Saturday, December 19, 2015

USA: Lori Bell "Brooklyn Dreams" CD Release Celebration Wed., Jan. 13th 11:30pm SMOKE Jazz Club

CD release concerts for

“Brooklyn Dreaming”

Lori Bell Quartet plus special guest Dan Levine
A flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies, Brooklyn native Lori Bell has contributed to the development of higher standards of performance while earning acclaim from both peers and critics for her artistry on stage and in recordings.

On Brooklyn Dreaming, Bell’s 9th studio album, due for release on January 15, 2016,the composer pays homage to her familial roots with an extraordinary opus that extolls vivid memories of the vibrancy of New York City.

“Lori Bell plays with confidence and taste, with a proclivity toward the more subtle means of emotional expression.   Her playing inherently has a many-layered depth that reveals a more meaningful art.  She renders ballads with exceptional sensitivity while bringing wonderful nuances to swing and be-bop, which she plays with power, agility and a natural élan.  Her phrasing, evocative of birds, shows the strong influence of Eric Dolphy, yet is rendered with such purity of tone and range of timbre that it is clearly of a different ornithology."    
German Berrellez

Brooklyn Dreaming features 6 originals + explorations of Monk, Mingus & Hagen.

 "Visionary, transcendent pieces. The standard for a flute-led album” Jazz da Gama

Wednesday, January 13th @ SMOKE  11:30 pm
2751 Broadway, NYC  212- 864-6662

Saturday, January 16th @ The Drawing Room  7pm & 8:30pm
56 Willoughby Street # 3, Downtown Brooklyn, NY  917-836-2105

Sunday, January 17th Brownstone Jazz @ Sankofa Aban 3pm to 6pm
107 Macon Street, Brooklyn NY  917-704-9237

Lori Bell – flute
Jason Yeager – piano
Danny Weller – bass
Robert Weiss – drums
Special guest Dan Levine – trombone