Posts Tagged ‘West Coast’

Scott Amendola/Charlie Hunter Tour West Coast

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Scott Amendola/Charlie Hunter Tour West Coast In Support of Their Second Duo LP, PUCKER, Composed of All New Music by Scott Amendola

Just about a year ago Charlie and Scott released “Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead”, a collection of songs by Charlie.  This October 15th the duo will release a follow-up called PUCKER, which features music written by Scott, except for one song written FOR Scott by his grandfather, the acclaimed guitarist Tony Gottuso.  Tony was a guitar player who lived in and around New York from birth until his passing in 1995. He was featured on The Tonight Show when it was broadcast in NY with Steve Allen as the host. Tony also appears on the legendary record “The Pioneers Of the Jazz Guitar” on Yazoo, as well as playing banjo on the original recording of “Hello Dolly” by Louis Armstrong, and countless other recordings. Tony wrote this song for Scott in the early 90s and this it makes its debut on PUCKER. (more…)

Dylan Ryan Sand West Coast Tour

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Cuneiform Records
Dylan Ryan’s Sand  West Coast Tour,
with Dates in Seattle, Portland, and The Bay Area

Tour Dates

Dec 4, 2013 The Royal Room, Seattle, WA
Dec 5, 2013  The Good Foot, Portland, OR
Dec 6, 2013 Duende, Oakland, CA

Photo Credit: MAGDA WOSINKA

Featuring his volatile trio SandSky Bleached is Dylan Ryan’s debut album under his own name, but the insistently exploratory drummer isn’t making a first impression. A bandstand veteran who’s spent the past decade collaborating with an array of galvanizing musicians across a wide array of creative scenes, he’s probably best known as the catalyst behind the pugnacious prog-jazz sextet Herculaneum. That’s seems likely to change withCuneiform’s release of Sky Bleached. (more…)

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.

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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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