Content by tag "Henry Hey"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

Read "Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head...

These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at the University of North Texas with a “little" band named Snarky Puppy in 2003. With its Jazz-but-not-Jazz / Music for Brain and Booty ethos, multiple poll ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pete McCann: Pay for It on the Other Side

Read "Pay for It on the Other Side" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

World-class guitarist Pete McCann (Spin Cycle, Mahavishnu Project, Curtis Stigers) composed 10 pieces with his band members specifically in mind. His all-star quintet exhibits near flawless execution with tuneful hooks, stirring improvisational passages, and a strong mix of material that covers a lot of bases. And when the leader uses his pedals and EFX mechanisms, tinged ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Udin&Jazz 2018

Read "Udin&Jazz 2018" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Udin&Jazz 2018
Udine
Palamostre
3-6.7.2018

Ventottesima edizione per il festival friulano, con qualche ombra sul suo futuro conseguente alla presa di posizione del direttore artistico e organizzatore Giancarlo Velliscig (clicca qui per leggere la sua intervista prima della scorsa edizione) nei confronti della nuova amministrazione comunale. Nel frattempo anche quest'anno il ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

FORQ at The World Cafe Live

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FORQ
The World Café Live
Philadelphia PA
July 31 2017

One can be well-versed in the two (whoops, now three) albums worth of music by FORQ, (and in the music from the other bands the individual members hail from) and still not be totally prepared for the impact of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist/Composer Pete McCann On Tour In Support Of "Range"

Guitarist/Composer Pete McCann On Tour In Support Of "Range"

GUITARIST/COMPOSER/BANDLEADER PETE MCCANN ON TOUR IN SUPPORT OF HIS FIFTH RECORDING, RANGE Range is available now on Whirlwind Recordings. CD RELEASE CELEBRATION TOUR Nov 3 - 8PM - Marshall University, Huntington, WV Nov 4 - 9PM - Denison University, Granville, OH Nov 5 - 3:30PM - Clinic at Kent State Univ. Recital Hall, Kent, OH Nov 5 - 8PM - Blu Jazz, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pete McCann: Range

Read "Range" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is the fifth album as leader by NYC-based guitarist Pete McCann and demonstrates just what heights the jazz guitar is capable of reaching when placed in the hands of an expert who understands the meaning of balance and finesse. Opening with the breezy “Kenny," a paen to the late Kenny Wheeler (with whom Pete McCann ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pete McCann: Range

Read "Range" reviewed by Troy Collins

Wisconsin-born guitarist Pete McCann has been a mainstay in the New York City jazz scene for over 25 years, yet mysteriously continues to elude widespread recognition, despite his impressive virtuosity. McCann's enviably diverse skills are well-documented on the aptly titled Range, the fifth release issued under his name. Joined by alto saxophonist John O'Gallagher, keyboardist Henry ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pete McCann Explores The Breadth Of His Formidable Artistry As A Guitarist, Composer & Bandleader On His Fifth Recording, "Range"

Pete McCann Explores The Breadth Of His Formidable Artistry As A Guitarist, Composer & Bandleader On His Fifth Recording, "Range"

Featuring: Pete McCann (composer, electric & acoustic guitars), John O'Gallagher (alto saxophone), Henry Hey (piano, Rhodes and organ), Matt Clohesy (acoustic & electric bass), Mark Ferber (drums) Available on Whirlwind Records on September 18, 2015 "McCann's tunes can be both manic and vivid, even when they're in ballad mode. That gives his stuff a cinematic feel—from car chase ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mike Pope

Read "Take Five With Mike Pope" reviewed by Mike Pope

Meet Mike Pope:
Mike Pope is a virtuoso acoustic and electric bassist who has toured extensively with Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al Di Meola and Bill Bruford, and more recently, Joe Locke and Eldar Djangirov. Raised in Ohio by two parents who were both classical musicians and educated at the University of North Texas, Pope ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kiki Ebsen Displays Brains, Courage And A Whole Lot Of Heart Singing Jazz To Honor Her Famous Father

Kiki Ebsen Displays Brains, Courage And A Whole Lot Of Heart Singing Jazz To Honor Her Famous Father

“Scarecrow Sessions,” the critically-lauded homage to Buddy Ebsen, is garnering radio-play led by the single, “If I Only Had A Brain.” Calabasas, California (1 October 2014): Reluctant no more, Kiki Ebsen clicked the heels of her ruby red shoes three times and set off on the yellow brick road armed with the Great American songbook, Broadway show ...