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Woodward Avenue Records
(Gainesville, Florida – May 27, 2011) "Friday Night," the brand new project by Swedish/ American composer and piano player, Jonathan Fritzen, specifically written and recorded for Woodward Avenue Records is set to be released June 15, 2011. A new-aged tune with a great melody and a definitive old-school piano jam, Fritzen brings it all.The result is a truly groovin' and foot tappin' track in every respect. Under the hood of "Friday Night" are some of the best musicians anywhere, just having fun togther and laying down a great groove for Fritzen's blazing piano. Mixed to perfection by Darren Rahn......it's "Friday Night"....turn it up and enjoy!
Jonathan Fritzen – Grand Piano and Keyboards
Nate Najar - Guitars
Xxavier Chisholm – Bass
Andreas Ekstedt – Percussion
Marcus Thomas – Drums
Composed and Produced by Jonathan Fritzen
Executive Producer – Mark C. Nordman
Mixed by Darren Rahn
For additional information, please contact:
Mark C. Nordman
President and CEO
Woodward Avenue Records
15974 NW 48th Place
Alachua, Fl 32615
NuGroove 2.0 / SMC proudly presents the United States and Canadian release of Eumir Deodato's “The Crossing” with special guest appearances by contemporary jazz legend Al Jarreau on "Double Face" and "I Want You More."
Jazz star Maria Schneider, Grammy-winning composer and big band leader, makes her Ojai Music Festival debut at the 65th Ojai Music Festival with two concerts on Sunday, June 12 at 11a.m and 5:30p.m. The annual Southern California event, June 9 though 12, usually features classical composers and performers. This year, however, music director, Dawn Upshaw is bringing together a wide-range of programs and artistic collaborations over the course of the four days. On Sunday, Schneider will offer the world premiere of "Winter Morning Walks," composed especially for soprano Upshaw, who has been described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with her in the premiere will be the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
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A seamless mixture of familiar favorites and jazz-inspired originals, Herzig celebrates the romantic expanse of modern instrumental music. Gentle in spirit but generous in craftsmanship, “Come with Me” bridges the gap between entertainment and inspiration.
Sept. 16-18 - The 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 16 through 18, will include headliners Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock (pictured), Huey Lewis & The News and Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band starring Terence Blanchard, to name a few.
Today I re-listened to EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, the okkadisk CD released this year. I listened to it in the context of the nature of the recording: live or studio. Since I originally wrote about this CD, I have reviewed and heard other live recordings and have resultantly become increasingly aware of the way in which they are mastered.
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION is a live recording. I did not remember being annoyed by the humming of conversation and the clanking of glasses and bottles …
The divine demoiselle, Diana Krall, performed Sunday night, singing selections from her new CD "The Look of Love," which is scheduled for release September 19. Reviews in local daily newspapers that one could find around this charming jazz-drenched village were not really positive about Diana Krall's performance, crowning her with the label "Miss Cool!"
"She shows no emotion at all. She's a pure marketing product!" And, what's worse, "She hasn't got a clue about music!"
Not to say that technology hasn't made many things better, but certain rules will always stand, and while silicon chips may make your ideas easier to get on CD, they don't replace good old-fashioned creativi …