Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Søren Bebe - Music for Ballet Class: Songs from the 1940's (October 5, 2021)

A leading pianist on the European jazz and contemporary music scene, Copenhagen-based Søren Bebe is most often compared to fellow Scandinavians, Tord Gustavsen and the late Esbjörn Svensson.

Søren’s busy touring schedule has included most of Europe, as well as the US, China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil and Morocco.

1. Come Sunday (Warm up) 02:51
2. But Beautiful (Plié) 03:16
3. Lover Man (Tendu) 01:49
4. Paper Doll (Tendu) 01:36
5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Tendu) 02:07
6. I'm Beginning to See the Light (Jeté) 00:54
7. Groovin' High (Jeté) 00:46
8. Take Five (Jeté in 5/4) 01:12
9. In a Sentimental Mood (Rond de jambe à terre) 02:08
10. Nature Boy (Fondu) 02:34
11. Tuxedo Junction (Frappé) 00:48
12. Four Brothers (Frappé) 00:51
13. God Bless the Child (Rond de jambe en l'air with port de bras) 03:42
14. Brazil / Aquarela do Brasil (Petit battement) 01:09
15. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons (Adagio) 03:18
16. Take the "A" Train (Grand battement) 01:09
17. We'll Meet Again (Tendu) 04:05
18. When You Wish Upon a Star (Adagio) 03:17
19. People Will Say We're in Love (Pirouettes - waltz) 03:20
20. Bésame Mucho (Pirouettes - tango) 03:13
21. How High the Moon (Small jumps in 2/4) 01:17
22. How High the Moon (Small jumps in 6/8) 01:13
23. You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You (Small jumps) 02:23
24. Donna Lee (Allegro) 01:34
25. You Are My Sunshine (Allegro) 02:03
26. I Could Write a Book (Allegro) 01:23
27. No Moon / Young Love (Allegro) 01:38
28. You'll Never Walk Alone (Grand allegro) 02:51
29. Amor (Coda) 02:14
30. As Time Goes By (Reverence) 02:17

Saturday, October 9: Lena Bloch & Feathery celebrate new album with live and live streamed concert

Saxophonist Lena Bloch and her quartet Feathery celebrate Rose of Lifta, their stunning new album of original music, with release concerts in Brooklyn

• Saturday, October 9 at Soapbox Gallery - Live and live-streamed 

• Wednesday, November 10 at Scholes Street Studio - Live

With a remarkably cohesive band featuring pianist Russ Lossing, bassist Cameron Brown, and drummer Billy Mintz, Rose of Lifta (out October 8, 2021 via Fresh Sound New Talent), a follow up to the acclaimed 2017 Heart Knows, demonstrates once again her three-tier excellence as a saxophonist, composer, and a bandleader whose approach nurtures listening, trust, and musical freedom.

4.5 stars “…a group that crafts a spacious, wide-open sound full of spontaneous beauty and unpredictability...The music has a delicacy of four-way articulation underlain by an on-the-sleeve emotional, longing-for-home honesty in creation of a distinctive quartet sound for which comparisons cannot be found. Fresh and beautiful stuff.”
– Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

On Saturday, October 9, Bloch's quartet will perform at Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean St., Brooklyn. Admission to the 8 p.m. concert, which will also be streamed, is pay what you can. Information HERE

They also perform on Wednesday, November 10 at Scholes Street Studio, 374 Lorimer St., Brooklyn. Admission at the door for the 7:30 p.m. concert is $15. Information HERE