Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Guitarist Gilad Hekselman Releases Fourth Album, THIS JUST IN (Jazz Village)

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

A Rapid Fire & Globally Relevant Endeavor,
Guitarist/Composer Gilad Hekselman Makes Commentary on Present Day Society’s 24/7 Information Glut,
On This Just In,
Featuring Hekselman’s Core Quartet: Saxophonist Mark Turner,
Bassist Joe Martin & 
Drummer Marcus Gilmore

Out APRIL 9, 2013 (Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi)
(Updated Global Release Date)

In the age of 24-hour cable news stations, the internet, smartphones and social media, the news cycle moves at an ever-quickening pace. On his scintillating fourth album, This Just In (Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi), guitarist Gilad Hekselman takes a cue from that rapid-fire information stream and files his latest report from the front lines of modern jazz. (more…)

Vijay Iyer Begins 4 Night Run at Jazz Standard Sept 22-25

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

photo by Lynne Harty

Vijay Iyer‘s working trio with Marcus Gilmore and Stephan Crump is playing at New York’s Jazz Standard Thursday through Sunday, September 22-25.  They’ve just recorded a follow-up album to 2009’s Grammy-nominated Historicity; the new trio disc is slated for a March 2012 release on ACT Music.   At the Standard, the first two nights (Thurs-Fri, Sept 22-23) showcase the trio’s new and newly arranged music;  the second two nights (Sat-Sun, Sept 24-25), Vijay expands to a sextet, similar to the one that played at Castle Clinton a few months ago for the River to River Festival, with tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, altoist Steve Lehman, and cornet & flugelhorn player Graham Haynes.


This is Ben Williams Week!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Two nights ago, bassist Ben Williams, winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition sold out The Harlem Stage Gatehouse on the heels of the release of his debut album, State of Art(Concord Jazz).


Trumpeter, Composer, And Filmmaker VOLKER GOETZE Documents Sonic Snapshots Of Places And Cultures, From Africa To New York, On His New Recording For Jazz Orchestra, ‘NY10027’

Friday, June 24th, 2011

“What a great CD! Powerful writing by Volker, combining jazz, classical and African elements. And if you think you know Lenny Picket from Tower of Power and Saturday Night Live, check him out on ‘Solace’.” – Jim McNeely

History can be perplexing for modern bandleaders. Breaking new ground while retaining traditional beauty isn’t exactly easy. But on NY 10027 Volker Goetze has come up with a win-win approach that does exactly that. The trumpeter-composer has lots of skills when it comes to balancing craft and experimentation, and they give his orchestra debut a sturdy feel that boasts plenty of personal perspective.


Cellist Erik Friedlander Finds Inspiration in a 1971 Visit to Virginia Bluegrass Festival On His New Album, Bonebridge

Monday, May 30th, 2011

To Be Released June 7, 2011 on SkipStone Records

Erik Friedlander’s Bonebridge is a collection of spirited pieces with intelligent twists and turns, and a distinctive American flavor. Pairing his cello with Memphis native Doug Wamble’s savvy slide-guitar makes for a buoyant and expressive front line: the two instruments are kindred spirits when played in this fresh context.


Joe Fiedler Trio’s Sacred Chrome Orb Out Now; NYC & East Coast Tour Dates

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Versatile Trombonist JOE FIEDLER Releases SACRED CHROME ORB, March 29 on Yellow Sound Records

Tour Dates Around NYC & East Coast Following CD Release

Anyone who’s ever puzzled over the oddly altar-like mirrored globes that serve as the centerpiece of many a suburban garden will instantly be in on the joke that provided the title for trombonist Joe Fiedler’s Sacred Chrome Orb (Yellow Sound Records, release date March 29). While Fiedler attaches no particular significance to the name, it does represent a delight in the incongruous, a refreshingly skewed perspective, and an off-kilter sense of humor, all qualities that pervade the music of his unique, intensely expressive trio.


Steven Lugerner Releases Double Album, Plays Brooklyn & Bay Area Shows

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Lugerner Joined By Myra Melford, Darren Johnston & Matt Wilson
On These Are The Words, Based on Kabbalist Numerical System

Lugerner’s Septet With His New York Peers Featured on Narratives

A Bay Area transplant to the NYC scene, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner releases two albums that display the full spectrum of his compositional abilities. A student of such luminaries as Fred Hersch, Ralph Alessi, Jamie Baum, Jane Ira Bloom and fellow multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow, Narratives features Lugerner’s working septet, while on These Are The Words he is joined by trumpeter Darren Johnston, pianist Myra Melford, and drummer Matt Wilson.


Pianist/Composer Dan Tepfer Releases Trio Album “Five Pedals Deep” on Sunnyside Records – October 26, 2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Album features Dan Tepfer (piano),  Thomas Morgan (bass)
and Ted Poor (drums)

@ Jazz Standard
October 26, 2010
(7:30 & 9:30pm)

Exclusive Album Preview & Online Press Kit:
Dan Tepfer Trio — Five Pedals Deep
(contact us for password)


Fully Altered Media Client Release Schedule **Fall 2010**

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Vijay Iyer – Solo (ACT Music) – August 31
Iyer’s 1st solo piano recording


Blue Cranes – Observatories (self-released) – Sept. 14
Portland, OR chamber jazz group w/ Reed Wallsmith (saxes), Sly Pig (saxes), Rebecca Sanborn (keyboards), Keith Brush (bass), Ji Tanzer (drums)

Eddie Gomez & Cesarius Alvim – Forever (Plus Loin Music) – Sept. 14
Bass/Piano Duo w/ Eddie Gomez (bass), Cesarius Alvim (piano)

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green – Apex (Pi Recordings) – Sept. 28
w/ Mahanthappa (alto sax), Bunky Green (alto sax), Jack DeJohnette (drums on half), Jason Moran (piano), Francois Moutin (bass), Damion Reid (drums on half)


Since we last posted…Pete Robbins released a record!

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Since our last post, Pete Robbins record siLENT Z Live came out on the alto saxophonist’s own imprint, Hate Laugh Music. Pete had two consecutive CD release shows at The Tea Lounge in Park Slope, Brooklyn and at Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan which received nice preview coverage from The New York Times who called siLENT Z “a willfully progressive outfit” and Time Out New York who wrote “In saxist Pete Robbins’s siLENT Z project, highly developed harmony, complex meter and searing improv merge with a world of experimental loops, ambient soundscapes, hard beats and general abandon. The ’70s term jazz-rock doesn’t cut it, so the best description of this outfit is probably the artist’s own: Brooklyn prog-modern (post)jazz.”


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