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Mark Hetzler
Three Views

27 May 2014

The physical world is a place of fluidity and stasis, growth and decay, assembly and dispersal, and though matter never completely comes to a rest, elemental states can be sustained for fractions of a second, or even frozen for millions of years. Dynamic Elements is a musical depiction of this perpetual cosmological unfolding- an introspective journey and an artistic exploration, from the microscopic to the astronomic. In playing this music, acclaimed trombonist Mark Hetzler wanted to express the feeling of wonder one can get from watching the physical world’s multiplicity of moving parts engaged in innumerable processes. The program includes a diversity of musical aesthetics and compositional styles with music by Matthew Burtner, Robert Rowe, James Fulkerson, Chester Udell and Hetzler himself. Featuring a variety of electro-acoustic techniques for the alteration of sound, these pieces offer a broad range of moods, colors and dynamics, and were chosen for their seemingly natural alignment with Hetzler’s theme of matter in flux.


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PROGRAM LISTING     
Rebellion (Stephen Rush)
Inner Rebellion (Stephen Rush)
Climb (David Vayo)
New England Scenes (James Stephenson)
Quick Step and Blues
Waking Dreams (Dennis Llinas)
Three Views of Infinity (Mark Hetzler)

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Mark Hetzler
Dynamic Elements

27 May 2014

Working with pioneering composers and innovative technology, Trombonist Mark Hetzler explores a wide range of colors, energies and textures on this recording of electro-acoustic music for solo trombone. With moods ranging from eerie and tranquil to boisterous and frenetic, this collection of cutting edge pieces will challenge your notion of a trombone’s sonic possibilities.  


If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Dynamic


PROGRAM LISTING     
aes/Aer (Burtner)
Arcturus (Rowe)
Wood and Stone (Fulkerson)
To work and rework to come close to intentions is not experimental (Fulkerson)
Brass Alchemist: Dances with Fire and Ice (Udell)
Unnatural Disaster (Hetzler)

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Mark Hetzler
American Voices II: Sonatas

27 May 2014

As a sequel to the first American Voices, this cd focuses on sonatas for the trombone, or in the one case a clarinet sonata adapted for trombone.

‘…Hetzler is so good…He handles the huge register leaps and quiet high notes with aplomb…one of the world’s great trombone players, and pianist Martha Fisher is on equal footing…’ -American Record Guide


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Sonata for Trombone and Piano (James Stephenson)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (John Stevens)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (Leonard Bernstein)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (Joseph Blaha)

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Greg Hopkins Quintet
Quintology

27 May 2014

Here are reviews from:

  • Jazz Review.com

  • JazzTimes

    Learn more about Greg Hopkins.


    If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Quintology


    PROGRAM LISTING     

    Quintology

    Boon Moon

    Hidden Agenda

    Waltz for Charlie

    Double Talk (for KD)

    Scooter

    The Pignoli Letters

    Here’s To My Lady

    Bas Relief

    Crackdown

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Greg Hopkins 16 Piece
Okavongo

27 May 2014

…refreshing…exploratory interplay…fiery big-band propulsion…outstanding band… -JazzTimes

Here are reviews from:

  • Jazz Review.com

  • JazzTimesAnd a few reviews from ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM:

  • review #1

  • review #2

  • review #3

    Learn more about Greg Hopkins.


    If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Okavongo


    PROGRAM LISTING     

    Stretchin’ (J. Williams)

    Okavongo (G. Hopkins)

    Contra Pt.1 (G. Hopkins)

    Contra Pt.2 (G. Hopkins)

    Nightfall (G. Hopkins)

    Crackdown-Dialogue (G. Hopkins)

    Crackdown (G. Hopkins)

    Infant Eyes (W. Shorter)

    Sphere of T.M. Part 1 (G. Hopkins)

    Sphere of T.M. Part 2 (G. Hopkins)

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Hora Decima Brass Ensemble
Hora Decima

27 May 2014

The Hora Decima Brass Ensemble is dedicated to the presentation, promotion, and preservation of music for brass instruments. Founded thirteen years ago by trombonist David Chamberlain, the HDBE began as a workshop experience for professional players to enjoy brass literature. The HDBE performs original music composed for eight to twenty-one brass and percussion players as well as transcriptions of other well-known works.


If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Hora


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Concertino for Brass Choir (L. Widdoes)

  • Fast

  • Slow

  • Very Fast


    Nonet for Brass
     (W. Riegger)

    Stardust (H. Carmichael)


    Symphony for Brass, op. 80
     (A. Reed)

  • Maestoso

  • Largo

  • Con Moto


    Double Concerto pour Trombones
     (J. Nilovic)

  • Introduction

  • Theme/Variations

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Ted Howe
Love Song

27 May 2014

In this third release for Summit, TED HOWE invites the listener into a jazz time capsule of love songs, showcasing his eclectic arrangements in the sassy, sophisticated style for which he is noted.

HOWE pays tribute to three of our most beloved composers: HAROLD ARLEN, COLE PORTER and JAMES VAN HEUSEN. In addition, HOWE premieres four of his own compositions with lyrics by REBEKAH MILLER.

The featured vocalists on HOWE’S tunes are star of stage, screen and television, LAINIE KAZAN, along with the great, popular jazz baritone, GIACOMO GATES–thus creating a continuum of love songs from then and now.

So, buckle your seat belts for a high flight over memory lane and back again–where the golden age of standards is respectfully reinvented as HOWE zooms and caresses the eighty-eights and makes everything old new again.

Whether it’s an old song or a new song, this Love Song’s for you. Because as always, the heart of a simple love song still beats strong.


If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Ted


PROGRAM LISTING     
Let’s Do It (Cole Porter)
True Love (Cole Porter)
I’ll Remember Your Smile (Ted Howe/Rebekah Miller)
Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)
If I Had Known (Ted Howe/Rebekah Miller)
Let’s Fall in Love (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer)
Moonlight Becomes You (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)
Midnight on the Beach (Ted Howe/Rebekah Miller)
All the Way (James van Heusen)
Love Song (Ted Howe/Rebekah Miller)

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Ted Howe
Elton Exposed

27 May 2014

Revealing the Jazz Soul of Elton John

Jazz master pianist/arranger Ted Howe rocks in his second release on Summit, propelling the music of pop/rock icon Sir Elton John with full aplomb onto the jazz scene!

Joined by jazz superstars Joe LaBarbera and John Patitucci, Howe delivers what his fans have learned to expect – the unexpected, the eloquent and the extraordinary, as he skillfully reinvents and exposes Elton’s jazz roots.

This power trio takes the listener on a stand up, sing out, sit down swingin’ ride through an expanded

Here are reviews from:

  • ALLABOUTJAZZ.com

  • and one from JazzTimes


    If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Ted


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    Philadelphia Freedom

    Benny and the Jets

    All the Girls Love Alice

    Border Song

    Elue Eyes

    Circle of Life

    Carla Etude

    Ego

    Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

    Your Song

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Ted Howe Trio
Ellington

27 May 2014

Performed regularly in theatres, clubs and on campuses, TED HOWE’S electrifying new arrangements capture the essence of ELLINGTON, breathing daring contemporary life into some of America’s most beloved royal compositions.

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Tim Eyermann
Karla’s Fire

27 May 2014

Here is a review from Jazz Review.com

Here are a few reviews from ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM:

  • review #1

  • review #2

  • review #3


    If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Karla's


    PROGRAM LISTING     

    Just A Thought (M. Sutcher)

    Karla’s Fire (T. Eyermann)

    Now and Then (K. Loggins)

    My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers)

    Secret Love (Webster)

    Greencastle (T. Eyermann)

    Samba De Orpheo (Bonfia)

    Europa (C. Santana)

    Georgia On My Mind (H. Carmichael)

    Weekend Update (M. Sutcher)

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Christmas Isthmus Brass
Isthmus Brass

27 May 2014

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the ISTHMUS BRASS is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Here they present some of the best-loved Christmas carols that transcend national boundaries, language barriers and the passing of historical eras. Presented with a powerful brass arsenal with wonderful sound, this recording is fantastic and makes a highlighted addition to any Holiday music collection!


If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Isthmus


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On Christmas Night
Fum, Fum, Fum
In the Bleak Midwinter
Riu Riu Chiu
What Child Is This
I Saw Three Ships
Silent Night
Fantasy on
I Wonder as I Wander
Trepak

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Eric T. Johnson
Herbie Nichols, vol. 1

27 May 2014

The playing is superb and appropriate to the style of the compositions…arrangements provide a fresh instrumental context for the work of this underrated but important jazz composer…[this] fine CD of the music of Herbie Nichols successfully sets this difficult music in a manner which every listener will find accessible. — Andy Jaffe, Artist-In-Residence in Jazz, and Lyell B. Clay, Director of Jazz Performance, Williams College

Johnson’s band is quite tight, motivated by the music, and experts in the complex structures…engrossing as well as entertaining. Long story short: Herbie Nichols is a genius, anyone who celebrates his music has a great adventure ahead of him, and artists like Eric T. Johnson, who not only bring Nichol’s music to a wider audience but play it extraordinarily well, deserve our heartfelt respect. — Fred Barrett, Beyond Coltrane

Here are reviews from:

  • ALLABOUTJAZZ.com

  • Jazz Review.com-Review #1

  • Jazz Review.com-Review #2 and

  • JazzTimes


    If you are interested in purchasing an individual track from this cd, visit iTunes Herbie


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    It Didn’t Happen (H. Nichols)

    Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (H. Nichols)

    Furthermore (H. Nichols)

    Lady Sings the Blues (H. Nichols)

    Crisp Day (H. Nichols)

    Every Cloud (H. Nichols)

    Dance Line (H. Nichols)

    Step Tempest (H. Nichols)

    Chit Chatting (H. Nichols)

    Shuffle Montgomery (H. Nichols)

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