AAJ Listening Party & Review + Gig Video

Hi Folks–a big thank you to everyone who made it out to our CD release show last week at Coda (and thanks even to those who wanted to be there but couldn’t make it). The show went really well, it’s a very nice room, and as I said at the gig, after seeing so many jazz venues close lately, it’s great to see a new one taking hold. (We’re already talking about a return visit in June.)

Here’s some video from the show–our first tune of the night, “Sockdolager”:

More tunes to come–for now you can also check out “Sink/Swim.”

CONTEXTUALIZIN’ @ ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Two big things going on for our new CD over at All About Jazz this week–first, the album is being featured in a “Listening Party” all this week, which means you can listen to it in its entirety for FREE! Check it out here (if you like what you hear and want to keep listening, pick up your own copy at CDBaby, iTunes, or Amazon).

Second, we’ve gotten a nice review from the site by C. Michael Bailey:

Trumpeter Ian Carey’s Contextualizin’ is a digital Masters seminar. First, of course, is the music: solid, acoustic, composed, progressive, explorative. Second, is the exegesis, Carey’s realization that, …”what I played would help shape how I played…” Not technically dazzling, Carey, like Miles Davis, chooses to focus on which notes he plays (and doesn’t) and their relative order as opposed to the tempo or technical exercise contained in the notes’ performance. This shift in perspective moves the act of playing music from the sterile virtuosic into the informed, emotive realm, providing a solid balance…

How about that! (I was joking to a friend that I should shorten the quote to: “… like Miles Davis…”) Read the whole review here.

Finally, if you haven’t yet, please take a second to become a fan of Ian Carey Jazz on Facebook, to keep up with all the latest gig announcements, videos, and links. Happy Spring!

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