Saturday, February 20, 2010


Here's part of the press release for the new Hamilton Sterling & Jimmy Haslip album, "Migration":

MIGRATION is a modern programmatic composition in six movements. A world-ranging, dark-ambient journey from the rural to the urban and beyond. It was conceived as a journey in sound.

MIGRATION was produced, composed, arranged, performed, and programmed by Hamilton Sterling and Jimmy Haslip.

Hamilton Sterling is a Sound Designer, Composer, Editor and Musician who has worked on such films as The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The Dark Knight and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World won the Academy Award for best sound editing. War of the Worlds was nominated for best sound editing.
Jimmy Haslip is a Producer, Composer, Musician and founding member of the jazz fusion group, Yellowjackets. He also plays in the Allan Holdsworth/Alan Pasqua group, The Jeff Lorber Fusion, and Jing Chi. He has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for seventeen.

From Symbolic Sound – excerpt: “In Migration, Hamilton Sterling and Jimmy Haslip take us on a journey that begins in Senegal and ends up on another planet. Using Kyma timbre-scapes and live performances on bass and percussion, Haslip and Sterling create an immersive soundtrack tracing humankind's restless and inevitable journey out of Africa and outward to the stars. The best listening is in surround-sound with the lights dimmed: Side 1 (white band) of the DVD is a 5.1 Dolby Digital version and a 2 channel PCM 24-bit 48 kHz version. Side 2 (red band) is a 5.1 24 bit 48 kHz DVD-Audio 5.1 version; this is definitely a 'hi fi', 'audiophile' type experience. It's a soundtrack that creates its own visuals inside your head … with evocative cinematic ambiences, accessible ostinati punctuated with alien outbursts, and 'outside' improvisations. The result feels both genuine and delightfully idiosyncratic.”

Listen to a preview and order your own copy from Helikon Sound , CDBaby, or Amazon.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Hamilton Sterling & Jimmy Haslip

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