Chris Potter at the Regatta Bar in Boston playing "Underground"
Potter has also been stepping out more and more as a leader in his own right, and now, following the release of what might be his most fully realized CD yet, Underground (Sunnyside/Universal), he comes to the Regattabar (March 3-4) with the band from that album: guitarist Wayne Krantz, drummer Nate Smith, and a keyboardist who’s become an in-demand Fender Rhodes specialist, Craig Taborn.
What now ? is on Amazon's top 10 best albums
Una Nave on the 2005 New York Times "Ten Best Albums"
7. GUILLERMO KLEIN: "UNA NAVE" (SUNNYSIDE) An Argentine now living in Barcelona, Mr. Klein is a large-ensemble jazz composer with strong, highly appealing notions about rhythm and instrumentation, none easily come by. Whether he appears to be drawing from boleros, baroque music, ragas or Wayne Shorter, he's risking a bit, and going after the transcendental moment.
Sunnyside and CAMJazz get 4 GRAMMY Jazz nominations: Luciana Souza, Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland and Kenny Wheeler
Sunnyside's artists garnered four Grammy nominations this year , after having been nominated twice in each of the last three years.
Luciana Souza's Duos II is her third album in the last 4 years to receive such honor . Dave Holland's - already a Grammy award winner , Overtime and Mingus Big Band's I am Three are both nominated in the large jazz ensemble category.
Sunnyside on Rhapsody's Best Jazz Releases of 2005
Dave Holland Big Band – Overtime, Luciana Souza – Duos II, , Kenny Barron – The Perfect Set and CAMJazz releases : Enrico Rava – la dolce vita and Kenny Wheeler – What Now.
Barron Steals the show at San Sebastian
Kenny Barron was the star at the 40th anniversary of the Jazzaldia Donosria-San Sebastian Festival, July 22-27.
The honoree of the Premio award in 2000, Barron has performed at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival five times, developing an audience that was eager to hear him perform. "People here consider Kenny an icon," said Miguel Martin, the festival's director, ''Some even consider him a bigger name than Keith Jarrett."
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The late Steve Lacy is inducted in Downbeat Hall of Fame
In the introduction to the feature "Relentless Intensity;' writer Bill Shoemaker deems Lacy a "future Hall of Famer." Well, this prediction proved correct, as the Critics have made the late soprano saxophonist and composer the newest inductee into the DownBeat Hall of Fame,
Lacy's voice was heard often in the pages of DownBeat- Whether he was making bold predictions on future directions of the music, describing his fascinating projects, laying forth broad challenges to himself and other artists, or making succinct observations of the musical world he inhabited, Lacy's words proved to be almost as interesting as his music. So, to pay homage to Lacy, who died of cancer June 4, 2004, at the age of 69, we culled our archives and found some of the wisdom he imparted through the years.
DownBeat- August 2005
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Toto Bona Lokua on NPR
The album Toto Bona Lokua released on Sunnyside(July 19th) was featured on NPR's Morning Edition recently. The album features the artists Gerald Toto, Richard Bona, and Sunnyside artist, Lokua Kanza. Listen to the NPR piece, hosted by Elizabeth Blair.
In addition, Kanza's Toyebi Te, which was iTunes Discovery Download earlier this year, was also released by Sunnyside Records and is available in our online store.
Free TotoBonaLokua Download on Amazon.com
For those of you who have yet to pick up the album TotoBonaLokua, a free download
of neo-soul influenced "Help Me" is available in their store!
Free Luciana Souza Download Available on Amazon.com
For those fans who have yet to pick up a copy of Luciana Souza’s latest album, Duos II, you can download the album track, “Muita Bobeira” on Amazon.com’s download page for free.