I've been listening to some great music this week. Rather than pick one, I figured I'd make a list of them.
Pink Floyd - Saucerful of Secrets
Joe Pass - Virtuoso
Jim Hall - Commitment
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Youssou N'Dour - Set
Have a great week everybody!
June 13, 2014
May 31, 2014
This whole week I've been listening to Nels Cline a lot. Specifically the Wilco albums "Sky Blue Sky" and "Kicking Television". I've been watching footage of the Bonnaroo Festival last year. That whole set is great. He's such a fine musician. I really love his playing.
May 23, 2014
The Gil Evans Project at Jazz Standard a couple weeks ago was quite a magnificent experience. Directed by Ryan Truesdell, the GRAMMY Award-Winning Gil Evans Project consists of incredible top notch jazz musicians, creating an extraordinarily powerful group as a whole. Each night was filled with nothing but true, pure Gil Evans love. Previously unrecorded, unheard Gil Evans music. The entire week was recorded live and will be released on ArtistShare.
Here's the exciting part: you can help this project come to life by becoming a participant! In other words, you can stay up to date on the project, access behind-the-scenes content, and so much more -- all while supporting this project and guaranteeing it's success! More information here.
|Lee Konitz & Ryan Truesdell|
Photos courtesy of Tak Tokiwa.
May 16, 2014
I went to see the Gil Evans Project at the Jazz Standard the other day. Amazing. Band sounded beautiful. Wendy Gilles has an incredible voice. If you're in New York, go down to the Standard and check it out. It's also being recorded for a new Blue Note/ArtistShare release and you can check out the project here.
May 10, 2014
This week some very exciting things are happening! The GRAMMY Award-Winning Gil Evans Project, led by Ryan Truesdell, will be back for their annual week long engagement at the Jazz Standard from May 13 - 18. (May 13th also happens to be Gil's Birthday!) They will be performing previously unheard/unrecorded Gil Evans music LIVE every night for their sophomore album.
It gets even better - The Gil Evans Project: LIVE in NYC is also a current project on the Blue Note/ArtistShare label! This means that fans can participate in this project here to access exclusive behind-the-scenes privileges that range anywhere from receiving autographed CDs to having your name on the album, designing the artwork, and having dinner with Ryan Truesdell himself.
This event has been featured in the NY Times and listed in the Village Voice as one of the "10 Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month"! This will be an unforgettable event with sensational music. We hope to see you there!
The Gil Evans Project, Conducted by Ryan Truesdell
Sets at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Additional 11:30 sets on Friday & Saturday.
May 13 - 15 // Music for Claude Thornhill
May 16 - 18 // "New Bottle Old Wine" & "Individualism of Gil Evans"
Jazz Standard: 116 E 27 St. New York, NY 10016
Music Charge: $30, NO Food/Drink Minimum
May 2, 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended Jim Hall's Memorial Tribute at the Blue Note. It was a beautiful celebration of Jim's life and music, which will forever touch and inspire the lives of countless others.
Photographer Tak Tokiwa captured quite a few magical moments.
Here are some of the ArtistShare Team's favorites:
|"Playing For Jim Hall" - Blue Note NYC|
|Bill Charlap, Satoshi Inoue, Joey Baron, & Scott Colley|
|Bill Frisell & Chris Potter|
|Brian Camelio, Bill Frisell, Chris Potter, Joey Baron, Scott Colley, & Julian Lage|