Hello. I'm Yohanes Pangaribuan from Indonesia, a part-time loops designer.
In here I post some of my own work and so much favorite stuffs.

Yeah, I know it’s very late to say “Happy New Year”. So, in this my first update on 2014, I choose to post a song from an Indonesian legend jazz band, Bhaskara. 

When I know the story of Bhaskara band for the first time, I was startled and couldn’t believe easily that this band is from Indonesian. Their first formation on 1985 (Kiboud Maulana on guitar, Perry Pattiselanno on bass, Karim Suweileh on drums, Abdullah Suweileh on percussions, and Luluk Purwanto with her violin play) have played a really successful performance and made North Sea Jazz Festival astonished.

Their success in the last year festival made them been invited again in North Sea Jazz 1956 with their new formation (Djoko W.H. on guitar, A.S. Mates on bass, Bambang Nugroho on piano, Didi Hadju on keyboard, Udin Sach on saxophone and the rest is just same as their old formation).

This song was taken from their first album on 1986. This album was sold more than 75.000 copy, a really fantastic achievement for a jazz album in Indonesia. I do love many tracks in this album, but to celebrate a new year, here is “Life Is Too Short To Worry”. 

  • Track: Life Is Too Short To Worry
  • Artist: Bhaskara
  • Album: Bhaskara '86
  • Plays: 9

After released his newest solo album via Monjune Records on June 2013, Dewa Budjana just got another recording session immediately to create his first Christmas album which have been released on last November. 

Not only played by his usual band members, many musicians from jazz and pop screen was involved too. There are Mike Mohede, Glen Fredly, Sofia Malika, and also Barry Likumahuwa filled some tracks as featuring artists. And in this track, you can hear the voice from legendary Indonesian jazz singer, Margie Segers. 

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright,
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa’s on his way.
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas to you.

They know that Santa’s on his way.
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways,
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you.

Really love the lyric which was created by Mel Torme. It’s show me that kind of moment from a peacefully Christmas season.

  • Track: The Christmas Song (feat. Margie Segers)
  • Artist: Dewa Budjana
  • Album: Christmas Collection
  • Plays: 10

I don’t know the real title of this song, but in Children of Fantasy album by Indra and Jack Lesmana, this song was titled with Coronado. I ever heard the same song in one of Stan Getz’s album and I’m sure Coronado is not the title.

This is one example for Indonesian bebop song from 1980s with Jack Lesmana on his electric bass played with his 14-years-old-son Indra Lesmana on the piano. Another Indonesian jazz legend in this song is Karim Suweileh with his drums play. This rhythm section is a perfect combination with the melody which was made by James Morrison by his trumpet.

I love this recording so much. It’s always make me energized and feel grateful. And I think, this song is a right choice for you to start your day. Enjoy ;) 

  • Track: Coronado
  • Artist: Jack and Indra Lesmana
  • Album: Children Of Fantasy
I’m still a newbie in jazz world since It just about two years ago when I started listen to jazz music. But now, about 35% of my hard-disc drive (103 GiB from 297 GiB available) have been filled with music, and about 98% (101 GiB) of those music files are jazz.
Well, I’m an enthusiast newbie whose dreaming to be a jazz musician someday :3

I’m still a newbie in jazz world since It just about two years ago when I started listen to jazz music. But now, about 35% of my hard-disc drive (103 GiB from 297 GiB available) have been filled with music, and about 98% (101 GiB) of those music files are jazz.

Well, I’m an enthusiast newbie whose dreaming to be a jazz musician someday :3

Born on 1939, Edward “Butch” Warren start his career in local cafe in Washington D.C when he was 14 years old. He started appearing his first recording with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Flanagan in 1960. That recording was surely made his name risen and made his career began again as a sideman in many records with legend names in jazz such as Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and also Thelonious Monk. 

Butch seldom took various improvisation. His rare notable solo can be heard in his 2012 released album, Butch’s Blues. 

  • Track: I Remember Monk
  • Artist: Butch Warren
  • Album: Butch's Blues
  • Plays: 10

Created in one week, this is a farewell video for all my friends in Claim and Auction batch XVII. The song, which was taken from Project Pop’s hit song, was chosen because of its meaningful lyric about friendship. We have done our recording session in June but I just finished the editing last week (I just forgot this project for three months). 

Video-making have been my passion since I was in college. But since I don’t have a device that strong enough to produce high definition movies, I just could create this kind of low quality video. So sorry.

Another college students’ band. XD 7 was formed by trombonist Jon Hatimaya and his friends when they studied at Manhattan School of Music. They are consisting in septet formation since began their career in 2012. 

Although founded by college students, the band is not consisted by newbie members but experienced musician. Their pianist, Kevin Bernstein, has already performed with Herbie Hancock. Gabe Schnider the guitarist was Esperanda Spalding’s guitarist also in the past. And Jon Hatimaya ever been involved in Wynton Marsallis’ music project also.

  • Track: McKenna
  • Artist: XD 7
  • Album: XD 7
  • Plays: 9

Oregon was formed by Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Collin Walcott and Glen Moore as a college band in Oregon University. At first time, they played world music as Paul McCandless could play various woodwind include such as reed, bagpipes, and also ancient flute. Their world music became more interesting since Collin Walcott added Indian music elements in his percussion plays. Ralph Towner, the most versatile musician in the band, added folk genre in their music with his guitar, piano, and trumpet plays. And with bassist Glen Moore blend his jazz touch, it’s resulting Oregon’s original music style.

Aurora is one of their song recorded in Distant Hills album. The title was taken from the name of a city in Oregon. Not only representing jazz and world music, in this song they also plays an easy-listening-pop music.

  • Track: Aurora
  • Artist: Oregon
  • Album: Distant Hills