Scott Menhinick

Scott Menhinick

Legendary Danish-born saxophonist John Tchicai returns to New England in December for four performances with a newly-formed trio featuring veteran Boston-based musicians, saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase and guitarist Garrison Fewell. This tour marks the first-ever performances by this trio and their repertoire will feature original music by all three musicians.

Best known for his pioneering 1960's free jazz collaborations with musicians like Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, Tchicai has worked wi …

Friday, January 30th at 7pm
Michael Musillami Spirits Octet
Spirits Rebellious: Celebrating Thomas Chapin's Brazilian Songbook
Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road in Lakeville, CT
Admission is free
Directions are available at hotchkiss.org/info/directions
For venue information, please call (860) 435-3652
Learn more about Michael Musillami at MichaelMusillami.com

Michael Musillami, guitar; Tom Christensen, saxophone …

Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:30pm
Mario Pavone Quartet
In anticipation of their April 2004 debut, Boom (Playscape)
Barbès
376 9th Street (at 6th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope)
Admission is $8
Information is available at (718) 965-9177
Learn more at http://www.barbesbrooklyn.com/

Mario Pavone, bass/composer; Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor saxophones; Peter Madsen, piano; Matt Wilson, drums

Media Contact for the Mario Pavone Quarte …

The 482 Music label is proud to announce its release schedule for the first half of 2004. Of the six new recordings planned through June, three document new music created by veteran musicians like Joëlle Léandre, George Schuller, and the all-star ensemble, Conference Call. The remaining three are the newest entries in the label's continuing Document Chicago series, which celebrates the new generation of Chicago improvisers and their inclusive approaches to creative music. 482 Music releases are …
LONGMEADOW, MA -- Independent Massachusetts-based record label Playscape Recordings will celebrate its fifth anniversary this fall by launching a new Web site on August 16th and releasing debut recordings from the Michael Musillami Octet and Mario Pavone Quartet on September 7th. Named one of the five best record labels of 2003 by AllAboutJazz-New York, Playscape has quickly established its identity as a high-quality creative outlet for a core group of veteran composer/improvisers since b …
BOSTON, MA -- Boston-based Gravity Records, a division of the customized dance and music education non-profit organization, Gravity Arts, Inc., is proud to announce the November 16th release of its two newest recordings, Ben Schwendener/Uwe Steinmetz's Apfelschaun (GRV 1900-7) and Ben Schwendener/Marc Rossi's Living Geometry II: Volumes 1 and 2 (GRV 1900-8). Both titles, distributed by North Country Distributors, are compilations of live performance recordings from recent tours. Mo …
BOSTON, MA -- Boston-based bassist/composer Bruno Råberg is proud to announce the November 30th release of his fifth recording as a leader, Chrysalis (Orbis Music OM404), on his own Orbis Music label. This new recording features nine diverse Råberg originals written specifically for his new all-star nonet of notable veteran Boston and New York musicians.

"Bruno Råberg knows how to make a nonet sing," wrote Boston Phoenix columnist Jon Garelick following the group's recent Bosto …

AVON, CT -- On December 7th, the 482 Music label will release its final two titles of 2004, Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka/Robair's Klang. Farbe. Melodie. (482-1030) and the François Carrier Trio's Play (482-1033). This pair of new and diverse releases continues the label's mission of supporting music "rooted in the interplay of composition and improvisation, and that finds enjoyment in the exploration of new approaches to traditional genres." More information about the label is availa …
Firehouse 12 will launch its 2007 Spring Jazz Series on March 16th with a performance by Hartford-based trombonist Steve Davis' quintet featuring New Haven native, saxophonist Mike DiRubbo. This weekly series, which presents jazz and creative improvised music concerts in an intimate 75-seat performance space inside a state-of-the-art recording studio, will continue through early June.

All performances will include sets at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets will be $15 for the opening set and $10 for

LONGMEADOW, MA -- Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the June 27th release of Ride (Playscape Recordings PSR#071595), a never-before-available July 1995 concert recording from the legendary Thomas Chapin Trio. Recorded live at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, this release features the classic line-up of Chapin (saxophones and flute), Mario Pavone (bass) and Michael Sarin (drums) at its creative peak.

"This is the trio at its zenith," recalls Pavone in the liner no

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