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New World Jazz Project from California Sacramento

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THE COMPOSITIONS: 
Travel does wonders to one’s musical inspiration. While trekking in Central America, the hauntingly long cry of a toucan resonating through the rain forest became the germ for Call of the Toucan. The experience of visiting South Africa and hearing the joyous music from that region created the inspiration for the simple Limpopo. The Latin-tinged Deevee is a nod to the great flutist Dave Valentin, caught while in Los Angeles. During a year-long stay in London, the constant, urban hustle-bustle of that great city gave rise to Wait a Minute. The ambiance of a mild winter sunset breeze shared with friends on a Southern California beach resulted in Laguna Sunday. Everything has its story.

NIALL McGUINNESS, LEADER:
Born in St. Augustine, Florida, Niall’s musical forays led him to Miami, where he graduated from the University of Miami School of Music, with an emphasis in jazz performance. It was in South Florida where Niall developed an affinity for Latin music. He performed in Central and South America, as well as several long engagements in NYC playing in a Latin show band. Salsa gigs were the normal musical engagement in Miami, and it is in this genre Niall found he could freely improvise, yet maintain a groove the listener can readily relate to: for an improviser, it can be the best of both worlds.
Hand percussion is an integral component of Latin and World music, and its sonic textures are amply utilized by the New World Jazz Project. Brazilian, African, and Caribbean percussion instruments fill most of the tracks on the album. Niall attributes his style of hand percussion to the influences of such percussion greats as Airto Moreira and Dom um Romao.
The giants of jazz music have always been Niall’s strongest musical influences. Tenor saxophone heavyweights John Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon are his major mentors on that instrument. On alto sax, it was Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Stitt who left huge marks, and on soprano sax, the voice of Wayne Shorter provided beaucoup inspiration. Flute is an important element of Latin music, and flutists Dave Valentin and Hubert Laws are continuing contributors to Niall’s musical palette.
Niall currently lives in South Lake Tahoe, California.

New World Jazz Project Blog
"Limpopo" by New World Jazz Project (Jazz Artist from San Francisco, California(CA))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 09 Jul 2009 02:52 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present New World Jazz Project with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Limpopo "

Catch the cool and refreshing jazz feel blended with Latin and soul on “Limpopo” by New World Jazz Project. These creative and invigorating melodies were written through the sounds and textures experienced from travels abroad. This CD prominently features the alluring expressions of the sax tastefully blended with other instruments. The musicianship on the CD is very impressive. Slow and steamy, “You Don’t Know What Love Is” is flavored with colorful chord progressions on keys while the drums deliver soft brushes and steady snare hits. Taking the lead on “Fava Beans,” the flute carries you away with breathy and melodic phrasing. “Call of the Toucan” is delightfully filled with dreamscape sounds and gives the impression of a toucan actually talking. “Limpopo” will impress all jazz fans and is a disc gracefully balanced with Latin/soul roots.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out New World Jazz Project 's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



"Limpopo" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 22 Apr 2009 04:32 AM

Catch the cool and refreshing jazz feel blended with Latin and soul on “Limpopo” by New World Jazz Project. These creative and invigorating melodies were written through the sounds and textures experienced from travels abroad. This CD prominently features the alluring expressions of the sax tastefully blended with other instruments. The musicianship on the CD is very impressive. Slow and steamy, “You Don’t Know What Love Is” is flavored with colorful chord progressions on keys while the drums deliver soft brushes and steady snare hits. Taking the lead on “Fava Beans,” the flute carries you away with breathy and melodic phrasing. “Call of the Toucan” is delightfully filled with dreamscape sounds and gives the impression of a toucan actually talking. “Limpopo” will impress all jazz fans and is a disc gracefully balanced with Latin/soul roots.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out New World Jazz Project's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



RadioIndy Present the New Release: "Limpopo" (Jazz)
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 23 Mar 2009 02:45 PM

 

 

RadioIndy Present the New Release: "Limpopo

by New World Jazz Project

http://www.radioindy.com/new_releases_all.php

 



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