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New Album Out Today: The Dreamer Is The Dream

For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone – the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation – in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track). Potter is an artist who “employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle,” says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in News


Out Today: Two New Anat Albums

Anat has officially release two new albums: Outra Coisa & Rosa Dos Ventos. Rosa Dos Ventos by Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro In April 2017, Clarinet superstar Anat Cohen released two albums which celebrate and examine her connection to Brazil... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in News


A Distinct Entity: The Dreamer Is The Dream

From Something Else! Review: Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream (2017) By: S. Victor Aaron It symbolizes what makes Potter and other leading lights of his generation the true standard bearers of jazz: a healthy respect for prior... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 26th, 2017 in News


Kneebody Can Make It Happen

From All About Jazz Kneebody At Johnny Brenda’s By: Mike Jacobs Generally when a band announces that a group member is waylaid and can’t make the gig, those in the audience start to resign themselves to an evening of subconscious... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 25th, 2017 in News


LeVar Burton's Favorites: 'Testify' by Dianne Reeves

From Radio Milwaukee 5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To with guests LeVar Burton, Kyle Craft, and more By: Justin Barney LeVar Burton picks “Testify” by Dianne Reeves: This is ’5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To’ and every week... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 24th, 2017 in News


Jazz Weekly: Ella-Accentuate the Positive

From Jazz Weekly Regina Carter: Ella-Accentuate the Positive By: George W. Harris Violinist Regina Carter gives homage to the songs that were performed by Ella Fitzgerald, but with her own signature delivery. Her violin is a rich and flowing voice... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 24th, 2017 in News


Creative Rediscovery: Lila Downs

From Orange County Weekly Lila Downs Returns to Costa Mesa Having Creatively Rediscovered Herself By: Gabriel San Roman Throughout the years, Lila Downs has expunged raw emotions with rancheras and delivered cumbias in the face of death with her mesmerizing... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in News


The Dreamer Is The Dream: More Than A Great Jazz...

From Buffalo News Chris Potter’s latest is more than a great jazz record By: Jeff Simon Utterly undeniable about Chris Potter’s third and newest record for ECM is that its “cross-generational mix of personalities feels special.” The two finest omni-saxophonists... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in News


Jazz 100 at The Saratoga Jazz Festival

From WAMC Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Mongo and Monk At SPAC By: Joe Donahue April was designated as “Jazz Appreciation Month,” known as JAM, in 2002 by the Smithsonian Museum to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in News


AARP: Top Jazz Artists To See Live

From AARP Jazz Greats To See Live By: John Murph Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month by catching one of these acts! The feature includes Terrence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, Regina Carter, Hudson: DeJohnette, Scofield, Medeski & Grenadier, Chucho Valdés, Dave Holland,... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2017 in IMN / Industry News


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