GA Russell

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  1. On this date...

    July 23 1955 - Slim Whitman's Rose Marie begins it eleven-week run at #1 on the UK charts. 1989 - Ringo Starr begins his first tour since The Beatles' break-up. 2011 - Amy Winehouse dies. ***** Born... 1935 - Cleve Duncan 1947 - Tony Joe White 1952 - Janis Siegel 1971 - Alison Krauss
  2. On this date...

    July 22 1963 - Vee-Jay presses Introducing The Beatles (but not released until Jan. 10, 1964). 2004 - Sacha Distel dies. ***** Born... 1941 - George Clinton 1943 - Bobby Sherman 1944 - Estelle Bennett 1947 - Don Henley 1963 - Emily Saliers
  3. On this date...

    July 21 2004 - Jerry Goldsmith dies. 2005 - Long John Baldry dies. ***** 1946 - Barry Whitwam born
  4. Happy birthday Bebop...

    Happy Birthday 2017 BeBop, wherever on the globe you may be!
  5. Bargain DVD boxes

    Duane, was the music on Midnight Special live performances or lip-synched?
  6. Prestige is back.

    I see tonight that there is a young (born 1991) singer named Jazzmeia Horn. Here is her Wikipedia bio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzmeia_Horn She has a new album called A Social Call which is on the Prestige label. You will note that the Prestige logo of ca. 1966 is used. https://www.amazon.com/Social-Call-Jazzmeia-Horn/dp/B06XJ5Y1CD/ Anybody know anything about Concord's plans for the label?
  7. Vienna's Jam Music Lab competition

    Vienna's JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY A Fully Accredited Institute Offering Bachelor and Master Degrees Studies in Jazz, Popular Music, Production, Pedagogy and More Beginning September 2017 www.jammusiclab.com JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY Welcomes to Its Faculty Esteemed Educators Thomas Gansch and Juan Garcia-Herreros JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY Announces Scholarship and Grants Opportunities for Advanced Students Auditions In September 2017 JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY Receives Over 100 International Submissions for "SPHERES OF A GENIUS" A Composition Competition Recognizing the Centennial Celebration of Thelonious Monk In Partnership with The Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Winning Work Premieres at Golden Hall Gala, Vienna July 7, 2018 www.spheresofagenius.com THE JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY Vienna, July 18, 2017 - Located in one of Europe's most beautiful and musically-rich cities,Jam Music Lab proudly celebrates its newly-attained University status. It is now a fully accredited academic institute. The University specializes in jazz and popular music, with an emphasis on practical experience and employment opportunities. Students benefit from educational guidance in professional environments. Situated in the 11th district of Simmering, an urban and culturally diverse district of Vienna, Austria, the Jam Music Lab University is housed at an architectural landmark known as the Gasometer. There are four former storage tanks called Gasometers - all built in 1899 - that served as the monarchy's major energy provider. The city of Vienna remodeled and revitalized the protected monuments, resulting inGasometer Music City, now a flourishing university campus covering 11,000 m2. Besides Jam Music Lab University, this campus features a performance hall (seating 2000-3000), music retailers, student dormitory and music-related annexes for students of various ages. A host of pedagogical collaborations are available. Gasometer Music City has its own subway station. Vienna's center is only a short ride away. Throughout the city, concert venues and stages offer everything from classical to jazz to progressive music. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra and other internationally renowned ensemblescall Vienna theirhome.The University utilizes this tight network of contacts, partnering with club owners, presenters and festivals - among them, the acclaimed JAZZFEST Wien. Professors and students are routinely invited to perform and to demonstrate their skills. The JMLU faculty: International, first-rate professors, who work extensively in their fields of expertise, including Grammy-award-winning musicians and producers. Renowned guest authorities, including Bill Dobbins, Director of the U.S.'s famed Eastman School, leading workshops, seminars and master classes. JMLU emphasizes these tracks: Music Performance aims at instrumental, vocal, compositional and musical proficiency at a high level. Music Pedagogy provides insights to the methods and principles of music instruction. Media Music teaches film scoring, and music production for film, theatre, commercial production and video games. JMLU offers these degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Music (4 years) Bachelor of Arts, Music Education (4 years) Master of Arts, Music (2 years) Master of Arts, Music Education (2 years) JMLU understands the importance of integrating real-world experience with academic training. By teaching the business of music, students build and develop careers. "We are located in the city of music," explains Marcus Ratka, Director of JMLU. "Vienna's high culture is of major importance to people's daily lives. Artists and musicians are well regarded, and a healthy music scene creates work by demand. We aim to equip our students, so they can fulfill their promise." Courses are held in German and English. Skills in both languages are desirable. Bachelor & Master Studies begin in September 2017. Video submissions are possible for applicants not residing in Austria: http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/aufnahme-bachelor.pdf http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/aufnahme-master.pdf http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/application-bachelor.pdf http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/application-master.pdf JAM MUSIC LAB UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS The University offers a range of assistance programs, covering full and partial grants support. Submission deadline for the September term is August 25, 2017. http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/info-scholarships-de.pdf http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/info-scholarships-en.pdf JMLU NEWEST FACULTY MEMBERS The University is proud to welcome esteemed educators Thomas Gansch and Juan Garcia-Herreros. Thomas Gansch Gansch is an Austrian trumpeter and artist who works across all boundaries of musical genres and concepts - classical, jazz, pop, folk, interpretation, improvisation and composition. His musical language possesses gravitas, as well as humor. He is a founding member of the acclaimed ensemble Mnozil Brass, has served the inestimable Vienna Art Orchestra, and created Gansch & Roses, his own "little big band." Gansch offers students a holistic approach, diversity of styles, technique and the opportunity for specialized development in their interests and talents. http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/news-gansch-en.pdf http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/news-gansch-de.pdf Juan Garcia-Herreros Garcia-Herreros is a celebrated Colombian bassist-composer whose work in Latin Jazz and World Music have earned him a host of top honors, including a Grammy nomination. Long recognized for his virtuosity on the electric 6-string, he is a highly influential instrumentalist with a command of multiple musical genres. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Garcia-Herreros https://www.the-snow-owl.com/ "SPHERES OF A GENIUS" 100 YEARS OF THELONIOUS MONK To honor the centennial of Thelonious Monk, the great American jazz pianist-composer, JMLU has created "Spheres of a Genius," an international competition dedicated to composition. In a resounding show of support, over 100 submissions have been received from around the world! "Monk´s music has opened doors to new sounds, structures and ways of creating music," says organizer Marcus Ratka. "He raised awareness for the charming beauty of dissonance and contradictions in the arts." The competition aims to: Reflect the spirit of Thelonious Monk from a contemporary perspective Inspire innovation and originality Provide a platform for the interrelationship of composed and improvised forms Encourage the exploration of large-scale interactions, vis-a-vis the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, which will premier the winning composition in the historicGolden Hall, July 7, 2018. The concert will be broadcast as part of the Ö1 radio program. The winner receives € 5.000. First runner-up receives € 3.000. Second runner-up gets € 2.000. The Jury will consist of experts in the field - representatives of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jam Music Lab University and international authorities.www.spheresofagenius.com Historic Golden Hall For further background information, please read the interview with Marcus Ratka, Director of JMLU, conducted by Larry Appelbaum, American jazz scholar, critic, broadcaster and Senior Music Specialist at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.: http://www.jammusiclab.at/assets/downloads/Interview-Ratka-Appelbaum.pdf
  8. Jazz CD bargains

    Astrud Gilberto - Ipanema Girl (26-song best of) - $3.76 + $3.99 https://www.amazon.com/Ipanema-Girl-Very-Astrud-Gilberto/dp/B00K2IOQPA/ or if you prefer 3.99 GBP prime https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K2IOQPA/
  9. I noticed that I had not gotten around to this one, so I put it on tonight. It's good. I like her style of singing, which is a little bit on the nightclub side. There is a certain sameness to the songs, all of which were written by Janis Ian. But no one song is worse than the others. This can be streamed at Amazon if you have their Music Unlimited subscription.
  10. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    in New Album INCIDENTALS Tim Berne alto saxophone; Oscar Noriega clarinet, bass clarinet; Ryan Ferreira guitars; Matt Mitchell piano; Ches Smith drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani With David Torn guitar Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band and the second (following on from 2015’s You’ve Been Watching Me) to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. “We somehow achieved more sonic space by adding another player,” the bandleader notes wonderingly. It’s an impression maintained even when producer David Torn takes up his own guitar in a cameo at the climax of the modestly-titled “Sideshow”(in reality a 26-minute epic journey), soloing amid thunderous timpani and over serpentine melody outlined by sax and clarinet. ON TOUR [ All dates are with Snakeoil unless otherwise indicated ] August 6 Newport Jazz Festival September 13 New York, NY (Jazz Standard) September 14 Newburgh, NY (Queen of the Hudson) September 15 Baltimore. MD (An Die Music Live!) September 16 Chicago, IL (Constellation) September 17 Los Angeles, CA (BlueWhale) September 19 Reno, NV (Laughing Planet) September 20 Portland, OR (Fremont Theatre) September 21 Seattle, WA (Earshot, The Royal Room) September 22 Phoenix, AZ (The Nash) September 23 San Francisco, CA (SFJAZZ, JHL) September 24 Vancouver (Western Front) September 29 New Orleans, LA (The Old U.S. Mint, w/local musicians) September 30 Pittsburgh, NY (City of Asylum: Trio w/Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile) October 1 Pittsburgh, NY (City of Asylum: Double solo concert w/Matt Mitchell) October 6 Philadelphia, PA (Snakeoil + Sun of Goldfinger, FringeArts) December 1 New Haven, CT (Firehouse 12) © 2017 ECM | ECM Records USA | 1755 Broadway, 3rd floor | New York NY 10011
  11. On this date...

    Thanks optatio! It's great that you found jazz people! ***** July 18 1953 - Elvis makes his first recording. 1966 - Bobby Fuller dies. 1988 - Nico dies. ***** Born... 1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins 1938 - Ian Stewart 1939 - Brian Auger 1939 - Dion 1941 - Martha Reeves 1941 - Lonnie Mack 1950 - Richard Branson 1954 - Ricky Scaggs
  12. Happy Birthday, Tom 1960!

    Happy Birthday 2017 Tom!
  13. On this date...

    July 16 (my late mother's birthday!) Born... 1940 - Tony Jackson 1941 - Desmond Dekker 1952 - Stewart Copeland ***** 1962 - The Beach Boys sign with Capitol Records. 1966 - Clapton, Bruce and Baker form Cream. 1981 - Harry Chapin dies. 2012 - Jon Lord dies. 2012 - Kitty Wells dies. 2014 - Johnny Winter dies.
  14. Sarah Vaughan - Absolutely Essential (3 CDs) - $3.86 + $3.99 https://www.amazon.com/Absolutely-Essential-Collection-VAUGHAN-SARAH/dp/B072L1XMBH/ http://www.oldies.com/product-view/45872P.html It's not clear to me if this is legit.
  15. Vijay Iyer Sextet On Tour August 5 Newport, RI (Newport Jazz Festival) September 4 Detroit, MI (Detroit Jazz Festival) September 17 Monterey, CA (Monterey Jazz Festival) October 20 Brooklyn, NY (BRIC Festival) January 9 - 13 New York, NY (Birdland) January 20 San Francisco, CA (SFJAZZ, Miner Auditorium) April 27 Los Angeles, CA (Disney Hall) May 11 Appleton, WI (Lawrence Memorial Chapel)