sábado, 18 de marzo de 2017

King Crimson at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

Elliot Elliot - Sympathy Breakthrough (2017)


is an ambitious project with nothing but top musicians. Featuring the likes of Morgan Ågren (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai), Mats Öberg (Frank Zappa, Ale Möller), Daniel Tilling (Rigmor Gustafsson, Svante Thuresson, Victoria Tolstoy), Andreas Hellqvist (Claes Jansson, Barbara Hendricks), Mattias Ståhl (Georg Riedel, Per Texas Johansson) and Stockholm strings (Brian Wilson, First Aid Kit, Titiyo, Håkan Hellström).

With surprising combinations of instruments, like the special meeting between David Eriksson's keyed fiddle and double-bass, Rhodes, drums and pedal steel in the song, "Glöm Inte Skogen (Don't forget the forest)".  

The album includes a huge church's organ in "Goda Minnen Evigt liv (Good memories Eternal life", vibraphone in "Otillgänglighetens Ö (Unavailable island)" as well as the berimbau in the last track, "Curious and Comfortable".

Morgan Ågren ́s funky drums, brass section and Farfisa organ open the album and lead it towards a happy climax, like there’s no tomorrow.

The characteristics of Elliot Elliot's music is a fearless movement between genres and a wide emotional range. The album holds creative ideas, subtlety, sensitivity and confidence.

”Sympathy Breakthrough”, the album title epitomizes the moment when compassion wins. The term describes the psychological phenomenon where an attacker, face to face with his opponent, chooses not to kill.

Drums, Percussion / Morgan Ågren
Rhodes / Mats Byström
Silver flute / Jens Filipsson
Trumpet / Jonas Lindeborg
Saxophone / Andreas Andersson
Bass / Kristofer Krydda Sundström
Extra Guitar / Calle Löfmarck
Pandeiro, Berimbau / Lasse Tillberg Galsgaard
Tamborim, Caixa / Ola Bothzén

Triangle / Andreas Ekstedt

Keyed fiddle / David Eriksson
Double-bass / Josef Karnebäck
Rhodes / Mats Byström
Pedal Steel / Calle Löfmarck
Drums / Morgan Ågren

Accordion / Leif Ottosson
Cello / Christian Hörgren

Church organ / Hanna Sandman Recorded in Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm Sweden

Double-bass / Josef Karnebäck
Strings / Stockholm Strings
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Vibraphone / Mattias Ståhl

Drums / Morgan Ågren
Hammond / Andreas Hellkvist
Recorded live in PorkSausage Studios, Stockholm Sweden

Grand piano / Daniel Tilling
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Double-bass / Anders Johnsson
Electric bass / Ove Andersson
Handclap / Gustav Vasa kammarkör, (recorded in Gustav Vasa kyrka)


Clarinet, Bass clarinet / Andreas Andersson
Euphonium, Trombone, Bass trombone / Staffan Findin

Violin, Cello / Mukryan Abubakr
Rhodes, Organ / Mats Byström
Bass clarinet / Björn Jansson
Drums / Morgan Ågren
Cuica / Tiago Loei
Synth solo / Mats Öberg
Berimbau / Lasse Tillberg Galsgaard

Mixed by: Magnus Andersson Lagerqvist
Album photo: Stellan Herner

Michael Rabinowitz "Uncharted Waters" CD Release Show Fri., April 28th 5 to 7pm Buffet Crampon

Michael Rabinowitz
"Uncharted Waters"
CD Release Show
Friday, April 28th
5 to 7pm
Buffet Crampon Showroom
53 West 36th Street NY, NY 10018

Michael Rabinowitz - Bassoon
Ruslan Khain- Bass
Nat Harris- Guitar
Vince Ector- Drums

Catalog Number: CPD 9855
Artist Website: www.jazzbassoonist.com 
Release Date: APRIL 28, 2017
UPC Code: 5268798552

Track listing
1. Uncharted Waters (Michael Rabinowitz) 7:27 2. Harold’s Blues (Michael Rabinowitz) 8:01
3. Caravan (Irving Mills/Juan Tisol) 4:42
4. Kiki’s Theme (Michael Rabinowitz) 6:23
5. So Do It (Wes Montgomery) 5:14
6. How Insensitive (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 8:54 7. The Third (Art Farmer) 6:09
8. WhenSonnyGetsBlue(MarvinFisher/JackSegal)6:05 9. Calypso Joe (Michael Rabinowitz) 3:53

Michael Rabinowitz - Bassoon
Ruslan Khain - Bass
Nat Harris - Guitar
Vince Ector - Drums

This CD continues my mission to showcase the bassoon in a jazz setting featuring the instrument’s expressive and improvisation abilities. Although I have experimented with pickups and e ects I had special interest in preserving and exploiting the acoustic sound of the bassoon on this recording.

Three of the selections are tributes to my parents (Harold & Kiki) whom both passed over the last 2 years. This CD pays homage to their support of my musical endeavors over the last 40 years.

“Michael Rabinowitz merits a place in jazz history...he’s evolved into an astonishingly forceful presence”
—Neil Tesser, Critic’s Choice, Chicago Reader

Michael Rabinowitz – UNCHARTED WATERS:  Michael’s grand jazz bassoon playing on this vibrant CD release is joined by Nat Harris on guitar, Ruslan Khain on bass and Vince Ector doing drums, and let me tell you, folks – this SMOKES – it will be a true jazz adventure for listeners not accustomed to this often overlooked instrument (when it comes to jazz, anyway)… as I  listen to the intricate movements on “Harold’s Blues” (samples aren’t available yet; I’ll come back and link them in when I have them), I’m absolutely convinced that Michael is THE best jazz bassoon player on the planet (& I’ve listened to several of them), and each of the other players contribute to make this one of the most “alive” blues I’ve listened to (yet) in 2017!

The closer, “Calypso Joe”, is an original creation by Michael, and is a superb lead-out for this very entertaining album; decidedly Latin beat, as you might imagine from the title, but the energy on this one paints the bassoon in a whole different light than you’ve ever heard before.  My personal favorite of the nine songs offered up for your listening enjoyment is actually the title track, “Uncharted Waters”, another Rabinowitz original that will (simply) stun your ears; the “flow” on this piece alone merits the MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating I’m giving it… “EQ” (energy quotient) rating is 4.98. - Rotcod Zzaj  Aka Dick Metcalf

“He’s a hero” —Gunther Schuller

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

+ Upcoming Appearances

Upcoming Gigs:

March 18, 2017 Rocco John Quartet-Caffe Vivaldi, 6:00-8:00 pm with Chris Forbes-p, Lucas McCrosson-b, and Tom Cabrera-d

April 15, 6:00-8:00 pm the Rocco John Quartet at the Caffe Vivaldi.

May 1 thru May 4, 2017 Filamonica Laudamo, Messina,Italy. I have been commissioned to give a four day workshop on Improvisation for Orchestral Musicians for the Filarmonica Laudamo in Messina, Italy.

Paricipants include Orchestral Musicians and will cover traditional improvisation as well as free improvisation. The workshops will take place at the Sala Contilli of Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina.  The workshops culminate in a concert on May 4. at the Filmonica Laudamo. First part of the concert with the participants and the second part of the evening I will perform with Luciano Troja-piano (director of the Filamonica), Giancarlo Mazzu-guitar, and Blaise Siwula-sax/clarinet. 

May 5, 2017 concert Palermo, Italy with the quartet mentioned above for Curva Minore Season. A very nice outlet for contemporary music. http://www.curvaminore.org

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