VittekPR - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:11 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The Line Up by Jeff Richman and Chatterbox http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/the-line-up-by-jeff-richman-and-chatterbox.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/the-line-up-by-jeff-richman-and-chatterbox.html Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Richman today announced the release of his new CD, Jeff Richman and Chatterbox: The Line Up. The Nefer Records release features Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Joel Taylor on drums and Dean Taba on bass guitar.

Hollywood,Ca November 3, 2011 - Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Richman today announced the release of his new CD, Jeff Richman and Chatterbox: The Line Up. The Nefer Records release features Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Joel Taylor on drums and Dean Taba on bass guitar. The new CD is distributed by City Hall Records and songs are available online at iTunes, Amazon, Abstract Logix, and your local music stores.

The Line Up consists of 12 new tracks exploring and expanding the boundaries of contemporary jazz. Together, the odd metered time signatures, key changes, rhythm variations, polyphony, improvisation and tempos are overcome by the band as they weave in and out of these original compositions by Richman. On three of the tracks Richman, Forman, Taylor and Taba take artistic liberties into their own hands with their shared composition of jam tracks "It's All One", "Square Root" and "Right Here, Right Now". While recording, Richman imposes challenges on himself and the band to grow and capture a bigger audience; to include them in on the musical journey. There is an inherent sense throughout the CD that gives the listener the impression that Richman and the band want the listener to experience the same fun, challenges, joy, conflict and sorrow as they do when performing. It's not forced and it happens organically, as if each song is a conversation. The melody masquerades as the topic, ideas get passed around between the artists and the audience is allowed to eavesdrop; the invisible barrier between talent and audience being removed.

Guitarist Jeff Richman has enjoyed success on the jazz scene for nearly 35 years. His guitar playing is cited as tasteful and articulate, with room to breathe. He is recognized by and associated with the other luminaries of the fusion and contemporary jazz. His guitar is heard the world over. On this new release, his tone rises above with something unique that can't quite be described. It is the impression of a bare bones approach that has simplified his tone but made it gigantic. He uses his go to Fender Strats and Teles, a Jim Hall Sadowsky, a silver faced Marshall Jubilee but this time there is something else in the water.

Throughout his career, Richman has recorded and performed with the crème de la crème of talent. He has discovered and forged a solid rapport with each member of the band. Now he successfully brings them together to form one cohesive unit that seems untouchable on this recording. As Richman sums it up, "This is the band. This is what I've wanted to achieve. I know I can go anywhere in the world with these guys and it will be an amazing time for us and the fans. It feels good, it sounds good, and I can't wait to take this show out on the road."

To learn more about Jeff Richman and Chatterbox's new release, The Line Up, please visit www.jeffrichman.net

Jeff Richman and Chatterbox The Line Up track listing:

The Line Up (4:46)

Window to the Heart (3:30)

Rule of Thumb (4:24)

It's All One (Jam #1) (5:45)

Hat Trick (5:16)

Cross My Heart (5:57)

Once More Twice (6:14)

Square Root (Jam #2) (4:23)

Smoke Ring (5:03)

Point of You (4:47)

Right Here, Right Now (Jam #3) (5:22)

Window to the Heart (reprise) (2:33)

About Jeff Richman

Jeff Richman is a professional guitarist with a 35 year career in performance guitar, composing, arranging and recording. He has produced 16 solo albums and toured worldwide. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he also studied privately with Pat Metheny, Mick Goodrick and William Levitt. After graduating, he lived and performed in New York City and by 1979, moved to Los Angeles. The L.A. scene provided him the opportunity to play and record alongside the industry's most talented artists, write and produce hundreds of library music cuts for television and participate on a multitude of film score projects. As producer, arranger and performing artist, Jeff recorded and released six CD projects paying tribute to Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and John Coltrane for the Tone Center record label. In addition to his musical career, Jeff conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Musicians Institute. www.jeffrichman.net

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (VittekPR) New Jazz Releases Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:24:04 -0500
YouTube Now Broadcasting Frank Gambale TV Worldwide http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/youtube-now-broadcasting-frank-gambale-tv-worldwide.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/youtube-now-broadcasting-frank-gambale-tv-worldwide.html GRAMMY winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale announced today the Frank Gambale TV Channel on YouTube.

GRAMMY winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale announced today the Frank Gambale TV Channel on YouTube.

Flattered by the amount of user generated content already on Youtube, Frank is heeding the call to communicate directly with his fans in a new, more intimate way.   With over 30 years of material under his belt, there is a huge archive of footage he is now inspired to share; much of it never seen before including behind the scenes, candid material and instructional content.  Acknowledged the world over as an innovator on the guitar, Frank recognizes the innovative changes happening in the digital world stating "I am 100% behind these new social media outlets.  They bring together all of my fans to a central point where they can really stay connected and I can stay connected with them. It's a wonderful opportunity and I am excited to fully embrace all this technology."


Gerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead recognized Frank's ability early in his career and declared "My personal favorite guitarist is Frank Gambale."  Arriving on the L.A. scene in the early '80's, his rise to fame is a testament to his passion powered playing - a style Rolling Stone magazine calls "ferocious"!


As jazz legend Chick Corea describes Frank, "he is one of the most incredible guitarists on the planet.  Everything he touches with his guitar turns gold..."

Gambale originated the sweep picking technique elevating it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon.  A musician's musician, composer, innovator and author of numerous instructional books and DVDs, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights.  

To see the new Frank Gambale TV Channel, ( FGTV ) please visit

www.youtube.com/user/frankgambaleTV 

 

To learn more about Frank Gambale, please visit

www.frankgambale.com 

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (VittekPR) Press Releases Sat, 22 Oct 2011 07:09:25 -0500
Press Release - Two Guitar Virtuosos Announce West Coast Tour http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/press-release-two-guitar-virtuosos-announce-west-coast-tour.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/press-release-two-guitar-virtuosos-announce-west-coast-tour.html Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2011 – Chart topping jazz guitarist Richard Smith and internationally awarded, classical guitarist Francesco Buzzurro announced today their first West Coast tour to support their new recording, Un Mondo, Due Chitarre.


Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2011 – Chart topping jazz guitarist Richard Smith and internationally awarded, classical guitarist Francesco Buzzurro announced today their  first West Coast tour to support their new recording, Un Mondo, Due Chitarre

October:

6                              Mission Viejo, CA - KSBR 88.5 radio live interview and performance, 3-6

8                              Modesto, CA - Global Music Live concert

9                              Stockton, CA - Pacific Italian Alliance concert

10                           Stockton, CA University of the PACIFIC master class

11                           Roseburg, OR - Guitar Summit (w/Don Latarski) concert          

12                           Ashland, OR - Siskiyou Institute concert

13                           Monmouth, OR - Western Oregon University master class and concert  

14                           Eugene, OR - Beall Hall concert

15                           Merced, CA - Cal State, Merced Theater concert

16                           San Diego, CA - Spanish Guitar Del Mar concert

17                           Los Angeles, CA - USC Thornton  MUS 101 4-6 masterclass

18                           Los Angeles, CA - USC Thornton room: MUS 204 12-2 concert

Since their initial meeting in 2005, the two have strived to create a presentation that combines their unique musical backgrounds into an anthology of tunes enjoyable and appreciated by the masses.  Un Mondo, Due Chitarre takes its audience on a musical journey outside each respective player’s genres to explore new dimensions in the sound of two guitars.  The opening piece, an original composition from Buzzurro, “Paisaje” sets the tone as the music weaves through arrangements of Chick Corea’s “Spain”, Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”, Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” and ends in a finale of The Who's “Pinball Wizard”.

 

On the surface, the two seem like an unlikely pair.  If you delve further, within each musician, there is a very deep love for not only the guitar, but for the music.  Smith is an American born guitarist, best known for his numerous chart topping hits and achievements.  He also chaired the first ever Studio/Jazz department of its kind at the University of Southern California.  He now teaches in USC’s Popular Music Program. “We are the first university in the country to offer a bachelors degree in popular music,” says Smith.  Sicilian born Buzzurro is best recognized as an award winning classical guitarist. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sicilian folk music.  His knowledge is so commanding that he is recognized by the Italian government as one of the Ministers of Culture. Of Buzzurro, Smith says “He plays everything, from Queen to Bach and you have to hear him play tarantella – it’s simply amazing.”  Tarantella is traditional Italian folk music familiar to Americans as the music they hear in Italian restaurants and The Godfather movies.

As to the selection process of tracks on the new recording, Smith adds this: “The selected tracks come from performing together as a duo for the past five years.  Throughout various festivals and concert halls, we often open up the set to requests from the audience.  Over time, it became clear that these particular songs have a certain resonance with the crowd.  These songs reach out to music lovers of all kinds.  When we perform these tunes, anywhere around the world, everyone knows that’s a Stevie Wonder song.  As a performer, I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it is to see your audience light up the way they do when we perform these tunes.”

Together, Buzzurro and Smith have toured Greece, Crete, the United States and Italy, where, in 2009, the duet was awarded the Presidential Medallion for artistic excellence.  A tour to support Un Mondo, Due Chitarre is in the works and will be announced in the upcoming months.

 

About Richard Smith

With 10 solo releases to his name, Richard Smith has achieved a position in music like no other.  Collecting accolades such as Best New Artist and Album of the Year with his solo debut, Inglewood. His career skyrocketed while simultaneously holding down guitar responsibilities for another smooth jazz icon, Richard Elliott, with whom Richard recorded 6 #1 albums for the Blue Note label, over 10 years.  Before the age of 30, Smith chaired the one and only department of its kind, Studio/Jazz Guitar at the prestigious University of Southern California.  Among others, Lee Ritenour, Paul Jackson Junior, Andrew York and the entire L.A. Guitar quartet are USC alum.  The opportunity to tour the world has brought even more ambition.  Smith now sets to lay groundwork for new musical adventures and expand the repertoire of guitar in music education.  To learn more about Richard Smith, visit him online at www.richardsmithguitar.com

 

About Francesco Buzzurro

Awarded by President Giorgio Napolitano of the Italian Republic for his contributions to music, the career of Francesco Buzzurro has been decorated by many achievements.  Initially starting classical guitar at the age of eight, he eventually went on to win three national concerts and a multitude of international performances.  Throughout his classical studies, Buzzurro continued his interests in jazz and folk styles as well.  The accumulation of these interests have now combined to a create a musician who’s skill allow him to masterfully play in styles not typically associated with one another – a truly unique gift for one to have. To learn more about Francesco Buzzurro, please visit him online at www.francescobuzzurro.it 

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Jeff Richman http://www.jazzreview.com/artist-biographies/jeff-richman.html http://www.jazzreview.com/artist-biographies/jeff-richman.html Jeff Richman is a professional guitarist with a 35 year career in performance guitar, composing, arranging and recording. He has produced 16 solo albums and toured worldwide.

Jeff RichmanJeff Richman is a professional guitarist with a 35 year career in performance guitar, composing, arranging and recording.  He has produced 16 solo albums and toured worldwide. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he also studied privately with Pat Metheny, Mick Goodrick and William Levitt. After graduating, he lived and performed in New York City and by 1979, moved to Los Angeles.  The L.A. scene provided him the opportunity to play and record alongside the industry’s most talented artists, write and produce hundreds of library music cuts for television and participate on a multitude of film score projects.  As producer, arranger and performing artist, Jeff recorded and released six CD projects paying tribute to Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and John Coltrane for the Tone Center record label.  In addition to his musical career, Jeff conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Musicians Institute. 

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (VittekPR) Artist Biographies Wed, 14 Sep 2011 09:35:59 -0500
Steve Trovato http://www.jazzreview.com/artist-biographies/steve-trovato.html http://www.jazzreview.com/artist-biographies/steve-trovato.html Steve Trovato is a guitarist known worldwide as both a performer and educator.

Steve Trovato is a guitarist known worldwide as both a performer and educator. Steve currently resides in Los Angeles and in 2001 released his much anticipated debut CD, entitled About Time…and his second release, Country Jazzmaster in 2007.  Steve is a professor in The Studio Jazz Guitar Department at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.  In addition, he has long been established in the print and DVD  world authoring over 20 guitar instructional publications and over 50 instructional DVD’s for companies such as Warner Bros., Alfred Publishing,  Lick Library, Mel Bay, Hal Leonard and more.  He is also a regular contributor for magazines such as Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar, and more. To learn more about Steve, please visit his website at www.stevetrovato.com 

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (VittekPR) Artist Biographies Sat, 10 Sep 2011 06:30:18 -0500
Jazz Guitarist Jeff Richman Announces New CD Release http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jazz-guitarist-jeff-richman-announces-new-cd-release.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/press-releases/jazz-guitarist-jeff-richman-announces-new-cd-release.html The Line Up Cover Art
Hollywood, CA August 16, 2011 – Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Richman today announced the release date of his upcoming CD, Jeff Richman and Chatterbox: The Line Up for October 18. The Nefer Records release is Richman's 16th solo project and features Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Joel Taylor on drums and Dean Taba on bass guitar. The new CD is distributed by City Hall Records and songs will be available online at iTunes, Amazon and other music websites.

Hollywood, CA August 16, 2011 – Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Richman today announced the release date of his upcoming CD, Jeff Richman and Chatterbox: The Line Up for October 18. The Nefer Records release is Richman's 16th solo project and features Mitchel Forman on keyboards, Joel Taylor on drums and Dean Taba on bass guitar. The new CD is distributed by City Hall Records and songs will be available online at iTunes, Amazon and other music websites.

The Line Up consists of 12 new tracks exploring and expanding the boundaries of contemporary jazz. Together, the odd metered time signatures, key changes, rhythm variations, polyphony, improvisation and tempos are overcome by the band as they weave in and out of these original compositions by Richman. On three of the tracks Richman, Forman, Taylor and Taba take artistic liberties into their own hands with their shared composition of jam tracks "It's All One", "Square Root" and "Right Here, Right Now". While recording, Richman imposes challenges on himself and the band to grow and capture a bigger audience; to include them in on the musical journey. There is an inherent sense throughout the CD that gives the listener the impression that Richman and the band want the listener to experience the same fun, challenges, joy, conflict and sorrow as they do when performing. It's not forced and it happens organically, as if each song is a conversation. The melody masquerades as the topic, ideas get passed around between the artists and the audience is allowed to eavesdrop; the invisible barrier between talent and audience being removed.

Guitarist Jeff Richman has enjoyed success on the jazz scene for nearly 35 years. His guitar playing is cited as tasteful and articulate, with room to breathe. He is recognized by and associated with the other luminaries of the fusion and contemporary jazz. His guitar is heard the world over. On this new release, his tone rises above with something unique that can't quite be described. It is the impression of a barebones approach that has simplified his tone but made it gigantic. He uses his go to Fender Strats and Teles, a Jim Hall Sadowsky, a silver faced Marshall Jubilee but this time there is something else in the water.

Throughout his career, Richman has recorded and performed with the crème de la crème of talent. He has discovered and forged a solid rapport with each member of the band. Now he successfully brings them together to form one cohesive unit that seems untouchable on this recording. As Richman sums it up, "This is the band. This is what I've wanted to achieve. I know I can go anywhere in the world with these guys and it will be an amazing time for us and the fans. It feels good, it sounds good, and I can't wait to take this show out on the road."

To learn more about Jeff Richman and Chatterbox's new release, The Line Up, please visit www.jeffrichman.net

Jeff Richman and Chatterbox The Line Up track listing:

The Line Up (4:46)

Window to the Heart (3:30)

Rule of Thumb (4:24)

It's All One (Jam #1) (5:45)

Hat Trick (5:16)

Cross My Heart (5:57)

Once More Twice (6:14)

Square Root (Jam #2) (4:23)

Smoke Ring (5:03)

Point of You (4:47)

Right Here, Right Now (Jam #3) (5:22)

Window to the Heart (reprise) (2:33)

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