miércoles, 12 de septiembre de 2018
lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018
Oscar Rossignoli-piano, Jasen Weaver-bass, Gerald T. Watkins Jr.-drums, Steve Lands-trumpet plus guests
Friday, September 7th
CARMELA RAPPAZZO “HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON”
The quietly expressive singer teams up with New Orleans jazz musicians to introduce eight new songs plus an inventive revival of “Lullaby Of The Leaves.”
Artist: CARMELA RAPPAZZO
Title: HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON (Self Produced)
Artist Website: www.carmelarappazzo.com/
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 07, 2018
UPC Code: 191924799467
Track listing and Running Time
1. Genie In A Bottle Carmela Rappazzo 4:00
2. Keyhole Carmela Rappazzo 4:13
3. Haunted Carmela Rappazzo 5:55
4. Howlin’ At The Moon Carmela Rappazzo 2:46
5. Rush Of Heat Carmela Rappazzo 4:14
6. State Of Grace Carmela Rappazzo 6:28
7. Lullaby Of The Leaves Joe Young/Bernice Petkere 4:22
8. Revenge Carmela Rappazzo 3:17
9. Making My Way Back To You Carmela Rappazzo 4:27
Carmela Rappazzo- vocals. Oscar Rossignoli – piano. Jasen Weaver – bass. Gerald T. Watkins Jr.- drums. Steve Lands- trumpet. Jeronne Amari Ansari – sax. Mark McGrain – Trombone on ‘Keyhole’, ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’. Steve Glenn – Tuba ‘ Howlin’ At the Moon’. Mark Carroll and Paul Sanchez – backing vocals on ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’. Mahmoud Chouki – Lutar on ‘State of Grace’. Pete Snell – Guitar on ‘Genie In A Bottle’.
Carmela Rappazzo, a veteran jazz singer/songwriter, has experienced and observed a great deal about life during her periods living in New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico and New Orleans. She has the rare ability of being able to transform personal stories into memorable music. Howlin’ At The Moon, her sixth recording, pays tribute to her new adopted hometown of New Orleans, her friendship with the late Margaret Whitton (who inspired some of the songs), and her own episodic life which usually has had jazz as its soundtrack. On Howlin’ At The Moon, Ms. Rappazzo is joined by a swinging and supportive rhythm section (pianist Oscar Rossignoli, bassist Jasen Weaver, drummer Gerald T. Watkins Jr.), trumpeter Steve Lands, saxophonist Jeronne Amari Ansari and several guests, most notably Mahmoud Chouki on lutar during “State Of Grace.”
“Genie In A Bottle” introduces Carmela’s distinctive and playful voice in a story that asks if having a genie grant her wishes would result in having all of her problems solved and happiness taking over. Pete Snell guests and takes a quirky guitar solo that adds to the mood. “Keyhole” is a sensuous tale about seeing what happens behind closed doors while the dreamy atmosphere of “Haunted” relates the singer’s painful memories of a past love. “Howlin’ At The Moon,” a New Orleans parade tune with exuberant trombone from Mark McGrain, features the narrator cutting loose from the past, losing her inhibitions, and simply having a great time. “Rush Of Heat” is a swinger that states that having a strong physical attraction is not necessarily love. “State Of Grace,” a spiritual piece in memory of Margaret Whitton, very effectively features Chouki’s lutar and Ansari’s soprano. “Lullaby Of The Leaves”, “Revenge”, a delicious tale of getting even with someone who did the singer wrong, and “Making My Way Back To You” (which has Carmela’s mellow vocal contrasting with the lyrics about a tumultuous journey) conclude the well-rounded and continually intriguing program. Born and raised in New York, Carmela Rappazzo heard classic music from an early age with her father and five uncles being swing musicians. She performed in off-off Broadway Theater and a few independent films before moving to Los Angeles. While in L.A. she worked with several notable film directors and also sang in local clubs with top jazz musicians. She made her recording debut with Black And White (a standards album with the Jon Mayer Trio) and Regarding Frank (a tribute to 1950s Frank Sinatra) with the legendary pianist Paul Smith. Carmela started writing songs, formed her own trio, and recorded mostly new songs on The Girl Who Dreams Out Loud. Her fourth album, Joseph City, mixed together fresh versions of standards with her own originals. During her period in New Mexico, Carmela acted in local theater productions and worked on the feature film A Bird Of The Air. Her 2013 CD Myths and Legends is comprised mostly of her songs about strong and difficult women, and love gone wrong.
A storyteller of picturesque tales and an appealing singer, Carmela Rappazzo is heard at her most creative and appealing on Howlin’ At The Moon, introducing memorable and personal songs that discuss topics that can be related to by a wide audience.
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viernes, 17 de agosto de 2018
Alone At Sunset
50% To Donation!
Release Date: August 27th
A New Model For A Record Label
Jazz Piano & Vocal Driven
A connection that began with the snap of a finger.
This exuberantly musical greeting discovered visiting Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia, Africa became the namesake of a record label dedicated to supporting charitable causes.
Working with a Peace Corps teacher in the rural, seaside community of Grand Cess inspired the goal of establishing a fund to help motivated students attend college.
Sales of our release, Scott Martin, Alone at Sunset, will donate 50% of net proceeds to educational outreach in Liberia in partnership the non-profit,
More than Me.
Future releases will aid with other worthy causes chosen by the artists involved.
|ALONE AT SUNSET|
Pianist Scott Martin has brought together a vibrant group of singer-songwriters and instrumentalists to create a collection of new, original jazz standards.
Recorded at the legendary Carriage House in Stamford, Connecticut by Grammy®-winning producer/engineer Jay Newland (Norah Jones, Gregory Porter, John Scofield), Alone at Sunset shimmers with energy and excitement that pull you inside the music, into the performance.
Drawing on influences spanning Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, Scott Martin wrote the music for Alone at Sunset and invited his favorite singers to write lyrics based on their impressions of the songs. The result
is an album of a wonderful variety of voices, moods and colors unified by the pianistic and compositional style Scott brings to each piece.
Blending a pop esthetic from his early work with Carly Simon, Mariah Carey and cross-over jazz artists like Michael Brecker and Steps Ahead with his love of the classic jazz of the 50s and 60s, Alone at Sunset offers new music that sounds both fresh and timeless.
Scott Martin - piano
Myles Sloniker - bass
Alwyn Robinson - drums
Danny Meyer - sax
Vocalists: Josefina Mendez, Robert Johnson, Wellington Bullings,
Ayo Awosika, Dechen Hawk & Tom Weiser
Produced by Scott Martin with Jay Newland, co-producer
Recorded and mixed by Jay Newland
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios
Recorded at the Carriage House, Stamford CT
*With additional vocals at Alcheh and Hunt, Bouder, CO, Elliot Hunt, engineer.
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miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2018
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jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018
Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima
Composer, Pianist, Producer
Release Date: September 6, 2018
CD Release Performance:
September 30th at Birdland!
"A hidden treasure of New York." - Slide Hampton
A story of inspiration. Fearless pursuit of passion.
The key to living a rich and meaningful life is continuous learning and fearless and pursuit of one's passion. Migiwa "Miggy" Miyajima stepped down as editor in chief of a magazine to become a musician at age of 30.
In 2011 and 2014, she was associate producer for two Grammy® Award nominated albums of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, she received a scholarship from the Japanese government to come to New York in 2012. There, she studied with Jim McNeely and Mike Holober. She went on to lead her orchestra at Birdland in 2017, as the first female Japanese big band leader since Toshiko Akiyoshi left in 2003.
In 2018, Migiwa was selected for The Slide Hampton Big Band as its conductor and associate producer. The band plays music of NEA Jazz Master, trombonist, composer and arranger - legendary Slide Hampton. The first "Colorful" concert will be on September 30, 2018 at Birdland in New York City.
Composer, Conductor, Producer: Migiwa Miyajima
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Urness, David Smith, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis
Trombones: John Mosca, Jason Jackson, Jennifer Wharton (bass trombone), Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)
Reeds: Ben Kono (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet) Alejandro Aviles (alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet) Sam Dillon (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet)
Quinsin Nachoff (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Carl Maraghi (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)
Rhythm Section: Jeb Patton (piano, except 2 and 9)
Migiwa Miyajima (piano, on 2 and 9)
Jared Schonig (drums)
Pete McCann (guitar)
Yosuke Terao (bass)
Tomoko Nagashima from Orange Pekoe (voice on 9)
Jay Messina; recording Engineer/ Mixing Engineer, Greg Calbi; Mastering Engineer
Recorded and Mixed at Sear Sound, NYC, USA Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC, USA
|Steinway Hall (l-r) Jason Olaine, Scott Thompson, Miggy, Elio Villafranca, Brian Camelio.|
Steve Wilson, The Birdland Big Band, as well as nation-wide Japanese radio station - Nippon Hoso Broadcast.
¡¡Amor & Jazz!!
martes, 7 de agosto de 2018
Wayne Powers Album Release Party Tuesday, August 7th 7 PM - 10 PM The Union Cabaret & Grille , Kalamazoo, MI
The Union Cabaret & Grille
125 S Kalamazoo Mall,
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Acclaimed Actor, Comedian, Voice Over Artist, Radio Personality Returns to his Jazz Vocalist Roots with New CD, “If Love Were All”
Artist: WAYNE POWERS
Title: IF LOVE WERE ALL
Label: KABOCKIE RECORDS
Artist Website: http://waynepowers.com
Release Date: AUGUST 3, 2018
UPC Code: 8-88295-77835-0
Track listing and Running Time
1. Never Let Me Go - 2:51 Livingston/Evans
2. You’ve Changed - 3:14 Carey/Fischer
3. All Of Me - 4:12 Simons/Marks
4. Body And Soul - 3:54 Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton
5. Lush Life - 3:33 Strayhorn
6. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:26 Swan
7. Willow Weep For Me - 4:22 Ronell
8. You Don’t Know What Love Is - 4:28 de Paul/Raye
9. If Love Were All - 2:29 Coward
10. Just in Time - 3:04 Styne/Green/Comden
11. East Of The Sun (West of the Moon) - 3:17 Bowman
12. I Only Have Eyes for You - 3:28 Warren/Dubin
13. Time After Time - 3:28 Cahn/Styne
14. Smile - 3:30 Turner/Parsons/Chaplin
Wayne Powers vocals, Ziad Rabie tenor sax, Keith Davis piano,
Ron Brendle acoustic bass, Al Sergel Drums
Life goes by too quickly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Wayne Powers recorded his last CD, “Plain Old Me” with his Los Angeles “Hoi Polloi” band in 1993. But simple math can be unforgiving. In the intervening quarter century, Powers’ life has been full with both the poignant and the joyous — as all lives are. Over the last few years, Wayne has been busy working on getting his “chops” back up with the idea of returning to the studio and giving voice to the last 25 years of life and love as he’s lived it and felt it. “I’ve got so much inside me still left unsung,” says Powers, “and so, with The Great American Songbook as my script, I’ve chosen some truly classic, compelling tunes which speak deeply to me and, hopefully, to you. Some you’ll know and a few you may not be familiar with — yet.”
The result is Powers’ personal yet universal saga of love lost and love found. We’ve all been there. Each tune on this album explores with authenticity a different aspect of an eternal story you’re sure to recognize. There’s a choice array of torch songs, or what Wayne and other crooners call ‘Saloon Songs’ — heartfelt ballads that will bring to mind a jukebox, wet quarters and soggy dollar bills in some dimly lit barroom. And then there are those uplifting tunes of love’s pure, unbridled joy. It’s all captured on this album. Wayne says, “I’m excited and honored to work with some top-flight jazz musicians on this live-in-studio recording: Ziad Rabie, Sax. Keith Davis, Piano. Ron Brendle, Acoustic Bass. Al Sergel, Drums.” This is a magical combination of talent that makes each of the 14 tunes sparkle and resonate in their own unique way. Powers invites you to “...share in the musical and lyrical truth, love and joy which we all brought to this special project, appropriately titled, “IF LOVE WERE ALL.”
martes, 31 de julio de 2018
Pianist/ Composer Alex Clough Announces Release of Debut Album "Near, Far, Beyond" this saturday 08/04/2018 at Smalls Jazz Club, NYC
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