Dendrophile is Justin Bond's first full-length album as a solo artist. It encapsulates the various—and constantly evolving—dimensions of Bond’s career post-Kiki and Herb.
The material comprising Dendrophile reveals the variety of Bond’s artistic passions and is greatly influenced by early `70s folk-pop variety records by artists that defied genre and could easily go from protest songs to jazz standards, from adapting a traditional folk song to singing cabaret music. Features original compositions and select covers of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins/Joan Baez, and Exuma.
Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), plays piano, serves as bandleader, and produced the album with help from Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson).
Like V.'s shows, the album finds Bond surrounded by a significant cross-section of NYC talent: Sam Amidon, Rob Moose, Shahzad Ismaily, Brad Albetta, Doug Wieselman; It also features singers Beth Orton and Dawn Landes, among others.
Justin Bond has won Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Awards, and was a Tony Award nominee. As one-half of the performance duo Kiki and Herb, Bond toured the world, headlining Carnegie Hall twice, and performing at The Sydney Opera House and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
You will receive links to high-quality MP3 files of all 11 tracks of this album on completion of purchase. Tracks included are:
01. American Wedding
02. The Golden Age of Hustlers
04. The New Economy
06. Genet Song
07. 22nd Century
08. Crowley A La Lee
09. Superstar / Diamonds and Rust
10. In The End
11. Court and Spark
Produced by Thomas Bartlett
Additional production by Patrick Dillett
Mixed by Patrick Dillett
Recorded by Patrick Dillett at his studio,
and Dawn Landes and Steve Salett at SaltLands Studio
Second Engineer at Patrick Dillett's studio, Jonathan Altschuler
Mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound
Cover images by ioulex
Layout & Design by Julie Blair
Doug Wiselman, saxophone, bass clarinet
Brad Albetta, bass
Sam Amidon, acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals, violin
Thomas Bartlett, piano, rhodes, vocals
Ray Rizzo, drums, violin, viola, string arrangement
Shahzad Ismaily, drums
Rob Moose, viola
Nathan Carrera, guitar, drums
Oren Bloedow, electric guitar
Beth Orton, vocals
Dawn Landes, vocals