Earlier this week, Greg Abate was featured on Neon Jazz for interview regarding his fourth recording with the Tim Ray Trio on the Whaling City Sound label with his CD Gratitude – State Door Live @ The Z. Abate shares with his listeners his continuous desire for improvement and critical thoughts he possesses about his performances that in turn, only aid in his ability to grow. Lately he has been trying to be more creative, creating different lines and verses for different lengths to switch things up. Contrary to the publics initial belief, this performer unlike many others, prefers a lack of rehearsal before recording or performing. He states “I like the in the moment type of playing…that unpredictable rehearse”. Greg Abate and the Tim Ray Trio’s newest album is described by Abate himself as “sincere with no gimmicks…with communication with the audience both verbally and musically”. It is truly a beautiful album. Check out the full interview to get to know the real Greg Abate!
When going live: “what you hear is what you get, there’s no forgiveness” -Abate
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“The Key” to a performers success is providing a beautiful, well developed performance for their viewers, and that is exactly what Eric Wyatt and the Mike Boone Trio do. Earlier this month the group was mentioned in the Philadelphia news letter. Twelve year old drum prodigy, Mekhi Boone, son of Mike Boone, played during the groups set. This month the age-diverse and talented group performed in Philly at Chris’s Jazz Cafe as well as at the Center City Fest and both performances were a hit! Eric Wyatt on the saxophone killed it. His skills originated with his father’s passion for the instrument. It then got passed onto Eric and ever since he has not only thrived but he also works to inspire other young jazz musicians. Keep in tune to hear of any upcoming Wyatt events!
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Whaling City Sound’s Danny Bacher is “Still Happy”/Debra Mann charts with “Full Circle The music of Joni Mitchell”
Whaling City Sound celebrates release #110 today, Sept 28, 2018! “Still Happy” by singer-saxophonist Danny Bacher
Join us at release show this Sunday (9/30) at The Cutting Room NYC
For details see https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1740946
“The secret of serious fun is not to take it too seriously, especially if it involves playing jazz.
That attitude is something that the easygoing singer and saxophonist Danny Bacher, knows in his bones.”
– The New York Times
A new voice in jazz-steps out-and man, does he swing!
(Get ready to shake your tuchas!)
In the meantime,
Debra Mann/Full Circle The music of Joni Mitchell is #46 on 10/1/18 Radio Chart
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To learn more about Dave Liebman, click here.