Featuring guest appearances by Cherie Currie, James Williamson, Wayne Kramer, Brian Auger, Sylvain Sylvain,
Walter Lure, Arthur Adams, Big Joe Louis & others!
After wowing audiences with a rollicking Christmas-themed release at the close of 2018, the icon of Detroit rock and soul, Mitch Ryder, returns with this superb collection of all-new recordings - Detroit Breakout! The album celebrates both the music of Detroit as well as the classic, timeless songs of Ryder’s generation. From a smokin’ new version of Ryder’s own blockbuster hit single “Devil With A Blue Dress On” to The Capitols’ “Cool Jerk” to Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay, Detroit Breakout! has something for every true rock n’ roller including special guest performances by fellow Motor City alumni James Williamson of The Stooges and Wayne Kramer of MC5 as well as blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Arthur Adams PLUS the New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain, The Runaways' Cherie Currie, daughter of B.B. King, Shirley King and more!
Many of the guests who contributed to the project sang the praises of both Ryder and the project as a whole:
“I love Mitch Ryder and I love ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ Always one of my favorite songs. I had fun playing on the track. The finished version with Mitch sounds really current. Wow…just killer! - James Williamson (The Stooges)
“I’ve been smitten with Mitch Ryder since I first heard ‘Devil With A Blue Dress On.’ When asked if I’d like to back this legend? Heck! I’ve worked all my life for this!” - Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
“[Mitch Ryder] is among the greatest soul singers of our generation and the opportunity to play guitar on his version of ‘Cool Jerk’ is a distinct honor for me. It's one of the greatest songs in recording history. Perfect in every way. I count this as a high-point in my career.” - Wayne Kramer (The MC5)
“‘Dirty Water’ is such a garage classic. It’s the kind of music I’d listen to all the time as a kid and played in my earliest bands. Mitch’s vocals kicked ass and I really like how my guitar part turned out. I could play this kind of music all day long.” - Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)
“It’s always a dream come true when you get an opportunity to be part of a project with one of your heroes!! I find myself in that situation, performing with Mitch Ryder.” - Joe Louis Walker
“This has been an incredible experience for me. Mitch Ryder was one of my favorite singers/bands growing up and he greatly influenced my tastes in music His songs were almost Punk before it ever existed. I feel incredibly lucky just to be a small part of his new album and I love it that he’s still doing this stuff to this day. He’s even older than me and still at it. Hope it lasts forever!” - Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers)
“I felt absolutely chuffed to be asked to play on Mitch Ryders’ cover of ‘Have Love Will Travel.’ Upon listening to his awesome vocals, I was truly inspired to get my amp up to Warp 16 and let ‘er rip—so much FUN. Thanks for having me on board, Mitch!” - Paul Rudolph (The Pink Fairies/Hawkwind)
Detroit Breakout! will be available everywhere starting June 14 on CD in a special digipak, on a limited edition RED vinyl pressing, and on digital!
1. Devil With A Blue Dress feat. James Williamson
2. Cool Jerk feat. Wayne Kramer & Brian Auger
3. Dirty Water feat. Sylvain Sylvain
4. Turn Back The Hands Of Time feat. Shirley King
5. Have Love, Will Travel feat. Paul Rudolph
6. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone feat. Walter Lure
7. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) feat. Cherie Currie
8. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay feat. Arthur Adams
9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) feat. Lee Oskar
10. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown feat. Joe Louis Walker
11. You Send Me feat. Linda Gail Lewis
12. Twistin’ The Night Away feat. Joe Louis Walker
13. If I Had A Hammer feat. Linda Gail Lewis
14. Shout feat. Linda Gail Lewis
Het album dat werd opgenomen nadat Miles Davis tekende bij Warner Bros. werd afgewerkt door de oorspronkelijke
producers Randy Hall en Zane Giles en Davis’ neefje Vince Wilburn Jr.,
met gaststemmen waaronder Lalah Hathaway en Ledisi.
Beluister het nummer "Rubberband Of Life" feat. Ledisi nu:
Beluister de single
Miles Davis shocked the music world in 1985 when he left Columbia Records after 30 years to join Warner Bros. Records. In October of that year, he began recording the album Rubberband in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios with producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles. The musical direction Davis was taking during the sessions marked a radical departure, with the inclusion of funk and soul grooves; with plans to feature guest vocalists Al Jarreau and Chaka Khan. Eventually, the album was shelved and Davis went on to record Tutu, leaving the Rubberband songs unheard and untouched for over 30 years.
Davis’ fans finally got a taste of the iconic trumpeter’s long-lost album last year with the release of a four-song Rubberband EP for Record Store Day, which is also available digitally. Now Rhino is excited to announce that the entire 11-song Rubberband album will make its debut on September 6 on CD, digitally, and as a 180-gram 2-LP set. It was finished by the original producers Hall and Giles; with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr., who played drums on the original sessions for the album in 1985-86. The cover art for the album is a Davis original painting from the time. The track titled “Rubberband Of Life,” featuring Ledisi, is available now digitally. A limited edition Rhino.com bundle of the vinyl version featuring an exclusive 7-inch single of the track “Paradise” is available for pre-order now.
“Uncle Miles would be proud. Randy, Zane and I, and everyone involved, put our heart and soul into ‘The Rubberband Of Life,’” says Wilburn, Jr.
In 2017 – 32 years after Davis started recording Rubberband– Hall, Giles, and Davis’ nephew, Wilburn, Jr., began work to finish the album. The final version includes several guest artists including singers Ledisi (a 12-time Grammy nominee) and Lalah Hathaway (daughter of soul legend Donny Hathaway).
Davis – who plays both trumpet and keyboards on the album – was joined in the studio by keyboardists Adam Holzman, Neil Larsen and Wayne Linsey; percussionist Steve Reid; saxophonist Glen Burris; and Wilburn, Jr. on drums. The sessions were engineered by Grammy®-winner Reggie Dozier, whose brother Lamont Dozier was part of the legendary Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland.
1. “Rubberband Of Life” – featuring Ledisi
2. “This Is It”
4. “So Emotional” – featuring Lalah Hathaway
5. “Give It Up”
7. “Carnival Time”
8. “I Love What We Make Together” – featuring Randy Hall
9. “See I See”
10. “Echoes In Time/The Wrinkle”
Engelse popprinses keert terug met vierde album ‘Charli’!
Met popiconen Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Kate Bush en Donna Summer als bron van inspiratie, staat Charlotte Emma Aitchison aka Charli XCX aan de top van de hedendaagse popmuziek. Vanaf het begin van haar carrière experimenteerde de Engelse zangers met popmuziek in zowat al haar vormen, gaande van feministische punkpop tot catchy electropop. Ze ging samenwerkingen aan met artiesten uit allerhande hoeken waaronder SOPHIE, Cardi B, CapcakKe, Mykki Blanco, …
Ondertussen heeft Charli XCX een indrukwekkend lijstje hits op haar naam staan, denk aan ‘Fancy’, ‘I Love It’, ‘Boom Clap’, ‘Boys’ of ‘1999’. Daar voegde ze recent de fantastische single ‘Blame It On Your Love’ feat. Lizzo aan toe, als voorsmaakje op het nieuwe album ‘Charli’ dat in september zal verschijnen.
VOOR FANS VAN
Grimes, Sky Ferreira, Azealia Banks, Lizzo, Poppy, SOPHIE, Cardi B
IN DE PERS
‘Charli XCX’s Pop 2 mixtape is a vision of what pop music could be, the sound of an eclectic, hyperreal future where romantic love is fun but fucked and partying is an emotional refuge.’ – Pitchfork (best new music)
‘Charli is one of those pop stars that sort of never goes away, and by God are we thankful for that.’ – i-D
Dit concert is een coproductie tussen Ancienne Belgique / Live Nation.
VRIJDAG 21 JUNI, 10U
(INCL. MOBILITEIT & SERVICEKOSTEN)
Jack Spann has had an incredible couple of years. The Saint Louis native has lived in New York City for the last 18 years and established himself as one of the city's in-demand keyboardists. His reputation led to an introduction to David Bowie's producer, Tony Visconti who hired him to play on the demos for what would be Bowie's final album, Blackstar.
Spann's Visconti connection did not end there. It led to an introduction to Milwaukee-based producer, Gary Tanin, who worked with Spann on his 1st and 2nd solo records, Time, Time, Time, Time, Time, and Beautiful Man From Mars and now on his 3rd upcoming release Propaganda Man.
The album took two years to complete and is different from his last, in that it faces social issues head on and does not shy away from addressing thorny social conundrums. Several guests appear while Spann provides lead vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar and bass. Cecil Robbington provides drums and percussion along with producer Gary Tanin adding additional keyboards.
Spann confesses he has drawn on the inspiration of having worked with David Bowie on the Blackstar demos. The 12-song record kicks off with the title track “Propaganda Man”, “... [which] is vintage Jack Spann. He sings of 'crunching numbers' and 'equations . . . while the world waits, breathless' ... the politics of spinning information.” “'Rage in the Garden' - Just enough Jersey Sound flair to qualify as a tune that Little Steven should cover with his Disciples of Soul.” “'Her Majesty' - echoed the Abbey Road vintage of the Fab Four - It is hard to sound like Ringo but they pull it off on this track - one of many elements that give the track this Beatles fan's stamp of approval....” “'She's My Love Line' does sound like a Billy Joel tune recorded in Detroit with Ray Charles at the keys for good measure.” - Ken E. Raisanen - From The Vaults - WOAS-FM 88.5.
Propaganda Man will release July 26th, 2019 in CD and Digital formats through Big Boo Publishing.
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50ste verjaardagseditie Jazz Middelheim sluit feestelijk af met eerbetoon aan zijn grootste ambassadeur: Toots Thielemans
Zondag 18 augustus:
Tribute to Toots Thielemans by Grégoire Maret & Kenny Werner
& special guests Philip Catherine & Dré Pallemaerts
De Amerikaanse jazzlegende Kenny Werner en de Franse mondharmonicaspeler Grégoire Maret sluiten – met de hulp van onder meer Philip Catherine en Dré Pallemaerts – de 50ste verjaardagseditie van Jazz Middelheim af met een eerbetoon aan Toots Thielemans.
Van 1981 tot aan zijn dood in 2016 zou Toots Thielemans geen enkele editie van ‘zijn’ Jazz Middelheim missen. Het Belgische jazzicoon was er niet alleen kind aan huis, hij was ook de grootste ambassadeur van het oudste Belgische jazzfestival – Toots en Jazz Middelheim, dat waren twee handen op één mondharmonica.
“Bij deze feestelijke editie van Jazz Middelheim hoort natuurlijk een passend eerbetoon aan de ‘peter’ van het festival”, zegt de Antwerpse schepen van cultuur Nabilla Ait Daoud. “Dankzij zijn deelname kreeg het festival nog meer internationale allure en groeide het uit tot wat het vandaag is: een breed cultureel familiefeest voor jong en oud, en een gevestigde waarde voor jazzliefhebbers.”
En wie beter om dat eerbetoon in goede banen te leiden dan de Amerikaanse pianist Kenny Werner, een goede vriend van Toots, en de Franse mondharmonicaspeler Grégoire Maret?
Kenny Werner: “Toots was nooit onder de indruk van mondharmonicaspelers die net als hij klonken. Maar Grégoire Maret speelt anders. Toen hij een jonge knaap was, zei Toots tegen hem: ‘Je kan leren van mij, maar je moet je eigen sound vinden.’ En dat doet hij. Grégoire speelt zijn muziek op zijn manier. Voor Toots was Grégoire de enige die een tribute mocht doen.”
Maar Werner en Maret staan er lang niet alleen voor! De twee roepen voor hun eerbetoon de hulp in van een aantal andere legendarische vrienden van Toots, onder wie gitarist Philip Catherine en drummer Dré Pallemaerts.
De ticketverkoop van 18 augustus, de laatste dag van Jazz Middelheim, is reeds gestart. Andere reeds bevestigde artiesten die dag zijn Joe Lovano Tapestry Trio, Manuel Hermia en (artist in residence) Ambrose Akinmusire.
Tickets via jazzmiddelheim.be of bij Fnac.
Park Den Brandt, Antwerpen
Do 15 augustus – zo 18 augustus 2019
Info & tickets: www.jazzmiddelheim.be
Dagtickets & meerdagenpassen
via www.jazzmiddelheim.be of Fnac.
Volg Jazz Middelheim (@jazzmiddelheim)
op Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & Spotify
Donderdag 15 augustus 2019
Ambrose Akinmusire ‘Origami Harvest’
David Murray Quartet feat. Saul Williams
Vrijdag 16 augustus 2019
Enrico Rava ‘80th Birthday’
Charles Lloyd ‘Kindred Spirits’
Kenny Werner Quartet
Eric Legnini ‘Tribute to Les McCann’
CLUB STAGE (Anneleen Boehme)
Grand Picture Palace
Anneleen Boehme / Bojan Z / Pol Belardi
Zaterdag 17 augustus 2019
Ambrose Akinmusire ‘Mae Mae’
De Beren Gieren
CLUB STAGE (BeraadGeslagen)
BeraadGeslagen & BondGenoten
Zondag 18 augustus 2019
Tribute to Toots Thielemans by Grégoire Maret & Kenny Werner & guests
Joe Lovano Tapestry Trio
Evergreen 5+ featuring Ambrose Akinmusire
CLUB STAGE (Manuel Hermia)
Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
Orchestra Nazionale della Luna
Hermia / Darrifourq / Florent
Dermot Kennedy is nu al één van de revelaties van 2019. Na een hopeloos uitverkochte show in de AB en een al even langverwachte show komende zomer op Pukkelpop, ligt op 27 september eindelijk zijn debuutplaat in de rekken. Daarna trekt hij opnieuw de baan op voor zijn grootste tournee tot nog toe! Op vrijdag 15 november staat een niet te missen concertavond in Vorst Nationaal op de planning.
Zijn stem, zijn gevoelige karakter en zijn charisma zijn verbluffend. De 25-jarige Ier maakt indruk met zachte en onweerstaanbare melodieën. Dermot Kennedy schrijft verder aan zijn verhaal met de nakende release van zijn debuut ‘Without Fear’. Als voorsmaakje krijgen we vandaag al de sublieme nieuwe single “Outnumbered”. Een nieuwe plaat, een nieuwe productie, hits van “After Rain” over “Moments Passed” tot natuurlijk “Power Over Me”… hij heeft alle ingrediënten in huis voor een magische najaarstournee!
VRIJDAG 21 JUNI, 10U
Ongenummerde zit- en Staanplaatsen
(INCL. SERVICEKOSTEN & MOBILITEIT)
Geslaagde comeback voor de Oostendse ‘plus beau’! Zijn concert op donderdag 23 januari is uitverkocht, en ook voor zijn show op vrijdag 24 januari zijn nog maar enkele tickets verkrijgbaar.
Maar vandaag voegt Arno nog een derde concert toe in de AB en dit op zaterdag 25 januari. Tickets zijn meteen verkrijgbaar!
Dit concert is een coproductie tussen Ancienne Belgique / Live Nation.
IN VERKOOP !
(INCL. MOBILITEIT & SERVICEKOSTEN)
Laurence Jones band komt dit najaar naar Nederland en België voor een zestal optredens in Amsterdam, Hoogeveen, Leeuwarden, Uden, Hengelo en Itter. Tijdens de tour zullen Laurence en zijn band nummers spelen van het nieuwe album ‘Laurence Jones Band’ dat op 27 september uitkomt. Vorige week was de Britse muzikant te gast bij Veronica Inside, waar hij de nieuwe single ‘I’m Waiting’ speelde.
Laurence Jones Band Najaarstour 2019
Zondag 10 november - Zik Zak - Itter (BE)
Woensdag 13 november – Metropool - Hengelo
Donderdag 14 november – De Pul - Uden
Vrijdag 15 november – Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie – Leeuwarden
Zaterdag 16 november – De Tamboer – Hoogeveen
Zondag 17 november – Q Factory - Amsterdam
Het nieuwe album ‘Laurence Jones Band’ komt op 27 september 2019 uit. Net als ‘The Truth’ uit 2018, is het album opgenomen in Miami met producer Gregory Elias. Het album zal uitgebracht worden via Top Stop Music/ Sony. Het nieuwe album komt uit op cd, vinyl, limited deluxe paars vinyl en in verschillende limited edition fan packages. Het album en de packages zijn beschikbaar als pre-order via www.laurencejonesmusic.com.
Laurence Jones wordt vaak bestempeld als "the future of blues." Hij heeft verschillende grote prijzen en onderscheidingen gewonnen en heeft meer dan 50.000 albums verkocht. Hij speelde in de voorprogramma’s van Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Glenn Hughes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon en op grote internationale festivals. In Nederland speelde hij onder andere op North Sea Jazz, Bospop, Paaspop en Holland International Blues Festival.
King of the World is terug en hoe! Een nieuwe gitarist, nieuwe songs en een nieuw album. Een band die zichzelf heeft herontdekt en waar de klasse en energie vanaf druipt!
Stef Delbaere is de nieuwe, vierentwintigjarige gitarist uit Gent, België die opgroeide tussen de jazz- en blues platen van zijn vader. Als jonge gitarist was hij actief in de Belgische blues- en rockscene, waarna hij ging studeren aan het Rotterdams Conservatorium waar hij Cum Laude afstudeerde. Hij begeleide o.a. artiesten als Jared Grant, Belle Perez en Shirma Rouse.
In de nieuwe bezetting trok King of the World zich terug in een boerderij in het oosten van het land om nummers te schrijven voor de vijfde CD “Connected”. De invloeden van het nieuwe bandlid zijn duidelijk te horen op deze bevlogen plaat. In de King of the World traditie weer veel meerstemmige zang en invloeden uit de blues, rock en New Orléans. Een heel pure productie die een zeer volwassen en gretige band laat horen. Voor de opnames werd gebruik gemaakt van de Woodstock Studio en de grote collectie vintage apparatuur daar aanwezig.
In de afgelopen 7 jaar bouwde King of the World een uitstekende reputatie op. Alle vier de voorgaande albums werden internationaal prima ontvangen en haalden in Nederland de albumlijst. Ook bouwde de band een uitstekende live reputatie op en speelde o.a. op festivals als het North Sea Jazz Festival, Ribs & Blues, Groninger R&B Night en in poptempels als Paradiso, Hedon, De Boerderij e.v.a.
De band deed verscheidene TV en radio-shows waaronder Pauw en Witteman (TV 2x), Vrije Geluiden (TV), Derksen on the Road (TV), Jongens van het Noorden(TV), Spijkers met Koppen (radio) en TROS Muziekcafé (radio). De landelijke waardering werd nog eens onderstreept door het winnen van diverse Blues Awards. De band tourde in hun 7 jarig bestaan door Nederland, Duitsland, België, Oostenrijk, Zwitserland en Tsjechië.
De nieuwe CD “Connected” (geproduceerd door de KOTW en Phil Martin) zal 1 september uitkomen waarna de band begint aan de “ Get Yourself Connected” CD tour door Nederland en zal daarna andere Europese landen aandoen.
Album teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_LEyGY44fM&feature=youtu.be
King of the World is:
Ruud Weber – zang/bas
Stef Delbaere – gitaar
Govert van der Kolm – toetsen/zang
Fokke de Jong – drum/zang
Legendary Singer-Songwriter Bruce Cockburn Showcases His Acoustic Guitar Technique on New Instrumental CD, Crowing Ignites
True North Records announces a September 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian (now based in San Francisco) singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn.
Crowing Ignites was produced, recorded and mixed by Colin Linden, and recorded at the Firehouse in San Francisco. It showcases 11 all-original compositions by Cockburn, who plays acoustic guitar throughout, backed by a stellar cast of sympathetic musicians. Cockburn will support the new disc’s release with a summer/fall tour schedule throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2005, Bruce Cockburn released Speechless, a collection of instrumental tracks that shone the spotlight on the singer-songwriter’s exceptional acoustic guitar playing. The album earned Cockburn a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Instrumentalist and underscored his stature as one of the world’s premier pickers.
Already, The New York Times had credited Cockburn with having “the hardest-working right thumb in show business,” adding that he “materializes chords and modal filigrees while his thumb provides the music’s pulse and its foundation—at once a deep Celtic drone and the throb of a vigilant conscience.” Acoustic Guitar magazine was similarly laudatory in citing Cockburn’s guitar prowess, placing him in the prestigious company of legends like Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell, Django Reinhardt and Mississippi John Hurt.
Now, with the intriguingly titled Crowing Ignites, Cockburn has released another dazzling instrumental album that will further cement his reputation as both an exceptional composer and a picker with few peers. Unlike Speechless, which included mostly previously recorded tracks, the latest album—Cockburn’s 34th—features 11 brand new compositions. Although there’s not a single word spoken or sung, it’s as eloquent and expressive as any of the Canadian Hall of Famer’s lyric-laden albums. As his long-time producer, Colin Linden, puts it, “It’s amazing how much Bruce can say without saying anything.”
The album’s title is a literal translation of the Latin motto, “Accendit Cantu,” featured on the Cockburn family crest. Although a little puzzling, Cockburn liked the feeling it conveyed: “Energetic, blunt, Scottish as can be.” The album’s other nod to Cockburn’s Scottish heritage is heard on “Pibroch: The Wind in the Valley,” in which his guitar’s droning bass strings and melodic grace notes sound eerily like a Highland bagpipe. “I’ve always loved pibroch, or classic bagpipe music,” says Cockburn. “It seems to be in my blood. Makes me want to sip whiskey out of a sea shell on some rocky headland!”
While Cockburn reconnecting with his Gaelic roots is one of Crowing Ignites’ more surprising elements, there’s plenty else that will delight followers of his adventurous pursuits. Says Linden, who’s been a fan of Cockburn’s for 49 years, has produced 10 of his albums and played on the two before that: “Bruce is always trying new things, and I continue to be fascinated by where he goes musically.”
The album is rich in styles from folk and blues to jazz, all genres Cockburn has previously explored. But there are also deepening excursions into what might be called free-form world music. The hypnotic, kalimba-laden “Seven Daggers” and the trance-inducing “Bells of Gethsemane,” full of Tibetan cymbals, chimes and singing bowls, are highly atmospheric dreamscapes that showcase Cockburn’s world of wonders—and his improvisational gifts on both 12-string and baritone guitars. Each track was wholly created in the makeshift studio he and Linden put together in a converted fire station in Cockburn’s San Francisco neighborhood.
Singing bowls, Cockburn explains, are an endless source of fascination to him, dating back to a trip he took to Kathmandu, as seen in the documentary Return to Nepal. There, Cockburn stumbled on a man selling the small inverted bells sometimes used in Buddhist religious practices and became instantly captivated by their vibrational power. “I had no particular attraction to them as meditation tools or anything,” says Cockburn. “I just thought they had a beautiful sound. After buying half a dozen in Kathmandu and more since, he now has a sizeable collection.
Two tracks on Crowing Ignites had their origins elsewhere. “The Groan,” a bluesy piece with guitar, mandolin and some collective handclapping from a group that includes Cockburn’s seven-year-old daughter, Iona, was something Cockburn composed for a Les Stroud documentary about the aftermath of a school shooting and the healing power of nature. And Cockburn wrote the jazz-tinged “Mt. Lefroy Waltz” for the Group of Seven Guitar Project on an instrument inspired by artist Lauren Harris and custom-made by luthier Linda Manzer. It was originally recorded, with cornet player Ron Miles, bassist Roberto Occhipinti and drummer Gary Craig, for Cockburn’s 2017 album Bone on Bone, but not released until now.
Cockburn doesn’t set out with any particular agenda when composing an instrumental. “It’s more about coming up with an interesting piece,” he says. “Who knows what triggers it—the mood of the day or a dream from the night before. Often the pieces are the result of sitting practicing or fooling around on the guitar. When I find something I like, I work it into a full piece.”
“Bardo Rush,” with its urgent, driving rhythm, came after one such dream, while the contemplative “Easter” and the mournful “April in Memphis” were composed on Easter Sunday and Martin Luther Day respectively. “Blind Willie,” named for one of Cockburn’s blues heroes, Blind Willie Johnson, features a fiery guitar and dobro exchange with Linden (Cockburn has previously recorded Johnson’s “Soul of a Man” on Nothing But a Burning Light). And the idea for the sprightly “Sweetness and Light,” featuring some of Cockburn’s best fingerpicking, developed quickly and its title, he says, became immediately obvious.
Meanwhile, “Angels in the Half Light” is steeped in dark and light colors and conveys ominous shades as well as feelings of hopefulness, seemingly touching on both spiritual and political concerns—hallmarks of Cockburn from day one. “It’s hard for me to imagine what people’s response is going to be to these pieces,” he says. “It’s different from songs with lyrics, where you hope listeners will understand, intellectually and emotionally, what you’re trying to convey. With instrumental stuff, that specificity isn’t there and the meaning is up for grabs. But I’m glad if people find a message in the music.”
More than 40 years since he embarked on his singer-songwriter career, Cockburn continues pushing himself to create—and winning accolades in the process. Most recently, the Order of Canada recipient earned a 2018 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, for
Bone on Bone, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SOCAN, the Peoples’ Voice Award from Folk Alliance International and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Cockburn, who released his memoir, Rumours of Glory, and its similarly titled companion box set the same year, shows no sign of stopping. As his producer-friend Linden says: “Like the great blues players he admires, Bruce just gets better with age.”
Title: Night Travellers
Artist: Thomas Lemmer & Andreas Bach
Format: Digital Download & CD
Release Date: 12/07/2019
Catalogue #: SM0118
Label : SINE MUSIC, LC 18284
Sensitive, emotional, touching, relaxing, dreamy, warming, organic, meditative, tender, real... All these are attributes with which one could describe the music of Thomas Lemmer & Andreas Bach. Their debut album "Night Travellers" will be released on 12. of July 2019 at the Electronic/Ambient Label Sine Music and will be available at all known download and streaming portals.
So it still exists, instrumental music that touches. With their songs, the two musicians create a new world in which you can immerse yourself and forget your everyday life. You have to hear it, and you will feel it immediately. Get involved. Close your eyes and dive into the peace and serenity their music transmits.
With "Night Travellers," the two creative minds set an antipole to our mostly hectic everyday life. Both musicians worked on their artworks in nightly sessions with a lot of love for detail. Their unmistakable sound takes you on sound journeys to distant dream worlds. They create music into which you can withdraw with closed eyes — being with yourself, being able to come to yourself. Music for which you want to take your time. Music that echoes in your thoughts.
Thomas Lemmer has long been a name in the Downtempo/Ambient scene. After several album releases and chart successes, Thomas decided to work with Andreas and explore new territory.
"Andreas plays guitar and bass incredibly sentimentally and works together with me on the sound design, which we put a lot of time into. We just complement each other perfectly."
"But it's not about us... it's about the love for music and the emotions it can transport for us. In every song and every detail, we put our feelings and all our experience and try to reach the listener. Only when it moves us ourselves are we happy with the result."
"Night Travellers," an album that touches.
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND USA
Blues Beatles hebben hun komst naar Europa helaas geannuleerd. Maar niet getreurd, we hebben een waardig alternatief in aanbieding:
Honey Island Swamp Band. USA
Stel je even het volgende tafereel voor. Je maakt op een benauwde avond met de platte boot een luie trip door het Honey Swamp-moeras van New Orleans. Er komen duizenden muzieksmaken uit de clubs aanwaaien. Je meert aan en treedt binnen in een zweterige slijterij. En daar staat op het podium: Honey Island Swamp Band.
‘Honey wie?’ denk je nog in eerste instantie. Tot je meegezogen wordt door onweerstaanbare, diepe swampklanken. Is dit een luchtspiegeling? Nope. Het is de band die de ons zopas ontvallen Dr. John laat herrijzen. De muziek van de Honey Island Swamp Band wordt beschreven als ‘Bayou Americana’, met tijdloze liedjes van Aaron Wilkinson en Chris Mulé. Denk aan Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Earl King en zoals gezegd Dr. John. ‘Dit is een ‘helluva’-band, hoor je jezelf hardop zeggen en je neemt een sip van je American Lager.
‘Hey!’ Je voelt een tik op je schouder en draait het hoofd. ‘Move a side’, zegt een koperharige redneck. ‘I can't see nuthin'. Je schrikt wakker en kijkt om je heen. Je staat op een weide in Peer en op het podium staat de Honey Island Swamp Band met een unieke broeierige mix van country, rock en New Orleans funk. Dit is geen droom. Dit is Blues Peer. Het enige wat je kan uitbrengen is: ‘Hell yeah, dit is granny-slappin' good!’
Tickets zijn hier beschikbaar.
KOOP HIER TICKETS
De 75-jarige Mick Jagger, die in april onder het mes ging om een hartklep te laten vervangen, is aan het repeteren voor de aankomende tour van The Rolling Stones. De zanger voelt zich naar eigen zeggen "behoorlijk goed".Jagger vertelt in de podcast Q107 Daily Derringer dat hij de laatste weken al veel aan het repeteren is en ook af en toe traint, zodat hij fit is voor de tour die op 21 juni start.
"Ik tour niet meer de hele tijd", vertelt de Stones-voorman. "Als je jong bent, kun je dat nog. Nu ben ik drie of vier maanden per jaar on the road en dat is prima voor mij."
De tour van de Britse band start op 21 juni. Dan treden The Rolling Stones op in Chicago. Ze sluiten de tour in augustus af in Miami. Er staat momenteel geen Europese tour gepland. De laatste keer dat de band in ons land speelde was vijf jaar geleden op het eendagsfestival TW Classic.
De Nederlander Frank Boeijen, bekend van onder andere Kronenburg Park en Koud in mijn Hart, komt met zijn nieuwe theatertour naar Kursaal Oostende.
26 april 2020 - 20:00
Tickets zijn te koop vanaf vrijdag 14 juni om 10.00 uur.
De Nijmeegse zanger en liedjesschrijver Frank Boeijen was één van de eerste Nederlandse popartiesten die koos voor het theater. Het was de beste ambiance voor zijn liedjes met hun meeslepende melodieën en poëtische teksten. Ruim 30 jaar later geldt dat nog steeds. En ook in het geliefde Vlaanderen is zijn muziek inmiddels stevig verankerd in het muzikale landschap.
Naast nieuwe composities brengt hij in het theater ook werk uit zijn immens oeuvre dat klassiekers bevat als De Verzoening, Kronenburg Park, Zeg me dat het niet zo is en Koud in mijn hart. Maar deze oudere nummers worden steevast van nieuwe muzikale invalshoeken of arrangementen voorzien, zodat ze passen bij de recente songs.
Een avondje Boeijen staat garant voor een gevarieerd concert op hoog niveau, waarbij Franks warme stem en zijn voortreffelijke muzikale begeleiders de luisteraar meenemen op een tocht langs ontroering en herkenning, langs avontuur en vakmanschap. Verstilde ballades, grootse popsongs, emotionele chansons, dat is Boeijen anno 2020.
Maar liefst zeven jaar hebben we moeten wachten op de terugkeer van deze bijzondere indierockers. Maar eindelijk onthult Efterklang met “Vi er uendelig” nu een nieuwe single, die dit najaar gevolgd wordt door ‘Altid Sammen’, het al even langverwachte vijfde studioalbum van de band. En omdat goed nieuws nooit alleen komt, bevestigt het trio uit Kopenhagen in één slag ook een Europese tournee, die deze zomer start in Edinburgh. Ons land ontbreekt uiteraard niet op het menu! Efterklang staat op vrijdag 28 februari 2020 op de planken in het Koninklijk Circus in Brussel. Dat wordt een mooie winter!
Na de release van hun prachtige vierde album ‘Piramida’ in 2012, toerde Efterklang de hele wereld rond. Steeds op zoek naar avontuur en muzikale ontdekkingen, beslisten de drie muzikanten kort daarop om zich op nieuwe projecten te focussen. Dat leidde onder meer tot een eigen radiozender, een nieuwe band (Liima) en een opera die in 2017 in de AB opgevoerd werd met The Happy Hopeless Orchestra.
Maar nu achten Casper Clausen (zang), Mads Brauer (keys) en Rasmus Stolberg (bas) de tijd dus rijp voor de wedergeboorte van Efterklang! Met ‘Altid Sammen’ gaan ze opnieuw op zoek naar de diepgravende en pakkende sound die hen zo typeert. Maak je klaar voor een niet te missen droomreis tussen gitaar, electro en zang!
VRIJDAG 14 JUNI, 11U
WHITE LIES THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF TO LOSE MY LIFE OP DINSDAG 26 NOVEMBER IN HET KONINKLIJK CIRCUS, BRUSSEL!
2019 wordt een speciaal jaar boordevol verrassingen voor de fans van White Lies. Na de release van hun nieuwe album ‘Five’ en hun magistrale show in de AB dit voorjaar, viert het Britse drietal dit najaar de tiende verjaardag van hun prachtige debuut ‘To Lose My Life’!
Deze verjaardag betekent voor de groep ook tien jaar van opeenvolgende successen. Tien jaar al doet de stem van de charismatische frontman Harry McVeigh de wereld duizelen, gesteund door zijn onafscheidelijke kompanen Charles Cave (bas) en Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums). Een absoluut succesrecept dus, en dat viert White Lies dit jaar maar al te graag met zijn fans. Om de gelegenheid waardig in de verf te zetten, trekt de band op een speciale wereldtournee, Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of To Lose My Life! Afspraak op 26 november in het Koninklijk Circus in Brussel! Tickets zijn verkrijgbaar vanaf vrijdag 14 juni om 10u.
VRIJDAG 14 JUNI, 10U
Hij is nog maar een tiener wanneer hij zijn briljante, titelloze debuutplaat uitbrengt in 2012. Met hits als “Holdin On”, “On Top” en “Sleepless” wordt het eerste album van Australiër Flume wereldwijd meteen op luid applaus onthaald. In de twee jaar die daarop volgen, weet de jonge artiest zich te profileren als een gevestigde waarde in de internationale muziekscene. Daar dragen enkele schitterende liveshows (o.a. op Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds) en spraakmakende remixes van artiesten als Lorde en Disclosure ongetwijfeld toe bij! In 2016 komt opvolger ‘Skin’ uit en er is op dat moment geen ontkennen meer aan: Flume is het nieuwe wonderkind van de elektronische scene! Mede dankzij de monsterhit “Never Be Like You” (feat. Kai) mag hij voor zijn tweede album de Grammy Award voor Best Dance/Electronic Album in ontvangst nemen. Met de tour die aan de release gekoppeld is, zorgt hij voor één van de hoogtepunten op Rock Werchter en concerteert hij groots in Vorst Nationaal.
2019 is het jaar van zijn comeback. Eerst met een 38 minuten-durende mixtape ‘Hi This Is Flume’, onmiddellijk gevolgd door zijn eerste nieuwe single sinds 2016, “Friends” (feat. Reo Cragun). Vandaag is er het splinternieuwe “Let You Know”, een samenwerking met London Grammar, en de aankondiging van een nieuwe tournee! Een Belgische halte is voorzien op donderdag 7 november in de Lotto Arena. Tickets voor dat concert zijn beschikbaar vanaf vrijdag 21 juni om 10u.
VRIJDAG 21 JUNI
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The urbane contemporary jazz “Night Groove” is among Billboard’s most added singles, setting up the July 12 album release.
PENSACOLA (10 June 2019): Don’t be fooled by the quiet facade. Pianist Gino Rosaria has an uncommon depth that stems from being a native of culturally diverse Curaçao, possessing a master’s degree in classical music performance and having a love of jazz. Each element helps shape the music he composes, produces and plays as a first-call session musician and sideman. Crafting his third album, “Still Waters Run Deep,” dropping July 12, is a purposeful leap into the soul-jazz sea as a solo artist with something to say. Collecting playlist adds and earning most added status on the Billboard chart, the set’s first single, “Night Groove,” is a slick R&B ride with Rosaria’s shimmering keys engaging in melodic banter with Marcus Anderson’s saxophone.
In addition to Anderson, Rosaria’s collaborators on “Still Waters Run Deep” include an array of chart-topping smooth/contemporary jazz artists such as saxophonist Elan Trotman, drummer Eric Valentine, flautist Althea Rene, multi-horn man and arranger David Mann, Roman Street’s acoustic guitarist Noah Thompson, and electric guitarist Adam Hawley, who co-wrote and co-produced “Night Groove” and the disc’s likely second single, “Sunday 3PM.” Rosaria’s compositions were inspired by such collaborations, adventures with his three-year-old son, Simon, and recognizing that it was time to make his own unique musical statement.
“I knew it was time for me to step out as a solo artist. I've been putting it off for a long time and playing with other artists. I have some good material to release to the world. Because of my Caribbean and Latin roots, I think I have something special to offer musically. I don't know how to explain it except by showing it through my music. My time has come to step out onto that stage, not as a sideman, but as Gino Rosaria, The Pianist,” said Rosaria, who moved to the US from Curaçao in 2003 and resides in Pensacola, Florida.
Rosaria considers himself to be reserved except when it comes to expressing himself musically. “I have some very strong feelings and passion deep down inside that I bring out through my music.”
“Still Waters Run Deep” pours nine jazz, R&B, fusion, Latin and funk instrumentals and closes with the stunning and sparse piano and jazz vocal “Unconditional” sung by Brynnevere, who penned the poetic lyrics for the love song.
Days prior to the album’s street date, Rosaria will perform the material at a record release concert on July 7 at Seville Quarter in Pensacola, which will be recorded live with the aim of packaging it as a CD/DVD. Also in Pensacola, Rosaria will lead his band on stage at Gulf Coast Summer Fest: Jazz Edition on August 30.
Rosaria teamed with saxophonist Chris Godber for the 2012 holiday album, “Joy Peace Christmas.” The following year, he dropped “Some Other Time.” Simon’s birth inspired the 2016 Groove Symphony project “Simon Says” for which Rosaria served as bandleader, blending classical, jazz, Latin and Caribbean nuances and satisfying his desire to write orchestral music that could serve as film scores. As a sideman, he can be found in the company of Hawley, Rene, flautist Kim Scott, violinist Karen Briggs and clarinetist Tim Laughlin among others.
“Still Waters Run Deep” contains the following songs:
“Night Groove” featuring Marcus Johnson
“Road Trip” featuring Althea Rene
“Sunday 3PM” featuring Elan Trotman
“The Night is Still Young”
“Unconditional (A Song For My Son)” featuring Brynnevere
For additional information, please visit https://ginorosaria.com.
Ik zag Eric Conley tweemaal live aan het werk met zijn tributeshow The Barry White Experience. Hij stond voor december geprogrammeerd in het Kursaal in Oostende. Groot was dan ook mijn verwondering toen ik deze aankondiging door zijn echtgenote op Facebook las:
I am sorry to inform you, that my husband Eric Conley passing away after a long illness. We miss him terribly, but the memories he left us will comfort us a lot. Please remember him, as he was always in a good mood, generous and kind. In this difficult time we ask you to refrain from any Inbox message. THANK YOU...
Eric will be buried:on
Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel
1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
After the groundbreaking success of Animazonia (14 weeks on charts) #1 NACC Latin Chart and #21 NACC Jazz Chart, #16 RMR Jazz Chart
Never Before Released in the US
Turkish Label MCC is proud to present
MELBREEZE - Amethyst
Add Date Radio: June 24, 2019
United States Street Date: July 26, 2019
Featuring: Scott Kinsey: All keyboards & Arrangements
Gary Novak Drums
Jimmy Haslip: Electric Bass
Arto Tunçboyaciyan: Percussion& Background vocals
James Zota: Baker Electric Guitars
Oz Noy: Electric Guitars
Jeff Richman: Electric Guitars
Doug Livingston: Pedal Steel Guitar
Brad Dutz: Percussion
Judd Miller: EVI
Bob Reynolds: Saxophones & Clarinets
Naina Kundu: Background vocals
Born in the historic port city of Smyrna, Turkey; home to the illustrious Greek and Roman settlements. As an only child, she grew up in a house where music flowed freely, and she found company in art. It is her international upbringing and her continued thirst for education and growth that sparks the creativity of each of her releases. Amethyst is set to release in the Summer of 2019.
Amethyst marks the beginning of a new series of music by Melbreeze.
After the success of Animazonia, the public was introduced to a trailblazer that offered something uniquely different in the latin and jazz vocal genre. Her latest album focuses on a slice of the American songbook but with a Melbreeze twist. That twist is approach with an avant-garde flair and sensibility that only Melbreeze could imagine and dream up.
Helping her realize the dream of Amethyst is her longtime collaborator, bassist Jimmy Haslip and producer, keyboardist and arranger Scott Kinsey. Joined by a team of top Los Angeles musicians Gary Novak: drums; Arto Tunçboyaciyan: percussion, background vocals; James Zota Baker: electric guitars; Oz Noy: electric guitars; Jeff Richman: electric guitars; Doug Livingston: pedal steel guitar; Brad Dutz: percussion; Judd Miller: EVI; Bob Reynolds: saxophones, clarinets and Naina Kundu: background vocals. Each selection is transformed into an unmistakable signature performance by Melbreeze continuing on the success already achieved with Animazonia.
Melbreeze has a very specific aesthetic (you have to hear to understand) with the release of Amethyst, that vision is coming into to focus, each release has a transformative approach and Amethyst deepens the mission Melbreeze is on to create her own unique signature sound.
PLAYERS AND INSTRUMENTS:
Melbreeze: Lead Vocals
Scott Kinsey: All keyboards & Arrangements Gary Novak Drums
Jimmy Haslip: Electric Bass
Arto Tunçboyaciyan: Percussion& Background vocals
James Zota: Baker Electric Guitars
Oz Noy: Electric Guitars
Jeff Richman: Electric Guitars
Doug Livingston: Pedal Steel Guitar
Brad Dutz: Percussion
Judd Miller: EVI
Bob Reynolds: Saxophones & Clarinets
Naina Kundu: Background vocals
TRACKS AND TIMES:
Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Edwin DuBose Heyward 3:36
2 The sound of silence
Music & Lyrics: Paul Simon 3:43
3 The man I love
Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin 4:43
4 God bless the child
Music: Arthur Herzog Lyrics: Billie Holiday 4:43
5 Everything must change
Music & Lyrics: Benard Ighner 5:33
6 Sailor and widow
Music & Lyrics: Keren Ann Zeidel 3:29
7 Cry me a river
Music & Lyrics : Arthur Hamilton 3:58
Music: Benny Carter Lyrics: Paul Boynton Vandervoort 4:57
9 Send in the clown
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim 6:28
Music & Lyrics: Leonard Cohen 4:29
12 Islands in the stream
Music & Lyrics: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb 5:10
13 Missing You
Music & Lyrics: Leonard Marki, Charles Alan Sandford 4:54
It’s that “pinch me” moment every young singer dreams of – that split second when your childhood idol becomes not only a fan but also your most vocal supporter and encourager. For Presley Tennant, life’s been a surreal whirlwind since Kelly Clarkson spun her chair around 30 seconds into the 16-year-old vocal powerhouse’s rendition of “Stone Cold” during the blind auditions of Season 16 of “The Voice.”
Declaring of her fellow judges, “They are insane! That’s Demi Lovato. That’s a big ol’ range, ya’all,” the three-time Grammy winner invited Presley to join “Team Kelly” and mentored her through the Live Cross Battles and the Playoffs. But their lovefest didn’t end there. When they met up at the show’s finale – where Presley and three of her fellow competitors tore it up on Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen” – Clarkson learned that her young protégé would be attending her show that week at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Eight years after Presley sang “Because of You” at her first ever audition for a local competition, Kelly invited her to duet on the classic hit with her live onstage.
“From the time I’ve been a little girl, I’ve grown up performing,” says Presley, whose performance of “Stone Cold” has racked up nearly two million views. “So it’s always been a comfortable place for me. But having been a fan of Kelly’s since I was a little girl, my experiences on ‘The Voice’ and at the Venetian brought everything full circle, like we were meant to connect somehow. When I did the Blind Audition, I was just trying to do my best, and when she turned around so quickly, it was an amazing shock. I seriously wanted to jump around and cry, but I kept things cool and professional to get through the song. Singing and entertaining have always been second nature to me, and I’m excited about the way my time on ‘The Voice’ and my association with Kelly are helping me achieve a whole new level in my career.”
While “The Voice” may have earned her the attention and admirations of millions, the multi-talented Southern California based Presley’s been on a dynamic trajectory as an indie artist these past few years, under the guidance of famed choreographer and creative director Rosero McCoy, President of Rosero, Inc. McCoy has created a choreography and development team – including songwriter/producers Mischke Butler and Adam Watts - dedicated to helping Presley become the all-around artist and performer she is destined to be. “I see myself as having no stylistic limitations, welcoming many genres I admire and grabbing inspiration from each of them,” Presley says. “Rock has that grit, R&B and soul are all about emotion while pop has that fun dance and high energy feel that’s always a blast to sing and perform.”
Taking vocal lessons on a regular basis, she has worked with some of the most renowned coaches in the industry, including Brittany McMains, Mischke Butler, Valerie Moorehouse, Michelle Gruska, and Trelawny Rose (The Voice). Recording at famed facilities like Westlake Studios, Henson Studios and Revolver Studios, she has worked with producers/engineers David Lei Brandt, Brett Pemberton, Adam Watts, Alex Cantrell, Bill Appleberry, Erik Isaacs, Ken Caillat, and Bill Smith. The songwriters Presley has collaborated with include Eric McCoy, Adam Watts, Cory Clark, Nitanee Paris and Erik Isaacs.
On May 22, two days before the Clarkson show at The Venetian, Presley dropped her latest single, the emotional power ballad “Me and You,” which she is currently filming a video for. She is currently in the studio working on her first EP. Her previously released tracks since 2016 reflect those passions for a multitude of genres. In 2018, her eclectic output included “Childish,” a playful pop/hip-hop collaboration with emerging rapper Well Written; “Stronger,” an inspirational EDM/hip-hop joint, also with Well Written; “So Special,” an exotic hip-hop flavored tune with King Lion Miguel; and the tour-de-force mystical pop ballad “The Woods.” Prior to that, Presley released the high energy EDM jam “Bff” and two other tracks with Well Written, the fiery power-pop/EDM song “Soda Pop” and sassy “O.O.T.D.,” which features a spirited rap by the singer.
“No matter who I am collaborating with, I have always pushed to record my original music,” says Presley, who counts her influences as everyone from contemporary greats Lovato, Jessie J and Christina Aguilera to soul legends Aretha Franklin and Etta James. “I’ve been writing songs since I was 12 or 13, and while the styles may vary as I’ve worked towards defining myself as an artist, there are always elements in each tune that uniquely reflects who I am. Musically and lyrically, I always want to make music and write storylines that are true to myself.
“The themes have evolved since I started writing because I have a lot more life experiences to draw emotions from,” she adds. “There is so much more that I want to stay now than I could have fathomed just a few years ago. As I continue to grow into who I am and the artist I want to be, I’m enjoying navigating the cool twists and turns and working with so many talented people who bring out the best in me.”
After acing the American Idol program on PlayStation 4 at age 7, Presley took the initiative to search for and call up a local vocal teacher and arrange for lessons. At 10, A knockout performance at a local Boys and Girls Club competition in Temecula, CA – where she was voted “fan favorite” - led to Presley joining the popular girl group 5LPs (five little princesses), with whom she recorded, danced and performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, everywhere from school presentations to amusement parks and other prestigious venues. By 12, she had performed for greats like The Jacksons and Kelly Rowland and recorded in the famed Westlake Recording Studios in Michael Jackson’s Villa.
Over the past few years, Presley has done over 100 live performances. She was named as the Headliner at the Rise Up Tour event at the Avalon in Hollywood. She’s commanded the stage at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood, the NAMM show, VidCon and House of Blues. Presley also performed at a halftime show at Staples Center in front of 15,000 kids on two separate occasions. Other live shows include LA Live ESPN, GramMarch, Charity Events at Starwest Studios, the Charles Schulz Theatre at Knott's Berry Farm (in front of 2000 kids), National Cheer/Dance Competition for Sharp International in Las Vegas, Orange County Fair and the LA Dance Magic Nationals.
In addition, she has sung the National Anthem at Staples and Honda Center for KISS on several occasions. Presley was also selected as an Ambassador for Young Women with the LA Sparks WNBA and attended several events promoting growth & confidence amongst her peers. For 2017, she was selected as an entertainer for Sharp International and has performed at 8-10 events, including Hawaii and the Nationals in Las Vegas; these shows have average audiences of 600-2000 kids per event, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Presley has also been interviewed and featured in a variety of radio, magazine and blogs, discussing her career and incredible journey.
“Sometimes, I enjoy looking back at the different experiences of my life, and am humbled by the opportunities I’ve had to share my music in so many ways,” she says. “Yet I’m never going to achieve my goals if I just keep looking back, so I’m very determined to push myself to be better today than I was yesterday as both a person and an artist. Being a true well-rounded artist/performer and being able to represent and be a voice for my generation are the most important aspects of everything I am doing now. I truly want to use my music as a platform to inspire young people and up and coming artists who have the same dreams I do. Just like Kelly Clarkson has done for me, I want to leave a meaningful, lasting impact on everyone whose hearts I am able to touch.”
CD Release Event
Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing
Wednesday July 10, 2019
6pm - Damrosch Park
Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm
In advance: $18
Tix Link: https://tickets.lincolncenter.org/booking/production/bestavailable/18036
The Eyal Vilner Big Band celebrates the release of its latest album Swing Out!, the fourth effort from the critically acclaimed ensemble, that follows the trajectory of its previous three discs (Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Almost Sunrise and Hanukkah) of advancing the tradition of big band jazz into the 21st Century. A marvelous collection of new arrangements of jazz and swing classics, as well as original compositions by Vilner, the date confirms the band’s well-earned stature as one of the most swinging groups on the scene today. Inspired by the band’s collaboration with the New York City swing dance community it’s a crowd-pleasing venture guaranteed to get you up out of your seat and moving to the soulful rhythms.
A powerful 18 member group comprised of some of New York’s finest musicians, including both seasoned veterans and talented young newcomers, its music which derives from the jazz, swing and blues traditions, strives to bring a unique voice to these perpetually evolving art forms. Marked by its continuously grooving rhythm section, tight ensemble playing, inventive soloists, along with the compelling vocals by Brianna Thomas and Brandon Bain, the band has grown to become a favorite with the New York swing and jazz scene, performing sold out shows at many of the city’s most prestigious venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Smalls, Minton’s Playhouse, Swing 46, The Django and Central Park SummerStage.
Eyal Vilner himself has earned an important place as one of the leading voices in the New York Swing Scene. Together with professional swing dancer Gaby Cook and a group of leading New York dancers, the accomplished alto saxophonist/clarinetist/composer/arranger initiated a weekly jam where musicians and dancers get together to improvise and learn about each other’s languages of sound and movement, inviting artists from different backgrounds to collaborate and create something beautiful together. Swing Out! is the culmination of these sessions, recorded live in the studio with dancers dancing to the swinging sounds, both sweet and hot, of the Eyal Vilner Big Band. Vilner proclaims, “Ever since I started playing, for me, swing was the thing.” He says, “I remember having conversations with my teachers back in Tel Aviv about the bands that really swung and how that feeling is so essential to the music we call jazz. But it was only after I started swing dancing myself that I began to truly understand just what that means.”
Swing Out!, marks an important development in the evolution of the Eyal Vilner Big Band, one that is the direct result of the band’s interaction with the swing dance community.
Vilner says, “In the past few years, we’ve started playing more and more for swing dancers. This has really influenced the way I play and write music. I fell in love with the dance and have become really passionate about the connection between musicians and dancers in the swing world. This exchange between dance and music, movement and sound, feels so new and refreshing - yet so natural and familiar. It feels like we’re bringing it back to where jazz and swing dancing grew up and developed together, influenced and inspired by one another.”
The program on the album represents different sides of the band’s music. The disc opens with Vilner’s “Downhill,” a new piece that has already become a favorite on the New York Lindy Hop scene. A hard-grooving outing with a shuffle beat that recalls the sound of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, it features Vilner’s soulful alto solo along with trumpeter Brandon Lee and plunger muted trombonist Rob Edwards. Duke Ellington’s “In A Mellow Tone” reminiscences the sumptuous dynamics of Count Basie and features vocalist Brianna Thomas. Thomas is featured again on “Dinah”, an up-tempo outing that is part of the band’s New Orleans program with Vilner wailing on both alto and clarinet and guest Andrew Miller on washboard. The Crescent City excursion continues on “Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans),” with veteran trumpeter James Zollar delivering a growling plunger muted trumpet solo.
The music moves up the river to Missouri for W. C. Handy’s “Saint Louis Blues”. Featuring Thomas’s soulful vocal, it opens with a habanera beat and then traverses through Dixieland, swing and shuffle rhythms before finishing off with two big shout choruses where the band plays a Louis Armstrong solo orchestrated for all 12 horns. Vocalist Brandon Bain makes his debut with the band singing the romantic ballad “That’s All” on a pretty arrangement that also features Vilner’s lyrical and smooth toned alto sax. “Big Apple Contest” is taken from the 1939 film Keep Punchin’ that includes Frankie Manning’s spectacular choreography. Originally performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers it has become one of the most iconic dance routines in the swing dance community. Vilner notes, “In the swing community dancers create such impressive and musical choreographies that express jazz recordings through their dance. This inspired me to do the same on my end and write an arrangement that’s inspired by this classic choreography and expresses the dance through the music.” “My Baby Just Cares for Me” is Vilner’s tribute to Nina Simone, originally commissioned by his fellow Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri to be performed at the Red Sea Jazz Festival. “Going Uptown” is another dance inspired Vilner original. He says, “One of the basic first moves that swing dancers learn is a 6-count basic, which for me was so weird because the music is in 4/4! I made the melody start with a 6-count phrase and played with that motif throughout the song. At some point we even go into a brief waltz, but then end with a smacking big hit to bring us back to swing!” The R & B classic “5-10-15 Hours” is a straight up party tune with lots of call and response between Thomas and the band. Vilner’s tribute to the Andrews Sisters, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” opens with his wailing clarinet leading the band into classic swing mode that propels gritty solos by Michael Hashim and James Zollar followed by a big shout chorus. The date comes to an exciting close with Vilner’s epic arrangement of Mahalia Jackson’s “I’m on My Way to Canaan Land” that features a guest appearance by virtuoso flautist Itai Kriss and as Thomas displaying her strong gospel roots as the song alternates between Middle Eastern and Afro Cuban rhythm.
Vilner once again has created a compelling collection of exhilarating original compositions paired with well-chosen standards, adorned with his impeccable arranging skills, all brought to life with his vivid pen and an outstanding line-up of masterful performances that continue the tradition of excellence known as The Eyal Viler Big Band.
Liner Notes by Russ Musto, New York City Jazz Record
Swing is in! All over the world, from Manhattan to Moscow, audiences these days are embracing the sound of big band jazz that gets listeners up from their seats and out moving on the dance floor. “Ever since I started playing, for me, swing was the thing,” proclaims Israeli born saxophonist/clarinetist/composer/arranger Eyal Vilner. He says, “I remember having conversations with my teachers back in Tel Aviv about the bands that really swung and how that feeling is so essential to the music we call jazz. But it was only after I started swing dancing myself did I begin to truly understand just what that means.” Recalling sessions with his mentor, Count Basie saxophonist Frank Wess, Vilner notes “I think about how his sound and phrasing and sense of rhythm just made you feel so good! You could not not move to it!”
Swing Out!, the fourth album by the Eyal Vilner Big Band, marks an important development in the evolution of this fantastic group comprised of some of New York City’s finest musicians; one that is the direct result of the band’s interaction with the swing dance community. Vilner says, “In the past few years, we’ve started playing more and more for swing dancers. This has really influenced the way I play and write music. I fell in love with the dance and have become really passionate about the connection between musicians and dancers in the swing world. This exchange between dance and music, movement and sound, feels so new and refreshing - yet so natural and familiar. It feels like we’re bringing it back to where jazz and swing dancing grew up and developed together, influenced and inspired by one another. It’s like we’re bringing it back home.”
In what may very well be a first, this disc was recorded live in the studio with dancers dancing while the musicians played. Vilner says, “We are striving to create something new in the genre and tell our story through these aesthetics. The program on the album represents different sides of our music as a band.” The disc opens with Vilner’s “Downhill”, a new piece that has already become a favorite on the Lindy Hop scene in New York. A soulful outing, it has a solid shuffle beat that recalls the sound of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messenger’s classics like “Moanin’” and “Dat Dere”. Vilner steps back from his conductor’s podium to take the album’s first solo, his smooth toned alto gliding rhythmically over the funky rhythm, after which trumpeter Brandon Lee takes a high flying turn, followed by trombonist Rob Edwards, who gets down and dirty with a plunger muted statement.
Vilner’s arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “In A Mellow Tone” was written in tribute to Count Basie and his band’s sumptuous dynamics. Vocalist Brianna Thomas sings the original Milt Gabler lyric with silky elan and then adds her self-composed vocalese chorus based on a Trummy Young trombone solo around which Vilner orchestrated the piece. Thomas is featured again on “Dinah”, an uptempo outing that is part of the band’s New Orleans program with Vilner wailing on both alto and clarinet and Andrew Millar’s washboard sharing rhythm section duties with Eran Fink’s drum kit. The Crescent City excursion continues on “Do You Know What it Means (To Miss New Orleans)”, with veteran trumpeter James Zollar delivering a growling plunger muted trumpet solo after which pianist Jordan Piper, bass trombonist Ron Wilkins and clarinetist Evan Arntzen follow with their own easy grooving improvisations.
The music moves up the river to Missouri for W. C. Handy‘s “Saint Louis Blues”. Vilner’s idiosyncratic arrangement, featuring Thomas’s soulful vocal, opens with a classic habanera beat that Jelly Roll Morton famously described as “the Latin tinge” and then traverses through Dixieland, swing and shuffle rhythms before finishing off with two big shout choruses where the band plays a Louis Armstrong solo orchestrated for all 12 horns. Vocalist Brandon Bain makes his debut with the band singing the romantic ballad “That’s All” on a pretty arrangement that also features Vilner’s lyrical alto sax. “Big Apple Contest” is taken from the 1939 film Keep Punchin’ that includes Frankie Manning’s spectacular choreography. Originally performed by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers it has become one of the most iconic dance routines in the swing dance community. Vilner notes, “In the swing community dancers create such impressive and musical choreographies that express jazz recordings through their dance. This inspired me to do the same on my end and write an arrangement that’s inspired by this classic choreography and expresses the dance through the music.”
“My Baby Just Cares for Me” is Vilner’s tribute to Nina Simone, originally commissioned by his fellow Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri to be performed at the Red Sea Jazz Festival. Thomas sings the melody over Piper’s jaunty piano accompaniment after which saxophones and brass play Vilner’s orchestration of Simone’s original piano solo. “Going Uptown” is another dance inspired Vilner original. He says, “One of the basic first moves that swing dancers learn is a 6-count basic, which for me was so weird because the music is in 4/4! I made the melody start with a 6-count phrase and played with that motif throughout the song. At some point we even go into a brief waltz, but then end with a smacking big hit to bring us back to swing!” Vilner describes the Ruth Brown R&B classic “5-10-15 Hours” as “a straight up party tune with lots of call and response between Brianna and the band, bluesy solos by baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket and pianist Piper, and a shout chorus that I developed from one of the piano licks on the tune’s original recording.” His tribute to the Andrews Sisters, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen”, opens with his wailing clarinet leading the band into classic swing mode that propels Michael Hashim’s gritty tenor solo. The date comes to an exciting close with Vilner’s epic arrangement of “I'm on My Way to Canaan Land” that features a guest appearance by virtuoso flautist Itai Kriss and has Thomas displaying her strong gospel roots as the song alternates between the Baladi groove to 6/8 Afro Cuban rhythm.
The joyous tension of syncopated rhythms that is called swing is a hard to define entity, but one that has spread from venues like Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom to night clubs and dance halls all over the world, propelling happy feet to move with the pulsations of music that just makes one feel good. That feeling is evident throughout this disc and in all the music played by the Eyal Vilner Big Band. Vilner knows “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” and you can hear it here. Just listen.
PLAYERS AND INSTRUMENTS:
All music arranged by Eyal Vilner (BMI)
Eyal Vilner - alto sax, clarinet, flute, conducting, arrangements
Vocals: Brianna Thomas, Brandon Bain
Bryan Davis - lead trumpet
Michael Sailors - trumpet
Brandon Lee - trumpet
James Zollar - trumpet
Robert Edwards - trombone
Mariel Bildsten - trombone
Ron Wilkins - bass trombone
Bill Todd - alto sax, clarinet and flute
Jordan Pettay - alto sax
Evan Arntzen - tenor sax, clarinet
Michael Hashim - tenor sax
Eden Bareket - baritone sax
Jordan Piper - piano
Ian Hutchison - bass
Eran Fink – drums
Special guest: Itai Kriss – flute (track 12), Andrew Millar – washboard (track 3)
TRACKS AND TIMES:
Eyal Vilner Big Band
1 Downhill…………….........………….....151 bpm (3:53)
by Eyal Vilner (BMI). Solos: Vilner, Lee, Edwards
2 In a Mellow Tone………………………130 bpm (4:42)
By Ellington & Gabler
3 Dinah……….........………….................. 210 bpm (3:36)
by Akst, Lewis & Young. Solo: Vilner
4 Do You Know What it Means………...111 bpm (3:52)
by Alter & Lange. Solos: Piper, Wilkins, Arntzen, Zollar
5 Saint Louis ……….........………….........169 bpm (4:29)
by Handy. Solos: Hashim, Piper
6 That's All….……….........………….......72 bpm (3:50)
by Haymes & Brandt. Solo: Vilner
7 Big Apple Contest……….........………...218 bpm (2:57)
by Norman. Solos: Vilner, Bildsten, Arntzen, Sailors, Davis
8 My Baby Just Cares for Me…………….125 bpm (3:24)
by Donaldson & Kahn
9 Going Uptown……….........…………....202 bpm (3:29)
by Eyal Vilner (BMI). Solos: Lee, Sailors
10 5-10-15 Hours…………………………. 136 bpm (3:25)
by Toombs. Solos: Bareket, Piper
11 Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen………………...185-235 bpm (3:48)
by Secunda, Jacobs,Cahn & Chaplin. Solos: Hashim, Piper, Zollar
12 I’m on My Way to Canaan Land……….127 bpm (6:30)
by Jackson. Solos: Kriss, Fink
New single produced by two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown goes for playlist adds on June 17
NEWARK (X June 2019): Committed to continue the momentum created by last year’s “Walk The Walk” album in pursuit of his goal of becoming a contemporary jazz headliner, trumpeter Rob Zinn will drop a new single, “All In,” that goes for playlist adds on June 17. The track that bridges the gap leading to his third studio album is produced by two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown.
Zinn wrote “All In” with Brown and Lew Laing Jr., who crafted the rhythmic urban groove and smooth harmonies that illumine the big city backdrop for the hornman’s cool jazz declarations. Tapping into his diversity as a musician and composer, to Zinn, the cut that sounds like a nocturnal drive on the coast on a summer eve makes a statement - professionally and personally.
“I am 100% committed, ‘all in’ this journey of becoming an international trumpet player and composer and will remove any obstacle standing in the way of achieving my goals. The song also speaks to the relationship that I am in, in that I am ‘all in’ with her as my love, soulmate and life partner. Sharing this journey with her is a beautiful thing. ‘All In’ is a statement, if you will, about the commitments that I’ve made to my music, my artistry and my relationship - not necessarily in that order,” said Zinn, who plays Tin Pan in Richmond, Virginia this Saturday (June 8) with saxophonist Tony Exum Jr.
“Walk The Walk” showcases Zinn’s versatility, incorporating funk, Latin, R&B, rock, pop and urban jazz. With Brown in the producer’s chair and on guitar, the set features trumpet and sax collaborations between Zinn with Andrew Neu and Michael Paulo. Singles issued from the collection garnered global airplay and earned most added status on the Billboard chart. The record built on Zinn’s 2016 solo debut, “Yesterday Again.”
Born in Maryland and raised in nearby Delaware, Zinn has played trumpet and flugelhorn in a wide array of settings - from swing and jazz big band to blues, dance and tribute bands. A top-drawer sideman, Zinn has performed with a luminous list of soul-jazz hitmakers, including Brown, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Adam Hawley, Jazmin Ghent, Nick Colionne, Eric Marienthal, Kim Waters, Brian Bromberg, Jackiem Joyner, Marion Meadows, Chieli Minucci and Ragan Whiteside. Fronting his own band, Zinn opened for Grammy winners Norman Brown and Jeff Lorber Fusion as well as Pieces of a Dream. This year, Zinn performed at several prominent jazz festivals such as Berks Jazz Festival, Mallorca Jazz Festival and Sandy Shore’s Jazz Weekender. Zinn also played 2019 gigs in popular jazz clubs such as Philadelphia’s South paired with Neu and Spaghettini near Los Angeles where he accompanied Brown.
While work has only just begun on his next album, Zinn is eager to share “All In,” which reveals growth and maturity.
“My latest single embraces a fresh, groove centric, new type of song from me. Everything comes from my heart. Most of my song titles have deep meaning to me and are personal reflections about my life. Naming a song is important. It has to mean something. I am ‘All In’ my musical journey and my commitment to my love.”
For more information, please visit http://robzinn.com.
Just days after losing the legendary Dr. John, New Orleans music scene, and the city alike, is hit with another loss. Spencer Bohren, guitarist, musician, performer, storyteller passed Saturday with his family gathered at his side. Bohren had been diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer, which had metastasized to his bones.
Bohren came from a family of gospel singers from Casper, Wyoming. The family performed in the Rockies and on the plains. Bohren first started performing publically at 14. From his background in Gospel Bohren began to indulge in other streams of musical influence ranging from blues, folk, country, and other earthy musical styles.
Moving to New Orleans with his family in the 1970's he became a fixture on the local music scene with his National steel guitar on his lap and an accompanying story for the audience. According to the Advocate, Bohren was the Monday night act at Tipitina's from 1978-through-1982.
Bohren toured nationally and in Europe numerous times. He also recorded a number of albums, including his 2006 tome about Hurricane Katrina, "The Long Black Line".
In September he learned he was suffering from prostate cancer. Bohren went public with the news in November and let his fans and friends know he was seeking a holistic treatment aimed at boosting his immune system.
Focusing on recovery, Bohren cancelled a number of tours. But in April, after being admitted to a hospital in intense pain from a fractured hip, doctors informed Bohren the cancer moved to his bones.
After completing several rounds of radiation treatment Bohren was able to performed recently at Jazz Fest. It was his final public performance.
Williams’ powerful new record – her second with Grammy-winning producer Danny Blume –weaves the blues into her unique style of contemporary roots music.
On the heels of Billie’s self-titled debut album, which received critical praise and worldwide airplay, Hell To Pay offers a collection of eleven new originals that showcase Williams’ songwriting and vocal prowess. Billie draws inspiration from heartbreak with her hard-hitting opening track “Damn,” and from devotion with her classic-style soul tune “You.” Deeply affected by our troubling times, she also expresses her anger and concern in the feminist anthem “Ten Million Sisters,” and the title track “Hell To Pay,” which speak to the #metoo movement and the deepening socioeconomic divide.
Skillful writing, strong vocals, and world-class musicians make Billie Williams’ Hell To Pay a record that will leave a lasting impression across the musical spectrum.