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April 2019 Issue

Martin Wind Newsletter

Recap: Big Ears Festival with Matt Wilson's "Honey and Salt"
April 7 concert with Duduka DaFonseca's trio featuring Maucha Adnet
Arizona & New Mexico road trip
Reunited with Dena DeRose
Scott Robinson's CD "Tenormore" is officially released
"Ride like the wind" with ….Bill Mays!

Recap: Big Ears Festival with Matt Wilson's
"Honey and Salt"

After hearing so much about it over the years I was very much looking forward to experiencing this three-day weekend by myself. Fortunately, my wife Maria was able to tag along, so that we decided to fly to Knoxville a day early to explore the Smoky Mountain area. We were stunned by the extremes of neighboring towns Pigeon Forge with its strip of amusement park rides, themed hotels and commercialism, and Gatlinburg, which gives you immediate access to the serenity and unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Here is a photo of the "Hollywood Wax Museum" (yes, that is King Kong in the back of the building!) and a couple of impressions from our hike later in the day…
The following day we gathered for an early afternoon concert at the "Bijou Theater" with Matt Wilson's "Honey and Salt" band: Dawn Thomson (guitar, voice), Nadje Noordhuis (trumpet, voice) and Jeff Lederer (reeds).
Oh wait, I forgot to mention the band's manager, Maria Wind! When Matt asked Maria to act as our manager he explained her job as " …just yell a lot at Marty and me!"

Here you can see Maria helping with attaching the "Honey and Salt" banners to our music stands…btw, the sound crew got us set up and ready to play within 13 minutes – and a FANTASTIC sound!
After we rocked Knoxville we stuck around for a moving set by the incredible trumpet player Avishai Cohen and his quartet – boy, does he get a beautifully dark and rich sound on his horn…

Our day ended with some pretty happening BBQ and a few tunes of drum legend Jack DeJohnette and his trio with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and electric bassist Matthew Garrison at the gorgeous "Tennessee Theater":
Wow, that band sounded incredible…we completed the evening and a memorable weekend with a taste of delicious "Four Roses" Tennessee Bourbon!

April 7 concert with Duduka DaFonseca's trio featuring Maucha Adnet

This coming Sunday, April 7 I will be joining the trio of Brazilian master drummer, Duduka DaFonseca together with pianist Helio Alvez and special guest vocalist Maucha Adnet for a concert at the Pollock Center in
Harrisburg, PA.
Last weekend we went to help Duduka celebrate his 68th birthday at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and hear him with a wonderful group that included co-leader and pianist Helio Alvez, guitarist Romero Lubambo, saxophonist Billy Drewes, bassist Hans Glawischnig and wife and vocalist Maucha Adnet.
When Duduka thanked us a couple of days later for coming out he attached this photo…it took me a couple of minutes to realize that my wife and I are in the picture!
Here are the details for Sunday's concert:
Sunday, April 7, 3 pm 
Samba Jazz w/ Duduka Da Fonseca Trio & Maucha Adnet

Pollock Center – CPFJ Spring Concert
340 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
For more info:

Arizona & New Mexico road trip

On April 10 I will be going on a road trip together with Maria and my best friend Ulf Meyer and his wife Ivonne; we are visiting their son Per Ole, who is being trained as a pilot at the Lufthansa facility in Goodyear, AZ, just outside of Phoenix. On April 11 we will be doing a master class at Arizona State University in Tempe and will hit the road the following day: Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque – we can't wait! Expect a travel report with some hopefully spectacular photos in the May edition of this newsletter!

Reunited with Dena DeRose

After returning from New Mexico I will be appearing with "my sister" Dena DeRose, who I've been playing music with for nearly two decades…we will be at the "Birdland Theater" together with the great Steve Williams, who was the long-time drummer of the iconic Shirley Horn.

Over the course of the week we will be joined by special guests Houston Person, Jeremy Pelt, and Ingrid Jensen.
Here are the details:
Wednesday, April 24 – Saturday, April 27, sets at 7 and 9:45 pm:
Dena DeRose Trio featuring Dena DeRose (piano, vocals) & Steve Williams (drums) and special guests Houston Person (tenor saxophone, April 24), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet, April 25) and Ingrid Jensen (trumpet, April 26)

Birdland Jazzclub, 315 West 44th Street, NY; 212-581-3080
After finishing our run at the Birdland Theater we will be back at "Sarah's Wine Bar" in Ridgefield, CT to be reunited with our dear friend Marvin Stamm!
Sunday, April 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Dena DeRose Trio featuring Dena DeRose (piano, vocals) & Steve Williams (drums) and special guest Marvin Stamm (trumpet)
Sarah's Wine Bar, 20 West Lane/Route 35, Ridgefield, CT; 203-438-8282

Scott Robinson’s CD "Tenormore" is officially released

I’m extremely proud to be part of this latest project of my man Scott Robinson; as of April 5 his new album “Tenormore” has officially been released on the Arbor Records label. Here is what Scott says about the release:
"It is my first all-tenor album - something that's been a long time coming - featuring the same 1924 Conn tenor I've been playing all these years, that came out of an antique shop in 1975. This is also the first album by my longstanding group with Helen Sung, Martin Wind, and Dennis Mackrel.
See our little promo video here:"
Please help me celebrate my 60th birthday month by checking out this very special project, which has already been rated 4 stars in DownBeat and 4 1/2 stars in All About Jazz
This new album is from Arbors Records (not ScienSonic), and you can pick it up here (trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised at the price!):

Thank you for your interest and support,


"Ride like the wind" with… Bill Mays!

Last week Matt Wilson forwarded this video to me; check out our friend Bill Mays take off on Fender Rhodes during this 80's studio session, and how his solo, backed up by that incredible rhythm section, is making Freddie dance...this is so much fun! 
Video of "Ride Like the Wind" – Bill Mays with Freddie Hubbard and the Allyn Ferguson Big Band
Martin Wind - "Light Blue"
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Martin Wind Quartet "Turn Out the Stars"
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