Frank Luther

 and  

Urana Jaymeon

 

Frank Luther found himself undergoing a trial by fire when he started playing bass at 16 in the blues clubs of Chicago's South Side. In Chicago he worked with Herbie Hancock, and Al Cohn-Zoot Sims. He then moved to New York City to play with Chet Baker, Don Elliot, Gerry Mulligan, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cobb, and Warren Bernhardt among others.

After leaving the commercial circuit he moved to Woodstock, New York where he lives to pursue music as a personal celebration.

Urana Jaymeon was born in far western Mongolia and studied the Yatag, a traditional Mongolian harp, at the Ulaan Baatar Music and Dance College, and the Moscow Pedagogical State University.  

2002 winner of Moscow's 21st-Century Second International Contest, she has toured Europe and Asia with the Mongolian group Badma-Khanda, and the USA with American avant garde trombonist Roswell Rudd. She has performed at festivals in Norway, China, Malaysia, and the US.

       

Performances — 2008

The music of Mongolia meeting Bach, Bartok, Berlin, Bird, Monk, Mulligan, Miles, and Mingus.

March

     
  Friday, February 28th, 5:00 pm Booth 1046, Artexpo New York 2008
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York
 
  Friday, March 28th, 8:00 pm Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street, Hudson, New York
www.hudsonoperahouse.org
(518) 822-1438

June

     
  Saturday, June 14th, 8:00 pm Unison Arts Center
Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, New York
www.unisonarts.org
(845) 255-1559
       

Sound Clips

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Two Folk Songs Urana: solo yatag.  
Little Light Bay Steed Urana: vocals and yatag.  
Improvisation Medley Urana: yatag; Luther: bass; Tuvsho: flute, vocals and morin khuur; Badma: vocals.  
       

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