The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 50th anniversary edition / Under the Radar Mag


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} Released fifty years ago, no one expected Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to become one of the defining films of the so-called "Spaghetti Western" genre.  When released the film was poorly synched and ran for nearly three hours. As unlikely as it seems now, critics largely did not care for the film for those rather valid points.  But positive critical assessment and artistic merit often do not go hand in hand, as the critics aren't always right. In the case of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, they got it wrong. The audience knew better, too; it was a commercial success, in spite of the critical panning. Now considered a genuine masterpiece, the film also introduced the world to the talents of Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Eli Wallach and Ennio Morricone, who's fantastic orchestral score is a magnificent. This is an occasionally overwhelming viewing experience, one that sucks its viewers in and has on offer new discoveries for the viewer returning to it. This fiftieth edition set is now avail.  READ THE FULL Under the Radar Mag ARTICLE
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The Passion of Charlie Parker - Buffalo News review


This is some piece of work. Anyone who knows the ins and outs of jazz recording would have every right to dread the result of this, produced by the prodigious Larry Klein. On this tribute to the epochal bebopper who died 62 years ago Klein put words to Parker songs and worked on the lyrics with David Baerwald and a group of musicians are truly formidable playing the jazz of the 21st century, not the '40s. The compositions are from the '40s but the words are new -- on "So Long," a vocal version of Bird's "K.C. Blues" -- you've even got "singer" Jeffrey Wright telling Bird's hometown where it can go in quite obscene terms. The singers all through this disc are terrific with Klein and Baerwald's words, no matter what their caliber. The singers here are an aristocracy of jazz vocals in 2017---Madeleine Peyroux, Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Kurt Elling and Luciana Souza, among others. Wright, a first-rate working actor, is brilliant with some of the words' darker content. But the glory of this disc is the band. READ THE FULL Buffalo News REVIEW p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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The Hot Sardines, set to headline Northwest Jazz Festival / WGRZ - NBC Channel 2


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} What do you get when you mix fabulous music, wonderful food and wine from the Niagara Wine Trail and a fantastic setting in one of our areas most historic villages? It's the 16th Annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston NY, taking place this coming Friday and Saturday, August 25th and 26th. Featuring over 30 bands The Hot Sardines are headlining the main stage on Saturday.  In the talented hands of the New York based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking paino melodies and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.  On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines' latest album for Verve, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls.  

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Massive Tanglewood crowd spills over into parking spaces for Frank, Ax, Ma trio / Berkshire Eagle


If Tanglewood had two Ozawa Halls with adjoining lawns, it would probably have filled both sets of facilities with the massive crowd that showed up for its Schubert concert Thursday night, spilling over into parking spaces seldom if ever used before for an Ozawa Hall concert. Schubert? Did somebody mention Schubert? The main attraction, of course, wasn't the composer. Think Yo-Yo Ma. Then think Yo-Yo Ma again. He played in the two principal pieces, and two more unlike performances would be hard to imagine. He also ignited a wild ovation merely by his first entrance, and an ever wilder one at the concert's end. With Emanuel Ax, his frequent partner and the organizer of the "Schubert's Summer Journey" series, at the piano, Ma first toyed with the "Arpeggione" Sonata (so named for the obsolete stringed instrument for which it was originally written). The cellist darted this way and that, teased melodies and stretched tempos and rhythms like rubber bands, never settling down in any unified conception. A great show, but it was almost as if he was bored with the piece - which he has a right to be, considering the dozens of times he must have played it. Ax was the firm rock from which the cellist launched his flights. When violinist Pamela Frank joined the two men for the Piano Trio No. 2 at the end, everything changed. Long absent from Tanglewood because of illness, she returned as a wonderful artist in her own right and an utterly natural chamber-music partner. Theirs was a deeply considered performance of a darkly mysterious work.  PHOTO: HILARY SCOTT READ THE FULL Berkshire Eagle REVIEW p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Edgar Meyer's Harris Hall recital is a high water mark for festival / Aspen Times review


Duets with his son George on violin and with the redoubtable Alisa Weilerstein on cello highlighted string bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer's recital Thursday night in Harris Hall. Both were high water marks of a concert that ranged from Bach chorales to a couple of short, fresh and distinctive works by George, all designed to put the bass on display as the opposite of its usual role as the zoom-zoom at the bottom of the music. Meyer can make his instrument sound like a cello. In spots if you closed your eyes you might swear that someone sneaked in a stand-in violin, only to descend to the resonant depths a moment later. His rock solid technique, consummate musicianship and deft touch make the string bass into a unique musical vehicle. Its soft dynamics almost demand that a listener lean forward and pay close attention. READ THE FULL Aspen Times REVIEW p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Otis Taylor brings trance blues back to Buena Vista CO / Chaffee County Times


What do Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band), Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple, James Gang), Warren Haynes (Government Mule, Allman Brothers), Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) all have in common? They've all played with Otis Taylor.  Taylor's music has repeatedly garnered awards, and he has received critical acclaim for his work as a songwriter, a lyricist, a vocalist and an instrumentalist. His music shows up in Hollywood movies like "Public Enemy," starring Johnny Depp, and "Shooter," starring Mark Wahlberg. Taylor calls his music "trance blues," which he compares to Haitian Vodou music.  In an interview with BG Blues and Music News, Taylor describes trance blues as "American trance music, 'cause it's just drums. There's no chord changes, it's repetitive, and when you have something that's repetitive it puts people in a trance, you lose your sense of time."  In a summer replete with live music gems, Taylor's upcoming performance – 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Lariat – is the crown jewel. READ THE FULL Chaffee County Times ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
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BJ Leiderman's debut recording is streetwise, world-observant, sardonic and witty / Jazz Weekly review


Best known for his musical prowess on programs like NPR's Morning Edition, keyboardist/composer BJ Leiderman puts out a debut album that could easily be compared to vintage Billy Joel. He's got a streetwise voice, and uses it well on the world-observant "Sometimes" or Randy Newman-inspired "Bitch" both of which mix sardonic wit and melody. He's capable of delivering on guitar riffing rockers as well, as on Pray" and "Waterside," while displaying some jazz sensibilities on the hip "Maizey's Song." Banjo-meister Bela Fleck sits in for a handful of fun and funky jams, while his own "Bring On The Sunrise" displays Leiderman's more pensive side. Eclectic and hip, sort of like an hour radio program on NPR! SEE THE Jazz Weekly PAGE
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Watch Miles Mosley - Shadow Of Doubt Video PREMIERE on Live for Live Music


Miles Mosley is a musical force to be reckoned with as a founding member of and upright bass player for the innovative collective of Los Angeles-bred jazz-fusion musicians known as the West Coast Get Down. The loose collection of musicians associated with the West Coast Get Down-which also boasts names like Kamasi Washington and Thundercat-has been credited with revitalizing the jazz scene in Los Angeles and beyond, quickly becoming the faces of a new generation of players and increasingly believed to have brought the genre back in vogue among younger listeners across the country. For Mosley, outside of his own solo career and work with the West Coast Get Down, the bassist has an enviable resume, having worked with the likes of Chris Cornell, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and more. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} Widely considered one of the world's premier upright bassists, Miles Mosley has been likened to "Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass." Such comparisons are not out of left-field either, with the forward-thinking bassist putting on masterful live shows that make use both of his own pristine vocal abilities in addition to his innovative bass stylings and a horn section. Today, the bassist and vocalist debuts the official video for his latest single, "Shadow of Doubt", off his brand-new album, UPRISING, which was released earlier this year in January. Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the official music video for Miles Mosley's "Shadow of Doubt." You can take a look for yourself below. Enjoy! READ THE FULL Live for Live Music ARTICLE & WATCH Shadow Of Doubt Video PREMIERE
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Robot to conduct the works of Verdi alongside Andrea Bocelli / The Telegraph


A Swiss humanoid robot is to conduct a Tuscan orchestra in the works of Verdi alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The robot, called YuMi, will be the closest a humanoid has come to mastering the nuances of a human orchestra director when he performs.  "YuMi has a very high level of fluidity of gesture, incredible softness and expressive nuancing," said Andrea Colombini, the director of the Teatro Verdi in Pisa where the concert will be staged. Created by the Swiss company ABB, YuMi will make his orchestral debut on Sept. 12 directing the Lucca Philharmonic. The performance will climax a gala event for the end of the first International Festival of Robotics being held in Pisa, organized by the prestigious Scuola Normale of Pisa university and the ARPA foundation of which Bocelli is the honorary head. Bocelli will sing as YuMi directs La donna è mobile, (Woman is fickle), a famed scene from the third act of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, while soloist Maria Luigia Borsis will accompany the robot by singing the classic soprano aria O mio babbino caro (Oh my beloved father) from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. YuMi also will direct a passage from Mascagni's Intermezzo in the Cavalleria Rusticana. READ THE FULL Telegraph.co.uk ARTICLE READ CLASSIC fM ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Sharon Isbin discusses Alma Espanola with Classical Radio


Alma Española presents multiple GRAMMY Award winners Sharon Isbin and Argentinian-American Isabel Leonard in the first Spanish art song album with guitar of its kind in 40 years, including twelve world premiere recordings of arrangements by Isbin. Duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo, with guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega, are heard in performances that evoke the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain.

Leonard & Isbin have been appearing as a duo since 2014 in sold-out concerts across the country, including Washington DC's Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. The Philadelphia Inquirer described their performance as "feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases…glimpses of heaven," the New York Times praised their "soulful depth" and the Washington Post their "impassioned performance ... captivating sense of drama."  The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today's brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." In conjuntion with the release of Alma Española, Sharon Isbin has made herself avail today to speak with Classical Radio Stations throughout the US. Participating cities include; Cleveland, Portland, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Louisville, Sacramento, as well as several Statewide networks. Please watch for our tweets today
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Tift Merritt, among '10 acts not to miss' at the Philly Folk Festival / philly.com


There's a lot to love about this weekend's Philly Folk Festival, with more than 100 wide-ranging acts -  folk, bluegrass, world fusion, blues, and more - performing on four stages set up on 80 acres of farmland. Thousands of music-loving day-trippers and weekend campers are expected to bliss out to those sounds and other fest traditions, including a massive dance floor, an open-air arts gallery, varied food options, a beer tent, and activities for the kids. Among the 10 acts not to miss is Tift Merritt. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} Recorded after a divorce and the birth of her daughter, Tift Merritt's sixth album, Stitch of the World, is a soul-searching collection of pop-country songs that transcends the personal and touches on universal themes of loss, human connectedness, and redemption. Even heartbroken, she sounds terrific. Check out "Heartache Is an Uphill Climb." In 2013 Merritt joined forces with pianist Simone Dinnerstein on NIGHT, a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes. From Sony Classical, NIGHT was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York and the duo toured in cities including Munich, New York, Durham, Tampa, and Saratoga. SEE THE FULL philly.com LIST
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Rufus Wainwright will workshop - Hadrian at 'Opera Fusion' collaboration / Cincinnati CityBeat


Rufus Wainwright, the Pop singer/songwriter who has been expanding his interests into Classical music, is set to be workshopping his new opera here in late fall. It is called Hadrian and, besides Wainwright's music, has a libretto by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. Commissioned by Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, it is scheduled to have its premiere there in 2018 with MacIvor as its director. Wainwright and MacIvor have been selected to be here in 2017 as part of the Opera Fusion: New Works program, a collaboration between the Cincinnati Opera and University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music's Opera Department. Dates have not yet been set and could change, but an Opera spokesperson said it is looking at December. Both Cincinnati Opera's Marcus Küchle and CCM's Robin Guarino confirmed the general details. Since 2011, Opera Fusion has racked up an impressive record for workshopping operas that go on to fully staged performances, including Cincinnati Opera's Fellow Travelers and Morning Star and Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Champion. Last year, Opera Fusion brought Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and composer Ricky Ian Gordon here to workshop an operatic adaptation of her play Intimate Apparel that had been commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} READ THE FULL Cincinnati CityBeat ARTICLE
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Top 10 Albums for August

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War For The Planet Of The Apes

Sony Music proudly announces the release of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. War for the Planet of the Apes is the third chapter to the 2011 & 2014 movies "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". From acclaimed Writer-Director Matt Reeves and Screenwriter Mark Bomback, "War for the Planet of the Apes" features Caesar and his apes being forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. 10 NEW  27 TOTAL SYND: The Score, Sixty Second CD Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Portland, Albuquerque, Long Island NY, AL(Statewide), MI(Statewide), ME(Statewide) Online: GURU
Soundtracks :

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone.  Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever. Directed by Tony Leondis.  Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.  Screenplay by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Story by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel. 11 NEW  45 TOTAL SYND: The Score, Sixty Second CD, CBC Direct: SiriusXM, Music Choice, MOOD Markets Include: New York, San Francisco, Portland, Detroit, Long Island NY, Chattanooga, Spokane WA, SC(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin INTER: Canada, Spain, Germany, Romania Online: Soundtracksandtrailermusic, CalmRadio.com, Urban Cinefile, Jazz From Gallery 41, Affinity Magazine, GURU, Jazz Views, Radio Cluj, Quisqueya FM  
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The Passion of Charlie Parker

The Passion of Charlie Parker is a new album from producer Larry Klein that tells the story of Charlie Parker using his music as inspiration for new songs that narrate his life. Guest artists include Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Kandace Springs, actor Jeffrey Wright, and more. The album will be available on impulse!/ Verve digitally on June 16, with physical release to follow on June 30. Larry Klein says, "With this album I've endeavored to do something new and different in an effort to illustrate who ‘Bird' was as an archetypal character, and to draw attention to the huge impact that his work had on Jazz." Rather than create another tribute of traditional bebop tunes, Klein partnered with lyricist David Baerwald to create a musical play that tells the story of Charlie Parker's life while still playing with the jagged melodic nature of Charlie Parker's compositions. 7 NEW  123 TOTAL SYND: Jazz After Hours, Jazz Happening Now, Jazz Inspired, Voice of America Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, Miami, Detroit, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Austin, Denver, Albuquerque, Orlando, San Antonio, Sacramento, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Rochester, Tampa, Honolulu, OR(Statewide), WV(Statewide), VT(Statewide), KS(Statewide), MS(Statewide), HI(Statewide), Toronto, Vancouver INTER: Canada, UK Online: GreenArrow, Jazz & Blues Report, KUHS/Vaya, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz Weekly, Radio Valencia, Que4 Radio, Freaky Party, theguardian p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} 45 Jazzweek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}
Diana Krall :

Turn Up The Quiet

The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall's highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on May 5th by Verve Records. The first words Diana sings are, "Lately, I find myself out gazing at stars". Minutes later, the same voice asks, "Isn't It Romantic'", with such tenderness that it is hard to disagree. "I have thought about these songs for a long time. Being in the company of some of my greatest friends in music allowed me to tell these stories just as I'd intended. Sometimes you just have to turn up the quiet to be heard a little better." 8 NEW  265 TOTAL SYND: NPR/TTBOOK, CBC, All Jazz Radio, Jazz Radio Berlin,Jazz Radio BCN Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, Miami, Seattle, Portland, New Orleans, Denver, Detroit, Austin, San Diego, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Memphis, Sacramento, Orlando, San Antonio, Long Island NY, Berkeley CA, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Memphis, San Antonio, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Hartford CT., Boulder CO, Long Island NY, Sata Fe, Wichita, Reno, Omaha, Tampa, Honolulu, OR(Statewide), KS(Statewide), WV(Statewide), SD(Statewide), VT(Statewide), WI(Statewide), Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, Barcelona INTER: Canada, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, South Africa, New Zealand Online: Jazz From Gallery 41, MOJA, all music, billboard, T&C, Downbeat, salt peanuts, People Magazine, Straightnochaser, bebop spoken here, tedgioia.com, ginalovesjazz.com, Urban Cinefile, Green Arrow Radio, jazzradio.com, Jazz Views, The Jazz Breakfast, Quisqueya FM, jazzradio.net, Psychedelic Baby Magazine, Jazz Radio BCN, Vintage Vinyl News, HamiltonJazz.com, Woman's World, BroadwayWorld.com, Guru, Radio Valencia, Phase Global Radio, Jazz Weekly, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Radio Free Amsterdam, Jazz & Blues Report, jazz From Gallery 41, CT Now 62 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
Miles Mosley :

UPRISING

Mosley's debut solo album UPRISING features his genre-defying and otherworldly core six-piece band The West Coast Get Down collective, and is available on Verve digitally NOW. The album will be available on CD on May 19th and on vinyl July 14th. Released on April 7th UPRISING has garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Entertainment Weekly called UPRISINGone of "13 new releases you need to hear now," while the first single "Abraham" was named one of NPR's ‘Top 100 songs of 2016." Having debuted at #4 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart and also reaching #2 on the iTunes Jazz Album Chart, UPRISING showcases the dynamic range of genres and expression that encapsulates Mosley's magnetic force that defies categorization. 9 NEW  109 TOTAL SYND: UnderCurrents, CBC, Modern Jazz Today, All Jazz Radio Markets Include; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, Detroit, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Austin, Albuquerque, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, Knoxville TN, Madison WI, Omaha, Boise, Reno, Honolulu, Vancouver, ME(Statewide), VT(Statewide), ME(Statewide) INTER: Canada, UK, Italy, Germany, South Africa Online: GreenArrow, anima Jazz, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz From Gallery 41, Jazz Times, Jazz Weekly, B&S, Paste, JamSphere, IMDb, Monsters and Critics, SoulandJazzandFunk, Roots Music Report, udiscovermusic, Artist Direct/Interviews, audioBoom, Jazzandrock.com, Morning Star Online, LondonJazzNews, The Eclectic Chair, Telluride Daily Planet p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} 20 JazzWeek ADD's
Jane Ira Bloom :

Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson

American original Jane Ira Bloom does it again. This time the 21st-century soprano saxophonist reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson in two different settings. This new 2 CD pack, has the quartet (Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass)& Bobby Previte (drums) interpretating Dickinson's poetry both instrumentaly and in spoken word settings that feature readings by popular stage & film actor Deborah Rush. After the success of her 2016 trio album release Early Americans, Bloom shifts gears with Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson. Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a 2015 CMA/ Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission. She was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself. 40 NEW  71 TOTAL SYND: Jazz FM Markets include: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Long Island NY, Omaha, WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), ME(Statewide), Vancouver, Berlin, Pisa, Oslo INTER: Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland Online: MOJA, Jazz From Gallery 41, Downbeat, Soulandjazz.com, salt peanuts, Contemporary Fusion Review, LEMON WIRE, Midwest Record, Green Arrow, Jazz Views, Radio Valencia, Jazzandrock.com, Keys and Chords, era jazzu   14 Jazzweek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
Soundtracks :

The Dark Tower

Sony Music proudly announces the release of The Dark Tower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of the prolific Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg. There are other worlds than these.  Stephen King's The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.  The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. The fate of the worlds is at stake – good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.  Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the screenplay is by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel, based on the novels by Stephen King.  The film is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, and Erica Huggins.  20 TOTAL SYND: The Score Direct: SiriusXM, AccuRadio Markets Include: New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Cleveland, Barcelona INTER: Spain, UK Online: One World Radio, Zephyr
Christina Pluhar | L'Arpeggiata :

Handel Goes Wild

George Frideric Handel now joins Purcell, Monteverdi and Cavalli on the list of composers who have inspired an album by Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata. Händel Goes Wild brings them together with soprano Nuria Rial, countertenor Valer Sabadus and jazz clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi to explore and reimagine the cosmopolitan composer's music in their own inimitable and intoxicating style. L'Arpeggiata's aesthetic was summed up by the New York Times in 2012: "The group uses modern pop vocal inflections and improvisational techniques from jazz in its performances of antique pieces … Its audacious hybrids are driven principally by a fascination with reviving the Baroque art of ornamental extemporization and a curiosity about how contemporary improvisatory styles might be enlisted in that quest." 30 TOTAL SYND: C24, Mundofonias Markets include: Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, OR(Statewide) INTER: Canada, Spain Online: AP-Reviews, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz Weekly, Tedgioia.com, CBFwebRADIO p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Vienna Philharmonic :

Summer Night Concert 2017

Summer Night Concert 2017: The Vienna Philharmonic with Christoph Eschenbach & Renée Fleming Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of this year's Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2017, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with soprano Renée Fleming as soloist.  The Summer Night Concert, performed this year on May 25th 2017, is an annual open-air event, which has been held since 2008. The previous series was the "Concert for Europe", which took place from 2004 until 2007. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna/Austria is the magical setting for the concert, which is free of charge for all residents and visitors of the city. The illustrious conductors who have previously led the orchestra at this event are Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta and Semyon Bychkov. 
Soundtracks :

Tulip Fever

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of TULIP FEVER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack will be available worldwide on August 4th, 2017 Based on the best-seller novel by Deborah Moggach, Tulip Fever follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) in 17th century Amsterdam, who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together. The protagonist is played by Alicia Vikander, who is currently in the midst of what is often called a "moment," having won an Oscar for her performance in "The Danish Girl" with several other high-profile films forthcoming, including "Jason Bourne" and "The Light Between Oceans".
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