16 ottobre 2015

Reclama giusta attenzione il nuovissimo album policromo e brillante di Brian Woodbury, per anni quasi totalmente assorbito dal suo lavoro di compositore e supervisore delle musiche di canali televisivi come ABC e Disney Channel, e qui di nuovo in compagnia del suo Popular Music Group: Pay Attention. L'accesso a un'anteprima dei brani e alla lettura completa dei testi, arguti e rivelatori, è attivo presso Bandcamp.

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader. He writes stage musicals, post-modern concert music, quirky pop, country songs, and music for children’s TV. He is founder of several groups: Town & Country, a blue state country band with frontman Rob Shapiro; the Variety Orchestra, a large post-modern jazz-latin-bluegrass ensemble; the Popular Music Group, a quirky pop band, and Some Philharmonic, an avant funk new wave band. With his groups or solo he has released sevenalbums: Town & Country; Variety Orchestra; The Brian Woodbury Songbook; Brian Woodbury & his Popular Music GroupAll White People Look Alike; Some Philharmonic and now his latest Pay Attention, with the revived Popular Music Group. For TV, Mr. Woodbury wrote the theme song for Pepper Ann, and co-wrote the theme for Teacher’s Pet, both Saturday morning cartoon series on ABC. He was the supervising songwriter on Disney’s Book of Pooh and for Jim Henson’s Bear in the Big Blue House, both on the Disney Channel. He was also a principal songwriter for PBS’s It’s a Big, Big World. Mr. Woodbury began writing and performing at the age of 11. In college he studied musical comedy songwriting with Tom Lehrer, and music composition with Bernard Rands and Pauline Oliveros, and jazz composition with Jimmy Cheatham. He has collaborated with Van Dyke Parks.