Chicago Blues Icon Willie Buck signs for a New Release with Delmark Records

Chicago Blues Legend Willie Buck

 Blues singer Willie Buck has been leading his own bands in Chicago for over forty years now. He has enjoyed the company of some of the city’s best sidemen. The Houston, Mississippi native and Chicago adoptive son, has signed a new contract with Delmar Records. Buck’s new exciting CD will be released next spring, right before the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival.

More details very soon!

Willie Buck’s INTERVIEWs & ARTICLES…

http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/featured-interview-willie-buck/

http://www.chicagobluesguide.com/reviews/cd-reviews/willie-buck-cd/willie-buck-cell-phone-cd-page.html

ABOUT DELMARK RECORDS

Delmark Records is America’s oldest existing jazz and blues independent record label. It was founded by Bob Koester Sr. in St. Louis, Missouri in 1953, originally under the name “Delmar.” In 1958, Koester and the label relocated to Chicago with the label’s current name: Delmark.

Throughout its history, Delmark has released records by historical jazz & blues artists such as Sonny Stitt, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Junior Wells, J. B. Hutto, Robert Nighthawk, Luther Allison, Magic Sam, Jimmy Dawkins, Malachi Thompson, Jimmy Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Arthur Crudup, Otis Rush, Yank Rachell, and Roosevelt Sykes.

The label also has released albums by musicians from Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The first record was Roscoe Mitchell’s Sound (1966) which received a five-star review in Downbeat. This was followed by a string of releases on Delmark that highlighted the new music being played in Chicago by artists associated with the AACM including Muhal Richard Abrams, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, and Anthony Braxton. Additionally, Delmark released two of the earliest Sun Ra albums, Sun Song and Sound of Joy, in 1967 and 1968 respectively.

Today, Delmark is owned and operated by musicians and educators Julia A. Miller and Elbio Bariliari. Delmark is a force on the Chicago blues & jazz music scene with records by jazz artists such as Ari Brown, Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Stein, Frank Catalano, Rob Mazurek, Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, plus blues musicians including Zora Young, Ken Saydak, Byther Smith, Michael Coleman, Little Arthur Duncan, Eddie C. Campbell, and Jimmy Burns, among others.

 

FAREED HAQUE & KAIA STRING QUARTET: HOT NEW RELEASE BY DELMARK…!

GUITAR VIRTUOSO FAREED HAQUE & KAIA STRING QUARTET BRING NEW FLAVOR TO LATIN JAZZ WITH
NEW LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR GUITAR AND STRING QUARTET

New album features music ranging from Afro-Cuban to Tango

U.S.A.’s leading blues & jazz record label Delmark Records is set to release NEW LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR GUITAR AND STRING QUARTET from guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque and Kaia String Quartet, a rising star among American chamber music ensembles. The album features a new work by Demark’s Artistic Director Elbio Barilari, Haque’s own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla’s “Five Tango Sensations,” and more. NEW LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR GUITAR AND STRING QUARTET will be available for purchase from https://delmark.com on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (also for download at delmark.com)

In NEW LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR GUITAR AND STRING QUARTET, Haque and the Kaia String Quartet shine together in a variety of pieces by Latin American masters ranging from Piazzolla to Eduardo Angulo to Leo Brouwer drawing influence from the Caribbean and Mexico to the Río de la Plata. The collaboration offers a new flavor to jazz, Latino, and chamber music. Haque’s formidable experience in those fields in combination with Kaia’s luxurious sound and devotion to Latin American music blossom together in one of the unmistakable albums of the year.

Fareed Haque and KAIA String Quartet will be performing at Old Town School of Folk Music’s Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, October 24 as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival. This concert will also serve as the album’s release celebration.

NEW LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR GUITAR AND STRING QUARTET Track Listing:

  1. Eduardo Angulo’s El Alevin (The Minnow) for Guitar and String Quartet
  2. Astor Piazzolla’s Five Tango Sensations for Guitar and String Quartet with guitar transcriptions by Fareed Haque
  3. Elbio Barilari’s Canyengue for String Quartet
  4. Leo Brouwer’s Quintet for Guitar and Strings

KAIA String Quartet Line-up:

  • Victoria Moreira & Naomi Culp, violin
  • Sixto Franco Chorda, viola
  • Hope Shepherd DeCelle, cello

ABOUT FAREED HAQUE

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.

Born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and Chilean mother, Haque’s extensive travels and especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan, and Chile exposed Haque to different music from a very early age. While this natural eclecticism has become a hallmark of Haque’s music, it was repeated visits to Von Freeman’s Chicago jam sessions that gave Haque a grounding in the Chicago blues and jazz traditions. Haque’s long history includes working or recording with Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, the Blue Note label, Joe Henderson, Joe Zawinul and many others.

In 2001, Haque’s interest in the jam scene led him to co-found Garaj Mahal. This began 10 years of extensive touring across the U.S., performing more than 200 shows per year. Garaj Mahal released three live CDs as well as five studio albums. In 2009, Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. His acclaimed 2009 release Flat Planet reached #1 on the World Jazz Radio charts. After 10 years of playing over 2,000 dates with Garaj Mahal, Haque’s interest in electronic music and the Moog Guitar spurred him to leave Garaj Mahal and form Fareed Haque’s MathGames. Recently, Haque has returned to his first loves: jazz guitar and classical guitar. He been busy performing and recording with his trio and jazz quartet, as well as his larger world music group the Flat Earth Ensemble. Haque has also joined drum legend Billy Cobham as a member of his Crosswinds Ensemble.

ABOUT KAIA STRING QUARTET

KAIA String Quartet is a Chicago-based ensemble devoted to capturing the essence of Latin American culture through the medium of the string quartet. KAIA recently completed their residency with WFMT Chicago’s classical and arts radio station where they performed, curated, and exposed audiences to new ways of thinking about Latin American music.

ABOUT DELMARK RECORDS

Delmark Records is America’s oldest existing jazz and blues independent record label. It was founded by Bob Koester Sr. in St. Louis, Missouri in 1953, originally under the name “Delmar.” In 1958, Koester and the label relocated to Chicago with the label’s current name: Delmark.

Throughout its history, Delmark has released records by historical jazz & blues artists such as Sonny Stitt, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Junior Wells, J. B. Hutto, Robert Nighthawk, Luther Allison, Magic Sam, Jimmy Dawkins, Malachi Thompson, Jimmy Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Arthur Crudup, Otis Rush, Yank Rachell, and Roosevelt Sykes.

The label also has released albums by musicians from Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The first record was Roscoe Mitchell’s Sound (1966) which received a five-star review in Downbeat. This was followed by a string of releases on Delmark that highlighted the new music being played in Chicago by artists associated with the AACM including Muhal Richard Abrams, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, and Anthony Braxton. Additionally, Delmark released two of the earliest Sun Ra albums, Sun Song and Sound of Joy, in 1967 and 1968 respectively.

Today, Delmark is owned and operated by musicians and educators Julia A. Miller and Elbio Bariliari. Delmark is a force on the Chicago blues & jazz music scene with records by jazz artists such as Ari Brown, Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Paul Giallorenzo, Jason Stein, Frank Catalano, Rob Mazurek, Ken Vandermark, Fred Anderson, plus blues musicians including Zora Young, Ken Saydak, Byther Smith, Michael Coleman, Little Arthur Duncan, Eddie C. Campbell, and Jimmy Burns, among others.

 

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PAQUITO D’RIVERA & VOLCANO RADAR: NEW CD

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ELECTRO-JAZZ LEADER VOLCANO RADAR RELEASES PAQUITO LIBRE, THE BAND’S DELMARK RECORDS DEBUT

New album features 14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera

CHICAGO (October 2018)U.S.A.’s leading blues & jazz record label Delmark Records releases PAQUITO LIBRE by Volcano Radar, an experimental jazz quartet led by jazz/noise/avant musicians Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller, marking the ensemble’s debut with the label. The album features multi-Grammy Award-winning reeds virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera and keyboardist Darwin Noguera. PAQUITO LIBRE is currently available for instant download at https://delmark.com.

From PAQUITO LIBRE’s descriptive notes by award-winning critic and author Howard Mandel:

“Paquito D’Rivera is both as free and as embedded as can be with Volcano Radar, the explosive, expansive, radiant electro-acoustic ensemble, co-led by multi-instrumentalist Elbio Barilari and guitarist/synthesist Julia A. Miller throughout ‘Paquito Libre.’ With keyboardist Darwin Noguera, electric bassist Rollo Radford, and drummer/percussionist Ernie Adams collaborating in the creation of a vivid yet mysterious, story-swept yet openly improvised soundscapes D’Rivera – and acclaimed chamber music composer – engages fully as a member of a unique ensemble making music that flows from an immediate moment, but as captured by recording, resounds. Barilari and Miller are every bit as responsive to collaboration and cross-genre affiliations as D’Rivera. Having worked for four years with Radford, a veteran of Sun Ra’s Arkestra and tours with jazz/blues/R&B artists from Dinah Washington to the Neville Brothers, the Volcano Radar principles regard him as a regular.”

PAQUITO LIBRE Track Listing:

  1. Paquito Libre (7:14)
  2. East Pole, West Pole (6:59)
  3. Afterimages (7:24)
  4. The Quark and the Jaguar (6:20)
  5. Writing in the Sand (4:54)
  6. Mental Tango (5:17)
  7. Just Before Midnight (6:08)

PAQUITO LIBRE Artist Line-up:

  • Paquito D’ Rivera:alto sax & clarinet
  • Darwin Noguera:piano, Hammond B3 organ & keyboards
  • Elbio Barilari:flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, bass clarinet, electric viola, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes, electric bass & electronics
  • Julia Miller:synth guitar, electric guitar & electric bass
  • Rollo Radford:electric bass
  • Ernie Adams:drums & percussion

 ABOUT VOLCANO RADAR

Volcano Radar is a fusion of ecstatic improvisational energy and Apollonian intellect.  A power quartet fueled by dual free jazz/noise/avant guitarists Elbio Barilari and Julia A. Miller, Volcano Radar moves fluently through a stylistic range from noise-funk improvisation to structured sonic forms.

Uruguayan born multi-instrumentalist and composer Elbio Barilari and American guitarist and composer Julia A. Miller played together for the first time in 2012, and they made their first public appearance as Volcano Radar shortly after. Their soundscapes have been described as: noise-funk, post-jazz, avant-rock, improvised experimental music, jazz-electronica and neo-psychedelia.

Volcano Radar has been joined in recordings and performances by Fareed Haque and Mathgames!;  Edward Wilkerson Jr., reeds; Jim Gailloreto, reeds;  Guillermo Gregorio, reeds;  Alejandro Acierto, reeds; Harrison Bankhead, bass/cello;  Rollo Radford, electric bass; Yosef Ben Israel, bass;  Tatsu Aoki, bass; Avreeayl Ra, drums;  Tim Davis, drums; Ernie Adams, drums;  Lou Ciccotelli, drums & percussion; Frank Rosaly, percussion; Gustavo Leone, synthesizer;  Andy Cohn, keyboards;  Axiom Brass quintet; Andrea Centazzo, percussion & electronics;  and Giancarlo Schiaffini, trombone.