Sunday, December 31, 2017


“RIGHT UP ON”  New York Times Best of 2017

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New York Times December 13, 2017

‘RIGHT UP ON’ Oliver Lake, alto saxophone; FLUX Quartet (Passin’ Thru).

Mr. Lake has never paid genre distinctions much heed. This collaboration with the FLUX Quartet is a crucial document of his thinking. “5 Sisters” traffics in modernist blues; pointillism and sweet harmonies alternate in “2016.” When Mr. Lake joins the quartet, his saxophone playing sparks new heights of intensity. SETH COLTER WALLS

USA: Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra Jan. 3rd JEN Conf. Jan. 12th LATEA Theater

Corina Bartra
Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra
JEN Conference

Hyatt Regency - Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207

Corina Bartra
Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra
Friday, January 12th
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LATEA Theater

## 200 
New York, NY 10002
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Music that makes you want to move, dance and hum along with the melodies. Corina Bartra is a human bird whose phrasing and vocal gymnastics explore her wonderful vocal range and presentation. --Dee Dee McNeil
Corina Bartra “Takunde” (Blue Spiral Records CD 13) Street Date: January 5, 2018
Corina Bartra-vocals, Steve Sandberg-piano; Victor Murillo-bass; Jay Rodriguez-sax; Seth Johnson-guitar; Vince Cherico-drums; Perico Diaz-cajon

Corina Bartra “Takunde” (Blue Spiral Records CD 13) Street Date: January 5, 2018
Corina Bartra-vocals, Steve Sandberg-piano; Victor Murillo-bass; Jay Rodriguez-sax; Seth Johnson-guitar; Vince Cherico-drums; Perico Diaz-cajon /
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

USA: MADELEINE & SALOMON “A WOMAN’S JOURNEY” CD Release Shows NYC-Cambridge-Baltimore

CD Release Shows

Tuesday, January 30th 7:30pm
85 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

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Wednesday, January 31st 8:15pm
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Thursday, February 1st 8pm
An die Musik
409 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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New CD

Label: Tzigart/Promiseland PL0012
Release Date: JANUARY 12, 2018
Artist Website:
UPC Code: 3 760100 040159

Clotilde : vocals, flute
Alexandre Saada : Piano, Rhodes, Clavinette, back vocals
All arrangements by : Madeleine & Salomon

Track listing w/ track time

1. Image (Nina Simone, William Waring Cuney) 1:55
2. Swallow song (Mimi Farina, Richard Farina) 2:16
3. All the Pretty Horses (Traditional) 3:19
4. No Government/High School Drag (Nicolette, Philip Anthony Johnson

/ Mel Welles) 4:52
5. At seventeen (Janis Ian) 2:23
6. Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday, Abel Meeropol) 3:09
7. Save the children (Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye) 4:32
8. Bain libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:22
9. Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) 2:19

10. The End of Silence/Mercedes Benz (Elaine Brown/Janis Joplin) 4:25
11. Les eurs (Charles Stepney, Richard Rudolph) 2:07
12. Bain Libre 1 (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 0:51
13. Four women (Nina Simone) 6:35

14. Vous Faites Partie de Moi (Cole Porter, Josephine Baker) 2:39
15. Le Jour né de la Femme (Alexandre Saada, Clotilde) 3:54

Madeleine & Salomon is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flutist Clotilde and the pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Alexandre Saada.
Long-term friends, they discovered, during a tour of Asia, in 2014, that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon with its minimalist music stamped in impressionist poetry.

They took advantage of the Melbourne Recital Centre (Australia) invitation in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their decidedly original fashion, and record their first album A Woman’s Journey. This homage to American female protest songstresses is enriched on stage by free improvisations inspired by dreamlike short films specifically edited from stock shots.

A lonely voice, surveying a minor scale and reciting fundamentally feminist lines. Thus commences this first album of Madeleine & Salomon, “A Woman’s Journey”.  A minimalist and delicate duo tackling a humanist and rebellious repertoire. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance, “less is more” their essence.

The epic and libertarian duo Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook to cover it with loving-kindness tinged with a minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Their 1st album A Woman’s Journey reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoirefrom Nina Simone to Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday to Josephine Baker.

"Superb new CD" 
“A fascinating album. So many moods, so much space and lyricism.” 
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“This is true class, no fakery, a moment of grace” 
LES INROCKS – 10 Best 
Summer Jazz CD 
“ A n unbelievable atmosphere, literally out of time.” 
“ Unheralded, unheard - of and totally necessary” 

Vocalist and flutist Clotilde (CLOW-TEELD) completed her studies in jazz and improvised music at the IACP and EDIM schools. She also explored world music vocal techniques ,developing an original approach to the voice as a multifaceted and narrative instrument. In 2007, Clotilde released Live au 7 Lézards. Accompanied by guitarist Hugo Lippi, the album was acclaimed by Jazzman, Jazzmag and Jazzhot magazines.

Pianist , composer, and multi - instrumentalist Alexandre Saada [SAH - AH - DAH]
studied classical music for ten years before expanding to include jazz, pop, and song, stud ying under Michel Petrucciani. Since his installation in Paris in 1999 he has not only carved out his own career of compos ing, performing and lead ing but has also worked alongside many artists as Leonore Boulanger, Electricdiva and Malia. In 2010 he performed solo at the Saint - Germain Jazz Festival. He has compose d for cinema, garnering a purse of the Sacem. In 2014 h e released Continuation to the end , followed by Portraits in 2015 . 


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USA: "Moving Day," 2nd CD by Bassist/Composer Mark Wade & His Trio, Set for Feb. 2 Release

"Moving Day,"
Second CD by Bassist/Composer Mark Wade,
Set for February 2 Release
On the Mark Wade Music Label
Follow-Up to Wade's Acclaimed 2015 Debut "Event Horizon"
Documents Evolution of His Trio
With Pianist Tim Harrison & Drummer Scott Neumann

CD Release Shows Scheduled for
Feb. 15, Airtrain Jazz Festival, Jamaica, NY
March 3, Club Bonafide, NYC 

December 18, 2017
Mark Wade Trio Moving DayOn their 2015 debut, Event Horizon, bassist/composer Mark Wade and his trio displayed an uncanny empathy and earned a warm reception from press, radio, and fans. Moving Day, his sophomore recording which will be released February 2 by his label Mark Wade Music, showcases the evolution of the trio's tight, seemingly telepathic interplay.
"We've had a chance to develop a sound and identity and an understanding of one another as an ensemble. We had some of that with the first CD," he explains, citing his bandmates Tim Harrison, on piano, and drummer Scott Neumann. "But this CD, three years later, shows that we've really formed some strong chemistry together. By the time we got to the recording session, we had been playing some of these tunes live in front of audiences a number of times."
Wade started writing music for Moving Day a few months after the release of Event Horizon, and the new album includes seven harmonically and rhythmically challenging originals as well as inventive arrangements of the standards "Autumn Leaves" and "A Night in Tunisia" (reinterpreted as "Another Night in Tunisia"). With the exception of "In the Fading Rays of Sunlight," the gentle waltz that closes Moving Day, all of the selections utilize frequent meter changes.
The meter shifts are not immediately obvious, however, due to the way Wade, Harrison, and Neumann keep their performances flowing so perfectly. "There aren't many tunes that don't have at least one or two meter changes," Wade explains. "It wasn't my intention to do that. It was just kind of the way the music worked out."  
Mark Wade  
Mark Wade was born on December 29, 1974, outside Detroit in Livonia, MI. He taught himself to play bass guitar at 14 in Long Valley, NJ. During his senior year in high school in Morristown, NJ, he joined the Royal Nonesuch, a rock quartet for which he began writing original songs.
He attended New York University, studying with renowned bassist Mike Richmond, who encouraged him to take up acoustic bass for jazz and to hone his arco technique and sight-reading abilities in order to better play European classical music. He received a B.A. in music with a concentration in jazz in 1997. Wade considers Richmond, whose extensive resume includes work with Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, and Mingus Dynasty, a major influence, along with Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, Michael Moore, and Red Mitchell.
Over the past 20 years, Wade has balanced his musical schedule between jazz, classical, and commercial gigs. His jazz credits include playing in the string section for the Jimmy Heath Big Band's performances of Ernie Wilkins's Four Black Immortals; backing singer Stacey Kent on The Today Show; playing with trumpeter Bill Warfield's New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra; and recording with singer Elli Fordyce. Wade has performed with numerous classical ensembles, including the Key West Symphony backing guitarist Sharon Isbin and violinist Robert McDuffie, both of them Grammy winners. He is presently principal bassist of the Bronx Opera Company.
Bill Warfield, who directs the jazz program at Lehigh University (where Scott Neumann and Tim Harrison also teach), invited Wade to join the faculty in February 2017. The bassist commutes one day a week from his home in Queens to the university in Bethlehem, PA, to give private lessons on both acoustic and electric basses.
The Mark Wade Trio's gigs at Club Bonafide in Manhattan, Flushing Town Hall in Queens, and other venues have greatly increased since the release of Event Horizon, and Wade's own raised profile resulted in his landing a spot in the 2016 DownBeat Readers' Poll as one of the year's Top 10 bassists. The ensemble had its first appearance in Europe in late 2017, including a performance at the Sunside Sunset Club in Paris. Interest in the trio's music was sparked in Europe when the Edition 46 label in Berlin reissued Event Horizon a year after Wade released it himself in the U.S.
Wade does not take for granted the rapport he, Harrison, and Neumann have established, which is evident in their ability to flawlessly navigate consistently challenging original compositions and arrangements in a flowing, unforced manner. "I'm really lucky that I have guys to work with to put this together," Wade says. "I'm only one-third of the sound. It takes all three of us to make it happen, and they do a really great job with it. We've been able to develop a certain kind of language together that helps bring out something deeper than just your average run-of-the-mill trio that you might throw together at a session."
The Mark Wade Trio will be performing CD release shows at the Airtrain Jazz Festival, Jamaica, NY, on 2/15, and Club Bonafide in NYC, 3/3.    
Photography: Dennis Connors   
Mark Wade Trio
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Friday, December 29, 2017

USA: Kate Gentile, “Mannequins” (Skirl 2017)

Mannequins was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit my project


released June 16, 2017

Jeremy Viner - tenor, clarinet
Matt Mitchell - piano, Prohpet 6, electronics
Adam Hopkins - bass
Kate Gentile - drums, vibraphone

all music by Kate Gentile

total run time 72:42

recorded by Mike Marciano January 28-29, 2016 at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn
mixed by Joe Branciforte
mastered by David Torn
produced by Kate Gentile
art&design by Kate Gentile


USA: Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II Emerging Worlds” (FPE)

"One of the most exciting jazz soloists and composers in the world" --Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Blurring the edges between philosophy and mysticism, modern art and radical political critique, the Afrofuturist impulse has been a cultural force since the mid-20th century. That’s when jazz visionary Sun Ra and his Arkestra first touched down on Planet Earth and told humanity that space (outer and inner) is indeed the place. It’s an impulse that in the new millennium has only grown more diverse thanks to a proliferating number of African-American musicians who use Afrofuturism as a platform to launch their own, unique visions. Among these explorers are cosmic jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, post-everything beat maker Flying Lotus, R&B cyborg Janelle Monáe and dystopian noise-rappers Death Grips.

The innovative, boundary-smashing work of Nicole Mitchell, whom Chicago Reader music critic Peter Margasak has hailed as the “greatest living flutist in jazz”, has contributed new life to Afrofuturism in the 21st Century. A voracious reader of science fiction since her youth (Afrofuturist author Octavia E. Butler in particular has exerted a heavy influence on her music), the musician, composer and educator has released a string of albums that fold themes

Thursday, December 28, 2017

CUBA/CANADA: KoSA Cuba Workshop/Festival..Havana March 4-11,2018

KoSA Cuba Camp & Festival
Havana, March 4-11, 2018

The 17th edition of the KoSA Cuba Workshop: One week study program  and “Fiesta del Tambor” (Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival).
KoSA Music is proud to present its 17th edition of the KoSA Cuba Workshop and  Fiesta del Tambor( Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival) taking place in Havana. US legal travel possible . University credits available ( up to 3 from US University). Intense Hands-on classes, seminars, playing , excursions and attending the evening concerts of “la Fiesta del Tambor “
Course of Study:
The KoSA  Cuba Workshop is a one-week immersion of Cuban rhythms, music, and culture.  Daily classes are given on conga, bongo, timbales, drumset and other instruments  by some of Cuba’s top artists.  All instruments are supplied on site.  Included in the daily schedule are sessions by Cuban ethnomusicologists, visits to museums, religious ceremonies, local interaction  with Cuban musicians, playing sessions and nightly concerts which feature artists such as Chucho Valdes, Klimax, Los Papines, Los Munequitos de Matanzas and many more.

KoSA Cuba Faculty: Faculty includes such renowned artists as  Giraldo Piloto (Klimax), Yaroldy Abreu (Chucho Valdes), Adel Gonzales (Afro-Cuban All-Stars), Amadito Valdes(Buena Vista Social Club),Oliver Valdes (Sylvio Rodriguez), Rodney Barreto ( Chucho Valdes), Enrique Pla (Irakere), Panga and others 

Contact: Aldo Mazza, Director
1-800-541-8401 or 514-482-5554

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USA: Lisa Hilton-Escapism(2017)


for Lisa Hilton's 20th release as a leader, she wanted to promote peace, tranquility and positive energy so that her listeners would be energized and uplifted. With Escapism, she succeeds via nine original compositions and the Lerner & Lane standard title On A Clear Daywhile accompanied by saxophonist JD Allen, trumpeter Terell Stafford, bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston. Lisa's breadth of creativity and range of ideas are astounding as she reveals the virtuosity of her pianism, musicality and artful sound. Among the more memorable compositions are Hot Summer Samba and Meltdown both of which feature fast paced melodic ideas that stretch and loosen any preconceived notions of what lays beneath the surface of these sizzlers. JD Allen's saxophonics and Terell Stafford's flugelhorn magic underline Lisa's signature chops on Zero Gravity while her version of the Lerner & Lane classic On A Clear Day is calming and inspiring as she celebrates the artistry of these composers through her versatile reading. Grounded in the jazz tradition, pianist Lisa Hilton has a lot to say. So listen. And then listen again. --Sounds of Timeless Jazz

Escapism blows open your mind and ears....this is a hot, happening date that charts a new course for pianist Hilton. Tasty jamming throughout. Well done. --Midwest Record

A piano that seduces & captivates; a true passion in motion from the exquisite pianist Lisa Hilton. --Actual Jazz/Uruguay

USA/JAPAN : Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York-“Fukushima” (Libra 2017)

cd jacket "Fukushima"

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
Oscar Noriega - alto sax, Ellery Eskelin, Tony Malaby - tenor sax
Andy Laster - baritone sax
Dave Ballou, Herb Robertson, Natsuki Tamura - trumpet
Joey Sellers, Joe Fiedler, Curtis Hasselbring - trombone
Nels Cline - guitar
Stomu Takeishi - bass
Ches Smith - drums

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

ITALY/MEXICO: Made in Italy tour concert Mexico 2018 by Marco Lo Russo

Made in Italy tour concert Mexico 2018 by Marco Lo Russo
The concerts tour, with the project Made in Italy by Marco Lo Russo Rouge, arrives in Mexico from December 28, 2017 to January 25, 2018 with the aim of promoting the artistic and musical Italian-overseas and achieve a charity project. The Made in Italy concert tour, which officially debuted in 2015 during the Italian Culture Week in Havana, Cuba, curated by the Italian Embassy in Cuba, has enjoyed a lot of success over the years, so much so that it has always been sold out in the various countries that touched: USA, Canada, Africa and severalEuropean countries. Now Mexico, not new at the performances of contemporary Italian accordionist and composer Marco Lo Russo, who has already performed there like accordionist, in recital, for the prestigiousInternational Festival Ibérica Contemporánea 2013:

The Made in Italy Tour Concert Mexico 2018 by Marco Lo Russo, includes several concerts: from the Puerto Vallarta Theater, to the Italian Institute of Culture of Mexico City, from Querétaro to Guadalajara. In addition to the concerts there are the Masterclasses held by Marco Lo Russo and the pianist, keyboardist and arranger Giulio Vinci who, with the Mexican duo La Boquita, composes the band of Marco Lo Russo for the Made in Italy Tour Concert Mexico 2018. The repertoire of the concerts will range from pop to classical Italian music, all rearranged in electroacoustic with a mix of world music, jazz and soft EDM that characterizes the original sound of Italian accordionist, composer and producer Marco Lo Russo. Unfailing is the execution of the Ave Maria dedicated to Pope Francis, recently composed by Marco Lo Russo and presented as a world premiere on August 15, 2017 at the Night Krakow Sacred in Poland.

Marco Lo Russo is also linked to Mexico for a solidarity project for the OEPV, Esquela de Puerto Vallarta. InDecember 2017, the charity fundraising will be closed, promoted by the Marco Lo Russo Music Center association, in favor of the OEPV, which supports children and young people, with musical training programs, in difficult family situations of life. Marco Lo Russo, after a free training experience for youngsters in 2013, was impressed by this needy reality and for this reason, the Made in Italy project is also the soundtrack of the charity project in favor of Esquela de Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. For those wishing to join find all the information at this link:

The label Rouge Sound Production, a music production workshop directed by Marco Lo Russo and coordinated by Giulio Vinci, is preparing for the release of some EPs with the re-interpretation, in an electro-acoustic key, of Italian music like Caruso by Lucio Dalla sung in Italian and Spanish. This is the video trailer
Felices fiestas navideñas!

Ass. Marco LRusso Music Center
Sermoneta, Latina, Italy

USA: Jaimie Branch - “Fly Or Die” (International Anthem

A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent addition to the New York scene, Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter known for her “ghostly sounds," says The New York Times, and for "sucker punching" crowds straight from the jump off, says Time Out. Her classical training and “unique voice capable of transforming every ensemble of which she is a part” (Jazz Right Now) has contributed to a wide range of projects not only in jazz but also punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop. Branch’s work as a composer and a producer, as well as a sideman for the likes of William Parker, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio and Spoon, is all on display in her debut record Fly or Die – a dynamic 35-minute ride that dares listeners to open their minds to music that knows no genre, no gender, no limits.

“It’s a true joy to listen to Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die. Jaimie’s masterful trumpet playing sits at the helm of this gorgeous record, richly supported by a stellar cast of musicians, and upheld by strong and provocative composition.” – Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire)

"Super out tunes that continually open new doors to strange, sweet, and psychedelic grooves. Band is constantly cracking some ancient alien code here. Seamless and effortless compositions from Branch. An absolute “must jam” for anyone interested in the future of mind expansion." – Ryley Walker

“Fly or Die
Fleet footed solar cry
Breath of a neon dragon
Stomping Whaling Kryptonite
Delicate as thin ice on the rim of a red rose petal
Shatters all
Fresh as the beginning after the end of the world
Sonic sowing
New clay
Pot of gold
Die or Fly
You choose”
– Rob Mazurek

USA: Carl Bartlett, Jr.-Carl Bartlett, Jr.(2017)

Carl Bartlett, Jr. | Promise!

- The 1st Place Winner in the USA (2nd in the world) in the prestigious 2015-2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Jazz Category!***

(Band Lineup):
Carl Bartlett, Jr. - alto saxophone
Yoichi Uzeki - piano
Marcus McLaurine - bass
Sylvia Cuenca - drums
Charles Bartlett - Special Guest, trumpet (tracks 5 & 8)

The heavily anticipated sophomore Jazz album by the young saxophonist has arrived with a major bang! An exceptionally creative, gripping, and, at times, boundary-pushing offering that moves the spirit (mightily), and stimulates the intellect.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Switzerland: NEW RELEASE | Luise Volkmann will publish Eudaimonia on 11/24

Dear friends of NWOG Records,
we are happy to announce  Luise Volkmann`s  debut albumHer band named Été Large has  just released a record named Eudaimonia on NWOG!
Thank God, the days when small formations inevitably had to be combos and big ensembles in jazz necessarily were big bands are long gone. Just like the days when jazz musicians had to chose between playing free or traditional jazz. Nowadays, the range of combinations and creative levels in jazz is much broader. The CD “Eudaimonia” by Luise Volkmann, a young saxophonist and flutist, describes this blissful playground of unlimited expressive possibilities in a very entertaining way.
Luise Volkmann is a passionate storyteller or, if you will, a subtle portraitist – two traits that ideally coincide. The story she wants to tell is always at the heart of all her pieces. She reflects on the form and structure but also on the dynamics and the dramatic composition that the storytelling should have and then finds the musicians she needs for her narrative. For her cycle “Eudaimonia” she brought together a group of 12 partners in musical crime who not only represent different scenes but even partly diverging musical concepts that nevertheless come together almost perfectly in their formation Été Large.
Her compositions are of great complexity and even greater variety of forms but still, their narrative structure is easy to understand, varied and entertaining. The fact that this young musician manages this balancing act on her debut CD at a very high level is not only unusual but also exciting and promising.

Luise Volkmann, Été Large

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