Archive for September, 2012

Be Still by Dave Douglas Featured in New York Times Arts Section

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Be Still by Dave Douglas
Featured in New York Times Arts Section
Mon. Sept. 24, 2012 – Pages C1 & C9
“gorgeous and contemplative…”
– The New York Times


Rez Abbasi’s Continuous Beat in NYTimes Fall Preview

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The New York Times‘ Nate Chinen talked about Abbasi’s upcoming release in the Fall Preview

REZ ABBASI This prepossessing guitarist has made a string of worthy albums in recent years, and on “Continuous Beat” he connects with an especially responsive rhythm team: the bassist John Hébert and the drummer Satoshi Takeishi. Their rapport, and the choice of repertory, partly nods to the memory of Paul Motian, a master drummer and composer-bandleader with whom Mr. Abbasi had plans to collaborate, before Mr. Motian’s death last year. Oct. 9. Enja. (N. C.)

Dave Douglas “Be Still” in NYTimes Fall Preview

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Nate Chinen previews Douglas’ upcoming release on Greenleaf Music for the NYTimes Fall Preview

DAVE DOUGLAS A poignant story lurks behind the Protestant hymns on “Be Still,” the new album by the trumpeter Dave Douglas: they were songs that his mother requested he play at her funeral. But there are stirrings of hope as well as loss on the album, which features the excellent folk singer Aiofe O’Donovan and a strong new working band that includes Linda Oh on bass and Jon Irabagon on saxophone. Sept. 25. Greenleaf. (N. C.)

“Holding It Down” In NYTimes Fall Preview

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Ben Ratliff highlights Vijay Iyer’s upcoming colloboration with rapper-poet Mike Ladd in the NYTimes Fall Preview

VIJAY IYER AND MIKE LADD The jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and the rapper-poet Mike Ladd have a history of collaborating on dense song cycles with social or political context; “Holding It Down” deals with minority veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan, incorporating bits of interviews with specific soldiers. Performing Sept. 19-22 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse (a companion piece, “Sleep Song Chapter Two,” staged Nov. 30-Dec. 1, explores the viewpoint of Iraqi citizens through the war);

Florian Weber’s Biosphere in NYTimes Fall Preview

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Check out New York Times writer Nate Chinen had to say about Weber’s new release Biosphere.

FLORIAN WEBER This German pianist has a background in classical music as well as modern jazz, and he favors an aesthetic of aerodynamic fluency. On “Biosphere” he plays acoustic and Fender Rhodes pianos, finessing a batch of complexly plotted tunes and placing his full trust in the West African guitarist Lionel Loueke and an American rhythm team of Thomas Morgan on bass and Dan Weiss on drums. Tuesday. Enja. (N. C.)

Roy Nathanson at Presents at The Stone, Sept 18-30

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012


Roy Nathanson and Collaborators
Present New Confluences of Words and Music
at The Stone
September 18-30, 2012

New York Times Poetry Critic DAVID ORR,
& Many More

Photo Credit: Charna Meyers


Throughout his career, saxophonist/composer Roy Nathanson has explored the varied connections and confluences of words and music. During the latter half of September, he will present the fruits of his own experiments and those of other artists pursuing similar adventures in sound at The Stone, John Zorn’s artist-centric East Village performance space. (more…)

Angel City Jazz Fest in NY Times

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Check out what the New York Times’ Nate Chinen has to say about the Angel City Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, CA at various locations running Oct 5-7 and Oct 12-14.

ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL Now in its fifth season, this Los Angeles festival has made a point of honoring elder stalwarts alongside up-and-comers, with performances in four different spaces over two weekends. A concert on Oct. 7 at the Ford Amphitheater will feature the Archie Shepp Quartet, the Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, the Mark Dresser Quintet featuring Bobby Bradford, and the Peter Erskine Trio. The following weekend will include a collaboration between the guitarist Bill Frisell and the filmmaker Bill Morrison, along with concerts by the pianist-composers Myra Melford, Marilyn Crispell and Vijay Iyer. For more info, Oct. 5-7 and 12-14. (N. C.)



Fully Altered News Fall 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012


We’ve updated our website with a comprehensive gig listing of all of our current clients. Each client’s page is being updated regularly as well. If you need access to assets such as press photos, cover art, tour dates, press kits, bios, press releases and the like, please consult our site & the respective client pages.

Changing of the Guard

Last week we said goodbye to our amazing assistant Jasmine Lovell-Smith, who by the way just released her debut album, Fortune Songs (Paintbox Records). Jasmine has gone on to pursue a Masters in Jazz Composition at Wesleyan University. Wishing her the best!

We welcome new Fully Altered team member Chris Miller, who brings many unique skills to our team.

Roy Nathanson at the Stone

September 18-30 Roy Nathanson and collaborators present new confluences of words and music at The Stone. Featuring Marc Ribot, Arturo O’Farrill, New York Times Poetry Critic David Orr, and many many more.

For the complete schedule, visit The Stone’s website.


Words And Music: Roy Nathanson at The Stone (The Jewish Week)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

George Robertson was kind enough to include Roy Nathanson’s Stone Curation in his Fall Preview:

Roy Nathanson has always been fascinated by words. When he was an undergraduate at Columbia in the 1970s, he was studying theater. After dropping out he became immersed in the alternative theater scene in the East Village “when I wasn’t practicing saxophone a zillion hours a week,” he recalls. “I always felt I was a storyteller and I tried to work these things into my music — political issues, issues of identity — always a mixture of text and music.”

The co-founder of the Jazz Passengers, with trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, a stalwart of the Radical Jewish Culture circles, Nathanson started writing songs when the Passengers worked with producer Hal Willner in 1994. He also tried his hand at a short story about his father’s long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.


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