RON CARTER BIG BAND
The Jazz Standard, New York
August 26 - 31 2014
Throughout his illustrious career, bassist/composer Ron Carter has played it all: as an integral member of Miles Davis' classic quintet of the Sixties, as the anchor for countless CTI Records sessions in the Seventies, as the fountainhead of multifarious musical projects including his cello-infused, chamber-jazz nonet and his trio of bass, piano and guitar.
But Carter had never led or recorded with a big band of his own until September 2011 and the Sunnyside release of Ron Carter's Great Big Band. "Instead of banking on the contours of extrapolation, [the album] revels in the power of pith," wrote Jim Macnie in The Village Voice. "The longest tune is just over five minutes, so concision rules and a songbook of standards dominates. From 'Con Alma' to 'Footprints' to 'St. Louis Blues,' each track boasts a great punch, as well as moment or two of fantasia. There's something wonderfully simple yet rich to these charts." The Ron Carter Big Band made its live debut on our stage in 2011 to a rapturous critical and audience response, and we're extremely pleased to recall this great ensemble for another thrilling run at Jazz Standard. Make your reservations now!
UP-COMING WEEK ENGAGEMENT
The Birdland Big Band week
Under the direction of Tommy Igoe
August 12-16 2014
Mat will be joining the Birdland Big Band on their week engagement at the Birdland Jazz Club, NYC
Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project
Recently Mat recorded with Ryan Truesdell's incredible new project featuring newly-found music by Gil Evans. The album was recorded live at the Jazz Standard in NYC and features some of the world's leading musicians including Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash and Donny McCaslin (just to name a few).
For more information on how to help to release the album visit gilevansproject.com
Bill Mobley's Smoke Big Band Recording
Space Time Records
The Smoke Big Band under the direction of composer, arranger and trumpeter Bill Mobley recorded their second album recently. The band performs at Smoke Jazz Club every Monday, and the recording was made live at the club. Out Now!
Daniel Jamieson's Debut Recording 'Sudden Appearances
Released in May 2011
Mat recently recorded with Daniel Jamieson, an up-and-coming composer from Toronto now living in New York. The album features the legendary John Riley on drums and was produced by Dan and Jim McNeely.
Bryan Carter Quintet - Enchantment
Bryan Carter is one of the fresh new sounds on the New York scene today. Beginning drums at the age of three, Carter quickly developed a strong passion for music, especially jazz, and by the age of eleven had already studied with jazz masters Louie Bellson, Harold Jones, and Ed Thigpen. His debut album, Enchantment, features Mat Jodrell (trumpet), Jeremy Viner (saxophone), Donald Vega (piano) and Phil Kuehn (bass).
LATEST KENNY WERNER RECORD
New Award Winning CD 'No Beginning, No End'
Featuring Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano
In 2009 Mat had the opportunity to play lead trumpet on Kenny Werner's latest masterpiece 'No Beginning, No End'. His deeply personal tribute to daughter Katheryn, a triumphant work of composed and improvised musics. Classical and Jazz. Performed by nearly 100 musicians. Highlighted by saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano. No Beginning, No End is a milestone composition and recording – as much for its creative reach as for the emotional terrain it examines. 'The most important music I'll ever write,' is how Werner puts it.
Here is a video capturing some of the recording process.