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For Immediate Release

Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Re-invented Live Show With New Quartet!

Adrian Belew Quartet US Spring Tour 2019!

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

For more than a decade the Adrian Belew Power Trio stunned audiences around the world. Now Adrian is ready to re-invent his live show with a new quartet which includes Jordan Perlson on drums, Saul Zonana on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, and bassist extraordinaire Julie Slick. The tour dates will be in support of Adrian’s newest release “POP-SIDED”, coming March 2019. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy master musicians playing great songs and having a ball!

Adrian describes the show as, “a more complete picture of most things I’ve done. More songs, new songs from the award-winning FLUX app, King Crimson material I haven’t played for years, and a dose of classic Power Trio. It’s my intention to make this the best Adrian Belew show ever!”

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian’s first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes  beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

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Tour dates:

February 4-9 – Cruise To The Edge – Tampa | Key West | Cozumel, MX,
http://cruisetotheedge.com/

February 28 – Tralf Music Hall – Buffalo, NY
http://tralfmusichall.com/

March 1 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH\
http://tinyurl.com/29qlgoq

March 2 – The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
https://www.hifiindy.com

March 3 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
http://www.shankhall.com

March 5 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
https://www.theslowdown.com/

March 6 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
http://www.finelinemusic.com

March 8 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
http://oldrockhouse.com/

March 9 – Live at Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
http://tinyurl.com/y6wc2thp

March 10 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
www.citywinery.com/nashville

March 13 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
https://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

March 14 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
https://www.thebroadberry.com/

March 15 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
http://lincolntheatre.com/

March 16 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta

April 4 – Old Town School of Folk Music – Maurer Hall – Chicago, IL 000
https://www.oldtownschool.org/

April 5 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
http://tinyurl.com/7xrhwcr

April 6 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
http://www.themagicbag.com

April 7 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh
http://www.rextheater.net/

April 10 – City Winery – Washington D.C.
http://tinyurl.com/ybxxdycm

April 11 – Wall Street Theater – Norwalk, CT
https://wallstreettheater.com/

April 12 – SOPAC – South Orange Performing Arts Center – South Orange, NJ
https://www.sopacnow.org/

April 13 – The Suffolk Theater – Riverhead, NY
http://www.suffolktheater.com/

April 14 – Daryl’s House Club – Pawling, NY
http://www.darylshouseclub.com

April 17 – The Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
http://www.ardmoremusic.com/

April 18 – The Center for Arts in Natick – TCAN – Natick, MA
http://www.natickarts.org/

April 19 – Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA
https://www.narrowscenter.org/

April 20 – The Egg – Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre – Albany, NY
http://www.theegg.org/

For more information: 
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Marc Smason – trombone/vocal

“…building community through music…”

Sunday   January 20      6 – 8 pm     Marc Smason & Friends   Brian Monroney   Michael Barnett  D’vonne Lewis & guests!     Capitol Cider      818 E Pike St       206-397-3564     21+

Friday   January 25     6 – 8 pm     Los Buhos   Laura Oviedo  Bruce Barnard  & guests!        El Quetzal      3209 Beacon S    206-329-2970

Sunday   January 27      2 – 4 pm     Malke & the Boychiks   Peter Lippman  Theodora Teodosiadis  Nancy Goldov     Treacy Levine Center Benefit     Treacy Levine Center   Camp Korey   24880 Brotherhood Rd   Mt Vernon  WA   $50    www.treacylevine.org  info@treacylevine.org

Wednesday   January 30      6 pm     The Chicago 7 – Vintage Jazz   Craig Hoyer  Jim Parfitt  Laura Oviedo & guests!     Queen Anne Beerhall     203 W Thomas Street     206-659-4043

Friday   February 1     6 – 8 pm     Los Buhos          Groove City Grind     3100 Airport Way S   206-735-7254   https://www.facebook.com/groovecitygrind/

Friday   February 15     7:30 pm     Seattle Symphony and Seattle World Youth Orchestra      Highline Performing Art Center     401 S 152nd   Burien WA   https://www.seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2018-2019/symphony/sbs2?fbclid=IwAR32A32Tre_XrovcHvrfcVorrABUJX17IZlfgTUTdA5vbnKvkrPAO2HgWMM

Friday   March 1     7:30 – 9 pm     Marc Smason & Friends     Conway Muse     18444 Spruce St   Conway  WA     360-445-3000

all ages and no cover unless noted      www.marcsmason.com

“Genes are not destiny!”   Me


AKIKO TSURUGA January 2019 News & Performance

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AKIKO/HAMILTON/DECHTER at Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV on Dec 10, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I  hope you all enjoyed the holiday season.
I’m looking forward to playing music all over the world in 2019!
Thank you for your support.
I hope to see you soon!Peace and Love,
Akiko
PERFORMANCESThursday, January 17th, 10pm-1am
LITTLE BRANCH/ AKIKO TSURUGA TRIO 

feat: Charlie Sigler -guitar, Aaron Kimmel -drums and Akiko Tsuruga -organ
Little Branch: 20 7th Ave S, New York NY 10014


Friday, January 18th, 8-10pm
ROXY LOUNGE /AKIKO TSURUGA QUARTET

feat: Ralph Larama-tenor sax, Joe Magnarelli -trumpet, Carmen Intorre-drums and  Akiko Tsuruga-Viscount Legend live Organ
http://www.roxyhotelnyc.com/


Tuesday, January 22nd 6-9pm
DOCKS/ JESSE BREHENEY TRIO
633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017


Thursday, January 24th 7:30-10: 15 pm
THE DJANGO/AKIKO TSURUGA TRIO
feat: Charlie Sigler -guitar, Aaron Kimmel -drums and Akiko Tsuruga -Viscount Legend Live Organ
/http://www.thedjangonyc.com/


Sunday, January 27th, 6-9pm
55 BAR/ LIONESS BAND 
feat: Jenny Hill -Tenor Saxophone, Amanda Monaco -Guitar,  Akiko Tsuruga -Organ and Allison Miller -Drums
http://www.55bar.com/


Saturday, February 2nd, 8-10pm
ROXY LOUNGE/AKIKO TSURUGA QUARTET
http://www.roxyhotelnyc.com/


Sunday, February 3 10:30pm -1am
SMALLS/ RALPH LALAMA TRIO
https://www.smallslive.com


Sunday, February 10th  7-11pm
AMERICAN LEGION, POST 398/ DAVID LEE JONES GROUP
248 W 132nd St, New York, NY 10027


February 15-17
NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY/AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER 
feat: Jeff Hamilton-drums, Graham Dechter -guitar and Akiko Tsuruga -organ
Newport Beach, CA
http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com/


Saturday, February 23
CATON CASTLE/CHARLIE SIGLER GROUP 
Baltimore, MD
http://www.catoncastle.com/


 

March 2
GOLD & TENNIS IN PALM DESERT/ AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER
Palm Desert, CA

March 21
NEW BRUNSWICK JAZZ PROJECT/ AKIKO TSURUGA QUARTET 

New Brunswick, NJ

March 23
UCF JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019/ AKIKO TSURUGA TRIO
FEAT: JEFF HAMILTON & GRAHAM DECHTER

Orland, FL

April 10
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY CAMDEN/ JOE MAGNARELLI QUIARTET

Camden, NJ

April 13
FAT CAT/STEVE BLUM TRIO

New York, NY

April 18
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY/ JOE MAGNARELLI QUARTET

Philadelphia, PA

May 5 & 6
DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA/ AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER

New York, NY

May 13
SLC/ AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER

Salt Lake City, UT

May 17
CATSKILLS JAZZ RHYTHM AND BLUES FESTIVAL/ 
AKIKO TSURUGA QUARTET
Catskills, NY

June 28
TRI – C JAZZ FESTIVAL / AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER
Cleveland, OH

July 25 -27
JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND/ AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER
Port Townsend, WA

NEWS

AKIKO-HAMILTON-DECHTER new album will be released in Spring, 2019. More details will announce soon!


Akiko is in the Feb 2018 issue of Downbeat Magazine. This is the interview by Bill Milkowski.


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“So Cute, So Bad” Akiko Tsuruga Trio featuring Jeff Hamilton & Graham Dechter @ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, May 7th, 2017


Akiko Tsuruga Trio, album “So Cute, So Bad” release celebration at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 1st set.

NEW ALBUM
“SO CUTE, SO BAD”

1)  So Cute, So Bad  (Akiko Tsuruga )

2) The Lady Is A Tramp (Richard Rodgers)

3) Face To Face (Baby Face Willette)

4) Frame for the Blues (Slide Hampton)

5) You Don’t Know What Love Is (Gene de Paul)

6) Peachie (Akiko Tsuruga)

7) Tanabata (Kanichi Shimofusa)

8)  Pretty Please (Akiko Tsuruga)

Akiko Tsuruga -hammond b3 organ, Jeff Hamilton-drums, Graham Dechter-guitar

Amazon.com   iTunes   CDBaby

Review:
all about jazz by Dan Bilawsky
Modern Jazz Today by Dick Metcalf
Midwest Record by Chris Spector
jazz week.com  by George Harris

ORGAN, PIANO LESSONS

If you are interested in taking a lesson, please send an email to akikojazz@gmail.com.

 

Akiko’s latest performance schedule on akikojazz.com and facebook page.
Please check it out!


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Los Angeles! Come on out to my debut show at Upstairs at Vitellos on Tues. Jan. 22, 7:30pm! w/Special Guest LA tenor Saxophonist Teodross Avery!
4349 Tujunga Ave,
Studio City, CA 91604

GET TICKETS HERE!

Save $10 when Get your advanced seat tickets at link on bio!
We’ll be playing funky-groovy jazz!
I’m playing with some of the best cats in Los Angeles. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Ron Jackson- 7 String Guitar, Jimmy McGriff, Randy Weston
Teodross Avery-Tenor Saxophone, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove
Cecil Brooks III- Drums, Nat Adderley, Terence Blanchard
Ty Baillie-Hammond Organ, Katy Perry

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COME ON OUT LOS ANGELES!

Ron Jackson West Coast Tour 2

Ron Jackson California Tour January 22-February 2, 2019

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To all my fans in California, please join me when I’m on tour from January 22-February 2, 2019. Thank You to all my sponsors!
Pick up your tickets below!

January 22, 2019

Ron Jackson w/Special Guest Teodross Avery at Vitello’s Upstairs
Tue 7:30 PM PST
Upstairs at Vitello’s
4349 Tujunga Ave,
Studio City, CA 91604
Ron Jackson- 7 String Guitar, Jimmy McGriff, Randy Weston
Teodross Avery-Tenor Saxophone, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove
Cecil Brooks III- Drums, Nat Adderley, Terence Blanchard
Ty Baillie-Hammond Organ, Katy Perry

Get Your Tickets NOW! Upstairs At Vitello’s Los Angeles, CA

January 25, 2019

Wildwood Crossing Presents Ron Jackson’s “Flubby Dubby”
Fri 8 PM PST
WildWood Crossing
116 Civic Center Dr,
Vista, CA 92084
With
Cecil Brooks III-Drums
Brian Ho-Hammond Organ

Get Your Tickets NOW! Wildwood Crossing

January 30,2019
Ron Jackson’s “Flubby Dubby” Organ Soul Jazz Band at Black Cat
Wed 6:30 PM PST
Black Cat
400 EDDY ST
San Francisco, CA 94109
With
Leon Joyce-Drums
Brian Ho-Hammond Organ

Get Your Tickets NOW! Black Cat San Francisco

January 31, 2019

Acoustic Guitar Live Presents Ron Jackson Workshop and Concert
Thu 3 PM-5PM Workshop PST · by Ron Jackson
8PM-10PM-Concert
Acoustic Guitar
501 Canal Blvd., Suite J
Richmond, CA 94804

Get your Tickets NOW Acoustic Guitar Live!

February 2, 2019

Kremona Guitars+The Magic Flute Present Ron Jackson Clinic
Sat 5 PM PST
The Magic Flute
182 Northgate One
San Rafael, CA 94903

Get Your Tickets Now To The Magic Flute!


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For Immediate Release

Psychedelic Rock Legends The Chocolate Watchband Release New Album “This Is My Voice”

Iconic California psychedelic rock legends The Chocolate Watchband celebrate the release of their new album “This Is My Voice” (released by Dirty Water Records), led by founding and current members, vocalist David Aguilar and guitarist Tim Abbott, plus Gary Andrijasevich on drums. Second generation fans, guitarist Derek See and bassist Alec Palao (Grammy-nominated producer/ historian ), bring their enthusiasm and love for the music to the table to help weave THE sound which both faithfully recreates the sonic energy and tone of the original recordings, as well as giving a rare edge to new material that is a logical progression to the bands legacy.

Documented as influencing legendary bands far and wide within the psych, garage, and punk scene for the past 50 years, their live performances sizzle with the same outrageous audacity of the late 60s scene they helped usher into the San Francisco Bay area ballroom scene. The group was also seen as featured bands in the 1967 cult films “Riot on the Sunset Strip” and “The Love-Ins”, and their powerful stage presence continues to the present day in a timeless stage show which is oozing electric cool-aid energy. Critics have noted the Chocolate Watchband was America’s answer to the Rolling Stones!

While the bands’ music was a cherished secret of record collectors for many years, the music is now available to be heard by everyone, which has ushered in a new fourth generation of fans around the world, who hear the Watchband sound as it has reverberated into the psyche of the class of 2018 psychedelic bands.

Their newest songs resonate with genuine political rebellion in our current times, which can be heard in the lyrics of the new song “Judgment Day”.“I wrote ‘Judgment Day’ as the country was still in recovery,” says lead vocalist and founding member David Aguilar of the days following the 2008 market crash. “Families were living in their cars. It was a terrible time for the American dream. It resulted in the anger that put the current president into the White House. The Who were wrong, Americans can get fooled again!”

The band will be hitting the road in 2019 in support of their new album “This Is My Voice” with plans for a string of European tours and select US dates. Are YOU gonna be there?

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Here’s what the press has said about The Chocolate Watchband’s new album:

“This is the revival band you’ve been looking to add to your rotation” – Pittsburgh Magazine

“Together they’ve created a record that deviates from the Watchband’s first phase of raunchy groovers and tender space-outs, opting for a more modern rock sound, yet without sacrificing their keen ear for anthemic songwriting and memorable melodies”-  The Stranger

“This is My Voice isn’t so much a comeback as it is a continuation; the sound of one of the psych-rock era’s most dynamic outfits rolling its sleeves up, stirring its creative juices, and getting down to business” – Artist Home

Pre-Order The Chocolate Watchband’s “This Is My Voice”: https://chocolatewatchband.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-my-voice

For more information:
The Chocolate Watchband official band website: http://www.thechocolatewatchband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chocolatewatchband/

Dirty Water Records ( London): www.dirtywaterrecords.co.uk

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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For Immediate Release

O.R.k. Premier “Kneel To Nothing” The Debut Single & Video From New Album Ramagehead

O.R.k., featuring Italy’s celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto (drums), Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin (bass), Marta Sui Tubi’s Carmelo Pipitone (guitars) are ready to reveal the first single “Kneel To Nothing” from their forthcoming new album on Kscope – Ramagehead.

WATCH “KNEEL TO NOTHING” HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMfs1ph1ZGU&feature=youtu.be

The track “Kneel To Nothing” emphasises the band’s bewilderment brought about by our modern world; a world of technological information overload, of uncertainty and post-truth messages. Songwriter Lef explains more “We’re not preaching, we’d rather leave the lyrics open to different interpretations, but I guess this is one possible interpretation of the ‘Kneel To Nothing’ lyrics. 

“As musicians, we collaborate across the miles thanks to the internet, so it goes without saying we aren’t against technology in general, but at the same time, it’s unarguably clear that the same technology has successfully made its way inside our bodies (and lives) in a potentially dangerous way in the last 20 years.

“How we react to impulses, live our relationships, and feel in general has become deeply influenced by new tech. We all seem to be trying to outdo each other, we can’t get enough of this constant competition through social media, and it’s making us more insular in real life. We also place an innate trust in the strength of our senses, but in a evolutionary perspective, we could end up diminishing of all our senses due to our evolving lifestyle. We’re becoming too lazy to read an article – let alone a book, too bored to listen to a song that is longer than 3 minutes, and we relentlessly skip from one impulse to another without really feeling anything. In a way we’re therefore ‘slaves’. It’s not as spooky as the visionary movie directors from the past have pictured it, but it’s happening in a subtler, yet still potentially hazardous way. We have somehow we’ve become both devoted and addicted to our smart phones”

The forthcoming album Ramagehead was created from the band’s collective vision, unique influences and a multi-layered reflection of their powerful and engaging live experience. The resulting epic contains all the ingredients of a fiery O.R.k. performance with dark and heavy riffing, mesmeric atmospheres. Recorded during 2018 at LefMusicStudio (Italy), The Wormhole (USA) and Nightspace (UK). The mixing for Ramagehead was handled by Adrian Benavides and three-time Grammy-winning engineer Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave), the mastering by Michael Fossenkemper, engineering by Benavides and Bill Munyon (King Crimson), cover art by Adam Jones (TOOL) and design by Denis Rodier (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman). The recordings, and involvement of SOAD’s Serj Tankian on a forthcoming single, solidifies the band’s serious intent to use their musical chemistry in exploring the hard-edged possibilities within rock.

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Ramagehead tracklisting:
Kneel to Nothing (instant download on digital pre-orders)
Signals Erased
Beyond Sight
Black Blooms (feat. Serj Tankian)
Time Corroded
Down the Road
Some Other Rainbow Part 1
Strangled Words
Some Other Rainbow

Ramagehead will be released on 22nd February on CD / 180g Black vinyl LP / Digital and is available to PRE-ORDER HERE https://ork.lnk.to/RamageheadPR

O.R.k. have an extensive live campaign planned in support of Ramagehead which will begin in February 2019 with a European and UK head line run as well as being special guests on the continuing “Dissolution Tour” from new label mates The Pineapple Thief.

Colin Edwin comments “‘Ramagehead’ is our most intense, ambitious and accessible work to date and I am really looking forward to exploring the new material in a live environment and sharing our unique collective energy together. For me, O.R.k. is always a completely immersive and unforgettable experience in the live arena, so with new tracks to play and an opportunity to reach places and people we’ve yet to get to, this tour will be our best yet.”

Tour Dates:
** show with The Pineapple Thief
15.2 Ravenna (IT) – Bronson
16.2 Lugagnano di Sona/Verona (IT) – Il Giardino
17.2 Pisa (IT) – Lumiere
21.2 Bari (IT) – Garage Sound
22.2 Roma (IT) – Largo Venue**
23.2 Milano (IT) – Santeria Social Club **
24.2 Pratteln (CH) – Z7 **
26.2 Stuttgart (DE) – LKA Longhorn **
27.2 Frankfurt (DE) – Batschkapp **
28.2 Strasburg (FR) – La Laiterie **
1.3 Zoetermeer (NL) – Borderij **
2.3 Hamburg (DE) – Grosse Freiheit 36 **
3.3 Copenhagen (DK) – Store Vega **
5.3 Stockholm (SE) – Nalen **
6.3 Oslo (NO) – Rockefeller **
8.3 Iserhagen/Hannover (DE) – Blues Garage
10.3 Cologne (DE) – Yard Club
12.3 Munich (DE) – Backstage
13.3 Budapest (HU) – Durer
14.3 Nove Mesto nad Vahom (SK) – Blue Note
15.3 Berlin (DE) – Music & Frieden
17.3 Paris (FR) – Petit Bain
19.3 London (UK) – Borderline
20.3 Newcastle (UK) – o2 Academy **
21.3 Glasgow (UK) – St. Luke’s **
22.3 Manchester (UK) – o2 The Ritz **
23.3 Birmingham (UK) – o2 The Institute 2 **
24.3 Bristol (UK) – SWX **

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O.R.k. are:
Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF – lead vocals
Pat Mastelotto – drums
Colin Edwin – bass
Carmelo Pipitone – guitars

Follow O.R.k.
http://www.orkband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/O.R.k.band/
https://www.instagram.com/orkband/
https://twitter.com/ORKBAND

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Kscope: 1st floor, 52 Lisson Street, London, UK NW1 5DF

North America Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


 

January 10, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

 

The Dave Rudolph Quintet
will be performing a joint concert with
La Lucha in support of their debut CD entitled, ResonanceSaturday, January 26, 20197:00 pm – 9:30 pm ESTHCC Ybor Studio Theater
(YPAB Building)1411 E 11th AveTampa, FL 33605
813.253.7695
Tickets & InfoDave Rudolph Quintet:
Zach Bornheimer – Tenor Saxophone
Larue Nickelson – Guitar
Pablo Arencibia – Piano
Alejandro Arenas – Bass
Dave Rudolph – DrumsLa Lucha:
John O’Leary – Piano
Alejandro Arenas – Bass
Mark Feinman – Drums

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Resonance is the recording debut as a leader of drummer Dave Rudolph, who is based in Tampa, Florida. Inspired by his close friend Jessica Hiltabidle, who passed away recently, the valuable sideman realized that he was long overdue to record his own music.
Rudolph utilizes four top local musicians for his project: tenor-saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, guitarist LaRue Nickelson, pianist Pablo Arencibia and bassist Alejandro Arenas. The quintet performs nine of the drummer’s originals with the influences of Kenny Wheeler, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, and Bill Frisell being felt in various spots.A wide range of moods are covered during the colorful post-bop jazz set. The opening “Atonement” introduces the group’s appealing sound and has fine solos from Nickelson and Arencibia. “Those Clumsy Words” is a melodic jazz waltz that includes some creative drum breaks by Rudolph over the closing vamp. The wistful folk song “Lonely Train” is followed by “The Vine,” one of several numbers that have two musicians playing off of each other, in this case putting the focus on the leader and pianist Arecibia.
The other pieces include the Thelonious Monk-inspired swinger “Bounce,” the brooding ballad “Resonance” (which has guest singer Whitney James blending with guitarist Nickelson), the New Orleans-flavored “Night Squirrel,” the Bill Evans-inspired ballad “Whimsy,” and an improvised dialogue between the drummer and saxophonist Bornheimer, “Brushstrokes.”
Throughout Resonance, the subtle creativity and fresh material make this a memorable effort well worth discovering.
Scott Yanow
CD Available From: https://daverudolph.bandcamp.com/album/resonance

 

 

 

 

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January 8, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

Christian Fresno
City Winery Chicago

January 9th 8pm
Christian Fresno & Friends

1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9463

Carla Campopiano Flute
Gustavo Cortiñas Drums
Christian Fresno Guitar
Alba Guerra Vocals
Mauro Frosio Piano

Carla Campopiano Trio
Two Chicago Appearances
Friday, January 11th 8pm
@ Tango and Folklore Night
Growing Together Performing Arts

5419 N Lincoln Avenue 60625

872 2083398
INFO

Carla Campopiano-Flute
Christian Fresno-Guitar
Alba Guerra-Vocals

Saturday, January 12th 7pm
@ Milonga
1441 Morse Ave Chicago IL 60626
Tickets & Info
Carla Campopiano-Flute
Gustavo Cortiñas-Drum
guests Christian Fresno-Guitar
Alba Guerra-Vocals

Performing Music From Their New CD
“Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections”
Classic tango and jazz are blended together by the talented flutist Carla Campopiano.

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Chicago/Buenos Aires Connection is s delightful set of beautiful melodies and melodic improvising, performed by her trio with acoustic guitarist Angel Collacilli  and percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas Fouilloux

The Argentinian-born Carla Campopiano has been an important part of the Chicago tango scene since 2015. The flutist has also been exposed to jazz and blues, resulting in her leaving her tango performances open to the improvising and chance taking spirit of jazz. Her blending of the two rich musical heritages of Buenos Aires and Chicago results in delightful music

Chicago-Buenos Aires Connections matches Ms. Campopiano with two kindred spirits. Percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas Fouilloux  and guitarist Angel Collacilli are brilliant musicians who follow and react quickly to her flute flights.

The six songs in her collection are filled with warm and often-joyful melodies. The flutist states the themes with guitarist Collacilli  providing stimulating accompaniment and solos that will make some think of Django Reinhardt. The interplay between flute and guitar is often magical, particularly on “Don Agustin Bardi.” A tango rhythm is always felt in the music with Cortiñas Fouilloux contributing color and drive.

The selections include the infectious “Sacachispas,” “Melancolico” (which is anything but melancholy), the rhythmically complex “Don Agustin Bardi,” and Cortiñas “Balada de León.” The set concludes with a pair of Astor Piazzolla’s compositions. “Zita” has Colacilli switching to bass and Julián el “Piojo” López displaying a powerful sound of his own on guitar. The musicians stretch during the episodic work which, in addition to a haunting ballad section, generates plenty of excitement. The closer is the dramatic “Triunfal” which has a prominent role for Cortiñas Fouilloux

Born and raised in Argentina, Carla Campopiano grew up surrounded by the melodies and rhythms of candombe, chacarera, milonga and tango. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Empa Escuela De Música Popular de Avellaneda in Argentina before moving to Chicago four years ago.

Since then, she has led the Yuyo Verde Tango ensemble, been artistic director of Bajo’l Puente Productions, and performed in different settings. Years of research into the history of tango along with her enthusiastic soaking up of the jazz scene has led to her desire to blend it all together.

Carla Campopiano says of her new release, “Chicago-Buenos Aires Connections is the outcome of the coming together of these two contrasting musical worlds into a new concept, always respecting their traditions, binding them through their common elements and celebrating the differences between them.”

Carla Campopiano Trio – “Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections”
(Self Produced)  MUSICIANS: Carla Campopiano – Flute and arrangements, Gustavo Cortiñas – drums & percussion, and arrangements, Ángel Colacilli – guitar on all tracks, bass on Zita, and arrangements.
Julián el “Piojo” López – guitar on “Zita”
Street Date: 12/07/2018

UPC Code: 8 88295 80754 8AVAILABLE FROM: CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes www.carlacampopiano.com

 

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For Immediate Release

New PledgeMusic Campaign For “200 Motels” by Frank Zappa & Tony Palmer Box Set – CD & DVD with Extras & Exclusives!

London – “200 Motels” is a 1971 American-British musical surrealist film co-written and directed by Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer and starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr.

Gonzo Mulitimedia is releasing a limited edition box set of “200 Motels” – CD & DVD with Extras & Exclusives! The film DVD is mastered from Tony Palmer’s original 2-inch masters. This is for the first time these masters have ever being used. The second disc contains extra concert material specially edited by “200 Motels” original director Tony Palmer.

In “200 Motels”, the film attempts to portray the craziness of life on the road as a rock musician. While on tour, The Mothers of Invention go crazy in the small fictional town of Centerville (“a real nice place to raise your kids up”), wander around, and get beaten up in “Redneck Eats”, a cowboy bar. In a cartoon interlude passed off as a “dental hygiene movie”, bassist “Jeff”, tired of playing what he refers to as “Zappa’s comedy music”, is persuaded by his bad conscience to quit the group, as did his real-life counterpart Jeff Simmons, who was fired for insubordination before the film began shooting. Simmons was replaced by Martin Lickert (who was Ringo’s chauffeur) for the film.

The Orchestra was the Royal Philharmonic, including the great classical guitarist John Williams, and was conducted by Elgar Howarth who went on to become one of Britain’s most distinguished conductors. And the choreography was devised by Gillian Lynne, who went on to ‘invent’ the Lloyd-Webber musical “Cats”. She always said that “200 Motels” was the inspiration for much that she later incorporated into “Cats”.

It was also the first film ever to be shot on 2-inch analogue videotape and successfully transferred to celluloid. “Star Wars” was only just around the corner.

The Cast

Frank Zappa as himself
The Mothers of Invention as themselves
Theodore Bikel as Rance Muhammitz, the narrator/Master of Ceremonies
Ringo Starr as Larry the Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zappa
Keith Moon as the hot nun
Howard Kaylan as himself
Mark Volman as himself
Ian Underwood as himself
Ruth Underwood as herself
Don Preston as himself
Jimmy Carl Black as Lonesome Cowboy Burt
Euclid James ‘Motorhead’ Sherwood as himself,
Aynsley Dunbar as himself
George Duke as himself
Jim Pons as himself (uncredited)
Pamela Des Barres as the interviewer
Martin Lickert as “Jeff”
Janet Neville-Ferguson as Groupie #1
Lucy Offerall as Groupie #2
Dick Barber as Chunga – The Vacuum Cleaner
Judy Gridley as the chorus leader

For more information: www.pledgemusic.com/frankzappaandtonypalmer

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January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!!  We wish all of you a great 2019. And we thank each and every one of you for supporting Cuneiform Records in myriad ways last year. 2018 was a year of major change for our record label, and the support and feedback we received from all corners of the music industry – from musicians to press & radio to fans – was greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you in the year ahead!
Steve Feigenbaum, Cuneiform Records

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We’e thrilled to announce the following Cuneiform Records
2018 compilation album
(something we did not anticipate a year ago!)

Cuneiform Records:
The Albums of 2018

a “Name Your Own Price” Compilation Album

Featuring Cuneiform’s 2018 Releases

This 12 song compilation album, Cuneiform Records: The Albums of 2018, features over 60 minutes of simply great and utterly creative music made by brilliant musicians; selected from albums that Cuneiform Records released in 2018.
It is now available to stream or download at a price of YOUR OWN choosing via Cuneiform’s Bandcamp page:
https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cuneiform-records-the-albums-of-2018CUNEIFORM RECORDS: THE ALBUMS OF 2018
TRACK LISTING1. Thumbscrew – Words That Rhyme With Spangle (angle bangle dangle jangle mangel mangle strangle tangle wangle wrangle) (4:59)
[from Ours]2. Thumbscrew – The Peacocks (Jimmy Rowles) (6:53)
[from Theirs]3. Forgas Band Phenomena – Délice Karmâ / Karmic Delights (“radio edit”)  (5:21)
[from L’Oreille Électrique (The Electric Ear)]4. Steve Tibbetts – Desert (4:56)
[from Steve Tibbetts]5. Far Corner – Fork (3:52)
[from Risk]6. Curlew – To The Summer In Our Hearts (12:30)
[from Live at the Knitting Factory 1991 / Live at D​.​C. Space]7. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores – Bat Living In My Room (3:19)
[from The Opposite]8. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores – Benevolent St. (4:11)
[from May You Dine On Weeds Made Bitter By The Piss Of Drunkards]9. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores – Ginger Gin / Flight Of The Sims (6:53)
[from The Smother Party]10. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores – Dashboard Lazarus (4:20)
[from Bent At The Waist]

11. Alec K. Redfearn and The Seizures – The Hole (7:28)
[from Exterminating Angel]

12. Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores – Black Tar and White Slavery (4:06)
[from Every Man For Himself & God Against All]

As you’re undoubtedly aware, in mid-2018 Cuneiform Records resumed releasing music after a several months sabbatical. By the end of 2018 it had released 5 new albums in both physical (CD, lp) and digital formats, in addition to 7 digital-only releases.

We’re ecstatic that Ours and Theirs by Thumbscrew, the band responsible for Cuneiform’s re-entry into releasing new recordings, is being featured on numerous “Best of 2018” lists. Here are only a few of the lists on which these Cuneiform albums have appeared thus far:

Thumbscrew (Ours & Theirs)
– #10 on The 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll 
– #7 on Nextbop’s Favorite Jazz Albums of 2018
Bandcamp Daily’s “The Best Jazz Albums of 2018”
The New York City Jazz Record: Best of 2018 – Albums of the Year
PopMatters’ The Best Jazz of 2018

When compiling your lists of Fave / Best Jazz & Rock Albums of 2018, please keep Cuneiform Records’ 2018 releases in mind!  We look forward to seeing the Year’s Best lists as they come out; please remember to send us any featuring Cuneiform’s artists.

ARTISTS ON TOUR

Please visit the Tours Page at Cuneiform Records for updates.

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For Immediate Release

Music Industry Veteran Rick Levy To Release New Memoir High in the Mid-’60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music without Being Famous on Crossroad Press

“There’s a wealth of wisdom, honesty, fun, sharp observations, great stories and good advice in these pages…a must read for top 40 era music lovers…” – Dick Barley, nationally syndicated radio personality.

St. Augustine, FL – High in the Mid-’60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music without Being Famous first started as Rick Levy’s journal where he wrote about discovering his roots and what turned out to be a lifelong passion realized. Readers will discover High in the Mid ’60s is a memoir, rock and roll everyman story, spiritual discovery, survival manual and an anecdotal treasure chest of life on the road. Rick went from being a member of The Limits, a garage band, to having a failed major label recording contract, to running an indie label, then going on to become one of the top managers and bandleaders in the ’60s genre.

Divided into chronological sections, starting with his childhood, Rick shows that one can have a successful career in the music industry and still avoid the chaos that often comes with fame. One could say that this passion for music all started with Rick’s “Uncle” Elliot who presented him with the first Elvis Presley album, then not much later, a record player and tape recorder. Inspiration abounded, and Levy went on to work with notable pop rock artists, including the Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Roe, Freddy Cannon, Jay & the Techniques, The Tokens and Bo Diddley. He is currently the manager and guitarist with Memphis legends, The Box Tops.

Anyone wanting to know more about the business, especially with the music explosion that the ’60s brought, will devour this entertaining memoir. Larry Klein, executive producer of Dick Clark Productions, American Music Awards and more says, “Rick is one of those lucky people who has made his love his life…and his vocation…and it shows in the way he performs and respects the artists and music. And, he does it damn good!”

Now Rick can add author to his repertoire.

More words of Praise:

“Yes, yes, yes, you are a real rocker…you play guitar like it’s supposed to be played.” – Freddy cannon, rock and roll singer.

“Rick always works hard to make my shows sound ‘top notch.’ He knows and loves the music…a true pro…one of the best!” – Brian Beirne, concert promoter, legendary Los Angeles radio personality (KRTH)

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About the Author: 

Rick Levy is an internationally known musician, manager and tour manager. His career began in early 1960s in Allentown, PA with The Limits. He went on to receive a BA in sociology from University of Pennsylvania and an elementary education certification from Moravian College. From 1985 until the present, he has been manager and/or bandleader. Levy is also a trained transcendental meditation teacher, yogi, and professional ceramic artist with his own “Glazed and Confused” pottery studio in St. Augustine, Florida where he resides. His son, Jonah, is a sought after special effects makeup artist based in Atlanta, Georgia and co-owner of Blue Whale Studios. You may find out more at www.ricklevy.com . Photos included. Rick is available for interview.

To Purchase: 
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=high+in+the+mid+60s+rick+levy
or ricklevy.com

For more information:
http://www.ricklevy.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493893264090763/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

 


 

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, gave 2018 a great send off and welcomed 2019 with open arms.
For the band and me, the new year is off to a cracking start with this direct-to-vinyl recording very close to selling out and coming up in four days!
We’ve gotten a lot of emails and social media messages from folks asking if they can buy the songs after the recording is over and the answer is this is a pre-order exclusive only so simply put: no.  If you want one of these records, you gotta pre-order it.
The best way to explain the project and its uniqueness is this (a press release on Hammond Organ’s website):

International recording artist Emiko has teamed up with Leestavall Sound Recordings in New York for a very special recording session on January 11, 2019. In this world of cookie-cutter digital samples, this is such a notable session because Emiko and her trio (accompanied by Vito Pandolfo on drums and David M. Patterson on guitar) will be recording direct to vinyl on a vintage lathe from the 1950’s and the sessions will be available through pre-order only. Effectively, this means each performance is completely unique – like a Polaroid of music – no two vinyl recordings being the same, and only one of each existing in the entire world. “I won’t even get a master copy of anything,” says Emiko, emphasizing how rare this recording process is, “the only person who will have a copy of that performance is the person who pre-ordered it.”

This has opened the door for Emiko to record personalized messages to her fans and offer them never before heard arrangements of songs (again, reiterating that no two will be alike), all the while, keeping her Hammond SK-1 front and center. The three songs to choose from, which were voted on by Emiko’s fans back in November are “Stuck in Neverland,” “I Believe You,” (which was a hit at the 2018 Los Angeles Women’s March), and “Hold On To Hope,” although there is a fourth option: to choose your own favorite Emiko song and request it. This is a once in a lifetime recording and only approximately 30 pre-orders are being made available.

Pre-orders are open through January 10th, 2019 and can be made HERE, and more information on Emiko is available at emikomusic.com.

2019 is going to be a huge music year for us and we would love nothing more than to kick off the year by SELLING OUT the vinyl project, and with your help, WE CAN.  We are down to only single digits of pre-orders left, so make sure you get your favorite Emiko song on vinyl and have the only performance of the song that exists in the world (I don’t even get a secret master copy – it’s all you).

We are very grateful to everyone who has pre-ordered their records so far and can’t wait to create one-of-a-kind extra special recordings for you all!
Until next time …
Rock, roll, and respect,
Emiko
Social: @emikomusic
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Press
 

“Emiko is an award-winning LA-based singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and music industry professional who started an emotional project some time back about dealing with the ever-present sexual harassment and assaults that have become headline news for years, but especially these past weeks with the likes of Presidents, former Presidents, Actors, filmmakers, and a litany of people in the limelight being accused of very serious crimes against women, for the most part. Men are not immune to harassment, it is just usually less public. The timing of the release of this music video for a song called “I Believe You” is remarkable and astonishing. It is based on the Emiko’s own experience of sexual assault. The song was co-written with Grammy and Oscar-nominated producer Tommy Faragher who is most recently known as a music producer for the hit FOX TV show, “Glee.”” — Terry Miller, Pasadena Independent, Nov 7, 2017

“As I watched this video, I was reminded of ones that call for unity and the bonding of folks ’round the world to “come together”… most notably, Stevie Wonder’s “We Are The World” possessed the same kind of unparalleled power and vision that Emiko has created with “I Believe You”; it’s also important to note that her producer for this video is Tommy Faragher, who she’s worked with on several other projects as well.” — Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, Nov 7, 2017

“Emiko’s latest and long awaited release is a sensational five-track EP that bursts into action with an infectious, funk-soaked rhythm and blues piece that feels like an instant classic.” — Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman, Nov 4, 2017

“Her latest EP is jam-packed with exciting energy and very powerfully tells her story about fighting off the forces of evil that abound in our world today… I was especially impressed with tunes like the punchy “I Believe You“… strong lyrics, superb vocal mixes and coursing through with great organ work… this one is already getting plenty of action from the “replay” button on my iPhone! The cast of collaborators on her magnificent music is amazing… Tommy Faragher, Kevin Fisher, and Abdul Aleem Ameer Ahmad join Emiko to help her create some of the most inspiring tunes you’ll ever hear… as is totally evident on “Invincible“… I just loved this song! My absolute favorite song on this EP is Emiko’s “Hold On To Hope“… it’s not just that Emiko’s vocals (and the lyrics) are awe-inspiring, it’s also because her message will touch the hearts of all those souls around the globe who need to know that there IS hope – in any situation, any place & any time.” — Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews, Sep 26, 2017

“Is [Simple Love] a brilliant masterpiece? Absolutely” — Heather M., Exposed Vocals, Jan 6, 2017

 


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We start the new year off with a bang!
Something Blue “Maximum Enjoyment”
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Posi-Tone Records announces Something Blue, a stellar sextet of familiar artists and rising stars.“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…” This familiar rhyme promises good luck for brides and marriages but the upcoming release from Posi-Tone Records proves that it’s a solid formula for crafting a scintillating jazz album. On Maximum Enjoyment, the debut album by the new all-star project Something Blue, label co-owner and producer Marc Free has pulled together all the elements from that Victorian-era verse to ensure a happy marriage of swinging rhythms, memorable melodies, smoking solos and raucous fun.Something old: Maximum Enjoyment is anchored by a stellar rhythm section culled from some of the most familiar names in the Posi-Tone family. Pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Rudy Royston are all label veterans who’ve contributed to dozens of releases as sidemen and/or leaders.Something new: The sextet’s frontline includes three recent newcomers to the Posi-Tone fold: alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Sam Dillon, and trombonist Nick Finzer tackling new pieces by Hirahara, Tarantino, Dillon and Finzer. Something borrowed: Free reached back into the Posi-Tone catalogue to find material for this hand-picked ensemble, then asked the original composers to contribute new sextet arrangements. The repertoire features re-purposed favorites from Behn Gillece, Peter Brendler, Amanda Monaco, Jacám Manricks and Travis Sullivan – each a highlight of its respective album.Something Blue: The blues are at the root of this music but in Free’s mind, the sounds harken back to the “blue period” of modern jazz in the mid-1960s when classic recordings folded the innovations of the modal and post-bop revolutions into a deeply swinging and profoundly enjoyable experience. This music was both accessible and creative – a challenging alchemy that Free strives for in every Posi-Tone release.In the style of classic-era producers and record execs like Alfred Lion, Creed Taylor, and Bob Thiele, Marc Free has stepped into the role of producer-as-artist, forging a vision that results not only in thrilling music but in a singular identity for the label – something of a lost art at a time when technology allows for albums to be recorded in a bedroom or recommendations made by an algorithm.“Despite the tremendous upsides of the DIY revolution that we’ve had not just in jazz but in the world,” Free says, “we’ve lost some of the gate-keeping and taste-making aspects that have made the industry successful. There was a day when a producer was not just an entrepreneur but also an auteur. He had an idea and then made things happen.”With Maximum Enjoyment, Free builds upon the aesthetic ideals of the label’s 2018 release Straight Forward by New Faces, a sextet of emerging artists that Free which also assembled.  Free explains, “Jazz doesn’t have to be conservative and boring to be Straight Forward,” Free insists, coining a term that he prefers to the overused ‘straightahead’ moniker .Free makes his intentions clear, “We believe what Jazz really needs is new fans— so we’re specifically curating some of our projects to be more appealing to new appreciators of the genre. We want to help them develop the their ears and taste for for the genre and not just throw them into the deep end of the pool and expect them to swim.”Free’s initial concept for Something Blue began with the instrumentation – alto, tenor and trombone combined with rhythm section, a combination partially inspired by Wayne Shorter’s classic Schizophrenia. The personnel were all gifted artists who Free thought might not cross paths without his intervention.“I picked people who I thought were good collaborators and totally capable of playing whatever the situation called for. Sam, Alexa and Nick are all remarkably talented musicians in the process of finding their own voices, while Art, Rudy and Boris are consummate flexible professionals, guys I’ve worked with who can play any style of music and have become something of a house rhythm section for Posi-Tone.”Maximum Enjoyment kicks off with the slow burn of Gillece’s “Slick” (which also opened Top Shelf, the vibraphonist’s 2009 co-led release with saxophonist Ken Fowser), prompting sinuously unfurling solo turns from both saxophonists and playful runs by Finzer. Kozlov’s burly tone provides the core for Monaco’s “Copper Tone” (from the collective 2010 outing Playdate), while Brendler’s “Stunts and Twists” – a lovely ballad from 2016’s Message in Motion, shines a spotlight on Hirahara’s lyrical pianism despite the action-packed title.

The pianist-composed and wistful “Aoi Blu,” highlighted by Finzer’s fluid, supple solo is followed by Tarantino’s ascent from breathy to bold. Royston’s lively pulse gives a shot of adrenaline to Gillece’s “Overcooked” (off of 2011’s DuoTone, also with Fowser), while Kozlov’s achingly gorgeous bowing is positively voice-like on Hirahara’s “Vast.” Tarantino contributes “Breeze,” an apt title for the song’s sunlit stroll, while Manricks’ “Cluster Funk” (from 2010’s Trigonometry) is self-explanatory, with the full sextet navigating the tricky angles and sudden swerves with grace and vigor.

Dillon’s “Shift” is a soaring mid-tempo anthem, while Finzer’s “Why Aren’t You Excited” surges and ebbs like the tide, washing in a Hirahara cascade and a solo by the composer that aims to question more than excite. Finally, the title track from Sullivan’s 2011 release New Directions ends the album on an infectious groove, more than celebratory enough to drive Something Blue’s enjoyment meter well past the max.

Alexa Tarantino – alto saxophone
Nick Finzer – trombone
Sam Dillon – tenor saxophone
Art Hirahara – piano
Boris Kozlov – bass
Rudy Royston – drums

1. Slick 5:36 (Behn Gillece)
2. Copper Tone 3:55 (Amanda Monaco)
3. Stunts And Twists 3:56 (Peter Brendler)
4. Aoi Blu 4:35 (Art Hirahara)
5. Overcooked 4:34 (Behn Gillece)
6. Vast 7:17 (Art Hirahara)
7. Breeze 5:11 (Alexa Tarantino)
8. Cluster Funk 3:46 (Jacám Manricks)
9. Shift 4:52 (Sam Dillon)
10. Why Aren’t You Excited 5:11 (Nick Finzer)
11. New Directions 5:15 (Travis Sullivan)

produced by Marc Free
photography Sara Pettinella

Something Blue “Maximum Enjoyment” is available from
Posi-Tone, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and many fine retailers.

Be socially active!

We have been gathering attention on all of our social sites. Check out our PinterestTwitter and Instagram pages for the latest Posi-Tone action and news.

Here’s a free SoundCloud playlist of some 2018 highlights.


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For Immediate Release

Mike Oldfield’s “The Killing Fields” Soundtrack & DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set Now Available For Pre-order!

London – Mike Oldfield’s “The Killing Fields” Soundtrack & DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set is now available for pre-order. “The Killing Fields” is a 1984 British biographical drama film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. It was directed by Roland Joffé and produced by David Puttnam for his company Goldcrest Films. Sam Waterston stars as Schanberg, Haing S. Ngor as Pran, Julian Sands as Jon Swain, and John Malkovich as Al Rockoff. The adaptation for the screen was written by Bruce Robinson; the musical score was written by Mike Oldfield and orchestrated by David Bedford.

The film was a success at the box office as well as being an instant hit with critics. At the 57th Academy Awards it received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture; it won three, most notably Best Supporting Actor for Haing S. Ngor, who had had no previous acting experience. At the 38th British Academy Film Awards, it won eight BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ngor.

In 1999 the British Film Institute voted “The Killing Fields” the 100th greatest British film of the 20th century. In 2016 British film magazine Empire ranked it number 86 in their list of the 100 best British films.

“The Killing Fields” is the 10th record album by Mike Oldfield, originally released in 1984 on Virgin Records. It is the only full-length film score written by Mike Oldfield with the music was orchestrated by David Bedford.

Though Oldfield’s music had been used in films before (see “The Exorcist” and “The Space Movie”), this was the first time he had written specifically for film, and so far the only time. Oldfield composed the album on a Fairlight CMI.

Like many movies, the album is not a comprehensive record of all the Oldfield soundtrack music used in the film. Most notably, the music accompanying the darkroom sequence does not feature on the album.

Oldfield’s work on the score was partially instigated by Virgin boss Richard Branson when he took Oldfield to see David Puttnam, a producer on the film, which then secured him the role. Oldfield spent six months working on the score for “The Killing Fields” before going on tour, but when Oldfield returned, the producers of the film asked for more music to be written, prompting Oldfield to ask for the use of an orchestra and a choir; three months later the score was finished.

Tracklisting

“Pran’s Theme”
“Requiem for a City”
“Evacuation”
“Pran’s Theme 2”
“Capture”
“Execution”
“Bad News”
“Pran’s Departure”
“Worksite”
“The Year Zero”
“Blood Sucking”
“The Year Zero 2”
“Pra’’s Escape” / “The Killing Fields”
“The Trek”
“The Boy’s Burial” / “Pran Sees the Red Cross”
“Good News”
“Étude”
“Evacuation (Single edit)” (Bonus track)
“Étude (Single edit)” (Bonus track)

Personnel

Mike Oldfield – guitars (Gibson Les Paul Junior and SG Junior), synthesizers (including Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Oberheim OB-Xa, DMX and Roland VP 330), Fairlight computer, producer, engineer.
Preston Heyman – oriental percussion
Morris Pert – percussion
Eberhard Schoener – conductor
Bavarian State Orchestra
Tölzer Boys Choir

This deluxe box set brings together both the soundtrack CD and the film DVD for the first time, along with reproduction memorabilia from the film and a numbered certificate. This edition is bound to be a collector’s item for both fans of Mike Oldfield and of the movie alike!

Box Set comprises of:

DVD
CD
Numbered certificate
With reproductions of:
Lobby cards,
A3 poster,
Press Pack (In English),
German Press Book
10″ × 8″ black and white promotional photos

For more information: www.pledgemusic.com/mikeoldfield

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


January 4, 2019

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January 4, 2019

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Carla Campopiano Trio
Two Chicago Appearances
Friday, January 11th 8pm
@ Tango and Folklore Night
Growing Together Performing Arts

5419 N Lincoln Avenue 60625

872 2083398
INFO

Carla Campopiano-Flute
Christian Fresno-Guitar
Alba Guerra-Vocals

Saturday, January 12th 7pm
@ Milonga
1441 Morse Ave Chicago IL 60626
Tickets & Info
Carla Campopiano-Flute
Gustavo Cortiñas-Drum
guests Christian Fresno-Guitar
Alba Guerra-Vocals

 

Performing Music From Their New CD
“Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections”
Classic tango and jazz are blended together by the talented flutist Carla Campopiano.

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Chicago/Buenos Aires Connection is s delightful set of beautiful melodies and melodic improvising, performed by her trio with acoustic guitarist Angel Collacilli  and percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas Fouilloux

The Argentinian-born Carla Campopiano has been an important part of the Chicago tango scene since 2015. The flutist has also been exposed to jazz and blues, resulting in her leaving her tango performances open to the improvising and chance taking spirit of jazz. Her blending of the two rich musical heritages of Buenos Aires and Chicago results in delightful music

Chicago-Buenos Aires Connections matches Ms. Campopiano with two kindred spirits. Percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas Fouilloux  and guitarist Angel Collacilli are brilliant musicians who follow and react quickly to her flute flights.

The six songs in her collection are filled with warm and often-joyful melodies. The flutist states the themes with guitarist Collacilli  providing stimulating accompaniment and solos that will make some think of Django Reinhardt. The interplay between flute and guitar is often magical, particularly on “Don Agustin Bardi.” A tango rhythm is always felt in the music with Cortiñas Fouilloux contributing color and drive.

The selections include the infectious “Sacachispas,” “Melancolico” (which is anything but melancholy), the rhythmically complex “Don Agustin Bardi,” and Cortiñas “Balada de León.” The set concludes with a pair of Astor Piazzolla’s compositions. “Zita” has Colacilli switching to bass and Julián el “Piojo” López displaying a powerful sound of his own on guitar. The musicians stretch during the episodic work which, in addition to a haunting ballad section, generates plenty of excitement. The closer is the dramatic “Triunfal” which has a prominent role for Cortiñas Fouilloux

Born and raised in Argentina, Carla Campopiano grew up surrounded by the melodies and rhythms of candombe, chacarera, milonga and tango. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Empa Escuela De Música Popular de Avellaneda in Argentina before moving to Chicago four years ago.

Since then, she has led the Yuyo Verde Tango ensemble, been artistic director of Bajo’l Puente Productions, and performed in different settings. Years of research into the history of tango along with her enthusiastic soaking up of the jazz scene has led to her desire to blend it all together.

Carla Campopiano says of her new release, “Chicago-Buenos Aires Connections is the outcome of the coming together of these two contrasting musical worlds into a new concept, always respecting their traditions, binding them through their common elements and celebrating the differences between them.”

Carla Campopiano Trio – “Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections”
(Self Produced)  MUSICIANS: Carla Campopiano – Flute and arrangements, Gustavo Cortiñas – drums & percussion, and arrangements, Ángel Colacilli – guitar on all tracks, bass on Zita, and arrangements.
Julián el “Piojo” López – guitar on “Zita”
Street Date: 12/07/2018

UPC Code: 8 88295 80754 8AVAILABLE FROM: CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes www.carlacampopiano.com

 

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January 4, 2019

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