“TRAYVON MARTIN SUITE” DMG REVIEW 2015

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 BILL COLE / JOSEPH DALEY - Trayvon Martin Suite (Joda Music 003; USA)
Featuring Bill Cole and Joseph Daley collectively on tuba, didgeridoo,
balaphon, nagaswarm, wooden flutes, ocarina, sona, sousaphone, euphonium,
etc. The collective consciousness here in the US has been suffering from
the news we all hear about every day. Trayvon Martin is just one of many
black youths who have been unjustly murdered over the past few years and
way before that as well. We all feel the anger, frustration, sadness,
confusion and hopelessness in the air and it just keeps getting worse. Is
it an artists' or a musicians' job to help us deal with these feelings?
Perhaps. Here is a disc that illustrates these feelings. It was recorded
live at the University of Virginia in March of 2012.
  The first piece is a duo of didgeridoo (Aboriginal drones) and balafon
(large marimba-like), both ancient, ritualistic instruments from different
parts of the world (Africa & Australia), that sound perfect together. The
music has a sublime, warm, somber, earthy and prayer-like resonance. The
second piece, "Evening Passage to Store" for ocarina & wooden flutes
creates a playful, joyous, innocent vibe. "Stalking Nightmare" features a
nagaswarm (Indian double reed) and synth, the vibe is quite nightmarish,
the way many of us felt when we heard about this unfortunate injustice.
Each piece does a great job of capturing the spirit/vibe of what transpired
that night and the mixed feelings we are all still dealing with due to too
many other similar, continuing tragedies. This is an important, strong and
immensely timely work that should be heard by many folks everywhere. -


Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

#downtownmusicgallery, #newreleases, #billcole, #josephdaley

BILL COLE-JOSEPH DALEY/Trayvon Martin Suite



BILL COLE-JOSEPH DALEY/Trayvon Martin Suite

      Almost 50 years away from the assassination of Dr. King, we find ourselves three years away from the death of Trayvon Martin and we find nothing has changed.  These two pros return to the days of civil rights jazz in their tribute to Trayvon Martin and they know how to convey the anger and confusion the times bestow.  Like prime period civil rights jazz, this isn’t easy to listen to but it shows that listening in general is what’s needed for any one that wants to seek a newer world (borrowed from RFK).

Chris Spector
Midwest Record
www.midwestrecord.com


 

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JODAMUSIC 003

 

#josephdaley, #billcole, #trayvonmartin, #newrelease, #jodamusic

Hazmat Modine European Tour Dates 2015

 

EUROPEAN SPRING TOUR '15

May 27th - June 17th

Jaro Medien

 

Hazmat Modine 2015_2

 

Wade Schuman  -  harmonica,  guitar  &  vocals
Erik Della Penna - guitar, banjitar & vocals
Michael Gomez - guitar &  steel guitar
Steve Elson - sax, clarinet & duduk
Tim Kiper - drums & percussion
Mazz Swift - violin & vocals
Pam Fleming - trumpet
Joseph Daley - sousaphone

May 27th - Pavillion 8 pm
Hanover - Germany

May 28th - Forum 8 pm
Bielefeld - Germany

May 29th - Museum Glockengießerei 8 pm
Saarburg - Germany

May 30th - Blues Club – Löwensaal 8 pm
Baden Baden - Germany

May 31st - Jazzhaus 8 pm
Freiburg - Germany

June 2nd - Opderschmelz 8 pm
Dudelange, 3475 - Luxembourg

June 3rd - Alte Feuerwache 8 pm
Manheim - Germany

June 4th - Porgy and Bess 8 pm
Vienna - Austria

June 5th - Jazzit 8 pm
Salzburg - Austria

June 6th - Kammgarn 8 pm
Hard - Austria

June 7th - bee-flat 8 pm
Bern - Switzerland

June 9th - Ampere 8 pm
München - Germany

June 10th - E-Werk 8 pm
Erlangen - Germany

June 11th - Music Hall Worpswede e. V. 8 pm
Worpswede - Germany

June 12th - Halle 12 8 pm
Schwebheim- Germany

June 13th - Jazz Club Kulturfabrik “Alte Mälzerei” 7:30 pm
Eisenach - Germany

June 14th - Kulturbrauerei / Kesselhaus 8 pm
Köln - Germany

June 16th - Savoy 8 pm
Bordesholm - Germany

June 17th - Börse 8 pm
Wuppertal - Germany

Bill Cole & Joseph Daley “The Trayvon Martin Suite”

         The latest release on Jodamusic Records is a duo project by Bill Cole and Joseph Daley in memory of Trayvon Martin.

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TRAYON MARTIN SUITE

“My son is your son”

Sybrina Fulton

“All human being are born free and equal in dignity and rights”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On February 27, 2012 while returning from an evening passage to the store Trayon Martin was illegally targeted and followed. He was doing nothing wrong. The unjustified pursuit of this young man led to a nightmarish scene where the unarmed seventeen old was shot and killed despite the fact that he had the legal right to stand his ground. This single act ended his life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Surely; this must be viewed as a crime against humanity. Similar crimes were committed against Amadau Diallo, Renisha McBride, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ousmane Zongo, Timothy Stansbury, Akai Gurley and countless other African American men, woman and children.

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#newrelease, #trayvonmartin, #jodamusic, #josephdaley, #Billcole #duo

Video recommendation/review courtesy of Raul da Gama

"I’m taking a Classical palette and I’m trying to write music that reflects an African-American tradition." Joseph Daley

www.jazzdagama.com

I highly recommend going to the link and viewing the video of Joseph talking about the musicians and the creative process.

http://jazzdagama.com/reviews/cds/joseph-daley-portraits-wind-thunder-and-love/

Joseph Daley: Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love

November 4, 2014 by Raul da Gama Leave a Comment

Joseph-Daley-Orchestra

The tumult of Joseph Daley’s albums, The Seven Deadly Sins (Jaro, 2010) and The Seven Heavenly Virtues (JoDaMusic, 2013) has abated, only to make way for another fine recording, this time a series of three profound sketches Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love. All three albums are musically rich, extravagant productions and serve to give notice that Joseph Daley is an astute composer and an exquisitely detailed arranger. His methodology for composition and performance is the employment of an enormous palette which he wields like a painter set to create a most wondrous musical mural the likes of which will fill a room. Here, his use of instrumentation that includes the use of an ocean of strings, orchestral percussion by the ineffable Warren Smith and two horns in the final selection of this recording provides further evidence of Mr. Daley’s complete mastery of his palette. In fact the portraits that he creates are finely divined and bring to life not only masterly musical colours and textures, but also musical characters that the listener can hear and almost see them as if they were presented in a kind of dancing musical hologram. The visual experience is heightened by a tremendously well-rehearsed string orchestra in which two great musicians Warren Smith and Bill Cole participate. This is by no means intended to suggest that the third portrait—of Mr. Daley’s wife is any less interesting without a singular guest artist. In fact all three portraits are engaging and involving because they are richly orchestrated.

Joseph-Daley-Portraits-1

Orchestration is Joseph Daley’s other forte. As an arranger he seems to have a deep and almost uncanny understanding of strings and the relationship that the various strings instruments have with one another. Melding the gradual depth of the family from violin to double bass is something Mr. Daley writes for exceedingly well. Their colours and textures and the timbre of each is singularly pronounced in “Wispercussion.” The manner in which the string section intertwines in both bowed and plucked sequences is magical. And when Warren Smith employs his battery of percussion the effect is melodically, harmonically and rhythmically outstanding. In this miniature, Warren Smith has warmly turned the performance of this selection from Joseph Daley into an attractive and expressive musical excursion. “Shadrack” begins with a wailing nageswaram, an Indian double reed that Bill Cole plays with rapturous beauty. The piercing ululations of the horn are interwoven with the strings that enter after Mr. Cole has had his say with thrilling abandon. A feature of his playing that is too often ignored is its spiritual quality. This was something that inspired Mr. Cole throughout his life as he made music of immense import. The heartfelt nature of “Doretha and the Blues” is almost palpable and Mr. Daley cannot be blamed for being unable to distance himself with the love of his life: his wife Wanda. The languid warmth of the orchestral odyssey is punctuated by pithy statements that serve to give real shape to this extravagant blues. Whatever Joseph Daley comes up with it is going to be hard to top these three albums, but that future music is surely going to be interesting to say the least.

Track List: Wispercussion—Five Portraits of Warren Smith; Shadrack—Portrait of Bill Cole; Doretha and the Blues—Portrait of Wanda Daley

Personnel: Curtis Stewart: violin, concertmaster; Mazz Swift: violin; Jason Hwang: violin; Skye Steele: violin; Charles Burnham: violin; Elektra Kurtis: violin; Jessie Montgomery: violin; Sarah Bernstein: violin; Nick Revel: viola; Janina Norpoth: viola; Trevor New: viola; Nora Krohn: viola; Akua Dixon: cello; Marika Hughes: cello; Amanda Gookin: cello; Rubin Kodheli: cello; Ken Filiano: bass; Ben Brown: bass; Lafayette Harris: piano and keyboards; Warren Smith: percussion, Jerry Gonzalez: trumpet and percussion (6, 7, 8); Onaje Allan Gumbs: keyboards (6, 7, 8); Satoko Takeishi: percussion (6, 7, 8); Richard Huntley: percussion (6, 7, 8); Gregory Williams: French horn (8)

Label: JoDaMusic | Release date: October 2014

Website: jodamusic.com | Buy music on: amazon

- See more at: http://jazzdagama.com/reviews/cds/joseph-daley-portraits-wind-thunder-and-love/#sthash.rqIKzm9Q.dpuf

Suga’ in my Bowl interview part 2: Sunday, Nov 30/11:00 PM on WBAI.ORG…………………………….

I am honored to be the subject of a two part interview on Suga' In My Bowl with the outstanding and gifted host Joyce Jones.

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https://soundcloud.com/suga-in-my-bowl/suga-in-my-bowl-joe-daley-pt-2

Tune in, it should be a blast.............https://www.facebook.com/events/1530269813886370/?ref=22&source=1

 

Raul Da Gama’s review of Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love

 

Bill Cole_1

The tumult of Joseph Daley’s albums, The Seven Deadly Sins (Jaro, 2010) and The Seven Heavenly Virtues (JoDaMusic, 2013) has abated, only to make way for another fine recording, this time a series of three profound sketches Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love. All three albums are musically rich, extravagant productions and serve to give notice that Joseph Daley is an astute composer and an exquisitely detailed arranger. His methodology for composition and performance is the employment of an enormous palette which he wields like a painter set to create a most wondrous musical mural the likes of which will fill a room. Here, his use of instrumentation that includes the use of an ocean of strings, orchestral percussion by the ineffable Warren Smith and two horns in the final selection of this recording provides further evidence of Mr. Daley’s complete mastery of his palette. In fact the portraits that he creates are finely divined and bring to life not only masterly musical colours and textures, but also musical characters that the listener can hear and almost see them as if they were presented in a kind of dancing musical hologram. The visual experience is heightened by a tremendously well-rehearsed string orchestra in which two great musicians Warren Smith and Bill Cole participate. This is by no means intended to suggest that the third portrait—of Mr. Daley’s wife is any less interesting without a singular guest artist. In fact all three portraits are engaging and involving because they are richly orchestrated.

Joseph-Daley-Portraits-1

Orchestration is Joseph Daley’s other forte. As an arranger he seems to have a deep and almost uncanny understanding of strings and the relationship that the various strings instruments have with one another. Melding the gradual depth of the family from violin to double bass is something Mr. Daley writes for exceedingly well. Their colours and textures and the timbre of each is singularly pronounced in “Wispercussion.” The manner in which the string section intertwines in both bowed and plucked sequences is magical. And when Warren Smith employs his battery of percussion the effect is melodically, harmonically and rhythmically outstanding. In this miniature, Warren Smith has warmly turned the performance of this selection from Joseph Daley into an attractive and expressive musical excursion. “Shadrack” begins with a wailing nageswaram, an Indian double reed that Bill Cole plays with rapturous beauty. The piercing ululations of the horn are interwoven with the strings that enter after Mr. Cole has had his say with thrilling abandon. A feature of his playing that is too often ignored is its spiritual quality. This was something that inspired Mr. Cole throughout his life as he made music of immense import. The heartfelt nature of “Doretha and the Blues” is almost palpable and Mr. Daley cannot be blamed for being unable to distance himself with the love of his life: his wife Wanda. The languid warmth of the orchestral odyssey is punctuated by pithy statements that serve to give real shape to this extravagant blues. Whatever Joseph Daley comes up with it is going to be hard to top these three albums, but that future music is surely going to be interesting to say the least.

Track List: Wispercussion—Five Portraits of Warren Smith; Shadrack—Portrait of Bill Cole; Doretha and the Blues—Portrait of Wanda Daley

Personnel: Curtis Stewart: violin, concertmaster; Mazz Swift: violin; Jason Hwang: violin; Skye Steele: violin; Charles Burnham: violin; Elektra Kurtis: violin; Jessie Montgomery: violin; Sarah Bernstein: violin; Nick Revel: viola; Janina Norpoth: viola; Trevor New: viola; Nora Krohn: viola; Akua Dixon: cello; Marika Hughes: cello; Amanda Gookin: cello; Rubin Kodheli: cello; Ken Filiano: bass; Ben Brown: bass; Lafayette Harris: piano and keyboards; Warren Smith: percussion, Jerry Gonzalez: trumpet and percussion (6, 7, 8); Onaje Allan Gumbs: keyboards (6, 7, 8); Satoko Takeishi: percussion (6, 7, 8); Richard Huntley: percussion (6, 7, 8); Gregory Williams: French Horn

 

Raul da Gama is a musician and an accomplished writer whose profound analysis is reinforced by his deep knowledge:

- See more at: http://jazzdagama.com/reviews/cds/joseph-daley-portraits-wind-thunder-and-love/#sthash.hIKp3SoA.dpuf

 

Portrait of Bill Cole…………………..

Professor Bill Cole is featured on the musical portrait "SHADRACK" playing the double reed Indian Nagaswarm. The string ensemble and Nagaswarm produced a wonderful color palette for this composition:

Joseph Daley - The Seven Virtues String Ensemble


Bill Cole is an American jazz musician, composer, educator and author. An admired innovator in the music world, Cole successfully combines Eastern sounds with an American art form – jazz. Cole specializes in non-Western wind instruments, especially double reed horns – including Chinese sonas, Korean hojok and piri, Indian nagaswarm and shenai and Tibetan trumpet, as well as the Australian didgeridoo and Ghanaian flute.


http://jodamusic.com/Portraits/

 

WISPERCUSSION

 

Joseph Daley - The Seven Virtues String Ensemble

 

On my new CD is a composition entitled "WISPERCUSSION":


The focus of this major work, percussion master Warren Smith is the featured soloist throughout the suite, and also contributes mightily on the rest of the album. Smith, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday – and maintains a teaching and performing schedule that would be challenging for a person half his age – has built a reputation as one of the most creative, versatile and sensitive percussionists in his 60+ years of activity with a staggering range of artists including Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Lena Horne, Van Morrison, Harry Partch, Leonard Bernstein and scores of others. Here, Joseph Daley has composed a stunning homage, featuring Warren’s remarkable musicality on vibraphone, marimba, tympani, gongs and trap drums sequentially on each movement.

 

New CD project now available………………………

My new CD project is now available, visit the site below to find out all about it. It is a wonderful thing............................................................

 

http://jodamusic.com/Portraits/

 

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Hazmat Modine September Concert Schedule_2014

St. Katharina Open Air 2014 - Hazmat Modine V

HAZMAT MODINE

Saturday, Sept 6th,

7:00  to 9:30 @

TERRA BLUES

149 Bleecker Street, NYC

212 777-7776



ABOUT A WEEK LATER A SPECIAL BROOKLYN SHOW:

Second Sundays at

Pioneer Works

Hazmat Modine & Martha Redbone

Sunday, Sept 14th, at 6:00

Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

http://pioneerworks.org

 

SECOND SUNDAY SERIES w/
Open Studios, Exhibits, Happenings, Music. 
And Food Trucks in the Garden. 
Every Second Sunday of the month.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/331738567000944/

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Pioneer's Second Sundays is a recurring open-door event at Pioneer Works, a new Art Center housed in a converted factory in Red Hook. The monthly event is intended to showcase the Center's multidisciplinary mix of art, science and performing arts. In addition to Pioneer Works' Open Studios and existing programs and exhibitions, each Sunday presents musicians drawn from a pool of Brooklyn and international talent.

MARTHA REDBONE
Martha Redbone blends Appalachian elements with soul and funk and her deep Native American roots. She started out her career as a junior Funkadelic, indie soul pioneer and a woman noted for exploring the wilder side of rhythm & blues. Her latest project re-invents the poetry of William Blake with an all Americana backdrop and vintage Nashville production values.

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HAZMAT MODINE SUMMER TOUR_2014

JARO Medien


presents


HAZMAT MODINE


July 23 - August 2


Austria, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom

 

Jan Henn HM photo_Fabrik_2014

photo credit: Jan Henn


Wednesday, July 23

St. KATHARINA OPEN AIR…8 PM
Katharinenruine
Am Katharinenkloster 6
90403 Nürnberg
Germany

Thursday, July 24…8PM

WELLENKLÄNGE FESTIVAL
Seestrasse 7
3293 Lunz am See
Austria

Friday, July 25…8 PM

HORIZONTE FESTIVAL
Festung Ehrenbreitstein
56072 Koblenz
Germany

Saturday, July 26…….3 PM

WOMAD FESTIVAL
Charlton Park
Malmesbury
Wiltshire SN16 9DG
UK

Sunday, July 27…8 PM

GOMPM ALM
Obertal 19
39017 Schenna
Italy

Tuesday, July 29…8 PM

ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN
Pfullendorf
Germany

Wednesday, July 30…8 PM

OBJEKT 5
Seebener Straße 5
06114 Halle
Germany

Thursday, July 31…8 PM

MOMENTS
Vor dem Steintor 65
Bremen
Germany

Friday, August 1…2 PM

50th CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Cambridge
UK

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