Tuesday, December 06, 2005

CHRIS BOTTI, WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE, NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSIC FEST, HARRY CONNICK JR., NINA SIMONE, NEW RELEASES, JAZZANOVA

CHRIS BOTTI AT THE VICTORIA'S SECRET 2005 FASHION SHOW
Don't forget to tune in tonight on CBS (10PM ET/PT) to watch the world's leading supermodels strut their stuff in the world's most glamourous lingerie to the steamy sounds of Chris Botti on the Victoria's Secret 2005 Fashion Show! Chris will open the fashion spectacular with his sensual jazz rendition of Embraceable You from his new album To Love Again. Also performing with Chris in the world's most celebrated fashion show will be Ricky Martin singing his new hit single Drop It On Me, and Seal who will be singing his hit songs Love's Devine and Crazy to his wife, model Heidi Klum. Watch as Chris adds his romantic touch to an already hot and sexy show featuring supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, the last runway walk by Tyra Banks, and the introduction of the next generation of Victoria's Secret "Angels." Don't miss this milestone performance from Chris as he shows the world just why exactly his music is the soundtrack to every romance!

2006 WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE
The 2006 edition of the Winter Music Conference is set for March 24-28 atthe Wyndham Hotel on Miami Beach. This year’s conference will include over30 seminars and panels, sessions by top international artists and DJs,technology demonstrations and the International Dance Music Awards. Formore information go to www.wintermusicconference.com.

2006 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival say that theyare committed to staging the event this coming spring, despite the setbacksfrom Hurricane Katrina. Typically, Jazz Fest normally runs seven days overa two-week period at the end of April and beginning of May, and it featuresvirtually every style of music with an average attendance of 500,000. For 2006 the organizers will have the difficult task of finding the localmusicians, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, artists and craftsman who haveleft the area and are now scattered all over the country. Organizers arehoping to confirm their plans in the next couple of weeks once they havecorporate funding and artists in line.

HARRY CONNICK JR. - HARRY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Columbia Records has released another holiday classic from Harry Connick Jr. out for the first time in DualDisc format, Harry For The Holidays features the original studio album plus new DVD content including footagefrom the Emmy-Award winning NBC special, an interview with Harry, and the Happy Elf movie trailer. Included are favorite holiday songs such as Frosty, The Snowman, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Silver Bells and many more.

NINA SIMONE BIOPIC
Paramount Pictures in association with MTV films has announced plans to produce a film on the life and career of jazz chanteuse Nina Simone. Mary J. Blige will make her feature starring debut in the movie which willchronicle Simone's ascent to stardom and her relationship with Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson. Simone, known as the high priestess of soul,rose to fame in the 1960s with signature jazz ballads and such powerfulprotest songs as Mississippi Goddam and To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, an anthem of the civil rights movement. In 1974, the chanteuse went into exile, eventually ending up in Paris, where she died in 2003. Simone of late has been a favorite with DJs and remixers on the Verve Remixed series.

NEW CD RELEASES THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29:
Betty Joplin Visions Of The Moment (Preserved Moments)
Charlie Hunter, Chinna Smith & Ernest Ranglin – Earth Tones (Green Streets Entertainment)
Fay Claassen – Two Portraits Of Chet Baker (2-CD, Jazz Impuls Holland)
Ingrid Jensen – At Sea (ArtistsShare)
Les Baxter – Primitive & Passionate/Les Baxter Balladeers (Collectibles)

NEW CD RELEASES THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6:
Alex Candelaria – Yeahway (Evander)
Barry Wallentstein – Pandemonium (Cadence Jazz)
Blaise Siwula, Adam Lane & Toshi Makihara Slam Trio – In Still House(Cadence Jazz)
Eddy Waeldo – Favelas (Lichere)
Francis Wong Tentet – Legends & Legacies (Asian Improv)
Gene Ludwig – Live In Las Vegas (Blues Leaf)
Harold Land – Take Aim (Mighty Quinn)
Jason Hwang – Graphic Evidence (Asian Improv)
Joe McPhee, Matt Schipp & Dominic Duval – In Finland (Cadence Jazz)
Kraftwerk – Minimum-Maximum (DVD, 2004 album, 2-CD, Astralwerks)
Lex Baxter – Fruit Of Dreams (two-fer of Ports Of Pleasure and The Sacred Idol, El)
Lindsay Horner – Don’t Count On Glory (Cadence Jazz)
Mark Whitecage & The Bi-Coastal Orchestra – BushWacked: A Spoken Opera(Acoustics)Michael Petrucciani – Solo Live/Both Worlds (2-CD, Dreyfus)
Paul Anka – Rock Swings: Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival (DVD, Verve)
Phil Minton & Veryan Weston – Past (idischi di Angelica)
Phil Upchurch – In Concert Ohne Filter (DVD, Music Video Distributors)
Stephen Gauci Trio – We’re Comin’ Just One Time (Cadence Jazz)
Tatsu Aoki – Tatsu Aoki (Asian Improv)
Todd Terry – Todd Terry Trilogy: Past, Present & Future (3-CD, Ink)
Trevor Watts – World Sonic (Hi 4 Head)
Various Artists – Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album 2005 (Nonesuch)Vinkeloe/Smith/Nordeson – Elegans (Nuscope)

JAZZANOVA - THE REMIXES 2002-2005
This new release from the Berlin-based production collective Jazzanova was united by a huge love of deep jazz sounds and that's the fabric running through their new remixes album. Even though the group has focused more ontheir own productions and collaborations lately, the band initially made a name for themselves via their eclectic remixes. In fact their The Remixes1997 - 2000 album, the pre-curser to The Remixes 2002 - 2005, was greeted with such enthusiasm and critical acclaim that it quickly became one of the essential electronic albums to own for any serious fan of nu-jazz, brokenbeat and future soul. As always, Jazzanova cover a lot of ground and genres on The Remixes 2002 -2005. Heavy's Wonderlove (For Minnie) recalls late 70s uptempo soul numbers with its sweeping strings and disco-friendly beats. Masters At Work and RoyAyers' collaboration on Our Time Is Coming has become a broken beat / house masterpiece in the hands of Jazzanova. The band's influence on the scene has been truly worldwide - that's perhaps why their trademark production skills have been requested by the likes of Brazilian legend Marcos Valle, British soul talent Shaun Escoffery, Finish quintet Nuspirit Helsinki andNew Zealand's Fat Freddys Drop who all appear on this CD. The Remixes 2002- 2005 is an appropriate sequel to their previous album and even thought the number of remixes have dropped, the quality certainly has not. Here is a listing of their upcoming tour dates:

Jazzanova 2005 Tour Dates
Dec. 7- Plastic People London Rec Release
Dec. 8 - Firenze tbc
Dec. 9 - Hamburg Rec Release
Dec. 9 - Bognor Regis @ Mud Club
Dec. 9- Sheffield tbcDec 10 - Birmingham
Dec. 10 - Berlin Rec Release @ Weekend
Dec 10 - Brighton - SK/Warm
Dec. 12 - London @ Worldwide Awards
Dec. 14 - Glasgow - Subclub
Dec. 15 - Nottingham tbc
Dec. 15 - Madeira
Dec. 16 - Porto
Dec. 16 - Warschau tbc
Dec. 17 - Lisbon
Dec. 17 - Bari tbc
Dec. 31 - Portugal tbc

Jazzanova 2006 Tour Dates
Jan. 13 - Chicago
Jan. 14 - Washington DC
Jan. 15 - New York
Jan. 17 - Orlando
Jan. 19 - Los Angeles
Jan. 20 - San Francisco
Jan. 21 - Seattle
Jan. 27 - M√ľnchen
Jan. 28 - Freiburg
April 2 - Sofia tbc
April 2 - Karlsruhe

No comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...