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Bobby Sanabria: West Side Story Reimagined

Read "West Side Story Reimagined" reviewed by Jack Bowers

William Shakespeare's epic tragedy Romeo and Juliet made a huge splash when it reached Broadway in 1957 in the guise of West Side Story, in which the warring Montagues and Capulets were replaced by New York City street gangs, the Italian-American Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks. The newer version, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by ...

Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble: A Fresh Take

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Nato dalle ventennali esperienze di rielaborazione della tradizione ebraica del pianista e leader Eugene Marlow e del batterista Bobby Sanabria, A Fresh Take riprende e riarrangia il materiale già edito nel 2006 nel primo lavoro della formazione, Making the Music Our Own, alla ricerca di sviluppi originali della musica yiddish attraverso l'impiego di stilemi del jazz, ma anche ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

NARAS Messed with the Wrong Latin Jazz Artists...

What started as a plan to simplify the Grammys is now getting really, really complicated. On Tuesday, a group of Latin Jazz artists decided to sue NARAS in New York Supreme Court, a move that follows months of frustration. The suit, filed by artists Bobby Sanabria, Ben Lapidus, Mark Levine and Eugene Marlow, alleges that the ...

Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble: A Fresh Take

Read "A Fresh Take" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A Fresh Take is Eugene Marlow's third album of songs from the Hebrew tradition. It builds on the foundation of the excellent Celebrations (MEII Enterprises, 2010) but rather than extending the Heritage Ensemble's repertoire still further, it reworks the tunes on the 2006 debut, Making The Music Our Own (MEII Enterprises). It's unusual to find a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"A Fresh Take" Latest CD From Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble

"A Fresh Take" Latest CD From Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble

NEW YORK: In mid-June, MEII Enterprises, Eugene Marlow's indie label, will release A Fresh Take, its 7th album in as many years. “A Fresh Take," a collection of nine tracks performed by Marlow's Heritage Ensemble, is a re-record of the group's 2006 debut album Making the Music Our Own. Why a re-record? According to Marlow: “In the last ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble: Celebrations

Read "Celebrations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Celebrations, the Heritage Ensemble's second album following Making The Music Our Own (MEII Enterprises, 2006), is subtitled Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble Interprets Festive Melodies From The Hebraic Songbook. The review copy arrived with a polite but serious covering letter rather than the usual hyperbolic press release. The album's closing track is a lecture by bandleader and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble with Special Guest Bobby Sanabria Plays at the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium (NYC)

Eugene Marlow&#39s Heritage Ensemble with Special Guest Bobby Sanabria Plays at the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium (NYC)

Composer/Leader Eugene Marlow&#39s quintet The Heritage Ensemble is devoted to the concert performance of well-known Hebraic liturgical and folksong melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and neo-classical styles. (See below for latest review.) The group's inaugural CD "Making the Music Our Own" is available at cdbaby.com.

The Heritage Ensemble: Eugene Marlow (founder/pianist) with Todd Bashore (saxophones), ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Arturo O'Farrill and Friends: Wonderful Discovery

Read "Wonderful Discovery" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Long before the “Wonderful Discovery that constitutes the music and the musicians on this CD, Eugene Marlow had discovered Latin music. The muse hit him way back in London, England in the '40s. Jump cut to the '90s and Marlow was listening to Tito Puente. From then on, there were quite a few Latin bands that ...

Eugene Marlow: Making the Music Our Own

Read "Making the Music Our Own" reviewed by Jim Santella

Jazz pianist and composer Eugene Marlow reinterprets songs from the Jewish vernacular on Making the Music Our Own, along with a mainstream trio and quintet. The first five tracks were recorded in 1986 with a bassist and drummer whose names have been lost. The next four were recorded in 1995 along with the personnel listed. Marlow's ...