Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Ghost Train Orchestra All You Need to Know


Photograph by D.L. Anderson


"This is an amazing ensemble, playing music like no others these days. There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever...GTO is creating its own electrifying musical gold." - Andrew Velez, New York City Jazz Record.


"Carpenter leads a suberb band of New York-based vanguardists and while most of the solos ditch period authenticity and employ a vocabulary that contains ideas from the next 90 years of jazz history, his sharp arrangements retain the contrapuntal flash, sweet voicings, and fiery rhythms of the original era..." -- Peter Margasak, Downbeat'


The Ghost Train Orchestra was founded in 2006 by composer/arranger Brian Carpenter. That year Carpenter was hired as the musical director for an event marking the 90th anniversary of the historic Regent Theater in Boston. He rediscovered music from a transitional time and place in America: the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem, when the jazz orchestra was being developed by bandleaders such as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Tiny Parham, Fess Williams, and Charlie Johnson. Carpenter began transcribing the parts from old 78s and arranged the music for a 9-piece ensemble to back performers on stage. The reaction to the band's debut at the Regent was tremendous, and since then the band has performed regularly in New York City, home of all its members except the leader, a Boston resident. In 2008, Carpenter arranged the music with added strings, voice, and musical saw, and the following year recorded the band in New York City at Avatar Studios with engineer/producer Danny Blume. The result of this work accumulated in Hothouse Stomp released in 2011.


The debut record Hothouse Stomp achieved widespread critical acclaim and reached the top 10 of the Billboard Jazz charts in the weeks following Carpenter's spot on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The band has performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, NY Winter JazzFest, Mass MoCA, Museum of Modern Art, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Ghost Train Orchestra released their second Book of Rhapsodies in 2013, featuring wild new arrangements of "chamber jazz" from the mid-to-late 1930s. Their third record Hot Town featuring saxophonist Colin Stetson made several top ten lists in 2015. They are currently working on their fourth record, a follow-up to Book of Rhapsodies with a six-person choir and a 12-piece orchestra.



Track Listings for The Crazeology Radio Show 18th November 2017

Below is the track listing for the Crazeology Radio show dated 18th November 2017.  A link to the show can be found here: 



The Crazeology Radio Show - 18/11/2017
Stooges Brass Band
 Wind It Up
The Jazz At The Lincoln Centre Orchestra
 Very Early
Kyle Eastwood
 Rockin Ronnies
Lee Morgan
 Suspended Sentence
Leroi Conroy
 Enter
Rez Abbasi
Dance Number
Simon Millerd
Looking Back
Teemu Viinikainen III
  JS
Run n' Fly
 Daughter of Cain
Ghost Train Orchestra
Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxi Cabs
Ghost Train Orchestra
Deep Forest
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 1
Ghost Train Orchestra
Deserted Ballroom
Ghost Train Orchestra
Fantasy Impromptu
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 2
Ghost Train Orchestra
Hare and the Hounds
Ghost Train Orchestra
Kindergarten Flower Pageant
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 3
Ghost Train Orchestra
Pedigree on a Pomander Walk
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 4
Ghost Train Orchestra
Walking Home in Spring
Ghost Train Orchestra
A Little Girl Grows Up
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Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 16th November 2017

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland Show dated 16th November 2017. A link to the show can be found here:




The Boogie Wonderland Show - 16/11/2017 Playlist
Rare Pleasure
 Let Me Down Easy
Omni
 Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) Long Version
LYoung131026 Drop

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners
 Spread Love
The Love Symphony Orchestra
 Let Me Be Your Fantasy
Daisy Hicks
 I Chose You (Ruff Diamond remix)
Will Downing
 Hurry Up This Way Again
Decosta Boyce
 Good Music (Soulpersona G
ANDINA
 La Mecedora
Barbara Tucker
Think (about it) (DJ Spen Thommy Davis & Gary Hudgins)
Roy Haynes
Quiet Fire
Ghost Train Orchestra
Confusion Among a Fleet of Taxi Cabs
Ghost Train Orchestra
Deep Forest
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 1
Ghost Train Orchestra
Deserted Ballroom
Ghost Train Orchestra
Fantasy Impromptu
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 2
Ghost Train Orchestra
Hare and the Hounds
Ghost Train Orchestra
Kindergarten Flower Pageant
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 3
Ghost Train Orchestra
Pedigree on a Pomander Walk
Ghost Train Orchestra Interview
 Part 4
Ghost Train Orchestra
Walking Home in Spring
Ghost Train Orchestra
A Little Girl Grows Up
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Rotem Sivan All You Need To Know


Photo by Andrei Matorin

Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC jazz scene by storm. Described by DownBeat Magazine as “a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene,” he completed his studies in both classical composition and jazz with honors in Tel Aviv & NYC. Sivan tours with his trio most of the year playing in world-renowned festivals and clubs. He has performed in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, UK, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, USA, and Canada, among others, and has given workshops around the world in top universities and schools.


Rotem has developed a strong online presence with over 24k followers on Instagram alone. Upon graduation Sivan moved to NYC to pursue his passion for jazz. While making his first steps in the local scene he was also studying at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. Since his relocation, Sivan has performed with many prominent musicians, including Peter Bernstein, Ari Hoenig, Ben Street and Ferenc Nemeth.


Sivan can be seen regularly at the city’s top venues such as Smalls, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, The Bar Next Door and The Blue Note. He has performed at many international festivals such as Polanco Jazz Festival, Chutzpah Jazz Festival, Marseille Jazz Festival, Venice Jazz Festival, Fara Jazz Festival, Exposure Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Utopia Music Festival, Bern Jazz Festival and Sonora Jazz Festival to name a few.
 One of the most exciting young jazz performers, Rotem Sivan is developing at a fascinating rate. In 2013 he released his debut album “Enchanted Sun” on SteepleChase Records, followed by his second album “For Emotional Use Only” on Fresh Sound New Talent Records. Jazz critics and magazines around the world praised both albums receiving 4.5 stars on Downbeat Magazine. Sivan released his third album "A New Dance" in 2015 with bassist Haggai Cohen Milo and drummer Colin Stranahan, which was again met with critical acclaim. The upcoming album "Antidote" is in it's final production stages and will be released in early 2017. 


Sivan is a guitarist for the 21st century, with an international background and border-defying interests. He has developed a glowing tone and quicksilver phrasing, as well as a sophisticated sense of rhythm and an openhearted approach to melody. Sivan’s approach to recording is unique and allows for the preservation of the soul and vibe of the jazz creation.


Track Listings for The Crazeology Radio Show 11th November 2017

Below is the track listing for the Crazeology Radio show dated 11th November 2017.  A link to the show can be found here: 





The Crazeology Radio Show - 10/11/2017
Artist
Track
Blue Note All Stars
 Masquelero (Feat Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock)
Gridina, Houle, Loewen & Delbecq
Soro
James Saxsmo Gates
 Together We Can Make It
Johnny O'Neal
 Sunday in New York
Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield
 Well Alright
Gregory Porter
Smile (Radio Edit)
Josh Nelson
 Bridges And Tunnels
Satoko Fujii
 Aspiration
Rotem Sivan
 Aloof
Rotem Sivan
 Reconstruction
Rotem Sivan Interview
 Part 1
Rotem Sivan
 Rustic Heart
Rotem Sivan
 Shahar
Rotem Sivan Interview
 Part 2
Rotem Sivan
 Sun Song
Rotem Sivan
  Antidote
Rotem Sivan Interview
 Part 3
Rotem Sivan
  For Emotinoal Use Only
Rotem Sivan Interview
 Part 4
Rotem Sivan
  Make You Feel My Love
Rotem Sivan
  Somewhere Over The Rainbow
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