Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hyper+ Amir ElSaffar at Vicenza Jazz: PRESENTATION OF THE CD SAADIF (SUNDAY 8th of MAY) NUSICA.ORG

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We are proud to announce that SAADIF, last production of label, will be presented at Vicenza Jazz Festival, Italy!

- Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, h 5 PM

- Bar Borsa Jazz Café Trivellato, Vicenza, h 10 PM

Complete program here!

Amir ElSaffar, trumpet & vocals
Nicola Fazzini, alto & soprano sax
Alessandro Fedrigo, acoustic bass guitar
Luca Colussi, drums Website

Lauren Lee: Lauren Lee "Space Jazz" Trio - The Consciousness Test (2016)

I am a freethinker, a dreamer, and a do-er. These are my projects:

by Lauren Lee "Space Jazz" Trio

2016 Release and debut album of the Lauren Lee "Space Jazz" Trio, 'The Consciousness Test' is an 8 track album of original jazz compositions dedicated to the fight against the stigma of mental illness. 

You can support the album's production by making a small contribution via Paypal. Donations more than $1 will receive a full digital download of the album, with other perks associated with higher contributions. A portion of the proceeds raised benefits the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Lauren Lee: piano, vocals
Charley Sabatino, bass
Andy O'Neill, drums

Power Lines
The Consciousness Test
Oh No, Oh No, Oh No, Oh No, Oh No
The Life Cycle
The Procrastination Song

Antonio Adolfo - Tropical Infinito (2016)

A great deal of time has passed since I included a horn section in one of my albums, although I have pondered that possibility for quite a while. So, the time has arrived, and I have augmented my usual quintet with three horns. But, why, you might ask.
During the early 1960s - at age 17 to be exact, when I became a professional musician - most jazz recordings by the major artists included horns. These albums influenced me and an entire generation of Brazilian Jazz and Bossa musicians. Only one or two music stores in Rio imported the newly released American jazz LPs and I remember scrambling to be the first to buy those albums. Then I would call my musician friends to come to my house to listen to Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson, and others, to learn the jazz vocabulary from the masters.

During the last decade I have been trying to express myself through a variety of albums, what I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, mainly due to the time dedicated to an intense teaching career. And now, the time is right to show off my new octet with three horns (trumpet/flugel, saxophone and trombone) performing a selection of pieces by some of the master composers, mixed with some of my original tunes that compile the set list of this new album.

Antonio Adolfo

01 - Killer Joe (Benny Golson) – 5:18
02 - Whisper Not (Benny Golson) – 5:03
03 - Cascavel - Rattle Snake (Antonio Adolfo) – 4:32
04 - Yolanda, Yolanda (Antonio Adolfo) – 5:26
05 - Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) – 5:37
06 - Song For My Father (Horace Silver) – 6:27
07 - Partido Leve Light - Partido Alto Samba (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:48
08 - All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein) – 6:23
09 - Luar Da Bahia - Moon Over Bahia (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:25

Piano And Arrangements: Antonio Adolfo
Trumpet And Flugelhorn *(4,7,8,9): Jessé Sadoc
Tenos Sax And Soprano Sax *(4,9): Marcelo Martins
Trombone: Serginho Trombone 
Electric Guitar: Leo Amuedo
Double Bass: Jorge Helder
Drums: Rafael Barata
Percussion: André Siqueira And Rafael Barata

Special guest:
Acoustic Guitar * (tracks 1, 3, 8): Claudio Spiewak

Engineers, Studios, Cover design, etc...
Production: Antonio Adolfo / Recording Engineer: Roger Freret / Second Recording Engineer: Leo Alcântara (Visom Digital Studios – Rio – BR) / Mixing: Claudio Spiewak (C L Audio – Hollywood, FL – US) / Mastering: Ron McMaster (Capitol Mastering, CA – US) / Cover Design: Julia Liberati / Illustration: Bruno Liberati / Antonio Adolfo’s photo: Paul Constantinides / Special Thanks: Ron Weber, Gabe O’Meara, Paul Constantinides / Copyright by Antonio Adolfo Music. All Rights Reserved.


Luar Da Bahia

Julie Kjær 3 - Dobbeltgænger (2016) CLEAN FEED RECORDS

Julie Kjær 3 - Dobbeltgænger (2016)

The list of astonishing women saxophonists is getting bigger, and to that list there’s one more name you should add: Julie Kjær. Originally from Denmark, but living in the United Kingdom and active on the London scene, this new star on the rise brings trouble, in a good, very good way, to every place she goes.

Kjær has played with Django Bates in the band StoRMChaser, she is a member of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit and the London Improvisers Orchestra, at the same time leading or co-leading projects with Danish and British musicians like Pierette Ensemble and Musson/Kjær/Marshall, and associating herself with prized performers like Hannah Marshall, Alison Blunt, John Russel, Veryan Weston and Steve Beresford.

Now, she debuts a record with two veterans in the fields of open form jazz and free improvisation, John Edwards and Steve Noble. And what a record it is! The trio experiments with the confluences between composition and spontaneity, and between classical elements, the kind of drive you only find in jazz, and extended techniques coming from the most extreme exploratory music. Sound and rhythm are her main focus, pushing the envelope in any circumstances and often surprising even those who are used to new ideas and approaches. The music here is either wild or subtle, intense or minimalistic, but always precious. You don’t want to miss it.

01. Out of Sight
02. Face
03. Alto Madness
04. Pleasantly Troubled
05. Dear Mr. Bee
06. Dobbeltgænger

Julie Kjær  alto saxofone
John Edwards  double bass
Steve Noble  drums

All compositions by Julie Kjær (KODA) except track 4 by Julie Kjær (KODA)/John Edwards (PRS)/Steve Noble (PRS)

Recorded at Vortex Jazz Club by Alex Ward on 13th January 2015
Mixed and mastered by Alex Ward
Produced by Julie Kjær
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design by Travassos