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Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn Hill
Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

Album US 2013 on Pi Recordings label
Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Spoken Word and Brass (Spoken Word, Poetry, Political)

Recorded June 21-22, 2012 at the Bunker, Brooklyn, NY by Aaron Nevezie Mixed at Studio 4D and Studio 5F, Brooklyn, NY by Liberty Ellman Mastered at TurtleTone Studio, New York, NY by Michael Fossenkemper Tracks 1-4, 6-10, 12-16: Published by Multiplicity Music (SESAC) / Likemadd Music (SESAC) Track 5: Published by Multiplicity Music (SESAC) / Likemadd Music (SESAC) / Last Letter Music (ASCAP) Track 11: Published by Multiplicity Music (SESAC) / Likemadd Music (SESAC) / Melanine Harmonique Music (SESAC) Track 17: Published by Last Letter Music (ASCAP) / Likemadd Music (SESAC) Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project was commissioned and co-produced by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks program. The project's world premiere performances were at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse from September 19 to 22, 2012. WaterWorks is supported by Time Warner and the National Endowment for the Arts. Patricia McGregor directed the live performance. This project was made possible in part by generous grants from the Doris Duke Foundation and from the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund. ©℗ 2013 Pi Recordings Packaged in a double-gatefold Digisleeve.

        
Musicians
PortraitVijay Iyer p, *1971 US
composed by, liner notes, producer, album by, piano, piano, programmed by, electronics, live, piano, programmed by, electronics, live, electric piano, fender rhodes
PortraitMike Ladd voc, US
album by, lyrics by, lead vocals, synthesizer, analog, backing vocals, synthesizer, analog, voice, interlocutor, lyrics by, lead vocals, backing vocals
Maurice Decaul voc,
album by, lyrics by, lead vocals
Lynn Hill voc,
album by, lyrics by, lead vocals, vocals, second
Marc Millman
photography by, performance at harlem stage
PortraitPamela Z voc, sampler,
backing vocals, with live processing, lead vocals, with live processing, composed by, lead vocals, with live processing
PortraitOkkyung Lee vc, *1975 KR
cello
PortraitKassa Overall dr, US
drums
PortraitLiberty Ellman g, acg, *1971 US
guitar
PortraitGuillermo E. Brown dr, *1976 US
backing vocals, effects, lead vocals
Producers
Liberty Ellman co-producer, mixed by
Mike Ladd co-producer, liner notes
Hardy Stewart design
Seth Rosner executive-producer
Steve Cohen executive-producer
Yulun Wang executive-producer
Music + Art Management, Inc. management, project management and representation
Michael Fossenkemper mastered by
Jacob Serra photography by, cover
Vaughn Browne photography by, photo of vijay iyer and mike ladd
Aaron Nevezie recorded by
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Here (Mike, Cambridge)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd3:08
2Derelict Poetry (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul4:16
3Capacity (Lynn, Bronx)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillLynn Hill3:55
4Walking With The Duppy (Rashan, Queens)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd3:41
5There Is A Man Slouching In The Stairway (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul3:59
6My Fire (Brad, Chester, NC)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd3:09
7On Patrol (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul4:52
8Dream Of An Ex-Ranger (William, Newton, MA)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd3:09
9Name (Lynn, Bronx)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillLynn Hill3:38
10Costume (Mike, Cambridge)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd4:08
11Tormented Star Of Morning (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul5:09
12Patton (Calvin, Massapequa, NY)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd4:57
13Shush (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul4:06
14REM Killer (Kirk, Lexington, KY)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMike Ladd3:47
15Requiem For An Insomniac (Maurice, Brooklyn)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillMaurice Decaul5:12
16Dreams In Color (Lynn, Bronx)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillLynn Hill2:38
17Mess Hall (Merrin, San Diego)Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd With Maurice Decaul & Lynn HillPamela Z, Mike Ladd6:16

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