Archive for August, 2012

RON MILES Releases Quiver, Featuring Trio with BILL FRISELL and BRIAN BLADE

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Trumpet Luminary RON MILES
Releases Quiver (Enja/Yellowbird), October 9, 2012

Featuring Trio with BILL FRISELL and BRIAN BLADE

Master trumpeter Ron Miles injects his radiant, lyrical tone directly into the lifeblood of American music on his latest release, Quiver. A compelling, inviting trio date with guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade, Quiver combines the singing melodicism of American folk musics, the heightened communication of the most progressive jazz forms, and an entrancing, airy openness. The album finds three genre-defying musical masters at their creative best, lacing easy camaraderie with virtuosic interaction.

“I conceived it so that there was a lot of space in the music,” Miles told writer and session annotator Chip Stern, “which just makes it a perfect vehicle for Brian and Bill, who are so purposeful in the way they think through a phrase with all of the silences intact and create all of this motion and energy without any wasted gestures or by playing a whole bunch of notes.” (more…)

SEAN WAYLAND Releases Click Track Jazz: Slave to the Machine, Vols. 1 & 2 (Seed Music)

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Visionary Pianist/Composer SEAN WAYLAND Releases His 21st Album,

Click Track Jazz: Slave to the Machine, Vols. 1 & 2 (Seed Music), October 9, 2012Double Album Release Features Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, Mark Guiliana, Donny McCaslin,

Nate Wood, Mark Shim, Jochen Reuckert, Orlando

Le Fleming, James Muller and Matt Penman


Australian-born pianist, composer and keyboardist Sean Wayland creates a stunning work of improvisational jazz/funk on his latest recording, Click Track Jazz: Slave to the Machine, Vols. 1 & 2.  A creative star of Sydney’s jazz scene, Wayland relocated to Brooklyn in 2005 (following a brief earlier stint in New York) and has spent a good part of the last decade living in New York touring and recording mostly with his piano trio featuring Jochen Rueckert andMatt Penman. All the while, Wayland has maintained a high profile in Australia through his collaborations with Australian virtuoso guitarist James Muller and drummer Andrew Gander. Rueckert and Penman both feature prominently on the new double album, which also heavily features rising drum star Mark Guiliana.An extremely prolific instrumentalist and composer, Wayland mines a vein of jazz which has its roots in such influential recordings as Herbie Hancock’s Thrust, Alan Holdsworth’s Secrets and John Scofield’s Blue Matter.  Wayland delivers 26 fresh-sounding compositions on Click Track Jazz as he effortlessly combines influences ranging from jazz piano greats Herbie Hancock and Kenny Kirkland with jazz funk and fusion masters Allan Holdsworth and Wayne Krantz, both of whom Sean has worked with in the last year. Wayland’s studies of composers of various idioms find expression in the truly rare grooves of Click Track Jazz.Deeply rooted in the jazz piano tradition, Wayland strongly feels funk rhythms and electric instruments to be equally worthy of exploration by the serious musician of today. Click Track Jazz combines the tradition of the acoustic jazz piano trio with modern rhythms and newly created instruments including Sean’s own programs created on the computer-based Nord Modular G2X synthesizer. (more…)

Marco Cappelli Releases Music Video for “Django” from The American Dream (Mode Avant)

Friday, August 24th, 2012



by LUIS ENRIQUEZ BACALOV / Italian Surf Academy
Live @ Terrazze dei Candelai, Sferracavallo – Palermo (Italy) – Luglio 2012

Wall Street Journal Features Marco Cappelli’s Italian Surf Academy

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

“Catch A Wave” by Jim Fusilli

As a child in Naples, Italy, guitarist Marco Cappelli had little exposure to American surf music—the instrumental guitar-centric dance sound of the early 1960s popularized by the likes of Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, Link Wray and the Ventures featuring Bob Bogle. But, like many of his countrymen, he heard the twangy surf guitar featured in the film music of Luis Bacalov, Ennio Morricone, Carlo Rustichelli and Piero Umiliani, composers who scored Italian spaghetti westerns, gangster flicks and comedies. (more…)

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