jueves, 11 de junio de 2015

Chris Washburne & SYOTOS - June 20 - Blue Note Jazz Festival, NY, and more

Chris Washburne & SYOTOS

Blue Note Jazz Festival
June 20 - Highline Ballroom  
Latin Jazz Meets Bollywood!
7pm Showtime

July 29 - Smoke
CD Release Gig 

June 20 - 7pm
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St., NYC 10011
(between 9th & 10th Ave.)
Phone: 212-414-5994

July 29 - 7pm

CD Release Gig
2751 Broadway, NYC 10025
Phone: 212-864-6662
Low Ridin' - the debut CD of Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band for ZOHO - has been creating a buzz, being featured on WBGO's "Radar" preview spotlight, on the NPR Music homepage and maintaining a healthy presence on the Jazz Week jazz charts. 
Low Ridin' showcases Latin Jazz instrumental versions of 1960s and 70s Classic Rock songs - called Acid Mambo by its musicians.  Afro-Latin jazz on a psychedelic trip!  Zeppelin, Hendrix, the Doors etc. - meet Tito Puente! The band's name "SYOTOS" is a word coined by Chris Washburne in 1992, created as an acronym for "See You On The Other Side" - a term which has subsequently been widely used as military jargon among computer gamers.

Photo credit: Lena Adasheva     

SYOTOS Personnel on the CD:
Chris Washburne - trombone
John Walsh - trumpet
Ole Mathisen - saxophones
Yeissonn Villamar - piano, keyboards
Leo Traversa - bass
Vince Cherico - drums, percussion
Oreste Abrantes - percussion
Roberto Quintero - percussion
Isa Washburne - percussion
August Washburne - electric guitar

S.Y.O.T.O.S. was founded in 1992 by trombonist Chris and features some of the best Latin jazz players in New York City.  SYOTOS pushes the genre of Latin Jazz into uncharted waters with a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance, weaving contemporary uptempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary-breaking band exemplifies Latin jazz with a global reach, combining Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, and contemporary classical music - "think Tito Puente meets James Brown meets Charles Ives!" TimeOut New York calls the group "a Latin jazz institution" as they held the longest running Latin jazz gig in New York, performing weekly for 20 years straight.  The band's members are alumni from the bands of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto and they continue with the foundations inherited by those Latin music greats, pushing the genre in the 21st century.

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"Chris Washburne is a young talent most deserving wider recognition."- Howard Mandel, Jazz Critic for Downbeat and Village Voice

"Chris Washburne is a superior hard bop player..."- Scott Yanow, All Music Guid
"Trombonist Chris Washburne... an excellent player..." - Ben Ratliff, New York Times
Press Contact: Scott Thompson
For CD & Interviews.

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