Terri Lyne Carrington Named MJF Artist In Residence
DRUM! December 2015 cover artist Terri Lyne Carrington has been named as the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival 2016 Artist-In-Residence. Carrington will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp, and at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Carrington was born in 1965 in Medford, Massachusetts. After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves, and more, she returned to Boston where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Terri Lyne also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003.
After studying under full scholarship at Berklee, with the encouragement of her mentor, Jack DeJohnette, Carrington moved to New York in 1983. For five years she was a much-in-demand musician, working with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders, and others. In the late ‘80s she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show, then again in the late ‘90s as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late night TV show, VIBE, hosted by Sinbad
Carrington’s production and songwriting collaborations with artists such as Gino Vannelli, Peabo Bryson, Dianne Reeves, Siedah Garrett, and Marilyn Scott have produced notable works as well, including her production of the Dianne Reeves GRAMMY-nominated CD, That Day, as well as Dianne Reeves GRAMMY Award-winning CD, Beautiful Life, in 2014.
In 2015, Carrington released The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL, with a rotating cast of superb female instrumentalists and vocalists that includes Oleta Adams, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Chanté Moore, Valerie Simpson, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright, and Lizz Wright, as well as saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen; bassists Meshell Ndegoecello and Linda Oh; and keyboardists Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, and Rachel Z.
James Gadson Featured On Liner Note Legends
James Gadson is a legend who should need no introduction. Born in June of 1939, Gadson came to fame with the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, beginning 1968. But it was the release of Still Bill, by Bill Withers, in 1972 that made drummers begin woodshedding harder. Gadson 's great backbeat became a staple of th e'70s as he recorded with names such as Quincy Jones, Randy Crawford, Herbie Hancock, Rose Royce and others. In the past decade+ Gadson has continued to leave his unique mark on popular music via his drumming on albums by Beck, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Joe Cocker, Jamie Lidell, Lana Del Rey, and D'Angelo - among many others.
Gadson is featured in the eight episode of Liner Note Legends, which features great video interviews with some of the underrated names found on the back of vinyl records.
Steve Smith To Rejoin Journey In 2016
Launching Major Reunion Tour With Doobie Brothers
Steve Smith, the legendary drummer on many of Journey's biggest hits, who is also a teacher, clinician, leader of the fusion band Vital Information, and a collaborator in countless great musical projects has rejoined Journey for a big 2016 reunion schedule.
The band will join with the Doobie Brothers to launch the San Francisco Fest on May 12, 2016 and continue on a cross-country tour through August. Dave Mason will be included on some tour dates.
The band includes Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Balory (bass), Jonathan Cain (keys), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer).
According to Blabbermouth.net, Smith said, "I'm so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, starting with my 'Neal Vortex Schon' Japan tour in February and then our summer tour with the Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason." Steve was last in a reunion with the band in 1996-97.
Tour dates include:
- May 12 - Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
- May 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
- May 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
- May 18 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
- May 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
- May 21 - Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
- May 23 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
- May 25 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
- May 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- May 28 - Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center
- May 31 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
- Jun. 02 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
- Jun. 04 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
- Jun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
- Jun. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
- Jun. 10 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
- Jun. 11 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
- Jun. 22 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
- Jun. 24 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
- Jun. 25 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
- Jun. 27 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
- Jun. 29 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
- Jul. 01 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
- Jul. 02 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
- Jul. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
- Jul. 07 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- Jul. 09 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- Jul. 10 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
- Jul. 13 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
- Jul. 15 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
- Jul. 16 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
- Jul. 27 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
- Jul. 29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
- Jul. 30 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- Aug. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
- Aug. 04 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Aug. 06 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
- Aug. 07 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
- Aug. 09 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
- Aug. 11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
- Aug. 13 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- Aug. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
- Aug. 17 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
- Aug. 20 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
- Aug. 21 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
- Aug. 23 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
- Aug. 25 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
- Aug. 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
- Aug. 28 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
- Aug. 30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
PreSonus Notion: Handwriting Recognition
The latest update to PreSonus® Notion® for iOS takes mobile music creation to the next level with a new in-app purchase that adds handwriting recognition for iPad users. Using a finger or stylus, you can write music in your own handwriting and see it effortlessly convert to digital notation. And with an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, you can even write with pressure and thickness, which gives you a much more natural feeling and even greater accuracy.
With Notion for iOS, you have your choice of easy-to-use note-entry methods. Use the onscreen fretboard, a MIDI keyboard, selecting and touching notes onto the staff, and now entry with your own handwriting—or any combination.
"Composing music with handwriting can be an important part of the creative process," observes Arnd Kaiser, General Manager of PreSonus Software Ltd. "We selected MyScript technology because it enables our users to compose music naturally while leveraging the convenience and powerful capabilities of our composition software. It is the best of both worlds for today's musician."
Notion's handwriting recognition is powered by MyScript®, the source of the world's most advanced technology for handwriting recognition and digital ink management.
Notion for iOS is available on the Apple App Store and was recently featured as one of Apple's "Amazing Apps for iPad Pro."
Mo'Rhythm-Africa: Djembe/Dunun Play Along App
Monette Marino, world-renowned percussionist and Founder/Director of Mo'Rhythm School of Percussion in San Diego, CA, has released a djembe / dunun play along app now available on the app store. Named "Mo'Rhythm-Africa", the app features West African rhythms and is designed to provide the user with a platform to practice individual drum parts on their real drums while listening to the other instruments of the djembe orchestra.
The app includes a selection of rhythms for practicing, the historical information on each rhythm as well as notation for each drum part. The user can select which instruments to accompany while practicing using the mute, solo, and volume controls of the mixer interface and adjust the tempo as needed without interrupting playback.
African rhythms included are: Balakulandjan, Denedon, Djole, Fe, Kuku, Moribayassa, Soliwulen, Konden, Soli (Fast), and Toro. The app includes optional video instructions (as an additional in-app purchase) presented by Monette Marino herself, showing the movement and position of the hands on the drums.
Here's what people are saying: "I have known Monette Marino since the early 90's. I was always impressed by her talent, discipline and absolute joy with which she approaches her music."
"It's ingeniously designed to make it possible (and super fun) to play along and practice to any part in several different rhythms."
"This app is a game changer. It could only have been designed by someone with the depth of experience and knowledge that Monette possesses."
"Mo'Rhythm-Africa" Play Along increases your listening and playing skills and will help you to play in sync with other instruments of the djembe orchestra, enhancing your understanding of how all the parts fit together.
Monette Marino has studied for the past 20 years with Master Drummer Mamady Keita from Guinea, West Africa. Prior to that she was deeply involved with Afro-Cuban drumming, Brazilian drumming and Korean drumming.
The app is available for iPod/iPhone/iPad and the new appleTV. Inter-app audio and Audiobus compatible. The Android version will be released in Summer 2016.