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May 18, 2019

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Jack Kleinsinger’s
Highlights In Jazz

New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series

Randy Brecker
Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Award

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Last Thursday night (5-16-19 ) at Tribeca Performing Arts Center Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented trumpet great Randy Brecker with their annual award.

Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their ‘matchless musical achievements’.

Previous honorees have included Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Maxine Sullivan, Hank Jones, Sonny Fortune and Dr. Billy Taylor to name a few.

A stellar lineup of jazz masters and rising stars celebrated Randy at the May 16th concert.

Pianist George Cables, bassist Buster Williams, drummer Danny Gottlieb, drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, vocalist Veronica Swift, and saxophonists Peter Anderson and Will Anderson and trombonist Joe McDonough.

The Highlights In Jazz 47th Season Concludes: 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 8 P.M.
Remembering Erroll & Randy

The Erroll Garner Project
Pianist Christian Sands
Drummer Ulysses Owens
Bassist Luques Curtis

A Randy Weston Tribute
Saxophonist T.K. Blue and the Weston Alumni Band
Bassist Alex Blake
Percussionist Neil Clarke
Special guest trombonist Steve Turre
and surprise special guest!

All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
http://tribecapac.org

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street,
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$50.00
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at Tickets.Tribecapac.org

Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz

Please mail orders to:
Highlights In Jazz
7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E, New York, NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)

http://www.highlightsinjazz.org

Visit The The UNF Jack Kleinsinger Highlights in Jazz Archive

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May 17, 2019

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For Immediate Release

Southern Rock Legends Black Oak Arkansas Return With New Album “Underdog Heroes”!

First full-length album of all new recordings in more than 30 years!

Southern Rock legends Black Oak Arkansas return with their first full-length album of all new recordings in more than 30 years! Founding members Jim “Dandy” Mangrum (vocals) and Rickie Lee Reynolds (guitar) have been keeping the spirit of BOA alive and their songwriting partnership makes this album an essential release in the band’s much heralded catalog!

“Underdog Heroes” includes a very special recording of virtuoso guitarist Shawn Lane, regarded by many as one of the fastest guitar players to ever live, and a member of the BOA clan since 1978 until his passing in 2003!

Available from Purple Pyramid Records on both CD and a special limited edition GOLD vinyl pressing (only 300 made)!

Track List:
1. Don’t Let It Show
2. Underdog Heroes
3. Channeling Spirits
4. Ruby’s Heartbreaker
5. The Wrong Side Of Midnight
6. The Devil’s Daughter feat. Sammy B. Seauphine
7. Arkansas Medicine Man
8. Do Unto Others feat. Shawn Lane
9. You Told Me You Loved Me
10. Love 4 Rent
11. The 12 Bar Blues
12. Johnnie Won’t Be Good

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A WEE HISTORY OF BLACK OAK ARKANSAS…..

In the year 1963, some high school pals decided to get together to form a group because of their love of music. After 53 years, several dozen albums… three of which became gold, one of which became platinum, and one gold single from a song known as “Jim Dandy To The Rescue,” which was told to them to record by none other than Elvis Presley himself (!), this group of friends still manages to stay together. (After talking to Elvis about this song, Black Oak Arkansas was told the following week by their producer Tom Dowd and by their label president Ahmet Ertegun that these two industry giants were also about to ask BOA about recording that same tune! Ahmet himself only personally signed 5 groups to recording contracts in his long, long recording history… and Black Oak Arkansas had the honor of being number 5!) Many testimonials and awards have been presented to this band by everyone from Bill Graham, (who founded and ran Winterland Ballroom and both the Fillmore East and West), to Wolfman Jack from the Midnight Special; from First Lady Betty Ford to President Bill Clinton!

In their long musical history, the BOA boys have shared a stage with the likes of James Gang, Kiss, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bob Segar, King Crimson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Black Sabbath, Foghat, Bad Company, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Iron Butterfly, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, The Outlaws, Deep Purple, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston, Jerry Lee Lewis, BTO, Robin Trower, Humble Pie, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Eagles, Blackfoot, Credence Clearwater, Johnnie Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Steppenwolf, Allman Bros., The Doobie Brothers, Z Z Top, Chuck Berry, Lynyrd Skynyrd , Charlie Daniels, James Brown, Steely Dan, J. Geils Band, Cheech and Chong, Steve Martin, Danny Thomas, Evel Knievel , and the list goes on and on and on! Warner Bros. released a DVD on the early years of the band, and then charged forth with another release of a Black Oak Arkansas DVD live at Royal Albert Hall in London! BOA has donated many hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities in their career, and both the mayor of Little Rock and the governor of the State of Arkansas even declared a “Black Oak Arkansas Day” on October 6th. There is now a permanent display in the Arkansas State Museum and the Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas dedicated to the band.

Black Oak Arkansas continue to tour around the US to enthusiastic audiences!

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/black-oak-arkansas-underdog-heroes-cd/
Buy the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/black-oak-arkansas-underdog-heroes-limited-edition-gold-vinyl/
Stream/download: https://orcd.co/underdogheroes

Black Oak Arkansas official website: http://boa.outoftheashes.net/

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May 15, 2019

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RANDY KLEIN 2019 ISIM Festival
SATURDAY MAY 18th 3:30pm
Ambient Spaces
with Robert Appleton (electronic multimedia)
www.improvisedmusic.org/events/
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May 16-19, 2019

ISIM Conference
International Society of Improvised Music
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

www.improvisedmusic.org/events/

Ambient SpacesRandy Klein, improvising pianist, in collaboration with Robert Appleton, visual electronic multimedia improviser will be presenting Ambient Spaces, a live multimedia event featuring the marriage of sound, light and improvisation – a canvas of sound and image within a constantly evolving physical environment influenced by performers and audience. The ISIM conference brings together improvisers from all over the world to improvise and discuss the many aspects the subject.

As a pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, educator, author and founder of the Jazzheads Music Group, Randy Klein not only has a long list of accomplishments in several overlapping worlds but is constantly adding new innovations to each area of his musical life.

More information about the remarkably prolific Randy Klein and Jazzheads Music Group can be found at www.randyklein.com and www.jazzheads.com.

 

Randy Klein Calendar 

June 12-15, 2019

Randy Klein will be presenting a songwriting music clinic titled The Power of The Song at the Association of Popular Music Educators (APME) Conference on June 13, 2019 at 11AM at New York University, New York, NY. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Diversity in Popular Music Education.

APME organizes an annual international conference to celebrate, critique and explore teaching, learning, researching, creating, and performing in popular music. The conference welcomes people with interests in higher popular music education (at colleges and universities), popular music in elementary and secondary schools, researchers, industry professionals and performers.

Conference participants include professors, teachers, songwriters, performing artists, clinicians, technologists, researchers, leaders, administrators, industry representatives and others working throughout the popular music ecosystem. https://www.popularmusiceducation.org/the-conference/

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release

French Music Legends Magma To Release New Album “Zëss” June 28th!

PRE ORDER NOW –  40 PAGES DELUXE CD BOOK – INCLUDES ALL LYRICS!

FULGURANCE, APOTHEOSIS AND TRANSFIGURATION

Much to the excitement of Magma fans worldwide, the legendary French ensemble will be releasing a new album titled “Zëss” on June 28, 2019! The CD is now available for pre-order and features a 40-page deluxe CD book which includes all the lyrics to the album.

“Zëss”—the name itself is sharp as a blade, slender as a cut, sudden like a darting meteor, fast as it is acute. While the inspiration that permeates “Zëss” comes from time immemorial, a first draft emerged in 1977. After being gradually completed, the piece debuted in concert in the spring of 1979. It became a staple of Magma’s repertoire until it was set aside in 1983.

The music itself seems born out of the night in order to transfigure it. The first chords ring out in the dim dawn, then rise and cast their great shadows against the day. Already their orb suggests the oval shape of an ancient stadium set in the cosmic darkness. It is an immense celestial arena, an agora where all the voices of the universe resonate. Everyone has assembled for a last celebration, a gathering of the innumerable into a single point where everything comes together for the Day of Oblivion.

“Zëss” had long been plagued by its incompleteness and its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power. For “Zëss” is above all the visionary reflection of an immemorial dream haunting the most obscure part of our souls.

“Zëss” treads a line between a vital overflowing and the edges of the unlivable. It is an incandescent and heady oratorio where consciousness questions its other side in a measureless journey. “Zëss” indicates the ultimate reversal out of which bursts a beyond of music that only music can reach. Magma’s whole story condensed…

BEHIND THE SCENE OF THE RECORDING: youtu.be/xCF9-k_LnOg

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PRE ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 28th – AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT SEVENTH RECORDS ON JUNE 14th – 40 PAGES DELUXE CD BOOK – INCLUDES ALL LYRICS 

For more information: https://www.seventhrecords.com/en/magma-19/zess-1284.html

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May 15, 2019

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Back on a limitless mission: classical pianist Victoria Fatu resumes her career with her Los Angeles debut on May 22

 

PASADENA (14 May 2019): She’s performed for seven presidents, the Pope and Queen Elizabeth, but never a full-scale concert in Los Angeles. A year after making her Carnegie Hall debut, award-winning classical pianist Victoria Fatu will make her West Coast premiere on May 22 when she plays Boston Court Pasadena at an invitation-only VIP showcase and she will do so with a personal agenda. After being told by a host of classical music powerbrokers – including top agencies and promoters – that her career was finished when she took a hiatus to have children, the Russian-trained artist of Armenian descent returns to centerstage determined to pick up where she left off ten years ago in defiance of out-of-date industry practices.

 

With support from Steinway & Sons Pasadena, Fatu has crafted a solo piano repertoire for the evening with the theme of reflection. The captivating redhead has a personal connection to each composition that she will perform, the stories of which will be shared during the recital as part of her “different approach to the classical music ethos.” Charismatic and gregarious by nature, Fatu loves to talk, which is seldom done on classical music stages. She thrives on interacting with audiences and improvises her between song monologues injected with humor. A passionate and physical performer, her goal is for audiences to leave her concerts inspired.

 

“One of the pieces that I’ll be performing represents that it is never too late to begin something great later in life. This program was carefully curated to represent my life’s journey – my joys, struggles and the pain I’ve faced and overcome. The music stirs reflection, what I represent and my life experiences. I am determined to break the standards and challenge my mind and body to its limits. My motto and the sentence I use to describe myself is ‘Limitless in the world of limitations,’” said Fatu, who moved to Los Angeles last year after her then five-year-old daughter, Sophie Fatu, stole the show when singing jazz standards on “America’s Got Talent,” “Ellen,” and “Little Big Shots.”

 

Fatu earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Moscow State Conservatory. She has won a slate of international competitions and received multiple grants from major music foundations in the US, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia, and was added to the “Golden Book of Russian Federation” by the President. Fatu would like classical music to be a timeless artform without all the conservative restrictions like having to dress a certain way or play a certain way. Her Instagram (@victoriafatu) page is filled with bright photos of the magnetic beauty, both alluring and maternal, which are a far cry from the image typically associated with her genre.

 

“I want to be the first female classical pianist who is uncompromising when it comes to career and family. I can fully share what I have to give to the world creatively while loving and raising my children.”

 

For more information about Fatu, please visit https://www.extraordinaryartists.com/artists-page. The May 22 performance begins promptly at 7:30pm after a VIP reception that starts at 6:30pm. Boston Court Pasadena is located at 70 N. Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, California.

 

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May 14, 2019

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NEW RELEASE:
REBECCA DUMAINE
AND THE DAVE MILLER COMBO
“CHEZ NOUS”
(Summit Records SMT-748)
Street Date: June 7, 2019
For Promo or Download
Contact: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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Jazz singer Rebecca DuMaine releases Chez Nous, a program with 14 superior standards that are given swinging and infectious treatments.

Rebecca DuMaine has a beautiful tone, impeccable articulation, swinging phrasing that finds her placing every note in the perfect spot, and an inviting musical personality. On her newest Summit release, Chez Nous, the jazz singer is joined by pianist Dave Miller (her father), bassist Chuck Bennett, drummer Bill Belasco and, on eight of the 14 selections, guitarist Brad Buethe.  With Miller contributing colorful solos sometimes reminiscent of George Shearing, Buethe adding fire, versatility and creative ideas on guitar, and Bennett and Belasco offering a solid foundation, Rebecca DuMaine has the perfect group for her warm vocalizing.

The wide-ranging program is filled with highlights. The playful “When In Rome” (inspired by Blossom Dearie) begins the set on a joyful note. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “So Danco Samba,” which has Ms. DuMaine singing in Portuguese, is followed by a surprising medium-tempo version of “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” (normally performed as a ballad), a cooking rendition of the ironic “Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You,” Rebecca singing “ChezMoi” is French, and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” which includes the rarely-heard verse. A Latinized version of “Tangerine, ” an emotional rendition of “Yesterday” (featuring a father-daughter duet) and the happy 1930s swing tune “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me” precede a soulful revival of Grover Washington’s “Just The Two Of Us,” the optimistic “Give Me The Simple Life,” a transformation of the waltz “Alice In Wonderland” into a swinger in 4/4 time, and the obscure Rodgers & Hart song “Do It The Hard Way.” The memorable program concludes with Rebecca singing in both French and English on “Que Reste-t-il/I Wish You Love.”

Rebecca DuMaine was raised in the San Francisco Bay area where her father Dave Miller has led his trio since the 1970s. Although she always loved to sing, her first career was as an actress on stage in New York City and regionally, as well as in commercials and voice-overs. Over time she found that she preferred singing jazz over musical theater. Since moving back to Northern California in 2010, Rebecca has worked regularly with her father’s trio, recording four CDs (Deed I Do, Better Than Anything, The Consequence Of You and Happy Madness) prior to Chez Nous.

Rebecca DuMaine, who consistently digs into the meanings behind the lyrics, has the ability to make even the most familiar song her own. Chez Nous is a major step forward in her career.

 

REBECCA DUMAINE AND THE DAVE MILLER COMBO
“CHEZ NOUS”
(Summit Records SMT-748)
Street Date: June 7, 2019

REBECCA DUMAINE: Vocals, DAVE MILLER: Piano, CHUCK BENNETT: Bass, BILL BELASCO: Drums, BRAD BUETHE: Guitar
UPC Code: 099402748924
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May 14, 2019

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Gil Evans Birthday Celebrations!
Gil’s Birthday is May 13th recently we’ve adopted the month of May
as Gil’s Birthday month!The Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell will be at the Jazz Standard
May 16-19
Tickets & Info

The Gil Evans Orchestra directed by Miles Evans will be celebrating Gil’s Birthday and their new album at the Cutting Room May 25th!

Tickets & Info

Get the new album
“Hidden Treasures Vol 1/Monday Nights”
Click HERE

Photo Credit: Carol Friedman
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FeaturingGil Goldstein: Piano
Kenwood Dennard: DrumsMark Egan: BassPete Levin: KeyboardsMiles Evans: TrumpetShunzo Ohno: TrumpetConrad Herwig: TromboneDavid Taylor: Bass TromboneRob Scheps: Tenor SaxAlden Banta: Baritone Sax
David Mann: Alto Sax
Gabby Abularach GuitarAnd surprise Special Guests!

Music Charges + Any Minimums: $20

Purchase Ticket Direct Link

Gil Evans Birthday Promo 2019

Band Website: http://www.gilevans.com/

Venue Website: http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

 

Musical sparks fly from this group of New York’s finest musicians with a varied program of compositions that recall Gil Evans’ infamous Monday night sessions at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil.

THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
“HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS, VOLUME ONE ”

Artist: THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
Title: HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS VOLUME ONE
Label: BOPPER SPOCK SUNS MUSIC GEO-34752
Release Date: DECEMBER 07, 2018
UPC Code: 860000347525Track listing and Running Time 
1. SUBWAY Pete Levin 10:56
2. LL FUNK Miles Evans 5:29
3. I SURRENDER Delmar Brown/Alex Foster 7:17
4. GROOVE FROM THE LOUVRE John Clark 9:50
5. LUNAR ECLIPSE Masabumi Kikuchi 6:28
6. MOONSTRUCK Gil Evans 1:49
7. ELEVEN Gil Evans 5:24Kenwood Dennard – Drums, Mino Cinelu – Percussion Mark Egan – bass Pete Levin – keyboards, Miles Evans – trumpet Shunzo Ohno – trumpet David Taylor – Bass Trombone, John Clark – French Horn, Chris Hunter – Alto Sax, Flute, Alex Foster – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax Darryl Jones – Bass (Tune 2), Matthew Garrison – Bass & Bass Solo (Tune 2), Vernon Reid – Guitar (Tune 2), Paul Shaffer – Fender Rhodes (Tune 2), David Mann – Alto Sax (Tune 2), Gil Goldstein – Piano (Tunes 1, 2, 5, 6), Delmar Brown – Synthesizer (Tunes 1, 2, 5), Charles Blenzig – Synthesizer (Tunes 2, 3, 4, 7), Gabby Abularach – Guitars (Tune 1, 4, 5), Jon Faddis – Trumpet (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Dave Bargeron -Trombone (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Gary Smulyan – Baritone Sax (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Birch Johnson – Trombone (Tunes 3, 4, 7,) Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet (Tunes 3, 4, 7), Alden Banta – Baritone Sax (Tunes 3, 4, 7).Monday Nights” is not only the first studio recording of the Gil Evans Orchestra in over forty years, it’s also offers some of the most audacious and electrifying music of the new millennium. The late Gil Evans was one of the most respected orchestrators in jazz history and his fabled collaborations with Miles Davis, including “Birth of the Cool,” “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy and Bess,” set the gold standard for modern jazz arranging. Accordingly, Evans played a key role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion. All of these influences are strikingly present on “Monday Nights,” a particularly contemporary incarnation of Evans’ music. After a string of gigs that started in the late 70s, the Gil Evans Orchestra began a run of Monday night engagements in 1983 at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil, which resulted in a number of successful live recordings by Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra. The gig continued sporadically until 1994. Mr. Evans had a knack for bringing out the best in his groups comprised of first-call New York players including David Sanborn, Alan Rubin and Tom “Bones Malone,” and such musicians as George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Howard Johnson. Gil’s sons, trumpeter Miles Evans and his brother Noah are keeping the flame alive with “Hidden Treasures,” a trilogy of recordings of which “Monday Nights” is the first. The concept here, is to feature compositions that the Orchestra played live in the late 70s and early 80s. Forthcoming are “The Classics,” featuring modern renderings of Evans’ original arrangements, including “My Ship,” and “The Meaning of the Blues,” and, the final release in the series, “Gil & Anita,” named for the late jazz icon and his wife. “Subway,” written and arranged by keyboardist Pete Levin opens the album and introduces the imperial command of the ensemble, anchored by drummer Kenwood Dennard. With dynamic twists and turns, and subtle musical shadings, this is one hell of a subway ride. Commanding solos by trombonist Dave Bargeron and tenor saxist Alex Foster, offering some respect for Wayne Shorter, add to the excitement. Trumpeter Miles Evans wrote and arranged “LL Funk” and once again Kenwood Dennard drives the music with a powerful funk beat good for both listening and dancing. With Darryl Jones on bass, special guests’ solos abound: keyboardist Paul Shaffer, even more laid back than usual; the criminally underrated Matthew Garrison and his highly original bass: and Vernon Reid bringing a thick almost heavy metal guitar tip to the track. The icing on the cake is David Mann, who weaves his bluesy, potent alto sax throughout the track. “I Surrender,” written by Delmar Brown and Alex Foster, and arranged by Alex and Charles Blenzig is a musical requiem for a heavyweight. Mr. Brown, a superb keyboardist who played with the Gil Evans Orchestra as well as Pat Martino, passed away in 2017 and “I Surrender” is his tribute. He is also present on several tracks recorded before his passing. A true musical heavyweight, Alex Foster offers another side of his soulful, highly expressive tenor. A very popular composition from the Sweet Basil days, “Groove from the Louvre,” written and arranged by John Clark, features the composer on french horn, trumpeters Shunzo Ohno and then Alex Sipiagin, percussionist Mino Cinelu, who came to prominence with Miles Davis and Weather Report, bass trombonist Dave Taylor. Deft and determined, drummer Dennard anchors the band through the gentle opening, and then the hard edged groove that follows. There’s a regal, totally swinging feel to the track, with superb ensemble work that shows this is more than just a group of soloists, but a real orchestra. “Lunar Eclipse” written by Masabumi Kiuchi and arranged by the master himself, Gil Evans, is evocative and cinematic. An Evans protégé, Gil Goldstein solos here, memorably, amidst a dreamy synthesizer background which follows him through his two solos on the track, the first of which gives away to Mino Cinelu on bongos and then drummer Dennard, raising the musical stakes once again. It’s a heady musical mixture. More of the master on “Moonstruck,” which is short, whimsical and very tasty. Tracking at 1:49, it’s an ensemble feature that’s both intriguing and attention grabbing. The recording closes with “Eleven,” also straight from the source, a Gil Evans composition and arrangement, which originally appeared as “Petits Machins (Little Stuff)on the 1968 Miles Davis recording, Filles de Kilimanjaro. The set closer is a bristling swinger, a fitting capper to this powerful set of absolutely stunning music. The groove is infectious, a potent platform for solos by alto saxophonist Chris Hunter, Charles Blenzig on electric piano and Alex Foster, who returns on tenor and continues to amaze. Gil Evans Lives!Monday Nights is available for purchase on Bandwear
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For Immediate Release

“Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” by The North Sea Radio Orchestra feat. John Greaves & Annie Barbazza Limited Edition CD & Vinyl Available May 17th!

500 ONLY AUDIOPHILE HANDCRAFTED AND NUMBERED DARK BLUE VINYL WITH INSERTS AND GOLDEN EXPANDED CD 

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Cover notes by Robert Wyatt and Jonathan Coe

Italy – Critically acclaimed as one of the best records ever, Robert Wyatt’s 1974 masterpiece “Rock Bottom” has been re-arranged by Craig Fortnam for his amazing North Sea Radio Orchestra. Featuring long time Wyatt’s collaborator and Henry Cow founder John Greaves on bass guitar and vocals and the amazing vocalist Annie Barbazza as lead singer, “Folly Bololey: Songs from Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom” is a hearfelt, fantastic tribute to Robert Wyatt’s music.

The limited hand numbered edition of 500 LP audiophile blue premium vinyl with gimmix foldout cover and bonus golden CD & 999 Cardboard sleeve hand numbered audiophile golden CD will be released on May 17th on Dark Companion Records.

“This concert is a beautiful event, for me. These musicians seem to me to have have really grasped what my songs are about; but at the same time, created an entirely fresh way of putting the music together. I feel so honored and so grateful.” – Robert Wyatt, March 2019

“One of the greatest albums of the 1970s, beautifully reimagined and re-written for orchestra. I have listened to Rock Bottom hundreds of times, and thought I was familiar with it: but this brilliant new version opens up new depths, fresh vistas, hidden truths. An amazing achievement.” – Jonathan Coe, March 2019

“When John Greaves asked me about producing this album and the concert at Conservatorio Nicolini in Piacenza, for Dark Companion I immediately replied ‘yes’. I already knew North Sea Radio Orchestra and respect Craig as one of the most talented musicians in today’s British scene. ‘Rock Bottom’ is my favourite album ever and John Greaves my closest friend whom I respect very highly and have had the honour of releasing one of his finest albums to date on Manticore. Annie Barbazza? Well she is a marvelous singer and musician and I very much agree with the late Greg Lake who was really amazed by her voice and went on to produce her first album for Manticore as well. So I hope you enjoy what I think is a fantastically soulful, heartfelt and graceful tribute to the poetry of Robert Wyatt.” – Max Marchini, April 2019

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John Greaves & Annie Barbazza

Watch the promotional video: https://youtu.be/gPGUXX9UHME

Track listing:
1. Sea Song 5:54
2. A Last Straw 5:27
3. Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road 5:04
4. Alifib 7:45
5. Alifie 5:19
6. Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road 5:18
bonus tracks:
7. The British Road 6:25
8. Maryan 5:41
9. Shipbuilding 4:47
10. O Caroline 5:09

Personnel:
Annie Barbazza: Lead Vocal/Farfisa Organ
John Greaves: Bass guitar/Vocal (track 4 and 11)/Spoken Word (track 3, 5 and 6)
Nicky Baigent: Bb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Spoken Word (track 5)
Luke Crookes: Bassoon
William D. Drake: Piano/Farfisa Organ/Vocal (track 2,3 and 5)
Harry Escott: Cello
Craig Fortnam: Guitar/Farfisa Organ/Vocal (track 7 and 9)
Tommaso Franguelli: Vibes/Percussion
Cheb Nettles: Drums
Laurent Valero: Violin/Viola/Recorder/Bass Recorder

Arranged and directed by Craig Fortnam
Executive Production by Max Marchini
Recorded live, mixed and mastered by Alberto Callegari at Elfo Recording
Studios, Tavernago, Italy during “Musiche Nuove a Piacenza Festival”,
November 30th, 2018

Annie Barbazza appears by courtesy of Manticore Records

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May 13, 2019

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Vocalist Paul Jost releases new album “Simple Life”Featuring:
Jim Ridl, Piano | Dean Johnson, Bass | Tim Horner, Drums
Special Guest: Joe Locke, Vibes
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“… the voice is Incredible, the style is incredible, the jazz approach is incredible – and, of course, that connection with the arrangement… his voice. Fabulous! Fabulous! … He is an exceptional talent.” Linley Hamilton – BBC Radio.

“Paul Jost makes every song so personally his own that it’s easy to forget anyone else ever sang them. You’ll get wet in the flood of emotions but don’t expect a rain poncho to protect you.” Gloria Krolak – All About Jazz.


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When describing vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate” and “storyteller”. To Paul, each lyric offers a story, a message, and a vehicle to convey his own interpretation and message. While Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, it’s his vocal style that makes him standout. With his reputation as a vocalist growing, Paul has been filling rooms on the New York club scene as well as captivating audiences on festival stages both in the US and Europe.

“Simple Life” is Jost’s follow-up to his successful debut release “Breaking Through” and features his quartet with Jim Ridl-piano, Dean Johnson-bass and Tim Horner on drums. The album also features Joe Locke as special guest on a number of tracks. Paul said, “I was blessed to experience the joy of having these extraordinary musicians and dear friends share both their boundless talent and love in realizing this album”.

Paul went on to say that the album title, “Simple life”, is not just a tune on the album but a thread that is woven throughout. He recalls his father saying, “This whole thing (life) is about common sense. Sometimes the hardest thing about living is just to live – don’t always complicate things. Sometimes you just have to let life come to you”.

The songs included on “Simple Life” not only look back, paying tribute to the tradition, they also look forward reaching outside the traditional boundaries of the genre. However, this album is even more as it documents a part of Paul’s philosophy and vision. On the album Paul takes his hand to a number of standards from the jazz repertoire bringing a fresh approach while at the same time respecting their history and place in the American Songbook. He weaves his way artfully through the verse of “Give Me the Simple Life”,brings his rhythmic skills to Ellington’s “Caravan”and provides us with a heartfelt rendition of “Folks Who Live on the Hill”.

Not one to be limited by genre, Paul also takes two Lennon and McCartney classics “Blackbird”and “With a Little Help from My Friends”to task. “Blackbird” is given an up-tempo swing treatment and forms a perfect opener for the album while “With a Little Help from My Friends” is given a soulful twist with some vocal help from his friends. Paul’s instrumental approach is shown on Sonny Rollins “No Moe”as he scats his way through this bop tune based on rhythm changes. Contrasting this is Paul’s rendition of the traditional folk song “Shenandoah”that shows him doing what he does best, telling a story.

One of Paul’s signature songs at his live gigs is the Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg song “If I Only Had A Brain”from the film “The Wizard of Oz”. This lilting ballad showcases Paul’s lyrical sensibilities and, once again, his art of storytelling.

One track that truly grabs your attention is “Everybody’s Talkin'”by Fred Neil. The song, best known from the classic film “Midnight Cowboy”, becomes a canvas for Paul to paint a picture of a subject close to his heart. Paul’s inspiration came from the news a number of years back of Mark Murphy’s misdiagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease and the lasting impact this had on him. Paul’s rendition takes a look at the anguish one can only imagine when first realizing they’re losing themselves to this terrible disease.
Bob Dylan fans will enjoy his version of “Girl from the North Country”. With every listening the layers of the onion are pealed back each time displaying a deeper level of understanding of the pathos contained in Dylan’s lyrics.

Paul adds two original compositions to the mix with the waltz “Bela Tristeza”and rounding out the album the poignant commentary on the current state of the world “Livin’ in the Wrong Time”. A perfect track to close on, leaving the listener with food for thought.

With “Simple Life”, Paul has created an album that not only documents this current period in his career but also sets the tone for all that will come. It’s clear when listening to this album that Paul Jost has staked his claim as one of the most innovative vocalists on the scene today.

Paul Jost · Simple Life
Release Date USA: March 29, 2019
Physical Release Date Europe: November 15, 2019 – L’Arte Distribution

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May 13, 2019

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NEW BOOK:
‘The Musical World of Paul Winter’
by Bob Gluck
cover image photo credit: Mathew Muise

www.intelligentarts.net/paulwinter

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Paul Winter has traveled a fascinating path, from a small central Pennsylvania railroad town to an unexpected career as a college jazz musician in Chicago to touring South America at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and playing at the Kennedy White House. He played in Russia, recorded in the Grand Canyon, discovered the music of Brazil, organized a town party for Charles Ives’ birthday, and has made decades of wonderful genre-bending Consort music with his evolving groups of collaborative, talented, and expressive musicians.
In telling the story, Bob Gluck draws upon personal observations of Winter’s concerts and workshops given by band members David Darling and Susan Osborn, and personal interviews with Darling, Osborn, and Jim Scott, who provide deeper insight to supplement the many published interviews given by Winter, Ralph Towner, Glen Moore, Paul McCandless, and Collin Walcott.
Paul Winter also addresses issues about endangered species and environments from a place of love and empathy and his music is aesthetically beautiful and enchanting. He has a gift for melody and he speaks with infectious optimism. Listening to his lilting melodies based on the songs of the humpback whale or the howls of the timber wolf brings tears to the ears of his listeners. It is something one can experience by attending one of his concerts. Winter is able to guide audience members to let go of their inhibitions and howl en masse like a pack of wolves.
This book blends academic scholarship, musical reflection, and captivating narrative. In Gluck’s words, Paul Winter addresses issues about endangered species and environments from a place of love and empathy and his music is aesthetically beautiful and enchanting.
Bob Gluck, pianist, composer, writer, traces Paul Winter’s early career as a jazz musician, his discovery of Brazilian music, his concept of a musical “Consort,” and his engagement with whales and wolves as endangered species. He explores Winter’s ancestral roots in musical spectacle and the evolution of the Winter Solstice Celebration in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Gluck is the author of two books about the experimental periods of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, both published by the University of Chicago Press.He is professor of music at the University of Albany, New York.Photo by Paul Grupp & Brenda Rose

 

 

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