France: Simon Denizart – Nouveau single Music Box

Simon Denizart

Nouveau single Music Box

Disponible chez Justin Time Records

Simon Denizart nous offre son nouveau single Music Box à découvrir dans un clip vidéo réalisé par Thomas Bélanger. Le pianiste est entouré sur ce titre de Jonathan Arseneau à la basse, Elli Miller Maboungou aux percussions et Michel Medrano Brindis à la batterie. La mélodie fragile et intemporelle de ce nouveau single nous raconte un rêve en filigrane. Après 9-4, hommage à Créteil, la ville natale du pianiste de jazz, Music Box est le second extrait du nouvel album de Simon Denizart qui sortira le 29 mars 2024 sur le label canadien Justin Time Records.

L’album s’appellera Piece of Mind et c’est le cinquième album du pianiste français Simon Denizart installé au Québec depuis 2011.

Entouré de musiciens reconnus tant sur la scène nationale qu’internationale avec qui il collabore depuis de nombreuses années, Simon Denizart nous offre avec ce disque une œuvre orchestrale en huit tableaux qui offre un voyage puissant et introspectif dans son univers musical.

Originaire de Créteil, le pianiste français Simon Denizart arrive en 2011 à Montréal et il ne perd pas de temps pour faire entendre sa musique.

Sa carrière commence au Québec avec le prix du public lors du FestiJazz de Rimouski en 2014. Fort de cette récompense et entouré du Label canadien The 270 Sessions, il produit trois disques Between Two Worlds (2015), Beautiful People (2016) et Darkside (2017). Cette période faste et productive lui vaudra le prix de Révélation Radio-Canada en 2016 et deux premières nominations à l’ADISQ en 2017 et 2018.

Encensé par la critique, il se produit à travers le monde (France, Canada, République Tchèque, Cuba, etc.) et ne laisse personne indifférent. Il joue une musique sensible et énergisante, parsemée de mélodies subtiles et accessibles.

On le voit également accompagner des musiciens de la scène locale et internationale : Dominique Fils-Aimé, Fred Wesley ou encore la chanteuse berlinoise KIDBEKID.

Son plus récent album, intitulé NOMAD (2021), sorti sur Laborie Jazz (France) et Arte Boréal (Canada) propose la rencontre inédite entre le piano et la calebasse. Influencé par les musiques du monde, le jazz, le classique et la musique électronique, l’album présente des compositions originales instrumentales qui permettent de vivre un voyage éclectique sur le thème du voyage, de l’immigration et des relations humaines. Ce dernier est à nouveau nominé à l’ADISQ dans la catégorie album de l’année Jazz en 2021.

En 2023 il débute une nouvelle collaboration avec le prestigieux label canadien Justin Time Records qui produit son cinquième album à venir : Piece of Mind prévu pour le 29 mars 2024.

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The Adam Deitch Quartet Releases Sophomore LP ‘Roll The Tape’ ft. Wil Blades, Eric “Benny” Bloom & Ryan Zoidis with Special Guest John Scofield

The Adam Deitch Quartet Releases Sophomore LP ‘Roll The Tape’ ft. Wil Blades, Eric “Benny” Bloom & Ryan Zoidis with Special Guest John Scofield

Listen to ‘Roll The Tape’ HERE 
EMBARGOED UNTIL 12AM EST NOVEMBER 10, 2023 

 Beyond his sheer virtuosity and versatility, drummer Adam Deitch has proven to be a musician of perpetual motion. In just over a year’s time, he has been the driving force behind psychedelic funk veterans Lettuce’s eighth studio album ‘Unify’, released a hip-hop beats album ‘TAKE YOUR TIME’, and now returns with the second LP release from his soul-jazz project The Adam Deitch Quartet‘Roll The Tape’, available on Deitch’s imprint Golden Wolf Records on November 10, 2023, exemplifies his unwavering commitment to producing authentic music from a broad spectrum of styles, all rooted in his tutelage of rhythmic studies & groove, and his upbringing as a drummer from a young age. The album features organist Wil Blades, Lettuce cohorts Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet and Ryan Zoidis on saxophone, and a feature from legendary guitarist John Scofield on the leading single “Mushroom Gravy”. 

‘Roll The Tape’ was a 1-2 punch effort coming off the heels of Lettuce recording their next full-length album as Blades flew in to join Deitch, Bloom, and Zoidis for a session at Scanhope Sound. Written on ProTools in his home studio in Denver, Colorado, Deitch composed and arranged all parts for the quartet and provided demos for the band to learn on the spot, much like the quartet’s debut LP 
Egyptian Secrets. “I’d bring the tunes in, play them on the computer, have the guys learn them as fast as possible, and then ‘roll the tape,” Deitch says of the rigor of the back-to-back sessions and marathon studio effort that contrasted the band’s debut effort recorded in two sessions over the course of five years. While the process may seem overwhelming at first glance, Blades speaks to it being a testament to Deitch’s thorough composition process and wholeness as a musician, “I don’t change much of anything at all. All of the harmonies and voicings are spot on. I grew up as a drummer, so the way Adam plays organ is the way I’m already playing organ.” 

The quartet was formed when Deitch and Blades joined forces to play a last-minute late-night show at Boom Boom Room in San Francisco after Lettuce performed at The Fillmore and Tedeschi Truck Band performed at Bill Graham Civic Center in December 2013. The impromptu after-show featured an array of special guests including Zoidis and Bloom along with Eric Krasno (Soulive), Maurice “Mo Betta” Brown (Anderson .Paak), and James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band) and Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), both who left this earth all too soon. After additional performances at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and some one-offs, Deitch knew the project had to continue and took the reigns to get the group in the studio. 

‘Roll The Tape’ features ten brand-new songs that transcend the traditional organ trio format and are accentuated by Deitch’s prowess for funk, breakbeat, hip-hop, and electronic music experiences coupled with highlighting the strengths of every musician in the group. “Wil and I are both basketball fans and homies. He is highly skilled with the organ pedals and lefthand bass and is super smart and easy to work with. Zoidis and Bloom always balance each other out with Zoidis bringing a psychedelic vibe with his effects and Benny bringing his wild, crazy Benny attitude as a great musician with great showmanship,” says Deitch. 
The lead single “Mushroom Gravy” is a tribute to Deitch’s Grandma Betty’s chicken mushroom gravy. He cites that she was pivotal in his development as a drummer as her brother and his Great Uncle Dave was the first drummer in their family and helped his father, Bobby Deitch, become a professional musician. The track features John Scofield on guitar, who has worked with Deitch since the early 00s and has keen insight into his evolution as a musician and bandleader. “It’s tremendous fun to play with the quartet because they fully understand where I’m coming from and hopefully I “get” them the same way. I think Adam and I have very simpatico concepts in music,” says Scofield of their musical chemistry. 

Of their collaborative history and Adam’s inherent impact he imparts with his collaborators, Scofield continues, “When I first played with Adam, I knew he was right for me. This kind of chemistry is hard to come by and I’ve only had it a handful of times in my life. Eric Krasno recommended Adam. When we first played together, I liked it so much that I had to change drummers in the band immediately. The result was Uberjam. This period marked a new direction in my career and without Adam, it wouldn’t have worked as well. I’ve heard him improve and get better – more refined- from that original already great drummer that I met way back when. He’s an excellent musician and one of the very best drummers period. Mad skills.” 

“Have Faith” is a gospel-inspired mutual favorite of all members of the quartet. “It’s a tribute to a life-changing experience I had playing in a gospel church in 9th grade,” says Deitch. “I ended up becoming the drummer in two church bands in Nyack, NY where I grew up. Playing with an amazing choir watching them sway from left to right and clapping on two and 4 was amazing to observe when I was 16 or 17 and the rest of the band was in their 30s-50s. It put me ahead and really made me improve when I got to Berklee in 1994 and was pretty experienced in gospel, funk, and R&B music.” With a stunning organ intro by Blades, he nods to the influence Tower of Power transmits on the tune, “It’s also a Tower of Power kind of thing and Deitch is a huge Tower of Power guy. I’m a huge Chester Thompson fan, so this song is right up my alley.” 

Not to be confused with the Arthur Schwartz jazz standard, “Alone Together” is an original composition written during the pandemic to express the universal sentiments of everyone being simultaneously isolated. It sees Deitch taking a rare direction with one of the first ballads he’s ever released. “I’m not a huge balladeer,” he explains, “It was peaceful and calming to play this big, beautiful piece with brushes contrasting the funky, hyper music I usually write.” Blades chimes in on the tune being a testament to Deitch’s dedication and musical maturity, “He’s constantly writing music at either 3 in the morning or on the tour bus after For a drummer to write that kind of harmony, it’s another example of him having everything completely fleshed out and finished—it has beautiful harmony and nice horn melody.” 
For anyone who has ever had a conversation with Deitch, looked at his social media, or read any press about him, he is one to give credit where credit is due. “Play on Playa” is an example of that as it is a direct tribute to Soulive, longtime friends, and collaborators of the group who were pillars in establishing the modern funk & soul revival in the late 90s/early 00s as East Coast trailblazers. “I owe Soulive so much. They introduced me to organ trio music, helped Lettuce’s career, and molded us into the musicians we are today,” he proclaims. 

Like ‘Egyptian Secrets’‘Roll The Tape’ features two “Language Interludes” where Deitch is playing solo drums. They are homages to ancient African traditions of using drums as a language to communicate anything from warning of intruders to calling over different villages to a ceremony. “These interludes communicate freedom without any sort of song form and create full sentences within the drums,” he says, “Most drum solos I play have some kind of horn hits or backgrounds and this was fun to play without anything else to authentically express how I’m feeling.” 
‘Roll The Tape’ epitomizes Deitch’s strength for surrounding himself with the perfect collaborators for any scenario and his ability to make even mature, serious music, resonate with music lovers from all backgrounds and maintain the ability to have fun. “Even with harmonically dense songs, this music is fun and danceable,” says Bloom, “There are lots of crowd-pleasing elements and these tunes are fun to play live—we can go in so many different directions.” 

‘Roll The Tape’ is available to listen to on all streaming platforms HERE. 

For more information and to stay posted on all of Adam Deitch’s endeavors, visit deitchbeatsdontquit.com.
ABOUT ADAM DEITCH 

On the heels of massive successes with his main projects Lettuce and Break Science, celebrated collaborations with jazz guitar luminary John Scofield, and high-profile hip-hop production placements with the likes of 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, and Redman, GRAMMY-nominated drummer/producer Adam Deitch is slated to unveil Roll The Tapethe second LP from his The Adam Deitch Quartet.  A fluid expression of the funkier side of soul-jazz, Deitch and his curated collective hint at the avant-garde, but stay grounded in warm traditions. AD4 adventures through the vibrant forest of late 60’s Verve and Blue Note cool, respectfully mining the essential elements of what makes a great hip-hop break, and then Deitch reimagines them in his own contemporary context. 

Adam Deitch is among the preeminent drummers in contemporary music today, having been featured in Modern Drummer multiple times, among myriad accolades across several genres for nearly 25 years. The only child born to two funk drummers, Deitch grew up just outside New York City in a home that celebrated all genres and eras of music – not the least of which jazz and its numerous subgenres. As such, Deitch was exposed to a plethora of legendary musicians and generational icons throughout his formative years; he studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston in the late 1990s before joining Average White Band at 19 years old. He credits the development of his jazzier vocabulary and arranging to studying with a collection of influential teachers during his formative years, a brilliance which rears its ambitious, majestic head on Roll The Tape two decades later. 

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: Simon Denizart(France/Canada)-9-4 (Justin Time Records)

Simon Denizart

Nouveau single 9-4

Disponible chez Justin Time Records

Le pianiste de jazz Simon Denizart nous offre 9-4, un nouveau single disponible sur toutes les plateformes digitales et à découvrir en clip. Sur ce titre, on retrouve Simon Denizart à la composition et au piano, Sébastien Richelieu à la basse et Michel Medrano Brindis à la batterie.

9-4 est une chanson en hommage à la banlieue où Simon Denizart a grandi au sud de Paris. La musique dépeint une vie animée et séduisante où le vivre ensemble fût la plus grande richesse et loin des clichés souvent véhiculés.

Avec ce titre, le pianiste amorce la sortie de son nouvel album Piece of Mind qui sortira le 29 mars 2024.

Piece of Mind est le cinquième album du pianiste français Simon Denizart installé au Québec depuis 2011.

Entouré de musiciens reconnus tant sur la scène nationale qu’internationale avec qui il collabore depuis de nombreuses années, Simon Denizart nous offre une œuvre orchestrale en huit tableaux qui offre un voyage puissant et introspectif dans son univers musical. On découvre aujourd’hui le premier extrait 9-4 et son clip vidéo filmé à Créteil par Maxime Leroy.

Originaire de Créteil, le pianiste français Simon Denizart arrive en 2011 à Montréal et il ne perd pas de temps pour faire entendre sa musique.

Sa carrière commence au Québec avec le prix du public lors du FestiJazz de Rimouski en 2014. Fort de cette récompense et entouré du Label canadien The 270 Sessions, il produit trois disques Between Two Worlds (2015), Beautiful People (2016) et Darkside (2017). Cette période faste et productive lui vaudra le prix de Révélation Radio-Canada en 2016 et deux premières nominations à l’ADISQ en 2017 et 2018.

Encensé par la critique, il se produit à travers le monde (France, Canada, République Tchèque, Cuba, etc.) et ne laisse personne indifférent. Il joue une musique sensible et énergisante, parsemée de mélodies subtiles et accessibles.

On le voit également accompagner des musiciens de la scène locale et internationale : Dominique Fils-Aimé, Fred Wesley ou encore la chanteuse berlinoise KIDBEKID.

Son plus récent album, intitulé NOMAD (2021), sorti sur Laborie Jazz (France) et Arte Boréal (Canada) propose la rencontre inédite entre le piano et la calebasse. Influencé par les musiques du monde, le jazz, le classique et la musique électronique, l’album présente des compositions originales instrumentales qui permettent de vivre un voyage éclectique sur le thème du voyage, de l’immigration et des relations humaines. Ce dernier est à nouveau nominé à l’ADISQ dans la catégorie album de l’année Jazz en 2021.

En 2023 il débute une nouvelle collaboration avec le prestigieux label canadien Justin Time Records qui produit son cinquième album à venir : Piece of Mind prévu pour le 29 mars 2024.

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: Sophie Darly(France)-Slow Down Fast

Sophie Darly
Nouvel album Slow Down Fast
Sortie le 13/10/2023 chez Broz Records / L’Autre Distribution
En concert au Studio de l’Ermitage le 19/01/2024
Sophie Darly est de retour le 13 octobre 2023 avec son troisième album Slow Down Fast. Avec ce nouveau disque, la chanteuse offre une poésie de l’ordinaire qui captive dès la première note. Compositrice, co-autrice et productrice, l’artiste franco-suisse y évoque l’hyper effervescence du monde contemporain et ses incidences.

Inspiré des musiques soul, jazz, blues qu’elle chante depuis ses 20 ans et son voyage à Detroit (USA), l’univers de Slow Down Fast est subtil, tout en retenue, mais faussement sage.Entourée d’un groupe de choc comprenant Daniel Mizrahi aux guitares, Arnaud Gransac au piano, Antoine Reininger à la basse, Mathieu Penot à la batterie, Hector “Tachi” Gomez aux percussions, Pierrick Pédron au saxophone, Julien Alour à la trompette, et Frédéric Jaillard aux claviers, Sophie Darly nous fait vibrer avec sa tessiture soul/jazz sublimée par une guitare percutante, des cuivres dynamiques et des percussions galopantes. Découvrez en premier extrait le titre Living The Dream, et son ambiance très Stax/Motown qui est une invitation à se libérer et à laisser derrière soi tout ce qui nous entrave. 

Pour regarder et diffuser Living The Dream :https://youtu.be/r4XK3d1ZATQ?si=i3eX5k6DS62lQ5Ft
 
Revoici Sophie Darly qui revient avec son nouvel album Slow Down Fast, un disque porté par un groupe très soudé avec lequel la chanteuse parle de sa vie et des mutations du monde.

Soul Game et Twelve Secrets Of a Lady, ses deux premiers albums, Sophie Darly les avait sculptés dans les standards de la Motown et dans ceux de la soul. Désormais, ce sont ses compositions personnelles qui dessinent les courbes et les nuances de Slow Down Fast. En première partie comme en tête d’affiche, en invitée comme en membre fondatrice de la chorale Liberty Gospel, c’est l’expérience de la scène alliée à un désir autant qu’un besoin de ne plus interpréter les chansons des autres qui l’ont menée sur ce chemin. Et aussi un constat. Celui d’un monde en hyper effervescence, poussé dans une course aussi insensée que sans fin, qui abime les relations entre des êtres qui, désormais, perdent temps et humanité par numérique interposé.

Il est temps de ralentir. De prendre les minutes, les heures ou tout répit nécessaire pour apprécier l’instant. C’est accompagnée de la plume de Damien Somville, des touches noires et blanches d’Arnaud Gransac, des cordes du guitariste et réalisateur Daniel Mizrahi, que Sophie Darly a écrit et composé Slow Down Fast, un album dont elle est également la productrice et qui paraît sur Broz Records, son label.

Inspirée par la soul et le jazz, sa musique est un cocon qui fausse la marche des aiguilles de la pendule, à défaut de pouvoir l’arrêter. Bucolique par endroits, soulevée de chœurs à d’autres, c’est en toute discrétion que les cuivres s’y invitent. Ne pas troubler la quiétude, ni le moment. Prendre le temps d’écouter, de laisser le climat intimiste s’installer, sans se laisser dévorer par la technologie et les artifices de studio. La voix lovée dans le groove organique, Sophie sait parfois prendre ses distances avec ses compagnons rythmiques pour aller virevolter avec les arrangements, discuter avec le piano, tutoyer la guitare acoustique. Eteindre parfois ses notes dans un fredonnement délicat et fragile.

Il est urgent de ralentir mais, même si nous sommes parfois désarmés pour freiner voire inverser la folle course du monde, il est possible de le faire, le temps des huit titres de Slow Down Fast. En concert le 19 janvier 2024 au Studio de l’Ermitage à Paris 

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: Silvan Joray featuring Nadav Erlich & Jeff Ballard(USA)-Updraft

Silvan Joray-Updraft
For Immediate Release Please
Ubuntu Music Presents

Silvan Joray

featuring Nadav Erlich & Jeff Ballard

Updraft

CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 3, 2023.UBUNTU MUSIC – UBU0144 (THE ORCHARD) WWW.UBUNTUMANAGEMENTGROUP.COM | WWW.WEAREUBUNTUMUSIC.COM 
CD RELEASE EVENT
Threes Brewing Gowanus
333 Douglas St., Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, November 8, 8.30 pm
https://threesbrewing.com/pages/gowanus
Silvan Joray – guitar and compositions
Nadav Erlich – double bass
Jeff Ballard – drums
New York City-based guitarist and composer Silvan Joray is proud to present Updraft, his second album as a leader and first for the Ubuntu Music label. The album showcases his forward-thinking original style characterized by a transparent tone, crispy articulation, creative rhythmic ideas and extended techniques like quarter tones and „tapping“ which are not traditionally associated with jazz guitar playing.
A follow up to his ambitious 2020 trio album, Cluster, Joray’s latest outing features once again Israeli double bass player Nadav Erlich and this time, living legend Jeff Ballard (Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny) on drums.

 Born and raised in Switzerland, Joray embraces both the openness of European as well as the rootedness and swing of American jazz. While the music on Updraft is clearly influenced by the American jazz tradition, it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not and is totally content with being in its own category.
Renowned jazz bassist Larry Grenadier states: “Silvan along with Nadav and Jeff have made a musical statement together that has at its core a sense of history and at the same time moves the music towards the future with bold playing and fresh compositions. Sonically beautiful and captivating music.“
Ballard, Joray, Erlich  © Victor Hege
The recording includes seven original compositions and two short, freely improvised tracks. The serenity of joyful straight eighth grooves, as heard in “Kokodrillo“ or “Kaeppeleview“, complements the swinging energy of pieces like “Updraft” and “Kurtish”. Joray is also passionate about playing jazz standards and pays tribute to two masters of the genre, Cole Porter and Andrew Hill, with “At Long Last Love” and “Subterfuge“. 

Starting in September 2020, the trio had the chance to refine its band sound and interplay over the course of two years before going into the studio. At the same time, humanity faced some new challenges that heavily impacted everyone’s life. Updraft is Joray’s personal way of dealing with these difficult times and presents a collection of compositions that strive to lift our spirits and elevate our perspectives. The title of the album beautifully encapsulates this sentiment, and Joray’s innate gift for melody and lyricism shines through both in his playing and compositions.
TRACKS
1. Kokodrillo 7:09
2. Kaeppeleview 6:33
3. Updraft 6:39
4. Morning Breeze 0:34
5. Very Sweet Stuff, But Nice! 5:43 
6. Subterfuge 5:50
7. The Liar 4:56
8. Kurtish 5:01
9. Something Ahead 4:31
10. Evening Breeze 1:00
11. At Long Last Love 6:25 

All compositions written by Silvan Joray
except for tracks 4 and 10 (improvised)Track 6 (Andrew Hill) and track 11 (Cole Porter)

Produced by Silvan JorayCo-produced by Roman Hošek (SRF2 Kultur)Executive Producer: Martin Hummel

Recorded by Daniel Dettwiler at Idee und Klang Studio Basel on June 11 and 12, 2022Second engineer, tracking and editing by Josua DillierMixed and mastered by Daniel Dettwiler at Idee und Klang Studio Himmelried.

Front cover photo: George Korunov
Designed by Rumney Design
ABOUT SILVAN JORAY
Silvan Joray is currently based in New York City. He has gained recognition in the jazz community, having won special prizes at the UNISA International Strings Competition in South Africa 2022 and the Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition 2019 in Poland. He has performed at prestigious jazz festivals including the Krakow Summer Jazz Festival, Offbeat Jazzfestival Basel, and International Jazz Festival Bern, and has toured in Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Israel. Silvan will be touring throughout the year – please see his website for details: www.silvanjoray.com 

ABOUT UBUNTU MUSIC
Ubuntu Music, a division of Ubuntu Management Group, is a progressive recorded music label that is committed to bringing quality, accessible jazz and related music genres to increasingly wider audiences. Their approach includes collaborative efforts with an array of performing artists who have a passion for jazz and who possess unique and diversified talents. 
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: Michele Gori(Italy)-Flute Factor

Michele Gori-Flute Factor

Flute Factor is the third album featuring flutist Michele Gori at the helm of his quartet, composed of Roberto Olzer on piano, Roberto Mattei on double bass and Nicola Stranieri on drums. The long and fruitful collaboration of these musicians, who have been travelling the streets of jazz clubs and festivals all over Europe together for fifteen years, translates into a consolidated human and musical understanding, an alchemy recognisable at first hearing, capable of capturing the attention and emotion of every kind of audience, even those less accustomed to jazz.

For Michele Gori, “Jazz” means rhythm and melody, harmony and improvisation, tradition and research, tranquillity and energy, elements that reflect the eight unreleased original compositions of Flute Factor. This album is a musical journey through multicoloured atmospheres, as in the case of the opening track Revolution, in which modern jazz-rock alternates with a classic up tempo swing. Black & Blues is a homage to the roots of jazz, while in Miedo the flute sings a melancholic melody with South American charm. The tracks on Flute Factor were written between 2021 and 2022, with only two exceptions: Looking Forward, a ballad for flute and piano composed in 2012, and French Girl, from 2017. The sources of inspiration are manifold: Jazz Time, for example, was born at the end of an arrangement class at the Clermont-Ferrand conservatory; Tatuzinho, a tribute to Brazil, during one of the many journeys that are part of every musician’s life. The final track is a delicate goodbye that elegantly concludes this journey, making an appointment for the next listening, the next meeting… Au Revoir.

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France: EYM Trio et Varijashree Venugopal : sortie de l’album Bangalore le 06/10

EYM Trio & Varijashree Venugopal
Nouvel album Bangalore

Sortie le 06 octobre 2023 chez Melmax Music
En concert le 06/10 au 360 Music Factory à Paris et en tournée
Aujourd’hui bien implanté sur la scène jazz internationale, EYM Trio continue son chemin défendant un jazz acoustique sur un concept à géométrie variable. Le 6 octobre 2023, le groupe fêtera la sortie de son tout nouvel album Bangalore enregistré avec la flûtiste et chanteuse indienne Varijashree Venugopal. Véritable prodige de la musique carnatique  Varijashree Venugopal maîtrise avec une aisance déconcertante les codes de la musique occidentale et orientale. Elle a été adoubée par Chick Corea, Bobby Mc Ferrin, John Mc Laughlin, Victor Wooten, Michael League, BC Manjunath…Elie Dufour, Marc Michel et Yann Phayphet qui forment le noyau dur du groupe EYM Trio créé en 2011, parcourent le monde tant physiquement grâce aux tournées que musicalement par les musiciens qu’ils invitent.EYM Trio et Varijashree Venugopal seront en tournée dans toute la France pour nous faire découvrir leur album Bangalore et le 06/10 au 360 Music Factory à Paris.

Véritable globe-trotteur, le trio jazz EYM propose un univers surprenant qui invite au voyage grâce à la chanteuse/flûtiste indienne Varijashree Venugopal, une artiste d’exception.
Bangalore est la capitale de l’Etat du Karnataka, Sud de l’Inde. C’est ici qu’EYM Trio a rencontré Varijashree à l’occasion d’une de leurs tournées en Inde. Ce fut leur plus important coup de coeur musical.
Bangalore deviendra naturellement le nom de l’album qu’ils enregistreront ensemble trois ans plus tard. Cet album est une histoire d’amitié, de spontanéité et de connexion musicale forte.
Enregistré live en un après-midi aux studios ICP à Bruxelles. Il est le résultat de nombreuses années connectées à l’Inde, et propose une musique à la croisée des chemins entre le jazz d’EYM Trio et la couleur carnatique indienne apportée par Varijashree.

Quand le trio joue avec Varijashree, tout semble simple, la musique est au-dessus de tout. Ils vont ensemble vers des paysages sonores insoupçonnés qu’il est excitant de découvrir sur scène. L’ambition de cet album est de toucher profondément tout type de public à travers le monde.


En tournée :
06.10.23 : 360 Factory – Paris
07.10.23 : Crescent – Mâcon
11.10.23 : Périscope – Lyon
12.10.23 : Théâtre Sainte-Marie d’en Bas – Grenoble
13.10.23 : CRR d’Annecy
25.01.24 : Bertinoro (IT)
26.01.24 : Jazz Club Ferrara (IT)
27.01.24 : Altitude Jazz – Briançon


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Camilla Svane (Denmark)- Them There Eyes

Camilla Svane - Them There Eyes

This playful and upbeat classic is turned upside down with inspiration from Norah Jones. This interpretation transforms the song into a smooth and calm version. 

Artist and singer Camilla Svane has performed on stage throughout her career in a variety of genres and venues. Her love for jazz has guided her to her first recorded album of her most cherished jazz standards. The album “My Interpretations” is released 27 October 2023. 

With her smooth and yet powerful voice, Camilla aims to touch the hearts of the listener, as if you were sitting in the small and cozy jazz bar, watching her perform right in front of you. Camilla’s voice is extraordinary and it will create two reactions in you: You will feel relaxed, loved and happy. Wait, that was three!

Credits

Artist: Camilla Svane

Musician: Mads Søndergaard (piano)

Musician: Jakob Roland Presterud (double bass)

Musician: Henrik Holst Hansen (drums)
Written by Maceo Pinkard, William Tracey, Doris Tauber

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Artist info:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/camillasvanemusic

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/camilla_svane_music

On behalf of Camilla Svane, I thank you in advance for your support!

Peter Bek, Zack’s TALENT

Email: pb@zacks.dk

Web: www.zacks.dk

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: António Silva Music new album – “Blessings and Inspirations”

António Silva-Blessings and Inspiration

António Silva Music new album – “Blessings and Inspirations”

Blessings and Inspirations is a compilation of 12 original compositions by António Silva, from styles so diverse as Jazz, Fusion, Classical, Pop and World Music. To give life to this music he was helped by several musicians from 5 different countries. The album is divided into 4 elements. Blessings and Inspirations will be available the 1st of September 2023 to buy and stream in full from Bandcamp here – https://antoniosilvamusic.bandcamp.com/

Further Info and Bio.
António Miguel Dias da Silva was born in Coimbra, city where he began studying the guitar when he was 14 years old. He went on to study Jazz at Bachelor and Masters levels in Lisbon, Helsinki, Stockholm and Aarhus and also the composition system “Equal Interval System” with American teacher Glenn Jordan.
He has recorded 4 albums: Ararur, Mielikki, Up Lift and Súnapsis. Blessings and Inspirations is António Silva newest creation.

Blessings and Inspirations
Chronicles Vol. 1
Air
1 – O espetáculo vai começar
António Silva – Guitar
2 – The chosen one
António Silva – Guitar and Voices; Francisco Brito – Doublebass; Luciano Cuviello – Drums
3 – Glory Day
Sanna Ruohoniemi – Vocals; António Silva – Guitar; Francisco Brito – Doublebass; João Rijo –
Drums
Earth
4 – The Magic Number
António Silva – Guitar; Inês Ochoa – Eletric Bass; João Santiago – Drums
5 – Metal Jazz Groove Thing
António Silva – Guitar; Anatole Buccella – Baritone-guitar; João Rijo – Drums
Water
6 – Ela
7 – Intro
8 – Floating underwater
9 – Cuida de mim
10 – Classical
Tomomi Kato – Piano
Fire
11 – Fantasma
António Silva – Guitar and Voice; Manuel Maio – Violin; Luciano Cuviello – Fretless Bass and Snare
12 – So in Love with You
António Silva – Guitar and Voice

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2023: Florian Arbenz- Greg Osby- Arno Krijger – Conversation #9 – Targeted

Florian Arbenz- Greg Osby- Arno Krijger - Conversation #9 - Targeted

Conversation #9 – Targeted” is the latest release of the series of collaborations with like-minded felow musicians initiated by Swiss drummer Florian Arbenz. While the presence of the renowned American saxophonist Greg Osby is not new on these series, Dutch Hammond impressive organist Arno Krijger came on board for the first time, and it must be acknowledged that he succeeds greatly in making his mark.

We hear six pieces nicely integrated into the tapestry of the album, three of them are originals. The three musicians came together to form a solid band that transmits energy and enables their abilities to soar with crystal-clear clarity.

The opener, Eddie Harris’s Freedom Jazz Dance is once more revisited (it was already included on Arbenz’previous Comversations albums) receiving a powerful treatment, breathtaking saxophone and muscular organ solos powered by Arbenz’s solid, imaginative drumming. Sleeping Mountain, composed by Arbenz, takes listeners on a cosmic musical ride with the saxophone weaving intricate lines that glide through the atmosphere, while the organ provides a rich and textured backdrop sustained by Arbenz’s sensitive drumming, building energy just when it’s needed.
Vertical Hold brings forward Greg Osby as a composer while improvising in full swing backed by Arbenz’s galvanic beats. Seven Steps To Heaven by Victor Feldman, takes off with an energetic drum solo into which Arno Krijger‘s organ gradually slips, the fiery duet that follows has jazz-rock qualities. I Loves You Porgy receives a new sonic aesthetic due to Osby’s fluid lyricism to which the organ adds an enigmatic edge. Old Shaman ending the album a hyper thunderous three way improvisation played with the greatest finesse and beauty.

An album that will delight any listener willing to hear three virtuosos unleashing their imagination and skills.

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