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Pianist John Di Martino and his all-star quartet with tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Lewis Nash swing their way through 14 of Strayhorn’s most significant compositions. Di Martino and the fiery Alexander play inventive solos while Kozlov and Nash (who also have their solo spots) keep the momentum flowing with their stimulating support. Starting with “Johnny Come Lately,” the program includes “Lush Life” (with a captivating guest vocal by Raul Midon that makes one wonder how Strayhorn could have written this piece with its insightful lyrics at the age of 15), a joyfully cooking “Raincheck,” a beautiful bossa nova reading of “Star Crossed Lovers,” and a spirited performance of “Isfahan,” one of Strayhorn’s finest compositions. Passion Flower also includes fresh versions of the ballads “Chelsea Bridge” (a feature for Alexander), and “Passion Flower,” a haunting duo performance of “Blood Count” (Strayhorn’s last composition), plus renditions of “Daydream” in 3/4 time and the up-tempo “UMMG,” “Take The ‘A’ Train,” and the lesser-known “Absinthe” and thoughtful solo piano versions of “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing” and “Lotus Blossom.” Di Martino and his musicians caress Strayhorn’s rich melodies while adding to the legacy of his compositions.
Passion Flower is John Di Martino’s latest accomplishment, a memorable tribute to the brilliant composer Billy Strayhorn.
We mix Smooth Jazz, New Age Music, Classic Hits, Lounge and Chill Music on "The Wave".
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"Unless you heard yourself, you would never believe the strait-laced, classical harp could bend in any forward motion toward R&B Funk, much less possess even an ounce of sex appeal. Mariea Antoinette changes all of that. The San Diego urban-jazz harpist (yes, urban-jazz) utilizes all the pertinent styles at her disposal to loosen up her classical instrument, from street smart, EDM hip-hop, sexy, luscious R&B vocals. Mariea Antoinette is living proof that a visionary artist can bust out of traditional boxes on pure ability alone." - Carol Banks Weber AXS
A native of San Diego, California, Ms. Antoinette's diverse repertoire consists of classical, smooth jazz, and R&B music. She has performed for The President and First Lady Of The United States, Barack and Michelle Obama and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra. Her solo performances have taken her across the US and abroad.
Attending UC San Diego for undergraduate work and continuing on to the University of Arizona for Master classes in harp performance, she was privileged to have studied under some very notable teachers. crediting her dynamic performance technique to Russian teacher Elena Mashkovtseva.
Ms. Antoinette has been sought after to perform and record for a variety of artists and events including Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, The BET Awards, and American Idol. Mariea's talents are enjoyed and appreciated by a growing list of private and corporate clients as well as her dedicated fans.
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