JWQ Showcase 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CANADA: June 20: French-Japanese quartet Kaze in Montreal

French-Japanese Quartet Kaze brings “musically dynamic and intense” music to Montreal on Tuesday, June 20 
The concert – featuring Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Christian Pruvost and Peter Orins –  is part of a 10-day North American tour that includes performances in Hamilton, Chicago, New York City, Berkeley, LA, and Vancouver

“...the rarely heard sound of two trumpets collaborating, interweaving and cross-talking is at the center of the group Kaze, whose penultimate set of the festival was also one of the high points of the overall program.”
– Josef Woodard, DownBeat

“… one of the most musically dynamic and intense "jazz" sets of the yearIf you think you can imagine what piano, drums, and two trumpets will sound like, think again.” — Derk Richardson, KPFA

One of the best gigs I’ve seen this year….” – Steve Dalachinsky, The Brooklyn Rail

The renowned international quartet Kaze bring their “intense and playful” music to La Sala Rossa, 4848 St. Laurent, Montreal on Tuesday, June 20. The concert presented by Suoni per il Popolo begins at 8 p.m. Also performing will be Gordon Grdina’s Haram. Tickets $13-$15. For information visit https://www.lfttckt.com/tickets/lfttkt-casa-1491507730-19918. The performance is part of  Kaze’s 10-day North American tour, which includes performances in Ontario, Chicago, New York City, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

Melodic, abstract, mysterious, beautiful, and confrontational, Kaze plays free jazz at its most creative and powerful. The members of this international quartet – pianist Fujii, trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost, and drummer Pete Orins share an insatiable appetite for sonic experimentation, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and the disciplined intelligence of accomplished spontaneous composers.

The group has released three acclaimed recordings - 2011’s Rafale, 2013’s Tornado, and the May 2015 release Uminari which the London Jazz News calls ...bold, uncompromising music."  The band expanded to create Trouble Kaze which adds a second pianist and drummer on their March 2017 debut June. The recording earned 4-stars in All About Jazz which called it “an extraordinary accomplishment.”

Orins and Pruvost are the pillars of Muzzix, a collective based in Lille and comprised of about 30 musicians. Recently, as members of Muzzix, they collaborated with another French collective called Dedalus to record Moondog (aka Louis Hardin): Round the World of Sound (New World Records), a work dedicated to the maverick composer.

Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. In concert and on 80 albums as a leader or co-leader, she synthesizes jazz, contemporary classical, avant-rock and Japanese folk music into an innovative music instantly recognizable as hers alone. She has also established herself as one of the world’s leading composers for large jazz ensembles, leading Cadence magazine to call her, “the Ellington of free jazz.” Her ultimate goal: “I would love to make music that no one has heard before.”
Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura is internationally recognized for his ability to blend a unique vocabulary of extended techniques with touching jazz lyricism. Since 2005, Tamura has focused on the intersection of European folk music and sound abstraction with Gato Libre, a group now featuring Tamura, Fujii on accordion and Yasuko Kaneko on trombone. In 2006 he co-founded the collaborative trio Junk Box with Fujii and drummer John  Hollenbeck.

USA: Tribute to Connie Crothers - June 3 - Greenwich House

A celebration of the life and art of Connie Crothers
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Greenwich House Music School
Renee Weiler Concert Hall
46 Barrow Street • New York City
(doors open at 7pm)

this concert is free to the public
appearing on the program:
David Arner (solo piano)

Ursel Schlicht (piano), Andrea Wolper (voice), Ken Filiano (bass)

Mark Gabriele (solo piano)

Tom Thorndike (piano)
with Nick Lyons (alto sax), Joanna Sternberg (bass), Roger Mancuso (drums)

Carol Liebowitz (piano), Bill Payne (clarinet), plus special guests

Aaron Johnson (solo alto saxophone)

Paula Hackett (poetry)

Kazzrie Jaxen & Virg Dzurinko (two pianos)


reception to follow the concert


USA: Billy Childs Rebirth (MACK AVENUE 2017)


On his new album Rebirth, Childs reaches back to the start of his almost astoundingly varied musical experience—leading a small jazz band of state-of-the-art musicians with his piano playing.

At his musical core, Childs is an improvising pianist. He has the ability to equally distill the harmonic and rhythmic languages of classical music and jazz into his playing. The wide-ranging vocabulary on the taut track “Tightrope” begs the question of Childs’ love of classical music; “I’m not just jazz,” he stresses. His insistent pulse and melodically probing introduction to song is a key to the Childs’ musical identity: open to extended harmonic possibilities as they come along, taking a flexible approach to time and leaving an open door for input from his bandmates.

Monday, May 22, 2017

USA: Ravish Momin & Tarana News

Dear Friends of Creative Music:

It's been a while since I've sent out an update. Lots in the works for my band Tarana for the Fall. More immediately, I will be undertaking a solo drums/electronics tour. While I've performed solo in Italy and Lebanon, this will be the first time I'll do so in the US! I will be recording a solo album later this summer as well.  

Tour kicks off in Washington DC at Rhizome, on the 18th, with the mighty Luke Stewart and amazing Thomas Stanley performing later as well. 1st visit to Nashville on the 19th, thanks to FMRL Arts!  The 20th will see two b2b events, a workshop in Chattanooga, TN (Soundcorps) (2:30p) and an evening concert at ATHICA  (8p) in Athens,GA  featuring a duet with the highly original Killick.

On the 21st, I'll be in Columbia, SC (Infinite Room), and on the 22nd, I'll be at the Mothlight in Asheville, NC- been wanting to play here for a while!!  New experimental series on the 23rd brings me to Raleigh (Ruby Deluxe) and I close things out with the lovey Black Iris Gallery, Richmond, VA on the 24th - where the carefully curated past performers list includes Matmos, Julianna Barwick, Marc Ribot and Helado Negro for starters.. 
May US Solo Tour (May 18 - 25)
HOT OFF THE PRESS for this May tour, the Columbia FreeTimes says: "Watching Ravish Momin play is a bewildering experience. Drums are supposed to be a non-melodic instrument, yet as he sits alone onstage playing his kit, you can hear eerie, spectral tunes emanating from somewhere. There are vocal samples and looped beats flying through the air, too, but by now the average music fan knows what a musician can do with effects and pedals to create those elements. This is something different. It’s a percussionist creating his own musical world, triggering electronic effects in a way that works them into his relentlessly propulsiv

FRANCE/USA: Cuong Vu 4-tet Ballet- The Music Of Michael Gibbs (2017)


2017 release. On the heels of his acclaimed 2016 recording, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny and his 2014 collaboration with electro-acoustic pianist-composer and Director of the School of Music at the University of Washington Richard Karpen on their Ellington-Strayhorn tribute That The Days Go By And Never Come Again, trumpeter-composer Cuong Vu joins forces with guest guitarist Bill Frisell on Ballet, a tribute to renowned composer-arranger Michael Gibbs. With regular Vu 4Tet bassist Luke Bergman and drummer Ted Poor, the four exchange ideas in the moment in a collective fashion on the expansive opening track, "Ballet," which gradually morphs into a kind of quirky, dissonant blues waltz featuring brilliant solos from Vu and Frisell. Regarding this exhilarating Vu 4Tet project, Vu says, "This was a very collective/equal opportunity effort, so we just played and dealt with the cards collectively as they were dealt. I think it just comes down to the collection of players and our individual aesthetics coming together and trying to find a common goal/language." They succeed in triumphant fashion on Ballet, the second collaboration between Cuong Vu and Bill Frisell (their first was Vu's 2005 ArtistShare album Mostly Residual).

USA: Diversions-Passion Found (2017)

Diversions | Passion Found 

Flutes, multiple saxophones, combined with a full percussion section-combining the influences of Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, the organicism of Sun-Ra and Pharaoh Sanders-Grant Lawrence has created an ensemble that inspires-Diversions, Passion Found. 
Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today.

Surrounded by international artists-musicians, Earl Lawrence offers us Diversions, six-piece modern jazz ensemble designed to convey inspiration and serve the international community through public performance, studio creations, and commissioned installations.

Flutes, multiple saxophones, combined with a full percussion section-combining the influences of Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, the organicism of Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders, Earl Lawrence has created an ensemble that inspires-Diversions.

Select Players

Earl Lawrence-Artistic Director
Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Contrabass Flute, Flute.

Earl Lawrence holds a B.M. Degree in Applied Flute from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters of Music Degree in Music Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music.

Earl began his career as a soloist with The Orchestrated Crowd (TOC), appearing with such jazz greats as Quincy Jones and the late Duke Ellington.

Mr. Earl Grant Lawrence is a member of the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra at the New England Conservatory of Music and plays the Contrabass flute, touring France, Ireland, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Caroline N'Diaye
Tenor Saxophone

Caroline received her education in Music Education at University of Massachusetts.

For the past 25 years, Caroline has performed as a saxophonist in World Music Venues, such as Nigerian Afro-Pop, Cuban Music, Cumbia, Merengue, and Jazz.

Her passion for the drums culminated in a trip to Africa. In 1993, she traveled to Senegal West Africa to study West African drumming and dance.

Wain Jonze

Over the past 30 years Wain and has recorded, traveled and/or performed with the Walter Beasley Band, Freda Battle, Yolanda Adams, Clarence Powell, Backstreet Boys/Krystal Harris, Andre Ward, Eric Roberson, Jaguar Wright, Kindred the Family Soul to name a few.

Wayne sees performing as quite an experience and is grateful that he he is able to do so. "The one thing I have learned in my musical travels (which range from dates around the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe) is that it is not about me, but the content relationship between those on stage and relationship between those on stage and in the audience. Without that magical connection there is no point to music. It's a blessing to have the opportunity and an obligation to try to bless with it".

Wain earned a music degree from U. Mass Boston and Masters in Education from Lesley College.

Adonis Martin

Adonis Martin was born and bred in Boston, MA.

He is a pianist that brings with him to the jazz world, an eclectic style that encompasses gospel and R&B/soul with latin influences.

Adonis received a full Scholarship to study music at Berklee College of Music-there he majored in Music Business and Management and Music Education.

Martin Case-Producer
Saxophones, Percussion

Martin Case is a composer, producer, and performing musician. Martin specializes in creating and producing music and media for clients in dance, film and other cultural experiences, both live, online and in the studio. Martin’s client list includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Harvard University, MIT, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

The enduring theme of Martin’s work is to honor the musician’s function to create sacred sonic space for meditation, now/nothought, and sensuous enjoyment.

The nature of this work has taken Martin to the Middle East, West Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Martin graduated from Berklee College of Music, and presently serves a variety of clients in creating music and media experiences.

Flutes, multiple saxophones, combined with a full percussion section-combining the influences of Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, the organicism of Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders, Earl Grant Lawrence has created an ensemble that inspires-Diversions, Passion Found.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

USA: Art Pepper The Art Pepper Quartet (Deluxe Reissue) (2017)

The Art Pepper Quartet

Recorded in late 1956 and released in early 1957, the same year as the landmark Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section, The Art Pepper Quartet (Art Pepper: saxophone, Russ Freeman: piano, Ben Tucker: bass, Gary Frommer: drums) is back for its 60th anniversary. Mastered from the original mono tapes by Grammy®-winning engineer Michael Graves, this CD and Digital edition was overseen by Art’s widow, Laurie Pepper, and Grammy®-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski. In addition to the album’s 7 classics, this remaster includes 5 bonus tracks—alternate takes of “Pepper Pot” and “Blues At Twilight” (originally issued in 1990 in Japan) and a journey through the creation of “Val’s Pal” (including previously unheard incomplete takes and false starts) via 3 more tracks. New liner notes from Laurie Pepper trace the story of how her (and many folks’) favorite Art Pepper record was not only conceived, but ended up back where it belongs—with Art’s estate, and in the eyes, ears, and hands of jazz lovers everywhere. A gem on all fronts—this is how Jazz (and its history) should be experienced. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome back The Art Pepper Quartet.

NETHERLANDS: Marvin Timothy-The Road to Abbey (2017)

Marvin Timothy | The Road to Abbey 

Marvin Timothy is a 21-year-old soul singer and piano player. Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder are a few of his biggest inspirations. Marvin probably thought ''Why think small, if you can dream big'' when he decided to record his debut EP in the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London (artists like the Beatles, Amy Winehouse and Stevie Wonder have recorded here). He took a few of Hollands' best musicians with him to fulfill his dream: record his own music as a tribute to Donny Hathaway.

The musicians who played on this record:

Drums: Lean Robbemont (Do & Waylon)
Bass: Paddy van Rijswijk (Trijntje Oosterhuis, Marc Broussard)
Keys/Vocals: Roger Happel (Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis)
Guitar: Martijn van Agt (Ilse de Lange, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Anouk)

The recording took place in Studio 3. This is the studio where for example Amy Winehouse recorded her duet with Tony Bennet. Chris Bolster, the engineer Marvin worked with also recorded with Birdy, John Fogerty, Jamie Cullum, Paul McCartney, Dido, James Bay and many more.

The EP is a mixture of original songs and covers, all with the same soulful vibe. 

USA/BRAZIL: Helio Alves Quartet with special guest Chico Pinheiro Fri., June 2nd Jazz at Kitano

Helio Alves Quartet
with special guest Chico Pinheiro  
Friday, June 2nd Sets 8 & 10 pm Jazz at Kitano
66 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 885-7119 Tickets & Info

Helio Alves: Piano
Sam Minaie: Bass
Eric Doob: Drums
Chico Pinheiro: Guitar

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.

Chico Pinheiro is a guitarist, composer, and arranger from Brazil. He has played with other guitarists including Anthony Wilson, Julian Lage and Steve Cardenas. He is considered a leading figure of modern jazz in Brazil.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NETHERLANDS:Paul Van Kemenade, Jasper Van 't Hof & Mariá Portugal- Daytime Sketches(2017)

Paul Van Kemenade, Jasper Van 't Hof & Mariá Portugal | Daytime Sketches 

A variety of different kinds of musical flavours from Dutch school to Brazilian, partly funky, from jazz to chamberjazz, partly acoustic, partly electronic, from modern to quiet grooves, exciting in different duos and trios with altosax, drums, piano & keyboard, all original compositions.
Exciting duos and trios with altosax, piano/keyboard/pc sampling and drums, two Dutch award winning jazz artists and Brazilian amazing drummer, lyrical and modern at the same time in 11 tracks which are all original compositions.

USA: Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band - Second Opinion (2017)

Following the success of Peter Erskine's 'Dr. Um and the Lost Pages,' Peter and his Dr. Um Band are ready to offer a Second Opinion. With a slew of new compositions plus some tasty standards from Henry Mancini and Victor Young, 'Second Opinion' reaches new heights for fun, funk, swing and interactive blowing . . . all in Hi-Fi sound! Peter says that this is his 'favorite album yet. ' Building upon terrific media coverage and reviews for 'Dr. Um,' Second Opinion will easily find its audience of Erskine fans, Beasley fans, Bob Sheppard fans, and soon-to-be Benjamin Shepherd (bassist) fans.

01 Hipnotherapy
02 Eleven Eleven
03 Street of Dreams
04 Not so Yes
05 Did It Have to Be You?
06 Lida Rose
07 Solar Steps
08 Dreamsville
09 Willow Weep for Me

USA: An Excursion to paradise with a purpose

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An Excursion to paradise with a purpose

Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn.

BOSTON (11 May 2017): Bigger but simpler. That’s the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman’s Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.  

Top-lining the Barbados Jazz Excursion’s opening night marquee is Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown, who will share the bill with urban-jazz saxplayer Jeanette Harris and rising star bassist Julian Vaughn. Trotman & Friends, including Barbadian Alison Hinds - known as the Queen of Soca - will be presented in an outdoor setting on the afternoon of day two, concluding pre-sundown to give excursioners the entire evening to discover Barbados’ many dining and nightlife options. Sunday morning, the golfers will hit the wondrous and challenging greens of the Apes Hill Club. The Sunday evening bill will feature Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Will Downing, R&B-jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and contemporary jazz keyboardist Brian Simpson. The weekend shall conclude with a late night all-star jam session.          

“Each year that we have produced the Barbados Jazz Excursion has been a learning experience. We want to ensure that our guests’ experience is better and better by presenting a topnotch lineup, amazing entertainment and first-class luxury accommodations. What gives the weekend more meaning and significance is that we have a nonprofit golf tournament attached thus the events are not just an opportunity to share my country, my culture and my story, but also an opportunity to introduce people to the charity I support that provides music education for elementary school students in Barbados,” said Trotman, who recently released his seventh album, “Electro Sax,” a collection that continues his commitment to incorporate authentic Caribbean sounds into a mix of contemporary jazz and R&B grooves.  

Introducing guests to Barbados has always been at the fore of Trotman’s festival weekend. With that in mind, this fall’s schedule and menu of excursions has been simplified to allow festivalgoers the flexibility to build their own itinerary along with the option to spend more time enjoying the array of amenities and plush accommodations at one of the three host resorts: The Crane, Hilton Barbados Resort and O2: Ocean Two. New for this year is that the Island Adventure Tour visiting scenic and historic locales is now included with the purchase of any festival package. Other exciting excursions on offer are the award-winning Atlantis Submarines Undersea Adventure; the Jolly Roger Lunch Party Cruise that serves up a sumptuous feast and world-famous Jolly Roger Rum Punch while observing sea creatures and sailing past sunken ships; exploring the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave; and a chance to literally taste Barbados history at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.          

The beneficiary of the golf tournament that is expected to include several music and sports celebrity participants, Trotman’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that generates funds to support the Headstart Music Program in Barbados, which provides lessons and instruments to students at the beginner’s level.  

For more information or to purchase a Barbados Jazz Excursion package, please visit http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/.    

Friday, May 19, 2017

USA: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Appear In Barry Levinson's "Wizard of Lies"

Vince Giordano and the 'Mini' Nighthawks
Appear In Barry Levinson's "Wizard of Lies"

Saturday, May 20th at 8PM HBO
Presents Barry Levinson's
"Wizard of Lies"

The story of Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The 'mini' Nighthawks [Mark Lopeman, Paul Wells, Mark Shane and Vince Giordano] were lucky enough to be a part of this film!

You can catch a glimpse of us in the trailers.

Premieres Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM on HBO

USA: Theo Hill - "Promethean" (Posi-Tone Records 2017)

new music release:

Theo Hill "Promethean"

A new voice on piano is heard.

Today is the worldwide release of the new Theo Hill album "Promethean" featuring the adventurous rhythm section of Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. Thanks for listening!

Pianist Theo Hill unleashes a coruscating burst of passionate creativity on Promethean, a hard hitting trio date that features the solid harmonic foundation of bassist Yasushi Nakamura and the bombastically explosive metrics of drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. Listeners are invited to fasten their seat belts and take a trip when the bandleader steers his group into an innovative exploration of the pantheon of musical inspirations. Bursting into flames and rising like the phoenix, Mr. Hill shares with us his stolen sparks of heaven to captivate our attention with his heartfelt musical tale of stunning melodicism. Featuring a soulfully interpretative program of compositions across a variety of styles, sounds, and moods, Promethean succeeds as a scintillating performance that will certainly spark flames of delight in the hearts of straight-forward jazz enthusiasts everywhere.

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USA: Mario Pavone-Vertical (Clean Feed 2017)

Mario Pavone  double bass | Dave Ballou  trumpet | Tony Malaby  tenor and soprano saxophone | Oscar Noriega  clarinet and bass clarinet | Peter McEachern  trombone | Mike Sarin  drums

By now, Mario Pavone doesn’t need more presentations: he’s on the top of the jazz nobility of today, after a life of partnerships with the greatest, namely Paul Bley, Bill Dixon, Thomas Chapin, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich and others of similar status. In his own bands, Pavone chooses the best in activity: his new opus, “Vertical”, include the contributions of Tony Malaby, Oscar Noriega, Dave Ballou, Peter McEachern and Mike Sarin. With such luminaries, the music could only have a solar quality: it’s colorful, bright, warm and intense. The compositions extend the percussive approach to the double bass which imediatly identifies this extraordinary musician: Pavone’s integrated work with drummer Sarin is propulsive, nervous and energetic, cutting through the clouds of sound formed by the reeds and the brass instruments. The horn frontline can be formed by only four contributors, but sometimes it seems we’re in front of an entire orchestra. This is dense and intense music, full of grain and humanity, powerful and fragile at the same time, meticulously structured and spontaneous in the same measure, with motivating theme lines and loose improvisations. It has everything you can ask for in just a jazz album. / Clean Feed

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UK: Gwilym on tour in Europe and US with “An Evening with Pat Metheny”

Gwilym on tour in Europe and US with “An Evening with Pat Metheny”

Gwilym will be back on tour with jazz legend guitarist Pat Metheny.  The quartet includes Pat, Gwilym,  Linda Oh (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums). The concert is called “An Evening with Pat Metheny” and features  many of the great classics from the Pat Metheny Real Book.  Most of the dates have been announced, but there are still a few in the pipeline so do keep checking the website for more information as it comes in.
All Gwilym's dates can be found here

USA: Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - Onward (Feat. Randy Brecker)(2017)

01. Onward (5:14)
02. Isn't She Lovely (6:23)
03. Franklin Street (6:31)
04. Giant Steps (5:06)
05. The Nearness Of You (5:47)
06. Deviation (5:22)
07. Blues For Randy (6:32)
08. Impetuous (7:22)
09. All Of You (6:20)

 Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: tenor saxophone; Steven Feifke: piano; Jimmy MacBride: drums; Raviv Markovitz: bass; Randy Brecker: trumpet (3, 7).

Nguyen Le & Ngo Hong Quang - Ha Noi Duo (ACT 2017)

Nguyên Lê defines what lies at the heart of this collaboration: “Ngô Hồng Quang and I are two Vietnamese musicians whose upbringing and musical education and evolution could not have followed more different paths. And yet we have found that we both share common goals: to express and to share the soul of Vietnam with the wider world, to bring together the roots and the future of Vietnamese music.(ACT)
01 Cloud Chamber (feat. Paolo Fresu)
02 Five Senses (feat. Mieko Miyazaki & Prabhu Edouard)
03 Like Mountain Birds
04 A Night with You, Gone (feat. Paolo Fresu & Mieko Miyazaki)
05 The Graceful Seal (feat. Paolo Fresu)
06 Heaven's Gourd
07 Chiec Khan Pieu (feat. Paolo Fresu & Prabhu Edouard)
08 Monkey Queen (feat. Stephane Edouard)
09 Beggar's Love Song (feat. Alex Tran)
10 Silently Grows the Rice