sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017
World Renowned Musician and Educator Oran Etkin Announces Concert Dates & Opens Flagship Soho Venue For His Timbalooloo Program
martes, 12 de septiembre de 2017
|Free Radicals Has Weathered The Floods Relatively Intact, And Are Adding In Benefit Concerts For Flood Relief|
Sun Sep 17, 6 - 9pm
Peace News fundraiser @ Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd
Celebrate The Release of Their New CD
“Outside the Comfort Zone"
Beaumont CD Release
Fri Sep 22, 10:00pm – 11:59am
Texas Rose Saloon, 2013 S. MLK, Beaumont TX
Houston CD Release
Saturday, September 23rd
11:00pm – 12:59am
Last Concert Cafe Houston
1403 Nance St
Houston, TX 77002
Austin CD release
Saturday, September 30th
11:00pm – 12:00am
1413 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78721
Artist: Free Radicals
Title: Outside The Comfort Zone
Catalog Number: RWE017
Artist Website: freerads.com
Release Date: Oct. 1, 2017
UPC Code: 654483001728
Musicians & Songwriters:
Pete Sullivan: bari sax
Jason Jackson: alto sax
Aaron Varnell: tenor sax
Tom VandenBoom: trombone
Matt Serice: trumpet & keys
Nick Cooper: drums & perc.
Al Bear: guitar
Jacob Breier: bass
Nick Gonzalez: sousaphone
In 1998, Free Radicals’ first CD “The Rising Tide Sinks All” warned against the next Iraq War four years before it started. A decade later, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper, Dawn, called the CD “a premonition waiting to become true.” In 2012, Free Radicals' fourth CD “The Freedom Fence” warned against border walls four years before Trump made them a cornerstone of his campaign for president.
Now on its 20th year, Free Radicals presents a new CD “Outside the Comfort Zone,” that warns against a white supremacist apartheid society in which consumers are oblivious to human rights abuses going on right outside the window.
Free Radicals is a horn-driven instrumental dance band with a commitment to peace and justice, and is the 13 time winner for “Best Jazz” in the Houston Press Music Awards. Equally comfortable performing in clubs, street protests, punk rock house-parties, art openings, weddings, funerals, and breakdance competitions, Free Radicals prides itself in adaption and supporting members of targeted communities for whom “apartheid” is not merely a metaphor.
On the new recording, Free Radicals welcomes many guests including Harry Sheppard & Damon Choice, two elder vibraphonists who played with Benny Goodman and Sun Ra Arkestra respectively, along with a dozen other long time collaborators.
“The horn-heavy, continually evolving collective Free Radicals produces a wildly eclectic fusion that has as many influences as there are items in the Houston, Texas, pawnshop in which they honed their sound during all-night jam sessions.” - The New Yorker
¡¡Amor y Jazz!!
sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017
|New Christmas Jazz CD|
From Chris Pasin and Friends
"Baby It's Cold Outside"
Jazz trumpeter Chris Pasin spreads warm holiday spirit with his new CD
of seasonal classics, Baby, It’s Cold Outside
|Artist: CHRIS PASIN AND FRIENDS|
Title: BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Label: Planet Arts
Artist Website: www.chrispasin.com
Release Date: OCTOBER 6, 2017
UPC Code: 820428301714
Track listing w/ track time
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 5:44
2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town 5:21
3. We Three Kings of Orient Are 6:31
4. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel 6:34
5. Baby It’s Cold Outside 4:22
6. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 4:41
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 4:48
8. Greensleeves 4:10
9. Christmas Time is Here 4:24
10. I’ll be Home for Christmas 3:24
11. The Christmas Song 7:18
Chris Pasin - trumpet, ugelhorn, vocal, Armen Donelian - piano, Ira Coleman - bass, Je Siegel - drums, Rich Syracuse - bass, Peter Einhorn - guitar, Patricia Dalton Fennell - vocal
From subtle to sexy to swinging, Chris Pasin and friends shine a brilliant light on the best yuletide favorites
Nothing gets music lovers in a celebrating mood like listening to their favorite carols, and this brand-new CD, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, delivers a whopping dose of holiday cheer. On 11 of the most-beloved sounds of the season, trumpeter Chris Pasin and friends show they have a real gift for making such familiar material their own, while maintaining the spirit and warmth that’s such a major part of the yuletide celebrations.
Equally comfortable on both trumpet and ugelhorn, leader Chris Pasin has proved himself among the most versatile of musicians. Besides fronting his own bands, he’s been a mainstay of ensembles led by the likes of Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin, George Russell, and Brother Jack McDu . Pasin has also appeared with legendary gures including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and Ray Charles, to name a few.
For Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Pasin has assembled a stellar ensemble of some of the most in-demand musicians on the New York jazz scene. Among them: pianist Armen Donelian (Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera); bassists Ira Coleman (Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Herbie Hancock) and Rich Syracuse (Mose Allison, Bernard Purdy, Kurt Elling); drummer Je Siegel (Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Sheila Jordan); singer Patricia Dalton Fennell (Dave Holland, Giacomo Gates, Pete Levin); and guitarist Peter Einhorn (Joe Lovano, Placido Domingo, Jim Hall).
Highlights from Baby, It’s Cold Outside include:
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Here’s a subtle, sensitive and understated version of a classic that steers clear of the overly sentimental, right from Donelian’s heart-felt piano opener. “We Three Kings”: Uptempo and bursting with energy, the band brings great drive and brilliant feeling to this beloved carol, which features an excellent solo from leader Pasin. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: Check out the sexy and playful collaboration between Pasin and vocalist Patricia Dalton Fennell. The twosome demonstrate their wit and camaraderie as they work their seductive skills on the lyrics. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”: A very welcome new take on a traditional tune turns it into a cooker; the great rhythmic drive makes it downright danceable. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”: Pasin and Einhorn shine on solos in this unique treatment of a 1940s-vintage hit.
Pasin and friend’s fresh take on the greatest songs of the season celebrate the beloved classics in an original and vastly appealing style. Listeners will enjoy old favorites in a new way this holiday season, thanks to the great renditions performed by this talented and creative ensemble.