Ari Joshua and Music Factory Records is now on BandCamp!  + New Release "Eye Just Called to Soul, I Love You" OUT NOW!  

Ari Joshua and Music Factory Records is now on BandCamp, Click to experience actually paying for music! 

The artwork speaks for itself. Just like "Meeting of The Minds" which is due out February 9th, 2023... "Eye Just Called to Soul, I Love You" is an improv track but it is more then that, both these tracks are the first time these bands have ever played together period. Captured on tape, mixed, and mastered for your listening pleasure. Noe you can experience the thrill of hearing the artists play together for the first time. Something that will never happen again. In Hebrew there is actually a word and a prayer for this called a Shehechianu. 
 

Recorded at Bunker Studio’s in Brooklyn, New York, “Eye Just Called to Soul, I Love You” features bassist Andy Hess (Black Crowes, John Scofield, Gov’t Mule), drummer John Morgan Kimock (Mike Gordon, Oteil & Friends), piano wizard Eden Ladin and Ari Joshua. The track is the debut release from this memorable all-star session, another taste to start of the new year.

Jambase shares Ari Joshua's Top 10 new Releases for Winter 2023 {with links} 

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There is poetry in bearing witness to the pursuit and realization of an artist’s dreams. Guitarist Ari Joshua continues to impress with a heady stream of impressive collaborations. 

This young lion’s run of acclaimed independent releases continues to bring together some of the jam, rock, and jazz scenes’ greatest contemporaries. Each release marks a critical note in his unique journey as an innovative and progressive contributing artist on the scene today. 

Here is a countdown of Ari Joshua’s op 10 new releases coming in early 2023 courtesy of Music Factory Records, & Color Red Records. Follow the links at he base of this article to listen and pre- save fresh tracks featuring the likes of Robert Glasper, Reggie Watts, Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton (TAB, Soule Monde), members of Medeski, Martin & Wood, Space Owl, KJ Sawka, Joe Doria, Delvon Lamarr, Skerik, John Kimock, and more.

“Great art is an expression of the soul and a reflection of one’s life experience. Being a musician is also like being an ambassador of goodwill. I think great players can sense that, and it becomes a compass of making great art together. I get a lot of joy from sharing these recordings and performing, it’s transformative. Just wanna keep doing this.” 

1) February 9 – “Meeting of the Minds” – featuring John Medeski, Billy Martin, Ari Joshua, Jason Fraticelli 

JamBase will be premiering Ari Joshua’s track called “Meeting of The Minds” this February. “MOTM” features Billy Martin on drums, John Medeski on keyboards, Ari Joshua on guitar, and bassist for Cyro Baptista and Matisyahu – Jason Fraticelli. The record was tracked in Woodstock, New York. “MOTM” is just a small window into the unique body of work recorded on this session. Artwork by visionary artist Burgandy Viscosi

“You gotta let those doves fly, in Woodstock, there are doves painted on everything and that was the theme of the week. It was a really beautiful experience to record with John and Billy. ‘Meeting of The Minds’ is the raw first notes we played, we just let the birds fly. They were really generous with letting me into their worlds. I had a moment while grabbing coffee after all was wrapped, Burgandy who did the artwork has a mural at COSM and I got an invite from her to visit with Alex Grey at his house out there, it was pretty mind-blowing. Everything was lining up, I sent a text to my friend and mentor Michael Shrieve who played at Woodstock, it was really special. I am excited to let these doves fly.” 

2) January 17 – “The Clinic” – featuring Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton 

Ari Joshua’s adventurous and recognizable guitar tone is a unique compliment to Soule Monde and Trey Anastasio Band keyboardist Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton. In this song, Russ’s therapeutically soulful beat pulses right out of the kit and into your heart, intertwining with Ray and Ari’s salacious melodies and grooves. This trio consistently delivers the goods this being their 11th release. “The Clinic” is a reference to when the song was recorded, a few weeks after the legendary “Beacon Jams” fundraiser. Artwork by Rimbaraw. 

“The pandemic provided obstacles but it also created opportunities. It was a lemons-to-lemonade moment for sure. Ray and Russ have a deep vibe. At times I thought, I never heard them play exactly like this before. It shows you how incredible they are as players. They are just all in when it comes to making art together. They could read my mind a little, they are really sweet people. I gotta thank Trey for playing a role in creating a protocol, it really saved me, I quarantined, walked into the clinic, waited for results, and then boom, straight to the studio. Ben Collette was also very helpful in making this music, his studio has that reclaimed barn thing going on, Vermont is a real hang.” 

3) January 7 – “The Prodigy” – featuring Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton 

“The Prodigy” was written in Burlington, Vermont just a few weeks after “The Beacon Jams.” On many of these releases, as you parse his inflections and tones, Phisheads will note that they are at times reminiscent of big red himself. This is part of the shape-shifting tapestry that is revealed as you unpeel the layers of Ari Joshua’s musical influences. This song was written as a tribute, and an etude and Ray and Russ did a beautiful job interpreting the good. To dedicate one’s life to music, one must cast a wide net. The sheet music for all new releases is available on his website in the merch tab, maybe so, or, maybe not. 

“The architecture in Burlington, the old churches, the lake, it all made for a magical carousel journey in my mind. I imagined what I would write if I was there at that time, and it just flowed off the page. ” 

4) January 2 – “Why Does Love Always Break Your Heart” – featuring Space Owl 

This song’s mysterious intro will capture your attention from deep within the musical abyss as Ari’s guitar breathes beautiful melodies and rhythms. John Ewings’ drums crisp and concise compliment Bob Lovelace’s bass tones of delight. Together they come on strong, enthusiasm builds as David Applebaum’s masterful keys chime in. For the jammier of fans the Space Owl stuff is worth a listen, “Why Does Love Always Break Your Heart” is the latest vaulted release from Ari’s jam rock vehicle Space Owl. 

5) January 26 – “Eye Just Called, To Soul, I Love You” – featuring John Morgan Kimock, Andy Hess and Eden Ladin 

Recorded at Bunker Studio’s in Brooklyn, New York, “Eye Just Called to Soul, I Love You” features bassist Andy Hess (Black Crowes, John Scofield, Gov’t Mule), drummer John Morgan Kimock(Mike Gordon, Oteil & Friends), piano wizard Eden Ladin and Ari Joshua. The track is the debut release from this memorable all-star session, another taste to start of the new year. Art by Blaze. 

6) February 24 – “Fresh” – featuring Skerik, Delvon Lamarr, Ari Joshua, Grant Schroff 

Skerik, Delvon, Grant, and Ari. You can look forward to three releases on Color Red from this lineup in 2023. Organist Delvon Lamarr (DLO3) and guitarist Ari Joshua have been playing music together going back to the late 1990s, everyone at JamBase is familiar with the superhuman sax-rock-royalty Skerik, and rounding out the band behind the kit is Seattle’s Grant Schroff, most known from his work with The Polyrhythmics. Art by Chris Ball. 

“There is a certain telepathy in jazz vocabulary, the music was slamming from start to finish on this recording, great players, great tunes, mostly one or two takes on every song, so excited to share.” 

7) Winter/Spring 2023 – “Lights Out” – featuring John Morgan Kimock, Andy Hess and Eden Ladin 

8) Winter/Spring 2023 – “Let’s Do It Right Now” – featuring John Medeski, Billy Martin and Jason Fraticelli 

9) Winter/Spring 2023 – “The $1000 Question” – featuring Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton 

10) Out Now – “Circular Data” – From The Vault – featuring Reggie Watts, Marc Fendel, Joe Doria and more! 

2023 is gonna be an exciting year of releases! Visit www.arijoshua.com for more information. Click here to stream on your chosen platform here for all 2022 and 2023.
 

"The Clinic" Out Today featuring Ray & Russ from Soule Monde and TAB 

Thanks to Grateful Web for sharing the new song, and writing up about it! 
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‘The Clinic’ Featuring Ray Paczkowski, & Russ Lawton of Soule Monde & The Trey Anastasio Band 

Guitarist Ari Joshua continues to impress with a steady stream of epic collaborations in 2022, and 2023. It’s gonna be another breakout year, we are digging this prolific young player, musically he is just overflowing. ‘‘The Clinic’ Featuring Ray Paczkowski, & Russ Lawton of Soule Monde & The Trey Anastasio Band is the latest new song, and it goes  live on Jan 17th. There has been a steady flow of new music from this collaboration, and the compositions range from tasty classic train beats, to vocal rock ballads, to bluegrass inspired 3 chord happy grooves, to dirty  organ trio jazz funk, to all out through composed epic journeys. 

Ari Joshua’s unique and recognizable guitar style is a fire match for Soule Monde and Trey Anastasio Band keyboardist and drummer Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton. In this song, Russ’s  therapeutically soulful beats pulse right out of the kit and into your heart, intertwining with Ray’s  incredible melodies and grooves. ‘The Clinic’ has the kind of familiarity that immediately provokes the mind, body and soul to groove, may as well just let go of genre labeling, this is psychedelic music. As to be expected we do hear  a little Soule Monde, and a little TAB in there, but this trio seems to consistently produce original sounding new music. The artwork by Rimbaraw and the song title reference the time the song was recorded, winter 2021. 

‘It should be no secret, I have had a lot of musical influences, but I have been listening to TAB and PHISH for years.  I have always sought out organ trio format, and have been blessed to work with alot of organ drum combos. I grew up on Jimmy Smith, and Kenny Burrell.  The pandemic definitely played a role. I was able to talk to Russ, and since Trey had set up the Beacon Jams, it fell into place, iit was a lemons to lemonade moment for sure. I have to say, Ray & Russ have a deep vibe. There are moments where I realize, I’ve never heard them play exactly like this before, it shows you how incredible they are as players. It also was apparent why Trey would keep them around for so long after a few days into this session. They are just all in when it comes to making art together, they could read my mind a little, they are really sweet people, I felt a little like what it was like when I was with my best buds from 7th grade doing music in a garage. Everyone has their own preference feeling like a kid in a garage has always been my happy place.’

 

"The Prodigy" The Saga of Milly and Fee Part 2 is Out Today!  

"The Prodigy" The Saga of Milly and Fee Part 2 is Out Today January 7th, 2023 

“The Prodigy” was written in Burlington, Vermont just a few weeks after “The Beacon Jams.” On many of these releases, as you parse his inflections and tones, Phisheads will note that they are at times reminiscent of big red himself. This is part of the shape-shifting tapestry that is revealed as you unpeel the layers of Ari Joshua’s musical influences. This song was written as a tribute, and an etude and Ray and Russ did a beautiful job interpreting the good. To dedicate one’s life to music, one must cast a wide net. The sheet music for all new releases is available on his website in the merch tab, maybe so, or, maybe not. 

“The architecture in Burlington, the old churches, the lake, it all made for a magical carousel journey in my mind. I imagined what I would write if I was there at that time, and it just flowed off the page.”

 

Welcome new visitors! 2022 has been a great year and 2023 looks bright!  

All new releases are available here for purchase, and sheet music for most of the material is also available in the merch store. It's been a long journey to overcome obstacles and find a way to get this music out there, all your love and support means the world to me and the deep mission of making art! It is a really interesting time, it's a great time to support the arts, and hard working creators :) 

Ari Joshua - Highlighted Releases from 2022 with links


Robert Glasper, KJ Sawka, and Jason Fraticelli 
'Contact' 

Ray Pacskowski, Russ Lawton of Soule Monde & The Trey Anastasio Band
'RAAR' Album 
'Burlington Coat Factory' 
'Waltz of 1000 Stars'
'Peruvian Love Long'

Billy Martin, & Jason Fraticelli
'The Garden
'Into the Void


AriSawkaDoria 
'Round Midnight'


Swampdweller feat Reggie Watts 
'Circular Data'

Space Owl

'Home'
'I Will Come To You'

'Thunder & Lightning' 

Ari Joshua Quartet 
'Siblings'


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Meeting of the Minds - John Medeski, Billy Martin, Ari Joshua, Jason Fraticelli 

 

Ari Joshua, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Jason Fraticelli 

This was one of the most magical sessions I have been a part of. I absolutely have loved these players since high school, I saw them around the same time as I discovered Jazz, Phish, and the Dead. My Jazz band was touring the globe and playing festivals and I was exposed to such a core of great music. 

In Woodstock there are dovs on every corner, painted, and left over fairy dust from the festival 50 years ago. John and Billy where presented with about 25 new compositions to choose from but elected to make sure we had room to collaborate, in other words do a certain amount of new never done before expressions of the moment, and I am eternally grateful for that window into their philosophy and into their minds. 

The way the sessions went I drove up from NYC, and fell asleep at the studio, woke up and Jason and Billy where there all set up and ready to rock. We did a few trio tracks, and it wasn't till the next day John was available. 

John showed up and we just blasted off. We did some line checking and it just morphed into a 40 minute improvisational session. Billy is one of the heaviest cats I have worked with, he is as serious as any of the professors I had at The New School. He really is carrying the torch from the great improvisors, but he also has that element of being from the 70's 80's and 90's. I can see why he and John are so prolific. There was alot to lean from these guys, I really hope to work with them again, what a treat. 

We are finalizing this one. 40 minutes captured as the first notes we played together, 40 minutes that set the stage for the rest of the session. Not to worry we are deep into mixing the other material, but this one is near ready. 

The artwork is Burgandy Viscosi the genius artist that has been a dear friend of mine for over 2 decades. Burgandy is like my spirit animal. She always has the best advice. She is like a pure soul. She has painted 3 murals for us at The Music Factory, and this works is just perfect for this. 

Coming SOON! 

'Thunder and Lightning' - From the Vault December 8th, 2022 

5 days away - Next, From the Vault. ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Recorded many eons ago at London Bridge Studios, Mixed additionally by John and Ari at The Music Factory, and mastered at Resonant Mastering.

Catch Space Owl on Live show December 17th at Owl 'n Thistle!

'Thunder and Lightning' was originally recorded by Space Owl and written by Bob Lovelace! Space Owl feat and Ari Joshua… Bob Lovelace Space Owl David Appelbaum John Ewing recorded this track at London Bridge Studio and mastered it at Resonant Mastering. 

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Siblings by The Ari Joshua Quartet  

'Siblings' out now for fair trade on this site and the sheet music as well or you can get it on one of the well known music industry distorting sites that most of you and I as well support by way of societal norms  - meaning spotify, apple. 

The beautiful music was recorded by Jonti Simon, Will Lone, and Joel Bean. Will and Joel to my knowledge are not on social media, and not even playing music these days, so I hope you enjoy this rare chance to hear them. Jonti is a beautiful bass player who is playing around slot and is one of the finest bass players I’ve played with. I first met him in NyC he was in a band called Fat Mama with Joe Russo, and I’d see them all the time. 

 

 

Peruvian Love Song - a Trey Anastasio Tribute  

Out now! Recorded in Burlington, VT during the pandemic shortly after the Beacon Jams, this is part one of a two part tribute to early Phish. 

It’s also a nice etude and fun to play! I will be sharing a chart on this if anyone wants to learn or see it. A tribute to Trey Anastasio and early 1980’s Phish. 

credits: 

Ari Joshua - guitar, Ray Paczkowski - Organ, Russ Lawton - Drums, Scott Kettner - Purcussion, Ben Collette - Engineer,Mixing, Fred Kevorkian- Mastering 

 

*Ray and Russ from Soule Monde, and Trey Anastasio Band! 
 

Out now ‘Peruvian Love Song’

Video Mashup for Earshot Jazz Festival ‘Jazz in the 2nd Century’

Earshot Jazz Festival will debut 2 new works and a video mashup of releases from Ari’s 2022 catalogue. Monday 10-17-22 7:30pm.  
‘Jazz in the 2nd Century’  

The mash up includes  segments from 7 Ari Joshua original tracks with collabs from Ray Paczkowski, John Medeski, Russ Lawton, Robert Glasper, Joe Doria, KJ Sawka, Bill Martin, and more. Stream link below. 

Doors: 6:30pm show 7:30 followed by Thomas Marriot’s jazz jam session at 9pm 

 

https://arijoshua.com/blogs/sounds-in-motion-rough-drafts-and-unfnished-music/posts/7082604/ari-joshua-2022-video-mashup-featured-in-jazz-in-the-2nd-century-at-earshot-jazz-festival

New Orleans Jazz Festival

AJ to lead his Trio at NOLA

Starting at 8pm and going all night in the Den. 

Recording sesson with Medeski and Martin (MMW) Trio & Quartet in Woodstock, NY

April 2022 , Woodstock, NY... Ari spend a few days tracking  Trio and Quartet John Medeski Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood! The music was both composed and improvised. Long time music friend and collaborator Jason Fraticelli joined in for a day of songs. Fans of Ari's will know Jason from the Robert Glasper, KJ Sawka sessions of which the first single came out last year. Jason was performing with Cyro Baptista in Boston and popped in on his way to Philly! 

"The studio was fantastic. Chris and Mike where extra helpful in making it a great vibe. Spent the nights in a cabin by a river and woke up ready to go every day!" Says Ari. "John Medeski and Billy Martin are two of the most Generous and Creative minds I have worked with. I felt and instant connection and can't wait to listen, mix, and master this material to share with the world." 

MMW is one of the most creative and listened to avant gaurd forwad thinking bands of a generation, if you are not familiar with this band - do your self a favor go check it out! 

EARSHOT JAZZ GOLDEN EAR AWARDS

Ari Joshua Announces New ‘RAAR’ EP Featuring Trey Anastasio Band’s Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton

Nov 20 2021 at Om Culture, Wallingford, WA

Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski live in Las Vegas, Oct 30 & 31 & EP in November

Announcing new single & EP

Announcing 'Home' From the Vault

THE Ari Joshua Band at HIGH DIVE - August 21, 2021

Ari Joshua QUINTET @JAZZ ALLEY - Aug. 10 & 11, 2021

'Father Time' NEW RELEASE 8-5-2021

The Mockingbird Foundation 25th Anniversary

'Say Watcha Wanna Say' Released 6.26.21

'WALMART DINOSAURS' SINGLE Release May 2, 2021

'EYES ONLY' Single Released March 17, 2021

Burlington, VT Studio trip, February 2021

"TAKE A LITTLE SIP" LIVESTREAMED Dec 12, 2020

Three Jazz tracks by the Ari Joshua Trio, released Fall 2020

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