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July 2012

Bassist Matthew Garrison is featured in the July 2012 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine. He discusses his career, his father Jimmy Garrison, and his newly created venue, ShapeShifter Lab. This 64-page edition also features interviews with trombonist Conrad Herwig on The Latin Side of Joe Henderson; bassist, Joe Fonda; film maker Stan Warnow on the new film about his his father Raymond Scott, who was a composer, bandleader, sound engineer, electronic music pioneer, and creator of the music for 120 Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoons. There is also a venue profile of Oceana Restaurant, the 2012 Summer Jazz Festival Guide, listings of scores of New CDs, plus CD Reviews of Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts; Tom Harrell; John A. Lewis, Joe Locke & Geoffrey Keezer; Carmen Lundy; Aruam Ortiz; Sunnie Paxson; Ben Powell; Marianne Solivan; Akiko Tsuruga; Gabriel Vicens. Comprehensive monthly calendar and event listings for the number one jazz market in the world - jazz in New York - span 16 pages. Jazz Inside Magazine, published monthly is available in print and as a digital download.

The July 2012 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine (64 pages) - available in print, and is complimentary at numerous locations throughout the New York metro area, and by paid subscription for jazz fans nationwide, and as a down-loadable digital edition --- designed for jazz lovers worldwide - features bassist and creator of the venue ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn Matthew Garrison, Conrad Herwig on The Latin Side of Joe Henderson; bassist, Joe Fonda; film maker Stan Warnow on his new documentary film about his his father Raymond Scott, who was a renowned composer, bandleader, sound engineer, and electronic music pioneer.
 
In the interview with Matt Garrison, the bassist comments about his godfather, Jack DeJohnette and the important lessons he learned while living with his family. “It’s very childish in a way - his approach to music. He just loves it and it just happens. But at the same moment, he was imparting to me that it’s something as serious as your existence, as your life. There’s a simplicity to it but there’s also that dedication that this is what you breathe, you live, you drink.”
 
Trombonist Conrad Herwig made an observation about the dichotomy between the music and music business. "I have always felt that there are two sets of criteria for every artist. The External Life and the Internal Life. The music business can often be based on External goals. There is nothing wrong with these goals which include promotion, marketing, management, bookings, recording, and financial acumen. We have to live in the world. The Internal life is a world of sound, feeling, emotion, and ultimately the inner creative urge. If your soul is satisfied everything else seems to fall into place."
 
Raymond Scott was a composer, bandleader, sound engineer, electronic music pioneer, and creator of the music for 120 Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoons. His son Stan Warnow, a noted film and TV editor and film-maker, is debuting his documentary, Deconstructing Dad, at the Quad Theatre in New York, July 13-July 19. The film goes inside the life, work and creations of his father. about at the Quad Theatre in New York.
 
In the interview with Stan, he discussed the list of great jazz musicians who comprised his father's recording band during the 1930s and 40s - including drummer Cozy Cole, trumpeter Bunny Berigan, and saxophonist Ben Webster. Although Raymond Scott had a band full  of jazz players, he did not want improvisation in the recordings. Players knew that. “Apparently Ben Webster got there and said, ‘You know, I improvise. That’s what I do.’ Of course, Ben Webster was this titanic name — so  my father let him improvise. Then the other musicians were like, ‘Well, wait a minute. If he can do it, we can do it too.’ So that band was a real jazz band and people did take solos and improvise.”
 
Stan continued describing Raymond Scott's activities as a pioneering recording engineer and developer of electronic music and instruments. "He loved the recording process and he was one of the first people, as far as I know, to kind of see the recording process, not as just is a way to take a performance and re-record it. His concept was that this is a way to take a performance and transform it into something else — whether that was improving it or shaping it."
 
The July issue of Jazz Inside Magazine also includes the 2012 Summer Jazz Festival Guide, New CDs Received by Jazz Inside in June - a list of some 150 recordings (as submitted by artists, labels & publicists) for jazz fans to know about. There is also a venue profile of Oceana Restaurant and their jazz series, and a performance review.
 
CD Reviews include Bela Fleck & Marcus Roberts; Tom Harrell; John A. Lewis, Joe Locke & Geoffrey Keezer; Carmen Lundy; Aruam Ortiz; Sunnie Paxson; Ben Powell; Marianne Solivan; Akiko Tsuruga; Gabriel Vicens.
 
Comprehensive monthly calendar and event listings for the number one jazz market in the world - New York - span 16 pages. Jazz Inside Magazine, published monthly is available in print and as a digital download.


Jazz Inside Magazine is published monthly and is also available in print, and is available complimentary at scores of locations around the New York metro area, and by paid subscription.
 
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