August 2009 Issue
Welcome to the Ancient Future Times
Email newsletter of the World Fusion Music Ensemble Ancient Future
: Matthew Montfort (MatthewMontfort)
Ancient Future Band (Ancient_Future) Ancient-Future.Com Records (WorldFusion)
Facebook: Matthew Montfort Personal Page on Facebook • Ancient Future Facebook Fan Page

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In This Issue:

Sierra Serenades at Cozmic Cafe in Placerville August 15
Indo Latin Jazz at Yoshi's in Oakland August 25
First Videos from the 30th Anniversary Concert

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Sierra Serenades

Cozmic Cafe Poster

Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m.
The Cozmic Cafe
594 Main St., Placerville, CA 95667

Tix: $10 adv, $12 door. Info: 530-642-8481 or visit
Download concert poster: 8/15/09 Cozmic Cafe.pdf
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Ancient Future leader and guitarist Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar, glissentar) will perform the Sierra area CD release party for his debut CD, 'Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar.' He will be joined by Joe Fajen on tabla and percussion, plus a special guest appearance by Sapphira, who will both dance and play the violin at the same time!

Indo Latin Jazz at Yoshi's

Yoshi's Poster

Tuesday, August 25, 8:00 p.m.
Yoshi's Jazz Club
510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607

Tix: $15 Info: Call 510-238-9200 or visit
Download concert poster: 8/25/09 Yoshi's.pdf
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CD Release Party for 'Sangria' featuring Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble

An evening of Indo Latin jazz featuring Mariah Parker (piano, santur), Paul McCandless (woodwinds, horns), Matthew Montfort (guitars), Kash Killion (bass, cello), Duru Demetrius (Latin percussion), Debopriyo Sarkar (tabla), Brian Rice (percussion).

"Parker and friends blend the rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz music with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East Indian rhythms resulting in first-class world music." —LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE

"Dazzling debut.... Parker's subtle and sensuous sounds reflect exotic flavors of India, the Middle East and Latin America." - PALO ALTO DAILY NEWS

First Videos from the 30th Anniversary Concert

Recorded Sunday, July 26 at 8 pm
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

This 30th anniversary CD release party featured the pioneering world fusion music group Ancient Future, scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort, and Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble performing music from three new releases celebrating 30 years of world fusion music. Below are the first two videos from the concert!

Ancient Future Performs 'Sangria' by Mariah Parker

Ancient Future Performs Sangria by Mariah Parker

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This is a live quartet version of 'Sangria' by Mariah Parker featuring Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Mariah Parker on santur, Kash Killion on cello, and Ian Dogole on udu and cymbals. The song also has been recorded in two other versions: as a trio on Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort and as a quartet on the title track of Mariah Parker's debut CD, Sangria. See this song played live in person on August 25 at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland!

Matthew Montfort Performs 'Soul Serenade' from 'Seven Serenades'

Matthew Montfort on Youtube

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This is a live version of 'Soul Serenade' from Matthew Montfort's debut recording, Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar. See this played live on August 15 at The Cozmic Cafe in Placerville.

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Planet Passion CD CoverSangria CD CoverSeven Serenades CD Cover

Checkout Option Sale! 3 Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Music for $30!

Purchase 'Seven Serenades' and you will have the option of adding the other releases below for a total of $30 for all three!

Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort. Ancient-Future.Com AF 2008. 6-panel Digipak CD: $17.98. Buy 1 Now. (>YTmusic).Matthew Montfort - Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar

Sangria by Mariah Parker. Ancient-Future.Com Records AF-2017. (>YTmusic). Mariah Parker - Sangria

Planet Passion by Ancient Future. Ancient-Future.Com AF-2001. (>YTmusic.) Ancient Future - Planet Passion (Remastered)

The releases are distributed in the USA through Ryko/WEA/ADA, and are available through your local record shop, so please ask them to carry these!

Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.)

Future Ancient History Article
Digital Article on Ancient Future History (1.5 MB, streaming audio)

Future Ancient History: Recording Subscription Series Begins in 30th Year!

We have great news! To commemorate 30 years of world fusion music, the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R) has been launched and work has begun on the recording subscription series with the live multitrack recording of the Ancient Future's 30th anniversary concert. So we have a good start on at least one of the possible recording themes.

To support music of a high standard of musicianship and recording quality in the current state of the music business, we need direct support from you. While we are raising money, we are making available archival recordings and work files from the live recordings as mp3 files exclusively to supporters of the project so that there is instant gratification for participating in the project. There are already three songs in the download archive. We'll be adding more files from the archives, and as soon as we have enough subscribers we will begin work on some brand new material. Subscribe now to get access to the download area!

Thanks go out to the following people who have already subscribed: Vincent Martel, Cliff Sears, Alan Moore of Musicians for Peace, and Leslie Lawton.

Your help is both needed and appreciated. Please subscribe.

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