Friday, January 2, 2015

New Music Monday for January 5, 2015

New Music Monday Playlist on Youtube and Spotify.

     Hailed by DownBeat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein and many more. On his new release, “The Now,” Goldberg reunites with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, the virtuoso rhythm team going all the way to his 1998 debut. On their fifth outing together, the  trio foregrounds a central truth about the art of playing jazz: that no two performances will be the same because the music is created, in Goldberg’s words, “in the dynamic plane of the present.”
Pre-order on iTunes - Expected release date: January 20th
     Philadelphia trumpeter Duane Eubanks unveils his first recording as a leader in over 10 years with “Things of That Particular Nature.” The late, great pianist Mulgrew Miller provided a brotherly role model for Eubanks as he began his career as a professional musician, a relationship that became more akin to that of mentor and friend. Upon leaving Philly, Eubanks made an immediate splash on the New York jazz scene by forming his own quintet and releasing a pair of CDs. He has collaborated on projects with a diverse array of highly respected musicians, including his brothers Robin and Kevin, Elvin Jones, Dave Holland and Miller. 
Pre-order on iTunes - Expected release date: January 20th
     Also this week, saxophonist Geoff Bradfield, trumpeter Chad McCullough, bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Kobie Watkins come together as The Spin Quartet for their debut release, “In Circles”; saxophonist Oliver Lake debuts his organ quartet on “What I Heard”; and L.A.-based trumpeter Carl Saunders and his quintet celebrate “America”.

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