Summer Mixtape 2017

DRUMS Joe Galligan
PERCUSSION Jacob Bicknase
GUITAR Mitch Deitz
SAXOPHONE & WIND SYNTHESIZER Alex Charland
VOCALS Deja Mason
VOCALS Nikeya Bramlett
TRUMPET Ben Sonnetag
PIANO, SYNTHESIZER, BASS & GUITAR Wilder Deitz

Engineered and produced by Bruce Kasprzyk

Mastered by Biff Blumfumgagne

Produced with support from the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's Artist Development Grant.

1. Lord, Hear My Praise (feat. John Ellington) [Deitz]     0:49

2. L'Ouverture/Melody for Toussaint [Deitz]     4:02

3. I Like It [DeBarge]     6:02

4. Father Bean (feat. SooDoNiM, Protégé the PRO & Peter Garafalo) [Charland/McCullough/Horton]    3:48

5. Wilmington '98 [Deitz]     5:24

6. Song for a Slave Mother [Deitz]     4:21

7. State Street Free?style (feat. Rich Robbins & CRASHprez) [Deitz/Robinson/Penn II]     2:11

8. Ella's March on Madison (feat. Ella Deitz) [Charland/Deitz]     3:41

9. Learning to Deal (for Richard Davis) [Davis/Charland/Deitz]     1:08

10. Cinnaminson (feat. Joey D.) [Deitz/Dwyer]     3:18

11. Shrimp Dance (feat. EMLYN.OLIA) [Agnew]     4:10

12. Mr. Bump (feat. Jayme Poster) [Deitz]     3:59

13. Long Island City [Charland]     5:23

From Tone Madison: "Jazz pianist/multi-instrumentalist Wilder Deitz and band deliberately made their Summer Mixtape ephemeral, with no digital release and just a limited run of CDs given out at shows. That's kind of a shame, because it comprises a set of memorable experiments in mix-and-matching ideas from across jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. The core ensemble, including vocalists Deja Mason and Nikeya Bramlett, collaborates here with several MCs connected to Madison's hip-hop community. The most charming would have to be 'Father Bean,' featuring a bouncy verse from young Madison rapper Protege The Pro, but there's a whole range of moods and sounds to be heard here, from the searingly tense 'Song For A Slave Mother' to the Richard Davis tribute 'Learning To Deal.'"


Child's Play (2016)

DRUMS Joe Galligan
PERCUSSION Jacob Bicknase
GUITAR Mitch Deitz
BASS Ben Johnson
VOCALS Deja Mason
VOCALS Nikeya Bramlett
TROMBONE Tom Kelley
SAXOPHONE Ryan Kimbrell
SAXOPHONE & WIND SYNTHESIZER Alex Charland
PIANO & FRETLESS BASS Wilder Deitz

Engineered and produced by Bruce Kasprzyk

Mastered by Biff Blumfumgagne

1. Hushbottom Flower [Deitz]     6:03

2. Stonecatcher's Song (for Bryan Stevenson) [Deitz]     5:23

3. Be Mine [Deitz/Mason/Charland]     4:03

4. The Squeeze [Deitz]     7:08

5. Fever Dream [Deitz]     3:05

6. Violets [Charland]     5:38