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August 6, 2019

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From: Jazz Promo Services

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Dave Wilson Quartet
Appearing @ Bethlehem Musikfest,
"Jazz Cabaret" Stage
Thursday, August 8th: 4:30-6:00. Free
www.musikfest.org

featuring
Dave Wilson-Tenor & Soprano Saxes
Kirk Reese-Piano
Peter Paulsen-Bass
Dan Monaghan-Drums


NEW CD
Saxophonist Dave Wilson
"One Night At Chris'
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Dave Wilson Quartet
"One Night At Chris' "
(Dave Wilson Music DWM 1)
Street Date May 27, 2019
Dave Wilson - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Kirk Reese – Piano
Tony Marino - Acoustic Bass
Dan Monaghan - Drums
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What The Press Is Saying About One Night at Chris’:

“DAVE WILSON QUARTET/One Night at Chris’:  A protean sax man that can lead his crew through anything, he smokes on originals and covers that you wouldn’t think fit the format---but they do.  Lively and crackling, they are turned on by the live Philly audience and make sure they heat up the night properly.  Tasty stuff that makes you wish you were there.​”
-CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher, Midwestrecord.com

The Dave Wilson Quartet mixes things up on “One Night at Chris'”
     “…What is noteworthy is the choice of songs that The Dave Wilson Quartet have covered. All of the cover songs are unexpected. Each offers listeners a bit of insight into the style and perhaps the inspiration of the quartet members…The songs included on “One Night at Chris'” have been captured in one take – – no overdubs, no retakes. The result is a recording that crackles with liveliness and a verve that resonates with the traditions of jazz, even when the group is taking on songs that are from rock and pop traditions….
   “Biggest Part of Me” is sublimely beautiful.“Biggest Part of Me” is a masterful re-working of a classic and fun to listen to…”
-Dodie Miller-Gould, lemonwire.com
 

“…This is a great fusion of straight-ahead and exploratory jazz, highly accessible, and packed full of the energy one expects in a live recording.” 
-Jim Hynes Makingascene
 
“Bands occasionally have a terrible night or encounter the dreaded “gig from hell.” On the other hand, well-rehearsed groups also have exceptional nights when everything clicks. The Dave Wilson Quartet experienced the latter when they played Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia in March 2018…While the quartet really spotlights Dave Wilson’s sax, he and Kirk Reese (piano) trade lyrical improvised expressions, with colorful shading and distinctive twists, in this quartet’s very pleasant set of jazz.   
-Joe Ross, Roots Music Report  

  *****Live from Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia!
“Dave Wilson, a prominent jazz saxophonist/band leader/composer/educator in the Pennsylvania area, brings his quartet’s recording a sense of immediacy…
Fine sound from fine musicians with the added excitement of a live performance!”
-Grady Harp, Amazon
 
“…Smooth but still crackling with energy, at ease but still ‘on’ the occasion, Wilson’s mob offers patterns of complexity that dance around the central themes. Playful too –…Clever stuff.” - Paul Rigby The Audiophile Man
 
“"It was a good night" and for this simple reason the recording of the concert has now been published on disc. Dave Wilson's quartet is in a state of grace, full of energy, a continuous flow of ideas from one piece to another. Dave Wilson's quartet is in a state of grace, full of energy, a continuous flow of ideas from one piece to another….The disc works to perfection showing how jazz, made by inspired musicians, can engulf material that comes from the world of pop and current rock without giving up the swing.”
-Vittorio Lo Conte Musicboom
 

Press Release:
One Night at Chris’
is the fifth release of The Dave Wilson Quartet, recorded live at the famous Chris’ Jazz Cafe ‘in Philadelphia, PA in March of 2018. Wilson’s Spiral (Summit Records-2010) and There Was Never (ZOHOMusic-2016) were critically acclaimed and received significant airplay nationwide, the latter rising to #18 on the Jazz Weekly countdown. The disc contains 10 tracks, four originals by Wilson and six re-arrangements by/of pop/rock favorites including The Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil”, The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Creed’s “My Own Prison, ”Ambrosia’s 1980 hit single, “Biggest Part of Me,” and The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Bill Milkowski states in the liner notes of the CD, “savvy adaptations of familiar pop tunes, filtered through a distinctly jazzy prism.” And, from Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.”The recording is a document of one evening of music recorded live, no overdubs, no second takes and with all the nuances, surprises and magic known as Jazz.
 
The recording is a document of one evening of music recorded live, no overdubs, no second takes and with all the nuances, surprises and magic known as Jazz. We wanted to take some our best work, including own compositions and original, creative interpretations of others work, most but not all featured on previous recordings (dating back to the early 2000’s), and present this in a live context. Utilized a long-standing working band with a rhythm section composed of East Coast and nationally known all-stars, we succeeded at capturing the virtuosity and magic of “One Night At Chris’”.
 
Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He is very active playing at restaurants and establishments in South Central Pennsylvania, and play or have played in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. The Dave Wilson Trio or Quartet offers high caliber, compelling, contemporary Jazz music with top notch, nationally and internationally known personnel known for their exciting improvisations, creative individualistic compositions, and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson has worked with the likes of pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, bassists Tony Marino, Steve Varner, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Dan Monaghan, and Marko Marcinko,. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Tim Warfield, Steve Giordano, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), among others The Dave Wilson Quartet has four great CDs out under their own name. The latest, “There Was Never” (ZOHO), featuring an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums (members of the Dave Liebman Group), for 6 weeks in 2016 was in the top 50 of the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown, reaching a high of #18 in the nation! It was in the Top 11 in Philadelphia's WRTI New Releases, for several weeks, reaching a high of number 5. The track "Cassidy" was #13 in WRTI'S countdown for the top 100 in 2016. There was also a great review in the February 2016 issue of famed Downbeat Magazine.  His latest recording “One Night At Chris”, recorded live at the famed Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and released in May of 2019, features PA all stars in Dave’s working ensemble including Kirk Reese-Piano (East Coast All-Star, educator), Tony Marino (from the Dave Liebman Quartet), and Dan Monaghan (Top Philadelphia drummer), and promises to be another top hit, capturing all the intensity of a live performance on an exceptionally good night!
 
One Night at Chris’ is the fifth release of The Dave Wilson Quartet, recorded live at the famous Chris’ Jazz Cafe ‘in Philadelphia, PA in March of 2018. Wilson’s Spiral (Summit Records-2010) and There Was Never (ZOHOMusic-2016) were critically acclaimed and received significant airplay nationwide, the latter rising to #18 on the Jazz Weekly countdown. The disc contains 10 tracks, four originals by Wilson and six re-arrangements by/of pop/rock favorites including The Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil”, The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Creed’s “My Own Prison, ”Ambrosia’s 1980 hit single, “Biggest Part of Me,” and The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Bill Milkowski states in the liner notes of the CD, “savvy adaptations of familiar pop tunes, filtered through a distinctly jazzy prism.” And, from Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.”The recording is a document of one evening of music recorded live, no overdubs, no second takes and with all the nuances, surprises and magic known as Jazz.
 
One or two paragraphs that describes the concept for the CD 
The recording is a document of one evening of music recorded live, no overdubs, no second takes and with all the nuances, surprises and magic known as Jazz. We wanted to take some our best work, including own compositions and original, creative interpretations of others work, most but not all featured on previous recordings (dating back to the early 2000’s), and present this in a live context. Utilized a long-standing working band with a rhythm section composed of East Coast and nationally known all-stars, we succeeded at capturing the virtuosity and magic of “One Night At Chris’”.
 
 
+ brief Artist Bio 
Dave Wilson is a leading jazz saxophonist, recording artist, band leader, composer, and educator in the Central PA/ Delaware Valley area, with a very active venue and festival schedule as both a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He is very active playing at restaurants and establishments in South Central Pennsylvania, and play or have played in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. The Dave Wilson Trio or Quartet offers high caliber, compelling, contemporary Jazz music with top notch, nationally and internationally known personnel known for their exciting improvisations, creative individualistic compositions, and unique arrangements of standards. Wilson has worked with the likes of pianists Mark Soskin, Jim Ridl, Phil Markowitz, Bobby Avey, Kirk Reese, bassists Tony Marino, Steve Varner, drummers Adam Nussbaum, Bill Goodwin, Dan Monaghan, and Marko Marcinko,. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Tim Warfield, Steve Giordano, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Lou Soloff (BS & T), the late Steve Marcus, Conrad Herwig, Gary Smulyan, Steve Smith (from Journey), among others The Dave Wilson Quartet has four great CDs out under their own name. The latest, “There Was Never” (ZOHO), featuring an all-star lineup of Bobby Avey-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, Alex Ritz-Drums (members of the Dave Liebman Group), for 6 weeks in 2016 was in the top 50 of the nation-wide Jazz Weekly Jazz Radio Countdown, reaching a high of #18 in the nation! It was in the Top 11 in Philadelphia's WRTI New Releases, for several weeks, reaching a high of number 5. The track "Cassidy" was #13 in WRTI'S countdown for the top 100 in 2016. There was also a great review in the February 2016 issue of famed Downbeat Magazine.  His latest recording “One Night At Chris”, recorded live at the famed Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and released in May of 2019, features PA all stars in Dave’s working ensemble including Kirk Reese-Piano (East Coast All-Star, educator), Tony Marino (from the Dave Liebman Quartet), and Dan Monaghan (Top Philadelphia drummer), and promises to be another top hit, capturing all the intensity of a live performance on an exceptionally good night!
 

(From the liner notes):

“The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.” — Bill Milkowski
 
“savvy adaptations of familiar pop tunes, filtered through a distinctly jazzy prism.” — Bill Milkowski

Upcoming Live Appearances


Thursday, August 8th: Dave Wilson Quartet(With Kirk Reese, Tony Marino, Dan Monaghan) Bethlehem Musikfest"Jazz Cabaret" Stage, 4:30-6:00. Free.
 
Sunday, August 11th, The Rampart Street Ramblers, Music In The Park! Mount Joy Borough Park, 301 Manheim St, Mount Joy, PA 17552. 5:30-7:00. Free!
 
Friday, August 30th: Dave Wilson Trio, The Belvedere402 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA.394-2422, http://www.belvederelancaster.com. Great food and spirits, great company, fantastic jazz! 7-10 PM. Free!
 
Saturday, August 31st: Dave Wilson Trio (Kirk Reese-Piano, Steve Meashey-Bass), The Log Cabin Restaurant, 11 Lehoy Forest Dr, Leola, PA 17540www.logcabinrestaurant.com (717) 626-9999. 6:30-9:30. Free!
 
Saturday, September 7th: Dave Wilson Duo (Featuring Mark Huber on Piano)The Iberian Lounge at the Hotel Hershey100 Hotel Road, Hershey,PA 17033. 717- 533-2171. http://www.thehotelhershey.com/index.php. Come on out to this legendary venue! 
8-11. No Cover! 
 
Music groups for hire: The Dave Wilson Quartet, Trio, Duo (Jazz); The Rampart Street Ramblers (New Orleans/Traditional Jazz); The Happy Wanderers (Authentic German).  
-Check out Dave Wilson's Musical Instruments, specializing in buying and selling of quality used woodwind and brass instruments.

Available From:
Davewilsonmusic.org, Amazon, CD Baby, others)


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