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|March Is Women’s History Month|
New CD From
MADELEINE & SALOMON
“A WOMAN’S JOURNEY”
Artist: MADELEINE & SALOMON
Title: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY
Label: Tzigart/Promiseland PL0012
Release Date: JANUARY 2018
Artist Website: www.madeleine-salomon.com
UPC Code: 3 760100 040159
Clotilde : vocals, flute
Alexandre Saada : Piano, Rhodes, Clavinette, back vocals
All arrangements by : Madeleine & Salomon
Track listing w/ track time
1. Image (Nina Simone, William Waring Cuney) 1:55
2. Swallow song (Mimi Farina, Richard Farina) 2:16
3. All the Pretty Horses (Traditional) 3:19
4. No Government/High School Drag (Nicolette, Philip Anthony Johnson
/ Mel Welles) 4:52
5. At seventeen (Janis Ian) 2:23
6. Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday, Abel Meeropol) 3:09
7. Save the children (Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye) 4:32
8. Bain libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:22
9. Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:19
10. The End of Silence/Mercedes Benz (Elaine Brown/Janis Joplin) 4:25
11. Les eurs (Charles Stepney, Richard Rudolph) 2:07
12. Bain Libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:51
13. Four women (Nina Simone) 6:35
14. Vous Faites Partie de Moi (Cole Porter, Josephine Baker) 2:39
15. Le Jour né de la Femme (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 3:54
Madeleine & Salomon is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flutist Clotilde and the pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Alexandre Saada.
Long-term friends, they discovered, during a tour of Asia, in 2014, that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon with its minimalist music stamped in impressionist poetry.
They took advantage of the Melbourne Recital Centre (Australia) invitation in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their decidedly original fashion, and record their first album A Woman’s Journey. This homage to American female protest songstresses is enriched on stage by free improvisations inspired by dreamlike short films specifically edited from stock shots.
A lonely voice, surveying a minor scale and reciting fundamentally feminist lines. Thus commences this first album of Madeleine & Salomon, “A Woman’s Journey”. A minimalist and delicate duo tackling a humanist and rebellious repertoire. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance, “less is more” their essence.
The epic and libertarian duo Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook to cover it with loving-kindness tinged with a minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Their 1st album A Woman’s Journey reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoirefrom Nina Simone to Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday to Josephine Baker.
Vocalist and flutist Clotilde (CLOW-TEELD) completed her studies in jazz and improvised music at the IACP and EDIM schools. She also explored world music vocal techniques ,developing an original approach to the voice as a multifaceted and narrative instrument. In 2007, Clotilde released Live au 7 Lézards. Accompanied by guitarist Hugo Lippi, the album was acclaimed by Jazzman, Jazzmag and Jazzhot magazines.
Pianist , composer, and multi - instrumentalist Alexandre Saada [SAH - AH - DAH]
studied classical music for ten years before expanding to include jazz, pop, and song, stud ying under Michel Petrucciani. Since his installation in Paris in 1999 he has not only carved out his own career of compos ing, performing and lead ing but has also worked alongside many artists as Leonore Boulanger, Electricdiva and Malia. In 2010 he performed solo at the Saint - Germain Jazz Festival. He has compose d for cinema, garnering a purse of the Sacem. In 2014 h e released Continuation to the end , followed by Portraits in 2015 .
Ori Dagan Notes:
Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produces an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, I have surrounds himself with Canada's finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan's critically acclaimed releases "S'Cat Got My Tongue" (2009) and "Less Than Three <3" (2012) established a daring musical adventure on the global jazz landscape. In recent years he has won numerous accolades for his witty original songs, from "Googleable," his ode to a search engine, to the anthem for the rhythmically challenged, "Clap on the 2 and the 4." The latter of these was screened at 15 film festivals worldwide, netting "Best Educational Jazz Short" at the inaugural New York City Jazz Film Festival.
Dagan's third recording, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017 Winner: Silver Medal for "Best Album" at the Global Music Awards) is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon. The recording features 5 original songs inspired by facets of Cole's life, music and legacy, with highly esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. In a career move as bold as Ori's singing, "Nathaniel" is the first visual album in the jazz genre: a collection of 12 music videos.
Ori Dagan "Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole"
(ScatCat Records ODCD03)
Ori Dagan - vocals (all tracks), Mark Kieswetter - piano (all tracks), Nathan Hiltz - guitar (all tracks, Ross MacIntyre - bass (all tracks), Jane Bunnett - soprano sax (6, 9) flute (11), Mark Kelso - drums (5, 6, 8, 9, 11), Magdelys Savigne - percussion (6, 11), Sheila Jordan - vocals (5), Alex Pangman - vocals (8)
|Vibraphonist Steve Hobbs|
Upcoming Live Appearances
Feb 23-24 7pm-11pm
The Umstead Hotel
Raleigh's premier 5 star hotel
100 Woodland Pond Dr
Cary, NC 27513
Steve Hobbs with Drew Lile-guitar and bass
March 15 and March 29
The Red Monkey
4325 Glenwood Ave
Ben Palmer/bass, Todd Proctor/drums,
and special guest tba
Steve Hobbs “Tribute to Bobby”
(Challenge Catalog CR73433)
Street Date: January 5, 2018
Steve Hobbs-Marimba, vibes, Adam Kolker-soprano and tenor saxes, Bill O'Connell-piano, Peter Washington-bass, John Riley-drums, Carol Ingbretsen, Maurice Myers and Marvin Thorne-vocals
What The Press Is Saying About Steve Hobbs “Tribute to Bobby”
""I have valued Steve as a colleauge and friend since the day we met in 1993, and for me, Tribute to Bobby, his lates project, represents his playing and writing at it's very best. I am very happy to have been a part of it." Peter Washinton/bassist extraordinaire( Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Blakey, Tommy Flannagan and more). January 2018
"This is a top notch release by one of the very best vibes and marimba players around today, bar none. Great playing, great musicans, top quality sound and very attractive choice of material. Highly recommended." Randy Johnston/guitarist extradonaire (Lionel Hampton, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Sm
"Everything about this issue is first rate." Larry Hollis, Cadence magazine, January, 2018
"Mcherson." Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer, Amazon, January, 2018
"Hobbs does Hutcherson and fans a service on this one." George Harris, Jazz Weekly, November, 2017
asterful playing, terrific compositions and a fine tribute to Bobby Hut
"Smoking Stuff that has all the right vibes, this is a nice solid, mainstram groovers delight. Hot stuff throughout. Shris Spector, Midwest Record, October, 2017ith and more). January,2018
"With Hobbs behind the behind the mallets on Tribute to Bobby, the marimba gets an exhilarating and rejunvenating workout. Instances of profound eloquence and stunning chops abound. This is a proper tribute to Hutcherson if there ever was one." Downbeat Magazines "Editor's Pick" January 2018 by Ed Enright
Steve Hobbs is the son of retired professional dancers. He started hand drums at age 7, and trumpet and drumset at 11. He switched from trumpet to vibes at age 17. Hobbs received a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music in 1978. He received a Master of Music in Jazz Mallet Performance from the University of Miami in 1982.
As a vibist, Hobbs has toured with the pop group "Janice," which performed internationally and was featured on the Red Fox Show in 1979. He has also toured with Tom Harrell, Randy Johnston, Art Van Damme and many others. Steve recorded both as a leader and sideman with Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Bob Malach, Bruce Forman, Rufus Reid, Eddie Marshall, John Patitucci, Alan Broadbent, Joe LaBarbera, Victor Lewis, Peter Washington, John Riley, Steve Berrios, Bob Sheppard, Luis Conti, and many more.
Steve Hobbs has released seven CD's as a leader, and has been featured over 30 recordings. All five of the CD's released under his name reached the top ten in the US jazz charts and have been released in Europe and Asia. His latest release titled "Steve Hobbs/Spring Cycle," hit number 3 on the jazz charts in June of 2005. It was also nominated for jazz CD of the year by the Jazz Journalists Association of America.
In 1998, Steve was listed in the BMG All Music Guide to Jazz as one of the ten most influential jazz vibists in the world during the 1980's and 1990's. He was added to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz in 2005.
Hobbs has been featured on jazz radio across America, the Bob Parlocha Show, Music Choice Cable TV, Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke, The David Sanborn Show, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, Cadence Magazine, The London Observer, The New York Times, All About Jazz Magazine, and many more.
Steve endorses Yamaha vibes and Innovative Percussion mallets and has taught master classes at Duke University, Yale University, Cincinnati Conservatory, University of Akron, Cleveland State University, The Cornish Institute, Whittman College, Eastern Washington University, Florida State University, Radford University, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and many more.