The News Review:
- Using Jazz Painting and Brain Anatomy as Inspiration
- Evil Chords and Jazz Flourishes
- Streisand hits jazz on first studio album in 4 years
- African music goes digital
- Litchfield Jazz Camp has openings for students
- Jazz Comes to Hong Kong
- New Music Tuesday: The Mars Volta’s ‘ctahedron’ slows down their …
Using Jazz Painting and Brain Anatomy as Inspiration
New York Times
The piece was inspired the program also explains by abstract paintings by Karen Dow some of which are on view in the Dance New Amsterdam lobby — and it is set to a rushing jazzy score by Ben Wolfe. The paintings are densely patterned geometric color blocks that achieve swirls of form and energy. ne might see them as two-dimensional representations of the unpredictable rhythms and impulses of jazz music. Myers attempts a similar translation into three-dimensional choreographic terms in “8 Views” which sets five dancers (Diana Deaver Rebecca Woods Philip Montana Tara Lee Burns and Kellie Lynch all good) rebounding around the stage with quick parallel-legged jumps thrusts of the torso shakes of the legs and sudden extensions of the arms. The music gives Ms. Myers no clear rhythms to work with but she solves that problem through physical analogy sending her dancers jittering about the stage like so many jacks-in-the-box.
Evil Chords and Jazz Flourishes
New York Times
Jason Adasiewicz the vibraphonist on Mr. Berman’s record does his version of Mr. Hutcherson’s spooky dissonant vibraphone chords (as he does on two other new and tasty Chicago jazz records the Robert Mazurek Quintet’s “Sound Is” and Klang’s “Tea Music) and Mr. Berman’s playing merges the textural style of Bill Dixon with old-fashioned melodic trumpeters in jazz from as far back as the ’20s. It’s a record with generous learning but no big attitude. There’s space in it as well as harmonic mobility and gentle humor. Tiny VipersJesy Fortino the young Seattle folk singer who goes by the name of Tiny Vipers throws her stone into the water and waits really waits to watch the ripples.
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Streisand hits jazz on first studio album in 4 years
n the new album Streisand works for the first time with Grammy-winning Krall and her quartet of guitar bass and drums as well as songwriter Johnny Mandel whom she worked with on her 1993 “Back to Broadway” album. Song titles for the album have yet to be announced. Streisand 67 has blazed an extraordinary trail through music theater film and television in the four decades since she became the toast of Broadway. She is the winner of 10 Grammys two Academy Awards — Best Actress “Funny Girl” and Best song “Evergreen” — and numerous Emmys. Last year she was inducted as a Kennedy Center honoree. (Writing by Belinda Goldsmith Editing by Miral Fahmy).
African music goes digital
In some of his recordings like a 1950 release entitled Tanzania Instruments Tracey focused on the instruments in particular. As such records made in South Africa were divided into the different tribal groups. As the influences of jazz started to dominate secular music Tracey also augmented his recordings to reflect this. In 1950 and again in 1952 the music historian recorded the new contemporary sounds of jazz and this resulted in the albums Bulawayo Jazz from Zimbabwe and Colonial Dance Bands which consisted of jazz music he had recorded in eastern and southern countries. As he was one of the very few ethnomusicologists of his time actively in the field Tracey gained recognition for his work and was duly appointed to a number of influential positions. From 1936 to 1947 Tracey promoted African music as the head of the KwaZulu-Natal studios of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. He also worked for Gallo as their head of African Music Research Unit.
Litchfield Jazz Camp has openings for students
Stamford Plus Magazine
Spaces are still available for students 13 to adult in all sessions with very limited availability in Session 3 (July 19 ? 24) and Session 4 (July 26 ? 31). ne of the most highly regarded jazz summer programs in the nation Litchfield Jazz Camp has been featured in JazzTimes Downbeat and TIME Magazines on CNN and on CPTV. Its music director saxophonist composer and educator Don Braden is a major figure on the jazz performance scene. As a composer he contributes his music to Bill Cosby?s television projects. 2009 camp teaching artists include world-renowned performers and clinicians Mario Pavone Avery Sharpe Nilson Matta Alvin Atkinson Charli Persip Ali Ryerson Dave Stryker Roni Ben-Hur Rachel Z Junior Mance Claire Daly Mike DiRubbo Wayne Escoffrey Peter McEachern; Louise Baranger Dave Ballou Claudio Roditi Dena DeRose Carla Cook and many more. To hear their music and learn more about the instructors visit www. litchfieldjazzcamp.
Jazz Comes to Hong Kong
New York Times
HNG KNG | Anyone who?s anyone here (meaning anyone with a few bucks in the bank) belongs to a private club an old British tradition that Hong Kong has long embraced. Some clubs are dedicated to various blue-blooded sports like yachting or cricket. thers are for specific nationalities. And others are straightforward celebrations of affluence.
New Music Tuesday: The Mars Volta’s ‘ctahedron’ slows down their …
New York Daily News
In later works Mars expanded its sound by bringing in jazz elements and drawing on their Latin roots to suggest a modern corollary to Santana. But by 2008′s “The Bedlam in Goliath” it all started to sound like shtick. No one could level that accusation at “ctahedron. ” The only tic that remains is their love of baffling song titles (“Halo of Nembutals” anyone?) The band sets the new tone right away by kicking it off with a pair of single sustained notes that last over two minutes (how.