We are excited to announce that we now have a membership service through PATREON where you can sign up with a monthly contribution and receive amazing new music every month! There are several tiers, starting at just $5/month to receive a high quality album download each month, or $10/month gets you a physical CD each month, shipping INCLUDED! All members get access to some exclusive content, and there are VIP tiers that get access to EXTRA content, like mini lessons from the artists, etc. Go check it out over at PATREON and sign up today. Sign up by the end of October and receive October's album, MESTIZO, from Chicago bassist Evan Salvacion Levine!!!
Check out these three upcoming releasees from guitarist led groups. On April 13, Minneapolis and Seattle based guitarist Park Evans releases his second record with Fire Bell, INCENDIOS, featuring Graydon Peterson and Jay Epstein. April 20 sees the release of SILENT D by NYC guitarist Andrew Green's group The Notet, featuring Jeremy Udden, JC Sanford, and Jorge Roeder. Then on May 4, Twin Cities guitarist Thomas Nordlund releases his second album as leader, MILES LEFT BEHIND, featuring Ben Abrahamson, Doan Roessler, and Zach Schmidt. Preorder all three!!!
"It's a stylishly written and played contemporary jazz set. Rich, alluring melodies and striking harmonic colors." - City Pages Minneapolis
"From start to finish, it sounds like music of heart and soul. Filled with real melodies, storytelling, thoughtfulness and sass, it’s well-written and well-played, with staying power." - MinnPost
"The compositions highlight the dynamic group interplay and energetic spirit of each member of the band, striking a balance between intricate arrangements and open-ended solo sections." - Jazz Police
Hedenstrom, Evens, Helsley & Young celebrate new release "The Living Room Sessions" with a live show at Thursday Night Jazz At Reverie on July 27
Comprised of 4 dynamic performing artists, jazz quartet Hedenstrom, Evens, Helsley & Young is releasing their collaborative album The Living Room Sessions, featuring compositions by saxophonist Aaron Hedenstrom and pianist Gabe Evens, who are joined by bassist Jack Helsley and drummer Matt Young. HEHY will be performing a CD release show in Minneapolis at Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie on July 27, 2017. The album is out July 28, 2017 via Shifting Paradigm Records. Preorder the album below.
Red Planet with Bill Carrothers out today! Here's "Freedom For the Broken" from the album.
Album release shows Tue/Wed, April 18/19 at The Dunsmore Room at Crooners at 7p each night. Tix at http://bit.ly/RedPlanetDunsmore
"Carrothers' feathery textures go nicely with the wave of effects Dean Magraw wrings from his guitar...bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein spin the eruptions with aplomb." - Star Tribune
Bill Carrothers - piano
Dean Magraw - guitar
Chris Bates - bass
Jay Epstein - drums
Join us in welcoming the Drobka/Weller Duo to the SPR family! This Chicago/Milwaukee based duo features Devin Drobka (drums & percussion) and Chris Weller (tenor/bass saxophone & effects). The duo are two musical brothers from the Midwest, making heartfelt original and improvised music. Collaborating together for a decade in various groups, including the Chicago-based trio Hanging Hearts and Devin's own Bell Dance Songs, the formation of their duo project has been a long time coming.
Drobka/Weller Duo’s debut album, Blues Town, will be released on April 21, 2017 on Shifting Paradigm Records with a supporting European Tour.
Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band's music video for "Wheel Remix" premiered on Something Else Reviews today. The site said of the album:"Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band go almost everywhere in Healey’s debut album, from straight bop to abstract jazz to post-rock to shades of metal, and they often mix it all up for a fresh, unpredictable cocktail."
Bryan Nichols releases his solo piano record, LOOKING NORTH, on May 24 at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, available worldwide on May 27. You can download a free sample track now, and also preorder the album and get it May 10.
The new live album from Adam Meckler Quintet, WANDER, officially comes out this Friday, with a release show on Saturday, April 23 at Vieux Carre in St. Paul. You can pick up the album now right here at www.shiftingparadigmrecords.com so check it out!!!
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