¡¡Amor & Jazz!!
Saturday September 8, 2018-
7 pm Wednesday, September 26thAppearing at
Barnes & Noble Café- Restaurant-Bar
680 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Rebecca Angel "What we had"
(TIMELESS GROOVES RECORDS RA143)
Street Date: August 3, 2018
Jason Miles keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Moog bass, pads, and percussion, Dennis Angel flugelhorn, Gottfried Stoger flute, Hailey Niswanger soprano saxophone, Sebastian Stoger cello, Jonah Miles Prendergast guitar, Christian Ver Halen guitar, Ricardo Silveira acoustic rhythm guitar, James Genus acoustic bass, Reggie Washington bass, Adam Dorn bass, Mino Cinelu percussion,
Cyro Baptista percussion, Brian Dunne drums
Rebecca Angel's voice makes the difference. With her refined charm, she gives the songs on What We Had the overwhelming splendor.
- Hans-Bernd Hülsmann www.smooth-jazz.de
Jason Miles' work playing, producing, arranging, and guiding some terrific musicians in support of this must-hear chanteuse brings a real sense of warmth to the work. WHAT WE HAD is a real treat, and Rebecca Angel's voice and writing are superb evidence of an artist with a very bright future ahead of them. -Chris Gibson Broadway World
Talented young singer Rebecca Angel has released her first EP the memorable “What We Had”, an innovative set of fresh and heartfelt music.
The 22 year-old vocalist has an appealing and captivating voice. Using jazz as her base to explore different grooves, she collaborated with Grammy-winning Jason Miles, who produced recordings of celebrity artists including Miles Davis, Grover Washington Jr., Luther Vandross, etc. Jason is producer and arranger of “What We Had”, her debut EP, Miles and other top-notch musicians accompany her with a variety of backgrounds that showcase her soothing and distinctive voice at its very best.
In addition to Miles’ keyboards, the six selections (plus two remixed performances) utilize such fine musicians as soprano-saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, guitarists Ricardo Silveira, Jonah Miles Prendergast and Christian Ver Halen, bassists James Genus, Reggie Washington and Adam Dorn, drummer Brian Dunne, percussionists Mino Cinelu and Cyro Baptista, cellist Sebastian Stoger, flugelhornist Dennis Angel and flutist Gottfred Stoger. Rebecca excels at singing heartfelt lyrics and showcases her innovative scatting.
Rebecca’s version of the rarely performed Hoagy Carmichael gem “Winter Moon” features interplay between the singer and Niswanger on saxophone, catchy Latin rhythms and a haunting melody.
Rebecca co-wrote the minor-toned and nostalgic “What We Had” with her father Dennis Angel and guitarist Prendergast, a celebratory look at the past.
The Brazilian vocalese “Agora Sim” puts the focus on her instrumental ability in unison with Jonah’s guitar.
“Feel Alive”, which was also co-written by Rebecca, is a superior pop tune that is both funky and infectious.
Leiber and Stoller’s “Stand By Me”, heard in both radio and electro mixes, has a tight bass-drum rhythm, dynamic keyboards, a bluesy vocal by Rebecca and some natural and creative scat-singing.
The program closes with the first-ever vocal recording of Marcos Valle’s 2005 instrumental hit “Jet Samba” which is given both a radio and an electronic Ipanema mix.
Rebecca Angel has loved music all of her life. She remembers her father introducing her to the recordings of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Elvis and the Beatles, Astrud Gilberto and Sade, all of whom became inspirations in her eclectic style. She graduated with a degree in Vocal JazzStudies from Ithaca College and has performed at the Iridium, The Metropolitan Room and CaféNoctambulo in New York.
Rebecca Angel creates consistently memorable musical statements throughout “What We Had”, with her substantial talents, a very impressive debut.
|Jared Gold – organ |
Dave Stryker - guitar
Billy Hart - drums
Joel Frahm - tenor sax
Friday & Saturday August 24-25
83 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
Jared Gold - Hammond B3 organ, Dave Stryker-guitar, Billy Hart - drums, Jeremy Pelt - trumpet, flugelhorn
DownBeat Magazine Editor's Pick
Most jazz fans have encountered the unfortunate scenario of being thrilled by the names on an album cover but then being disappointed by the music. That is definitely not the case with the new leader project from Jared Gold, which showcases the versatile organist and his all-star band: guitarist Dave Stryker, drummer Billy Hart and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. Stryker, who also produced the album, has a 14-year history with Gold, and his simpatico rapport with the organist spices up the proceedings, as each musician frequently adds clever coloration when the other is unleashing a sturdy solo. Hart—whose subtle brushwork is just as mesmerizing as his powerful stick-work in this program—demonstrates the mastery that has made him a legend. Pelt, who adds potent brass to three tracks, elevates this disc: Without him, these sessions might have yielded a memorable trio disc, but with him on board, the result is one of the strongest straightahead discs of the year thus far.
This band certainly can burn, as evidenced by the title track (which was penned by the leader), but a poignant reading of The Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home” reflects Gold’s ability to tug at the listener’s heartstrings with a melancholy mood. Gold has curated a wonderful, eclectic program that features two Gershwin tunes (“It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “How Long Has This Been Going On”), Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation,” Stevie Wonder’s “Lookin’ For Another Pure Love” (from 1972’s Talking Book) and “One For John A,” a swinging, original tribute to the late guitar icon John Abercrombie, with whom the organist worked for years. Gold and Stryker can ignite fireworks at will, but on this rendition of “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” both musicians coax a vocal timbre out of their respective axes. Nicely done, gentlemen.
Jeff Know-Audiophile Audition
...this is a CD that will be loved by Hammond fans, and highlights Gold’s talents as both a creative organist as well as arranger. His talents have matured and hopefully we’ll see more exploratory efforts from Jared well into the future.
Dick Metcalf contemporaryfusionrev
Jared Gold hoppin’ Hammond B3 jazz Jared Gold – REEMERGENCE: Without doubt, Jared is one of THE best Hammond B3 jazz players .
Dee Dee McNeil LA Jazz Musical Memoirs
Billy Hart, on drums, fuels the first and title tune, “Reemergence” composed by the featured artist, Jared Gold. Gold is a fresh, jazz -organ, recording artist making waves on the East Coast. This is his eighth recording, and he’s surrounded himself with a group of excellent musicians to support his musical concepts. Dave Stryker is not only a proficient guitarist, but a record producer with his own label, a composer and a very busy New York musician. Drummer, Billy Hart, is legendary and was once the drummer of choice with the great Jimmy Smith. Trumpeter, Jeremy Pelt, is a refreshing addition to the organ trio. The first thing that stands out about Jared Gold is his ability to take familiar songs like Stevie Wonder’s “Lookin’ For Another Pure Love’ or the Lennon/McCartney standard, “She’s Leaving Home” and turn them into harmonically fresh works of art. Gold’s creativity with harmonics is formidable. Gold started out as a piano player, but quickly found his expressive niche on the organ. He was born in Englewood, New Jersey February 27, 1980 and has worked extensively with Oliver Lake and John Abercrombie. This ninth album as a leader solidifies his unique approach to his instrument and his excursions into arrangements that are unique, like the title tune that roots itself in an unusual fourteen-bar blues pattern. On the tune, “Sweet Sweet Spirit” he takes us to church. Songs like “Ornette Coleman’s Blues Connotations” show the listener that he can groove with the best of them and also gives Hart an opportunity to break free and exuberantly solo on the drums. Jared Gold comes into sight and prominence once more, just like the title of this CD proclaims.
Jonathan Widran JWVIBE
Recently voted the Top Rising Star on organ in an annual Downbeat poll, NYC based B-3 visionary Jared Gold fashions a dynamic through line to the generation of jazz organ that inhabits his muse by including, on his Strikezone debut Reemergence, legendary drummer Billy Hart, who got his start in the 60s with Jimmy Smith.
Ensembling again with guitarist Dave Stryker (who also produced), and adding trumpeter Jeremy Pelt to the fold, Gold creates an explosive melodic and rhythmic master class on the organ’s wide-ranging possibilities. He re-imagines Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Gershwin, an Ornette Coleman blues classic and a renowned church song – but saves his most imaginative expressions for his easy swinging tribute to John Abercrombie (who he played with for a few years) and Stryker’s adventurous closer “Nomad.”
Jared Gold Notes:
Gold's latest release, titled Metropolitan Rhythm (2015, Posi-Tone), features his working trio of veteran guitarist Dave Stryker and up-and-coming drummer Kush Abadey. Gold ties together big cities from New York to Sao Paulo with three new compositions and some wonderful remakes of familiar songs by a broad spectrum of composers including Paul McCartney, Thelonious Monk, Filó Machado, and Joe Henderson.
Following the successes of his previous seven releases, all on Posi-Tone, Jared has accu-mulated many accolades, including winning the 2013 Rising Star on Organ critics poll in DownBeat Magazine.
His ﬁrst seven releases are Solids & Stripes (2008), Supersonic (2009), Out Of Line (2010), All
Wrapped Up (2011), Golden Child (2012), Intuition (2013), and
JG 3+3 (2014).
With the powerful combination of his obvious talent, the blessings of an affable personality and his unbelievable versatility and musicianship on the bandstand, Gold has been pro-vided with the opportunity to work with many established veterans and can be seen performing regularly with his own group and appearing steadily alongside in the working groups and recordings of John Abercrombie, Dave Stryker, Oliver Lake, Ralph Bowen and David Gibson.
Gold, a New Jersey native and graduate of William Patterson
Funk and progressive jazz
fuse in a brilliant second album from
On his brand-new sophomore release, Fusiolicious, Turkish Cypriot bassist Oytun Ersan has an all-star band on hand to present seven cooking original tunes. The music is expertly executed on an intriguing blend of electric and acoustic instruments, featuring giants of jazz fusion, including drummer Dave Weckl, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and keyboardists Gerry Etkins and Gary Husband.Oytun Ersan (Bass), Dave Weckl (Drums), Eric Marienthal (Saxophone), Gary Husband (Keys) ,Gerry Etkins (Keys), Dean Brown (Guitar), Mike Miller (Guitar), Brett Garsed (Guitar), Okan Ersan (Guitar), Gökay Gökşen (Trombone), Utku Akyol (Trumpet), Karen Briggs (Violin), Simge Akdoğu (Vocals), Aytunç Akdoğu (Vocals)
“Versatile” doesn’t begin to describe the prodigiously talented bassist, composer and educator Oytun Ersan. Since his mid-teens he has been a valued member of the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra, the largest band in his home town in Northern Cyprus. The ensemble performs a varied repertoire including classical, regional and seasonal works composed by the masters of the genres. But when left to his own devices, Oytun Ersan is a master composer in his own right, as evidenced by the top-flight funk and progressive jazz presented on his aptly named second album, Fusiolicious.
Besides conducting workshops and appearing at festivals around the globe, Oytun has performed and recorded with a range of acclaimed artists including trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, trumpeter Rex Richardson, Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabule, and many others.
Joining bassist Oytun Ersan on Fusioliciousare drummer Dave Weckl (Modern Drummer Hall of Fame; Mike Stern, Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea), saxophonist Eric Marienthal (Dave Grusin, George Duke, Yellowjackets), keyboardists Gary Husband (Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham) and Gerry Etkins (Billy Cobham, Kevin Eubanks, Dean Brown), guitarists Dean Brown (Marcus Miller, Brecker Brothers, Dave Sanborn), Mike Miller (Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Yellowjackets), Brett Garsed (John Farnham, Nelson), and Okan Ersan (Al di Meola, Chick Corea, Robben Ford);trombonist Gökay Gökşen, trumpeter Utku Akyol, violinist Karen Briggs (David Grusin, Chaka Khan, Yanni), and vocalists Simge Akdoğu andAytunç Akdoğu.
Highlights from Fusioliciousinclude:
“Oh, That Butterfly,” floats like the winged beauty it’s named for, but also stings like a bee, with a contagious energy that defies the listener to sit still. Inspired by the butterfly logo on his Fodera guitar, Oytun dedicates the tune to the maker of his beloved instrument.
“Rise Up” is a shape-shifter of a song. It’s tender violin opening has a folkloric delicacy, but soon the entire band joins in with an anthemic intensity.
The soloists shine on “Rooms,” in particular the brilliant sax soaring over an ominously funky bass line. Heartfelt vocals and a spare solo piano are spotlighted in the soulful “Sacred Solace,” a compelling standout in its simplicity and beauty.
With his exciting new release, Oytun Ersan once again proves himself a jazz fusion force to be reckoned with. Any fans of progressive jazz, fusion and funk who aren’t familiar with this bassist and composer owe it to themselves to give Fusioliciousa listen.