New on Palmetto
PRE-Order! Ships to arrive 9/4/15. Fred Hersch swoops and soars in his high-flying interactive trio. He sets a daunting standard as an exploratory duo partner and s brilliantly detailed compositions and arrangements for variously configured chamber ensembles. But as an improviser of unsurpassed lyricism and technique he’s at his most intimate and revealing in a solo setting. With Fred Hersch Solo, slated for worldwide release by Palmetto on September 4, 2015, the pianist kicks off a creatively fecund yearlong celebration of his 60th birthday with a definitive statement of his solo artistry. In many ways, Solo distills the essence of Hersch’s pianistic expression. Recorded in a jewel-like Catskills church at the 2014 Windham Chamber Music Festival, the set evolves with a compelling internal emotional logic all its own, flowing through Hersch’s familiar solo touchstones (Jobim, llingtonia, Monk, originals) that turn into vessels for his supremely graceful invention. His 10th solo recording, Fred Hersch Solo joins an illustrious collection of albums that started with his riveting 1994 addition to Concord Jazz’s Live at Maybeck series.
02/20/15 Donna Lewis Shows
Friday March 6 - Zinc Bar NYC Friday March 13 - Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY Thursday March 26 - The Falcon, Marlboro, NY Friday March 27 - The Turning Point, Piermont, NY
02/11/15 Donna Lewis - Brand New Day
The Welsh-born singer Donna Lewis is one of those rare artists whose immense success on the pop radio charts disguises an exceptional and serious musicianship and breadth of repertoire. Lewis’ new album,Brand New Day, reveals the range of her artistry, and may surprise listeners who know her only for herpop hits “I Love You Always Forever,”“At The Beginning,” “I Could Be The One” and “Love Him.” Produced and arranged by Lewis’ longtime friend DavidTorn, the genre-busting composer and producer, Brand New Day is an intoxicating set of jazz-inflected covers and Lewis originals in which she is joined by the eminent progressive jazzmusicians Ethan Iverson(piano), Reid Anderson(bass) and Dave King(drums). The album is in stores 3.10.15
Pick up Moon Hooch's This Is Cave In online at Barnes & Noble while it's on sale. Saving money is good! Moon Hooch at BN.com
The first video from This Is Cave Music features the track "EWI," which is named for the Electronic Wind Instrument that Wenzl McGowen plays on the track and in the video. In the clip, we get to see Moon Hooch derail a wedding and almost get stabbed by the groom! "This video demonstrates the social energy that music can unleash. Music can break social norms and make people perceive events from different perspectives. The destruction of social norms can lead to bizarre situations and violent outbreaks but ultimately gives people the option to reconstruct their world view. We hope the energy we put out with our music helps people transcend fear based behavior patterns and recognize the unity of everything that is," Moon Hooch sax player Wenzl McGowen tells JamBase. Check out the exclusive premiere of Moon Hooch's new video for ""EWI