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Windows and lights
Italian Alto Saxophonist
Featuring Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg
Born in a small village in the center of Italy, alto saxophone player (and multi-instrumentalist: flute, clarinet and piano) Fabio Marziali comes from a large family with little interest in music. Yet he started playing the piano at the age of eight and moved on to saxophone at age 10, joining the local marching band.
At 14 years-old he was accepted to the Conservatory of Fermo, where he began studying classical saxophone. Four years later Fabio had his first encounter with live jazz music, thanks to a masterclass held by Italian saxophonist Maurizio Caruso from the Berklee College of Music. From that moment on, Fabio began studying jazz tradition and improvisation. He is self-taught as there were no jazz schools around, no jazz players and no YouTube. He only had his saxophone, his piano, some jazz albums, deep curiosity, passion and a dream.
In 2017, his dream came true, recording Windows and lights, an album of his own compositions with a stellar band in New York, at one of the most respected recording studios (Big Orange Sheep); accompanied by Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Mat Clohesy on double bass and Colin Stranahan on drums. Windows and lights is now available - March 2018.
Along with his passion for jazz music, Fabio began composing electronic and world music in 2015, releasing four albums and collaborating with artists including singers, poets and body painters. In 2016 he won third place at the "World Body Painting Contest" in Austria, the biggest festival in the world for this art form with more than 30,000 participants. Fabio played along with the body painting show performing one of his own compositions.
"You already got your own style..."
Fabio Marziali Bio, click here.
"SOUL SERENADE-the Gloria Lynne Project"
While performing on a recent gig with drummer Vince Ector (Gloria’s drummer for 15 years), I sang “I’m Glad There Is You”, and he reminded me it was one of Gloria’s signature songs. So, I began to research more of Gloria’s work and was instantly mesmerized by her voice, style and emotion. Additionally, her choice of material was instantly appealing to me. I tend to look for songs that are “beyond the norm” of the Great American Songbook repertoire. The songs Gloria Lynne recorded during her career stand alone in their originality and uniqueness. Her performances of these particular tunes move me every time I hear them.
As with my previous CD’s, I always learn a tune and then work with it at the piano, making it an extension of what I’m hearing and feeling from the lyric and melody. I should note that I had never heard any of these 14 tunes before I was introduced to them by the wonderful Gloria Lynne recordings. My “concepts” for these 14 tunes came about after much study, deliberation and changes!
I wanted to step away from the piano for this project in order to collaborate with someone else’s ideas that could influence the way I might want to sing a particular song. I feel that when you accompany yourself on piano the two elements are inseparable and it was time to do a project in a different way.
I asked my dear friend Brad Cole to take my concepts and write the arrangements and orchestrations as well as to play piano/keyboards on this project. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted to do with each of these songs. I think we’ve come up with a fresh approach to this material that Gloria Lynne’s recordings influenced me to explore and ultimately record!”
Artist: DIANE MARINO
Title: SOUL SERENADE-the Gloria Lynne Project
Label: M&M Records: (MCD 6923)
Street Date: MARCH 19, 2018
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Artist Website: http://www.dianemarino.com
Radio Release Date: March 19, 2018
UPC Code: 888295692366
- Track Listing -
1. SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 4:35 Billy May / Milton Raskin
2. NOTHING EVER CHANGES MY LOVE FOR YOU 4:59 Jack Segal / Marvin Fischer / Fred Fischer
3. SOUL SERENADE 4:34 Curtis Ousley / Luther Dixon 4. FOR YOU 3:30 Joe Burke /Al Dubin
5. BLUE GARDENIA 5:07 Bob Russell / Lester Lee
6. THE JAZZ IN YOU 5:31 Chris Towns / Luther Dixon 7. HAPPY SHOES 4:33 Bobby Scott / Richard Alhert
8. SWEET PUMPKIN 3:47 Dr. Ronnell Bright
9. OUT OF THIS WORLD 4:05 Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer
10. SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS 3:52 Jimmy Radcliffe / Buddy Scott 11. THAT’S NO JOKE 4:08 Joe Bailey
12. HE NEEDS ME 4:57 Arthur Hamilton
13. LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK 3:27 Irving Berlin 14. SERENADE IN BLUE 6:14 Harry Warren / Mack Gordon
Diane Marino: vocals
Brad Cole: piano/keyboards/B-3 organ
Arrangements / Orchestrations Chris Brown: drums
Frank Marino: bass
Mark Christian: guitar-tracks except tracks 2.4
Doug Munro: guitar-tracks 2.4
Dann Sherrill: percussion
Don Aliquo: alto, tenor, baritone & soprano saxophones Scott Ducaj: trumpet-tracks 3.7.11
Harry Kim: trumpet-track 4
Roy Agee: trombone
David Davidson: violin
David Angell: violin
Monisa Angell: viola
Carole Rabinowitz: cello
Tom Moore: bassoon- track 9
Deanna Loveland: harp track 12
|March Is Women’s History Month|
New CD From
MADELEINE & SALOMON
“A WOMAN’S JOURNEY”
Artist: MADELEINE & SALOMON
Title: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY
Label: Tzigart/Promiseland PL0012
Release Date: JANUARY 2018
Artist Website: www.madeleine-salomon.com
UPC Code: 3 760100 040159
Clotilde : vocals, flute
Alexandre Saada : Piano, Rhodes, Clavinette, back vocals
All arrangements by : Madeleine & Salomon
Track listing w/ track time
1. Image (Nina Simone, William Waring Cuney) 1:55
2. Swallow song (Mimi Farina, Richard Farina) 2:16
3. All the Pretty Horses (Traditional) 3:19
4. No Government/High School Drag (Nicolette, Philip Anthony Johnson
/ Mel Welles) 4:52
5. At seventeen (Janis Ian) 2:23
6. Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday, Abel Meeropol) 3:09
7. Save the children (Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye) 4:32
8. Bain libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:22
9. Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:19
10. The End of Silence/Mercedes Benz (Elaine Brown/Janis Joplin) 4:25
11. Les eurs (Charles Stepney, Richard Rudolph) 2:07
12. Bain Libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:51
13. Four women (Nina Simone) 6:35
14. Vous Faites Partie de Moi (Cole Porter, Josephine Baker) 2:39
15. Le Jour né de la Femme (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 3:54
Madeleine & Salomon is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flutist Clotilde and the pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Alexandre Saada.
Long-term friends, they discovered, during a tour of Asia, in 2014, that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon with its minimalist music stamped in impressionist poetry.
They took advantage of the Melbourne Recital Centre (Australia) invitation in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their decidedly original fashion, and record their first album A Woman’s Journey. This homage to American female protest songstresses is enriched on stage by free improvisations inspired by dreamlike short films specifically edited from stock shots.
A lonely voice, surveying a minor scale and reciting fundamentally feminist lines. Thus commences this first album of Madeleine & Salomon, “A Woman’s Journey”. A minimalist and delicate duo tackling a humanist and rebellious repertoire. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance, “less is more” their essence.
The epic and libertarian duo Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook to cover it with loving-kindness tinged with a minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Their 1st album A Woman’s Journey reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoirefrom Nina Simone to Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday to Josephine Baker.
Vocalist and flutist Clotilde (CLOW-TEELD) completed her studies in jazz and improvised music at the IACP and EDIM schools. She also explored world music vocal techniques ,developing an original approach to the voice as a multifaceted and narrative instrument. In 2007, Clotilde released Live au 7 Lézards. Accompanied by guitarist Hugo Lippi, the album was acclaimed by Jazzman, Jazzmag and Jazzhot magazines.
Pianist , composer, and multi - instrumentalist Alexandre Saada [SAH - AH - DAH]
studied classical music for ten years before expanding to include jazz, pop, and song, stud ying under Michel Petrucciani. Since his installation in Paris in 1999 he has not only carved out his own career of compos ing, performing and lead ing but has also worked alongside many artists as Leonore Boulanger, Electricdiva and Malia. In 2010 he performed solo at the Saint - Germain Jazz Festival. He has compose d for cinema, garnering a purse of the Sacem. In 2014 h e released Continuation to the end , followed by Portraits in 2015 .
Ori Dagan Notes:
Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produces an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, I have surrounds himself with Canada's finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan's critically acclaimed releases "S'Cat Got My Tongue" (2009) and "Less Than Three <3" (2012) established a daring musical adventure on the global jazz landscape. In recent years he has won numerous accolades for his witty original songs, from "Googleable," his ode to a search engine, to the anthem for the rhythmically challenged, "Clap on the 2 and the 4." The latter of these was screened at 15 film festivals worldwide, netting "Best Educational Jazz Short" at the inaugural New York City Jazz Film Festival.
Dagan's third recording, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017 Winner: Silver Medal for "Best Album" at the Global Music Awards) is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon. The recording features 5 original songs inspired by facets of Cole's life, music and legacy, with highly esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. In a career move as bold as Ori's singing, "Nathaniel" is the first visual album in the jazz genre: a collection of 12 music videos.
Ori Dagan "Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole"
(ScatCat Records ODCD03)
Ori Dagan - vocals (all tracks), Mark Kieswetter - piano (all tracks), Nathan Hiltz - guitar (all tracks, Ross MacIntyre - bass (all tracks), Jane Bunnett - soprano sax (6, 9) flute (11), Mark Kelso - drums (5, 6, 8, 9, 11), Magdelys Savigne - percussion (6, 11), Sheila Jordan - vocals (5), Alex Pangman - vocals (8)