Tuesday, January 1, 2019

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2018


MAqam Ensemble(Syria/Qatar), Vly Jones(USA), Igor Willcox Quartet(Brazil), Javier Subatin(Portugal), Darryl Yokley(USA), Molly Tigre(USA), César Cardoso(Portugal), Los Rumberos de la Bahia(USA), The Syrinx Effect(USA), Maria Schafer(USA), Robin Menuett Trio(USA), Alexandra Jackson(USA), Allan Licht(USA), Iñaki Arakistain Band(Spain), Uziel Colon(Puerto Rico), Beverley Beirne(UK, Dan Pugach Nonet(USA), Evan Mustard Trio(USA), Devin Gray(USA), Duende Libre(USA), Adam Hawley(USA), Ricardo Bacelar(Brazil), Under The Lake(USA)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

USA/PUERTO RICO: Bobby Sanabria's New CD "West Side Story Reimagined" Aids Puerto Rican Relief Effort

Bobby Sanabria's New CD
"West Side Story Reimagined"  
Aids Puerto Rican Relief Effort
 Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
“West Side Story Reimagined”
(Jazzheads JH1231)
Street Date: 07/20/2018

Multiverse Big Band TRUMPETS Kevin Bryan - lead Shareef Clayton Max Darché Andrew Neesley SAXOPHONES David Dejesus- lead alto, soprano, flute Andrew Gould - alto, flute Peter Brainin- tenor, flute Yaacov Mayman - tenor, flute, clarinet Danny Rivera - baritone TROMBONES David Miller - lead Tim Sessions Armando Vergara Chris Washburne- bass FLUTE, PICCOLO Gabrielle Garo ELECTRIC VIOLIN Ben Sutin RHYTHM Bobby Sanabria - musical director, drums, whistle, lead vocals, coro Darwin Noguera - piano Leo Taversa - electric bass Oreste Abrantes - congas, itotele batá drum, coro Matthew Gonzalez - bongo/cencerro, primo bomba drum, Iyá bata, requinto pandereta, ganza, coro Takao Heisho - Cuban guiro macho, Dominican guira, Puerto Rican guicharro clave, okonkolo batá drum, maracas (Cuban and Venezuelan),
shekere, tambourine, cuica, pandeiro, triangle, gong

Recorded live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in NYC, this exciting new reimagining is West Side Story like you’ve never heard it before as performed by the amazing multi-Grammy nominated 21 piece Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. This set includes an accompanying 16 page booklet containing rare photographs of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, along with the timeless music of West Side Story featuring the rhythms of various Latin American countries with exciting breaking-down-the-wall instrumental big band arrangements all done through the lens of the Latin jazz continuum.

It’s the most ambitious reimagining of the music I have ever heard!”
- Jamie Bernstein

Partial proceeds from this special commemorative set will be donated to the Jazz Foundation of America's Puerto Rico Relief Fund. The island has been completely devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria and the government’s response has been less than adequate. What better way to help my ancestral homeland Puerto Rico and its people, than through the music of West Side Story Reimagined. - Bobby Sanabria

Upcoming Live Appearances

July 26, 2018
Bobby Sanabria & Ascensión
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
July 31, 2018
Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Co-op City
Bronx, NY
7pm, FREE!!!
August 10, 2018
West Side Story Reimagined, Bernstein at 100
Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
New York, NY

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USA:Rob Brown Trio- Breath Rhyme(2018)

Rob Brown Trio | Breath Rhyme
"Breath Rhyme establishes a high level of creativity right from the first few minutes of Firewalk and maintains it for over an hour. This is one of the best trio record I've heard in some time. It makes a strong case for Brown's place amongst today's better alto improvisers and is another unqualified winner for Silkheart. His Breath Rhyme is an artistic triumph."
Carl Baugher, Cadence, May 1991

Rob Brown alto saxophone
William Parker bass
Dennis Charles drums

Watching this trio in the studio was fascinating. For a fledgling leader, Rob Brown was almost eerily calm. (Technically this is his second album, but his first – Sonic Explorations, co-led with pianist Matt Shipp, for Cadence Jazz – had been privately recorded and then sold. So this was his first real studio date.) Brown quietly went over cues and solo orders with his rhythm section, and proceeded methodically from one composition to the next without pausing for many playbacks. He was undistracted by the trickle of kibitzers and fellow musicians (like tenorist Frank Lowe) who stopped by to check him out. But when Brown took up his alto and hollered on his horn – he'd lean back, bending his knees and rising on his toes, like a basket player at the foul line – another side of him poured forth. It's as if there's a part of him down deep only music can touch.

Monday, July 16, 2018

BRAZIL: Igor Willcox Quartet @ Bourbon Street

Check out the performance of the group at one of the most important jazz clubs of Brazil!

Wagner Barbosa - saxophone Vini Morales - keys Glecio Nascimento - bass Igor Willcox - drum/composer


 Download Now the new album, Igor Willcox Quartet LIVE!.

USA: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND and 'The Message' out now on Mack Avenue Records

Listen: iTunes | Amazon | Mack Avenue

45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites with a little help from friends like rapper/beatboxer Doug E. Fresh and trumpeter Mark Isham. Backed by a young versatile band and a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe, The Message (available now from Mack Avenue Records) swells with an abundance of strength, soul and astounding musicianship.

The Message is unmistakably a Stanley Clarke record. Five decades of unapproachable bass mastery doesn't come easy and Clarke has no interest in relinquishing his throne. Propelled by the youthfulness of his bandmates: Cameron Graves on synthesizers, Beka Gochiashvili on acoustic piano, Mike Mitchell on drums, and of course Stanley Clarke on bass, reaches even deeper into his bag of tricks for an incredibly satisfying listen.

                                 Stanley Clarke - The Message Teaser

"Our message is simple. It is a message of love. There is nothing really profound about our message. It's just love. A lot of artists have said it in their own way. This is ours."

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

USA/BRAZIL: Helio Alves Trio Jazz at Kitano Friday, July 27th Sets 8 &10:00pm

Helio Alves Trio
Friday, June 27th
Sets at 8 and 10:00pm

Jazz at Kitano
66 Park Avenue, East 38th St
New York, NY 10016
Reservations Recommended

Helio Alves: Piano
Boris Koslov: Bass
Duduka da Fonseca: Drums

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

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few.

USA/CANADA: Acclaimed Actor, Comedian, Voice Over Artist, Radio Personality Returns to his Jazz Vocalist Roots with New CD, “If Love Were All”

Acclaimed Actor, Comedian,
Voice Over Artist, Radio Personality
Returns to his Jazz Vocalist Roots
with New CD
“If Love Were All”

Life goes by too quickly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Wayne Powers recorded his last CD, “Plain Old Me” with his Los Angeles “Hoi Polloi” band in 1993. But simple math can be unforgiving. In the intervening quarter century, Powers’ life has been full with both the poignant and the joyous — as all lives are. Over the last few years, Wayne has been busy working on getting his “chops” backup with the idea of returning to the studio and giving voice to the last 25 years of life and love as he’s lived it and felt it. “I’ve got so much inside me still left unsung,” says Powers, “and so, with The Great American Songbook as my script, I’ve chosen some truly classic, compelling tunes which speak deeply to me and, hopefully, to you. Some you’ll know and a few you may not be familiar with — yet.”


The result is Powers’ personal yet universal saga of love lost and love found. We’ve all been there. Each tune on this album explores with authenticity a different aspect of an eternal story you’re sure to recognize. There’s a choice array of torch songs, or what Wayne and other crooners call ‘Saloon Songs’ — heartfelt ballads that will bring to mind a jukebox, wet quarters and soggy dollar bills in some dimly lit bar room. And then there are those uplifting tunes of love’s pure, unbridled joy. It’s all captured on this album. Wayne says, “I’m excited and honored to work with some top-flight jazz musicians on this live-in-studio recording: Ziad Rabie, Sax. Keith Davis, Piano. Ron Brendle, Acoustic Bass. Al Sergel, Drums.” This is a magical combination of talent that makes each of the 14 tunes sparkle and resonate in their own unique way. Powers invites you to “...share in the musical and lyrical truth, love and joy which we all brought to this special project, appropriately titled, “IF LOVE WERE ALL.”

The album will be available for digital download on most major online music platforms, as well as a CD — and as a limited edition 180-gram audiophile vinyl double LP.

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Release Date: AUGUST 3, 2018
UPC Code: 8-88295-77835-0

Track listing and Running Time
1. Never Let Me Go - 2:51 Livingston/Evans
2. You’ve Changed - 3:14 Carey/Fischer

3.All Of Me-4:12 Simons/Marks
4. Body And Soul - 3:54 Green/Heyman/Sour/Eyton

5. Lush Life - 3:33 Strayhorn
6. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:26 Swan
7. Willow Weep For Me - 4:22 Ronell
8. You Don’t Know What Love Is - 4:28 de Paul/Raye

9. If Love Were All - 2:29 Coward
10. Just in Time - 3:04 Styne/Green/Comden
11. East Of The Sun (West of the Moon) - 3:17 Bowman

12.IOnlyHaveEyesforYou-3:28 Warren/Dubin
13. Time After Time - 3:28 Cahn/Styne
14. Smile - 3:30 Turner/Parsons/Chaplin

Wayne Powers-vocals
Ziad Rabie tenor-sax
Keith Davis-piano
Ron Brendle acousti- bass
Al Sergel-Drums
Available From: Amazon • CDBaby • iTunes

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