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January 25, 2019 Bright Idea Greg Murphy Trio featuring Greg Murphy, Jeff Tain Watts, and Eric Wheeler
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For Release: January 25, 2019
Bright Idea
Greg Murphy Trio
featuring Greg Murphy, Jeff Tain Watts, and Eric Wheeler
1.12, 26 7-10p Lorenzo's - Solo Piano 1100 South Avenue · Staten Island, NY · 718-477-2400
1.25 8-11p Trumpets - T. K. Blue Quartet 6 Depot Square · Montclair, NJ · 973-744-2600 with: Paul Beaudry & George Coleman, Jr.
Dorian Komanoff Bandy & Paul Cienniwa
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Mini-documentary on the making of Still Happy

Danny Bacher
Still Happy

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By Jay N. Miller/For The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 3, 2019 

The physical album as a vehicle for new music is becoming rare, with downloads and online collections taking over, and jazz is often out of the spotlight these days. But there are plenty of dedicated artists out there playing one of the true American art forms, and we always like to salute the ones that have found their way to our stereo the most this year.

We still get a lot of physical jazz CDs, which is a much appreciated treat. Many of these jazz labels are small independent companies, and they probably don’t turn huge profits, but somehow that just makes their efforts all the more precious. Here are our favorite jazz albums from the past year, in no particular order.

BEYOND CATEGORY: “CALM WATERS, ROLLING SWELLS, AND ROILING SEAS” A WHALING CITY SAMPLER (WHALING CITY SOUND) Don’t laugh, this compilation of some of the best from New Bedford’s (actually located in North Dartmouth, Ma.) young upstart of a jazz label is a terrific introduction to some of the jazz world’s sharpest young talent..not to mention nonagenarian Terry Gibbs, the vibes playing dad of drummer Gerry Gibbs. Reggie Young, Jason Miles, Greg Abate, and Dave Liebman are among the many stars represented here, and kudos to the people who sequenced and chose these cuts, because it all flows along smoothly and has its own thematic sense. Mainly music from 2015-the present, this CD is an impressive history of the superb sounds the little New England label has presented, yet it works as a singular album on its own.

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 Peaked twice at #8, 16 weeks on chart!
1.6 6p Tribute to McCoy Tyner, Zinc Bar82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 

By Jay N. Miller/For The Patriot Ledger
Posted Jan 3, 2019 
“PASSION, REVERENCE, TRANSCENDENCE – THE MUSIC OF McCOY TYNER” by BENITO GONZALEZ, GERRY GIBBS, ESSIET OKON ESSIET (WHALING CITY SOUND): This magnificent project has pianist Gonzalez, drummer Gibbs and bassist Essiet joining forces to salute the music of McCoy Tyner, always a favorite here both for his incredible body of work as a member of John Coltrane’s quartet and on his own, and for the warm and lengthy interview he gave a young grad student backstage at Boston’s old Jazz Workshop way back when. This album offers nine Tyner compositions, a solo piano take on Coltrane’s “Naima,” and one original song from each musician in the Tyner style. This 78-minute CD is full of highlights, from the way the trio embodies Tyner’s style on his signature “Fly With The Wind” to the sheer vibrancy of “Festival in bahia” to the locomotive drive of “The Greeting.” Revel in Gonzalez’ touch and tone on “You Taught My Heart to Sing,” and let your spirits soar to the surging power of “Atlantis.” The three members’ own originals are all captivating, especially Gonzalez’ taking Tyner’s style in a Latin direction on “Brazilian Girls.”
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#31 on the 2018 year-end radio charts, peaked at #6, 14 weeks on chart, highest debut

Note from Monika: 2018 - the year of SHEROES 

Thank you for the help in making it such a successful album - #31 on the year-end radio charts and so much more! I could have never dreamed about the amount of attention and support this album got over the year.
We'll keep promoting it in preparation for gathering support for the next one - SHEROES will also embark on a tour to Europe and Egypt in April! The two largest jazz conferences are usually held in January and we'll have materials at both. Musician//promoter Ken Avis will be at the Jazz Congress at Jazz at Lincoln Center Jan 7/8 with a table and has volunteered to promote SHEROES with fellow radio and concert promoters.
I will be at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Reno, Jan 9-12, where SHEROES will actually perform on Saturday and screen the new documentary on the group and contemporary women in jazz by Kay D. Ray on Friday.
Feel free to post and share the Peaceful Piece video, which is a track from the WCS Whole World in Her Hands album.
1.12 6p Reno, NV  JEN Conference SHEROES will be back together at the Jazz Education Network Conference featuring Roxy Coss, Jamie Baum, Leni Stern, Monika Herzig, Natalie Boeyink, and Karina Colis - who will be there? And Kay D. Ray's new documentary "In Her Hands: Key Changes in Jazz" has a screening at the JEN conference on Friday, 11a - here is the trailer.
1.26 9a-noon, Bloomington Winter Market, Monika Herzig, piano
2.7 5.30-8p, Bear's Place, Bloomington, IN, Janiece Jaffe & Friends Valentine's Day Concert
2.24 noon-6, Monroe County Public Library, IN, Jazz Girls Day Bloomington
3.3 2.30-5, Bokeh Lounge, Evansville, Destiny Muhuammad, Monika Herzig, and Friends
3.5 noon, Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis, Destiny Muhammad and Monika Herzig, 3-7p, Noblesville High School, Jazz Girls Day
3.7 5.30-8p, Bear's Place Bloomington, Destiny Muhuammad, Monika Herzig, and Friends
3.8 8 & 10p, Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, Destiny Muhuammad, Monika Herzig, and Friends
3.10 2p, Artsgarden, Indianapolis, Destiny Muhuammad, Monika Herzig, and Friends
3.16 9-noon, Bloomington Winter Market, Monika Herzig, piano
4.5 noon, Eskenazy Hospital, Indianapolis, Monika Herzig, piano
4.6 Jazz Girls Day Seattle Clinician
4.9-28 SHEROES Egypt and Europe Tour
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Biggest Gainer, Peaked at #16
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1.23-29 Italian Tour
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Peaked at #12, 8 weeks airplay
1.8 Martini's, Plymouth, MA, with Jon Wheatley and Kenny Wentzel 7p
2.9 RIC 4:30p
2.10 Stomping Ground, Putnam, CT 5:30p
2.12 Deerhead Inn, Del Water Gap 7p with Jon Ballantyne, Vic Juris, Tony Marino, Bill Goodwin 
2.20 Chianti, Beverley, MA, 3p Alain Mallet, John Lockwood, Mark Walker
2.26 Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, RI, Greg Abate Sextet 8 p with Jeff Stout, Arnie Krakowsky, Kent Hewitt, Todd Baker and Gary Johnson, 401-765-1900, $25 door $20 advance
2.17 Johnny’s Atlantic Resort, Middletown, RI 3p with Kent Hewitt
2.21 Stomping Ground Putnam, CT with Straight Up Jazz, Phil Palonen 5:30-7:30p
2.23 The Spire Center For The Arts, Plymouth, MA  
3.2 Cultural Center Of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA, 8p, $20, with Tim Ray, John Lockwood, Gary Johnson, 508-394-710
3.7 Central State University, 1p, masterclass and evening concert with Hal Amelia 
3.8 Emporium, Yellow Springs, OH, 7p, Lee McKinney, Tim Watson 
3.9 The Greenwich with Keigo Hirakawa, Chris Berg, Lee McKinney
3.10 Midpointe Library, Westchester, OH, 2-4p, Tim Watson, Steve Schmidt and Lee McKinney
3.10  Notes with The Bobby Floyd Trio, Copious Jazz Club, 520 S High St., Columbus, OH  6p, 614-947-1620
3.11 Kilgore School, Cincinnati, OH, 1-2p
3.23 The Packing House, 154 River Road Willington, CT with Matt DeChamplain, Lou Bocciarelli, Ben Bilello, $25 in advance 8p
3.28 Newport Art Theater with Paul Del Nero, Ben Cook, Gary Johnson 7:30p  
4.4 Byrum Schubert Library, 7-8p, Greenwich, CT, Peter Hand Trio
4.5 Pot Au Feu, 44 Custom House St, Providence, RI. Dinner and Concert, 7p with Ben Cook, Todd Baker, Gary Johnson 
4.10 Sardella's, Newport, RI 7:30-10p, Kent Hewitt, Todd Baker
4.11 Laurelmead, 7:30-8:30p, Ben Cook, Todd Baker, Gary Johnson
4.17 RI College Jazz Combo Concert Series, Nazarian Center For The Arts, Forman Theater 7:30p, free
4.26 Sidedoor Jazz Club, Old Lyme, CT 8p, CD release with Tim Ray, John Lockwood, Mark Walker
6.1 Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, RI, CD release with Tim Ray, John Lockwood, Mark Walker
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Peaked at #5, 16 weeks on chart, one of 2015’s Best Jazz Albums by DownBeat
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2.10 6:30pm Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet, CLARA Auditorium, 2420 N. St., Sacramento, CA
3.25 7pm-9pm The Dave Bass Quartet, Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825
Dave Zinno~Z Five
Greg Abate and Tim Ray Trio
Gerry Gibbs
Jim Robitaille, guitar, with Dave Liebman, Tony Marino and Alex Rios
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