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Shaw's Groove

Jason Keiser

Shaw's Groove

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552221220
Catnr: OA2 22212
Release date: 22 March 2024
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Label
OA2 Records
UPC
0805552221220
Catalogue number
OA2 22212
Release date
22 March 2024
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Joined by master improviser, John Stowell on guitar, and four pillars of the Bay Area jazz scene, guitarist Jason Keiser dives into the music and aesthetic of trumpeter Woody Shaw’s great recordings of the ‘70s. His most popular originals, “The Moontrane,” “Zoltan,” and “Katerina Ballerina,” as well as his live repertoire standards “Obsequious” and “Organ Grinder,” are orchestrated for the special grouping of the two guitars, Erik Jekabson on trumpet and Aaron Lington on baritone saxophone for the front line, with the powerful rhythm section of Dan Robbins & Jason Lewis providing a buoyant, churning momentum. Keiser offers his own “Shaw’s Groove” as a coda and a nod to Woody’s influence over generations, often considered to be the last great trumpet innovator.
Zusammen mit dem Meisterimprovisator John Stowell an der Gitarre und vier Säulen der Jazzszene der Bay Area taucht der Gitarrist Jason Keiser in die Musik und Ästhetik der großen Aufnahmen des Trompeters Woody Shaw aus den 70er Jahren ein. Seine populärsten Originale, "The Moontrane", "Zoltan" und "Katerina Ballerina", sowie seine Standards aus dem Live-Repertoire, "Obsequious" und "Organ Grinder", sind für die besondere Besetzung mit den beiden Gitarren, Erik Jekabson an der Trompete und Aaron Lington am Baritonsaxophon orchestriert, wobei die kraftvolle Rhythmusgruppe von Dan Robbins & Jason Lewis für einen beschwingten, aufwühlenden Schwung sorgt. Keiser bietet seinen eigenen "Shaw's Groove" als Coda und eine Verbeugung vor Woody's Einfluss über Generationen hinweg, der oft als der letzte große Trompeteninnovator angesehen wird.

Artist(s)

Jason Keiser (guitar)

Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music. With the introduction to the banjo by a family member and the opportunity to learn the mandolin from a friend, Jason began to divide...
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Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music. With the introduction to the banjo by a family member and the opportunity to learn the mandolin from a friend, Jason began to divide his interest between jazz and acoustic traditional music forms. After graduating in May of 2013, Jason went on to study jazz at West Valley Community College under the tutelage of Jazz Studies Director Gus Kambeitz and local professional guitarist Rick Vandivier. Jason finished his studies at West Valley College in 2016. In the Fall of 2016, Jason transferred to East Tennessee State University to study Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Country Music Studies, with a jazz music minor emphasis. Jason studied under professional bluegrass guitarist Wyatt Rice, professional bluegrass mandolinist Adam Steffey as well as under ethnomusicologist and professional mandolinist Dr. Lee Bidgood. Jason was also an active member of the jazz department and studied with Jason Day, Martin Walters, and performed regularly in the ETSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo. In 2017, Jason performed in the ETSU Mandolin Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lee Bidgood, in which the ensemble performed various works including the Nutcracker, Czechoslovakian traditional dances, Tango's, and Old-Time classics. In May of 2018, Jason graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Country Music Studies with an academic honor of Cum Laude.
Jason began his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar in the Fall of 2018. During his time at SJSU, he performed with the Latin Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Combos, performed Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C major with Collegium chamber orchestra under the direction of Dr. Gordon Haramaki. He also performed with SJSU String Orchestra in SJSU & Hammer Theater production of Bernstein's MASS. He also directed and conducted the Jazz Ensemble at San Jose State University as a Teaching Associate for 2 semesters. He graduated in May of 2020 with his M.M. in Jazz Studies, studying under local professional guitarist Rick Vandivier. Jason currently performs in various ensembles throughout the Bay Area including Vintage Noise Music, The Contemporary Collective, co-leads Colectivo, and leads the Bay Area professional acoustic jazz/bluegrass fusion large ensemble The New Acoustic Collective.

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Composer(s)

Jason Keiser (guitar)

Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music. With the introduction to the banjo by a family member and the opportunity to learn the mandolin from a friend, Jason began to divide...
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Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music. With the introduction to the banjo by a family member and the opportunity to learn the mandolin from a friend, Jason began to divide his interest between jazz and acoustic traditional music forms. After graduating in May of 2013, Jason went on to study jazz at West Valley Community College under the tutelage of Jazz Studies Director Gus Kambeitz and local professional guitarist Rick Vandivier. Jason finished his studies at West Valley College in 2016. In the Fall of 2016, Jason transferred to East Tennessee State University to study Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Country Music Studies, with a jazz music minor emphasis. Jason studied under professional bluegrass guitarist Wyatt Rice, professional bluegrass mandolinist Adam Steffey as well as under ethnomusicologist and professional mandolinist Dr. Lee Bidgood. Jason was also an active member of the jazz department and studied with Jason Day, Martin Walters, and performed regularly in the ETSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo. In 2017, Jason performed in the ETSU Mandolin Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lee Bidgood, in which the ensemble performed various works including the Nutcracker, Czechoslovakian traditional dances, Tango's, and Old-Time classics. In May of 2018, Jason graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Bluegrass, Old-Time, & Country Music Studies with an academic honor of Cum Laude.
Jason began his Masters of Music in Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar in the Fall of 2018. During his time at SJSU, he performed with the Latin Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Combos, performed Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C major with Collegium chamber orchestra under the direction of Dr. Gordon Haramaki. He also performed with SJSU String Orchestra in SJSU & Hammer Theater production of Bernstein's MASS. He also directed and conducted the Jazz Ensemble at San Jose State University as a Teaching Associate for 2 semesters. He graduated in May of 2020 with his M.M. in Jazz Studies, studying under local professional guitarist Rick Vandivier. Jason currently performs in various ensembles throughout the Bay Area including Vintage Noise Music, The Contemporary Collective, co-leads Colectivo, and leads the Bay Area professional acoustic jazz/bluegrass fusion large ensemble The New Acoustic Collective.

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