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May 10

Steve Lehman Trio

Penofin Jazz Festival, Ukiah, CA

May 20

Steve Coleman and Talea Ensemble

Roulette, New York, NY

August 1

Amir ElSaffar Quintet

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

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Doris Duke Performing Artist Award Announced!

Congratulations to Pi artists Steve Lehman, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman and Jen Shyu for winning the prestigious Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards. Lehman and Mitchell were given the Artist Award, which comes with a $275,000 prize, while Abrams, Coleman and Shyu were given the Impact Award, an $80,000 prize. They join the other Pi artists who have won in past years: Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Amir ElSaffar and Anthony Braxton. Congratulations to all!

Read about the winners HERE

posted on April 22, 2014 by Yulun

 

Dan Weiss - Fourteen Out Today!

The great reviews keep coming: Peter Hum in The Ottawa Citizen says “its audacious and unconventional success is uplifting, a testament to what’s possible and what can be imagined.”

What a video of the making of Fourteen HERE.

posted on March 25, 2014 by Yulun

 

Out March 24 - Dan Weiss - Fourteen

Drummer/composer Dan Weiss’s Fourteen, his debut for Pi Recordings, is available now!

In his rave review in the New York Times, Ben Ratliff calls Dan “a jazz drummer of articulate virtues: You listen to him and you’re reminded of what drum tone should sound like, what multilimb rhythmic organization is, what a displaced beat can do. He doesn’t spread loud charisma all over the instrument. But he’s gotten to the point where his discipline and restraint radiate their own charisma.”

He calls Fourteen “… full of its own convictions…. this is a piece of music — and an album — that seems built only of one composer’s deep, discrete and bravely rendered interests.”

Find out more and buy it HERE.

posted on March 24, 2014 by Yulun

 

Out May 13 - Marc Ribot Trio - Live at the Village Vanguard

Put it on your calendar: Guitarist Marc Ribot makes his next appearance on Pi with his trio featuring bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Chad Taylor, recorded live at the venerable Village Vanguard. Not only was it Ribot’s debut as a leader at the iconic venue, the occasion also marked the first appearance by Grimes at the Vanguard since 1966, right before his mysterious 35-year disappearance from the scene.

In a wide-ranging set, the trio plays the music of Ayler, covers tracks from the John Coltrane album “Sun Ship,” and even plays two ballad standards!

Album will be also be available on limited edition 180gram vinyl! More info soon.

posted on March 24, 2014 by Yulun

 

Recent Press for Amir ElSaffar, Matt Mitchell, and Vijay Iyer

NPR Music’s Kevin Whitehead reviews Amir ElSaffar’s Alchemy for “Fresh Air”

“ElSaffar’s new album Alchemy is a step forward in defining and refining his concept.”

Listen to the full review HERE

3.5/4 Stars for Alchemy by Chris Barton LA Times

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Matt Mitchell featured in Philadelphia’s “City Paper”

Shaun Brady showcases Matt and his latest release “Fiction” Full story HERE

4 Star Review for Matt Mitchell’s Fiction by Shaun Brady, Downbeat

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4 Star Hotbox Review for Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd’s Holding it Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project by John Corbett, DownBeat

Vijay Iyer interview for “The New Yorker” by Seth Colter Walls, read the full article HERE

posted on November 8, 2013 by Intern

 

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