Daniel Meron, after serving in the Israeli military, won a full scholarship to Berklee in Boston before settling in Brooklyn where he is part of a burgeoning jazz scene. His 2010 'Directions' captured the imagination of the jazz world. Now, with singer wife Maia Karo, Meron has settled into a sophisticated piano-trio-with-vocals-groove. It is here that the 'Sky Begins.'
For some listeners, the iconic John Coltrane album "A Love Supreme" is a masterwork of the jazz genre. John's son Ravi felt that it was like "when planets align," to be specific. Thus, Ravi Coltrane announced that he will lead a five-night gala Dec. 10-14 to celebrate the album, and all are welcome to attend. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the SFJazz Center in San Francisco, Ravi Coltrane, 49, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his father's idyllic composition. With a little help from his friends like saxophonists Joe Lovano and Steve Coleman, pianist Geri Allen, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassist Matthew Garrison, the Turtule Island Quartet and more, the event should be most resounding.
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra will release self-titled full-length on September 16 featuring Jazz Stars Chick Corea and Joe Lovano. To celebrate, they are performing at SOB's in New York City on September 29.