Announcing digital release of Michele Rosewoman and Quintessence, The In Side Out
(Published: June 22, 2008)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2008
Announcing the DIGITAL RELEASE of THE IN SIDE OUT, PIANIST/COMPOSER MICHELE ROSEWOMAN'S 1ST CD SINCE 2000 & 5TH WITH HER QUINTESSENCE ENSEMBLE
Core Band Featuring Saxophonists Mark Shim And Miguel Zenon, Bassist Brad Jones and Drummer Derrek Phillip-- Augmented By Guests Dave Fiuczyski On Guitar, Josh Roseman On Trombone & Pedro Martinez On Percussion.
Released in October of 2006, The In Side Out (Advance Dance Disques AD 0353) is now available for digital download. On numerous best of 2006 critics polls, including the Jazz Journalist Association, All About Jazz and the Village Voice, this is Michele Rosewoman's first new recording since 2000 and the fifth with her Quintessence ensemble. Rave reviews pronounce that the renowned pianist has once again made a powerful creative statement that showcases the breadth and depth of her musicality and affirms in no uncertain terms her position as one of the most original and innovative instrumentalists and composers on the current global jazz scene.
On their latest recording, the personnel, instrumentation and content reflect a definitive evolution in the ensemble sound. Quintessence has always been acclaimed for the virtuosity and versatility of its members, and the current edition is no exception. Rosewoman is heard with a core quintet featuring the powerful front line of saxophonists Mark Shim and Miguel Zenon on some tracks and Shim with guest guitarist Dave Fiuczynski on others, Further augmented with appearances by guests Josh Roseman on trombone and Pedro Pablo Martinez on percussion, the self-produced CD provides an up-to-the-moment portrait of where Rosewoman's music is NOW.
As on her previous recordings for Blue Note, Soul Note, Enja, Evidence and To-shiba/EMI she expands jazz's horizons while remaining firmly rooted in the music's illustrious tradition. Undoubtedly her most multi-faceted recording to date, The In Side Out morphs from acoustic modern jazz to sophisticated funk to dynamic electric fusion to ecstatic Afro-Cuban jazz and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the 22-year history of the ensemble.
Quotes from reviews of The In Side Out
"Rosewoman is one of the under-the-radar stars of American music. Shes a mistress of integrating forms." * * * * DOWNBEAT
"Once again, Rosewoman shows that she's an original thinker making uncompromising and forward-looking jazz - which just happens to be accessible and viscerally exciting. One of her strongest outings." JAZZIZ
"Michele Rosewoman's first album in six years is further testimony to her status as one fo New Yorks most respected composers and bandleaders. The In side Out is one of the most stylistically diverse abmums of 2006.. (It) keeps listeners on their toes with anticipation. A strong recommendation for everyone who like their jazz adventurous and on the edge." ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"Rosewoman's music is highly original, never going to predictable places even when it is funky, and it reveals more layers and surprises with each listen. ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Ms. Rosewoman is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the current (2008) Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation New Works Creation and Presentation Commissions and has appeared at jazz festivals, concert halls and clubs throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe including the Chicago, JVC, Ravinia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, North Sea, Paris, Warsaw and Berlin jazz festivals and Carnegie, Merkin and Cooper Union Great Hall, the Paramount Center for the Arts, the Public Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, Temple, Stanford., Amherst, Augusta and New York University, The Blue Note (New York & Tokyo), Village Vanguard, The Apollo, Sweet Basil, Birdland, Jazz Standard, Yoshi's, New Morning (Paris) and the Jazz Café (London). As an educator she conducts workshops and clinics at colleges and universities around the US while teaching piano and composition privately. She has also held past and current teaching positions at NYU and the New School for Social Research.
The In Side Out is now available for download at numerous locations including:
Purchase CDs through: North Country Distribution - www.cadencebuilding.com
Booking Contact: Michele Rosewoman
More Information: http://www.myspace.com/michelerosewoman