Jonathan Kreisberg -][- ONE – [New For Now Music, 2013]
While recognized for his band leading skills on his international tours and countless CD’s (as well as side man work with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, and Ari Hoenig among others) One marks guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg’s first recording made up of entirely solo guitar performances. The program boasts a daring range of material and introduces the world to his unique polyphonic approach.
Although at times it’s hard to believe, the entire recording is one man on one track. Modern jazz, a Brazilian mythical tale, folk, and improvised music for an imaginary science fiction soundtrack are all refracted through Kreisberg’s prism to create a bold and complete tale. -[Editorial Review | Amazon]-
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Felipe Salles -][- DEPARTURE –Mp3– [Tapestry Records, 2012 | Review]
At a glance, our passion for music is driven by individual taste, knowledge, maturity and genre as we wide through this life altering process to satisfy our ongoing hunger for the music we love.
With this release, I’m elated to meet for the first time multifaceted woodwind artist Felipe Salles from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He emerges with a fresh palette of jazz from an international perspective that’s relevant, creative and artistically fruitful yet innovative sound which deepens his imprint on his current offering on Tapestry Records appropriately titled “DEPARTURE” his fifth recording as a leader. Continue reading
Manuel Rocheman -][- Café & Alegria –Mp3– [naïve, 2012] –
Manuel comes from a family of musicians. On his mother’s side, his grandmother is a piano teacher, his grandfather a flautist, his mother plays cello and viola and his aunt the violin. His father, Lionel Rocheman (guitarist and actor), created the “Hootenanny” at the American Center in Paris, where performers came from around the world. As a 10 year old his brother gave him a wonderful record of Oscar Peterson playng solo (it was ‘Tracks’); Manuel already had his own track-record of four years of piano.
Listening to the Canadian virtuoso gave him a great feeling of freedom and made him want to go down the same road. He was entirely won over by the harmony and rhythm of the language of Jazz. Continue reading
Grupo los Santos -][- CLAVE HEART – [OA2 Records, 2012] –
Grupo los Santos has been together for 15 years developing a strong following and individual sound, with a patented blend of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco and NYC Jazz influences; creating unique, original rumba, samba, and funky acoustic music. Drawing from the traditional/folkloric music of the Americas, played with an open and spontaneous jazz sensibility, the band cuts a very atypical profile in New York’s Jazz and Latin Jazz scene. The band’s love and individual deep study of these musical traditions has born great fruits, both compositionally and in performance and execution. The sound is coherent, focused and intelligent-the music is both classic and forward-looking at the same time-and the expression is original, soulful, high-energy and transcendent of idiom. Continue reading
Carol Saboya -][- BELEZAS –Mp3– [AAM Music, 2012] –
During the second half of the 1960s, just after bossa nova had decisively conquered the musical world, the Festival Era dawned in Brazil and was largely responsible for ushering in what is known as the Golden Years of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). Those festival contests brought countless major music talents to the public’s attention. Among them: composers Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento, who went on to achieve enormous success at home and abroad, their music admired and interpreted by the foremost jazz musicians and singers in the world. Continue reading
Luciana Souza -][- BOOK OF CHET –Mp3– [Sunnyside Records, 2012] –
Something happens to me every time I hear Chet Baker sing. There is something he gets at with his interpretations – a quiet loneliness – that I crave in music. Chet is able to transport me to a place, and to keep me there for the duration of the song.
Through his singing I have become intimate with solitude. This record is an attempt to articulate the world that Chet’s music takes me to… Luciana Souza. Continue reading
Brian BROMBERG -][- In The Spirit of Jobim –Mp3– [Artistry Music, 2012] –
Brian was born December 5th, 1960 in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in a family of musicians and artists. His father and brother played the drums. With all that music around the house, and drums all over the place, it was natural for Brian to start playing the drums as well. Brian was two and a half years old, beating up the furniture and banging on anything that didn’t move. After some years of playing and practicing, Brian began his professional career as a drummer at the age of thirteen. Continue reading
Christian Artmann -][- UNEASY DREAMS –Mp3– [Christian Artmann / Independent, 2012] –
New York debut album of jazz flute player and composer Christian Artmann, featuring Jeff Hirshfield, Johannes Weidenmueller, Rubens Salles, Elena McEntire and Luiz Claudio. Contemporary jazz with flavors from Europe, Brazil and Africa.
Uneasy Dreams is the New York debut album of jazz flute player and composer Christian Artmann. The album features Jeff Hirshfield (drums), Johannes Weidenmueller (bass), Rubens Salles (piano) as well as special guests Elena McEntire (voice) and Luiz Claudio (percussion). Continue reading
This is the second CD from a band of wildly popular international artists, hailing from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. In 2011, Veronneau and exciting guest musicians drew critical acclaim and won fans from around the globe for Joie de Vivre – Joy of Living. With hefty airplay in North America and beyond, that album rose to No. 9 in JazzWeek’s World Music chart, made the Top 10 on many stations and attracted a huge Internet following. The Virginia based band toured their countries of origin and gave numerous interviews, with live performances on BBC Radio and Radio Canada. Continue reading