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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Nitai Hershkovits - I Asked You A Question (2016)



"Keyboards were always part of my musical entity. I’m lucky to have Rejoicer as a producer. Besides being there for me and open minded to any concept, he has the ability to stretch ideas without taking away from the artistic and musical direction. 

That kind of a workflow was different from other recording sessions I had. On this album we made beats, combining acoustic and electronic elements; editing, sampling and the result is an empirical but genuine attempt to get the right balance between the two. 

Hope you enjoy this milestone as much as we enjoyed creating it." 
Nitai Hershkovits 

"I feel like i dreamt about this music when i was a child. Some of the colors and energies Nitai and I created here are familiar to me in a weird nostalgic way. 

There are so many different inputs on our musicality that we kept asking each other - "what is your inspiration?" without getting any answer. 

I learned a lot from Nitai and his wide, unique and far-out approach to music - thank you !" Rejoicer (The Dove)


1. Robin 02:52
2. Leaded Sanity 02:43
3. Sattelite Dish feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow 03:19
4. My Turn feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel 04:29
5. Oman Moon 02:15
6. Rainbow Vs. Uniporn 01:39
7. Lesson Of The Cage feat. Amir Bresler 03:15
8. Queen Of The Village 01:49
9. The Palm Of Your Hand feat. Yogev Glusman 03:11
10. Dabri Shir feat. Shai Tsabari 04:02
11. Ten Will Get You Twenty 02:24
12. Terra Throne 01:47

Piano, Rhodes, Farfisa, Synths (Prophet 08, Nord, Yamaha cs-15) and Clarinet by Nitai Hershkovits 

Drums and Programming by Rejoicer 

Produced by Rejoicer & Nitai Hershkovits 

Mixed & Recorded by Rejoicer @ Firehouse Studios, TLV 

Vocals & Lyrics 
track 1 + 7 by Nitai Hershkovits 
track 3 Georgia Anne Muldrow 
track 10 by Shai Tsabari 

Violin on track 3 by Yogev Glusman 

Track 4 - 
Drum programming by Sol Monk 
Cello by Yael Shapira 
Cymbals by Daniel "Dada" Dor 
Bass by Alon Lotringer 
Acoustic Guitar by Yonatan Albalak 
Guitar by Kurt Rosenwinkel 

Track 7 - 
Drums by Amir Bresler 
Bass & Percussion by Yogev Glusman 

Track 9 - 
Cymbals by Amir Bresler 
Bass & Guitar by Yogev Glusman 

Additional Mixing by Nomok 

Mastered by Asaf Shay 

Cover Photo by Gaya Saadon 

Design by Kip (Broken Fingaz) 

Executive Prdoducer - Osbourne "Ease" Green


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