Content by tag "Roy Assaf"

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer/Composer Juan Carlos Polo CD Release Concert at Smoke Jazz Club on February 1

Drummer/Composer Juan Carlos Polo CD Release Concert at  Smoke Jazz Club on February 1

Official CD release concert will be held on February 1st at Smoke Jazz Club Insomnio was recorded and produced in NYC with New York-based musicians under the record label One Trick Dog Records. Drummer and composer Juan Carlos Polo will present his debut album Insomnio on February 1st at the world-renowned Smoke Jazz Club. With Insomnio, Polo demonstrates ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pianisti a confronto al Ritmo delle Città

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Ritmo delle Città
Orto Botanico
Milano 07-09.07.2015

Nella prima decade di luglio la rassegna milanese Il Ritmo delle Città ha messo al centro della propria programmazione il pianoforte. Tre le formazioni coinvolte, ciascuna a suo modo paradigmatica di un certo modo di intendere il jazz. C'era il virtuosismo sfrenato ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Oien: And Now

Read "And Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

And now, the arrival of And Now--the debut leader date from bassist Michael Oien.

Oien, who's worked with everybody from saxophonist Uri Gurvich to guitarist Nir Felder to pianist Roy Assaf, is primed to make a strong statement here. He's done his homework and he's shown himself to be a musical pillar of ...

Take Five With Michael Oien

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Meet Michael Oien:
Ever since he graduated from Berklee in 2004, bassist Michael Oien has been an important part of the New York jazz scene, appearing on a countless number of dates as a sideman. Recently he recorded his debut as a leader, the consistently creative And Now for Fresh Sound's New Talent label. “This ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roy Assaf Trio: Second Row Behind The Painter

Read "Second Row Behind The Painter" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Roy Assaf decided to try a different studio tactic when he set out to make this record. Instead of simply having his trio take multiple passes at tracks on a single predetermined playlist, he decided to have the group simulate a stay at a club. They recorded multiple sets, accumulating almost five hours worth of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Roy Assaf Trio Release Debut Album On One Trick Dog Records

Roy Assaf Trio Release Debut Album On One Trick Dog Records

One Trick Dog Records to release the Debut Album by the Roy Assaf Trio SECOND ROW BEHIND THE PAINTER Internationally Renowned Pianist Records New Album As Bandleader Available at Amazon.com and iTunes on June 3, 2014 New York, NY: One Trick Dog Records is pleased to announce the release of Second Row Behind The Painter, the debut album from the Roy Assaf Trio. The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

NYConnection: Party Of Four

Read "Party Of Four" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The genesis of Party Of Four can be traced back to 2007, when a friendship of two was solidified. Finnish drummer Jaska Lukkarinen and Israeli pianist Roy Assaf found each other at that fateful point in their respective careers and, shortly thereafter, NYConnection was born. While the band took its maiden voyage as a piano trio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roy Assaf: Respect, Vol.1

Read "Respect, Vol.1" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Innovation and as-yet-unheard-of ideals tend to sell headlines in jazz, but they mean nothing without respect for those who paved the road to the present. Many young emerging talents seem content to walk into jazz without doing their due diligence in discovery and digestion, but that often puts them in a peculiar position of being a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Garrison - Saxophone: Blood Songs

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Presenting a primarily original repertoire of sparkling modern jazz, New York saxophonist Matt Garrison follows up his critically acclaimed debut, Familiar Places (DCLEF, 2011), with Blood Songs, an audacious musical tribute to his loving parents. With the exception of producer/trombonist Michael Dease, Garrison assembles a new all-star list of players, including veterans like saxophonist Eric Alexander ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Annual Jazz Party at Sea Announces Lineup

The Annual Jazz Party At Sea is pleased to announce the lineup for the 12th Annual departure, November 4th through the 11th, 2012. We will set sail from New Orleans for seven nights aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's m/s Norwegian Star visiting Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan and Cozumel.

Featured artists include Renee Rosnes Quartet with Peter ...