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Brand new release, October 2:
Brian Carpenter & the Confessions
The Far End of the World

The debut album from Brian Carpenter and the Confessions finds the leader's weary yet melodic voice carrying timeless tales of lost love, memory and desire, wandering lyrically across an arid yet fertile American landscape. Melding styles from 50's balladry to reverb-drenched spaghetti western music, The Far End of the World will appeal to fans of music as diverse as Johnny Cash, Wilco and the Velvet Underground

Joined by violinist/singer Carla Kihlstedt of the Tin Hat Trio for many of the tracks, and backed by an ace crew of Boston musicians, the Florida-born Carpenter unfurls an eerie and seductive tapestry of sound and words in songs that seem less like they were written than they emerged from an imaginary, vivid landscape.

Carpenter's work as a trumpeter in a quite a different vein can be heard on three Accurate releases from the Ghost Train Orchestra.

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Preview song "Beautiful Jane" at Stereogum
Preview song "Savior of Love" at popmatters

September 4 release:
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Bob Merrill
Cheerin' Up the Universe


John Medeski - Drew Zingg - Nikki Parrott
George Schuller - Russ Gershon
Vicente Lebron - Matthew Fries

special guests:

Roswell Rudd - Gabrielle Agachiko 
Harry Allen - John Van Eps

Trumpeter/vocalist Merrill assembles stellar cast of musicians he has worked with in one setting or another since his teen years to play songs that have meant a lot to him over his decades in jazz. John Medeski brings his unique juju to the keyboards, Drew Zingg (w Boz Skaggs, Steely Dan) plays guitar, Nicki Parrott and George Schuller contribute bass and drums. Also Accurate Records honcho Russ Gershon appears on saxes and his Either/Orchestra bandmate Vicente Lebron mans the percussion. The incomparable Roswell Rudd adds his trombone on one track and Matthew Fries plays piano on several tracks.

The wide-rangeing program takes us from Bachrach to Pharoah Sanders, with stops for Randy Newman, Donald Fagen, Stevie Wonder, Pherell Williams and more.

Listen to songs from The Far End of the World...
Popmatters previews "The Savior of Love
Stereogum previews "Beautiful Jane"