Sound Library - Up From the Curb Overview

Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to offer Up From The Curb: A Percussion Library Featuring Bashiri Johnson. On this CD-ROM, for Kurzweil K2 Series instruments, you'll find loops, hits, and pickups performed by one of today's busiest, most creative session percussionists. The included instruments range from staples like congas and shakers to unique ethnic, fabricated, and "found" sounds. Bashiri Johnson has added his special magic to recordings by some of music's legendary performers - and with "Up From The Curb" and your Kurzweil synthesizer, to your recordings as well.

The Samples
There are 19 loops on the disc, provided at multiple tempos. These loops were performed entirely by Bashiri, who overdubbed anywhere from four to ten instruments per loop. The loops are presented in multi-track format with one full mix sample, one sample for each individual track, and several submix samples. These loops are generally one or two bars in length. Each instrument used in the loops also has a set of "hits" - samples recorded separately from the loops. These samples are of various single hit articulations including rolls and short fills. These sets of single hits range in size from very small (2 or 3 samples) to huge (Congas from loop 12 have over 50 samples).

Bashiri Johnson
Bashiri Johnson started studying percussion, record production, and the music business under Miles Davis percussionist Mtume while still in his teens attending John Dewey High School in New York City. Today, he's a top call studio artist, having worked with pop artists such as Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Donald Fagen, and Aretha Franklin - as well as Jazz artists like Larry Coryell, Grover Washington and Miles himself. He also appears in hundreds of soundtracks for movies, TV, and advertisements. If you own a radio or a television, you've heard him. He possesses a massive collection of percussion instruments and objects, some conventional, some found, some invented, and all played with taste, flair and an uncanny knack for delivering just the right part with just the right instrument. Whether it's a Conga, a Rainstick, or a child's metal party rattle, you can find it here.

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