Friday, January 15, 2016

Rossy & Kanan Quartet - Gershwin (2015)

Biography-Jorge Rossy

Jorge Rossy, 1964 Barcelona (Also known as Jordi Rossy) started playing drums at age 11. Between 1980 and 1989 he toured extensively With MOST Recorded musicians in the spanish scene and some Internationally acclaimed artists as Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, Jack Walrath, Dave Schinitter, Sal Nistico, Sean Levitt and others. Moved to Boston in 1989 to study trumpet at Berklee College of Music. In Boston Jordi Became the drummer of choice for many of His peers and joined Danilo Perez Trio for some gigs in Panama, France, Boston and New York, then a sextet joined Paquito D'Rivera for 2 years and Moved to Ny City in 1991. In Ny Jordi played in the early recordings of many of His Boston friends like Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel and some other musicians then a living in the city like Brad Mehldau, Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson, Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin Freddie Bryant Also Jordi worked and Recorded With Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry, Bruce Barth, Mike Kanan, Ben Monder, Nat Su, Steve Wilson, Mark Johnson, Larry Grenadier, Ben Street, to mention a few In 1995 started touring around the world and recording extensively With the Brad Mehldau Trio for 10 years. 

During This Time Also Recorded and toured with The Bloom Daddies an electric high voltage band lead by Chris Cheek and Seamus Blake, with Jesse Murphy on bass and a drummer two team with Jordi and Dan Reiser or Later with Tony Mason. 

Also in 2000 Moved back to Barcelona to raise a family and to start focusing on piano. 
in the 10 years Jordi has-been playing and recording on piano With some bands like Jordi Matas Quintet or Joe Smith and several projects septet With Guillermo Klein, Including a performance at Merkin Hall in NYC and the Library of Congress in Washington DC Auditorium. 
Since 2006 Jordi is've Recorded first album as a leader in Wicca Trio With Albert Sanz on Hammond organ and RJ Miller on drums And Also His second outing ¨IVLIANVS Suite with the same rhythm section plus Chris Cheek on sax and Felix Rossy ( Jordi's son) on trumpet. 

Jordi's band has-been touring around Spain, the east coast of USA, Marroco, Italy and Also Performed in 2010 in Basel Switzerland. 

But During This Time Jorge has Also Been busy playing drums occasionally With Lee Konitz and Ethan Iverson quartet, Charlie Haden's Quartet West and Land of the Sun Septet, Carla Bley's Liberation Orchestra, Joe Lovano's Quartet Europe, Kurt Rosenwinkel quintet, Seamus Blake Quartet, Trio 2000 With Chick Corea and NHOP and another threesome With Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden. More Recently Played With Wayne Shorter Quartet in European Tour 2012.

Biography- Mike Kanan

Michael Kanan hails from Boston, Massachusetts where he first began to play the piano at age 7. He started improvising at the keyboard early on, and by age 10 he was listening to jazz. His first instructor was pianist Harvey Diamond, a student of jazz innovator Lennie Tristano. During his years at Boston College, Michael had the opportunity to perform with several jazz greats including Tal Farlow, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, and Alan Dawson. After graduating college and doing some freelance work around Boston, he moved to New York in 1991 to study with another Tristano student, the pianist Sal Mosca. He established himself in New York, playing and recording with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and Jorge Rossy, among others. He also developed a growing reputation as a vocal accompanist. In 1996, he joined the band of legendary singer Jimmy Scott, touring the US, Europe, and Japan and recording 4 CDs. In 2001, Michael became the accompanist and arranger for one of today's most celebrated vocalists, Jane Monheit. With Ms. Monheit's group, he has toured all over the world, recorded several CDs and DVDs, and made many TV appearances, including The David Letterman Show and The Conan O'Brien Show.

When not on the road with the Monheit band, Michael performs and records with his own groups. He has made two trio recordings for Barcelona's Fresh Sound New Talent label: "Convergence" and "The Gentleman Is A Dope", both featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Tim Pleasant. He has also recorded a duet with his longtime collaborator, alto saxophonist Nat Su, entitled "Dreams And Reflections". He can be heard around New York with his trio featuring drummer Eliot Zigmund and bassist Lee Hudson.

Today, Michael lives in Brooklyn, and is a student of classical piano teacher Sophia Rosoff.

Biography: Jimmy Wormworth

“Jimmy Wormworth is a powerful drummer, whose boundless energy is not easily contained in any room, and who exemplifies [...] ageless musicality.” – Luke Kaven

James E. “Jimmy” Wormworth III, born August 14, 1937 in Utica, New York, is a seasoned, veteran jazz drummer who trumpeter John Marshall (WDR Big Band) calls “a living part of jazz history.” At age 20 he toured Europe with his own quartet, then went to New York City on the invitation of arranger Torrie Zito and soon began touring the United States with Nellie Lutcher.

Along with Mal Waldron and Peck Morrison in the house rhythm section of the legendary Five Spot café in 1959, he worked with Art Farmer, Kenny Dorham, John Coltrane, Booker Little, Pepper Adams, Bobby Jaspar and many more. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he worked with Lou Donaldson, “Les Jazz Modes” (Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins), Phineaus Newborn, Sahib Shihab, Babs Gonzalez and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.

In 1969, Jimmy Wormworth was invited by Barry Harris to perform with Coleman Hawkins at The Fillmore East for Mr. Hawkins' second- to-last performance before his death. He has also performed with Roy Eldridge, Ernestine Anderson and Helen Humes. He worked regularly with Al Haig from 1969 until 1982 as well as with J. R. Monterose, Charles Davis, Lonnie Hillyer, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris and Dizzy Reece. In addition, he performed with baritone-saxophone legend Cecil Payne in 2003.

His extensive discography includes seminal recordings with Charlie Rouse and Julius Watkins, Lou Donaldson, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Jon Hendricks, Al Haig, J. R. Monterose, Allen Eager, Hod O’Brien and Josh White, more recently, highly acclaimed albums with Annie Ross, Joe Magnarelli, Tardo Hammer, Charles Davis and John Marshall.

Jimmy Wormworth is also a recipient of "The Barry" award, given to him in 2005, by Barry Harris "For True Jazz Mastery."

These days, as one of the generation of great bebop drummers in New York City, Jimmy keeps a busy working schedule. Recently he toured Germany and Switzerland with both Charles Davis and John Marshall and has also toured Europe with Annie Ross, Warren Vaché and Tardo Hammer.

In 2011 and 2012 he taught in two of Europe’s capitals (Berlin and Vienna) and performed in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and Germany with, among others, Gábor Bolla, Wolfgang Köhler, Claus Raible, Roman Schwaller, Joe Haider and Isla Eckinger.

Biography Putter  Smith

Born in Los Angeles, bassist Putter Smith is a musical product of the vast diversity that defines Los Angeles Metropolitan area. 

This jazz legend has performed with many of the greatest musicians in the biz, including Thelonious Monk Quartet, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Billy Eckstine, Alan Broadbent, Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Bobo, Dianne Schuur, Warne Marsh, Dave Koonse, Larry Koonse, Sue Raney, Gary Foster, Lee Konitz, Ray Charles, Jackie and Roy, Carmen Macrae, Bob Dorough, Rio Hondo Symphony, Tootie Heath, Mark Murphy, Blue Mitchell, Patrice Rushen, Art Farmer, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Bacharach, Errol Garner, Gerry Muligan, Jack Sheldon, Charlie Haden, Art Pepper, Claude Thornhill Orchestra conducted by Mark Masters, New American Symphony conducted by Jack Eliot, T-Bone Walker, Manhattan Transfer, Lew Tabakin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Johnny Mathis, Steve Huffstetter, Eric Von Essen, Shelly Manne, George Duvivier, Tommy Newsome, Roy Mcurdy, Kevin Tulius, Art Pepper, Jake Hannah, Janis Segal, Stephanie Haynes, VR Smith, Mark Turner, Joe Labarbera, Bill Mays, Jeff Hirshfield, Billy Mintz Quartet, Mose Allison, Walter Norris, Larance Marable, Sam Most, Abe Most, Bud Shan , Charlie Mariano, Roberta Piket, Dexter Gordon, J.R. Monterose, Tommy Flanagan Don Randi, Earl Palmer, Charles Davis, Bobby Bradford, Don Preston, Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Paul Bley, Carla Bley, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Jim Hall, Stix Hooper, John Gross, Chuck Manning, Tim Pleasant, Bill Holman and many more.

 He has performed in concert halls and jazz clubs in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Michael Kanan-Piano
Jorge Rossy- Vibraphone
Putter Smith- Double Bass
Jimmy Wormworth- Drums

01.Who Cares
02.He Loves He Loves
03.They All Laughed
04.How long has this been going on
06.I was doing alright
07.Strike up the Band
08.Embraceable You
10.The man I love