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Nir Felder

Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, Nir Felder is a new voice in instrumental music. Equally adept across a wide range of genres, inspired by icons from John Coltrane to voodoo chile Jimi Hendrix, Felder has forged a unique and highly recognizable sound at a young age and quickly become one of New York City’s most highly sought after musicians as both a solo artist and as a sideman. He has performed with, among others, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington (with whom he recorded the Grammy-winning “Money Jungle”), Vijay Iyer, Jack DeJohnette, Meshell Ndegeocello, the New York City Opera, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano, Snarky Puppy, Bobby McFerrin and Lizz Wright, at venues including Radio City Music Hall and the Village Vanguard and on major national televised programs including the NBC Christmas Special. He is also a member of the new co-lead all-star band Band of Other Brothers (with Jeff Coffin, Jeff Babko, Will Lee and Keith Carlock). Seeking a more personal creative outlet, Felder first formed his own group in 2010, performing shows throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Felder’s critically acclaimed debut “Golden Age” (Sony/OKeh) has been called “absolutely beautiful” by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “lyrical and lofty” by The New York Times, “mesmerizing” by The Boston Globe, “a melodic triumph” and “mind-boggling” by All About Jazz. “If the hope, thought, depth and heart displayed on this recording are any indication, Felder sees his own golden age happening right now – and I wholeheartedly agree. A great recording.” – Downbeat Magazine Editor’s Pick. Felder’s next release is slated for 2017. The new album, tentatively titled “Interregnum”, seeks to build on the direction established with “Golden Age” – taking jazz music in a new direction for the 21st century.

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Alan Ferber: Up High, Down Low

Read "Up High, Down Low" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nel nono disco da bandleader, il trombonista Alan Ferber ritorna col suo abituale nonet, con cui ha già inciso quattro album. L'organico ha subìto qualche cambiamento con le presenze del chitarrista Nir Felder, di Chris Cheek al sax baritono e qualche altro (ma restano i fidi sassofonisti Jon Gordon, Charles Pillow e John Ellis, il trombettista Scott Wendholt) confermando l'estetica di fondo: un modern mainstream caratterizzato da groove ritmico, chiarezza melodica e arrangiamenti leggibili che s'ispirano anche al soul ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Nir Felder, Holger Marjamaa, Peela and Robby Krieger

Read "Nir Felder, Holger Marjamaa, Peela and Robby Krieger" reviewed by Len Davis


New music with Nir Felder, Holger Marjamaa, Daniele Chiantese, Scott Henderson and David Aubile. Argentinian band Streams, and Joseph Patrick Moore. Playlist Nir Felder “Cold Heaven “ from Cold Heaven (La reserve) 00:00 Holger Marjamaa “Rush Hour" from Rush Hour (Self Produced) 05:18 {Daniale Chiantese “Tech" from Kamayan (Camilla) 10:48 Peela “Not Bad" from Not Bad (Eclipse) 16:16 Robby Krieger “Math Problem" from Robby Krieger & The Soul Savages (Mascot) 21:33 Bees “Everything Yes" from Vol 2 (Self ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Italian band The Mad Lab, Ken Talve with Chad Wackerman and Antoine Fafard from Proto Mundi

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Brazilian bassist Fernando Molinari, guitarist Ken Talve from Bad Barista, French Band Shob with their latest Voraces, Antoine Fafard and Nir Felder. Playlist Fernando Molinari “Internal Sun" from Reaching Inside (Self Produced) 00:00 The Mad Lab “The Maze in the Mind" from Design of Experiments (Self Produced) 06:48 Ken Talve “Bad Barista" from Bad Barista (Self Produced) 13:33 Shob “La Trace from Voraces (Self Produced) 20:21 Naor Levy “Morning in Yemen" from Momentum (Self Produced) 27:08 Antoine Fafard ...

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Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Saxophonist Brian Landrus created this project with a purpose summed up in its subtitle, Music Dedicated to the Preservation of our Endangered Species. The album was made to create awareness about all the animal species on Earth in danger of extinction, thirteen of which are explicitly referenced here. For most of these, such as the Malayan tiger and the snow leopard, only a few hundreds or thousands are still alive. For the Javan rhino, there were only 67 left at ...

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Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No matter how one receives his music, there is no doubt that woodwind specialist Brian Landrus' heart is in the right place. Red List, his eleventh album as leader, is dedicated to the preservation of Earth's endangered animal species. Landrus names thirteen, at least five of which--the kakapo, Malayan tiger, gharial, vaquita and Javan rhino--are all but gone, with less than three hundred of each species remaining. In fact, it is estimated that only eight vaquitas (a species of porpoise ...

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Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


L'undicesimo disco di Brian Landrus è un progetto a difesa di tredici specie animali minacciate di estinzione. Vegetariano dell'età di 12 anni e poi vegano, il sassofonista di Reno (Nevada) ha sempre operato a sostegno del mondo animale. Per sua stessa ammissione è questa la passione della sua vita, assieme al jazz. L'anno scorso, dopo aver aperto una sottoscrizione su Gofundme.com, Brian ha raccolto un settetto base più ospiti, per registrare quindici nuove composizioni dedicate alle specie minacciate, ...

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Album Review

Alternative Guitar Summit: Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Read "Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Each year the Alternative Guitar Summit, led by Joel Harrison, presents a concert to honor a living jazz composer/guitarist. That wasn't possible in 2021, however, as venues in and around New York City were shuttered tight by the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, it was clear that the chosen honoree, the great Pat Martino, was gravely ill and might not have another year to live. With that in mind, members of the Summit took their guitars straight to a studio to record ...

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Recording

Bassist/Composer Alper Yilmaz Releases New CD Titled "Over the Clouds" on Kayique Records Featuring David Binney and Nir Felder.

Bassist/Composer Alper Yilmaz Releases New CD Titled "Over the Clouds" on Kayique Records Featuring David Binney and Nir Felder.

Source: Two for the Show Media

Bassist/composer Alper Yilmaz is back with a brilliant follow up to his critically acclaimed debut release titled “Clashes." released in 2007. The new release is titled “Over the Clouds" and features several new compositions from the Turkish born bassist. Yilmaz surrounds himself here with some of the top jazz artists of the genre. The ensemble is made up of the great David Binney on alto saxophone, Nir Felder on guitar, Bodek Janke on drums and percussion, Volkan Oktem on drums ...

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Performance / Tour

Marko Djordjevic's Sveti with Sten Hostfalt and Nir Felder LIVE NYC NOV 13th

Marko Djordjevic's Sveti with Sten Hostfalt and Nir Felder LIVE NYC NOV 13th

Source: All About Jazz


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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Up High, Down Low

Sunnyside Records
2023

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Honoring Pat Martino,...

HighNote Records
2022

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Red List

Palmetto Records
2022

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Red List

Palmetto Records
2022

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The Garden

Rainy Days Records
2021

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Adjustments

Blue Canoe Records
2021

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Canopy of Trees

From: Red List
By Nir Felder

Low Hanging Fruit

From: The Garden
By Nir Felder

Tiny Circles

From: Adjustments
By Nir Felder

Stro

From: Tetrahedron
By Nir Felder

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