A short video glimpse of the last 5 songs from Planetary Coalition's 14-track debut album, released 11/11/14 (Double Album - 75 min of music).
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Album Preview Part 1 (featuring tracks 5-9) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjmnE3sDpSc and tracks 1-4 is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ncMQRiX44
Album artwork and video editing by Maddy Samaddar http://nomad9design.com In-studio videos taken by Tom Couture and Maddy Samaddar with some videos during the recording of "Mojito" by Yosimar Gomez. Videos at Union Square by Maddy Samaddar (2012 & 2014) and Karina Rykman (2012). Video of "Sleeping Gypsy" performance at the book launch of "Geek to Guitar Hero" (2013) taken by Karina Rykman. Photos of Cuba by Maddy Samaddar, except 3. Photos of Jennifer Hernandez by Tracey Luz. For a full list of credits and sources of all additional photos and film clips used for this video visit the album website.
An ethnically flavored collective of diverse musicians from all over the world, Planetary Coalition is driven by the acoustic guitar of Alex Skolnick, whose work spans jazz (Alex Skolnick Trio), metal (Testament), and world music (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ishtar)
"Alex Skolnick's Planetary Coalition breaks all the rules"
- The Village Voice
"The new Planetary Coalition album is just sheer genius. World/jazz fusion, all-star cast, brilliant sound. "
- Dr. Brad Stone, JazzWeek Award Winning Host, The Creative Source
"Alex Skolnick has done a splendid job on Planetary Coalition, delivering memorable pan-global collaborations with top international world music talent" - World Music Central
“It started with a lone, handwritten sentence on a notepad, describing a musical vision: “An ethnically flavored collective of musicians from all over the world, driven by acoustic guitar and bringing together inspirational melodies, in-depth improvisation and the passion of the musical styles of Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin, East Asian, Mediterranean, Balkan/Eastern European, African and other indigenous lands.”
"The reality: coordinating over two-dozen musicians from five continents."
"Yet despite the numerous logistical challenges, Planetary Coalition has been guided by a single hope: that by weaving the threads that connect musical expressions with regional identities, we can bridge the gap between diverse cultures and people, and increase awareness of the ecological and social issues facing the planet, our island in the sky." - Alex Skolnick