lunes, 16 de abril de 2018

New CD Fred Farell "Distant Song", Upcoming Live Appearance

New CD
Fred Farell
"Distant Song"
Fred Farell Sings the Music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach
+ Upcoming Live Appearance

What The Press Is Saying About
Fred Farell
"Distant Song"
Fred Farell Sings the Music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach

" Fred Farell's new CD is rewarding...adding to the Jazz Vocal Repertoire.
His singing is warm, quietly expressive, and really gets into the messages of the songs.
...Fans will find much to enjoy on this rewarding set."
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian

"The mood of the Program is dark blue, solemn, and well matched to Fred's Baritone, and the accompanying Instrumentation...with Farell writing all the Lyrics."
D. Oscar Groomes: O's NOTES - O's Place Preview

"...FARELL is the real deal in terms of Sincerity, his voice speaks authority as does the tender Truth expressed in his Lyrics...and musical arrangements...A performance that regularly stops your tracks..."
Stephen Graham/MARLBANK

"I give Fred, and his fellow master (musicians) an energy quotient rating of 4.99 for this CD.
...One of the strongest Jazz Vocal performances I've listened to yet in 2018."
Rotcod Zzaj (Dick Metcalf Associates/"Contemporary Fusion Reviews)

"Listening to Farell is like stepping back in Time, to mid-20th Century America, when Jazz and Romance were popular. His Sounscapes are like Odes to Love...Farell's "Distant Song" provides enough soothing sounds for listeners to ponder the Human condition...
He is joined by Dave Liebman on soprano & tenor Saxophones, and by Richie Beirach on acoustic Piano."  Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire

Fred Farell "Distant Song"
(Whaling City Sound WCS 103)
Street Date: January 26, 2018
Fred Farell sings the music of Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach 

Fred Farell Voice
Dave Liebman Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Wooden Recorder
Richie Beirach-Acoustic Piano

Upcoming Live Appearance

domingo, 8 de abril de 2018

Violinist Ma*JiD - "Sound Of A Flower" Album Release Show on April 14 at National Sawdust


Sound Of A Flower

Album Release Party
Saturday, April 14
National Sawdust
 - NYC   
Saturday, April 14
Performance 7-9pm
National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist Ma*JiD ecstatically celebrates the release of his newest album, Sound Of A Flower. The culmination of an eight year journey, Ma*JiD will perform selections from the album joined by special guests Squala Orphan (Brooklyn MC/Guru's Jazzmatazz Alum), Sfumato Symphony Orchestra, and Cyrus Aaron (acclaimed Poet/ Activist/TV Personality).
Ma*JiD's music is defined by its angelic string sounds, aboriginal electric bass grooves, lush harmonic textures layered with a combination of acoustic/electric sounds and its heavy hip-hop influenced drums. The album itself is music that chronicles the development of jazz music from a New Orleans juke joint, a highly technical musical view of a modern city, a gospel bound violin with orchestra in a great hall and a socially conscience street anthem with the trap music swag to match.      
The evening will leave listeners looking inward, outward and to the dance floor.

Ma*Jid Video Link
Ma*JiD - Forever More (ft. Squala Orphan)
"Majid has a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication" -Wynton Marsalis

"He really plays the language of jazz" -T.S. Monk

"The Most Killing Jazz Violinist Out Now" -Antonio Hart

"Taking jazz violin in a new direction" -John Blake Jr.

Sound Of A Flower release date: April 20

Ma*JiD contact:

Ma*JiD website:

Ma*Jid EPK
Ma*JiD Sound Of A Flower

¡¡Amor & Jazz!!

miércoles, 4 de abril de 2018

Gabriele Tranchina "Of Sailing Ships And The Stars In Your Eyes" CD Release Party @The Falcon Wednesday April 11th 8:00pm

CD Release Party
The Falcon
1348 US-9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
Wed April 11
8:00PM to 10:00pm

Gabriele Tranchina, voice
Joe Vincent Tranchina,  piano
Andy Eulau bass
Tani Tabbal,  drums


Deb Burke's Interview
Gabriele Tranchina
On A Jazzy Blog
The Moon Rises with Gabriele Tranchina
What The Press:

"Gabriele Tranchina is a shocking and emotional singer, she is able to make vibrate in various genres of jazz. His character, his personal stamp is appreciated by all. This CD reaffirms his continuous artistic growth"
Luis Raul Montell, jazz Global Beat and Jazz Caribe

“Gabriele surprises with her ability to hold steady notes that other singers might artificially push down to make smoky, or force up to sound light. All of Tranchina’s notes sound right and expertly turned. None of the notes sound as though the singer has strained to reach them. In short, she doesn’t make a grating sound. 
Tranchina’s work flows easily from one cultural to the next. Each piece of the instrumentation meshes with the other, and none of it overwhelms the singer. That is important; the album remains one of vocal jazz and listeners get a chance to hear who the singer is, as shown through the work.”
▪ Doudie Miller-Gould, Lemonwire
A world artist, a jazz vocalist, a creative interpreter, a heavenly sound, a woman with a unique view of music, the world, and of singing.  This is just a small description of songbird Gabriele Tranchina.  She brings to her music a worldview -- using music as a force for wholeness, a source of unity and energy for all.

Setting sail into oceans of music, drawing from the world’s beauty and versatility.

A sailing ship is sure to encounter various adventures in its travels -- sunshine, storms, calm waters, and high waves. Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes is a varietal musical adventure that sparkles with shining vocals by a respected world vocalist of broad tastes and distinctive experiences, the amazing Gabriele Tranchina.

Each cut found on Of Sailing Ships and The Stars in Your Eyes (Rainchant Eclectic Records, RER1001, Oct 2017) is a side trip to a new destination. Bossa, Latin, swing, ballads, a 7/4, improv.... sadness, hope, joy, relationships, the future... all are there. We are again reminded of how much music is a true and accurate reflection of life itself. Gabriele sets foot on many shores, singing in 5 languages and a vocalese on the 7/4  “A Song for India”. This CD is a progression of her desire to explore music and rhythms from different cultures.

Gabriele Tranchina, vocalist, is joined on this album by her husband pianist, composer and arranger, Joe Vincent Tranchina, who fills the tunes with unusual textures and shapes, guiding the high-level musicians in the band. His tastes, too, are complex and unexpected and the arrangements add an enormous richness to the overall impact of the individual tunes and the entire album.

The other musicians in the band Carlo De Rosa (bass), Grammy award winning Vince Cherico (drums) and Renato Thoms (percussion) each give a distinctive flavor with their individual specialties, contributing unique aspects to each melody and rhythm. Whenever a group of musicians of this highest level gathers, the music they spontaneously create is impossible to categorize or even capture in words. Only listening will truly reveal what has been sculpted as it arose in each moment.

¡¡Amor & Jazz!!

martes, 27 de marzo de 2018

Accomplished Pianist and Composer Sam Javitch Announces the Release of his Second Album "People and Places"

Due Out April 15, 2018

Release show: Joe’s Pub, April 15th, in New York City
New York City-based pianist and composer Sam Javitch is proud to announce the April 15th release of his sophomore album as a leader, People and Places. A consummate piano prodigy, Javitch first came to the instrument at age 3 after discovering that he had perfect pitch. A natural improviser, Javitch was drawn to jazz at an early age and has established himself as a unique and distinctive voice on the contemporary jazz scene. This is evidenced by his phenomenal debut solo piano effort Train to Nowhere (2014), by his many performances at renowned locales such as Dizzy’s Club Coca-ColaJoe’s PubRockwood Music Hall55 Bar, the Jazz Room at William Paterson University,  and now, by the release of People and Places.
Featuring Adrian Moring on bass, Matt Niedbaski on drums, and the renowned Rich Perry, known for his association with Maria Schneider and George Mraz, on tenor saxophone, People and Places represents the enormous gratitude Javitch has for the many people and places that have shaped him into the musician and person he is today. People and Placesserves as the perfect outlet for the Manhattan School of Music graduate, who has studied with Mulgrew MillerJames WeidmanHarold Mabern, and Cecil Bridgewater, to express his sincere appreciation. To celebrate the release, Javitch will be performing at Joe’s Pub on April 15th in New York City.
“I learned how much effort and perseverance it takes to turn a musical idea into a reality. There isn’t some button you can push or a lever to pull, but when it’s done, it is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.”
People and Places, featuring seven original compositions, opens with “The Pitch To Rich”. Upon hearing Rich Perry play, Javitch envisioned the tenor saxophonist playing his compositions. When Perry agreed to appear on the album, the title to this song was born! Another stand-out track is “Honin Myo”; an ode to Javitch’s dear friend and practicing Buddhist, Sasha Ono. “Honin Myo” is a phrase that means “from this moment on”. This song speaks to the hope of starting anew each day no matter what adversity one may have faced before. “Parallel Modalites for Parallel Realities” speaks to all the choices we make in life that can lead to completely different paths. People and Placesalso includes “Lifted: a Song for Grew and Those Who Knew”, a tribute to his late mentor Mulgrew Miller, the great jazz pianist.
Javitch is truly honored to bring each of these tracks to life with Moring, Niedbaski and Perry.  Each of these talented individuals, together in quartet form, truly brought their hearts, souls, and fire into every song on this album. He also expresses utmost appreciation to Cotton Coulson, the late award-winning National Geographic photographer responsible for the album cover. Javitch met Coulson on a trip to the Arctic, where the photograph which graces this album’s cover was captured. For Javitch, this significant image truly captures the intent of this album: “people and the journey we are all on together.”
Sam Javitch says: “I humbly invite you to take this journey with us into my world. If you’re ready, let’s go.”
Sam Javitch is a New York City based jazz pianist and composer who began improvising at age 3 and has been performing jazz since age 11. Sam regularly performs with various ensembles in and around New York City. He has studied with Mulgrew Miller, Garry Dial, James Weidman, Harold Mabern, Cecil Bridgewater, Russ Lossing, Andy Milne, Gerald Cleaver and Tony Malaby. He is a graduate of both William Paterson University and the Manhattan School of Music. He has performed at a number of highly respected venues including Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca-Cola, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, The Jazz Room at William Paterson University, 55 Bar, and others. He has opened for Lou Donaldson, and has played with Roy Hargrove, the New York Voices, Rhoda Scott, Oscar Hernandez, among others.

¡¡Amor & Jazz!!

viernes, 23 de marzo de 2018

Alto Saxophonist Fabio Marziali - New Release "Windows and lights"

Burnin' New Release!
Fabio Marziali
Windows and lights 
Italian Alto Saxophonist

NY 5et
Featuring Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg 
Born in a small village in the center of Italy, alto saxophone player (and multi-instrumentalist: flute, clarinet and piano) Fabio Marziali comes from a large family with little interest in music. Yet he started playing the piano at the age of eight and moved on to saxophone at age 10, joining the local marching band.

At 14 years-old he was accepted to the Conservatory of Fermo, where he began studying classical saxophone. Four years later Fabio had his first encounter with live jazz music, thanks to a masterclass held by Italian saxophonist Maurizio Caruso from the Berklee College of Music. From that moment on, Fabio began studying jazz tradition and improvisation.  He is self-taught as there were no jazz schools around, no jazz players and no YouTube. He only had his saxophone, his piano, some jazz albums, deep curiosity, passion and a dream.

In 2017, his dream came true, recording Windows and lights, an album of his own compositions with a stellar band in New York, at one of the most respected recording studios (Big Orange Sheep); accompanied by Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Mat Clohesy on double bass and Colin Stranahan on drums.  Windows and lights is now available - March 2018. 

Along with his passion for jazz music, Fabio began composing electronic and world music in 2015, releasing four albums and collaborating with artists including singers, poets and body painters. In 2016 he won third place at the "World Body Painting Contest" in Austria, the biggest festival in the world for this art form with more than 30,000 participants. Fabio played along with the body painting show performing one of his own compositions. 
"You already got your own style..."
Jonathan Kreisberg

Fabio Marziali Bio, click here.
Fabio Marziali:

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2018

New Release: DIANE MARINO "SOUL SERENADE-the Gloria Lynne Project"

New Release:

"SOUL SERENADE-the Gloria Lynne Project"

“Soul Serenade” "is the title of my newest CD project. Although not exactly a “tribute” album, it is more of a celebration of the music made popular by the great vocalist, Gloria Lynne.

While performing on a recent gig with drummer Vince Ector (Gloria’s drummer for 15 years), I sang “I’m Glad There Is You”, and he reminded me it was one of Gloria’s signature songs. So, I began to research more of Gloria’s work and was instantly mesmerized by her voice, style and emotion. Additionally, her choice of material was instantly appealing to me. I tend to look for songs that are “beyond the norm” of the Great American Songbook repertoire. The songs Gloria Lynne recorded during her career stand alone in their originality and uniqueness. Her performances of these particular tunes move me every time I hear them.

As with my previous CD’s, I always learn a tune and then work with it at the piano, making it an extension of what I’m hearing and feeling from the lyric and melody. I should note that I had never heard any of these 14 tunes before I was introduced to them by the wonderful Gloria Lynne recordings. My “concepts” for these 14 tunes came about after much study, deliberation and changes!

I wanted to step away from the piano for this project in order to collaborate with someone else’s ideas that could influence the way I might want to sing a particular song. I feel that when you accompany yourself on piano the two elements are inseparable and it was time to do a project in a different way.

I asked my dear friend Brad Cole to take my concepts and write the arrangements and orchestrations as well as to play piano/keyboards on this project. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted to do with each of these songs. I think we’ve come up with a fresh approach to this material that Gloria Lynne’s recordings influenced me to explore and ultimately record!”
Love... Diane 

Title: SOUL SERENADE-the Gloria Lynne Project
Label: M&M Records: (MCD 6923)
Street Date: MARCH 19, 2018 

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Radio Release Date: March 19, 2018
UPC Code: 888295692366

Diane Marino Promo Pic

- Track Listing -
1. SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 4:35 Billy May / Milton Raskin
2. NOTHING EVER CHANGES MY LOVE FOR YOU 4:59 Jack Segal / Marvin Fischer / Fred Fischer
3. SOUL SERENADE 4:34 Curtis Ousley / Luther Dixon 4. FOR YOU 3:30 Joe Burke /Al Dubin
5. BLUE GARDENIA 5:07 Bob Russell / Lester Lee
6. THE JAZZ IN YOU 5:31 Chris Towns / Luther Dixon 7. HAPPY SHOES 4:33 Bobby Scott / Richard Alhert
8. SWEET PUMPKIN 3:47 Dr. Ronnell Bright
9. OUT OF THIS WORLD 4:05 Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer
10. SPEAKING OF HAPPINESS 3:52 Jimmy Radcliffe / Buddy Scott 11. THAT’S NO JOKE 4:08 Joe Bailey
12. HE NEEDS ME 4:57 Arthur Hamilton
13. LET’S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK 3:27 Irving Berlin 14. SERENADE IN BLUE 6:14 Harry Warren / Mack Gordon

Diane Marino: vocals
Brad Cole: piano/keyboards/B-3 organ
Arrangements / Orchestrations Chris Brown: drums
Frank Marino: bass
Mark Christian: guitar-tracks except tracks 2.4
Doug Munro: guitar-tracks 2.4
Dann Sherrill: percussion
Don Aliquo: alto, tenor, baritone & soprano saxophones Scott Ducaj: trumpet-tracks 3.7.11
Harry Kim: trumpet-track 4
Roy Agee: trombone
David Davidson: violin
David Angell: violin
Monisa Angell: viola
Carole Rabinowitz: cello
Tom Moore: bassoon- track 9
Deanna Loveland: harp track 12 

¡¡Amor & Jazz!!

martes, 13 de marzo de 2018

Composer and Saxophonist Sharel Cassity Announces the Release of her Fourth Album as a Leader Evolve

Featuring her newest group Elektra Due Out April 6, 2018 on Relsha Music
Saxophonist and bandleader Sharel Cassity is proud to announce the April 6threlease of her fourth album as a leader and the debut release from her ensemble Elektra, Evolve. Comprised of a rich sonic landscape ranging from soul and jazz to rock and electronica Elektra's mission is to create groove based creative music that appeals to a modern audience. Cassity's material for this project includes both original music as well as crafty reincarnations of popular songs. Elektra includes some of the most renowned musicians in the industry today including trumpeters Ingrid Jensen, Marcus Printup and Freddie Hendrix, bassist Linda Oh, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianists MikiHayama and Richard Johnson, vocalist Christie Dashiell, drummers Jonathan Barber and Lucianna Padmore and harpist Riza Printup. Evolve is indeed a celebration of evolution, and Cassity, with the help of this melting pot of talented musicians, delves into three separate stems of this particular subject. Showcasing a collection of artful originals and reimagined compositions by Alicia Keys and Bjork, Cassityconfronts the evolution of music, her own personal and artistic evolution and a push for evolution of the social climate (race and gender) in the United States.
From performing with jazz fusion big bands such as the Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas and Nicholas Payton’s Television Studio Orchestra, to recording with folk singer Natalie Merchant to listening to Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Kenny Garrett, late Miles Davis, A Tribe Called Quest, Q Tip, Bjork and Robert Glasper, Sharel Cassity, throughout her decade-long career, has been exposed to an array of inspiring influences. Upon realizing that by continuing to only pursue traditional jazz, she would never totally fulfill her own abilities, Cassity began creating modern, relevant music that although still rooted in the rich jazz history, was innovative, creative and evolutionary. “I had to be honest to all of the music that had influenced me, that made up who I am in this day and time,” explains Cassity.
Simultaneously, she also became aware of the fact that she had subconsciously classified herself as a “musician, a saxophonist” and now desired to explore every other potential pathway she could take, away from solely being a performing musician. She says, “I realized that I could create in any direction that I wished, go where I wished, do what I wanted--and that music would always be there no matter where I went.”
Following a performance alongside Herbie Hancock and Jimmy Heath, Cassityrecorded Evolve the next day and that night flew to the middle east to perform at Jazz@Lincoln Center Doha and teach at Qatar Music Academy. Being away, building a new life with her husband and starting a family fueled more of her creativity than she had ever expected.

Many of the songs on this album are anthems and prayers for change, love and hope, and so highlights the evolution of the current social climate. Cassitystands against any form of racism hate, discrimination or negativity and continues to hope for a universal agreement and unity on this particular stance. “Armed with information from our elders, paired with our own creativity, musicians have a responsibility to create music that reflects and reaches listeners in the current world we live in,” says Cassityin Evolve’s liner notes, adding, “I want to put out music that encourages the world to fight against that; to encourage people to dream for better, because there is always better.”

¡¡Amor & Jazz!!