CD Release Show + East Bay Express + AAJ

Hi folks: In one short week, the Quintet will be heading to the lovely Coda Jazz Supper Club in San Francisco for our official CD Release Show, so be sure you hop on the nearest cable car, BART train, hybrid taxi, mass bicycle demonstration, or flash mob, and get yourself there. We’ll be doing music from the new album, of course, plus some updated favorites from our previous CD. (I’m also told that since they will be serving food, the under-21 crowd will be welcome as well–although I’m not sure how far under 21.)

WHAT: Contextualizin’ CD Release Show
WHO: The Ian Carey Quintet, featuring Ian Carey, trumpet & flugelhorn; Adam Shulman, Fender Rhodes piano & Hammond B3 organ; Evan Francis, saxophone & flute; Fred Randolph, bass; and Jon Arkin, drums (+ special guests)
WHERE: Coda Jazz Supper Club, 1710 Mission Street, SF
WHEN: Wednesday, March 10, 7-9:30pm
HOW MUCH: $5

I’m also excited to share a review for Contextualizin’ from Rachel Swan at our very own East Bay Express:

The album title speaks to some broader point about how Carey wants to tell his own story and create his own landscape (he describes the trumpet as a “discursive” instrument). That’s not exactly high-concept, but it definitely befits the material. Of the album’s nine tunes, eight are originals, and many have a tricky format… Of course, Carey’s band is the real payoff. Arkin is the consummate “good pocket player.” Shulman and bassist Fred Randolph help solidify the rhythm section, while Francis and Carey skate through melodies overhead. They’re strong enough as a unit to take a weird idea and give it shape — or context.

You can read the entire review here.

Other media news: I’ll be doing an interview with Brad Stone of KSJS 90.5 FM (San Jose) this Monday the 8th at 3:30pm. (You can listen live here); I also have a “five questions”-type feature this week at All About Jazz (“Take Five with Ian Carey”), where you can learn about my deep thoughts on the state of jazz, my trip to Space Camp, and counting penguins.

You’ll also notice I’ve added a few more links at the left for purchasing the album, which is now available at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, LaLa, and you can download a free track from the album at All About Jazz.

Finally, I’ll be playing tomorrow night (3/4) at a community performance space called DivinityVoice in Oakland with an interesting new group featuring the uncanny vocal stylings of Lorin Benedict and the guitar of Eric Vogler (our drummer Bryan Bowman is unfortunately on the disabled list with a finger ouchie, but we wish him a speedy recovery). We’ll be playing (definitely) strange and (hopefully) wonderful variations on classic jazz tunes. The details are:

WHAT: Lorin, Eric, & Ian
WHO: Lorin Benedict, vocal; Ian Carey, trumpet & flugelhorn; Eric Vogler, guitar
WHERE: DivinityVoice, 3609 Maple Ave, Oakland
WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 8pm
HOW MUCH: $10

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