Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Leo Genovese's Argentinosaurus out December 1st on NEWVELLE RECORDS

Newvelle Records is incredibly excited to announce the release our final record from our first season of releases:  Argentinosaurus by Leo Genovese. Leo is a fearless, visionary pianist whose peerless technique is matched by an incredeble generosity of spirit.  Perhaps that's why Leo has performed with almost every luminary Jazz master you can name.

  This is an album of all original music recorded with the extraordinary talents of Esperanza Spalding on Bass and Vocals and Jazz Master (and Newvelle Godfather) Jack DeJohnette on the drums. This one's on fire.

The Complete Season One Box Set, now available on our Kickstarter

If you're already a member of Newvelle Records, you know what we're about: we're dedicated to building a label that cuts no corners sonically and aesthetically and allows musicians to control their own rights over the music, while providing a product that is beautiful and exclusive.

The complete box set of our first season is now available.  Our Kickstarter is up for one more week.  If you were hesitating to join, now's the time and if you know any music lovers, this box set makes a unique gift.  Join on our Kickstarter in order to get the box in time for the holidays.  And take a look at what we have in store for Season Two!

Leo Genovese's Argentinosaurus

Our first release of Season Two is a
record of all Brazillian music led by
legendary bassist John Patitucci
with Yotam Silberstein on guitar
and Rogerio Boccata on percussion

The second release of Season Two
features Lionel Loueke and Kevin
Hays showing some super-human
telepathy on an album of all original material

Sala Porta-Jazz: MARIANA VERGUEIRO - 'MORNING RAIN', Sábado 26 novembro - 19h00

Sala Porta-Jazz
Edifício A Lutuosa de Portugal
(Av. dos Aliados, nº168 - 4º piso)

Sábado, 26 novembro - 19h00

Mariana Vergueiro - voz / composição
Pedro Neves - piano
Bruno Macedo - guitarra
Nuno Campos - contrabaixo
Nuno Oliveira - bateria

A cantora portuense apresenta o seu projeto 'Morning Rain', que conta com um CD homónimo editado pelo Carimbo Porta-Jazz em Novembro de 2015, considerado como um dos discos do ano segundo o conceituado

Desde Abril o quinteto tem vindo a circular pelo Norte e Centro do país, e após alguns concertos e memórias para partilhar, volta à Sala Porta-Jazz para revisitar a sua música original, no ambiente descontraído de um concerto intimista.

Jared Pauley - Systematic (2016)

Debut Album, Release Date: December 2016 All compositions by Jared Pauley & Eldad Tarmu Mike Clark-drums, Duane Eubanks-trumpet, Eldad Tarmu-vibraphone, Leon Lee Dorsey-acoustic bass, Bob DiGiacomo-electric bass, Joel Masinter-electric bass, Robb Cappelletto-guitars, Micah Thomas-drums/congas, Adam Hutcheson-sax.


Jared Pauley is a keyboardist, composer, producer and educator based out of New York City. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, he started playing the guitar and the piano as a teenager and grew up on a healthy mix of The Doors, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Herbie Hancock, and other artists. After graduating from Marshall University in 2006 he moved to Manhattan to begin his studies at the renowned Jazz History and Research program (founded by Dr. Lewis Porter) at Rutgers University-Newark.

As a musician he cities many artists as influences. He is proficient in most musical idioms including jazz, funk, Latin, hip-hop and blues. He has performed and/or recorded with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Dizzy Gillespie, Irakere), drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Eddie Henderson), trumpeter Duane Eubanks (Dave Holland), bassist Leon Lee Dorsey (Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton) guitarist Robb Cappelletto (Re.Verse), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White, Black Milk), vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu and many others.

As a musicologist he has published many scholarly articles on different musicians and styles of music. His work has been featured on National Public Radio and published on as well as in the Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Oxford University Press). As a sideman and ensemble member has performed throughout the United States at events/venues including the Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Charleston Wine and Jazz Festival, the Blue Note, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bitter End, Seton Hall University, and Drom.

1. Pepe's (feat. Mike Clark, Eldad Tarmu, Leon Lee Dorsey, Robb Cappelletto & Adam Hutcheson) 5:02
2. Yellow & Orange (feat. Mike Clark, Duane Eubanks, Eldad Tarmu & Leon Lee Dorsey) 6:50
3. No Train to Woodstock (feat. Mike Clark, Duane Eubanks, Eldad Tarmu & Leon Lee Dorsey) 3:54
4. I See Some Patterns (feat. Mike Clark, Eldad Tarmu, Bob Di Giacomo & Adam Hutcheson) 6:22
5. Systematic (feat. Mike Clark, Eldad Tarmu & Bob Di Giacomo) 4:31
6. Bash (feat. Mike Clark, Duane Eubanks, Eldad Tarmu & Leon Lee Dorsey) 5:38
7. San Tito (feat. Micah Thomas & Robb Cappelletto) 3:12
8. Cartoons (feat. Duane Eubanks, Robb Cappelletto & Joel Masinter) 6:34

Erik Deutsch - Creatures (2016)

CREATURES...(In Erik's words): 

Creatures… lions, flies, doctors, fish, lovers, fireflies, outlaws, and such… these are the characters of my first solo recording (and DVD). Other peoples' solo piano records have occupied my air-space for the duration of my musical life: Paul Bley's Open To Love, Art Lande's The Eccentricites of Earl Daunt , and Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert are just a few of the albums that have shaped my sound and style. After 20+ years in the business of jazz piano (during which time a number of solo concerts and recordings never quite made it to the light of day) I figured it was time to take a shot and see what I might be able to offer the genre. 

I spent a few months mulling over repertoire from my past--songs that I'd written, tunes that I'd learned (or maybe that I'd meant to learn and never quite got the chance). Eventually I came to the conclusion that my original material was the most obvious and perhaps the most challenging subject. The majority of my songs had been written with an ensemble in mind, and eventually recorded that way, so the re-imagining and configuring of the arrangements sounded like a task that could be interesting. When the subject of where to record came about, I reached out to an old friend, Steven Vidaic.

His Boulder recording studio, Immersive, was a home-away-from-home and happened to house a beautiful seven-foot Baldwin grand: an earthy, dark, distinctly american instrument that would be worthy of such a recording. Steve's big ideas followed: how about a multi-camera video shoot? And why not a live audience? Thus, Creatures was born.

Over the next few months, I was busy composing, practicing, and dreaming up ideas for the concert. Looking back, it's the most personal time I've spent with my instrument in the past decade (aka i was shedding my ass off!!). Hour-long sessions quickly turned into three-hour sessions, and before I knew it I'd sit down for five hours and still not feel like I had enough time to accomplish everything I needed. I'm really proud of my growth during that period and truly feel that I improved as a pianist and a musician (thus before the concert ever took place, I was seeing the rewards of accepting the challenge at hand). 

When the day arrived, the most predictable of scenarios came to be: a blizzard in Boulder. And so through the snow (and it was a lot of snow!) traipsed a small but mighty group of fans to fill Immersive studio. As the concert began, I realized what it truly meant to have an audience in the studio: that although their energy would be an unmistakably positive addition to the recording, my mistakes would live on… forever!!

The final challenge was upon me, staring me right in the face… I made it through relatively unscathed, and I think the music did as well. Hopefully you enjoy what we discovered on that snowy Sunday night January of 2012!

1. Firefly 06:17 video
2. Lover's Eyes 05:13
3. Fishmonger 04:33
4. Tiny Lion 04:46
5. Black Flies 04:28
6. Incandescence 05:26
7. Prayer For Zimewanga 03:37
8. Doctor's Demon 08:33
9. Outlaw Boogie 04:38

Frank Martino - Revert (AUAND 2016)

Frank Martino guitar, producing, live electronics
Claudio Vignali piano, live electronics
Stefano Dallaporta double bass, electric bass
Diego Pozzan drums

Produced by Frank Martino
Executive Producer: Marco Valente
Recording: True Colours Studio, Padova – Italy
Engineer: Mauro Santinello
Cover Photo: Astrid Bigoni

01. Invert
02. Serial Red
03. Boiling Water
04. Wait
05. Seveneight
06. Poztmoderno
07. Nude
08. Revert  1-2 National Anthem

Erik Jekabson - A Brand New Take (ORIGIN RECORDS 2016)

"...when trumpeter Erik Jekabson is the force responsible for the conflagration, it's an invitation to let the good times roll." ANDREW GILBERT, BERKELEY SIDE

Over the past decade, composer and trumpeter Erik Jekabson has been at the center of a daunting array of creatively charged musical situations that consistently attract the Bay Area's most incisive improvisers, like the cast that joins him here on his fifth album as a leader. The album's surging post-bop opener "Streamlined," introduces the quintet's front line with Jekabson and saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, propelled by crisp work from the fierce rhythm section featuring pianist Matt Clark, John Wiitala on bass, and the extraordinary young drummer Hamir Atwal.

Besides his work as a leader, Jekabson has contributed to many albums as a sideman, including projects by trombone legend Gracham Moncur III, Marcus Shelby, New Orleans funksters Galactic, and singer/songwriter John Mayer, with whom he toured for a year. He also runs the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra whose debut recording was released in 2015.

1.Streamlined 7:17
2.Blues for Q 7:52
3.Morning, Sunshine 6:53
4.Valentine Ostinato 1:25
5.Thriller 8:05
6.Streamlined Ostinato 1:17
7. A Brand New Take 5:29
8. My Funny Valentine 8:05
9. Chettie 8:54

Erik Jekabson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Kasey Knudsen - alto sax
Matt Clark - piano
John Wiitala - bass
Hamir Atwal - drums
special guests:
Dave Ellis - tenor sax (1,5)
John Gove - trombone (5)

Produced by Erik Jekabson 
Recorded by Dan Feiszli at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley 
October 11, 2015 
Mixed at What's for Lunch? Studio, El Cerrito 
Mastered by Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Studio, Oakland 
Photography by Kasey Knudsen 
Cover design by John Bishop