Featuring: Diane Moser-piano/composer, Marty Ehrlich-alto sax/clarinet, Ben Williams-trombone, Mark Dresser-bass, Gerry Hemingway-drums, created with support from Chamber Music America’s 2003 New Works: Creation and Presentation Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The histories of two Iowa towns (one real and fictional) have inspired the two extended works by Harvey Sollberger. The Red Cedar Trio – Jan Boland (flute) John Dowdall (guitar) Carey Bostian (cello) – are joined by Anthony Devroye (viola), Miera Kim (violin), Nancy McFarland Gaub (violin) and Lisa Ponton (viola).
Pianist/Composer Helen Sung's latest musical statement can be heard at the center, literally & figuratively, of her Concord Records debut: Anthem for a New Day, a 10-song set featuring a talented, diverse sextet including guest turns by Paquito D’Rivera & Regina Carter.
12 new originals from jazz guitarist, Sheryl Bailey, and 12 dynamic performances from her working organ trio, The Sheryl Bailey 3 - featuring Hammond B3 wizard, Ron Oswanski, and drum guru, Ian Froman. Down and dirty grooves, meet modern harmonic textures, from one of the Downbeat's 2013 "Rising Stars."
"Venezuelan Suite is pianist Edward Simon's love letter to his homeland, but that's not all it is; it's the perfect confluence of Venezuelan ideals, jazz language and chamber-esque sophistication. In short, it's a masterpiece." - All About Jazz