lunes, 29 de agosto de 2016

Jeremy Lirola - Uptown Desire (Bonus Track Version) 2016 LA BUISSONNE LABEL



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La musique créée est entièrement originale, elle forme un matériau nécessaire à la fission des rencontres, musicales et humaines, qui demeure au cœur du projet. L’univers est tantôt épuré et lyrique, tantôt complexe dans l'écriture et ses développements. L'improvisation essentielle à cette musique, l'est aussi pour la santé des quatre musiciens. Libre de toute étiquette stylistique l’univers du quartet suit sa logique propre, garante de son indépendance et de celle de ses interprètes. Une énergie et une force musicale qui s'équilibre entre de profondes mélodies évoquant parfois Paul Motian et Bill Evans et des pulses plus sauvages issues de l'univers urbain New Yorkais de Steve Coleman.


JÉRÉMY LIROLA .COMPOSITIONS, CONTREBASSE
JOZEF DUMOULIN .PIANO, FENDER RHODES ET ÉLECTRONIQUE
DENIS GUIVARC'H .SAXOPHONE ALTO
NICOLAS LARMIGNAT .BATTERIE

1. Insufficient words 06:22
2. Moutal 06:13
3. Après quelque part 03:21
4. Art the last belief 10:06
5. Cette belle chose sans nom 07:25
6. Mektoub 03:22
7. Au pays des mutants 08:01
8. The 3rd person 06:06
9. Bello by bus 04:05
10. Bello by plane 04:55

Enregistrement, mixage et mastering, Studios La Buissonne, Pernes les Fontaines, France.
Enregistré et mixé par Gérard de Haro et Nicolas Baillard le 7,8 et 9 juillet 2014.
Mastering par Nicolas Baillard.
Piano Steinway Grand concert accordé et préparé par Alain Massonneau.
Photos de livret : Laure Werckmann.
Photo de couverture : Nathalie Rocher.
Artwork : Philippe Ghielmetti.
Produit par Gérard de Haro et RJAL pour La Buissonne et Jeremy lirola.

CONTACT PRESSE : Damien Besançon (I See Colors) - 06.87.22.39.70 - damien@iseecolors.fr 

Jeremy Lirola - 33 (0) 6 82 59 23 03 - jeremylirolamusic@gmail.com 

MANAGEMENT
Laure WoelfiI - 33 (0) 6 25 44 02 03 - lapoulieproduction@gmail.com - www.lapoulieproduction.com



Nate Wooley - Argonautica (2016)


Argonautica is a sonic analog to the epic poem of the same name. Built in three parts, or chapters, the music makes oblique reference to dodecaphony, ambient tape music, and the driving minimalist rock of Terry Riley. It was conceived and written as a tribute to Wooley’s mentor Ron Miles, who plays the lyrical cornet role to the leader’s more caustic trumpet voice. The rhythm section is equally balanced with Grammy award winning new music pianist Cory Smythe in tandem with Belgian Fender-Rhodes legend Jozef Dumoulin and the brash upstart free jazz drumming of Devin Gray interlocking with the fiery precision of Rudy Royston. The group is compositionally set in different duos and trios, working together and separately throughout the fifty-plus minutes of music to slowly build to a shattering climax that raises the question of what jazz-rock can be in the twenty-first century.


Argonautica 42:53

Nate Wooley: Trumpet 
Ron Miles: Cornet 
Cory Smythe: Piano 
Jozef Dumoulin: Fender Rhodes and Electronics 
Devin Gray: Drums 
Rudy Royston: Drums 

Music by Nate Wooley - FourWordsSeaMusic (BMI) 

Recorded December 9, 2014 
at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT 
by Chris Reba 
Mixed and Mastered by Nick Lloyd 
Graphic Design by Megan Craig 
Produced by Nate Wooley 
Co-produced by Nick Lloyd


Kodian Trio - Live at Paradox (2016) RAW TONK RECORDS



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KODIAN TRIO played the fantastic Incubate festival last May and this full-length unedited concert is now available through Raw Tonk Records, available here & in concert on October 15th at Muziekcentrum Kinky Star (Ghent, Belgium)


1. Live at Paradox

Released August 29, 2016 

Kodian Trio 

Andrew Lisle - drums 
Dirk Serries - guitar 
Colin Webster - alto saxophone 

Recorded live at Paradox, Tilburg. 14th May 2016 
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dirk Serries 

Thanks to Incubate Festival 

Raw Tonk Records 2016


domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016

Jan Kus Quartet - Faith (2016) KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS


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CRITICS, LISTINGS, FEATURES, TV, RADIO, BLOGGERS



Jan currently performs as a sideman in various different musical projects in NYC, spanning from traditional to contemporary jazz, flamenco music, Puerto Rican folk-music-infused-jazz, Balkan jazz and Neo Soul. He also leads his own exciting formation, the Jan Kus Quartet, with which he released his debut album Faith in 2016, which is quickly gaining appreciation for a variety of audiences.

Faith is an album of eclectic musical treats, spanning from contemporary jazz to latin jazz, vocal jazz, hip hop and soul, featuring original compositions as well as two captivating covers.


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Bent Knee Touring US NOW (Aug/Sep); Announce Dillinger Escape Plan Support Tour for Oct 2016


Bent Knee
Announces Headlining U.S. Tour
(August/September 2016) 
and 
Dillinger Escape Plan Support Dates
(October 2016) 

Globally-Acclaimed New Album
Say So Out Now,
Stream on Bandcamp

The silo-smashing, Boston-based sextet taps into chamber pop, industrial rock, metal and prog-rock. Featuring the versatile, ever-appealing voice of Courtney Swain, Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness."
- Wall Street Journal

"Say So confirms Bent Knee’s eloquence and ebullience, while also breaking new stylistic and temperamental ground.”
- The Boston Globe

"Mind boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table."
- NPR

"Intricately woven, surrealist stylings. A potent sense of urgency tingles the air."
- Consequence of Sound

"A celebration of creative freedom and unrestricted musicianship. Easily one of the best albums of the year."
- Rebel Noise



This has been an incredible year for Bent Knee across the board, with its third album Say So (Cuneiform Records) receiving a unanimously rave reception from national and global media, including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, and Consequence of Sound.

Fresh off a triumphant European tour, the exhilarating live act is proud to announce it’s opening for legendary expansive metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan during the first half of its forthcoming U.S. fall tour. Prior to those dates, Bent Knee will headline across the East Coast, including a date in Toronto, Canada.

You can experience Bent Knee in action right this second while waiting for the forthcoming gigs. Five songs from its thrilling, upcoming full-length concert film Live at the Space are now available on YouTube.

Since its inception, Bent Knee has remained true to the incredible spectrum of its diverse musical personalities. Courtney Swain’s riveting vocals lead the way through often dark lyrical themes, while guitar virtuoso Ben Levin shifts seamlessly from melodic riffs to extreme dissonance, often at a moment’s notice. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth contribute deep grooves, full of unexpected accents and ornamentation that glue the boundary-pushing work together. Violinist Chris Baum soars atop and through the material, further expanding the group’s sonic palette, and producer/sound designer Vince Welch combines it all with understated brilliance.

// BENT KNEE - TOUR DATES: 2016 //


Bent Knee Headlining Dates: Aug/Sept 2016

8/26 Boston, MA – Great Scott

8/27 Philadelphia, PA – The El Bar

8/28 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery

8/29 Washington, DC – Black Cat DC

8/30 Kennett Square, PA – Kennett Flash Theatre

9/2 Dayton, OH – Ladyfest Dayton 2016

9/4 Chapel Hill, NC – ProgDay 2016

9/8 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard Tulsa

9/9 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall

9/10 Madison, WI – Mickey's Tavern

9/11 Chicago, IL – Emporium Arcade Bar

9/13 Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern

9/14 Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

9/17 Dayton, OH – Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival 2016

9/18 Worcester, MA – START on the Street - Fall Edition


Dillinger Escape Plan Support Dates: October 2016

10/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

10/13 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

10/14 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater

10/15 New York, NY – Webster Hall

10/17 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom

10/18 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

10/19 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

10/20 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub

10/21 Lawrence, KS – Granada

10/22 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

10/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge


Bent Knee
Say So

Cat. #: Rune 417, Format: CD [8-Panel Digipak] / Digital Download
Genre: Rock / Indie Rock / Art-Rock / Pop / Avant-Progressive

 STREAM/SHARE: "Leak Water"
stream: @SoundCloud / @Bandcamp / @YouTube

Say So Track Listing:

1. Black Tar Water (3:29)
2. Leak Water (4:41)
3. Counselor (5:51)
4. Eve (9:12)
5. Transition (0:49)
6. The Things You Love (6:12)
7. Nakami (5:20)
8. Commercial (3:44)
9. Hands Up (5:40)
10. Good Girl (6:39)

Bent Knee
Ben Levin: guitar and vocals
Chris Baum: violin
Courtney Swain: vocals and keyboards
Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth: drums
Jessica Kion: bass and vocals
Vince Welch: synths and sounds

Additional performances by:
Andy Bergman: alto sax and clarinet
Ben Swartz: cello
Bryan Murphy: trumpet
Geni Skendo: flute and shakuhachi
Geoff Nielsen: trombone
Keith Dickerhofe: cello
Nathan Cohen: violin
Sam Morrison: baritone sax
Rebecca Hallowell: viola

Group vocals for “Counselor” and “The Things You Love”
Alessandra Cugno, Andrew Humphries, Anil Prasad, Celine Ferro, Clint Degan, Curtis Hartshorn, Geni Skendo, James Willetts, Jeri Schibelli, Jessie Vitale, Josh Golberg, Kelsey Devlin, Leilani Roser, Leo Fonseca, Mary Freedlund, Max Freedlund, Michael Vitale, Mike Razo, Miriam Olken, Peter Danilchuk, Rebecca Hallowell, Roland Rotsitaille, Ryan Jackson, Sam Swan, Stephen Humphries, Susan Putnins, Tim Doherty, Toni Schibelli, Tori Bedford

Written and performed by Bent Knee.
Produced and mixed by Vince Welch.
Engineered by Matt Beaudoin at Q Division Sound.
Additional engineering by Chris McLaughlin and Vince Welch.
Assistant engineering by Grace Reader, Griffin Bach, Jamie Rowe, Joel Edinberg, Matt Carlson, Michael Healy, and Steven Xia.

Mastered by Randy Roos at Squam Sound.

Recorded at Q Division Studios, The Record Company, and Converse Rubber Tracks, Boston.

Album art by Greg Bowen.


"Like the best birthday party you’ve had in years."
- Goldmine Magazine

"Bent Knee's musicianship is superb, with vocals to die for, an interesting new turn at every corner, and never a dull moment. Highly recommended."
- Bill Bruford

"Expansive, genre-exploding avant rock."
- Bandcamp ["New and Notable"]

"...the new fantastic Bent Knee record... Brilliant! This band will soon be everywhere!"
- Nik Bärtsch

Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. The Boston-based group seamlessly connects the worlds of rock, pop and the avant-garde into its own self-defining statement. On its Cuneiform debut release Say So, the band focuses on the sound of surprise. It’s rock for the thinking person. The group’s lyrics are dark and infused with themes focusing on the emergence of personal demons, unwanted situations and the difficulty of conquering them. Its mercurial sound matches its subject matter. It’s a thrilling aural roller-coaster ride with arrangements designed to make listeners throw their arms up in wild abandon as they engage with them.

“Say So resoundingly demonstrates the increasing refinement and confidence of a group that doesn’t quite fit any conventional pigeonhole, with emphatic crunch, a knack for complexity, mixed with lively wit,” said Steve Smith of The Boston Globe. “Live, the band projects visceral glee, exactingly harmonized and wholly infectious.”

Founded in 2009, Bent Knee is a true collective. The band operates as a democratic entity with sky-high standards and a determination to push boundaries. Frontwoman and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s acrobatic, multi-octave vocals are nothing less than extraordinary. Guitarist Ben Levin morphs between the hauntingly melodic and extreme, dissonant sonics—sometimes within a single verse or passage. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth deliver deep and thunderous grooves, full of engaging, intriguing ornamentation. Violinist Chris Baum’s driving melodic overlays and atmospheres further take the band’s sound into wild territory. And all of it is brilliantly processed and produced by sound designer Vince Welch.

Bent Knee has remained on a skyward trajectory since forming. Its last two albums, 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies and its self-titled 2011 release, have been celebrated as significant art-rock achievements by important music publications, including Consequence of Sound, The Needle Drop, Innerviews, and Eclipsed. The group has performed more than 300 shows across the U.S., Canada and Japan to date and will embark on its first European tour this year. They’ve also headlined at major festivals and venues including The Lincoln Center, ROSfest, Tulsa Center of the Universe, and Campbell Bay Music Fest.

“What Bent Knee does is fuse the most extreme ends of pop and avant-garde music together,” says Welch. “We feel those things aren’t nearly as mutually exclusive as most people think.”

“When I listen back to Say So, I think it’s the most accessible thing Bent Knee has ever done,” continues Wallace-Ailsworth. “But other times, I think it’s the strangest thing Bent Knee has ever done. For instance, ‘Leak Water’ is a relatively linear rock tune by our standards, whereas ‘Eve’ is a sprawling, epic with radical twists and turns. I think the album reflects the full spectrum of our diverse musical personalities.”

Those extremes are also mirrored in the album’s lyrical themes.

“On Say So, we’re looking at the bigger picture and figuring out where we as individuals stand and how we carve out meaning in this giant universe,” explains Baum. “The album art captures that idea too. It’s why it features a figure lost in the woods, surrounded by darkness but looking out into the light.”

Even with those signifiers and aims, the band prefers its lyrics to be wide open to interpretation. It feels both listeners and the group itself benefit from that perspective.

“I’ve had listeners come up to me and say ‘Good Girl’ from Say So is a strong statement against women being patronized or oppressed and that hit me really hard,” says Swain. “It’s possible to consider those lyrics in that context, and that perspective helped me connect even more closely with the song. How people perceive our songs helps enrich and refresh the pieces for us as we perform them over time.”


One of the elements that significantly distinguishes Bent Knee is its adventurous arrangements. Each track is a true journey. In fact, pieces like “Eve” and “Counselor” are so diverse they reflect an almost “songs-within-a-song” approach.

“We try not to repeat ourselves within our structures,” says Kion. “If we find we’re creating a pattern such as ramping into a loud section and landing in a soft section right after it twice in a row, we’ll break it as soon as we notice it. We don't want to bore ourselves. We also want to surprise and intrigue listeners. We’re always trying to do new things with arrangements.”

“Another thing that stands out for us on Say So is that there are more dynamics within the sections of each piece,” adds Levin. “On previous albums, there were huge dynamic differences between sections. You’d hear songs that alternate between quiet passages, explosions, grooves, and long builds. On Say So, within a section, you’ll hear a lot more variety of loud and quiet, fullness and emptiness, ambience and dryness, and timbre changes. If you drew the dynamic arc of some of these pieces, it would look kind of like a Rorschach inkblot.”

Adding to Say So’s intrigue is the group’s decision to record some of the album in an unconventional space.

“A friend of ours pointed us to an empty, unlocked, million-square foot industrial complex in Boston,” says Baum. “We went in there to record so we could explore its unique sonic atmosphere. It felt like zombies were going to jump out anytime. It was a foreboding locale and gave the session a distinctly dark vibe. We captured some wild, reverb-drenched background vocals there.”

Prior to hitting the studio, the band road-tested Say So’s material at more than 50 gigs.

“It was extremely valuable to see how the pieces went over with audiences,” says Swain. “Playing live also gives all six of us a comprehensive understanding of where we sit in the registers of the songs, enabling us to adjust where the instruments fit in the mix. It’s also important for us to see how the lyrical motifs go over. The songs would be presented 70-80 percent finished to the audiences, leaving us with room to evolve the approach before finalizing them.”

Say So is a world-class album on every level. The band collectively obsessed over every detail in its determination to set a new standard for itself and the universe of ambitious songcraft.

“We now live in a time in which pretty much anyone in the Western world has access to the vast majority of recordings online,” says Welch. “So, the competition for musicians isn’t just the band down the street anymore. The competition is bands as big as Radiohead. To have a shot at success you have to aim to be that good. But even that’s not enough. You have to be patient and work at building up your audience like we’ve done for the last seven years. One of our mentors, the producer Susan Rogers, said to us ‘Slow growth is real growth.’ It’s advice we’ve taken to heart across this journey.”

That journey has now brought them into Cuneiform’s orbit—a transition the band is thrilled with on every level.

“It means a lot for us to be on Cuneiform because of the incredibly high standards of the other artists on the roster,” says Levin. “It’s a world where music is treated as art. Working with Cuneiform means we can make the music we love and connect with a lot of like-minded listeners. It’s fantastic to be in such great company, both in terms of the musicians they work with, as well as the uncompromising vision the label adheres to.”

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MUSIC VIDEOS



sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016

Federico Bonifazi - You'll See (feat. Eric Alexander, John Webber & Jimmy Cobb) 2016 SteepleChase Productions ApS




Pianist/composer Federico Bonifazi is considered one of the most outstanding talents of younger generation of Italy. After studying music in Paris and Turin Bonifazi embarked on professional career as a jazz musician in Europe. His trip to NYC in 2014 enabled him to establish a network of friends in New York jazz scene.

Bonifazi returned to NYC the following year with host of compositions of his own to record this SteepleChase Lookout debut album with New York’s leading artists including Eric Alexander and the legendary drummer Jimmy Cobbs.


FEDERICO BONIFAZI piano
ERIC ALEXANDER tenor saxophone
JOHN WEBBER bass
JIMMY COBB drums

Recorded March 17, 2015

1 STEPS HOUSE 4:31
2 VEDRAI VEDRAI 6:11
3 IL BALLO DI COCCINELLA 4:57
4 SADNESS FOR YOU 4:46
5 WHAT IS LOVE 6:33
6 SUSPENDED IN THE AIR 6:32
7 THE CHICKEN 6:06
8 ESCAPE 6:02

Total Playing Time 45:39

Vedrai Vedrai composed by Luigi Tenco
All other compositions by Federico Bonifazi

EAN/UPC 716043312528


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Steven Kirby - Illuminations (2016)



Guitarist, composer, educator Steven Kirby has built a reputation for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive mainstream and contemporary jazz as well as being active as performer in other contemporary styles. He has appeared on over 25 released recordings (including three as a leader “Point Of Balance” , “North Light” both on Challenge Records and in 2016, "Illuminations"  on WCS. He has performed and/or recorded with many of today’s most respected contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, George Garzone, Mike Manieri (Steps Ahead), Scott Colley, Bruce Barth, Joe Lovano, Javon Jackson, Harvie Swartz, Joe Hunt, Steve Hunt, George Schuller, Allan Holdsworth, Matt Malley (of Counting Crows) and others.  He has toured in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Caribbean, Europe, China and Africa.

Kirby’s music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and internationally including features on NPR’s “Here and Now”, “Jazz with Bob Parlocha” and “Eric in the Evening”.

Kirby's jazz compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from U Mass (Amherst). He is currently on the music faculty at 4 institutions of higher education: Berklee College of Music (Associate Professor, Harmony Dept), Salem State University, Brandeis University, Wellesley College.


Kirby plays and writes from inside the music, putting melody and feeling first.” – Bob Blumenthal(Boston Globe)


“ Meticulously played, elegantly produced post-bop jazz….Kirby has a serious command of the guitar” (New England Performer)

“ …beaucoup chops…creative music….beautiful and always well played…personal expression that transcends mere imitation” –Jim Ferguson (Jazz Times)

“A very talented musician and composer, lyrically inspired and very adept....a must to listen to! — Steve Charbonneu (WICN Radio)

“Kirby doesn’t just play the notes, he plays the sound ”. —Louis-Victor Mialy (Jazz Hot Magazine)




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