viernes, 22 de agosto de 2014

Bebel Gilberto - Tudo (2014)


Tudo is Brazilian singer and songwriter Bebel Gilberto's first album in five years. It marks a reunion with producer Mario Caldato, Jr., who helmed her breakthrough offering, 2000's Tanto Tempo. Recorded in six different studios in America and Brazil, Gilberto's MPB weds modern bossa, samba, contemporary jazz, and adult pop. Tudo's sound is elegant, more restrained yet more colorful than anything she's attempted before. She wrote or co-wrote seven of these tunes and sings in Portuguese, English, and French. The dreamy, sun-drenched opener, "Somewhere Else," with bossa guitars, jazzy piano, brushed drums, and gentle percussion, is brilliantly but subtly illustrated by a slightly dramatic string arrangement from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (who does the same on two other selections), making the tune a kind of manifesto. That determination is furthered in "Nada Nao," as Gilberto is supported by acoustic guitar, bass, and a bevy of percussion instruments.

Bebel Gilberto's musical accomplices include: Masa Shimizu (guitar), John Roggie (keyboards), Leo Costa (drums), Jorge Continentino (multi-instrumentalist) and Ita Brandao (bass) Photo by: Fabiola Carletti/CBC

"Novas Ideias" is a sprightly, sly, jazzy samba in duet with her co-writer, Seu Jorge, complete with his killer scat singing. One of the two big surprises here is her sensual reading of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon." Gorgeous in its romanticism, a gentle bossa backbeat is played by an array of percussion, given added dimension by upright and arco basses, lap steel, tres, piano, and acoustic guitars that all float in the humid space behind her voice. The other is a worthy cover of Luiz Bonfá's classic "Saudade Vem Correndo," with Didi Gutman's Walter Wanderley-esque organ, two flutes, guitar, and bass. The tempo is elastic, balancing jazz and samba. "Tout Est Bleu," composed by Andrew Anisere, Allioum Ba, and the late Pascale Hospital, is almost a contemporary jazz update of Pierre Barouh's Saravah Records' sound. "Lonely in My Heart," the other side of the emotions expressed on the set's first two tracks, is given a spacy, slightly psychedelic pop treatment, with sitar next to guitars, loops, and percussion. This is almost countered by Gilberto's reading of Tom Jobim's "Vivo Sonhando," a bossa nova closely associated with her father, João, revealing her command of the genre's musical language. Closer "Inspiraçao," with its dubby synths and loops, is the only real concession to modern club, but a fine one. Given Gilberto's effortless presentation, Tudo seems somewhat sleepy on first listen. However, given the variety of its songs, her emotional commitment, and the simple yet sophisticated arrangements, the album gradually unfolds into something nearly magical once the listener moves further in.”


01. Somewhere Else
02. Nada Não
03. Tom de Voz
04. Novas Idéias
05. Harvest Moon
06. Tudo
07. Saudade Vem Correndo
08. Areia
09. Tout Est Bleu
10. Lonely in My Heart
11. Vivo Sonhando
12. Inspiração

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


LIRA

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington - Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Four (2014)


Label: OA2 Records


"The third installment in the exciting and energetic Bicoastal Collective’s oeuvre, simply entitled Chapter Three, maintains the same combination of memorable compositions and engaging improvisations that characterized the first two records. Co-led by Antigonish (Nova Scotia)-based trumpeter Paul Tynan and San Franciscan baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington, the sextet works through six originals, each with its own unique flavor, yet all solidly in the mainstream post-bop tradition. The high point of this delightful album is the cinematic, Tynan-penned “Painting.” This intriguing piece, filled with dark, lilting tones and subtle, Eastern accents, demonstrates the camaraderie between the ensemble members, as well as their prowess as soloists. Tynan’s clean mellow horn radiates nocturnesque vibes, especially when buoyed by the electrical and ethereal pairing of guitar and Fender Rhodes. Vancouver-born and Cleveland-settled Ashley Summers’ lyrical and sinewy bass brings a mystical element to the tune. Meanwhile, Lington’s mordant and intricate baritone flirts with freer styles.
Lington’s own bluesy “Folklike” features Chicagoan Dan Murphy’s soulful and gritty keys and Salt Lake City native Corey Christensen’s tight, Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar. Tynan’s burnished trumpet blows over the simmering rhythms like a cool breeze. Christensen brings a strong sense of soulful harmony to the atmospheric “Tgok,” while Murphy’s bright and shimmering Fender Rhodes help enhance the fusion-esque groove of this hypnotic ballad. Murphy’s tight and intricate solo on the spirited “Stat” unfolds over fellow Chicago denizen Jon Deitemyer’s galvanizing drum work.
Deitemyer exhibits his elegant and reserved touch with the quiet whispers of the brushes on Lington’s languid “Emergence,” anchoring the group’s orchestral sounds. Elsewhere Lington’s mellifluous and sophisticated baritone on his, vaguely Latin “Zephyr” enhances the romantic mood set by Summers’ deeply passionate and resonant pizzicato notes. This stimulating disc strikes a satisfying a balance between accessibility and innovation".
                                                                       
                                                                                                                - Hrayr Attarian, Chicagojazz.com -


1. Un Petit Peu de Gras 8:28
2. Nostalgic 9:55
3. L's Groove 8:21
4. Woodside 9:56
5. Lower Sackville Blues 6:49
6. Pipe Down 8:43
7. Metaphor 5:44
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Paul Tynan trumpet, flugelhorn
Aaron Lington  baritone sax
Jake Hanlon guitar
Tony Genge Hammond B3 organ
Terry O'Mahoney drums



GAB


Ahmad Jamal featuring Yusef Lateef - Live at the Olympia (June 27, 2012) 2014


Source: qobuz

C'est une profonde amitié qui unissait ces deux musiciens exceptionnels. Tous les deux ont choisi de changer leurs noms afin de correspondre à leur inclinaison spirituelle et de la revendiquer haut et fort leur appartenance à la religion musulmane. Tous les deux sont des magiciens, à la recherche du sublime, là où on ne les attend pas forcément, à l'écoute du monde. Ce rendez-vous en public à l'Olympia a longtemps été prémédité, sur un répertoire d'originaux et de standards, il tient toutes ses promesses. Magnifiquement bien capté, ce disque a quelque chose en plus qu'un enregistrement studio n'aurait pu retransmettre, de l'ordre de la prise de risque, de l'équilibre tangible de deux funambules de la musique. Un grand disque et le dernier signe d'un alchimiste, Yusef Lateef, le doigt levé vers le ciel pour interpeler les esprits. JMP©Qobuz


DISQUE 1
1  Autumn Rain (Live) 00:08:15
2  Blue Moon (Live) 00:08:32
3  The Gypsy (Live) 00:04:07
4  Invitation (Live) 00:11:12
5  I Remember Italy (Live) 00:07:42
6  Laura (Live) 00:05:00
7  Morning Mist (Live) 00:08:21
8  This Is The Life (Live) 00:10:17

DISQUE 2
1  Exatogi (Live) 00:13:36
2  Masara (Live) 00:06:30
3  Trouble In Mind (Live) 00:03:44
4  Brother Hold Your Light (Live) 00:05:56
5  Blue Moon (encore) (Live) 00:03:37


"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Domi

C'est une profonde amitié qui unissait ces deux musiciens exceptionnels que sont Ahmad Jamal et Yusef Lateef. Tous les deux ont choisit de changer leurs noms afin de correspondre à leur inclinaison spirituelle et la revendiquer haut et fort, la religion musulmane. Tous les deux sont des magiciens, à la recherche du sublime, là où on ne les attend pas forcément, à l'écoute du monde. 12 juin 2012 : ce rendez-vous parisien en public à l'Olympia a longtemps été prémédité, sur un répertoire d'originaux et de standards. Et il tient toutes ses promesses. Magnifiquement bien capté, ce disque édité par Jazz Village a quelque chose en plus qu'un enregistrement studio n'aurait pu retransmettre, de l'ordre de la prise de risque, de l'équilibre tangible de deux funambules de la musique. Un grand album et le dernier signe d'un alchimiste, Yusef Lateef, le doigt levé vers le ciel pour interpeler les esprits... Un an plus tôt, en août 2011, les deux musiciens américains s'étaient retrouvés sur la scène de Jazz in Marciac:

Stefano Bollani - Live At Casa Del Jazz (2006)



TRACKLIST:
1) Eravamo un Manipolo di Eroi 7:15
2) Elena e il Suo Violino 10:14
3) Morph the Cat 6:33
4) La Puerta 5:36
5) Logorio della Vita Moderna 8:42
6) All the Things You Are 9:52
7) Moonlight Serenade 8:17
8) Puttin' On the Ritz 5:25
9) Copacabana 2:10


LINEUP:
Stefano Bollani (p), 
Ares Tavolazzi (bass), 
Walter Paoli (drums).


Recorded Live at Teatro Lauro Rossi, Macerata 2006, April 24,
mixed at Casa del Jazz, Rome 2006, April 25


RAZ


The Whammies - Play The Music Of Steve Lacy Vol.3 (2014)


Source: Allaboutjazz

The third volume of Steve Lacy dedications by the cover/not cover band The Whammies is a live recording from their 2014 tour. Recorded in Italy and Austria, the band performs their self-described "instant-arranging" of mostly Lacy tunes that in true-to-form fashion elicit surprise and clever improvisation.
Saxophonist Steve Lacy, who passed away in 2004, would certainly be pleased.
This international band led by Dutch saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra and Greek-born Boston-based pianist Pandelis Karayorgis keep the flame of his music burning, much like Lacy did in the 1960s for Thelonious Monk, in the band School Days that he co-led with trombonist Roswell Rudd and in his many solo soprano saxophone dates. The sextet is completed by Chicago musicians Jeb Bishop (trombone) and Jason Roebke (bass) and Dutch musicians Mary Oliver (violin/viola) and drummer Han Bennink. Read more...




Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Mary Oliver - violin, viola
Jason Roebke - bass
Han Bennink - drums




GAB


Eddy Palermo Trio - Eddy Palermo Trio (2010)


Nato a Roma il 10 giugno 1956, ha cominciato a suonare la chitarra all'età di dieci anni come autodidatta ed é considerato uno dei più importanti riferimenti per la chitarra jazz in italia. Nel 1979 entra a far parte del " Centro Jazz St. Louis" come insegnante di chitarra jazz e da quel momento inizia la sua attività di professionista nei club della capitale accanto ad alcuni dei jazzisti più in vista. Nel 1980 partecipa alla rassegna internazionale "Ischia '80" con un concerto per chitarra sola. Nel 1981 incide il suo primo LP dal titolo "The Way ISee".

Mentre si intensifica la sua attività a livello nazionale, inizia in questo periodo anche una collaborazione concertistica con musicisti d'oltre oceano come Chet Baker e Billy Smith. Nel 1982 partercipa ad "Umbria Jazz" con il suo trio ed il "Festival Internazionale di Jazz" di Istambul con Romano Mussolini. Nello stesso anno incide il suo secondo disco dal titolo "Ganimede". Nel 1983 entra a far parte del gruppo di Nunzio Rotondo, con il quale partecipa ad alcune trasmissioni televisive. Sempre nel 1983 si verificano due collaborazioni molto importanti con Jim Hall e con il sassofonista David Samborn.

Nel 1984 partecipa a "Umbria Jazz" con la propria formazione alla quale si aggiunge come ospite il percussionista Ray Mantilla. Le sue esperienze si allargano stilisticamente al campo della musica brasiliana, mentre si accentua la sua predisposizione alla composizione. Nel 1985 è di nuovo ad "Umbria Jazz" con Nunzio Rotondo ed incide il suo trezo LP dal titolo "Jazz Fusion Mood".

Nello stesso anno partecipa al Festival Jazz di Messina. Nel 1987, le collaborazioni con il tenorista George Garzone ed il trombettista Jimmy Owens. 
Ma l'incontro più significativo è quello che avrà nel 1988 con Joe Pass che lo chiama a suonare come ospite nel corso di alcuni concerti in un club romano. Traendo ispirazione da questo grande virtuoso della chitarra jazz, il talento di Eddy Palermo si orienta sempre più verso il "solo guitar".

Insegna per alcuni anni all'Università della Musica di Roma. Nel 1990 inizia una collaborazione con Augusto Martelli, con il quale partecipa ad alcune trasmissioni televisive e ad alcuni concerti. Nel 1992 incide un CD intitolato "The song is you".


Nel 1995 partecipa a "Jazz Image", la nota rassegna Jazz a Romana, con il gruppo di George Coleman. Anche nel 1996 partecipa a "Jazz Image" suonando con il chitarrista Bucky Pizzarelli. Nella stagione 96-97 collabora per la RAI ad una serie di trasmissioni condotte da Antonio Lubrano.

Nel 1997 incide per la Panasstudio "Eddy Palermo Trio". Dal 98 la sua attività si allarga in brasile dove oltre ad una serie di concerti per chitarra solo ha occasione di collaborare con musicisti affermati come Nico Assum‚âo Sizâo Machado, Jesè Roberto Bertrami (Azimut) Mauricio Einhor (Batita Diferente, Estamos Ai) ed altri. Il suo nome figura alla pagina 1096 della grande Enciclopedia del Jazz, Ed. Curcio, 1982.

Nel 2002 partecipa ad un piccolo tour negli USA che lo porta a suonare al "Festival del Jazz in Huston". Sempre nello stesso anno prtecipa a "Jazz Image in Roma".


1. This Is Your Song
2. Like Someone In Love
3. Blue For Joe (Concept 1)
4. I Love You
5. Samba da Vizinha
6. Nuages
7. Blues for Joe (Concept 2)
8. Ciumachella de Trastevere

Eddy Palermo - Guitar
Francesco Puglisi - Acoustic Bass
Giampaolo Ascolese - Drums

Featuring on "Samba da Vizinha"
Cicci Santucci - Flugelhorn
Riccardo Biseo - Keyboard

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


LIRA