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Music lives and breathes on stage. The split second choices that improvisers make and the communication between musicians on the bandstand provide audiences a sense keep reading »

As 2011 closes and we begin to recap the year’s events, check out Vol.4 of the CHURCH mixtape series. MdCL’s CHURCH is a monthly clubnite event held in LA and NYC as well as a corresponding mixtape series. Check below for the mixtape and a Revivalist exclusive list of MdCL’s Top 10 Influential Recordings.

Mark De Clive Lowe celebrates the 1 year anniversary of his monthly LA party CHURCH, an innovative night of live jazz music elevated to the next level with improvised beat sessions. In the spirit of LA open jams, any variety of producers, musicians, singers, and lyricists come through to collaborate. Cats like Robert Glasper, Chris Daddy Dave or Ohmega Watts have sat in.

Hiromi Uehara, known in the music community as simply Hiromi is a world renowned concert pianist, composer, bandleader who began as a jazz virtuoso at an early age. The Japanese born musician met Chick Corea when she was only 17 years old, and was asked to play at one of his concerts. She came to the U.S. shortly after to attend Berklee where she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal and quickly scored a record deal. It is no surprise that she is now one of the most distinguished and sought after jazz pianist of her generation.