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Jazz Singer Catherine Russell Talks With Amoeba at Monterey Jazz Festival

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 23, 2012 10:15pm | Post a Comment
Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker born to musical royalty. Her father, the late LuisCatherine Russell Russell, was a pioneering pianist/composer/bandleader and Louis Armstrong's long-time sidekick. Her mother, Carline Ray, is a bassist, guitarist, and vocalist, who has performed with Mary Lou Williams and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon a rich journey backing artists like Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, and Rosanne Cash.

Catherine has been on various compilations, including the soundtrack album for the award winning HBO show Boardwalk Empire, NPR’s The New Jazz DivasPutumayo Presents Rhythm & Blues, and Walkin’ and Swingin’ from the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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Christian Scott Hearts Amoeba…And We Heart Christian Scott! Live at Monterey Jazz Festival.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 23, 2012 10:00pm | Post a Comment
Edison Award-winning trumpeter/composer/producer/bandleader/all-around-handome-and-hip guychristian scott Christian Scott graced the Amoeba tent at the Monterey Jazz Festival Saturday at 9pm to sign his latest album, the compelling new double album, Christian aTunde Adjuah, which is an inspired and provocative two-CD collection that spans a range of beyond-jazz influences as he continues to make strides into uncharted jazz territory. With Scott’s trumpet at the heart of most of the tunes, the album features reflective ballads, light and dreamy soundscapes, guitar-edged and rock-inflected cookers, trumpet ecstasies as well as clarion calls and anguished wails.

Scott describes what he plays on Christian aTunde Adjuah as “stretch music,” much like he introduced on his 2010 album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. Scott likens his “stretch music” to a musical version of a cubist painter’s rendering of an object. In cubism, objects are taken apart, analyzed, and reassembled in an abstracted form that depicts the object from a multitude of perspectives. This gives a more global viewing of what the object is comprised of—a more clear representation of what the object (or in Scott's case, sentiment through sound) is.

See MJF talent coordinator Bennett Jackson interview Christian Scott and Scott’s glowing review of Amoeba Music!

Sunday at the Monterey Jazz Festival!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 23, 2012 01:45pm | Post a Comment

It's Sunday, the final day of the 2012 Monterey Jazz Festival, and we have another action-packed day ofesperanza spalding all-star signings at the Mini-Amoeba tent! We've had a few schedule changed, so please make note of our new, revised schedule and join us for the fun!


Sunday:
Tierney Sutton -- 1:30pm
Ambrose Akinmusire --  2:30pm
Esperanza Spalding -- 4:45pm
Kyle Eastwood -- 7:30pm
Meklit Hadero -- 9:30pm

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Robert Randolph, Mimi Fox & Mingo Fishtrap Love Amoeba! We Are Live from the Monterey Jazz Fest.

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 22, 2012 10:59pm | Post a Comment

It's a been busy day here at the Mini-Amoeba tent! Check out what pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph jazz guitarist Mimi Fox, and Mingo Fishtrap said about their favorite record store, Amoeba Music.
 

Robert Randolph...don't make fun of his wallet.


Mimi Fox, guitar goddess, can't get enough Amoeba.


Mingo Fishtrap get menacing.

Day Two at the Monterey Jazz Festival! Lots of All-star Signings at the Mini-Amoeba!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 22, 2012 12:59pm | Post a Comment

It's the second day of the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Fest and it's going to be a very busy and excitingday at the Mini-Amoeba tent! We've got all-star signings all day long, so come by and meet some legends. Here's today's schedule:

Saturday:
Robert Randolph -- 3:00pm
Ali Ryerson / Mimi Fox -- 4:00pm
Trombone Shorty -- 5:00pm
Mingo Fishtrap -- 5:45pm
Tierney Sutton -- 8:15pm
Christian Scott -- 9:00pm
Catherine Russell -- 9:45pm

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