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Artist Amanda Chaudhary
Title January Suborbital Denomination
Label CatSynth Records - ACHS2718 -
Released On 6/8/2024

At once expansive and compact, Amanda Chaudhary's latest "Meow Meow Band" album weaves an enigmatic tale full of driving funky rhythms, delightfully weird electronics, soulful ballads, catchy horn hooks, psychedelia, and more.

Amanda is once again joined by the thundering rhythm section from Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band, Jamaaladeen Tacuma on bass, and G Calvin Weston on drums; the marvelous Sami Stevens on voice; a cast of Bay Area luminaries including Steve Adams (ROVA Saxophone Quartet), Myles Boisen (Tom Waits, John Zorn), Chris Grady (Residents, Grassy Knoll), and more; and guest appearances by Jerry King on electric guitar and Jonathan Scales on steel pans.

Amanda Chaudhary: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Electronics, and Assorted Instruments
Steve Adams: Alto (5), Baritone (1,2,4,5,8,9), and Sopranino (4) Saxophones
Jason Bellenkes: Bb Clarinet (1,9)
Myles Boisen: Electric Sitar Guitar (3), Banjo (9)
Chris Grady: Bb Trumpet (1,2,4,5,8), C Trumpet (3)
John Hanes: Drums (1)
Jerry King: Electric Guitars (6)
Evie Ladin: Tap Dance (9)
Prem Lall: Voice over (1,8)
Scott Larson: Trombone (1,2,5,9)
Joshua Marshall: Tenor Saxophone (1,2,4,5,8)
Jonathan Scales: Steel Pans (2,8)
Sami Stevens: Vocals (2,3,5,9)
Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Bass Guitar (2,5,8)
Brett Warren: Bass Guitar (3,8), Upright Bass (1)
G Calvin Weston: Drums (2,3,4,5,8)

Recorded June 2022 - March 2024 at:
CatSynth HQ, San Francisco, CA Engineer: Amanda Chaudhary
Guerilla Recording, Oakland, CA Engineer: Myles Boisen
Soundscape Recording Lab, Philadelphia, PA Engineer: G Calvin Weston
Additional recording by:
Jerry King (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
Johnathan Scales (Brooklyn, NY)
Sami Stevens (Brooklyn, NY)
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Philadelphia, PA)
Mixed and mastered by Myles Boisen