Wednesday, January 31, 2018

XYQuartet second best Italian band (

Il 2018 comincia bene per
è secondo classificato tra i gruppi italiani ai TOP JAZZ! 

 Il celebre sondaggio della rivista Musica Jazz ha premiato XYQuartet
come secondo miglior gruppo italiano. 
Grazie a Musica Jazz e ai giornalisti e critici che hanno apprezzato la nostra proposta!

Intanto siamo pronti a ripartire, più energici che mai, con XYQuartet per un tour europeo che ci porta in Slovenia, Austria (Vienna), Ungheria (Budapest), Germania, Polonia e Lussemburgo.

Seguiteci e ascoltate i nostri cd (liberamente scaricabili!) sul sito di 

A good new year beginning for
2nd best band at TOP JAZZ referendum!

The popular Top Jazz referendum - engaged since 1982 by the oldest italian Jazz Magazine, Musica Jazz - awarded XYQuartet as the second best jazz band in Italy. Thanks to Musica Jazz and to the journalists and critics who appreciate our proposal!

Now we are ready for the new  XYQuartet European tour towards Slovenia, Austria (Wien), Hungary (Budapest), Germany, Poland and Luxembourg.

Stay tuned and listen to our cds (you can download for free on website)

Voro García Quintet - Live at Jamboree (SEDAJAZZ RECORDS 2018)

"Muy afortunado me siento al poder reunir esta banda de ensueño para tocar mis últimas composiciones y poder grabarlo en uno de los clubes de jazz más emblemáticos de España como es el Jamboree de Barcelona.

También he contado con el aporte de uno de mis técnicos de sonido preferido: Jorge Pérez. Este valenciano cuenta con una experiencia nacional e internacional muy extensa e interesante.

Tengo la suerte también de haber contado con Antonio Porcar, para las fotografías que se incluyen en el disco. Los diseñadores gráficos son los mismos que diseñaron mi último proyecto (

Grabado el 10 de agosto en el Jamboree durante el festival de jazz de MasiMas.

Muchas gracias."

Voro García

1 A la luz
2 Bones
3 Salto al vacío
4 Ibiza Gris
5 Hell Glammer
6 Samba pa tri
7 Stablements

Voro Garcia, trompeta
Chris Cheek, saxo tenor
Peter Bernstein, guitarra
Dee Jay Foster, contrabajo
Jorge Rossy, batería

Quin Kirchner - The Other Side of Time (ASTRAL SPIRITS 2018)

We are so thrilled to present what Peter Margasak has dubbed “The first great jazz record of 2018.”

“The Other Side Of Time” is the debut album from Quin Kirchner, a drummer, composer & sound explorer from Chicago. A consummate sideman, Kirchner has been heard performing & recording with countless musicians in the diverse Chicago music scene including groups led by Jeb Bishop, Greg Ward, Paul Giallorenzo, Bill MacKay, Ryley Walker, Rob Clearfield, Dave Miller, Nick Mazzarella, Nate Lepine, Dave McDonnell, Keefe Jackson and the bands blink., Health&Beauty, NOMO, In Tall Buildings & Wild Belle.

With “The Other Side Of Time,” Kirchner creates a cross-genre, wide-spectrum exploration through his sonic personality. It includes original compositions, spontaneous improvisations, and solo drum pieces alongside interpretations of classics by Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Phil Cohran & Arthur Verocai. Joining him in his working band is an assemblage of Chicago luminaries – Jason Stein, Nate Lepine, Nick Broste, Matt Ulery & Ben Boye.

Beautiful double LP pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, with Stoughton tip-on gatefold jackets and absolutely stunning artwork from Damon Locks (Eternals, Exploding Star Orchestra, Trenchmouth, etc).

1. The Ritual 11:04
2. Brainville 03:48
3. Crossings 03:39
4. Drums & Tines Pt 1 03:51
5. Wondrous Eyes 10:36
6. Limbo / The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers 08:21
7. Resounder 03:16
8. Together We Can Explore the Furthest Beyond 04:13
9. Mumbo Jumbo 05:15
10. Flutter 01:35
11. Karina 04:59
12. Drums & Tines Pt. 2 06:07
13. Armageddon 14:12
14. Ripple 02:21
15. Self-Portrait In Three Colors 03:18

Quin Kirchner - drums, percussion, kalimba, sampler, wurlitzer
Nick Broste - trombone
Nate Lepine - tenor saxophone, flute
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Matt Ulery - bass
Ben Boye - piano on Together...

Recorded at Minbal & Future House in Chicago, IL
Engineered by Nick Broste, Benjamin Balcom & Quin Kirchner
Mixed by Nick Broste at Shape Shoppe
Mastered by Peter Andreadis at All City Mastering
Produced by Quin Kirchner
Artwork by Damon Locks

All compositions by Quin Kirchner (BMI) except
Limbo written by Andrew Hill
The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers & Self Portrait In Three Colors written by Charles Mingus
Brainville written by Sun Ra
Karina (Domingo No Grajaú) written by Arthur Verocai
Mumbo Jumbo written by Paul Motian
Armageddon written by Kelan Phil Cohran

Shakers n' Bakers - Heart Love (February 14, 2018)

In 1968, after years of being one of the most charismatic and controversial characters in the free jazz movement of the 1960’s, the saxophonist Albert Ayler made a recording called “New Grass”, comprised of songs that he had created along with his musical and life partner Mary Maria Parks. These new songs spoke with the directness of the language of R n’ B and Soul music and were produced with a slick sound by Bob Thiele for the Impulse label. This music expresses Albert and Mary Maria’s beautiful vision of a world filled with happiness and universal love. While Albert’s own playing on the record shows the same fire and freedom he exhibited throughout his entire recording career, the album was a departure from the less structured sound of his previously recorded music. This music used the familiar forms of popular music forms to express an ecstatic millennial vision of Heaven on Earth. 

Upon it’s release, the album “New Grass” was subjected to great criticism, most pointedly by some of the people who had championed Albert in his early career and raised him up as a hero of the new jazz. In the magazine “Cricket”, Amiri Baraka and his editors accused Albert of being a “sell-out” who had appeased Impulse Records by making an album that was intended to broaden his appeal to a wider audience. Albert made one more album for Impulse, but within 3 years of the release of “New Grass” he was suddenly gone, the victim of a tragic drowning in the East River. 

The album’s utopian vision and millennial fervor resonate deeply and I have felt for a long time that my group Shakers n’ Bakers was the perfect ensemble to re-visit the rarely heard songs on this recording. In addition to these joyful and visionary songs you will hear some traditional Spiritual songs included here that Albert had previously recorded as well. I have made my case for the connections between the “Vision Songs” of the Shaker religious sect and the music of Albert Ayler in the previous two Shakers n’ Bakers recordings - here I focus only on the second part of that equation, although in the opening recitation you will hear a Shaker text that I uncovered in original manuscript form while doing research in 2013 as a NEH “Summer Scholar” at the NY State Archives in Albany. The opening words of this recording have not been uttered since the mid-19th Century and speak to the power of revelation of the divine through human expression that connects the Shakers and Albert. 

1. Message from Mother Ann
2. Everybody's Movin'
3. Oh Love of Life!
4. Deep River
5. Music is the Healing Force of the Universe
6. A Man is Like a Tree
7. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
8. New Generation
9. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
10. Goin' Home
11. Heart Love 05:08

Shakers n’ Bakers: 

Mary LaRose / Miles Griffith – vocals 
Jeff Lederer – Tenor Saxophone, flute 
Jamie Saft – piano, organ, Baldwin electric harpsichord 
Chris Lightcap – bass 
Allison Miller – drums 


Steven Bernstein – trumpet, slide trumpet 
Kirk Knuffke – cornet 
Joe Fiedler – trombone 
Lisa Parrott – baritone saxophone 

Special guest on #7 and #9 

Matt Wilson – drums 

And the “Heart Love Singers”: 

Amy Cervini, Mary LaRose, Melissa Stylliano, Toni Seawright, Chelsea McClauren. 

All arrangements by Jeff Lederer ç ledrose music (bmi) 

Recorded May 1 and 2 at Systems Two, Brooklyn NY 
Engineered by Mike Marciano 
Mixed by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound. 
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Sound. 

Shaker “Gift Hearts” created by the women of the Shakers community graciously provided by the Hancock Shaker Village. 
Designed by Guillermo Prado, Eight Point Two studio.

Brandon Lopez / Gerald Cleaver / Andria Nicodemou / Matt Nelson - The Industry of Entropy (RELATIVE PITCH RECORDS 2018)

Each member of this quartet comes from varied backgrounds, so that even I was surprised by the line-up: Matt Nelson (from Battle Trance), Andria Nicodemou (Leap of Faith, Boston-based), Brandon Lopez (for Nate Wooley & Ivo Perelman) and Gerald Cleaver (ever in demand & working with William Parker, Roscoe Mitchell & Joe Morris). Certainly this looks like an odd line-up on paper but it works. Starting with “Not”, this quartet has a calm yet frenzied chamber-like quality. Gerald Cleaver’s ever inventive drums are at the center of the storm which seems to flow quickly, all four members burning tightly together, weaving several strands, pulsating organically. On “Now” things slow down for a more spacious resonance, the careful rustling slowly increasing into a more fragmented, somewhat twisted tapestry. Ms. Nicodemou has only been on the scene for a few years but already has a reputation for playing spirited free vibes in a her own way. 

The interplay between her expressive vibes and the rest of the quartet is consistently engaging, if you listen closely you can hear her inserting some fascinating thematic lines in unexpected places. Tenor saxist, Matt Nelson, another up & coming young reeds wiz is also in fine form, pushing things over the top at times and also creating some strong textural sounds which seems to alter the flow. For those who love free music at its best and most focused, this is a real gem. Truly OUTstanding! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

1. Not 05:58
2. Now 23:26
3. Again 06:39
4. Yet 11:53

Matt Nelson - tenor saxophone
Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone
Gerald Cleaver - drums

Louis Beaudoin-de la Sablonnière, Éric Normand, Louis-Vincent Hamel - Brûlez les meubles (2018)

Un rare album de jazz improvisé, ci-produit avec Circum-disc (France).

Le trio Brûlez les meubles est la réunion de trois musiciens aux parcours fort divergeants autour du désir de créer un trio de guitare jazz qui s'iinscrit de façon oblique dans l'histoire du genre. Nourrissant des filliations esthétiques avec de nombreux précurseurs, de Jim Hall à Sonny Sharrock en passant par Abercrombie ou Bill Frisell, le trio se démarque par une indiférence marquée pour les progession harmoniques habtituelles du jazz comme pour les mouvances répétitives et prévilégie des lignes mélodiques à l'harmonie indéfinie (harmolodie?) et des riffs inciisifs.

1. L'affaire digitale 03:48
2. Le bonheur 04:51
3. Éminence 07:09
4. Hypothèse 02:14
5. Chaîne de montagnes 05:55
6. Lacet défait 03:40
7. L'addition des sommets 04:21

Louis Beaudoin-de-la-Sablonnière (guitare)
Éric Normand (basse électrique)
Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums)

Daniel Levin / Chris Pitsiokos / Brandon Seabrook - Stomiidae (DARK TREE RECORDS 2018)

1. Photonectes Gracilis 05:00
2. Eustomias Trewavasae 07:55
3. Chauliodus Danae 02:21
4. Neonesthes Capensis 04:57
5. Opostomias Micripnus 08:20
6. Photostomias Atrox 02:02
7. Echiostoma Barbatum 07:34

Chris Pitsiokos: alto saxophone
Brandon Seabrook: electric guitar

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Last Day to purchase any Season of Newvelle Records without Shipping charges!

We really appreciate the support and belief you've placed in Newvelle Records.  Its because of early adapters, supporters and backers like you that we've come this far and been able to record such beautiful music from some of the world's top artists.   Please excuse our direct outreach, we did not launch a Kickstarter this year, and are counting on our members and backers to sustain this model.    Orders before February 1st will not be charged shipping.

Take a first peek at Steve Cardenas' "Charlie and Bill."  A tribute to Charlie Haden and Paul Motian featuring Loren Stillman, Thomas Morgan and Matt Wilson:

Order any Box Set today and get a free copy of Piano Noir

Read the Michael Fremer review of Piano Noir Here

We are changing our shipping policy.  Starting in February we will be charging shipping to all new orders.  We wanted to give you the chance to order before this policy goes into effect on February 1st.  Thanks again for your support of  and interest in Newvelle Records.

Bill Frisell and Skulli Sverrisson.  Season Three.  ©Anna Yatskevich

The Third Season of Records from Newvelle Features...

6 limited edition, 180 gram vinyl records sent to your door over the course of the year along with a premium Newvelle box set.  

Steve Cardenas is releasing a record dedicated to greats Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. Recording, with a quartet built of long-time collaborators of both titans: Loren Stillman on sax, Thomas Morgan on bass and Matt Wilson on drums, all Charlie and Paul tunes, a couple of which have never been recorded.
The Chicagoan composer and saxophonist Andrew Zimmerman (previously featured on our first release, Frank Kimbrough’s “Meantime”) has put together a drumless quartet featuring pianist Kevin Hays (recording here on the same 9 foot Fazioli that Jack DeJohnette used), the bassist Matt Penman and the great Dave Douglas on trumpet.  Playing the highly lyrical orignal work of Mr. Zimmerman.
Lionel Loueke is releasing his first ever album of standards featuring extraordinary accomplices Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums.
Skúlli Sverrisson and Bill Frisell are releasing their first collaboration. All original music from Skúlli, much of it written for Bill. If you are familiar with Skúlli and Bill's music, you'll know what you're getting into, a record of uncommon depth and beauty.
Incredible Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, John Scofield) is releasing an album of original material with his band featuring Kris Davis, Gerald Cannon and Hery Paz.
Trumpeter Jason Palmer put together an incredible band of his long time New York collaborators for a session of originals and original takes on standards with pianist Leo Genovese (previously featured on his own record on Newvelle), bassist Joe Martin and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Trillmann - FŒN (TANGIBLE MUSIC March 1, 2018)

The four musicians met in New York and decided to keep on playing after moving back to Germany. They all compose for the quartet and found a way to express their approach with an unique style of interaction. Their music is straight composed and leaves detailed space to vary form and dynamic.

1. Murmuration
2. Quarter Pounder
3. Katamarakte
4. Ballade auf 2 Beinen
5. Cycles
6. Over and Out
7. Toekeroe
8. Turtle Rain
9. Sly Fox
10. Trillmann 05:52
11. Foen Sonate 06:45

Fabian Willmann (sax)
Janning Trumann (trb)
Eva Klesse (dr)
Florian Herzog (b)

Janning Trumann / Dierk Peters / Drew Gress / Jochen Rueckert - Be Here, Gone and Nowhere (TANGIBLE MUSIC March 1, 2018)

When Janning Trumann's stay in New York in early 2017 came to an end, a plan matured in him. "I wanted to record something of the music I developed and played in the city for about two years," says the 27-year-old trombonist. The idea was to capture some kind of conclusion or at least some facets of his time in the US. So he called good friends and booked a studio.

1. Permanent Proposal 04:21
2. Dingman 05:45
3. Rose 05:24
4. Clara 04:35
5. Trillmann 05:58
6. Siren 03:55
7. Feel 05:10
8. Where 04:52
9. Snow Patrol 06:52

Dierk Peters - Vibraphone
Drew Gress - Bass
Jochen Rueckert - Drums

Dan Phillips Trio - Divergent Flow (March 1, 2018)

The album begins with the title track “Divergent Flow”, which begins with a composed harmonic line played melodically. This harmonic and melodic material is used as starting point for a group improvisation that leads to and outro melody played by arco bass. The concept of composed melodic material used as an improvisational vehicle is a common theme for the Trio. This is followed by “The Unravelling”, which features a simple melodic theme that is the basis for a rubato improvisation by the group. “Fixed Agenda” is an ostinato that is the jumping off point for Dan and the group to soar. “Extricated From” and Latitude” are free group improvisations that showcase this Trios improvisational approach that is open, democratic and compositional all at the same time in its approach.

“Dip” features minimalist written material with open solo sections for each musician to improvise and then come together for a group improvisation. “Spin Cycle” features a composed melody play over a churning free rhythm by Tim and Krzysztof that gravitates toward a group concept before returning to the melody for the outro.

Dan Phillips is an American guitarist, composer educator and band leader who has worked professionally in New York, Chicago, Bangkok and Tokyo. His Chicago based Trio has released three original recordings “Journey in Mind”, “Moment of Clarity” and “Destination Unknown”. His Bangkok Quartet has two releases “Bangkok Edge” and “Bangkok Edge Live” he also produced an educational/ concert DVD “Jazz Guitar Basics and Beyond”. He is also the leader of the “Chicago Edge Ensemble” which just released its first album “Decaying Orbit” featuring Chicago greats Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop and Mars Williams. He has appeared at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Denmark, Ashikaga City Jazz Festival in Japan, Pattaya Music Festival, Bangkok Jazz Festival, Chiang Mai Jazz Festival and Hua Hin Jazz Festivals in Thailand, and All Souls and Empty Bottle Jazz Festivals in Chicago. Dan has also presented Jazz workshops throughout Asia, Europe and The U. S. He is currently Lecturer of Guitar and Jazz Studies at Silapakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music where he was selected to represent the college at the Montreal Jazz Festival in his senior year in the “Berklee All Star” ensemble. He completed his graduate studies at Northwestern, University. Dan has performed with jazz musicians such as Gerald Wilson, Danilo Pérez, Judy Roberts, Hugo Rasmussen, Jeff Parker, John Stowell, Matt Darriau, JimBlack, Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Ben Street, Chris Speed, Pat Zimmerly, Mike Sarin and Ed Thigpen and many more. 

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Krzysztof Pabian hails from Europe as a classical-trained bassist. He began his music studies at the age of 8 on accordion and piano and switched to bass at age 14. Krzysztof moved to the U.S. in 1993 where he studied at Northwestern University to graduate with two Masters degrees in jazz and classical double bass performance. Krzysztof has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Civic Orchestra and worked in an array of ensembles under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Christopher Eshenbach, Zubin Mehta, George Solti, Lawrence Foster, Pinchas Zukerman and Krzysztof Penderecki to name a few. In the area of jazz Krzysztof has performed with Danilo Pérez, Judy Roberts, Eddie Henderson, Max Roach, Ron Blake, Hamid Drake, Mars Williams, Dave Rempis, Michael Zerang, Jim Baker, Jarek Smietana and the Lincoln Center Jazz Sextet to name the few. Krzysztof has toured throughout North America and Europe with various groups and configurations. 

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Tim Daisy was born on July 15th, 1976, in Waukegan, Illinois, and began playing the drums at age 11. Soon he was involved in a rock band with his brother, playing shows around the northern Illinois and the Southeastern Wisconsin area. At age 17 a friend gave him a copy of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps,” which had a profound impact on him and began his fascination with improvised music. Tim began formal lessons with percussionist Joe Varhula at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, from 1995-1996, and moved to Chicago in 1997, quickly becoming involved with the city’s vibrant improvised music scene. In 1998, he formed Triage with Dave Rempis and bassist Gordon Lewis (who was replaced by Jason Ajemian in 2000). Also at this time, he became involved in the “58 Group,” a modern dance ensemble led by choreographer Ginger Farley, with musical direction by saxophonist and composer Cameron Pffifner. In 2000 Tim joined forces with young alto saxophonist Aram Shelton and bassist Jason Ajemian to form Dragons 1976, and continues to record and tour with this group to this day. Tim joined the Vandermark Five in 2001 and has been an integral member of the band since that time. During this period he also ran the Thursday night improvised music series at The Nervous Center in Chicago. Other active projects include Bridge 61, the Dave Rempis Quartet, Kyle Bruckman’s Wrack, and his own Festival Quartet; past collaborations have included work with the Chicago Improvisers Group, Sound In Action Trio, Unclocked, Arrive, Scott Rosenberg’s Red, and Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Lightbox Orchestra. In November, 2003, Tim was selected as one of “Thirteen Drummers For The Future” by Downbeat Magazine. 

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Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio w/ Jamie Saft - Midtown Tilt (SHHPUMA 2018)

Guitarist Nick Millevoi’s (Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, John Zorn’s Bagatelles) Desertion project has created its second opus, Midtown Tilt. Now using the title Desertion Trio, the band features Johnny DeBlase (Many Arms, Sabbath Assembly) on bass, and Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Talibam!) at the drumkit, and follows 2016’s Desertion by also featuring guest Jamie Saft (Electric Masada, The New Standard Trio with and without Iggy Pop) on the organ. Vibraphonist and percussionist Ashley Tini joins on three tracks. Much like Desertion, the formula for Midtown Tilt continues to follow an instrumental country-folkrock mix with elements from jazz, as we would expect from these musicians.

The musicians improvise as if their lives depend on it, but also evoke an imagery that takes listeners through the history of instrumental electric guitar music. Inspired by the town of Wildwood, NJ and the anachronistic clash of re-imagined cultures seen in its motels and amusements, Midtown Tilt is an amalgamation of jazz, psychedelic blues, surf music, and country rock instrumentals, often reminding us of Neil Young’s Crazy Horse scoring a western. Through Saft’s organ, something else is added: traces of the rhythm and blues played by Booker T. & The M.G.’s and of the blues-rock of bands like The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith. The mix is explosive.

1. Midtown Tilt
2. It’s a Hard World for Little Things
3. Numbers Maker
4. Jai Alai Noon
5. The Myna Bird
6. The Carideon
7. Fascination Fadeaway

Johnny DeBlase . electric bass
Kevin Shea . drums
Jamie Shaft . organ
Ashley Tini . vibes on 3, 5, shakers on 4

Jane Ira Bloom “Early Americans” 2018 Grammy Winner Best Surround Sound Album

Jane Ira Bloom
“Early Americans”
2018 Grammy Winner
Best Surround Sound Album

Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom).
Label: Sono Luminus

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Fernando Garcia CD Release Show For "Guasabara Puerto Rico" Sat., March 10th 9pm @ Teatro Latea

Puerto Rican drummer, composer, and bandleader plans to release his third album this year. It showcases his talents as a drummer and composer, as well as his ability to unite an amazing group of energetic musicians from the New York City Latin-Jazz scene. It also features the Grammy-nominated and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón.

"Puerto Rico native García organically blends folkloric Bomba rhythms and Latin jazz in a myriad of satisfying ways. His simpático crew of youngbloods push the envelope on García's third album as a leader and debut for ZOHO music." - Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

“Fernando has put together a very focused and cohesive recording, surrounded by a talented group of young musicians. The music is rhythmically inventive and extremely smart, built on the rock solid drumming by the leader. In all a very well rounded album, which I hope you enjoy listening to as much as I did.” - Miguel Zenón

The concert will be 9 pm at Teatro Latea: 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

Cover: $15

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