martes, 25 de abril de 2017

Adam Teixeira TEXTURE Album Launch this Friday in central London


I am excited to share an album launch concert for my debut album TEXTURE this Friday 28th April, 2017 at Iklectik art lab  in central London

TEXTURE is an original drums/keyboards duo project of drummer, percussionist, composer Adam Teixeira featuring Chris Pruden on keyboards/synthesizers/piano. The hypnotic grooves, atmospheric synth landscapes and energetic improvisations explore a unique blend of folkloric rhythmic traditions stemming from African, Caribbean and Indian Classical roots with modern jazz and electronic influences. 


The evening will also feature an exclusive exhibition "Stamps" from artist, illustrator IAIA who designed the album artwork for TEXTURE.




Jon De Lucia Album and Book Release Update


Jon De Lucia Music Spring Update




First, the new Jon De Lucia Group CD, first in 10 years, is out this month on Fresh Sound New Talent. The band includes longtime collaborators Greg Ruggiero, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane and features all original compositions of mine. You can pick up a CD at my new online store, www.jondelucia.com/shop, or on iTunes, here.

This band, minus Chris Tordini, will be performing at the Drawing Room on Saturday, May 13th at 8pm, in downtown Brooklyn. You can see the Facebook event here. I will be posting tickets for sale through Eventbrite shortly to the event page.



New Book for Saxophone

My new book will come out on May 25th, and is available for pre-order now! I am very excited about this project, a book for diatonic scale patterns taken from Bach's solo works. It is a great work out for all instruments, and a wealth of material relatable to improvisation. I recently wrote a short article about the book for The Best Saxophone Website Ever.

Jon De Lucia Octet

To celebrate the release of the book, the Octet will be performing some fugue inspired material on May 29th at Sir D's Lounge in Brooklyn. See the event page here. Michael Steinman has been kind enough to record this group several times, here is a clip from our last show at Greenwich House Music.

Jon De Lucia Music on Facebook

If you haven't done so already, please do like my musician page on Facebook. I will regularly be posting updates there.


Playlist for Tom Ossana – The Thin Edge – April 26, 2017 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.


http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online.





Michael Rabinowitz "Uncharted Waters" CD Release Show Fri., April 28th 5 to 7pm Buffet Crampon


Michael Rabinowitz
"Uncharted Waters"
CD Release Show
Friday, April 28th
5 to 7pm
Buffet Crampon Showroom
53 West 36th Street NY, NY 10018
212-221-3693

Featuring
Michael Rabinowitz - Bassoon
Ruslan Khain- Bass
Nat Harris- Guitar
Vince Ector- Drums


Artist: MICHAEL RABINOWITZ
Title: UNCHARTED WATERS
Label: Cats Paw Records
Catalog Number: CPD 9855
Artist Website: www.jazzbassoonist.com 
Release Date: APRIL 28, 2017
UPC Code: 5268798552

This CD continues my mission to showcase the bassoon in a jazz setting featuring the instrument’s expressive and improvisation abilities. Although I have experimented with pickups and e ects I had special interest in preserving and exploiting the acoustic sound of the bassoon on this recording.

Three of the selections are tributes to my parents (Harold & Kiki) whom both passed over the last 2 years. This CD pays homage to their support of my musical endeavors over the last 40 years.

“Michael Rabinowitz merits a place in jazz history...he’s evolved into an astonishingly forceful presence” —Neil Tesser, Critic’s Choice, Chicago Reader

Michael Rabinowitz – UNCHARTED WATERS:  Michael’s grand jazz bassoon playing on this vibrant CD release is joined by Nat Harris on guitar, Ruslan Khain on bass and Vince Ector doing drums, and let me tell you, folks – this SMOKES – it will be a true jazz adventure for listeners not accustomed to this often overlooked instrument (when it comes to jazz, anyway)… as I  listen to the intricate movements on “Harold’s Blues” (samples aren’t available yet; I’ll come back and link them in when I have them), I’m absolutely convinced that Michael is THE best jazz bassoon player on the planet (& I’ve listened to several of them), and each of the other players contribute to make this one of the most “alive” blues I’ve listened to (yet) in 2017!

The closer, “Calypso Joe”, is an original creation by Michael, and is a superb lead-out for this very entertaining album; decidedly Latin beat, as you might imagine from the title, but the energy on this one paints the bassoon in a whole different light than you’ve ever heard before.  My personal favorite of the nine songs offered up for your listening enjoyment is actually the title track, “Uncharted Waters”, another Rabinowitz original that will (simply) stun your ears; the “flow” on this piece alone merits the MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating I’m giving it… “EQ” (energy quotient) rating is 4.98. - Rotcod Zzaj  Aka Dick Metcalf

“He’s a hero” —Gunther Schuller


Track listing:
1. Uncharted Waters (Michael Rabinowitz) 7:27 2. Harold’s Blues (Michael Rabinowitz) 8:01
3. Caravan (Irving Mills/Juan Tisol) 4:42
4. Kiki’s Theme (Michael Rabinowitz) 6:23
5. So Do It (Wes Montgomery) 5:14
6. How Insensitive (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 8:54
7. The Third (Art Farmer) 6:09
8. WhenSonnyGetsBlue(MarvinFisher/JackSegal)6:05 9. Calypso Joe (Michael Rabinowitz) 3:53

Musicians:
Michael Rabinowitz - Bassoon
Ruslan Khain - Bass
Nat Harris - Guitar
Vince Ector - Drums

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Nikolaj Bentzon Trio - Tonesmith (2017)


21 compositions by pianist/composer Nikolaj Bentzon and his new 20th release as a leader of various constellations, not the least the classic piano trio format.

Tonesmith - a word that suggests the boundless and creative kinship between the composer and the performer(s). In this case 3 jazz improvisors...... READ MORE


01. The Near Miss of You 3:09
02. Big Deal 4:22
03. Boiled Over 5:40
04. Blue-Toned & the 7 Bandleaders 7:06
05. Swept off her Feet 3:42
06. Seismos 3:13
07. Pass it On 3:49
08. Auf Wiedersehen 4:47
09. Downhill 3:15
10. Come Closer 4:43
11. Old White Tragic 3:38
12. Sweet Talker 3:45
13. Love has Reawakened 6:53
14. Kajen 4:49
15. Prinsessens Vuggevise 4:09
16. Shah Zar 5:24
17. Enduring Questions 4:51
18. Jerky Walk 7:40
19. You Will Always Hold My Heart 6:06
20. Precious Little Habits 4:44
21. Slow Dunk 6:17

Daniel Franck, double bass
Espen Laub von Lillienskjold, drums


Nick Vayenas - Flow Motion (2017)


Dayna Stephens  tenor sax
Patrick Cornelius - alto sax
Glenn Zaleski - piano
Peter Slavov - bass
Colin Stranahan - drums

1. Flow Motion
2. Premonition
3. Red Stripe
4. Velvet Mystery
5. Anarchy
6. The Final Frontier
7. Sunny Side Up
8. Change


Trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and educator Nick Vayenas has been a mainstay on the music scene for the past 15 years. Based in New York City, Nick has worked in a variety of settings both as a sideman and leader. In 2009, Vayenas released his acclaimed debut album, 'Synesthesia', on drummer Kendrick Scott’s World Culture Music label. "A well conceived album and more than casually ambitious", wrote Nate Chinen of the New York Times.

The album featured some of the finest young musicians on the jazz scene today (Kendrick Scott - drums, Aaron Parks - piano, Matt Brewer - bass, Gretchen Parlato - voice, and Patrick Cornelius - alto sax). In 2012, he returned with his sophomore release, 'Nick Vayenas', on Whirlwind Recordings. 

The recording displayed his astonishing breadth of skills on trombone, trumpet, and vocals as well as his unique composing and arranging style. "One of the most impressive of Whirlwind issues, showcasing a multi-talented individual likely to appeal to a wide constituency of jazz fans, 4 stars", said Jazz Journal.

Nick’s latest album, 'Flow Motion' features a set of all original compositions written by Nick and performed by a stellar line-up of musicians. Joining Nick is his fellow Thelonious Monk Institute class member Dayna Stephens on tenor sax, Cornelius on alto, pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Colin Stranahan. The band performs brilliantly, providing expressive interpretations of Nicks melodic modern jazz compositions.


Red Planet with Bill Carrothers (SHIFTING PARADIGM RECORDS 2017)



“Carrothers’ feathery textures go nicely with the wave of effects Dean Magraw wrings from his guitar…bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein spin the eruptions with aplomb.” – Star Tribune

In fall 2015, One of the area’s most innovative musical trios joined forces with one of the world’s most creative pianists at Creation Audio, recording their magnificent mayhem in front of a small live audience. Now the final product, Red Planet With Bill Carrothers, is ready for delivery, with a CD Release celebration over two nights in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge in suburban Minneapolis.

Dean Magraw, Chris Bates, and Jay Epstein–was described by the Artists Quarter as “creative jazz for the 21st Century, inviting you to put one ear on the launching pad of neo-bop Trane/Hendrix/Monk burn, and your other ear on the celestial weightlessness from the musical cosmos.” Searching the jazz galaxy for the past 15+ years, Red Planet, according to leader Dean, was the brainchild of Jay Epstein.  Over the years, Magraw notes that the trio has “gotten into more original music, as well as continuing to expand on the deep repertoire of John Coltrane, and  always showing some intense interest on expanding our Monk repertoire.” Red Planet released their debut recording, Space Dust, in 2011. Most recently they have appeared at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Jazz at Studio Z, Vieux.

1. Ann R Chi Suite 09:19
2. Big Nick 05:24
3. Come Dance With Me 03:28
4. Unseen Rain 06:24
5. Living Space 08:33
6. Music Is a Weapon of Hope and Healing 05:18
7. La Luna 08:08
8. Freedom For the Broken 02:11
9. Reflections 06:53
10. Think of One 04:35

Bill Carrothers - piano 
Dean Magraw - guitar 
Chris Bates - bass 
Jay Epstein - drums


Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan - Small Town (ECM 2017)



Guitarist Bill Frisell is joined by bassist Thomas Morgan for this collaborative album.

"Frisell is a guitarist whose minimalist aesthetic colors each carefully chosen note he plays, and he can coat a room in mysterious yet strangely warming tones..." - The New Yorker, March 2017

1. It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago (11:05)
2. Subconscious Lee (07:31)
3. Song For Andrew No. 1 (09:35)
4. Wildwood Flower (05:08)
5. Small Town (08:57)
6. What a Party (06:41)
7. Poet / Pearl (12:05)
8. Goldfinger (07:01)

Bill Frisell, electric guitar
Thomas Morgan, bass