Woven Threads is an uplifting repertoire of global sounds and stories beautifully arranged by composer Stu Mindeman who just happens to be celebrating the release of this very album tonight Wednesday, October 10 at Fulton Street Collective (8PM).
The Chicago-based Chilean producer also recently debuted the video for the single Sin Sentido which features Ana Tijoux and Marquis Hill.
This exquisite concept was inspired by Mindeman’s recent travels and performances in South America. Over the course of eight tracks, Woven Threads not only reveals inherent musings related to self-reflection and the duality of Mindeman’s cultural roots, it is also a poetic tribute to the musical movement known as Nueva Canción and its relation to the present.
On his website, Mindeman explains… “In my own life I resonated with the themes in Jara’s lyrics and Parra’s poetry, as well as those of the lyrics of the other South American songs I arranged: unrequited love, the cyclical nature of time, the tender balance between hope and depression, between longing and despair.”
Woven Threads is a captivating tapestry of Chilean talent featuring Carlos Cortes Diaz, Milton Russell, Francesca Ancarola and Tijoux along with Kurt Elling, Miguel Zenon and Marquis Hill.
STU MINDEMAN – WOVEN THREADS CD RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8PM
FULTON STREET COLLECTIVE
Stu Mindeman presents instrumental interpretations of music from Woven Threads, featuring:
Stu Mindeman – Piano
Victor Garcia – Trumpet
Matt Gold – Guitar
Matt Ulery – Bass
Makaya McCraven – Drums
Yuri Hevia – Percussions
“Introduced to the piano at four years of age, Stu Mindeman spent his formative years in Santiago, Chile, and Chicago, Illinois, and quickly realized that he wanted to pursue a life in music.
Stu maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the world, both on stage, and behind the scenes, as a composer, arranger, and producer.
Stu has performed and recorded with numerous world-class artists, including Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Gloria Estefan, Ana Tijoux, Francesca Ancarola, Miguel Zenón, Antonio Sanchez, Kirk Whalum, Dave Weckl, James Genus, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Howard Levy, Kendrick Scott, Juan Pastor, Marquis Hill, Makaya McCraven and many others. Stu has also been active in the world of theater, musically directing for Chicago’s The Second City comedy troupe.
His debut album of original music, “In Your Waking Eyes: Poems by Langston Hughes,” was released in 2014 to critical acclaim.”