Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest.com-Track submission for The JWQ Showcase 2016

Did you release a Jazz or World Music Album in 2016?

“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
To see the previous editions visit  JWQ Showcase 2013JWQ Showcase 2014 and JWQ Showcase 2015

If you are an unsigned or independently signed artist and you’d like to submit your track for consideration for inclusion in “The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” please fill up this form

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

USA: Tony Succar Mixtura Band in North Miami Beach Sept 17

Sept 17, 7 PM: The City of North Miami Beach\'s Multi-Cultral Committee presents The Tony Succar Mixtura Band celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Littman Theater, 17011 NE 19th Ave in North Miami Beach.

Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr., among others. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent.

Admission is FREE, seating is open. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. There will be a cash bar and Hispanic food for sale. For more info and reservations call (305) 948-2957.

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

USA: Paul Knopf Releases a Jazz Piano Solo Called “Pressed Flowers.”

Paul Knopf | Pressed Flowers 

New York, New York – Veteran piano jazz composer and host of the Outcat Show Podcast,  Paul Knopf is releasing his new piano jazz solo: “Pressed Flowers,” through R. Media Inc. Pressed Flowers is a piano jazz solo that is available right now on CD Baby, ITunes and Amazon for digital download.  “Pressed Flowers” by Paul Knopf is a piano jazz instrumental love song.

 Paul Knopf explained the meaning of his song by saying: “The piano jazz instrumental love song, Pressed Flowers is inspired by a poem I wrote about an experience I had. Here is the poem I wrote: You return again and again, in repetition, winding, rewinding: Laura, Beatrice. I press you between the pages of the book of life, but the nectar of your presence escapes. It’s like a movie. I enter the park through a half open gate as you are leaving or seated  at the other end of a subway car, you are reading a book. I never approach you. What if you are not you? The girl I knew in the playgrounds of my childhood.”

The Outcat, Paul Knopf is a seasoned jazz pianist with an interesting past. His career started in the 1950’s, during that time he achieved critical acclaim from Playboy Magazine and Down Beat Magazine; he also appeared on a 1950’s CBS program titled: “Jazz is my beat.” However, he was left a casualty when the Rock and Roll takeover of 1960’s came to fruition.

As the entertainment business closed in on him he resorted to playing jazz piano for strip clubs and society bands; in addition, he also worked with professional dancers such as Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham. The stress of not being wanted as a jazz artist brought on a rocky road of anxiety and alcoholism, but in the 1990’s he resurfaced on the Joe Franklin Show to let his fans know he was still here. Paul Knopf’s discography includes vinyl releases such as Knopfian Jazz, the Outcat Comes Back and the Enigma of a Day; CD Releases such as Collage and Through it All, as well as digital download EP releases titled: Jazz You Can Feel Volume one and Jazz You Can Feel Volume 2. Paul Knopf was also a featured subject in a documentary titled Bohemia the Life of a New York City Poet. Paul Knopf will be 90 years old in a few months and he shows no signs of slowing down, he does a podcast called the Outcat Show, he performs regularly, and his new jazz piano solo single Pressed Flowers is out now.

To download Pressed Flowers on CD BABY please click here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/paulknopf4

To download Pressed Flowers on Itunes please click here:

For more information on Pressed Flowers by The Outcat Paul Knopf email rmediainc@hotmail or call 347 509 0355.


Christoph Irniger Tenor Saxophone
Dave Gisler: Guitar
Stefan Aeby: Piano
Raffaele Bossard Bass
Michi Stulz: Drums

1. Entering The Concert Hall 9:44
2. Acid 12:41
3. Ending At The District 8:41
4. Falling II 11:59
5. Lost In Space 8:14
6. The Kraken 11:12

The quintet Pilgrim, founded by Zurich based tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, has become over the years one of the most exciting ensembles in young European Jazz. After the highly praised group’s latest studio recording 'Italian Circus Story', Pilgrim – driven by enthusiasm and inventiveness – presents the vibrant live album 'Big Wheel'. Recorded during acclaimed concerts in Ratzeburg, Berlin and Altenburg, Pilgrim plays full of verve, with plenty of room for spontaneity and improvisation and demonstrates impressively their pulsating music. Henning Bolte writes in the liner notes: „Pilgrim creates a deep field of sound with alternating foreground and background, full of echo effects, fading surfaces, frizzing lines, and swirls like falling leaves. This tonal richness is no self-sufficient affair, but time after time it emerges from unusual, surprising turning points and dynamic openings.“ Intakt

USA: Matt Panayides Quartet Appearing @ Cornelia Street Cafe Wed, Sept 7th 9:30pm

Matt Panayides Quartet
Appearing @
Cornelia Street Cafe
Wednesday, September 7th 9:30pm

Matt Panayides-guitar/compositions
Matt Vashlishan-saxophones
Steve LaSpina-bass
Alex Ritz-drums

Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village NYC.

There is a $10 cover charge and a $10 drink minimum.

Reservations are recommended: 212.989.9319. Cornelia Street Cafe offers a full dinner menu.


Matt Panayides is a modern guitarist and composer. He loves performing and collaborating with a diverse array of musicians, while being part of the vibrant, creative music scene of New York. 

He also works as a music educator in a wide variety of settings, from master classes, to guitar ensembles, to running his own private music studio. 
His compelling melodies, compositions and improvisations remain in the listener’s mind long after the gig, employing modern harmonies, free and structured improvisations, mixed-meter rhythms and straight-ahead swing. 
His current group features a long-standing partnership with Rich Perry on tenor sax and a rotating cast of some of NYC’s heaviest rhythm section players including: Steve LaSpina, Thomson Kneeland, Mark Ferber, Bob Sabin, Sam Trapchak, and Jeff Davis. 
In 2015 Matt released his second album as a leader entitled "CONDUITS" featuring his original compositions. Joined by Rich Perry, Mark Ferber and Thomson Kneeland.
In 2011 Matt released his first album as a leader. The album features his tunes with Rich Perry, Steve LaSpina and Dan Weiss. 
Matt holds a BM from Manhattan School of music and an MM from William Paterson University.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

USA: Andrew Cyrille Quartet -The Declaration Of Musical Independence (2016)

The Declaration Of Musical Independence 
The great avant-jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille whose associations have ranged from a long, vintage collaboration with Cecil Taylor to co-leading current all-star collective Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman makes his ECM leader debut with The Declaration of Musical Independence.

Featuring a quartet with guitar luminary Bill Frisell, keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum and bassist Ben Street, the album kicks off with an artfully oblique interpretation of John Coltranes Coltrane Time, led by Cyrilles solo drum intro.

The disc then features a sequence of sonically arresting originals, including Streets luminous Say... and Frisells deeply felt Kaddish and Song for Andrew, with Frisells guitar alternately cutting and billowing, the edge evoking some of his most illustrious past ECM performances.

There are three atmospheric spontaneous compositions by the band including the dynamic soundscape, Dazzling (Perchordally Yours) -- that highlight Cyrilles individual sense of percussive drama. Cyrille appeared on classic ECM and WATT LPs by the likes of Marion Brown, Carla Bley and the Jazz Composers Orchestra, but this album puts a deserved spotlight on an icon of jazz drumming.

USA: A Phil Woods Tribute Concert to benefit COTA