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Guitarist Julian Lage Announces a Northeast Run With Nels Cline (Wilco); Nationwide Dates With Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers); and Touring Behind His Solo Acoustic Record, World’s Fair

Posted on April 9th, 2015 by admin

 

(photo by Justin Camerer)

2015 is already shaping up to be another busy and fruitful year for guitarist Julian Lage. The late-2014 release of Room, a duo album with guitarist Nels Cline, was met to tremendous acclaim: NPR’s All Things Considered, AllAboutJazz, Wondering Sound, and Something Else Reviews. Lage & Cline extensively toured the West Coast in support of the record and will continue with two concert dates in the northeast.  Read the rest of this entry »

Musical Polymath DAVE DOUGLAS Continues Past Explorations of Electronic Music With Groundbreaking Collaboration Featuring SHIGETO

Posted on April 8th, 2015 by admin

HIGH RISKOut June 23 on Greenleaf Music

With Producer/Beat Maker SHIGETO, 
Drummer MARK GUILIANA, And Electric Bassist JONATHAN MARONHIGH RISK, Expands Upon Douglas’ Previous Forays Into Electronic Music, 
Notably On Spark of Being, Moonshine & Freak In

(Stream “Cardinals” From HIGH RISK ft. Shigeto)

The thing we call jazz and the thing we call electronic music are both fundamentally concerned with newness.  Each follows its own particular, seemingly mutually exclusive path of discovery and creation, its own process toward realizing something where before there was nothing: on one hand, through the dynamic, unpredictable, in-the-moment spiritual alchemy of improvisation; on the other hand, through a meticulous, creatively probing exploration and inventive interrogation of technology’s constantly evolving potential.

HIGH RISK is all at once a new musical ensemble – a highly collaborative quartet convened by veteran trumpeter, composer and bandleader Dave Douglas; a new record on Douglas’ own Greenleaf Music imprint – a richly evocative opus, rife with intersecting currents of sound and emotion; and a new conceptual endeavor, grappling with the tricky, even treacherous, but fertile intersection of these two similarly motivated but inherently disparate streams. Read the rest of this entry »

OUT TODAY: Pianist Joey Calderazzo’s Going Home (Sunnyside)

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by admin


(Read Joey Calderazzo’s Player’s Story in Downbeat)

       

Pianist Joey Calderazzo–who is often noted for his illustrious career as a sideman to remarkable saxophonists, Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalisis set to release Going Home (Sunnyside), a trio record under his own name, with bassist Orlando le Fleming  and drummer Adam Cruz, on March 31st.
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Clarinetist/Composer BEN GOLDBERG’s Nine-Piece Opus, ORPHIC MACHINE, OUT NOW via Royal Potato Family & BAG Production Records

Posted on March 26th, 2015 by admin

Album Mastered For iTunes, On CD,
Plus Double 180-gram Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Packaging

Album Brings Together All Goldberg’s Favorite Musicians From 30-Year Career In Music:
NELS CLINE, CARLA KIHLSTEDT, RON MILES,
ROB SUDDUTH, MYRA MELFORD, KENNY WOLLESON, GREG COHEN & CHES SMITH

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Pianist/Composer Myra Melford Receives Widespread Critical Acclaim For Snowy Egret, OUT TODAY

Posted on March 24th, 2015 by admin

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Both
Give Rave Reviews

Melford is In Residence at The Stone (NYC),
TONIGHT Through March 29th
Featuring Past & Present Collaborators: Dave Douglas, Allison Miller, Cuong Vu, Matt Wilson, Nicole Mitchell, Tyshawn Sorey, Mary Halvorson, Ben Goldberg, Chris Speed, Marty Ehrlich and Many More

Stream Two Tracks From Snow Egret 


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THE 37TH ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TOP HEADLINERS

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by admin

 

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Media Contact:Jamey Lundblad
Jamey.Lundblad@cityofchicago.org
312-744-2493
Jazz Institute of Chicago National Media Contacts:
Matt Merewitz
Stephen Buono

THE 37TH ANNUAL CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES TOP HEADLINERS

Festival to Take Place SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2015 At CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER & MILLENNIUM PARK

Festival Celebrates the AACM’s 50th Anniversary, Centenaries of Composer-Arranger Billy Strayhorn & Vocalist Billie Holiday, Plus 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
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Guitarist NELS CLINE & Painter NORTON WISDOM Reprise Ongoing Collaboration, Captured on 2010 DVD, STAINED RADIANCE, To Be Reissued on Cline’s Own Alstro Imprint, Performing at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN (March 28-29) & Wilco Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA (June 26-28)

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by admin


Stained Radiance Available For Pre-Order

Guitarist Nels Cline and Los Angeles-based painter Norton Wisdom–both masters of their medium and long partners in improvisation, joined together in 2009 for an afternoon of sonic and visual improvisation caught on film by Aught Nign. Armed with his guitar and effects, Cline constructs lush soundscapes brought about by Wisdom’s brush-stroke spontaneity. Wisdom in turn follows Cline’s auditory twists creating and recreating the same canvas.

Two mesmerizing performances were included on an out-of-print DVD released in 2010, now being reissued on Cline’s brand new label, The Alstro Imprint, with special features like the Norton Headcam, and a behind-the-scenes look into the sessions.

They have since reprised this collaboration several times, notably as a headliner at the 2011 Winter JazzFest in New York City, about which which The New York Times wrote: “Mr. Cline set up digital loops of electric guitar — edgeless and sludgy chords, spiky and screaming single notes — and Mr. Wisdom worked with brushes and paint on a large back-lighted screen…It was obvious why the collaboration worked: the applications and wiping, the running colors, the constant development — that was what Mr. Cline was doing too. Sound equaled paint.” Read the rest of this entry »

Saxophonist/Clarinetist Andrew Bishop Releases Sophomore Record, De Profundis, With Drummer Gerald Cleaver and Bassist Tim Flood, Seeking Inspiration From Renaissance Composer, Josquin Des Prez

Posted on March 10th, 2015 by admin

Stream Tracks From De Profundis on Soundcloud 


The trio of Andrew Bishop, Gerald Cleaver and Tim Flood have been creating a unique improvisational language for the better part of two decades. Ostensibly helmed by tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Bishop, the trio made their recording debut with 2005’s Time and Imaginary Time and in the intervening ten years, their group sound has continued to develop, resulting in their sophomore record De Profundis.

 

The album features 11 original compositions and improvisations bound into two alternating extended works. The first, “De Profundis”, re-imagines the music of renaissance composer Josquin Des Prez (c. 1440-1521) and places it within the otherwise disparate context of the saxophone trio.

 

Originally inspired by the low tessitura and the dark and mysterious vocal quality of the motet “De Profundis Clamavi”, the compositions rework a two-voice passage of the Benedictus in Missa “Pange lingua”. The other compositions on De Profundis, while still thematically related, are independent of the Josquin Des Prez inspiration, and take full advantage of the trio’s idiomatic and inventive jazz mastery. Read the rest of this entry »

Pianist-Composer Kris Davis Releases Save Your Breath, a Potent Showcase for Her Octet Infrasound, via Clean Feed on May 19th Infrasound – “a living, breathing animal” – features Ben Goldberg, Oscar Noriega, Andrew Bishop & Joachim Badenhorst on bass clarinets, plus a rhythm section of Davis, Nate Radley, Gary Versace & Jim Black

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by admin

Stream Two Tracks From Save Your Breath on Soundcloud

“Over the past couple of years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down pianist Kris Davis.” —
The New York Times

The latest album by pianist-composer Kris Davis – one of the most progressive, prolific figures on New York City’s creative jazz scene – is a showcase for her new octet Infrasound and its mix of jazz intricacy and rock impact. To be released on May 7, 2015, via Clean FeedSave Your Breath is the sound of “a living, breathing wild animal,” as the composer says.  Read the rest of this entry »

Resonance Records To Release 3 Limited Edition LPs For Record Store Day 2015 – April 18, 2015 Never-Before-Released Recordings From Stan Getz & João Gilberto, Wes Montgomery and Larry Young Discovered in Jazz Archives – Keystone Korner In San Francisco, the Indianapolis Jazz Club of Indiana and INA’s Archives of The Office of Radio and Television in France

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by admin

Limited Edition Pressings for Record Store Day Only!

“Selections from Getz/Gilberto ’76”
“Wes Montgomery One Night In Indy
(featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio)”
“Selections from Larry Young In Paris – The ORTF Recordings”

 

On April 18th for Record Store Day 2015, Resonance Records will release three exclusive, limited edition LPs: Selections from Getz/Gilberto ’76Wes Montgomery One Night In Indy (featuring The Eddie Higgins Trio) and Selections from Larry Young In Paris – The ORTF Recordings.

Resonance Records, once again, has unearthed and brought to the surface unreleased musical gems, this time found in archival vaults in San Francisco, Indianapolis and Paris. You’ll find solace that these dangling carrots are sneak peeks of upcoming full length albums to be released by Resonance in the upcoming years. Read the rest of this entry »

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