Saturday, August 10, 2019

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2019 Streaming of tracks from albums released in 2019 Jazz and World

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2019
Streaming of tracks from albums released in 2019
Jazz and World


The Soul Jazz Rebels(France), Mavis Pan(Taiwan/USA), Emmanuel Losio Group(Italy), Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo(USA/Brazil) , Örjan Hultén Orion(Sweden), Dave Rudolph Quintet(USA), Trey Wright(USA),  Ernesto Cortazar Lara Group(Switzerland/Mexico),  Johno(Greece), Cody Carpenter(USA), Godwin Louis (Haiti/USA), EJ Hughes(USA), Haftor Medbøe(Norway/Scotland)-Jacob Karlzon(Sweden), Guy Mintus(Israel/USA)

Monday, June 17, 2019

EUROPE/BOOKINGS: |TEMA| Eivind Aarset - Michele Rabbia - Gianluca Petrella. New album ECM & Tour


Michele Rabbia / Eivind Aarset / Gianluca Petrella

New album ECM & European Tour

October 2-6 , December 3-20, 2019
on request 2020

Michele Rabbia, Gianluca Petrella, Eivind Aarset“Lost River”Lost Riveris an evocative post-ambient, richly textured sonic event, and one of the outstanding beyond-category recordings of recent ECM history. Drummer Michele Rabbia and guitarist Eivind Aarset had played many duo concerts, and Rabbia had also worked with trombonist Gianluca Petrella in other contexts, but this recording marks a premiere for the trio.Spontaneously improvised for the most part, and with mysterious detail flowering inside its soundscapes, Lost Riverkeeps revealing new forms. Rabbia’s drumming is freely creative and propulsive, and enhanced through his use of electronics. Aarset’s flowing playing will delight listeners who have enjoyed his Dream Logicproject and his contribution to recordings with Nils Petter Molvӕr, Tigran Hamasyan, Andy Sheppard and others. Petrella’s role as a principal instrumental voice will surprise those who know him only as a great “jazz” soloist with Enrico Rava and Giovanni Guidi; his broad range is very well deployed in Manfred Eicher’s widescreen production in this recording, made in Udine in January 2018 
Release date - June, 2019
In collaboration with:
Kalleklev Management - Scandinavia
Tambour management - GAS

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(Enrico Iubatti) +39.347.5744516 - (Andrea Scaccia) +39.339.2980936

NORWAY: Mosambique-Big City Moves (2019)

The Brand new album from Mosambique, high octane jazzfunk for the feet and the brain. Loaded with enough energy to power a city indefinitely, and enough chops, chills, thrills and spills to send you spinning through their melodic universe, Mosambique grab their grooves and run with them. With influences from urban jazz,

Afrobeat, EDM, Hip Hop and Funk, this full-throttle release captures the essence of the cultural melting pot of Oslo (and capital cities throughout the world, for that matter). Their cosmic gumbo has delicious beats to move your feets, and a fistful of earworms to riddle your brain. The album hurtles through space and time, gathering momentum and capturing vibes from past and future alike. With "Big City Moves",

 Mosambique are bringing a new music that is utterly unstoppable, and anyone who hears it will be scooped up and brought along for the ride of their lives! credits released March 15, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

USA, New York, NY Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD Tuesday, June 25th Set Times: 7:30 & 9pm @ Zinc Bar:

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars
Celebrate Brasil! Double-CD
Tuesday, June 25th
Set Times:  7:30 & 9pm

To Request A Promo or Download

@ Zinc Bar
82 W. 3rd, St.
New York, NY 10012
(between Thompson & Sullivan)$20 Tickets

Tickets & Info
Mark Morganelli, Flugelhorn, Percussion
Helio Alves, Piano
Itaiguara Brandao, Bass
Adriano Santos, Drums
Nanny Assis, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals + special guest Vanessa Falabella, Vocals
“lyrical and joyful. This music will bring a smile to your face!” —David Sanborn
Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli brings his Jazz Forum All-Stars to Zinc on Tuesday, June 25 to celebrate his new CD, Brasil!

Mark Morganelli began presenting concerts in his first Jazz Forum loft at 50 Cooper Square in June 1979. By the time the second Jazz Forum loft closed its doors in April 1983, recordings, videos, films and radio broadcasts had documented performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, Carmen McRae, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones, and Max Roach. After residencies at the Village Gate and Entermedia Theater, thirty-four years ago, Morganelli established Jazz Forum Arts, not-for-profit arts presenting organization, and in 1985 started the Riverside Park Arts Festival, which concluded on its 13th anniversary in August 1997.

Morganelli has produced over sixty compact discs, most for Candid Records, twenty of which were recorded “Live” at NYC’s Birdland club, where he was the music coordinator for five years. Nearly thirty years ago, Morganelli and his family moved to Westchester, and shortly thereafter, he inaugurated the Jazz at the Music Hall series in Tarrytown. Performers included Ahmad Jamal, Billy Taylor, Harry “Sweets” Edison, James Moody, Betty Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Mann, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Dave Brubeck, Chuck Mangione, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Savion Glover, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Dr. John, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Pat Metheny, Hugh Masekela and the Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Duke Ellington and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestras–150 shows in 22 years.

Morganelli produced the Sunnyside and Berkshire Jazz Festivals and was executive producer of “Reckson Jazz at Tilles” at C.W.Post College in Greenvale, Long Island for nine years. Other productions have included the Tarrytown Arts Festival, concerts at the Paramount Center in Peekskill, the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT, NJPAC, The John Harms Center in Englewood, NJ, the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, SUNY, The Beacon Theatre, Symphony Space, NYU Skirball Center and The Town Hall, NYC. Morganelli also produced the Dizzy Gillespie 75th Birthday concert at Carnegie Hall and co-produced “Jazz Beats Breast Cancer” at Avery Fisher Hall. In 2005, he began presenting a new concert series at Jazz at Lincoln Center, supported by grants from the NEA & NYSCA for NPR broadcasts of the events.

As a trumpeter and flugelhornist, Morganelli performed at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival, the 1992 & 1994 Syracuse Jazz Festivals, the Du Maurier Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, JVC/NY and Saratoga Jazz Festivals, the White Plains Jazz Fest, several tours of Italy (including in 2018), many concerts and festivals in Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and hosted nightly jam sessions aboard the QE2 to the Newport Jazz Festival from 1996-99. He continues to perform with his Jazz Forum All-Stars around the region and has just released his fifth CD as leader, Brasil!. He and his wife, Ellen Prior opened their new Jazz Forum club in Tarrytown, NY in June 2017.

Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $20. For more info call (212) 477-9462
or visit

Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Brasil!
(Jazz Forum Records JFR004 Double-CD) Street Date: June 25, 2019

Mark Morganelli-Flugelhorn, Percussion, Abelita Mateus-Piano, Eddie Monteiro-Midi-accordion, vocals, Monika Oliveira-Vocals, Nilson Matta-Bass, Adriano Santos- Drums, Nanny Assis, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Carlos Barbosa-Lima-Guitar
UPC Code:  8   88295 85906   6

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SWITZERLAND: Angelika Niescier with Chris Tordini, Gerald Cleaver feat. Jonathan Finlayson-New York Trio (INTAKT 2019)

During the current decade cologne-based saxophonist angelika niescier has made her connection to new York’s elite improvisational jazz community readily clear. Her trio cd The Berlin Concert, was voted one of the most important releases of 2018 by Downbeat. this stunning new recording suggests that only the atlantic ocean separates her from the agile collaborators heard here. once again her music is anchored by the bass playing of chris tordini, the saxophonist’s longest-running stateside partner. the album includes the first recorded evidence of her simpatico ties with drummer Gerald cleaver and trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson. on numerous pieces niescier has experimented with various cagean compositional devices to propel, complicate, and energize improvisational endeavors. she’s long been stimulated by the ideas of John cage, but this recording marks the first time she’s chosen to apply them to her own work, albeit in a highly personalized fashion. Peter Margasak writes in the liner notes: “this fresh direction only suggests a blossoming of niescier’s creativity, as she complements the enlargement of her new York circle with an expansion of compositional models."

 released April 19, 2019

 Angelika Niescier: Alto Saxophone Christopher Tordini: Bass Gerald Cleaver: Drums Jonathan Finlayson: Trumpet

Saturday, June 15, 2019

USA: Alejandro Coello-Percussion Theory (2019)

The world of contemporary percussion music is a small one. It relies on a limited repertory that only grows at a glacial pace. It takes a youthful zeal and experimentation to buck trends, so it is not surprising that there have been a number of rising composers and performers who have made it their goal to move the music forward. On his new Percussion Theory, percussionist Alejandro Coello hopes to bridge genres and provide a new approach to contemporary percussion performance. Mallet master Coello is one of these spirited explorers aiming to broaden musical horizons for future percussionists. Hailing from Léon, Spain, Coello has come a long way in a short time.

He became percussion instructor at the famed University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany at 23 years old and has written and arranged for ensembles of all stripes and for film. He has also performed and taught all over the world. Coello’s enthusiasm for music of fantastic breadth has led him to collaborate and write for musicians involved in music of all sorts, most notably classical, jazz and electronic, having pieces performed by the Berliner Philharmonie and in Carnegie Hall. Over the past few years and to counter out of date systems,

Coello has developed his own method of practice and teaching. His focus has broadened his musical palette, moving away from percussion’s rhythmic fundamentalism... more credits released April 5, 2019 Alejandro Coello - percussion, piano Simon Phillips - drums (1, 4, 7) Xavier Casal - alto & baritone sax (1, 2, 5) Diego Barber - guitar (6) Art Government Percussion (1, 2, 5, 7): Luge Zhang Pablo Reyes Alexander Schachert Gabriel López Guillermo Rodriguez Marc Pérez Yuting Chen Florian Kirchner Pedro Rosenthal

Friday, June 14, 2019

USA, New York, NY: Highlights In Jazz Presents “Remembering Erroll & Randy” Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8 P.M. @ BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center

Tickets & Info

There are plenty of reasons that the annual Highlights In Jazz concert series has been a favorite among in-the-know jazz fans for almost a half century. For starters, producer Jack Kleinsinger can be counted on to deliver concerts that are certain to surprise and delight savvy listeners. The final event of the 2019 season is no exception, as it showcases the compositional genius and enduring legacy of two of the most beloved figures in modern jazz, pianists Erroll Garner and Randy Weston.

A multi-generational lineup brings together established jazz masters with the best of today’s musical up-and-comers to fete these kings of the keyboard at the June 20 concert. On hand will be pianist Christian Sands, saxophonist TK Bluetrombonist Steve Turrebassists Alex Blake and Luques Curtispercussionist Neil Clarke, and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. And, as  has been the tradition since the very first Highlights in Jazz event, listeners will be treated to a surprise appearance by a renowned special guest.

The evening is dedicated to the memory of pianists Erroll Garner and Randy Weston. During his lifetime, Garner, who died in 1977, was among the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians, making regular TV appearances, and receiving numerous Grammy nominations. Not only did he write the beloved standard “Misty,” Garner also released an album that remains among the top-selling jazz recordings of all time: Concert by the Sea. The Garner mojo continues to this day. Pianist Geri Allen co-produced a three-CD release The Complete Concert by the Sea, which was nominated for a Best Historical Album Grammy.

NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston was a giant in more ways than one. A tireless champion of African Rhythms-based music, he traveled extensively throughout the continent on State Department tours and later ran a nightclub in Tunisia. He made a practice of seeking out the eldest member of the communities he visited, learning about the musical and cultural traditions and sharing them with audiences around the globe. A remarkable player, composer and raconteur, Weston maintained his curiosity and musical sense of adventure beyond his 92nd birthday, until his passing in September 2018. Renowned as a mentor, he was deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, while always looking joyfully to the future. Harvard University acquired Randy’s extensive personal archive in 2016.

The Erroll Garner Project includes:
As the creative ambassador to the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and co-producer of archival Garner recordings, pianist Christian Sands is immersed in the maestro’s music. Counting Geri Allen among his mentors, Sands has performed with Oscar Peterson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, and Jason Moran, plus scores of others. He has released six albums as a leader and appears on dozens more by the likes of Gregory Porter, Bobby Sanabria, Christian McBride, Ben Williams and Reggie Quinerly, receiving multiple Grammy nominations along the way. Sands is also the musical director of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour group.

Bassist Luques Curtis is in demand for his amazing skills in straight-ahead jazz as well as the Afro-Caribbean genre, as evidenced by his performances on more than 75 albums, and his numerous Grammy nominations. Luques’ experience includes stints with Eddie Palmieri, Christian Scott, Orrin Evans, Gary Burton, Andy Gonzalez and others. The bassist has also released four well-received Curtis Brothers recordings as co-leader with his sib, pianist Zaccai Curtis.

Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.has made the Rising Star list in DownBeat’s Critics Poll for five straight years, thanks to his work with everyone from Christian McBride, Kurt Elling, Joey Alexander and others. With four albums under his own name, and another four as co-leader of the New Century Jazz Quintet, commissions from Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art and others, expect to be wowed by this gifted musician, composer, producer and educator for years to come.

The Randy Weston Alumni Band consists of:
Saxophonist TK Blue was a mainstay--and musical director--of Randy Weston’s African Rhythms ensemble for more than three decades. TK has well over a dozen releases as a leader, and scores of others with Weston, Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim, Benny Powell, Jayne Cortez and more. A celebrated composer, arranger and educator, TK has appeared with a pantheon of jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Chico Hamilton, Arturo O’Farrill, James Moody, Billy Harper, Paquito D’Rivera, Regina Carter, Jimmy Scott, Mal Waldron and countless others.

Once you’ve heard bassist Alex Blake, you’ll never mistake his sound for anyone else’s. His unique style combines strumming, slapping and singing. Often identified with Randy Weston, thanks to his long tenure with African Rhythms, Alex has also appeared with Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Carlos Santana, Stan Getz, McCoy Tyner, Yusef Lateef, Betty Carter, Jimmy Buffett, and a genre-spanning roster of musical masters.

In-demand percussionist Neil Clarke forms deep musical relationships that last for decades, including significant long-term collaborations with Randy Weston, Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Dianne Reeves, Dave Sanborn, Paul Winter, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and others. A lifelong advocate of preserving and sharing African cultural traditions, Neil has worked as a consultant and educator, serving as artist in residence and conducting master classes at Harvard, Duke University, the Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and other renowned cultural institutions.

Award-winning trombonist Steve Turre made his mark with Ray Charles, Woody Shaw, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Blakey, J.J. Johnson, Lester Bowie, Max Roach, Horace Silver, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, and other legendary band leaders, as well as fronting his own ensembles. A mainstay of the Saturday Night Live Band, Turre is also accomplished at making music on seashells. It will be especially exciting to hear Turre apply his magic touch to charts written by long-time Weston collaborator Melba Liston; a respected trombonist herself, notably with Dizzy Gillespie’s big band, Liston’s known for simpatico arrangements for brass, and the bass clef in particular.

Don’t miss the exciting wrap up to 2019’s Highlights In Jazz season, featuring a surprise special guest!


Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 8 P.M.
Remembering Erroll & Randy

The Erroll Garner Project
Pianist Christian Sands
Drummer Ulysses Owens
Bassist Luques Curtis

A Randy Weston Tribute
Saxophonist T.K. Blue and the Weston Alumni Band
Bassist Alex Blake
Percussionist Neil Clarke
Special guest trombonist Steve Turre
 and surprise special guest!

All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street,
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at

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Photo Credits:
Erroll Garner: Nico Van Der Stam
Randy Weston: Carol Friedman
Christian Sands: Ann Webber
Luques Curtis: George Wirt
Ulysses Owens Jr.: Artist Website
TK Blue: Andrew Lepley
Alex Blake: Artist Website
Neil Clarke: Solwazi Afi Olusola

Steve Turre: Artist Website