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License to Chill

by Washington/Bull

Released 2008
Released 2008
Soundtrack, Electronic, Trip-Hop, Dance + Classical Flavoring.
Music from and inspired by the James Bond movies.

This CD was produced and performed by Christoph Bull (piano, accordion, keyboards, vocals, and programming) and Larry Washington (drums, percussion, and programming).
Plus: guest performances by Lori Lynner, Valerie Peterson, Angela Carol Brown, Susana Deniz, Val Young, Slick Tricky, Mike Fonte, Tahitia Hicks, and Shark.

Stylistically, the album ranges from soundtrack, spy music and spoken word to trip-hop, hip-hop and dance, with a classical flavor.

The track “Martini Dry” has been licensed by PBS, whereas “Martini-Mix” was featured on the compilation album 'I Love Paris' (Water Music Records).

Listed by The Rough Guide To James Bond (distributed by Penguin Books) as one of the top 7 Bond albums of all time.

A must for James Bond fans and connoisseurs of creative music.

About Christoph Bull:

CHRISTOPH BULL hails from Mannheim, Germany, and is now the University Organist at UCLA, Principal Organist at Santa Monica United Methodist Church, as well as an international concert organist and recording artist.

As an organist, pianist and singer-songwriter he is at home in both the classical and rock world. In L.A., he has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels, and First Congregational Church, but also at the Whisky, the Roxy, the Viper Room, Cinespace and Hotel Café.

He has worked with the L.A. Master Chorale and Grammy-Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music, but also with Lili Haydn, Bootsy Collins, and George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic. He’s been a consultant for Steven Spielberg and Harry Connick Jr.

Christoph collaborates with drummer/programmer Larry Washington, interpretive painter Norton Wisdom, various dancers, videographers Benton C. Bainbridge and S. Video. He has performed in India, Russia, Northern Ireland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, England, Denmark, Germany and the U.S.

About Larry Washington:

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Beatworkz Music recording artist LARRY WASHINGTON has recorded and performed with some of the world's top artists and musicians throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan. He has performed at noted jazz clubs like the Blue Note and Baked Potato.

Larry is active in both TV and film and has appeared on major networks including MTV, VH1, BET, ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. His movie appearances include "The Princess Diaries", "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "Showgirls".

Larry has also played on prerecorded soundtracks for "Sister Act 2 - Back in the Habit" and "Low Down Dirty Shame" and contributed music to "The History Detectives", "Drive", "Animal Instinct 2" and the award winning Film "Section 8".
As a composer, DVD releases include "Urban Combat", "Crystals Diary" and several movie trailers. Larry has received numerous awards for composition work on the Power PSA that featured narrator Jeffrey Osborne.

Washington also has enjoyed performing at prestigious events such as The Trumpet Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Diversity Awards, and at The White House. Larry has performed as a Instructor/Clinician at several Universities, Public Schools, Music Stores & Houses of Worship throughout the United States.

Larry works actively with several charities and plays benefits for Fibromyalgia Research and others. Highly in demand as a performer and producer, Larry manages Beatworkz Ltd., performs clinics, concerts and tours throughout the year and still finds time to write, produce and maintain his publishing company.