove based funk and jazz to more experimental music. Medeski is best known for his work with Medeski Martin & Wood including drummer and percussionist Billy Martin, the trio formed in New York in 1991 playing gigs at The Village Gate. Since the mid-1990s they have toured steadily in national and international funk and jam music scenes. The band has collaborated with musicians as Iggy Pop, Trey Anastasio.
Medeski produced and was featured on the Dirty Dozen Brass Bands 1999 release Buckjump, in 1999, he played the organ on two tracks of the Morphine album The Night. The band released an album in 2001 and toured in 2001 and 2002. The band reunited in 2005 for a performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and he has occasionally performed with Phil Lesh and Friends. Medeski was a guest on Marian McPartlands Piano Jazz radio program on September 27,2005, during the show he talked at length about his formal training on the piano, his approach to playing music, and some of the musicians that he admires the most. He performed several songs by Thelonious Monk and other composers, as well as the Medeski, the show was released on compact disc on April 4,2006. Medeski was a member of the Independent Music Awards judging panel to support independent artists. On July 14,2006, John Medeski & The Itch performed their gig at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown. The Itch consists of Eric Krasno of Soulive and Adam Deitch with Medeski playing a B3 Organ, in 2006, Medeski performed with The Million Dollar Bashers for the recording of the soundtrack to the Bob Dylan biopic, Im Not There.
In 2008, Medeski was featured on guitarist Will Bernards Blue Plate Special album, in 2012, Medeski was featured on progressive rock band Coheed and Cambrias albums The Afterman and The Afterman, performing piano and synthesizer parts. Session 1, Fierce Compassion Medeski Martin & Wood – official site John Medeski discography and marketplace at Discogs
Steven Bernstein (musician)
Steven Bernstein is an American trumpeter, slide trumpeter, arranger/composer and bandleader from New York City. He is best known for his work in The Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob, Spanish Fly, Sex Mobs 2006 CD Sexotica was nominated for a Grammy. Bernstein has released four albums under his own name on John Zorns Tzadik Records, Diaspora Soul, Diaspora Blues, Diaspora Hollywood, since 2004 Bernstein has been a member of Levon Helms Midnight Ramble band, playing in Helms Woodstock home, as well as touring with the band. As an arranger Bernstein has written for Bill Frisell, Rufus Wainright, Marianne Faithfull and he has composed for dance, theatre and television, and with composer John Lurie, arranged the scores to many feature films, including Get Shorty. Interview with Steven Bernstein in www. theglobaldispatches. com
Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist and composer. He was one of the innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. His Broadway Blues has become a standard and has cited as a key work in the free jazz movement. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1994 and his album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music. Coleman was born in 1930 in Fort Worth, where he was raised and he attended I. M. Terrell High School, where he participated in band until he was dismissed for improvising during The Washington Post. He began performing R&B and bebop initially on tenor saxophone, and started a band, the Jam Jivers, with some fellow students including Prince Lasha and Charles Moffett. Seeking a way to work his way out of his town, he took a job in 1949 with a Silas Green from New Orleans traveling show and with touring rhythm. After a show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was assaulted and he switched to alto saxophone, which remained his primary instrument, first playing it in New Orleans after the Baton Rouge incident.
He joined the band of Pee Wee Crayton and travelled with them to Los Angeles and he worked at various jobs, including as an elevator operator, while continuing to pursue his musical career. From the beginning of his career, Colemans music and playing were in many ways unorthodox and his raw, highly vocalized sound and penchant for playing in the cracks of the scale led many Los Angeles jazz musicians to regard Colemans playing as out-of-tune. He sometimes had difficulty finding like-minded musicians with whom to perform, pianist Paul Bley was an early supporter and musical collaborator. In 1958, Coleman led his first recording session for Contemporary, the session featured trumpeter Don Cherry, drummer Billy Higgins, bassist Don Payne and Walter Norris on piano. 1959 was a productive year for Coleman. His last release on Contemporary was Tomorrow Is the Question, a quartet album, with Shelly Manne on drums, and excluding the piano, which he would not use again until the 1990s. Next Coleman brought double bassist Charlie Haden – one of a handful of his most important collaborators – into a group with Cherry.
He signed a contract with Atlantic Records, who released The Shape of Jazz to Come in 1959. While definitely – if somewhat loosely – blues-based and often quite melodic, some musicians and critics saw Coleman as an iconoclast, including conductor Leonard Bernstein and composer Virgil Thomson regarded him as a genius and an innovator. Jazzwise listed it #3 on their list of the 100 best jazz albums of all time, Colemans quartet received a lengthy – and sometimes controversial – engagement at New York Citys famed Five Spot jazz club
Evan Lurie is an American composer and musician. He was a member of the band The Lounge Lizards. He has composed music for films and TV programs, including the childrens show The Backyardigans, other notable productions he has written music for include Joe Goulds Secret and Steve Buscemis Trees Lounge