Check out our New April Releases!
Apr. 27th! Out Today!
Mike McGinnisrealized his dream of recording and releasing an album with two of his musical heroes in 2017. The recording, Recurring Dream, featured the saxophonist/clarinetist/composer alongside two legends of jazz and creative music (also his mentors and friends), pianist Art Landeand electric bassist Steve Swallow. Both Lande and Swallow are well known for their compositional expertise, so McGinnis made sure to include original compositions from them both.
The three musicians also have a penchant for thoughtful and eclectic approaches toward improvisation. McGinnis wanted to capture the both sides of this trio, the formal compositional and the more free, but equally focused, improvisational identities. The trio’s new recording Singular Awakening was culled from the same session as the original recording but features eight brilliant improvised pieces bookended by compositions written by either Lande or Swallow.
Pianist Edward Simon– a native of Venezuela who has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer-arranger, along with being a Guggenheim Fellow and member of the hit SFJAZZ Collective – presents his latest album, Sorrows and Triumphs, via Sunnyside Records on April 20, 2018. The recording showcases his virtuoso quartet Afinidad, featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, bassist Scott Colleyand drummer Brian Blade; the album’s color-rich arrangements also include special guests: vocalist Gretchen Parlato, guitarist Adam Rogersand the chamber quintet Imani Winds, along with percussionists Rogerio Boccato and Luis Quintero.
The album’s material blends two bodies of work commissioned by Chamber Music of America’s New Jazz Works program: the suites “Sorrows and Triumphs” and “House of Numbers,” their individual movements re-sequenced to form a holistic listening experience that brims with a lyricism both intimate and majestic. This release follows Simon’s Latin American Songbook, with the four-and-a-half-star DownBeatreview for that 2016 album praising its “grand and sophisticated”sound. Latin American Songbookalso won Simon an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album.
JazzTimeshas said: “Simon is less talked about than many other important jazz pianists from the Caribbean and South America, but he may be the most complete creative artist among them.”
The merging of Brazilian music and American jazz changed the trajectory of modern music. The inceptions of bossa nova, samba jazz, and other fusions enable Brazil to make its mark on jazz and beyond, via some incredible musicians and composers, including the legendary Dom Salvador. The remarkable pianist and his classic trios, which blended samba and jazz, made an impression on many during the mid-1960s, including a young Duduka Da Fonseca.
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvadorwas born from the leader’s love of Salvador and his music and Fonseca’s effort to make a proper tribute to his friend and mentor. The featured trio was born of a 2000 meeting with pianist David Feldman, who was studying then at the New School in New York, and with whom Fonseca recorded with later in 2009 in Brazil, where he also met the trio’s bassist, Guto Wirtti.
Sunnyside Artists Live:
Apr. 27 - Laszlo Gardony Trio @ Dimensions In Jazz - Portland, ME
Apr. 27 - Dan Tepfer Trio @ Wroclaw Jazz Nad Odra Fest - Wroclaw, Poland
Apr. 28 - Dan Tepfer Trio @ 12 On 14 Jazz Club - Warsaw, Poland
Apr. 29 - Abdullah Ibrahim @ Annenbuerg Center for the Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 29 - Dan Tepfer Trio @ Jazz Dock - Prague, Czech Republic
Apr. 30 - Adam Kolker Trio @ Bar LunÀtico - Brooklyn, NY
May 1 - Caroline Davis Quintet @ Korzo - Brooklyn, NY
May 2-3 - Denny Zeitlin @ Mezzrow - NYC
May 4-5 - Denny Zeitlin Trio @ Mezzrow - NYC - CD Release Gig for Wishing On The Moon
May 4 - 9 Horses @ University of Denver - Denver, CO
May 4 - Dan Tepfer Trio @ Unterfahrt Jazz Club - Munich, Germany
May 5 - Dan Tepfer Trio @ Zig Zag Jazz Club - Berlin, Germany
May 9 - Dan Tepfer / Leon Parker @ Sunside Jazz Club - Paris, France
May 10 - Camila Meza & Aaron Goldberg @ Uncharted Series - NYC
May 10 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Outpost Performance Space - Albuquerque, NM
May 11 - Román Filiú @ Jazz Gallery - NYC - CD Release Gig for Quarteria
May 11 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Dazzle Jazz - Denver, Co
May 12 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ The Nash - Phoenix, AZ
May 12 - Dan Tepfer @ TBD - Padua, Italy
May 13 - 9 Horses @ Subculture - NYC
May 13 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Jazz on the Lane - Ventura, CA
May 14 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Blue Whale - Los Angeles, CA
May 15 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Black Cat - San Francisco, CA
May 15 - Glenn Zaleski Trio @ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - NYC
May 16 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Vieux Carre - St. Paul, MN
May 17 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Chris' Jazz Café - Philadelphia, PA
May 18 - Edward Simon @ Community Music Center - San Francisco, CA
May 19 - Laszlo Gardony @ Trumpets - Montclair, NJ
May 22-27 - Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos @ Village Vanguard - NYC
May 25 - Jamie Baum Septet+ @ Firehouse 12 - New Haven, CT
May 25-26 - Duduka Da Fonseca Trio @ Kitano - NYC - CD Release Gig for Plays Dom Salvador
May 25-26 - Freddie Hendrix @ The Jazz Forum - Tarrytown, NY
May 26 - Jamie Baum Septet+ @ The Cell Theater - NYC
May 27 - Jamie Baum Septet+ @ The Fairfield Theatre Co. - Fairfield, CT
May 31-June 3 - Benny Green Trio @ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
June 1 - Caroline Davis Quartet @ Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village
June 3 - Duane Eubanks Quartet @ Independence Seaport Museum
June 5 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Jazz Gallery - NYC
June 8 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Lifetime - Shizauoka, Japan
June 9 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Star Eyes - Nagoya, Japan
June 10-11 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Le Club Jazz - Kyoto, Japan
June 12 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Swing Hall - Musashino, Japan
June 15 - John Raymond & Real Feels @ Pit Inn - Shinjuku, Japan
June 16 - John Raymond @ Real Feels @ Body & Soul - Tokyo, Japan
June 20 - Shamie Royston @ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - NYC - CD Release Gig for Beautiful Liar
July 10 - Matt Penman @ Jazz Standard - CD Release Gig for Good Question
July 17-18 - Michael Leonhart Orchestra @ Jazz Standard - CD Release Gig for The Painted Lady Suite
Don't forget the Mingus Big Band every Monday @ Jazz Standard in NYC!