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Trey Anastasio Band tour image via Ken Weinstein for use by 360 Magazine

Trey Anastasio Band Announces US Tour Dates

Trey Anastasio Band released fall tour dates, including a two-night-stand at Radio City Music Hall.

Trey Anastasio Band (TAB) announces its long-awaited return to the road with an upcoming series of live dates. The tour begins September 17 at Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME and then travels through a two-night-stand at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on October 2 and 3. The upcoming run marks the first TAB tour for new bassist Dezron Douglas, who joins the band following the recent passing of original member Tony Markellis. Presales begin Wednesday, July 14 at noon ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 16. 

Last year saw Trey Anastasio Band release a new live album, Burn It Down, a three-dimensional sonic time capsule that captures the explosive eight-piece band on their January 2020 tour. Produced and mixed by Vance Powell (Phish, Chris Stapleton, Jack White), the 15-song collection shows TAB at the peak of its powers, combining their trademark tight musicianship with unbounded performances. Burn It Down is available now at all digital outlets and vinyl will be available on August 20. 

TOUR DATES

Sep 17 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point

Sep 18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion

Sep 19 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl

Sep 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met

Sep 22 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ting Pavilion

Sep 24 – Wilmington, NC @ Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Sep 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sep 26 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit

Sep 28 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoors

Sep 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors

Oct 1 – Washington, DC @ Anthem

Oct 2 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

Oct 3 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

TREY ANASTASIO BAND

Trey Anastasio – Guitars / Vocals

Cyro Baptista – Percussion

James Casey – Saxophone / Keyboards / Percussion / Vocals

Natalie Cressman – Trombone / Vocals

Jennifer Hartswick – Trumpet / Vocals

Russ Lawton – Drums

Dezron Douglas – Bass Guitar

Ray Paczowski – Keyboards

ABOUT TREY ANASTASIO

Over the past three decades, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles. He is a founding member of Phish, one of today’s most successful and innovative rock bands. In the summer of 2017, Phish completed a residency at the world-renowned Madison Square Garden in New York – an unprecedented 13-night run known as The Baker’s Dozen. Phish’s total number of performances at the famed arena currently sits at 64.

Anastasio has received GRAMMY® nominations for his recordings with Phish and for his solo work. He has collaborated with such artists as Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Toots and the Maytals, B.B. King and The Roots, and – as part of the trio Oysterhead – Les Claypool (Primus) and Stewart Copeland (The Police). He co-wrote the music for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, which received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score in 2013. In the summer of 2015, Anastasio joined the surviving four members of the Grateful Dead for five stadium shows, which celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary and served as their farewell shows.

Anastasio has performed his original compositions with numerous symphonies. The New York Times hailed his Carnegie Hall performance with the New York Philharmonic as “that rarest of rarities, a classical-rock hybrid that might please partisans from both constituencies.” In 2014, he debuted a new piece for guitar and orchestra, entitled Petrichor, on a West Coast orchestral tour that concluded with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl, marking his second performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In April 2019, Anastasio released his 14th solo album, Ghosts of the Forest, which Rolling Stone said was “built around psychedelic guitar liftoffs, ambitious arrangements, and extremely personal lyrics.” Between Me and My Mind, a film documenting Trey’s creative process debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and played a sold-out limited-run engagement in theaters this past summer.

Masego via John Marquez for Capital Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Masego will release Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, the deluxe edition of his 2020 EP, via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. The collection includes five new tracks. Masego completely reimagines the EP’s hit single, “Mystery Lady” (feat. Don Toliver) which has amassed over 80 million combined global streams on the TrapHouseJazz Remix, which he shared today. Listen to that HERE. Masego and Toliver recently performed “Mystery Lady” on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Additional new tracks on the deluxe edition include “Bliss Abroad” (feat. Shel), “Smith & Westin” (feat. TeaMarrr), “Well Traveled” and “Yebo/Sema.”

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay leads off with the EP’s original six tracks, which find Masego walking the listener through every phase of a relationship, from its blissful beginnings to its tragic ending. He explored uncharted territory with sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles and enlisted collaborators such as D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez), Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), Don Toliver and Shenseea.

Hailed as a “musical polyglot” by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence as a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian and a DJ. Lady Lady, his 2018 debut album, put him on the map. “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion global streams and been certified Gold by the RIAA. Since the album’s release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antartica. He recently contributed a new song, “Somethin’ Ain’t Right” (feat. JID and Rapsody), to Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.

Charlie “Bird” Parker – The Mercury & Clef LP Collection

By Cassandra Yany

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker is re-releasing five of his records for The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection for his 100th anniversary, “Bird 100.” Bird was “an architect of modern music” and is widely known as the greatest alto saxophonist.

The LPs Charlie Parker With Strings (1950), Bird and Diz (1952), Charlie Parker Plays South of the Border (1952), Charlie Parker With Strings (Vol. 2) (1953), and Charlie Parker (1954) have been newly remastered, pressed to 10-inch black vinyl and packed in the original album covers. The collection will be available for purchase December 18 exclusively via uDiscover and the Official Charlie Parker webstore.

The boxed set serves as an ode to the 10-inch vinyl, which was a popular format in the late 1940s, between the 78 and the 12-inch. It includes an elegant booklet that contains rare photos, detailed recording session information and essays by pianist-journalist Ethan Iverson and author David Ritz. All of the albums, aside from Bird and Diz, have been out of print on vinyl since their original releases. These elements make the collection the most detailed presentation yet of Bird’s rich 1940s to mid-1950s streak before he passed in 1955 at the age of 34.

Bird’s Strings albums mark two peaks in his recording. Vol. 1 starts off with his version unforgettable version of Sam Lewis and John Klenner’s “Just Friends,” which contains a thrilling and technically brilliant improvised saxophone solo. Thomas Adair and Matt Dennis’ sorrowful “Everything Happens to Me” is lifted with the singing of Bird’s sax. Parker naturally channels a romantic ballad with his spin on Rodgers and Hart’s “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.” Vol. 2 produces a nocturnal mood with tracks such as George and Ira Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” Arthur Scwartz and Howard Dietz’s “Dancing in the Dark,” and Cole Porter’s “Easy to Love.”

Bird’s most well-known collaborator was trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Bird and Diz provides a look at the pair and was the only joint session with Bird, Diz and revolutionary pianist Thelonious Monk. The album includes the toe-tapping “Bloomdido,” and the percolating “An Oscar for Treadwell.” Co-written by Parker and trumpeter Benny Harris, “Leap Frog” is dizzying in its velocity and quicksilver innovation.

Parker and Gillespie dabbled in Afro-Cuban styles, particularly with pioneering Latin vocalist and percussionist Machito. South of the Border demonstrates Bird’s transcultural connection. In Iverson’s essay, saxophonist Henry Threadgill notes “the rassling match when the modern jazz guys came in and tried to play with the Latin cats in the Forties.” He points out that Bird did this effortlessly: “Charlie Parker could bring the music together, but as soon as Bird stopped, the rassling match would begin again.” This is where Parker is in his element, especially on songs like Óscar Gómez and Albert Hammond’s “Un Poquito De Tu Amor,” Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico,” and Manuel Ponce’s “Estrellita.”

Bird recorded his self-titled album in 1952 and 1953 with two quartets including drummer Max Roach. One side featured bassist Percy Heath and Al Haig, while the other featured Teddy Kotick and pianist Hank Jones. This essential title is Bird’s only studio LP in a quartet setting, is a standout with the strength of its performances and its clean recording quality. Bird proves his power on esteemed tracks like “Now’s The Time,” “Laird Baird” and “Confirmation.”

The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection completes an excellent year for Bird and indicates another great one to come. Prior to the hundredth anniversary, Verve/ UMe released The Magnificent Charlie Parker on vinyl and Jazz at Midnite for Record Store Day. Next year, the recording company will release a new collection title Bird In LA, which will offer a new perspective on a previously under examined part of Parker’s life. The collection will include unreleased songs that were recorded during Bird’s documented visits to Los Angeles in the mid ‘40s through the early ‘50s.

The set features David Stone Martine’s illustrated original sleeve art, which uDiscover is also offering as framed, archival-quality canvas prints. The wall art is available in various sizes and includes the albums Big Band, Machito Jazz With Flip & Bird, The Magnificent Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker With Strings and Charlie Parker With Strings (Vol. 2).

The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection

LP1 – Charlie Parker With Strings (1950)

Side A:

  1. April In Paris
  2. Summertime
  3. If I Should Lose You

Side B:

  1. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
  2. Everything Happens
  3. Just Friends

LP2 – Charlie Parker With Strings (Vol. 2) (1953)

Side A:

  1. Laura
  2. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
  3. You Came Along from Out of Nowhere
  4. East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)

Side B:

  1. Dancing in the Dark
  2. East to Love
  3. I’m in the Mood for Love
  4. I’ll Remember April

LP3 – Bird & Diz (1952)

Side A:

  1. Bloomdido
  2. My Melancholy Baby
  3. Relaxing with Lee
  4. Passport

Side B:

  1. Lead Frog
  2. An Oscar for Treadwell
  3. Mohawk
  4. Visa

LP4 – Charlie Parker Plays South of the Border (1952)

Side A:

  1. Tico Tico
  2. Un Poquito de Tu Amor
  3. My Little Suede Shoes
  4. Estrellita

Side B:

  1. Begin the Beguine
  2. La Paloma
  3. La Cucaracha
  4. Mama Inez

LP5 – Charlie Parker (1954)

Side A:

  1. Now’s the Time
  2. I Remember You
  3. Confirmation
  4. Chi Chi

Side B:

  1. I Hear Music (a.k.a. The Song is You)
  2. Laird Baird
  3. Kim
  4. Cosmic Rays

Pre-Order The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection Here

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Miles Davis Festival

“Hard to fathom a more professional, traditional and progressive set of jazz musicians all in one band” – Huffington Post

WHO: MILES ELECTRIC BAND –Progressive All-Star ensemble featuring Miles Davis alumni revises the framework for modern jazz improvisation. The avant-garde collective revisits repertoire from Davis’ electric period to pay homage to The Chief. The band represents two generations of players: Davis’contemporaries and the next generation.

This highly eclectic, innovative group was put together by bandleader Vince Wilburn, Jr., with the intention to continue expanding the boundaries of music, while also paying homage to the classics.

WHAT: Miles Electric Band will perform at SF JAZZ kicking off the Miles Davis Festival running 5/24 – 5/27 in celebration of the birthday week of Miles Davis.

Each night, features a different musical course, from Bitches Brew To Tutu, including Flamenco Sketches with Chano Dominguez; Miles Davis Reinterpretedwith Robert Glasperand “Everything’s Beautiful”; and Eastern Connectionswith Miles From

WHERE: SF JAZZ

201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA

WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018

7:30 pm

$30-$90
Tickets sfjazz.org, 866-920-5299

This evening is fronted by masterful trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, along with a group of stellar instrumentalists and fusion-era Miles Davis alumni, who come together as Miles Electric Band. This multi-generational band specializes in the wired-up and funky music Davis, created from the late 1960s to the ‘80s on albums including Bitches Brewand You’re Under Arrest.

Miles Electric Band, led by drummer/producer Vincent Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, features many of the commanding musicians Davistapped for his various jazz-rock ensembles. Among them, guitarist DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight of Davis and Herbie Hancockfame, Daviscollaborators and keyboardists Robert Irving III and John Beasley, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson, a veteran of multiple MilesDavis tours and recordings from the late 80s and early 90s. They are joined by saxophone ace Antoine Roney,Prince’s last bassist Dywane Thomas Jr.(MonoNeon), tabla player Debashish Chaudhury, and turntable whiz DJ Hapa.

Mentored by uncle and New Orleans saxophone luminary Donald Harrison, Scott aTunde Adjuah rocketed to recognition with his 2006 GRAMMY-nominated Concord debut, Rewind That. Standing at the cutting edge of jazz and new directions in R&B and electronic music, Scott released his triple-album Centennial Trilogy in 2017.

Aerophone

Roland Aerophone AE-10G in Graphite Black Finish Is Now Available


Groundbreaking digital wind instrument now available in two colors


Roland (LVCC Central Hall, Booth #17544) announces the availability of the Aerophone AE-10G in Graphite Black, expanding the Aerophone lineup to two models. The Aerophone is a groundbreaking digital wind instrument that features traditional sax fingering and a wide selection of saxophone sounds with authentic response and playability. Many other acoustic instrument sounds are included as well, plus synthesizer sounds optimized for breath control. With the AE-10G, Roland provides Aerophone players a rich, dark metallic color option to the clean white finish of the standard AE-10 model.

Offering a key layout that’s similar to an acoustic saxophone, the Aerophone is an easy transition for sax players of all levels, from beginning to advanced. The sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor also features a bite-sensing reed, allowing for control of expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch.

Equipped with soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone sounds, the Aerophone gives players all the sax tones they need in one convenient instrument. Thanks to advanced SuperNATURAL modeling technology, the sounds respond to playing dynamics and articulations just like their acoustic counterparts. With the convenient Full Range function, the user can automatically switch between sax types by key range.

The Aerophone features many other acoustic instrument sounds like clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, and more, all utilizing SuperNATURAL technology to faithfully match the behavior of the originals. Also included are Roland’s latest synthesizer sounds, which have been specially tailored for wind instrument performance with fully optimized breath control.

Compact and lightweight, the Aerophone can be powered with six AA-size batteries. It’s equipped with integrated speakers for monitoring the sound, plus an output jack for playing with headphones or connecting to an external amplifier or PA. There’s also an audio input for jamming with backing music from a smartphone or music player.

The Aerophone supports USB-MIDI, allowing users to connect with a computer to play soft synths and record expressive MIDI tracks in a DAW. With the free Aerophone Editor app, users can customize sounds, create tone lists, and more from their iOS or Android mobile device.

To learn more about the Aerophone AE-10 and AE-10G Digital Wind Instruments, please visit Roland.com.