World Music Mix: David Linx, Guillaume de Chassy, Matteo Pastorino-On Shoulders We Stand (Enja/Yellowbird Records 2022)

David Linx, Guillaume de Chassy, Matteo Pastorino

Nouvel album On Shoulders We Stand
Disponible chez Enja/Yellowbird Records

David Linx, Guillaume de Chassy and Matteo Pastorino ont sorti en trio l’album On Shoulders We Stand chez Enja/Yellowbird Records.

Sur cet album, le pianiste Guillaume de Chassy, le chanteur David Linx et le clarinettiste Matteo Pastorino s’inspirent d’oeuvres de Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, et Ravel. David Linx leur a écrit des paroles, Guillaume de Chassy s’est occupé des adaptations, pour cette osmose entre jazz et musique classique.

Après Drown Out The Noise, un titre adapté de Sergueï Rachmaninov, David Linx, Guillaume de Chassy et Matteo Pastorino nous offrent Souls Astray, un titre inspiré par la Sonate pour piano D.537 de Schubert.
Souls Astray est une composition de Franz Schubert qui a déclenché tout notre projet d’album. Quand nous avons entendu la transcription de Guillaume de Chassy, nous avons tout de suite senti que les parties instrumentales pourraient devenir un nouveau répertoire pour le chant, autant jazz et classique. Ce projet a été une libération artistique puisqu’il fallait construire depuis un nouvel endroit et les mélodies me dictaient les textes en quelques sorte. Souls Astray est une ode à la compassion et la beauté de la patience en amour et amitié” a expliqué David Linx.

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Guillaume de Chassy : site officiel  Facebook et Instagram
Matteo Pasterino : site officiel Facebook et Instagram 

 

David Linx au chant, Guillaume de Chassy au piano et Matteo Pastorino aux clarinettes nous offrent l’album On Shoulders We Stand, un disque en trio, inspiré des musiques de Bach, Ravel, Scriabine, Schubert, Chopin, Mompou, Rachmaninov et Chostakovitch.
Les textes sont signés David Linx et les transcriptions assurées par Guillaume de Chassy.”Nous n’inventons rien totalement ; nous nous tenons sur les épaules des grands créateurs qui nous ont précédés ou de ceux que nous côtoyons aujourd’hui : musiciens, peintres, écrivains … ces géants nous soutiennent et nous inspirent chaque jour.”
C’est ainsi que David Linx et Guillaume de Chassy, initiateurs de ce projet, définissent leur démarche commune. Avec On Shoulders We Stand, les trois musiciens se sont lancés un défi de taille, assumant joyeusement une prise de risque devenue rare dans le conformisme ambiant.

David Linx on vocals, Guillaume de Chassy on piano and Matteo Pastorino on clarinets released the album On Shoulders We Stand, a trio album inspired by the music of Bach, Ravel, Scriabin, Schubert, Chopin, Mompou, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.
The texts are written by David Linx and the transcriptions by Guillaume de Chassy.
“We don’t invent anything totally; we stand on the shoulders of the great creators who have preceded us or those we rub shoulders with today: musicians, painters, writers … these giants support us and inspire us every day.”
This is how David Linx and Guillaume de Chassy, initiators of this project, define their common approach. With On Shoulders We Stand, the three musicians have taken on a major challenge, joyfully assuming a risk-taking that has become rare in the current conformism.

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CANADA: New Album: Niche vintage songstress sophomore album LEMON TWIST out January 20, 2023

Niche vintage songstress sophomore album LEMON TWIST out January 20, 2023

for IMMEDIATE RELEASE November, 2023

Linda Carone’s new album recorded in Toronto is supported by a stellar group of musicians and is raring to go. Established as a jazz and blues vocalist and niche song stylist, Linda’s fresh recording titled Lemon Twist is loaded with cool chill vibes & spicy sounds. Modern jazz elements flirt with exotic Latin textures to create a lively, bold swinging beat that will have you snapping your fingers.

Simply check the link to listen to the title track.

🎧 https://www.lindacarone.com/presskit

Canadian bassist George Koller (Bruce Cockburn, Peter Gabriel) had worked with Linda previously as producer on her well received debut album, Black Moonlight. Koller was again invited to produce this recording with a Latin fusion directive. Linda’s vision included the beloved and in-demand Peruvian percussionist Luis Orbegoso (Jerry González, Stevie Wonder) and pianist/composer Jeremy Ledbetter (Alfredo de la Fé). Also added to the exemplary list of musicians is Cuban-born Alexander Brown on Trumpet, Ben Wittman (Sting, Paul Simon) on drums and featuring Perry White and Johnny Johnson on saxophones.

”I wanted to inject a bit of my passion for Afro-rhythms into this recording. I had an intuition that between the level of musicianship, the strength of the song curation and the direction of Koller, we could take these songs to the next level.” A collaboration this vintage song siren prefers to call ‘mid-century modern jazz tinged with mambo vibes’ or what Tito Puente might call ‘jazz with the Latin touch.’ Linda’s interpretation of these rare gems are well-stirred on Lemon Twist. 

Similarly, to Linda’s debut release gaining local and international airplay, as well as winning several song, video awards and album reviews, the forthcoming album Lemon Twist is expected to be met with similar excitement as new and devoted fans await to hear a voice that is as rare and distinct as the repertoire she uncovers, and the songs she chooses to sing.

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“Linda Carone is not one to play by the rules. This works to her advantage in Lemon Twist, her feisty and personality-filled second album and follow-up to her excellent late night jazz debut – Black Moonlight” David Gasten, Swing City Productions

“Carone’s voice and the song subject matter meld together as if made for one another.” 
C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

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ARTIST BIO

Linda Carone is a jazz and blues vocalist, a niche song stylist and interpreter of now-vintage, then popular, music from the 1920’s and beyond. With a voice that has been described as beautiful, rich and pure, Ms. Carone’s natural approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate and unpretentious. With an uncanny ability to carefully curate songs that fit her voice like a glove, Linda has gained the attention of new listeners and devoted fans. Linda succeeds in her aim to transcend the heart of the song – sans imitation.

An early passion for jazz and blues developed upon first hearing the raw and emotive melancholy of Billie Holiday. ‘It was Billie’s voice that ignited the songstress in me.”

This inspiration laid the foundation for growth as a vocalist with an eclectic repertoire of forgotten gems, classic jazz and swing standards to boogie-woogie & roots blues. Linda’s long-time musical journey was further influenced by vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Mildred Bailey, Helen Humes, Valaida Snow and Lil Hardin Armstrong. Featuring these pioneering musical women in her performances remains her forté to this day.

Linda stands out among the jazz ‘standards’ with her incomparable phrasing and pure vocal style, by making the song and the lyrics her own. She continues to earn rave reviews and can be seen performing in and around Toronto’s music scene.

Linda Carone Music

World Music Mix: Andrew Dow(USA) – In Motian (ears&eyes Records (2022)

Andrew Dow - In Motian

Andrew Dow is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. Bass player, composer, photographer and videographer, Andrew has long been developing his personal sound and vision on the electric bass guitar. Inspired by jazz musicians, classical composers, rock music and songwriters alike, he has been following a singular vision, one that he hopes is felt throughout his first recording as a leader, In Motian

From our very first breath to our last, we’re faced each and every day with navigating an ever changing world. In Motian is an attempt to acknowledge those every day changes; changes that we sometimes accept with grace, and sometimes we meet kicking and screaming. Andrew has composed a beautiful album of personal reflections on time; both lived and lost, personal and collective. A musically poetic weaving of  memories, of hopes and dreams, of our shared human experiences. 
Time is at the heart of the album; time and motion. In Motian is a play on words, giving a nod to the great drummer/composer Paul Motian, whose own sense of time, and artistic vision, has long been an inspiration of mine. However, In Motian is my own story, the story of my life. It’s the people that I’ve met, and the music that I’ve lived, learned and played. Singing classical music through college, my time playing with great songwriters, and later, all of my experience playing jazz and avant-garde music, both around Boston and then in New York City. Simply put, this is the debut presentation of my artistic DNA.

  • Andrew Dow – electric bass guitar, compositions, poetry, spoken word
  • Michaël Attias – alto sax 
  • Matt Hull – trumpet
  • Sumner Thompson – voice
  • Santiago Leibson – piano
  • Max Goldman – drums

ears&eyes Records

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022: Marilyn Scott-Album: The Landscape(Blue Canoe Records)

Marilyn Scott-Summer Night
Album: The Landscape
Label: Blue Canoe Records


Marilyn Scott is best known for her Grammy-nominated work as a contemporary jazz musician, having performed with some of the best musicians in the world over the last few decades. The Landscape, Marilyn’s forthcoming album is no exception. Produced by Jimmy Haslip, featuring the sultry dynamic voice of vocalist/lyricist Marilyn Scott with an all-star band as a supporting cast.

Featuring:

Marilyn Scott – Vocals
Scott Kinsey (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6) – Keyboards
Russell Ferrante (track 3, 4, 6, 7) – Keyboards, Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta (tracks 4, 5) – Drums
Jimmy Branly (tracks 6, 7) – Drums
Gary Novak (tracks 1, 2) – Drums
Steve Schaeffer (track 3) – Drums
Steve Tavalione (track 1) – Soprano Saxophone
Katisse Buckingham (track 5) – Soprano Saxophone
Jimmy Haslip (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6) – Electric Bass
Logan Kane (track 2) – Acoustic Bass
Mike Valerio (track 3) – Acoustic Bass
Steve Khan (track 7) – Guitar
Michael Landau (track 4) – Guitar
Jeff Myers (track 6) – Congas
Alex Acuña (tracks 6, 7) – Percussion
The Perri Sisters (track 7) – Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip – Producer
Marilyn Scott – Executive Producer
Rich Breen (tracks 3, 6, 7) – Mixing Engineer (c/o Dogmatic – Burbank, CA)
Scott Kinsey (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5) – Mixing Engineer (c/o Wishbone Studio – Encino, CA)
Moises Garcia (track 1 / Steve Tavaglione) – Mixing Engineer
Rich Breen – Mastering Engineer (c/o Dogmatic – Burbank, CA)
Lou Beach – Cover Artwork
Kyle Gordon – Transcriptions
Joseph Viles – Photography

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022

World Music Mix: Tom Glide feat. Sophia Ripley (UK)-A Deep Love

Tom Glide feat. Sophia Ripley (UK)-A Deep Love
Composer: Tom Glide

Tom comes back here with an organic , magical dream team/cast of international musicians as Eddie Brown on Pianos , Antoine Katz on Bass and Kamil Rustam on Acoustic Guitar , mixing and arranging the yummy jam with soulful house ,latin or afro spices in a groovy , contemporary jazz house saucepan . Good Appetite !
released November 26, 2021

Tom Glide feat. Sophia Ripley
A Deep Love ( Tom Glide / Sophia Ripley )
Sophia Ripley : Lead Vocals
Eddie Brown : Acoustic Piano , Rhodes Piano
Antoine Katz : Electric Bass
Kamil Rustam : Acoustic Guitar
Tom Glide : Synths , Percussions , Keyboards Programmation
Patrick Smadja : Production Coordinator , Percussions , Acoustic Ouichechla
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World Music Mix: Ramiro Pinheiro & Ana Rossi(Spain)-Outra Era

Ramiro Pinheiro & Ana Rossi(Spain)-Outra Era
Album: Vivo
Composer: Raimundo Fagner & Zeca Baleiro
Label: Brasounds Productions (2022)


Ramiro Pinheiro and Ana Rossi presents “Outra Era” (Fagner & Zeca Baleiro), the first single of their next album “Vivo” (2022).
Born in Argentina, Ana Rossi began her musical training there, playing the piano in municipal and provincial schools. In the study of singing as an instrument, she has been especially interested in the Voice Craft technique, in which she has embedded her own trajectory combined with other visions. She is currently a member of Coetus, UNA, Marcelo Mercadante and his Quinteto Porteño, BREU and Gafieira Miúda, among others.

Ramiro Pinheiro is a subtle and creative acoustic guitarist from Brazil who is also a talented songwriter. He was mostly self-taught at the beginning, learning the guitar by ear before attending the Conservatório Souza Lima in São Paulo. Pinheiro moved to Barcelona (Spain) years ago and he has been an important part of the local music scene ever since, working with a wide variety of jazz and Brazilian musicians.
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022: Tony Adamo(USA)-Better Than Picasso At MidNite

Tony Adamo-Better Than Picasso At MidNite

ony Adamo(USA)-Better Than Picasso At MidNite

Well, the blue jeaned, floppy hat wearing singing street preacher Tony Adamo is back with a new upcoming album. Here’s the first single from it, “Better Than Picasso At Midnight”, which is essentially polishing, refurbishing, new engine adding remake of the classic “Better Than Anything” and machine shopped, chopped and hopped by Tony Adamo. The original lyrics are weaved into new stream of consciousness ones which include references and rhymes ranging from George Benson to Superfly. The music itself is a mix of CTI soul with a dash of disco, tasty Breezin’ guitar licks with a mix of wacka wooka by Chris Pimentel, Turrentine toned tenor treats from saxist Rob Sudduth and Crusading keys and beats from programmer Barry Schiffman. No one delivers street corner synchronized sermons like Tony A. Start passing the plate! by George W. Harris/Jazz Weekly
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WorldMusicMix: Scott Kinsey, Mer Sal-Adjustments

Scott Kinsey, Mer Sal - Adjustments

Adjustments, their forthcoming album, is a vocal recording within a fusion instrumental soundtrack. Says Kinsey, “After working for years with lots of guitarists and saxophonists, I’ve come to realize that the voice is in many ways the most expressive instrument of all.”


He once again achieves his signature vibe, aided and abetted by an amazing roster of musicians. But Sal channels this energy into a more thematic direction, with provocative statements about the transition from darker phases into positive change. The album offers a collection of timely originals, while the duo also reimagines rock classics like “Feel Flows”
(The Beach Boys), “Time Out of Mind” (Steely Dan) and “Down to You” (Joni Mitchell), as well as “Jungle Book,” an iconic Weather Report track penned by Joe Zawinul.

Join Scott Kinsey on the next leg of a three- decade musical journey, at once rooted in electric jazz history and blazing a new path with visionary singer-songwriter Mer Sal.

Blue Canoe Records
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World Music Mix: Guai(Brazil)-Album: Capitania (2021)

Guai-Capitania

Guai(Brazil)-Sambar é Bom / Beyond The Thunder / Há Sempre uma Estrada
Composer: Murilo Antunes / Kiko Continentino
Album: Capitania (2021)
Capitania is the second album in the career of Brazilian female singer GUAI. The artist sings the journey of a traveler who ventures into the unknown, leaving Brazil to explore lands beyond the sea. A sensory album that brings original songs that praise Brazilian Music and tell about resilience, faith, courage, loneliness and storms, in a vast sea of emotions and rhythms. Highlights are the original track “Cada Eu” by Carlinhos Brown, composed specially for this project, and a bonus track, an English language version of “Depois dos Temporais” written by GUAI. Production by GUAI and Nema Antunes and co-produced by Telefunksoul. Choose your destiny, let love lead the way and keep the faith. This album is autobiographical and has special guests Ivan Lins, Paulo de Carvalho (well known Portuguese artist), cuban pianist Victor Zamora and Arthur Maia.
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