Archive for July, 2009

Fully Altered Media Client Release Schedule **Summer & Fall 2009**

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

August

Ben Perowsky Quartet – Esopus Opus (Skirl) – August 11
w/ Perowsky (drums), Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet), Drew Gress (bass), Ted Reichman (accordion, keyboards)

The Waitiki 7 – Adventures in Paradise (Pass Out Records) – August 18
w/ Zaccai Curtis (piano), Tim Mayer (saxes, flutes), Randy Wong (bass), Lopaka Colón (birdcalls, percussion), Jim Benoit (vibes), Helen Liu (violin), Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums, vibes, percussion) + special guest Mike Dease (trombone)

Stefon Harris & Blackout – Urbanus (Concord Jazz) – August 25
w/ Harris (vibraphone, marimba), Marc Cary (keyboards, piano, effects), Ben Willams (bass), Casey Benjamin (alto sax, vocoder), Terreon Gully (drums)

Rez Abbasi – Things to Come (Sunnyside) – August 25
w/ Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto sax), Vijay Iyer (piano), Dan Weiss (drums), Johannes Weidenmuller (bass) + Kiran Ahluwalia (Hindustani vocals), Mike Block (cello)

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Stefon Harris & Blackout Return With “Urbanus” on Concord Jazz, August 25

Sunday, July 26th, 2009
Urbanus cover art

Stefon Harris & Blackout - "Urbanus" cover art

Stefon Harris and Blackout to Release
Urbanus
On Concord Jazz August 25, 2009

Concord Jazz today announced the release of vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris’s 7th album as a bandleader and Concord debut, Urbanus.   The new release picks up where 2004’s Evolution left off in that it features Blackout, his scintillating ensemble that’s as versed in modern jazz as it is with rhythms, melodies and soundscapes associated with R&B, pop, hip-hop and funk.  The 10-track-album will be available August 25, 2009.

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New Rez Abbasi Disc, “Things to Come” out August 25 on Sunnyside

Sunday, July 26th, 2009
"Things to Come" cover

"Things to Come" cover

Pakistani-American Guitarist Rez Abbasi
Releases Things to Come,
August 25th on Sunnyside Records

Album Features Stunning Composition and Improvisation
From Culturally Diverse Top New York Musicians
(Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss
+ Special Guests Kiran Ahluwalia and Mike Block)

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Early Buzz for Tyshawn Sorey’s “Koan”

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Composer Tyshawn Sorey (who is best known as a drummer) is featured as the lead music story by music/film/travel scribe Steve Dollar in the current week’s issue of Time Out New York (see the story here). The article is pegged to Tyshawn’s upcoming month of programming during August at The Stone, John Zorn’s renowned experimental music venue in New York’s Lower East Side and an upcoming new CD release with guitarist Todd Neufeld and bassist/guitarist Thomas Morgan.

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Matt Wilson Quartet reviewed in NY Times

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Ben Ratliff of the New York Times reviewed the new recording by veteran drummer and bandleader, Matt Wilson in Monday’s New York Times Arts section. It’s called “That’s Gonna Leave a Mark” and it’s the latest release from Matt’s Quartet on Palmetto Records.

Read the review here.

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