jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

The pianist Antonio Adolfo this Saturday April 30 presented in WDNA Jazz Gallery in Miami with Jamie Ousley (bass) and Federico Britos (violin) + two new CD's

Maestro Antonio Adolfo is also pleased to announce
the release of two new CD’s on his own AAM Music

                                    Antonio Adolfo "Tropical Infinito” 

(AAM0710)   Street Date: 05/23/2016
Piano and Arrangements: Antonio Adolfo, Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Jessé Sadoc, Tenor Sax and Soprano Sax: Marcelo Martins, Trombone: Serginho Trombone,  Guitars: Leo Amuedo Acoustic Guitars on tracks1, 3 and 8:  Claudio Spievak   Double Bass: Jorge Helder, Drums: Rafael Barata, Percussion: André Siqueira and Rafael Barata 


In the purest tradition of musical expression, the extraordinary Brazilian composer, arranger, pianist Antonio Adolfo is not only a master musician, but also an innate teacher, who always imparts the wisdom, understanding and inspiration that is a fundamental purpose of all great music. His music consistently offers a lesson in history, while also delivering an immediate and enriching original musical statement.

For Antonio, this holds doubly true in his longtime commitment as an educator in Brazilian music, from both its expressive and historical context. After many years with an intense teaching schedule, Antonio has been able to shift his focus more toward his own music over the past decade. Yet, the historical element is always fully intertwined with his own personal message. Using specific elements in Brazilian musical culture as a springboard, Antonio’s recent albums have offered marvelous insights into that entrancing world while also providing remarkable musical journeys on their own.

With his latest release, Tropical Infinito, Antonio explores the splendid world of early 1960s jazz, which had a profound effect upon him and many of his fellow musicians when he was first becoming a professional artist. But of course, it’s from a clearly Brazilian perspective – samba for all but one track – completing the continuum that was begun back then and developed over all the years since. Featuring his new octet, Tropical Infinito marks the first time in many years that he has surrounded himself with horns, a clear nod to the music that inspired this album.

Antonio Adolfo’s albums always leave the listener with a deeper knowledge of Brazilian music, but even more importantly, an uplifting and deeply satisfying experience. Tropical Infinito adds another treasure to the great man’s timeless legacy.

Carol Saboya “Carolina” 

(AAM0709) Street Date: 05/23/2016
Vocal: Carol Saboya, Piano: Antonio Adolfo, Flute, Alto flute and Soprano sax: Marcelo Martins, Guitars: Leo Amuedo, Double bass: Jorge Helder, Drums: Rafael Barata, Percussion: Andre Siqueira and Rafael Barata * Obs.: Faltando um pedaço: Claudio Spiewak (acoustic guitar)
It’s been four years since the extraordinary Brazilian vocalist Carol Saboya has made a recording completely under her own name, waiting for the proper moment. That moment is now, with her utterly captivating new albumCarolina on AAM Music. Planning began a year ago for this date, her first since the release of her highly acclaimed 2012 U.S. debut album, Belezas – the Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento. (Carol has released two others in Japan and more in Brazil.)

With her consistent collaborator, the legendary Brazilian composer/pianist/arranger Antonio Adolfo handling the producing and arranging, Carolina features a group of exemplary musicians for this exploration into the works of some of Brazil’s greatest composers, along with some classic pop music songwriters. While some of these songs are highly familiar, they all sound as though they were personally written just for her.

Carol’s voice is a wondrous thing simply for its tonal quality, but her interpretive skills in telling the stories contained within create a magical aura around every song. Flawless intonation, impeccable phrasing and an emotional core that deeply feels and expresses each and every note make her a truly special and singular artist. Her voice has a liquid clarity that often sounds like a fine instrument, specially selected for the ideal qualities needed by each piece. The manner in which she uses that instrument is simply marvelous.

Sometimes as each tone is invoked, it has a life of its own, like a group of individuals joining to tell a tale. Butalways, radiant beauty is the key.

Carolina was most definitely worth the long wait, but anyone who hears this remarkable album is certain to wish that Carol Saboya never waits this long again to do another.

More information of Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya in this web and also www.jazzcaribe.blogspot.com 

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

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sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in new film MILES AHEAD!

MILES AHEAD is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career-defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle's bravura directorial debut is not a conventional biopic but rather a unique, no-holds-barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.

The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Michael Stuhlbarg.

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domingo, 17 de abril de 2016

With "Cosmogram" the guitarist and composer Hugo Fernandez gives new light to the Modern Jazz!

"In the music of Hugo Fernandez eclectic, emotional, improvised and 
vibrant jazz come together, giving innovative modern jazz lights"
Luis Raul Montell - Jazz Global Beat

The CD:

Hugo Fernandez

Tracks: 1. Reconciliacion; 2. Metro; 3. Sublime; 4. Grounds; 5. Auras; 6. Un-Balanced; 7. Bakio; 8. Yap

Musicians: Hugo Fernandez (guitar, composer); Antonio Sanchez (drums); Ariel Bringuez (tenor and soprano saxophone); Antonio Miguel (bass)

The group formed by Hugo Fernandez for this excellent production is extremely solid. Fernandez compositions, accomplished guitarist, were understood and executed with passion for his countryman Antonio Sanchez, one of the great drummers of today and who to be here is because it recognizes the quality of what happens here; Ariel Bringuez and Antonio Miguel, saxophonist and bass, respectively, which are intensely developing his musical career.

Notes of Hugo Fernandez:

Hugo Fernandez, after his whole life in the American Continent (Mexico), relocated to Madrid in 2006. He is a Berklee graduate with a Masters in Jazz from the University of New Orleans. He has played with his band in many Mexican and Spanish jazz festivals including: Mexico's "Palacio de Bellas Artes", "III Festival Jazz-Mex", "XIX Festival del Centro Historico", "Festival Internacional de Guitarra CNA", "Festival de Jazz de Madrid", "Festival de Jazz de Granada", "Festival Universidad de Sevilla," among others, and jazz venues such as: Zinco Jazz Club, Bogui, Clamores, Berlin Cafe, Snug Harbor, Jazz Corner etc... He has worked as a side man with many artists including: Celia Mur, Magos Herrera, Cordelia, Arturo Mora, and many more.

His new CD "Cosmogram" (2015) is his second recording as a leader and shows us his enthusiasm for composition. His music has a broad variety of sounds, from jazz, classical, rock-pop and and an ethnic touch. This stylistic diversity gives us an all-round mood and ambience in his recorded works and live performances.

"I try to detach from conventions about how a jazz quartet should sound...I simply write music that inspires me and try to make it sound the most organic or alive while performing it." 

His Quartet is a multicultural group fit to his needs. Great cuban saxophonist Ariel Bringuez (Irakere and Chucho Valdez) has a full and mellow sound of his own, very lyrical and imaginative that can remind us a bit of Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano. Antonio Miguel (Gerardo Nuñez and Benedikt Janhel) is a solid and experienced Spanish bassist, who is first choice to many flamenco and Spanish jazzmen. Lastly, drumming genius Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, etc..) brings his arsenal of power, creativity and drive needed to uplift the music.

In this video we can learn some important moments of the recording of the album "Cosmogram":


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jueves, 14 de abril de 2016

Juan S. Garcia-Herreros (Snow Owl) follows the path of success with "The Blue Road" and more concerts in Europe!

"If the Jazz is freedom, love and peace someone who practices it 
openly: Juan S. Garcia-Herreros, also known as Snow Owl. This extraordinary 
upright bassist achieved to harmonize music from different continents 
of the world, varied range of music and even their musicians have different nationalities",  Luis Raul Montell - www.jazzglobalbeat.blogspot.com

At this time Juan S. Garcia-Herreros (Snow Owl) enjoys what he has sown studies, dedication, responsibility, humility, kindness and above all his musical project delivery.

This young Latin American (Colombian) has not only won awards, and has nomination with his CD "Normas" in the Latin Grammy 2015 and recently the Global Music Awards with his instrumental "7 Colores" but most importantly he has earned the love the public attending concerts or performances at festivals, also students of music waiting greedily classes and workshops to deepen their knowledge with Snow Owl professor.

But that persists due and when there is talent, ability and willingness even faster.

And this is the position it has today Snow Owl, triumph, but still create. It never fails to impress the rich mixture containing his compositions, hear "Normas" and draw conclusions; It is that mergers are the order of the day for Snow Owl.

It is appreciated jazz with Latin music, world music, waltzes, classical music, ethnic folklore and put everything in a blender and the result is simply harmonious, great, nice to hear at any time.

His musicians, also with great dedication, provide his with professionalism and passion, they follow by "The Blue Road" next CD Snow Owl. Good company is Juan Sebastian Garcia-Herreros with his manager and violinist Alejandra Maria conga player and his Venezuelan neighbor Roberto Quintero.

These are the upcoming presentations Snow Owl including in June this year 2016 the first two concerts CD release "The Blue Road" ... and come more:

 — E-BASS FORTBILDUNGSchloss WeinbergKefermarktAustria
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAYSchloss Feistritz8843 Sankt Peter am Kammersberg
DEL PADREKulturhaus8960 ÖblarnAustria
SNOW OWL - THE BLUE ROADBühne des Audi Forum Ingolstadt 85045
SNOW OWL - THE BLUE ROADFine Art Galerie3133 Traismauer
We want to share with you the promotion that comes from the album "The Blue Road" Snow Owl is definitely super-:


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sábado, 9 de abril de 2016

Beverly Ritz celebrates with her new CD "Blues for Django" and following presentations!

"She is magical ... Beverly Ritz in her soft, sweet jazz moves to a terrific mood, like
 floating in the clouds. Her virtuoso piano performance is encouraging and relaxing". 
Luis Raul Montell -Jazz Global Beat

The CD:
“Blues for Django”
Beverly Ritz

1.      Gigi’s Blues; 2. The Girl from Ipanema; 3. Moon River; 4. Blues for Django; 5. Phantom of the Islands; 6. I Have Dreamed; 7. Poinciana; 8. I Remember Bill; 9. Annie’s Song; 10. I Cling to a Dream; 11. Amazing Grace; 12. Threnody
The Musicians:
Beverly Ritz (piano)

After creating in the early years of the 80's her own label, Goldie Mae Records, and recorded in Ascap as Ritzy Music, Beverly Ritz production has been consistent.

With the release of "Blues for Django" last month, March 2016, totaled twelve (12) CDs recorded by the Ritz for signature Miss Goldie Mae Records. Of them this fifth where the Ritz Miss stands as Solo Piano Jazz, something not very common for performers of this musical instrument, where the skill, technique, improvisation, rhythm, passion must combine to achieve good realization.

And this is the result that is obtained through the Ritz Miss career: getting better levels of excellence.
In this album, you spend your pet Django, Beverly Ritz draws nine standard jazz compositions and three of her own inspiration, including which names the CD "Blues for Django".

Jobim compositions, Mancini, Jessica Williams, Marian McPartland and others are arranged and executed by the Ritz lady with her personal style have won him thousands of followers and multiple ovations in scenarios where it occurs.

This delicious jewel that gives us Beverly Ritz for our ears and feelings and is playing everywhere and invite them to include in his record collection.

Notes of Beverly Ritz:

Born in Washington D.C, she remembers that her father listened to classical radio while her mother enjoyed the music of Henry Mancini and Andre Previn. Beverly started picking out ideas on the piano from the age of three and was writing songs before she learned to read music. She began classical piano lessons when she was eight, also playing cello in her high school orchestra and teaching herself guitar. She studied veterinary medicine at Michigan State but was drawn back to music. “When I was doing an independent study research project at a drug rehabilitation center, there was a grand piano and I started playing it every day. My aunt visited me, heard me play, and asked why I was not working towards becoming a musician.” Although she earned a degree in psychology, she soon went back to school, majoring in music at Santa Monica College.

She is based in Northern California and is very common in scenarios of important sites in Newport, Oregon, where she fully enjoy direct contact with their fans. One of them is Cafe Mundo in the charming Nye Beach.

Before "Blues for Django" editor: "Buddy and Me", "Lacey Mae", "By Rowdy Creek", "Tango, Where Did the Time Go?", "At The Jetty" (book and cassette), "A Season of Faith", "A Season of Hope", "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning", "Songs for Wildlife", "Walk Away from the Blues" and "Someday". 

These CDs contain hits that constantly sound in radios and musical environments, plus they are dedicated to nature and animals. Of the latter is a staunch advocate.

The next presentation of the Miss Ritz will be in the historical and agreeable Patrick Creek Lodge on Sunday May 8 Mother 's Day. 

Patrick Creek Lodge, provides care to visitors since 1926, is located in the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California.

Remember the famous "Mash" movie and its beautiful song, then we will enjoy the inimitable style of Beverly Ritz:


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sábado, 2 de abril de 2016

Internacional Jazz Day celebrates this year in Washington D.C.


All-Star Global Concert Will Be Televised on ABC on April 30 for the Fifth Annual International Jazz Day Worldwide Celebration Recognizing Jazz and Its Significant Role in Cultural Diplomacy
2013: President Obama awards Arturo Sandoval
Paris and Washington, D.C. – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock are pleased to announce the fifth annual International Jazz Day, which will be celebrated around the world on April 30, 2016. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host the 5th anniversary International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House on April 29th and this spectacular event will be broadcast on International Jazz Day as a one-hour primetime ABC television special, “Jazz at the White House,” on Saturday evening, April 30th and streamed on the United Nations, UNESCO, U.S. State Department and White House websites. The concert will feature an extraordinary array of artists from around the world paying tribute to the truly American art form of jazz.

Washington, D.C. has been selected to serve as the 2016 Global Host City, and International Jazz Day programs are made possible by Toyota, the 2016 Lead Partner. Presented each year on April 30th in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe. The day is recognized on the official calendars of both UNESCO and the United Nations.
Aretha Franklin
The All-Star Global Concert at the White House will feature stellar performances by Joey Alexander,Terence Blanchard, Kris Bowers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Till Brönner, Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, Herbie HancockZakir Hussain, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Lionel Loueke, Hugh Masekela, Christian McBride, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, James Morrison, Danilo Pérez, Rebirth Brass BandDianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour, David Sánchez, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Sting,Trombone Shorty, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Watson, Ben Williams and others, with further details to be announced shortly. John Beasley will serve as the evening’s Musical Director.
Danilo Perez
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock said, “We are thrilled that President Obama and Michelle Obama are hosting the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert at the White House, and are truly grateful for their commitment to jazz and its role in building bridges and uniting people around the world. Over the past five years, the innovation and creativity of Jazz Day has been a beacon of light to millions of people who find common ground and communicate through the values inherent in jazz. On April 30th, people of all ages in all corners of the globe will participate in International Jazz Day. A wide range of momentous events will take place in thousands of neighborhoods – and the streets will be alive with the sounds of peace and freedom.”
Many acclaimed musicians and educators will participate in a daylong series of free jazz performances, master classes, improvisational workshops, roundtable discussions, education programs, jam sessions, and community outreach initiatives at schools, embassies, arts centers, hospitals, museums, social service agencies, jazz clubs, senior centers, metro stations, recreation centers and parks across Washington, D.C. on April 30th. These programs in Washington, D.C. will be among the thousands of International Jazz Day live performances, educational activities, and community service programs taking place in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 190 countries on all seven continents.
David Sanchez
“Jazz was born in the US and traveled the world as a music of tolerance, freedom and human dignity. This is why UNESCO created International Jazz Day and we are extremely pleased that in 2016 Washington, DC has been designated the host city for this global celebration, with a unique All Star Concert at the White House, hosted by the President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. This event reminds us Jazz is more than music – it is a universal message of peace with rhythm and meaning,” declared the Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova.
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is once again working with UNESCO and its field offices, national commissions, networks, Associated Schools, universities and institutes, public radio and public television stations, and NGOs to ensure their involvement and participation in International Jazz Day 2016. Additionally, in countries throughout the world, libraries, schools, universities, performing arts venues, community centers, artists, and arts organizations of all disciplines will be celebrating the day through presentations, concerts, and other jazz-focused programs.
According to Tom Carter, President of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, “International Jazz Day places a strong emphasis on education programs and community service. Many of these worldwide programs are now provided year-round in big cities, small towns, and even remote villages. It is a testament to all those involved with International Jazz Day that we are reaching people on every continent, including some of the most vulnerable and challenged individuals and communities.”
Chucho Valdes
As part of the International Jazz Day worldwide celebration, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz will launch Math, Science & Music, a groundbreaking education platform with free, engaging curricula, games, apps and other online elements that use music as a tool to teach math and science to K-12 and college students. The program will address the growing need for students to gain skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and learn to think creatively. The Institute is collaborating with international math, science and music experts at seven leading universities to develop the program, which initially will be offered in English, and in later years will be available in other United Nations languages. Math, Science & Music will debut earlier in the week on Tuesday, April 26 at a presentation at the U.S. Department of Education hosted by Secretary of Education John King.
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