The second “Journey Through The Legacy of Black Culture” Revive Big Band Performance was held earlier this month on August 7. Special guests included Nicholas keep reading »
Revive Music co-founder Meghan Stabile recently sat down in front of Boiler Room TV‘s for the inaugural episode of Breakfast With Revive. We ran a keep reading »
The good folks at Boiler Room have been gracious enough to document some of our proudest moments. From the recent Blue After Dark concert, Supreme keep reading »
On Sunday, August 7th, Igmar Thomas & the Revive Big Band present the second installment of A Journey Through The Legacy of Black Culture – a keep reading »
We first got turned on to Richmond-based soul/R&B collective Butcher Brown during our interview with Nicholas Payton. Some of ya’ll might recall the way Payton got wax keep reading »
Music – regardless of genre – has and will always be hinged upon timeless traditions. Regardless of how cutting edge a new movement might seem, keep reading »
Nicholas Payton runs the risk of being reduced to that trumpeter who wanted to re-name jazz as Black American Music. While the statement sounds a little keep reading »
For bassist and composer Ben Wolfe, the core of all music lies within his relationships to his fellow musicians. This family of musicians has led him to be prominently featured on projects with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Orrin Evans, Diana Krall, Benny Green, and many more. With his latest record, ‘From Here I See,’ Wolfe and crew took it deep into the realm of ballads featuring the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Macus Strickland, and Russell Malone accompanied by the core rhythm section of Orrin Evans and Donald Edwards. Ben Wolfe will also be at Dizzy’s 3/28-3/31 with Nicholas Payton for the record release and a celebration of new music.
The first surprise of the night came during the first song of the night, “The Backward Step.” Payton sat down at a Fender Rhodes, playing lulling, plaintive chords. The shocking part was not him playing Rhodes in lieu of trumpet, but of his playing Rhodes and trumpet simultaneously! As White played a hi-hat heavy march, Payton held down the horn with his right hand, while continuing to play respite chords on the keyboard with his left. His trumpet solos were reminiscent of the kind of soulful phrasings found throughout the CTI Records catalog.
2013’s Winter Jazz Festival will be kicking off in exactly one month from today, on 1/11/13. This year Revive Music Group will be presenting two action-packed nights of music at Sullivan Hall filled to the brim with a roster of amazing musicians. For the next month we will be bringing you previews of these incredible artists to give you a taste of what is to come in January. Check out our first preview on the intriguing musicality of rising trumpet extraordinaire John Raymond and look out for more previews in the coming month!