New Music Monday for September 1, 2014
Master drummer Michael Carvin waited eight years after releasing his last album to add another recording to his impressive catalog for one simple reason. “I just didn’t feel like it. I wanted to take a break,” explains the 70-year-old Carvin, whose talents have been on display for five decades, through his work with such artists as B.B. King, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, and Jackie McLean, as well on ten discs as a leader. Now, with the release of his new CD “Flash Forward,” the first with his new band, the Michael Carvin Experience, Carvin is eager to impress fans old and new with a reinvigorated sound, one which layers a modern approach over a strong traditional foundation.
“Around the Horn” is the culmination of over 30 years of big band experience from New York City-based trumpeter Tony Kadleck. A veteran of several legendary big bands (Maria Schneider, Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchock, Joe Henderson, John Hollenbeck, Ron Carter, etc.), Kadleck has always wanted to record his own arrangements. He’s draw upon his vast experience to form his own unique voice, which can be heard in both his playing and his writing throughout the new release. Featuring a cast of New York’s finest jazz and studio musicians, the disc includes ten Kadleck arrangements of popular contemporary jazz, jazz standards and R&B classics.
Also this week, trombonist Michael Dease unveils his own big band debut, “Relentless”; the Mack Avenue Superband, featuring Rodney Whitaker, Gary Burton, Sean Jones, Kirk Whalum, Carl Allen and others, are captured “Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival-2013”; and veteran Kansas City-based vocalist David Basse offers up his ninth recording, “The Hero and the Lover.”