"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!!!
John Raymond's REAL FEELS Feat. Gilad Hekselman & Colin stranahan coming out on SPR in Feb! Get free sampler now!
Shifting Paradigm Records has signed Brooklyn-based trumpeter John Raymond's REAL FEELS trio featuring guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. The album is out worldwide on February 12, 2016. You can get a FREE sampler of the album right now, featuring two full tracks from the upcoming album and a sampler of excerpts from the remaining tracks.
You can preorder the album now, digital download and/or physical CD, by going to shiftingparadigmrecords.com/albums and you will be able to download on January 23, 2016, three weeks before the official release. CDs will also be shipped that day.
Bassist and composer Graydon Peterson will celebrate the release of his second album as leader, Duets, at the Friday Night Jazz At the Nicollet series on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 9p. The album is being released on twin cities jazz label Shifting Paradigm Records, and will be available in stores and for download at www.shiftingparadigmrecords.com as well as iTunes and other digital distributors.
Graydon Peterson completed his bachelor's degree in music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he studied classical bass with James Clute, a former bassist with the Minnesota Orchestra. While a member of the Down Beat award-winning UWEC Jazz Ensemble I, he performed with such guest jazz artists as Lewis Nash, Ingrid Jensen, Jason Marsalis, and Chris Botti. Now a resident of Minneapolis, Peterson is one of the area's top-call bassists, performing nightly with a variety of vocalists and small ensembles including Joyce Lyons, Arne Fogel, Firebell, Charanga Tropical and his own Graydon Peterson Quartet. A consummate accompanist, writer and arranger, he has become one of the backbones of the jazz scene in the twin cities.
The Graydon Peterson Quartet released its eponymous debut on Shifting Paradigm Records in 2011 with Peterson on bass, Adam Meckler on trumpet, Adrian Suarez on drums, and Vinnie Rose on guitar. Since then, the quartet has a slightly different lineup, with Rose has been replaced by pianist Joe Strachan.
Duets is the group's second album, featuring all original compositions by Peterson written for every permutation of two instruments in the old and new quartet. The album opens with a rhythmic oriented duet for trumpet and bass entitled "Attached to a Kite." Next up is the slow, bluesy "Guns and Ammo" duet for drums and bass. An aggressive, combative groove comes next with "Meet me in the Outside" followed by the ethereal "These are the Voyages" and the mesmerizing ballad "Song for the Lost." The energy then picks back up with the odd-metered duet for trumpet and drums "Ran the Whole Way" and the also the bluesy duet for drums and guitar "Two-Headed Giant." A contemplative ballad in 5/4 time comes next on "Vexed." The album closes with the groove-oriented duet for Rhodes and trumpet "Unhealthy Obsession." Duets continues the quartet's exploration into tunes that evoke a wide variety of emotions and energies, pushing what we know as "modern jazz" into new territories.
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