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  • richardmitnick 3:42 PM on October 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: Art Ensemble of Chicago 

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    This very special and numbered edition brings together the ECM recordings of Lester Bowie and Roscoe Mitchell with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and related projects including Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Mitchell’s Note Factory and the Transatlantic Art Ensemble, as well as groups led by Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith.

    Art Ensemble of Chicago: Nice Guys (1978), Full Force, (1980), Urban Bushmen (2 CD, 1980), The Third Decade (1984) Leo Smith: Divine Love (1978) Lester Bowie: The Great Pretender (1981), All The Magic (2 CD, 1982), I Only Have Eyes for You (1985), Avant Pop (1986), Tribute to Lester (2001), Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory: Nine To Get Ready (1997), Transatlantic Art Ensemble/Mitchell: Composition/Improvisation 1, 2 and 3 (2004), Transatlantic Art Ensemble/Parker: Boustrophedon (2004), Roscoe Mitchell & The Note Factory: Far Side (2007), Roscoe Mitchell: Bells for the South Side (2 CD, 2015) Jack DeJohnette’s New Directions (w Lester Bowie) (1978), Jack DeJohnette’s New Directions: In Europe (w Lester Bowie) (1979), Jack DeJohnette: Made In Chicago (w Mitchell, Abrams, Threadgill) (2013)

    PRE-ORDER

    See the full article here .


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  • richardmitnick 3:07 PM on October 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Daniele Roccato, ECM, , Ludus Gravis Ensemble, , Stefano Scodanibbio   

    From ECM: New Releases 

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    From ECM which might just be the finest recording company in the world.

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    Six Suites for Viola Solo
    Kim Kashkashian

    Release date: 12.10.2018
    ECM 2553
    Format : 2-CD

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    The poetry and radiance of Bach’s cello suites (BWV 1007-1012) are transfigured in these remarkable interpretations by Kim Kashkashian on viola, offering “a different kind of sombreness, a different kind of dazzlement” as annotator Paul Griffiths observes. One of the most compelling performers of classical and new music, Kashkashian has been hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as “an artist who combines a probing, restless musical intellect with enormous beauty of tone.” An ECM artist since 1985, she approaches Bach’s music with the same commitment as revealed in her other solo recordings, the legendary Hindemith sonatas album and the widely acclaimed (and Grammy-winning) account of Kurtág and Ligeti.

    Here are Bach’s six cello suites, played on the viola by one of the instrument’s greatest exponents, Kim Kashkashian.

    Violist Kim Kashkashian Photo Claire Stefani

    Bach composed the suites around 1720 when he was in the employ of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen. The autograph manuscript is no longer extant, and the earliest known copies date from 1726 and 1730, the latter made by Anna Magdalena Bach.

    Hearing the Suites on the viola, with its range an octave above the cello, Paul Griffiths remarks in the liner notes, the music takes on “a different kind of sombreness, a different kind of dazzlement, a different kind of self-examination.” His essay details the characteristics of the suites and the dance forms – the allemandes, courantes, sarabandes, minuets, bourrés, gavottes and gigues – and emphasises Kashkashian’s sense of pulse, which “comes from the music, not from the clock. Bach’s dances are not for jaunting feet but made rather of shapes and images moving in the mind.”

    Kim Kashkashian approaches the suites as a player whose sensibilities have been shaped by engagement with new music as well as classical tradition. For these performances she uses contemporary instruments, including a 5-string viola (as called for in the Anna Magdalena Bach manuscript) for the challenging D major suite, and brings to the whole set a feeling of freedom, grace and power. The cello suites have long been part of her performance repertoire, approached from multiple perspectives. (In concert, for instance, inspired by György Kurtág’s insertion of Bach arrangements amid his Játékok pieces, she has sometimes threaded sections of Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages in between movements). In her hands, the music is very much alive, and speaks to the present.
    This recording is Kashkashian’s second ECM New Series album dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1991 she recorded the viola da gamba sonatas with Keith Jarrett on harpsichord.

    Recognized internationally as a unique voice on the viola, Kim Kashkashian studied with Karen Tuttle and Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.

    The recipient of numerous prizes she received a 2013 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for Kurtág and Ligeti: Music for Viola on ECM New Series. Kim Kashkashian’s recording, with Robert Levin, of the Brahms Sonatas, won the Edison Prize in 1999. Her 2000 recording of concertos by Bartók, Eötvös and Kurtág won the 2001 Cannes Classical Award for a premiere recording by a soloist with orchestra. Kim was awarded the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, as well as the Golden Bow award of Switzerland. In 2016 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    As an advocate of contemporary music, she has worked to broaden scope of the viola’s voice and repertoire in collaboration with many composers including Tigran Mansurian, Péter Eötvös, Ken Ueno, Betty Olivero, Lera Auerbach and Toshio Hosokawa.

    Marlboro and the Viennese School, represented by her mentor, Felix Galimir, were major influences in developing her love of chamber music. She is a regular participant at the Verbier, Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Marlboro, and Ravinia festivals. As soloist, she has appeared with the major orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Paris, Milan, New York, and Cleveland and presented duo recitals in New York, Boston, Baltimore San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Frankfurt, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Athens, and Tokyo. Ms. Kashkashian, resides in Boston, teaching viola and coaching chamber music at the New England Conservatory, and is Founder and President of the project Music for Food.

    CD booklet includes liner notes by Paul Griffiths, and a performer’s note by Kim Kashkashian, in English and German.
    Press reactions

    Featured artists
    Kim Kashkashian Viola

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    Alisei
    Daniele Roccato, Ludus Gravis Ensemble

    Release date: 12.10.2018
    ECM 2598
    Format : CD

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    Background

    The highly creative bass player Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012) also composed extraordinary music for double bass. Alisei (Trade Winds) features his compositions for solo bass, for two basses, and for bass ensemble. Among them is a world premiere recording of Ottetto, an often breath-taking thirty-minute compendium of all the extended techniques he invented or developed throughout his life. “It is his great spiritual legacy”, says Daniele Roccato, who co-founded the Ludus Gravis bass ensemble with Scodanibbio. As solo performer, Roccato rises to the challenges of Due pezzi brillanti, a piece which pushes virtuosity to its limits, and “makes the bass sing in its own true voice” on the title composition. Da una certa nebbia, for two basses, also a premiere recording, pays implicit tribute to the work of Morton Feldman.

    Daniele Roccato first heard Stefano Scodanibbio in Paris in 2008: “I listened, thrilled as he unleashed that immense energy of sound, shaping it all the while.” The following year, Roccato invited Scodanibbio to a bass festival in Perugia and it was there that the Ludus Gravis ensemble was founded. The two bassist/composers came to share a deep friendship, although active collaboration as performers was cut short by Scodanibbio falling ill with motor neuron disease which, by 2010, made it impossible for him to continue playing the bass. Roccato travelled to Mexico in November 2010 to help him work on the score of the Ottetto. “I left Cuernavaca with a kind of storyboard of the score,” Roccato writes in the liner notes, “containing all the indications relating to expression, articulation and dynamics.” Back in Italy he began working with Ludus Gravis to bring the multiple techniques on which the piece was based to life. In the meantime, the first pages of the final score arrived from Mexico. “Later Stefano joined us to help us prepare for the premiere.” The first part of the piece was premiered at the Angelica Festival in Bologna in May 2011. The first complete performance of the Ottetto took place at the Venice Biennale in October 2012, nine months after Scodanibbio’s death.

    The present recording was made in February and March 2014 at Pitch Audio Research in Perugia and Studio Contrafase in Rome.

    The Ludus Gravis ensemble has gone onto perform music specially written or arranged for its eight bassists by composers including Gavin Bryars, Sofia Gubaidulina, Hans Werner Henze and Terry Riley.

    Double bassist and composer Daniele Roccato has performed at many of the world’s most renowned festivals and concert halls, often presenting his own compositions. With writer, playwright and actor Vitaliano Trevisan he realised the theatrical works Solo et Pensoso, Time Works, Note sui Sillabari, Madre con Cuscino, Campo Marzo 9/10, Burroughs in Cage, Good Friday Night, Il Ponte, where he has been involved both as a composer and a performer. Roccato has also collaborated extensively with musicians from the worlds of contemporary music performance and free improvisation, working with – among many others – Vinko Globokar, Garth Knox, Barre Phillips, Barry Guy, Dominique Pifarély, Michele Rabbia, Bruno Chevillon, Joelle Leandre and Terry Riley. For more information, visit http://www.danieleroccato.com

    Alisei is the second ECM New Series recording to address the music of Stefano Scodanabbio. The album Reinventions, issued in 2013, featured Scodanibbio’s highly imaginative recasting for string quartet of three Contrapunctus from Bach’s Art of the Fugue, together with Mexican songs and Spanish guitar music, all brought into a compelling unity. “Besides being the most inventive of double bassists, the late Stefano Scodanibbio was a sound-sculptor of unmatched imagination, as demonstrated in this radical programme of string quartet arrangements” – The Independent

    Further details about Stefano Scodanibbio’s life and work may be found at http://www.stefanoscodanibbio.com

    CD booklet for Alisei includes liner notes by Daniele Roccato in Italian and English
    Press reactions

    Featured artists
    Stefano Scodanibbio
    Daniele Roccato Double Bass
    Ludus Gravis Ensemble

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  • richardmitnick 3:01 PM on October 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Artists on Tour, Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri, ECM, Jakob Bro / Thomas Morgan / Joey Baron, , , Meredith Monk & Cellular Songs Ensemble, , Timeless: John Abercrombie Tribute Concert, Vijay Iyer Sextet   

    From ECM: “Artists on Tour” 

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    Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri

    Oct 3 Austin, TX
    (The North Door)

    Oct 4 Denver, CO
    (Dazzle)

    Oct 5 Vancouver, BC
    (The Western Front)

    Oct 6 San Diego, CA
    (Bread and Salt)

    Oct 7 Los Angeles, CA
    (Bluewhale)

    Mark Turner / Ethan Iverson

    Oct 10 Brooklyn, NY
    (Dazzle)

    Oct 11 Santa Cruz, CA
    (Kuumbwa)

    Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA
    (Bluewhale)

    Oct 14 Portland, OR
    (Old Church)

    Oct 15 Seattle, WA
    (Earshot Jazz Festival)

    Oct 18 New Orleans, LA
    (Snug Harbor)

    Timeless: John Abercrombie Tribute Concert

    Oct 10 Boston, MA
    (Berklee College of Music)

    Jakob Bro / Thomas Morgan / Joey Baron

    Oct 14 Winnipeg, MB
    (The Good Will Social Club)

    Oct 15 Minneapolis, MN
    (Icehouse)

    Oct 17 Chicago, IL
    (Constellation)

    Oct 18 Los Angeles, CA
    (Bluewhale)

    Oct 22 Baltimore, MD
    (An Die Musik Live!)

    Oct 23-24 New York, NY
    (Jazz Standard)

    Oct 25 Denver, CO
    (Dazzle)

    Oct 26 Tulsa, OK
    (Duet)

    Oct 27 Seattle, WA
    (Earshot Festival)

    Oct 28 Portland, OR
    (The Old Church)

    Vijay Iyer Sextet

    Oct 14 Kansas City, MO
    (Starlight Theatre)

    Oct 20 New York, NY
    (Miller Theater)

    Meredith Monk & Cellular Songs Ensemble

    Oct 4-6 Minneapolis, MN
    (McGuire Theater, The Walker)

    Oct 14-16 New York, NY
    (Le Poisson Rouge)

    Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin

    Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA
    (Bluewhale) ***Solo Piano

    Oct 19 Phoenix, AZ
    (Stillwell Pianos)

    Oct 20 Portland, OR
    (Jack London Revue)

    Oct 21 Winters, CA
    (The Palms Playhouse)

    Oct 24 Denver , CO
    (Dazzle)

    Oct 27 Chicago, IL
    (Constellation)

    Oct 28 Cleveland, OH
    (Bop Stop)

    Oct 29 Minneapolis, MN
    (Dakota Jazz)

    Oct 30 Boston, MA
    (Regattabar)

    Nov 1 New York, NY
    (Iridium)

    Art Ensemble of Chicago

    Oct 20 Ann Arbor, MI
    (Edgefest)

    Kim Kashkashian

    Oct 21 Boston, MA
    (Music for Food)

    See the full article here .


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  • richardmitnick 12:49 PM on October 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ECM, , , Minimalism, , , Soul, Tour dates   

    From ECM: “Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN on Tour” 

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    Nik Bärtsch (2016) by Rogi Lensing

    Ronin the band (without Nik Bärtsch) From left to right Thomy Jordi (bass player), Sha (clarinetist and saxophonist) and Kaspar rast (drummer) by Rogi Lensing

    On Tour

    Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA
    (Blue Whale)

    Oct 20 Portland, OR
    (Jack London Revue)

    Oct 21 Winters, CA
    (The Palms Playhouse)

    Oct 24 Denver, CO
    (Dazzle)

    Oct 27 Chicago, IL
    (Constellation)

    Oct 28 Cleveland, OH
    (Bop Stop)

    Oct 29 Minneapolis, MN
    (Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant)

    Oct 30 Boston, MA
    (Regattabar)

    Nov 1 New York, NY
    (Iridium)

    See the full article here .


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    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

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  • richardmitnick 2:28 PM on September 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ECM, , Jorge Roeder, , Ofri Nehemya,   

    From ECM: “The Dream Thief” 

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    The Dream Thief
    Shai Maestro, Jorge Roeder, Ofri Nehemya

    Release date: 28.09.2018
    ECM 2616

    The first ECM leader date for Shai Maestro (following his label debut with Theo Bleckmann on Elegy) features the gifted pianist fronting his superlative trio with fellow Israeli Ofri Nehemya on drums and Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder, and also playing alone. A solo interpretation of Matti Caspi’s “My Second Childhood” opens the curtain on a programme of characteristically thoughtful Maestro originals, each one with a story to tell. “Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world”, All About Jazz has suggested. “Expressions of joy, introspective thoughts and heightened intensity all come to the fore.” Maestro’s differentiated touch is special; he can convey a range of fleeting emotions in a single phrase. A deconstruction of “These Foolish Things”, the album’s sole standard, serves as a prelude to “What Else Needs To Happen”, a sombre meditation on inner city violence and its aftermath. The Dream Thief was recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in April 2018, and produced by Manfred Eicher, and issued on the eve of a European tour with concerts in Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, France, and Switzerland.

    Background

    “Hearing the Shai Maestro Trio is like awakening to a new world – a world of wonders, excitement, beauty and uncertainty,” All About Jazz has suggested. The Dream Thief, the first ECM release by Maestro as a leader, presents the Israeli pianist fronting the latest incarnation of his uncommonly interactive, atmospherically expansive trio, featuring new drummer Ofri Nehemya, a fellow Israeli, and its bassist from the start, Jorge Roeder, a native of Peru. The album also includes several searching solo performances by Maestro. His solo interpretation of Israeli singer-songwriter Matti Caspi’s “My Second Childhood” raises the curtain on a program of characteristically vivid Maestro originals.

    Maestro, who made his first ECM appearance on vocalist Theo Bleckmann’s 2017 album Elegy, made a name for himself playing in Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen’s popular band from 2006 to 2011. A resident of Brooklyn and a dual Israeli and American citizen, the pianist also played in star drummer Mark Guiliana’s quartet and has recently worked in a duo with saxophonist Chris Potter. After four trio albums with Roeder and drummer Ziv Ravitz, Maestro drafted Nehemya into the group, which gathered to record The Dream Thief at the studio in Lugano. Maestro chose the darker-toned of two Steinway model D pianos on offer, apt for what he calls “the dreamy, cinematic quality” of the music he had written for the session. With Manfred Eicher producing, the atmosphere in the studio was one of being “open to the magic of the moment,” Maestro recalls. “I had a clear intention for the pieces, but I knew that Manfred likes to let the music breathe, to get to the essence of the music. For instance, my composition ‘Lifeline’ had been a double-time burner live, but Manfred suggested that we take it down about 50 bpm and concentrate on making the melody sing, in the way Charlie Haden might do. That really transformed the tune.”

    Another spontaneous creation was Maestro’s solo performance of Caspi’s “My Second Childhood,” a song about experiencing life anew via the eyes of a child. The Israeli composer is one of the pianist’s “all-time favorites – I grew up listening to him, and even took lessons with Caspi when I was 12,” he says. “I had arrived at the studio early before Jorge and Ofri, just to commune with the piano. I hadn’t planned to include that tune, but it just came out, as it’s so deep in my system. I have a real appreciation for the DNA of a great song, where the melody and the harmony go perfectly together. It’s the same thing with ‘These Foolish Things,” which is also such a beautifully crafted song. I was just improvising, and it morphed into a kind of avant-garde treatment – yet with the melody still like a red thread wound through it.”

    Maestro and Roeder have played together for about seven years, developing a synergistic partnership even though they come “from the opposite ends of music in a way,” the pianist explains. “Jorge has experience playing a lot of free music, while I studied both classical and jazz and have played a lot more arranged, rhythmically defined music. I’ve become freer playing with him. He can travel back and forth from off the grid to in the pocket, and he has such great ears. I can take the music where I want to go, and he’s right there with me, where we can almost improvise in unison.” Although Nehemya is new to the group, he and the pianist have an innate kinship. “Ofri and I share a lot of influences – we don’t even have to talk about things to come to the same emotional expressions,” Maestro says. “But he also has an advanced, new-generation rhythmic understanding, so he can really push and challenge Jorge and me.”

    Whether it’s “going with the melody or really burning and playing free, we always try to be attuned to the moment, trying to find that magic in it,” Maestro says. “With ‘Lifeline,’ ‘The Forgotten Village’ and ‘A Moon’s Tale,’ we were concentrating on melody, while rhythmic interplay was the focus of ‘The Dream Thief’ and ‘New River, New Water’.” As for the deeply moving end piece, “What Else Needs to Happen,” incorporating parts of speeches by Barack Obama, the pianist explains: “An acquaintance of mine, the saxophonist Jimmy Greene, lost his little daughter in the massacre at Sandy Hook, Connecticut. These school shootings in America have become so common, almost ‘normal’ – it’s surreal, insane. When I realized what happened for Jimmy and the rest of those parents, it felt so close – it was heartbreaking. I understand that in jazz a piece like this I could be ‘preaching to the choir,’ but ‘What Else Needs to Happen’ is about being open to the moment in another way. I think performing artists, because we have a stage, have a responsibility to speak about the world we live in today. Maybe the combination of Obama’s words and the music will help people hear and feel the emotional reality a bit more. It is, for me, at least some measure of resistance to that horrible new ‘normal’.”

    Reflecting on his influences when it comes to jazz piano Maestro concludes: “The tremendous history of jazz is a great inspiration but also a great challenge. We each have our own individual gift, which is the choices we make – whether we turn to major or minor, whether we play pianissimo or fortissimo at a key moment. I always try to remember to embrace history while not trying to be anything or anyone else – to let the music come out of me.”
    Press reactions

    Featured artists
    Shai Maestro Piano
    Jorge Roeder Double Bass
    Ofri Nehemya Drums

    Tracklist

    1 My Second Childhood (Matti Caspi) 04:39
    2 The Forgotten Village (Shai Maestro) 06:21
    3 The Dream Thief (Shai Maestro) 08:29
    4 A Moon?s Tale (Shai Maestro) 02:36
    5 Lifeline (Shai Maestro) 03:54
    6 Choral (Shai Maestro) 03:50
    7 New River, New Water (Shai Maestro) 06:59
    8 These Foolish Things (remind me of you) (Jack Strachey) 04:24
    9 What Else Needs to Happen? (Shai Maestro) 06:56

    Concerts
    October 08 Shai Maestro Trio Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heiliggeistkirche
    Heidelberg Germany
    “The Dream Thief”

    October 10 Shai Maestro Trio A 38
    Budapest, Hungary
    “The Dream Thief”

    October 11 Shai Maestro Trio
    Vilnius Jazz Festival
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    “The Dream Thief”

    October 12 Shai Maestro Trio
    Mondriaan Jazz Festival
    Den Haag, Netherlands
    “The Dream Thief”

    October 13 Shai Maestro Trio
    Stockholm Jazz Festival
    Kulturhuset
    Stockholm, Sweden
    “The Dream Thief”

    October 14 Shai Maestro Trio
    Blue Note
    Milano, Italy
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 06 Shai Maestro Trio
    Jazz Standard
    New York
    United States of America

    November 11 Shai Maestro Trio
    Cotton Club
    Tokyo, Japan
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 12 Shai Maestro Trio
    Blue Note
    Tokyo, Japan
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 13 Shai Maestro Trio
    Blue Note
    Tokyo, Japan
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 17 Shai Maestro Trio
    Paradox
    Tilburg, Netherlands
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 18 Shai Maestro Trio
    London Jazz Festival,Ronnie Scott’s
    London, United Kingdom
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 20 Shai Maestro Trio
    Sendesaal
    Bremen, Germany
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 22 Shai Maestro Trio
    Bimhuis
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 23 Shai Maestro Trio
    Flagey Studio 4
    Brussels, Belgium
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 26 Shai Maestro Trio
    Stadtgarten
    Cologne, Germany
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 28 Shai Maestro Trio
    Unterfahrt
    Munich, Germany
    “The Dream Thief”

    November 30 Shai Maestro Trio
    La Spirale
    Fribourg, Switzerland
    “The Dream Thief”

    December 02 Shai Maestro Trio
    Jazzhaus
    Freiburg, Germany
    “The Dream Thief”

    December 15 Shai Maestro Trio
    Festival Jazz A La Grange
    La Grange
    Auc Lac, France
    ft. Joshua Redman
    “The Dream Thief”

    December 18 Shai Maestro Trio
    La Passerelle
    Saint- Brieuc, France
    “The Dream Thief”

    January 11 Shai Maestro Trio
    Winter Jazz Festival
    New York, NY
    United States of America
    “The Dream Thief”

    January 12 Shai Maestro Trio
    Winter Jazz Festival
    New York, NY
    United States of America
    “The Dream Thief”

    February 01 Shai Maestro Trio
    Silent Green
    Berlin, Germany

    February 02 Shai Maestro Trio
    Tonne
    Dresden, Germany

    February 03 Shai Maestro Trio
    Jazzclub
    Leipzig, Germany

    See the full article here .


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    For new music by living composers

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    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 1:58 PM on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ECM, , , La Fenice, , Recording of Keith Jarrett’s extraordinary 2006 solo performance at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice   

    From ECM: A New Album From Keith Jarrett – La Fenice 

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    This recording of Keith Jarrett’s extraordinary 2006 solo performance at Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice finds Jarrett entering one of Italy’s most famous classical venues and channeling the flow of inspiration to shape something new. In this case, a suite of eight spontaneously created pieces referencing everything from the blues to atonality to heart-rending ballads. From the first flurry of notes, it is a consistently captivating journey.
    Release of La Fenice is timely: The 62nd International Festival of Contemporary Music of the ‘Biennale di Venezia’ has honored Keith Jarrett with its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. It’s the first time that a “jazz” musician has received this award.

    LISTEN / PRE-ORDER

    See the full article here.


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  • richardmitnick 3:49 PM on September 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: New from Danish String Quartet-PRISM 1 

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    New release: PRISM 1 – Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovich’ by Danish String Quartet. Order and listen through this link: https://ecm.lnk.to/t09C_

    Danish String Quartet by Caroline Bitten

    This week we’re pleased to introduce the Danish String Quartet’s Prism series in which late Beethoven is brought into juxtaposition with other composers, in this first volume with Bach and Shostakovich. “There is probably no string quartet that I would rather hear play Beethoven at the moment than this foursome of three young Danes and their Norwegian cellist, who demonstrate unrivalled intensity, freedom in their playing and remarkable feel for the composer,” wrote David Allen in the New York Times.

    And: we look back at many great quartet albums on ECM New Series in this week’s special offer, featuring not only the Danish String Quartet, but also the Keller, Zehetmair, Arditti and Rosamunde quartets…wonderful recordings, all.

    For its third ECM release, the prize-winning Danish String Quartet inaugurates a series of five albums with the overarching title of Prism, in which the group will present one of Beethoven’s late string quartets in the context of a related fugue by J.S. Bach as well as a linked masterwork from the quartet literature. With Prism 1, it’s the first of Beethoven’s late quartets, op. 127 in E-flat Major, alongside Bach’s fugue in the same key (arranged by Mozart) and Dmitri Shostakovich’s final string quartet, the No. 15 in E-flat minor.

    See the full article here .


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  • richardmitnick 8:39 PM on September 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: Shai Maestro in Concert at the Jazz Standard 

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    Shai Maestro piano; Jorge Roeder double bass; Ofri Nehemya drums

    The first ECM leader date for Shai Maestro features the gifted pianist fronting his superlative trio in a program predominantly of characteristically thoughtful Maestro originals. Maestro’s differentiated touch is special; he can convey a range of fleeting emotions in a single phrase.

    In Concert

    November 6 New York, NY
    (Jazz Standard)

    Jazz Standard by Hannah Mattix

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  • richardmitnick 1:09 PM on September 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Marcin Wasilewski Trio” 

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    Marcin Wasilewski Trio Live. Challenge Records International

    Release date: 14.09.2018
    ECM 2592

    For years, fans of Poland’s Marcin Wasilewski Trio have been asking for a live album. Here it is. Recorded at the Jazz Middelheim Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, in August 2016, it captures the trio in energetic, extroverted mode, fanning the flames of their Spark of Life repertoire and drawing on the deep understanding Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz have established in the course of a quarter century of shared musical endeavour. As UK magazine Jazz Journal has noted, “Wasilewski’s music celebrates a vast dynamic range, from the most deftly struck pianistic delicacies to gloriously intense emotional exuberance, the chords pounded with unrestrained joy, yet always within a marvellously melodic concept.”

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    Marcin Wasilewski Trio by Filip Błażejowski

    Background

    Featured artists
    Marcin Wasilewski Piano
    Slawomir Kurkiewicz Double Bass
    Michal Miskiewicz Drums

    Concerts
    See the full article for the immense concert list.

    Related recordings
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  • richardmitnick 8:26 PM on September 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From ECM: “Barre Phillips ‘End To End’ “ 

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    Barre Phillips was the first musician to record an album of solo double bass, back in 1968, and he has always been an absolute master of the solo idiom. In March 2017, Barre recorded what he says will be his last solo album, the final chapter of his “Journal Violone”: it is a beautiful and moving musical statement. All the qualities we associate with Barre’s playing are here in abundance – questing adventurousness, melodic invention, textural richness, developmental logic, and deep soulfulness. End to End was recorded at Studios-La-Buissonne in the south of France, and produced by Manfred Eicher. It is issued in both CD and LP formats.

    End to End is a solo bass album by one of the great pioneers of the idiom. Over the last fifty years Barre Phillips, California-born but long a resident of France, has periodically issued solo recordings, considering them the musical equivalent of diary entries (the first one, in 1968, was called Journal violone), updates on his ever-evolving relationship to his chosen instrument. This one, he says, will be the last of his albums in this format, so it is of special interest to those who have followed the story so far and, indeed, to anyone wishing to hear a masterful improviser at work, refocussing lessons learned in the course of a long, creative life. “It’s the end of a cycle,” says Barre, now 83, of the present recording. “Not a summing up, but the last pages of a journal that began fifty years ago.”

    Recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France, End to End juxtaposes partly-composed and freely improvised pieces. “I had five areas of ‘prepared material’, five ’songs’ I wanted to explore,” says Barrre. “And the rest was approached as I approach solo performance in a concert.” Producer Manfred Eicher sequenced the pieces into three groups or movements which Barre subsequently named “Quest”, “Inner Door”, and “Outer Window”, titles with a biographical significance: “The journey [with the bass] did become a kind of quest of self-discovery, like in the zen sense, or any other philosophical tradition sense, of finding out who you are. In the process I was looking inward for a long, long time. It wasn’t until I was about 55 or 60 that I reached the point where I was looking outward in the playing.” Whether playing pizzicato or arco in the pieces here, Phillips impresses with his decisiveness: every note, every sound and texture in this music, feels carefully considered and has a cumulative emotional power.

    Over the years ECM has documented Barre in many musical contexts, including collaborations with John Surman, Terje Rypdal, Alfred Harth, Paul Bley, Evan Parker, Joe and Mat Maneri, Robin Williamson and more. But his first appearance on the label was the landmark recording Music from Two Basses with Dave Holland in 1971. In 1983 there was the acclaimed solo recording Call Me When You Get There, including music for Robert Frank’s films. For a sense of how broad the solo bass and bass ensemble genre has since become, visit http://solodoublebass.blogspot.com. Before Barre’s Journal Violone there were no albums of solo bass improvising; now, they number in the hundreds. So End to End is also a timely reminder of how influential this endeavour has been, at an underground level.

    The role of the bass and its emancipation as solo instrument has been a recurring theme at ECM through the decades with examples ranging from Dave Holland’s Emerald Tears, Gary Peacock’s December Poems and Miroslav Vitous’s Emergence to Eberhard Weber’s Résumé and Björn Meyer’s Provenance. More bass music is coming in the month’s ahead with compositions by Stefano Scodanibbio played by Daniele Roccato and the Ludus Gravis Ensemble. In early 2019, ECM will issue The Gleaners, a solo bass album by Larry Grenadier.

    Scenes from the recording of End to End form part of the newly completed documentary about Barre Phillips, The Workman, by Sam Harfouche. It’s the second film to be made about the bassist’s life, following on from Accompanied Barre: A Portrait of Barre Phillips, by Ariel Pintor (2002).

    See the full article here .


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