Floyd ("Money") and David Bowie ("Heroes"). The album includes stunning versions of Duke Ellington's "Azure" (lyrics by Irving Mills and "Solitude" (the words were composed by Eddie De Lange).
The concert will feature her "working band" (all of whom appear on the CD) - they include Benjamin Traerup (saxophones), Uffe Steen (guitars) and Indra's husband Thomas Sejthen (bass). Anyone who attended her previous shows know just how powerful a singer/interpreter Indra is and how well the band's sounds complements her vocals. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information about the concert, call 860-347-2528. To learn more about the singer, go to www.indrariosmoore.com.
Here's a cut to whet your appetite:
Call 860-434-0886 for more information. To learn more about the bassist, go to benwilliamsmusic.net.
Here's a 2011 NPR "Tiny Desk Concert" that offers a lively short set of music:
Nick Finzer's music is so attractive because, while it does not "scream" into your ears, it insinuates itself into your mind with its melodic content and fine grooves. Plus, the leader is a fine soloist, his fluid lines rising effortlessly over the rhythm section. In person, this music should be even better as the Sextet knows each other well and have played this music a lot. For more information about the Saturday night gig, go to thesidedoorjazz.com. To learn more about Mr. Finzer, go to www.nickfinzermusic.com.
Here's Hear and Now Sextet in the studio:
The concert, free and open to the public, takes place at 3 p.m. in the Atrium of the Library, located at 500 Main Street in the Capital City. For more information, go to www.hplct.org/classes-seminars-exhibits/baby-grand-jazz. To learn more about Mr. Nechushtan, go to musicalon.com.
Here's one of his Trio tracks from 2011:
here) with its combination of originals and smartly chosen "covers", a 12-song program that ranges from "pop" standards such as "My Cherie Amour" and "Yesterday"(the only solo performance on the disk) to jazz standards such as Mal Waldron's ever-so-funky "Soul Eyes" and Jimmy Rowles's "The Peacocks." Davis also dips into his good friend and former employer Jaco Pastorius's repertoire with a handsome reading of "Las Olas" which the late bass player composed for his Big Band as well as performed with Flora Purim and Herbie Hancock.
"Changes Over Time" (which will be released on 1/29/16) is a delightful hour of music that one can sit down and fall right into from the opening note to the closing seconds of "Waltz For U." Close your eyes and you might feels as if you're in a lovely salon or intimate concert hall and Jon Davis is playing right in front of you. This CD is yet another example of how the Piano Trio category is far from played out!
For more information, go to www.jondavismusic.com.