jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2015









Bulut Gülen - Su (2015)

01. Su
02. Yağmurlu Kasım
03. Devoid
04. Erik
05. Siyah Vosvos
06. Eylül
07. Sarı
08. Bus
09. Ayrılık

Concert Grand Piano – Can Çankaya
Double Bass – Ozan Musluoğlu
Drums – Ferit Odman
Mastered By – Jordi Vidal
Mixed By – Jordi Vidal
Producer – Bulut Gülen
Recorded By – Can Karadoğan
Trombone – Bulut Gülen
Trumpet – Şenova Ülker
Tenor Saxophone – Engin Recepoğulları
Electric Guitar – Önder Focan

Compositions by Bulut Gülen
Ayrılık (anonymus) arranged by Bulut Gülen

Recorded in MIAM. Istanbul
Mix & Mastered in Barcelona - Spain


Joel Press - Live at Smalls (2015)

Source & Label: Smalls Live

Saxophonist Joel Press is a versatile musician who has performed with such diverse players as pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Jimmy Garrison of the John Coltrane Quartet, vocalist Sheila Jordan and Duke Ellington's ubiquitous cornetist/ violinist/ vocalist Ray Nance. A native New Yorker, he pursued classical studies at The Manhattan School of Music, where he earned a Master's degree.
Joel Press speaks the language of swing based, post-World War II jazz in as singular a fashion as any living saxophonist. He has been listening to this music all of his life, and playing it for almost a half century.
In recognition of the scope of his artistry, CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS which released his CD, MAINSTREAM EXTENSIONS, included his MUSIC FROM A PASSIONATE TIME in their historical series. The latter is a unique sampling of multi-track recordings of compositions and improvisations written for dance and film in the early 1970s. While reflecting his mainstream roots, this music is of a distinctly avant garde nature, a language which Press continues to explore in his duo and quartet performances with pianist Kyle Aho.
National Public Radio recently described Press as "The legendary Boston jazz musician." (He relocated to Boston in the late 1970s.) Grammy award winner, Bob Blumenthal wrote in his review of The Boston Globe Jazz Festival 's, Tribute to Lady Day and Prez, for which Joel served as music director: "All three tenors played well throughout and got better as the evening wore on. Press, closest to the source, took the coolest approach, but all burned in their own manner".
In a subsequent concert review, Arthur Hepner, of The Boston Globe wrote" Solid techniques, rich sounds, imaginative improvisations and well meshed interplay yielded fine embroideries of music by Johnny Green, Cole Porter and others. Press's supple work on BODY AND SOUL constituted the high point.



Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - No Way Out (2015)

A stunning empathy between piano and vibraphone. Refined, balanced double bass and drums. An extremely sophisticated quartet, striking a perfect balance between the enlightened creativity of the 60’s and today’s modern sound. Pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, who is part of this tight quartet together with Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Gianluca Renzi on double bass and Lukmil Perez Herrera on drums, composed “No Way Out” as his second recording for CAM JAZZ.  This album opens with the title track, a statement of intent as to the entire recording. The synergism between Mirabassi and Harris leads to steadily evolving musical ideas that unfold out of the pianist’s themes. All eight tunes in “No Way Out” are by the band leader: from “The Snow White Syndrome” and “What Was Dream About” to “L’Audace”, “Canzone” and “Il Bandolero Stanco” (perhaps a tribute to an unappreciated movie featuring the Italian actor Renato Rascel?), listeners are returned to a Mirabassi in a state of grace, capable of composing in a fresh, highly inspired way, heeding the moods and refinement of the great Blue Note standards from the 60’s. He is a full-fledged musician who knows how to express himself, for having accrued valuable artistic experience over his long-standing career: his playing with Chet Baker and Steve Grossman, when he was just seventeen; his moving to and growing up in Paris, when he was just over 20; and, not to forget, being awarded the “Django d’Or” and “Victoires du Jazz” prizes in 2002.  All this flowed into “No Way Out”, a recording to be listened to and enjoyed inquisitively, carefully and committedly, in order to discover how many ideas pop out of the hat of this talented, distinguished pianist from Perugia.

Recorded and mixed in Brooklyn on 8, 9 December 2013 at Systems Two Recording Studio
Recording & mixing engineer Max Ross

Cover photo by Andrea Boccalini
Photos by John Rogers

Liner notes by Brian Morton

Giovanni Mirabassi ( Piano )
Gianluca Renzi ( Double bass )
Lukmil Perez Herrera ( Drums )
Stefon Harris ( Vibes )

1.No Way Out
2.The Snow White Syndrome
3.Two Finger Snaps
6.What Was That Dream About
8.Il Bandolero Stanco