Friday, January 31, 2020

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
Featuring:


 AFJP(Canada), Joel August (USA), The Leihmann`s Broadcast(Kazakhstan), Raquel Cepeda(Venezuela/USA), Francesco Schina(Italy), Yapunto(France),
Igor Willcox Quartet(Brazil), Manuel Anoyvega Mora(Cuba/France), 

The Villalobos Brothers(USA/Mexico), NoJazz(France), , Randy Hoexter(USA), Céline Bonacina(France) , Samy Thiébault(France), Roberto Magris Sextet(Italy/USA), NoJazz(France), Alex Cuba(Cuba), Randy Napoleon(USA), 
Fer Carranza Jazz(Argentina), Antoine Fafard(Canada/UK), Thomas Grimmonprez(France), Kerry Politzer(USA), 
Hiroe Sekine (USA/JAPAN), Lawrence Clark(USA), Rodney Whitaker(USA),
Nikolas Skordas-George Haslam(Greece)Chiara Izzi & Kevin Hays(USA),
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)

jAZZwORLDqUEST sHOWCASE 2019






Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Saint Lucia: The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Returns with a World-Class Lineup

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Returns with a World-Class Lineup

We're pleased to announce the return of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. 
The festival, to be held in Saint Lucia on Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9, 2020, will feature the finest names in modern jazz performing in venues throughout Saint Lucia’s beautiful Caribbean landscape including The Ramp and Gros Islet Park.  
To date, the diverse lineup includes artists spanning the Caribbean, the U.K., and the U.S. including 
• Patti LaBelle
• Chick Corea’s Vigilette with Carlitos Del Puerto, Marcus Gilmore and special guest
• Roy Hargrove Celebration with Willie Jones III feat. Renée Neufville and special guests
• Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings
• Ruben Fox’s London Brass featuring Theon Cross and Mark Kavuma
• Maher Beauroy presents WASHA!
• And more to be announced 
In addition to world-class performances, the 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will feature “Artists In Education” initiatives including masterclasses, professional development, and live performance collaborations with Saint Lucia School of Music students and local jazz artists.
We hope to see you in Saint Lucia this May!

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NORWAY/POLAND/GERMANY: Maciej Obara Quartet - Three Crowns(ECM 2019)

Maciej Obara Quartet - Three Crowns The album is available here: https://ecm.lnk.to/ThreeCrownsID Maciej Obara: alto saxophone Dominik Wania: piano Ole Morten Vågan: double bass Gard Nilssen: drums ECM 2662 Release: October 25, 2019 The half-Polish, half-Norwegian quartet led by fiery alto saxophonist Maciej Obara is gaining ground as one of the most exciting groups on the contemporary jazz scene. Both the band and its ECM debut Unloved were awarded the Fryderyk Prize in Poland in 2018, and early in 2019 the Obara Quartet also took first place at the BMW Jazz Awards in Munich. Now comes the quartet’s second ECM album Three Crowns (named for the Trzy Korony mountains in Southern Poland). Its programme is comprised of six new pieces by Maciej and two free arrangements of compositions by Henryk Górecki (1933-2010). The Obara Quartet launches the album with a major concert at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Górecki’s hometown Katowice, and follows up with a tour with dates in Poland, France, Austria and Germany. Website: https://www.ecmrecords.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecmrecords Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecm_records Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecmrecords

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

USA: The Helio Alves Quartet Appearing at The Kitano Fri & Sat Jan 24-25 Sets 8 & 10PM

The Helio Alves Quartet
Appearing at
The Kitano
Fri & Sat Jan 24-25
66 Park Ave, East 38th St
New York, NY 10016

Sets at 8 and 10pm
Reservations: 212-885-7119
Tickets & Info


Helio Alves: Piano
Steve Wilson: Sax and Flute
Peter Washington: Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca: Drums
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"Alves is a pianist whose instincts are lush and romantic and expansive-and driven by an inner pulse.”
Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes

“Alves has sublety, musicality and a extraordinary facility for improvisation…” “…exceptional melodic improviser…”
-Roberti L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine

www.helioalvesmusic.net

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UK/AUSTRALIA/ARGENTINA: GWILYM SIMCOCK UPCOMING CONCERTS

GWILYM SIMCOCK UPCOMING CONCERTS

03 FEB 2020
United Kingdom Manchester
The Whiskey Jar
GWILYM SIMCOCK SOLO PIANO
8:00pm 14 Tarriff Street


08 FEB 2020
United Kingdom Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire Music Centre
with Empirical
7:30pm Ashley Road 01225 860100

15 FEB 2020
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Joe Locke and Tim Garland
7:00pm 10 Dean Street


15 FEB 2020
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Joe Locke and Tim Garland
10:00pm 10 Dean Street

02 MAR 2020
Singapore
Esplanade
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
7:30pm

04 MAR 2020
Australia
Perth Riverside Theatre
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
8:00pm

06 MAR 2020
Australia
St Kilda
Palais Theatre
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
8:00pm

07 MAR 2020
Australia
Sydney State Theatre
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
8:00pm

10 MAR 2020
New Zealand
Auckland
Aukland Town Hall
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
8:00pm Box office: 0800 111 999.
301 – 317 Queen Street 09 309 2677

13 MAR 2020
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Teatro Gran Rex
AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY W/ ANTONIO SANCHEZ, GWILYM & LINDA OH
8:30pm

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Monday, January 20, 2020

USA: Jeff Fuller & Friends – Round & Round (2020)


Jeff Fuller | Round & Round

On their 4th CD, Jeff Fuller & Friends again provide thoughtful and engaging original jazz compositions in an intimate piano trio setting. "Round & Round" features Fuller's virtuosic bass playing, pianist Darren Litzie's inventive improvisations, and drummer Ben Bilello's great soloing and accompaniment. Beautifully recorded by Norman Johnson, the trio explores new territory on such compositions as "Round & Round," "Rest, Dear," "Sambeleza, and the classically oriented "Never So Long," which features Fuller's bowed upright bass. This is music made for listening, so settle back and enjoy the journey!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

USA: Paul English, James Metcalfe, Ed Calle, David Liebman - Girl in Green (Big Round Records 2020)



New from Big Round Records comes jazz composer and pianist Paul English’s GIRL IN GREEN. The album features never-before-heard renditions of immortal classics as well as English’s original works. Listen as English and his cadre of masterful soloists carve a place for themselves in jazz history.

GIRL IN GREEN is an album that was almost lost forever. Paul English recalls performing at the Texas Jazz Festival in 2000 with an extraordinary lineup of musicians accompanying him on stage. The magic was there, and the group booked two last-minute recording sessions at a nearby studio to capture it. Shortly afterward, the small record label English was signed with folded, and the recordings were locked away for nearly two decades – until now. GIRL IN GREEN features the best takes from these recordings. English leads his players through legendary jazz tunes like Equinox by John Coltrane and Solar by Miles Davis. The album also features English’s original works, including the title track, Girl in Green. English demonstrates his virtuosity and knowing mastery of the jazz canon throughout the album; his tasteful piano work is grounded in tradition yet bears his unique signature.

Paul English’s GIRL IN GREEN captures the electric thrill of seven expert jazz cats collaborating in real time. Listeners of all ages and backgrounds will find themselves wrapped up in the rich humanity of these performances. Don’t miss the chance to revel in these rescued treasures.

David Liebman, soprano & tenor saxophones
Ed Calle, soprano & tenor saxophones
Dennis Dotson, trumpet
Paul English, piano
Brennen Nase, bass
Mike Drake, drums
James Metcalfe, percussion