Artist: Carol Sudhalter Quartet     Album: LIVE AT SAINT PETER’S CHURCH     Label: AlfaMusic     Code: AFPCD194

LIVE AT SAINT PETER’S CHURCH

  • LIVE AT SAINT PETER’S CHURCH

  • Carol Sudhalter Quartet

  • 18 January 2019

  • AFPCD194

  • 8032050019024

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Press Release

LIVE AT SAINT PETER’S CHURCH - Carol Sudhalter Quartet

Carol Sudhalter Baritone Sax and Flute
Patrick Poladian Piano
Kevin Hailey Upright Bass
Mike Campenni Drums

È indubbiamente lecito affermare che la sassofonista e flautista Carol Sudhalter sia una pioniera della scena jazz nel Queens, NEW YORK. È giunta ad Astoria in un periodo in cui era ancora raro trovare lì un’interprete di tale caratura. Ivi ha fondato la “Astoria Jazz Band” e la “Astoria Big Band”, che si sono esibite in luoghi sia grandi che piccoli in tutto il distretto del Queens, così come nei jazz club di Manhattan. La “Astoria Jazz Band” è stata inserita nel Mary Lou Williams Festival al Kennedy Center a Washington, DC. Carol dirige anche un suo quartetto e suona nelle band di
altri noti artisti. Inoltre, trascorre circa un mese all’anno tenendo concerti, corsi e masterclass in tutta Italia e si esibisce spesso anche in Inghilterra, Svizzera e Germania. Il suono di Carol Sudhalter è classico, nella tradizione dei musicisti antecedenti al bebop: robusto ma lirico al sassofono baritono ed al tenore, fluente ma potente al flauto traverse. Infonde la sua personalità quando interpreta gli standard jazz e i classici del Great American Songbook e compone incantevoli brani originali, talvolta ispirati dai suoi giovani allievi di musica. Inoltre, Carol può
davvero entrare in profonditá in un blues con tutta l’ anima. Con la pubblicazione di questo CD, Carol ha aggiunto il canto alle altre frecce del proprio arco, partecipando, per la prima volta, anche vocalmente ad un suo progetto musicale.
Il CD è stato registrato durante un concerto dal vivo nella St. Peter’s Church, la leggendaria chiesa jazz situata sulla Lexington Avenue, a New York City. Ascoltandolo, si sentiranno esempi di gran parte di quanto descritto. Per la prima volta in una registrazione, Carol suona solo il sax baritono ed il flauto, senza usare il sax tenore come terzo strumento. Ma a prescindere da ciò che interpreta, il modo migliore per apprezzare la sua musica è nel live, quando interagisce con una band che suona di fronte ad un pubblico di ascoltatori entusiasti. Godetevi l'esperienza.                 Questo è jazz nella sua migliore espressione.


Francesca Miano

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You can say that sax player and flutist Carol Sudhalter is a pioneer of the jazz
scene in Queens, NY. She arrived in Astoria, when it was still rare to find such
a performer there. She eventually founded the Astoria Jazz Band and Astoria
Big Band, which have performed in venues both large and small throughout
the borough of Queens, as well as in Manhattan jazz clubs. The Astoria Jazz
Band was included in the Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, DC. Carol also leads her own quartet and has been a sideperson in the bands of other performers.
Furthermore, she spends about a month each year, gigging and teaching throughout Italy. She has also periodically performed in the U.K., Switzerland and Germany.
Carol Sudhalter’s sound is classic, in the tradition of the pre-bebop players: robust yet
lyrical on baritone and tenor, flowing yet powerful on flute.
She instills her personality when performing jazz standards and the Great American Songbook, and composes lovely originals, at times inspired by her young music students. Plus, Carol can really dig into a blues with loads of soul. With the release of this CD, she adds singing to her musical arsenal.
The CD was recorded during a live concert at St. Peter’s Church, the legendary jazz
church on Lexington Avenue in New York City. As you listen, you will hear examples of much of what I have described. For the first time on a recording, Carol plays only baritone and flute, not using the tenor as a third instrument. But no matter what she plays, the best way to experience her music is in live settings, when she is interacting
with a kicking band in front of an enthusiastic audience of listeners.
Enjoy the experience.
This is jazz as its very best.


By Francesca Miano

Track List

1. On a Misty Night Tadd Dameron
2. Park Avenue Petite Benny Golson
3. Time Remembered Bill Evans
4. Funk in Deep Freeze Hank Mobley
5. Colin Blues Carol Sudhalter
6. Valse Hot Sonny Rollins
7. Fun in the Alley Patrick Poladian
8. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You Razaf/Redman
9. Luiza Antonio Carlos Jobim

Personnel

Carol Sudhalter Baritone Sax and Flute
Patrick Poladian Piano
Kevin Hailey Upright Bass
Mike Campenni Drums

MARCH 7, 2018
CAROL SUDHALTER QUARTET
MIDDAY JAZZ MIDTOWN


produced by RONNY WHYTE and Midtown Arts Common
Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022


Producer and Announcer
Ronny Whyte
Production coordinator for AlfaMusic
Fabrizio Salvatore

Special thanks to Slau Halatyn of BeSharp Studios,
and to translators Valentina Sebastianelli and Ada Nardin.

Recording Data

Mastering
AlfaMusic Studio, Rome (Italy)
Sound engineer
Alessandro Guardia
Photos
Steven Goldberg
Graphic project
Mirko Leonardi

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