Posts Tagged ‘Ed Ricart’

New Atlantis Collective Launches Record Label

While talking at last night's D.C. Jazz Loft to guitarist Ed Ricart, half of Matta Gawa and core member of the New Atlantis Collective, he mentioned that the collective is about to inaugurate its own record label.
New Atlantis Records is dedicated to "improvised music from the U.S. mid-Atlantic, and Europe as well," says Ricart. "We're [...]

D.C. Jazz Loft: Wow

It wasn't in a high-profile venue—just a small artists' studio, tucked away in Mount Vernon Square—but last night's D.C. Jazz Loft was the showcase that the local jazz scene has needed for years.
Presented by CapitalBop (which is to say: Giovanni Russonello and Luke Stewart, the site's staff), the Jazz Loft was an evening-long concert featuring five [...]

Jazz Setlist, Nov. 24-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving-Challenged Edition

Yes, Turkey Day is here! And what else can that mean but that jazz clubs close for the holiday, and when they open back up for the weekend many of us won't be in town to go to them? So while there's a pretty good option for the Thanksgiving nontravelers, most of the action comes [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 27 – June 2: Lenny Robinson, G. Calvin Weston, and DC Jazz Festival

Thursday, May 27
Baltimore native Lenny Robinson has been in D.C. for nearly 25 years,  and he's one of the city's most reliable and popular drummers. A veteran of the U.S. Army Band, Robinson's pedigree includes a number of jazz styles: He was a member of hard bop icon Stanley Turrentine's last band, logged time with [...]

Coming in July: New Atlantis Festival

From D.C. avant-garde musician/impresario Ed Ricart comes word of his newest production: the New Atlantis Festival, a free-jazz celebration that will take place over four days in July.
"The New Atlantis Festival will span four days, with two gigs scheduled in Baltimore at the Wind Up Space on July 22 and 25, and two gigs in [...]

Your Weekend in Experimental Music: Chinese Underground, Improv Blowout at Bossa

Tonight at the Velvet Lounge. a rare opportunity to catch two artists active in the Beijing underground experimental music scene: P.K. 14 and Xiao He. Active since 1997, though with only one original member in the current lineup, P.K. 14 is one of the most influential bands in that scene and plays an energetic brand [...]