MP3 Patricia Adams [vocals], Frank Wilkins [piano], Marshall Wood [b - Live @ Ryles Jazz Club, Set 1
The Boston Globe on Patricia Adams|December 31, 2004 " . . . Patricia Adams sings as if she''s been entertaining audiences all her life . . . How can a woman with this many years in middle management sound so warm and personable, and a bit like Lena
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JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
"STANDARD ISSUE This ficklest of holiday weekends can go one of two ways, leaving us with either a blockbuster hangover or a Blockbuster free DVD rental. But we can always count on Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and the Duke, among others. Of course, we mean jazz standards, which Patricia Adams sings as if she''s been entertaining audiences all her life. In fact, she didn''t get started until 1992, when she took the Scullers stage for a few minutes, got hooked, and left a 35-year career in human resources. How can a woman with this many years in middle management sound so warm and personable, and even a bit like Lena Horne? Go! doesn''t know, but she''s got it . . . . , so we predict a knockout of a show."Amy Graves, Weekend Arts. Go! The Boston Globe
Reviewers say, " . . . reigns when she steps to the microphone . . . backed by a superb trio . . . classy song stylist . . . her ability to put together a musical road atlas sets Adams apart . . . voice is silky smooth, yet strong".
An "old school recording, where you could hear Joey and Pete discussing their business while Rebecca and Tom were cooing in the corner, Henry the bartender swapping a joke with a couple regulars at the bar.....and I think we''ve got a modern version of that. It''s brunch, and more exciting, it''s New Years Day brunch. Hang-overs and the excitement of a new year. What could be better!!!!! Imagine the liner notes alone, what inspirational concepts there could be!!!!!" Nick Joyce, Producer
Stepping onto a nightclub stage for the first time in 1992 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Adams segued to designated show opener there for the Frank Wilkins Vocal Showcase until 1996. Two years, a hundred open mics and twenty nursing homes later, she took the plunge and traded her thirty-five year career in human resources management for life as a full time artist. Many press kits and phone calls later, her venues now attract those who enjoy the jazz and blues standards of the 1930''s and ''40''s. Her following has grown from family and friends to thousands.
Adams'' discography includes Live@Ryles Jazz Club, Sets 1, 2 & 3 (2005), With Our Compliments!(2004), Out Of This World (2001)which placed in four categories on the 2001 Grammy Awards ballot, Blue For You (1998),and Raw Silk (1996). Her recordings are available through https://www.tradebit.com and subscribers to music services offering digital distribution.
Adams is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and served on the board of the New England Conservatory.
Earning BS and MBA degrees in the 1960''s, Adams studied music theory, harmony, and improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston and at the Performing Arts School of Worcester in the 1990''s. She has studied with Semenya McCord, Dominique Eade and Frank Wilkins in Boston and with Jim Carson, Jeannie Lovetri of Voice Workshop, Sheila Jordan and Kirk Nurock in Manhattan.
FRANK WILKINS [Piano], jazzmatician and consummate music director and pianist among national and international venues and with vocalists, is also a multimedia producer/director, music composer, arranger and experienced private instructor. Recognition and awards include The Artists'' Foundation, Boston, Composition Fellowship, Berklee College Of Music and The Hank Jones Jazz Masters Award. Playing virtually every major jazz and blues venue in Boston and throughout New England, Wilkins has accompanied Angela Bofill, Tiger Okoshi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kevin Eubanks, Archie Shepp and Rebecca Parris, to name a few. "Mr. Wilkins'' gorgeous playing on Misty literally leaves the crowd gasping!" states Eric Jackson, WGBH-FM. Wilkins is a popular recording artist with numerous discography credits. Wilkins and Adams have performed together since June 1992 when she became the designated show opener for his weekly vocal showcase at Scullers Jazz Club. He also plays piano on her ''96 release, Raw Silk. EMAIL: WeJazzUp@https://www.tradebit.com
MARSHALL WOOD [bass], Born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Washington, D.C., Marshall moved to New England in 1979, where he quickly became one of the most sought after bassists in the area. His reputation as a swinging and sensitive musician landed him recording dates with Anita O''Day, Monty Alexander, Tommy Flanagan, Dave McKenna, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, and Gray Sargent. He has also performed in top jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America, and has toured with Tony Bennett
Drummer, Composer, artist, poet, visionary, nature mystic, Moses'' life is a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms.
Born in New York City in 1948, he grew up in an atmosphere of musical and artistic ferment, living and dreaming in the same building as Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey and Rahsaan Kirk. Moses was exposed to this through his ultra hip parents, Richard and Greta (who gave shelter and support to many great musicians). Other close friends included pianist Elmo Hope, Eric Dolphy, legendary drummer Edgar Bateman, and Charles Mingus (who was a frequent visitor to the Moses household and would play piano and drum duets with the precocious thirteen-year-old). Moses, would later play with Roland Kirk''s band and contribute a few small bits to classic recordings (Rip, Rig and Panic and I Talk with the Spirits).Moses began playing drums at age ten, and soon after piano and vibes, began composing at age fourteen. Around this time, he played his first professional gigs with various Latin jazz bands in the Bronx where he began his life long appreciation of Latin music, rhythms, culture and the art of playing for dancers. In 1965, Moses came together with the great Native American saxophonist Jim Pepper, and guitarist Larry Coryell, to form the Free Spirits, widely acknowledged as the first jazz rock band. The Free Spirits were the house band at Steve Paul''s, "The Scene", where rock notables like Jimi Hendrix, Mtch Ryder, the Young Rascals, and jazz greats such as Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman and Gary Burton sat in to jam. After the Free Spirits disbanded, Moses, Coryell and bassist Steve Swallow became members of Gary Burton''s groundbreaking quartet. This would be the first of three stints with Burton and included a memorable week at the Filmore West (1968 "Summer of Love") opposite Cream and The Electric https://www.tradebit.com the early 70''s, Moses co-founded Compost, another vanguard jazz rock band with drummer Jack DeJohnette and saxophone great Harold Vick. Compost recorded two albums for Columbia and their explosive live sets always concluded with lengthy double drum workouts by DeJohnette and Moses, as well as a "People Sandwitch". In 1975, Moses created his own label, Mozown Records, to release Bittersuite in the Ozone. This early masterpiece for large ensemble, including Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Dave Liebman, Stanley Free, Daniel Carter, Jeanne Lee, Howard Johnson, Billy Hart, and others, received 5 stars in Downbeat magazine and has been re-released on Billy Martin''s Amulet https://www.tradebit.comring the mid and late 70''s, Moses did a second stint with Gary Burton, played and recorded Bright Size Life with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius, toured England with Michael Gibbs'' Big Band, played and recorded with Hal Galpers'' band, featuring the Brecker Brothers, played with Jaco''s Word of Mouth band, with Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, and Othello Molineaux. In 1979, Moses recorded Family, later reissued in 1995 with extra tracks as Devotion on Soulnote Records featuring Dave Liebman (on tenor sax), Terumasa Hino, Steve Kuhn, and Steve https://www.tradebit.com Moses, the 80''s began with a 5-month sojourn to Brazil and Peru where he met one of his musical heroes, Hermeto Pascoal. From the early 80''s through the mid-80''s, he did some of his most important large ensemble works for Gramavision Records, recording When Elephants Dream of Music, Visit with the Great Spirit and the monumental double LP, The Story of https://www.tradebit.com 1987, on the magical day of September 23rd (John Coltrane''s birthday), Bob, with guitarist and spiritual guide Tisziji Munoz recorded Love Everlasting (Amulet Records 003), a free music classic with Goerge Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, John Medeski, John Lockwood, and others. In the late 80''s, Moses formed Mozamba, an ever-evolving musical family of like-minded spirits, applying Moses'' unique compositional style to funk and world music influences, creating a music that is great for listening and https://www.tradebit.com Mozamba ManifestoTo take the best aspects of jazz (i.e. spontaneity, interaction, subtlety, dynamics, beautiful melodies and sophisticated harmonies) and blend with the danceable grooves of funk, hip hop, second line, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, African, and other ancient and future rhythm traditions to create a music that is a ritualistic, celebratory, artistic and spiritual experience. Mozamba began in the late 80''s and still exists today. Some of its illustrious contributors have included Stan Strickland, Tiger Okoshi, Bob Mintzer, Bob Gay, Darren Barret, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Miles Evans, Bryan Carrot, Duke Levine, Dave Fiuczynski, Kai Eckhart, Matthew Garrison, Billy Martin, Ben Whittman, https://www.tradebit.commson, Sa Davis, Phillip Hamilton, Alvin Roberts, and many others. These days, Mozamba features turntable wizard, Mr. Rourke, and often sitting in is Moses'' talented son, rapper, https://www.tradebit.comough the 90''s, Moses has led various "Mozambiquian" combinations and has been changing, growing, and inventing new sounds and methods of making music. "Groove Canon", "Simulcircular Loopology", "Divisionary Melotivity", "Harmonic Drumming", and "Full Body Ride" are some of the radically different methods he has developed. Moses offers workshops and private instruction to anyone interested in learning more about these https://www.tradebit.com 1993, Moses recorded Time Stood Still, his last great large ensemble work for Gramavision/Rykodisc, which received 5 stars in https://www.tradebit.com December 13th, 1997, Moses played on guitarist Tsziji Munoz''s epic recording Alpha Nebula, The Prophecies", available through https://www.tradebit.com. Moses considers this the most powerful music he''s ever been part of. "It''s intense, scary, and definitely not for the meek. I love it, particularly because I don''t recognize my playing at all. I''m just part of the majestic, transcendent, celestial mess".In July of 1998, Moses recorded Nishoma on Grapeshot Records, a jazz ballads or "heart songs" album dedicated to his extraordinary mother, Greta Moses (1917-1997), featuring Abbey Lincoln, Luciana Souza, Steve Kuhn, Chris Wood, and master tap-dancer Jimmy Slyde, among others. This album features beautiful melodies, unusual harmonies, and is a heartfelt look back of some of the forces that helped shape Moses'' life. Currently, Moses teaches at the New England Conservatory, heads Mozamba, has been playing duo with saxophonist/singer Stan Strickland and sometimes pianist John Medeski. He has been fortunate to play with two great spirits of the music world, saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders and the great Sam Rivers."As for the present, with the help of my beloved spiritual teacher Bhapuji Tisziji Munoz the Archangel of Fire Sound, I, Rakalam (the inaudible sound of the invisible sun) have been moving toward a place of no self, no thought, no mind and no body. As I surrender to the original source Godfire, nature mind, sound healing, I become far more free of all human, earth time, ethnic, mechanical, karmatic gravitys and concerns thereby enabling and enobling me to enter the true Heart Domain of selflessly aware Buddha zero creative infinity. I''ve never felt lighter, happier, and creatively free as I do now and this is just the beginning."- Bob Moses, July 2001 Moses'' biographyMoses'' letter to the Boston PhoenixBittersuite in the Ozone (1972)Love Everlasting (1987)Gramavision recordings
Bob Moses on drums is a great experience. He has been playing over the past 30 years mainly as drummer and composer. He has appeared as a guest artist on hundreds of CDs, recorded 8 albums in his own name and has had musical partnerships with many great musicians such as Charles Mingus, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarret, David Sandborn, Gary Burton, Sheila Jordan, Larry Coryell, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Bobby McFerrin.
A fine drummer, Bob Moses has received his strongest recognition as a colorful and adventurous arranger/composer for large ensembles. He played as a teenager with Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1964-1965), formed the early fusion group Free Spirits with Larry Coryell (1966), and toured with Gary Burton''s quartet (1967-1969). Moses collaborated with Dave Liebman in the trio Open Sky, recorded with Gary Burton in the mid-''70s, and worked with Jack DeJohnette''s Compost, Pat Metheny (recording Bright Size Life), Mike Gibbs, Hal Galper, Gil Goldstein, Steve Swallow, the Steve Kuhn/Sheila Jordan group (1979-1982), George Gruntz''s Concert Jazz Band, and Emily Remler (1983-1984). He recorded as a composer for his own Mozown label in 1975, but Moses'' reputation as a writer rests primarily with his Gramavision releases, especially When Elephants Dream of Music (1982), Visit With the Great Spirit (1983), and 1994''s Time Stood Still. Nishoma was issued in fall 2000. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide