glassonyonpr

William James
Forum Groupie ·
Registered 1418 days ago · Last visit 8 days ago

Favorite Jazz Artists

All Reviews/Ratings

0 review/rating

Latest Albums Reviews

Latest Forum Topic Posts

  • Posted 39 days ago in Heidi Breyer Releases A Breathtaking New Album
    For Immediate ReleasePianist and Composer Heidi Breyer Releases A Breathtaking New Album “Letters From Far Away” Featuring Legendary Will Ackerman“The music is at once technically breathtaking and emotionally intimate. A rare and wonderful combination.” - Will AckermanFrenchtown, NJ - Pianist and composer Heidi Breyer has released a breathtaking new album of unparalleled beauty titled “Letters From Far Away.” The new release is a double solo and piano instrumental album and Heidi’s debut production alongside legendary Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records) and Tom Eaton. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont and Studio Sound in LA.Says Heidi, “ 'Letters From Far Away' is my musical interpretation of a handful of experiences in the story of one couple, each from different countries, who met in 1960 and after 5 years apart, against all odds, walked the rest of their lives together. It is also about love in all it's forms, how love is the common denominator that transcends time and links the generations over the course of decades. It is the one thing that connects us all.”Winner of ZMR Best Instrumental piano Album 2012, Nominated ZMR Best Holiday Album 2011, Winner of ZMR Best Instrumental Piano Album 2010 and Best New Artist 2010, Heidi Breyer has four albums to her credit – Winter Light 2009, Another Place and Time 2010, Beyond The Turning 2012, Letters From Far Away 2015. She has performed on stages worldwide and opened the first ever live ZMR Awards show performing with Premik Russell-Tubbs (Sting), Jill Haley and Michael Ronstadt. Her music has been featured on many compilations including the Grammy Nominated Album for Best Spoken Word, “The Storm King” an Auto Biographical Narration by the late Pete Seeger, Produced by Jeff Haynes, also The Gathering (West River Records), Many Miles Music (Seattle based label) and Sounds of The Circle by Suzanne Doucet. British born and conservatory educated at Trinity College of Music in London, Heidi Breyer now resides in the artistic community of Frenchtown, NJ, an inspiring setting where she composes her music, prepares for her multi-media concerts, teaches and manages the business of world-renowned Russian painter, Alexander Volkov.“Heidi Breyer continues to amaze with her evolution as a composer and as a performer. The range of styles represented in Letters From Far Away is considerable, but like the outer planets in our solar system, these are held together by the gravity and persuasion of Breyer's Artistic Voice.” - Will Ackerman, Grammy winning Guitarist, Producer, Imaginary Road Studios and founder of Windham Hill Records.And now, in 2015, Heidi has released her most stunning achievement to date, the new album “Letters From Far Away”! Says Heidi, “I wrote the entire collection with the intention of releasing my first piano solo project. But in the very first session the opportunity for some major counter-melody from other specific instruments was revealing itself to me. The main instrumental voices that I was imagining were cello, violin, guitar and English Horn, mostly because I have worked with these sounds before and have an understanding of their capacity for expression within my music. Clarinet was non-negotiable on Small Cafe. Every time I hear that instrument it propels me back in time and for that piece as with all others, it was the only option. Then saxophone, french horn and bass guitar...all came very naturally...“Will Ackerman has amazing perceptual awareness. He has mentored me for several years now, both in regard to my music and helping me to further discover and push my own development as an artist. He knows when to step back and when to guide. As this project progressed he was clearly observing my need for specifics...not just instrumentally but also melodically, harmonically and rhythmically and yet he also knew when to bring forth his knowledge and experience for the better. Along with Tom Eaton's own depth of production experience, I think we made a pretty good team! All the session players I work with are in their own right top-shelf artists. Many of them are on all of my albums. They really listened, understood and interpreted accurately and delivered, in my opinion, flawlessly. The list of players I worked with (and hope to again) include but are not limited to Eugene Friesen, Jill Haley, Charlie Bisharat, Gus Sebring, Mark Schulman, Will Ackerman.”Here's what's being said about Heidi Breyer's “Letters From Far Away”:“ 'Letters From Far Away' is a love story that began more than five decades ago across the briny Atlantic. For the world, it was a time of new beginnings. For the lovers it was the birth of something so inexplicable that neither poets with their rhymes, nor philosophers with their thoughts could define it. Until now. It would take extraordinary music to explain it. Enter pianist Heidi Breyer. She takes on the monumental task of telling a story that does not appear in known fairytales, but in the chronicles of the heart. Using her incredible composition skills, she offers not one, but two eleven-track disks of solo piano and its companion instrumental pieces. She takes on the role of bard, storyteller, musician, and singer – a modern day Scheherazade. The contemporary music is twenty-two glimpses into the history of lovers that came from two different worlds and whose devotion was strong enough and endured long enough to build a single world of love. Let us meet the lovers.” - RJ Lannen, Zone Music Reporter“A new release by Heidi Breyer is always worth waiting for, but this time she has out done herself and her deeply meaningful creation of Letters from far Away, will be regarded by her fans and the followers of piano based music, as real raising of the musical bar, her many listeners, of which I urge you to be one of, will be deeply moved for an eternity by this incredible release.” - Steve Sheppard, OWMR“Heidi Breyer's 'Letters From Far Away' is an amazing collection of lovely piano based music. I particularly loved the idea of having a double CD set- One with
  • Posted 4 months ago in Los Angeles Based Sun Soul Orchestra Debut CD
    For Immediate ReleaseLos Angeles Based Sun Soul Orchestra Prepares To Release Their Long Awaited Full-Length CD Debut “What Matters Most” Worldwide on April 28th, 2015Los Angeles, CA - Sun Soul Orchestra is an inspired project that features a rotating collection of artists performing original music and covers arranged by Stevo Théard and Ginger Murphy. Their debut album,What Matters Most has been a labor of love over the past 5 years and finally releases worldwide, physically and digitally on April 28th, 2015. On the surface it would seem that Los Angeles, California based Stevo and Ginger could not come from more disparate planets in the musical universe. Ginger came up in the highly structured, extremely regimented world of classical music training, while Stevo got most of his training on the job – at first playing nightclubs and gigging locally, then graduating into the world of international touring and recording. Stevo and Ginger are both working musicians and have hundreds of amazing credits including working with many superstars throughout their careers. Stevo has worked with Amel Larrieux, Mandy Moore, Michael McDonald, Jeffrey Osborne, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Patti Austin, Anita Baker, Vanessa Williams,Brian McKnight, Bobby Brown, Terence Trent D'Arby, New Edition, Johnny Mathis, Keb Mo', Sheila E. & The E Family, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Branford Marsalis, and Patrice Rushen to name a few. Ginger has recorded and/or performed with: Kendrick Lamar, Christina Aguilera, Pat Benatar, George Benson,Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, P Diddy, Cee Lo Green, Faith Evans, Placido Domingo,One Republic, Pharrell, Barbra Streisand, Macy Gray, Josh Groban, Mos Def, Rihanna, Usher, Kanye West, Steve Wonder, Wu-Tang Clan, Olivia Newton John, Blake Shelton and so many more.This album features many world class musicians that appear throughout the album. Rastine Calhoun, who plays sax on a handful of tracks, has worked with legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin and Babyface. Also featured, Greg “Gee Mack” Dalton who has worked with Stevie Wonder,Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and L.L. Cool J. Michael Hunter plays flugelhorn on a track. Michael is a world-class soloist who has worked with Lenny Kravitz, Rick James, and James Brown. Kamasi Washington is a young lion who has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Raphael Saadiq, Mos Def, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones and Stanley Clarke. Chris Woods is an amazingly gifted violinist who has worked withJustin Timberlake, Faith Evans, Outkast and The Black Eyed Peas. Chris Gray has worked with Earth Wind and Fire and Idina Menzel, and has been in the pit orchestras of The Academy Awards and Dancing With The Stars. What Matters Most also features Katisse Buckingham who has worked with Prince, Dr. Dre,Herbie Hancock and Poncho Sanchez. Everyone brings the heat on this one! For a full list of players featured on What Matters Most check out http://sunsoulorchestra.com/playersWhen Stevo and Ginger first met at the historic Capitol Records Studio A in Hollywood, they discovered that they had much more in common than a casual observer might expect. She grew up in Chicago with a great love for Blues, Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and R&B. He grew up in Los Angeles with eclectic musical tastes that included Rock, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, and even a love for the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. They also found that they shared a deeply passionate appreciation for great cuisine from all corners of the world (especially Sushi), and so their journey began. The first seed of Sun Soul Orchestra was planted when Stevo volunteered to write an arrangement for a string quartet that Ginger was a part of. Stevo’s idea was to combine the string quartet with drums and percussion, and Ginger suggested the song I Wanna Know as a good potential cover. Even though Stevo had no experience writing for strings, he dove in and quickly discovered that he had a knack for putting the arrangements together. When they began writing original music together, they became truly inspired, and committed themselves to the project now known as Sun Soul Orchestra. The mission of Sun Soul Orchestra is to create soulful music with the best musicians and vocalists available, and to combine the strengths that Ginger and Stevo each bring to the table, along with all of their invited guests.What Matters Most, the first offering from Sun Soul Orchestra, is about tapping into what Stevo and Ginger both value most about music: the emotional content of it, and the ability of music to communicate on a deeply spiritual level. With two singles already in frequent rotation on dozens of radio stations across the US, What Matters Mostreleases physically and digitally worldwide on April 28th, 2015. SSO will be performing a few select shows around the Los Angeles area to support the album’s release.For more information on CD release parties, new music samples, or to join the mailing list visit the SSO website http://sunsoulorchestra.com/ Check out the video for their cover of the Rolling Stones’ Waiting On A Friendhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXxZ3QnEoaAFor Physical Distribution Inquiries please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective at 415-292-7007 or via e-mail sales@independentdistro.com For Digital Distribution Inquiries contact Jerome Forney at IDCDigital at 415-292-7007 or via e-mailjerome@independentdistro.com For Press and Radio Inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR at 828-350-8158glassonyonpr@gmail.comFor Information on Booking Sun Soul Orchestra contact Gumbo Child Productions sunsoulorchestra@yahoo.com
  • Posted 1 year ago in Jon Anderson & Jean-Luc Ponty Form New Band!
    For Immediate ReleaseMusic Legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band!Los Angeles, CA - Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled!“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God” - Jon AndersonThe Anderson Ponty Band also includes Jamie Dunlap on guitars - well known as a film and television composer, most notably 'South Park'; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Jones and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band will visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy, while creating new compositions as well.The Anderson Ponty Band have been writing and arranging old favorites during the past three months. They will be in residence for three weeks in September at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on Saturday September 20th. An album will be finished in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances. A world tour beginning in March 2015 is in the planning stages.The Anderson Ponty Band announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign today July 25th beginning at 2PM Eastern. The campaign will encourage fans and friends to become a stakeholder in the project. Numerous tiers of donations will be rewarded by album downloads, premium CD/DVD packages, VIP ticket access, merchandising, special one of a kind collectibles, special meet and greets with the band and much more.Kickstarter campaign: http://bit.ly/apband2014Anderson Ponty Band Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontybandJon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.comJean-Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.comManager: Jim Lewis, andersonpontyband@gmail.comPress inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Post Bop
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
Miles Smiles Post Bop
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
'Out to Lunch!' Avant-Garde Jazz
ERIC DOLPHY
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Whirl : Revolving Rapidly Around an Axis Avant-Garde Jazz
TOBIAS DELIUS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Hildener Jazztage Live Post Bop
RON CARTER
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Other Side Of If Avant-Garde Jazz
NAK TRIO
Buy this album from MMA partners
Never Ending January Nu Jazz
ESPEN ERIKSEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Jazz MP3 download/stream

New Jazz Online Videos

RANDOM ABSTRACT/XADU cover
XADU
js· 2 months ago
Iguazu - Cataract
IGUAZU
js· 2 months ago
Laurent Coq - Coco de Mer | Big In
LAURENT COQ
js· 2 months ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us