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Dave Sharp and the Secret Seven featured on new online journal INTELLECTUAL REFUGE!

Sydney – 21st September 2011 – Effective Immediately – Dave Sharp and the Secret Seven featured on new online journal INTELLECTUAL REFUGE.

Sept. 22, 2011 - PRLog -- Dave Sharp and the Secret Seven featured on new online journal INTELLECTUAL REFUGE. The full score and sound clip of LOOTMAR from the Blue Pie full length release “7” will be featured on INTELLECTUAL REFUGE online journal out of Los Angeles, CA this Friday September 23, 2011. Dave Sharp is honoured to be featured on this online journal of writers, artists and musicians from around the world. http://www.intellectualrefuge.com/

Intellectual Refuge is an online journal of quality original writing founded by Christopher Schnieders. Every Friday morning, IR publishes one new work in a collective attempt to cyber-embrace readers, raise old whiskey glasses and provide interventions if need be. The new pieces are fiction and essays over 1500 words, although surprises appear on rare Fridays. Those surprises can be music scores, photo essays and interviews. IR's online readership includes visitors from over 55 countries.

LOOTMAR (WIND SONG) was written during one of the many writing sessions that Chris & I had in preparation for the recording of the Secret Seven CD “7.” We had Indian music in mind when we put together the main melody, as well as the image of the sun setting over the landscape somewhere in India. We started with the bass line, which drones against the open D string, and Chris added his expansive tenor saxophone melody over the chord changes. When I listen to the recording now, I dig the atmospheric work of Dale Grisa on Hammond B3 organ at the introduction and throughout the tune, and the solid percussion work of John Churchville on Tabla. The finale of LOOTMAR contains a “round” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_(music), the same melody played by two different voices, but starting at different times. The rich stylings of Ross Huff (from the Macpodz) is featured on this recording harmonizing the main melody, and he plays the second voice of the “round” melody on Flugelhorn during this section. Why the title LOOTMAR (WIND SONG)? LOOTMAAR is a Hindi movie from 1980, and my friend Scotty played the soundtrack for me back in the day, while driving around Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles. This started what is now a 20 year listening spree and appreciation for Indian music. WIND SONG? I give my son Elvin credit for that, as he was three years old when he first heard it, and thought the introduction sounded like a wind song.
-Dave Sharp

Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven is “World Jazz for the Jazz World”. With the new full length CD “7” charting for national radio airplay in the CMJ top 30, Secret Seven transcends musical, national, and ethnic boundaries by re-interpreting, not fusing, influences from Africa, Asia, the Latin world, Blue Note Jazz, and that other planet, New Orleans. Secret Seven features Dave Sharp on electric & double bass, leading a steady groove and laying the foundation for the band’s irresistible melodies. Native Detroiter Sharp became devoted to Jazz at the University of Michigan and refined his chops under the tutelage of renowned bassist Herbie Lewis (McCoy Tyner, Cannonball Adderly, Les McCann) in San Francisco, and virtuoso bassist, composer and bandleader Marion Hayden (Straight Ahead) in Detroit. As bassist and composer for the modern jazz ensemble Spheres of Influence, and touring bassist for the seminal rock band The Melvins (Atlantic Records), Sharp has already made a mark on the national scene. Sharp lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he composes, records, teaches and performs.



Blue Pie, the record label, is one of Australia’s leading independent labels. The label has a wide and diverse range of alliances, global partnerships and proprietary technology that we make available to all our artists, labels and content partners. These relationships combined with our technology, systems and infrastructure allow our artists and labels to reach new and exciting fan bases and markets globally. Blue Pie is proud to represent over 80 labels and over 1300 artists worldwide.

Blue Pie's artists include:
Phil Manzanera, Barry Crocker, Suzanna Lobrano, Sabrina Fustaire, Headband, Dale Bozzio, Serge Ermoll (ARIA Winner), Tony Hatch (Grammy Winner), Dave Sharp, Gordon Chambers (Grammy Winner), Janice Marie (Grammy Winner) Dave Evans (AC/DC), Sam Pollard, The Yeehaa Boys, Star Ship, John Enghauser, Evolution Eden, Bleek, JP Ranger, Burning the Day, the bLEED, Gordon Waller, Sheva, MLU, Dino Jag, and The Judes just to name a few.

For more information:
Tayte Hampton
Press and Media Manager  
Blue Pie
Unit 20 No 112 McEvoy Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
P: + 61 2 9310 0155
F: + 61 2 9310 0166
E: pr@bluepie.com.au
W: www.bluepierecords.com


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Blue Pie Productions represent a number of up and coming musicians from places all around the world including Africa, USA, UK and Canada. Styles of music vary from rock to country and soul to hip-hop.

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