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2015 Fully Altered Media APAP & Winter Jazz Fest Showcase Information

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by admin

2015 Fully Altered Client APAP Showcases

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Fully Altered Media Client Showcase, Winter JazzFest

Friday, Jan 9th: Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures at SubCulture - 45 Bleccker St, 7:15 PM -
Linda Oh – Bass, Ben Wendel – saxophone, Matt Stevens – guitar, Rudy Royston – drumsFriday, Jan 9th: DaveDouglas Quintet at Judson Church

 - 55 Washington Sq Park South, 9:15 PM - Dave Douglas- trumpet, Troy Roberts – tenor saxophone, Matt Mitchell – piano, Linda Oh – bass, Rudy Royston – drums

Friday, Jan 9th: Kris Davis’ Infrasound at SubCulture - 45 Bleecker St, 11:00 PM - Kris Davis – Piano, Gary Vercase – organ, Nate Radley – guitar, Ches Smith – drums, Andrew Bishop, Ben Goldberg, Joachim Badenhorst and Oscar Noriega – bass clarinets

Friday, Jan 9: Anthony Pirog Trio at Carroll Place - 157 Bleecker St, 12:45 AM
(w/ Michael Formanek- Bass, Ches Smith – Drums)

Saturday, Jan 10th: The Cellar & Point at The Player’s Theater - 115 MacDougal St, 1:15 AM-
(w/ Joe Bergen – vibraphone, Christopher Otto -violin, Kevin McFarland – cello, Terrence McManus – electric guitar, Christopher Botta – acoustic guitar and banjo, Greg Chudzik – bass, Joseph Branciforte – drums
(Also performing , 1/10 at 1 PM, Apple Store, SoHo as part of iTunes Live:
103 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012)

Saturday, Jan 10th: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis at SubCulture - 45 Bleecker St, 6:00 PM-
Ryan Keberle – trombone, Mike Rodriguez – trumpet, Jorge Roeder – bass, Kenny Wolleson – drums, Camila Meza – voice

Saturday, Jan 10th: Myra Melford’s Snowy Egret at Zinc Bar - 82 W 3rd St, 6:30 PM-
Myra Melford – piano, Liberty Ellman – guitar, Stomu Takeishi – bass, Tyshawn Sorey – drums, Ben Goldberg – bass clarinet

Saturday, Jan 10th: Theo Bleckmann at Judson Church - 55 Washington Sq Park South, 6:45 PM
Theo Bleckmann – voice, composition, Gary Vercase – piano, Chris Tordini – bass, John Hollenbeck- drums, percussion, w/ special guest Ambrose Akinmusire

Also Appearing at WJF:
Aaron Parks’ Little/Big (Friday, 1/9, 1:30 AM at SubCulture)
Uri Caine/Han Bennink (Friday, 1/9, 12:15 AM at SubCulture)
John Raymond Roots Trio (Saturday, 1/9, 1:30 AM at SubCulture)

Also note:
JAZZ RESOLUTIONS AT GREENWICH HOUSE: FOUR GREAT BANDS,
Thursday Jan. 8, 6-10 PM
Ben Wendel Quartet, Jamie Baum & Short Stories, Michael Blake’s Tiddy Boom, Joel Harrison 4
46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-4770 $10, free with APAP badge Or JazzConnect Registration

Jan 15-18, 2015 – Jazz Standard
Aaron Goldberg Trio at Jazz Standard – CD Release for “The Now” (Sunnyside Records)
(w/ Eric Harland – drums, Reuben Rogers- bass) - 116 E 27th St. New York, NY 10016

Blind Piano Prodigy Justin Kauflin–Star Of Documentary “Keep on Keepin’ On”–Releases “Dedication”; Announces LA & NYC Release Shows

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by admin

PIANIST JUSTIN KAUFLIN RELEASES
MUCH ANTICIPATED ALBUM,
DEDICATION (Jazz Village),
PRODUCED BY QUINCY JONES,
on JANUARY 13, 2015

HIS FIRST ALBUM SINCE BEING SIGNED BY
QUINCY JONES AND
THE RELEASE OF THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY,
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, CHRONICLING HIS MENTORSHIP & FRIENDSHIP WITH JAZZ LEGEND CLARK TERRY

ANNOUNCES RELEASE SHOW CONCERTS AT
L.A.’s THE BLUE WHALE & NYC’s THE JAZZ STANDARD

DEDICATION STREAM FEATURED ON WBGO’S “RADAR”

 

“The most surreal moment was when I was at the table between Quincy and Clark, seeing their relationship after 70 years…[that] brought everything home to me. Quincy is one of those students! I’m one of those students!” – Justin Kauflin

“Tradition” is an overused word in jazz—tradition is important, but the continuum of jazz is far more important because it’s not just about where the music’s been but where it is going in the future. Two people that symbolize the continuum are pianist Justin Kauflin and his mentor, iconic trumpeter Clark Terry. Directed by Alan Hicks, the film Keep On Keepin’ On poignantly documents this relationship: Terry, who has wielded tremendous influence throughout jazz history, and Kauflin, an up-and-coming pianist with remarkable technique and highly sensitive ears, who harnesses the teaches of Terry with a wide swath of influences. Ultimately, Kauflin emerges from his trials as a veritable champion, symbolizing the aforementioned tradition of moving forward.  Keep On Keepin’ On is not just about Terry—it’s about two noteworthy individuals whose talent, warmth, and giving natures reinforce each other through life’s struggles as they make beautiful music together and separately. A.O. Scott, the film critic for The New York Times, quipped that the film was “a source of unending joy” while The Huffington Post called it “beautiful”, “poetic” and “brave”.

Pianist Aaron Goldberg Debuts “The Now” With His Trio at The Jazz Standard January 15th-18th

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by admin

Acclaimed Pianist Aaron Goldberg Debuts 
The Now (Sunnyside Records)
At The Jazz Standard on January 15th-18th, 2015
Featuring His Working Trio of The Last 16 Years,

Bassist Reuben Rogers, and Drummer Eric Harland

Exclusive Stream of Track From The Now
on Aaron Goldberg’s Soundcloud

Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua RedmanWynton MarsalisKurt RosenwinkelGuillermo Klein and many more. On his new release The Now,Goldberg reunites with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, the virtuoso rhythm team going all the way back to his 1998 debut Turning Point. On their fifth outing together, the trio foregrounds a central truth about the art of playing jazz: that no two performances will be the same because the music is created, in Goldberg’s words, “in the dynamic plane of the present.”

“A jazz record is literally one moment in time,” Goldberg explains. “Each song captures those five minutes, and not more. This is especially counterintuitive when you think about iconic jazz recordings like Kind of Blue, where we can all sing every solo. That record would sound totally different, we’d all be singing different solos, if it’d been recorded five minutes later or even five seconds later. That aspect of jazz is what makes it magical for me. I think every time you make an album you contribute to this illusion that jazz operates like other forms of music, where you figure out the song, you practice it, you play it a million times, then you record the definitive version. Jazz doesn’t work like that, and I felt it was time to explicitly wrestle with this in some thematic way.”


(Exclusive Stream of Track From The Now Available on Aaron Goldberg’s Soundcloud)
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The Cellar & Point to Play NYC Winter Jazz Fest & iTunes Live, Apple Store SoHo 1/10; THE CELLAR AND POINT PRESENTS: An Eclectic Concert Series at Spectrum NYC, Four Nights Throughout January

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by admin

After The Release of Their Acclaimed Debut Record,
Ambit (Cuneiform), Garage-Chamber Septet THE CELLARAND POINT 
To Be Featured In 2015 Winter Jazz Fest & 
at iTunes Live, Apple Store SoHo on Saturday 1/10 

THE CELLAR AND POINT To Curate A Four-Night  Residency at Spectrum NYC Throughout January, Paying Homage To Some Of Its Greatest Musical Inspirations Across A Variety Of Genres

After the successful October release of their debut record Ambit (Cuneiform), TheCellar & Point–the exciting, New York City based “garage chamber” ensemble–will be making two New York City appearances in the forthcoming days: on January 10th at 1PM, they will be playing at the Apple Store, SoHo as part of iTunes LIVE, and that evening at 1:15 AM, they will play at the Player’s Theater as part of the New York City Winter Jazz Fest

 

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Posted on January 6th, 2015 by admin

Two Veteran Musicians, Pianist MICHAEL WOLFF & Drummer
MIKE CLARK 
Extend a 45+ Year Musical Friendship on  
Wolff & Clark Expedition 2Out Februrary 24, 2015 on RANDOM ACT RECORDS

From Apprenticing with Jazz Legends Nancy Wilson, Cannonball Adderley, Cal Tjader, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Airto Moreira, Vince Guaraldi, Chet Baker;
To Gigs With The Arsenio Hall Show, Brand X, Les Claypool, Charlie Hunter; To Returning To Their Roots Playing Jazz With Christian McBride, Wallace Roney, Hailey Niswanger & Daryl Johns

 Exclusive Stream of Expedition 2 Tracks on Fully Altered Soundcloud Page 

With the release of Wolff and Clark Expedition 2, on Random Act Records, pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark offer the second document of their kinetic collaboration. As on their first Expedition, the masters play with the hunger and energy of musicians half their age, offering—as Jazz Times put it—a “groove-minded, harmonically savory” mix of straight-ahead, rockish, funky andLatin jazz, “inventively arranged, expertly performed and a lot of fun to listen to,” but addressing the repertoire with what Clark calls a “jazzier,” on-the-highwire orientation stemming from frequent bandstand interaction. Adding fuel to the combustible environment of exploration, chance-taking and musical conversation are bass giant Christian McBride, who performs on six selections (17-year-old virtuoso Daryl Johns plays on four); trumpet titan Wallace Roney, who uncorks two brilliant solos; and scintillating newcomer Hailey Niswanger on soprano andalto saxophone.
“Michael brings out my experimental, pushing-the-envelope side,” says Clark, 68, a drum icon since the ’70s for the innovative funk beats that propelled Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. “With him, I can live emotionally. There are fantastic players that you have to keep time for–or stay in a certain direction that doesn’t allow you to get too loose. But Michael’s feel allows me to take it as far as I want to. I can be over-the-bar or polyrhythmical, or attempt to play like Max Roach. He knows so much history; he can translate my stuff without even thinking about it.”

Wolff, 62, whose early associations include Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderley andNancy Wilson, notes another mutual affinity. “We came up when everybody was loving all different kinds of music,” he says. “You were proud to play the different styles, without putting yourself in a box. As a youngster in the Bay Area, I could play funk like a funk guy and Latin like a Latin guy. When we play, we bring the energy from all the cats we’ve played with, but with the attitude and vocabulary of today.

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Acclaimed Norwegian Improvising Ensemble ATOMIC, Releases “Lucidity” & Announces North American Tour In Support

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by admin

Acclaimed Scandinavian Collective Ensemble, ATOMIC, Set to Release Their Eleventh Record, Lucidity (Jazzland)

Atomic to Embark Upon An Extensive North American Tour In Support of The Record

Exclusive Stream of Tracks From Lucidity on 
Fully Altered Media Soundcloud

Since their inception in 2000, the Scandinavian ensemble, ATOMIC, has garnered widespread notoriety not only for being a clear antidote to fellow Norwegian improvisers on labels such as ECM, but, moreover, for creating a completely unique and identifiable sound altogether, one which seamlessly marries both the American and the European Free Jazz traditions. Since they are equally indebted to the music of Archie Shepp as they are to Derek Bailey, it should come as no surprise that ATOMIC uses those traditions as sources of inspiraton and not as restrictions on their creativity.

No strangers to the touring circuit, ATOMIC were on the road almost as soon as they were formed, and since 2000, they have extensively toured throughout Europe, Japan and the US. They have released 12 CD’s including their 2010 releases Theater Tilters Vol 1 & 2– in conjunction with their 10 year anniversary–and There’s a Hole in The Mountain in 2013.Atomic’s newest release, Lucidity is their thirteenth and is set for a mid-March release onJazz Land Recordings.

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Singer Joanna Wallfisch Releases “The Origin of Adjustable Things” via Sunnyside Records, March 3rd, 2015

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by admin

London-Born, New York-Based Singer & Composer
Joanna Wallfisch Releases
The Origin of Adjustable Things (Sunnyside Records)

An Extraordinary Duo Project with
Acclaimed Pianist Dan Tepfer
Featuring Wallfisch’s Searching Originals & Imaginative Covers of Tim Buckley, Radiohead And More

Album to Be Released on March 3rd, 2015
via Sunnyside Records

 

Stream Tracks from The Origin of Adjustable Things

“Wallfisch, a daring young jazz singer who relocated from London to New York
not quite a year ago continues to make her presence felt…”
Time Out New York, (August 2013)

“Wallfisch’s soaring and expressive voice combines with superb playing from
Big Apple musicians to create a fascinating and original set of songs.” - AllAbout Jazz

Hailed by the great Fred Hersch as “a real discovery – a first-rate musician in every way,” British vocalist Joanna Wallfisch has built an impressive profile since her move to New York from London in 2012. She takes a bold step forward in her creative journey with The Origin of Adjustable Things, a stark and expressive duo album with rising piano master Dan Tepfer. In the mysterious poetry of her lyrics, the freshness of her harmonic choices and the expansiveness of her sonic palette, Wallfisch sets a high bar as she and Tepfer explore a musical universe of their own making.

Of the album title, Wallfisch recalls: “It first appeared when I was waterskiing with my family, looking at this rope, and I thought, ‘I wonder what the first of adjustable thing was.’ It was a whimsical question, and I love where it can lead you in your imagination. A song is an adjustable thing, music is an adjustable thing. It’s down to the listener to interpret it, so the interpretation too is adjustable.”

Wallfisch commands attention right away with the lilting 7/8 meter and wordless percussive line of “This Is How You Make Me Feel,” interweaving and harmonizing with Tepfer’s piano in an inventive dance. “This album is very much a result of the personal and musical connection we share,” says Wallfisch of Tepfer, who served as engineer on the main recording session as well.

Wallfisch also relates how working with Tepfer has “opened my eyes to certain things, the biggest being the very many ranges of expression within my voice, and allowing myself to be more vulnerable. The stage, to me, has always been a place of composure, confidence and assuredness. I’ve since let myself explore vulnerability and I’ve been surprised not only by how effective it is, but how natural it feels to be a little more open and raw, not only onstage but also in my writing.”

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Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Matt

Music Industry Veteran Katherine McVicker Launches New Firm, Music Works International Packed With Top Talent

Posted on December 10th, 2014 by admin

Music Industry Veteran KATHERINE McVICKER Launches New International Booking Agency Packed with Top Talent

MUSIC WORKS INTERNATIONAL Roster
Includes 2015 Grammy Nominees: Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Jason Moran, Lalah Hathaway, & Ruthie Foster, Plus Stars Lizz Wright, Kurt Elling, Vijay Iyer, Joshua Redman, Richard Bona, The Gloaming, Justin Kauflin, and Martin Hayes.

 

For nearly three decades, the name Katherine McVicker has been synonymous with quality, integrity, creativity, reliability, and a steadfast commitment to the artists, managers and presenters she works with.

After 28 years of booking world renowned artists, Ms. McVicker’s new venture, Music Works International (MWI) will focus on international booking, ranging from Ireland to Russia, through Turkey, Greece and the Middle East and extending through  Africa.  McVicker is best known as the European agent for dozens of artists including Norah Jones, Dianne Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, McCoy Tyner and The Bad Plus, to a name a few.

(Renowned Singer Dianne Reeves, Music Works International Client)

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PIANIST JUSTIN KAUFLIN RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED 2nd ALBUM, DEDICATION (JAZZ VILLAGE), PRODUCED BY QUINCY JONES OUT ON JANUARY 13th, 2015 HIS FIRST ALBUM SINCE BEING SIGNED BY QUINCY JONES & THE RELEASE OF THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, CHRONICLING HIS MENTORSHIP & FRIENDSHIP WITH THE JAZZ LEGEND CLARK TERRY

Posted on December 4th, 2014 by admin

               

STREAM TWO TRACKS FROM DEDICATION NOW 

The most surreal moment was when I was at the table between Quincy and Clark, seeing their relationship after 70 years…[that] brought everything home to me. Quincy is one of those students! I’m one of those students!” – Justin Kauflin

Protégé” by Tad Friend of The New Yorker

The New York Times Arts & Leisure Interview With Justin Kauflin

Justin Kauflin and Quincy Jones’ Appearance on NBC’s The Today Show

A.O. Scott of The New York Times Review of Keep on Keepin’ On

Review of Keep on Keepin’ On in  The Wall Street Journal 

“Tradition” is an overused word in jazz—tradition is important, but the continuum of jazz is far more important because it’s not just about where the music’s been but where it is going. Two people that symbolize the continuum are pianist Justin Kauflin and his mentor, iconic trumpeter Clark Terry. Directed by Alan Hicks, the film Keep On Keepin’ On is all about this: Terry’s tremendous influence upon jazz history, and Kauflin, an up-and-coming pianist with remarkable technique and highly sensitive ears, harnessing a wide swath of influences—including he tutelage of Terry—to come through trials as a veritable champion, symbolizing the aforementioned tradition moving forward. Keep On Keepin’ On is not just about Terry—it’s about two noteworthy individuals whose talent, warmth, and giving natures reinforce each other through life’s struggles as they make beautiful music together and separately.

Terry is unto himself a virtual “school” of jazz. He is among the first true jazz educators; having taught and/or mentored Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Wynton & Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Helen Sung, singers Dianne Reeves and Jackie Ryan, and drummer Terri Lynn Carrington. To composer, arranger, and conductorQuincy Jones, both Terry and Kauflin are especially important. Terry imparted much knowledge to the young Jones, then embarking on his musical journey as a trumpeter. Later, in the spirit of giving (and the aforementioned continuum), Jones, when established as leader of his own big band, employed Terry as featured soloist in his band.

As if to complete the circle, Kauflin—who met Jones via Terry—joined him on his2013-2014 Global Gumbo World Tour, showcasing the wealth of talent Jones has begun to mentor and develop over the last five years. Bringing us to the present: Of Kauflin, Jones has said, “Simply a beautiful cat…you can feel it in every note he plays.” The multiple GRAMMY-winning Jones produced Kauflin’s second album as a leader and debut for Jazz VillageDedication.

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