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Jay Rattman

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Jay Rattman, a woodwind artist and creative musician in New York City, has performed at Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Coachella Festival, in addition to appearing on NPR’s Sound of Young America, The Late Show, and The Tonight Show. In demand in settings as diverse as traditional jazz, klezmer, big bands, free improvisations, creative jazz, and classical chamber music, he has performed with artists as disparate as Bob Dorough, Feist, Nellie McKay, Stephon Harris, and the José Limón Dance Company. A member of the klezmer band “Zlek” and Phil Woods’s Festival Orchestra, he leads a jazz quartet that plays members’ original music

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Both Are True

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Climbing On Mirrors; Duo 1; Both Are True; Rebonds; Coral; And It Rolled Right Down; Foggy Valley; Duo 2; Reverses.

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Article: Interview

Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself

Read "Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself" reviewed by Seton Hawkins


To follow the recordings of Cape Town-based vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire is to watch an artist evolve right in front of your eyes. With her 2012 debut Freedom Flight, Schrire demonstrated a supple soprano vocal technique and a knack for intelligent arrangements of unusual repertoire choices. Following it up the next year with ...

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Article: Live From New York

Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

Read "Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera" reviewed by Martin Longley


Colonic Youth Trans-Pecos December 22, 2014 In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...

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Article: Interview

Nicky Schrire: On Songs, Spaces And Places

Read "Nicky Schrire: On Songs, Spaces And Places" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


What defines power? That's a tough question to answer in general, and an even harder one to figure out when it comes to the world of music. For in music, a whisper may carry greater weight than a roar, an honest gesture can outdo a demonstration of brute strength and technique, and a direct message to ...

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Article: Album Review

Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration

Read "New Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Any album with the renowned Phil Woods leading a big band (or jazz orchestra) is cause for celebration, especially so when he has written all but one of the charts and takes the bulk of the alto solos. More than fifteen years have passed since Woods last recorded with the COTA Festival Orchestra from his home ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight

Read "Freedom Flight" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Freedom Flight is the debut from vocalist Nicky Schrire, a young singer who was born in London, raised in Cape Town and now resides in New York. It's a distinctive debut, heralding the welcome arrival to the scene of a fine vocalist with an eclectic range of source material--a mix of Latin, pop, folk, and American ...

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Article: Album Review

Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight

Read "Freedom Flight" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Breaking into the jazz vocal world is no easy feat. Aspiring singers often find themselves angling for crumbs of attention in this overcrowded field, and having a pleasant voice doesn't count for much anymore. Originality in approach, a proclivity for picking songs that stretch the definition of jazz and an elastic understanding of the voice's role ...

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News: Recording

Circavision Productions Releases Nicky Schrire's "Freedom Flight"

Circavision Productions Releases Nicky Schrire's "Freedom Flight"

Vocalist & composer celebrates a fresh and vibrant take on the Jazz vocal tradition New York, NY: Nicky Schrire, a vocalist and composer with a “warm, honey-rich voice” (Peter Eldridge) will release her debut album, ‘Freedom Flight’ on May 22, 2012 via Circavision Productions. The album includes eleven tracks that Schrire both arranged and produced. Two ...

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Wednesday's Wander

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