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Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

The New York-based Mingus Big Band will host the non-profit charity Experience Ayiti (XA) during October, to bring awareness and raise funds for XA’s mission in Haiti. The residency will take place at New York’s Jazz Standard on Mondays beginning October 7, followed by each consecutive Monday that month; October 14, 21, and 28. Sets are at 7:30 pm and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinberg: Whatever Possessed Me

Read "Whatever Possessed Me" reviewed by Don Phipps

Tribute bands are glowingly appreciated by fans of great rock acts; perhaps it's time jazz fans got with it! Michael Feinberg's Whatever Possessed Me is a dedication to the works and sound of John Coltrane and his classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. The performances on this album are so good, one ...

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Michael Feinberg

Bassist Michael Feinberg has quickly "become one of the premier young artists on the New York scene" (Jazz Inside Magazine). Raised in Atlanta, GA, Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn’s quartet. Performing every week at Churchill Grounds, 18 year old Feinberg held the bass chair for 6 months until he left for the University of Miami. As a sophomore at UM, Michael recorded his debut record “Harajuku" which helped him to earn a residency at Betty Carter’s Jazz Aheadat the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In 2012 Feinberg signed with Sunnyside Records to record the "Elvin Jones Project" with an all star lineup of Billy Hart, George Garzone, Tim Hagans, Leo Genovese, and Alex Wintz

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Live at 800 East" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato ad Atlanta ma stabilitosi a New York nel 2009, il bassista e compositore Michael Feinberg è uno dei migliori jazzmen emergenti del decennio. Poco più che 25enne ha già inciso alcuni dischi a suo nome, tra cui spicca l'Elvin Jones Project, registrato nel 2012 per la Sunnyside con la presenza di nomi illustri quali Billy ...

Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Blending modern jazz with any aspect of funk or R&B is a risky proposition for a young jazz musician. No matter how personal one's concept may be, or how artfully executed, a segment of the jazz- listening population is going to yell “sellout!" at the first electric bass slap. Though he doesn't do slap bass, Michael ...

Michael Feinberg: The Elvin Jones Project

Read "Michael Feinberg: The Elvin Jones Project" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Electronic boops and beeps are the first thing you hear on bassist Michael Feinberg's The Elvin Jones Project. This could either be a good sign or a bad one. Fortunately it's the former, and it acts as an effective reminder that drummer Elvin Jones was a pioneering and exploratory musician whose legacy extends well beyond his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinberg: With Many Hands

Read "With Many Hands" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dischi come questo fanno ben sperare per le sorti future del jazz. Vi si intravede una forte personalità musicale, che il ventitreenne contrabbassista di Atlanta esercita sia sul piano compositivo che su quello dell'organizzazione sonora. Intorno a lui cinque altrettanto giovani musicisti, pronti a portare entusiasmo e un trascinante groove contemporaneo, tra suoni acustici ed elettrici. With Many Hands ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Feinberg: With Many Hands

Read "With Many Hands" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

Bassist Michael Feinberg is a good example of the new breed of young jazz musicians equally comfortable playing a diversity of jazz styles. On With Many Hands, Feinberg's music goes from bebop to avant-garde, and from a ballad to a funky rhythm--sometimes in the same song--with amazing ease and conviction. Surely it all comes from Feinberg ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Samir Zarif: Starting Point

Read "Starting Point" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The excitement of hearing the voice from a musician of significant new talent knows no bounds. Violinist Majid Khaliq, vocalist Khalil Wilson, bassist Michael Feinberg, composer Gene Pritsker, and now saxophonist and storyteller Samir Zarif, are just beginning to fan the rapidly growing new brushfire of 21st century music. Zarif's talent is significant enough to merit ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Michael Feinberg - With Many Hands (2011)

Michael Feinberg - With Many Hands (2011)

Yesterday, Atlanta, GA bassist Michael Feinberg put out his second album, With Many Hands, a part of a quiet revolution taking place in jazz today. The twenty-somethings like Feinberg and his band who are plying their trade in this hallowed American institution of jazz didn't grow up listening to only Armstrong, Parker and Davis records. Like ...