Scott Menhinick

Scott Menhinick

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

AVON, CT -- On April 25th, 482 Music will release Live at the Outpost Performance Space (482-1045), the fourth CD from the all-star collective, Conference Call. As the title suggests, this follow-up to 2004's Spirals: The Berlin Concert (482-1028) was recorded live at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Outpost Performance Space during the band's Fall 2003 tour of the Western United States and Canada. It also features the band's fourth drummer in as many recordings, with Gerry Hemingway join

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LONGMEADOW, MA -- On March 21st, Playscape Recordings will release Deez To Blues (PSR#050505), bassist/composer Mario Pavone's 17th recording as a leader/co-leader and his third to feature trumpeter/arranger Steve Bernstein. Recorded in May 2005, following tours of Western Europe and the Greater New York area celebrating his 40th anniversary in music, Deez To Blues documents six new original Pavone compositions that feature his trademark style of putting the rhythm section at the c
MONTREAL, QC (CANADA) -- On February 28th, Jazz From Rant will release Montréal-based poet/jazz vocalist Jeannette Lambert's seventh recording as a leader, Sand Underfoot (rant 0631), featuring longtime collaborators, bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Michel Lambert, and special guest, pianist Paul Bley. Funded in part by the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, her follow-up to 2003's Lone Jack Pine (rant 2027), which Cadence called "

NEW YORK, NY -- On March 7th, Tompkins Square Records will release new landmark solo piano recordings from two of America's most enigmatic musicians, Charles Gayle and Ran Blake. Gayle's Time Zones (TSQ 2839) is his first recording to feature all original piano improvisations and only the second solo piano recording of his career. Blake's All That Is Tied (TSQ 1965), his 35th release, was recorded 40 years to the month after his first sol

AVON, CT (USA) -- On October 25th, 482 Music will release Other Stories [Three Suites], the debut CD from Brooklyn-based cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's SpiderMonkey Strings. Named after two mythic tricksters, Anansi the Spider of West Africa and the Monkey King of China, this eclectic ensemble brings a genre-defying spirit and sense of humor to Bynum's diverse extended suites. The group features Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Jessica Pavone (violin and viola), Stephanie Griffin (viola),
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