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Rave Reviews for the Jazz Arts Trio’s Latest CD “Swing of Many Colors”


Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Rave Reviews for the Jazz Arts Trio’s Swing of Many Colors

 

                                       

 


 

Once again the Jazz Arts Trio is receiving rave reviews, this time for their second release Swing of Many Colors!

 

Jay Harvey of the Indianapolis Star calls the release “… an inspired tribute” and states that “Moyer, Tillotson and Fraenkel spiritedly recapture the rapport of Jamal with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Vernel Fournier.”

 

John Henry of Audiophile Audition calls Swing of Many Colors “… a delight to hear” and gives it a 5/5 star rating.

 

C.J. Bond of Jazmuzic.com states: “I was amazed by my initial visceral reaction to George and Ira Gershwin’s ‘But Not For Me.’ This was more than just a transcription and re-interpretation of an influential jazz classic, this was an uncannily accurate transcription of time and history, personal and musical. … Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘The Surrey With the Fringe on Top’ made my knees weak… by the time Karl Suessdorf /John Blackburn’s ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ crested, I needed something to hold on to. … What is important, and ultimately will be enduring about Swing of Many Colors is the effect it has on its listeners. It is the effect that removes any doubt about the need for such an interpretive retrospective, and makes moot such questions as: Why? Is it necessary?”

 

George Carroll, of cabaretexchange.com, calls the trio “a dead ringer to re-illustrate the talents of such luminaries as Oscar Peterson, Jarrett, McPartland, Chick … ” He goes on to say “… the group deals successfully  in viable syncopated accents and infectiously gay artistry in their musical output resulting in recreating with near military precision the art of those that have preceded us.”

 

To read the reviews please visit these links:

Indianapolis Star

Audiophile Audition

Jazmuzic.com

cabaretexchange.com

 

To purchase the Jazz Arts Trio’s Swing of Many Colors and their groundbreaking debut Tribute please visit JRI Recordings where you can purchase both releases as CDs and digital downloads.

 

You can also download the music from iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic, or listen on Rhapsody and iHeartRadio. To learn more about the Jazz Arts trio and to hear them live, visit frederickmoyer.com/jazzartstrio.

 

A portion of the sales made from Swing of Many Colors will go to the Jazz Foundation of America, which is dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis.  Swing of Many Colors is also presented in JRI Recording’s environmentally friendly CDBook™ packaging. To learn more about the CDBook click here.

 

 

 

Music Critics Hail Schumann 4th Piano Sonata


Friday, October 23rd, 2009

As news of the uncovering of Robert Schumann’s 4th piano sonata spreads, various newspapers, magazines, Schumann scholars, radio stations, bloggers and others are taking note:

Newspapers:

Washington Post

Baltimore Sun

Chicago Tribune

The Herald Sun

Magazines:

The New Yorker

International Piano

Classical Music Magazine

Radio Stations that aired the Schumann 4th in 2009:

CBC Radio Music Canada (First to air the 4th Sonata performed by Fred Moyer on 8/22/09 at 12:00 PM during the program “In Tune” with Host Katherine Duncan)

88.3 KPAC-FM Classical Oasis, San Antonio, TX

89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio, Davidson, NC

90.3 WHRO-FM Public Radio, Norfolk, VA

New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)

Blogs:

Instant Encore

Dial “M” for Musicology


From Stanford University:

Green Library, Stanford University

Stanford Information Center