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RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Tusk - 11-27-2014

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RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - john - 11-27-2014

Quote:Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse “A New Orleans Creole Christmas,“ Basin Street, $16.99

A trombone growls its way into a bluesy “Silent Night.” A second-line beat carries “O Tannenbaum” through bantering trad-jazz horns. “Winter Wonderland” (a Mardi Gras mambo) and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (a gospel-chorded hymn) are piano-trumpet duets. “The Christmas Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” are chromatic late-night ballads. It’s exactly what might be expected of the historically aware New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and his group. But they relax into each track, starting out working the concept and ending up playful. JON PARELES
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/arts/music/for-new-holiday-albums-it-takes-all-kinds.html?_r=1


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - john - 11-27-2014

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RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Tusk - 11-28-2014

Quote:Irvin Mayfield ‏@IrvinMayfieldJr 4h4 hours ago
@IMJazzPlayhouse first New York Times Christmas record review! Congrats! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/arts/music/for-new-holiday-albums-it-takes-all-kinds.html?_r=0

This is a good sounding record, I'll have to pick it up, here's a sample....


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Quote:nottovision
2 days ago
I made it to Letterman. Catch me on tonight's episode performing with musical guest Nico and Vinz. #letterman #nicoandvinz #hashtag #guitarsolo #didntactuallysolo #soloedthroughalltheverses #yolo

^^^Haley and Keith "Liked"


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - My Alter Ego - 11-28-2014

(11-28-2014, 12:10 AM)Tusk Wrote:
Quote:Irvin Mayfield ‏@IrvinMayfieldJr 4h4 hours ago
@IMJazzPlayhouse first New York Times Christmas record review! Congrats! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/arts/music/for-new-holiday-albums-it-takes-all-kinds.html?_r=0

This is a good sounding record, I'll have to pick it up, here's a sample....


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Quote:nottovision
2 days ago
I made it to Letterman. Catch me on tonight's episode performing with musical guest Nico and Vinz. #letterman #nicoandvinz #hashtag #guitarsolo #didntactuallysolo #soloedthroughalltheverses #yolo

^^^Haley and Keith "Liked"

Glad that John is doing well. While I wish the best for Keith, I still harbor the pipe dream of RAPS (because I include Jacob in the mix). What a field day Keith would have playing off of the "weird" stuff Casey does and extraordinary solos that Jacob plays; what a field day Haley could have playing off of what the three of them offer. The possibilities are endless and mind blowing -- and, yes, I know. It will remain in my mind. And that's a shame. (And, as Lily Tomlin's character, Edith Ann used to say, "and that's the truth! Thbpt!")

As to Mayfield's Christmas album, that's certainly a lovely rendition of The Christmas Song. Tusk, I wonder, now that you've met Mr. Mayfield, hung out in his club a bit, and bought him a drink, if he would now take up that gauntlet that you threw down about a year ago and play HOTRS. I'm still hankering to know just how far off the mark my imagination (of his rendition) would be. His tone is so haunting; it would work so well for that song (and, actually, I don't like that song).


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Tusk - 11-28-2014

Quote:@HaleyReinhart pic with #PMJ from ryanvalle's Instagram http://instagram.com/p/v9QwFFwULh/?modal=true

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(11-28-2014, 09:14 AM)My Alter Ego Wrote: Tusk, a "sharp 9" would certainly put a lot of edge into a song. My ear isn't good enough to know if that's what he's playing, but there are certainly a lot of "edgy" notes in his solo (which also sets a nice stage for Haley to play with when she jumps back in).

And that's what has me shaking my head when I read these critical statements about Casey playing with Haley, especially from these people who are 'rawk and roll' and 'fuk interscope', and those who consider themselves music aficionados ..... they seem 'anti-establisment', at times, in the musical sense, but dislike Casey because he's not "toeing" the line as to their perception of what music should sound like.

Maybe it's the years of being a fan of the Beatles. Part of what I loved about the Beatles (and indeed ABBA, if those who hated their 'Disco persona' would take some time to understand their musical philosophy over the entirety of their era).... The Beatles did not toe the line.... "hey this song's a hit, let's make more songs that sound just like that!!!"

If you look at the Beatles run, they NEVER stuck to the norm, they introduced the Sitar, The White Album, Sgt Peppers...they didn't stick to "Love Me Do" and "I want to hold your hand"...they evolved, they stretched the notion of what was 'good' music. No surprise their music is still relevant, stretching decades, loved by people of many cultures and dispositions.

ABBA had the same attitude, the music and what they could do with it was paramount to them, the money that came was as a result of them always changing, evolving, pushing beyond what they already knew.

Although they loved many American artists/bands (the Beach Boys being one) it was the industry they abhorred. In the '70s, they thought American bands were stifled by the 'rules of the industry'. The American music machine wanted their bands to try and repeat hits, if one type of song worked, the next album, put 3 more songs just like it. Then tour the spit out of it, until the repetition of hearing it, made it become popular.

I come to discover, I love the odd notes that Casey throws in there, sometimes subtly, it makes my listening ear, pause, ('what was that? now that was interesting but it works')

(11-28-2014, 09:14 AM)My Alter Ego Wrote: (which also sets a nice stage for Haley to play with when she jumps back in).

In "Cry Me a River".. I love love love, Casey's solo after Haley's lovely Hand Trumpet Solo... Even joining in on his "SHUNK, SHUNK, SHUNK" as he aggressively tugs on the bass strings to match the aggressive sounds he's making so when Haley smoothly glides back into the song with her crystal tone and intuitive finessing of the melody, her part just seems to sparkle even more in the wake of Casey's aggressive, textured vocal and rough edged bass backdrop.... I mean, it's so 'weird' but so good. I Heart what they are able to create together and marvel that it's unrehearsed, but feels so 'right'


Seeing that recent Casey interview confirmed what I suspected I liked about his music. I'd guessed that was what I was enjoying about Casey's music, him verbalizing it just confirmed it


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Miguel - 11-28-2014

Quote:There were two “surprise guest” from American Idol who came to perform with PMJ at The Hyde. Casey Abrams, who just cut the “I’m Not The Only One” Sam Smith cover New Orlean’s style with PMJ was the first guest. Casey Abrams slapped Adam Kubota’s double bass like he was fucking Kubota’s wife. My Goddess that man can play some bass. He performed an extended version of “I’m Not The Only One” that really rocked the audience. He returned to perform a cover from The Doors, “Light My Fire”, with PMJ that he’d only practice with the band for the first time three hours before. It was done in New Orlean’s jazz style and it was amazing. I can not wait for Scott Bradlee to record this with Casey Adams so I can purchase the single (hint, hint).

The second American Idol guest was female vocalist Haley Reinhart who stepped in to perform Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” cover which was recorded with PMJ and Kate Davis ( a 2009 Presidential Scholar in The Arts who plays classical standing bass). Let me state out front that I am totally biased towards Kate Davis’ voice on this particular cover. So I was skeptical about hearing Reinhart. But she hit it out of the park with this song. She didn’t keep it delicate like Kate. She went for the money/power notes and hit every one.

...(Scott Bradlee and PMJ) are not just making magic for the audience, they play like they are experiencing that magic as well. I want to give a particular shout out to the horn section. Boy oh boy could Mike Cottone, Jacob Scesney and Lemar Guillary swing.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MYcnsbiwUWsSyZbao7GDO4OPGkanuJTviIsmkiCTYQ4/edit?pli=1[/quote]


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Babbs234 - 11-28-2014

I know this is off thread (Sorry Miguel, I didn't know where to put this) but I wanted to wish all my buddies on HF and all the Haliens out there a very happy Holiday weekend. Hope everyone had a great turkey day!! SmileHeart

I have enjoyed all the recent posts of Haley and Casey with PMJ, and love Irvin Mayfield's version of The Christmas Song. I have really become a fan of his. Love how he makes that trumpet sing!


RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - Tusk - 11-28-2014

My Cauliflower Au Gratin was a hit Wink

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Quote:Tusk ‏@HaleysTusk 3m3 minutes ago
Another selection from @IrvinMayfieldJr's"A New Orleans Creole Christmas" featuring trombone player, Michael Watson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgwLKe9IpGM


In my two day adventure into Jazz Land in New Orleans, I got to hear plenty of Michael Watson, singing. Of all of NOJO, he seems to be starting to stand out. The Man is Incredibly tall and lean, a distinctive look you can't miss with his long trombone. Irvin almost always announces the name of the musician as he's finishing up a solo (you can see Irvin telling Haley the musician's name to announce during her HOB performances). Michael Watson seems to have some significance within the troop. He sang 3 or maybe four songs the night before HOB, I think he sang at least two songs during the Zep/Queen/Nirvana show.... It feels like Irvin holds Michael in high regard, I would not be surprised if we hear his name for accomplishents in the future Cool

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Quote:haleystusk
2 weeks ago
#IrvinMayfieldjr #JazzPlayhouse #MichaelWatson #NOJO November 13, 2014



RE: Connections -- Haley's Musical Buddies - InItToWinIt - 11-29-2014

Not only is Michael Watson talented, he recognizes talent. He is the one who left the stage as a sign of respect when Haley first sang, God Bless the Child, at Irvin's Playhouse before the Idol tour.