Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jeni Slotchiver Reminds Us Of "American Heritage" & Noah Bless Wants You Know That "New York Strong"

Famed classical pianist Jeni Slotchiver recently released her ZOHO label debut album "American Heritage." It is a homage to the legendary composers of American traditional folk music. Jeni's new eighteen track release begins with the beautifully elegant delivery of Samuel Coleridge Taylor's (1875-1912) "Deep River." She performs a spiritual version of Harry Thacker Burleigh's (1866-1949) six-piece suite of "Southland," before arriving at the epic, nine-minute musical number "Union, Paraphrase de Concert Op. 48" by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869). The melody livens-up with Florence B. Price's (1887-1953) "Nimble Feet" and "Tropical Noon." Jeni Slotchiver finishes up her new album with the more well-known sing-along "Down By The Riverside" by Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938) and the two-minute gentle masterpiece of "Swanee River" from William Grant Still (1895-1979). To find out more about Jeni Slotchiver and her latest release "American Heritage," please visit jenislotchiver.com.

Next we have the latest release from Latin Jazz composer/trombonist Noah Bless. His new album "New York Strong Latin Jazz" features and exciting mix of covers and original jazz pieces, beginning with the upbeat, swinging tempo of "Chasing Normal." Next, Noah brings a little Latin flair into his music with the tango beats of "Ganga" and "Canto De Ossanha," which will make you want to get up and swing your hips to the song's undeniable rhythms. The very fragile, peaceful rendition of the great Antonio Carlos Jobim shows off Noah Bless' more intimate side, before finishing his new album with a jazzed-up version of James Taylor's "Fire And Rain" and the final island flair of "Sunny Ray." To find out more about Noah Bless and his latest release "New York Strong Latin Jazz," please visit noahblessmusic.com.

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