sábado, 24 de octubre de 2015

Billie Davies - Her New Avant-Garde Treasure CD "Hand In Hand In The Hand of The Moon"

A Jazz Symphony!
Art Inspired By Music, Music Inspired By Art 

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" 
Billie Davies 

"Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon"
Inspired by Artist Serge Vandercam 
Drummer Billie Davies pays homage to Danish-born Belgian artist Serge Vandercam in this exciting free-form adventure.   "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" is a musical symphony inspired by Vandercam's exquisite creations.  Davies says it is, "The painter influenced by the drummer and the drummer influenced by the painter over a period of three days of the full moon."  Born in Belgium and now living in New Orleans, she continues "A collaborative work, conceived in 1995 resulting 20 years later in a series of 8 paintings and a jazz symphony of eight musical movements."

This music was recorded 'live' in one take on an afternoon in April.  For each movement, the corresponding actual painting was hanging on the wall, visible to all musicians, in bright light.  True art.

Alex Blaine - tenor sax
Branden Lewis - trumpet
Evan Oberla - trombone
Ed Strohsahl - upright bass
Billie Davies - drums

Billie Davies Bio: 
Billie Davies is an American female jazz drummer and composer best known for her Avant Garde and Avant-garde jazz compositions since the mid nineties, and her improvisational drumming techniques she has performed in Europe and in the US.

Davies was born in Brugge, Belgium and mostly grew up on the Belgian Coast, Europe, at the North Sea. Her grandfather, Maurice Clybouw, was the first influence in her life to introduce her to the drums when Billie was about three years old. She has had a love relationship with rhythm and drums ever since.
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miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Saturday October 24 divine vocalist Sharon Marie Cline offered in House Music & Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA, the romantic concert of the year!

"Sharon Marie Cline is undoubtedly one of the great singers of the moment, being romantically sweet as his repertoire", Luis Raul Montell - Jazz Global Beat

Sharon Marie Returns to House of Music and Entertainment a year after the release of her internationally acclaimed CD Release-- THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE. Join us for a night of Swinging jazz, Sultry Bossa Nova, Lush vocals.... A night of Romance and Laughter with songs from The Great American Song Book all in the setting of the classic old world setting of the Supper Club called H.O.M.E.

Sharon Marie Cline-- Vocals
Rich Eames-- Piano
Gary Wicks-- Bass
Jon Stuart -- Drums
Jonathan Dane --Trumpet

The latest production of Sharon Marie Cline "There Is Where I Wanna Be" is heard all over the radio, ballrooms and constituted a total success. 

The show, which will give the sensational vocalist Sharon Marie Cline, is such that we share with you the allegorical concert posters:

Love and not love ... do not miss this Saturday October 24!!


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sábado, 17 de octubre de 2015

Happy Birthday (16) Latin Jazz Yahoo Group

Happy Birthday (16) Latin Jazz Yahoo Group

Happy Birthday (16) Latin Jazz Yahoo Group
Today the most recognized and influential group or Latin Jazz Forum is 16 years after its creation. It was our coordinator, friend and namesake, Luis Moreno the happy idea beyond the October 17, 1999, who decided to create the server Yahoo also important, what was to become the meeting place, information and debate the greatest exponents of Latin jazz, musicians, composers, singers, journalists, radio host, advertisers, owners of record labels, etc., that was, is and will be: Latin Jazz Yahoo Group.
Over the years the group grew considerably, but always within a framework if you want exclusive, very demanding, non-discriminatory, until the flood of stakeholders and followers decide to make our brother Moreno, also columnist, radio host, open a Facebook page with the same name Latin Jazz Yahoo Group (Closed Group) has allowed accommodate more than six thousand members, many of whom share the original and others who have joined this.
These forums or groups are unmistakable sign of growth, the development of Latino Jazz worldwide, variants of rhythms, musicians and diversity mixtures are produced daily, information events, new productions, articles and mentions of different websites and radios dedicated to our genre.
To all my fellow original members and the most recent our sincere congratulations and we continue enlarging the best music in the world.
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!,
Luis Raul Montell
Jazz Caribe- www.jazzcaribe.blogspot.com

Feliz Cumpleaños (16) Latin Jazz Yahoo Group
Hoy el más reconocido e influyente Grupo o Foro de Jazz Latino cumple 16 años de su creación. Fue nuestro  coordinador, amigo y tocayo, Luis Moreno el de la feliz idea por allá, el 17 de Octubre de 1999, quien decide crear en el también importante servidor Yahoo, lo que vendría a constituirse en el sitio de reunión, información y debate de los máximos exponentes del Jazz Latino, músicos, compositores, cantantes, periodistas, anfitriones de radio, publicistas, propietarios de sellos disqueros, etc., eso era, es y será: Latin Jazz Yahoo Group.
Con el correr de los años el grupo creció considerablemente, pero siempre dentro de un esquema si se quiere exclusivo, muy exigente, no discriminatorio, hasta que la avalancha de interesados y seguidores hiciera decidir a  nuestro Hermano Moreno, también cronista, animador de radio, abrir una página en Facebook con el mismo nombre Latin Jazz Yahoo Group (Grupo Cerrado) que ha permitido albergar más de seis mil miembros, muchos de los cuales comparten con el original y otros que se han incorporado a este.
Tambien Moreno creo en español Jazz Mestizo (Jazz Mestizo Grupos Yahoo). 
Estos Foros o Grupos son muestra inequívoca del crecimiento, del desarrollo del Jazz Latino en todo el mundo, las variantes de ritmos, diversidad músicos y mezclas que se producen día a día, las informaciones de eventos, nuevas producciones, artículos y menciones de distintas webs y radios dedicadas a nuestro género musical.
A todos mis compañeros miembros originales y a los más recientes nuestra más sincera felicitación y continuemos engrandeciendo a la mejor música del mundo.
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!,
Luis Raúl Montell
Jazz Caribe – www.jazzcaribe.blogspot.com



miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2015

Richard Sussman Evolution Suite - World Premiere! Dec. 18, 19, 20!

The Richard Sussman Ensemble
The Evolution Suite

World Premiere Concerts!
 New York City Premiere!
December 20 - Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space 
December 19 - Arts Westchester - White Plains, NY

December 18 - Union Arts Center - Sparkill, NY
World Premiere!  
A Compelling Integration of Jazz,
Contemporary Classical Music & Electronics

Scott Wendholt, Rich Perry, Mike Richmond,
Anthony Pinciotti, the Sirius String Quartet
& special guest Zach Brock.
Master of Ceremonies Todd Barkan

Dec. 18 - Union Arts Center - Sparkill, NY - World Premiere!
Dec. 19 - Arts Westchester - White Plains, NY
Dec. 20 - Thalia Theatre - Symphony Space - New York City Premiere! 

"The Evolution Suite by Richard Sussman and the Richard Sussman Ensemble has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2014 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation."

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Richard Sussman - The Evolution Suite 
Richard Sussman's creative work in the area of music technology has coalesced into a new ensemble and major new musical composition - "The Evolution Suite" - which features Sussman's skill as a cutting edge composer, performer, and programmer in this realm. The music for this ensemble integrates Sussman's many varied influences and areas of expertise, including straight ahead jazz, electronics, contemporary classical composition, and pop music. The ensemble features members of the acclaimed Sirius String Quartet along with top jazz artists includingScott Wendholt-trumpet, Rich Perry-tenor sax, Mike Richmond-acoustic and electric bass, Anthony Pinciotti-drums, and Sussmanperforming on piano, synthesizer, and laptop, with special guest Zach Broch-violin.  The result is a truly cutting edge blend of highly original and marketable music with a completely contemporary appeal.
Sussman was honored to receive a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant in 2014 to compose a multi-movement suite of new music for this ensemble. The new music will have its World and New York City premieres on December 18, 19, and 20, 2015. The suite will consist of five contrasting movements, each highlighting various stylistic and instrumental elements, and will be approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in duration. The entire program will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in duration, with the inclusion of one or two additional Sussman compositions. 

Richard Sussman Bio 
Richard Sussman is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, synthesist, and educator. His varied career as a performer has included performances and/or recordings with such diverse artists as Lionel Hampton, Lee Konitz, Buddy Rich, Houston Person, Randy Brecker, Steve Slagle, Blood Sweat & Tears, David Sanborn, Marty Balin, Country Joe McDonald, Carly Simon, and Donna Summer. His jazz discography includes four albums of original music as a leader, including the critically acclaimed "Free Fall" (Double-Time Records), "Live At Sweet Rhythm" (Origin Records), and most recently "Continuum" (Origin). "Continuum", released in June 2012, highlights original compositions by Richard performed by an all-star quintet featuring Randy Brecker-tpt & flg hrn, Jerry Bergonzi-tnr sx, Mike Richmond-bs, Jeff Williams-dr, Richard-pno & synthesizer, with a cameo appearance by guitarist Mike Stern on one tune.

Richard's large-scale jazz and orchestral compositions have been performed by the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra, the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra, to name a few. He has received two NEA grants in Jazz Composition, as well as the prestigious ASCAP Jazz Composition Award in 2008. He was selected to be a participant in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, sponsored by the American Composers Orchestra, in August 2012, and was subsequently selected to compose a new composition for orchestra which was premiered by the ACO in June, 2013.

Press: Scott Thompson PR 


martes, 6 de octubre de 2015

Laurie Dapice release new CD "Parting the Veil"

"Laurie 'LaRe' Dapice, with the same intensity, sensuality, feeling, manifesting her voice and gestures in their performances, with "Parting the Veil" strengthens its security and experience, giving us a jewel in Bolero Jazz". Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Global Beat

The CD:
Track Listing: 1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To; 2. What is This Thing Called Love; 3. Just for Me; 4. Midnight Sun; 5. Feeling Good; 6. Goodbye Summer; 7. Throw it Away; 8. Social Call; 9. Winter Waltz; 10. Motherless Child.
Personnel: Laurie Dapice: arrangements, vocals, African Drum Box, kalimba, rainsticks, shakers, ankle bells, singing bowl; Art Hirahara: piano (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9); Aaron Graves: piano (8,10); Elias Bailey: bass (1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10); Rufus Reid: bass (6, 7); Dwayne Cook Broadnax: drums (1,2,3,4,5,9); Michael TA Thompson: drums/percussion (6,7); Yaron Israel: drums (Tracks 8 and 10); Paul Lieberman: piccolo/alto sax/soprano sax/flute; Akua Dixon: cello.

Notes of Laurie "LaRe" Dapice:
Laurie Dapice had a dream as a young girl & knew she wanted to be a singer at the age of 14. She began vocal training with Internationally renowned Tenor Pasquale Caputo, who happened to live in her hometown of Utica New York. Laurie relocated to New York City in 1998 to follow her dreams to be a singer. She may have left everything behind, but little did she know what lie ahead.
She began her journey & education at Mannes College of Music & The New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Performance & Music in 2006 & during her senior year, performed in her own weekly show Jazz Fever in Harlem & opened for Jazz Giant & Trombonist Benny Powell. In 2008 some of the seeds Laurie had planted were bearing fruit. She was chosen as one of New York City’s top 12 Jazz Singers to compete in the annual Jazz Mobile competition, founded by Legendary Jazz Pianist-Musician Dr Billy Taylor & made it to the top final four. One month later she found herself headed to Japan & was asked to perform as a headlining act six nights a week for performances at The Zenith Sky Lounge in The Marriott Hotels 56th floor Penthouse.
When Laurie returned to Manhattan, she accomplished a life long dream, recording & completing her first Album which was recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood NJ, which took just under 1 year to record. “Parting the Veil” is the title of Laurie’s first highly anticipated album.
She has performed in the most well known Jazz Venues in New York City including The Dream Hotel –The Night Hotel- The Savoy- The Lexington Lounge- The Alhambra Ballroom, Sweet Rhythm formerly known as Sweet Basil, The Apollo Theater, Minton’s Playhouse, The Kitano Hotel & The House of Jazz in Montreal Quebec formerly know as Biddle’s. Laurie performed in July 2013 with Jazz Forum in the Ella Fitzgerald Celebration at The Hudson River Museum’s new outdoor amphitheater alongside the Hudson River in Yonker’s where Ella grew up. Laurie was quoted in this concert as being “One Great Night in Jazz” by critically acclaimed award winning artist Theodore Berkowitz. She has also performed in her hometown of Utica NY at The Munson Williams Proctor Institute’s annual Art & Music Festival & opened the Spring Jazz Series at The Utica Public Library breaking a 20 year record in a sold out concert of 149 people. She has performed with & for Legendary Jazz Musicians Billy Harper, Barry Harris, George Mesterhazy, Michael Kanan, Rufus Reid, John DiMartino, Santi Debriano, James Weidman, Paul Lieberman, Elias Bailey, Benito Gonzalez & many others. Laurie Dapice is a Utica Native, a 10x award winning Jazz Singer, Lyricist & celebrated world class musician, winning awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, ASCAP Plus awards & USA songwriting competitions.
We now share this video that You will love and take them to "Parting the Veil":

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sábado, 3 de octubre de 2015

Peter Paulsen Trio new CD "A Few Thoughts"

Peter Paulsen Trio

"A Few Thoughts"

SquarePegWorks 2015-2 

Peter Paulsen – bass/composer/arranger Tim Brey – piano Francois Zayas – percussion

Three fish in a pan = Peter Paulsen Trio Interactive, creative aspect = “We got fish to fry!!”

1. Time Remembered 5:18 Bill Evans arr. Peter Paulsen supported bass solo 2 min supported drum solo is an intriguing and challenging piece in a few ways. It is a 26-bar form (16+10) expanded by opening up the last two bars of Cm9 to function as an interlude between choruses. The melodic line covers a range of not quite two octaves consisting of a beautiful balanced combination of diatonic scale passages, arpeggios and larger intervals of a 5th and maj.7th reminiscent of a modern classical art song melody. The harmonic progression is made up of predominantly m9 chords contrasted with five maj.7th#11 chords used for one bar each.

2. Slow Poke 8:17 Peter Paulsen was inspired by a staunchly independent but selfishly inflexible 76 year-old man driving his 1964 Chevy Impala in no hurry to get where he is going. Originally written for solo piano, I’ve done both a septet arrangement (3 horns, guitar and rhythm section), as well as this trio version. 

3. So In Love 5:54 Cole Porter arr. Peter Paulsen supported bass solo is a beautiful and provocatively emotional Cole Porter ballad with an unusually long AABA form…arranged in a mixed meter with an insistent bass/left hand piano counter-melody, beginning with two funky waltz A sections using strategically placed 4/4 measures, eventually leading into a 4/4 straighteighth B section, returning to the funky waltz A section, then ending in a 5/4 interlude before the solo section. 

4. Beneath a Weeping Willow’s Shade 8:36 Francis Hopkinson arr. Peter Paulsen Francis Hopkinson, U.S. Statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as organist at Christ Church, Philadelphia, composed this third of eight songs for voice and harpsichord in 1788, dedicated to George Washington. This arrangement converts the original 6/8 meter to a jazz waltz and I re-harmonized the original G major to a mix of E minor/G major, making use of slash chords, polychords and altered chords throughout. 

5. Waltz for Dave 6:58 Chick Corea arr. Peter Paulsen is Chick Corea’s dedication to Dave Brubeck…I’ve always been intrigued by the unusual intervallic quality of the melodic line in relationship to the uniquely challenging, and at times very chromatic chord progression over an “epic” 64-bar AABC form! We experimented in the studio with a number of approaches to how we would solo over such a long form and settled on this interactively loose improvised trading scheme.

6. Comrade Conrad 4:49 Bill Evans arr. Peter Paulsen Maracas tap dance bright fun up maracas solo near end became a regular part of my practice routine for about 6 months before this session in order to fully absorb the two octave melody, 32-bar form and frequently modulating harmonic progression, but without intentions of recording this Bill Evans’ composition. When Francois agreed to join the trio on percussion I wanted to feature his extraordinary maraca playing and immediately thought of this piece as a vehicle. The resulting approach of 16-bar latin/samba contrasted with 16-bar 9/8 is an especially intimate trio interaction that was a joy to play! 

7. Third Time 5:28 Peter Paulsen was first composed for a larger ensemble of two horns and rhythm section, including a countermelody in the second horn that is not present in this trio version.

Notes de Peter Paulsen:

Peter Paulsen is currently Instructor of Double Bass/Jazz Studies at West Chester University and is an active member of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, principal bass of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and has been principal bass with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy. He is also busy as a free-lance jazz bassist in the tri-state area and performs regularly with his own quintet and trio as well as many of Philadelphia’s top jazz performers. Mr. Paulsen is very committed to the education of young, up-coming musicians and has participated in master classes with Francois Rabbath, Hal Robinson, Mark Morton, Donald Palma and as a clinician with Jimmy Knepper, George Young, Clark Terry, Dennis DiBlasio, Valery Ponamerov, Ed Soph and Gunnar Mossblad.
He is a member of the International Society of Bassists and an active composer of works for his instrument, receiving two prestigious Pennsylvania Council on the Arts composition grants and a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. He has released his first CD as a leader on R&L Records, “Three-Stranded Cord”, for jazz quintet, receiving national airplay and high reports on Jazzweek and CJM(college radio) charts. As a member of the MPH Trio, with Gunnar Mossblad on saxophones and Chris Hanning on percussion, he has released “Curves” on GPCrecordings which is also getting national airplay and reviews. Peter can be heard on the 2005 Wahbo Records release, “Useful Music” by the Jeff Baumeister Quartet and Mr. Paulsen’s CD release on Wahbo Records, “Tri-cycle”, for jazz trio featuring compositions that won him a third PCA composition grant. His recent activity as a composer was recognized by the PEW Charitable Trust as a recipient of the PEW Fellowship in Music Composition for 2007 and has led to the most recent CD release, Peter Paulsen “Change of Scenery” Sextet, also on Wahbo Records.
“My background as a visual arts student has given me a significant sense of the value of observation, and the challenge of developing that which is observed into a vital and expressive statement. In jazz, this manifests itself through improvising with the spontaneity and interaction of a conversation; while in composing; it has more to do with framing an idea (seed) into a rhythmic, lyric and harmonic ‘personality’. The expression of this process can best be illustrated by the parable of the mustard seed; ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree…’” Matt. 13: 31-32
Peter Paulsen, bassist/composer/arranger/educater has put together a new quintet specifically for a series of new compositions he has been working on since recently receiving a PEW Fellowship in Music Composition. While this band, at first glance, might be considered a jazz quintet, there are many other influences at play here in the compositions and interpretation that mix elements of classical composition with interactive improvisation; folk song with art song; as well as an ensemble dynamic that continues to develop and evolve with each performance. 


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