Friday, January 28, 2011

BQE with Tamir Hendelman, Marco Panascia and Lewis Nash

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While searching for superlatives to describe pianist Tamir Hendelman’s performance on this track from his latest Resonance Records CD Destinations [RCD-1017] and deciding that everything we wrote bordered on hyperbole, the editorial staff at JazzProfiles stumbled across this video on YouTube and thought it best to let the music on it “speak for itself.”

The tune is entitled BQE – an abbreviation for the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway. It was written by the Japanese Jazz pianist Makoto Ozone, a frequent collaborator of vibist Gary Burton and bassist Eddie Gomez. Tamir is joined by Marco Panascia on bass and drummer Lewis Nash.

This performance by Tamir, Marco and Lewis may take your breath away so please remember to breathe while viewing it.

According to Tamir, the title for the latest CD came from his view “… that this trio is three friends – one from New York, one from Italy and one from Tel Aviv – sharing our love for music, transporting you to a different place, knowing each destination is another beginning.”

Tamir, Marco and Lewis had never worked together before George Klabin of Resonance Records brought them in to work a gig at Spazio’s in Sherman Oaks, CA.  The next day, George had them over to his studio and recorded the Destinations CD.

You can locate more information about Tamir on his website and at the website of Resonance Records.

George is another example of a private entrepreneur who devotes care and love, not to mention considerable financial resources, to help Jazz and the musicians who create it continue to grow and develop.

You can locate our earlier feature on George and Resonance Records by going here.