Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rocco John New CD Peace And Love A Tribute To Will Connell + Upcoming Appearances

+ Upcoming Appearances

Rocco John
Upcoming Appearances

Caffe Vivaldi- no cover , no minimum
32 Jones St Greenwich Village NYC

June 10th 6:00-8:00pm 
Rocco John Iacovone-Alto sax
Chris Forbes-piano, Luke McCrosson-bass

July 15th  6:00-8:00pm  
Rocco John Iacovone-alto/soprano sax, Chris Forbes-piano

August 12th 6:00-8:00pm  
Rocco John Iacovone-alto/sop sax, Chris Forbes-piano

Sept 16th 6:00-8:00pm  
Rocco John Iacovone-alto/sop sax, Chris Forbes-piano

Tomi Jazz
$10 cover, $10 minimum, reservations needed
239 east 53rd street NYC

July 1st 8:00-10:30pm 
Rocco John Iacovone-alto sax
Chris Forbes-piano,Luke McCrosson-bass

August 5th  8:00-10:30pm
Rocco John Iacovone-alto sax, Chris Forbes-piano

Sept 2nd 8:00-10:30pm 
Rocco John Iacovone-alto sax
Chris Forbes-piano,Luke McCrosson-bass

Special Event at the Tomkins Square Library on
June 21 from 4:00-6:00pm.
From 4:00-5:00pm, I will be conducting and playing with my septet. We will perform 3 of my compositions from my latest cd,  "Peace and Love"    

And from 5:00-6:00pm, we will be performing a Soundpainting conducted by a very special guest, Gil Selinger. It's free and very interesting. If you're around, check it out.

Rocco John Iacovone-Composer/Conduction/Alto Sax
Ras Moshe-Tenor sax and Flute
Gil Selinger-Cello and conducting the 2nd hour
Rich Rosenthal-Guitar
Phil Sirois-bass
John Pietaro-percussion
Leonid Galaganov-drums

Rocco John Iacovone-alto and soprano saxophones, piano
Ras Moshe Burnett-bells, tenor saxophone
Sana Nagano-violin
Michael Lytle-bass clarinet
Rich Rosenthal-guitar
Phil Sirois-double bass
John Pietaro-percussion
Dalius Naujo-drums

Track 1- Aurora Borealis 23’11
Track 2-Evolutions 16’27
Track 3-What if the moon were made out of Jazz 22’30

All compositions by Rocco John Iacovone ©
Recorded and mixed by -Andrew Marcinkowski
Recorded live at THE STONE, NYC
Mastered by Jim DeSalvo at Beanstudio, Wayne, NJ
UPC code: 783583260800

Will Connell lived his music. One day, on the way home from a gig, Will turned to me and said,” Man, the world has got to hear your music. The world NEEDS to hear your music.” Then he gave me a slot in a residency he was curating at John Zorn’s place, The Stone. That’s how Will was. As we got closer to Christmas week, I emailed him about rehearsal. He didn’t respond. I called him. No response. Very unlike Will. I later received a call from Ras Moshe Burnett telling me Will was in the hospital. A routine procedure had gone wrong. Will was in a coma and passed a few days later.

The residency went on as planned. The air was heavy, but filled with love and respect. The Stone was packed with standing room only for the entire week. This performance was recorded live. Will used to sign his emails, “Peas and Lub” and so this CD, Peace and Love is dedicated with much love to the spirit of Will Connell.

Rocco has built a career that straddles his early influences of “in” versus “out “. Recognizing the rich and vibrant community of New York improvisatory musicians, Rocco started the Improvisational Composers Ensemble (ICE) as an outlet for music that features improvisation as a major compositional element. PEACE AND LOVE is his fourth album as leader/composer and his second on the UR label along with EMBRACE THE CHANGE.

“Rocco John Iacovone draws from a deep well for his musical inspiration, with sources as diverse as Eric Dolphy, JS Bach, Charlie Parker and Nadia Boulanger. “Terrell Holmes, All About Jazz

“Saxophonist Rocco John has studied with Sam Rivers and Lee Konitz and his distinctly apparent ability to both compose and improvise in the Jazz idiom clearly reflects the lessons learned from these masters.” Russ Musto, All About Jazz

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