Saturday, October 30, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

USA Jazz Festivals : New Bedford Jazzfest Presents: Jazz @Kilburn Mill


New Bedford Jazzfest Presents: Jazz @Kilburn Mill

 New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF) is back to LIVE performances for its concert of regional and 
national jazz, Sunday, November 14, from 2:00-5:00 pm (doors open at 1:30pm). New Bedford
 JazzFest Presents: Jazz @ Kilburn Mill features two jazz bands, and full bar and pub food
 available for purchase. The event takes place at Kilburn Mill, 127 West Rodney French
 Boulevard. The bands scheduled to perform are: Rebecca Cline Trio at 2:00 pm, then
 Ron Murray Trio featuring Arti Dixson at 3: 30 pm. Tickets are $25, and are available 
at , or by calling the Your Theatre Box Office at (508) 993-0772. 
Seating is General Admission for all tickets. The event is a rain or shine fully indoor 
event. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of show
 required at door. After careful consideration of our guests, artists and staff we require 
that you provide the above documentation and ID for attendance to our event. Guests 
under 21 allowed when accompanied by a 21+ adult.

Guitarist Ron Murray brings his Spanish, Latin and blues influences to the stage, with former
 Ahmad Jamal drummer Arti Dixson and bassist Mark Gerhert. From Swing to Samba, Bossa to Blues, 
this versatile trio highlights the entertaining aspects of jazz performance and puts on a great show!

Our double bill is rounded out by the equally talented and exciting, Rebecca Cline Trio, bringing 
years of Latin influence to American jazz. They are a perfect combo of world rhythms and sounds, 
mixed with jazz we all love! Grammy winner Mark Walker is featured on drums and the ever-talented 
and versatile Gregory Ryan plays bass.

NBJF is presenting this one afternoon show in anticipation of our 10th anniversary festival in 2022; 
stay tuned for more information on that exciting event coming your way in the new year.

Kilburn Mill Event Center is a new and exciting repurposed historic mill that will be the location for 
this special event. Their floor to ceiling windows, exposed brick and rafters give you the sense of the 
history that our region boasts, while providing an airy and safe place to host an indoor event. 
The concert is currently accepting sponsors at all levels. Email 
for more information.

JazzFest is produced by Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 75-year old community theatre group.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Music Mix:Jazando Guitar Duo(Germany) – La Fiesta


Jazzando Guitar Trio-La Fiesta

Jazando Guitar Duo(Germany) – La Fiesta
Composer: Chick Corea
Album name: La Fiesta
Label: Calygram(2021)
The Album is a Crossover of Jazz, Classic and Latin-Music.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Music Mix: Freedom Tree (Norway/Brazil/Mozambique)-Modern Acoustic World Jazz Rock(2021)

FREEDOM TREE is a multicultural jazz group that have achieved international popularity among music fans for their eclectic performances, drawing from three continents.

Close friends and colleagues, internationally acclaimed musicians each in their own right; acoustic guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam – from Bergen, Norway, bassist Rubem Farias from Salvador Da Bahia, Brasil and drummer/singer Deodato Siquir from Maputo, Mozambique make their base in Stockholm, Sweden and since 2015 they form this band.

Moving from clarity to clarity ever since, they released their joint debut album “Freedoms Trio” in 2016 and followed up in 2018 with the sophomore release “Freedoms Trio II” – both on Losen Records, Oslo.

Together, the band has performed several hundreds of concerts in some 17 countries across Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the United States until 2020 brought all touring to a halt.

Formerly known as ”Freedom’s Trio” the band has undergone a slight name change in 2021, embracing the name FREEDOM TREE – a significant name with deep connotations – and with their new album they continue characteristically in the vain of an eclectic afro jazz rock expression firmly rooted in both past & present.

Aptly titled ”MODERN ACOUSTIC WORLD JAZZ ROCK” the new album was recorded live in studio during the pandemic and the performance was originally live streamed to a group of fans.

Only afterwards did the band realize that the music that had been captured was of such a high quality in both performance and recording that it deserved to be released as a proper album.

The record features a set of familiar tunes from the bands original repertoire in what is arguably their best recording to date. What we hear is a band that has lived together on tour for a number of years, honing their interplay through hundreds of concerts, perfecting their compositions and collective musical presence to a such degree that there is not a split second of temporary loss of focus to be found anywhere in the recorded music…

All tracks on this release were also captured as film during the ’live in studio’ recording session and will be released online across streaming services with video capabilities simultaneously with the audio album on September 24.

”Their music is both complex and joyful, full of passion and energy. (…) They have a natural synergy which can be rare, especially when the musicians are so accomplished individually. People should hear FREEDOM TREE. Gives you hope!” – Robben Ford, 2019

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Octantrion(France)-Album: II (2021)



Nouvel album II
Sortie le 22.10.2021 chez Quart de Lune/UVM Distribution/IDOL

Octantrion is back with their second album II. Always unclassifiable, Éléonore Billy and Gaëdic Chambrier, who lead the Octantrion ensemble, offer us a musical journey through the countries of northern Europe, between colorful fjords and large spaces where nature reigns supreme.

Octantrion est de retour avec son second album II. Toujours aussi inclassifiables, Éléonore Billy et Gaëdic Chambrier, qui mènent l’ensemble Octantrion, nous proposent un voyage musical dans les pays du nord de l’Europe, entre fjords colorés et grands espaces où la nature est reine.Né d’une envie commune de jouer des musiques vivantes, énergiques et sensibles, le duo Octantrion combine des influences traditionnelles et plus modernes dans un répertoire mêlant compositions et adaptations originales d‘airs nordiques, avec un instrumentarium hors du commun : cistre basse nordique, mandoloncelle, guitare-harpe, nyckelharpa suédois, hardingfele norvégien.Entre jazz, nea-folk et musique traditionnelle, Octantrion affirme sa forte personnalité sonore et sa densité artistique avec ce second abum encore plus dense que le premier, grâce à l’ajout de voix et l’appoint de musiciens traditionnels. L’album contient cinq reprises de morceaux traditionels suédois et islandais. La thématique du corbeau, comme symbole des cultures païennes nordiques/vikings, a été choisie et sert de fil rouge à ce disque. Le premier extrait s’appelle Chaman, et sa mélodie hypnotique est jouée au mandocello.

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L’histoire discographique de Octantrion a débuté en 2014 avec l’album éponyme nourri de morceaux écrits avant tout pour la scène. Devant le succès de cet album auto-produit, qui s’est hissé un temps dans le classement des meilleures ventes après, entre autres, le passage du groupe sur France 2 dans La boîte à musique de Jean-François Zygel, une édition remasterisée et augmentée de quatre nouveaux morceaux baptisée 8 est sortie en 2018.

Aujourd’hui Octantrion est de retour avec l’album II qui a été pensé de manière très différente. La thématique du corbeau, comme symbole des cultures païennes vikings, a été choisie et sert de fil rouge à ce disque qui comprend quinze morceaux, dix compositions originales ainsi que cinq traditionnels suédois et islandais réarrangés.

Alors que le premier album d’Octantrion faisait la part belle aux timbres des extraordinaires instruments joués par Eléonore Billy (nyckelharpa suédois, hardingfele norvégien) et Gaëdic Chambrier (cistre basse nordique, mandoloncelle, guitare-harpe), tout juste soutenus par la contrebasse de Jean-Philippe Viret (lauréat d‘une victoire de la musique en 2011 et d’une victoire du Jazz en 2020), le nouvel album II  est servi par des orchestrations beaucoup plus denses, l’intervention de six musiciens additionnels ainsi que par l’apparition de la voix et du chant sur quatre morceaux.

Après avoir été adoubés par de grands musiciens scandinaves et être devenus la référence française des musiques d’inspiration nordique, Octantrion revient avec l’album II séduit par l’intensité de ses couleurs musicales. Les mélodies trottent dans la tête, les morceaux se dansent et se fredonnent emmenant l’auditeur en voyage vers un Nord rêvé, terre d’évasion et de légendes.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021 : Fabrizio Savino Trio(Italy) – Album: The Rising Sun

 From Saturday July 10th 2021, “The rising sun”, the new and fourth album by modern jazz guitarist Fabrizio Savino, is available on all streaming and download platforms including Apple Music.

The album is also physically distributed worldwide by Inner Urge Records through the website, in Benelux by Xango Music and will soon be available also in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong through the Albore Jazz distributor.

Two weeks after its release, the album has over 80,000 plays only on the Spotify platform and has been selected by the editors and included in important playlists such as “State of Jazz”, “Jazz X- Press” and “All new Jazz”. The song “Rebirth” was selected and played, accompanied by a beautiful introduction to the album for the Anglo-Saxon audience, by presenter Chris Philips of the London radio station Jazz FM UK.

After the success of his previous production “Gemini” that has won many awards and was broadcasted by the most important worldwide radios (France, Norway, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Finland, USA, Canada and Japan), Savino brings rock sounds through a deep contemporary jazz language. With “The rising sun” Savino explores many sonorities and composes music starting from an inner analysis. The main topic of the album is the “Rebirth”.

The musical journey it’s the transposition of inner energies through the music language and the spiritual research with the practice of meditation and yoga.
The songs of the album were composed over a period of one year and embrace many of the musical forms that have always fascinated the author who was able to translate them into the line-up that best represents him: the Guitar trio.
The modern jazz sound that distinguishes him is intertwined with the sounds that most influenced his adolescence, the rock of Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix.
“The Rising Sun” is a musical journey that mix of eleven tracks, two standards and nine original compositions one of which includes an arrangement for string quartet.

To complete the line-up there are the Italian double bass player Luca Alemanno and the German drummer Sebastian Merk, musicians with whom Savino has a particular musical, artistic and human affinity.

For the release of the album, the official videoclip was published on Youtube and on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the label and the artist.

It will soon be published a video animation, entirely hand made with the technique of ink on paper by the graphic designer Marika Mastrandrea of the MM Visual Communication Design Studio, for the song of the album with the string quartet “So close and yet so far “.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

JazzWorldQuest The Free mp3 List: Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA)

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download jazz mp3Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – Only A Fool (feat. Lena Rose)
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) Album: Thief In The Night


Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – Only A Fool (feat. Lena Rose)
Album: Thief In The Night
Label: Jazzapple Records
A vocal piece in the vein of Basia

Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – The Man From Nowhere
Album: Thief In The Night
Label: Jazzapple Records
So, what is ”Not Your Daddy’s Jazz”? Using, as it’s guideline, the principle of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do ~ it takes what is useful, and discards what is not. With neither prejudice towards traditional jazz, nor discrimination against other music styles, it freely integrates elements of jazz, Latin, funk, rock and classical. It’s only goal is musicality. It is a form that has no form. “There are only two kinds of music. Good music and the other kind.” ~ Duke Ellington
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Big Space(Canada)-Album: In Relation To


Big Space(Canada)-Triptrap

Composer: Grant King, Ian Murphy, Ashley Chalmers
Album:  In Relation To
Big Space is an instrumental jazz-rock trio Newfoundland & Labrador featuring Grant King (guitar), Ian Murphy (bass) and Ashley Chalmers (drums). The band’s music blends jazz and improvisation with genres like post-rock, math rock and progressive rock. “Triptrap” is the first single from their upcoming album “In Relation To”, which releases October 22, 2021. The song is a good representation of the trio’s style, ranging from contemporary jazz fusion to instrumental rock and atmospheric soundscapes, with plenty of improvisation.
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

SWEDEN: FREEDOM TREE - Modern Acoustic World Jazz Rock

FREEDOM TREE - Modern Acoustic World Jazz Rock

 The new album from FREEDOM TREE was released on September 24.

This multicultural group has achieved international popularity among music fans for their eclectic performances and features three outstanding musicians representing three continents.

Together, guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam (Norway), bassist Rubem Farias (Brazil) and drummer/singer Deodato Siquir (Mozambique) have performed hundreds of concerts in some 17 countries across Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the USA before making this album - their third as a group.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Cara Ronzetti(USA)-In Love Again


Cara Ronzetti(USA)-In Love Again

Composer: Tucker Ronzetti
Album: In Love Again
Swing romantic song featuring Cara Ronzetti on vocals

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Armagos(Greece)-Promises(2021)



In 2020 Greek composer Armagos created the album “The Lonely Piano”, his first studio instrumental project, which became popular among music lovers in Greece and around the world.
Armagos released on September 2021 his new instrumental album, “Promises”: a unique collection of 10 emotional tracks for piano and ney (asian flute). The listener lives the experience of a journey full of images, emotions and melodies that come straight from the heart and capture a unique sense of atmosphere, presence and peace.
Two of the best Greek musicians perform in this recording: Neoklis Neofytidis (piano) and Nikos Paraoulakis (ney).

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Corciolli(Brazil)- Album: No Time But Eternity

"What we do now echoes in eternity.”

Marcus Aurelius

It is our main responsibility to preserve the planet for generations to come. It is also expected of each individual, awareness and effective attitudes, cooperating and participating with all sectors of society in this necessary and urgent duty. The Earth is suffering and we are the cause.

Brazilian composer and instrumentalist Corciolli, brings here music with an exquisite arrangement for piano, synthesizers, horns and string quartet. In this video, the musicians´ performances are intertwined with extraordinary drone footages in the Pantanal, located in south-central Brazil and considered the largest tropical wetland area and flooded grassland in the world.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

SOUTH AFRICA: New Live Video | Upcoming Tour | G7th Guitar Capo Giveaway


New Live Video | Upcoming Tour | G7th Guitar Capo Giveaway

Release of new live concert footage from India, an upcoming South African tour with Nibs van der Spuy and a giveaway of a custom Performance 3 ART Guitar Capo made by G7th

First off, high 5’s to all for their support of my new trio record “One Morning in Gurgaon”. The album has been travelling far and wide and getting a bunch of love with many cool reviews and kind words coming in from across the globe. In celebration of this, we have released a new live video of the trio which you can sample below.

Guy Buttery, Mohd. Amjad Khan & Mudassir Khan — "Kya Baat" (Live in India)

In other good news, I will be hitting the road for a series of concerts around South Africa with my old friend Nibs van der Spuy. This will be my first run of shows since January 2020. Yeh! We are both super keen as we have yet to officially tour our new SAMA nominated album “Live in Lisbon”. We will also be doing a small run of physical merch for this tour which will only be available at these concerts. The tour dates (and pre-sale ticket links which are underlined) are listed below:

• 14th October / The Olympia, Kalk Bay
• 15th October / Slave Church, Cape Town
• 16th October / RATA Theatre, Riebeek Kasteel
• 17th October / at the courtyard, McGregor
• 22nd October / Caversham Mill, KZN Midlands
• 28th October / KZNSA Gallery, Durban
• 29th October / Yacht Club, Richards Bay
• 30th October / Monzi Estate, Mtubatuba
• 31st October / Dlinza Forest, Eshowe

Finally, it’s competition time 🍀 And Bandcamp Friday! I’ve teamed up with G7th The Capo Company to offer up a capodastro (those cool guitar string clampy things) for a giveaway of one of their custom Performance 3 ART Capo’s. All physical purchases of any kind through my Bandcamp page (kicking off today - Friday, 1st Oct from 8am SAST) will be considered as an entry for the prize. We will then pull a name out of the old 🎩 For bonus points with your Bandcamp order, send a note and let us know what you’d do with the capo other than getting further up the instrument neck. The more creative the better. The lucky winner will also receive a full karmic cleansing. Fact!

JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Tal Babitzky(Israel)-Sisters and Brothers

 Tal Babitzky(Israel)-Sisters and Brothers

“Sisters and Brothers” was written in 2020 by Tal Babitzky (music) and Vaughan Ray Daniel (lyrics). It’s a hymn for freedom, brotherhood and unity of people in the earth.