jueves, 16 de marzo de 2017

CONCERTOS PORTA-JAZZ: Sábado, 18 março 19:00 + 22:00


Sala Porta-Jazz 
Sábado, 18 março
19:00 + 22:00

TALMOR - IRNIGER
"CounterpointS"


Ohad Talmor - saxofone tenor
Christoph Irniger - saxofone tenor
André Fernandes - guitarra
Demian Cabaud - contrabaixo
Vinnie Sperrazza - bateria

Ohad Talmor é um gigante compositor, arranjador, intérprete e líder, nascido em França, com raízes em Israel, cresceu na Suíça e reside há longos anos em Brooklyn (EUA). A sua experiência passa por trabalhos ao lado dos músicos mais reconhecidos a nível internacional, como Dan Weiss, Lee Konitz, Jason Moran, Joshua Redman, Chris Cheek, Dave Douglas, Carla Bley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Fred Hersh, Joe Lovano, entre tantos outros.

Dedica-se ao estudo da música e herança hindustani, para além dos diversos projetos nos quais colabora como compositor e saxofonista, e lecciona em Geneve e em Nova York, juntando todas essas experiências e vivências como inspiração para a sua música. Lidera este grupo com Christoph Irniger, um dos mais ativos músicos e compositores suíços, de destaque na sua geração, que conta já com seis discos como líder, de entre os mais de vinte títulos que gravou até agora.

CounterpointS e o seu álbum editado pela Fresh Sound New Talent Records - Subway Lines (2016) - serão protagonistas de um dos concertos mais notáveis deste ano na Sala Porta-Jazz, podemos garantir.


PRÓXIMO CONCERTO SALA PORTA-JAZZ
Sábado 19:00 + 22:00

25 março - Miguel Ângelo Quarteto
João Guimarães - saxofone alto
Joaquim Rodrigues - piano
Miguel Ângelo - contrabaixo
Marcos Cavaleiro - bateria

Auditório da FEUP
- entrada livre - 

27 março, 21:30 
Rui Filipe Freitas Sexteto - "Axis Mundi"
Rui Filipe Freitas - vibrafone
José Pedro Coelho - saxofone tenor e clarinete-baixo  
João Mortágua - saxofone alto e saxofone soprano
Mané Fernandes - guitarra
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
João Martins - bateria

18 abril, 21:30
The Nada
João Guimarães - saxofone
Eurico Costa - guitarra
Simon Jermyn - baixo
José Marrucho - bateria

18 maio, 21:30
AP Quarteto
AP - guitarra
Carlos Azevedo - piano
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
Acácio Salero - bateria

19 junho, 21:30
João Mortágua "AXES"
João Mortágua - saxofone alto e soprano
José Soares - saxofone alto
Hugo Ciríaco - saxofone tenor 
Rui Teixeira - saxofone barítono e clarinete baixo
Pedro Vasconcelos - bateria e percussões
Alex Lázaro - bateria e percussões

CICLO JAZZ DE SANTO TIRSO
Centro Cultural de Vila das Aves
- entrada livre -

1 abril, 21:30 - Renato Dias Trio
Renato Dias - guitarra
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
Filipe Monteiro - bateria

16 junho, 21:30 - AP Quarteto
AP - guitarra
Carlos Azevedo - piano
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
Acácio Salero - bateria

1 julho, 21:30 - Rui Filipe Freitas Sexteto
Rui Filipe Freitas - vibrafone
José Pedro Coelho - saxofone tenor e clarinete-baixo  
João Mortágua - saxofone alto e saxofone soprano
Mané Fernandes - guitarra
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
João Martins - bateria


Jimmy Halperin with Pål Nyberg Trio - Live at A-trane, Berlin (KLANGVERK RECORDINGS 2017)



Jimmy Halperin with Pål Nyberg Trio is a collaboration between the legendary NYC saxophonist Jimmy Halperin and Swedish guitarist Pål Nyberg. Since early 2014, the group has toured extensively and appeared at many of Europe's most important venues for contemporary jazz. 2015 the group released their debut album Snow Tiger, the album received a very warm reception by the press and public.

Now it's time again, two hot nights in Berlin in the end of July 2016 the group recorded two of their concerts at the prestigious club A-Trane, a selection is now being released through Klangverk Recordings as the album Live at A-Trane - Berlin. Jazz recorded in it ́s natural habitat, without cosmetics or vain editing. 

Halperin has a unique place in history of jazz as one of the main standard-bearers of the legacy of Lennie Tristano's New York Cool School. As a former student of Tristano and later Sal Mosca, he has developed a unique sound that is highly influenced by the cool approach that is associated with Tristanos "cool school". Halperin has worked extensively with both Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz, and is today perhaps the most interesting improviser derived from underground jazz scene in New York.

"There´s no doubting he's one of the continent's strongest standard bearers for the straight-ahead jazz guitar sound." (London Jazz News). The Swedish guitarist and composer Pål Nyberg heard and often seen at jazz clubs and festivals around Europe. In recent years, with his original style is getting recognition as a strong voice on the young European jazz scene. 

1. It´s You 6:31
2. Feather Bed 6:06
3. Psalm 7:10
4. Cycle Logical 8:40
5. Wow 5:20
6. Subconscious-Lee 6:49
7. 317 East 32nd Street 6:15
8. All About You 7:02

Jimmy Halperin - tenor saxophone
Pål Nyberg - guitar
Robert Erlandsson - bass
Andreas Fryland - drums


SuPerDoG - In The Court Of The Crimson King (2017)


Un trompette ou bugle, un trombone, un sax baryton et un batteur, un brass band minimal donc, voilà les nouveaux troubadours qui s'infiltrent dans la cour du Roi Pourpre, comme l'avait tenté déjà il y a cinq ans Mederic Collignon avec son groupe électro jazz accompagné d'un quatuor à cordes pour À la recherche du roi frippé.

Comme Robert Fripp, le guitariste enluminé qui accompagne l'histoire d'un groupe à géométrie variable, King Crimson, et pour simplifier deux grandes périodes. L'une, de  1969 à 1974, avec le flutiste saxophoniste, Ian McDonald — coauteur de trois des titres repris ici— qui s'impose dès le premier morceau du premier album : 21st century schizoïd man, au son d'un sax hérissé sonnant aussi free que la guitare frippée. L'autre sans sax, ou presque, de 1981 à nos jours.



Ce cédé singulier, titré comme l'originel, débute pareil, histoire de fonder sa légitimité cuivrée dans cet univers purpurin, en revisitant quatre thèmes de la première période et cinq de la seconde. Un bon équilibre. Et comme toute recréation jazz à partir de chansons de Broadway ou d'ailleurs, il ne faut pas chercher à retrouver forcément l'original.

Mais simplement se laisser porter dans cette réinvention des mélodies, des timbres, des matières, des couleurs, des rythmes, quand ça fonctionne. Et c'est le cas ici, grâce aux arrangements de Florent Briqué, le trompettiste, de Guillaume Nuss, le tromboniste sur Elephant talk.

Vroom Vroom fait d'abord chauffer les moteurs, puis le thème surgit tout rutilant, avant de reviser les soupapes du baryton et le bon coulissage du trombone. Quant aux pistons, pas de problème. Puis le sax de Fred Gardette part en roue libre, essayant de freiner pour retrouver sa troupe et repartir en quadruple vitesse.

Une pause, le temps de parler au vent, qui friselise les cymbales, et finalement laisse la trompette exposer I talk to the wind avant d'enfler en souffles divers, singuliers ou emmêlés.

Mais attention en redémarrant, Dangerous curves à l'horizon, et la batterie de Christophe Telbian s'emballe, au risque de ne pouvoir éviter l'éléphant qui traverse en se dandinant, dansant presque.

Autre pause, Sex sleep eat drink dream tout un programme bien chaloupé en effet, qui se pratique à deux, trois ou quatre.

Après The power to believe, percussif et persuasif, retour aux Indoor games —  jeux de mains, jeux de quatrain — où miroite le trio de cuivre au fil des syncopes. De quoi faire rêver l'enfant Moonchild qui chuchote une étrange berceuse. En souvenir de la pochette du premier album.

Une aventure musicale surprenante, très frippienne dans l'esprit cependant, et qui mérite le détour.

En live à Paris au New Morning le 5 avril avant une tournée en Chine, Taiwan, Thaïlande fin mai début juin.

Alain Lambert
2 février 2017



1. 21 St Century Schizoid Man 05:42
2. VROOOM VROOOM 06:57
3. I Talk To The Wind 06:02
4. Dangerous Curves 05:20
5. Elephant Talk 04:08
6. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream 05:03
7. The Power To Believe 06:14
8. Indoor Games 04:55
9. Moonchild 04:50


Julian Vaughn - Hey Lester! (FRESH SOUND RECORDS 2017)


Hey Lester! Is a composition dedicated to Lester Bowie who was a great jazz trumpeter and married to the late great Fontella Bass whose big hit was Rescue Me. Lester was one of my biggest influencers and inspirations. A bit more about my original compositions: New Leans was inspired from the rebirth of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The concept of Afro Blues was an idea inspired combining the blues of Nat King Cole and John Coltrane together. What’s Up is a different piece I created alongside my girl Dana Leese Roth. Three Strikes was originally in 3/4 which I later changed to 4/4.


01. Hey Lester! (Julian Vaughn) 4:02
02. Three Strikes (Julian Vaughn) 7:50
03. He Bop (Fredrik Carlquist) 5:06
04. Afro Blue (Santamaria-Vaughn) 4:01
05. New Leans (Julian Vaughn) 5:23
06. Equinox (John Coltrane) 7:30
07. Night and Day (Cole Porter) 6:29
08. Yes or No (Wayne Shorter) 8:34
09. What’s Up (Julian Vaughn) 3:52

Albert Bover (piano)
Fredrik Carlquist (tenor sax)
Dennis “El Huevo” Hernández (trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Barnabas Hangonyi (cello)

Special Guest Artists
Randy Greer (vocals on #4)
Danna Leese Roth (vocals on #9)
Fernando Tejero (keyboards)


Esaie Cid - Maybe Next Year (FRESH SOUND RECORDS 2017)


D’origine barcelonaise, le saxophoniste Esaie Cid débute sa carrière au sein du Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, big-band dirigé par Oriol Bordas,  avec lequel  il enregistre et tourne  avec Jesse Davis ainsi que Frank Wess. Arrivé en France  en 2002, il  fonde  le groupe Jazzpel, quintet jazz aux influences gospel avec trois albums à son actif.


Installé depuis 2005 à Paris, Esaie Cid investit la scène du Jazz français en multipliant ses collaborations en tant que sideman avec de nombreux musiciens (Mourad Benhammou, Michel Pastre, François Laudet, Hugo Lippi, …), en créant son propre quartet (parfois augmenté en quintet avec le concours du trompettiste Fabien Mary), en tenant le premier alto du Red Star Orchestra et du Jean Pierre Derouard Big Band (avec qui il joue aussi de la clarinette dans son Octet en hommage à Armstrong). Il est également sollicité à l'international (Lisa Lindsley, Masatoshi Toshi). Fin connaisseur du style West Coast, il joue la musique d'Art Pepper au théâtre dans la pièce  La solitude du coureur de fond.

Toute cette activité se traduit par une abondante discographie, et la participation à de nombreux festivals (Jazz à Juan, Jazz à Montauban, Banlieues Bleues, Jazz sous les Pommiers, Rhino Jazz, Jazz à Saint-Germain des Prés, Festival de Montlouis, Enghien Jazz, Dima Jazz en Algérie, Saint-Louis au Sénégal …), ainsi qu'à la programmation des clubs parisiens (Sunside, Autour de midi/minuit, Caveau de la Huchette, Petit Journal de Saint-Michel et Montparnasse, Duc des Lombards...).

Lire l'interview d'Esaïe Cid par Jérôme Partage

Sortie mars 2017 du dernier album "Maybe next year" d'Esaïe Cid quartet

«…Esaie Cid, qui porte bien son nom tant sa façon de jouer s’inscrit dans l’héritage des maîtres»
Félix W. Sportis, Jazzhot

« Le sax alto est catalan (…) son humour est surréalistissime. Un héritier musical de Salvador Dali.»
Guillaume Lagrée, Citizen Jazz


01. Way Out West (Sonny Rollins) 5:26
02. Music Forever (Freddie Redd) 4:26
03. Double Spoon (Esaie Cid) 4:29
04. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You (Segal-Fisher) 9:00
05. How Long Has This Been Going On (G. & I. Gershwin) 7:22
06. Sweethearts on Parade (Newman-Lombardo) 5:27
07. Farewell (Esaie Cide) 5:57
08. Pea Eye (Clark Terry) 4:20
09. Jessica’s Day (Quincy Jones) 4:36
10. Maybe Next Year (Duane Tatro) 7:30

Gilles Rea (guitar)
Samuel Hubert (bass)
Mourad Benhammou (drums)


Allegra Levy - Cities Between Us (SteepleChase Records 2017)



Burgeoning vocalist/composer/lyricist Allegra Levy grabbed attention of critics and public with her 2014 debut album “Lonely City” SCCD 33118.

Allen Morrison of Downbeat remarked, “Allegra Levy has a pleasing alto, a sultry delivery and a propensity to swing. Her debut album, Lonely City, is consistently engaging.”

“Discovering a fresh, dynamic jazz voice is always a delight. When the singer proves an equally gifted songwriter, the pleasure is squared. Allegra Levy is one such double-barreled talent.” (Christopher Loudon – JazzTimes)

Here on her new album, Allegra teamed-up with a powerhouse quintet tells her stories in both contemporary and timeless fashion.


1. Cherry Blossom Song 6:38
2. Lullaby of the Orient 5:13
3. I Shouldn't Tell You 5:24
4. Misery Makes the Music 4:12
5. Yesterdays 5:07
6. Dear Friend 5:14
7. Sleepwalk with Me (In Sek Tong Tsui) 5:28
8. Soy Califa 4:37
9. Leaving Today 8:40
10.Down Sunday 6:18
11. Cities Between Us

Allegra Levy vocal
Kirk Knuffke cornet
Stephen Riley tenor saxophone
Carmen Staaf piano
Jay Anderson bass
Billy Drummond drums


Peter & Will Anderson - Clarinet Summit (SteepleChase Records 2017)



Young Anderson Brothers (Peter and Will are identical twins) both on clarinet here band together with two veteran clarinetists Ken Peplowski with rich background in big band jazz and multiple Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera to perform live to a jubilant audience.

“They are sparkling virtuosos and their clever, tidy arrangements for various combinations of clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone are smart and refreshing…. everything they play sounds fresh, creative and in the moment.” (Paul de Barros – Soundposts)

01. How About You? 6:37
02. When You Wish Upon a Star 6:08
03. Very Saxy 6:43
04. Prelude to a Kiss 2:14
05. I'll Never Be the Same 2:06
06. Cry Me a River 2:42
07. Make Someone Happy 5:33
08. How Insensitive 4:23
09. Groovin' High 6:12
10. Creole Love Call 8:41
11. A Night in Tunisia

Will Anderson clarinet
Peter Anderson clarinet
Paquito D'Rivera clarinet
Ken Peplowski clarinet
Tardo Hammer piano
David Wong bass
Kenny Washington drums


Pre- Recording Show Arnan Raz Quintet


Pre- Recording Show Arnan Raz Quintet

Hello dear friends. I wish to invite you to our next and last show before we are recording our second album. This is a special show for us because 4 days after that we will be recording this music. I anticipate something special on stage. I hope you can make it. 

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 ( 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002), 11:00 PM. *FREE*