Hi everyone, this is Vic from Bardo Records and we have a couple of upcoming releases to announce:

Jonas Hellborg - The Concert of Europe (BARDO 047)


CD release, street date 16 June 2023

Jonas Hellborg Bass
Ginger Baker Drums
Bernie Worrell Keyboards

1-3 Moon Suite
4 Zakir
5 African Genesis
6 Ashhark
7 Tim Hunt

Jonas Hellborg • Ginger Baker • Bernie Worrell
"In 1984 I was on tour with John McLaughlin, first with Mahavishnu we had a show in New York were I was introduced to producer Bill Laswell by Michael Shrieve. He (Bill) played me a recording he had just done with Ginger Baker. I was intrigued and impressed with the drumming and asked Bill if I could have Ginger's contact info. A few months later John and myself had a European tour as a duo. As we played Italy, close to where Ginger was living at the time, I called him up, and through the harsh language I could tell that I was speaking to a real person with a heart of gold. For the next 4 years or so we did a lot of playing together.
The main lineup on our tours was Ginger, me and (legendary keyboard) player Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads and more, too much to mention). Bernie had helped me out on my first international record "Axis". This trio was a pleasure to play with, and a great hang. Ginger privately at this time was, believe it or not (considering his present reputation), a rather jovial fellow. Constantly singing old English Music Hall hits, dancing around and playing spoons. One of these musical travels brought us to the Bracknell Jazz Festival. Ginger was at the time (unnecessarily) afraid of the UK taxman so he performed as Pete Edwards. The days after, we recorded for 3 days at a studio called Marcus Music, where my very good late friend Tim Hunt was engineer. The resulting tapes have been sleeping ever since. Rediscovering them was truly wonderful. With the hope that you all, whoever is out there and interested, will also enjoy hearing this late 20th century recording of three hard to categorize musicians flying under the radar, I give you the Concert of Europe." Jonas Hellborg

Ana Patan - Spice, Gold and Tales Untold (BARDO 5001)


CD release, street date 16 June 2023

Ana Patan: vocals, guitars
Zoltan Csorsz: drums
Jonas Hellborg: bass
Devin Townsend: bass
Jonathan Herrera: bass
Jamal Evans: percussion

1. Undeciphered
2. General Conspiracy
3. Trivialize Love
4. The Human
5. Pure and Plain
6. Soarele Meu
7. 21st Century Citizen
8. Hot Hot
9. How Could We Live Before
10. Colors on Hormones

"Vocalist and guitarist Ana Patan has an excellent new album out titled 'Spice, Gold and Tales Untold.' It’s a live analog recording that captures deep groove interplay from a very serious band. It features stellar bass work from Jonas Hellborg, who contributes to most tracks, as well as Devin Townsend and Jonathan Herrera. Drums are by The Flower Kings’ Zoltan Csörsz.
Of course, all of these musicians are known for their work across the jazz-rock and art-rock spectrums, but on Patan’s album, they’re here exclusively in service to the songs. Her pieces feature intelligent lyrics focused on the current, unfolding human condition, both micro and macro. Patan’s vocals are deep, soulful and kinetically intertwine with the songs’ very creative arrangements.
It’s superb stuff." Anil Prasad/Innerviews
Ana Patan is a German musician of Romanian origin. She came to prominence in her former country during the wave of new and creative music that followed the fall of the iron curtain. She has since made her career mainly in Germany with a strong following in Australia and England, this is her first release in the USA.

These records are being distributed:

in USA by City Hall Records,
2505 Kerner Blvd,
San Rafael, CA 94901-5547

in Scandinavia by Sound Pollution,
Box 2140,
103 14 Stockholm,
Ph: +46-8-545 295 90,
Fx: +46-8-20 07 26

in UK and Europe by Proper Music Distribution,
1-5 Applegarth Dr,
Dartford DA1 1JD,
Phone: +44 20 8676 5100

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215 Thompson Street #421
New York NY 10012

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