Thursday, August 31, 2017

USA: Corey Christiansen -Dusk(2017)

The third in guitarist Corey Christiansen's trilogy of albums exploring the grounds between jazz, blues and Americana, is focused on his original compositions - tunes written for people in his life, places been, characters imagined, landscapes seen and the captured feelings from those experiences. The rapport within his longtime band is at its most evolved and empathetic, while Christiansen's already prodigious guitar work has found the fluidity and emotive qualities only obtained through their continued collective focus and dedication to concept.

'Supported by a responsive rhythm section, alternately supple and clangorous, (Christiansen & Lapidus) imbue the Christiansen tunes with soulful lyricism to spare. ' --- JazzTimes

USA: JAZZ @ THE MAVERICK Saturday, September 2nd “In The Spirit of Don Cherry” Performed by the CMS Improvisers Octet Led by Karl Berger

Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, September 2, 2017   8 pm
Karl Berger and the Creative Music Studio™

Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498-2503

Tickets & Info

Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, September 2, 2017   8 pm
Karl Berger and the Creative Music Studio - IN THE SPIRIT OF DON CHERRY
General Admission $25
Reserved Seating $45
Students $5

Jazz at the Maverick presents the CMS Improvisers Octet, exploring themes from some of Don Cherry’s visionary recordings as well as pieces by other composers that follow his lead into “world fusion.” The ensemble’s “In the Spirit of Don Cherry” performance will use pieces from these materials as launching pads for improvised interpretations that weave together jazz, world music and contemporary music.

The ensemble features musicians who played with Cherry including Karl Berger (piano, vibes, leader), Bob Stewart (tuba), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Peter Apfelbaum (reeds, percussion), Graham Haynes (cornet), Ingrid Sertso (vocals); along with Adam Lane (bass) and Tani Tabbal (drums).    

About Don Cherry
Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s, Don Cherry became a pioneer of world-fusion music in the 1960s. During this period, he incorporated various ethnic styles into his playing and composing. Cherry, who died in 1995, was essential to the creation and development of the Creative Music Studio™.  He inspired many of its methodologies, taught many CMS workshops and founded his legendary group, Codona, at CMS. A suite of his is included in CMS Archive Project Selections Vol. 2, released last year.

About The Creative Music Studio and Karl Berger
CMS engages musicians and listeners from all backgrounds and traditions, deepening and transforming their personal experience, understanding, and expression of music as a universal language. Over its 45 year history, hundreds of artists from all over the world representing nearly every style or genre of music have taught and performed at CMS. CMS was founded in 1973 by artistic director Karl Berger, composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, and vibraphonist, along with Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso. The six-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll and recipient of numerous other awards in the US and Europe, Karl holds a PhD in music esthetics and has been a professor of composition and an artist-in-residence at universities, schools, and festivals worldwide. He has recorded and performed with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller, Dave Brubeck, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Pharoah Sanders, and many others.

About Maverick Concerts
Maverick Concerts, Inc., is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Concerts are made possible in part with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Maverick Concerts Endowment Fund; Friends of Maverick; the towns of Woodstock and Hurley; local businesses; individual donors; and other public and private foundations. The Yamaha Disklavier C7X grand piano, the official piano of Maverick Concerts, appears through the generosity of Yamaha Artist Services. The Maverick Concert Hall is listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places as a multi-starred attraction. The hall and grounds have also received an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State.

For further information visit or contact Kitt Potter, Executive Director at or 845.679.8217.

Maverick Concerts
120 Maverick Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498-2503

UK: Gwilym Tour dates

Gwilym will be playing every evening at the exciting new festival Ambleside Days in Cumbria which features a who host of great artists with whom he has worked over the years including Dave Holland, Mike Walker, Tim Garland and Joe Locke to name but a few. Dates are 31st August to 3rd September and there are two concerts each evening in Zeffirelli's main auditorium.
There is a preview of the Ambleside festival in
London Jazz News

On 21st September Kenilworth Arts Festival will be hosting a solo performance in the lovely St John's Church. It is a fabulous opportunity to hear Gwilym play in a lovely setting in the Midlands.

On 24th and 25th Gwilym will be back with his great bass playing partner Yuri Goloubev for two concerts in Germany in Ulm and Reutlingen.

On 28th he heads to London to play with violinist Thomas Gould and percussionist Bernhard Shimpelsberger at Kings Place.

USA: Christian McBride is Bringin' It - Sept 22

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He's Bringin' It 
September 22, 2017 on Vinyl and CD

Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin' It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band's 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display. With a list of growing accolades including his recent appointment as Artistic Director at the Newport Jazz Festival, hosting shows on SiriusXM ("The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian") and NPR ("Jazz Night in America") as well as frequent online contributions to various programs including "All Things Considered"), speaking engagements, and occasional DJ performances under the alias DJ Brother Mister, he's more than just a bandleader: Christian McBride is transcending that title to something more complete.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

USA: Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers - Sept 29


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USA: Miles Mosley – "Shadow of Doubt"(2017)

Miles Mosley – "Shadow of Doubt"
Jazz bassist and vocalist Miles Mosley's new music video for "Shadow of Doubt" premiered August 18th on  Live For Live Music. The video, also available on Vevo, takes a look into Mosley’s life on the road – following his travels and providing a glimpse at his routine as a touring musician.

Mosley’s album, UPRISING, on Verve is available now digitally and physically. The album garnered wide praise, having debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the iTunes Jazz Album Chart.
Brian Newman – "Sunday In New York"
Brian Newman, singer, trumpeter and Verve recording artist, is gearing up for the release of his new album with the launch of a four-city “after hours” club tour that kicks off in Chicago on August 25th, as well as new track "Sunday in New York."

The tour dates coincide with Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour dates so Mother Monster fans can catch Brian’s performance directly after her show ends in those markets. Lady Gaga has often made surprise appearances at Newman’s club dates in the past.

USA/ITALY: Today is the worldwide release of the new album by Bruce Harris, featuring many veterans on the NYC jazz scene.

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new music release:

Bruce Harris "Beginnings"

A stellar debut from the magnificent trumpet player.

Today is the worldwide release of the new album by Bruce Harris, featuring many veterans on the NYC jazz scene. Thanks for listening!
Bells are ringing when Bruce Harris and his trumpet hit the ground running right from the opening salvo on his aptly entitled debut release “Beginnings.” Indeed, Harris pushes his melodic message to the forefront with skillful leadership, while he ably demonstrates a total command of his own instrument. Also featured on the album are several of NYC’s top saxophonists, including Grant Stewart, Andy Farber, Jerry Weldon, Frank Basile and Dmitry Baevsky. They are supported by the capable rhythm section of pianist Michael Weiss, bassist Clovis Nicolas, and drummer Pete Van Nostrand. With an amazing combination of talents, some brilliant performances, and an evocative program of music, critical listeners should agree that “Beginnings” travels steadily straight forward and shines with bright moments to successfully proclaim Bruce Harris as an important and emerging new voice in jazz.


1. Ask Questions (B. Harris) 6:20
2. Ill Wind
(H. Arlen) 6:11
3. Mr. Blakey
(H. Silver) 6:47
4. Snowbound
(R. Faith/C. Kehner) 5:19
5. The Step
(B. Harris) 6:00
6. Do U Lie?
(Prince) 3:58
7. Una Noche Con Francis
(B. Powell) 6:55
8. So Near, So Far
(B. Harris) 6:28

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

USA: DAVID JANEWAY TRIO New CD Secret Passages and Live Appearance at MAUREEN'S JAZZ CELLAR Wed., Aug. 30th

New CD Secret Passages
and Live Appearance
Wed., Aug. 30th

DAVID JANEWAY TRIO: David Janeway-piano, Frank Tate-bass and Chuck Zeuren-drums


Our newly released CD, "Secret Passages", is available at:, Amazon and iTunes.

This second trio recording for jazz pianist, David Janeway, features the great Frank Tate on bass and Chuck Zeuren on drums. Three new original compositions are featured as well as an eclectic mix of contemporary selections by Tom Harrell and Kenny Wheeler. Frank Tate who worked with Zoot Sims, Dave McKenna and Bobby Short is featured on Oscar Pettiford's, "Laverne Walk". Liner notes are by Eddie Henderson; "David Janeway has most definitely ARRIVED".