viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

CONCERTOS PORTA-JAZZ: Sábado, 22 abril - Quarteto de Vasco Agostinho


Sala Porta-Jazz 
Sábado, 22 abril
19:00 + 22:00
concerto: 5 eur / 3 eur membros

QUARTETO DE VASCO AGOSTINHO

Rui Teixeira - saxofones
Vasco Agostinho - guitarra
José Carlos Barbosa - contrabaixo
Marcos Cavaleiro - bateria

A música, sobretudo a improvisada, reflecte a essência dos próprios músicos que a interpretam. Para isso contribuem fatores por vezes tão subtis como aqueles que originam os próprios sonhos, que apesar de tantas vezes distantes da razão, são sempre o perfeito reflexo dum estado d’alma.

A música deste grupo pretende despertar em todos os intervenientes um conjunto de sensações que estão para além da razão e da consciência transformando-se assim numa experiência única para cada ouvinte.

* (doação sugerida); Membros: https://portajazz.com/about/membros/ - cotas válidas por 1 ano: Membro amigo 40 eur; Membro músico/estudante 25 eur.


PRÓXIMOS CONCERTOS SALA PORTA-JAZZ

29 abril, 19:00 + 22:00
Ricardo Coelho Quartet
Ricardo Coelho - Vibrafone
Mané Fernandes - Guitarra
Bernardo Fresh - Baixo
Mário Costa - Bateria

PRÓXIMOS LANÇAMENTOS CARIMBO PORTA-JAZZ
Auditório da FEUP
- entrada livre - 

18 maio, 21:30
AP Quarteto
AP - guitarra
Carlos Azevedo - piano
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
Acácio Salero - bateria

19 junho, 21:30
João Mortágua "AXES"
João Mortágua - saxofone alto e soprano
José Soares - saxofone alto
Hugo Ciríaco - saxofone tenor 
Rui Teixeira - saxofone barítono e clarinete baixo
Pedro Vasconcelos - bateria e percussões
Alex Lázaro - bateria e percussões

CICLO JAZZ DE SANTO TIRSO
Centro Cultural de Vila das Aves
- entrada livre -

16 junho, 21:30 - AP Quarteto
AP - guitarra
Carlos Azevedo - piano
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
Acácio Salero - bateria

1 julho, 21:30 - Rui Filipe Freitas Sexteto
Rui Filipe Freitas - vibrafone
José Pedro Coelho - saxofone tenor e clarinete-baixo  
João Mortágua - saxofone alto e saxofone soprano
Mané Fernandes - guitarra
Filipe Teixeira - contrabaixo
João Martins - bateria


Tal Cohen & Danielle Wertz - Intertwined (April 21, 2017) KARI-ON PRODUCTIONS


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Danielle Wertz was named one of eleven semi-finalists in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, and placed third in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition. She is a 2015 DownBeat Student Music Award recipient and was named the inaugural winner of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival (WWJF) Young Artist Contest in 2012. 

Tal Cohen was named the winner of the Barry Harris National Jazz Competition
in Detroit, Michigan, and in 2015 he was named the 2015 winner of the coveted 
Freedman Jazz Fellowship in Sydney, Australia. 

Available April 21, 2017

Featuring: Danielle Wertz: vocals, Tal Cohen: piano, Jaime Oehlers: tenor sax

CD Release Event: The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD 
Address: 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878-5727




Danielle Wertz is a jazz vocalist from Falls Church, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and studied under the direction of Dr. Kate Reid. Danielle was named one of eleven semi-finalists in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, and placed third in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Vocal Competition. She is a 2015 DownBeat Student Music Award recipient and was named the inaugural winner of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival (WWJF) Young Artist Contest in 2012.

Danielle has performed in many established venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley, The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Twins Jazz, Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club, and the St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. She has also had the privilege of working and performing with many renowned musicians including Cyrille Aimée, Gretchen Parlato, Chris Botti, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Bowie, Martin Bejerano, Lena Seikaly, Mark Meadows, and Chris Grasso.


Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Israel. After moving to Perth at the age of 16, Tal continued his music studies at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he completed a bachelor degree, honours and masters in jazz performance. Yellow Sticker, Tal’s first album as a leader, was released in December 2011. 

Consisting largely of original tunes, it showcases some of Perth’s finest musicians with Jamie Oehlers on saxophone, Chris Tarr on drums and Pete Jeavons on bass. In May 2013 Tal performed a number of shows with world-renowned saxophonist Joe Lovano at the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival, including a sold-out performance at the Perth Concert Hall. In 2014, Tal Cohen was named the winner of the Barry Harris National Jazz Competition in Detroit, Michigan, and in 2015 he was named the 2015 winner of the coveted Freedman Jazz Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.


Unexpected interpretations of standard jazz repertoire captured in an intimate duo setting. On original compositions, the voice is used as a collaborative instrumental texture rather than as a featured soloist.

Most of the tracks on this album are products of live experimentation ideas that gradually developed into compositions and arrangements. We arrived in the studio without an agenda and played exactly what felt natural and organic in the moment. All laughs and “mistakes” have been left untouched, and what you will hear is an honest representation of what happens when we get together and make music we feel deeply connected to. We feel that the imperfections are what make this album unique.


Chick Corea - The Musician (CONCORD MUSIC GROUP 2017) 3 CD



Chick Corea first laid eyes on New York’s Greenwich Village in 1959, fresh from high school, with a head full of music that only he could have imagined. With this new release The Musician, recorded in the epicenter of Chick’s original NYC haunts and more than 50 years later, Corea finally brings all that music together at once.

The new live 3-CD and Blu-ray set captures Corea’s 70th birthday celebration at the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in 2011, where he assembled a staggering lineup of musical friends and fellow-travelers – among them Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin and Stanley Clarke – for a month-long residency featuring 10 different bands, including triumphal sets by his own Chick Corea Elektric Band and Return to Forever. All of it is captured brilliantly in the first feature-length documentary on Corea’s life, music and genius musical partners. The film takes you inside the heads and "hangs” of some of the greatest artists of our time – backstage and personal – and the CDs capture almost four hours of live recordings of every band.

The deluxe hardcover edition, including the film on Blu-ray, in addition to the 3 CDs, an essay by Robin D. G. Kelley and exclusive photos, will be available from Concord Jazz on April 21, 2017, as well as a 3-CD edition. A 3-LP edition on 180-gram vinyl is planned for June 2.

Return to Forever Unplugged, with Clarke (bass), Lenny White (drums) and Frank Gambale (guitar), opens the set like a thundercrack. Lyrical explorations in a trio with Gary Peacock (bass) and Brian Blade (drums) follow, cutting a path for even more fireworks from fan-favorite Five Peace Band, co-led with McLaughlin (guitar), featuring Kenny Garrett (sax), John Patitucci (bass) and Blade. A duet with McFerrin (vocals) is pure improvisational magic from two masters of the form. Corea and his most frequent collaborator, Gary Burton (vibraphone) add the Harlem String Quartet for a virtuosic chamber jazz set.


From Miles, with Wallace Roney (trumpet), Gary Bartz (sax), Eddie Gomez (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums) is a Davis tribute like no other: vibrant and swinging with the spirit of Miles himself. Flamenco Heart is a classic late-night Madrid party, featuring Concha Buika (vocals), Jorge Pardo (sax and flute), Carles Benavent (bass), Niño Josele (guitar), and Jeff Ballard (drums). Piano duets with Hancock and Marcus Roberts are brilliantly alive with emotion and virtuosity. The Elektric Band – Dave Weckl (drums), Patitucci, Eric Marienthal (sax) and Gambale – closes the album with a jolt of musical energy. Nobody who saw these shows will ever forget it.

The CDs capture the music with Corea’s characteristic thrilling live sound, and the documentary goes even further: with total access to Chick’s creative process, the film features live footage, but also rehearsals, backstage hangs and candid interviews with the musicians. Everything that goes into making music at this level – the hours of practice, rehearsals, gear moving in and out – is in full view.

The Musician is one of the great portraits of a true genius in his prime, at work. In every musical setting, Corea’s long history of creative adventurism made for the ultimate present-tense music. The title of the set followed naturally.

"That’s what the story’s about. It’s about musicians, being musicians,” Corea says. "When people ask me, ‘What did you learn from Miles?’ – that’s the salient thing that I took from my experience. Miles just let his musicians be themselves. He let them be musicians.”

The Musician is a look at Corea’s ongoing creative journey, one that never rests for long. His constant innovation as a composer, piano player and bandleader have earned him just about every award available to jazz musicians, including his status as a Downbeat Magazine Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master. He sits at #4 on the list of artists with the most Grammy nominations of all time. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber works – all of which are embraced on The Musician – Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career.

"One question I’m asked all the time is what setting do I like best – trios or full bands – or which musician do I like best to work with? Do I like to play the piano more than the Rhodes? The answer to any of those questions is the same, really – it’s all so less in importance to the act of creating, and the act of collaborating with another musician.”

The Musician shows Corea welcoming his 70th year with friends and thousands of fans. Now, five years later, he shows no sign of slowing down. He continues to look forward to more tours, more gigs, and more sessions. Looking back on the month-long celebration that is now remembered on The Musician, Corea calls it motivation "to keep on experimenting and researching and putting new bands together and playing music. It’s that simple.”


Disc One
1 Captain Marvel (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
08:15 Chick Corea, Return To Forever
2 Light As A Feather (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
14:16 Chick Corea, Return To Forever
3 I Hear A Rhapsody (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
09:25 Chick Corea, Chick Corea Trio
4 Spirit Rides (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
13:00 Chick Corea, John McLaughlin
5 Special Beings (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
16:43 Chick Corea, John McLaughlin
6 I've Got The World On A String (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
05:54 Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin
7 Spain (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
09:34 Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin

Disc Two
1 Overture (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
07:57 Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Harlem Quartet
2 Your Eyes Speak To Me (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
04:32 Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Harlem Quartet, Gayle Moran Corea
3 If I Were A Bell (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
22:09 Chick Corea
4 Nefertiti (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
10:54 Chick Corea
5 Zyryab (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
16:38 Chick Corea
6 Mi Nina Lola (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
09:22 Chick Corea

Disc Three
1 CC's Birthday Blues (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
09:26 Chick Corea, Marcus Roberts, Wynton Marsalis
2 Caravan (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
08:29 Chick Corea, Marcus Roberts
3 Hot House (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
05:00 Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
4 Dolphin Dance (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
09:10 Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
5 Cantaloupe Island (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
06:38 Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
6 Ritual (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
13:39 Chick Corea, Chick Corea Elektric Band
7 Silver Temple (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011)
15:35 Chick Corea, Chick Corea Elektric Band


Curro Garcia - Cinco ciudades y una verdad amarga (2017)


1. Intro 0:48
2. Morriña 5:04
3. Five Cities With Karen 6:41
4. Et 4:43
5. Ny Attitude 4:58
6. We'll Be Together Again 7:27
7. Nefrén 6:57
8. Brilliant Corner 4:15
9. Verdad Amarga 2:58
10. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans 3:36

Enrique Oliver (tenor sax)
Joan Saldaña (alto sax)
Javier Bermejo (piano)
Andrés Lizón (bass)
Curro García (drums)


Dear Lord - Dear Trane (A Modern Tribute to John Coltrane) ZENNEZ RECORDS - MOON RIVER MUSIC 2017


John Coltrane was one of the greatest jazz innovators in the world. July 17 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of his death. France born, Sicily raised and Amsterdam based guitarist/composer Sandro Fazio now pays a modern tribute to John Coltrane with his brand new group DEAR LORD empowered by Francesco Bearzatti, Felix Barth and Bartho Staalman. 

DEAR LORD, inspired by the genius of John Coltrane, born from the attempt to approach the emotional strength of the compositions of the great American saxophonist, making them relive with contemporary sounds, experiences and musical acquisitions.

The songs that the band offers, totally re-arranged by the group leader Sandro Fazio, were "rewritten" by trying to imagine how Coltrane would have adjusted his songs if he would had composed them today. An arduous attempt, considering the magnitude of the composer, but just as pure and true to his intentions. The project idea comes from the certainty that the best way to remain faithful to Coltrane is the search for contemporaneity.

1 Resolution play
2 Naima play
3 Dear Lord play
4 Dear Trane play
5 Like Sonny play
6 Lonnie's Lament play
7 Sun Ship play
8 Amen play

Sandro Fazio electric and midi guitar
Francesco Bearzatti tenor saxophone
Felix Barth bass, electronics, vocals
Bartho Staalman drums, electronics vocals, acoustic guitar


Hakos Trios - Hakos Trios (RIZOMA RECORDS 2017)



Hako’s Trios se compone de dos tríos diferentes. La misma sección rítmica pero con diferentes vientos.

Uno de los mejores vientos en la escena actual de España – Enrique Oliver y Julián Sánchez, más los balcanes Vasil Hajigrudev en el bajo y Lav Kovac en la batería.

La música es orientado al groove con melodías pentatónicas y influencias asiáticas y balcanes. La increíble conexión entre Vasil y Lav, entre el bajoy la batería hace posible ritmos profundos, casi tribales.


1. Hakos Tune 4:46
2. 34-54 5:18
3. Raga 1 6:22
4. Hakos Tune Take 2 4:08
5. Raga 1 Take 2 3:54
6. Sanctus 4:42
7. Improvisation 1 3:16
8. Liman do Vavilona 1:35
9. Mprovisation 2 1:46

Julián Sánchez (trompeta)
Enrique Oliver (saxo tenor)
Vasil Hadjigrudev (contrabajo)
Lav Kovac (batería)