MEDDY GERVILLE'S MALOYA JAZZ PROJECT
TO APPEAR AT SHAPESHIFTER LAB IN BROOKLYN
(Published: October 19, 2012)
New York, NY, October 19, 2012-Reunion Island pianist, songwriter, composer and vocalist Meddy Gerville is returning for his second highly anticipated tour of the U.S. His previous tour in 2011 in support of his latest CD release Fo Kronm La Vi was a smashing success, and now Meddy returns for a command encore performance for his beloved U.S. fans. Following performances in LA and Boston, he will be appearing for two nights at ShapeShifter Lab performance space, co-owned by Fortuna Sung and bassist Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchel, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Tito Puente, to name but a few), son of John Coltrane's bassist, Jimmy Garrison, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM. Meddy's Maloya Jazz Project includes world renowned musicians Michel Alibo on bass and Emmanuel Felicite on drums. At ShapeShifter Lab he will be performing tunes from his latest highly acclaimed CD along with other selected favorites from his six previous successful CD releases. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Meddy Gerville in one of his special U.S. appearances.
". . . Meddy Gerville's version of ‘Blue Rondo' is the fastest I've ever heard it played. He has remarkable technique. His improvisations show a great sense of composition and development . . ."-Dave Brubeck
Meddy Gerville (www.meddygerville.com) is like a fresh summer breeze in a music world of rare exceptions. He is an exotic gem that has yet to be savored sufficiently by U.S. music listeners, yet he has been electrifying audiences the world over with his intricate and compelling synthesis of Jazz and Maloya, indigenous music of his native Reunion Island, for almost a decade. Meddy's voice has been compared to Milton Nascimento and Al Jarreau, but these comparisons fail to capture the unique timbre and rhythmic intensity of his soulful and nuanced vocal approach. Likewise, his extraordinary compositional, pianistic and improvisational prowess is peerless in its conception and execution, all amply demonstrated on his U.S. debut CD, his seventh release worldwide, Fo Kronm La Vi.
"Meddy Gerville is a fascinating artist who is developing his own unique approach to world fusion."
-Ralph A. Miriello, Jazz.com
Fo Kronm La Vi is a brilliant preview of what Meddy is capable of in-person, and seeing this talented, innovative performer live really brings home just how unique and engaging Meddy Gerville is.
Where: 18 Whitwell Place (btw 1st & Carroll St., Park Slope), Brooklyn, NY 11215,
When: Friday, October 26 & 27, 2012, at 9:30 PM
Contact info for Meddy Gerville: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212-543-9998
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More Information: http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/