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Andy Summers' 'Call The Police' concert in Brazil

CALL THE POLICE, Andy Summer's trio covering The Police songs, is continuing to tour in South America.

The trio's line-up:

  • - Andy Summers: guitars, vocals
  • - Rodrigo Santos (from Brazilian rock band Barão Vermelho): bass guitar, lead vocals
  • - João Barone (from Brazilian rock band Os Paralamas do Sucesso): drums, backing vocals

Here's a cool video posted July 23th (only in Portuguese):
INTERVIEW + LIVE clips from their last concert in Brazil.

Source: Tempo ao Tempo ('canaltempoaotempo' on Youtube)

Andy Summers interviewed by iHeart Radio

Andy Summers was interviewed by Jonathan Clarke from Q1043 New York (iHeart Radio).

Andy and Jonathan discussed about Andy going on Solo and his latest album "Triboluminescence"

They also talked about Andy's current project too with visualization of his own photography collections.

You can watch the INTERVIEW VIDEO below (Youtube)

Andy Summers photography exhibition at Leica Gallery

The Bones of Chuang Tzu photography exhibition at Leica Gallery SF until May 27

The Bones of Chuang Tzu photography exhibition at Leica Gallery SF until May 27

Visit the the Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco until May 27th to see Andy’s most recent exhibition: The Bones of Chuang Tzu. The series, Summers’ interpretation of China, is to be published in an upcoming book by Steidl (2018). Influenced in his early years by the writings of fourth century poet-philosopher of the wandering life Chuang Tzu, Summers creates a striking black and white visual response to elements of Chinese culture that are rapidly disappearing. During Summers’ travels, he recalled the discovery of the Naxi Orchestra in Western China, a group of old musicians whom he noticed would pass on during his following visits year after year. Many of the images within the exhibition are more abstract details that reference the sights and sounds that one experiences as a wanderer through parts of this ancient land. The finer details that Summers records include textural framework that builds a doorway, and abstract rays of light that look like guitar string.

When talking about the connection between his career in music and its influence in photography, he states, “The qualities I am looking for are musical. That is the condition. You think of music in terms of harmony, line, shape, volume, quietness, dynamics… I think all of those terms can be translated into photography.” Come experience The Bones of Chuang Tzu to learn how Summers’ brings music and photography together to unfold a careful study of the China revealed to one who wanders.

Andy Summers rose to fame in the 1970’s and 1980’s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning band The Police and his innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity. He first began photographing in the late 1970’s and has continued to pursue the medium ever since.

For more information visit the Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco.


"Roxanne 7" vinyl re-issued for RSD

Shop a special reissue of "Roxanne" at your local record store on april 21, 2018

This exclusive 7" red vinyl was created for Record Store Day 2018 and calls back to the original single artwork from Roxanne's initial release in April 1978. It includes both the original A-side "Roxanne" and B-side "Peanuts", both remastered at Abbey Road Studios.

To celebrated the event, A&M Records released a new lyrics video

Blueberry Smoke : a new single features Andy Summers

Blueberry Smoke : a new single features multi-Grammy® winner Andy Summers of The Police (and an acclaimed solo artist), and was produced by music industry veteran and multi-Grammy® winner Bob Clearmountain

As a drummer/percussionist, songwriter/composer, vocalist, educator and beyond, Jordan West wears many hats. Her longtime band Trackless – originating in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and now based in the Los Angeles area – is one of her primary artistic outlets, spanning genres and approaches as West and her bandmates explore music-making in ways that are as masterful as they are creative and exploratory. The band’s musicality is on full display on the new single “Blueberry Smoke,” available on digital platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon music, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.

Summers on Trackless new album‚Äč

It’s the dream of many artists, and perhaps a cliché (that usually doesn’t ring true) for an independent act to be encountered or “discovered” by a music industry legend at an ordinary live performance, but that’s exactly what happened in 2014, as Trackless performed in Fort Wayne, and the audience happened to feature music industry pros Bob Clearmountain and Betty Bennett. West and Clearmountain began a discussion that night; the lively back-and-forth continued via email, and once Trackless relocated to Los Angeles in 2015, Clearmountain was on board. He serves as producer and mixing engineer on the new single.

Clearmountain remarks, "Looking for something to do in Ft. Wayne after attending Sweetwater Sound’s Gear Fest, Betty and I stumbled into the little Brass Rail bar not believing what we were hearing and seeing. The band, Trackless, was laying down some serious R&B and funk grooves with Jordan West kickin’ it on drums and vocals accompanied by Jeremy Jones’s smooth vocals and viola. The chance meeting has culminated with the production of a tremendous debut single that the band, I and co-producer Sergio Ruelas are quite proud of."

Additionally, West found herself gaining other friends in high places. Andy Summers, guitarist of The Police and an acclaimed solo artist, met West when she came to set up a Roland TD-50 Electronic Drum Kit (as part of her day gig as a Roland demo artist and clinician) at Summers’ studio. Summers was impressed with her drumming and started a conversation about her music. West shared a work-in-progress of “Blueberry Smoke,” and the conversation led to West asking Summers if he would he interested in contributing a guitar solo to the song – and the rest is history!

Summers comments, “Jordan is a remarkable young musician who not only sings really well but also has innate musicality with perfect groove and pulse in her drumming. She rocks!”

West notes, “Over the past two years, we have been working to find a song and a sound that is organic and live. Current-sounding, but with the unique vibe that Bob is famous for helping create in an era where the idea of ‘the band’ defined music-making. We’ve achieved that with ‘Blueberry Smoke,’ and we’re very proud of the result. I look forward to getting this track out to the world into the ears of music fans.”

“Blueberry Smoke” by Trackless
Written by Jordan West and Jeremy Jones
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Bob Clearmountain and Sergio Ruelas
Executive Producer: Betty Bennett
Mastered by Bob Ludwig
Featuring Andy Summers on guitar*
Recorded at Apogee Studio
Mixed at Mix This! Studio (Bob Clearmountain’s studio)
*Andy Summers guitars recorded by Dennis Smith at Andy’s studio – Moving Target Studio

Jordan West – drums, lead vocals
Jeremy Jones – vocals, viola
Sergio Ruelas – guitars, synth
Devon Pangle – electric guitar
Diego Moran – bass
Andy Summers – guitar solo
Bob Clearmountain – additional guitar

“Blueberry Smoke” is available via various digital platforms, including the following:

• Spotify
• iTunes
• SoundCloud
• Amazon music

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