Monday, March 31, 2008

Boredoms Other Music In-Store: NY, Tonight, March 31!

Other Music is very excited to be hosting an in-store performance with Japan's legendary Boredoms, who will be playing in the round on the shop floor this Monday, March 31st!! As you can imagine, space will be extremely limited, so starting today (Friday) at 6:00PM, we're going to give single-person passes to the first 50 people who come into the shop and purchase their new album Super Roots 9, out on Thrill Jockey (one CD per customer -- sorry, no web orders). Your receipt will be your ticket, which you'll need to have with you to gain entrance on Monday night.

Monday, March 31@ 9:00 P.M.
Other Music: 15 East 4th Street NYC
Free with Purchase of Super Roots 9
First 50 customers - in store sales only.
Sorry, no web orders and no walk-ups day of
show. Ticket holders only.

dee Brown releases "No Time to Waste"

dee Brown has completed his first solo project entitled No Time to Waste on nuGroove Records. The new project showcases his skill as a smooth jazz inspirational guitarist/composer/producer/arranger.

On this project, dee needed something to spice up the music in a fresh way and called on Gerald Mitchell of Los Harmons, a dear friend and producer, to co-produce the project.dee Brown was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the youngest of three children. His parents George and Roceal Brown exposed him to music at a young age. Dee can remember as a child hearing jazz being played by his father all day long. He heard music from his father's favorite artists: Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Les McCann, Cannonball Adderly, King Pleasure and Charles Christian. His mother on the other hand was really into the Motown Sound. She would play music by the Four Tops, The Miracles, The Jackson 5 and James Brown. This started dee on his way to learn elements of several different forms and styles of music.

No Time to Waste is now available on nuGroove Records.
FREE download of "Wings of Love" at

"Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create a hot new name in Smooth Jazz guitar. Take a guy with Detroit roots, raised by a mother who was into Motown and disco and a father who was into jazz. Introduce him at a young age to the music of Wes Montgomery. Give him a guitar for Christmas. Encourage him. Give him the time to mature into a solid professional. There you have it in a nutshell: the recipe for musical success that's led to the first solo Smooth Jazz release for the incredibly talented Dee Brown. NO TIME TO WASTE is a cool breath of fresh funk and grooves on today's Smooth Jazz scene..." - Scott O'Brien,

Lee Genesis survives car rollover In Miami

Singer Lee Genesis, who was showcased earlier this year in Boston and in New York City, was taking part in the Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach on Friday, [March 28] when a runaway parked car rolling downhill ran over him.

“It’s a miracle I’m alive and OK,” said Lee. “After the late night events were over, I had parked the car, but forgot that the car was still in “drive” and the driveway of the Miami Beach Resort & Spa Hotel is on an incline. Then I dropped my keys while getting out of the car and the car began to roll downhill and when I tried to stop it, it just rolled over me!”

“Everyone was screaming and then a really nice guy with emergency medical training came over and started praying to Jesus that I would be alright and I got up and walked away from the spot where I’d fallen. The car rolled over my shoulder blade, but there was a depression in the ground that saved me--when my body fell, I fell into that depression so the full force of the car didn’t hit me. The ambulance came and the hospital did a bunch of x-rays at 5:30 am in their trauma center and everything seems to be fine. I’m bruised and on Percodan, but otherwise I’m OK. Doctors said it was a miracle,” stated Lee.

Genesis’ new CD, The Soul of Lee Genesis is garnering sales and airplay around the U.S. but even more so throughout Europe where R&B, soul and jazz are more widely admired.

Genesis’ new dance CD, The House of Lee Genesis is also generating a great deal of interest here but in Europe there is even more excitement as tours of Italy are being offered by industry titans who heard his soulful singing at the conference in Miami.

Lee Genesis and his full 8 piece band are scheduled to appear at Scullers Jazz Club in September this year.

R.I.P.: Gene Puerling

Gene Puerling
(born March 31, 1929, died March 25, 2008)
A great singer (bass-baritone), a superb vocal arranger and the founder/leader of two legendary vocal groups: The Hi-Lo's and The Singers Unlimited.

Message from Clark Burroughs, another founding member of The Hi-Lo's):
"Don Shelton phoned me last night with the news.
My old friend, most admired mentor and lifelong near-brother passed into the next existence night before last.
I wish with all my being that I could stand next to him one more time. There were times when we were one voice, somehow larger than our two voices. His genius informed my entire life. His harmonies are embedded in my bones, and his humor followed me through more than six decades. I'll always love him."

According to Carman J. Price, here's the most complete bio that can be found on the web...
"Gene also won a Grammy Award in 1982 for his classic arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" as recorded by the Manhattan Transfer", Price adds.
And a couple of YouTube clips featuring the Hi-Lo's as guests of Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra

Gene Puerling, Grammy-Winning Arranger Dies
by Jesse Hamlin
San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2008

Gene Puerling, the Grammy-winning vocal arranger whose intricate, harmonically rich arrangements for the Hi-Lo's and The Singers Unlimited influenced many ensembles, including the Beach Boys, Manhattan Transfer and Take Six, died March 25 in a Marin County hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 78.

Mr. Puerling, who lived in San Anselmo, was one of the great jazz and pop vocal arrangers who expanded the sound of harmony singing. The Hi-Lo's, a quartet formed in Los Angeles in 1953 with Mr. Puerling singing bass-baritone and writing the arrangements, became the most popular jazz-based vocal group of the period. They were heard widely on record, in concert and on TV shows hosted by Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Steve Allen and Nat Cole.

"Any vocal group that didn't listen to the Hi-Lo's was remiss," said jazz singer Jon Hendricks of the legendary vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.

"Gene broadened the harmonies, like Bird did with bebop," said Hendricks, comparing Mr. Puerling to pioneering saxophonist Charlie Parker. "The sound of the Hi-Lo's was choral, even though there were only four of them. The way the chords were spread out, they sounded like a choir."

In late 1950s, when the Hi-Lo's were performing at Birdland in New York, Hendricks, Dave Lambert and Annie Ross would sit up front, soak up the sound and try to figure out who was singing lead. "Because the blend was so marvelous, we couldn't find the lead half the time," Hendricks recalled with a laugh.

Born in Milwaukee in 1929, Mr. Puerling took a few piano lessons but was a largely self-taught musician. A fan of vocal groups like Mel Torme's the Mel-Tones, the Modernaires and the Four Freshmen, Mr. Puerling formed a series of vocal groups in high school. One of them, the Shades, featured baritone Bob Strasen, who would become one of the original Hi-Lo's (with baritone Bob Morse and tenor Clark Burroughs, the latter replaced in 1959 by tenor Don Shelton).

Mr. Puerling worked as a Milwaukee disc jockey for a spell before moving to Los Angeles, where he sang on recordings by Les Baxter and Gordon Jenkins. With a push from bandleader and film composer Jerry Fielding, the Hi-Lo's began recording for the small Starlite label, performing Mr. Puerling's arrangements of standards like "She's Funny That Way" and "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Their breakthrough year was 1956, when the quartet became the house vocal group for the nationally televised Rosemary Clooney show and was signed to Columbia Records.

Over the next few years, the Hi-Lo's appeared on the tube with Sinatra, Benny Goodman and other stars, toured with Judy Garland, played major halls like Madison Square Garden and recorded commercial jingles for Hertz Rent a Car and other advertisers. After being dropped from Columbia, the group was signed to Sinatra's Reprise label in the early '60s, recording some of the folk songs and bossa nova numbers popular at the time. But with the advent of rock 'n' roll, the Hi-Lo's, like other older pop groups, went out of vogue, and split in 1964.

Mr. Puerling went to work in the Chicago studios writing and singing commercial jingles. Working with fellow singers Shelton, Len Dresslar and Bonnie Herman, Mr. Puerling began experimenting with the new multi-track recording technology to create a rich, layered choral sound by overdubbing the voices. Called The Singers Unlimited, the quartet made a recording of the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill" that inspired pianist Oscar Peterson to recommend the group to his record label, MPS of Germany, which put out more than a dozen Singers Unlimited albums.

Mr. Puerling, who was nominated for 14 Grammys, won the award in 1982 for his arrangement of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" for Manhattan Transfer. He also wrote arrangements for Chanticleer, Linda Ronstadt and other artists.

In the late 1970s, Mr. Puerling reunited the Hi-Lo's, with whom he recorded a couple of CDs and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and elsewhere around the country. In recent years, he taught workshops at the Marin-based Harmony Sweepstakes.

"As a craftsman of the art of blending and harmonizing the human voice in song, Gene has no equal," said Harmony Sweepstakes producer John Neal.

Mr. Puerling is survived by his wife, Helen.

"Grooves in the Temple" - Bass Magazine, Japan

Story about Jorge Pesacara, with review of his "Grooves in the Temple" album (produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro), published in the latest issue of Japan's "Bass Magazine".
Section: "Bass Basic Club"

DVD of the Day - "Jobim & Cia.: Musicalmente"

DVD of the Day
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miucha, Vinicius de Moares & Toquinho: "Musicalmente" (LW) 2002

Book of the Day - "The New Sound of Brazil"

Book of the Day
"The New Sound Of Brazil For Piano" (Monsapec) 1965
Songs by Joao Gilberto, Joao Donato, Joe Zawinul and Claus Ogerman

DVD-A of the Day: "Best of Gabor Szabo in the CTI Years"

DVD-A of the Day
"Best of Gabor Szabo in the CTI Years" (CTI) 2000

LD of the Day - "Pat Metheny: Secret Story"

LaserDisc of the Day
Pat Metheny: "Secret Story" (VideoArts) 1993
Featuring: Jim Beard, Gil Goldstein, Mark Ledford et al.

VHS of the Day - "Os Cafajestes"

VHS of the Day
"Os Cafajestes" (Isto É) 1998
Directed by Ruy Guerra
Soundtrack Composed & Performed by Luiz Bonfá with Bebeto Castilho, Helcio Milito, Jorginho (Jorge Ferreira da Silva) and Rosana Toledo

12" EP of the Day - "Juicy: I've Got Something"

12" EP of the Day
Juicy: "I've Got Something" (Arista) 1982
Produced by Eumir Deodato for Kenya Music

CD of the Day - "DonatoDeodato"

CD of the Day
João Donato & Eumir Deodato: "DonatoDeodato" (Muse/Sony Japan) 1999

Single of the Day - Juicy: "Nobody But You"

Single of the Day
Juicy: "Nobody But You" (CBS) 1985
Produced by Eumir Deodato for Kenya Music

Vinyl of the Day - "Deodato"

Vinyl of the Day
Eumir Deodato: "Deodato" (CTI) 1974, 2-CD set
Produced by Creed Taylor

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tonight & Tomorrow at "Bypass"... don't miss!

Carrefour de l’Etoile 1 ,
1227 Les Acacias, Genève
0022 300 6565

Single of the Day - "Joao Gilberto: Orfeu do Carnaval"

Single of the Day (45 rpm, pic sleeve):
João Gilberto: "Orfeu do Carnaval" (Odeon) 1959

IAJE's most challenging time...

The most challenging time in the Association’s history.

For nearly 40 years, IAJE has played an absolutely vital role in assuring the continued worldwide growth and development of jazz and jazz education. Although IAJE employs professional staff dedicated to carrying out our collective mission, it is you, our members, who have supported and shaped the organization into what it is today – the gathering point for the worldwide jazz community!

If you have ever attended the Annual International Conference, read a helpful article in the Jazz Education Journal, attended a Teacher Training Institute, received guidance or information from the expert Resource Team, or grown in any number of ways from making new contacts with IAJE’s diverse and dedicated membership, you know the value of IAJE firsthand. IAJE is a passionate and respected advocate for jazz in our society and jazz education in our schools. Quite simply, there is no association like it!

Unfortunately, IAJE presently finds itself facing significant challenges that threaten its ability to continue to meet its vital mission.
* IAJE’s Campaign for Jazz, envisioned over 5 years ago as a means of endowing IAJE’s programs and thus (ironically) assuring its fiscal stability, has not performed as hoped or expected. The initial investment necessary to launch the Campaign was quite significant and, while many have been quite generous with their pledges of support, the money has arrived much slower than anticipated or needed. In short, IAJE invested heavily in this campaign and has not come close to recouping its expenses, resulting in the accumulation of significant debt.
* The Toronto conference, while an incredible event (and the usual great “hang”), experienced very poor attendance – down by nearly 40% from previous years. Many factors beyond IAJE’s control influenced this: the high cost of airfares, the weakness of the American dollar, and new passport requirement for U.S. citizens. Nevertheless, this situation left us with an additional debilitating financial loss.

Given the cumulative and devastating effect of these setbacks, the Board has had to take a realistic look at our current financial position and has made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend the following programmatic operations for the time being so that we may focus all of our attention on the health of this vital association. This will include the:

* Search for a new Executive Director
* Park City Jazz Summit in Park City, Utah
* All scholarship programs
* Production of the Jazz Education Journal

The IAJE website will continue to operate along with opportunities for members to access the Resource Team, online publications, and other member benefits. Current plans are to resume publication of the JEJ as early as the end of summer.

A Transition Team has been appointed by the Board to help guide IAJE through this difficult time. As an association that has seen phenomenal growth in both its membership and programming over the past 40 years, we have reached a point where significant changes have to be made. Therefore, we anticipate utilizing this as an opportunity to restructure the Association in ways that will not only ensure its future fiscal health but will position it to better meet the needs of our members. To facilitate this restructuring, we will, therefore, be postponing Executive Board elections until later this summer. Ultimately, we are confident that IAJE will emerge from this a much stronger, more vibrant association.

Jazz Talk - Hoofin' It: Jazz and TapHOOFIN’ IT: JAZZ AND TAP


Jazz at Lincoln Center completes its Jazz Talk series for the 2007-08 season with Jazz Talk: Hoofin’ It: Jazz and Tap. Moderator Dr. Lewis Porter talks with dancers Harold “Stumpy” Cromer, Jared Grimes and Stephanie Larriere in celebration of this original African-American art form and its timeless connection to jazz by sharing secrets of their steps and demonstrating trademark moves.

April 17, 2008; 7-8:30 p.m.

Irene Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th Street, by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via

CD of the Day - "Best of Art Farmer"

CD of the Day
"The Best of Art Farmer" (CTI/Sony) 1990
Produced by Creed Taylor
Featuring: Dave Grusin, Jeremy Steig, Joe Henderson, Mike Mainieri, Will Lee, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Yusef Lateef et al.

Box Set of the Day: "Larry Coryell: The Guitar Master"

Box Set of the Day
Larry Coryell: "The Guitar Master" (CTI/TIM) 1999
Produced by Creed Taylor
Featuring: Donald Harrison, Nico Assumpção, Marcio Montarroyos, Dori Caymmi, Peabo Bryson, Chuck Loeb, Don Sebesky, Ted Rosenthal, Grover Washington Jr. et al.

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12" EP of the Day - "Fuse One: Grand Prix"

12" EP of the Day
Fuse One: "Grand Prix/Double Steal" (CTI/Polydor) 1980
Produced by Creed Taylor
Arranged by Jeremy Wall
Featuring: Joe Farrell, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Ronnie Foster, Paulinho da Costa et al.

Vinyl of the Day - "Joao Donato"

Vinyl of the Day
"João Donato" (Muse) 1973
2nd pressing of "DonatoDeodato"
Produced by Joe Fields (original album credits - "Produced & Engineered by George Klabin" - omitted in this second issue)
Arranged & Conducted by Eumir Deodato

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Greg Osby - Simulcast tomorrow, March 27

Greg Osby Simulcast
Thursday, March 27th at 9:00 PM Eastern
Simulcast! Attend via Phone or Webcast- it's your choice!
Join us in for a discussion with Jazz Saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist Greg Osby.
The discussion is presented as a simulcast and is accessible via both the web and by phone. Please tune in to ask questions and participate in this great event!

To register and attend, please click:

Deep House Movement Party at WMC, tomorrow, March 27, in Miami

Yes Yes, it's Spring time! It's party time. It's Winter Music Conference time! Check it! Join us at Ayon Productions' Deep House Movement with Doc Martin, Christian Ayon, champagne bruch, bikinis, and more in Joley at the Astor Hotel!
while you're at it, don't forget to:
Check for nightly webcasts of the hottest indie bands playing live at the famous Gig in Hollywood
and hit up to bump the latest underground unsigned artists from the world over in stereo stereo stereo sounddd!
We'll be there!!!

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Return to Forever - More Dates

More dates confirmed for the RTF reunion tour
Tickets On Sale Soon!

May 31, 2008
Verizon Wireless Arena
Houston, TX
03/28 10:00 AM CT

Jun 1, 2008
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Dallas, TX
04/03 10:00 AM CT

Jun 8, 2008
The Paramount - Seattle
Seattle, WA
04/04 10:00 AM PT

June 11, 2008
The Grand at the Regency Center #1
San Francisco, CA
03/30 10:00 AM ET

June 11, 2008
The Grand at the Regency Center #2
San Francisco, CA
03/30 10:00 AM ET

June 12, 2008
The Grand at the Regency Center #3
San Francisco, CA
03/30 10:00 AM ET

June 12, 2008
The Grand at the Regency Center #4
San Francisco, CA
03/30 10:00 AM ET

June 21, 2008
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Detroit, MI
04/02 10:00 AM ET

Jun 22, 2008
Murat Theatre
Indianapolis, IN
03/31 10:00 AM ET

Jun 24, 2008
The Plain Dealer Pavilion
Cleveland, OH
04/03 10:00 AM ET

Jun 28, 2008
Saratoga PAC - Freihofers's Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, NY
04/13 10:00 AM ET

Aug 5, 2008
Mann Center for Perf Arts w/ the Flecktones
Philadelphia, PA
04/05 10:00 AM ET

German Jazz Meeting

Darmstadt meets Bremen

Jazzinstitut will provide information on its activities at the jazzahead!-fair in Bremen. Exciting panels on jazz journalism, and German Jazz Meeting 2008.

For a long week-end, lasting from Thursday to Sunday, April 18th to 21st, Europe’s largest public archive on jazz presents its various activities at Bremen’s CongressCentrum. Together with the Klaus-Kuhnke-Archiv fuer populaere Musik, located at the Bremen University, the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt will provide information about its wide range of activities, from scholarly publications, jazz research services to exhibitions, conferences, workshops and jazz concerts.

We look forward to welcome you at our fair stand B10/B12 (right in front of the Borgward-Saal) in Bremen at jazzahead! (, April 18 to 21, 2008.

One major project of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt will be presented to the public at jazzahead!, too: For the second time, the German Jazz Meeting, a bi-annual showcase festival will present the richness and variety of the contemporary German jazz and improvisation scene to an international and national audience. As a showcase festival it focuses on the current creative German Jazz scene and will present 12 outstanding bands from this country (

German Jazz Meeting is a coopperation with Messe- und Austellungsgesellschaft Hansa GmbH, and is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the German Ministery for Foreign Affaires.

Also, we would like to recommend two further expert events during the jazzahead!-fair in Bremen. Two conference panels will discuss “Quality in Jazz Journalism” and “The Future of Jazz in Public Radio”, which are both held in English.
The Topics in a Nutshell:

Quality in Jazz Journalism
April 18th 2008, 04:30-05:30 pm, Salon Franzius

In principle, jazz criticism faces the same dilemma as music criticism dies in general: there is no professional training for this field. On top of that, jazz first had to assert itself against so-called serious music in the media because providing information on the musical genre jazz was long considered an alibi for a medium’s youthfulness. Furthermore, jazz criticism was often written by jazz enthusiasts who saw themselves as defenders of jazz or by journalists who were more interested in the spectacle than in artistic composition. The fact that jazz involves a lot of improvisations and that there are rarely musical scores to hand down does not make criticism any easier. But despite all these problems - How is it possible to pursue high-quality jazz journalism?

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sandner (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main / Journalist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Speaker: Dieter Ilg (Musician), Stuart Nicholson (Journalist, UK), Jan Granlie (Journalist und Festival director, Norway)
Future of Jazz in Public Radio
April 19th 2008, 04:30-06:00 pm, Lloyd Saal

Jazz on the radio has always had a bad image: too late, too short, too little, or threatened by the next programme reform. These eternal sweeping statements are always true - or always false, for it is impossible to prove or disprove them. A discussion panel moderated by Michael Rüsenberg attempts to look beyond the German borders into various parts of Europe to gain an overview in a divided landscape. The discussion will be held in English.

Moderation: Michael Rüsenberg (WDR)
Speaker: Roland Spiegel (BR), Arne Schumacher (Radio Bremen), John Walters (The Guardian, London), Thomas P. Illes (SwissGroove), Co de Kloet (NPS Holland)

!! Further information on the conference programme: Press Office jazzahead!, Andrea Bischoff, Phone +49 (0) 421 / 35 05 - 444, Fax +49 (0) 421 / 35 05 - 3 40, E-mail: !!

Jazz Aviary live in LA this Tuesday, Apr 1st

musical ornithology
A Celebration of Birds through Music, Poetry, Projections & Birdsong
Conceived & Performed by Susan Krebs
In Collaboration with the Soaring Sextet (Scott Breadman, Rich Eames*, Jerry Kalaf, Rob Lockart, Ryan McGillicuddy, Riner Scivally)

*LA-based keyboardist Rich Eames performed on the first album ever produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro: Yana Purim's self-titled debut LP for RCA, recorded in 1980 and released in 1982.

Multimedia CD Release concert at the Jazz Bakery
Tuesday, April First, 8 pm - 2 Sets

A portion of the concert's proceeds will be donated to
the L.A. Chapter of the National Audubon Society.
Tickets: $25
Half-price for students 21 and under
Reservations & Info: 310-271-9039

Single of the Day - "Sergio Mendes: Fool on the Hill"

Single of the Day (pic sleeve)
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66: "Fool on the Hill" (A&M) 1966
Featuring Tiao Neto, Dom Um Romao, Lani Hall, Karen Phillip, Rubens Bassini, Joao Palma, Jose Soares, Bob Matthews, John Pisano, Janis Hansen, Dave Grusin et al.

12" EP of the Day - "Esther Phillips/David Matthews"

12" EP of the Day
"Esther Phillips/David Matthews" (Kudu) 1976
Produced by Creed Taylor
A 1 Esther Phillips: "Magic's In The Air"
A 2 Esther Phillips: "Boy, You Really Tied One On"
B 1 David Matthews: "You Keep Me Hanging On"

DVD of the Day: "Pat Metheny: Speaking of Now Live"

DVD of the Day
Pat Metheny Group: "Speaking of Now Live" (Eagle Vision/ST2)
Produced by Steve Rodby & Pat Metheny

Box Set of the Day: "All Day Thumbsucker Revisited"

Box Set of the Day (longbox sleeve)
"All Day Thumbsucker Revisited - The History of Blue Thumb Records" (MCA) 1995
Compiled by Gary Katz
Production Coordination: Deborah Silverman-Kern
Production Assistant: Joseph Moore
Liner Notes by Ben Sidran & Tommy LiPuma
Featuring Joao Donato, Gabor Szabo, Dave Mason, The Crusaders, Leon Russell, The Pointer Sisters, Hugh Masekela, Phil Upchurch, Bossa Rio, Sun Ra, The Pointer Sisters et al.

"Tempos Diferentes" - Nelson Angelo live!

"Tribuna da Imprensa On Line" - Rio de Janeiro, March 26, 2008

Tempos distintos de Nelson Angelo
Violonista apresenta um apanhado de sua trajetória em show esta noite

Um dos mais refinados artistas da música brasileira contemporânea, o mineiro Nelson Angelo está de volta aos palcos cariocas para lançar o CD "O maravilhoso mundo musical de Nelson Angelo - Tempos diferentes" (Dubas Brasil), esta noite no Rival. As músicas foram selecionadas por ele, Leonel Pereda e Ronaldo Bastos e o disco já está nas lojas.

Nelson Angelo faz show no Rival, hoje às 19h30, acompanhado por Kiko Continentino (piano), Sergio Barroso (baixo), Renato "Massa" Calmon (bateria). O espetáculo terá ainda as participações de Carlos Malta e Ana Martins. Os ingressos custam R$ 30, R$ 15 (meia) e R$ 15 (os 150 primeiros pagantes). Além da músicas do disco, ele apresentará "fazenda", "Canoa, canoa" (letra de Fernando Brant) e "Tiro cruzado" (parceria com Márcio Borges).

No repertório, "um tratado sobre a sua trajetória", seu dedilhado se destaca em "Relembrando a contradança", que abre o disco e leva a assinatura de Helvius Vilela na orquestração, "O caminho e paisagem", com arranjos de Egberto Gismonti e participação especial da Orquestra Transa-Harmônica D'Amla do Omrac, e mais "Manhã no planeta", música dele e do saudoso Cacaso, seu parceiro mais constante. Sua guitarra se impõe magnífica no standard "Lullaby of Birdland", de George Shearing e George Weiss, em que também canta bonito.

Composições de dois grandes autores brasileiros têm presença assegurada na compilação, ambas com produção artística de Arnaldo DeSouteiro, "Recife" (Antonio Maria) e "The red blouse" (Tom Jobim). Entre os músicos que participaram das gravações compiladas neste CD estão, além do já citado Helvius, Robertinho Silva (bateria), Luiz Alves, Novelli, Danilo Caymmi, Carlos Malta (que estará no show desta noite) e Cristóvão Bastos. Um timaço.

Compondo desde os anos 60, Nelson Angelo ganhou projeção nacional com o Clube da Esquina. Nascido em Belo Horizonte em 1949, ele iniciou os estudos de violão aos 10 anos de idade e foi se profissionalizar em 1966. Tocou nos mais diversos ambientes, casas noturnas, clubes, bares. Veio com Milton Nascimento e outros companheiros de Minas para o Rio, formando, a convite de Geraldo Vandré o Quarteto Livre, ao lado de Naná Vasconcelos, Franklin da Flauta e Geraldo Azevedo, que participou dos festivais da canção. Com Milton Nascimento, Cynara e Cybele, defendeu a música "Sentinela" no Festival da Record de 1968.

Ao longo de todos estes anos, tocou com um sem-número de nomes consagrados da MPB - Elis Regina, Nana Caymmi, Chico Buarque ("Calabar", "O grande circo místico), Francis Hime, para citar apenas alguns - fez apresentações no exterior, como no México como convidado de Luiz Eça, e à Europa, onde gravou o LP "Mineiro pau" e fez participação em trabalhos de Teca e Ricardo, Les Étoiles e Pierre Akendengue. Foi uma das várias temporadas em que esteve em Paris.

Já nos anos 80, viajou aos Estados Unidos para gravar com Milton "Journey to dawn" e tocar com Sergio Mendes. Participou também de encontros no Clube do Samba e atuou com ograndes mestres da bateria no Brasil, a exemplo de Edison Machado, Dom Um Romão e Wilson das Neves. Gravou e compôs com quase todo mundo, de Tom a Sarah Vaughan, de Edu Lobo a Rosinha de Valença. Portanto, assistir a Nelson Angelo hoje é programa obrigatório.

78rpm of the Day - "Os Namorados: Eu Quero Um Samba"

78rpm of the Day
Os Namorados: "Eu Quero Um Samba" (Sinter) 1953

Produced by Paulo Serrano
Featuring Joao Donato, Nanai, Miltinho, Chico & Julio

CD of the Day - "Bebel Gilberto: "De Tarde, Vendo O Mar"

CD of the Day
Bebel Gilberto/Luizao Maia & Banzai: "De Tarde, Vendo o Mar" (Meldac) 1991
Produced by Neil Oda

Vinyl of the Day - "DonatoDeodato"

Vinyl of the Day
Joao Donato & Eumir Deodato: "DonatoDeodato" (Muse) 1973
Produced by George Klabin
Liner Notes by Joel Vance

Monday, March 24, 2008

Diana Hubka touring Turkey

LA-based singer Diane Hubka will be performing in Istanbul this week!!
Thurs - Sat, March 27, 28, 29 @ 21:30 - 00:30
Nardis Jazz Club
Kuledibi Sokak 14, Istanbul, Turkey
Featuring the Onder Focan Trio

Tickets for the RTF tour now on sale!

Tickets are on sale for the following locations and many ticket packages offer awesome meet and greet experiences, great seats, backstage tours, merchandise and a pre-show party!

Tickets On Sale Now!

Jun 3, 2008
Paramount Theatre Denver
Denver, CO
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Jun 6, 2008
Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, OR
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Jun 9, 2008
The Centre in Vancouver For Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC
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Jun 14, 2008
Dodge Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
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Jun 27, 2008
Place des Arts - Pelletier Hall
Montreal, QUE
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Aug 1, 2008
House of Blues Orlando
Orlando, FL
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Aug 4, 2008
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD
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Aug 7, 2008
United Palace
New York, NY
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Gene Bertoncini at NYT!

Good news: my friend Bertoncini at the New York Times!
Bad news: my favorite restaurant ("for Bertoncini reasons") in NY (La Madeleine) has closed.

James Love Ensemble at the Jazz Bakery, LA, on March 30

a romantic jazz singer
in the tradition of Johnny Hartman

This next Sunday, March 30, 2008
at the JAZZ BAKERY here in LA

Show times:
8:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Tickets: $25
Half-price for students 21 and under
Reservations & Info: 310-271-9039

"Opus Samba" - Stevie Wonder News

Stevie Wonder News - Fabio Fonseca Trio: Opus Samba updated daily.

CD of the Day - "Jobiniana"

CD of the Day
"Jobiniana - A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim" (Sony) 2007

12" EP of the Day - "Benson: Good King Bad"

12" EP of the Day
George Benson: "Theme from Good King Bad" (CTI) 1977

DVD of the Day: "Luiz Henrique: No Balanço do Mar"

DVD of the Day
Luiz Henrique: "No Balanço do Mar" (LH) 2007

"Summer in the City" at Discomania

"Summer in the City: The Soul Jazz Grooves of Quincy Jones", the best-selling compilation produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for Verve, is now available at Discomania GmbH. You can order it through the link below:

quincy jones - summer in the city (jazz club)
Discomania Musikvertriebs GmbH - Vinyl Distribution.

Single of the Day - "Bob James: Angela/Look-Alike"

Single of the Day
Bob James: "Angela/Look-Alike" (CTI) 1979

Vinyl of the Day - "Deodato/João Donato"

Vinyl of the Day
"Deodato/João Donato" (KM) 1978

SXSW, All Roads Lead To Austin (Best of: Show 1)

While we're all still trying to catch up on sleep from last week's whirlwind South by Southwest trip, our friends and partners at Dig for Fire are still burning the proverbial candle at both ends. They've been culling through hours and hours of footage from our two day Lawn Party and putting together new Best of episodes for the SXSW, All Roads Lead to Austin series.
Best of: Show 1 just went live today and features set highlights and interviews from Yo La Tengo, Mika Miko, and Atlas Sound.
Check back over the weekend when we'll be premiering Best of: Show 2, with Jay Reatard, J. Mascis, Jeffrey Lewis, and Phosphorescent.
And if you missed any of the previous episodes of SXSW, All Roads Lead to Austin, just go to the Video Archive section of Other Music Digital, where you'll see more clips of the aforementioned artists as well as performances from Bodies of Water, These New Puritans, Times New Viking, Grand Archives, Portastatic and Shearwater.
We're really proud of how Dig for Fire captured the great, laid-back vibe of these two special days; all the films are truly stunning. We're so happy to share these amazing performances with you. Enjoy!

Nelson Angelo: "Tempos Diferentes"

Nelson Angelo: “O Maravilhoso Mundo Musical de Nelson Angelo: Tempos Diferentes”
Artist: Nelson Angelo
Genre: Jazz
Style: Brazilian Jazz
Release Date: November, 2007 / March, 2008
Format: CD
Label: Dubas
Catalog Number: 60251737401

Relembrando A Contradança (Nelson Angelo)
O Caminho e a Paisagem (Nelson Angelo)
Manhã no Planeta (Nelson Angelo/Cacaso)
Estação Confrades (Nelson Angelo)
Recife (Antonio Maria)
Coisas de Balada (Nelson Angelo/Fernando Brant)
The Red Blouse (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Trombone (Nelson Angelo)
Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing/George Weiss)
A Vida Leva (Nelson Angelo)
Itaobim (Nelson Angelo)

Nelson Angelo – Piano (Acoustic), Vocals (Lead), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Arranger, Conductor
Ronaldo Bastos – Executive Producer, Liner Notes, Compilation Producer
Novelli – Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
Danilo Caymmi – Flutes
Arnaldo DeSouteiro – Producer
Egberto Gismonti – Keyboards, Orchestration
Robertinho Silva – Drums
Paulo Guimarães – Flutes
Leonel Pereda – Executive Producer, Compilation Producer
Marcela Boechat – Coordination
Marcio Mallard – Cello
Luiz Tornaghi – Mastering
Ricardo do Canto – Bass (Acoustic)
Paulo Malaguti – Keyboards
Edmundo Maciel – Trombone
Célio de Carvalho – Pandeiro, Percussion
Enio Santos – Bass (Acoustic)
Jaques Morelenbaum – Cello
Clóvis Timóteo – Bass Clarinet
Franklin – Flutes
Lincoln Cheib – Percussion
Elmo Bruno – Bassoon
Alceu Reis – Cello
Carlos Malta – Piccolo
Fernando Fiúza – Cover Illustration
Zeuler Miquelina – Percussion
João Luiz Maciel – Trombone
Edison Machado – Drums
Claudio Guimarães – Engineer, Co-Producer
Denise Schultz – Photography
Rubinho – Drums
Norato – Trombone
Jorjão Carvalho – Bass (Electric)
Macaxeira – Trombone
Ana Maria Antoun – Vocals
Zanite – Cello
Cristóvão Bastos – Keyboards
Túlio Mourão – Keyboards
Fernando Lee – Assistant Engineer
Marisa Gandelman – Coordination
2007 CD Dubas 60251737401

Unforgettable party

The party, yesterday, at "Bypass" was unforgettable... and unbelievable...
Take a look at the pictures...

Jack Prybylski on DVD

On the heels of winning Saxophonist of the Year in Buffalo for the ninth time, Jack Prybylski recently filmed live concert footage. For more information on this artist, please visit

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tap Meets Flamenco at Rose Theater, NY

In a special concert event called Tap Meets Flamenco, Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez performs his work De Cadi a New Orleans with his flamenco ensemble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra also performs selections from The Vitoria Suite, which the city of Vitoria, Spain commissioned Wynton Marsalis to write and "Evolution of the Groove" featuring drummer Herlin Riley. Featuring guests Israel Suarez, tap dancers Jared Grimes, Dewitt Fleming, Jr. and flamenco dancer Tomasito, Tap Meets Flamenco explores jazz, Spanish rhythms and dance.

April 24, 25 & 26, 2008 8 p.m.
Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., New York, NY
Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $95, $120 and available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via

Chuck Berry on benefit concert for Right Turn


Right Turn, a non-profit organization providing support for artists and entertainers recovering from addiction and mental health issues, will present their first annual Rock & Roll SUPERGROUP Benefit Concert starring the legendary CHUCK BERRY on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets at $250 [Gold Circle Sponsor Seating, limited quantity available], $150, $75, $50, and $35 are on sale now at:,, the Berklee Performance Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling: 617/508-931-2000. For more information, call: 617-747-2261.

Chuck Berry, the 81-year-old Father of Rock & Roll, famous for hits such as “Johnny B. Goode”, "Maybellene," “Roll Over, Beethoven!” and "Memphis”, will come to Boston to headline the show. He will perform with members of the SUPERGROUP, a group of rockers together on stage for the first time just for this special concert event. The SUPERGROUP includes keyboardist Chuck Leavell and saxophonist Tim Ries of The Rolling Stones, drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company, drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist John Conte of Crown Jewels, guitarist Ricky Byrd, formerly of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, guitarist Barry Goudreau, formerly of Boston, guitarist Marc Orrell, formerly of The Dropkick Murphys, and guitarist and vocalist Kate Taylor. Ernie and The Automatics will open the show and there will be surprise guests making an appearance to show their support for Right Turn.

“These are world class musicians coming together to raise money for addiction treatment – it is going to be a fantastic show” said Woody Giessmann, addiction specialist and founder and CEO of the Arlington-based Right Turn. “Right Turn fills a need in our community for recovery programs that target artists and entertainers. Our program is unique because we can reach out to creative people and give them individual support.”

Members of the SUPERGROUP will perform together at this concert to support a cause close to their hearts. Drummer Simon Kirke lost friend and Free band mate Paul Kossoff to drug induced heart failure in 1976. Drummer Chad Smith joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the wake of former member Hillel Slovak’s drug overdose in 1988, and observed band mate Anthony Kiedis’ battle with addiction throughout their careers together.

About Right Turn
Based in Arlington, MA, Right Turn was founded in 2003 by Woody Giessmann, the drummer for the rock band The Del Fuegos, after he lost several friends to drug and alcohol use. Right Turn's mission is to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment to artists, entertainers, their families, and anyone who would benefit from hope, health, and creativity on the road to recovery. For more information, call 781-646-3800 or visit

CD of the Day - "Larry Graham: Fired Up"

CD of the Day
Larry Graham: "Fired Up" (Warner) 1984

Single of the Day - "Esther Phillips: Boy, I Really Tied One On"

Single of the Day (pic sleeve, 45rpm)
Esther Phillips: "Boy, I Really Tied One On / Magic's in the Air" (Kudu) 1976

Vinyl of the Day - "Bob James: Stereo Laboratory"

Vinyl of the Day
Bob James: "Stereo Laboratory Vol. 38" (CTI)

12" EP of the Day - "Deodato: Keep On Movin'"

12" EP of the Day
Deodato: "Keep On Movin'" (Dance Classics) 1982

8-Track tape of the Day - "Deodato: 2001"

8-Track Tape of the Day
Deodato: "2001" (CTI) 1977

Monday, March 17, 2008

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Family Benefit for Jazz Education


Jazz at Lincoln Center holds its fifth annual Family Benefit, a kid- and teen-friendly celebration of jazz that benefits Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs. Themed “An Afternoon in Havana,” the event is appropriate for parents and children of all ages and features live jazz performances, fun games and activities, a full barbecue buffet and live auction of signed musical instruments and one-of-a-kind jazz packages.

Event Co-chairs: Ani and Mark Gabrellian; Jennifer and Greg Geiling; Jill and Paul Sarkozi; Carole and Nate Sleeper; Tania and Mark Walker

Sunday April 13, 2008, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
at the Blue Smoke/Jazz Standard

116 East 27th Street
New York NY 10016

CD of the Day - "Antonio Carlos Jobim: Quiet Nights"

CD of the Day
Antonio Carlos Jobim: "Quiet Nights" (CTI) 1993

Vinyl of the Day - "Nina Simone: Baltimore"

Vinyl of the Day
Nina Simone: "Baltimore" (CTI) 1988