I'd like to thank all that came to my concerts at Cornelia Street Cafe and ShapeShifter Lab.
The atmosphere was warm and comfortable, giving me the inspiration to just relax a play.
A big thanks to David Berkman, Billy Drewes, Ugonna Okegwo and Tom Rainey for their amazing musical contributions. It's such a joy to play with such top shelf players.
In case you missed the Solo ShapeShifter Lab concert, it was video recorded and should be available to check out sometime in the near future. Stay tuned.
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. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Billy Strayhorn
Ed Neumeister, Pao Records and Universal Music Group release Suite Ellington, celebrating the 100th birthday of Billy Strayhorn, November 29th 2015.
The Suite Ellington project began in 1999 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Duke Ellington. 2015 marks the 100th birthday of Billy Strayhorn (November 29th) and the release of Ed’s latest album, Suite Ellington. Featuring: Billy Drewes (clarinet and alto sax, Jim Rotondi (trumpet), Jeff Ballard (drums), Peter Herbert (bass) and the late great Austrian pianist Fritz Pauer, whom the CD is dedicated.
Included are lesser known pieces from some of Duke’s and Billy Strayhorn’s extended Suites, including the complete Queens Suite (1959), DEPK from the Far East Suite (1966) Come Sunday from Black Brown & Beige (1958) and the Juan Tizol classic Caravan (1936). All arranged by Ed for sextet.CD Release concert and tour celebrating the 100th birthday of Billy Strayhorn
The European album release date November 29th 2015 (Strayhorn’s 100th birthday) was celebrated at the famed Porgy & Bess club in Vienna, Austria, where Ed performed an expanded version of the CD together with the Budapest Jazz Orchestra. The follow up concert was December 4th in Budapest.
The US release concert is July 7th, 2016, at Cornelia Street Cafe, NY, with Billy Drewes - Sax & Clarinet, David Berkman - Piano, Ugonna Okegwo - Bass, Tom Rainey - Drums, Ed Neumeister -Trombone & Arrangements.
More tours are in the planning stages.
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