#ICYMI on NBC Studio 10 and your virtual bookshelf ūüéľMusic Sight Reader

#ICYMI on NBC Studio 10 and your virtual bookshelf ūüéľMusic Sight Reader

NBC10/WJAR TV jazz bassist and RI native Bruce Gertz and 
Raleigh Green are onto something special with
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Mario Hilario of NBC Studio 10¬†interviewed¬†Bruce Gertz, a Berklee alum/educator, and Raleigh Green, a professional designer, developer, musician, and educator. Together they built this¬†music sight-reading program with the aim of carving out a completely unique¬†and impactful educational space. Says Gertz, ‚ÄúWe are really excited about¬†the vast potential of what this product can provide to students and¬†professionals all over the world.‚ÄĚ
Essentially launching both a library and a hybrid app all in one, the first¬†release, ‚ÄúClassical Collection Vol 1‚ÄĚ, is part of the Interactive Sight
Reading Series. This runs on the platform, Music Sight Reader, available on Apple Books (formerly iBooks from 2010 to 2018) an e-book reading and store application by Apple Inc. for its iOS and macOS operating systems. Music Sight Reader runs natively within Apple Books on Apple devices such as iPads, iPhones and Mac computers.

The flagship ‚ÄúClassical Collection Vol.1‚ÄĚ, includes classical duets,¬†trios, and quartets (featuring Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and more), arranged for¬†a given clef and instrument. The bass volume has been arranged for bass clef,¬†while the guitar volume has been arranged for treble clef. This means that¬†guitar players, for example, can now read both voices of a Mozart Sonata¬†originally composed for piano, or a bass student can now read all parts of a¬†Bach Chorale, originally composed for voice. Choose which part to play and¬†Music Sight Reader will play the other parts, while the notes automatically¬†scroll across the screen.This cutting-edge format gives musicians around the globe fresh new access to¬†some of the greatest music ever written, all without the trappings of¬†standard sight reading apps (subscription plans and in-the-style-of¬†arrangements). The pieces in ‚ÄėClassical Collection Vol 1‚ÄĚ can also be¬†purchased √Ä la carte as individual works. √Ä la carte pieces and collections¬†arranged for piano are currently under development and will be released soon.

12/15/21 Pre-order | A new way for students, educators, and musicians to practice, teach, and enjoy sight readingūüéľ

12/15/21 Pre-order | A new way for students, educators, and musicians to practice, teach, and enjoy sight readingūüéľ

ūüéľMusic Sight Reader: Changes the Game for Musicians ‚ÄĘ Interactive sheet music comes to the Apple Books platform

 

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For Immediate Release:
www.musicsightreader.com
Distribution: Apple Books
For information/interview contact:
Ginny Shea  T: 401.942.8025 ginny@mixedmediapromo.com
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Changes the Game for Musicians
Interactive sheet music comes to the Apple Books platform

Music Sight Reader is the first of its kind. In a marketplace saturated with music education apps, hardcover sheet music, and sheet music for download, Music Sight Reader rises to the top as a new way for students, educators, and musicians to practice, teach, and enjoy sight reading. The platform is neither an app nor an e-book, but rather an app/e-book combo. Music Sight Reader is interactive sheet music for your virtual bookshelf.

Essentially launching both a library and a hybrid app all in one, the first release, ‚ÄúClassical Collection Vol 1‚ÄĚ, is part of the¬†Interactive Sight Reading Series.¬†This runs on the platform,¬†Music Sight Reader, available on¬†Apple Books¬†(formerly¬†iBooks¬†from 2010 to 2018) an¬†e-book¬†reading and store application by¬†Apple Inc.¬†for its¬†iOS¬†and¬†macOS¬†operating systems.¬†Music Sight Reader¬†runs natively within¬†Apple Books¬†on Apple¬†devices¬†such as iPads, iPhones and Mac computers.

The flagship ‚ÄúClassical Collection Vol.1‚ÄĚ, includes classical duets, trios, and quartets (featuring Bach,¬†Brahms, Mozart,¬†and more), arranged for a given clef and instrument. The bass volume has been arranged for bass clef, while the guitar volume has been arranged for treble clef. This means that guitar players, for example, can now read both voices of a Mozart Sonata originally composed for piano, or a bass student can now read all parts of a Bach Chorale, originally composed for voice. Choose which part to play and¬†Music Sight Reader¬†will play the other parts, while the notes automatically scroll across the screen.

This cutting-edge format gives musicians around the globe fresh new access to some of the greatest music ever written, all without the trappings of standard sight reading apps (subscription plans and in-the-style-of arrangements). The pieces in ‚ÄėClassical Collection Vol 1‚ÄĚ can also be purchased √Ä la carte as individual works. √Ä la carte pieces and collections arranged for piano are currently under development and will be released soon.

Bruce Gertz¬†and¬†Raleigh Green¬†are onto something special with¬†Music Sight Reader. Gertz, a¬†Berklee¬†alum/educator, and acclaimed jazz bass player and Green, a professional designer, developer, musician, and educator, built this music sight-reading program with the aim of carving out a completely unique and impactful educational space. Says Gertz, ‚ÄúWe are really excited about the vast potential of what this product can provide to students and professionals all over the world.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúThis is a really wonderful idea for an interactive Apple Books/app. Of course, not only do you practice your reading but you play through classic melodies. And you can use Music Sight Reader for analyzing some of those great compositions. Congratulations!‚Ä̬†¬†‚ÄĒ Mike Stern¬†

Neal Weiss, Whaling City Sound, warmly thanks the knowledgeable and committed readers of DOWNBEAT Magazine for the honor of making our label #5 on the list of esteemed jazz labels for the year 2020-21

Neal Weiss, Whaling City Sound, warmly thanks the knowledgeable and committed readers of DOWNBEAT Magazine for the honor of making our label #5 on the list of esteemed jazz labels for the year 2020-21

Whaling City Sound warmly thanks the knowledgeable and committed readers of¬†DOWNBEAT¬†Magazine¬†for the honor of making our label #5 on the list of esteemed jazz labels for the year 2020-21. While some deride polls as ‚Äúpopularity contests,‚ÄĚ all of us at Whaling City Sound have no problem being considered near the top of those organizations who bring jazz to you on a regular basis.

We are also thankful that many of the artists featured on our releases in recent years, either as leaders, co-leaders, or side-persons, have been recognized by Downbeat readers. Congratulations to those who have achieved this well-earned recognition. If we left anyone out of the list below, we apologize, and again, thank you for listening and voting. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like to know more about which releases include any particular musicians. ~Neal Weiss, President.  

Hall of Fame: Kenny Barron #2

Jazz Artist: Christian McBride: #2, Kenny Barron: #7, Teri Lyne Carrington

Trumpet: Ingrid Jensen

Trombone: Steve Davis

Soprano sax: David Liebman #2,

Alto sax: Greg Abate: #2

Tenor Sax: Gerry Bergonzi

Flute: Ted Nash, David Liebman

Piano: Chick Corea, #1, Kenny Barron, #3

Keyboard: Mark Cary

Organ: Joey DeFrancesco, #1: Larry Goldings, #3

Guitar: Russell Malone

Bass: Ron Carter, #2: John Patitucci, Linda May Han Oh, Dezron Douglas

Drums:¬†Teri Lyne Carrington, #3:¬†Joe Farnsworth;¬†Johnathan Blake,¬†Jeff ‚ÄúTain‚ÄĚ Watts

Composer: Chick Corea, #2

Dino Govoni/WCS

Dino Govoni/WCS

‚ÄúHiding in Plain Sight‚ÄĚ available now!

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Dino Govoni ¬†¬† ¬†‚Äď ¬† ¬†Hiding In Plain Sight

O‚Äôs Notes: Saxophonist Dino Govoni leads a quintet with Alex Sipiagin (t), Henry Hey (p), Michael Pope (b) and Jeff ‚ÄúTain‚ÄĚ Watts (d). The music was mostly original, composed by Paul Nigel (4) with Hey (2), Pope (1), and Govoni (1) along with a swinging cover of Hal Crook‚Äôs ‚ÄúThinkers Anonymous‚ÄĚ. The band maintains that energy, especially on ‚ÄúStories Passed‚ÄĚ. Dino‚Äôs best illustrations are on ‚ÄúAsk Again‚ÄĚ And ‚ÄúApels to Apples‚ÄĚ, overflowing with passion.
D. Oscar  Groomes
O’s Place Jazz Magazine
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“Hiding in Plain Sight” is a jazz album featuring Dino Govoni on tenor saxophone, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, Henry Hey on piano, Michael Pope on acoustic and electric bass, and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts on drums. The smooth, versatile, evocative music takes the listener on an auditory pleasure cruise. Hiding in Plain Sight is a treasure for jazz connoisseurs, highly recommended. The tracks are Stories Passed, Cobalt, Falling Ahead, Thinkers Anonymous, Ask Again, Sublimate, Point Turn, Appels to Apples, and Edge Walker.

 

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Tenor saxophonist Dino Govoni is best known as a longtime professor at the famous Berklee College in Boston and an excellent session musician. So on our site until now, his name has appeared as a participant in the recordings of other performers. But he also has his own leadership records. He does not often release his own albums, mainly on Whaling City Sound. And his last album, the third on this label, appeared here after a long break.

Hiding in Plain Sight¬†was recorded in Brooklyn in January 2020 as a quintet.¬†For this project, Dino put together an excellent team.¬†The second brass voice in the quintet was the trumpet player Alex Sipiagin, one of the most successful representatives of the Russian jazz diaspora in the States, the place at the piano was taken by Dino‚Äôs main assistant on the project, Henry Hey, Michael Pope played the bass, and one of the most popular modern ones sat at the drums. jazz drummers Jeff ‚ÄúTain‚ÄĚ Watts.

Together they performed a program of nine songs. Dino’s greatest interest was aroused by the music of the jazz veteran Paul Nagel, who worked with Robben Ford, Bobby McFerrin, Boz Skaggs: the album included as many as four of his compositions. Hey brought two plays to the project, one each by Pope and Govoni himself. Stylistically, the music of Hiding in Plain Sight is a typical neo-pop mainstream with a stable structure of pieces, developed solo performers and a relatively regular rhythm. For those who love this direction, Hiding in Plain Sight is just perfect, given the high class of performers. For me personally, the favorite of the album was Nagel’s play Falling Ahead with its somewhat mysterious atmosphere and catchy melody. But this is already a matter of tastes.

As for Dino Govoni himself, Hiding in Plain Sight gave me an interesting observation. Today in American jazz there is a whole cohort of the most talented tenor saxophonists of Italian-American origin. And next to the giant Joe Lovano, next to Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone (by the way, Dino’s teachers), Dino Govoni also occupies a worthy place in it.

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Cazkolik.com / October 5, 2021, Tuesday

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Musicians are always trying to reach the next level as instrumentalists, as composers or as band leaders. Tenorist Dino Govoni states that he has finally found his own voice in this album, which will be released on 10.15.2021 via the Whaling City Sound label. This time, he was very satisfied with the sound of the album, he performed without worrying about how he should approach each piece. On this album, he is accompanied by Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, Henry Hey on piano, Michael Pope on acoustic and electric bass and Jeff ‚ÄúTain‚ÄĚ Watts on drums.
When you look at his background, two strong voices stand out at the basis of Govoni’s education. These are Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone. These two important names will be a strong reference for music lovers who know jazz well to understand how solid the background of Govoni is.
In ‚ÄúHiding In Plain Sight‚ÄĚ, we will witness that Govoni is a versatile composer, a unique session player, as a long-time faculty member at Berklee College of Music. Pianist Henry Hey‚Äôs elegant touch, Sipiagin‚Äôs bright-toned trumpet and Jeff ‚ÄúTain‚ÄĚ Watts‚Äô cymbals make the listener jump, increasing the tempo of the music. Extremely thunderous performances, astonishing solo scores are connected with each other with smooth transitions. If you haven‚Äôt heard the name Dino Govoni before, this album is a good showcase for him.
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