Archive for March, 2012

Fully Altered Media **Spring 2012** Release Schedule

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012








Matthew Bourne – Montauk Variations (Leaf) – February 6
Matthew Bourne – solo piano, cello







Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet – Live in Basel (Hate Laugh Music) – February 7
Pete Robbins – alto sax; Mikkel Ploug – guitar; Simon Jermyn – electric bass; Kevin Brow – drums









Vijay Iyer – Accelerando (ACT Music) – March 13
Vijay Iyer – piano; Stephan Crump – bass; Marcus Gilmore – drums







Theo Bleckmann – Hello Earth!  The Music of Kate Bush (Winter & Winter) – March 13
Theo Bleckmann – vocals;  Henry Hey – piano; Skúli Sverrisson – bass; Caleb Burhans – violin, electric guitar; John Hollenbeck – drums







Joel Harrison Septet – Search (Sunnyside Records) – March 27
Joel Harrison – guitar; Donny McCaslin – tenor sax; Gary Versace – piano, organ; Christopher Howes – violin; Dana Leong – cello; Stephan Crump – bass; Clarence Penn – drums









Jerome Sabbagh – Plugged In (Bee Jazz) – April 26
Jerome Sabbagh – tenor sax; Jozef Dumoulin – keyboard; Patrice Blanchard – electric bass; Rudy Royston, drums









Mike Reed – Clean on the Corner (482 Music) – May 15
Mike Reed – drums; Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman – saxophones; Jason Roebke – bass, Josh Berman – cornet; Craig Taborn – piano







Linda Oh – Initial Here (Greenleaf Music) – May 22
Linda Oh – bass; Dayna Stephens – saxophone; Fabian Almazan – piano; Rudy Royston – drums; Jen Shyu – voice









Dave Douglas – Magic Triangle & Leap of Faith (Greenleaf Music/Reissue) – May 5
Dave Douglas – trumpet; Chris Potter – tenor sax; James Genus – bass; Ben Perowsky – drums







Matt Ulery – A Little Light (Greenleaf Music) – June 19
Featuring Grazyna Auguscik & Members of the Contemoorary Music Ensemble “Eighth Blackbird”

Drummer Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things Release Fourth CD ‘Clean On The Corner’

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Out May 15 on 482 Music

Featuring Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman (saxophones), Jason Roebke (bass)

Plus SPECIAL GUESTS: Josh Berman (cornet)
and Craig Taborn (piano)

Having completed their acclaimed trilogy exploring undersung repertoire from Chicago’s jazz, blues and improvised music scene between 1954 and 1960, drummer/composer Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things (PP&T) quartet embarks on a new chapter with their fourth release, Clean on the Corner.


Chicago Bassist & Composer Matt Ulery Weaves Elegant Ensemble Writing on Double Album By ‘A Little Light’, His 4th Release As a Leader

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Out June 19, 2012 on Greenleaf Music

Featuring Grazyna Auguscik & Members of the Contemporary Music Ensemble
eighth blackbird

I am most impressed by the pure emotion captured on this recording. By A Little Light is a pure outpouring of feeling.”
– Dave Douglas, founder, Greenleaf music

Even during a time when eclectic tastes are becoming the norm and a vast diversity of sound is available at the touch of a button, Matt Ulery still seems singularly difficult to pigeonhole. The two releases by his seven-piece jazz ensemble, Loom, sandwich Themes and Scenes, an album of orchestral compositions inspired by film scores. A first-call bassist on the vibrant Chicago jazz scene, he also draws inspiration from Eastern European folk music as a member of the Balkan-flavored ensemble Eastern Blok and via his long-standing collaboration with Polish-born singer Grazyna Auguscik.


Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh Performs New York Release of Plugged In

Friday, March 9th, 2012

May 9th
Cornelia St Cafe


With PETE RENDE – Keyboards, PATRICE BLANCHARD – Electric Bass & RUDY ROYSTON  Drums

The simple act of “plugging in” is easy to take for granted, but it provides power, illumination, charge; the same could be said for connecting a power cord or for the meeting of creative minds. On Plugged In (Bee Jazz), his fifth album as a leader, French-born, Brooklyn-based saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh discovers the spark of inspiration provided by both, assembling an exhilarating electric quartet and collaborating with the jaw-dropping Belgian keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin.


Anthony Wilson News: Widespread Acclaim for Seasons CD/DVD & New Residency at The Blue Whale (Los Angeles, CA)

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Praise for Seasons: Live At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The four guitarists approach the complex counterpoint in Seasons with the precision of a string quartet…throughout the record, the playing and interpretive choices are impeccable.”
– Stereophile
(Editor’s Pick: Recording of the Month, March 2012)


Jeff Gauthier Named First Executive Director of The Jazz Bakery

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Board of Directors of the Jazz Bakery today announced the appointment of Jeff Gauthieras the Bakery’s first executive director. With experience as a nonprofit manager, concert promoter, music producer and musician in Los Angeles, Gauthier brings many relevant skills to the 20-year-old nonprofit organization.  Gauthier will work closely with Ruth Price, Bakery founder, President and Artistic Director.


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