Martin Pizzarelli Quartet Tribute to Bucky Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:00pm 

Martin Pizzarelli Quartet Tribute to Bucky 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:00pm 
Rain Date: Friday, July 9 at 8:00pm 

Bassist Martin Pizzarelli put together a special program of hand-picked tunes that pays tribute to his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. A member of New Jersey’s first jazz family, Martin’s own impressive career as a bass player spans several decades and includes dozens of record dates and hundreds of concerts around the globe in various formations, often accompanying his father. Among his peers, he is considered one of the most swinging bassists on the scene and a “keeper of the flame” who masters the style like no one else today. 

Linus Wyrsch – sax ,clarinet 
Hyuna Park – piano 
Aaron Weinstein – violin 
Martin Pizzarelli – bass 

Karl Latham - Drums

Tickets: 

All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun. 

Buy a package of eight or more concerts and get early access seasonwide! All processing fees are waived for package buyers. 

Groups that are purchasing five or more blocks for one performance will also have advance access and the option of having a designated pre-performance area to host a reception. 

Click here to purchase tickets online. 

To purchase tickets over the phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706.

Master Files arrived for Alex Collins, Ryan Berg, Karl Latham "Together" 

Files Arrived!

Exciting news here at Firefly Studios! 

The master audio files arrived from master engineer Paul Wickliffe for an upcoming collective trio release. 

It is some spirited music created with young rising starts Alex Collins and Ryan Berg. I am very excited about this release.

Alex Collins/Karl Latham/Ryan Berg “Together” is an inviting creation from live streaming events at “Concerts from the Cabin” during the COVID shutdown. Emerging from diverse musical and generational backgrounds, the trio met in the studio and discovered their immediate chemistry exploring timeless jazz standards. Upon hearing the broadcast of their first event they knew that they wanted to share their collective spirited adventures with the world.  

The explorations are dynamic and moving with creative soaring solos, stunning introductions  and constant interplay, all supported by a bed rock of cohesion provided by drummer Karl Latham and bassist Ryan Berg.  

Featured tracks include “Stella by Starlight”, Wayne Shorter’s “Night Dreamer”, “On Green Dolphin Street and “Alone Together”. 

Alex Collins (Piano) 

Ryan Berg (Bass) 

Karl Latham (Drums); 

1 Stella by Starlight 9:19 

2 Alone Together 7:51 

3  On Green Dolphin Street 6:23 

4 Polka Dots and Moonbeams 12:27 

5 Night Dreamer 6:19 

6 Invitation 9:45 

Alex Collins - Alex Collins is a New York City pianist, composer and arranger, performing with Michelle Coltrane; Gerry Gibbs on his #1 record, Weather or Not (2017) and Our People (June 2019). Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars; Lenny White; Lonnie Plaxico,and Ronnie Burrage.  Alex received the Wynton Kelly Jazz Foundation Award for Jazz Achievement (2003). 

Ryan Berg - Ryan Berg has made himself a 

staple on the New York jazz scene performing with Gregory Porter, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Whitfield, Lindsey Webster, JD Allen, Jeff Coffin, Lenny White, Rashid Ali, Gerald Clayton, Logan Richardson, Roy Hargrove, The Brianna Thomas Band, and Frank Lacy Sextet.  

Karl Latham- Internationally recognized in a variety of musical styles with 

artists including John Lee Quartet; Bernie Worrell; 

The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars; Jerry Vivino; Andy Snitzer; Wolfgang Lackerschmid; Johannes 

Mossinger; Ali Ryerson and Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Funk. Karl is listed 

in DrummerWorld "Top" Drummers Lists; Latham/Carniaux/Egan “Constellations” 2016 BMW Welt Jazz Award selection; The Best Jazz of 2013/2015 35th/37th Annual Jazz Station Polls: 2013 Drums: #7 Karl Latham ; 2015 Drums: #5 Karl Latham

Here is a Private Sneak Preview of what's to come :)

Release of Ronnell Bey "After Hours" 

Out now! After more than 25 years this gem of funky & acid jazz around the amazing Ronnell Bey finally made its way out in the digital world. 

The recording from 1995 at Bauer Studios with seven previously unreleased takes and three remastered ones. Performed by Ronnell Bey, John Lee, Karl Latham, Frank Kurucz and Sunny Förster. Most of the lyrics by Tricia Tunstall 

Engineer - Thomas Schmidt

Cover - Lisa Seifert Thanks to 

Silvan Lackerschmid for turning me (Wolfgang Lackerschmid) on to release it, and to Stefanie Schlesinger 

for supporting it at the hipjazz label. It also features the beautiful PEACE TUNE, composed by Attila Zoller. 

#release #newrelease #outnow #streaming 

For example: https://open.spotify.com/album/29EClwctFYC2eJsUrkpMzY...

Howard Paul Recording for the Alternative Guitar Summit 2021 

 

RECORDING with Howard Paul, Laurence Hobgood and John Lee

It was a great pleasure to host Howard Paul here at the studio to record  "Lean Years"  by Pat Martino with Howard Paul (President Benedetto Guitars), Laurence Hobgood and John Lee for the Alternative Guitar Summit 2021.

ALTERNATIVE GUITAR SUMMIT 

FESTIVAL 2021:  19 visionary players in Two days 

Saturday 3/20 & Sunday 3/21 

Saturday 3/20/21 Honoring Pat Martino - 8 PM EST 

Hosted by Joel Harrison and Bill Milkowski 

Legend Pat Martino is one of the most important jazz guitarists in history. Alternative Guitar Summit continues its celebration of living player/composers by having 12 extraordinary guitarists interpret his compositions. Each group will play 2 songs. 

Featuring Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein, Dave Stryker and Paul Bollenback, Ed Cherry and Sheryl Bailey, Oz Noy and Nir Felder, Howard Paul, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Rez Abbasi and Jeff Miles, and Joel Harrison. 

With Dezron Douglas, Alan Mednard, Chulo Gatewood, Tobias Ralph. 

Sunday 3/21/21 Virtual Visionary Solos - 2pm EST 

Joel Harrison and Michael Ross 

The guitar these days can do almost anything. This bold, visionary array of guitarists from around the world, whether allied with jazz, rock, classical, world, or avant garde sounds, will each play a 20 minute set from home. All masterful, all different. Featuring: Nguyen Le, Wolfgang Muthspiel,  Mary Halvorson with Tomas Fujiwara, Anthony Pirog, Henry Kaiser, Nels Cline, and Michael Gregory Jackson. 

For More Info: 

https://alternativeguitarsummit.com/concerts/ & www.joelharrison.com 

Because we know that times are tough for many because of the pandemic, we made this event “Pay What You Wish”. We welcome all. But if you can make a donation, please do so to help us cover the costs producing this festival. Donations made on March 20th will also go towards the Pat Martino Fund, to help the guitarist whose compositions we celebrate that evening.

Events

Date Event Location
Karl Latham with Laurence Hobgood and James Robbiins Ramsey Public Library, Ramsey, New Jersey Ramsey Public Library, Ramsey, New Jersey
Karl Latham with Mitch Stein and mark Peterson Port Imperial Sunset Music Series, West New York, NJ Port Imperial Sunset Music Series, West New York, NJ
John Lee Quartet Shanghai Jazz, Madison, New Jersey Shanghai Jazz, Madison, New Jersey
Karl Latham Living Standards with Calvin Jones, Mitch Stein and Special Guest Sparta Summer Summer Concerts, Sparta, NJ Sparta Summer Summer Concerts, Sparta, NJ
Karl Latham Living Standards with Calvin Jones, Mitch Stein and Special Guest Shanghai Jazz, Madison, New Jersey Shanghai Jazz, Madison, New Jersey
Karl Latham with Mitch Stein and Ryan Berg Upstream Gallery, Port Jervis, NY Upstream Gallery, Port Jervis, NY
Howard Paul/Karl Latham Quartet Good Times , Savannah, Georgia Good Times , Savannah, Georgia
Laurence Hobgood/John Lee Quartet Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, Ga Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, Ga
Howard Paul/Karl Latham Quartet Good Times , Savannah, Georgia Good Times , Savannah, Georgia
Don Braden Quartet with Laurence Hobgood and John Lee Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, Ga Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, Ga