miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

Eugene Marlow and His Heritage Ensemble release CD "Mosaica" November 1ro., 2014 at Brooklyn Heights Library

Mosaica, the new CD from keyboardist/arranger Eugene Marlow's highly acclaimed Heritage Ensemble featuring Bobby Sanabria (Latin Jazz Living Legend) on drums/percussion, Michael Hashim on saxophones, Frank Wagner on bass, Matthew Gonzalez on percussion and, on four tracks, Shira Lissek on vocals.

"The title of this album-the combination of the two words (musika and mosaic) -is purposeful," says Marlow. "The Heritage Ensemble reimagines popular melodies Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles. This is why the New York City Jazz Recordcalled the ensemble 'a cross-cultural collaboration that spins and grooves.' Instead of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, our materials are small, black notes on a page and the influences of various musical cultures."

“Mosaica” is scheduled to be released on November 1, which is also the date of The Heritage Ensemble’s popular annual concert at the Brooklyn Heights Library.

"The 'Zikkaron/Kristallnacht (Remembrance) Special Version' track features aural effects and a narration by my Aunt Ruth who survived Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass") in Leipzig, Germany in 1938," says Marlow.  "Mosaica attempts to convey a picture of the possibilities of cultural collaboration through music."

Eugene Marlow Notes:

Eugene Marlow is a composer/arranger, producer, presenter, performer, author, journalist, and educator who has written 240+ classical and jazz compositions for solo instruments, jazz and classical chamber groups, and jazz big band. 

Under his MEII Enterprises indie label, he has produced 10 CDs of original compositions and arrangements. “Celebrations: Festive Melodies from the Hebraic Songbook” (MEII Enterprises 2010), garnered over two dozen reviews and mentions and extensive radio play in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The New York City Jazz Record called “A Fresh Take” (MEII Enterprises 2011) “. . . a cross-cultural collaboration than spins and grooves.” Marlow received a “Creative Connections” grant from Meet the Composer in 2010 for his work with The Heritage Ensemble, a quintet that performs Marlow's original compositions and arrangements in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles. Marlow is in the throes of producing a fourth album from his Heritage Ensemble entitled: "Mosaica: Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble Reimagines Popular Hebraic Melodies." It is due in early November 2014. 

"In Their Own Voice, Vol I: Eugene Marlow & Amelie Cherubin" is the beginning of a series of digital-only, mini-albums featuring Marlow's original compositions and lyrics and vocals by female artists. A second album in the series--"Eugene Marlow & Anne Mironchik: A Perfect Storm"--was released in late August 2014. There are eight digital only, mini-albums projected in the series for 2014-2015. 

Three of his charts for big band have appeared on three separate Grammy-nominated albums. “El Aché de Sanabria” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s Grammy-nominated "Big Band Urban Folktales” (2007 Jazzheads). His reconstruction and arrangement of “Me Acuerdo De Ti,” originally recorded by Tito Puente, appears on the 2011 Latin-Grammy nominated “Tito Puente Masterworks Live!” recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Jazzheads 2011). "Broken Heart" appears on the Grammy nominated "Multiverse" album (Jazzheads 2012) , also from Bobby Sanabria. His "Let There Be Swing" can be heard on the recently released "Que Viva Harlem" album (Jazzheads 2014) recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Bobby Sanabria. This album received 4 1/2 stars from Downbeat Magazine.

Marlow is senior co-chair of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series at Baruch College (The City University of New York), now in its 23th season, where he teaches courses in media and culture. Author of eight books and 400+ articles, he has drafted a book on jazz in China. He is a 2010 recipient of the James W. Carey award for journalism excellence from the Media Ecology Association for his numerous contributions to www.jazz.com. He has been a recent frequent contributor to JazzEd Magazine. 

Dr. Marlow is a former member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, and current member of the Jazz Journalists Association, the New York Composers Circle, Chamber Music America, American Composers Forum, and the National Music Publishers Association. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy.

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¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

Ann Braithwaite


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