Friday, March 3, 2017

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: A tribute to Piaf, Les Vikings, DJ Stefie Shock and Coleman Hell for the Nuit blanche!

Antonio Faraò: “News From…” is out now! (WARNER MUSIC GROUP)

“NEWS FROM…” featuring SNOOP DOGG & WALTER RICCI is the first single from EKLEKTIK  the new album of Antonio Faraò to be released in March 2017 with WARNER MUSIC.

The album EKLEKTIK contains 12 compositions and arrangements of Antonio Farao’ and features an incredible cast of musicians : Marcus Miller, Snoop Dogg, Krayzie Bone (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), Manu Katché, Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock/Headhunters) Didier Lockwood, Bireli Lagrene…
Antonio Faraò is a pianist of uncommon skill. With a career that extends over 30 years, he has realized his potential and established himself as one of the most respected jazz pianists in the International scene.
Antonio Faraò has collaborated and/or performed live with a number of great jazz musicians: Joe Lovano, Jack Dejohnette, Bireli Lagrène, Al Jarreau, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Gary Bartz, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Christian Mc Bride, Chico Freeman, Miroslav Vitous, John Abercrombie, Richard Galliano, Toots Thielemans, Dave Liebman, Didier Lockwood, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, George Garzone, Cecil Mc Bee…and with the famous Italian pop singer Mina.

"In our lifetime, there are only a small few instances where ones talent is so rife it copiously spreads across the entire creative landscape of that existing talent, touching any and everything possible in its phenomenal existence.
The name Antonio Farao emerges here as one who has vigorously, ambitiously, and significantly pursued jazz as one of its progenitors, moving it ahead in blinding incremental revelations. Being rife with talent and unusual ability, he has now exposed another genre of music as if by another unusually talented person. Make no mistake, genius can accomplish that phenomenon.
From jazz he has now touched the music of Hip-Hop/Funk. This is something that’s highly unusual for one to accomplish. An artist is usually planted in one style or the other, but not both. However, Antonio is able to embrace the two as if he has duel personalities. But it’s not personalities to be considered here, it’s superlative talent and superior ability. For a certainty, that makes him a rare phenomenon.
This new CD then, Eklektik , graphically reveals his ability to aggressively invade the realm of that which would never be expected by a superior, and well-established jazz artist. On this CD you will listen with rapt attention and disbelief as your ears absorb the sounds one after another. The music is unusual, of course, but the man is even more unusual. Welcome into the inner world of Antonio Farao."  BENNY GOLSON

Newvelle Records' First Album of Season Two is Shipping Now!

Newvelle Records is excited to be sharing the first record of their Second Season with members now.  Irmãos de Fé featuring John Patitucci, Yotam Silberstein and Rogério Boccato is a truly beautiful and unique recording of all Brazillian music

Rogério Boccato, John Patitucci and Yotam Silberstein © Jordan Kleinman
What if it's about the song?

There is a paradox in the regional specificity of these songs and their overwhelming universal truth. Music that speaks not just across languages but through a deeper medium. These songs are not conveyances for improvisational flights of fancy. John, Yotam and Rogerio bring their considerable gifts and unique voices to express the song, and the song alone, and perhaps that is the higher calling. 

– excerpted from the liner notes by Elan Mehler

The second release of Season Two features Lionel Loueke and Kevin Hays showing some super-human telepathy on an album of all original material.  Check out a sample on the In The Studio page.

Our third release of Season Two is a band led by Jon Cowherd, featuring Brian Blade, Tony Scherr and Steve Cardenas.  Check out a sample on the In The Studio page.

John Patitucci Trio Featuring Yotam Silberstein and Rogerio Boccato

Kevin Hays and Lionel Loueke Duo

Jon Cowherd Quartet featuring Steve Cardenas, Tony Scherr and Brian Blade

Chris Tordini Trio featuring Becca Stevens and Greg Ruggerio

Aruán Ortiz revisiting the music of the great Cuban classical composers

Rufus Reid Trio with Steve Allee and Duduka Da Fonseca and featuring the Sirius Quartet

 All of Newvelle's covert and interior photographs for Season Two come from the French Collective Tendance Floue.
Newvelle's Recording Engineer on all six records is the multi-Grammy winning Marc Urselli.
Mastering engineer is by Alex Deturk.  
Jim Hoppin and Sarah Enid Hagey shot video at these sessions.  
All video editing is by the award-winning Ben Chace.  
Jordan Kleinman shoots all studio photos.
The web team is run by Aymeric Auberger.
Social Media management by Jessye Mehler.
Newvelle is run by:  Elan Mehler and Jean-Christophe Morisseau.