jueves, 5 de mayo de 2016

Antonio Adolfo - Tropical Infinito (2016)

A great deal of time has passed since I included a horn section in one of my albums, although I have pondered that possibility for quite a while. So, the time has arrived, and I have augmented my usual quintet with three horns. But, why, you might ask.
During the early 1960s - at age 17 to be exact, when I became a professional musician - most jazz recordings by the major artists included horns. These albums influenced me and an entire generation of Brazilian Jazz and Bossa musicians. Only one or two music stores in Rio imported the newly released American jazz LPs and I remember scrambling to be the first to buy those albums. Then I would call my musician friends to come to my house to listen to Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson, and others, to learn the jazz vocabulary from the masters.

During the last decade I have been trying to express myself through a variety of albums, what I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, mainly due to the time dedicated to an intense teaching career. And now, the time is right to show off my new octet with three horns (trumpet/flugel, saxophone and trombone) performing a selection of pieces by some of the master composers, mixed with some of my original tunes that compile the set list of this new album.

Antonio Adolfo

01 - Killer Joe (Benny Golson) – 5:18
02 - Whisper Not (Benny Golson) – 5:03
03 - Cascavel - Rattle Snake (Antonio Adolfo) – 4:32
04 - Yolanda, Yolanda (Antonio Adolfo) – 5:26
05 - Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) – 5:37
06 - Song For My Father (Horace Silver) – 6:27
07 - Partido Leve Light - Partido Alto Samba (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:48
08 - All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein) – 6:23
09 - Luar Da Bahia - Moon Over Bahia (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:25

Piano And Arrangements: Antonio Adolfo
Trumpet And Flugelhorn *(4,7,8,9): Jessé Sadoc
Tenos Sax And Soprano Sax *(4,9): Marcelo Martins
Trombone: Serginho Trombone 
Electric Guitar: Leo Amuedo
Double Bass: Jorge Helder
Drums: Rafael Barata
Percussion: André Siqueira And Rafael Barata

Special guest:
Acoustic Guitar * (tracks 1, 3, 8): Claudio Spiewak

Engineers, Studios, Cover design, etc...
Production: Antonio Adolfo / Recording Engineer: Roger Freret / Second Recording Engineer: Leo Alcântara (Visom Digital Studios – Rio – BR) / Mixing: Claudio Spiewak (C L Audio – Hollywood, FL – US) / Mastering: Ron McMaster (Capitol Mastering, CA – US) / Cover Design: Julia Liberati / Illustration: Bruno Liberati / Antonio Adolfo’s photo: Paul Constantinides / Special Thanks: Ron Weber, Gabe O’Meara, Paul Constantinides / Copyright by Antonio Adolfo Music. All Rights Reserved.


Luar Da Bahia

Julie Kjær 3 - Dobbeltgænger (2016) CLEAN FEED RECORDS

Julie Kjær 3 - Dobbeltgænger (2016)

The list of astonishing women saxophonists is getting bigger, and to that list there’s one more name you should add: Julie Kjær. Originally from Denmark, but living in the United Kingdom and active on the London scene, this new star on the rise brings trouble, in a good, very good way, to every place she goes.

Kjær has played with Django Bates in the band StoRMChaser, she is a member of Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit and the London Improvisers Orchestra, at the same time leading or co-leading projects with Danish and British musicians like Pierette Ensemble and Musson/Kjær/Marshall, and associating herself with prized performers like Hannah Marshall, Alison Blunt, John Russel, Veryan Weston and Steve Beresford.

Now, she debuts a record with two veterans in the fields of open form jazz and free improvisation, John Edwards and Steve Noble. And what a record it is! The trio experiments with the confluences between composition and spontaneity, and between classical elements, the kind of drive you only find in jazz, and extended techniques coming from the most extreme exploratory music. Sound and rhythm are her main focus, pushing the envelope in any circumstances and often surprising even those who are used to new ideas and approaches. The music here is either wild or subtle, intense or minimalistic, but always precious. You don’t want to miss it.

01. Out of Sight
02. Face
03. Alto Madness
04. Pleasantly Troubled
05. Dear Mr. Bee
06. Dobbeltgænger

Julie Kjær  alto saxofone
John Edwards  double bass
Steve Noble  drums

All compositions by Julie Kjær (KODA) except track 4 by Julie Kjær (KODA)/John Edwards (PRS)/Steve Noble (PRS)

Recorded at Vortex Jazz Club by Alex Ward on 13th January 2015
Mixed and mastered by Alex Ward
Produced by Julie Kjær
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Design by Travassos


miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2016

Playlist for Tom Ossana / Dane Brewer – The Thin Edge – May 4, 2016 MST 7:00 to 9:00p.m.

http://www.kzmu.org/listen.m3u ~ Use this link to access the show online.

Fred Astair introduced George and Ira Gershwin's "A Foggy Day (In London Town" in the 1937 film Damsel in Distress. Almost twenty years later Jackie McLean got together with trumpeter Donald Byrd (one of his few muted trumpet performances), pianist Elmo Hope to tackle Gershwin's idea of the pea-smog days common in the British capital in the 30s. Italian vibist Giovanni Perin liked Gershwin's melody so much he decided to take it one step further with his "A Sunny Day in Berlin" from his 2016 self-produced #pera. Andrea Molinari Quintet's L'Era Dell'Acquario (Picanto Records 2014) closes the half-hour with the Molinari penned "Vimana" featuring his guitar and Logan Richardson's alto sax. Vimāna is a mythological flying palace or chariot described in Hindu texts and Sanskrit epics. The Sanskrit word  literally means "measuring out, traversing" or "having been measured out".

Charlie Parker and Miles Davis from their 1946 Savoy 78rpm "Yardbird Suite", a contrafact based on Earl Hines "Rosetta" composed in 1939, begins the second half with solos from the leaders as well as Lucky Thompson's tenor, pianist Dodo Marmarosa (love that name), and Arvin Garrison's guitar. Let the jazz revolution begin! Bulgarian Stefan Goranov sixty years later revisits Bird's tune from his 2016 Birdwatch (Music of Charlie Parker). Italy's Tenor saxophonist Francesco Geminiani follows with a cover of Van Heusen and Burke's "It Could Happen to You" from his 2016 Colorsound backed by Mark Schilders' drums and Rick Rosato's bass. Spaniard Ignasi Terraza's Trio wraps up the second half with his "An Emotional Dance" from his 2016 Swit Records Live At The Living Room, Bangkok. 

Detroit's James Hughes (reeds) & Jimmy Smith (trumpet) Quintet's 2016 Ever Up & Onward kicks off the third half with Hughes' "Penguins and Bunny Rabbits" assisted by a trio led by pianist Phil Kelly. Juan Duran Uña, all the way from Spain, made us aware of Bill Evans' Some Other Time (1968/2016 Resonance), a recording kept in the vault forty-eight years, surprising since Bill was still at the height of his powers and it included Bill's unusual collaboration with percussionist Jack DeJohnette. We'll hear a performance of Bill's "Turn Out the Stars". J. D. Moffatt, one of SLC's veteran guitarists, asked that we include a performance by alto saxophonist David Schildkraut. Searching through our library we came up with an impressive solo in "Solar" from Miles Davis' 1954 Prestige recording Walkin'. The outing also features Horace Silver on piano. Argentinean pianist Ernesto Jodos' Relojeros (ya no quedan) [Blue Arts Records 2016] is next with a cover of Rodrigo Dominguez's "Ahora Después" (now after). Joining the pianist are Sergio Verdinelli - drums, Javier Moreno - Bass, Rodrigo Domínguez - Saxophone. The fabulous Gretchen Parlato brings this half to a close with a cover of Wayne Shorter's "Juju" from her 2011 ObliqSound The Lost and Found. The interplay between Gretchen and Dayna Stephens' sax and Taylor Eigsti's piano is spellbinding.

Mark Murphy, who sadly left us last October, gets Romance going with a cover of Rodgers and Hart's "It Never Entered My Mind" from his 2005 Verve Once to Every Heart, featuring the trumpet of Till Bronner. Catalonian pianist Lluis Capdevila's 2016 Diaspora follows with a piano trio treatment of "My Romance", a Rodgers and Hart tune written for Billy Rose's musical, Jumbo (1935). ECM alumni Brit Norma Winstone is next with a cover of Kurt Weill's "It Never Was You" from her 1998 Enodoc Manhattan in the Rain. Jamie Cullum follows with his "Sad, Sad World" featuring Laura Mvula from his 2013 Island Records Momentum. The unusual combination of one of the leading figures of West Coast Jazz, Shorty Rogers, and the era's premiere songbird, June Christy, is next with George Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva's "Do It Again" from Shorty's fifties West Coast Sound, featuring The Giants. On a less optimistic note we'll conclude this love-fest with a 1949 Capitol recording by Nat Cole of Tilzer and Brown's "I Used to Love You". The outing shows us Nat during the short period in which he embraced bop, getting help from guitarist Irving Ashby, bassist Joe Comfort and Jack Costanzo's bongos.

Let's have some fun!

A special thanks to KZMU's Music Director, Serah Mead and the troops @ RoJ for their help putting the show together: Agenor (BRA), Chris do Brasil (BRA), Domi & Victor (SPA), GAB (BEL), JR (SPA), Javi (SPA), Jazzzz61 (SPA), Lira (BRA), Luisa, Menos Que un Perro (ARG), Marcos (BRA), Melokan (VEN), Raz (ISR) and Sonia (SPA). Also friend, Raul Boeira, the Brazilian based in Passo Fundo and Spain's Javier Carrete.

Organic 3 - Kirken den er et gammelt hus (2016) GATEWAY MUSIC

Kombinationen af at være kirkeorganist og jazzorganist kan kombineres på mange måder. Man kan vælge at holde delene skarpt adskilt. Man kunne spille sumpet soul-jazz om natten og salmer i kirken om søndagen. Den nordjyske organist Niels Ole Sørensen blander det hele sammen og springer ud som fuldblods jazzet kirkeorganist. Han spiller kirkens salmer i et klassisk Hammondjazz set up, med guitar og trommer. Det modige, spændende og interessante ved denne plade er, at Niels Ole Sørensen ikke har været forfalden til at søge i en retning, hvor det er gospel og souljazz der tager over. Han bibeholder en stor del af salmernes væsen i udtrykket. Han er en dansk jazzmusiker der spiller danske salmer.

Det er ikke blues-Uffe Steen eller jazz-Uffe Steen der hersker under salmerne. Det er den blide, afstemte og følsomme Uffe, der tager kontakt med stemningen i nummeret. Når han spiller guitar på Nu falmer skoven trindt om land, kan man se bladene falde af træerne. Endnu en gang er det en fornøjelse at lytte til Uffe Steen. Trommeslageren Esben Bach er tro mod medspillerne og kan til tider blive lidt anonym.

Niels Ole Sørensen har tydeligvis arbejdet indgående med materialet inden han har besluttet sig for hvilken retning nummeret skal tage. Hil dig, Frelser og forsoner er gået i en fløjtevenlig happy-go-lucky stemning. Mens titelnummeret Kirken den er et gammelt hus er jazz, så selv husarerne er fornøjede. Sikre søndagshits som Du som har tændt millioner af stjerner og Vor Gud han er så fast en borg er også at finde på pladen. Organic 3 er jazz til kirken. Ind med Niels Oles Hammond-orgel i kirken. Så er der dømt swing, salmer og jazz.

Niels Ole Sørensen (organ)
Uffe Steen (guitar)
Esben Bach (drums)

01. O kom, o kom, Immanuel 3:21
02. Hil dig, Frelser og Forsoner 4:20
03. Gud, Du, Som Lyset Og Dagen Oplod 4:18
04. Lovsynger Herren, min mund og mit indre 4:03
05. Du, Som Har Tændt Millioner Af Stjerner 6:01
06. Op dog, Zion! ser du ej 3:56
07. Sov Sødt, Barnlille 4:25
08. Vor Gud han er så fast en borg 4:03
09. Nu Falmer Skoven Trindt Om Land 4:30
10. Kirken Den Er Et Gammelt Hus 6:24
11. Tænk, At Livet Koster Livet 2:42


Defibrillator & Peter Bröztmann - Conversations About Not Eating Meat (2016) BORDER OF SILENCE PRODUCTION




"Conversations About Not Eating Meat"

1. Anthropozoophilia 05:12
2. Good Intentions 08:02
3. The Man With One Ball 07:01
4. Fuckir 08:10
5. Uterine Prolapse 06:52
6. Cellulite Guru 10:38

Sebastian Smolyn: e-trombone 
Artur Smolyn: electronics 
Oliver Steidle: drums 

In collaboration with Peter Brötzmann: reeds

Releases June 1, 2016


ON TOUR 2016

04.5 Showroom Festival, Zagreb

14.5. CCL, Lille

19.5. Olympic Café, Paris

20.5. Squat Valenciennes, Paris

21.5. l'Abatoir, Chalon sur Saonne

22.5. Deep Inside Club, Dijon

25.9. Schienen Festival Stuttgart

19.11. Audio Art Fest. Cracow

Jason Rebello - Held (2016) EDITION RECORDS


Jason Rebello's 'Held' is out now!

JASON REBELLO solo piano

"...an album of delightful and mesmerising contrasts." ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Includes 10 originals and imaginative solo piano version of The Beatle’s ‘Blackbird’.

‘Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to play in wide-ranging and diverse scenarios, but never had an opportunity to immerse myself fully in the piano. I’ve reached a point now where I feel there is something to say with just a piano and I’m relishing this opportunity to consolidate all my musical experiences on this record’. JASON REBELLO

British pianist Jason Rebello is regarded as one of the most talented, inventive and intuitive pianists to emerge in the UK since he burst onto the scene in the early 90’s with a string of critically acclaimed albums for the BMG label. 

Marked with an emotional depth unusual in one so young, these albums elevated Jason to the peak of jazz celebrity at a time when the music was undergoing an unheralded period of popularity. 

It came as no surprise that Jason caught the attention of Weather Report’s Wayne Shorter (Herbie Hancock, also from Miles Davis’ famous 1960s quintet was a personal hero) and he toured internationally with his band before replacing another hero, Kenny Kirkland, in Sting’s band. 

Jason had primarily worked with electronic keyboards in his own groups (as well as with Sting and Jeff Beck); but now he has decided it’s time to say something on the instrument he loves. In early 2016 Jason will release his debut solo piano album, featuring mostly original compositions inspired by the people and places that have been important in his career. 

In this solo format the intensely lyrical quality always evident in Jason’s music comes to the fore and, allied to his formidable technique and maturity as an artist and musician, ensures that on Held, he is creating some of the most compelling and beautiful music of his career. 

As Jason explains: ‘throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to play in wide-ranging and diverse scenarios, but never had an opportunity to immerse myself fully in the piano. I’ve reached a point now where I feel there is something to say with just a piano and I’m relishing this opportunity to consolidate all my musical experiences on this record’.

Jason Rebello solo piano

01. Pearl 
02. Salad Days 
03. Tokyo Dream 
04. Held 
05. Blackbird 
06. As the Dust Settles 
07. Thanks John 
08. Happy But For How Long 
09. Polzeath 
10. Purple Sunflower 
11. Dissolve 

All music by Jason Rebello except ‘Blackbird’ by Lennon / McCartney

Released April 29, 2016 

Produced by Dave Stapleton & Jason Rebello 

Recorded in August 2015 and January 2016 by Andy Allan at Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University. 

Mixed and mastered by August Wanngren in Copenhagen

Dave Hosley - Love For Sale (2016) KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS

Critics, Listings, Features


Artist: Dave Hosley
CD Title: Love For Sale
Label: Diamond Dave Records
Add Date: April 18, 2016
Street Date: April 15, 2016
Artist Website


martes, 3 de mayo de 2016

Albert Vila - Standards (2016)


“Standards” es el nuevo disco del guitarrista Albert Vila, una cuidada selección de temas escritos por nombres de peso en la historia del jazz donde el guitarrista catalán también ha querido incluir un título de composición propia. Piezas firmadas por Mal Waldron, Cole Porter, Bill Evans o John Coltrane fluyen ofreciendo una música honesta y verdadera. Lo hace con la altura necesaria para evidenciar que el formato de trío de guitarra todavía puede decir muchas cosas en el contexto del jazz actual. Con “Standards” Vila nos hace una propuesta que, aunque podríamos definir como clásica, deja fluir sin problema su visión con un fraseo moderno y una personalidad acentuada por el sonido y el temperamento de su guitarra. Con dos acompañantes de lujo, el contrabajista Reinier Elizarde y el batería Jorge Rossy, Albert Vila consigue un resultado sorprendente, donde el mejor jazz nos llega desde la sonoridad cercana de un trío al servicio de las ideas de un músico inquieto y extremadamente creativo.

“Standards” is the new album by guitarist Albert Vila, a careful selection of songs written by big names in the history of jazz where the Catalan guitarist also wanted to include a title of his own composition. Pieces signed by Mal Waldron, Cole Porter, John Coltrane and Bill Evans come together to offer honest and true music. Such an outstanding selection was needed to demonstrate that the guitar trio format could still say a lot in the context of jazz. With “Standards” Vila offers us what could be defined as classical, which enables his vision to flow without any problems with modern phrasing and a personality marked by the sound and temperament of his guitar. With two luxury companions, Reinier Elizarde the bassist and drummer Jorge Rossy, Albert Vila gets a surprising result, where the best jazz comes from the sound of this trio in the service of ideas from an extremely restless and creative musician.

01. East of the Sun 4:11
02. Very Early 5:25
03. Soul Eyes 7:47
04. It's Alright with Me 3:59
05. Summer Night Intro 1:30
06. Summer Night 5:22
07. 26-2 4:11
08. You're My Everything 5:14
09. One Hundred Years of Solitude Intro 2:09
10. One Hundred Years of Solitude 4:42


lunes, 2 de mayo de 2016

Mac Gollehon - Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics (2016)

Artist: Mac Gollehon
CD Title: Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics
Add Date: May 2, 2016
Street Date: May 20, 2016


Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics”, a fusion of EDM and Salsa, making for a unique and dramatic genre of musical energy, unlike any that I have heard thus far.  -Huffington Post

A cryptically electronic, drum and horn-laden party starter.  -MANsion Mens Magazine

Mac has a distinctive growl and airiness to many of his longer notes, a moniker if you like, which gives his a distinctive sound.  There is also a distinctive Davis quality about his high notes – you can tell his excellent schooling and yet he is also supremely original in his approach.  -JazzinEurope

A sultry Salsa flavour, whilst blending jazzy components along the way... exemplifies this experimental fusion more than ever. It’s bright, colourful and trippy beyond belief – imagine Ray Barretto and Miles Davis teamed up with Massive Attack for a jam after an all-nighter.  -Daily News Service UK

Mac Gollehon and the Hispanic Mechanics. Bright, blaring, buoyant, emotionally cathartic, ensemble establishes a stellar set of cross currents in what seems as astonishingly rapid conversations , calls and responses, points and counter points of percussion, piano, horns and a steadfast chorus of singers chiming through the dancing propulsive.  -Medium Magazine (Like it or Not Column)



Andrew McAnsh - Illustrations (2016)
Andrew Vogt - For Free (2016)
Brandon Lee Lewis - Lux Hermetica (2016)
Philippe Sellam - Magic Box (2016)
Sebastián Mazzalupo - El Gran Escultor (2016)
Shez Raja - Gurutopia (2016)
Sriram Gopal - The Fourth Stream (2016)
The Kevin Brady Trio - Ensam (2016)
Tullia Morand Quintet - Betibop' (2016)



domingo, 1 de mayo de 2016



SAADIF means in arabic "meeting" and is the result of the collaboration between Amir ElSaffar, New York multiethnic scene’s rising star, and the Italian trio HYPER+.

An original album between tradition and innovation, where the "beyond-jazz" of Hyper+ is mixed with Iraqi maqam music.

Amir ElSaffar, trumpet & vocals
Nicola Fazzini, alto & soprano sax
Alessandro Fedrigo, acoustic bass guitar
Luca Colussi, drums

In these last years, physical and cultural borders sadly seems to be stronger than ever and cultural barriers keep on standing. Musical projects built upon the idea of make identity meet offer different ways of relationships and artistically innovative narratives in integration. 

In this perspective the collaboration between trumpeter Amir ElSaffar (New York multiethnic scene’s rising star) and the platform HYPER+, that allows to Nicola Fazzini, Alessandro Fedrigo and Luca Colussi trio to work with different guests, is a stunning, expressive, meeting. 

In this quartet, the original method of ElSaffar (musician who has collaborated with artists like Vijay Iyer, Don Byron, Cecil Taylor or Marc Ribot), using the microtones found in Iraqi maqam music to create an innovative approach to harmony and melody, stimulates fellow musicians (who work together in the renamed XY Quartet) to explore new acoustic and electric paths, between tradition and innovation. 

Born in Chicago to an American mother and an Iraqi father, Amir ElSaffar plays the trumpet, the santur and sings traditional Iraqi music. After undergoing classical training the focus of his work has been on jazz, collaborating with great names of contemporary jazz. 

After an italian tour in November 2015, the quartet has recorded (for nusica.org label) “Saadif” (“meeting”) at Casa della Musica in Trieste. Published in April 2016, the record contains original tunes, mostly composed by ElSaffar. “Saadif” carries the listener on an evocative journey, cunningly structured, rich of shades and colorful, a music where urban tensions and multicultural relationships are able to light sparkles of future sounds.

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