Fresh zaniness from the prolific Orchestra naïF, comprising as always Jhaffur Campbell and Joel Banner Baird (both AIS class of 1973). Of this opus Joel writes, "Recent Orchestra naïF concert footage was confiscated at the border, but the holiday hi-jinx made it through." Click to www.orchestranaif.com for their complete oeuvre. And click here for more music from AIS alumni.
The latest offering from Orchestra naïF features a heart-piercing delivery in lush, stereophonic sound. In English, no subtitles. Composed, performed and videographed on-the-spot by Jhaffur Campbell and Joel Banner Baird (both AIS class of 1973) on January 19, 2010 in Sunnyvale Studios, California. No-fade, full-color guarantee. Click to www.orchestranaif.com for legacy projects, more lyrics, meta-data, photos, tour dates and for information on how to commission never-before-heard soundtracks. When in doubt, subscribe to Orchestra naïF.
Latest smash-hit release from Orchestra naïF (Jhaffur Campbell and Joel Banner Baird, both Class of 1973): "Cook You Suppa." Recorded and filmed in Oct., 2009 at Sunnyvale Studios, California, the film traces a blues-infused food fantasy through Indonesian puppet theatre. Check out more music from alumni.
Orchestra naïF presents "Jaspers3" for your unbridled enjoyment. Read this please.
New from Orchestra naïFMali Wanna Foxtrot. Here's the lyric if you want to sing along. Members of the Orchestra naïF (from right: Cameron Campbell, Jhaffur Campbell, JoelBannerBaird) pause for a publicity photo during the "Jhali, Mali & Jaspers" sessions in Ossining, NY in 2009. A single from that album, Mali Wanna Foxtrot circled the round world at least twice as a top smash hit. OrchestranaiF.com
New song from a grand band. Clockwise from left are Leigh Sioris, AIS class of 1972, Bob Butani, AIS class of 1971, Thom Shurtleff, AIS class of 1972, and drummer Dana Bonardi, after recording Bob's new song, Walk Tall My Son. Read more from Bob.
I had to send you this clip from a totally improvised (as usual) session by Orchestra naîF. Jeff Campbell & I, (AIS '73) are the charter members of this trans-genre collective, paying our dues since 1965!