martes, 12 de julio de 2016

Playlist Summary for Tom Ossana / Dane Brewer – The Thin Edge – July 13, 2016 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.


http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online.


Simplicity (Storyville Records 2016) may or may not be the theme of this week's show, but it is the title of our first offering coming from Denmark's the Carsten Dahl Trio performing his "A Minor Mood for You." Lennart Ginman (bass) and Frands Rifbjerg (drums), fellow Danes, complete the piano trio. American drummer Tyshawn Sorey follows with an esoteric three minutes from his new PI Recordings The Inner Spectrum of Variables. Tyshawn's ensemble includes Cory Smythe: piano; Christopher Tordini: bass; Fung Chern Hwei: violin; Kyle Armburst: viola; Rubin Kodheli: violoncello. With an all-star cast, The Power Quintet gives us the hard bop "Look at Here" from their 2016 High Note High Art featuring luminaries Jeremy Pelt- Trumpet; Steve Nelson - vibes; Danny Grissett- piano; Ron Carter- Bass; Billy Drummond- drums. 

Markowitz/Andersson/Mogensen's In Transit (Hobby Horse Records 2016) follows with their musical interpretation of "Paris." The blind Danish bassist Richard Andersson is joined by countryman Anders Morgensen on drums and America's Phil Markowitz's piano. Clifford Brown & Max Roach's Study in Brown (Verve, 1954), a recording cited by The New York Times as "perhaps the definitive bop group until Mr. Brown's fatal automobile accident in 1956," closes this half-hour with Clifford's "Daahoud," featuring the leaders' trumpet and drums with Harold Land (t), Richie Powell (p) and George Morrow (b).


The first three cuts of the second-half revolve around the artistry of pianist Horace Parlan. From tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine1960's Blue Note Look Out! we find Horace as an important sideman and composer in "Return Engagement." George Tucker (b) and Al Harewood (d) provide the underpinning. Us Three, Horace's own 1960 Blue Note release, gives us his penned title track featuring the same rhythm section. US4, a group with one Swede, two Danes and an American, is a Stunt Records/Sundance Music celebration of Parlan in My Scandinavian Blues: A Tribute to Horace Parlan. 

The cover is Parlan's "Us Three." Although stricken with polio at an early age, Horace overcame all odds to become a distinctive jazz pianist; he moved to Denmark in 1972 when he was forty-one. Russian born Yelena Eckemoff, now living in America, performed as a classical pianist in the Soviet Union before embracing the jazz idiom. We'll hear her "Coffee & Thunderstorm" from her new L & H Productions' Leaving Everything Behind with Mark Feldman's violin, Bill Hart's drums and bassist Ben Street.

With trumpeter/pianist Chris Rogers' 2001 Art of Life Records' Voyage Home, just newly released, we get an ensemble that features legendary Michael Brecker in a performance  of Rogers' "Whit's End." Bassist/composer Matt Ulery follows with his new Woolgathering Records' Large - Festival with a 27-piece jazz orchestra featuring violin soloist, Zach Brock, in an unusual cover of Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks," a composition performed by dozens of jazz groups over the years. From the important voice of saxophonist JD Allen we'll hear his ideas about "Lightnin'" from his new Savant Records' Americana.


KZMU Music Director Serah turned us on to Miss Sophie Lee's cover of Robin/Shavers' "Undecided" from Lee's 2016 Traverse this Universe. The Heine Hansen Trio is next with a performance of Denmark's Hansen's "You're Gone and I Remain" from his new Storyville Records Signature. Judy Carmichael & Harry Allen's Can You Love Once More? (GAC Records 2016) follows with Carmichael and Allen's "An Almost Perfect Man." Along with vocalist Judy and Allen's tenor we have Mike Renzi's supportive piano. Roberta Piket contributes to this romantic half-hour with her "Saying Goodbye" from her Thirteenth Note Records' One for Marian/Celebrating Marian McPartland. Roberta's sidemen include Steve Wilson's alto, Harvie S on bass and others. Karrin Allyson gives us wonderfully sensual take on Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" with lyrics added by Chris Caswell and retitled "Something Worth Waiting For" from her 2006 Concord Jazz Footprints. Bruce Barth's piano is featured. London/Decca's 1948The George Shearing Trio, one of early bop's important recordings, follows with "I Only Have Eyes for You," a popular love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, written in 1934 for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. Concluding this titillating half-hour and the show comes from Jane Monheit's 2004 Sony Taking a Chance, an idea I would recommend to all you would-be-lovers out there. Jane and Michael Bublé have fun explaining exactly why "I Won't Dance." Nevertheless, in the Youtube video they cavort! 

Let's have some fun!

A special thanks to KZMU's Music Director, Serah Mead and the troops @ Republic of Jazz for their help putting the show together: Agenor (BRA), Chris do Brasil (BRA), Domi & Victor (SPA), GAB (BEL), JR (SPA), Javi (SPA), Juan/Jazzzz61 (SPA), Lira (BRA), Luisa, Menos Que un Perro (ARG), Marcos (BRA), Melokan (VEN), Raz (ISR) and Sonia (SPA). Also friend, Raul Boeira, the Brazilian based in Passo Fundo and Spain's Javier Carrete.


EDITION sign Danish pianist, keyboardist and composer Morten Schantz with his new heavyweight trio featuring Anton Eger and Marius Neset.


EDITION sign Danish pianist, keyboardist and 
composer Morten Schantz with his new heavyweight
 trio featuring Anton Eger and Marius Neset


We’re very pleased to announce that pianist, keyboardist and composer Morten Schantz is about to bring his hi-octane, heavyweight new album ‘Godspeed’ to Edition Records, the home of innovative European music.

A founder member of the award-winning pan-Scandinavian group JazzKamikaze, Schantz hits with a fantastic new band featuring long-term collaborators and original JazzKamikaze members Anton Eger (Norway/Sweden) on drums and Marius Neset (Norway) on saxophones.

With ‘Godspeed’ the trio idiosyncratically stamp their bold imprint on the music in typically dynamic and imperious fashion creating music full of euphoric riffs and blissful melodic hooks. Utilising an impressive array of electronics with all the predictable skill and virtuosity at their command this trio generate some of the most vibrant music to burst onto the European jazz scene in recent times.


Founder of Edition, Dave Stapleton said “On my first listen to Morten’s album, I was immediately drawn to the compelling and exciting nature of his music. Of course, the playing demanded the highest virtuosity and skill, but it was compositional power, intricacies and rhythmical complexities that commanded my attention. The Edition team is very excited to work with Morten and help him to build a wider international audience.”

Morten Schantz added “I can't wait to become part of the Edition family. I’ve worked with and followed many of the label’s artists and I’m excited to be part of their story and ambition and looking forward to becoming involved with an already world class group of musicians!”

Those familiar with the work of Eger and Neset (from Phronesis and Marius’ own groups) can expect the usual fireworks, but add the compositional talent and individual skills of Schantz and this trio assumes even greater prominence, bursting at the seams with energy and spirit. It won’t be long before Morten is demanding in his own right the kind of attention the likes of Anton and Marius have garnered in previous years. ‘Godspeed’ is Weather Report (in its original and most creative form) for the techno generation.

NEXT PERFORMANCE:

Morten Schantz will perform with Julian Argüelles and Anton Eger at Sounds of Denmark, a week-long Danish jazz festival at Pizza Express Soho, London on 16th September 2016.

For guest tickets please reply to this email or contact mike@editionrecords.com

Sergio Pereira - Swingando (2016) KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS



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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Recorded in New York City and Brazil Featuring the finest in Brazilian Jazz
Helio Alves, Marcus Teixeira, Nilson Matta, Mauricio Zottarelli, 
Duduka da Fonseca and Itaiguara Brandao. 


Early Reviews

The songs will take you on a journey of various Brazilian moods: from sipping a ‘Caipirinha’ by the quiet sunset of Leblon Beach to the powerful rhythms of modern Jazz Bossa. It sparkles, glows, and sweeps you onto the dance floor. This is a perfect appetizer for the Brazil Olympics. -Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Writer

Some people just have the right touch. Breezy stuff that might finds it’s seeds in samba but doesn’t’ rely on it to make it’s point, this is jazzy, snazzy and delightfully high octane in it’s approach. Joyful playing that really spreads the good vibes, if this is nu Brazil, put us down for more. Well done. -Chris Spector, Midwest Record


BIOGRAPHY 

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sergio Pereira starting playing acoustic guitar (violao) at the age of 8 years old, influenced by his older brother who helped him play his first chords and the bossa-nova giants at the time such as: Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle, and more, it was a time of personal discovery and what would be Pereira’s journey musically. Growing up in Rio in the 60’s and 70’s contributed tremendously to the energy, groove and rhythms reflected in his music today.

Moving to New York in the 80’s, exposed Pereira to an entirely different “scene.” It motivated the guitarist to not only continuing playing the guitar, but to further enhance his knowledge of the music and the instrument itself, which led him to studying with jazz greats including Chuck Wayne, Sal Salvador and Alex Adrian. Beginning in the early 90’s he has been travelling the world extensively, playing with different groups and at countless venues in many different countries in Europe, Africa and beyond.

In the United States, he has shared music with Gil Goldsten, Cidinho Teixeira, Leco Reis, Luis Ebert, Claudia Villela, Adriano Santos, Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Mauricio Zottarelli, Lonnie Plaxico, Duduka da Fonseca, Olivia Foschi, Alex Sipiagin, just to name a few. For over 20 years Pereira has been a member of the United Nations Jazz band for which has afforded him the opportunity to perform in various high profile venues throughout New York City.

Pereira also spent time living in The Netherlands from 2003 until 2011, he played with some of top local musicians including Ferial Karamat and Arno Kolenbrander in which he arranged and recorded some of his music as well as participated in various radio programmes in Amsterdam. Together with other friend/musicians he founded the jazz/Brazilian/funk band named “Malandros”.

Again furthering his constant thirst to learn and grow, he began studying guitar with Marcus Teixeira in Sao Paulo, which further broadened his understanding of harmony, improvisation and technique required to be improve his skills as a composer, songwriter, arranger and guitarist.

Music has been his passion from an early age, and now he is able to express his ideas and vision with his first album entitled Swingando. Recorded in New York City and Brazil, the album includes some of the top musicians in Brazilian jazz today, such as Helio Alves, Marcus Teixeira, Nilson Matta, Mauricio Zottarelli, Duduka da Fonseca and Itaiguara Brandao. Swingando brings all of the emotions, energy and dynamics of growing up in Rio and keeping deeply in touch with his culture, along with his life’s journey as a traveling and performing musician, while keeping his foot firmly in the Brazilian tradition, a delightfully authentic listen with a cavalcade of Brazilian heavyweights.



CD DESCRIPTION

Music has been his passion from an early age, and now he is able to express his ideas and vision with his first album entitled Swingando. Recorded in New York City and Brazil, the album includes some of the top musicians in Brazilian jazz today, such as Helio Alves, Marcus Teixeira, Nilson Matta, Mauricio Zottarelli, Duduka da Fonseca and Itaiguara Brandao. Swingando brings all of the emotions, energy and dynamics of growing up in Rio and keeping deeply in touch with his culture, along with his life’s journey as a traveling and performing musician, while keeping his foot firmly in the Brazilian tradition, a delightfully authentic listen with a cavalcade of Brazilian heavyweights.

Track Time

1. Chega Ai 5:42

2. Let It Out 6:14

3. My Girls 6:21

4. Leblon 6:38

5. Swingando 5:19

6. Ela 3:34

7. Spring 5:51

All Songs Written by Sergio Pereira


Player and instrument:

Sergio Pereira (acoustic and electric guitar, voice)

Helio Alves (piano)

Nilson Matta (bass)

Mauricio Zottarelli (drums)

Duduka Da Fonseca (drums)

Marcus Teixeira (guitar)

Itaiguara Brandao (bass)

Claudia Villela (voice)

Olivia Foschi (voice)

Candida Borges (voice)

Osmario Marinho (drums)

Felipe Fidelis (bass)

Felipe Silveira (keyboard)




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