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Bassist John Menegon - Quartet East "Blew By Blues" - Dot Time Records
(Published: July 20, 2017)

John Menegon - Quartet East
"Blew By Blues"
Dot Time Records

Nods to:
Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman
With Original Compositions

Featuring: Joel Frahm,
Frank Kimbrough & Steve Williams

John Menegon's "Quartet East" recording, "Blew By Blues," consists of six original compositions, as well as songs by Charlie Haden and Ornette Coleman. The recording is a collective undertaking that embodies the similarities shared through improvisation, allowing a common thread that weaves together the present and the past. "Blew By Blues" encourages the listener to grab onto the music as it passes by, and to take part in the playful dance that is brought to life throughout the recording (released March 9, 2017).

Track Listing:
1. Blew By Blues | 2. First Touch | 3. Hymn For Charlie | 4. Lonely Heartache | 5. The Good Life | 6. Nice Eyes | 7. Our Spanish Love Song | 8. One and Only | 9. Devonian Lilt.

The Band:
JOEL FRAHM (tenor and soprano sax)

Vocalists on tracks 2, 4, 6
Teri Roiger, Judi Silvano, Sarah James, Maryanne de Prophetis


Menegon worked for several years on the Canadian jazz scene before moving to New York City in the mid-80s to study Jazz at Long Island University on a full scholarship.

Since then John has performed and recorded with many jazz legends, and was an integral member of the Dewey Redman Quartet and the David "Fathead" Newman Quintet for the last ten years of their lives. He has played and/or recorded with Matt Wilson, John Hicks, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron, Paul Bley, Al Foster, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, and many others.

As well as leading his own bands, John is an active, in-demand sideman on the New York jazz scene. Menegon is currently teaching in the Jazz Department at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY). He has created and taught Jazz Workshops on the music of Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus at Williams College (Williamstown, MA). He has also taught master classes at Jazz Festivals around the world.

In 2014, Menegon's 4th release as a bandleader, "I Remember You," received a four-star review in Downbeat Magazine. His 2017 release "Blew By Blues" is even more powerful, passionate and fulfilling.


Annarella's Ristorante every Wednesday night with pianist Pete Levin and vocalist Teri Roiger
247 Malden Turnpike
Saugerties, NY 12477

Saturday, July 20, 2017
Arthur Park - Bronx, NY
Ron Petrides (guitar), David Schnitter (sax), Marvin "Boogaloo" Smith (drums)

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Festival of the Voice!
Latte Lecture Sunday - 10 a.m.
Festival Lounge in the Park - Phoenicia, NY
TERI ROIGER & JOHN MENEGON will give a presentation at Festival of the Voice taking audience members through the History of Jazz with songs and anecdotes, with an emphasis on Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn!

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Van Dyck - Schenectady, NY
Nick Hetko (piano), Stacy Dillard (sax), Joe Magnarelli (trumpet), Joe Barna (drums)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Teri Roiger Trio
164 West 10th Street (basement) - New York, NY 10014
TERI ROIGER (voice), JOHN MENEGON (bass), piano TBD

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thelonious Monk 100th birthday celebration
Senate Garage
4 N. Front Street
Kingston, NY 12401
TERI ROIGER (voice), JUDI SILVANO (voice), JOHN MENEGON (bass), piano and drums tba.

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Senate Garage
4 N. Front Street
Kingston, New York 12401
Dot Time Records & Jazzstock are presenting a collaborative concert on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit a Hudson Valley organization to be announced. Teri Roiger (voice), John Menegon (bass), band TBD!

More Information: http://www.dottimerecords.com/product/blew-by-blues/

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