MP3 Tangria Jazz Group - Mebane's Eleven: Tunes for Two
Tangria Jazz Group''s unique blend of fire, intensity and sensitivity develops a rich, captivating take on Latin, funky, bluesy and straight-ahead jazz.
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Bebop, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
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Mebane’s Eleven: Tunes for Two explores many facets
of Tangria. Intimate & playful takes on Money Time both exemplify a multiplicity of Tangria’s moods and highlight the pair motif. On Warm’s 2nd version and beyond,
guest artists move Tangria into new soundscapes.
The newest creation, Gemini (an interlude) features a
range of percussive voices and pulses. Continuing with
pairs, the lush jazz waltz Ethan’s Song is a great tune to share with someone special. A lively version of Teach Yourself to Live Elsewhere echoes its languid twin from Songs from Lady Bird. Beloved standards Solar and funky Freedom Jazz Dance honor Tangria’s muses. Reactions, inspired by molecules from Sheryl’s doctoral studies, & the
double-metered Breathe Easy complete the album.
Tangria Reviews for Mebane''s Eleven:
"The music of The Tangria Jazz Group''s ''Mebane''s Eleven: Tunes For Two'' is like a pleated skirt swaying in a gentle, cool, crisp spring morning breeze before the temperature breaks and the heat & sizzle arrive. Their music is fresh like the early AM bird calls to which you attend before you get distracted by the sounds of the arrival of workaday world."
Peter Poses, Host of "OverNight Jazz: The Soundz Of Surprize", KRFC Ft. Collins, Colorado
"The trio sounds excellent. I like the playing here all around. The solo piano intro is particularly impressive and leads well into the body of the track. Drums and bass provide wonderfully supple support and interplay from there on out. Great drum fills at the climax of the solo sections. To my ears, the track sounds suitable for broadcast pitching –I think this track could do well, for ex., on KKJZ (88.1 FM Long Beach, one of the country’s premier jazz stations)."
TAXI A&R (https://www.tradebit.com) regarding track "Money Time"
Justin Hellman has a bachelor''s degree in music from UC Berkeley. He has played alongside Bay Area greats at countless venues in bands such as Monkey Knife Fight,which includes Simon Rochester.
Sheryl Mebane plays with inventive Bay Area and North Carolina bands. To read about her jazz novel, Lady Bird, and her postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley in environmental chemistry education and action, see
Simon Rochester, playing professionally since age 15, played most notable Bay Area clubs and on three albums over 10 years with the funk band !Tang. Simon routinely plays with top musicians and does physics research at UC Berkeley.
The Tangria Jazz Group is acclaimed as one of the future jewels of the Bay Area jazz scene. This group’s unique blend of fire, intensity and sensitivity sets them apart, moving audiences to new heights and drawing them in to the closest confines of intimacy. Formed in the spring of 1997, the Tangria Jazz Group has developed a rich, captivating sound that brings new contributions to bear upon the genres of Latin and straight-ahead jazz.
Each player brings an individual style — and impressive talent — to the group, always keeping Tangria’s sound interesting and dynamic. Their influences range from Ellington to Jobim, from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. Simon Rochester on Rhodes piano draws upon the intricate and lush contributions left by Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans; the intensity and explosiveness of Tony Williams and the delicateness of Billy Higgins are apparent in drummer Sheryl Mebane’s playing; and the melodic and soulful contributions of bass players Ray Brown and Rufus Reid are brought forth in Justin Hellman’s playing. Despite their influences, you’ll also hear freshness, personal expression, and a unique identity, especially in their original compositions.
The Tangria Jazz Group is soon to become a fixture in the Bay Area jazz scene. Their playing, their sound, their remarkable music is an important addition to our jazz community and is rapidly finding a place in the hearts of jazz aficionados throughout the area. We hope you enjoy the music and sounds of the Tangria Jazz Group and all that they have to offer.