Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016


The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016 is now launched

“The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” is a digital collection of mp3 tracks from albums released in 2016 by jazz musicians and labels freely available for download on JazzWorldQuest.com

List of featuring musicians participating: Joseph Patrick Moore, Florin Raducanu, David Ellington, Robin Menuett Trio, Colin D’Cruz, Bob Thompson Band, Russ Hewitt, Bill Mentz, Kenn Smith, Ted Borodofsky and Southern Jazz, Kajetan Borowski Trio, Phos Duo, Gino Foti, Bill Hart. Mimika Orchestra.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

SWITZERLAND: Santilli´s CheRoba & il Fiato delle Alpi- La Stüa (Unit 2017)

Marco Santilli - clarinet, bass clarinet
Lorenzo Frizzera - twelve-string and classical guitar
Ivan Tibolla - piano, accordeon
Fulvio Maras - percussion
Isabell Weymann - alto flute, piccolo, flute
Davide Jäger - cor anglais, oboe
Tomas Gallart - french horn
Alessandro Damele - bassoon
Filipa Nunes - contrabass clarinet, clarinet

GERMANY: Marius Pietruszka Trio- Night and Day (DMG GERMANY 2017)

1 Exactly Like You
2 Fly Me To The Moon
3 Blue Moon
4 Night And Day
5 Autumn Leaves
6 Bags' Groove
7 I Got Rhythm
8 Sunny
9 Satin Doll

USA; ALEXIS PARSONS TRIO Appearing @ Jazz At Kitano Wed., March 1st Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm

Appearing @ Jazz At Kitano
Wed., March 1st
Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm

Alexis Parsons, voice
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Dean Johnson, bass​

66 Park Avenue (East 38th Street), NYC
Two Sets: 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Cover $17 and Minimum $20
 (212) 885-7119

"All these songs of love have their anchor in the paradoxical world reflected  by Alexis Parsons’ self-titled series of tomes on the theme of conflicted, difficult arrangements
(Self Release; 40:35 

Accompanied by pianist Frank Kimbrough, the bloom’s off as Parsons delivers an unmannered “The Winter Of My Discontent,” followed by a wistful look back with “Hello Young Lovers,” only to be followed up by a rare, upbeat swinger with “Just Squeeze Me.” The mood is melancholic, as the more seasoned Parsons’ breathy, desultory delivery reminds us that love is not a game to be entered into lightly."
 By John Ephland - "Sirens of Today" - DownBeat Magazine

"....she deserves as much credit for her storytelling abilities as she does for her singing.  She inhabits these songs as if they represent her very being, making Alexis Parsons an alluring listen from start to finish."
By Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FRANCE: Alexis Avakian-Hi Dream (2017)

Double Bass – Mauro Gargano
Drums – Fabrice Moreau
Duduk – Artyom Minassian
Piano – Ludovic Allainmat
Saxophone, Flute, Guitar – Alexis Avakian

NORWAY:Trio Mediaeval/Arve Henriksen- Rimur (ECM 2017)

Over several summers Trio Mediaeval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen spent many days together by the beautiful Dalsfjorden on the Norwegian west coast, and it was there that most of the music for this recording was born. Fascinated and inspired by Icelandic sagas, beautiful chants, folk songs, religious hymns and fiddle tunes, the quartet has arranged a unique set of songs where improvisation, mediaeval and traditional music from Iceland, Norway and Sweden meet the present. The singers and trumpeter have often performed in live settings with the collaboration reviewed by The Guardian as a richly musical and imaginative encounter. Rímur is their first extensive collaboration on disc and was recorded in February 2016 at Munich's Himmelfahrtskirche, produced by Manfred Eicher.

USA: Richard Sussman's "Evolution Suite" @ Roulette 2/28/17


For Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics

Composers Now Festival


A Compelling Integration of
Jazz, Contemporary Classical Music, & Electronics featuring:

 RICHARD SUSSMAN-composer/pno/electronics,

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8:00pm

Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Ticket Pricing:
$20 General Admission, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
For Tickets & More Info:
www.roulette.org (917) 267-0363
Long acknowledged as an accomplished and innovative jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and educator, Richard Sussman has been passionately exploring the inner and outer frontiers of contemporary musical expression throughout his entire career. His ground-breaking “Evolution Suite” for Jazz Quintet, String Quartet, and Electronics was funded by a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant, and premiered and recorded on December 20, 2015, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in New York City. It is now available as a CD or Digital Download on Zoho Records.

The music for “The Evolution Suite” draws on Sussman’s many varied influences and areas of expertise, including straight ahead jazz, electronics, contemporary classical “New Music”, and elements from contemporary pop music. The ensemble features some of the best musicians on the planet, including Tim Hagans-trumpet, Rich Perry-tenor sax, Mike Richmond-acoustic & electric bass, and Clarence Penn-drums, with Richard Sussman on piano and laptop.The result is a truly cutting edge blend of highly original music with a completely contemporary appeal.

“Pianist Richard Sussman is among the most ambitious composers on the jazz scene today. His latest project, the epic Evolution Suite, exemplifies this creative outlook with dignity and self-assurance.” 
- Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Four Stars! ✮✮✮✮

“A cohesive work displaying his mastery of composition and improvisation.  Filled with diverse rhythms and themes, a palpable excitement, fascinating electronics, and very beautiful moments – the effect of all of this is thrilling.” - Laurel Gross, NYC Jazz Record

"An amazing and very impressive work! Bravo & Congratulations!"

- Rufus Reid

The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices and honors the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Experience the sounds and get to know the creators behind the music. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time. Composers will be in attendance at all events and will be interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund and the Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas.
The Evolution Suite by Richard Sussman and the Richard Sussman Ensemble has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America’s 2014 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.