Alan Gresik on Chicago Jazz Magazine November 2019 Issue
Chicago Jazz Audio Experience podcast with The Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Mark Kelly, talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine's Mike Jeffers about the Year of Chicago Music initiative launching in 2020.
This exciting new program is bringing the focus to all genres of Chicago music, creating new opportunities for artists, venues and music fans and pushing it out into the world.
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Bassist Richie Goods previews his upcoming release "My Left Hand Man" a tribute to pianist Mulgrew Miller. Goods also previews his upcoming performance at Chicago's Promontory on November 5th where he will be performing songs from the new recording and much more.
Visit Richie's website at www.richiegoods.com for shows and to pre-order the new release.
On the new episode of Talking Jazz with Mike Jeffers, Jesse Charbonier stops by to talk about his new release "Introducing Jesse Charbonier" and also to preview his upcoming show at the Logan Center for the Performing Arts on November 1st called "An Evening with Jesse Charbonier featuring the Joel Hall Dancers".
Get tickets and information at www.jessecharbonier.com
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Rez Abbasi discusses a new collaboration with harpist Isabelle Olivier, and their new album OASIS.
”Abbasi is living, breathing proof that jazz music can be as vital and boundary-pushing as ever.”– All About Jazz
"Olivier develops a very recognizable style from the first notes of her fascinating and rare instrument." – Liberation
OASIS, the new recording from the award-winning guitarist Rez Abbasi and the captivating French harpist Isabelle Olivier, makes the pairing of their respected instruments sound predestined. The confluence between harp and guitar offers unique opportunities in harmony, rhythm and texture, which they magnificently capture and magnify in order to create a personal sound.
Sunday, October 20, Afternoon master class and duo concert at Bloom School of Jazz, 226 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 700, Chicago. For information visit http://www.reztone.com/events/.
Wednesday, October 23, 8:30 p.m. Trio Concert with drummer Ernie Adams at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Free. For information call 773-728-6000 or visit https://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2019/10-23-2019-wmw-isabelle-olivier-trio-cd-release/.
The album will be released November 15, 2019 on Enja/Yellowbird. Joining the two highly empathetic leaders for the recording are gifted percussionists Prabhu Edouard on tabla and David Paycha on drums. Abbasi and Olivier will also present CD release concerts in Paris, Washington, DC and New York City. Together the texture of the quartet creates a sanctuary of sound, but along with the compositional and arranging prowess of both leaders, the collective flourishes in originating a bold statement. During the opening Abbasi arrangement of the well-known Richard Rodgers song “My Favorite Things,” we get a firm sense of what will proceed. Along with their free spirited willingness to traverse the avant-garde, they remain sensitive to each other and all musical elements. Other tracks such as Olivier’s “Timeline” convey a filmlike quality and push her use of electronics, while Abbasi’s harmonically bountiful “Stepping Stone” echoes with classical influence.
Throughout OASIS (an acronym for Olivier Abbasi Sound In Sound), the music surges with a uniquely propulsive groove, with sinuous melodies that follow surprising, exotic contours. As soloists, each member displays virtuosity without overbearing the music. Collective improvisations also abound with breathtaking results. As a conceptual team, Abbasi and Olivier are able to combine their compositional spheres to create a varied yet singular program of music.
Guitarist Slim Gambill released his solo debut, Fake Jazz & Theme Songs and will be performing at the HVAC in Chicago on Thursday October 10th. Slim’s day job is lead guitarist for the hit country group Lady Antebellum but Slim has been performing and recording in many different styles for years. On this interview Slim previews his new release, talks about how he conceptualized the different tunes on the new recording, talks about his extensive studio career and previews his upcoming performance in Chicago.
For more information on Slim Gambill, his upcoming performances and recordings visit www.slimgambill.com
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Chico is a member of the Freeman family, Chicago’s First Family of jazz. His father is the legendary saxophonist Von, and his uncles include guitarist George and drummer Bruz. Although Freeman has adopted the instrument of his father, it was not his first instrument, as he discusses in this feature interview.
Freeman grew up in Chicago but moved to New York and quickly made a name for himself on the scene. Throughout this interview Freeman discusses his experiences meeting and working with many of the legends of jazz. He discusses his concepts on playing, leading his own groups and composing and recording his own music.
He also discusses his new projects that are debuting later this year, one of which honors his grandmother who was instrumental in inspiring his father and uncles to pursue music.
We hope you enjoy the October 2019 feature interview with Chico Freeman.
Watch the entire interview at www.chicagojazzmagazine.com
James Carter talks with Mike Jeffers on Chicago Jazz Audio Experience about his new release, jazz in the midwest, growing up in the Detroit jazz scene and more.
To learn more about James Carter visit his website JamesCarterLive.com
Trumpeter Wallace Roney talks with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder Mike Jeffers, about his new recording "Blue Dawn-Blue Nights" and discusses the background of the recording, his band and much more. He also talks about performing with Miles Davis his longtime mentor, the importance of passing the music down to generations and his concepts on playing.
Read the review of the new recording here
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