Blue Note Jazz Festival, June 1-30, 2014, NYC

What I like about living 90 minutes out from New York City is the constant deluge of great music and entertainment events scheduled throughout the year that I can possibly take advantage of attending. If money and time were non-issues I’d love for us to witness more music performances per year.


I have been noticing more NY City regular scheduled week and month long events beginning with the Winter Jazz Fest in January, continuing with the month long Red Bull Music Academy Festival in  May and next:

The Blue Note Jazz Festival returns June 1-30, 2014, for the fourth year, with over 150 premier artists at more than 15 venues throughout New York City.

Featuring: Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin & Questlove, Michael McDonald, Reggie Watts, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bolton, José James, André Previn & Christian McBride, Ramsey Lewis With Philip Bailey, Marcus Miller, Sérgio Mendes, Monty Alexander, Gato Barbieri, Danilo Pérez-John Patitucci-Brian Blade Trio, and many more.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival helps to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records.




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Trilon (Michael Shrieve)

I just placed my pre-order for the Trilon (Michael Shrieve) 12″ white 150 gram vinyl LP. I love Micheal Shrieve’s approach to music. He is an innovative risk taker who has a keen ear for experimentation with sounds and textures.

I also want to complement Beat Hollow Records on how smooth and effortless they made that digital purchase. It was pleasing to the eyes in the transactional design. My compliments to the chefs as they are smart to use Stripe to expedite the online purchase. You can buy this limited edition (collectible) here and get a free audio casette with your purchase. Yes, you read that last sentence correctly an audio casette of Trilon 😉

I am eager to spin the Trilon recording on my turntable when it becomes available in May. I plan to write more about the artists on Trilon in a future music blog post.

Trilon is: Michael Shrieve, Skerik, Reggie Watts, James Rotondi, Brad Houser, Mike Dillon, and Brian Siskind

Here is a sample of what’s in store for our senses. It’s most cool and original.

Beat Hollow Records

May I say I love the mission of the Beat Hollow Records extended team. I admire where they are focusing their collective energies. I find a microlabel company novel in a mass-market, digital age. It speaks to attention to detail.

Beat Hollowdistance; leave in the -lurch, transcend, surmount; soar (rise)

Beat Hollow Records: A new limited edition vinyl and cassette only microlabel purveying deep electronic, ambient, future jazz and postmodern dubs. Beat Hollow Records will only release limited editions and rarefied special releases. We will offer finely made and carefully cultivated records. We will not offer digital downloads, or CD’s. We simply want to put out music we love, and are inspired by, and want to release it in a meaningful way. To create artifacts, not files to skip over. Human.

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