Posts Tagged ‘September’

The Claudia Quintet Fall US Tour Dates For ‘September’ on Cuneiform Records

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The Claudia Quintet Releases September,
It’s Seventh Album
Wit
h Early October U.S. Tour 

East Coast & West Coast Dates

Oct 2 Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA
Oct 3 Le Poisson Rouge – NYC, NY
Oct 4 Firehouse 12 – New Haven, CT
Oct 5 Lewis & Clark College – Portland, OR
Oct 6 Cornish College – Seattle, WA
Oct 7 Willamette University – Salem, OR
Oct 8 Arcata Playhouse – Arcata, CA
Oct 9 Bows & Arrows – Sacramento, CA
Oct 10 Kuumbwaa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 11 Red Cat (Angel City Jazz Fest) –  Los Angeles, CA

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 11.00.39 AMLed by Acclaimed Drummer-Composer John Hollenbeck,The Group Offers Brilliant New Pieces Written During & Inspired By The Month of September

Drummer-percussionist and three-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, one of the most distinctive and respected composers in jazz and new music, has created an estimable body of work since the late ’90s with his Claudia Quintet. Hailed by Nate Chinen of the New York Timesfor their “clockwork intricacy and crisp premeditation … [striking an] accord between the factions of progressive jazz, classical Minimalism and low-glare experimental rock,” the Claudia Quintet tackles Hollenbeck’s highly demanding works with a wry improvising spirit and a backbone of surging, mesmerizing rhythm.

Following up earlier celebrated releases including What Is The Beautiful?,Royal Toast, FOR, Semi-Formal, and I, Claudia the Claudia Quintet returns with September. In the lineup are two newer players: accordionist Red Wierenga, like Hollenbeck an alum of the Eastman School of Music; and (on four tracks) bassist Chris Tordini, a frequent sub for Claudia’s original bassist Drew Gress. Hugely in-demand as a sideman and an inspired bandleader in his own right, Gress appears on six of the 10 tracks that make up September.

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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.

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Portland, OR’s Blue Cranes Release 3rd Album of Indie-Tinged Chamber Music, “Observatories,” September 14, 2010

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

It takes a minute for a band to hurdle growth spurts and become the eloquent ensemble it hopes to be. But striving for a truly individual sound, one that depends on the contributions of each member is a noble goal. After three years as a quintet with two saxophones up front, Blue Cranes have achieved such a victory. They prove it with Observatories.

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