December 2007 Annual Catalog Edition
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In This Issue:

Front Page Story and SRO Concerts
World Beat Workshop at Esalen Almost Sold Out
Records and Educational Materials Catalog Free Shipping Sale


Front Page Story and SRO Concerts

Recent Ancient Future tour dates in Northern California were SRO due in part to a front page story in the Sacramento Bee (read story). In depth stories on music are getting rarer as newspapers cut staff, so support your local paper.


World Beat Workshop at Esalen
Almost Sold Out

Taught by Matthew Montfort of Ancient Future, from his book Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. Getting your timing skills in order is a great way to end the year so you can begin 2008 with better rhythm skills, and Esalen Institute is a beautiful place to do it! But act now, because the workshop is almost sold out with just a few openings left.
December 28-30, 2007, 8:30 PM 12/28/07 through 11:30 AM 12/30/07, World Rhythms Workshop, Esalen Institute, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920. Cost: Workshop alone: Regular Rate- $370. Friends of Esalen Rate- $320. Reservations: 831-667-3005, Registration Form: www.esalen.org/assetts/RezForm.pdf. Fax: 831-667-2724. Email: info@esalen.org

Ancient-Future.Com
Records and Educational Materials Catalog

Sale: FREE Shipping

From now through Februrary 14, 2008, regular surface shipping to US and international addresses is available FREE on all orders placed through the secure shopping cart system! Just select that option in the shopping cart.

Recordings:

Ancient-Future.Com Records releases audio and video recordings by the many musicians associated with the broad musical scene surrounding the band Ancient Future and the musicians who perform with them. The label is set up as an artist coalition. All records are owned by the artists, who have full creative control.

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsWorld Fusion Series:

Stay tuned for some exciting new releases in the World Fusion series coming in early 2008. In the meantime, all of the following releases in all series are in ample stock unless otherwise noted:

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Planet Passion by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2001): CD- $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Planet Passion

The Best of Echoes Radio Listener Poll Winner! Featured at WorldMusicRingtones.Com. Features 19 masters of Indian, Nepalese, African, Cuban, Celtic, Arabic, Palestinian, Jewish, Indonesian, Chinese, Eastern European and American music traditions. (Read more). >youtube

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Natural Rhythms by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com 2005): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Ancient Future - Natural Rhythms
Featured at WorldMusicRingtones.Com.

Received a May 1984 N.A.I.R.D. "Indie" Award in the field of World Music. Reissued on CD in 1994 to commemorate Ancient Future's 15th Anniversary. (Read more). >youtube

Visions of a Peaceful Planet CD Cover

Visions of a Peaceful Planet by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com 2004): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. LP- $34.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Visions of a Peaceful Planet

Ancient Future's critically acclaimed 1979 debut release. (Read more). >youtube

Major Label Recordings by the Band Ancient Future:

Find out why thousands of Ancient Future fans have purchased (and often nearly worn out!) over 150,000 full length recordings of Ancient Future plus a million samplers featuring Ancient Future. Ironically, many of the major label releases are now out of print and only available direct from the artists at this web site or on iTunes.

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Quiet Fire by Ancient Future (Narada/MCA 1012): CD- $29.98 (CD rare & out of print): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Ancient Future - Quiet Fire

Established Ancient Future as a strong force in the record stores by selling over 55,000 copies. Features Windham Hill recording artists Alex De Grassi and Darol Anger. (Read more). >youtube

Dreamchaser CD Cover

Dreamchaser by Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 154): CD- $29.98 (CD rare & out of print): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Ancient Future - Dreamchaser

Debuted at #2 on the May 1989 JAZZIZ National Airplay Chart and received a 10 out of 10 rating in CD REVIEW. (Read more). >youtube

World Without Walls CD Cover

World Without Walls by Ancient Future (Sona Gaia/MCA 163): CD- $24.98 (signed and certified reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.


Features Zakir Hussain, the renowned North Indian tabla master. (Read more). >youtube

Asian Fusion CD Cover

Asian Fusion by Ancient Future (Narada Equinox ND-63023): CD- $24.98 (signed and certified reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Ancient Future - Asian Fusion

 

Made the TOWER PULSE! Top Ten Best Contemporary Instrumental Releases of 1993 List (#4) and was GUITAR PLAYER magazine's "Pick" for April 1994. (Read more). >youtube

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Narada Collections (Various Artists): (Read more)

Alma Del Sur (Narada Collection ND-63908): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Guitar Works (Narada Lotus ND-61032): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

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Putumayo Collections (Various Artists): (Read more)

Asian Lounge (Putumayo PUT 244-2): CD-$16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Music from the Tea Lands (Putumayo PUT180-2): CD-$16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsEnvironmental Series:

Associated with the nonprofit Green Music Network, each musical piece investigates an environmental concept or provocative human/nature idea, or explores performances unusual acoustic environments.

Ten Thousand Thunderstorms CD Cover

Ten Thousand Thunderstorms by alan tower and Free Energy (Ancient-Future.Com 1000) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Alan Tower - 10,000 Thunderstorms

 

An acoustic journey from the primordial beginning to the future: evolutionary acoustic music with hybrid instruments. (Read more)

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The Eternal Presence by 4 Didjeridu's from alan tower and Free Energy (Ancient-Future.Com 1003) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Alan Tower - The Eternal Presence

 

Transcendent four part didjeridu compositions for deep listening, massage, yoga & meditation. (Read more)

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsYoga and Chant Series:

Soul of the Esraj CD Cover

Soul of the Esraj by Benjy Wertheimer (Ancient-Future.Com 3000): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer features the esraj (an instrument from North India that resembles as small sitar but is played with a bow). (Read more)

Anjali CD Cover

Anjali by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell (Ancient-Future.Com 3001): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This yoga and meditation CD by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell features the esraj, tabla, and acoustic guitar. (Read more)

Love Window CD Cover

The Love Window by Shantala with Heather and Benjy Wertheimer (Ancient-Future.Com 3002) CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Sacred chants of devotion by Benjy and Heather Wertheimer. (Read more)

Circle of Fire CD Cover

Circle of Fire by Benjy Wertheimer (Ancient-Future.Com 2002): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

This percussion CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer was #1 on the NAV Chart 11/2002. (Read more)

Side Projects by Ancient Future Members: The members of Ancient Future are creative musicians who produce many side projects. Some of the best are available here.

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Ecstasy by Pandit Habib Khan (RPG CDNF 150217): CD-R- $19.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Live studio recording of music by sitar master Pandit Habib Khan featuring musicians from the Ancient Future Planet Jammin' concert series plus a whole lot of other famous jazz and Indian musicians in world jazz jams. (Read more). >audio

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Sacred Insanity by Emam and Friends (Eternal Music 89901): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Features Ancient Future members along with South Indian drum set master Sivamani and saxophonist George Brooks. (Read more)

Finger Painting CD Cover

Finger Painting by Jim Hurley (Open Strings Music OSCD01): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Ancient Future violinist Jim Hurley plays all the parts on this popular acoustic string music CD. (Read more)

Quiessence CD Cover

Quiessence by Mindia Devi Klein (Bamboo Moon Musik): CD- $16.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Original Ancient Future flutist Mindia Devi presents a contemporary exploration of North Indian classical ragas. (Read more)

Ancient-Future.Com RecordsEducational Books, MIDI Files, and Audio CD Guide Tracks:

Ancient Traditions Book Cover

Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (1985). ISBN 0-937879-00-2. Spiral Bound Book, $33.95 (SALE! Normally $46.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Book Set with Companion 2 Volume Audio CD Set with MIDI Soundfiles (see below): $52.95 (SALE! Normally $69.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

A must-have for all students of world music. (Read more)

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Ancient Rhythms--Future Grooves: MIDI Percussion Groove Tracks from the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India PLUS Complete 2 CD Set of Audio Guide Tracks. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (2005). Companion 2 CD set, 27.95 (SALE! Normally $35.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

A complete set of audio guide tracks for the book. (Read more)

 

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