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Patricia Barber: Higher

Read "Higher" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Patricia Barber is more than the sum of her talents. As a composer, she peels back the craft of song to expose its barest textures, cultivating each like a tree that, while holding its own shape above ground, makes apparent the roots below it. As a singer, she understands not only that we perform our voices ...

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Elio Villafranca: Cinque

Read "Cinque" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo doppio CD è dedicato alla memoria di Joseph Cinque, che nel 1839 capeggiò la rivolta degli schiavi africani imbarcati sulla nave Amistad con destinazione Cuba e le sue piantagioni di zucchero. È un progetto ambizioso sulla diaspora africana in cui la narrazione vocale delle vicende storiche ben si combina ad un sontuoso apparato musicale, articolato ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Music Icon Patricia Barber - Higher- First Release In Six Years! First Release On Artistshare! Set for March 15

Music Icon Patricia Barber - Higher- First Release In Six Years! First Release On Artistshare! Set for March 15

The Patricia Barber Trio featuring Patrick Mulcahy and Jon Deitemyer Internationally acclaimed American composer singer/pianist Patricia Barber is back with a new recording on ArtistShare, her first since the critically celebrated Smash (Concord, 2013). Higher marks Barber's return with another form-shattering collection of original material. Renowned as a singular songwriter for her harmonic sophistication and incisive lyrics, ...

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Frost Concert Jazz Band Under The Direction Of John Daversa Releases Concerto For Guitar And Jazz Orchestra By Justin Morell, Featuring Adam Rogers

Frost Concert Jazz Band Under The Direction Of John Daversa Releases Concerto For Guitar And Jazz Orchestra By Justin Morell, Featuring Adam Rogers

Jazz is an art form that allows musicians to drawn upon an endless array of stylistic and cultural traditions. While a number of jazz artists have incorporated the sophisticated forms of classical music in their writing and performances, there are few true concerto works for a jazz orchestra and fewer still composed for guitar. On Concerto for Guitar ...

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The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project

Read "25th Anniversary Project" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark the DIVA Jazz Orchestra's twenty-fifth year as one of the world's leading jazz ensembles--male or female--drummer / music director Sherrie Maricle gave herself and eight members of the all-woman orchestra a homework assignment: to compose and arrange each of the ten numbers on the group's eleventh CD, the bright and exhilarating 25th Anniversary Project. ...

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Owen Broder: Heritage

Read "Heritage" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il trombonista Owen Broder ha evidenziato le sue doti di sassofonista e autore in due dischi pubblicati col quintetto “Cowboys and Frenchmen" co-diretto con il collega Ethan Helm. Soprattutto nel secondo Bluer Than You Think (Outside In Music, 2016) l'intento d'ispirarsi alle radici musicali nord-americane, entro un vivace modern mainstream con qualche sperimentazione, è risultato fresco ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Cinque will be on a Worldwide Tour this year and the next, with performances in: Australia Friday, Sept 7, Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, Sept 8, Wharf, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Wednesday, Sept 12, Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Mexico Wednesday, Nov. 6 Instalaciones del ITESO Guadalajara, Mexico Sydney Adelaide Elio Villafranca voted: DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard and 4.5-star ...

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David Ricard Big Band: Parallels

Read "Parallels" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whatever else the fates may decree, fortune must be smiling when one can open a big-band album with the workaday theme from “Spider-Man" and make it shine. Bassist David Ricard is fortune's beneficiary here, as are those partisans who are lucky enough to chance upon Parallels, Ricard's third and most recent treatise on big-band excellence. Whereas ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Miggy Augmented Orchestra Entitled Colorful And Performing At Birdland On September 30!

Miggy Augmented Orchestra Entitled Colorful And Performing At Birdland On September 30!

"A hidden treasure of New York." —Slide Hampton THE NEW TOSHIKO!
Miggy Augmented Orchestra Colorful on artistShare! Migiwa “Miggy" Miyajima: Composer, Pianist, Producer
Release Date: September 6, 2018 CD Release Performance: September 30th at Birdland! A story of inspiration. Fearless pursuit of passion. Watch the Video The key to living a rich and meaningful life is continuous learning ...

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Dave Pietro: New Road: Iowa Memoirs

Read "New Road: Iowa Memoirs" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In 2011, New York City-based saxophonist Dave Pietro was invited to spend three weeks as artist-in-residence at the University of Iowa. While there, he worked with young musicians in school programs across the state. It proved to be a rewarding commission for the native New Englander who was so enheartened that he chose to recreate the ...